Local Rules

Local Rules  - Score Card (October 2019)

 

Out of Bounds (Rule 18); the boundary of the course is defined by white stakes.

A ball is out of bounds if the whole of it comes to rest outside the boundary. The boundary edge is defined by the line between the course-side points of the stakes at ground level and the stakes themselves are out of bounds.

In the event of doubt as to whether a ball is beyond the said defined boundary, PLAYERS SHOULD PLAY A PROVISIONAL BALL.

 

Obstructions (Rule 16); All fixed artificial objects including surfaced paths, huts, staked and plastic or wire protected trees, tee markers, tee signs/boards, winter tee frames and all fairway yardage marker discs are immovable obstructions. Free relief under Rule 16 applies. Note: winter tee mats are deemed to be ‘in play’.

 

All stakes defining Penalty Areas and Distance Marker Posts, are moveable obstructions.  Rule 15.2a applies.

 

Ground under Repair (GUR) (Rule 16). Areas deemed GUR are defined by a complete or intermittent white line encircling the area. If a player’s ball lies within the defined area, or the area defined interferes with the player’s stance or swing, relief MAY be taken under Rule 16, except that relief MUST be taken from any prohibited area so marked by the Greens staff.

 

NO PLAY ZONES. Conservation and wildlife areas marked by blue posts and/or lines are No Play Zones from which access is prohibited. Free relief MUST be taken in accordance with Rule 16.1f.

 

Fixed Sprinklers (Rule 16). These are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be taken under Rule 16.1b. In addition, if a ball lies in the general area and an immovable obstruction which is within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball, intervenes on the line of play, the player may also take relief under Rule 16.1b. There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.

 

Temporary Local Rules. It is every player’s responsibility to determine whether any additional Temporary Local Rules are in effect prior to commencing play. These will be posted in the Locker Rooms, Professional shop and the glass case adjacent to the Ladies’ locker room.

 

Yardage Posts at 200, 150 and 100 yards, yellow and red fairway yardage discs are all measured to the middle of the green’.

 

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Club Rules and Policies Governing Trophies and Competitions

 

1. MAJOR COMPETITIONS

It is a condition for all Major Club Competitions that, to be eligible to win these competitions, any player must be a full playing member and hold a Competition Handicap, (c).

Unless a Competition Handicap is held members are not allowed entry into any club Major Competition, but may enter any qualifying stroke play event running alongside the major competition of the day.

Once new full playing members have completed 3 cards (completed rounds) their non-Competition Handicap will be amended to a Competition Handicap allowing entry into any remaining Major Competition.

Players who do not fulfil these conditions cannot enter Club Knock-out competitions.

In the event of a tie

  1. The winner of one of the Club’s Major Competitions will always be decided by a play-off under the original competition conditions, and off their current handicap. This play-off will also decide the runner-up. In normal circumstances the players involved in the play-off will arrange a mutually convenient date for the play-off on or before the date set by the Committee. It may, however, sometimes be necessary for the Committee to stipulate a specific date for the play-off and its decision in such matters will be final. In the event of a tie in any such play-off the result shall be decided on Count Back (see Rules for Count Back).
  2. If a Major Stroke-Play competition is abandoned another date will be arranged, if possible, and all members with a current handicap will be eligible.
  3. In the event of a tie for runner up, which was not part of a tie for the winner, the decision will be on Count Back (see Rules for Count Back).

Thursday, Saturday Medals Finals and Stableford Finals will be decided on Count Back as are the Monthly Medals and Stablefords throughout the year

In all stroke play competitions, if play is suspended due to bad weather, the competition will be abandoned if play cannot recommence within one hour. If 75% of competitors have completed their round then the result at that time will stand.

75% is the recommended number but the Committee might decide to change this after considering all circumstances on the day and their decision is final.

The following competitions are Major Competitions:

  • Maple Leaf Plaque
    • Better Ball Medal over 18 holes. Choose own partners. Handicap limit 24. Played off 90% handicap.
  • Richmond Rabbits Cup
    • Medal over 18 holes. Handicap limits 21 to 28 inclusive.
  • Bishop Cup
    • Stableford over 18 holes. Handicap limit 18
  • Sands Cup
    • Medal over 18 holes. Restricted to male members aged 60 and over on the day of play.
  • Radcliffe Vase
    • Medal over 18 holes. Handicap limit 24
  • RAF Syerston Cup
    • Bogey over 18 holes
  • Elwin Cup
    • Medal over 36 holes. Handicap limit 18.
    • In the event of a tie the winner will be settled by a play-off over 18 holes. Should the competition be abandoned for any reason the result will be decided on the first 18 holes or the first 27 holes depending on how many holes have been completed by all entrants.
  • RAF Newton Cup
    • Better ball stableford over 18 holes. Draw for partners. Handicap limit 24. Played off 90% handicap.
  • President’s Putter
    • Medal over 18 holes.
  • Hibberson Trophy
    • Medal over 18 holes. Age limit 18 years and over on the day of play.

 

2.  MAJOR COMPETITIONS PROCEEDING TO KNOCK OUT STAGES

With the exception of the Scratch Match Play Championship in which the leading qualifier becomes the Club Champion and is awarded the Scratch Cup, these competitions have no intermediate winner and are required to produce a nominated field for match play. The leading two qualifiers will receive a prize voucher. In the case that the Major Competition is played alongside a qualifying stroke play event, the prize voucher will be paid out as part of the stroke play event.

Ties to determine match play contestants will be decided on Count Back (see Rules for Count Back).

Scratch Cup (Club Champion)

Medal off scratch over 36 holes. 8 qualify for the Scratch Matchplay Championship. Entry limited to single figure handicaps at the time of entry.

In the event of a tie the winner will be settled by a play-off over 18 holes. Should the competition be abandoned for any reason the result will be decided on the first 18 holes or the first 27 holes depending on how many holes have been completed by all entrants.

Scratch Matchplay Championship

Matchplay over 18 holes. Final over 36 holes.

Smith Cup

Medal over 18 holes. 16 qualify for matchplay over 18 holes. Final over 36 holes. Handicap limit 20.

Club Foursomes

Foursomes medal over 18 holes. 16 qualify for matchplay over 18 holes. Final over 36 holes. Handicap limit 24. Choose own partners. Handicap allowance ½ full difference.

Robert Rhodes Bowl

Medal over 18 holes. 32 qualify for matchplay over 18 holes. Final over 36 holes. Qualifier and matchplay are played from the yellow stones.

 

3. MONTHLY MEDAL AND MEDAL FINALS

Monthly Thursday and Saturday Medals will be decided on count back to determine winners of

Scratch

Division 1                    0 to 12

Division 2                    13 to 18

Division 3                    19 to 28

The best scratch plus the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and ties in the 3 divisions in each medal will qualify for the Medal Finals. All medal finals will be played over 18 holes.

Those members having qualified for the Thursday and/or Saturday medal finals via division 1, 2 and 3 are eligible to win the Scratch Final played on the day should they record the lowest gross score from all competitors.

 

4. MONTHLY STABLEFORD AND STABLEFORD FINALS

Monthly Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Stablefords will be decided on count back to determine winners of

Division 1                    0 to 12

Division 2                    13 to 18

Division 3                    19 to 28

These competitions and trophies are Principal Club Competitions and the prize giving ceremony is at the Presentation Evening held in October. The exception is the Oliver Memorial Trophy which is presented on the day.

It is a condition for all Principal Competitions that, to be eligible to win these competitions, a member must be a full playing member and hold a Competition Handicap, (c).

In the event of a tie:

a)      The winner of one of the Principal Competitions, excluding the Oliver Memorial Trophy, will always be decided by a play-off under the original competition conditions, and off the player(s) current handicap(s). This play-off will also decide the runner-up. In normal circumstances the players involved in the play-offs will arrange a mutually convenient date for the play-off on or before the date set by the Committee. It may, however, sometimes be necessary for the Committee to stipulate a specific date for the play-off and its decision in such matters will be final. In the event of a tie in any such play-off the result shall be decided on Count Back (see Rules for Count Back).

b)      If a Principal stroke play competition is abandoned, another date will be arranged, if possible, and all members with a current handicap are eligible.

c)      In the event of a tie for runner-up, which was not part of a tie for the winner, the decision will be on Count Back (see Rules for Count Back)

Jubilee Cup

Stableford over 18 holes. Handicap limits, Gentlemen 28, Ladies 36. Ladies play off the Ladies card and men off the Men’s card.

Oliver Rose Bowl

Stableford over 18 holes. Handicap limits, Gentlemen 28, Ladies 36. Ladies play off the Ladies card and men off the Men’s card.

Oliver Memorial Trophy

Mixed Greensome Stableford over 18 holes. Handicap limits, Gentlemen 24, Ladies 36. Handicap allowance 7/16. Choose own partners. No courtesy shots are allowed. Competition played off the Men’s card.

In the event of a tie the winner will be decided on Count Back (see Rules for Count Back).

 

5. OTHER COMPETITIONS

 

E R Walker Trophy

Medal over 18 holes. Restricted to Past Captains. Conditions governed by Past Captains.

Captain v Vice Captain’s Mixed Match

Better ball Matchplay played off ¾ handicap. Ladies receive courtesy strokes reflecting the difference in Standard Scratch scores. Competition played off the Men’s card. Winning team is that which wins most matches. Organised by the Vice Captains.

 

6. JUNIOR COMPETITIONS

For junior competitions only, the divisions are:

Division 1                    0 to 28

Division 2                    29 to 54

For the purposes of the junior competitions set out below, handicaps will be a maximum of boys 28 and girls 36. Juniors with a higher handicap may still enter but will have to play off the maximum stated above. Juniors must also be aged under 18 on 1st January of the current year. The above is unless stipulated otherwise in the actual competition (e.g. Tiger Cub). All juniors can enter the competitions except the Tiger Cub but winners and runners-up must qualify under the criteria set out above.

 

Owen Trophy

Medal over 18 holes.

Tiger Cub Trophy

Novices Tombstone. Winner must be handicap 24 or above. Cannot be won twice.

Harold Roffe Trophy

The top 8 qualifiers from the June Medal will play in a Matchplay Knock out  to determine the winner. Final over 36 holes. Tied games to be decided by sudden death with strokes taken as the card.

Captain’s Putter

Bogey over 18 holes

B&B Trophy

Stableford over 18 holes.

Junior Trophy

Medal over 18 holes. The scratch winner is the Junior Champion

Ability Cup

Aggregate of the May, June, July Medals, the Owen trophy and the Junior Trophy; best 4 to count. 18 hole rounds.

Parents & Juniors

Singles Matchplay. Final played over 18 holes. Tied games to be decided by sudden death with strokes taken as the card.

Adult & Junior Knockout

Foursomes Matchplay. Final played over 18 holes. Tied games to be decided by sudden death with strokes taken as the card.

Junior Captain’s Day

Format to be decided by the Junior Captain.

Order of Merit

A season long points scoring system where points are awarded for participation and performance in all Junior activities. The Division 1 winner receives the “Faldo Tenner” and the Division 2 winner receives the “Faldo Fiver”.

  1. 1.      RULES FOR TIE-BREAKING BY COUNT BACK

Ties will be broken by Count Back as follows:

18 hole Competitions

Back 9 followed by Back 6, Back 3, Holes 4-9 inclusive, Holes 7-9 inc. and Hole 9.

36 Hole competitions

Second 18, then as above for 18 holes competitions, i.e Holes 28 – 36 inc, Holes 31 – 36 etc.

In Medal competitions, the appropriate handicap proportion of the allowed handicap will be applied, e.g. back 9 - ½ handicap; back 3 – 1/6 handicap will be deducted etc.     

In Stableford competitions handicaps will already have been applied.

In the event of a tie still remaining unbroken the decision will go to the lower exact handicap player. Should a tie still exist the winner will be decided by drawn lots.

  1. 2.      TIE BREAK CONDITIONS IN MATCHPLAY.                                                     

Other than in competitions defining sudden death as the means of resolving equality, match play ties after the prescribed number of holes will be decided in the following manner;

 

18 Hole Rounds or 36 Hole Rounds

By mutual agreement of the contestants to (a) continue to sudden death or (b) to replay at an agreed time. If the contestants are unable to decide by mutual agreement the decision (a) or (b) will be reached by drawing lots.

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