Hole in One Contest Rules/Terms & Conditions*
TO PLAY: Any player that makes a minimum contribution/donation per the event day rates will receive one (1) chance to play for $10,000 cash (Hole In 1).
Men: 196 yards black tee, women may shoot at the Target Hole(s) at a distance of up to fifteen (15) yards less than the men. In no event may the yardage for the Grand Prize Hole be less than 150 yards for men/135 yards for women. All bonus Prize Shots must be taken from a minimum of 130 yards for men and 115 yards for women.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS/SHOTS: A “shot” is defined as a stroke by the USGA Rules of Golf taken by an officially registered player in the specific Tournament listed in the Certificate. Only one shot per player per target hole is permitted. No practice shots or mulligans, or substitute shots for other players are permitted on the Target Hole(s). Each category of authorized number of players (shots) is permitted only during the stipulated round(s) of the Tournament on the Date(s) specified in the Certificate.
WITNESSES: All witnesses must be 18 years of age or older and appointed by the association member. For all prize limits, two (2) playing partners of the winner are required as witnesses along with the following: Prize limits of $2,000 to $59,999, one non-event participant witness is required. For prize values requiring two non-event participant witnesses, one witness must be stationed at the Tee and one witness must be stationed adjacent to the Green. All witnesses, regardless of the size of the prize, must be
able and must observe the ball going into the cup from their vantage point at the hole. All liability for the safety of the witnesses is borne by the association member and not USHIO. If a hole in one occurs without the verifiable presence of witnesses as specified above, USHIO shall have no obligation to pay the prize value, or any portion thereof, to the association member.
YARDAGE: The Target Hole(s) will measure from Tee to Flagstick, no less than the specified yardage on the Certificate. Women may shoot at the Target Hole(s) at a distance of up to fifteen (15) yards less than the men. In no event may the yardage for the Grand Prize Hole be less than 150 yards for men/135 yards for women. All bonus Prize Shots must be taken from a minimum of 130 yards for men and 115 yards for women. USHIO is not obligated to reimburse its members for a prize, or any portion thereof, if the actual yardage of a hole in one is less than the yardage specified on the Certificate.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS/SHOTS: In order to have a valid agreement, the number of players (Amateurs and Pros) taking a “shot” at the prize must be accurately stated. A“shot” is defined as a stroke by the USGA Rules of Golf taken by an officially registered player in the specific Tournament listed in the Certificate. If any past or present Professional golfer is eligible to win any hole in one prize, that individual must be counted as a Professional player in the contest. Only one shot per player per target hole is permitted. No practice shots or mulligans, or substitute shots for other players are permitted on the Target Hole(s). Each category of authorized number of players (shots) is permitted only during the stipulated round(s) of the Tournament on the Date(s) specified in the Certificate. Each category of players specified on the Certificate permits a variance of 5% plus or minus, without a change in the Certificate fee. Shot variance greater than 5% must be reported to USHIO prior to the start of the event. Certificate fee adjustment so reported will be paid/refunded to the association member after the event. The Prize Values will be prorated downwards if a Hole in One occurs and the number of shots has been understated by more than 5%. (Prize Value times Number of Shots Covered divided by the Number of Shots Taken = Amount Reimbursed.)
PRIZE RESTORATION: Unless otherwise specified, the Prize Value is automatically restored to its original value for each and every hole in one. The Prize Value does not restore for Prize Values of $100,001 or greater.
TARGET HOLE(S): The association member may designate as many Target Holes as desired and the Certificate fee will vary accordingly. Only one predesignated hole (cup) may be used on the Target Green. On nine hole courses, a player is eligible to compete for and win a prize only the first time he or she plays the hole. No claim can be made under this agreement, unless the hole in one is achieved during the scheduled Tournament on the Date(s), Hole#(s), Yardage(s) and Prize Value(s) specified in the Certificate. USHIO will provide bonus hole in one prizes for additional par 3 holes during tournament events only. The standard bonus prizes include a set of Callaway Golf Irons, a Sharp Flat Panel LED Television, and 2 Roundtrip Airline Tickets in the Continental U.S.. The premium bonus prizes include a set of Callaway Golf Irons & Woods, an Apple Entertainment Package, and a $750 Visa Gift Card. Bonus prizes are subject to availability and are subject to change. Winners may choose to accept a cash value of $500 for a standard bonus prize and $750 for a premium bonus prize if for any reason they do not want the prize for that hole.
CLAIM NOTIFICATION: Immediate telephone and written notice by the association member to USHIO is required no later than the first business day after the event.
PROOF OF CLAIM: The association member will furnish USHIO with the following within 30 days of the contest date:
Attested statements by the target hole witnesses, the winner, the contest director/chairman, and all playing partners (forms will furnished by USHIO). Original and official scorecard of the winner signed by the winner and playing partners (tournament formats only). Original pairing sheet documenting the name, telephone numbers (if requested by USHIO) and amateur or professional status of all pre-registered contestants. If applicable, a continuous, unedited videotape shot from behind the green of all shots to win the prize.
INVESTIGATION: Upon receipt of the proof of Claim, USHIO reserves the right to conduct a reasonable investigation, including but not limited to requiring the association member to produce the winner and witnesses for a polygraph exam as a condition to reimbursement of the prize if in the sole opinion of USHIO such an exam is warranted by the facts.
DISPUTED CLAIMS: The USHIO member indicated on the Certificate of Participation agrees that any and all disputes between the association member and USHIO or its underwriters shall be governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, without regard to its conflict of laws, and submitted to binding arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association and pursuant to the provisions of the Pennsylvania Uniform Arbitration Act. The venue for such arbitration shall be Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. If for any reason there is litigation between the association member and USHIO or its underwriters, the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for such litigation is a state district court in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The association member agrees to pay USHIO and its underwriters’ reasonable attorney ’s fees and expenses associated with any such arbitration or litigation in the event USHIO or its underwriters successfully prosecute and/or defend any such arbitration or litigation. Association member also agrees to protect, indemnify and hold harmless USHIO from any and all claims made due to the conduct or implementation of the
hole in one contest, which is in any way inconsistent with the Certificate and/or Terms and Conditions.
CHANGES/CANCELLATION: Any changes in the hole number, hole distance, number of shots, prize value, etc., require written notification by association member to USHIO prior to the start of the event. Any cancellation or rescheduling of the event requires written notification by association member to USHIO no later than the first business day after the event. If no shots are taken at the Target Hole(s) and the event is cancelled due to inclement weather or for any other reason preventing play, a fullrefund of the Certificate fee will be made minus a $40 cancellation fee per target hole. Otherwise the Certificate will be amended in writing by USHIO to a rescheduled date without additional charge. Notice for all changes or cancellations of the event are required in writing to USHIO via Fax (610-525-8004) or Email (changes@USHoleInOne.com). If a hole in one occurs and written notification of any changes is not received prior to the original contest date, USHIO shall have no obligation to pay the prize value, or any portion thereof, to the association member.
EXCLUSIONS: USHIO will not reimburse its association members for a prize resulting directly or indirectly from: 1) any contravention of the contest rules and regulations or any other condition or warranty of the agreement by any contest participant making a claim for a prize; 2) association members errors or omissions. A Certificate of Participation will be issued in reliance upon the information contained in the application and will include the above Terms and Conditions. USHIO maintains an insurance
policy through North American Specialty Insurance Company under Policy #H2N0000124, hereinafter referred to as a Master Policy, which provides USHIO with indemnification benefits, subject to a $15,000 deductible applicable to each and every enrolled event. This disclosure is provided as a matter of information only and confers no rights upon a holder of a Certificate of Participation. This provision does not amend, extend or alter the coverage afforded by the Master Policy.