Members Area - Men's Competitions

 

CONDITIONS OF COMPETITIONS

The following Men’s Club Conditions of Competition shall be deemed to have been made subject to, and in
accordance with sub-clause 8.3.14 of the Rules and Regulations of the Men’s Club.

 


CONDITIONS OF COMPETITIONS (RULE 33-1)

The following conditions under which Club competitions are to be played have been drawn up by the Men’s
Committee. Members are advised to know and comply with them.


1. THE RULES OF GOLF:


1.1. The Rules of Golf as approved by R & A Rules Limited and the U.S.G.A. in addition to Local Rules as
made and published by the Men’s Committee shall apply to all competitions.
(Players should familiarise themselves with these rules, particularly Rule 6: Player's Responsibilities).

 

2. ELIGIBILITY:


2.1. Only players, who meet the eligibility rules for certain competitions, as laid down by the
Men’s Committee, may enter those competitions. (The Committee may waive restrictions in certain
circumstances).
2.2. Ordinary Members, in their first calendar year of membership, are ineligible to win the Captain’s or
President’s Prizes, and must have competed in a minimum of three Qualifying Competitions prior to
competing in any future Captains’ Prizes.
2.3. 5 Day and Honorary Members are ineligible to enter the President’s Prize, Captain’s Prize and
Medal Competitions.
2.4. Junior Members with a handicap of 14 or less may play in all singles competitions provided they are
accompanied by at least one adult Member and a vacancy on the time sheet is available.
2.5. If a Junior Member wins a singles competition, he will receive a token prize. The value of the prize
will be at the discretion of the Men’s Committee.
2.6. Junior Members with a handicap of 18 or less may play in all four-balls provided they are partnered
by an adult Member, and in all team events provided they are accompanied by an adult Member.
2.7. All Junior Members may play in a combined maximum of 4 Invitation/ Semi-Open Mixed Foursomes
competitions and only if accompanied by an adult Member. They may not play in other Club Mixed
Competitions, except for Open competitions.
2.8. Junior members with a handicap of 19 or more may play in all Adult Semi-Open competitions,
provided they are partnered by an adult and play off a maximum handicap allowance of 18.
2.9. Male Junior Members of affiliated golf clubs (i.e. Under 18 on the 1st November in the year of the
competition) with a handicap of 18 or less may play in all Adult Invitation and Semi-Open
competitions provided they are accompanied by an adult Member. Male Junior Members of
affiliated golf clubs who are over 18 on the 1st November in the year of the competition may play
off their official club handicaps.
2.10. Male Junior Members of affiliated golf clubs (i.e. Under 18 on the 1st November in the year
of the competition) with a handicap of 14 or less may play in all Adult Open Singles competitions
provided they are accompanied by at least one adult Member of an affiliated golf club. Male Junior
Members of affiliated golf clubs who are over 18 on the 1st November in the year of the
competition may play off their official club handicaps.


3. ENTRY:


3.1. To enter a competition, a player must ensure that, before starting to play, he has his membership
card on his person.
3.1.1. His name has been inserted in the official competition entry book, if required, or his card has
been swiped and
3.1.2. His identifiable competition entry fee has been paid.
3.1.3. Failure to swipe his entry in the computer for a Club 'singles' competition will result in the
competitor not having an acceptable score either for competition or for handicap purposes.
3.2. Other than for the Captain’s Prize, President’s Prize and Monthly Medal Competitions, the
Committee reserve the right to amend the number and value of prizes awarded for Club
Competitions.
3.2.1. The Competitions Secretary shall inform all entrants of the reason for the amendments


4. TIMES OF STARTING AND GROUPS: (RULE 33-3)


4.1. The player shall start:
4.1.1. At the time laid down by the Men’s Committee, or if permitted by them:
4.1.2. At the time reserved on the advance time sheet, or in the absence of 4.1.1 or 4.1.2,
4.1.3. In turn, on the basis of pairing off upon arrival.
4.2. Players shall not compete in a competition prior to the official start time, unless with advance
permission from the Men’s Committee. Normal weekend starting time is 07:00am in summer or the
later set down time in winter.
4.3. Players shall not compete in a competition after the last tee-time indicated on the time sheet,
unless with advance permission from the Men’s Committee.
4.4. Competitors shall remain throughout the round in the group arranged by the Men’s Committee
unless that Committee authorises or ratifies a change.


5. MATCH PLAY:


5.1. The conditions under which Club Match Play Competitions are to be played shall be laid down by
the Men’s Committee and displayed on the advance time sheets and draw sheets.


6. TEAM COMPETITIONS:


6.1. The conditions under which Team Competitions (Scrambles, Rumbles) are to be played shall be laid
down by the Men’s Committee and displayed on the notice board and in the Pro-shop before start
of play and throughout the competition.
6.2. Teams will consist of a maximum of:
6.2.1. 3 players during the summer period
6.2.1.1. Each team member in Scramble competitions will contribute a minimum of 4 drives
in the round.
6.2.1.2. In the event of a team member not arriving to play at his appointed time the 2-man
team can compete subject to the following conditions:
6.2.1.3. Handicap allowance for Scramble is as per 8.5
6.2.1.4. Each player will contribute a minimum of 6 drives in the round
6.2.1.5. For Rumbles a ‘ghost’ card will be selected from the group of 3-man teams and the
score of Player “C” will be used to adjust the 2-man team score where the score of Player
“C” improves the team score. To facilitate this process, Player “C” scores should be
entered for every hole he scores on, irrespective of whether his score is used for his
team.
6.2.2. 4 players during the winter period.
6.2.2.1. The format will be Rumble with the following conditions
6.2.2.2. 1 score on the first 6 holes (Holes 1 – 6)
6.2.2.3. 2 scores on the next 6 holes (Holes 7 – 12)
6.2.2.4. 3 scores on the last 6 holes (Holes 13 – 18)
6.3. All players should familiarise themselves with the rules of the competition on the day.


7. TIME SHEETS:


7.1. When time sheets are in operation, players:
7.1.1. - may reserve only one line, (i.e. a maximum of three name slots).
7.1.2. - may not have the word partners or numbers displayed, (names only to be used). Exception:
Opens, Semi-Opens & Invitations.
7.1.3. - shall not insert names in unallocated time slots, (i.e. in buffer time slots).
7.1.4. - shall not play unless they have an allocated time slot (i.e. may not cut in between groups).
7.1.5. - should be present at the 1st tee, and ready to play, five minutes before their starting time.
7.1.6. - must notify their opposition and partner in good time if they are withdrawing from the
time sheet. (Reserving a time is a commitment to play with or mark for the other players at that
time slot).


8. HANDICAPPING RULES AND ALLOWANCES:


8.1. The rules and allowances that shall apply for handicapping are those prescribed by the Golfing
Unions and set out in the CONGU Unified Handicapping System (latest revised edition). Players
should familiarise themselves with the handicap system.
8.2. In all Club Competitions, including Semi-Open, Invitation and Open Competitions, as organised by
the Men’s Committee, the only handicaps acceptable and recognised for prize eligibility, shall be for
players of affiliated golf clubs.
8.3. Male Junior Members of affiliated golf clubs i.e. under 18 years of age on the 1st November in the
year of the competition, with a handicap of 18 or less may play in all Invitation and Semi-Open
competitions provided they are accompanied by an adult member. Male Junior Members of
affiliated golf clubs who are over 18 years of age on the 1st November in the year of the
competition may play off their official club handicaps.
8.4. Male Junior Members of affiliated golf clubs i.e. under 18 years of age on the 1st November in the
year of the competition, with a handicap of 14 or less may play in all adult Open Singles
competitions provided they are accompanied by at least one adult member of an affiliated golf
club. Male Junior Members of affiliated golf clubs who are over 18 years of age on the 1st
November in the year of the competition may play off their official club handicaps.
8.5. Handicap allowances for Team Competitions (Scramble):
8.5.1. Summer Scramble (max 3 players):
8.5.1.1. 3-man team: 10% of combined handicap
8.5.1.2. 2-man team: 20% of combined handicap
8.5.2. Winter Rumble (max 4 players)
8.5.2.1. Full Winter Handicaps will be used


9. TEEING GROUNDS:


9.1. The competition tees are those as indicated in the official competition entry book.
9.2. The stipulated round commences from the first tee and consists of playing the holes of the course in
the sequence prescribed by the Men’s Committee, unless otherwise authorised by them.
9.3. In mixed foursomes competitions, the man shall tee off at the 1st hole unless otherwise indicated
by the organising Committee.


10. ETIQUETTE:


10.1. The rules regarding etiquette, as contained in SECTION 1 of the Rules of Golf, should be complied
with at all times. In addition:
10.2. Competitors playing in an Inter-Club or Club Championship Match should, if practical, be extended
the courtesy of being called through a slower group.
10.3. Players in a Club competition shall have priority over players who are not competing.
10.4. The maximum grouping allowed is three players, unless otherwise authorised by the Committee.


11. PACE OF PLAY:


11.1. Groups shall play without delay in accordance with the pace of play guidelines as laid down by the
Committee.
11.2. Players are expected to keep their place on the course by avoiding slow play - (Your place on the
course is immediately behind the group ahead and not immediately in front of the following group).
11.3. If a group fails to keep its place on the course and loses more than one clear hole on the players in
front, it should invite the group following to pass.
11.4. Slow play will be penalised under Rule 6-7.


12. SCORE CARDS: (RULE 33-5)


12.1. In the absence of the Men’s Committee issuing score cards containing the date and competitor's
name, all competitors are requested, by the Men’s Committee, to date and name their own cards.
12.2. In the absence of the Men’s Committee specifically appointing a ‘marker’ to check and record a
competitor’s score, a fellow-competitor or another player may act as marker.
12.3. A competitor should not mark or alter his own score card. (The appointed marker is responsible for
checking and recording the competitor’s score and for any alterations to the recorded scores).
12.4. Scores should be recorded on the score cards after each hole.
12.5. Score cards must be marked and signed before entering the locker room or Clubhouse. In adverse
weather conditions, score cards may be signed in the Concourse.
12.6. Returned scores must not be disclosed to a player who has not started in the competition.
12.7. All ‘singles’ scores must be entered into the computer and the card returned as soon as possible
after the round, whether the round is completed or not.
12.8. Failure to enter a score in the computer for a Club 'singles' competition will result in the competitor
being ineligible to compete in the Club's next 'singles' competition. In the case of a second offence the
competitor will be ineligible to compete in the Club's next two 'singles' competitions.
12.9. NON-RETURNS IN QUALIFYING SINGLES COMPETITIONS.
The CONGU UHS recommendations will be enforced. You can view these online on ‘CONGU UHS Rules’.
The 0.1 increase to handicaps will not apply if you fail to submit a completed score card or play less
than 18 holes. Reasons such as inclement weather or fellow competitors abandoning a member during
a round will not be accepted. When a group decides to leave the course during a round they forfeit
their entitlement to the 0.1 increase in handicap. If for a genuine and unforeseen reason you have to
terminate your round early you should submit a written explanation to the Handicap Secretary within
three days. Brief excuses written on Score Cards are not acceptable. If your Handicap Committee
subsequently accepts your reason for a Non-Return or Partial-Return, the 0.1 increase to your handicap
will then be processed.


13. DISPUTES AND RULES OF GOLF:


13.1. Any dispute or doubtful point on the Rules shall be referred to the Men’s Committee, as soon as
possible, whose decision shall be final (Rule 34-3).


14. DECISION OF TIES: (RULE 33-6)


14.1. The manner in which ties are to be decided will be by matching the tied score cards to determine the
winner based on count-back, as approved by R & A Rules Limited.
14.2. For competitions over 36 holes, decide on last 18 holes and if still tied, proceed as per 14.3.
14.3. For competitions over 18 holes, decide on last 9 holes, last 6, last 3, last 2, and last 1, if still tied;
decide on last 3 holes (6, 7 & 8) of first 9.
14.4. If this procedure does not produce a result, the winner will then be determined by lot. In the event
of the Men’s Committee permitting play to start at the 10th tee, or 1st and 10th tees simultaneously,
the last nine holes, for the purpose of deciding ties, will be from the 10th to 18th hole.


15. PRIZE PRESENTATIONS:


15.1. Prize winners are expected to attend Prize Presentations as a courtesy to our Officers, Sponsors and
Members whose generosity is much appreciated. If, due to exceptional circumstances, players are
unable to be present to receive their prizes they should nominate another person to collect their prizes
on their behalf.


16. GENERAL CONDITIONS:


16.1. The Men’s and Ladies’ Committees have jointly declared, as a Condition of Competition, that on any
day when a 'mixed' stroke play competition follows another competition, practice will be permitted on
the competition course, prior to competing in the 'mixed' stroke competition. As per note to Rule 7-
1(b) and confirmed by the R & A.
16.2. The Men’s Committee reserves the right to:
16.2.1. - refuse any entry without assigning a reason.
16.2.2. - make good any mistakes made in the checking of score cards.
16.2.3. - alter the published competition or conditions of same if it is deemed necessary.
16.2.4. - cancel a competition due to insufficient entries or to postpone or abandon it at any stage in
exceptional circumstances, if the Committee so decides.


17. CONTACT DETAILS:


17.1. All queries relating to club competitions should be directed to the Honorary Competitions Secretary
E-Mail: competitions.grangecastle@gmail.com


MEN’S COMMITTEE
March 2018