1. Eligibility

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

2. Method of Entry

Entry will be through the ELLCGA online booking system. The appropriate entry fee must be paid when making the booking.

3. Format

Summer Meeting – One qualifying round of stroke play

Autumn Meeting – One qualifying round of Stableford play

4. Starting Times and Groups

An e-mail confirmation of a player’s starting time will be sent to the player immediately after the booking and payment has been made. A full list of tee of times will be posted on the County website as soon as possible after the closing date is past. Play will be in either twos or threes depending upon course availability and the size of the field. The Committee reserve the right to amend a tee off time booked on line if necessary to make proper use of the times and avoid unnecessary gaps in the order of play. If a tee off time is changed the player will be notified. Players must start at the time established by the Committee. Starting times cannot be altered without the Committee’s authority. Rules 6-3a (If a player arrives at her starting point, ready to play, within 5 minutes after her starting time, the penalty for failing to start on time is 2 strokes at the first hole. Otherwise the penalty for breach of this rule is disqualification.) and 6-3b (A competitor must remain throughout the round in the group arranged by the Committee unless otherwise authorised by the Committee. Penalty for breach of this rule is disqualification.) apply. Players are expected to be at the tee 5 minutes prior to teeing off.

5. Transportation

Transportation policy. ELLCGA 2019 pages

ELLCGA transportation consent form 2019

6. Caddies

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

7. Distance Measuring Devices

A player may obtain distance information using a device that measures distance only. If during a stipulated round a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect her play (e.g. 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.

8. Suspension or Abandonment of Play

The Committee has the right to suspend or abandon play in the event that the course becomes unplayable or dangerous. If play is suspended Rule 6-8 will apply. Competitors will be notified on the day of the competition what signals will be used for suspension of play.

9. Disputes

In all disputes the Committee’s decision is final.