Conditions of play

CORNWALL LADIES COUNTY GOLF ASSOCIATION

CONDITIONS OF PLAY FOR COMPETITIONS

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

  • In all competitions where participation and/or the award of trophies is related to age, the definition of a competitor’s age and eligibility is based on their age at midnight on 31st December in the year preceding the year of the competition. This conforms to the rules and practice adopted in many sports, including those applied by England Golf.
  • In accordance with EG policies, the use of buggies in county competitions is permitted for both players and caddies who currently hold a club certificate denoting a medical condition and have registered it with the CLCGA. Where a caddie holds such a certificate and the player does not, the player must walk in the normal way. It is the responsibility of the player to inform the competition organisers of their intention, so that formal authorisation can be given for buggy use in the stipulated competition. Such authorisation will not normally be withheld, but in circumstances where the availability of buggies is restricted or course conditions require limits to be set, the needs of players will take precedence over those of caddies.

CHAMPIONSHIP MEETINGS

Trophies:

Champions Cup to the winner

Runners-Up Cup to the runner up

Aston Bowl for the lowest gross round on qualifying day

Ladies Challenge Cup for the best nett 36 holes

Ladies Handicap Cup for the 2nd best nett 36 holes

Rowe Cup for the best a.m. scratch score for under 23 years of age

Judy Taylor Cup for the best nett 36 holes under 25 years of age

Oliver Cup for the best scratch 36 holes (55 years of age and over)

Western Morning News Challenge Cup for the Club with 4 lowest scratch score total

Advanced Plate for winner of 1st round losers

Plate for the winner of 2nd flight

Every Competitor must be a member of the Cornwall Ladies’ County Golf Association possessing at least one of the following qualifications as set out in Regulation 6(b) of the Women’s County Golf Regulations in the England Golf Handbook:

  1. Birth in the County
  2. Residence in the County
  3. Membership of a Club in the County

Conditions of Play 

  1. Handicap limit 20
  2. Entries limited to 64 lowest handicaps
  3. 36 holes stroke play, qualifying rounds
  4. Entry fee – (as decided annually at Delegates’ Meeting in January): will not be refunded after closing date
  5. Ties will be decided on the second 18, 9, 6, 3, 1 holes
  6. 32 lowest gross scores will qualify, in two flights
  7. The first 16 to compete for the Championship in match play: if all square after 18 holes, to play on until either player wins a hole. The Final will be played over 36 holes: if all square after 36 holes, to play on until either player wins a hole.
  8. The second 16 to compete for the Plate, 18 holes each round. If all square after 18 holes, to play on until either player wins a hole.
  9. The 8 losers in the first round of the Championship, to compete for the Advanced Plate in match play, 18 holes each round. If all square after 18 holes, to play on until either player wins a hole.
  10. The Hon Secretary or Competition Secretary will arrange times of starting and playing partners
  11. Competitors may not engage a professional or assistant professional as a caddie (Rule 10.3 see also Committee Procedure H1.2)
  12. Players shall walk at all times unless prior permission for use of a buggy has been sought from the Committee which will only be granted on presentation of a medical certificate indicating long-term difficulty (See Committee Procedure G-6).
  13. Only Competition Handicaps will be acceptable.
  14. Distance Measuring Devices will be permitted
  15. Closing date (see individual poster)

Western Morning News Challenge Cup – Cornwall Ladies Club Championship

  1. Open to all Clubs who qualify for the Championship
  2. Handicap limit 20
  3. Entries limited to 64 lowest handicaps
  4. 36 holes, stroke play
  5. Ties will be decided on the second 18, 9, 6, 3, 1 holes
  6. Four lowest gross scores of an affiliated Club to be the winner
  7. The Hon Secretary or Competition Secretary will arrange starting times and playing partners

JUNIOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Every Competitor must be under the age of 18 before 1st January in the year of the Championship and must be a member of the Cornwall Ladies’ County Golf Association possessing at least one of the following qualifications as set out in Regulation 6(b) of the Women’s County Golf Regulations in the England Golf Handbook:

  1. Birth in the County
  2. Residence
  3. Membership of a Club in the County

Trophies: Scratch Cup; CLCGA Championship Plate (Scratch Runner up);

Handicap Cup; Stableford Cup; Under 15 Salver (scratch).

Conditions of Play

  1. Handicap limit 36 for Under15 and Junior Championship, 37 + for Futures Cup
  2. 18 holes stroke play
  3. Entry fee – (as decided by the Junior Committee): will not be refunded after closing date
  4. Ties will be decided on the last 9, 6, 3, 1 holes
  5. Vouchers will be awarded
  6. Competitors may not engage a caddie (Rules 10.3 see also Committee Procedure H-1.1)
  7. Players shall walk at all times unless prior permission for use of a buggy has been sought from the Committee which will only be granted on presentation of a medical certificate indicating long-term difficulty (See Committee Procedure G-6).
  8. Only Competition Handicaps will be acceptable.
  9. Distance Measuring Devices will be permitted
  10. Closing date (see individual poster)

 

DIVISION I SPRING AND AUTUMN MEETINGS

Scratch Cup: to be awarded for the best scratch score over 18 holes in the Spring Meeting

Handicap Cup: to be awarded for the best nett score over 18 holes in the Autumn Meeting

Aggregate Cup: to be awarded for the best nett aggregate scores at the Spring and Autumn Meetings

Conditions of Play

  1. 18 holes medal play
  2. Handicap limit 20
  3. Entry fee (see individual posters): fees will not be refunded after closing date
  4. Ties will be decided on the last 9, 6, 3, 1 holes
  5. For the Aggregate Cup, ties will be decided on the second 18, 9, 6, 3, 1 holes
  6. Vouchers will be awarded for scratch and handicap scores
  7. Players shall walk at all times unless prior permission for use of a buggy has been sought from the Committee which will only be granted on presentation of a certificate (see Committee Procedure G-6) signed by the player’s Club Secretary and Lady Captain
  8. Competitors may not engage a professional or assistant professional as a caddie (Rules 10.3 see also Committee Procedure H-1.2)
  9. Only Competition Handicaps will be acceptable.
  10. Distance Measuring Devices will be permitted
  11. Closing date (see individual posters

DIVISION II SPRING AND AUTUMN MEETINGS

Clerk Bowl: to be awarded for the best stableford score in the Spring Meeting

Handicap Cup:  to be awarded for the best stableford score in the Autumn Meeting

Aggregate Cup: to be awarded for the best aggregate stableford scores at the Spring and Autumn Meetings

Conditions of Play

  1. 18 holes stableford play
  2. Handicaps 21-54
  3. Entry fee (see individual posters): will not be refunded after closing date
  4. Ties will be decided on the last 9, 6, 3, 1 holes
  5. For the Aggregate Cup, ties will be decided on the second 18, 9, 6, 3, 1 holes
  6. Vouchers will be awarded
  7. Players shall walk at all times unless prior permission for use of a buggy has been sought from the Committee which will only be granted on presentation of a certificate (see Committee Procedure G-6) signed by the player’s Club Secretary and Lady Captain
  8. Competitors may not engage a professional or assistant professional as a caddie (Rule 10.3 see also Committee Procedure H-1.2)
  9. Only Competition Handicaps will be acceptable.
  10. Distance Measuring Devices will be permitted
  11. Closing date (see individual posters)

BARON ROSE BOWL

To be awarded to the pair with the lowest nett score over 36 holes

Team Trophy:  to be awarded to the Club team with 3 best nett aggregate scores.

Conditions of Play

  1. 36 holes Foursomes medal play
  2. Handicap limit: genuine 30
  3. Not more than 3 pairs may enter from each Club.
  4. Pairs to reverse order on tee for second round
  5. Ties will be decided on the last 18, 9 ,6, 3, 1 holes
  6. Entry fee (see individual poster): will not be refunded after closing date
  7. Vouchers will be awarded for the best nett scores for pairs and for teams
  8. Players shall walk at all times unless prior permission for use of a buggy has been sought from the Committee which will only be granted on presentation of a certificate (see Committee Procedure G-6) signed by the player’s Club Secretary and Lady Captain
  9. Competitors may not engage a professional or assistant professional as a caddie (Rule 10.3 see also Committee Procedure H-1.2)
  10. Only Competition Handicaps will be acceptable.
  11. Distance Measuring Devices will be permitted
  12. Closing date (see individual poster)

INTER-CLUB HANDICAP SHIELD (DIVISION II)

Handicap Shield: to be awarded to the Club team with the three best aggregate scores over 18 holes

Andrews Cup: to be awarded for the best individual scratch score

Conditions of Play

  1. 18 holes medal play
  2. Handicap 21- 54
  3. Clubs may enter up to four players, three best nett aggregate scores to count.
  4. Ties will be decided on the last 9, 6, 3, 1 holes for the individual trophy
  5. Ties will be decided on the last 9, 6, 3, 1 holes for three best nett aggregate scores for the Handicap Shield, if necessary, continuing to the 4th
  6. Entry fee: (see individual poster) will not be refunded after closing date
  7. Vouchers will be awarded for the best scratch and handicap individual scores and to members of winning teams
  8. Players shall walk at all times unless prior permission for use of a buggy has been sought from the Committee which will only be granted on presentation of a certificate (see Committee Procedure G-6) signed by the player’s Club Secretary and Lady Captain
  9. Competitors may not engage a professional or assistant professional as a caddie (Rule 10.3 see also Committee Procedure H-1.2)
  10. Only Competition Handicaps will be acceptable.
  11. Distance Measuring Devices will be permitted
  12. Closing date (see individual poster)

FLAG DAY

Salvers: to be awarded to the pair with the best stableford score

Conditions of Play

  1. 18 holes four ball better ball stableford
  2. Handicaps up to 54:
  3. Ties will be decided on the last 9, 6, 3, 1 holes
  4. 90% handicap allowance
  5. Entry fee (see individual poster) : will not be refunded after closing date
  6. Salvers will be awarded to the winners and vouchers for other places
  7. Players shall walk at all times unless prior permission for use of a buggy has been sought from the Committee which will only be granted on presentation of a certificate (see Committee Procedure G-6) signed by the player’s Club Secretary and Lady Captain
  8. Competitors may not engage a professional or assistant professional as a caddie (Rule 10.3 see also Committee Procedure H-1.2)
  9. Only Competition Handicaps will be acceptable.
  10. Distance Measuring Devices will be permitted
  11. Closing Date (see individual poster)

JUBILEE COMPETITION

In aid of County Captain’s chosen charity.  All Clubs should donate a raffle prize to be brought to the September Delegates’ Meeting.   Non-members are welcome

Conditions of Play

  1. Format to be decided by County Captain
  2. Handicaps up to 54
  3. Ties will be decided on the last 9, 6, 3, 1 holes
  4. Entry fee (see individual poster): will not be refunded after closing date
  5. Vouchers will be awarded
  6. Players shall walk at all times unless prior permission for use of a buggy has been sought from the Committee which will only be granted on presentation of a certificate (see Committee Procedure G-6) signed by the player’s Club Secretary and Lady Captain
  7. Competitors may not engage a professional or assistant professional as a caddie (Rule 10.3 see also Committee Procedure H-1.2)
  8. Only Competition Handicaps will be acceptable.
  9. Distance Measuring Devices will be permitted
  10. Closing date (see individual poster)

GAMMON TROPHY

Inter-Club scratch match play competition, the draw to take place at the AGM.

Conditions of Play

  1. All Clubs wishing to participate, must indicate in writing to the Hon Secretary before 31 October each year
  2. Each team to consist of 7 players.
  3. Matches to be played on neutral greens arranged by the Hon Secretary or Competition Secretary, between May and October.
  4. Matches to be played in playing handicap order, lowest first. Where there is more than one team member with the same playing handicap, the Captain to choose the order in which they go out.
  5. If play is suspended for any reason other than a dangerous situation e.g. flooding, players may discontinue play immediately or continue play of the hole provided they do so without delay (Rules 5.7a).  If play is suspended because of lightning or other dangerous situation, play must be discontinued immediately. If a player fails to do so, she is disqualified. Play must be resumed from where it was discontinued (Rule 5.7c). In the event that play cannot be resumed or completed on the day of the match, the match will be deemed to be abandoned and will be replayed in its entirety on a future date arranged by the Honorary Secretary.
  6. Match Sheets, which will be sent with start times, must be exchanged no later than ten minutes before the match start time when all team members must be present. These should be returned with the result to Hon Secretary or Competition Secretary (whichever is the organiser).
  7. All matches to be played to a finish: a half at the 18th would be acceptable if the overall result has been decided
  8. Final to be played at Trevose unless that Club is one of the finalists
  9. Memento to be given to winning team and to runner up
  10. Players shall walk at all times unless prior permission for use of a buggy has been sought from the Committee which will only be granted on presentation of a certificate (see Committee Procedure G-6) signed by the player’s Club Secretary and Lady Captain
  11. Competitors may not engage a professional or assistant professional as a caddie (Rules 10.3 see also Committee Procedure H-1.2)
  12. Only Competition Handicaps will be acceptable.
  13. Distance Measuring Devices will be permitted
  14. Any Club that gives a walkover /concedes a match will be excluded from the Gammon Trophy the following year.

VICE-PRESIDENTS’ HANDICAP CUP

Inter-Club individual handicap match play competition in two Divisions

Full Difference between the handicaps of the players to be given.

Conditions of Play

  1. Each Club will hold a knockout tournament, the winner’s name and telephone number to be sent in writing to the Competition Secretary by 31st May. Handicap limit genuine 30
  2. Matches will be drawn by the Competition Secretary in two geographic divisions
  3. All matches to be played on neutral greens to be arranged by the players concerned. In the event of two players being members of the same Club, their match may be played on that green subject to the agreement of both players.  Matches to be played  between June and October
  4. The Competition Secretary will arrange a neutral green and date of the final between the Divisional finalists which will be refereed by an officer of the Association
  5. Players shall walk at all times unless prior permission for use of a buggy has been sought from the Committee which will only be granted on presentation of a certificate (see Committee Procedure G-6) signed by the player’s Club Secretary and Lady Captain
  6. Competitors may not engage a professional or assistant professional as a caddie (Rule 10.3 see also Committee Procedure H-1.2)
  7. Only Competition Handicaps will be acceptable.
  8. Distance Measuring Devices will be permitted

LEAGUE SHIELD

Inter-Club handicap match play competition in four divisions.

Full difference between the handicaps of the players to be given

Shields will be awarded to the winners of each Division. At the end of the season, on or before 15th October, the winners of each division will compete in an Aggregate competition held on Finals day for  the League Play Off Trophy. The  competition will consist of 18 holes Stableford, teams of 7 players, all scores to count. The  groups will have one player from each team and played in handicap order. All players must have played in at least two League Matches during that season. The winner will receive the trophy, donated by Killiow GC, in a post-final presentation.

Conditions of Play

  1. Handicap allowance 30 (players with higher handicap must play off 30)
  2. Team to consist of 7 players
  3. A minimum of 2 players with handicaps of 21 and above must be fielded by each team in each Division
  4. A minimum of 2 players with handicaps of 20 or below must be fielded by each team in each division. In the event that a Club is unable to field the requisite number of players with handicaps of 20 or below, players with higher handicaps may be substituted but they must play off a handicap of 20
  5. If a team does not fulfil the handicap requirements (i) the match with the incorrect handicap shall be awarded to her opponent (ii) if both teams have offended the match shall be declared null and void and must be replayed.
  6. Matches to be played home and away each season; each match in playing handicap order.
  7. Match sheets must be exchanged no later than 10 minutes before the match start time. There can be no substitutions once match sheets have been exchanged
  8. After the match, the match sheet must be completed with the scores of each individual match and returned by the winning Captain to the Results Secretary.
  9. Points awarded: 3 for away win: 2 for home win: 1½ for away draw: 1 for home draw
  10. Ties on points will be decided on individual matches won
  11. Top 2 teams in Divisions 2, 3 and 4 will be promoted and bottom 2 teams in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 relegated
  12. All matches to be completed by 30th If a club finds on, or shortly before, the agreed date that they cannot field a full team, they must continue with a reduced team and concede the un-played matches. If fewer than four players are available, they may concede the entire match. In these circumstances every effort should be made to rearrange the fixture but if that proves impossible (for whatever reason) before 30th September, the concession stands and the defaulting Club is awarded no game points and penalised 3 league points. The Club that were available to play are awarded 4.5 game points and either 2 or 3 league points depending if the match was Home or Away.
  13. All matches to be played to a finish unless the overall result has already been decided and the Captains agree exceptionally (for example in poor light or adverse weather) that unfinished matches should be curtailed. The results of such unfinished matches to be based on the situation at the point where they were curtailed.
  14. If play is suspended for any reason other than a dangerous situation e.g. flooding, players may discontinue play immediately or continue play of the hole provided they do so without delay (Rules of Golf 5.7a). If play is suspended because of lightning or other dangerous situation, play must be discontinued immediately. If a player fails to do so, she is disqualified. Play must be resumed from where it was discontinued (Rule 5.7c).
  15. In the event that the Captains agree that play cannot be commenced on the day of the match or, if suspended, resumed or completed on that day, the match will be deemed to be abandoned. Every effort should be made to rearrange the match by 30th September, and clubs should plan their match programme to allow some time for rearranged matches. If the Clubs are still unable to re-arrange the match then it will remain abandoned and no points will be awarded to either side.
  16. No more than two temporary greens
  17. Players shall walk at all times unless prior permission for use of a buggy has been sought from the Committee which will only be granted on presentation of a certificate (see Committee Procedure G-6) signed by the player’s Club Secretary and Lady Captain
  18. Competitors may not engage a professional or assistant professional as a caddie (Rule 10.3 see also Committee Procedure H -1.2)
  19. Only Competition Handicaps will be acceptable
  20. Distance Measuring Devices will be permitted

MINI LEAGUE

Inter-Club handicap match play competition in one Division

Full difference between the handicaps of the players to be given

A club that has entered a team in the League Shield competition may also enter a team in the Mini-League. However, the two teams must be defined and managed separately, and a player who competes in a League match cannot be selected for the Mini-League team in that season thereafter.

Conditions of Play

  1. Handicap allowance up to 54
  2. Team to consist of 5 players
  3. Matches to be played home and away in each season
  4. Points awarded: 3 for away win: 2 for home win: 1½ for away draw: 1 for home draw
  5. All matches to be completed by 15th October. If a club finds on, or shortly before, the agreed date that they cannot field a full team, they must continue with a reduced team and concede the un-played matches. If fewer than three players are available, they may concede the entire match. In these circumstances every effort should be made to rearrange the fixture but if that proves impossible (for whatever reason) before 15th October, the concession stands and the points will be awarded accordingly.
  6. All matches to be played to a finish unless the overall result has already been decided and the Captains agree exceptionally (for example in poor light or adverse weather) that unfinished matches should be curtailed. The results of such unfinished matches to be based on the situation at the point where they were curtailed.
  7. If play is suspended for any reason other than a dangerous situation e.g. flooding, players may discontinue play immediately or continue play of the hole provided they do so without delay (Rules of Golf 5.7a). If play is suspended because of lightning or other dangerous situation, play must be discontinued immediately. If a player fails to do so, she is disqualified. Play must be resumed from where it was discontinued (Rule 5.7c).
  8. In the event that the Captains agree that play cannot be commenced on the day of the match or, if suspended, resumed or completed on that day, the match will be deemed to be abandoned. Every effort should be made to rearrange the match by the 15th October, and clubs should plan their match programme to allow some time for rearranged matches. If the Clubs are still unable to re-arrange the match then it will remain abandoned and no points will be awarded to either side.
  9. No more than two temporary greens
  10. Players shall walk at all times unless prior permission for use of a buggy has been sought from the Committee which will only be granted on presentation of a certificate (see Committee Procedure G-6) signed by the player’s Club Secretary and Lady Captain
  11. Competitors may not engage a professional or assistant professional as a caddie (Rule 10.3 see also Committee Procedure H-1.2)
  12. Only Competition Handicaps will be acceptable.
  13. Distance Measuring Devices will be permitted

MIXED GREENSOMES

Cups: to be held by the winners for one year

Conditions of Play

  1. 18 holes stableford Each player required to take a minimum of six drives each.
  2. Handicap limit: gentlemen 20, ladies 30 (Members of CLCGA/CGU). Those players with handicaps above the limit but must play off 20/30.
  3. Numbers limited to 72 pairs
  4. Entry Fee (see individual posters): will not be refunded after closing date
  5. Ties will be decided on the last 9, 6, 3, 1 holes
  6. Cups will be awarded for the best stableford score and vouchers/prizes will be awarded for other places
  7. Players shall walk at all times unless prior permission for use of a buggy has been sought from the Committee which will only be granted on presentation of a certificate (see Committee Procedure G-6) signed by the player’s Club Secretary and Lady Captain
  8. Competitors may not engage a professional or assistant professional as a caddie (Rule 10.3 see also Committee Procedure H-1.2)
  9. Only Competition Handicaps will be acceptable.
  10. Distance Measuring Devices will be permitted
  11. Closing date (see individual poster)

COUNTY PRIZE

Each Club may nominate one competition each year for which the County will give a prize voucher of £15.  The handicap allowance to be 54.  Competition to be completed in time for voucher to be spent by 30 September each year.

This edition February 2019

Rule number changed to accommodate new 2019 Rules of Golf

Change to the format of the League Play off Trophy