England Golf South East Group - Under 14 League
Refer also to SEG General Conditions
Open to members of Golf Clubs affiliated to a County Golf Union. No player can represent a County in South Eastern Group 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.
Competitors must be under the age of 14 at 00.00 on 1st January in the year in which the competition is to be played.
The league divisions will be as tabled below
Each divisional match will be triangular match play over 18 holes singles. Team sizes to be agreed by the counties in each division.
The final will take place at the end of August so divisional matches should take place in time for the divisional winners to be able to arrange their participation in that final.
Matches will be arranged by each host County on a date and time to be mutually agreed.
After the completion of the match, the host County will provide suitable refreshments for all players plus a maximum of two officials from each County.
East Bedfordshire , Middlesex and Norfolk
Central Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent
West BB&O, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex
East 3 triangular matches with each county hosting one and playing away in two
Central As for East
West 4 triangular matches with each county hosting one and playing away in two
Note In the West Division, Counties may wish to vary who hosts whom each year, but any variation from the proposed fixtures below must have the agreement of all Counties involved.
Proposed Fixtures in the West Division
Sussex v Surrey v Hampshire
Surrey v BB&O v Sussex
BB&O v Sussex v Hampshire
Hampshire v Surrey v BB&O
Players must be sent out in Playing Handicap handicap order – lowest first.
Each individual game won will score 1 point and halved games will score half a point.
If a County is unable to field a complete team the games forfeited will commence with the last, followed by the penultimate etc etc.
The winning County in the divisional match (with the most game points) will receive 2 points, with 1 point for a drawn match and 0 points for a loss.
The County with the most match points at the end of the series of divisional matches will be the winner of that division and will progress to the South Eastern Group Final for the league triangular play-off.
In the event of a tie by match points scored in a particular division, the County to qualify for the final will be the one with the greatest number of game points in all its league matches (halved games count as half a point). In the event of a further tie, the league match results between the tied Counties will decide the divisional winner. If still tied, the scores of individual matches will count, starting with the first match and continuing by descending order until the tie is resolved.
In the event of a league match walkover, 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.
Results should be forwarded to the SE Group Secretary as soon as matches are played.
The final will be organised by the SE Group on the date specified in the SEG fixture list. The venue will be dictated by a rota of the participating Counties.
The final will consist of eight games of 18 hole singles played in triangular format as in the regular divisional matches. Scoring for individual games and for the overall match scores will be identical to the regular league matches.
Teams will comprise 10 players in the Final.
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 withdraw from the league must give a period of 12 months notice of intent by not later than 1st November in any year.
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