Competition Rules

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, and finally back one scores. If a tie still results, the handicap committee will decide on an appropriate method of selecting a winner.

3.   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.

4     All competitions are authorised (Handicap Indexes will be adjusted) unless indicated.

Medals

These are stroke play competitions played from the yellow tees. Handicap Allowance 95%.

Monthly Medals

These are stroke play competitions played from the white tees. Handicap Allowance 95%.

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. This is not an authorised competition. Handicap Allowance 100%.

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. Handicap Allowance 95%.

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. Pairs for this competition will drawn with a high and a low handicap member. Handicap will be taken as the 60% of the low handicap, 40% of the higher handicap. Played from the yellow tees. This is not an authorised competition.

The St. George's Trophy

This is an 18 hole stableford competition. Played from the white tees. Handicap Allowance 95%.

The Cap Smith Trophy

This is an 18 hole stableford competition. Played from the white  tees. Handicap Allowance 95%.

The Millennium 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. In the event of a tie the decision will be made on the score of the second round, then the general process described in 2 above for the second round. Played from the yellow tees. Handicap Allowance 95%.

The J. O'Donnell Jubilee Trophy

This is an 18 hole stroke play aggregate pairs competition. Played from the yellow tees. Handicap Allowance 95%.

The A.J. Lea Chairman's Trophy

This is an 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. In the event of a tie the decision will be made on the score of the second round, then the general process described in 2 above for the second round. Played from the white tees. Handicap Allowance 95%.

The F.W. Price Rosebowl

This is an 18 hole stroke play competition. Played from the yellow tees. Handicap Allowance 95%.

The Alan Wood Trophy.

This is an 18 hole stroke play competition. Played from the yellow tees. Handicap Allowance 95%.

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. This is not an authorised competition. Handicap Allowance 100%.

The David Docker Pairs Trophy.

This is a pairs match play knock out competition (Four-ball match play) played over the course of the year. In the event of a tie, the pairs will replay the 18th hole until there is a winner. Played from the yellow tees. This is not an authorised competition. Handicap Allowance 90%.

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 best five, four, three, best two and finally best round will decide the tie.

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 aggregate of the best two (one summer, one winter), then best one, and finally the  process in 2 above for the aggregate of the best summer and winter round will decide the tie.

The Six Course Challenge

This is a stableford competition over six 18 hole rounds played at Harbourne Church Farm, 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. In the event of a tie, then from the players best four rounds the tie will be decided on the aggregation of the best last nine holes, then best last six holes, then best last three holes, then best last hole. Played from the yellow tees, apart from the Boldmere round which is played from the white tees. This is not an authorised competition. Handicap Allowance 100%.

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 permanent 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.