Winter League

Saturday Competition Rules

Dates
The last of the scheduled ‘Summer’ competitions will be played on Saturday 21sth October 2017.

Entry
Entry into the Winter League will be £10 which includes:
1. Winter League Individual Competition including Winter League Cup
2. Winter League Team Competition including the Winter Team Trophy
3. Winter League Dinner

Members are asked to put the entrance fee into the envelopes provided, write their name clearly on the outside of the envelope and place into the Match & Handicap slot of the cabinet.

Closing Date for entries will be Saturday 14th October 2017.

Saturday Winter League Competition will start on 28th October 2017 and run through to March 2018.

Competition
Each week the Winter League will be played over two 9 hole courses as directed by the Match & Handicap committee although this will be dependent on the number of playable holes on the course.
Every fourball will be assigned a Group i.e. Group A or Group B and each Group will have their own start sheet. Group A will play course A the first week, course B the second week and then back to course A for week three and so on. Group B will play course B the first week, course A the second week and then back to course B for week three and so on.

Match & Handicap will try and ensure everyone plays the same number of rounds over each course.

In the event of holes being closed members must be prepared for delays as Match & Handicap tries their best to enable every member to complete their round.

Weekly prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in two handicap sections on both courses. The handicap sections will be up to 14 and 14 to 28.

Team Competition

A team will be made up of 4 players with 3 scores counting towards the Winter League

Saturday Tee Times
A start sheet will be in operation for each course and members are asked not to switch between start sheets. If you do swap between start sheets your score will not count towards the weekly competition and the Winter League.

Tee Times will be allocated based on the current summer start sheet with Group 1 being assigned to Group A and Group 2 being assigned to Group B and so on. Once the start sheets are produced any problems with tee times should be submitted in writing to Keith Hanna before the start of the Winter League.

The Match & Handicap Committee would like to remind everyone they are still required to cancel their Saturday tee time before 5:30pm on the Friday night.

Members who are not competing in the Winter League will not be allocated a tee time.

Handicaps
The course will be set-up as 9 Hole Qualifying competitions so handicap will be adjusted accordingly.

Overall Scoring – Winter League Cup
2/3 of the competitions played will count to your final score.

Team Competition
The best 3 scores for each team will count towards the team’s weekly total. With 2/3 of the team’s weekly totals counting towards the team’s final score.

If a competition is cancelled or not completed then the number of counting weeks will be reduced accordingly.

A competition will not count towards the overall total if 25% of the members due to play are unable to complete their round.

Highest Scoring Individual and Team: The total of every week will count to your final score

Delayed Starts / Hole Closures
Match & Handicap committee will make a decision on how the competition will be played with the emphasis on enabling everyone to complete their round with the minimal amount of delay to start times. If the Winter League competition is ‘cancelled’ but course is playable the club will hold a sweep competition.

Courses
The plan is to play variations of 2 sets of 9 holes courses


Winter Sunday Trophy – Starts Sunday 1st October

The Sunday Competition will continue through-out the winter months and will be played over the number of playable holes on the course as directed by the Golf Centre.  Members must enter the Sunday Competition for their score to count.

2/3 of the 18 Hole competitions played will count to your final score. With the trophy being awarded to the member with the highest points total.


 

Winter Midweek Trophy – Starts Monday 9th October

The Wednesday Competition will continue through-out the Winter as a Midweek Trophy which can be played any day during the week. It will be held for over the number of playable holes on the course, that everyone plays during the week as directed by the Golf Centre.

2/3 of the 18 Hole competitions played will count to your final score. With the trophy being awarded to the member with the highest points total.


 

Winter 60 Plus Trophy – Starts Monday 2nd October

The 60 Plus Winter Competition will be held for over holes 1 – 14.

2/3 of the 14 Hole competitions played will count to your final score. With the trophy being awarded to the member with the highest points total.