Competition Rules

South Shields Golf Club
Competition Rules

Note:
Members can only play in our Club Competitions if their Full Subscriptions or Monthly Paid Subscription Payments are paid up to date.

Entrance Fees
Shall be £2.00 per player unless otherwise authorised by the Committee.

Optional Sweep
Shall be 50p divided equally between the two handicap divisions with 2/3 to the 1st and 1/3 to the second in each division.
NOTE: Juniors under the age of 18 are not eligible to enter any sweep.

Optional Ball Sweep
This is run by and is the sole responsibility of the professional.

Knockout Competitions
Both players and both pairs are equally responsible for arranging the match. Closing dates will be strictly adhered to and if no result is forthcoming, both players or both pairs will be scratched. The final decision on any dispute will be decided by the Competitions Committee.

Ties
In the event of a tie in a major competition i.e. one for which a trophy is awarded, then there will be a play-off over the same number of holes at handicaps prevailing on the day of the original competition. All other places will be decided on the best nett scores for the last 9 holes. If a tie still occurs then the countback is taken over the last 6 holes, then the last 3 holes and then the last hole until a result is established.

Competition Format
Individual competitions shall be played as 3 balls at starting intervals of 8 minutes, 4 balls at 10 minute intervals, unless otherwise indicated on the entry sheet. Play in 2 balls is allowed if no 3rd competitor is available. All single major competitions are qualifiers for handicap purpose.

Mixed Foursomes
Couples have the choice of who drives at the 1st and alternatively thereafter. Allowance ½ combined handicaps.

Entry into Competitions
Starting sheets for competitions will be in the Pro shop from the Friday one weekend prior to the competition. To enter a competition, members will pay the appropriate entry fee when names are put on the list. If a member is subsequently unable to play, the entry fee will only be refunded when a replacement player plays at that starting time.

Having entered his name on the competition sheet, and on the day of the competition when play has commenced, a player may not alter the time at which he plays.

Anyone who, having entered a competition, fails to turn up for their tee time, will be suspended from the next 3 weekend competitions UNLESS – they have either: informed their playing partners, the Professional or the Committee prior to play.

Handicap Limits
Maximum handicap allowance for all major competitions is 28. In mixed competitions, Ladies maximum allowance is 36 and men 28. Players must have a competition handicap to be eligible for prizes.

Competition Times
For a trial period in 2016, from 7.15am to 2.00 pm on Saturdays, Sunday times will be 7.15am to 11.00am and 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm. There can be no entry outside the times posted on the competition entry sheet. Any County courtesies will take the last tee of time before the morning gap.

Vouchers
All singles medal competitions have a best gross voucher for £20, (Players can only win one prize). From the total entry fees the Professional takes 10 %, the Club 25%, the remainder is allocated to the winners. Maximum £50 for winner. In each Monthly medal £30 is taken out towards the prize vouchers for the WC Mason final.

Winning vouchers are redeemed in the Pro shop.

Disputes
In all cases the Rules of golf apply and the decision of the Committee shall be final.

Postponement/Cancellation
The Committee reserve the right to postpone or cancel any competition.

Juniors
Juniors may play in and compete for all club competitions.

Competition score cards
All competition cards must have the correct handicap; the gross score for each hole, and be signed by the competitor and the marker. Failure to comply will result in disqualification.

ALL cards must be returned in competitions including No Returns and entered into the computer or in the event the computer is not in operation, deposited in the scorecard box in the gentlemen’s locker room.

NOTE: Each competitor is responsible for his own card.

Any player who fails to return his scorecard in a competition and or fails to enter the score in the computer will be suspended from the next singles competition.

Scores on scorecards must be legible and any cards that are re-written must have the original attached. Any amended scores must be initialled by the marker.

Away competitions
Any player in a single qualifying competition away from South Shields Golf Club is responsible for notifying the handicap committee of any score that may affect his handicap. A book for recording away scores is available on the bar counter. Failure to do so could lead to a suspension of his handicap.

Handicap Allowances
Match play           

  • Singles- Full difference between the handicap of the players
  • Foursomes – ½ difference between aggregate handicaps of each side
  • Four Ball better ball – Lowest handicap to concede strokes to the other 3 plays based on 90% of the difference between full handicaps 

Stroke Play 

  • Singles – Full handicap.
  • Foursomes – ½ aggregate handicap of partners.
  • Four ball better ball – Each partner receives 90% of full handicaps

 Par/Bogey

  • Singles – Full handicap.
  • Foursomes – ½ aggregate handicap of partners.
  • Four ball better ball – Each partner receives 90% of full handicaps 

Stableford 

  • Singles – Full handicap.
  • Foursomes – ½ aggregate handicap of partners.
  • Four ball better ball – Each partner receives 90% of full handicaps


Greensomes

  • Lower handicap x 0.6 plus higher handicap x 0.4. If the handicaps of the partners are equal, the Greensome handicap is half the combined handicaps 

NOTE: Half stokes or over to be counted as one; smaller fractions to be disregarded except in foursomes stroke play when ½ strokes are counted as such.

Competition Details

Pairs

  • Florence Parker Memorial Trophy

Non-Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stroke play Greensome foursomes
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28
0.6 Of the lower handicap + 0.4 of the higher handicap
Decimal point strokes count

  • Brigham Cup

Non-Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Pairs aggregate Stableford
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • Robson Trophies

Non-Qualifying
Format: 18 hole 4BBB Stableford
Maximum 28, 90% handicap allowance

  • Invitation Day 1

Non-Qualifying
Format: 18 hole 4BBB Stableford
Maximum 28, 90% handicap allowance

  • Invitation Day 2

Non-Qualifying
Format: 18 hole 4BBB Stableford
Maximum 28, 90% handicap allowance

Team

  • Texas Scramble

Non-Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Texas Scramble Four Man team
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28, 1/10 of total handicap

  • Captain Vs Vice Captain Shotgun Texas Scramble

Non-Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Texas Scramble Four Man team, Shotgun start
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28, 1/10 of total handicap

Singles

  • Gazette Cup

2 Qualifying  Rounds
Format: 18 hole stroke play
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28
First four in each qualifying round qualify for knockout phase.
Format: Singles match play, full difference of handicaps

  • Military Cup

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stroke play Bogey
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • Rudd Cup

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stroke play
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • Town Centre Garage

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole stableford
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • Hopps Trophy

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Bogey
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • JH Evers Memorial Trophy

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stroke play
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • Seniors Championship

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stoke play
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28
Gross
Nett

  • Club Championship

Qualifying
Format: 36 hole Stroke play
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28
Gross
Nett

  • Fred Peacock Memorial Trophy

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stableford
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • Howard Turner Memorial Trophy

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stableford
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • Harton Moor Trophy

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stableford
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • Alexander Cup

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stroke play
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • Moore Hayton

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stroke play
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • Presidents Trophy

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stableford
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • Nick Sharkey Memorial Trophy

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stableford
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • WC Mason Final

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stroke play
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stableford
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • Autumn Stableford

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stableford
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • Captain’s Day

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stableford
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

  • Monthly Medals

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stroke play Qualifiers
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28
Top Six in each division qualify for WC Mason Final

  • Midweek Medals

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stroke play Qualifiers
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28
Top two in each division qualify for WC Mason Final

 

  • Midweek Stableford

Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Stableford
Full handicap allowance to maximum 28

 

Mixed

  • Ivor & Edith Clark Memorial Trophy

Non-Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Greensome Stableford
Full handicap allowance to maximum of 28 Gents & 36 ladies
Ladies get 4 courtesy shots
0.6 Of the lower handicap + 0.4 of the higher handicap
Decimal point counts

  • Hanson Trophy

Non-Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Greensome Stroke play Qualifier
Full handicap allowance to a maximum 28 gents & 36 ladies
Ladies get four courtesy shots
0.6 Of the lower handicap + 0.4 of the higher handicap
Decimal point counts
First four qualify for match play phase

 WJ Brock Trophies

Non-Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Foursomes Stroke play
Full handicap allowance to a maximum 28 gents & 36 ladies
Ladies get four courtesy shots
Half combined handicap

  • 1880 Mixed

Non-Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Greensome Stableford
Full handicap allowance to a maximum 28 gents & 36 ladies
Ladies get four courtesy shots
0.6 Of the lower handicap + 0.4 of the higher handicap
Decimal point counts

  • Coronation Mixed Foursomes

Non-Qualifying
Format: 18 hole Foursomes Stroke play
Full handicap allowance to a maximum 28 gents & 36 ladies
Ladies get four courtesy shots
Half combined handicap

  • Captain’s Day Mixed

Format: 18 hole Greensome Stableford
Full handicap allowance to a maximum 28 gents & 36 ladies
Ladies get four courtesy shots
0.6 Of the lower handicap + 0.4 of the higher handicap
Decimal point counts

Revision March 2016

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