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Competition Rules – Gents & Juniors

Gentlemans' Competition Rules

July 2021

General Conditions of Play

  1. All competitions are limited to amateur players and are to be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf and the Local Rules of Middlesbrough Golf Club.
  2. All competitions are to be played from the white tee markers unless otherwise stated.
  3. No player is eligible to play in competitions unless:
    a. His annual playing subscription to the Club has been paid
    b. He has a handicap index (A player who does not fit the constraints of the competition may play in competitions but may not win, nor qualify for finals, nor claim prize money or vouchers.)
  4. Entrance fees and optional sweepstakes must be paid before commencing play. It is a player’s own responsibility to ensure that his entrance fee is paid, and his name is recorded on computer when requested.
    a)  Members entering competitions are making a commitment to play and a commitment to pay the designated competition fee and general sweep fee as defined under the ‘Entry and Sweeps’ section.
    b) Any member cancelling their commitment to play prior to 6pm on the day immediately before the day of the competition will not be charged for the competition or the sweep.  Cancellation after 6pm will result in the full competition fee and sweep being charged on completion of the competition unless the course is officially closed and or the competition cancelled.
  5. In Knockout Competitions, entrance fees must be paid before the closing dates for entries of the Competitions, unless being taken from members’ ‘gold’ cards.
  6. Competitors playing in a match play competition are not allowed to return cards in any other competition on the same day.
  7. Honour: In match play the honour on the first tee will be determined by lot e.g. the spinning of a coin, unless alternatives are agreed by all competitors in the match. In stroke play the honour will be determined by the order of the draw (i.e. start sheet).
  8. In Knockout Competitions if a competitor intends to have the use of a caddy, he must advise his opponent of that decision on, at the very latest, the day prior to the match.
  9. In Knockout Competitions it shall be the responsibility of both players and sets of players to make contact to arrange the playing of the match at, but not later than, 7 days prior to the closing date for the round.
  10. If no name or names appear on the competition sheet on the last date stated for playing the match, both players will be disqualified, subject to consideration of the circumstances by the Captain, Vice-Captain and members of the Competition/Handicap Team. Any such circumstances must be brought to the attention of a member of the Competition/Handicap Team by the player on the final day for playing a match.  Where neither of the players can contact a member of the Competition/Handicap Team on the final day, each must make this clear to a member of the Competition/Handicap Team beforehand.  All other disputes in competitions will be dealt with by the Captain or Captain’s Committee.
  11. On the day, or days, of any competition, other than match play, competitors may only practice on the recognised practice areas and the practice putting green.
  12. When a maximum handicap allowance is imposed, members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.
  13. In medal, bogey, and stableford competitions over one round, if less than ten cards are taken out the competition will be carried over to such other date as may be fixed by the Captain’s Committee and the earlier cards discounted or the competition declared void.
  14. A competition card may be taken out at any time up to 17.00 hours unless otherwise stated. The Starting Sheet will only be in operation between 06:54 and 16:00 hours.
  15. All singles competitions over a measured course and off 95%of course handicap will be, unless specified otherwise, qualifying competitions for handicapping purposes. It is the responsibility of the player to ensure that all competition cards in qualifying rounds, whether completed or not, are returned to a member of the Competition/Handicap Team. All cards in qualifying competitions will be assessed in accordance with the most up-to-date recommendations published by the World Handicap System (WHS).
  16. On competition days all players must play the format of the day until the last time reserved on the starting sheet and then only from the first tee, unless provided otherwise.
  17. The use of buggies for entrants for 36-hole competitions will be prohibited unless required for medical reasons and supported by a doctor’s certificate.
  18. Conditions in respect of junior competitors – Club Bye-Law 11 applies
  19. (i)Referees with authority to rule upon decisions, disputes or interpretation of the rules of golf, preferably on the day and before the conclusion of the competition, shall be the Captain, a member of the Competition/Handicap Team or any Past Captain of the Club, in consultation where deemed appropriate with any other member.
    (ii)  The Captain or any past Captain or any member of the Captain’s Committee, in consultation with the Course Manager (if available) and professional (if available), shall be authorised to decide whether the course should be closed for part or all a competition due to adverse weather conditions.
    (iii) Retrospective decisions on the cancellation or otherwise of a competition e.g. because of bad weather, shall be taken by the Captain or Vice-Captain or Captain’s Committee.
  20. In all Club competitions, entrants must return their card to the box.
  21. Cards to be completed to the format of the competition played ie Single Stableford, Medal, Par/Bogey, 4BBB Stableford, 4BBB Medal and Team Competitions.
  22. Cards to be neat and legible and must show the players name, handicap, competition name, tees used and any “2’s” circled of the competitor.
  23. Scores must be entered electronically via app or computer, even if the round is not completed.
  24. In all competitions all cards must be marked and signed by a player and a fellow competitor.
  25. The penalty for serious breach of the conditions of entry will be disqualification and could result in disciplinary action.
  26. Practice on the course is forbidden where it is likely to interfere with play of other members or result in possible damage to the course.
  27. In the event of a tie or ties the winner will be determined by the computer software, or manually if required on the following basis: –
    18 Holes Stableford Competitions
    The points scored on back 9, 6, 3, 1 holes then the front nine holes, then holes 4 to 9, holes 7 to 9, then hole 9.

    18 Holes Stroke Play (including Maximum Score) and Bogey Competitions
    Strokes recorded
    Over the last 9 less: 1/2 handicap allowed
    Over the last 6 holes less: 1/3 handicap allowed
    Over the last 3 holes less: 1/6 handicap allowed
    Then
    Over the front 9 holes less: 1/2 handicap allowed
    Over holes 4 to 9 less: 1/3 handicap allowed
    Over holes 7 to 9 less: 1/6 handicap allowed
    36 Holes Stroke Play Competitions
    On the 2nd round as for 18 holes stroke play, then if the scores are still tied use the same system on the 1st 18 holes
    All count backs will be based on the order on the card not the order in which the holes were played.
    Foursomes Competitions
    Over the last 9 less          1/4 handicap allowed
    Over the last 6 holes less-         1/6 handicap allowed
    Over the last 3 holes less l/12 handicap allowed
    Then
    Over the front 9 holes less        1/4 handicap allowed
    Over holes 4 to 9 -less              1/6 handicap allowed
    Over holes 7 to 9 -less              1/12 handicap allowed
    9 Hole Stableford
    The points scored on front 9, 6, 3, 1 holes.
  28. Handicap allowances for applicable competitions are as follows: –
    Singles: 95% of course handicap
    4 Ball Bogey: 90% of course handicap
    4 Ball Stroke Play: 85% of course handicap
    4 Ball Stableford: 85% of course handicap
    Individual Match Play: 100% of course handicap
    Fourball Match Play: 90% of course handicap
    Foursomes: 50% of combined course handicaps
    Greensomes: 60% of low, 40% of high course handicaps
    Pinehurst/Chapman: 60% of low, 40% of high course handicaps
    Team of 1 of 4: 75% of course handicap
    Team of 2 of 4: 85% of course handicap
    Team of 3 of 4: 100% of course handicap
    Team of 4 of 4: 100% of course handicap
    Scrambles of 4: 25%/20%/15%/10% from lowest to highest of course handicap
    Scrambles of 2: 25% low 15% high of course handicap
    Total of 2 Match Play: 100% of course handicap
    1 of 4 Bogey: 75% of course handicap
    2 of 4 Bogey: 80% of course handicap
    3 of 4 Bogey: 90% of course handicap
    4 of 4 Bogey: 100% of course handicap
  29. Competition/Handicap Team
    Simon Hall, Trevor Arnold, Simon Dale, Les Fowler.

Entry Fees & Optional Sweeps

Singles Competitions

Centenary Trophy

Club Championship, Lupton Plate, Thompson Trophy

Moore Charities Trophy and Hedley Salver

Haigh Salver

Mason Cup; Hinton Cup; Clark Cup

Bryans Trophy

Emerson Cup and W.C. Welsh Rose Bowl

Past Captains Cup

ENTRY FEE: £2.00

SWEEP: £1.00

JUNIORS: £2.00

 

Victory Cup & Poole Cup

ENTRY FEE: £4.00

JUNIORS: £4.00

 

Captain’s Team v Vice Captain’s Team 

ENTRY FEE: £0.00

SWEEP: £1.00

OPTIONAL FEE: £1.00 to Captain’s Charity

 

Fourball & Foursomes Competitions

Ellis Whatley Trophy (no sweep)

Eddie Pearson Memorial Trophy

F.B. Swainston Memorial Trophies

Chairman’s Trophy (no sweep)

ENTRY FEE: £4.00 EACH

SWEEP: £1.00 EACH

 

Foursomes W.B. Dick Trophies

ENTRY FEE: £4.00 EACH

 

Cox Bowl

ENTRY FEE: £5.00 EACH

 

Calcutta Cup

ENTRY FEE: £5.00 EACH

 

Wally Tester Memorial Trophy

Claude Weastell

ENTRY FEE: £6.00 per couple

(or any such other fee determined by the Save the Children Fund)

Bank Holiday Stableford

A series of 18-hole Stableford competitions off 95% of course handicap played on Bank Holiday Mondays as scheduled in the fixture list. Players make their own arrangements to play.

Maximum Course Handicap stroke allowance; 36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Play will be from the white tees, and will be played in 2’s or 3’s.

The optional sweep will be played for and will be awarded to the best nett scores.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

Broomfield Eclectic Trophy

An eclectic competition based on the best gross scores recorded at each of the 18 holes during the qualifying competitions and finals of the following competitions: – Mason, Moore’s, Hinton, Clark, Centenary and Bryans.

There shall be four categories for the purposes of the competition namely
1 – 5, 6 – 12, 13 – 20, and 21 – 36.

Each player will be treated as competing throughout in the category in which he is placed on the date of the first qualifying competition.

The overall winner i.e. with the lowest gross total score, shall receive the Broomfield Eclectic Trophy, hold it for one year, receive a memento and the first prize voucher.  Mementos and vouchers will also be awarded to the winner in each of the remaining 3 categories.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

Bryans Memorial Trophy

36 Hole Stableford Competition. 18 holes to be played on each of two consecutive Saturdays as scheduled in the Fixture List.

Maximum Course Handicap allowance; 36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Competitors will play in each round off 95% of current course handicap, shots to be taken at the appropriate holes. The course handicap at the start of the first 18 holes will apply for the Combined 36 hole score.  

The winner will be the competitor who scores the highest aggregate of points over the 36 holes.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The winner will hold the trophy for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher.

The runner-up will receive the second prize voucher.

The sweep for each round will be played for and will be awarded to the players with the most points scored in each round applying the usual rules for competition sweeps.

Calcutta Cup

A Fourball Better Ball match play competition over 18 holes off 90% of course handicap, The player with the lowest handicap will give the difference in handicaps to the other players in strokes to be taken at the appropriate stroke indices.

Maximum Course handicap  allowance: 28

Juniors: 12

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Competitors must be over the age of 18, or if under 18, have a handicap of 12 or less on the closing date for entries of the competition.

In the event of a match being all square after 18 holes, then the competitors may continue to play by prior agreement hole by hole until a hole is won.  Otherwise a further 18 holes must be played, as long as it is within the time constraint.

The final will be played over 18 holes. 

The winner will hold the trophy for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher.

The runner-up will receive the second prize voucher.

Captain’s Team V Vice Captain’s Team

A Fourball Better Ball Stableford Competition played at the start of the season.

Maximum Course handicap allowance; 36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Each competitor will be allowed 85% of his course handicap in strokes to be taken at the appropriate stroke indices.

Each Fourball will comprise a pair representing the Captains Team and a pair representing the Vice Captains Team.

The best scoring pair in each team will receive a prize from the Captain.

The scores of each team will be totalled and the winning team declared, the team with the lowest points total will hold the wooden spoon.

There will be an optional fee to be awarded to the Captains Charity.

Centenary Trophy

A Stableford Competition over 18 holes to be played off 95% of course handicap on a Saturday allocated on the fixture list.

Maximum Course Handicap allowance; 36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The winner will hold the trophy for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher. The runner up will receive the second prize voucher.

The sweep will be played for and will be awarded to the players with the most points.

Chairman’s Trophy

A match between Adults and Juniors to be played on a Sunday allocated on the fixture list.  

Maximum Course handicap allowance;

Adults: 36

Male Juniors: 54

Female Juniors: 54

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

A Fourball Better Ball match play competition over 18 holes off 90% of course handicap, The player with the lowest handicap will give the difference in handicaps to the other players in strokes to be taken at the appropriate stroke indices.

The trophy will be awarded to the team that wins the most matches.

In the event of a tie the trophy will be retained.

Clark Cup

Stableford competition over 18 holes off 95% of course handicap.

Maximum Course handicap allowance; 36

Three Qualifying rounds will be played on Saturdays in the months of April to August inclusive.

There will be 8 qualifiers from each round, being the best 8 points scored. The (24) qualifiers will contest the final on a Saturday over 18 holes off their current handicap.

The qualifiers from earlier rounds may enter subsequent rounds to compete for the vouchers.  In the event of competitors qualifying again that qualifying place will be given to the competitor highest in the category for that round who has not previously qualified.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The winner will hold the cup for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher.

The runner-up will receive the second prize voucher.

The sweep will be played for and will be awarded to the best points scores.

Club Championship

A stroke play competition played over qualifying rounds of 36 holes, off scratch, open to qualifying members, on one Sunday allocated on the fixture list, played off the Championship tees, where appropriate.

The four lowest gross scores over the 36 holes will qualify for the match play stages, which will be played the following Sunday.

In the event of a tie for the first three qualifying places the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

In the event of a tie for the fourth qualifying place, the fourth-place qualifier will be decided based on a sudden death playoff starting from the first hole. All those playing in the sudden death will play stroke play together with the player with the highest score on each hole being eliminated.

The order for the semi-finals is 1st will play 4th and 2nd will play 3rd which is to be played in the morning, with The final being played in the afternoon.

The semi-finals and final will be played in match play format over 18 holes, off scratch, off the Championship tees where appropriate.   In the event of any of these matches being all square after 18 holes, then the competitors will continue to play hole by hole from the first tee until a hole is won and the match is decided.

The winner will be Club Champion and will hold the trophy for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher.

The losing finalist will receive the second prize voucher.

The sweep for each of the qualifying rounds will be played for and will be awarded to the best nett scores of each round.

Entry for this Trophy is conditional upon the entrants undertaking to complete 36 holes (disciplinary action may be taken if a competitor fails to do so)

Entries for the Club Championship will be sought at least 14 days prior to the allocated Sunday. Notification of participation must be received by the Competition/Handicap team within 7 days. Failure to do so will exclude the member from participation.

Martin Thompson and Jonathon Lupton Trophies

A stroke play competition played over 18 holes.

Played in conjunction with each other.

A player can only win one of the competitions, so the player with the lowest gross will win the Martin Thompson and if it is the lowest net score the second best net score will win the Jonathon Lupton.

The optional sweep will be awarded to the players with the best nett scores.

Martin Thompson Trophy – 2nd Division Championship

A stroke play competition played over 18 holes with a Course handicap of 7 or higher.

The player with the lowest gross score will be 2nd Division Champion and will hold the trophy for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher.

The player with the second lowest gross score will be runner up and will receive the second-place voucher.

In the event of a tie the winner will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

Jonathan Lupton Salver

A stroke play competition played over 18 holes off 95% of course handicap on the Saturday of the Club Championship. 

Maximum Course handicap  allowance; 36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

The player with the lowest net score will be the winner and will hold the trophy for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher.

The player with the second lowest net score will be runner up and will receive the second-place voucher.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

Cox Bowl

A Fourball Betterball Stableford Competition played off yellow tees over 15 holes Loop 6,7 & 8 not in play.

Maximum Course handicap allowance; 28

Junior; 12

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Each competitor will be allowed 85% of his course handicap in strokes to be taken at the appropriate stroke indices.

The Qualifying rounds will be played from the first Sunday in October until the last Sunday in February the following year. 

The four pairs with the best five stableford scores in the qualifying rounds will contest the match play stages.

In the event of a tie the last score will be used with the pair having the best back 9/6/3 etc described in General Conditions of play paragraph 27.  

The cards must be posted in the box correctly filled in and signed, also indicating the opposition played and that it is in the Cox Bowl. Any cards which do not contain this information will be discarded and the scores removed.

The scores must be entered on the sheet in the locker room.

Pairs must play at least five other pairs but thereafter free to play as many times as they wish with whom they wish but only on a Sunday.

The four qualifying pairs will play off in a four-ball match play over 18 holes.

1st playing 4th and the 2nd playing 3rd   with the winners playing the final. The player with the lowest handicap will give 90% of the difference in handicaps to the other three players in strokes to be taken at the appropriate stroke indices.

In the event of a match in the match play stages finishing all square then a further 18 holes must be played, unless the teams agree otherwise before play, as long as it is within the time constraint.

The winners will hold the Bowl for one year and will receive mementos and first prize vouchers. The runners-up will receive the second prize vouchers.       

Eddie Pearson Memorial Trophy

A Fourball Better Ball Stableford Competition.  The qualifying round will be over 18 holes on a Saturday to be allocated on the fixture list.

Maximum Course Handicap allowance; 36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Each competitor will be allowed 85% of his course handicap in strokes to be taken at the appropriate stroke indices.

The pairs with the four best scores in the qualifying round will contest the match play stages.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The four qualifiers will be drawn to play off in a four-ball match play over 18 holes.  The player with the lowest handicap will give 90% of the difference in course handicaps to the other three players in strokes to be taken at the appropriate stroke indices.

In the event of a match in the match play stages finishing all square then a further 18 holes must be played, unless the teams agree otherwise before play.

The winners will hold the trophy for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher.

The runners-up will receive the second prize vouchers.

All qualifiers will receive vouchers.

The optional sweep will be played for and will be awarded to the best total points scores of the qualifying rounds.

Emerson Cup & Welsh Rose Bowl- Seniors’ Championships

A stroke play competition played on a day allocated in the fixture list.

Maximum Course handicap allowance; 36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Each competitor will be allowed 95% of his course handicap.

Competitors must be 55 years of age or over on the day of the competition.

If the competition is not on a Saturday;Competitors must make their own playing arrangements and must play in two-ball or three-ball format.

A competitor may win both the trophies – the Emerson Cup and the Welsh Rose Bowl.

Emerson Cup – 18 Holes Medal, Best Nett Score

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 24.

The winner will hold the Cup for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher.  The runner up will receive the second prize voucher.

The sweep will be played for and will be awarded to the players with the best nett scores.

Welsh Rose Bowl – 18 Holes Medal, Best Gross Score

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The winner will hold the Rose Bowl for one year and will receive a memento and first prize voucher. The runner up will receive the second prize voucher.

Gentlemen’s Foursomes - W.B. Dick Trophies

Match play competition over 18 holes off course handicaps. 50%

 of the difference in combined handicaps to be allowed in strokes taken at the appropriate stroke indices.

Maximum Course handicap allowance; 28

Juniors; 12

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Juniors under the age of 18 may enter if they have a handicap of 12 or less and they are partnered by a member over the age of 18 on the closing date for entries of the competition.

In the event of a match being all square after 18 holes, then competitors may continue (by agreement before commencement of play) hole by hole until a hole is won and the match is decided.  Otherwise a further 18 holes must be played, as long as it is within the time constraint.

Matches not completed by the due play by dates as shown on the draw sheet will lead to the pairs being disqualified as described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 10.

The final will be played over 18 holes.  In the event of the match being all square after 18 holes, then the finalists may continue (by agreement prior to commencement of play) to play hole by hole, sudden death, or a further 18 holes.

The winners will receive mementos and the first prize vouchers.

The runners-up will receive the second prize vouchers.

Haigh Salver

A stroke play competition played over four qualifying rounds off 95% of course handicap over 18 holes on Saturdays usually between September and the following March inclusive.

Played off yellow tee markers

Maximum Course handicap allowance:36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

There will be two qualifiers from each qualifying round:

Scratch to 12                  one qualifier

13-36                   one qualifier

In the event of a tie in the qualifying rounds the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The eight qualifiers will be drawn to play off in match play over 18 holes. The player with the lowest handicap will give the difference in full handicaps to the other player in strokes to be taken at the appropriate stroke indices. Play will be off the yellow tees.  In the event of matches being all square after 18 holes the competitors may continue by prior agreement hole by hole until a hole is won and the match is decided. Otherwise a further 18 holes must be played, as long as it is within the time constraint.

The winner will hold the Salver for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher.

The runner-up will receive the second prize voucher.

The qualifiers from earlier rounds may enter subsequent rounds to compete for the vouchers.  In the event of such qualifiers qualifying again, the qualifying place will be given to the competitor highest in the category for that round who has not previously qualified.

The sweep for each of the qualifying rounds will be played for and will be awarded to the players with the best nett scores of each round.

Hinton Cup

A stroke play competition over 18 holes off 95% of course handicap.

Maximum Course handicap allowance; 36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Four Qualifying rounds will be played on Saturdays.

There will be six qualifiers from each monthly round:

Scratch to 6                   one qualifier
7 to12                           two qualifiers
13 to 36                                  three qualifiers

In the event of a tie in the qualifying rounds the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The 24 qualifiers will contest the final on a Saturday over 18 holes stroke play off 95% of current handicaps.  The qualifiers for the final will play in a block booking starting times after drawing for playing partners. Unused spaces in the ‘block booking’ reserved for competitors in the final shall not be filled by members not playing in the final.(Unless agreed by The Captain.)

In the event of a tie in the final round then those tying will play a further 18 holes off the same course handicap as applies in the final.

The winner will hold the Cup for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher.

The runner-up, or in the event of a tie for second place, the runners-up will receive second prize vouchers.

Qualifiers from earlier qualifying rounds may enter subsequent qualifying rounds to compete for the vouchers.  In the event of such qualifiers qualifying again, the qualifying place will then be given the competitor highest in the category for that round who has not previously qualified.

The sweep for each of the qualifying rounds will be played for and will be awarded to the players with the best nett scores of each round.

Mason Cup

A Bogey competition over 18 holes off 95% of course handicap.

Maximum Course handicap allowance; 36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Members should continue to play per hole until they reach a net double bogey as that is the score given by WHS for handicapping purposes for any holes without a score recorded.

Four Qualifying rounds will be played on Saturdays in the months of April to August inclusive.

There will be six qualifiers from each monthly round:

Scratch to 6                   one qualifier
7 to 12                                   two qualifiers
13 to 36                                    three qualifiers

In the qualifying rounds the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The 24 qualifiers will contest the final on a Saturday over 18 holes against bogey off 95% of current handicaps. The qualifiers for the final will play in a block booking of starting times after drawing for playing partners. Unused spaces in the ‘block booking’ reserved for competitors shall not be filled by members not playing in the final. (Unless agreed by The Captain.)

In the event of a tie in the final round then those tying will play a further 18 holes off the same course handicap as applies in the final.

The winner will hold the Cup for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher.

The runner-up (or in the event of a tie for second place the runners-up) will receive the second prize voucher(s).

Qualifiers from earlier qualifying rounds may enter subsequent qualifying rounds to compete for the vouchers.

In the event of such qualifiers qualifying again the qualifying place will be given to the competitor highest in the category for that round who has not previously qualified.

The sweep for each of the qualifying rounds will be played for and will be awarded to the players with the best bogey scores of each round.

Moore Charities’ Trophy & Hedley Salver

Both Competitions will be run on the same day.

Entry for these trophies is conditional upon entrants undertaking to complete 36 holes (failure to do so may result in disciplinary action).

MOORE CHARITIES’ TROPHY

A 36-hole stroke play competition to be played on a Sunday off 95% of course handicap.

Maximum Course Handicap allowance 36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must

play off the maximum handicap allowed.

The proceeds from entrance fees will be donated to a Charity nominated by the Captain.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The winner will hold the Moore Charity trophy for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher. The runner-up will receive the second prize voucher.

The sweep for each of the rounds will be played for and will be awarded to the best nett scores of each round.

HEDLEY SALVER

The event will also incorporate a competition for the best gross score over the 36 holes. 

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The winner will hold the Hedley Salver for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher. The runner-up will receive the second prize voucher.

Midweek Stableford

A series of 18-hole Stableford competitions off 95% of course handicap played on a Wednesday or Thursday as scheduled in the fixture list. Players make their own arrangements to play.

Maximum Course handicap allowance; 36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Play will be from the yellow tees.

The sweep will be played for and will be awarded to the best nett scores.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

Midweek 9 Hole Stableford

A series of 9-hole Stableford competitions off 95% of course handicap played on a Wednesday or Thursday in conjunction with the Midweek Stableford. Players make their own arrangements to play.

Maximum Course handicap allowance  36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Play will be from the yellow tees

The sweep will be played for and will be awarded to the best nett scores.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

Past Captain's Cup

An 18-hole Stableford competition off 95% of Course handicap for the Captain and Past Captains of the club (who are still current members).

Maximum Course handicap allowance; 36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Current Captain and Vice-Captain of the Club are also eligible to play in this competition.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The winner will hold the Cup for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher.

The runner-up will receive the second prize voucher should there be sufficient entries.

The sweep will be played for and will be awarded to the best nett scores

Poole Cup

A singles match play competition over 18 holes off 100% of course handicap. ½ the difference in handicaps to be in holes start to the player with the higher handicap, ½’s to count.

Maximum Course handicap allowance; 20

Juniors; 12

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Competitors must be over the age of 18 or have a handicap of 12 or less on the closing date for entries of the competition.

Example: – A player off 8 course handicap playing a player off 3 course handicap will receive 2.5 holes start i.e. will be 2.5 holes up on the first tee.

In the event of a match being all square after 18 holes, then competitors may continue by mutual prior agreement hole by hole until a hole is won and the match is decided with no further shots given. Otherwise a further 18 holes must be played, as long as it is within the time constraint.

The Final will be played over 18 holes.  In the event of the match being all square after 18 holes, then the finalists may continue by prior agreement to play hole by hole if the handicaps are the same.  If the handicaps are not the same, then a further 18 holes must be played.

The winner will hold the trophy for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher.

The runner-up will receive the second prize voucher.

Poppy Appeal

A mixed shotgun greensomes stroke play competition played over 18 holes off the yellow tees and red tees as appropriate.

Greensome rules apply 60% off low Course handicap and 40% off high Course handicap

It is played on a Sunday as scheduled in the fixture list close to Remembrance Sunday in November.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

Entrance fees are donated to the Poppy Appeal.

President’s Victory Cup

A singles match play competition over 18 holes off 100% course handicap full difference in handicaps to be allowed in strokes taken at the appropriate stroke indices.

Maximum Course handicap allowance; 28

Juniors; 12

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Competitors must be over the age of 18, or if under 18, have a handicap of 12 or less on the closing date for entries of the competition.

In the event of a match being all square after 18 holes, then the competitors may continue by prior agreement to play hole by hole until a hole is won.  Otherwise a further 18 holes must be played, as long as it is within the time constraint.

The final will be played over 18 holes.  In the event of the match being all square after 18 holes, then the finalists may continue by prior agreement to play hole by hole, or a further 18 holes must be played.

The winner will hold the trophy for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher.

The runner-up will receive the second prize voucher.

Scott Tankards

A 4 Ball Better Ball competition played on a Saturday scheduled in the fixture list, and sponsored by the Club professional

Maximum Course handicap allowance; 36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Each competitor will be allowed 85% of his course handicap in strokes to be taken at the appropriate stroke indices.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The winners will hold the trophy for one year and will receive a memento and the first prize voucher.

The runners-up will receive the second prize vouchers.

Silver Jubilee Trophy

An invitation 4 Ball Better Ball competition played on a Sunday scheduled in the fixture list.

Players comprise a Middlesbrough Golf Club Member and his male guest.

Maximum Course handicap allowance 21

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Each competitor will be allowed 85% of his course handicap in strokes to be taken at the appropriate stroke indices.

The winners will be the pair with the most points and the Middlesbrough Member will hold the trophy for one year and will receive the first prize vouchers.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The runners-up will receive the second prize vouchers.

F. B. Swainston Memorial Trophies

A fourball aggregate Stableford Competition over 18 holes on a Saturday allocated on the fixture list.

Maximum Course Handicap allowance; 36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

Each competitor to play off 95% of course handicap, strokes to be taken at the appropriate stroke indices and the individual total scores of each competitor aggregated with his partner.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The winners will be the pair with the most aggregate points, will hold the trophy for one year, will receive a memento and the first prize vouchers.

The runners-up will receive the second prize vouchers.

The sweep will be played for and will be awarded to the best aggregate scores.

Wally Tester Memorial Trophy

A mixed greensomes stableford competition off the men’s indices.  Men play off the white tees, Ladies off the red tees.

The competition is played over 18 holes off course handicaps with the combined handicap allowance being calculated as: –

60% of the lower course handicap and 40% of the higher course handicap

Competitors may choose their own partners.

Maximum Course handicap allowances:

Ladies: 30

Gentlemen: 20

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

The winners will be the team with the highest Stableford score.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The winners will hold the trophy for one year, will receive a memento and the first prize vouchers.

The runners-up will receive the second prize vouchers.

Weastell Trophies

A gentleman’s invitation mixed foursomes competition off the men’s indices.  The qualifying round will be foursomes medal played over 18 holes off course handicaps with a handicap allowance of 50% of the combined Course handicaps.  First round played on a Sunday as shown in the Fixture list

Competitors may choose their own partners.

Maximum Course handicap allowances:

Ladies: 36
Gentlemen: 24
Juniors: not eligible to participate.

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

The pairs with the eight best nett scores in the qualifying round will contest the match play stages.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The eight qualifiers will be drawn to play off in match play over 18 holes with the 50% the difference in combined course handicaps allowed in strokes to be taken at the appropriate gentlemen’s stroke indices.

In the event of a match in the match play stages finishing all square a further 18 holes must be played, unless agreed beforehand to play ‘‘sudden death’’ playing from the first hole.

Gentlemen drive from the White ODD numbered tees and the Ladies from the Red EVEN numbered tees.

The winners will hold the Trophies for one year, will receive mementos and first prize vouchers.

The runners-up will receive the second prize vouchers.

The sweep will be played for and will be awarded to the best nett scores of the qualifying round.

The winners and runners up will receive an invitation to compete in the Save The Children Finals. This is usually held in September at the Malton & Norton Golf Club.  Competitors are drawn from golf clubs in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire areas and are required to pay a fee of £20 per couple on the day.

Ellis Whatley Trophy

A Foursomes medal competition for pairs comprising a junior and an adult. The qualifying round will be over 18 holes off course handicaps with a handicap allowance of 50% of the combined coursehandicaps.

Maximum course handicap allowances;

Adults: 28
Male Juniors: 36
Female Juniors: 36

Members with higher handicaps may enter the competition but must play off the maximum handicap allowed.

A draw will be made for partners.

The pairs with the four best nett scores in the qualifying round will qualify for the match play stages.

In the event of a tie the order will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 27.

The four qualifiers will be drawn to play off in match play over 18 holes off course handicaps with ½ the difference in combined handicaps allowed in strokes to be taken at the appropriate men’s stroke indices.  In the event of a match in the match play stages finishing all square a further 18 holes must be played except by prior agreement that ‘sudden death’ shall apply starting from the first tee.

Seniors drive from the ODD numbered tees and Juniors from the EVEN numbered tees.

Any competitor who has played on the course on the day of the qualifying round prior to the qualifying round starting will be disqualified.

The winners will hold the Trophy for one year and will receive the first prize vouchers and mementos.

The runners-up will receive the second prize vouchers.

All qualifiers will receive vouchers.

Casual Round Cards (previously known as Supplementary Scores)

The course must be in a “Qualifying” condition and 18 holes available for cards to be entered. (ie not playing off mats, pick and place in the rough for example.) however pick and place on the fairway is acceptable.

Register your intention in the Pro Shop prior to starting your round, sign in on the HDID App and acquire a score card (if the pro shop is closed place a note in the external post box to the left of the pro shop).

Display at the top of the card “Casual round .”

Print your name and Handicap clearly in Column A.

Print your markers name in Column D. (to establish who is playing with you)

The marker should be a member of the club and have a current handicap index.

Enter the Date and Time of play.

Tick which tees you are playing off.

Strokeplay should be the format used (ie record all shots taken on every hole)

On completion of the round both the marker and player sign the card and enter your hole by hole scores electronically using the HDID app.
When your scores are entered onto HDID place your signed scorecard in the competition box. If the lobby is closed, place the card in the external ‘Post’ box to the left of the pro shop.

It is the player’s responsibility to enter their casual rounds onto HDID not the handicap / competition team.

All of the above MUST be adhered to or the scorecard will be invalid and deleted.

Winter Competitions & Christmas Competitions

Competitions in winter are played over 15 holes.  During the shorter days these are played off a two tee start with players starting at the 1st and the 11th or the 3rdand the 11th depending on the course being played.

Play will vary from week to week between 4BBB and teams of 4with two scores to count.

A sweep will be played for and will be awarded to the teams with the best nett score.

Two single competitions will comprise a Turkey Trot.  The sweep money charged will be used to purchase turkeys to be awarded to the players with the best scores.

Two competitions will comprise a Spirit of Christmas.  The sweep money charged will be used to purchase bottles of alcohol to be awarded to the teams with the best scores.

When a 4BBB group comprises three players only, the lowest handicap golfer will be designated as a Middle Man and will compete with each of the other two players on a better ball basis.  If the Middle Man achieves two places in the sweep, he will be eligible to receive only the higher of the two awards.

In a Team of 4 competition a condition may specify that all 4 players scores are to count on the par 3 holes. In the event that a team comprises three players only the lowest handicap golfer’s score will count twice on par 3 holes.

Junior Competitions

JUNIOR COMPETITIONS ARE FOR MALE AND FEMALE JUNIOR MEMBERS ONLY AS INDICATED In all Junior Competitions no competitors shall utilise the services of their parent or a professional golfer as his caddy. In 36-hole Competitions any competitor beating his handicap in the first round shall play off the same handicap in the second round. Any adjustment will be made at the end of the competition.

Junior Spring Shield

Maximum handicap:

Male Juniors: 36

Female Juniors: 36

Medal competition over 18 holes

In the event of a tie the winner will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 24.

Newbould Cup

Maximum handicap:

Male Juniors: 36

Female Juniors: 36

Medal competition over 18 holes

Two prizes will be awarded:

Up to and including 14 years old

15 years of age and over

In the event of a tie the winner will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 24.

Secretary's Trophy

A Stableford competition over 18 holes

Maximum handicap:

Male Juniors: 36

Female Juniors: 36

Full handicap will be allowed in strokes, which will be taken at the appropriate stroke indices.

The winner will be the competitor who scores the highest number of points over the round.

In the event of a tie the winner will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 24.

Fairweather Cup

This is the Junior Club Championship. A 36-hole qualifying stroke competition off scratch.

The four best gross scores will qualify for the match play stages. 

In the event of a tie the winner will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 24.

The Semi-Finals and Final will be played over 18 holes off scratch.  In the event of any of these matches finishing all square after 18 holes then the players shall continue to play from the first hole until a hole is won and the match is decided.

Groves Cup

A match play competition over 18 holes, full difference in handicaps to be allowed in strokes to be taken at the appropriate stroke indices.

Maximum handicap:

Male Juniors: 36

Female Juniors: 36

In the event of a match being all square after 18 holes then competitors with the same handicap may continue by agreement hole by hole until a hole is won and the match is decided.  In other cases, a further 18 holes must be played.

Newhouse Trophy

A Stableford competition over 18 holes

Maximum handicap:

Male Juniors: 36

Female Juniors: 36

Two prizes will be awarded,

 up to and including 14 years

15 years and over

Full handicap will be allowed, and strokes shall be taken at the appropriate stroke indices.

The winner will be the competitor who scores the highest number of points over the round.

In the event of a tie the winner will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 24.

Chairman's Trophy

See Gentlemen’s Rules

Ellis Whatley Trophy

See Gentlemen’s Rules

Junior Centenary Trophy

A Stableford competition over 18 holes to be played off full handicap.

Maximum handicap:

Male Juniors: 36

Female Juniors: 36

The winner will be the competitor who scores the highest number of points over the round.

In the event of a tie the winner will be determined using the system described in General Conditions of Play paragraph 24.

Keith Dodds Memorial Trophy

An order of Merit competition between April and September inclusive.  Competitions will include* both formal junior club competitions and informal competitions arranged on Sunday afternoons.

Informal medal and stableford competitions will be played off full handicap.

Maximum handicap:

Male Juniors: 36

Female Juniors: 36

Points for all qualifying competitions will be awarded as follows: Winner 10 points second 7 points third 4 points and fourth 2 points.

In the event of a tie the winner of the Keith Dodd’s Memorial Trophy will be determined on the number of formal and informal competitions won.

The junior player with the most points at the end of September will hold the trophy for one year and receive a memento and the first prize voucher.

The runner up will receive the second prize voucher.

Third place will receive the third prize voucher.

Fourth place will receive the fourth prize voucher.

Junior Stableford Competitions

A Stableford competition over 18 holes

Maximum handicap:

Male Juniors: 54

Female Juniors: 54

Full handicap will be allowed, and strokes shall be taken at the appropriate stroke indices.

Junior 9 Hole Competition

An eclectic competition played between April and September on Sunday afternoons.  Players play off the tee appropriate to their age and ability.

The boys play from the yellow tees and the girls from the red tees.

Very young 8 year olds or beginners play off the black tees.

A 6 hole competition for the very youngest will play from the 150 ydmarkers.

A trophy will be awarded to the best player each month.

Winter Competitions

Competitions in winter are played over 15 holes. During the shorter days these are played off a two tee start with players starting at the 1st and the 11th or the 3rdand the 11th depending on the course being played. Play will vary from week to week between 4BBB and teams of 4with two scores to count. An optional sweep will be played for and will be awarded to the teams with the best nett score. Two single competitions will comprise a Turkey Trot. The sweep money charged will be used to purchase turkeys to be awarded to the players with the best scores. Two competitions will comprise a Spirit of Christmas. The sweep money charged will be used to purchase bottles of alcohol to be awarded to the teams with the best scores. When a 4BBB group comprises three players only, the lowest handicap golfer will be designated as a Middle Man and will compete with each of the other two players on a better ball basis. If the Middle Man achieves two places in the sweep, he will be eligible to receive only the higher of the two awards. In a Team of 4 competition a condition may specify that all 4 players scores are to count on the par 3 holes. In the event that a team comprises three players only the lowest handicap golfer’s score will count twice on par 3 holes.

MIDDLESBROUGH GOLF CLUB COMPETITION RULES
CompetitionHolesTeeFormatDayEntry FeeSweepBall SweepAdditional Information
Bank Holiday Stablefords18WStablefordMon£0£1£1 
         
Bryans Trophy36WStableford 2 RoundsSat/Sat£2£1£1Played on consecutive Saturdays
Calcutta Cup18W4BBB StablefordAny£5   
Captain v Vice Captain18W4BBB StablefordSat  £1Optional Fee for charity
Centenary Trophy18WStablefordSat£2£1£1 
Chairman’s Trophy18WSeniors v JuniorsSun£2   
Clark Cup18WStableford 4 Qual/FinalSat£2£1£1 
Club Championship36WMedal 2 Rds/Semi/FinalSat/Sun£2£1£1Matchplay finals on Sunday
Cox Bowl18Y4BBB Match Play KO WinterSun£5   
Emerson Cup/Welsh Rose Bowl18WMedalSat£2£1£1Played withina Hinton Medal
W B Dick Trophies18WFoursomes KOAny£3   
Haigh Salver18YMedal (Winter)Sat£2 £1 
Hinton Cup18WMedal 4 Qual/FinalSat£2£1£1 
Lupton Plate18WMedal off scratchSat£2£1£1Club Championship Day
Mason Cup18WBogie 4 Qual/FinalSat£2£1£1 
Midweek Stablefords18YStablefordWed/Thurs£0£1£1 
Moore Charity36WMedalSun£2£1£1 
Past Captain’s Cup18WStablefordThurs£2 £1 
Poole Cup18WMatchplay KOAny£3   
President’s Victory Cup18WMatchplay KOAny£3   
Scott Tankards18W4BBB StablefordSat£2 £1 
Silver Jubilee18W4BBB StablefordSun£16/pair £2/pairMember + Male Guest
Thompson Trophy18WMedalSat£2£1£1Club Championship Day
Swainston Memorial Trophy18/18W4B aggregateSat£2£1£1 
Wally Tester Memorial Trophy18W/RMixed GreensomesSun£6/pair £1 
Weastell Trophy18W/RMixed FoursomesSun£6/pair  Matchplay Final
Ellis Whatley Trophy18W/RSenior/Junior FoursomesSun£5  Matchplay Finals
Broomfield Eclectic Trophy18W/REclectic £0