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SENIOR’S SECTION COMPETITIONS

description of competition & conditions of entry

1. Eligibility for Senior’s Competitions
All competitions except the monthly Medal and Stableford require a Competition handicap (the formal term for an active handicap).Members without a Competition handicap can play in the Medals and Stablefords for the purpose of obtaining a handicap, but are not eligible to win.
2. With the introduction of Category 5 and 6 Handicaps
The Committee reserves the right to impose a maximum handicap for individual competitions.
3. Eligibility for main prizes
In the three major competitions (Captain’s Day, Hot Toddy and the Seniors’ Section Championship). In order to win a major prize on Captain’s Day, Hot Toddy Day or the Seniors’ Championship, members must have participated in 3 Seniors qualifying competitions in the previous 12 calendar months.For this purpose, the qualifying competitions are the monthly Medals and Stablefords, and any pre-organised individual competitions run by the Section.
4. Hole in One
The Section maintains a special fund for players who achieve a Hole in One in any formal competition.The fund will reimburse a bar bill up to a maximum of £50.

ALAN WHITE TROPHY

This trophy rewards consistent performance and is run as a single division
Points awarded as set out below to competitions throughout the year are aggregated and the person with the most points at the end of the year is presented with the trophy at the Seniors’ prizegiving. In the event of a tie the winner will be decided by the number of 1st positions won and if still a tie the number of 2nd positions will be used etc.
The competitions  which qualify for this trophy are:
Monthly Medals and Stablefords
Senior’s Section Championship Rounds 1 & 2.
Senior Captain’s Day.
Summer & Winter 5-club Competitions.
Hot Toddy Competition.
For these , 8 Points are awarded to the winner, 7 for second and so on down to 1 point for 8th place.
Summer Singles (Bruce Symes Trophy)
Winter Singles Knockout Trophy
For these , 8 points go to the winner,7 to runner-up, 5 to the losing semi-finalists and 3 to the losing quarter finalists.

MONTHLY MEDAL

Date: Normally the first Monday of the month
Format:  18 hole stroke-play, lowest net scores, count back used to separate equal net scores.
Tees:   White for men, red for Ladies.
Handicap:  Full playing handicap allowance, Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Entry:  Between Mar- Nov, members wishing to play should sign up for the competition, either by the PSI terminal in the clubhouse or via HowdidIdo.
Members can enter on the day, but will be allocated a tee time at the end of the draw.
Between Dec – Feb, entry and draw will be done on the day
Fees: Payable on the day at the agreed rate
Prizes: The competition will be run in 2 handicap divisions, Division 1 for handicaps 0-20 and Division 2 for handicaps 21and above. The first two in each division will receive credit added to their Club Loyalty card.
There is also a 2’s pot to be shared by all competitors achieving a 2 on any hole during the competition.
Points awarded towards the Alan White Trophy.
Members without Competition handicaps, who are submitting cards for handicap purposes, may enter but are ineligible for prizes
Qualifies for handicap adjustment except as in A3 (d), and for the 3 card requirement for major competitions

MONTHLY Stableford

Date: Normally the third Monday of the month
Format: 18 hole Stableford, count back used to separate equal scores.
Tees:   Yellow for men, red for Ladies.
Handicap:  Full playing handicap allowance, Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Entry:  Between Mar- Nov , members wishing to play should sign up for the competition, either by the PSI terminal in the clubhouse or via HowdidIdo.
Members can enter on the day, but will be allocated a tee time at the end of the draw.
Between Dec –Feb, entry and draw will be done on the day
Fees: Payable on the day at the agreed rate
Prizes: The competition will be run in 2 handicap divisions, Division 1 for handicaps 0-20 and Division 2 for handicaps 21and above. The first two in each division will receive credit added to their Club Loyalty card.
There is also a 2’s pot to be shared by all competitors achieving a 2 on any hole during the competition.
Points awarded towards the Alan White Trophy.
Members without Competition handicaps, who are submitting cards for handicap purposes, may enter but are ineligible for prizes
Qualifies for handicap adjustment except as in A3 (d), and for the 3 card requirement for major competitions 

MIXED BREAKFAST TEXAS SCRAMBLE

Date: Decided annually between the Seniors Captain and the Lady Captain.
Format: 18 hole Texas Scramble Medal competition played in teams of 3 or 4, depending on numbers.  The format is as for a normal Texas Scramble but no player may take 2  consecutive shots except on the greens, and a minimum number of drives is specified for each player.
Breakfast is provided before the match
Tees: Yellow for men, red for ladies.
Handicap: 1/10 of combined team playing handicaps to 1 decimal point. Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Entry: Members sign their names on the appropriate form on the Section Notice Board, by the given date, together with their choice of breakfast.
Draw: The draw is made together with the order of play 2 weeks before the date and is displayed on the Notice Board.
Fees: The agreed fee, including breakfast, must be paid before the start of the competition.
Prizes: Prizes for the winners and runner-up are presented on the day.

ST. GEORGE’S TROPHY

Date: The nearest Monday to 23rd April.
Format: A Flag competition run in two divisions; one for those with a playing handicap of less than 20, the other for those with a handicap of  21 and above.
Tees: Yellow for men, red for ladies.
Handicap: Each player receives (68 + full handicap allowance) strokes. The winner in each division is the player who achieves the greatest distance round the course before running out of strokes. Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Entry: Members sign up on-line or on the notice board, by the given date.
Draw: Order of play drawn 2 weeks prior to the date of the competition.
Fees: The agreed fee, which includes a lunch on the day, must be paid before the start of the competition.
Prizes: Each of the two divisions will provide a leader; and the overall winner will be the player whose leading flag is furthest round the course, with the other flag being declared the runner-up. The St George’s trophy will be presented to the winner, together with mementoes for winner and runner-up. The prizes will be presented on the day.

BRUCE SYMES TROPHY (Summer Singles Knockout)

Date: From May.
Format: Match-play knock-out over 18 holes.
Tees: White for Men; Red for Ladies.
Handicap: Full handicap difference between individual playing handicaps on the day of the match. Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Entry: Members must sign their names on the appropriate form on the Sections’ notice board, by the given date.
Draw: Initial draw is made together with the timetable for the following rounds.
Fees: The agreed fee must be paid to the Treasurer before the first round match.
Prizes: The winner will receive the “Bruce Symes” trophy and a memento and the runner-up will receive a mementowhich will be presented on Seniors’ prizegiving Day. Points awarded towards the Alan White Trophy.

SENIORS’ MASTERS CUP

Date: May or June
Format: 18 hole medal play
Tees: White for men, red for Ladies
Handicap: Full handicap allowance, Ladies receive I equalising shot
Entry: Members who, in the previous calendar year fall within one of the following categories will be eligible to play in the competition.
Winner and Runner up in previous year’s Master’s
Winner and Runner up in the Alan White Trophy
Winner and Runner up in each of the Seniors’ Championship categories
Winner and Runner up in the Hot Toddy Competition
Winner and Runner up in the Seniors’ Captains Day
Winner and Runner up in the St Georges Trophy
Winner and Runner up in each Division of Medal and Stableford competitions
Winner and Runner up in the Winter Singles
Winner and Runner up in the Bruce Symes Summer Singles
Winner and Runner up in each part of the 5 clubs competition
Winner in each category of the Eclectic competition
Draw: Qualifying members will be notified of their eligibility and those who indicate their wish to play in the competition will be entered into a draw which will be published ahead of the competition
Fees: No fee will be charged for this competition
Prizes: The winner will receive the Seniors’ Masters Cup and a memento, and the runner-up will receive a memento, presented at the Senior’s prizegiving.

FIVE CLUBS TROPHY

Date: Summer 5 Clubs  – June, Winter 5 Clubs  – November
Format: Two separate 18 hole Stableford rounds. Only 5 clubs allowed in the bag, one of which must be a putter.
The overall winner will be the member with the best aggregate score over the 2 rounds. Both rounds are run as a single division
Tees: White for men, Red for Ladies
Handicap: Full playing handicap allowance. Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Entry: On the day
Draw: On the day for both competitions.
Fees: On the day at agreed rate.
Prizes: The first two in each round receive credit added to their Club Loyalty Card.
There is also a 2’s pot to be shared by all competitors achieving a 2 on any hole during each competition.
Points awarded towards the Alan White Trophy.
The aggregate winner will receive the 5 Clubs Trophy and memento and the runner-up will receive a memento, presented at the Senior’s prizegiving.

Ryder cup

Date: June
Format: This is a team match-play competition involving 4BBB, foursomes and singles between two teams selected by the Captain & Vice-Captain.
Tees: White for men, Red for Ladies
Handicap: Full playing handicap allowance. Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Entry: Members sign up on the notice board, by the given date. The teams will be selected from those members who have entered.
Draw: The draw for the matches is posted on the notice board 2 weeks prior to the competition.
Fees: The agreed fee must be paid before the start of the competition.
Prizes: The first two in each round receive credit added to their Club Loyalty

SENIOR CAPTAIN’S DAY

Date: July
Format: 18 hole Stableford
Tees: White for men, Red for Ladies
Handicap: Full handicap allowance There  are separate  competitions for men and ladies, each with their own prizes   The competition is run as a single division
Entry: Members sign up on the notice board, by the given date.
Draw: The draw is made 2 weeks prior to the day and displayed on the notice board.
Fees: The agreed fee, which includes lunch, must be paid before the start of the competition.
Prizes: In order to win one of the men’s main prizes, members must have submitted 3 qualifying cards in Senior’s competitions during the previous 12 calendar months (See Eligibility note 2 above)
The number of main prizes is dependent on the entry, up to the following maximum : Men 1st, 2nd, 3rd , 4th and 5th  Ladies 1st , 2nd and 3rd
No member may win more than 1 major prize.
There are prizes for the best front nine (men & ladies), Best back nine (men & ladies)
There are also sponsored hole prizes and a list will be displayed on the notice board for all those members who wish to sponsor a prize for a particular hole.. There is also a “Captain’s Drive” prize.
All prizes are presented on the day.
Points awarded towards the Alan White Trophy.

SENIORS’ SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS

Date:Two consecutive Mondays in August
Format:
A) The Scratch Trophy for the Seniors’ Section Championship (gross)
Two 18 hole stroke-play rounds, lowest gross scores, count back used to separate equal scores.
The two gross scores are aggregated to determine the overall winner.
In the event of a tie after the 2nd round there will be a 4 hole play-off, using holes 10, 11, 12, & 9, refereed by the Captain or another Committee member.
If at least 2 members are still level after the play-off there will be a sudden death play-off starting on the 10th .
The winner of the Scratch Trophy shall not be eligible to win the Shield
B) The  Shield for the Seniors’ Section Championship (nett)
Two 18 hole stroke-play rounds, lowest nett scores, count back used to separate equal nett scores. The two net scores are aggregated to determine the overall winner.
If a play off is required, arrangements will be as for the Scratch Championship.
Both competitions are run as a single handicap division.
Tees: White for men, Red for Ladies
Handicap: Full playing handicap allowance, the same handicap to be used for both rounds. Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Entry: Pre-drawn and on the day
Draw:
Round 1)
 Members sign up on-line or on the notice board, by the given date, indicating whether they require an early or later start time. All matches will start on the 1st Tee. Members entering on the day will be drawn on the day for tee off times after the main draw
Round 2) The leading 50% from the 1st round will tee off from 8.30am from the 1st tee in reverse order of their finishing position in Round 1.
The 2nd half of the field will tee off from the 10th tee and the draw for partners will take place as for a normal Monday morning draw.
Fees: Separately for each round on the day at agreed rate.
Prizes:In order to win either the Scratch Trophy or the Nett Shield, members must have submitted 3 qualifying cards in Senior’s competitions during the previous 12 months (See Eligibility note 2 above)
The player with the lowest gross score will be declared the Seniors’ Champion and receive the Scratch Championship Trophy and memento.
The aggregate Nett winner will receive the Nett Championship Shield and a memento; the runner-up will receive a memento
The winners and the runner-up trophies will be presented on Seniors’ prizegiving day. 

MILLENNIUM CUP

Date: August
Format: Stableford competition based on teams of 3 members, with the best 2 net scores on each hole aggregated together and counting towards the team’s final 18 hole total.
Tees: White for men, red for ladies.
Handicap: Full handicap allowance. Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Entry: Members sign up on-line or on the notice board, by the given date.
Draw: Teams are selected by a seeded draw.
Fees: The agreed fee must be paid before the start of the competition.
Prizes: There is a team trophy for 1st place with mementoes for the winning team and the runners-up, presented on Seniors’ prizegiving day.

JUBILEE TROPHY

Date: September 
Format: Texas Scramble in teams of 3 players.
Each player must take 4 drives during the round and no player is allowed to take 2 consecutive counting shots, except on the green.
Tees: White for men, red for ladies.
Handicap: 1/10 of the combined playing handicaps to 1 decimal place. Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Entry: Members sign up on-line or on the notice board, by the given date.
Draw: The teams and order of play are decided by a seeded draw 2 weeks prior to the competition.
Fees: The agreed fee must be paid before the competition starts.
Prizes: The winners will receive the “Jubilee” trophy plus a memento, and the runners-up will receive mementoes which are presented at the Seniors’ prize giving.

MIXED GREENSOMES COMPETITION

Date: September 
Format: Mixed Greensomes Competition
Tees: Yellow for men, Red for ladies. Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Handicap: Handicaps will be calculated from the Greensomes chart.
Entry: Entry Lists will be posted  on the Ladies and the Seniors Notice Boards.
Draw: Mixed pairs will be drawn from the entry list and the draw published on the Seniors Notice Board
Fees: On the day at agreed rate.
Prizes: The prizes will be purchased from the entry money, with the number of prizes determined by the size of the entry. Presentation will take place on the day.

Pig Trophy

Date: Decided annually between the Senior Captain and the Lady Captain.
Format: 4BBB competition, played for the “Pig Trophy”, with lunch included.
Tees: Yellow for men, Red for ladies.
Handicap: The handicap allowance and playing conditions are agreed annually between the respective Captains.
Entry: Members sign up on-line or on the notice board, by the given date.
Draw: The draw is made together with the order of play 2 weeks before the date and is displayed on the notice board.
Fees: The agreed fee, including lunch, must be paid before the start of the competition.
Prizes: The winning side places a ribbon around the neck of the “Pig”

SENIORS FOURSOMES

Date: October
Format: Team Stableford over 18 holes.
One player drives off on the odd numbered holes and the other on the even numbered holes and thereafter each player plays alternate shots.
Tees: Yellow for men, Red for ladies.
Handicap: 1/2 of the combined playing handicaps. Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Entry: Members sign up on-line or on the notice board, by the given date.
Draw: The draw for the pairings and order of play is made 2 weeks prior to the competition.
Fees: The agreed fee must be paid before the competition starts.
Prizes: The winners receive the “Foursomes” trophy plus mementoes and the runners-up receive mementoes presented at the Seniors’ prize giving.

GREENKEEPER’S REVENGE

18 Holes where the Greenkeeping Staff can make things difficult!
Open to:
All club members

Date: October
Format: Stableford competition in teams of 3, with the best 2 score on each hole aggregated together and counting to the team’s 18 hole total
Tees: Yellow for men, Red for ladies. All teams will start on the first tee
Handicap: Full handicap allowance. Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Entry: Members wishing to participate should sign up for the competition on the Notice Board
Draw: Teams will be selected by a draw which will take place 2 weeks prior to the event. The draw will be posted on the Notice Board , and participants notified via email of their tee time and playing partners.
Fees: £3 payable on the day
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the winning team with the remainder of the  proceeds being donated by the Senior Section to the Greenkeeping staff, in gratitude for their efforts on the course during the year.

winter pairs

Date: From November 
Format: Matchplay knock-out over 18 holes.
Tees: White for men, Red for ladies. 
Handicap: 9/10ths  of the handicap difference between individual handicaps on the day of the match. Strokes are taken from the player with the lowest handicap on the day. Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Entry: Members sign their names on the appropriate form on the notice board, by the given date.
Draw: Initial draw is made together with the timetable for the following rounds (see A5 5).
Fees: The agreed fee must be paid to the Treasurer before the first round match.
Prizes: The winners will receive the “Winter Pairs” trophy and mementoes, and the runners-up will receive mementoes which are presented at the Seniors’ prize giving.

winter singles

Date: From November 
Format: Matchplay knock-out over 18 holes.
Tees: White for men, Red for ladies.
Handicap: Full handicap difference between individual playing handicaps on the day of the match. Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Entry: Members sign their names on the appropriate form on the notice board, by the given date.
Draw: Initial draw is made together with the timetable for the following rounds.
Fees: The agreed fee must be paid to the Treasurer before the first round match.
Prizes:The winner will receive the Winter Singles trophy and a memento, and the runner-up will receive a memento, which will be presented at the Seniors’ prizegiving.
Points awarded towards the Alan White Trophy.

Hot Toddy

Date: December
Format: 18 hole Stableford
Tees:Yellow for men, Red for ladies.
Handicap: Full playing handicap allowance. There are separate  competitions for men and ladies, each with their own prizes. The competition is run as a single division
Entry: Members sign up on-line or on the notice board, by the given date.
Draw: The draw and order of play is made and displayed on the notice board 2 weeks prior to the competition.
Fees: On the day, at agreed rate which includes lunch.
Prizes: The winning man and winning lady each receive a Christmas hamper. In order to win one of the main prizes, members must have submitted 3 qualifying cards in Senior’s competitions during the previous 12 months (See Eligibility note 2 above) The winning man also receives a memento.
There are also prizes for best front and back 9 for both men and ladies, but these cannot be won by hamper winners.
The exact number of men’s and ladies Prizes will be determined by the level of entry.

SENIOR CAPTAIN AND VICE-CAPTAIN CHALLENGE TROPHY

Open to: All Senior Section club members
Date: 
Monthly through the season
Format: 18 hole Four-Ball Match Play
Tees: White for men, Red for ladies.
Handicap: 9/10ths allowance from the lowest player. Ladies will receive adjustment shots according to CONGU guidelines
Entry: Members wishing to participate should sign up on the form on the Notice Board
Draw: 
Fees: Entry is free, but the Captain and Vice-captain ask that challengers make a donation of £10 per pair, with proceeds going either to charity or to Section funds.
Prizes:The winners of the trophy will be the team beating the incumbent Captain and Vice- Captain by the largest margin. In the event of a tie, the leading teams will play an 18 Hole play-off

VETERAN’S TROPHY (The Ron Hawkins Trophy)

This is restricted to members aged 75 and over.
It is awarded to the individual with the best aggregate five scores out of the eight monthly Stableford competitions played between March and October in any one season. 

Eclectic Competitions

These will be run for both Medal and Stableford Competitions throughout the season. Each eclectic competition (Medal and Stableford) will be run in two divisions corresponding to the two handicap divisions used for Medal and Stableford competitions.
The eclectic scores will be calculated on the basis of all the qualifying cards submitted by an individual.
Prizes: Winners in each division of Medal and Stableford will receive credit on their Club Loyalty Cards

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