Men’s County League
Southern Section: Hampshire IOW & CI, Kent, Surrey, Sussex & Dorset.
Northern Section: Bedfordshire, Berks Buck & Oxon, Essex, Hertfordshire & Middlesex.
Open to members of Golf Clubs affiliated to a County Golf Union, but no player can represent a County in South Eastern Group League Matches unless their Home Club is in that County.
Each County will play each of the other Counties in its section.
The winner of each section will play each other to establish an overall winner of the Trophy.
Match Result: 2 points for a Match Win & 1 point for a halved Match
Teams of eight: four foursomes a.m. and eight singles each over 18 holes scratch match play.
Each game won will score 1 point, halved games scoring 1/2 point.
In the event of a tie by points scored in each section, the County to qualify for the final will be the one with the greatest total of game points (halved games adding ½ a point) in all its League matches. In the event of a further tie, the league match result between these two counties will decide who has won their section. If still tied, the scores of individual matches will count, starting with the top singles match and if still a tie, matches by descending order.
After the exchange of teams by the Captains, substitutes may be permitted for the morning round if a player, or players, become unavailable but no substitute is permitted for the afternoon round other than by agreement between the two Captains.
In the event of a league match walk over, the allocation of game and match points will be decided by the Championship Committee after consideration of all facts.
In the event that a Match is abandoned, Clause 7 of the South Eastern Group General Conditions will apply as follows.
Inclement weather: If in any Championship it becomes impossible to complete the Championship in accordance with that Championship’s Conditions because of adverse weather conditions or other circumstances, the Championship Committee may vary such conditions to the extent necessary to achieve a result within the time available.
The final between North and South winners will be held in October, with the venue dictated by a rota of the participating Counties. S.E. Group Secretary is responsible for making the necessary arrangements with the Host County and Club.
In the event of a tie in the final the Trophy will be shared.
As per General Conditions Clause 9 all Counties are expected to comply with the dress rule at the host club. The England Golf “Hard Card” rules relating to dress code will apply
Any County wishing to enter, or withdraw, from either of the Leagues must give a minimum period of 12 months' notice of its intent by not later than 1 November in any year.