Competition Rules

Trophy and Monthly Medal Competitions

 

Listed here are the Trophy Competitions that the Shaggy Dogs play for each year and the rules for playing each competition.  

 

General Rules

 

1.   No Trophy or Medal Competition may take place if there are over four temporary greens in play, nor will any competition contribute towards accumulative Trophies if more than four temporary greens are in play.

 

2.   Unless otherwise stated, ties will be settled by the back 9 hole scores, then the back 6 scores, then  back 3 scores, back 2 scores and finally back one scores. If a tie still results, the committee will decide on an appropriate method of selecting a winner.

 

3.   Unless otherwise stated, competitions below will be played off Society (Friday) Handicaps.

 

4.   Where ground staff have indicated that teeing off will take place on a mat, members MUST tee off from the mat unless it unsafe to do so

           

Monthly Medals

These are stroke play competitions played with full CONGU handicaps from the white tees.   

 

The Ron Bartholemew Three Club Challenge

This is an 18 hole stableford competition played with a maximum of three clubs. A putter counts as a club if selected. Played from the yellow tees.

 

The Winter Trophy

This competition consists of six 18 hole stableford rounds played from October to March of which the best four rounds for each member are aggregated to provide a total score. In the event of a tie, the best three, best two and finally best round will decide the tie. Played from the yellow tees.

 

The McGlade Trophy

This is an aggregate stroke play competition of each member's best six rounds from October to March, excluding Monthly Medals. In the event of a tie, the best five, four, three, best two and finally best round will decide the tie. Played from the yellow tees.

 

The Mac Trophy

This is an 18 hole stroke play pairs competition commonly called a Greensome competition in which both team members will tee off on each hole and agree the most suitable tee shot. The pair will then take alternate strokes until they hole out. Handicap will be taken as the average of the pairs' handicaps. Pairs for this competition will drawn with a high and a low handicap member. Played from the yellow tees.

 

The St. George's Trophy

This is an 18 hole stableford competition. Played from the yellow tees.

 

The Cap Smith Trophy

This is an 18 hole stableford competition. Played from the yellow tees.

 

The Millenium Trophy

This is an aggregate stroke play competition played over two 18 hole rounds. The handicap used for the first round will be used by members for the second round, even if their handicap has changed since the first round. In the event of a tie the decision will be made on the score of the last round, then the general process described in 2 above.

 

The J. O'Donnell Jubilee Trophy

This is an 18 hole stroke play aggregate pairs competition. Played from the yellow tees.

 

The A.J. Lea Chairman's Trophy

This is aggregate stableford competition played over two 18 hole rounds The handicap used for the first round will be used by members for the second round, even if their handicap has changed since the first round. In the event of a tie the decision will be made on the score of the last round, then the general process described in 2 above.

 

The F.W. Price Rosebowl

This is an 18 hole stroke play competition. Played from the yellow tees.

 

The Alan Wood Trophy.

This is an 18 hole stroke play competition. Played from the yellow tees.

 

The J. W. Curtis Trophy

This is an eclectic competition consisting of each members best gross score on each hole from any competition, including Monthly Medals stroke play or stableford,  played between 1 May and 31 August, less the member's handicap at 31 August.

 

The R. Nightingale Trophy.

This is a matchplay knock out competition played over the course of the year. In the event of a tie, the members will replay the 18th hole until there is a winner. Played from the yellow tees or by agreement with both members, the white tees.

 

The Redmore Trophy

This competition consists of the best six stroke play rounds for each member from April until September, excluding Monthly Medals. In the event of a tie the members' next best rounds will be used. If a member does not have a next best round the member will lose the tie. Played from the yellow tees.

 

The R. Wells Trophy

This competition consists of the best three winter and best three summer stroke play rounds from the year, excluding Monthly Medals. In the event of a tie the member's next best summer and winter round will be aggregated to work out a tie break. If a member does not have a next best summer AND winter round, the member will lose the tie.

 

The Six Course Challenge

This is a stableford competition over six rounds played at Hilltop, Pype Hayes, Cocks Moors Woods, Rose Hill, Hatchford Brook and Boldmere. The best four rounds for each member are aggregated to provide a total score. All of these competitions  are played from the yellow tees with full CONGU handicaps apart from Boldmere which is played from Society Handicaps. In the event of a tie, the players next best round will be used to determine the tie. If a member does not have a next best round, the member will lose the tie.

 

The Critchley Jug

This is an aggregate of the best six winter stroke play rounds plus the best six summer stroke play rounds from our Wednesday competitions.

 

The Eagle Trophy

The Eagle Trophy is not played for in a competition, but held by any member who scores an Eagle at any hole in any Friday competition even if there are more than 4 temporary greens in play, but it must not be on a hole with a temporary green. The Trophy is held by that member until another member scores an Eagle.

 

Hole in One Trophy

Any member scoring a hole in one on a full length hole with no temporary green on a Friday will receive a hole in one trophy.

5 Birdie Award

Any member scoring 5 birdies in a Friday round on non temporary greens will win a cash prize of £50.

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