Northern Section: Bedfordshire, Berks, Bucks and Oxon, Essex, Hertfordshire and Middlesex
Southern Section: Dorset, Hampshire IOW & CI, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
Open to members of Golf Clubs, affiliated to a County Golf Union, aged 55 years and over on the day of the match, but no player can represent a County in South Eastern Group League Matches unless their Home Club is in that County.
Match play – 18 holes Scratch Singles. (Games may be halved)
2 points for a match win
1 point for a halved match
Teams of 10 players.
Buggies will not be allowed.
Matches to be played midweek (between May and August) and it is suggested on courses where county fixtures are not normally played.
Practice rounds should be discouraged. This should allow ample time for travelling and playing on one day.
Each County will be responsible for arranging the venue and catering for fixtures each season
In the event of a tie by match 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 match and if still a tie, matches by descending order.
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.