East Region Junior CMW Conditions Of The Competition
CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION
1. MATCH CONDITIONS
Squads shall consist of 8 players giving teams of 6 players and 2 reserves for each of the matches. It is recommended that all squad members play in at least one match.
Each County will play one match against each of the others. The format will be singles match-play with 1 point for a match win and 0.5 point for a half. No individual match to continue beyond the 18th hole. The Competition will be played off scratch and all matches will be played from the ELCGA tee markers. The team with the most points will be declared the winner.
In the event of a tie, the result will be on the number of games won. If still tied, the team with the greatest number of individual games won in matches played between the two tied teams will be deemed the winner.
Players must be junior members of the County Association that they are representing and be under the age of 18 years at 00.00 on 1 January 2017. All players must have a Competition Handicap.
3. THE BALL (Note to Rule 5-1)
The ball the player uses must be named on the current List of Conforming Golf Balls issued by the R&A - available on the R&A website - www.randa.org
Penalty for Breach of Condition - Disqualification
4. DRIVING CLUBS
Any driver the player carries must have a clubhead, identified by model and loft that is named on the current List of Conforming Driver Heads issued by the R&A. The List is available on the R&A website - www.randa.org.
Penalty for Breach of Condition – Disqualification
5. TIME OF STARTING (Note to Rule 6-3a)
The player must start at the time established by the Committee (Rule 6-3a). Penalties will be imposed for late arrival on the starting tee.
Trolley pullers, buggies and caddies are not allowed.
7. SUSPENSION OF PLAY DUE TO A DANGEROUS SITUATION (Rule 6-8b)
In the case of a Match being Abandoned – If it is impossible to continue due to time constraints, a minimum of 9 holes must have been played for a Result to be recorded. Any less than 9 holes and the match will be declared null and void. An overall result for the Teams will hopefully be achieved from the other matches being played – or, if necessary, by determining the number of holes won overall.
Thunderstorms – Advice for Safety on the Course
•DO stand away from your golf clubs and trolley
•DO NOT stand under any overhead power lines
•DO NOT shelter under trees or on any high ground
•DO NOT use a mobile telephone
•DO keep as low as possible and, if necessary, crouch down in the nearest bunker
•DO NOT put up an umbrella under any circumstances
8. PRACTICE (Note to Rule 7-1)
All recognised practice areas within the bounds of the course may be used by competitors for practice on any day of the competition.
9. ADVICE AND COMMUNICATION
Each County may nominate a single person each day to communicate with the players. Other than this individual, NO ADVICE may be given to players and NO ONE may act as a forecaddie. Parent, guardians and supporters are not permitted to walk on the fairways or to communicate with the competitors during a competition round. Failure to comply with this could result in a points deduction for that team.
The England Golf Anti-Doping Rules apply to all competitors in this Competition. Compliance is the responsibility of the competitors. The Anti-Doping Rules can be found on the England Golf website www.englandgolf.org
11. RETURNING OF MATCH RESULT
The match result is deemed to be officially returned to the Committee when the match result card has been received in the Junior Administration Office
12. WARM WEATHER
In the event of warm weather, make sure you are protected! We recommend making sure that you have a hat, suntan lotion and plenty of water.
13. RULES AND DISPUTES OF GOLF
In all matters, the decision of the Rules and Disputes Sub-Committee will be final.
The Sub-Committee will be composed of the Chief Referee, the Referee of the Day and the Junior Co-Ordinator