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Men’s Foursomes Championship Rd 1
MEN’S FOURSOMES CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023
CONDITIONS OF PLAY – ENTRANCE FEE $20 PER PLAYER
- Foursomes: Two players play as partners and use one ball. The players hit off alternately from the tee and thereafter strike the ball alternately during the play of each hole. If either player incurs a penalty stroke it does not alter the rotation of play.
- The competition will be played according to the ‘Rules of Golf’ and competitors must be members of Leura Golf Club and hold an AGU handicap. Members are reminded that this is a club championship event and members’ attention is directed to By-Law 7 – see below. For the purposes of these Conditions of Play “Club Championships” where used in the by-law means “Men’s Foursome Championships”.
- The competition will consist of two rounds of 18 holes foursomes stroke play from the blue tees. Preferred lies in accordance with the Local Rules will apply. The 12th hole C graders Local Rule will not apply.
- For Round 2 the order of play will be reversed from that of Round 1.
- Round 2 tee times shall commence at 8.28 am, the B graders to hit off first followed by the A graders. Pair groups shall be decided by the Match Committee and if there shall be an odd number of pairs an A grade pair may be grouped with a B grade pair.
- The handicap of each pair will be one half of their combined daily handicaps applicable at the commencement of Round 1.
- The competition will be played in two grades, namely
- A grade – pair handicaps of 16 or less
- B grade – pair handicaps of more than 16, 36 being the maximum handicap.
- The championship winners in each grade will be the pair who returns the best aggregate scratch score over the two rounds. There will be net winners in each grade. There will be prizes for the Runners-up.
- In the event of a tie winners will be determined:
- In the case of the best aggregate scratch score by a sudden death play off. The tied pairs shall play one extra hole at a time with the pairs still tied moving on to the next hole until a winning pair has been decided. The play off holes shall be holes 1, 11, 12 and 18 repeated as necessary.
- In all other cases by count backs as applied by Golf Link.
- All disputes must be in writing and will be decided by the Match Committee. Decisions will be final.
- If in the opinion of the Match committee in conjunction with the Greenkeeper the course should be closed due to inclement weather the round affected shall not be played and shall be re-scheduled.
- There will be no NTP competition for those playing in the foursomes championships.
By-Law 7 – Club Championship Eligibility:
To be eligible to play in any Club Championship event, a member shall have completed at least two (2) monthly medal rounds or at least five (5) competition rounds at Leura Golf Club in the 12 months immediately preceding the Club Championships. (ie the Club Championship event concerned)
Medley club competition: There will be a Singles Stableford competition from the white (men) and red (women) tees for those who elect not to play in the championships. There will not be a 2 ball competition. There will be at least one NTP.
MATCH COMMITTEE – LEURA GOLF CLUB
LOCAL RULES – MEN’S FOURSOMES CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2022
REFERENCE – RULES OF GOLF – 2019
The Local Rules apply to the Championships except as noted, expanded and/or clarified below.
IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS – Rule 16
Includes the artificial surfaces and sides of roads and paths including gravel paths.
IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS CLOSE TO PUTTING GREEN
Relief may be taken under Rule 16.1b if a sprinkler head or other immovable obstruction is on the line of play and is within two club lengths of the putting green, and within two club lengths of the ball provided that there will be no relief if the line of play is clearly unreasonable.
The 12th hole local rule which is applicable to C graders only shall NOT apply for the purposes of the Foursomes Championships.
There is a clearly defined drop zone alongside, and for play to, the 6th green (left hand side) for relief from the nearby designated hedge area.
SLOW PLAY – Rule 5.6
Slow play penalties will be imposed. General penalty for breach of Local Rules – 2 strokes.
FOR AND ON BEHALF OF MATCH COMMITTEE