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             PLAYING RULES / FORMATS / HANDICAPS

 

MEDAL:

All Individual Medals  will be played off FULL Handicap

 

 

STABLEFORD:

All Stablefords will be played off FULL Handicap

 

 

BOGEY:

Will be played off ¾ of Full Handicap

 

 

DOUBLES:

Will be played off 3/8 of Combined Handicaps

 

 

MATCHPLAY:

Will be played off Full  difference between players handicaps

 

 

FOURBALL SHIELD:

Dependent on entries will be either be

 

Morning Medal Qualifier with the best 4 NETT scores going

 

Forward to the Afternoon Fourball

 

Or

 

Will be played as a Foursomes competition in the Morning &

 

A Fourball competition in the Afternoon. The overall winners

 

Being the Pair who record the Lowest total score over 36 holes

 

 

 

TEAM SELECTION:

In the event of a selection process being required for any

 

Match,This selection will be made by the Captain, Match Secretary & Chairman

 

 

 

SWEEPSTAKES:

Whenever practical 2 divisions will operate at ALL

 

Individual Fixtures.

 

The split for these divisions will be approximately half way

 

Between the players handicaps competing in the fixture

 

For ALL Individual Medal Competitions a Best Gross prize

 

Will be paid

 

The allocation of Sweepstakes & Management of Divisions

 

Will be at the Sole Discretion of the Handicap Committee

 

 

HANDICAPS:

 

On joining the Society a Players Club Handicap will be the starting point for his Society Handicap.

On joining the Society a player who is not in receipt of a Club Handicap will have a Handicap allocated at the time his application for society membership is accepted.

All Handicaps will be managed by the Handicap Committee, which will comprise of 3 members of the General Committee.

There will be NO Capping limit applied to members who are in receipt of a Club Handicap.Society Handicaps are to be treated totally separate to Club Handicaps

 

In Accordance with Rule 16 Handicaps will be Categorized as follows

 

 

 

ADD

DEDUCT FOR EACH SHOT BELOW S.S.S.

CAT 1

0 5

0.1

0.1

CAT 2

6 12

0.1

0.2

CAT 3

13 20

0.1

0.3

CAT 4

21 - 28

0.1

0.4

 

At each Individual Fixture Standard Scratch Score will be calculated by taking the Average Score of the Top 25% of returned cards. Handicaps will then be cut using that Standard Scratch Score in accordance with the above table.

 

In addition to that cut, the Winner of any Individual Competition whose Handicap is 14 or greater will be cut by 2 shots.below 14 any individual winner will be cut by 1 shot

 

If  Any Player returns a score with a Nett Differential of 3 shots or more above the Standard Scratch score then his Handicap will be increased in accordance with the above table.

 

If a Player plays below his PLAYING handicap then his EXACT Handicap is reduced by an amount per stroke that he was below his PLAYING Handicap the amount of deduction per stroke being determined by his Handicap Category.

 

When a Players Handicap is to be Reduced so that it goes from a Higher Category to a Lower Category, it shall be reduced at the rate appropriate to the Higher Category only so far as it brings his Playing Handicap into the Lower Category.The balance of the reduction shall be at the rate appropriate to the Lower Category.

 

 

For winning The Pairs,The Fourball Shield and The George Booth Memorial competitions there will be a CUT of 1 x the players Handicap Category.

 

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