Terms of Competitions

Eligibility

1.1 – Entrants must be Pottergate Golf Club members and be either full members or green fee members prior to the competition closing to entrants.

1.2 – Entrants must be male members of any age.

1.2a – Any member aged 17 or under playing in the competition must be accompanied by at least one adult. That is, at least one person aged 18 or over.

1.3 – Entrants must have a WHS handicap.

1.4 – The maximum Handicap Index eligible to win prizes is 28. Entrants with a handicap Index of 28.1 or above will be eligible to enter but for the purposes of prizes, their Handicap Index will be adjusted to 28.

 

Entry Requirements

2.1 – Entrants must register their intention to enter the competition by signing in to the computer in the lobby.

2.2 – Once an entrant has registered, they have committed to play the competition. The player must notify the club at the first available opportunity if they are unable to play. This must be done prior to the date of the competition unless there are exceptional circumstances.

2.3 – Once the entry to the competition is closed, a member may not enter the competition without express permission from the manager or a committee member.

2.4 – The entry fee to the competition (with optional 2’s entry) must be paid prior to commencing the round. The player must put their entry fee in the competitions box in an envelope including their full name, date, name of the competition entered and the total amount paid on the front of the envelope. The player should also state whether they are entering the optional 2’s.

 

Format of competition

3.1 – The competition shall be a stroke play ‘Stableford competition’.

3.2 – Players will receive 95% of their Course Handicap.

3.3 – The players must play off the white tees.

3.4 – The maximum strokes a player can make to score on each hole is net bogey. If a player exceeds this they should pick up their ball and mark an ‘X’ or a ‘0’ on their scorecard to signify they have not completed the hole. If the ball is picked up, the player must not mark it as any other score.

3.5 – All players must abide by the Rules of Golf at all times during the competition.

 

Returning a scorecard

4.1 – The player must ensure that their full name is on their card and their correct/current handicap has been declared on their scorecard.

4.2 – A player must check that his scores are correct. The player is ultimately responsible for his scores.

4.3 – The card must be signed by both the player and the marker.

4.4 – The player should total their scores in strokes and stableford points and add this to the scorecard.

4.5 – The score (in strokes) must be entered without undue delay by the player into the computer system in the lobby and the card submitted into the competitions box. Any incomplete holes must be entered on the computer as ‘0’

4.6 – The card is considered returned once it is placed in the box and the competition has been closed.

 

How ties will be decided

5.1 – A tie is where two people are in contention for the same finishing position. This may not necessarily be a winning position.

5.2 – In the event of a tie, the result shall be decided over the scores for the last nine holes, failing which the last six holes, failing which the last three holes.

If the tie then be still unresolved the result shall be decided by counting back hole-by-hole, starting with the last hole. For matching scorecards, the ‘last nine holes, last six holes, etc.’ are holes 10-18, 13-18, etc.

This is known as ‘countback’.

5.3 – Where countback cannot decide the tie then the winner will be decided by coin toss.

 

End of the Competition

6.1 – The competition is closed at the end of the day that the competition has been played. This is defined as when the club has closed for business at the end of that day.

 

Changing terms of the competition

7.1 – The Committee reserves the right to amend the terms at any time including the right to arrange and/or alter starting times or render the competition a ‘reduction only’ competition. The decision of the Committee is final in all matters.

 

Consequences of non-compliance

8.1 – Where a player fails to comply with the Terms of Competition, they may risk disqualification. Where the offence is not punishable by disqualification of the competition, they may risk sanctions. This could include:

(a) Receiving a verbal warning

(b) Receiving a temporary ban to enter future competitions

8.2 – Any actions that may be undertaken under 8.1 (a) or (b) are at the discretion of the committee.

8.3 – Under the rules of WHS any Non Return of a scorecard (NR) will be investigated and this may result in a penalty score being applied. Repeated failure to return your card can result in suspension of your handicap.

 

For reference:

Scoring in a stableford competition (See Rule 21.1b in the Rules of Golf)

Two or more over net handicap – 0 Points
One over net handicap – 1 Point
Net handicap – 2 Points
One under net handicap – 3 Points
Two under net handicap – 4 Points
Three under net handicap – 5 Points
Four under net handicap – 6 Points

** You MUST always keep a tally of your gross scores and mark a ‘0’ or an ‘X’ on your scorecard where you have not completed the hole.

Eligibility

1.1 – Entrants must be Pottergate Golf Club members and be either full members or green fee members prior to the competition closing to entrants.

1.2 – Entrants must be male members of any age.

1.2a – Any member aged 17 or under playing in the competition must be accompanied by at least one adult. That is, at least one person aged 18 or over.

1.3 – Entrants must have a WHS handicap.

1.4 – The maximum Handicap Index eligible to win prizes is 54.

 

Entry Requirements

2.1 – Entrants must register their intention to enter the competition by signing in to the computer in the lobby.

2.2 – Once and entrant has registered, they have committed to play the competition. The player must notify the club at the first available opportunity if they are unable to play. This must be done prior to the date of the competition unless there are exceptional circumstances.

2.3 – Once the entry to the competition is closed, a member may not enter the competition without express permission from the manager or a committee member.

2.4 – The entry fee to the competition (with optional 2’s entry) must be paid prior to commencing the round. The player must put their entry fee in the competitions box in an envelope including their full name, date, name of the competition entered and the total amount paid on the front of the envelope. The player should also state whether they are entering the optional 2’s.

 

Format of competition

3.1 – The competition shall be a stroke play ‘Medal competition’.

3.2 – The competition is split into two divisions; one for handicap indexes up to 18 and another for 18.1 – 54. Each division has its own prize

3.3 – Players will receive 95% of their Course Handicap.

3.4 – The players must play off the white tees.

3.5 – There is no maximum number of shots per hole and the hole must be completed.

3.6 – All players must abide by the Rules of Golf at all times during the competition.

 

Returning a scorecard

4.1 – The player must ensure that their full name is on their card and their correct/current Handicap Index has been declared on their scorecard.

4.2 – A player must check that his scores are correct. The player is ultimately responsible for his scores.

4.3 – The cards must be signed by both the player and the marker.

4.4 – The player should total their score in strokes played, total their gross and net score, and add this to the scorecard.

4.5 – Upon entering the clubhouse, the score must be entered without undue delay by the player into the computer system in the lobby and the card submitted into the competitions box.

4.6 – The card is considered returned once it is placed in the box and the competition has been closed.

 

How ties will be decided

5.1 – A tie is where two people are in contention for the same finishing position  – this may not necessarily be a winning position.

5.2 – In the event of a tie, the result shall be decided over the scores for the last nine holes, failing which the last six holes, failing which the last three holes.

If the tie then be still unresolved the result shall be decided by counting back hole-by-hole, starting with the last hole. For matching scorecards, the ‘last nine holes, last six holes, etc.’ are holes 10-18, 13-18, etc.

This is known as ‘countback’.

5.3 – Where countback cannot decide the tie then the winner will be decided by coin toss.

 

End of the Competition

6.1 – The competition is closed at the end of the day that the competition has been played. This is defined as when the club has closed for business at the end of that day.

 

Changing terms of the competition

7.1 – The Committee reserves the right to amend the terms at any time including the right to arrange and/or alter starting times or render the competition a ‘reduction only’ competition. The decision of the Committee is final in all matters.

 

Consequences of non-compliance

8.1 – Where a player fails to comply with the Terms of Competition, they may risk disqualification. Where an offence is not punishable by disqualification of the competition, they may risk sanctions. This can include:

(a) Receiving a verbal warning

(b) Receiving a temporary ban to enter future competitions

8.2 – Any actions that may be undertaken under 8.1 (a) or (b) are at the discretion of the committee.

8.3 – Under the rules of WHS any Non Return of a scorecard (NR) will be investigated and this may result in a penalty score being applied. Repeated failure to return your card can result in suspension of your handicap.

Eligibility

1.1 – Entrants must be Pottergate Golf Club members and be either full members or green fee members prior to the competition closing to entrants.

1.2 – Entrants may be male or female members of any age

1.2a – Any member aged 17 or under playing in the competition must be accompanied by at least one adult. That is, at least one person aged 18 or over.

1.3 – Entrants must have a WHS handicap.

1.4 – The maximum handicap index eligible to win prizes is 54.

 

Entry Requirements

2.1 – Entrants must register their intention to enter the competition by signing in to the computer in the lobby.

2.2 – Once an entrant has registered, they have committed to play the competition. The player must notify the club at the first available opportunity if they are unable to play. This must be done prior to the date of the competition unless there are exceptional circumstances.

2.3 – Once the entry to the competition is closed, a member may not enter the competition without express permission from the manager or a committee member.

2.4 – The entry fee to the competition must be paid prior to commencing the round. The player must put their entry fee in the competitions box in an envelope including their full name, date, name of the competition entered and the total amount paid on the front of the envelope.

 

Format of competition

3.1 – The competition shall be a stroke play ‘Stableford competition’.

3.2 – Players will receive 95% of their handicap allowance.

3.3 – The male players must play off the white tees. The female players must play off red tees.

3.4 – The maximum strokes a player can make to score on each hole is net bogey. If a player exceeds this they should pick up their ball and mark an ‘X’ or a ‘0’ on their scorecard to signify they have not completed the hole. If the ball is picked up, the player must not mark it as any other score.

3.5 – All players must abide by the Rules of Golf at all times during the competition.

 

Returning a scorecard

4.1 – The player must ensure that their full name is on their card and their correct/current Handicap Index has been declared on their scorecard.

4.2 – A player must check that their scores are correct. The player is ultimately responsible for their scores.

4.3 – The card must be signed by both the player and the marker.

4.4 – The player should total their scores in strokes and stableford points and add this to the scorecard.

4.5 – The score (in strokes) must be entered by the player into the computer system in the lobby and the card submitted into the competitions box. Any incomplete holes must be entered on the computer as ‘0’

4.6 – The card is considered returned once it is placed in the box.

4.7 – Cards must be returned without undue delay upon completion of round.

 

How ties will be decided

5.1 – A tie is where two people are in contention for the same finishing position. This may not necessarily be a winning position.

5.2 – In the event of a tie, the result shall be decided over the scores for the last nine holes, failing which the last six holes, failing which the last three holes.

If the tie then be still unresolved the result shall be decided by counting back hole-by-hole, starting with the last hole. For matching scorecards, the ‘last nine holes, last six holes, etc.’ are holes 10-18, 13-18, etc.

This is known as ‘countback’.

5.3 – Where countback cannot decide the tie then the winner will be decided by coin toss.

 

End of the Competition

6.1 – The competition is closed once the final group’s scorecards have been returned.

 

Changing terms of the competition

7.1 – The Committee reserves the right to amend the terms at any time including the right to arrange and/or alter starting times or render the competition a ‘reduction only’ competition. The decision of the Committee is final in all matters.

 

Consequences of non-compliance

8.1 – Where a player fails to comply with the Terms of Competition, they may risk disqualification. Where the offence is not punishable by disqualification of the competition, they may risk sanctions. This could include:

(a) Receiving a verbal warning

(b) Receiving a temporary ban to enter future competitions

8.2 – Any actions that may be undertaken under 8.1 (a) or (b) are at the discretion of the committee.

8.3 – Under the rules of WHS any Non Return of a scorecard (NR) will be investigated and this may result in a penalty score being applied. Repeated failure to return your card can result in suspension of your handicap.

 

For reference:

 

Scoring in a stableford competition (See Rule 21.1b in the Rules of Golf)


Two or more over net handicap – 0 Points
One over net handicap – 1 Point
Net handicap – 2 Points
One under net handicap – 3 Points
Two under net handicap – 4 Points
Three under net handicap – 5 Points
Four under net handicap – 6 Points

 

 

** You MUST always keep a tally of your gross scores and mark a ‘0’ or an ‘X’ on your scorecard where you have not completed the hole.

Eligibility

1.1 – Entrants must be Pottergate Golf Club members and be either full members or green fee members prior to the competition closing to entrants.

1.2 – Entrants must be male members of any age.

1.3 – All games are played off scratch (i.e. no handicap allowance). A Handicap Index is therefore not a requirement.

 

Entry Requirements

2.1 – Entrants must register their intention to enter the competition by signing up on the board sheet.

2.2 – Once an entrant has registered, they have committed to play the competition. The player must notify the club at the first available opportunity if they are unable to play. This must be done prior to the closing date for entrants unless there are exceptional circumstances.

2.3 – Once the entry to the competition is closed, a member may not enter the competition without express permission from the manager or a committee member.

2.4 – The entry fee to the competition must be paid prior to commencing the first match. The player must put their entry fee in the competitions box in an envelope including their full name, date, name of the competition entered and the total amount paid on the front of the envelope.

 

Format of competition

3.1 – The competition shall be singles match play.

3.2 – The players must play off the yellow tees throughout the competition.

3.3 – The winning player shall progress to the next round. The losing player is knocked out of the competition.

3.4 – There are no maximum strokes per hole. Players can elect to not finish a hole but will have forfeited that hole unless the stroke has been conceded by the opposing player.

3.5 – All players must abide by the Rules of Golf at all times during the competition, and any rules disputes settled in line with Rule 20.1

 

Returning a score

4.1 – The winning player must write their name on the results sheet. Their name must be written in the box indicating the next round. The score does not need to be declared.

4.2 – Players shall arrange their own games. The game must be played on or before the date on the board unless permission has been granted and an exceptional reason given. If the game is not played by the date both players will forfeit their game and will be out of the competition.

4.3 – Where either (i) a player has not shown up on the specified tee time, or (ii) it can be shown that reasonable attempts have been made by one player to play the match then the match will be treated as forfeited by the absent player.

 

How ties will be decided

5.1 – A tie is where two both players are All Square after 18 holes

5.2 – The match will be decided by playing sudden death holes. This will start back at the 1st hole and play will continue until a hole is won. The player that wins the next hole will have won the match.

 

Changing terms of the competition

6.1 – The Committee reserves the right to amend the terms at any time including the right to arrange and/or alter starting times (e.g. weather conditions). The decision of the Committee is final in all matters.

 

Consequences of non-compliance

7.1 – Where a player is guilty of a serious breach of the Terms of Competition (including term 2.4), they may risk disqualification from the rest of the competition.

 

7.2 – Any serious conduct issues may result in a disciplinary hearing as a breach of the club rules and could result in the committee and management imposing further sanctions.

Eligibility

1.1 – Entrants must be Pottergate Golf Club members and be either full members or green fee members prior to the competition closing to entrants.

1.2 – Entrants must be male members of any age.

1.3 – Entrants must have a WHS handicap.

1.4 – The maximum Handicap Index is 28. Entrants with a handicap Index of 28.1 or above must adjust their Handicap Index to 28.

 

Entry Requirements

2.1 – Entrants must register their intention to enter the competition by signing up on the board sheet.

2.2 – Once an entrant has registered, they have committed to play the competition. The player must notify the club at the first available opportunity if they are unable to play. This must be done prior to the closing date for entrants unless there are exceptional circumstances.

2.3 – Once the entry to the competition is closed, a member may not enter the competition without express permission from the manager or a committee member.

2.4 – The entry fee to the competition must be paid prior to commencing the first match. The player must put their entry fee in the competitions box in an envelope including their full name, date, name of the competition entered and the total amount paid on the front of the envelope.

 

Format of competition

3.1 – The competition shall be singles match play.

3.2 – Players will receive 100% of their Course Handicap from the lowest handicap player in the group.

3.3 – The players must play off the yellow tees throughout the competition.

3.4 – The winning player shall progress to the next round. The losing player is knocked out of the competition.

3.5 – There are no maximum strokes per hole. Players can elect to not finish a hole but will have forfeited that hole unless the stroke has been conceded by the opposing player.

3.6 – All players must abide by the Rules of Golf at all times during the competition, and any rules disputes settled in line with Rule 20.1

 

Returning a score

4.1 – The winning player must write their name on the results sheet. Their name must be written in the box indicating the next round. The score does not need to be declared.

4.2 – Players shall arrange their own games. The game must be played on or before the date on the board unless permission has been granted and an exceptional reason given. If the game is not played by the date both players will forfeit their game and will be out of the competition.

4.3 – Where either (i) a player has not shown up on the specified tee time, or (ii) it can be shown that reasonable attempts have been made by one player to play the match then the match will be treated as forfeited by the absent player.

 

How ties will be decided

5.1 – A tie is where two both players are All Square after 18 holes

5.2 – The match will be decided by playing sudden death holes. This will start back at the 1st hole and play will continue until a hole is won. The player that wins the next hole will have won the match.

 

Changing terms of the competition

6.1 – The Committee reserves the right to amend the terms at any time including the right to arrange and/or alter starting times (e.g. weather conditions). The decision of the Committee is final in all matters.

 

Consequences of non-compliance

7.1 – Where a player is guilty of a serious breach of the Terms of Competition (including term 2.4), they may risk disqualification from the rest of the competition.

7.2 – Any serious conduct issues may result in a disciplinary hearing as a breach of the club rules and could result in the committee and management imposing further sanctions.

Eligibility

1.1 – Entrants must be Pottergate Golf Club members and be either full members or green fee members prior to the competition closing to entrants.

1.2 – Entrants must be male members of any age.

1.3 – Entrants must have a WHS handicap.

1.4 – The maximum Handicap Index is 25. Entrants with a handicap Index of 25.1 or above must adjust their Handicap Index to 25.

 

Entry Requirements

2.1 – Entrants must register their intention to enter the competition by signing up on the board sheet.

2.2 – Once an entrant has registered, they have committed to play the competition. The player must notify the club at the first available opportunity if they are unable to play. This must be done prior to the closing date for entrants unless there are exceptional circumstances.

2.3 – Once the entry to the competition is closed, a member may not enter the competition without express permission from the manager or a committee member.

2.4 – The entry fee to the competition must be paid prior to commencing the first match. The player must put their entry fee in the competitions box in an envelope including their full name, date, name of the competition entered and the total amount paid on the front of the envelope.

 

Format of competition

3.1 – The competition shall be match play ‘fourball better ball’.

3.2 – Players will receive 90% of their Course Handicap from the lowest handicap player in the group.

3.3 – The players must play off the yellow tees throughout the competition.

3.4 – The winning team shall progress to the next round. The losing team is knocked out of the competition.

3.5 – There are no maximum strokes per hole. Players can elect to not finish a hole but will have forfeited that hole unless the stroke has been conceded by the opposing team.

3.6 – All players must abide by the Rules of Golf at all times during the competition, and any rules disputes settled in line with Rule 20.1

 

Returning a score

4.1 – The winning teams must write their names on the results sheet. Their name must be written in the box indicating the next round. The score does not need to be declared.

4.2 – Players shall arrange their own games. The game must be played on or before the date on the board unless permission has been granted and an exceptional reason given. If the game is not played by the date both teams will forfeit their game and will be out of the competition.

4.3 – Where either (i) a team has not shown up on the specified tee time, or (ii) it can be shown that reasonable attempts have been made by one team to play the match then the match will be treated as forfeited by the absent team.

4.3a – Where one player of a team has attended and the playing partner is absent, the match must still be played at the agreed time with the second player absent. Should the absent player attend late then they can only join the match from commencement of play at the next hole. If the solo player refuses to play at the specified time, whether or not his partner will be late in attendance, the match is forfeited.

 

How ties will be decided

5.1 – A tie is where two both teams are All Square after 18 holes

5.2 – The match will be decided by playing sudden death holes. This will start back at the 1st hole and play will continue until a hole is won. The team that win the hole will have won the match.

 

Changing terms of the competition

6.1 – The Committee reserves the right to amend the terms at any time including the right to arrange and/or alter starting times (e.g. weather conditions). The decision of the Committee is final in all matters.

 

Consequences of non-compliance

7.1 – Where a player is guilty of a serious breach of the Terms of Competition (including term 2.4), they may risk disqualification from the rest of the competition.

7.2 – Any serious conduct issues may result in a disciplinary hearing as a breach of the club rules and could result in the committee and management imposing further sanctions.

Eligibility

1.1 – Entrants must be Pottergate Golf Club members and be either full members or green fee members prior to the competition closing to entrants.

1.2 – Entrants must be male members of any age.

1.3 – Entrants must have a WHS handicap.

1.4 – The minimum Handicap Index is 18 from the date the player registers. Entrants with a Handicap Index of 17.9 or below are not eligible to enter.

 

Entry Requirements

2.1 – Entrants must register their intention to enter the competition by signing up on the board sheet.

2.2 – Once an entrant has registered, they have committed to play the competition. The player must notify the club at the first available opportunity if they are unable to play. This must be done prior to the closing date for entrants unless there are exceptional circumstances.

2.3 – Once the entry to the competition is closed, a member may not enter the competition without express permission from the manager or a committee member.

2.4 – The entry fee to the competition must be paid prior to commencing the first match. The player must put their entry fee in the competitions box in an envelope including their full name, date, name of the competition entered and the total amount paid on the front of the envelope.

Format of competition

3.1 – The competition shall be singles match play.

3.2 – Players will receive 100% of their Course Handicap from the lowest handicap player in the group.

3.3 – The players must play off the yellow tees throughout the competition.

3.4 – The winning player shall progress to the next round. The losing player is knocked out of the competition.

3.5 – There are no maximum strokes per hole. Players can elect to not finish a hole but will have forfeited that hole unless the stroke has been conceded by the opposing player.

3.6 – All players must abide by the Rules of Golf at all times during the competition, and any rules disputes settled in line with Rule 20.1

Returning a score

4.1 – The winning player must write their name on the results sheet. Their name must be written in the box indicating the next round. The score does not need to be declared.

4.2 – Players shall arrange their own games. The game must be played on or before the date on the board unless permission has been granted and an exceptional reason given. If the game is not played by the date both players will forfeit their game and will be out of the competition.

4.3 – Where either (i) a player has not shown up on the specified tee time, or (ii) it can be shown that reasonable attempts have been made by one player to play the match then the match will be treated as forfeited by the absent player.

How ties will be decided

5.1 – A tie is where two both players are All Square after 18 holes

5.2 – The match will be decided by playing sudden death holes. This will start back at the 1st hole and play will continue until a hole is won. The player that wins the next hole will have won the match.

Changing terms of the competition

6.1 – The Committee reserves the right to amend the terms at any time including the right to arrange and/or alter starting times (e.g. weather conditions). The decision of the Committee is final in all matters.

Consequences of non-compliance

7.1 – Where a player is guilty of a serious breach of the Terms of Competition (including term 2.4), they may risk disqualification from the rest of the competition.

7.2 – Any serious conduct issues may result in a disciplinary hearing as a breach of the club rules and could result in the committee and management imposing further sanctions.

Eligibility

1.1 – Entrants must be Pottergate Golf Club members and be either full members or green fee members prior to the competition closing to entrants.

1.2 – Entrants must be male members of any age.

1.2a – Any member aged 17 or under playing in the competition must be accompanied by at least one adult. That is, at least one person aged 18 or over.

 

Entry Requirements

2.1 – Entrants must register their intention to enter the competition by signing in to the computer in the lobby.

2.2 – Once and entrant has registered, they have committed to play the competition. The player must notify the club at the first available opportunity if they are unable to play. This must be done prior to the date of the competition unless there are exceptional circumstances.

2.3 – Once the entry to the competition is closed, a member may not enter the competition without express permission from the manager or a committee member.

2.4 – The entry fee to the competition must be paid prior to commencing the round. The player must put their entry fee in the competitions box in an envelope including their full name, date, name of the competition entered and the total amount paid on the front of the envelope.

 

Format of competition

3.1 – The competition shall be a gross stroke play competition (although any cards entered will be adjusted to net for handicap purposes only).

3.2 – The competition consists of 36 holes played over two consecutive days.

3.3 – The players must play off the white tees.

3.4 – There is no maximum number of shots per hole and the hole must be completed. Any holes not completed will result in disqualification from the competition.

3.5 – All players must abide by the Rules of Golf at all times during the competition.

 

Returning a scorecard

4.1 – The player must ensure that their full name is on their scorecard.

4.2 – A player must check that his scores are correct. The player is ultimately responsible for his scores.

4.3 – The cards must be signed by both the player and the marker.

4.4 – The player should total their score in strokes played, total their gross score, and add this to the scorecard.

4.5 – Upon entering the clubhouse, the score must be entered without undue delay by the player into the computer system in the lobby and the card submitted into the competitions box.

4.6 – The card is considered returned once it is placed in the box. The competition will be closed after the final group have returned their card.

 

How ties will be decided

5.1 – A tie is where two people are in contention for the same finishing position  – this may not necessarily be a winning position.

5.2 – In the event of a tie, the result shall be decided over the scores for the last nine holes, failing which the last six holes, failing which the last three holes.

If the tie then be still unresolved the result shall be decided by counting back hole-by-hole, starting with the last hole. For matching scorecards, the ‘last nine holes, last six holes, etc.’ are holes 10-18, 13-18, etc.

This is known as ‘countback’.

5.3 – Where countback cannot decide the tie then the winner will be decided by coin toss.

 

End of the Competition

6.1 – The competition is closed after the final group have returned to the clubhouse and entered their scorecard. So that the playing order for day 2 can be determined, this rule applies to both days.  

 

Changing terms of the competition

7.1 – The Committee reserves the right to amend the terms at any time including the right to arrange and/or alter starting times or render the competition a ‘reduction only’ competition. The decision of the Committee is final in all matters.

 

Consequences of non-compliance

8.1 – Where a player fails to comply with the Terms of Competition, they may risk disqualification. Where an offence is not punishable by disqualification of the competition, they may risk sanctions. This can include:

(a) Receiving a verbal warning

(b) Receiving a temporary ban to enter future competitions

8.2 – Any actions that may be undertaken under 8.1 (a) or (b) are at the discretion of the committee.

8.3 – Under the rules of WHS any Non Return of a scorecard (NR) will be investigated and this may result in a penalty score being applied. Repeated failure to return your card can result in suspension of your handicap.

Eligibility

1.1 – Entrants must be Pottergate Golf Club members and be either full members or green fee members prior to the competition closing to entrants.

1.2 – Entrants must be male members of any age.

1.2a – Any member aged 17 or under playing in the competition must be accompanied by at least one adult. That is, at least one person aged 18 or over.

1.3 – This is a secondary competition attached to the main Club Champs and only available on the second day. You must have played, and not be disqualified from, day 1 in order to qualify for this competition.

1.4 – This is a handicap competition. Players must have a handicap index of 28 or less. Anyone with a handicap above this will be eligible to win prizes but their handicap index will be adjusted to 28.

Entry Requirements

2.1 – Entrants must have played day one and return to play the second day of club champs. Entrants will automatically be entered.

2.2 – There is no separate entry fee to this competition – it is included in the fee to play the Club Championship competition.

Format of competition

3.1 – The competition shall be a stroke play ‘stableford’ competition and will run concurrently with the second day of the Club Championships gross competition.

3.2 – The competition consists of 18 holes.

3.3 – Players will receive 95% of their Course Handicap.

3.4 – The players must play off the white tees.

3.5 – A player should continue to play and putt out on every hole as part of the Club Championships competition. If a player does not complete a hole they will be out of the Club Championships. This competition runs in addition to the gross Club Championship and therefore all holes must be completed, even if it exceeds net double bogey.

3.6 – All players must abide by the Rules of Golf at all times during the competition.

3.7 – The winner will be determined at the person in the highest position who has not won another prize (i.e. Gross competition).

Returning a scorecard

4.1 – The player must ensure that their full name is on their card and their correct/current handicap has been declared on their scorecard.

4.2 – A player must check that his scores are correct. The player is ultimately responsible for his scores.

4.3 – The card must be signed by both the player and the marker.

4.4 – The player should total their scores in strokes and stableford points and add this to the scorecard.

4.5 – The score (in strokes) must be entered without undue delay by the player into the computer system in the lobby and the card submitted into the competitions box. Any incomplete holes must be entered on the computer as ‘0’. Even if the score results in an NR it MUST be returned.

4.6 – The card is considered returned once it is placed in the box. The competition will be closed after the final group have returned their card.

How ties will be decided

5.1 – A tie is where two people are in contention for the same finishing position  – this may not necessarily be a winning position.

5.2 – In the event of a tie, the result shall be decided over the scores for the last nine holes, failing which the last six holes, failing which the last three holes.

If the tie then be still unresolved the result shall be decided by counting back hole-by-hole, starting with the last hole. For matching scorecards, the ‘last nine holes, last six holes, etc.’ are holes 10-18, 13-18, etc.

This is known as ‘countback’.

5.3 – Where countback cannot decide the tie then the winner will be decided by coin toss.

End of the Competition

6.1 – The competition is closed after the final group have returned to the clubhouse and entered their scorecard.

Changing terms of the competition

7.1 – The Committee reserves the right to amend the terms at any time including the right to arrange and/or alter starting times or render the competition a ‘reduction only’ competition. The decision of the Committee is final in all matters.

Consequences of non-compliance

8.1 – Where a player fails to comply with the Terms of Competition, they may risk disqualification. Where an offence is not punishable by disqualification of the competition, they may risk sanctions. This can include:

(a) Receiving a verbal warning

(b) Receiving a temporary ban to enter future competitions

8.2 – Any actions that may be undertaken under 8.1 (a) or (b) are at the discretion of the committee.

8.3 – Under the rules of WHS any Non Return of a scorecard (NR) will be investigated and this may result in a penalty score being applied. Repeated failure to return your card can result in suspension of your handicap.

Eligibility

1.1 – Entrants must be Pottergate Golf Club members and be either full members or green fee members prior to the competition closing to entrants.

1.2 – Entrants must be male members of any age.

1.3 – Entrants must have a WHS handicap.

1.4 – The maximum Handicap Index is 25. Entrants with a handicap Index of 25.1 or above must adjust their Handicap Index to 25.

 

Entry Requirements

2.1 – Entrants must register their intention to enter the competition by signing up on the board sheet.

2.2 – Once an entrant has registered, they have committed to play the competition. The player must notify the club at the first available opportunity if they are unable to play. This must be done prior to the closing date for entrants unless there are exceptional circumstances.

2.3 – Once the entry to the competition is closed, a member may not enter the competition without express permission from the manager or a committee member.

2.4 – The entry fee to the competition must be paid prior to commencing the first match. The player must put their entry fee in the competitions box in an envelope including their full name, date, name of the competition entered and the total amount paid on the front of the envelope.

 

Format of competition

3.1 – The competition shall be match play ‘fourball better ball’.

3.2 – Players will receive 90% of their Course Handicap from the lowest handicap player in the group.

3.3 – The players must play off the yellow tees throughout the competition.

3.4 – There shall be two groups (A and B), each team will play the other teams in their group once according to the schedule on the notice board. The match must be played by the specified date on the schedule.

3.5 – A team will score 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 for a loss.

3.6 – After all 8 matches have been played a semi-final will be made up of the winners and runners up of each group. A final will then be made up of the winners of each semi-final match. All teams failing to reach the final will be out of the competition.

3.7 – There are no maximum strokes per hole. Players can elect to not finish a hole but will have forfeited that hole unless the stroke has been conceded by the opposing team.

3.8 – All players must abide by the Rules of Golf at all times during the competition, and any rules disputes settled in line with Rule 20.1

 

Returning a score

4.1 – The result of the match must be written next to the winning team’s number on the board sheet schedule. Any result not showing on the board sheet by the date of the fixture will be assumed to have been a forfeited match and each team will score 0.

4.2 – The result must be written as the actual score (e.g. 3&2, 1up, etc…). Where this is not clear (e.g. someone has just written “WIN”), the match will be assumed to have been a 1up win. No amendments will be made at a later date under any circumstances.

4.3 – If a game is not played on or before the scheduled tee time, or has not been played by agreement for any reason, the team(s) will score 0.

4.4 – Where either (i) a team has not shown up on the specified tee time, or (ii) a team has deliberately avoided a match and it can be shown that reasonable attempts have been made by one team to play the match then the match will be treated as forfeited by the absent team. The absent team will score a 0 and the team in attendance will register their win as 2&1

4.4a – Where one player of a team has attended and the playing partner is absent, the match must still be played at the agreed time with the second player absent. Should the absent player attend late then they can only join the match from commencement of play at the next hole. If the solo player refuses to play at the specified time, whether or not his partner will be late in attendance, the match is forfeited.

 

How ties will be decided (Group stage only)

5.1 – Where a team are tied with the same number of points in their group the winner will be decided by what their head to head result was. Where this doesn’t determine an outcome the winner will be determined by number of holes won over the competition. Where the number of holes won is the same then the best result of any match played will determine the winner.

In the unlikely event that the score still remains tied, the winner will be decided by coin toss.

 

How ties will be decided (semi-final and final only)

6.1 – A tie is where two both teams are All Square after 18 holes

6.2 – The match will be decided by playing sudden death holes. This will start back at the 1st hole and play will continue until a hole is won. The team that win the hole will have won the match.

 

Changing terms of the competition

7.1 – The Committee reserves the right to amend the terms at any time including the right to arrange and/or alter starting times (e.g. weather conditions). The decision of the Committee is final in all matters.

 

Consequences of non-compliance

8.1 – Where a player is guilty of a serious breach of the Terms of Competition (including term 2.4), they may risk disqualification from the rest of the competition. In most cases, a score of 0 will be determined as per the Terms of Competition 4.1 – 4.4.

8.2 – Any serious conduct issues may result in a disciplinary hearing as a breach of the club rules and could result in the committee and management imposing further sanctions.