Junior InterClub Rules
Rules Governing Play - Revised 2013
01: An Inter Club Junior League shall be held annually for which each golf club affiliated to the Nottinghamshire Union of Golf Clubs may enter one  team comprising six  players, boys or girls.
02: There will be no entry fee for the tournament.
03: The Inter Club Junior League will be subdivided into four  divisions.
04: Junior Leagues matches will be determined by a random draw.
05: The series of matches within each division must be completed by 30 September at the latest. It is the responsibility of the home team Junior Organiser to contact, organise and agree with the opposing Junior Organiser every aspect of their home game, and to confirm arrangements within 7 days of each home match.
06: Any disputes in arranging fixtures should be settled by the team junior organisers. If agreement is not reached, then the dispute must be referred to the Junior Tournament Committee whose decision will be final.
07: The competition will be decided by singles match play, played over eighteen holes . The lowest handicap player shall concede strokes to his / her opponent, based on the difference between the full handicaps [CONGU Unified Handicapping System 2008 - 2011 - Appendix F]. The winner of each match shall be determined in accordance with Rule 2 of the Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal and Ancient Rules Limited.
08: Boys will play from the white tees and girls from the red tees. Where competitors play from different tees, each player playing the course with the highest Standard Scratch must have his/her handicap increased by the difference in the two Standard Scratch Scores.
Mens’ Course: White tees: SSS 70Ladies Course: Red tees: SSS 72
SSS Ladies 72 - SSS Men 70 = 2
All Ladies handicaps should be increased by 2 strokes
Lady exact handicap: 18.8Handicap for playing purposes: 19
Playing handicap for Junior League purposes: 19 + 2 = 21
Mens’ Course: White tees: SSS 74Ladies Course: Red tees: SSS 73 SSS Men 74 - SSS Ladies 73 = 1
All Mens handicaps should be increased by 1 stroke.
Men exact handicap: 14.7 Handicap for playing purposes: 15 Playing handicap for Junior League purposes: 15 + 1 = 16
09: Points shall be awarded to each team in accordance with the following:
Halved match:One  point
Loss:Zero  points.
Bye:Zero  points.
10: If, at the end of the series of matches, two or more teams are tied on points, final positions will be determined by the difference in the “for” and “against” columns in the league table. If a result cannot be determined by this method, then the result of the individual match, or matches, between the team, or teams, involved will be used to determine the winner. If a winner cannot be determined by the tie-breaking methods described above, then the teams involved will play-off over a neutral course on a date arranged by the Nottinghamshire Union of Golf Clubs.
11: At the end of the series of matches, the winning team in each division will proceed to the semi-finals, to be played over a neutral course on a date in October arranged by the Nottinghamshire Union of Golf Clubs. The winner of each semi-final will proceed to the final, to be played over a neutral course on a date in October arranged by the Nottinghamshire Union of Golf Clubs.
12: Team Captains shall exchange a written list of players, and order of play, in handicap order, prior to commencement of play. A copy of those player lists must be forwarded to Avril Jamieson, Junior League Secretary, so that player handicaps can be validated via the Central Database of Handicaps.
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 be of amateur status as defined by the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by the Royal and Ancient Rules Limited, and be a member of that golf club, and must be under the age of 18 years on the 1st January in the year of the competition. For the purpose of the competition, the players must hold a CONGU competition handicap.
15: Competitors may only represent one  golf club during the calendar year of the competition, but must not be restricted from playing for any club at which they are a member.
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 three  points for the win and a score of 4 - 0 recorded. The offending team will be penalised by the deduction of three  points from its overall points total.
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 Junior Tournament Committee of the Nottinghamshire Union of Golf Clubs must be informed of any such decision as soon as practically possible.
19: Disputes regarding the fitness of the course of play shall be settled by the team junior organisers 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 Junior Tournament Committee for a decision.
20: Trophies will be presented to the winners, runners up and and losing semi-finalists.
21: The use of Caddies is strictly prohibited. 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 time greater 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: 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, wind speed, 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.
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 both club Junior organisers to submit the match result sheet by post or email to:
Avril Jamieson, Junior League Secretary, Wollaton Park Golf Club, Lime Tree Avenue, Wollaton Park, Nottingham, NG9 1BT.
email: email@example.com .
These sheets must be submitted as soon as practically possible, preferably on the day following the match. Please note that results for completed matches will not be incorporated into the league tables until these sheets are received.
27: Light refreshments [e.g. jacket potato and filling, sandwiches and chips, etc.] for up to sixteen  persons, will be provided by the host golf club following the conclusion of each match.
Rules revised following a meeting of the Junior Executive Committee on 21 November 2013.
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