STOKE ROCHFORD GOLF CLUB
Gents Competitions and Rules
Handicapping Procedure &
Index Section 1 : Introduction page 4
1. Competitions 2. Entry Requirements 3. Competition Prizes
4. Handicap Procedure.
Section 2 : Competition Rules
2.1 Club Knockout Match Play Competitions pages 6-7 Victory Cup, Singles Match Play Championship Hibbert Smith Salver, Gents Foursomes Match Play Championship Ecob Trophy, Mixed Foursomes Match Play Championship Rhead Carlton Cup, Singles Scratch Match Play Championship
2.2 Club Individual Championships pages 8-9 Shelley Cups, Club Championship Millennium Trophy, Victor Ludorum 2.3 Club Trophy Competitions, Individual Stroke Play Competitions pages 10-11 Bland Cup
Bob Cullington Memorial Coronation Cup Discoll Sheppard Cup
Farmer and Stockbreeder Gann Cup Hamilton Cup MDJ Salver Middlemans Cup Pearce Pot
Pheasant Cup Presidents Shield Rickard Cup
Roberts Cup Senior Salver Wright Cup
Farmer and Stockbreeder Cup Jim Tear Memorial Trophy Gerald Morley Trophy - Past Captains
2.4 Club Competitions pages 12-13 Lifeboat Charity Competition Monthly Medals
Saturday Competitions Mid Week Competitions Extra Medal Bank Holiday Individual Stroke Play Competitions
2.5 Non-Qualifying Club Competitions pages 14-15
Club Teams End of Season Events. Captains Day Four-Ball, Foursome Club Competitions, Bank Holiday Mondays Peter Bloodworth Famous Grouse Jubilee Quaich
2.6 Mixed Club Competitions pages 16-17
Brashaw Cup Family Competition Carvath Cup Collingwood Cup
Index 2.7 Gents Winter Competition pages 17-19
2.8 Open Competitions pages 20-22 Gents Spring Open Gents Summer Open
Autumn Mixed Open Gents Invitation Open
Section 3 : Miscellaneous 3.0 Appendix A - Detailed Competition Rules pages 23-25
3.1 Course Scorecard page 26 3.2 Glossary page 27 3.3 Handicap and Competitions Committee page 27
For all queries relating to Handicap & Competitions, please contact : Handicap & Competition Chairman
Steve Cullington Telephone : 01400 231415 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Section 1 : Introduction
1. Competitions The clubs competitions consist mainly of two types:-
o Match Play Knock Outs running throughout the season.
o Stroke Play in the form of Medal, Stableford, Bogey/Par competitions on allocated dates.
On Bank Holidays other forms of competition will take place, e.g. Four-Ball Stableford, as decided by the Competition Committee. Open Competitions and Member Invitations when visitors from other clubs play are also included in the calendar. All Competitions will be run using the Rules of Golf, CONGU Unified Handicapping System
and Stoke Rochford Competition Rules (Appendix A).
2. Entry Requirements Commencing play in a competition is prohibited before 6.30am. Entry to competitions, except when
otherwise directed, is by signing in and paying the relevant entry fee at the Pro Shop before commencing play on the day of the competition.
Starters between 6.30am and 8am (the opening time of the Pros Shop) must leave their name and entry fee in the box outside the Gents Locker Room door. Competitors in Stroke Play competitions must have signed in at the Pros Shop and teed off by 6pm at weekends and Bank Holidays or by 7pm in the midweek Stableford Competitions. All competitors having completed their round must return their scorecard and enter their score into the
Touch Screen Computer situated inside the clubhouse on the bar area. This should be completed by 10pm at Weekends and Bank Holidays, and by 10.30pm in the midweek Stableford competitions. Scorecards should be deposited in the box near the clubhouse door. NO RETURNS should also be recorded in the same manner.
3. Competition Prizes Unless otherwise specified, competition prizes in the form of vouchers redeemable in the Professionals
Shop are presented at the Captains Presentation Evenings. These are normally on the first Friday of each
month, April to November. Any change to this day will be displayed on the board in the Foyer of the Clubhouse. A list of prizes to be presented at each Presentation Evening will be displayed on the notice board in the Gents Changing Room before each presentation. Apologies for non-attendance of prize winners should be tended to the Captain or Competition Chairman before the Presentation Evening. Vouchers not collected at
the specified Presentation Evening will be passed over to the next Presentation Evening and if not collected then will be handed to the Professionals Shop for placing against the members account.
4. Handicap Procedure. Competitions marked QC in the Fixture booklet are Qualifying Competitions for Handicapping purposes. Please note that Seniors Competitions, with the exception of the Senior Salver, are administered by the
Seniors' Section. Information about the Seniors Section can be obtained from the Seniors Secretary. Members Handicaps are maintained in accordance with the current issue of the CONGU Unified Handicapping Scheme using a computer running Club 2000 software (approved by England Golf). The clubs policy of adjustment is immediate.
At the close of a competition a members handicap is adjusted and any change to his playing handicap is
displayed on the notice board at the entrance to the Gents changing rooms. Check the computer on the bar area or the How Did I Do web site http://www.howdidido.com for latest exact handicap. General Play, Exceptional Score Reductions (ESR) and Annual Review of Handicaps are undertaken in accordance with Clause 23 (Review of Handicaps) and Appendix M of the CONGU-UHS. Signed Handicap Certificates can be obtained from the Handicap Chairman on request or from the
What is a Handicap?
A handicap is a system to enable golfers of all abilities to compete on an equal basis. Handicaps are divided into the following Categories:
o Category 1 Handicaps of 5.4 or less. o Category 2 Handicaps of 5.5 to 12.4 inclusive. o Category 3 Handicaps of 12.5 to 20.4 inclusive. o Category 4 Handicaps of 20.5 to 28 inclusive. o Category 5 Handicaps 28 to 36 inclusive (Ladies Only)
A players Exact Handicap is his handicap calculated in accordance with the provisions of the System to one decimal place. A players Playing Handicap is his Exact Handicap calculated to the nearest whole number (0.5 is rounded upwards).
Can I adjust my own handicap? Clause 20.11 of the CONGU UHS requires a player to reduce their handicap downwards if they have returned scores in qualifying events that has reduced their playing handicap. They must do this before they play in another qualifying competition or match play event. Failure to do so would result in the player being disqualified from the competition for playing from a higher handicap than which they are entitled. All
handicap increases can only be made by the players Home Club. Can my handicap lapse? If you are a member of a Club in England your handicap cannot lapse if you fail to submit a stipulated number of qualifying scores per year. All that is required to retain a handicap is that you continue playing membership of an affiliated Golf Club.
More Information Required ? Members who do not hold a handicap but wish to acquire one must submit at least three cards over 18 holes, each of which shall be countersigned by a responsible person acceptable to the Handicap Committee. Please ask in the Pro Shop for advice and assistance in obtaining a handicap or contact the Handicap Chairman, details on page 2.
Section 2 : Competition Rules
2.1 Club Knockout Match Play Competitions
Singles Match Play Championship
Eligibility Full Members (Ladies) Active Handicap limit 36 and (Gents) Active Handicap limit 28.
Format Match Play. Handicap allowance FULL difference.
Entry Enter in the Pro Shop in advance. Entry Fee 3.00. Draw made and displayed in the Ladies and Gents Locker Rooms.
Dates are set for when each round has to be played. Extensions to these dates can only be made with the approval of the Competition Chairman. Failure to play by the due date may lead to disqualification. Please see SRGC Competition Rules Nos: 9, 14, 19 and 20 (Appendix A).
Prizes Winner receives Cup and Voucher for 75. Runner-up Voucher for 40. Losing Semi-Finalists Voucher for 20 each. Presented at the Captains October Presentation Evening.
Hibbert Smith Salver
Gents Foursomes Match Play Championship
Eligibility Full Members (Gents) Active Handicap limit 28. Enter with partner in pairs.
Format Foursomes Match Play. Handicap allowance 1/2 combined difference.
Entry Enter in the Pro Shop in advance. Entry Fee 6.00 per pair.
Draw made and displayed in the Gents Locker Room. Dates are set for when each round has to be played. Extensions to these dates can only be made with the approval of the Competition Chairman. Failure to play by the due date may lead to disqualification. Please see SRGC Competition Rules Nos: 9, 19 and 20 (Appendix A).
Prizes Winners receive Cup and Vouch