InterClub Scratch League Rules
Rules Governing Play - Revised 2012
InterClub Scratch League
01: An InterClub Scratch League shall be held annually for which each golf club affiliated to the Nottinghamshire Union of Golf Clubs may enter one  team comprising five  players.
02: The entry fee for the tournament shall be thirty pounds [£ 30.00] per golf club.
03: The Inter Club Scratch League will be subdivided into three  divisions. i.e. First [1st], Second [2nd] and Third [3rd].
04: Opponents for each match will be determined by a random draw.
05: The competition shall be played on, or around, dates selected by the Tournament Committee of the Nottinghamshire Union of Golf Clubs.
06: Matches will commence play at 4.00 p.m. on the day appointed for the match. The starting times for matches may be varied by the agreement of both team captains. With the agreement of the team captains and of the Tournament Committee of the Nottinghamshire Union of Golf Clubs, matches may be arranged to be played within three  days either side of the appointed date of the match, including weekends.
07: The competition will be decided by singles match play, played off scratch, over eighteen holes, and the winner of each match shall be determined in accordance with Rule 2 ofthe Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal and Ancient Rules Limited.
08: Points shall be awarded to each team in accordance with the following:
Halved match:One  point
Loss:Zero  points.
09: If at the end of the series of matches two , or more, teams are tied on points, there will be a count-back with the difference between games won and lost used to determine the final positions. If a result which affects promotion or relegation, cannot be determined by this method then the teams involved will play-off over a neutral course arranged by the Nottinghamshire Union of Golf Clubs.
10: The top two  teams in each of the second [2nd] and third [3rd] divisions will be promoted to the first [1st] and second [2nd] divisions respectively. The bottom two  teams in each of the first [1st] and second [2nd] divisions will be relegated to the second [2nd] and third [3rd] divisions respectively.
11: Team captains shall exchange a written list of players, and order of play, prior to commencement of play.
12: Players may be substituted by the team captain in any of the individual games, at any time up to fifteen  minutes prior to the commencement of play. The substituted player must play in the position vacated by the player being substituted. The opposing team captain must be made aware of any such substitution prior to the substitution taking place.
13: A golf club may make changes to its team for any, or all, of the rounds of the competition providing the players substituted comply with the rules of the competition.
14: In order to be eligible to represent a golf club a player must have been a member of that golf club in the year of the competition, and must be of amateur status as defined by the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by the Royal and Ancient Rules Limited.
15: Competitors may only represent one  golf club during the calendar year of the competition.
16: In the event that a member of a team is not present to commence play at his appointed time he shall be subject to a penalty in accordance with Rule 6 - 3 / Rule 33 - 7 of the Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal and Ancient Rules Limited.
17: In the event of a match not commencing due to a team failing to report for play on the appointed day, then the non-offending team shall be awarded maximum points.
18: In the event of a match being postponed due to inclement weather or bad light, the match shall be replayed as soon as practically possible. The Tournament Committee of the Nottinghamshire Union of Golf Clubs must be informed of any such decision as soon as practically possible.
19: All disputes, including the fitness of the course for play, shall be settled by the team captains who should endeavour to reach agreement. In the event that agreement cannot be reached then play shall be suspended and the matter referred to the Tournament Committee for a decision.
20: A trophy will be presented annually to the winning club in each of the three  divisions at the Nottinghamshire Union of Golf Clubs Annual Dinner.
21: The use of motorised ride-on golf carts by competitors is strictly prohibited, unless they are required on medical grounds and are supported by a medical certificate, and only providing the Club allows the use of motorised ride-on golf carts.
22: Conforming golf balls: The ball the player plays must be named on the current list of Conforming Golf Balls issued by the R & A Rules Limited. Penalty for breach of the condition: Disqualification.
23: Conforming golf clubs: Driving clubs must not have a characteristic timegreater than 257 microseconds when measured on pendulum testing apparatus approved by the R & A Rules Limited. See Appendix II, 5a of the Rules of Golf. Penalty for breach of the condition: Disqualification
24: Distance Measuring Devices: Players are permitted the use of a distance measuring device for the purpose of measuring distance only. Artificial devices or unusual equipment designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect the play of a competitor [e.g. gradient, windspeed, temperature, etc.] is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used. Penalty for breach of the condition: Disqualification.
25: All matches shall be governed in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal and Ancient Rules Limited, and the local rules of the golf course over which the match is to be played, providing such local rules do not contradict the Rules and Conditions governing play as detailed above.
26: It is the duty of the captain of the winning team to notify the match result to
Mr. Colin Bee, 270 Wollaton Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 1GN Telephone: 0115 9284891 or 01509 852 959
by 12.00 noon on the day following that upon which the match was held.
NB:A light meal [e.g. lasagne, jacket potato and filling, sandwiches and chips, [etc.] for up to twelve  persons, will be provided at the expense of the host golf club following the conclusion of each match.
Rules revised following a meeting of the NUGC Executive Committee held in October 2011.
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