England Golf South Eastern Group
Colts League - Refer also to SEG General Conditions
Colts are defined as male players 18 years old or older (i.e. not a junior) and below the age of 26 at 00.00 hrs on the first of January in the year of play.
West Section: Hampshire IOW & CI, Surrey, Kent
East Section: Middlesex, Essex, Bedfordshire
Open to members of Golf Clubs affiliated to a SEG County Golf Union, but no player can represent a County in SEG League Matches unless their Home Club is in that County. The penalty for fielding an ineligible player in a match is disqualification of the team.
Each County will play each of the other Counties in its section home and away – unless otherwise unanimously agreed by the counties in the 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 and 1 point for a halved Match
Teams of Eight: Four Foursomes a.m. Eight Singles p.m. each over 18 holes scratch match play - unless the counties agree unanimously that only singles matches will be played.
Each game won will score 1 game point, halved games scoring ½ a game point.
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 singles match and if still a tie, matches by descending order.
If a County is unable to field a complete team the games forfeited will commence with the last, followed by the penultimate etc etc.
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.
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.
After the exchange of teams by the Captains, only one substitute (who must be named when the team is submitted) may be used.
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 winner will be decided by reference to the overall game results (a 3&2 win will be worth 5 points and a 1up win will be worth 1 point etc). If still tied the decision will be made by reference to the individual games commencing with game one.
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.
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.
Download a PDF of these Conditions here.