North Devon Golf League - Rules

ASSOCIATION OF NORTH DEVON GOLF CLUBS

GENERAL RULES

 

All clubs who are members of the association are eligible for entry.

The league competition will be played in two leagues with the bottom two clubs from Division One being relegated at the expense of the top two clubs from Division Two at the end of the season.

The competition will be a six-man Stableford team event with a maximum handicap allowance of 20.  The best five scores will count towards the team total.  Players representing their clubs shall be of amateur status as defined by the Royal and Ancient Club of St Andrews and their club shall be their nominated home club for handicap purposes.  Players who join the club after the first event of the league been played may represent that club as long as they have not represented another club in the league.

Clubs are only permitted to field a maximum of 2 junior players and they are responsible for ensuring that the necessary parent/guardian consent forms are obtained.

League points are won on the position of each team were they finish on the day, with 1st place receiving 6 points, 2nd 5 points, 3rd 4 points, 4th 3 points, 5th 2 points and 6th 1 point.  In the event of a tie i.e. two teams been 1st on the day the points are shared from 1st and 2nd i.e. 5½ points each.

Each division fixture will incorporate an individual competition with the winner being the golfer with the highest individual Stableford score on the day.  All clubs will host a divisional fixture.  The individual winners from all the events will play for the champion of champion’s trophy on finals day.

The venue for finals day will be rotated with all clubs hosting (with exception of artisan clubs) in turn.  All clubs will contest for the team trophy, with the winners being the club with the highest number of Stableford points, all six players scores counting towards the team total.  There will also be an individual scratch and handicap competition based on the Stableford and Medal scores of each competitor.  Only players who have played in a league match during the year would be eligible to play on finals day.  But were clubs have problems on finals day finding 6 players who have represented the club in the league that year may select 2 players who have not played in a league event that year, club should only use this as a last resort.

All competitions throughout the year will be qualifying competitions, unless conditions dictate otherwise.

A subscription of £25 from all clubs is to be paid to association secretary in advance or at the spring meeting of the association each year.  Match fees will be agreed at the previous autumn meeting for the following year as will the arrangements for match fees.

A ball sweep will be open to all players on competition days, with monies being collected by the team captain and deposited with host club secretary prior to play commencing, the cost will be £2 for all players and this is compulsory.

The dress code both on the course and in the clubhouse will be that which is in force at the host club.  With all players expected to wear a jacket, collar and tie for the after match meal.

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE HOST CLUB

  • Confirm with the secretary of the association the tee times as soon as possible but no later than six weeks before the fixture: 01805 622229 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Also inform the secretary of any special instructions for the completing teams.
  • The host club organiser if responsible for:
  • Ensuring cards are made out for all players.
  • Having access to a computer for entering scores and calculating the SS for the day.
  • Arranging for tee reservations and a starter.  The starter should be made aware of any local rules in force on the day and be instructed to pass this information over to the players on the day.
  • Confirming the catering arrangements.
  • Collection of two’s sweep money from each team, and ensure that there have the golf balls for presentation at the end of the event.
  • Displaying the scores as they are made available.
  • Informing the association secretary of the result of the day no later the 24 hours after the event.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEAM MANAGERS/CAPTAINS

Team manager/captains are responsible for notifying the host club secretary of their team members and their current playing handicaps and CDH numbers at least four days before the league fixture on the entry form supplied by the association secretary.

Any changes to the team must be notified to the host club secretary/organiser ASAP.

Ball sweep monies should be deposited with host club secretary/organiser ASAP.

Ensure that the team members post their completed cards without undue delay with the host club secretary/organiser after completion of the round.  Nil returns should also be notified by return of the card.

 

THE SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION SHALL

Send to all clubs entry forms at the start of the season or as necessary.

Ensure that the host club has any support it may require.

On finals day ensure all trophies have been returned, engraved and arranged for the host club Captain or his representative to present to the winners at the end of the day.

Notify the press and clubs of the results as soon after the competitions as possible.

 

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All matches are to be played under the Devon County Golf Union “Palairet Memorial Trophy” rules except that the handicap limit is twenty four.

All disputes should be notified to the association secretary without delay.

All matches are to be played as foursomes and on a neutral course.

All matches are to be played to a finish unless the outcome of the whole match has already been decided.

Teams are made up of ten players with order of play determined by the lowest combined handicap teeing first.

Results should be sent to the association secretary by both team captains as soon as possible.

The draw for the competition will take place at the association spring meeting.

Results of each round and the venues for subsequent rounds will be notified by the association secretary to all clubs.

First round to be played by the end of May, second round by the end of June, third round by the end of July and the final by the end of August.  There will be no extensions to these dates.

The club hosting the final are required to provide a starter and a rules adjudicator for the match. 

 

THREE BALL TEAM EVENT

The club hosting the three ball team event shall inform all other clubs of the date and time of the event.

Each club may enter 1 or 2 three ball teams but multiple team entries are acceptable.

The teams should consist of members of each club who have made a significant contribution of help running the clubs teams in the past and present.

Each club should notify the hosting club of the teams who will be taking part in the event at least 4 days prior to the event.