The rules for competitors in Men's, Ladies' and Mixed Competitions are set out below.

Fourth Green

 

The Rules for Men's Competitions:

1. Rules of Play The rules of play shall be the current "Rules of Golf" published by R&A Rules Limited and the Local Rules of Beauchief Golf Club.

2. The Player It is the duty of all competitors to know the Etiquette and Rules of Play, and to report as soon as possible to the Committee any irregularities of play by participants in Competitions.

3. Club Membership No member is eligible to enter a competition after 31st January in any year until their Annual Membership Subscription has been paid.

4. Majors, Knockouts and Mixed Events (* See the list below) Entries for these Competitions will not be accepted unless the Member has a Competition Handicap (suffix "c" on the Handicap List) and has returned at least four Beauchief Individual Competition cards since the 1st of January of the previous year.

5. Entry Before commencing play in any stroke play Competition competitors must ensure that their name is entered on the Competition Entry List (by sign-in using the PSI screen or, if not available, the paper entry sheet provided). Some competitions may also require competitors to register with the Competition Committee.

6. Tee Times In competitions where the Committee determines tee times, a player must be on the tee and ready to play at the time required. All competitions must normally start on the 1st tee.

7. Score Cards All competition cards must be marked by a Beauchief member with a current handicap, signed by the marker and player and returned to the Committee as soon as possible upon completion of play.

8. Tied Scores Ties in Stroke Play Competitions will be decided by the best score over the last 18 holes, 9 holes, 6 holes, 3 holes or 1 hole whichever greater number gives a result. If this does not produce a result, the same procedure will be applied to each preceding 9 holes. If a result is still not obtained the winner will be decided by lot.
    In Match Play Competitions, a tied match must be continued (from the first tee) until a hole is won.

9. Playing Groups Stroke Play Competitions may be played in two, three or four ball groups.

10. Prizes No Member shall be allowed to win more than one main prize in any one Club Competition. Only players with a Competition Handicap may win a prize in a competition.

11. Practice If playing in a Stroke Play Competition, a competitor shall not practise beforehand on the Competition Course except within the designated practice areas.

12. Monthly Medals The minimum number of Competitors to constitute a bona fide Men's Monthly Medal shall be 15.

13. Buggies and Caddies Buggies may not be used in any competition unless shown to be necessary on medical or disability grounds. Caddies are not allowed in individual Knockout competitions.

14. Measuring Devices In any Club Competition a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance.  This may include a multi-functional device, such as a smartphone, but it must not be used to gauge or measure any other conditions that might affect play (such as gradient, wind speed etc.). Such use is in breach of this rule.

15. Committee The Committee shall arrange all Club Competitions and shall determine all the conditions that will apply. All Committee decisions will be final.

16. Penalties The penalty for breach of Rule 5, 6, 7, 9,11, 13 or 14 is disqualification.

January 2017

The Rules for Ladies' Competitions:

1. Rules of Play The rules of play shall be the current "Rules of Golf" published by R&A Rules Limited and the Local Rules of Beauchief Golf Club.

2. The Player It is the duty of all competitors to know the Etiquette and Rules of Play, and to report as soon as possible to the Committee any irregularities of play by participants in Competitions.

3. Club Membership No member is eligible to enter a competition after 31st January in any year until her Annual Membership Subscription has been paid.

4. Mixed Events Entries for Mixed Competitions will not be accepted unless the lady has an active handicap and has returned at least four Beauchief Individual Competition cards since 1st January of the previous year.

5. Trophy Competitions Entries for these will not be accepted unless the lady has an active handicap and has returned at least four Beauchief Individual Competition cards since 1st January of the previous year.

6. Entry Before commencing play in any stroke play (Medal, Stableford or Par) competition competitors must ensure that their name is entered on the Competition Entry List in sign-in book.

7. Score Cards All competition cards must be marked by a Beauchief member with a current handicap, signed by marker and player and returned to the Committee as soon as possible upon completion of play. Player’s handicap on card must be correct or lower, never higher.

8. Tied Scores Ties in Stroke Play Competitions will be decided by the best score over the last 18 holes, 9 holes, 6 holes, 3 holes or 1 hole whichever greater number gives a result. If this does not produce a result, the same procedure will be applied to each preceding 9 holes. If a result is still not obtained, the winner will be decided by lot.
    In Match Play Competitions, a tied match must be continued (from the first tee) until a hole is won.

9. Playing Groups Stroke Play Competitions may be played in two, three or four ball groups.

10. Prizes No Member shall be allowed to win more than one main prize in any one Club Competition.

11. Practice If playing in a Stroke Play Competition (Medal, Stableford or Par), a competitor shall not play or practise beforehand on the Competition Course except within the designated practice areas.

12. Buggies/Caddies Buggies may not be used in any competition unless shown to be necessary on medical grounds. Caddies are not allowed in individual Knockout competitions.

13. Measuring Devices In any Club Competition a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. A player who uses a device with other functions that might affect her play (e.g. gradient, wind speed etc.) is in breach of this rule, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.

14. Committee The Committee shall arrange all Club Competitions and shall determine all the conditions that will apply. All Committee decisions will be final.

15. Penalties The penalty for breach of Rules 6, 7, 9, 11, 12 or 13 is disqualification.

January 2013

 

The Major Competitions referred to above are:

* Major Competitions:

  • 36 Hole stroke play Majors:

    • Captain's Day
    • Club Meeting (for the Leon Allen Trophy)
    • President's Day
    • Walker Cup
    • Scratch Medal

  • Knockouts:

    • Abbey Shield
    • Athorn Cup (Mixed)
    • Charity Cup
    • Club Trophy
    • Priestley Cup
    • Pye Cup
    • Rabbits Cup
    • Scratch Cup
    • Seniors?
    • Vice-Captain's Prize

Alternate Day Competitions

Many Ladies competitions are arranged on alternate days, usually on Saturday and Wednesday. This is to enable those who cannot play on the main competition day (Wednesday) to participate.

The Rules applying to such competitions make clear that:

1. Players may not compete in both the Alternate and Main Days.

2. The Alternate Day must be treated as a separate competition for handicapping purposes. A Competition Scratch Score must be calculated for each day and handicaps adjusted accordingly.

3. The results of the two days will be combined for the determination of the winner(s).

 

Mixed Competitions

 

General Rules

  • Men always play off White Tees and Ladies always play off Red Tees


  • All competitions are Non-Qualifying for handicap purposes except Members' Day Individual Stableford


  • All handicap allowance calculations are rounded to nearest whole number (0.5 rounded up) except for the Abbey Cup and Dixon Bowl (see to right)


  • Note that Major Competition Rules apply to entry into the Athorn Cup, the Mixed Shield, the Abbey Cup and the Dixon Bowl

Members' Day (Individual Stableford)

  • Play off own Par and Stroke Index
  • Men use Playing Handicap: Ladies use Playing Handicap + 1 stroke

Ladies v Men - Seniors, Rabbits, President v Captain, President’s Challenge and the Christmas Fiddle

  • All are 4 Ball Betterball events
  • Play off own Par and Stroke Index
  • Men use 90% of Playing Handicap: Ladies add 1 stroke then use 90%
  • Note that when Men play off White Mats e.g. Christmas Fiddle, Ladies add 2 strokes before using 90%

Bluebell Wood Charity Day, Members' Day (AmAm) and Captains’ Drive-In (AmAm)

  • These are all 4 Ball Betterball Stableford events. Play off own Par and Stroke Index
  • Men use 90% of Playing Handicap: Ladies add 1 stroke then use 90%

Athorn Cup Better Ball Match Play Knockout

  • All play off Ladies Stroke Index
  • Ladies add 3 extra shots to their Playing Handicap. The back marker (lowest of the 4 handicaps) concedes strokes to the other 3 players based on 90% of the difference between the full handicaps

Mixed Shield Aggregate Stableford (Points combined)

  • Play off own Par and Stroke Index
  • Men use 90% of Playing Handicap: Ladies add 1 stroke then use 90%

Abbey Cup Greensomes Stroke Play (as Foursomes except all tee off)

  • Ladies add 3 strokes to their Playing Handicap
  • The partnership’s Competition Handicap Allowance (taken off their total gross score) is calculated using the chart in Appendix F (CONGU Handbook - click here (pdf file))
  • i.e. lower handicap x 0.6 plus higher handicap x 0.4) – use exact resulting handicap without rounding

Dixon Bowl Foursomes Stroke Play (Alternate tee shots then alternate shots)

  • Ladies add 3 extra shots to their Playing Handicap
  • The partnership’s Competition Handicap Allowance (taken off their total gross score) is ˝ their aggregate handicaps. Note that ˝ strokes are counted as such