Whittlebury Park Members Golf Club

 

Competition Committee 2017-2018

Paul Wikeley - Handicap Secretary / Competition Secretary

Rob Watson - Past Captain 2012-13

Philip Bearman - Vice Captain

Roy Marriott

KERRY SUMNER - Head of Ladies Competition Committee

 

Ladies Competition Committee 2017-2018

KERRY SUMNER - Head of Ladies Competition Committee

CHRISTINE COLES

TRACEY HEAVEY

 

Complaints about Gentlemen’s and/or Mixed Competitions

Any member who wishes to lodge a complaint regarding any incident which takes place during a competition, should do so:

(i) In writing on the day and passed to any member of the Competition Committee or placed in the Gentlemen’s Competition Box

(ii) Or by e-mail to any member of the Competition Committee within 72 hours

(iii) Or by text to any member of the Competition Committee within 72 hours

Complaints about Ladies Competitions

Any member who wishes to lodge a complaint regarding any incident which takes place during a competition, should do so:

(i) In writing on the day and passed to any member of the Ladies Competition Committee

(ii) Or by e-mail to any member of the Ladies Competition Committee within 72 hours

 

Conditions of the Competition

Under Rule 6.6b, the competitor should return the Score Card to the Gentlemen’s Competition Box in the Caddy Masters Conservatory as soon as possible.

Rules of Golf Appendix I Part C Conditions of the Competition

Under Rule 33.1, any further or overriding conditions under which a competition is to be played will be established on the Start Sheet.

2. Caddie (Note to Rule 6-4) Rule 6-4 permits a player to use a caddie, provided he has only one caddie at any one time.

3. Pace of Play (Note 2 to Rule 6-7) To help prevent slow play, the Committee establishes that players should complete a stipulated round in four (4) hours.

4. Suspension of Play Due to a Dangerous Situation (Note to Rule 6-8b) As there have been many deaths and injuries from lightning on golf courses, all clubs and sponsors of golf competitions are urged to take precautions for the protection of persons against lightning. Attention is called to Rules 6-8 and 33-2d. When play is suspended by the Committee for a dangerous situation, if the players in a match or group are between the play of two holes, they must not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If they are in the process of playing a hole, they must discontinue play immediately and not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If a player fails to discontinue play immediately, he is disqualified, unless circumstances warrant waiving the penalty as provided in Rule 33-7. 

The signal for suspending play due to a dangerous situation will be a prolonged note of the siren.

All players MUST return to The Atrium.

5. Practice Practice is only permitted on those areas designated for that purpose - the Wedgewood (WHITE) course, the practice range, practice bunkers and practice greens. On any day of a stroke play competition, the unused loop of nine (9) holes on the main course is considered to be part of the competition course.

8.Transportation Players must not ride on any form of transportation during a stipulated round unless authorised by the Committee.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION:

Match play – At the conclusion of the hole at which the breach is discovered, the state of the match is adjusted by deducting one hole for each hole at which a breach occurred; maximum deduction per round – Two holes.

Stroke play – Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round – Four strokes (two strokes at each of the first two holes at which any breach occurred).

Match play or stroke play – If a breach is discovered between the play of two holes, it is deemed to have been discovered during play of the next hole, and the penalty must be applied accordingly.

Bogey and par competitions – See Note 1 to Rule 32-1a.

Stableford competitions – See Note 1 to Rule 32-1b.

*Use of any unauthorised form of transportation must be discontinued immediately upon discovery that a breach has occurred. Otherwise, the player is disqualified.

10. How to Decide Ties Rules of Golf Appendix I Part C 10 followed as R&A recommends.

11. Draw for Match Play The General Numerical Draw is followed when matches are determined by a qualifying round

Gentlemen’s and/or Mixed Competitions

Tee times are not drawn and are usually booked using the Player Entry computer or on the internet – www.whittleburygolf.com. Tee times can be changed up to 7.30am on the day of the competition. The Competition Committee has a “zero-tolerance” approach to “No Shows” (i.e. not deleting their booking up to 7.30am on the day of the competition).

No Shows

On the morning of a competition, the MasterScoreboard “Forthcoming Competitions” and Player Entry “Book a Future Competition” are normally closed shortly before the first tee time. After this time, the player can avoid a No Show by telephoning the Caddy Masters Conservatory. The player may "roll-up."

One (1) "free" No Show.

On second (2nd) No Show, the player is banned for two (2) Qualifying Competitions.

On third (3rd) No Show, the player is banned for a further three (3) Qualifying Competitions.

On fourth (4th) No Show, the player is banned for a further four (4) Qualifying Competitions.

Et cetera. No Shows will be removed on a rolling year cycle.

"Roll-up"

"Roll-ups" are allowed but have been undocumented to date. If a player has not booked into a competition, a player may "roll-up" on the morning of the competition and report - in person - to the member of staff in the Caddy Masters Conservatory. If there are spaces, the member of staff will allocate the player the next available tee time. The player may not request a preferred tee time or request a tee time over the telephone beforehand.

"Pace of Play"

"Pace of Play" will be assessed using the Player Entry system - within any one competition, the majority of groups, as recorded on the Player Entry system, will define the benchmark "Pace of Play". This allows for the local conditions of that given competition on the day. Should any one group be "out of step" with this benchmark "Pace of Play" (and not allow other group(s) play through), that one group will be given one (1) "Pace of Play" warning.

For all competitions except the BRUTON PLATE Mens Winter League, Turkey Trot, EASTER TROPHY and THE REG LOOMES TROPHY – THE RYDER CUP, the £3.00 entry fee is divided into:

£1.00 Members Fund

£1.50 prizes of which:

75p (50%) Winner (1st)

45p (30%) Runner-Up (2nd)

30p (20%) Third (3rd)

                        (Divisional competitions are divided equally into four (4) parts - three (3) parts for the three (3) divisions and one (1) part for Overall Winner (1st) / Overall Runner-Up (2nd) / Lowest Gross [paid as if placed Overall Third (3rd) i.e. 30p (20%) ] )

50p Gentlemen with a Two or better - Gentlemen Hole in One will receive a prize of half (50%) of the Two or better pot - reducing the pot for those gentlemen with two's.

For the BRUTON PLATE Mens Winter League, EASTER TROPHY and THE REG LOOMES TROPHY – THE RYDER CUP, the entry fee (minus £1.00 Members Fund per player) is awarded back in prizes established on the Start Sheet for each competition.

For the Turkey Trot, the entry fee is awarded back in prizes established on the Start Sheet for each competition.

Ladies Competitions

Tee times and playing partners are booked using the Player Entry computer or on the internet – www.whittleburygolf.com. The Start Sheet will appear on the website. Any lady wishing to withdraw from the competition should remove her name from the Start Sheet. Most Tee times can be changed up to the day prior to the competition. The Competition Committee has a “zero-tolerance” approach to “No Shows” (i.e. not deleting their booking up to the day prior to the competition or informing a member of the Ladies Competition Committee & their playing partners).

For all competitions except the Coronation Foursomes, Australian Spoons and PING Women's Four Ball Better Ball Tournament, the £2.50 entry fee is divided into:

£1.00 Members Fund

£1.50 prizes of which:

75p (50%) Winner (1st)

45p (30%) Runner-Up (2nd)

30p (20%) Third (3rd)

For the Coronation Foursomes, Australian Spoons and PING Women's Four Ball Better Ball Tournament, the entry fee is also divided as above, but is increased by the fee payable to Ladies Golf Union, England Golf and England Golf respectively.


CONGU® Unified Handicapping System 2016-2018

8. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PLAYER

The UHS is based on the premise that a player will endeavour to make the best score he can at each hole in every qualifying round he plays and will report all such rounds for handicap purposes.

Any player who fails to carry out any of the responsibilities imposed by the UHS is not entitled to a CONGU® Handicap.

The player must:

8.6 Before commencing play on the day of a Qualifying Competition ensure that his entry has been registered in the competition record, manually or by computer in the manner required by the club or committee in charge of the competition. A player who fails to enter a Qualifying Competition in the required manner is deemed to have neither a score for the competition nor a score for handicap purposes.

8.8 Ensure that all competition cards in Qualifying Competitions, whether or not complete, are returned to the organising committee, and make such computer entries as may be required – see Decisions, Dec.1(m) [Competition conditions that apply solely to the UHS] and Dec.1(n) [Failure to comply with a competition condition requiring entry by applying a swipe card to a computer terminal].

Note: It is expected that every player who enters a Qualifying Competition intends to complete the round.

18. COMPETITION SCRATCH SCORE

18.11 When a club runs a single competition using more than one set of tees over the same course (e.g. mixed or single gender events as detailed in Appendix O) it is recommended that, whenever practicable, a Single CSS Adjustment is calculated and applied to the SSS’s of the relevant sets of tees (Appendix B Clauses 2.1 to 2.4).

Appendix O - EVENTS IN WHICH COMPETITORS PLAY FROM DIFFERENT SETS OF TEES

In virtually all cases, the different sets of tees will have been allocated different Standard Scratch Scores by the Unions.

In order to maintain equity in determining the prize winners in these competitions the Playing Handicaps of some of the competitors may require to be adjusted to provide a Competition Handicap Allowance. In Qualifying Competitions any adjustment to generate the Competition Handicap Allowance must be applied for competition result purposes only, so that the competition retains its qualifying status. The adjusted Competition Handicap Allowance must not be used to establish the Competition Scratch Score or for the purpose of handicap alteration. Competitions in which competitors play from different tees in Qualifying Competitions may be in three formats – medal stroke play, Stableford and par/bogey.

1. Medal Stroke Play / Foursomes, Greensomes and other Team Competitions using Ladies Pars and Stroke Indexes

Course

Gentlemen Competitors play from these Tee Markers: YELLOW

Gentlemen Competitors play from these Tee Markers: White / BLACK

YELLOW+RED

Ladies handicaps increase by 4 strokes

Ladies handicaps increase by 2 strokes / 1 stroke

RED+BLUE

Ladies handicaps increase by 4 strokes

Ladies handicaps increase by 2 strokes

BLUE+YELLOW

Ladies handicaps increase by 4 strokes

Ladies handicaps increase by 3 strokes / 2 strokes

2. Stableford Competitions

3. Par/Bogey Competitions

Course

Gentlemen Competitors play from these Tee Markers: YELLOW

Gentlemen Competitors play from these Tee Markers: White / BLACK

YELLOW+RED

Ladies handicaps increase by 2 strokes

No adjustments / Gentlemen's handicaps increase by 1 stroke

RED+BLUE

Ladies handicaps increase by 2 strokes

No adjustments

BLUE+YELLOW

Ladies handicaps increase by 2 strokes

Ladies handicaps increase by 1 stroke / no adjustments

 

Competition Committee and Ladies Competition Committee