Warley Park Golf Club Ladies Section

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COMPETITION GUIDELINES

OBTAINING A HANDICAP

Cards to obtain a handicap are to be marked by a player who has a CONGU handicap. You will need to submit sufficient cards to provide scores for 54 holes of golf, which can be 9 hole or 18 hole scores. REMEMBERING to - Date and Sign (both the Marker and the Player) and enter the correct score against each hole (any alterations should be initialled). It is the Marker's responsibility to record the correct score against each hole, she is signing at the end to say she has done this. However, the ultimate responsibility is with the "Player" when she signs and returns her own card in to the box in the spike bar next to the terminal.

COMPETITIONS

Games are generally played in "three's". However, if players have dropped out making for instance two two balls following each other then it is sometimes better to make a four-ball to assist the continuity of play and reduce the need of being called through.

DRAWN COMPETITIONS

Before the drawn competition list is posted, all entrants must have paid the fee for the competition upon entry. Failure to do so, will mean they forfeit their place in the competition.
Once the Competition has been drawn if you are unable to play, please notify either the Ladies Competition Secretary (Chris Polden) or the Ladies Handicap Secretary (Sarah Hughes).
If a player fails to turn up for her game, then she will receive a 2 match ban to be applied to the next 2 competitions (this ban will apply to both drawn and non-drawn competitions and may apply to competitions in which the player has already entered). The ban will not be applied to doubles competitions where a partner player could be deemed to be indirectly penalised. A refund of the entry fee will be given if the player has already paid for a competition from which they are subsequently banned and therefore withdrawn.

RESERVES for DRAWN COMPETITIONS - After the draw has been made if you wish to be a reserve please contact the Handicap Secretary (Chris Polden). Reserves requested for drawn competitions can only be entered to replace someone who has paid and was entered in the draw. The only exceptions to this rule are:

The Snow White Cup where reserves join in at the end of the field unless they are needed as replacements for competitors who have withdrawn and Foursomes/Greensomes competitions (if there is a pair on their own).

MEDAL and other COMPETITIONS

These are not drawn competitions. The difference is that you may enter the time of play convenient to yourself. If you are
unable to play on the day, you must advise your playing partners of this.

Spring / Autumn Meetings Entrance fee and prize fee are charged in advance to cover the relevant costs for the day. Failure to notify the Lady Captain of being unable to play or attend the evening may incur the charge for any meals ordered.

REMEMBER - after all qualifying competitions to enter your scores on to the terminal and put your card in the box first checking that it has your correct handicap, correct date, two signatures (marker and player) and that the scores are written against each correct hole, with any alterations initialled by your marker. If after entering the Competition you do not wish your card to be considered you must mark your card NO RETURN (N/R). You must still however put your card in the box as this will be used to calculate the Competition Standard Scratch for the day.

CONTINUITY OF PLAY

Generally 10 minutes are allowed between tee-off times for all competitions.

When play has commenced, you must keep up with the group in front. If a game fails to keep its place on the course and loses more than one clear hole on the players in front, the players behind must be called through.

Players searching for a ball should signal the players behind them to pass as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not easily be found. They should not search for 3 minutes before doing so. Some players do play more slowly than others, but please remember the frustration of those some way down the field. A minute or two every few holes soon adds up and soon creates the need to call games through.

LATENESS ON THE TEE

If a player arrives at her starting point, ready to play within five minutes after her starting time, the penalty for failure to start on time is loss of the first hole in match play or two strokes at the first hole in stroke play. Otherwise, the penalty for breach of this rule is disqualification. See rule 6.3 in the R&A handbook. Bogey & Par Competition - if the player is in breach of rule 6.3 (Time Starting) but arrives at his starting point, ready to play within five minutes after her starting time, or is in breach of Rule 6.7 (Undue Delay, Slow Play), the Committee will deduct one hole from the aggregate of holes. For a repeated offence under rule 6.7 see rule 32-2a in the R&A handbook. Stableford Competitions - if the competitor is in breach of rule 6.3 (Starting Time) but arrives at her starting point, ready to play within five minutes after her starting time, or is in breach of rule 6.7 (Undue Delay, Slow Play), the Committee will deduct two points from the total points scored for the round. For repeated offence under rule 6.7 see rule 32.2a in the R&A hand book. This rule should be applied consistently in fairness to all players at all times. Players are asked to act honourably in this respect.

ETIQUETTE AND DISCRETION

In Competitions Lady Captain has priority to go out at the front of the field if she wishes except where handicap restriction etc apply i.e. Diane Wilkins, Betty Buxton, Honey Hett and Grannies Salver. Reminder Knockout Competitions also have priority on the course and should be let through.

QUALIFICATION FOR PRIZES

In order that a player qualifies for a prize in the Spring and/or Autumn Meeting, the player must have competed in three 18 hole qualifying competitions during the preceding year. This does not apply to new members who have joined that year.

SUPPLEMENTARY SCORES

Supplementary Scores allow a member the opportunity to submit scores for handicap purposes at any time of their choosing. These can be on either stroke play or stableford format over 18 holes or stableford format only over 9 holes.

Eligibility -

Players in Handicap Categories 2,3,4,5 and 6 may return any number of Supplementary Scores annually and there is no limit on the number returned in any week

Category 1 players may only return Supplementary Scores during the period 1 September to 31 December and only to ensure that they have sufficient qualifying scores to maintain a competition handicap. They can only return scores over 18 holes.

A sheet is provided at the front of the competition book in the Ladies Changing Room and a player must signify her intention to submit a supplementary score by signing and dating this prior to commencing play.

The completed scorecard should be placed in the normal card box after play.

COMPETITION AND NON COMPETITION HANDICAPS

COMPETITION
To maintain a Competition Handicap a player must have submitted at least 3 qualifying cards in the previous year (January to January). These can include supplementary scores and 9 hole qualifying competitions.

NON COMPETITION
If a player has not managed to comply with the above they will not be eligible to play in all competitions but can play in the following:

9 Hole Competitions, Snow White Cup and October Stableford.

NINE HOLE QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS

The format for nine hole qualifying competitions will always be stableford over 9 holes. At the completion of the competition the system will calculate points based on 18 holes to obtain a qualifying score.

Fixed buffer zones for each category are as follows:

Category 1: 36 pts
Category 2 & 3: 35-36 pts
Category 4,5 & 6: 34-36 pts

These will be played following on from certain 18 hole medal competitions but will be entered separately on the terminal.

RULES FOR LADIES KNOCKOUT COMPETITIONS

The onus is on both sides to make playing arrangements. These arrangements should be made in the cordial spirit of the game. Any unfairness or unpleasantness should be reported immediately to the committee.

Each side must offer at least three dates for play. These dates must include both weekday and weekend dates.

If your opposition do not offer both weekend and weekday dates, you must contact the Lady Captain or the Competition Secretary who will mediate on the issue. Please note this may result in a disqualification.

These dates are to be arranged as soon as possible after the draws for the knockouts have been posted on the notice board.

Holiday dates must be declared from the start and if you know you are going to be unable to play for more than two weeks during one of the rounds, then it may be advisable not to enter the competition.

Extensions to playing dates will only be given for the final round.

In the winter knockout, extensions will only be given (apart from the final) when there is a course closure.

The rule stating that one side can be on the tee at 1pm on the final day to claim the match no longer applies.

"Walkovers" will not be allowed unless absolutely unavoidable and must be reported immediately to the Committee.

If after the draw has been done, a lady is unable to play for reason of absence, injury or illness, then her place can be taken by another player provided that no games have yet been played by that pair.

Finals must have a referee.

The decisions on any disputes will be made by the Lady Captain and/or Competition Secretary and/or committee will be final.

MUDLARKS CUP

DONATED BY: Mrs Monica Hayes
COMPETITION DETAILS: 4 games of a nine hole stableford competition held over the winter months. Competition played on Wednesday and Saturday. Stableford points are accumulated out of the total games played with 3 out of 4 scores to count, with the winner of the Wednesday and Saturday games having a play off for the overall winner. If there is a tie for either Wednesday or Saturday winners they must have a play off to ascertain who gets to the final. Final is played over 9 holes. If there is a tie it goes on count back. A referee will be arranged for the final.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full Handicap.
POSTER DETAILS: 4 weeks before commencement of the first game, with dates of the following three advertised.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the poster.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.

SNOW WHITE CUP

DONATED BY: Mrs Frances White.
COMPETITION DETAILS: 9 hole stableford.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full Handicap.
ENTRY DETAILS: Entry opens 6 weeks before competition and drawn 2 weeks beforehand. Played in 3 or 4 balls depending on numbers.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.

STURLEY CUP

DONATED BY: Mr Bob Sturley
COMPETITION DETAILS: 18 hole foursomes (pairs) stableford competition. Played Wednesday and Saturday.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: 1/2 Combined Handicap.
ENTRY DETAILS: Entry opens 6 weeks before competition.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.

CORONATION FOURSOMES

COMPETITION DETAILS: The qualifying round shall be an 18 hole foursomes stableford held between December – June each year. The winners from each qualifying round in GB & Ireland shall be eligible to compete in any of the Area Finals. If the winning pair are unable to attend an Area Final the first reserve pair may be substituted. The best 100 scores in relation to the SSS of the course will qualify for the Area Final. Winners of the national Area Finals will be eligible to play in the Grand Final.
SROKE ALLOWANCE: 1/2 Combined
ENTRY DETAILS: 6 weeks before the competition.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.

SPRING MEETING

COMPETITION DETAILS: 18 hole singles stableford played in 3 balls in the morning. A 9 hole team stableford is played in the afternoon with the best 2 out of 3 scores counting. Played only on a Wednesday
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Played off Full handicap.
POSTER DETAILS: Entry details are shown on a poster put up 6 weeks before the competition.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the poster.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Prizes awarded on the day following the evening dinner.
SPECIAL NOTE: Players must have played in 3 qualifying Competitions (either 9 or 18 holes) in the preceding 12 months to be eligible to win a prize (does not apply to new members).

FREDDIE SUNDERLAND ROSEBOWL

DONATED BY: Mr Freddie Sunderland
COMPETITION DETAILS: 18 hole stableford competition played in 3 balls Wednesday and Saturday competition
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full handicap. Golfer of the Year competition.
ENTRY DETAILS: Entry opens 6 weeks before competition.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.

ANGELA COOK MEMORIAL TROPHY

DONATED BY: Mrs Monica Hayes
COMPETITION DETAILS: 18 hole medal competition. Drawn competition played in 3's. Played on both Wednesday and Saturday.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full handicap. Golfer of the Year Competition.
ENTRY DETAILS: Entry opens 6 weeks before competition and drawn 2 weeks beforehand.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: At the Presentation Dinner & Dance.
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: At the Autumn Meeting.

JUBILEE CUP

DONATED BY: Mrs Kathy Barham
COMPETITION DETAILS: 18 hole greensome stableford competition.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Lower handicap x 0.6 plus higher handicap x 0.4. If the handicaps of the partners are equal, the greensome handicap is half combined handicap.
ENTRY DETAILS: Entry opens 6 weeks before competition.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.

MACMILLAN CANCER RELIEF (Silverspoons Competition)

DONATED BY: Silver Spoon donated by Macmillan Cancer Relief
COMPETITION DETAILS: The competition is an 18 hole stableford played in 3's. The entry fee is decided by the ladies committee and the amount raised is donated to Macmillan Cancer Relief. The club returning the best EIGHT stableford scores against par in each region will win the Challenge Trophy. Any region whose results tie, will hold the Challenge Trophy for so many months of the year, but each club will receive a momento. This competition is only played on a Saturday.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full handicap. Golfer of the Year competition.
ENTRY DETAILS: 6 weeks before the competition and drawn 2 weeks before.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting
SPECIAL NOTE: 8 Best aggregate scores and information to passed onto the ladies Secretary.

LADIES CAPTAIN'S DAY

COMPETITION DETAILS: Played only a Saturday with competition details available 6 weeks in advance. 3 or 4 balls dependent on number of participants. 18 hole singles stableford competition.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full handicap.
POSTER DETAILS: 6 Weeks before competition.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the poster and is at Lady Captain’s discretion.
WINNERS PRESENTATION: Awarded on the day. All winners must attend the prize presentation otherwise they forfeit their prize - goes to next in line by default.
SPECIAL NOTE: The Winner of this competition goes through to the Windfall Trophy regional final held each October.

BOBBY LOCKE MEDAL

DONATED BY: Brett Essex Golf Club.
COMPETITION DETAILS: 18 holes medal competition played on both Wednesday and Saturday.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Played off Full handicap. Golfer of the Year competition.
ENTRY DETAILS: 6 weeks before competition with draw taking place 2 weeks beforehand.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: At the Presentation Dinner & Dance.
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.

CAPTAIN'S DAY

COMPETITION DETAILS: Played only a Saturday with competition 3 or 4 balls dependent on number of participants. 18 hole singles stableford competition.
POSTER DETAILS: 6 Weeks before Competition.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Played off Full handicap.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the poster.
WINNERS PRESENTATION: Awarded on the day. All winners must attend the prize presentation otherwise they forfeit their prize - goes to next in line by default.

LADY PRESIDENT'S ROSEBOWL

DONATED BY: Mrs Bubbles Martin
COMPETITION DETAILS: 18 hole stableford drawn competition Saturday only.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Played off Full handicap. Golfer of the Year competition.
ENTRY DETAILS: 6 weeks before the competition and drawn 2 weeks beforehand.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: The current Ladies President invites the ladies to join her for tea after the game, and it is at her discretion to award prizes donated by her.
WINNER PRESENTATION: At the Presentation Dinner & Dance.
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP INCORPORATING THE VAN BLERKOM TROPHY

DONATED BY: Elizabeth Brett (Club Championship Trophy) and Olive Blerkom (Van Blerkom Trophy)
COMPETITION DETAILS: 36 holes stroke play scratch competition played over two days. All Club Championship competitors are automatically entered into the Van Blerkom Trophy, which is an 18 hole medal drawn in 3 balls. In the event of a tie, holes 10 & 9 are to be used for a sudden death playoff.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full handicap This is a Golfer of the Year competition but only points from one of these competitions will count.
ENTRY DETAILS: 6 weeks before the competition, with the draw made 2 weeks beforehand.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details for the Club Championship/Van Blerkom will be shown on the terminal/online..
WINNER PRESENTATION: At the Presentation Dinner & Dance
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: At the Presentation Dinner & Dance

MYRNA DAWSON ROSEBOWL

DONATED BY: Mr Burt Greene
COMPETITION DETAILS: PAR competition. Played on a Wednesday and Saturday.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full Handicap. Golfer of the Year Competition.
ENTRY DETAILS: 6 weeks before the competition and drawn 2 weeks beforehand.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: At the Presentation Dinner & Dance.
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.

COMMITTEE CUP

DONATED BY: Mrs Kathy Barham
COMPETITION DETAILS: 18 hole stableford. Present members and past committee members who have completed a full 3 year period in office. Drawn in 3's off full handicap. Played on a Friday
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full handicap.
ENTRY DETAILS: 6 weeks before competition with draw made 2 weeks beforehand.
ENTRY FEE Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.

DIANA WILKENS TROPHY/ BETTY BUXTON CUP & HONEY HETT CUP

DONATED BY: Diana Wilkens, Betty Buxton and Honey Hett
COMPETITION DETAILS: 18 hole stableford competition - drawn in 3's
Diana Wilkins is played for by categories 0 - 28
Betty Buxton is played for by categories 29 - 35
Honey Hett is played for by categories 36 - 45
These competitions are played on Wednesday and Saturday.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full handicap.
ENTRY DETAILS: 6 weeks before the competition and drawn 2 weeks beforehand.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.

GRANNIES SALVER

DONATED BY: Mrs Rene Everett.
COMPETITION DETAILS: 18 hole stableford competition for Grandmothers only (including step-grandmothers) drawn in 3 balls. Played on Wednesday and Saturday.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full handicap.
ENTRY DETAILS: Entry is 6 weeks before the competition and drawn 2 weeks beforehand.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting

PET'S PLATE STABLEFORD

DONATED BY: Mrs Andrea Mansfield
COMPETITION DETAILS: 18 hole stableford competition in conjunction with the Grannies Salver but played by Non Grannies.
The competition will be drawn in 3 balls. Played on Wednesday and Saturday.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off full handicap.
ENTRY DETAILS: Entry is 6 weeks before the competition and drawn 2 weeks beforehand.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting

A.R.C. 3 + 1

DONATED BY: Mrs Rita Binns
COMPETITION DETAILS : Any 3 clubs and a putter. Drawn competition played in 3 balls. Played on both Wednesday and Saturday
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full handicap. Non Qualifier.
ENTRY DETAILS: 6 weeks before the competition.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online. The entry fee will be donated to Arthritic & Rheumatism Council.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting

LADY CAPTAIN'S SALVER

DONATED BY: Mrs Veronica Kellett
COMPETITION DETAILS: 18 hole single stableford. Open to Present and Past Ladies Captain's only. Competition played on Wednesday only. Play in 3 Balls. Vice-Captain can play but cannot win this Competition.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full handicap.
ENTRY DETAILS: 6 weeks before the competition and drawn 2 weeks beforehand.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting

AUTUMN MEETING

COMPETITION DETAILS: 18 hole singles stableford played in 3 balls in the morning. A 9 hole team stableford is played in the afternoon with the best 2 out of 3 scores counting. Played only on a Wednesday
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Played off Full handicap.
POSTER DETAILS: Entry details are shown on a poster put up 6 weeks before the competition.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the poster.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Prizes awarded on the day following the evening dinner.
SPECIAL NOTE: Players must have played in 3 qualifying Competitions (either 9 or 18 holes) in the preceding 12 months to be eligible to win a prize (does not apply to new members).

CHICKEN RUN

COMPETITION DETAILS: 9 hole stableford competition played in 3 or 4 Balls depending on size of field. Held on a Wednesday and Saturday.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full handicap. Non Qualifier
ENTRY DETAILS: 6 weeks before the dates of the competition.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the poster.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Vouchers are presented on each of the days of the competitions as follows:
Saturday: Prizes to be allocated based on the size of field.
Wednesday: Prizes to be allocated based on the size of the field and format of tee closure which will be decided with the discretion of the Lady Captain & Competition Secretary.

MEDALS

We currently hold 8 Medals during the course of the year.
COMPETITION DETAILS: 18 hole medal play competition.
ENTRY DETAILS: 6 weeks before the competition.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Spring / Autumn Meetings as applicable.
SPECIAL NOTE: The player who returns the Lowest aggregate of four nett scores in these medals will be eligible to play, subject to their scores, in the Bridgestone Chase Your Dreams Regional Medal Finals - There are 100 places available in each region and places will be awarded to the top 100 nett differentials. The Top 10 Best nett scores in each Regional Final will automatically qualify for the Grand Medal Final.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR

During the golfing season all ladies have free entry into the GOLFER of the YEAR trophy. There are 13 individual competitions which are listed below, but only 12 will be considered for "Golfer of the Year" points, as the best score will be used from Club Championship or Van Blerkhom as they are played on the same day. The best 9 cards from each competition count and points will be awarded as follows:
WINNER: 10 points, 2nd 9, 3rd 8, 4th 7, 5th 6, 6th 5, 7th 4, 8th 3, 9th 2, Card Returned 1.
COMPETITIONS: Medal 1 & 2, Macmillan Cancer Relief, Freddie Sunderland, Lady President's Rosebowl, Bobby Locke, Angela Cook, Medal 3 & 4, Myrna Dawson Rosebowl, Ladies Club Championship, Van Blerkhom Trophy, August Stableford, Medal 5 & 6 & Medal 7 & 8.
AT THE END OF THE YEAR EACH PLAYER'S BEST 9 SCORES WILL BE ADDED TOGETHER

COLLEEN COLE SINGLES

DONATED BY: Mrs Colleen Cole
COMPETITION DETAILS: Summer Singles Knock Out competition. Played on Warley 1 - 18 course and can only be varied if both agree or if tee closure is operating.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Full difference between the handicap of the players.
ENTRY DETAILS: Entry opens 1st February each year. Dates of rounds to be determined by the Competition Secretary.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal.
WINNER PRESENTATION: At the Presentation Dinner & Dance.
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: At the Presentation Dinner & Dance.
Committee Meeting 12th November 2009 item 14.1
From 2010 this Competition will be open to all ladies with a current handicap, but ladies are to note that if they elect to play in this knockout they cannot also compete in the Midsummer Cup Competition. (which has a handicap restriction of 21 and above).

MARGARET TURNER PAIRS

DONATED BY: Mrs Margaret Berry
COMPETITION DETAILS: Foursomes match play. Played on Warley 1 - 18 course and can only be varied if both agree or if tee closure is operating.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: 1/2 difference in combined handicap.
ENTRY DETAILS: Entry opens 1st February each year. Dates of rounds to be determined by the Competition Secretary. Partner may be changed if the first round of the competition has not been played.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: At the Presentation Dinner & Dance.
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: At the Presentation Dinner & Dance.
SPECIAL NOTE: Partner may be changed if the first round of the competition has not been played.

MIDSUMMER CUP

DONATED BY: Warley Park Ladies Section
COMPETITION DETAILS: Summer Singles Knock Out. The Committee agreed in June 2006 to run a singles knock-out competition for ladies with handicaps of 21 and above. Should the ladies wish to participate in this competition, they would not be eligible to enter the Colleen Cole Singles knock-out competition. This competition will not be classified as a MAJOR, and prize giving will be made at the Autumn Meeting.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Full difference between the two handicaps. Played on Warley 1 - 18 course and can only be varied if both agree or if tee closure is operating
ENTRY DETAILS: Entry opens 1st February each year. Dates of rounds to be determined by the Competition Secretary.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: At the Autumn Meeting

WINTER PAIRS

DONATED BY: Mrs Ann Spencer
COMPETITION DETAILS: Foursomes match play
STROKE ALLOWANCE: 1/2 difference in combined handicap.
ENTRY DETAILS: Entry opens 1st October each year. Dates of rounds to be determined by the Competition Secretary.
Partner may be changed if the first round of the competition has not been played. The competition is to be played on the Childerditch course and Warley 10 - 18, and can only be varied if both teams agree or if tee closure is operating.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee details will be shown on the terminal/online.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.
RUNNER UP PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.
SPECIAL NOTE: Partner may be changed if the first round of the competition has not been played.

KAIZEN CUP

Japanese word meaning "Continual Improvement"
DONATED BY: Mrs. Sarah Hughes
COMPETITION DETAILS: The most improved player with the best handicap reduction over the preceding year October - September
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full handicap.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting.
NOTES: It was reported at the Committee Meeting on the 27th January 2010 Item 7.2 Kaizen Cup. Most Improved Player of the year will start from 1st January to end of September. (The Winner from 2009 will collect the Trophy and replica at the Spring Meeting 2010). Amendments to the above Committee Meeting on the 3rd November 2011 minutes 7.2 will now start from 1st October to the end of September to bring this in line with the golf year.

PAT MUSGROVE MEMORIAL TROPHY

DONATED BY: Mr. Peter Musgrove
COMPETITION DETAILS: Currently the Winner of the May Stableford.
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full handicap.
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting

SHEILA HILL TROPHY

DONATED BY: Mr Alan Hill
COMPETITION DETAILS: Currently the winner of the August Stableford
STROKE ALLOWANCE: Play off Full handicap
WINNER PRESENTATION: Presented at the Autumn Meeting

IDA BUNTING MEMORIAL TROPHY

This competition is open to all fully paid up playing members (not social) of the Society of Lady Captains of Essex Golf Clubs - Past and Present. It was given by that Society in memory of Mrs Ida Bunting. The qualifier from each Club will be the best scoring member in a designated round. The qualifier then goes through to the knockout stages of the competition. Currently the Lady Captain’s Salver has been designated as the qualifying competition.

BRIDGESTONE CHASE YOUR DREAM TROPHY

COMPETITION DETAILS: The winner/representative will be the Player who returns the Lowest aggregate of four nett scores in medals 1 to 8 played during 1st January to 31st December. The top 100 nett scores in each region will qualify to play in the Regional Final. These are held during April and May each year. The top 10 Players at each Regional Final will qualify for the Grand Medal Final played in June.
PRESENTATION: The Winner’s Memento will be Presented at the Spring Meeting (subject to receipt from organisers).

DAILY MAIL FOURSOMES

COMPETITION DETAILS: 18 holes foursomes stroke play. The qualifiers for this competition are the Pairs Winners from the Summer Knock - Out. Each round is a qualifying round, and the winners (or should they not be available the runners - up) go forward to each round as advised by the Daily Mail.

BREAST CANCER BROOCH

A Brooch is awarded for the best overall winner of Medals 7 & 8 based on the best nett score. This is presented at the Autumn Meeting.

ECLECTIC/BIRDIE TREE (SUMMER)

Played over 27 Holes; Warley 1-18 & Childerditch - Entry Fee £3
1) Pay at the beginning of the Summer Season
2) The first card must be a completed 18 holes, i.e. you must putt out at each hole. You may
only enter the eclectic/birdie tree if you are competing in a ladies competition.
3) Birdies only count in competitions including fun competitions.
4) There will be a winner over the 27 holes for each handicap category. All courses must have been played to be included in the final result.
5) If less than 5 players enter for any handicap category, they will then be incorporated.
6) SIGN and DATE the Eclectic book before playing. The book may not be signed after a round or half way through.
7) This competition cannot be played if temporary greens are in operation.
8) After your game, the eclectic book and a card must be completed. For cards subsequent to the first holes, only those improved scores need to be entered.
9) If you sign the book then do not improve on any scores, please record “no return” in the book.
10)All cards must be signed by both player and marker.

IF ANY CARD IS NOT COMPLETED PROPERLY IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

ECLECTIC/BIRDIE TREE (WINTER)

Played over 27 Holes; Warley 1-18 & Childerditch - Entry Fee £3
1) Fees must be paid prior to playing at the beginning of the Winter Season
2) Cards can be returned at any time. (WINTER ONLY).
3) Birdies only count in competitions including fun competitions.
3) There will be a winner over 27 holes for each of the three handicap categories.
4) SIGN and DATE the Eclectic book before playing. The book may not be signed after a round or half way through.
5) A card may only be completed when playing with a lady member with a current handicap. Eclectic cards may not be completed when playing with men.
6) This competition cannot be played if temporary greens are in operation.
7) When the game is finished the Eclectic book and a card must be completed. For cards subsequent to the first, only holes where the score is improved need only be entered.
8) If you sign the book then do not improve on any scores, please record “NO RETURN” on a card.
9) All cards must be signed by both player and marker.
10) If less than 5 players enter for any handicap category, they may then be incorporated into another category.

IF ANY CARD IS NOT COMPLETED PROPERLY IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED

LADIES AND SENIORS COMPETITION

COMPETITION DETAILS: A competition is held twice each year (Spring & Autumn).
POSTER DETAILS: A poster is put up 4 weeks before the dates, inviting the ladies to participate. The Ladies Captain liaises with the Seniors Captain regarding arrangements.
WINNER PRESENTATION: The Ladies Captain buys prizes for the ladies and the Seniors Captain buys prizes for the men.

LADIES CAPTAIN'S TEAM vs CAPTAIN'S TEAM

COMPETITION DETAILS: The Lady Captain and the Captain decide on a date and format of the game they wish to play at the start of their year.
ENTRY DETAILS: Players will be selected by the respective team Captains.
WINNERS: Prizes are donated by the Ladies Captain and the Captain on the day of the competition.

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