Winter League

Winter League 2021 – 2022

October 2021 – Saturday Competitions

Due to the cancellation of the Yellow Ball competition, the last of the scheduled ‘Summer’ competitions will be the Turkey Shoot on Saturday 2nd October 2021.

The Club will then continue to play Acceptable Score Competitions up until Saturday 30th October using the Summer Start sheet.

These will be played over the full eighteen or over holes one to nine dependent on the weather conditions and the daylight hours. Match & Handicap will endeavour to give as much notice as possible if the competition will be reduced to nine holes.

Play will be from the Blue Tee Markers

During this time, we will continue to operate the Summer Start Sheet.

Saturday Winter League

Dates
This competition will run from Saturday 6th Nov 2021 until Saturday 12th Mar 2022

Entry
Entry into the Winter League will be £5 and the closing date for entries will be Saturday 23rd October 2021.

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.

Competition
Each week the Winter League will be played over two nine-hole courses as directed by the Match & Handicap committee although this will be dependent on the number of playable holes on the course. Entrance fee each week is £5.

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.

Prizes
Weekly prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in two handicap sections on both courses. The handicap sections will be up to 18 and 19 to 54. There will be no weekly team prizes.

Overall Scoring – Winter League Trophy
2/3 of the competitions played will count to your final score. The Winter League Trophy will be presented to the member with the highest final score.

Vouchers will also be issued for the three highest scores in three divisions. The divisions will be based on members handicap index as of 6th November. With the split as follows: Division One up to 14, Division Two from 15 to 20 and Division Three 21 and above.

Team Competition
A team will be made up of 4 players with 3 scores counting towards the team’s weekly total. With 2/3 of the team’s weekly totals counting towards the team’s final score.
Vouchers will be issued for the three highest scoring teams.

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.

Counting Competitions
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.

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 using the Blue Tee Markers until we move to the Winter Mats.


Winter Sunday Trophy

Starts Sunday 26th September 2021 and will run until Tuesday 15th March 2021.
Members will be able to enter the Competition from Sunday through to Tuesday

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 Winter Sunday trophy being awarded to the member with the highest points total.

These competitions will be played off the Blue Tee markers as Acceptable Score competitions until we move to the Winter Mats.


Winter Midweek Trophy

Starts Wednesday 29th September 2021 and will run until Friday 18th March 2021.
Members will be able to enter the Competition from Wednesday to Friday.

Members must enter the Midweek Competition for their score to count.
2/3 of the 18 Hole competitions played will count to your final score. With the Winter Midweek trophy being awarded to the member with the highest points total.

These competitions will be played off the Blue Tee markers as Acceptable Score competitions until we move to the Winter Mats.


Winter 60 Plus Trophy

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

Starts Monday 4th October 2021 and will run until Friday 18th March 2021.
Members will be able to enter the Competition from Monday to Friday.

Members must enter the 60 Plus Competition for their score to count.
2/3 of the 18 Hole competitions played will count to your final score. With the Winter 60 Plus trophy being awarded to the member with the highest points total.

These competitions will be played off the Blue Tee until we move to the Winter Mats.