Summer League Rules
Summer League Competition 2017: The objective is to have players meet, mix, and play with club members from across the board in a sociable and fun event.
- The 2017 Summer League will be held on 12 mornings starting from SUNDAY the 25th June (due to Tunnel Closure on Sat 24th) to the 9th of September, and will be played over the 12 holes of the Summer Course.
- Open to all members with an EGA or Club Handicap, Guests are welcome subject to security requirements; Guests are not eligible for overall prizes and shall pay entry & green fees. Handicaps may be allocated to newcomers and visitors as required. The proceeds from entry fees will to go to prizes and lunchtime snacks and social events.
- Players wishing to enter shall turn up each Saturday between 0800 and 0830 hrs and enter their names Summer League Handicap on the sheet provided, pay the entry fee of €2.5 each and take part in a completely random draw to select playing partners/oppositions for the day, each flight’s starting hole will also be drawn at random and the players will walk out about 0845 followed by a Shotgun Start at 0900 hrs.
- The competition is a Stableford 4 Ball Better Ball match play with 90% of full playing handicaps adjusted for 12 holes. 3 and 2 Ball Better Ball matches may be necessary in order that everyone who turns up gets a game, in this case players are individuals and 100% of playing handicap adjusted for 12 holes will apply. Players may expect to play in a 3 ball only once, being exempt thereafter, if possible....
- Scoring: Each hole will be scored 1 point for a win, ½ for a draw and 0 for a loss. Ladies/Men are to play using the stroke indices as shown on the Summer League score cards.
5.1. Scoring the Match: All players, in 2 & 4 balls, receive their points scored in the match and the winners receive additional bonus points equal to their winning margin played over the full 12 holes. In all cases if there is no overall winner the players receive only their points scored. See 5.1.1. for 3 balls scoring.
EG: If team A won 6 holes, halved 3, lost 3, it is scored 6 + (3 x 0.5) = 7.5 match play points.
Tteam B lost 6 holes, halved 3, won 3, it is scored 3 + (3 x 0.5) = 4.5 match play points.
The winning margin is added as Bonus points as below:
A is 3 up and this margin is added to their match play score 7.5 +3 = 10.5 points.
Final scores: A has 10.5 and B has 4.5 points
5.1.1 In a 3 ball the overall winner’s margin is taken from the third placed player’s score; similarly the second placed player will receive their winning margin over the third placed player, the third placed player receives only their points scored.
5.2. Over all League Score: Players may enter as many or as few games as they wish, final scores will be the total of each player’s best 7 results and the winner will be the individual with the highest score. If there is a draw the winner will be decided by taking into account best 8 then 9, 10 scores and so on.
Notes Referring to the Summer League 2017 Rules Above:
Para 3 The entry fee is to be €2.5 this year.
Para 4 4 Ball players will receive 90% of full playing handicap, but in the case of 3 and 2 balls, as they are playing individually, they will receive full playing handicaps. Ready Reckoning sheets will be provided. It is expected that a player having played in one three ball will be exempt from doing so again; this means that when a three ball is indicated it should be drawn first in the draw in order to eliminate any previous “3 ballers”.
Para 5.1.1 In a 3 ball the overall winner beats the other two but in the case where the second player also beats the third player it was pointed out that this match was also won and so should reflect this in the scores, this is now the case.
Para 5.2 In 2015 when 65 players took part and again in 2016 with 72 participants, the approximate number of players with maximum of 8 scores to count was 20, it appears that had the limit been set to 7, there would have been an extra 10 players in the mix, 30 participants fighting for their results right up to the finale and so for 2017 the 7 best results will count to the final score. It is the case that a player may have less than 7 scores but could theoretically still win with a higher overallscore!