EG MEN'S COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – MIDLAND REGION QUALIFIER
The team of six players will be selected by each County Union to represent the County in the Midlands qualifying event. The winning county will represent the Midlands Region in the England Golf County Finals at Aldeburgh Golf Club on 28th to 30th September 2018.
All six scores to count over two rounds.
The Midland Region qualifier will be held at Coxmoor Golf Club – 16th June 2018
PRACTICE ROUND BOOKINGS for 15th June 2018
All practice rounds to be booked through Neil Harris (MGU Secretary) not direct with the club.
Coxmoor Golf Club
Coxmoor Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 5LF
Manager: Colin Bee
Tel No.: 01623 557 359 (3)
Pro/Golf Manager: Craig Wright
Tel No.: 01623 557 359 (1)
Chef/Caterer: Paul Thompson
Tel No.: 01623 557 359 (2)
Course Manager: Ben Cumberland
President: Alec Shepperson
Chairman: Nigel Moxon
Captain: Gren Patman
EG County Championships – Midland Qualifying
Format: 36 Holes scratch medal. All six scores to count
10 teams of 6 players, all scores to count.
Starting Times: 8.00am & 1.00pm
Starting Tees: 1st and 10th tee at 10 minute intervals
Time course closed to members: All day Saturday until 18:00 and Friday between 12:00 and 16:45
Players will be provided with a lunch of sandwiches and chips. An evening meal of meat pie with vegetables and a desert will be provide to all players on completion of the second round.
Bacon rolls will be available at £4.50 on a cash sale basis.
Friday evening: Bar menu will be available after practice round for players and officials
Saturday Breakfast: The club may be able to offer a full English breakfast for players and officials for £6.75 from 7:00am.
All must be pre-ordered if possible.
Clubhouse: Smart casual, collared shirts (No waterproofs) Golf shoes allowed in spike bar only.
Course: Normal golfing attire, shorts if worn must be tailored with white sport socks.
NOTE: No golf shoes in main clubhouse
The MGU registration desk will be located in the end lounge by the patio doors
All scores will be displayed on the MGU scoreboard within the bar area .
Course planners are available at a cost of £4.00
HEALTH & SAFETY
There are wooden shelters on the course on the following holes:- 2nd, 11th, 12th, 14th, 17th & 18th
There may be restricted parking due to construction works being undertaken at the course. Please park sensibly and with consideration to all other users.
The Black competition tees will be used.
A pin position chart will be provided on registration.
Yardage Markers on the course in the form of discs at 200 yards, 150 yards and 100 yards, with posts at 150 yards all to centre of greens.
Players to be made aware of the Bell on 3rd hole to signal it is safe to tee off. Players must wait on 16th until players walk out of sight.
A courtesy practice round will be available on Friday 15th June 2018 and is to be arranged by each county through Neil Harris. Tees will be allocated between 12:30 to 15:30
Any other practice rounds will be charged at guest rate for the day and should be booked through the Pro Shop.
Practice facilities: Driving range, practice area (irons only), short game area, putting green.
Range balls to be obtained from Proshop.
Directions on how to find the course: Web link: http://www.coxmoorgolfclub.co.uk/
Various low budget hotels available locally.
Conditions of Competition.
1. Players’ Eligibility
a) Each player must:
i. be eligible to play in the current year’s Championship of the County for which he is selected for this Championship, and
ii. be a member of an affiliated golf club in the County Union or born in the County and be a member of an affiliated club in another County, and
iii. not have played for another County in representative matches, including friendly matches, during the same calendar year as this Championship, or
iv. if he has moved into England from another country, be resident in England from January 1st of the year of the Championship.
b) Players moving from one County to another
i. Subject to the above Conditions for this Championship and, therefore, with the exception of this Championship, if there is agreement between the County from which the player is moving and the County to which the player is moving, the player may play for his “new” County with immediate effect.
ii. Disagreements/disputes. In case of doubt or in the absence of agreement over eligibility to play for a County in this Championship or in any other County representative match, a County, Counties or Group may seek a decision from the England Golf Championship Committee, whose decision shall be final. In regard to this Championship, the Championship Committee may, of its own volition, make a final decision on eligibility.
2. Qualifying Competition
a) Format. A qualifying competition of 36 holes scratch medal play shall be played in each of England Golf’s four Groups.
b) Group Committees. England Golf shall appoint a member of its Championship Panel to each of the four Group Committees organising the qualifying competitions. All disputes shall be settled by the Group Committee, three to form a quorum, whose decision shall be final.
c) Venues for the qualifying competitions shall be decided by the respective Group Committees.
i. Each County shall enter a team of six players.
ii. Group Committees shall decide when team lists should be submitted for the qualifying competition.
iii. A team may not replace a player for any reason once the sixth player has teed off in the first round.
e) The winning County in each of the four Groups shall qualify for the Championship Finals. All six scores will count in each round. The County returning the lowest aggregate score for both rounds will be declared the winner. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the County returning the lowest aggregate score in accordance with England Golf’s General Condition 9b.
f) Suspension of play. If play is suspended because of adverse weather conditions and it is impracticable to complete 36 holes as scheduled, the winning County shall be decided over 18 holes. If 18 holes have not been completed, play shall be abandoned and another date arranged when play may be over 18 or 36 holes at the discretion of the Group Committee.
3. The Championship Finals
a) The venue for the Championship Finals shall be determined by the Championship Committee and, when possible, shall be selected in rotation:
b) Dates for the Championship Finals shall be decided by the Championship Committee.
i. The County representing each Group shall enter a team of seven players. A list of those players must be notified to the Championship Department 3 weeks before the Championship. The order in which the names are submitted is not of any significance at this stage. If there are any changes to this team list in the 3 weeks before the Championship, such changes must be notified to the Championship Department immediately.
ii. From the players selected, any six may play in the foursomes and any six in the singles of each match.
iii. Team sheets and the order of play for the foursomes matches must be completed and handed into the England Golf staff member as follows:
Day 1: by the conclusion of the Team Captains’ meeting on the day preceding the first day’s play.
Days 2 & 3: Not later than half an hour after the completion of the final game of that County’s match on day 1 or day 2, as appropriate.
Order of play for the singles matches must be returned by 11am on the day of the competition.
iv. No change in the composition or playing order may be made after the team sheet for the following day’s play has been handed in, except in the case of sudden illness, injury, accident or such other emergency as the Championship Committee shall (in its absolute discretion) consider to constitute sufficient justification.
v. In the event of sudden illness, injury, accident or other emergency reducing a team to less than six players, the Championship Committee may (in its absolute discretion) allow a reserve to be substituted in the team originally selected.
vi. Any player allowed to play as a substitute after the team sheet has been handed in shall be placed in the same position in the playing order, in foursomes and singles play, as the player who is unable to play.
i. The Championship shall be played by match play on a “Round Robin” basis over 3 days.
ii. Each day’s play shall have 2 matches each consisting of 3 games of 18 hole foursomes in the morning and 6 games of 18 hole singles in the afternoon.
iii. The order of play shall be as follows:
- Day 1: As drawn by the President of England Golf.
- Day 2: 1st Match - Match 1 winners from day 1 v Match 2 losers from day 1
2nd Match - Match 2 winners from day 1 v Match 1 losers from day 1
In the event of a halved match, the order of play shall be decided by lot.
- Day 3: Complete "Round Robin". The order of play shall be that the team with most match points shall play in Match 2. In the event of equality the order shall be decided by lot.
iv. No individual game shall continue beyond 18 holes and no further play will be permitted once a game has been decided.
v. Subject to a player’s right to concede a match (“game”) (Rule 2-4), all matches and games shall be played to a conclusion.
e) Method of Scoring
i. Match Points:
Winning County 2 match points
Halved match 1 match point for each County
Losing County 0 match points
ii. Game Points (each game in each match):
Winning County 1 game point
Halved game ½ game point for each County
Losing County 0 game points
iii. The winning County shall be the County with the highest number of match points. In the event of a tie on match points, the result will be determined by total game points won. If still tied, the result will be determined by the result of the match between the tied Counties. Should there still not be a clear winner, the title shall be shared.
4. Procedure if Course Unplayable
If the course is unplayable on any day (or days) alterations to the programmed matches will be made in accordance with the following provisions (programmed matches may be played in reverse order i.e singles may be played in the morning, foursomes in the afternoon):
a) If no play is possible in the morning, matches will be decided on the results of the afternoon singles.
b) If the course is declared unplayable during the morning, the foursomes results of completed games will stand. If play cannot be resumed to permit completion of unfinished games before lunch, the unfinished games will be declared halved and the singles will be played in the afternoon as usual.
c) If the singles cannot be played that afternoon all singles games will be declared halved games.
d) If play is abandoned on a day after completion of the foursomes and while the singles are in progress all singles results of completed games will stand and unfinished games will be declared halved singles games.
e) If the first two days are lost through unplayable conditions the County Finals winners will be decided by one round of medal play. Six members of each team to play one round of 18 holes and the total aggregate score will determine the winner. In the event of a tie the discarded score shall decide the outcome. If there is still a tie then a card count back of the sixth score on the best 9, 6, or 3 holes will decide the winner.
f) If during a County Week no play is possible on the Final day the results of the matches played on the previous days will determine the winner.
g) If two or more Counties tie for the Championship the tie will be decided on a countback of individual game points (including halved games).
A further tie shall be resolved by aggregating the number of holes played in the individual games won and the team with the fewest number of holes played shall be declared the winner. If one or more of the tied teams concerned has been unable to complete all foursomes games because play had to be abandoned the countback will be restricted to singles games only. The tie shall be resolved by aggregating the number of holes played in the individual singles games won and the team with the fewest number of holes played shall be declared the winner.
5. Winner and Prizes
The winning County will be responsible for the Trophy and the Champion County Pennant from the time they are presented until they are relinquished. That County will also ensure the Trophy, suitably engraved, is returned together with the Pennant to England Golf in readiness for the following year's Championship.
Note: The above Conditions of Competition must be read in conjunction with:
i. England Golf’s “General Conditions”
ii. England Golf’s “Hard Card” (Standard Local Rules, Conditions of Competition, Regulations and Safety Advice)
both of which apply to all England Golf Championships.
English Men’s County Finals, Aldeburgh Golf Club 28th to 30th September 2018
As required by the Conditions of Competition for each event the draw for the first day of the County Finals will be issued shortly
Match 1 -
Match 2 –
The contact for this competition is Neil HARRIS (07906 156701)