COMPETITION FORMATS

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FOREWORD

This folder has been put together to help members and guests understand the rules and formats in place, to ensure the smooth implementation of competitions within the Gents section of Belton Woods GC.

All information contained within the folder will be subject to change on the recommendation and acceptance of the Gents committee and Belton Woods GC.

CONTENTS

THE COMMITTEE ETIQUETTE COMPETITION RULES

TROPHY COMPETITIONS AND FORMATS ENGLAND GOLF PACE OF PLAY GUIDELINES HANDICAP ALLOWANCE CHART

 

THE COMMITTEE 2022

Captain: Max Bates (Quorum)

Vice Captain: Andy Williams (Quorum)

Secretary: Tony Hills (Quorum)

Competition & Handicap Secretary: Bruce Foster (Quorum)

Treasurer: Tony Stapleton

Press Officer: TBA

 

ETIQUETTE

The committee run the competition side of the club on a day-to-day basis for the benefit of other members and guests. We aim to conduct ourselves in a manner that befits our position and the best interests of the club.

It is therefore our request that all members and guests show equal amounts of respect to the committee and each other whilst on and off the golf course. Please be polite and helpful and play by the rules of golf.

Please avoid slow play and be aware of things going on around you. Please repair your pitch marks and replace your divots. Take care with your trolleys and when driving a buggy, proceed following greenkeepers guidelines near the greens. Please look after the course as much as you can, to maximise the enjoyment for everyone. Please adhere to the above and help the greenkeepers so that they have more time to carry out essential course maintenance.

 

Many thanks The Committee

STANDARD STROKEPLAY / STABLEFORD COMPETITIONS

Qualifying competitions should be played from the white tees on both courses during the summer. During the winter months the yellow tees on the Lakes course should be used, weather permitting. During the winter, qualifying competitions are to be played on the lakes course only, using the yellow tee markers.

The new World Handicap System (WHS) is now in force. Below is how a player should calculate their Course Handicap (CH). Once this is calculated they should then calculate their Playing Handicap (PH) which will be dependent on the tee and type of competition being played.

Course Handicap Calculation
handicap Allowances

The types of competition and numbers of players will dictate the allowance from the table above.

MASH UP

2-3-4 Man team BB Stableford/Medal format using an 85% of playing handicap allowance from the designated tees. Scoring on each hole can be anything from 2 to 4 scores to count on each hole. The BB score for each hole should be marked on the card in the correct column.

TEXAS SCRAMBLE

2 players or 3- man team competition using the allowance in the table above. For a 2-man team the allowance would be 35%low/15% high. For a 3-player team CONGU recommends 30%/20%/10%. Each team member must use 6 or 9 drives each. On each hole all players tee off from the designated tee box and choose the best drive. Once the best drive has been decided e.g. player A, player A then marks a spot a cards width from his ball and plays the 2nd shot (from where his ball is). Players B / C then play from within a card’s width of player A’s original spot. If on the fairway the ball can be placed, if in the rough then the ball will be dropped. This process is continued up to and on the green with the best shot being chosen on each subsequent shot. N.B if a players drive /shot has been chosen and that player forgets to mark the position of his ball before playing his next shot then that is the shot that counts, the same rule applies on the green. When marking the card, the score for each hole should go in the column of the player whose drive was selected. This ensures each player has used the correct number of drives and is easily identifiable.

WALTZ

3 Man team BB Stableford/Medal format using an 85% of playing handicap allowance played from the designated tees. Scoring on each subsequent hole e.g. 1-2-3, 1-2-3, as the name suggests. The BB score for each hole should be marked on the card in the correct column.

TROPHY COMPETITIONS AND FORMATS

Throughout the year we play for various trophy’s, cup’s, and silverware with the hope and belief that

one day we might be victorious and see our name on the trophy winner’s board.

Due to the prestige and history that is attached to some of the trophy’s, there are certain requirements that must be met to be eligible to win. Anyone can enter but they must adhere to the rules and guidelines of the competition on the day.

To win any non-trophy competition, you must have a WHS Handicap Index handicap. Any trophy, shield, or silverware competition in the Gents section of BWGC require players to have played three qualifying competitions be that medal, stableford or trophy competition. The three qualifiers must be within a rolling year from the time the competition was last played. For any mixed competitions men must adhere to the Gents competition procedures above.

It is the players responsibility to ensure they have the required number of qualifying competitions. If anyone is unsure of the number of qualifiers they have played, details can be obtained through the

Competition Secretary. In Summer and Winter knockout matches it is the responsibility of the top team or player in the draw to contact their opponents (within 7 days of the draw being published), to arrange to play the matches before the play by date.

Matches are to be played by the play by date. Neither a team or player can advance to the next round of the competition, unless the match has been played on, or before that date. The only exception to this is, if either a team or player can show evidence that they have made all efforts to arrange to play the match prior to the play by date and the other team or player has been un co- operative. Then, the committee will decide how the draw progresses.

KIRK GIBB

A Three-man team stableford competition that counts the best two scores on each hole. To be played on the designated course from the white tees using an 85% playing handicap allowance.

KINNERSLEY CUP: MAX H/CAP 18

An individual stableford competition played on the designated course from the white tees using a handicap index of 18 as per the competition allowance. (Players with a higher handicap than 18 can still enter the competition but must play off a max handicap of 18)

MYLES FOSTER TROPHY: MAX H/CAP 18

An individual stableford competition played on the designated course from the white tees using a handicap index of 18 as per the competition allowance. (Players with a higher handicap than 18 can still enter the competition but must play off a max handicap of 18)

MIKE FISHER MEMORIAL: MAX H/CAP 18

An individual stroke-play competition played on the designated course from the white tees using a handicap index of 18 as per the competition allowance. (Players with a higher handicap than 18 can still enter the competition but must play off a max handicap of 18)

TONY ROBERTS: MAX H/CAP 18

An Individual stroke-play competition played on the designated course from the white tees using a handicap index of 18 as per the competition allowance. (Players with a higher handicap than 18 can still enter the competition but must play off a max handicap of 18)

CHANDLERS CUP: MAX H/CAP 18

An Individual stroke-play competition played on the designated course from the white tees using a handicap index of 18 as per the competition allowance. (Players with a higher handicap than 18 can still enter the competition but must play off a max handicap of 18)

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP: MAX H/CAP 28

An Individual two-day best gross/net stroke-play competition played over both the Woods course on the Saturday and the Lakes course on the Sunday from the white tees using a handicap index of 28 as per the competition allowance.

(Players with a higher handicap than 28 can still enter the competition but must play off a max handicap of 28).

This is a two-day competition and entry fees for both days are to be paid on the Saturday when booking in.

CONSTRUCTION 2000 PAIRS: MAX H/CAP 28-36

A BB stableford any combination pairs competition. Played on the designated course from the white and red tees using an 85% of playing handicap allowance and own stroke indexes. (Players with a higher handicap than 28 – 36 can still enter the competition but must play off a max handicap of 28 – 36)Ladies will receive an additional either a 2 or 2.4 allowance for the difference in the course rating.

NOTTS PROPERTY BOWL: MAX H/CAP 28

An individual stableford competition played on the designated course from the white tees using a handicap index of 28 as per the competition allowance. (Players with a higher handicap than 28 can still enter the competition but must play off a max handicap of 28)

HASTINGS SHIELD: MAX H/CAP 28

A BB stroke-play pairs competition played on the designated course from the white tees using an 85% of playing handicap allowance. (Players with a higher handicap than 28 can still enter the competition but must play off a max handicap of 28)

CAPTAIN – VICE CAPTAIN CUPS

A summertime Individual stroke-play knockout competition using match-play rules. Players receive full playing handicap difference from the lowest handicapped player who plays off scratch. (0)

E.G: Player A is off 8, Player B is off 15, (15 – 8 = 7) so player B receives 7 shots. Note: When entering the competition the maximum handicap index for entry will be set and at no point during the competition will the player receive or play off more than that maximum.

 SECRETARY’S CUP

A Summertime pairs Greensomes competition played on the designated course off the yellow tees using a handicap allowance of 60% of the high handicap + 40% of the lower handicap to give the combined total. Players both tee off on each hole, pick the best drive and play alternate shots until completion of the hole.

PERRIN SALVER

A summertime pairs Greensomes competition for first round losers of the Secretary’s cup. Played on the designated course off the yellow tees using a handicap allowance 60% of the high handicap + 40% of the lower handicap to give the combined total. Players both tee off on each hole, pick the best drive and play alternate shots until completion of the hole.

WINTER LEAGUE DIVISION 1 AND 2

A winter pairs competition comprising of two divisions based on a combined handicap.

Nine rounds are played from the yellow tees (weather permitting) consisting of three rounds each of BB Stableford, BB Medal, and others to be decided, using a 85% of playing handicap allowance. Points are awarded based on how you finish as follows

1st 30pts – 2nd 25pts – 3rd – 20pts – 4th 18pts – 5 – 16pts

6th – 14pts 7th – 12pts – 8th – 10pts all other pairs are awarded 5pts.

The best six scores of each pair are counted and the top eight pairs from each division go through to a match-play knockout stage. The top of the league in each division, will play the eighth place of the league in the same division, the second in the league the seventh place, the third will play the third from bottom and the fourth will play the fourth from bottom in the first round of knockout matches. Winners from the knockout stages of the two divisions receive a Divisional Trophy and meet in the Grand Final with a chance of becoming Winter League Champions. Winners of the Winter League grand final receive the Winter League Trophy. The winners of the Winter League also go through to represent the club in the Daily Mail Foursomes.

 

GOLFER OF THE YEAR

This is a league based on net results. There are 15 events throughout the year to qualify for points. Points are awarded for each event, points are 20,18,16, and so on down to 6 , all entrants will receive a minimum of 5 points.

League to be published after each event and no additional entry fee. Winner will be decided on the most points awarded taking the best 10 results from the 15 competitions for each player. In the event of a draw then the committee will decide the winner and ultimately the Captain. These are the designated events for 2022:

April    10        Men’s Medal

May     15        Men’s Stableford

May     22        Myles Foster Trophy

June     5          Kinnersley Cup Stableford

June     19        Mike Fisher Memorial

June     26        Men’s Stableford

July      3          Men’s Stableford

July      23        Men’s Club Championship Rd I

July      24        Men’s Club Championship Rd II

July      31        Men’s Stableford

August 7          Tony Roberts Trophy – Medal

August 14        Men’s Medal

August 21        BWGC Rose Bowl

August 28        Chandlers Cup – Medal

October           2          Men’s Medal

 

SCRATCH KNOCKOUT CUP

Eligibility:  Gents Members with a WHS Handicap

Qualification:

Selection is automatic after playing a monthly medal, nominated by the Competition Secretary. For the inaugural year (2022) the top 16 gross scores will be selected and in subsequent years the top 15 gross scores and the holder of the Scratch KO Cup from the previous year will be entered into the knockout element of the competition.  If a player wishes to opt out then the next player on the list in gross order will be invited.   

Format: Scratch Match Play.  Players are drawn based on seeding in Exact Handicap Index order (e.g. lowest HI – Seed 1 will play HI – seed 16 and so forth).  The competition will be displayed on the Club Website, via Club V1 notifications and on the Gents Notice Board.

No additional entry fee is charged.

Dates are set for when each round must be played, extensions can only be granted by Competition Secretary in exceptional circumstances. Failure to play by the due date may result in one or both players being disqualified. In the event that a match is all square after 18 holes, sudden death is played from the 1st Tee!

Winner receives Cup & Voucher for £30.

Runner Up Voucher £15.