2017 Ladies and Mixed Knock out competitions

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Foursomes Knock out
Mixed Knock out
Burgoyne Knock out
Senior Ladies 9 Hole Knock out

Ladies Competition Rules

April 2017

GENERAL PRINCIPLES

Responsibility for running and overseeing all competitions rests with the Ladies Committee.
Details of forthcoming competitions, including rules, entry qualifications, fees, alternate day
arrangements etc will be displayed on the Competitions Notice Board where necessary.
Players must play off their current handicap at all times.
Handicap allowances will be as recommended by CONGU unless otherwise stated.
To be eligible for any prize, entrants must have a competition handicap. To qualify for the Club Trophy
competitions an annual fee must be paid (except for the Bunny, Elderflower Eclectic, Elsie Knopp and
Swatkins Trophies). There is no entry fee for the England Golf medals or 9-hole handicap qualifiers.
Competition entry fees must be received by the designated closing date otherwise the entry will be
deemed null and void.
Club competitions may be run in conjunction with another competition at the discretion of the Ladies’
Committee.
In club competitions if 2/3 of the playing field has completed their round, the competition stands. In
outside competitions (R&A, PING etc) if the whole field is unable to complete their round due to
unplayable course conditions, the competition will be rescheduled if possible.
The qualifying period for the medal/stableford trophies – 1 June in one year to 31 May of the following
year.
In competitions where two or more players are tied, the winner or the last qualifying place will be decided
using standard count back procedures laid down by CONGU unless otherwise stated.
In any nett competition the first prize shall be awarded to the best nett score. The best gross is then
determined from the remainder of the field. (except in the Redwood Trophy)
All matches and stroke play competitions to be a stipulated round of golf (see R&A Rules of Golf) which
must start on the 1st tee. Penalty for failure to observe this rule; disqualification.
In knockout competitions each round must be completed and the result posted by the date shown on the
draw sheet. No extensions will be considered. (unless course closures have been in place)
In foursomes, greensomes and four-ball competitions playing partners may not be changed once your
first round match has commenced.
Final rounds of the knockout competitions should be played on Club Finals Day or within 30 days of that
date.
A competition card may be marked by anyone acceptable to the committee.
LADIES MUST CONFIRM THEIR INTENTION TO ENTER A COMPETITION BY SIGNING UP IN THE
APPROPRIATE WAY (BOOK, SHEET OR COMPUTER).
HANDICAP DIVISIONS
England Golf Medals No handicap division – single field.
Cups/ Trophies Three divisions – Silver, Bronze A & Bronze B.
Silver: (0 – 20) Bronze A: (21 – 27) Bronze B: (28 – 36)

ENGLAND GOLF MEDAL COMPETITIONS
Between 4 – 24 England Golf medals will be played during the year from 1st January – 31st December.
Ladies with a competition and non-competition handicap are eligible to play in these competitions.
(Only players with competition handicaps may win the medal competition or an associated club
competition)
England Golf medals may be run in conjunction with a club medal.
The winner of each England Golf medal is the player with the best nett score.
The player who returns the lowest aggregate of four nett scores in England Golf Medal Competitions
from 1st January – 31st December is the overall winner at the club. The overall winner will receive a
memento from England Golf and is eligible to compete in an England Golf Regional Medal Final.
Further information can be found on the England Golf website www.englandgolf.org
CLUB MEDAL COMPETITIONS
CLUB STABLEFORD COMPETITIONS
The medal trophies are: The stableford trophies are:
The Holyoake Cup (Silver Division) The Blake Cup (Silver Division)
The Neligan Cup (Bronze A) The Bogey Cup (Bronze A)
The Phillips Plate (Bronze B) The Phillips Plate (Bronze B)
Ladies qualify to compete for the above trophies by being 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a qualifying medal or stableford
competition.
When one of these qualifying competitions falls on a weekend there will only be two divisions. Silver (0-
20) & Bronze (21-36), for prize vouchers, reflecting the lower number of players entering. However there
will still be three divisions for trophy qualification.
Details of the ladies who have qualified to play in the finals for the Cups and Trophies will be posted on
the Competition Notice Board. The finals of the three medal trophies will be played on a designated day,
specified by the Ladies Committee. The same applies to the finals of the three stableford trophies.
9-Hole Competitions
Up to 10, 9-hole competitions may be played during the year, this will be in accordance with CONGU
guidelines.
Club Championship & Joyce Haigh Qualifier
An 18-hole medal qualifying round for the Club Championship and Joyce Haigh Trophies will be held on
a designated Tuesday. Only players who wish to qualify for a place in the Club Championship or Joyce
Haigh competitions should play in the qualifying round.
The ladies returning the best eight gross scores will qualify for the Club Championship with the
remaining players qualifying for the Joyce Haigh Trophy.
Club Championship
Those qualifying in 1st to 8th position go forward to compete in a match play competition off scratch for
the trophy. The draw will be seeded. The final will be played over 36 holes on Club Finals Day, if
possible and will be refereed.
Joyce Haigh
Those not qualifying for the Club Championship position will go forward to compete in a match play
competition off scratch for the trophy. The draw will be seeded. The final will be played over 18 holes
on Club Finals Day, if possible and will be refereed.
Rose Bowl
The winner is the player with the best gross score in any medal round (except the Christmas medal)
played between 1 October of one year and 30 September of the following year. If there is no clear
winner after count back the trophy will be shared.
Vivienne Powis Trophy
The winner is the player with the best nett score in any medal round (except the Christmas medal)
played between 1 October of one year and 30 September of the following year. If there is no clear
winner after count back the trophy will be shared.
Burgoyne Cup
This is a match play knockout competition for handicaps 0-29. An unseeded draw will be made.
If possible the final will be played on Finals Day and be refereed. An entry fee is payable.
Bunny Trophy
This is a stableford competition for handicaps 28-36. An entry fee is payable.
Centenary Chalice Bowl
An 18-hole medal competition. The overall winner will receive the trophy and a voucher with vouchers
also being issued to the winners of the remaining divisions. In the event of a tie after count back the
trophy will be shared.
Redwood Trophy
A 36-hole medal competition. The winner is the player with the lowest nett score. In the event of a tie
there will be a play off over 18 holes, stroke play. This will be played within 30 days of the competition
date. In the event of a further tie the winner will be decided by sudden death stroke play, where shots will
be taken according to the ladies stroke index. A gross prize is also awarded and if tied the prize will be
shared. The same person may win both the nett and gross prizes. An entry fee is payable.
Marjorie Rodger Trophy
The winner is the player who has reduced her handicap by the greatest number of shots; 1 October of
one year to 30 September of the following year. The trophy is shared in the event of a tie.
President’s Salver
This is an 18-hole medal competition. In the event of a tie after count back the trophy will be shared. The
Ladies’ President donates prizes at her discretion. This is not a qualifying competition for trophies.
Jarvis Cup (Jessup Cup)
This is a stableford competition. In the event of a tie after count back the trophy will be shared. The
trophy is normally presented by Mrs Barbara Jarvis. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Swatkins Trophy (12-hole Competition)
This is a stableford competition played over 12 holes which all ladies of 60 years or over (on day of
competition) with a CONGU handicap are eligible to play. Holes 1 to 10 and 17 & 18 to be played
consecutively with priority given on the tee to those competing. In the event of a tie after count back the
trophy will be shared. An entry fee is payable.
Elsie Knopp Seniors Trophy
All ladies of 65 years or over on the day of the competition with a competition handicap are eligible to
play. This is a 9-hole stableford competition off full handicap. If played with a monthly stableford, the
first nine holes will count for the Elsie Knopp Competition. In the event of a tie after count back the
trophy will be shared. A silver photograph frame, retained for one year, will be awarded to the winner.
Senior Ladies 9-Hole Knockout
This is a match play knockout for ladies who are 70 years or over. An un-seeded draw will be made.
An entry fee is payable.

Winter League (1st October – 29th February)
This is a 9-hole 4 ball better ball stableford with full handicap allowance run over the winter months.
Players must sign the Winter League book before playing. One scorecard may be submitted per month.
The winners will be the pair with the highest total of 3 scorecards added together. Detailed rules are in
the Winter League book. An entry fee is payable.
Winter Order of Merit (1st November – 31st March)
This is a 9-hole stableford played twice a month with full handicap allowance. Points are awarded
according to the top 10 positions and accumulated over the winter period. The winner is the player with
the most points awarded from their 6 best positions achieved. Detailed rules are in the Winter Order of
Merit book. An entry fee is payable.
Ann Menzies Trophy
This is a fun competition played in spring. Format to be decided by Lady Captain.
Putting Cup
This competition is to be played on Lady Captain’s Day on the practice putting green, the number of
holes and format to be decided by Lady Captain.
Past Captain’s Putter
An 18-hole stableford competition, played off full handicap, open to all Past Lady Captains.
Winter/Summer Eclectics (1st October - 31st March / 1st April - 30th September )
The object of the competition is to obtain the lowest aggregate score over 18 holes. Players must sign
the eclectic book before playing and state which entry number they are playing. Please note Eclectic
cards MUST NOT be taken out in match play, better-ball or team competitions. Detailed rules are in the
eclectic folder. An entry fee is payable.
Winter/Summer Elderflower Eclectics (1st October - 31st March / 1st April - 30th September )
This is a 9-hole eclectic for ladies who are 70 years or over. You may only enter either the 9-hole
eclectics or the 18-hole eclectics, you may not enter both. An entry fee is payable.
Birdie Tree
This competition is open to players with handicaps 0-15 and 16-24. In each sub division the winner is the
player achieving the most birdies (or better) during the qualifying period; 1st March to 31st October. Only
birdies recorded in designated (club handicap qualifying) competitions may be recorded. Detailed rules
are in the birdie folder. An entry fee is payable.
Par Bar
This competition is open to players with handicaps 25-36. The winner is the player achieving the most
pars (or better) in the qualifying period; 1st March to 31st October. Only pars recorded in designated (club
handicap qualifying) competitions may be recorded. Detailed rules are in the par bar folder. An entry fee
is payable.
Foursomes Knockout
A foursomes match play competition. Handicap allowance is half the combined aggregate for each pair.
An unseeded draw is made. The final will be played over 18 holes on Club Finals Day, if possible and
will be refereed. An entry fee is payable. The winners will be entered into the Daily Mail Foursomes
Knockout Competition as the representatives for Droitwich Golf Club. In the event of the winning pair
being unable to compete, the opportunity will be offered to the runners up. If the second pair is unable to
represent the Club the Ladies Competition Committee will review the results of the knockout rounds and
make a recommendation to the Ladies Committee.
Christmas Medal
A medal round with prizes for all three divisions. This is not a qualifying competition for the trophies.
An entry fee is payable.
Christmas Competition
A 9-hole shotgun competition. Arrangements to be decided by the Lady Captain and Vice Captain.
England Golf / PING Competition
This competition will be run according to the rules set down by the sponsors. The score of the winning
club pair will be entered on a national leader board and they may be selected to represent the Club in
the National Grand Final or Plate Final. An entry fee is payable.
England Golf Australian Spoons
Foursomes stableford competition for handicaps 15-36, where the qualifying round(s) shall be
determined by the Ladies Committee. England Golf provide the guidelines for running this competition.
The winners may qualify to play in a Regional Final. An entry fee is payable.
Coronation Foursomes
A foursomes stableford competition played according to rules set down by the R&A. The winners may
qualify to play in a Regional Final. An entry fee is payable.
National Golf Club Challenge
This is an 18-hole stableford competition played in conjunction with a club competition according to the
rules set down by the sponsors. The top 5 scores are entered and may qualify for the final at Turnberry.
An entry fee is payable, which is donated to the charity On Course Foundation.
The Charles Heeley Challenge Bowl
This is an 18-hole competition, which may be played in conjunction with a club competition according to
the rules defined by the organising committee. An entry fee is payable, which is donated to the charity
nominated by the club hosting the final.
Macmillan Cancer Relief
This is a stableford competition where an entry fee is payable to the charity.
Golf Foundation
This is a medal competition, which may be played in conjunction with an England Golf medal.
An entry fee is payable.
Ladies’ Invitation
A club member invites a guest from another club to play in a competition decided by the Ladies
Committee. The Ladies Competition Committee is responsible for overseeing the running of this
competition.
Ladies’ Opens
The format for these competitions will be determined by the Ladies Committee. The Ladies Competition
Committee is responsible for overseeing the running of these competitions.
Other competitions may be run throughout the year as decided by the Ladies Committee, e.g. Iron and
Wooden Lady competitions. Details will be displayed on the Competitions Notice Board.

RULES FOR MIXED COMPETITIONS

APRIL 2017

GENERAL PRINCIPLES

The responsibility for running and overseeing all mixed competitions
rests with the Ladies Committee. Details of forthcoming competitions,
including rules, entry qualifications, fees etc. will be displayed on the
Mixed Notice Board where necessary.
Players must have a current, competitive handicap for all competitions (except Family Foursomes which allows juniors with 36+ handicaps to play).
Players must play off their current handicap at all times.
Handicap allowances will be in accordance with current CONGU guidelines.
Junior members are eligible to play in mixed events provided they meet the
handicap or other requirements specified.
Competition entry fees must be received in full by the designated date or the
entry will be null and void..
A partnership consists of a male and a female player (except the Family
Foursomes).
Partners may be substituted prior to the first round of a knockout competition; the Ladies Committee should be informed prior to play. Substitutions are not permitted in subsequent rounds under any circumstances.
All matches and stroke play competitions must be a stipulated round of golf
(see R&A Rules of Golf) which must start on the 1st tee. Penalty for failure to observe this rule; disqualification of all players.
The Ladies Scorecard (Par & Stroke Index) is to be used in all mixed
competitions.
In the event of a tie in a stroke play competition the result will be determined
by count back; last 9,6,3,1 holes, then examination of the front 9,6,3,1 holes if necessary.
In any nett competition the first prize shall be awarded to the best nett score.
The best gross is then determined from the remainder of the field.
Knockout rounds must be completed and the result posted by the closing date for each round. No extensions will be considered. (unless course closures have been in place)

Mixed Knockout Competition

Full (7 day) members and juniors are eligible to play provided they meet the handicap requirements at the time of entry to the competition.
Handicap limit for men and junior boys; 28. Limit for ladies and junior girls; 36.
A list will be posted on the mixed board and an entry fee is payable.
A draw will be made for the first round matches.
All players are equally responsible for contacting their opponents and arranging the match. Flexibility in agreeing match dates is expected.
The competition is a foursomes match play competition over 18 holes.
The handicap allowance is ½ the difference between the aggregate handicaps of each side.
Men/junior boys play from the white tees. Ladies/junior girls play from the red tees.
In the event of the match being halved after 18 holes, the match should continue to a “sudden death” conclusion with shots being given again at the relevant holes.
The final should be played on Club Finals Day or within 30 days of that date and will be refereed.
Prizes are awarded to the winners and runners-up.
Prizes for the winners are presented at the Club Prize Giving in December (refer to Club Diary).

The Madden Cup
All members and juniors are eligible to play provided they meet the handicap requirement at the time of entry to the competition.
Handicap limit for men and junior boys; 28. Limit for ladies and junior girls; 36.
A list will be posted on the mixed board and an entry fee is payable.
This is a foursomes medal competition.
The handicap allowance is ½ the combined handicaps of the players in each pair.
Men and junior boys play from the white tees on the ODD HOLE NUMBERS.
Ladies and junior girls play from the red tees on the EVEN HOLE NUMBERS.
The Madden Cup and vouchers are awarded on the day of the competition.

Family Foursomes
All members and junior members are eligible to enter.
No handicap limit.
A list will be posted on the mixed board and an entry fee is payable.
Partnerships may be mixed or single sex; husband & wife / partner, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and any child for whom the adult is a bona fide guardian.
Men play from the white tees. Junior boys with handicaps 0-28 also use white tees.
Junior boys with handicaps 29-36 play from the yellow tees.
Ladies and junior girls play from the red tees.
Juniors with 36+ handicaps (approved by our Junior Chairman/Junior Girls
Organiser) will play from the blue tees.
The competition is a foursomes stableford stroke play round.
Handicap allowance is ½ the combined handicaps of the pair.
Either member of the pair may choose to drive at the first hole.
The cup and vouchers are awarded on the day of the competition.

The Harry Whitehouse Cup
Open, mixed competition, four ball better ball stableford.
Handicap limit of 28 for Men and 36 for Ladies.
An entry fee is payable.
Handicap allowance is 90%
Men and junior boys play from the white tees.
Ladies and junior girls play from the red tees.
The Harry Whitehouse Cup and vouchers are awarded following conclusion of the
results.

Ladies v Gentlemen Match
Open to all full (7 day) members and junior members.
No handicap limit and no entry fee.
Greensomes match play competition.
Handicap allowances of 0.6 x lower and 0.4 x higher handicap.
Gentlemen play from the white tees and ladies from the red.
The ladies receive additional “bisques” (shots) to be used before teeing off on the next hole. The maximum permitted is four, see notes;
Match drawn; no change to number of bisques.
Match lost by ladies; additional bisque awarded for the following year.
Match won by the ladies; a bisque is deducted for the following year.

Ladies v Seniors Match
Open to all ladies, junior girls and senior men.
No handicap limit and no entry fee.
Greensomes match play competition with CONGU handicap allowances;
(0.6 x lower + 0.4 x higher handicap).
The seniors play from the white tees and the ladies from the red tees.
Lunch follows the match.
Two fixtures each year with a maximum of 12 individual matches.
The first fixture of the year will be organised by the captain of the seniors section and the second by the captain of the ladies section.

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