HOLE AND HOLE

CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION

1. Eligibility

Amateur playing members of ELLCGA, holding a CONGU Competition Handicap, are eligible to enter this competition.

2. Format

There is no entry fee for this competition.

Each round will be on a knock-out basis decided over 18 holes singles match-play, off handicaps current at time of play. If the match is tied after 18 holes, play continues from the 1st tee until a hole is won on a “sudden death” basis, strokes being taken as in a full round.

3. Stroke Allowance

This will be full handicap difference. It is the players’ responsibility to check respective handicaps and the shot allowance prior to teeing off.

4. Arranging a Match

The draw will be published on the Association website prior to the start of the 1st round. The final day for playing each round will be a Sunday.

The first-named is the challenger and has the choice of course. She should contact her opponent as soon as possible and offer 3 dates, one of which must be a weekend and the dates must not all be in the same week. If a challenger fails to offer 3 dates the challenged will proceed to the next round. In the spirit of the game it would also be acceptable for the challenged to contact the challenger in the absence of a challenge at the beginning of the period allocated for that round.

If opponents cannot agree on a match date within the time for a round to be played, this will normally result in both parties being disqualified from the competition.

If a player is unable to fulfil the match obligations for any round, the match must be conceded as soon as the question of unavailability arises.

No extensions of time will be given except in the event of course closures. The amended date will be advised by the Committee Member responsible for the competition.

The challenger has the responsibility to ensure that the course is fit for play and must inform her opponent of any local rules. If the challenger’s course is closed on match day, and a future alternative date cannot be agreed within the time limits of the round, then play may switch to the opponent’s course, if available on the day, in order to get the tie played.

In any disputes, the decision of the Committee is final.

5. Caddies

As defined in the “Rules of Golf”, caddies are permitted.

6. Distance Measuring Devices

A player may obtain distance information using a device that measures distance only. If a player uses a device that is designed to measure gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc, the player is in breach of Rule 14-3 for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.

7. Results

Winners of each tie must notify the Committee Member in charge of the competition as soon as possible after completion of the tie.