Gents Competition Rules

 

Entries for Competitions

 

Entries can be made via the touch screen, through HowDidiDo or by calling the Pro-Shop.  You may only enter your own name.

Entries can be made from 7:00am four weeks before the date of the competition until eight days before the date. A draw will then be made and posted on the notice board and online through HowDidiDo.

After the first draw has been made, additional entries/withdrawals can be done through the touchscreen, HowDidiDo or the Pro-Shop. The draw will close at 1200 the day before the competition.

Members included in the final draw that are unable to play, must notify the Professional shop that they are unable to play.

Competitors may play out with the drawn times with partners of their choice and must register on the touchscreen and in the Pro-Shop. Competitors may only play out with the drawn times with a fellow competitor playing in the same competition or another member, with a competition handicap, acting as a marker.

Competitors may play in two, three or four ball groups out with the drawn times.

 

Entry Procedure on the Day

 

All players must register in the Pro-Shop. Competition entry will be deducted from your card. Sweeps for handicap sections 12 & under, 13 & over, Twos and Nearest the Pins are voluntary and will be collected in the Professional Shop where all winnings will be placed on the customer accounts held with David Gemmell Custom Fitting and Coaching Academy. These monies can be exchanged for goods or lesson within the business of David Gemmell Custom Fitting and Coaching Academy.

Club vouchers may be allocated to your bar, Pro-shop or member’s bank account.

Please pick up your Scorecard from the Professional’s shop.

Players must return a scorecard in all circumstances, including no returns.  Your score must be entered on the touch screen and the completed scorecard returned to the Pro-Shop or placed in the appropriate box for returned scores. No Return cards should be placed in the nett 72 and over box.

If you are, for any reason, unable to record your score on the touchscreen, please note your scorecard to this effect.

Anyone who persistently fails to return their scorecard will be banned from playing in the next two Saturday Competitions.

 

Competition No Shows:

 

  • If a competition entrant finds that he cannot play at his allotted starting time, then he must notify the Pro-Shop accordingly before that time.
  • On the first occasion that an entrant fails to show at his allotted starting time without having previously notified the Professional’s Shop, a warning letter from the Match Convenor will be issued.
  • On subsequent occasions, the Competition Committee will impose a two competition ban unless mitigating circumstances can be presented.

 

Wednesday Flyers

 

On Wednesdays during May to September, when no other competitions or events are scheduled, a mixed medal will be played. A mixed medal is one in which both gents and ladies are competing for the same prizes. Players should play in their own groups and four ball games are permitted all day.

Junior members with a handicap of 12 or less can play in these medals and can only enter the 2’s sweep and the nearest the pin.

All players must register in the Pro-Shop. Competition entry will be deducted from your card. Sweeps for handicap sections 12 & under, 13 & over, Twos and Nearest the Pins are voluntary and will be collected in the Professional Shop where all winnings will be placed on the customer accounts held with David Gemmell Custom Fitting and Coaching Academy. These monies can be exchanged for goods or lesson within the business of David Gemmell Custom Fitting and Coaching Academy.

Club vouchers may be allocated to your bar, Pro-shop or member’s bank account.

Please pick up your Scorecard from the Professional’s shop.

Players must return a scorecard in all circumstances, including no returns.  Your score must be entered on the touch screen and the completed scorecard returned to the Pro-Shop or placed in the appropriate box for returned scores. No Return cards should be placed in the nett 72 and over box.

If you are, for any reason, unable to record your score on the touchscreen, please note your scorecard to this effect.

Anyone who persistently fails to return their scorecard will be banned from playing in the next two Saturday Competitions.

 

9 Hole Competitions

 

CONGU have continued with 9 hole medals to assist members who have difficulty meeting the obligation to play 3 medal rounds/find 18 holes too strenuous.  Play is over the first 9 holes only and scores must be recorded in Stableford points. 18 points will be awarded for the back nine whether these holes are played or not. Cards, when completed, should be returned in the normal manner. Players should play in their own groups and play from yellow tees (Gents) or red tees (Ladies).  Handicaps for 9 hole medals will be calculated by the Competition Committee. Strokes should be taken as per the card.

Note:  All competition entry fees and sweeps must be paid in the Professional Shop before play commences.

 

Match Play Competitions – Rules/Guidance

 

  1. The Challenger(s), shown on top, should contact opponent(s) as soon as possible but no later than 7 days after the expiry of the previous round.
  2. Three dates must be given, at least one of these must be a weekend day and the dates must not all fall within 7 days of each other.
  3. Where it is not possible to contact the opponent(s) a challenge may be made by entering three dates in the challenge book located beside the touch screen giving reasons why contact has not proved possible. This must be done within 14 days after the closing date of the previous round.
  4. Responsibility for confirming the date to be chosen to play then falls upon the opponent(s).
  5. If no challenge is made the opponent(s) may at their option assume the role of challenger(s), but they will as an alternative be entitled to claim the tie should they desire.
  6. The full handicap difference will apply in the singles and ½ the combined difference for the foursomes. Strokes to be taken as per the card and all ties to be played from medal tees.
  7. In the event of a halved match, players have the option of arranging a further match on a mutually agreed date prior to the expiry date of the round. Strokes to be based on handicaps at the date of (re)playing the tie.  The other option is “sudden death” over several holes mutually agreeable to both parties.
  8. In the event of extra holes, strokes apply as per the original round.
  9. Following the completion of a tie the winner(s) names should be put forward for the next round. When the closing date for playing the round has passed any blanks will be treated as a w/o and the challenger(s) eliminated unless there is a challenge marked in the challenge book, in which case the challenger(s) names(s) will be put forward.
  10. Any disputes should be referred to the Match Secretary. However, under no circumstances will any extension be granted.