Holtye Golf Club

Winter League Rules 2022 - 2023

Format of the Winter League will be Greensomes Matchplay as laid down on the starting sheets.

There will be two leagues on designated Sundays over the Autumn and Winter months.

Main Winter League Finals

The top two pairs from each league will qualify for a semi final place in the main Winter League competition.

Plate Finals

The 3rd and 4th placed pairs from each league will qualify for the semi finals of the Plate.

Each match will be played in accordance with the published itinerary.

Greensomes - Matchplay allowance: - CONGU Recommendations

In matchplay, CONGU’s recommendations for handicap are the full difference between ‘Greensomes Handicaps’

To calculate a Greensomes Handicap, CONGU recommends it should be 0.6 of the lower player’s handicap and 0.4 of the higher player’s. If both handicaps are equal, it should be half the combined total.

To calculate, please refer to the Handicap Table posted on the website and adjacent notice board.

Gentlemen play to a maximum handicap of 28.  Ladies to a maximum of 36. The players' handicap, as of 25th September 2022, will remain unchanged for the duration of the Winter League.

Matches will be played from the yellow tees for men and red tees for Ladies. Ladies will receive 2 additional shots (Max 36)

All matches are played over 18 holes. All matches must be played to the 18th green and the final score posted on the board on that day.  Results posted must contain the final score at the 18th.

In the event of a tie at the end of the league, the pair with the higher “Holes Up” will progress to the later stages.

Matches will be allotted Tee-Off times from 8:00 am on Sunday mornings.

All matches must be played on the designated date. Subs must be used if you are unable to play on the designated date

Two points are awarded for a win, and one point for a draw.

In the event of a tie or ties at the end of the leagues, after counting the number of points and “holes up”, qualification places will be decided by the pair with the most number of wins during the course of the league. If both pairs are still equal, qualification will be decided on the outcome of the match between the two. If still equal, lots will be drawn.

Any pair failing to meet their allotted Tee-Off time will be penalised 2 holes for lateness on the tee and will lose the match if they have not appeared 15 minutes after their Tee-Off time. The pair failing to turn up will lose the match and receive a score of 18 down. The winners of the match will be awarded the average winning score of the day of their league.

Substitutes will not be allowed in the knock out stages (i.e. semi finals / finals), but will be allowed during the league format. Substitutes must not come from the same league.

Replacement of competitors in the leagues due to unforeseen circumstances will be considered by the Golf Committee. A player being replaced will then be ineligible to participate in any way at all for the remainder of the competition.

If the course is closed on the day of the winter league, all matches will be awarded a draw – 1 point each.

If the course becomes unplayable due to adverse weather conditions during the course of the match (i.e. greens flooded), the competitors may jointly agree to abandon their match, Match drawn, 1 point each.

All queries / disputes relating to the competition must be referred to the Golf Committee, whose decision in all matters will be final and binding.

Steve Finch

Winter League Golf Organiser

September 2022

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