2024-04-12 00:00:00


Participation fee

  • For club members:
  • 160 EUR
  • For guests:
  • 200 EUR



Organizer: Hungarian Golf Federation

Date: 12-14 April 2024 (3 individual Stroke Play rounds, 54 holes).

Official practice day: 11th April 2024 (Thursday), Tee Time bookings: TeeTime Module of GOLFiGO or at the contact details of Zala Springs Golf Resort (+36 83 900 950).

Venue: Zala Springs Golf Resort, Zalacsány

Rules: The 5. Hungarian Winter Cup will be held in accordance with the R&A rules, the Competition Rules and Rankings of the Hungarian Golf Federation and the local rules of the Zala Springs Golf Resort during the competition.

Participants: Any Hungarian amateur golfer who complies with point 1 of Annex 2 to the Competition Rules (VSZM2) and any amateur golfer registered abroad who complies with point 2 of Appendix 2 to the Competition Rules (VSZM2) are eligible to enter.

Form of Competition: All three rounds (54 holes) are individual Stroke Play, where the field is cut after the second day of the tournament (36 holes).

Rules of Cut: The competition takes place in three competition rounds, in individual StrokePlay format, where the field is cut after the second day of competition (36 stages). The cut is at 72 players, including tied players, keeping initial gender ratio of the players. The exact application of the Cut (number of players, gender ratio, etc.) may be modified by the Tournament Director in his / her own discretion, but the exact description must be posted on the information board by 12:00 on the day of the practice or in the GOLFiGO system.
The Competition Committee decide (if circumstances allow) that in the case of CUT, players who have not made it to the finals can also play (out of competition) on the day of the final, but they can only start 30 minutes after the last group of players (Flight).

Handicap modification: The competition is a handicap modifier.

Entry for the tournament: Entry (sign up) is possible in online mode only at the GOLFIGO system. (

Entry fee for NON Zala Springs Golf Resort members: 200 EUR

Entry fee with primary annual Zala Springs Golf Resort members: 160 EUR

Entry and other deadlines:
Entry deadline: 9th April 2024 (Tuesday) 23:59 hours
Deadline for receiving (crediting) the entry fee: 10th April 2024 (Wednesday) 12:00 hours
Entries can only be cancelled online in the GOLFiGO system, with a deadline (without “No Show” entry): Wednesday, 10th April 2024 till 23:59 hours
Entry becomes valid upon payment of the entry fee. Entries will only be accepted by the Organizer together with the payment of the entry fee by the deadline! The entry fee must be paid to the following bank account of Hungarian Golf
MBH Bank
IBAN: HU62 1030 0002 1349 4181 0001 4884

The name of the player and the tournament must be entered in the notice box.

Important note: In the transfer data boxes - for helping the organizers identify the player - please
a) the name of the tournament (e.g. “Hungarian Tour I.”)
b) name of the player
c) after payment please send the payment certificate to our tournament
d) please send the HCP certificate also to to our tournament director:

Entry fee includes:
- Green Fee on the practice day and tournament days (4 Green Fee in total)
- 3x Snack "starter" package
- 1x Hot meal

Entry limit:
A total of up to 138 entries will be accepted by the Organizer.

Handicap Limits
For Hungarian Male players:18.0
For Hungarian Female players: 24.0
For Foreign registered Male players:12.0
For Foreign registered Female players: 18.0
(In all cases, the deadline for entries is relevant.)

Players with a higher HCP Index may not enter the tournament (except for a maximum of 6 free card players issued by the organizer, provided that the HCP Index of any free card player(s) does not exceed 36.0)

Ranking list points:
The competition is a World Ranking event and is registered in the WAGR calendar.
Home Ranking list Points are awarded to players (according to the Leaderboard Scoring Table) who meet the requirements set out in Section 1 of the Ranking list Notice.

- The startlist of the first round will be available on the GOLFiGO system no later than 12:00 pm on Thursday,11th April.
- The startlists of the other rounds can be viewed in the GOLFiGO system within one hour after the official end of the previous competitions.
In the second round, the field will start in ascending order based on the first day's Stroke results.
In the third round, the field will start in descending order based on the combined Stroke results of the first and second days.
- Completion of the startlist according to Appendix 1 of the Competition Rules (VSZM1).

Teeing area:
On standard tees:
Men: Yellow standard
Women: Red standard

In case of a tie at last round of the tournament, in either the Gross Men's or Gross Women's result categories, the players concerned will play a Playoff until the winner is clearly identified ("sudden death"). The Playoff will take place at the time and at the hole(s) designated by the Competition Committee.
For all other positions, the final result is based on the better overall results of the last 36, 18, 9, 6, 3, 1 sections.

Men (Open category):
I., II., III.
Women (Open category):
I., II., III.

Men (Hungarian citizen category):
I., II., III.
Women (Hungarian citizen category):
I., II., III.

Net (Str-Hcp) Special Prizes (all players in the Open categories and who have played all the three rounds):
Junior Net (Male and Female players evaluated together) I. II. III.

Adult Net (Male and Female players evaluated together) I. II. III.
Senior Net (Male and Female players evaluated together) (I. II. III.)

Double remuneration is allowed for the Gross awards. The player who wins any Gross award cannot win a Net Special Prizes (in which case the next player(s) in the sequence will advance).

The time of the round
According to Appendix 4 of the Competition Rules (VSZM4).

Caddies are allowed (according to point 9 of the Competition Rules).

Distance measurements (range finders)
The usage of a range finders are permitted if it is used only to measure distance, but no other additional measurement (slope, wind speed, etc.) is permitted.

Golf car use
According to Appendix 5 of the Competition Rules (VSZM5). (No player may compete in the tournament using a golf cart.)

Scorecard fill-out / submission
From 2024 the Hungarian Golf Federation introduced the electronic score card and electronic signature (verification) of results. Therefore it is highly recommended to keep the results on the GOLFiGO online (scorecard) interface during play from the begginning.

All players can of course keep track of their results on the traditional score cards as well, but the final verification of the results at the end of each round (signing of the electronic results card) will be done on the GOLFIGO online platform.
All players will be informed in detail by our tournament staff at the venue about the whole verification process.
Victory ceremony Within 20 minutes of receiving and processing all scorecards after the final round. Referees
Selected by Hungarian Golf Federation, the exact list will be displayed in the GOLFiGO system (no later than the practice day of the competition).

Competition Committee:
The Competition Director of the HGF (President of the Competition Committee), the representative of the organizing club, the Referees, the exact list will be displayed in the GOLFiGO system.

The organizer of the competition and the Competition Committee reserve the right of changes. It is the player's responsibility to know the terms and conditions of the tournament. The decision of the Competition Committee is final and cannot be appealed.

Budapest, 2024. January
Hungarian Golf Federation