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CORNWALL LADIES COUNTY GOLF ASSOCIATION

Decisions of Delegates

ALL COMPETITIONS

October 2016 – The age of a player and therefore eligibility for age-related competitions and trophies is defined as their age at 0.00 hours on 1st January in the relevant year.

February, June and October 2016 – use of buggies extended to caddies on the same terms and conditions as players where caddies are normally present. However, if buggy use has to be restricted, the needs of players take precedence.

Sept 2012 & Jan 2013 - Technical amendments to reflect EWGA/EGU Merger, changes to County Regulations, removal of unnecessary dates; and amendments to references to Rules of Golf

Sept 2011 Handicap certificates to be no more than 2 months old

Feb 2010   Distance Measuring Devices (DMDs) permitted (but see individual competitions)

Oct 2009 - Handicap Certificates to be no more than 12 months old

June 2009  No Professional or Assistant Professional to be allowed to Caddy

                  As from 2010 only Active Handicaps will be acceptable.


BARON ROSE BOWL

January 2003:  agreed to revert to 36 holes

September 2001: agreed 27 holes foursomes medal, handicap limit 30,combined 60, three pairs from each club, all scores to count

January 1998: 5 – agreed handicap limit would be a genuine 30


BRONZE SHIELD

September 2001:  3.8 – agreed 4th score to be taken into account in event of ties

June 2001:  18 holes stroke play: Andrews Cup be awarded to best scratch score over these holes

September 1999: 9 c) - agreed by 13 to 2 that for one more year to remain at 18 holes: Andrews Cup to be presented to player with best scratch score

                            9 h) -  handicap limit kept at 36

February 1999:  3 (e) – this year, for trial period only, play over 18 holes medal, 4 players with 3 scores to count.  Andrews Bowl  for best scratch over 27 holes be held in abeyance

January 1998:  5 – agreed that the handicap limit would be a genuine 40


BRONZE SPRING MEETING

Jan 2014- Clerk Bowl awarded for best Stableford rather than best scratch

Jan 2011 - Format changed from Medal to Stableford

June 2008 – Division II to revert back to 21-36 (no division III)

June 2001:  all bronze meetings for handicaps 21-36 and copper 37-45

February 2000: 4 b) - scratch prize to take precedence over handicap

September 1999: 9 h)-  handicap limit kept at 36

June 1999:  6 – if 72 or less players, 9 hole foursomes for afternoon, all playing

January 1998:  5 – agreed that the handicap limit would be a genuine 40


BRONZE AUTUMN MEETING

Oct 2013 Conditions to state that Aggregate Cup for best stableford scores at Spring and Autumn Meetings

Jan 2011 - Format changed from Medal to Stableford

June 2008 Division II to revert back to 21-36 – (no Division III)

January 2006 Agreed to combine Div II/III Meetings

June 2001:  all bronze meetings for handicaps 21-36 and copper 37-45

February 2000:  4 b) - scratch prize to take precedence over handicap

September 1999:  9 h) -   handicap limit kept at 36

June 1999: 9 – if 72 or less players, 9 hole foursomes for afternoon, all playing

January 1998:  5 – agreed that the handicap limit would be a genuine 40


CAPTAIN / VICE-CAPTAIN

AGM 2015 reversal of the decision in 2013. The County Captain and Vice Captain now to hold office for 2 years

AGM 2013 County Captain and Vice Captain to hold office for one year only

AGM 1999: 13 - County Captain and County Vice-Captain will each hold office for 2 years and be responsible for the County Teams


CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sept 2012 - Reference to subsidiary competitions removed.(NB: Champs moved to Thurs to Sunday instead of Tues to Fri)

Jan 2012 - Distance Measuring Devices permitted

Jan 2011 - Distance Measuring Devices not permitted for County championships because of possible impact on Order of Merit

September 1999: 3 e) - handicap limit for subsidiary competitions during Championship week to be 40

       “              “  :  Friday competition to be stableford foursomes

June 1998:  6 (j) – Mullion asked about the limit for entry for the Championship being 18, this was because in the past 18 was the limit for Silver

September 1997:  3 a) – regarding ballot for waiting list, explained that each level of handicaps would be balloted for, and not as in the past as order in which players entered


COPPER SPRING MEETING

June 2008 Copper to be dissolved (Div II back to 21-36)

January 2002: 18 holes stableford a.m. and 9 holes foursomes p.m.

June 1999:  4 - agreed to run stableford competition for handicaps 37-45, 9 holes in morning and 9 hole foursomes in afternoon


COPPER AUTUMN MEETING

June 2008 Copper to be dissolved (Div II back to 21-36)

January 2006 – Combine Div II/III Autumn – 18 holes

January 2002:  agreed 18 holes stableford a.m. and 9 holes foursomes p.m.

June 1999: 4  - agreed to run stableford competition for handicaps 37-45, 9 holes in morning and 9 hole foursomes in afternoon


COUNTY PRIZE

Feb 2010 Prize increased to £15

June 1999:  8 (b) – handicap limit – open to any member of CLCGA

Executive Committee Meeting: query arisen regarding member of 45 handicap having won the County prize, as it was agreed that the limit for County competitions would be a genuine 40, it was agreed that in future we should consider a County prize for members with handicaps of 40 to 45


FLAG DAY

September 2001:  agreed St Austell remain venue


GAMMON TROPHY

2016 – Final date for entries changed to 31st October.

June 2015 - Use of Buggies permitted in Gammon matches as in all other county competitions.

Sept 2011 - Delegates agreed no seeding

June 2010  Wording re exchange of match sheets amended: “must” not “should”.

Feb 2010  Condition re thunder/lightening amended. To bring into line with Rules of Golf. No change to format of competition.

January 2009  New Condition inserted regarding thunder/lightning

January 2005  Delete must be home Club for Handicapping purposes.

June 2002:  Match sheets introduced: sent with start times and exchanged no later than ten minutes before the match start when all team members must be present.  To be returned with result to Assistant secretary.  Matches to be played to a finish but half on 18th acceptable once overall result is complete.

September 2001: play in handicap order, lowest first: if more than one player on same handicap Captain to decide order

AGM 1999:  Rule 18: winner & runner-up of the previous year are seeded in 3rd and 4th place in draw

 A memento will be presented to the winning team [framed certificate]

 All individual matches to be played to a finish, a half on the 18th would be acceptable once the overall result had been decided

September 1998:  5 – it was agreed that Clubs who were not able to offer the use of their course for one of the rounds of the Gammon Trophy, would not be eligible to enter a team for the Trophy

June 1998 Executive Committee Meeting:  agreed once the draw had been made, all Clubs had to play their matches, no walkovers due to a Club unable to field a team


JUBILEE COMPETITION

January 2005 - Delete must be home Club for Handicapping purposes


LEAGUE

October 2016 – League re-organised into 4 divisions. With fewer matches to play, all matches to be played by 30th September. No extensions permitted.

October 2016 – Clarification and amendment of Rule 12: matches cannot be cancelled because a club cannot raise a full team. However, if there are too few players to achieve a draw or victory, a club may concede the match. Because of the impact on League positions, every effort should be made to rearrange the match, but if this not possible before 30th September, the concession stands and the points are awarded accordingly.

Jan 2014 - revised conditions 14, 15 and 16 agreed consequent upon Oct 2013 decision. Unfinished matches to be scored as at point of curtailment.

Oct 2013 Gammon adverse weather condition included. Provisions re abandoned matches amended to ensure matches played wherever possible. Extension of time to be allowed in exceptional circumstances. If game still can’t be played then abandoned and no points awarded to either side.

Sept 2011 - No substitutions allowed after exchange of match sheets which is to be no less than 10 minutes before start of match. Provision for late arrivals deleted. Match sheets to be returned by winning captain with individual match scores.

UIB Minimum number of Silver players in each Division to remain unchanged.

Jan 2011 Agreed minimum number of silver players to be fielded in each Division (4 in Div 1; 3 in Div 2; and 2 in Div 3) and requirement for winning captain to return match sheet so effect of change could be reviewed.

Oct 2009 - Agreed not to lift restriction on silver players

June 2009 No more than two temporary greens

January 2009 - New condition agreed regarding incorrect number of bronze in team.

September 2007 – Full handicap difference as from January 2008

January 2007 – as from 2008 League to be split into 3 Divisions -  Bottom 2 teams from Division I and II to be relegated each year and top 2 teams from Division II and III to be promoted.  Any new teams joining go into Division III

June 2001:  immaterial what division may be short, team must have at least 2 bronze players

                    If weather conditions deteriorate, captains should use common sense & either agree the result or arrange a re-match.  Official at the course has final say whether the course is fit to play and takes decision to close.  Late arrivals should be allowed to play providing they are on the tee before the last match has left 1st green.

AGM 1998:  13 Rule 20  – League to be divided into 2 divisions commencing in year 2000, on the results of 1998.  Team to consist of seven players.  Matches to be played Home and Away each season, 2 points for a Home win, 3 points for an Away win, 1 point for Home draw and 1 ½ points for an Away draw.  Each team must have at least 2 bronze players, high handicaps are eligible but must play off 30.

September 1997: 8 c) – agreed that matches should be played by the 15th October

May 2007 – It was agreed to slit the league into 3 Division with 6 teams per Division

September 2007 – Full Handicap difference as from January 2008.


MINI LEAGUE 

October 2016 – With reduced numbers, matches to be played home and away in the same season.

October 2016 – League clubs permitted to enter a separate team in the Mini-League. Players who play in a League match cannot play in the Mini-League in that season thereafter,

Jan 2013 - Mini League reverted to one Division with matches to be played home and away in alternate years

Jan 2012- Winner of Division 1 to be winner of Mini League Trophy.  There will be no play off between winners of Division 1 and 2.

September 2011 Format of Mini League to remain unchanged

September 2010 - From 2011, League to be split into two divisions of four based on merit with teams in each division playing each other home and away.  The winners of each division to play off on neutral ground to determine the winner of the trophy.  Two clubs to be promoted and two to be relegated each year.

October 2009 - Scoring to be the same as main league

September 2007 – Full handicap difference as from January 2008

January 2005  Delete must be home Club for Handicapping purposes

January 2002:  point for each game won to be awarded


VICE PRESIDENTS CUP

Jan 2013 - Deadline for entries changed to 31st May.

September 2007 – Full handicap difference as from 2008

AGM 1997:  13 – Rule 20:  the handicap limit for entry would be a genuine 30


SILVER SPRING MEETING

June 1999: 6 – if 72 or less players , 9 hole foursomes for afternoon, all playing


SILVER AUTUMN MEETING

June 1999: 6 – if 72 or less players , 9 hole foursomes for afternoon, all playing


WESTERN MORNING NEWS CUP

Oct 2009  Format to remain the same


JUNIOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Jan 2012 - Distance measuring Devices will be permitted

Sept 2011  Conditions of Play for Junior County Championships approved by Junior Committee for inclusion in County’s Conditions of Play.  Delegates authorised Junior Committee to approve them.


MIXED FOURSOMES/GREENSOMES

June 2013 - Format changed from Mixed Foursomes to Mixed Greensomes. Competition to be played over 18 holes instead of 27 and each player required to take a minimum of 6 drives.


BUGGIES

2015/16 – Gammon Trophy brought into line with other competitions.

Sept 2012 - Club Medical Certificates to be renewed annually and requirement for formal medical certificate reinstated for Gammon Trophy

July 2012  - Requirement for medical certificate to use a buggy lifted in all competitions except County Championships (including the Junior County Championships) and certification by Club Secretary and Lady Captain substituted

June 2008 – Those with medical certificates be allowed to use their discretion as to whether they use a buggy when playing County Competitions.

June 2003:  agreed medical certificates should be updated every two years


HANDICAP ALLOWANCES:

2016 – Changes to Congu Handicaps applied – 90% of difference in betterball competitions.

January 2008  Full difference to be given in match play, i.e. Vice Presidents, League and Mini League

As a result of changes in CONGU Handicap Booklet

January 2004:  agreed to Division I up to 18: Division II 19-30: Division III 31-36.  Match play events three quarters of difference in handicaps.  Spring and Autumn meeting played in twos, no foursomes in afternoon.


RULES

June and October 2016 – Revision of rules to reflect changes in EG rules and policies.

EGM Feb 2013: General revision of Rules to: rationalise order; reflect impact of EWGA/EGU merger on Women’s County Golf Regulations;  reflect current practice;  incorporate changes on awarding of county colours;  change arrangements when Captain not present at a Committee meeting; allow officers to make routine decisions between Committee meetings where decisions could not be delayed; pay an honorarium to competition secretary, treasurer and junior organiser as well as captain and secretary; and only pay out of county travelling expenses for county team members.


PROXY VOTES

AGM 2009  Proxy vote to be available to any member, County Sec to receive no later than 3 days before meeting

September 1995:  AOB a) – Secretary asked Delegates to tell anyone interested in Proxy Votes for the AGM to contact Mrs E Hall for the form


EXEC. MEETING

AGM 2013 President to hold office for two years instead of three and nominate Vice President in first year of office; Honorary Secretary, Competition Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and the Junior Organiser to hold office for three years instead of five, with a maximum term of nine years (i.e. no more than three consecutive terms).

June 2008 – County President has accommodation paid for Championship week.

June 1998:  Team expenses:  1st Team matches – county pay all expenses for President, County Captain and players. In year before V Pres and V Cap are elevated, expenses paid by County.  Pay for caddies’ sandwiches.  Any player wanting particular caddy to apply to Captain.  Team supplied with 1 shirt, 1 long sleeved  jumper, 1 waterproof trouser.  Anything else purchased by player

2nd Team matches: County pay President, Captain, 2nd Team Captain & players – 7/8, non-travelling reserve.  VP & VC expenses paid: sandwiches for caddies.  Same clothing as above.

Junior Jamboree: pay for JO, 2nd Team Captain & any parent who helped with driving either accommodation OR mileage.  Girls supplied 1 shirt, County sweatshirt loaned.


SUBSCRIPTIONS

EGM Feb 2013 - Subscription to rise by £1 in 2014 and £1 in 2015.

June 2013 - Club Affiliation fee to rise from £15 per club per annum to £25 per club per annum

AGM  2007  with effect from 2009 the Affiliation fee to be increased to £5


ENTRY FOR COUNTY COMPETITIONS

2015/16   Competition fee currently £20.

Sept 2011 - Delegates agreed to leave competition fee unchanged at £17 (£18 for the Jubilee Scramble).  If necessary, dessert will not be provided.

June 2008 – It was agreed to increase the entry from £15 to £17 – the breakdown being £5 entry and £12 for food.

Revised 2017.