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The County Championship

The County Championship is open to Members only. (N.B. a member can only be a member of one County Association.)  If the Championsihp is over subscribed, the first ballot is of those entrants who have indicated that they will not be available to play in the matchplay element of the Championship.  If a further ballot is required, the highest handicaps will be balloted out. (AGM 1978 amended 2014). 

  1. The delegate is responsible for the Championship but is free to arrange for her Club’s Ladies’ Committee to run the event on her behalf.

  2. Format: Play will be over two days, Saturday and Sunday, as follows:

    1. Saturday morning - qualifying round.  There will be 8 Scratch qualifiers and 8 handicap qualifiers.

    2. Saturday afternoon 4 Scratch and 4 Handicap quarter final matches.

    3. Sunday morning Semi-finals Scratch & Handicap

    4. Sunday afternoon Final Scratch & Handicap. N. B. The finals in both sections shall have a referee.
  3. The entry fee is £10.00 for all competitors (cheques to be payable
    to N.C.) and entry forms should be sent to the organising delegate
    on or before the specified closing date.

  4. The draw for the qualifying round should be made in accordance with R&A rules and published prior to the event on the N.C.G website and sent to all delegates. As far as possible, the draw will be in handicap order (lowest first).

  5. On entry, players will be asked whether they are available to play in the matchplay, should they qualify. This should be confirmed at check-in. Sheet for the qualifying round showing player’s name, club, handicap, gross and net score should be exhibited on the competition board.

  6. On entry, players will be asked whether they are available to play in the matchplay, should they qualify. This should be confirmed at check in for the qualifying round showing player’s name, club, handicap, gross and net score should be exhibited on the competition board.

  7. Prizes will be awarded as follows:

    • The County Champion will receive the Mary Benton Challenge Cup
    • The Handicap winner will receive the Chetham Trophy
    • The Runner-up in both sections will receive a voucher
    • The Semi-finalists in both sections will receive a voucher
    • The lowest scratch qualifier will receive the Mairi Orr Trophy
  8. The NC Secretary will make out and supply the vouchers.

  9. All score cards, score sheet, entry money and results are to be passed to the Secretary who will ensure the results are published on the NC website and sent to the Kirkwood website as soon as possible after the event.

  10. The Norther Counties Captain shall advise the Scottish Golf of winners and scores. (Agreed AGM October 2000). (Amendments EGM November 2004)

County Opens

  1. The delegate is responsible for the open event but is free to arrange for her club Committee to run the event on her behalf.

  2. The draw should be made in accordance with R&A Rules and published prior to the event on the NC website and sent to all delegates by email. As far as possible silver and bronze division players should be drawn with players from their own division, either in two’s or three’s.

  3. The prize vouchers for Open Meetings shall be as follows: At the 2010 AGM it was agreed that 40% of the entry money at county opens should be returned in prize money up to a maximum of £150.00 and this should be split pro rata between silver and bronze divisions depending on the number of entrants. N.B. The Hon Secretary shall supply and complete the vouchers.

  4. Entry Fees are as noted on the fixture list and are at the discretion of the NC Committee.  Generally, where we have been given courtesy of the course, the fees for 2015 are - members £10.00 Girls £5.00 and non members £15.00. Where the County has been asked to pay for the course, entry fees are correspondingly higher.  This should be recorded on the starting sheet which should be given to the secretary.

  5. All score cards, score sheet, entry money and results are to be passed to the Secretary who will ensure the results are published on the Association website, as soon as possible after the event.

  6. The Vets Trophy is played for in a County Open but is only open to ladies aged 50+ years. Approved AGM 2005

County Foursomes

  1. The delegate is responsible for the Open event, but is free to arrange for her club’s ladies’ Committee to run the event on her behalf.

  2. The County Foursomes and Commonwealth Spoons competition is restricted to adult and junior members (with CONGU handicaps) of the NCLGA only. A player can only be a member of one County Association.

  3. The entry fee for the Foursomes is £5.00 per entrant including a £1 contribution to the Scottish golf International Match Fund and the entry fee for the Commonwealth Spoons.

  4. The Secretary will send the Commonwealth Spoons Entry money and the donation to the International Match Fund to Scottish golf

  5. Players should be asked at the starting desk whether they would be available to go to the Commonwealth Spoons finals, should they qualify.

  6. The handicap allowance for both competitions shall be half combined.

  7. The prize Vouchers for the County Foursomes will be in line with the decision made at the 2010 AGM ie 40% of the entry money at should be returned in prize money up to a maximum of £150.00.

  8. The couple with the best net score will receive the County Foursomes Cup which they hold for a year. The cost of engraving will be refunded by the Secretary once a receipt has been forwarded to her.

  9. All score cards, score sheet, entry money and results are to be passed to the Secretary who will ensure the results are published on the Association website, as soon as possible after the event.