CLUB COMPETITION RULES
EXPLAINED
HANDICAPS, EVENTS & PRIZES
To be able to win a major event trophy and gain shop credit / prizes all players must have 10 or more playing scores in their world handicap system playing profile, either via medal, role up events or general play with another member/player with WHS status to mark and sign your card before entering into the WHS system. (3 of the 10 scores must be a sign up competition)
Each year all golfers must add at least 5 handicap qualifying scores within their WHS account to be able to win prize credit and major events. Please be aware this also includes team events where all players in the team must for-fill the above requirements in order for the whole team to win and or gain shop credit.

The playing record can be viewed on the My England Golf App or the IG booking APP. Please remember England Golf do recommend you enter as many social scores as you can, this can be done over 9 or 18 holes.

All players must have a 10 scores recorded even if you are a single figure handicapper or a high handicapper. We encourage all golfers that do not have 10 scores in the system to put in cards whenever you are playing socially, playing under the rules of golf. If you are entering a social score you must let the pro shop know before starting your round. A full playing record is 20 scores with your best 8 scores averaged out.

England Golf does not want to restrict anyone from playing this game we all love and have the privilege to play. The men’s Wednesday stablefords start at the beginning of the golf season in May. This is a handicap qualifying competition played from the white tees, you can play anytime during the day please just book tee times on the APP.

Competition Rules Explained

Stroke / Stablford Play Competitions
Full handicap allowance (Playing HCP 95%)

ALLEN CUP – Qualifier
Men Only 18 Hole Bogey Competition
Handicap PLAYING Limit 28

In this competition players play against the course. Better than par for the players is marked as +, equal to par as 0, and less than par as -. The winner is the competitor with the most +’s on his card. Ties are decided as usual by considering the scores for the back nine etc. Players must return a properly marked card with scores recorded for all holes other than when the nett score is more than par when a No Return (N/R) will be accepted.

ASHBURTON SHIELD
Men Only 18 Hole Stableford
Handicap PLAYING Limit 54

BEACON CUP (Men only)
2 Rounds of 18 holes on two different days.
Medal Handicap PLAYING limit 28

ALL COMPETITORS WILL BE EXPECTED TO ENTER AND COMPLETE BOTH ROUNDS REGARDLESS OF ANY POOR SCORES IN THE FIRST ROUND

As well as prizes for the overall winners there will also be prizes for the winners of each individual round.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Men only 36 hole medal
Handicap PLAYING limit 28

BOTH ROUNDS ARE HANDICAP QUALIFIERS
ALL COMPETITORS WILL BE EXPECTED TO ENTER AND COMPLETE BOTH ROUNDS REGARDLESS OF ANY POOR SCORES IN THE FIRST ROUND

The winner of the scratch competition will be declared the Club Champion. No player may win more than one prize, the scratch prizes taking precedence over handicap prizes. As well as prizes for the overall winners there will also be prizes for the winners of each individual round.

The Tony Sanderson Matchplay Trophy best nett score round 2

COURTNEY-LANE TROPHY (Men only)
18 Hole Medal – Handicap Limit 28

Qualifiers:
The Club Captain and the current trophy holder.
The first two from each division in any individual stroke competition
Qualifying competitions will close two weeks before the competition is held and subsequent qualifying competitions will count for the following years Courtney-Lane. Presented in 1969 by Father Courtney and C. A. Lane. Up until 1991 the competition was over 36 holes in one day. This has been reduced for various reasons to 18 holes in 1992

DAVE TREVARTHEN TROPHY (Men only)

Will be awarded to the player with the best Average Nett Differential over the season. The winner must have entered a minimum of 10 competitions before the closing date.Qualifying competitions will be those on or after the 1st January including any recorded Eclectic scores. The final qualifying competition will be as late as possible in the season but before the Annual Presentation Night.

W. DOVE HANDICAP CUP
Men only
Awarded to the member who achieves the greatest reduction in handicap over one season.

EDGECUMBE CUP
Men only Medal
Handicap PLAYING limit 28

E TROPHY
Ladies and Men18 Hole Medal
Ladies Max 36 men 28 playing HCP

TONY GEORGE MEMORIAL CUP
Men only Medal
Handicap PLAYING Limit 28

KEN HICKY ROSEBOWL
Men only Stableford
Handicap PLAYING limit 28

JUBILEE CUP
Ladies and Men any combination
18 Hole Greensomes Stableford
Play form own card
Handicap PLAYING Limit – Ladies 36, Men 24
Stroke Allowance 0.4 x highest + 0.6 x lowest

LAYWELL HOUSE CUP
Men only18 Hole 4BBB Satableford
Handicap PLAYING Limit 24
85 % Stroke Allowance

RONGEO CUP
Ladies and Men 18 Hole 3BBB Stableford – 2 scores to count
Played from own card
Handicap PLAYING Limit – Ladies 36 Men 24
A Team consists of 1 lady and 2 men

LESLEY WHEELER MEMORIAL CUP INVITATION
Ladies and Men 18 Holes 3BBB – 2 scores to count.
Played from own card
Handicap PLAYING Limit – Ladies 36 Men 24
A team consists of 1 Lady and 2 men

COLUMBIER JUG
6 Players from each section – Captains pick teams
Full hcp – Stableford – All scores added together

MATCHPLAY COMPETITIONS

MAHMOUD CUP
For Ladies and Men
18 Hole Matchplay Singles Knockout
Handicap Limit – Ladies 36
Men 22

Stroke allowance – Man v Man, full handicap difference
Lady v Lady, full handicap difference
Man v Lady, full difference plus 4 shots allowed to the Lady
(2 for SSS adjustment 2 for courtesy)
Men play off white tees, Ladies off red
Both use men’s card for par and stroke index

Each round must be played by the due date and no extension will be given for any reason other than course closure and then only at the discretion of the Rules Handicap and Competitions Subsidiary Committee.
It is the equal responsibility of both competitors to ensure that the match is played by the due date, but the responsibility for arranging the match lies with the first names. If the first names player has difficulty in contacting his/her opponent, then he/she should inform a member of the Rules Handicap and Competitions’ Subsidiary Committee as soon as possible and certainly well before the due date of play.

The winner is to record the result of the match on the competition sheet.
In the event of a tie after 18 holes, sudden death play-off applies commencing at the first hole. Any person not having paid their entry fee by the time of the draw WILL NOT BE ENTERED IN THE DRAW.

SUMMER FOURSOMES
For Men only – 18 hole Foursomes Matchplay knockout.
Handicap limit 22.
Stroke allowance, ½ of the difference between the combined handicaps.
Players take alternate shots and must drive alternately from the tee.
Play from white tees.

PEARSON CUP
For Men only 18 hole 4BBB Stableford
Handicap limit 24
Allowance 85%
A winter competition played off winter tees under winter rules.

PLAY SUSPENSION RULES (HOOTER/CLAXON) 

Please respect the following guidance:

• 1 LONG BLAST = PLAY SUSPENDED; POSITION OF BALL MUST BE MARKED (IF ON THE GREEN FINISH PLAYING THE HOLE)

• 2 LONG BLASTS = PLAY RESUMED

• 3 LONG BLASTS = COURSE CLOSED, COMPETITION OFF

IF THE COURSE IS CLOSED BEFORE THE START OF PLAY THE COMPETITION WILL BE DELAYED FOR 30 MINUTES. IF THE COMPETITION IS CANCELLED WE WILL RUN A PRO SHOP ROLL UP WHEN THE COURSE OPENS.