Colvend Golf Club

Open Competitions - Conditions

CONDITIONS OF PLAY FOR OPEN COMPETITIONS AT COLVEND GOLF CLUB

Anyone entering an Open competition at Colvend shall be deemed to have read and understood these Conditions of Play.

General

All participating golfers must be bona fide amateur members of a recognised golf club and hold a current CONGU competition Handicap.

All Open competitions will be played over 18 holes, off white tees (Gents) or red tees (Ladies).

Maximum handicap allowances will be 28 for Gentlemen and 36 for Ladies, unless stated otherwise on the individual competition notice.

Some Buggies are available to hire (£20 per round), subject to course conditions.  Advance booking is strongly recommended.

Catering is normally available throughout day during Open competitions.

Distance measuring devices may be used provided the instrument measures distance ONLY.

Tied scores will be decided by countback over last 9, 6, 3 or 1 hole.

Texas Scrambles - Teams of 4, any combination.  Max individual Handicap allowances - Gents 21, Ladies 28.  Team handicap by Double Silloth (see below).  In addition, each player will count four drives, one of which must be at a par 3 hole.  Once a player has recorded a par 3 drive, they should not tee off at subsequent par 3s. Other rules may apply to specific Scrambles.

Juniors must be under 18 years of age on the day of the competition.  Proof of age (ID) may be required.  Juniors may enter adult competitions provided they have a certified competition handicap of 14 or lower.  

Handicaps for competitions will be calculated as follows:

Greensomes and Double Greensomes - full individual allowance, then sum of 6/10 lower and 4/10 higher.

4BBB (Gents) - Silloth system (full individual handicaps, take the difference, subtract it from 18, divide by 3, round to nearest whole number, subtract that from lower handicap = Silloth handicap)

4BBB (Ladies) - 90% of full handicap. 

Texas Scramble - Double Silloth.  Apply Silloth (see 4BBB(Gents) above) to the two lowest handicaps, resulting in Figure A, then repeat for the two highest handicaps, resulting in Figure B.  Apply Silloth to Figures A and B for final team handicap.  No additional allowance for Ladies.

For mixed strokeplay competitions (ie Ladies and Gents competing directly against one another, but not in Mixed Pairs events), Ladies will be awarded an additional two strokes when setting their competition handicap, to allow for the difference between the Gents and Ladies Standard Scratch Scores.  For Stableford events, only one additional stroke will be awarded, to reflect the difference between the Ladies and Gents pars.  In such competitions, the Ladies Stroke Index will apply to all competitors in Stableford events.  These arrangements are in line with the UHS recommendations.

Prizes for competitions will normally be awarded in the form of Vouchers.  The number and value of prizes will depend on level of entries and will be calculated on the day, unless stated otherwise.

Scratch prizes will normally be included for Texas Scrambles,  and in other competitions when specifically stated on the individual competition notice.

Magic 2 sweep will be held when appropriate to the competition, automatic entry included in the competition entry fee.  Magic 2 winnings will be held at the club to await collection (contact the Steward).  Where possible, these cash winnings will be forwarded to the winner's club by hand, but this cannot be guaranteed.

We expect and encourage prizewinners to attend the prizegiving, normally held immediately on completion of the event.  In the event of a prizewinner not attending the presentation, their vouchers will be forwarded to their club secretary in due course. 

Entry fees for 2017 are:        

Singles - £10,     Pairs - £18,    Teams (4) - £36, unless stated otherwise.

All entry fees include entry to Magic 2s cash sweep when appropriate to competition.

Entry fees must be paid in advance and accompany the entry form.  Entries to competitions will be accepted:

 by Phone - if paying by card. Entry forms will be completed on your behalf but please have all necessary details to hand when calling.  Failure to do this may result in the entry being withheld until the information is provided.  Check what is required from the entry form shown on the club website.

by Post - with entry fee cheque (no cash, please) and completed entry form which can be downloaded from website, to the Match Secretary.  Please do not enclose a SAE - see draw details below.

in Person at the club - entry forms available, payment accepted by card, cash or cheque

Entry fees are non-returnable once the draw has been made (normally over the weekend before the competition).

Late cancellations (within 24 hours of start of competition) or failing to turn up on the day will render the entrant liable for their entry fee.             

The draw for tee times will be published in the Galloway News on the Thursday prior to the competition and published on the club website.

Late entries may be taken, subject to availability, by the club Steward, but advance payment is still required.

The Committee of Colvend Golf Club reserves the right to:

  • limit the number of entries if the competition is over-subscribed, 
  • reject any entry, and
  • alter or amend any of the conditions of play. 

The Committee's decision in all matters of dispute shall be final.