League Rules

Revised March 2024


1.      The league is to be split into 2 divisions of 6.

2.      Point scoring remains the same and the fixtures are to be home and away.

3.      Relegation and promotion of 2 teams each year.

4.      Each team will consist of 8 members.

5.      Competition is 4 ball better ball match play with a maximum league handicap of 20, players with a greater course handicap may play but they must play off 20. The individual competition handicap is calculated as follows 

·        establish individual course handicap using the new WHS index

·        reduce any excessive handicap to the maximum 20 Evening League rule

·        calculate shot difference off lowest handicap (they will play of scratch)

·        calculated 90% of shot difference for shots received by remaining competitors

6.      All competitors must hold a current handicap registered at the club they are representing.

7.      All competitors must be over 16 years of age. PGA assistant professional are not allowed to compete.

8.      Buggies are allowed with a medical certificate.

9.      Matches played as drawn.

10.    Matches can be played after Jamboree due to exceptional circumstances (weather etc) no later than Mid November. If cannot be played Then a 2/2 result or concession as per the rules.

11.    Played over normal matchplay 18 holes, the league score is the result of each individual game 1 point for a win ½ point for a draw.

12.    Team match result is the sum of the game scores. In the case of a forfeit match the result is 3 - nil.

13.    Full results to be communicated by the home team to the league secretary within 4 days.

14.    A fixture list will be produced and the home team must contact the visitors to arrange the match date before the end of the current year.

15.    All attempts must be made to play the match within two weeks of the previous years match, and confirmed dates updated on the web site.

16.    In the event of a tied league the winner shall be decided by

·         Considering the matches between the joint winners.

·         If no decision reached then Jamboree result included.

17.    A match may start with one player, the absent player may join at anytime without penalty.

18.    Home team collects all money for food on each visit.

·         Food - meal prices to be £12.50 

·         Each visiting club to let the host club know at least 48 hours before hand if people are not staying for food. 

·         Captains to collect £100 levy, as they feel fit, to be given to the host of the Jamboree for a prize fund.  (£1 Jamboree Fund per match per golfer )

·         Meal to be of Breakfast / Ham Egg Chips Standard.

·         It is the home teams responsibility to ensure that adequate food is provided after the match to all participating players

19.    Practice rounds by arrangement, are not part of the competition and a guest green fee expected.

20.    Cup preliminary round - the four bottom teams from each league play a preliminary round.

21.    Cup first round - the four winners from the preliminary round join the two winners from each league in the previous year -  the losers plus the four losing teams from the qualifier go into the plate competition.

22.    Ties in cup/plate matches to be decided by last group playing sudden death but if unable to complete due to bad light, weather etc, then full replay to played at away teams’ venue.

23.    The Cup/Plate finals are to be played over two rounds home and away and if there is a draw the captains will agree on the number of holes to be played by the last group out, if there is a draw after these holes have been played the cup/plate will be shared.

24.    Annual Jamboree is to be rotated by mutual agreement.

·         Prize Fund contribution £100 per participating club.

·         Meal cost to be in line with normal match prices but quoted as part of the day’s invitation.