Peover Golf Club, Plumley Moor Road, Lower Peover, Near Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9SE. Tel: 01565 723 337. Fax: 01565 723 311. Email: email@example.com
All players who enter a competition at Peover Golf Club agree to abide by the following rules.
Competitions are open to members with a current published handicap. Some competitions will have additional qualifying requirements, and these will be clearly indicated on the notice board.
Members without handicaps may play in competitions to get handicap qualifying cards, but will not be eligible to win prizes. Score cards to be marked "Handicap Qualifying".
Junior members may enter competition but will only be eligible to win a prize if playing off the white tees and having paid a full competition fee. Junior members wishing to gain competition experience may do so playing off the red tees, but will not be eligible to win prizes and no competition fee will be required. All junior members must mark both the competition entry sheet and the score card for the round "JNR".
2. Competition Entry Sheets
Competition entry sheets will be posted on Thursday, 9 to 10 days in advance, and entry will be closed:
- Thursday 5pm. For Saturday Competition
- Friday 5pm. For Sunday Competition
Where possible please try to make up a team where there is an available slot.
3. Unavailability for Play
If a member cannot play in a competition they must:
- Inform the player(s) they are playing with
- Inform reception of their unavailability.
Failure to do so will result in the following:
- Ban from the next Medal
- Second offence, Banned for 3 Medal Competition
4. Entry Fees
Entry fees for competition will be noted on the entry sheets, and must be paid before play commences. Failure to do this will result in disqualification from the competition.
5. Start Time
Players must Tee-off at their stipulated time (i.e. not early or late). To facilitate this, players must arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to Tee-off, and be ready for Tee-off 5 minutes before their Tee time. Failure to do so will result in the following:
- Medal. 2 point penalty
- Matchplay, loss of hole
- Stableford, loss of 2 points
Failure to arrive for start times will result in a warning being issued. Further offences will result in disqualification from the next Medal.
6. General & Local Rules
General and Local rules apply to all competition. It is the responsibility of every player to obtain a copy, and understand the rules - copies available from reception. Local rules are published on the card, and additional local rules may be published on the notice board - players should check the notice board periodically for changes to local rules.
If in doubt or if a ruling is needed, contact a member of the Competitions and Handicaps committee.
It is the player's responsibility to check the handicap list before each competition and to ensure that he applies the correct handicap. During the summer season handicaps may change weekly, so don't assume what your handicap is.
If a player uses a higher handicap than he is entitled to, he will be disqualified. Using t lower handicap will not cause disqualification, but will result in the player getting less shots than he is entitled to.
8. Score Cards
It is the player's responsibility to sign and hand in all cards, including Nil Returns. Cards not signed or filled in correctly will lead to disqualification. The following information must be filled in on the card, or it will be disqualified:
- Competition name and date
- Players' name(s)
- Gross score for each hole
- Players and markers signatures.
Cards must be filled in as per the sample score cards displayed on the notice board.
9. Slow Play
Beware of slow play; keep up with the group in front, keep ahead of the group behind and wave players through rather than delaying their game. Consistent slow play will result in players being banned from the next Medal. If you hit a ball, which may be lost (i.e. in the rough) or out of bounds you must play a provisional ball. If the 1st ball is not found within 5 minutes then it must be declared lost and the provisional ball played (stroke and distance apply). (Note that, if the 1st ball is found, and it is not out of bounds, it is "in play", and the provisional ball cannot be played under any circumstances, even if the 1st ball is in an unplayable lie.)
If one player's ball is hard to find, then all the group should not immediately join the search. The others in the group should play their shots one at a time, so allowing a maximum of 2/3 players to look for the lost ball.
Consider your club selection and next shot while others take their own shots, not when it becomes your turn to play. Mark cards on the next tee, not on the green, but not when it is your tee shot; wait until after.
10. Bad Weather
Unless informed by the club that the course is closed, players must turn up for the Tee-off time. Failure to do so will result in Rule 3 applying.
If the weather is bad, it is the player's responsibility to check that the course is open - ring the club to check. if no one is there an answer message will be available.
11. Prize Giving
Prize giving's will be held periodically, and will be advertised in advance on the notice board and in "Peover Eye". It is the responsibility of prize winners to make sure that they:
- Turn up to collect their prize
- Arrange for someone else to collect the prize on their behalf, or
- Tender their apologies to the Captain, in advance, if unable to manage the above.
Failure to follow these rules (i.e. not turning up & not notifying the Captain) will result in Prizes being forfeited.
PEOVER GOLF CLUB is an EGU affiliated club, and handicaps are administered in accordance with the CONGU rules.
Handicaps may be gained either by submitting a current (less than 6 months old) handicap certificate from an EGU affiliated Club, or by putting in three cards marked and signed by another member with a current handicap.
Handicaps are maintained using the Club2000 software, which automatically adjusts handicaps after every qualifying competition. In addition, the handicap committee will periodically review handicaps, taking into account all performances, and makes general play adjustments as necessary. A major review of all handicaps will be carried out at the end of each season.
It is the player's responsibility to check the handicap list before each competition and to ensure that he applies the correct handicap. If a player uses a higher handicap than he is entitled to, he will be disqualified. Using a lower handicap will not cause disqualification, but will result in the player getting less shots than he is entitled to.
Any member who feels that their handicap is incorrect may request a review by the handicap Committee. Such requests must be submitted, in writing to the Chairman of the Competitions and Handicaps committee.
Players who are members of more than one Club must nominate of the clubs to be their home club for the purposes of handicapping. All the other clubs will treat the player as an away member.
In order that handicaps are properly maintained, away players must inform the handicap secretary of their home club every time they play in a handicap qualifying competition at another club. The handicap secretary will require to know gross score, competition standard scratch, and any handicap adjustments resulting from the competition.
Players must also inform the handicap secretary of the away clubs whenever their home club changes their player's handicap.
Failure to follow these procedures may render the player's handicap invalid, and bar him from entering competitions. Away members for PEOVER GOLF CLUB are indicated on the master handicap list.
Away members for PEOVER GOLF CLUB are indicated on the master handicap list.
Chairman, Handicaps and Competition Committee