COMPETITION RULES

Any player with a CONGU handicap may enter a Club Competition, subject to age and gender restrictions

A player with an Inactive Handicap cannot win the Competition or the Club Sweep

All Competitors Must 'sign in', prior to commencement of play.

All scorecards - including "No Returns" - should be placed in the box provided, (after entering scores into the computer).

All Competitions start at Hole 1 and run consecutively to Hole 18 unless specifically approved by the Competitions Committee.

Club Trophy Competitions are usually played off full handicaps.

Match play stages of all Club Championships are restricted to Stocksfield “Home” players.

Optional sweeps are divided as follows: 51+ entries - 1st - 36%, 2nd - 28%, 3rd - 20%,  4th - 12%, 5th - 4%. 31-50 entries - 1st - 40%, 2nd - 30%, 3rd - 20%,  4th - 10% and up to 30 entries - 1st - 50%, 2nd - 33%, 3rd - 17%. Sweep money will be split equally on same scores.

Male Juniors with a handicap of 28 or under can play in the Men’s competitions accompanied by a Member over 18. Any sweeps won will be paid as vouchers.

Competition Scorecards must contain Name(s), Date, Competition name and Current Handicap(s), must be signed and countersigned - otherwise disqualification may ensue.

Additional rules may be posted from time to time.

 

HANDICAPS

To enter Club competitions, Members must have an Official CONGU Handicap. To obtain a first handicap, 3 scorecards - dated and signed by someone with an official handicap - must be submitted for assessment. The scorecards can be from any course with a SSS.

Members will be required to have at least 3 qualifying competition rounds per year to retain an Active Handicap. Competitions require an active handicap in order to win. To maintain an active handicap (or re-activate an inactive handicap) you must return three scores either from qualifying competitions or with supplementary cards off a measured course at your home club. Please see procedure regarding Supplementary cards in the notices section.

 

Handicaps are adjusted automatically when scores are entered into the computer.

General Play adjustments are assessed by a panel consisting of the Captain, Vice Captain, immediate Past Captain and the Handicap secretary. Note: Injury or medical conditions that are not permanent are not suitable reasons for a handicap lift. An annual revue of all players handicaps is carried out after the end of the season.

 

KNOCKOUTS

There are Four Knockout Competitions for Men:

          Cluny Cup                                             Handicaps – Up to 20

          Hamilton Cup                                       Handicaps - Up to 13

          Robson Cup                                          Handicaps - 14 to 28

          New Clubhouse Trophy - Pairs          Maximum handicap - 20

There is One Mixed Knockout Competition:

          Stobo & Miller Trophy                         Max H/C’s - Men 20, Ladies 30

There is One Knockout Competition for Seniors:

          Joe Rowell Trophy                               Seniors Handicaps - Full Allowance

There is One Knockout Competition for Juniors:

          Wren Trophy                                         Junior Handicaps - Full Allowance

 

To enter the Matchplay Competitions, see the notices on the respective notice boards and follow the instructions given. Note: An Active Handicap is required on the day of the draw. Cut-off dates WILL BE ENFORCED and are as posted on the notice boards

  

Use the touch screen in the bar to enter match result. Click on 'Choose Option' and then select 'Enter a Knock-out Result'. Select your name in the usual way and you will be presented with buttons for each of the matches you are entered in (you’ll also see your opponents name against each). Click on the one you are entering results for, select the Winner and select the score. Then click the Green Tick to confirm the result.

 

Fred Punshon Memorial Competition - Sunday League

Open to all categories. Consisting of over 20 Competitions.

 

Friendly Matches

Several annual friendly matches are arranged by each Section. All Members are encouraged to participate whenever possible. Advanced details are posted on respective Notice Boards.

 

General Information

Please refer to the Notice Boards, Website and Tee Booking Sytem during the year for alterations to fixtures, visitor bookings, tee reservations, etc. Visiting parties and Members playing social golf during the times permitted on Club Competition Saturdays are required to play in the same format as the Competition to avoid course congestion.

 

Work on Greens and Course

Dates for essential course work are shown in the club diary and are subject to weather conditions. This may interfere with Members’ golf, but disruption will always be kept to a minimum. As much notice as is possible will be given when other works are scheduled. Please respect the Greens Staff working on the Course and offer them maximum priority. Greens Staff have the authority to close the Course.

 

Course Reservations / Restrictions

Ladies - Wednesday Mornings -                   9.00am to 12.00 Noon.

Please Note: On Ladies’ Open Days, Invitation Days and Lady Captain’s Day, the tee shall remain the preserve of the Ladies until such time as the Lady Captain decides.

Senior Gents - Monday Mornings -              9.30am to 11.00am.

Gents - Saturday Competitions - 7.30am to 10.00am and 12.00 noon to 3.00pm.

Under18 Juniors are welcome to play golf on a Saturday within the following times: 

Juniors with handicaps of 28 or less can play in a Gents competition at any time when playing with an Adult competitor.

Juniors with a handicap of 28 or less can play Casual Golf between 10.00am and 12 noon and after 3 pm.

Any Junior can play Casual golf after 3.00pm.

 

Rules of Golf and General Courtesy

  • All Members should acquaint themselves with the general rules of golf and pay particular attention to etiquette, dress and sportsmanship. The object is to enjoy playing and help others to enjoy their game. Please encourage new starters.
  • Remember to give way to faster players or when a ball is not to be easily found.
  • Players playing a match should be given priority.
  • Club Captain has priority on the first tee at all times.
  • Remember and remind your playing partners to:
    • Smooth bunkers and leave rake in the bunker.
    • Replace and press down divots, even if they are not yours.
    • Lift and repair your own pitch marks on the green plus at least one other.