WINTER FOURSOMES

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 foursomes 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 half of the difference between competing pairs’ combined handicaps. 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 pairing shall be the challengers and have the choice of course. They should contact their opponents 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 the challengers fail 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 challengers 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 any pairing is unable to fulfil the match obligations for any round, they must concede the match 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 challengers have the responsibility to ensure that the course is fit for play and must inform their opponents of any local rules. If the challengers’ course is closed on match day then play should switch to the opponents’ course if available on that day. If this is not possible, every effort should be made to rearrange the match within the deadline for that round.

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

5. Caddies

As defined in the “Rules of Golf”, caddies are permitted. However it is not allowed to have a professional or a paid caddy serve as your caddy.

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.