MIDLAND SENIOR LEAGUE RULES
The proposed format of the Midlands Counties Seniors League is as follows and would be implemented for the 2017 season.
1. Each County Seniors side would still consist of 12 players.
2. Each league fixture would consist of 9 holes of foursomes in the morning and 18 holes of Better ball in the afternoon. Both foursomes and better ball would be scratch match play with one point or half a point awarded for each foursomes match and two points for each winning match or one point for a half in the afternoon Better balls.
3. The League would consist of the ten Counties of the Midland Golf Union and be divided into two regions ie East and West with five Counties in each region namely the East Region would consist of Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. The West Region would consist of Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire & Herefordshire.
4. For the purposes of the Leagues, each of the Midland Counties would play each other, as they do now. The winner of each divisions would be the County with the most points at the end of the season in that division. Two points would be awarded for a win and one point for a half. In the event of a tie for the division, the overall winner will be decided on the difference between games won and games lost. If the difference between games won and games lost still remains the same the result of the match between the two tying teams will determine the league winners.
5. The winning County from each division would then meet for a final encounter to decide the Midland Counties Senior League Champions.
6. Counties would continue to play and arrange their normal fixtures outside of the League format.
7. The overall responsibility for the administration of the League and the provision of neutral venue for the Final would rest with the Midland Golf Union.
8. Those teams competing in the Anglian League will do so under the Anglian league rules, with a team of ten players playing 9 holes foursomes in the morning and 18 holes singles in the afternoon. Where a match is between two midland county teams the format for the Anglian league match will be as above with an additional foursomes match in the morning and two additional singles in the afternoon.
Friendly matches between counties shall be to the following format
9. Each County Seniors side would still consist of 12 players.
10. Each friendly fixture would consist of 9 holes of greensomes in the morning and 18 holes of better ball in the afternoon. Both greensomes and better ball would be scratch match play with one point or half a point awarded for each greensomes match and two points for each winning match or one point for a half in the afternoon Better balls.