Isle of Wight Golf Union

Rules of the Isle of Wight Golf Union



  1. The League shall be called "The Isle of Wight Golf Union Seniors Four-Ball  Matchplay League"

  2. Matches shall be played over 18 holes maximum in accordance with the current Rules of Golf governing Four-Ball Matchplay competition.

  3. The object of the League shall be to provide Inter-Club competition for club members of the age of 60 years and over.

  4. A Club Team shall consist of five pairs.  Each team member must hold a a recognised Playing Handicap and must have submitted four completed cards for Qualifying Competitions played during the 12 months preceding the 30th April each year.

  5. It is recommended that, if possible, a reserve pair be in attendance.

  6. Matches shall be arranged on mid-week mornings during the Spring to Autumn period on a Home and Away basis.

  7. Team members shall not be eligible to play for more than one Club in each year.

  8. Each Golf Club shall nominate a Senior League Captain.

  9. Each Club shall pay an entrance fee as determined by the Union.

  10. In the event of bad weather the respective Captains shall be responsible for postponing matches.

  11. Postponed and re-arranged matches must be notified to the Union's Hon. Match Secretary by the home team Captain.

  12. In the event of one team not appearing for an arranged fixture the opponents may claim the match. A team turning out with less than the five pairs must record a lost game for the missing pair(s).

  13. The results of all matches shall be reported on a reports card which must carry the date of the match and must be signed by both Team Captains.  The home team Captain is responsible for forwarding the results card to the Union's Hon. Match Secretary who will  maintain a League Table based on points awarded for each match as follows:-

    "Two points to be available for each of the five individual four ball games in a match. Two points to be awarded for a game won and one point to each team for a game halved. In addition to the 10 points available for the five games there will be two bonus points for the team that wins a match or one bonus points to each team if the match is halved.  In the event of a tie on total points by the League leaders at the end of the season a play-off shall be arranged on a neutral course to determine the winner of the League  Shield."


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