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Times on the starting sheet are reserved for Members playing in the competition
Members failing to turn up for their reserved tee time will not be eligible to enter their names on a competition sheet for the next three competitions. They may, however, play in a competition after the last time on the sheet.
Members unable to play in a start sheet event or drawn competition must find a substitute player if they withdraw from the competition with less than 3 days notice.
The Club has a three Qualifying Rule. Only Members who have played three qualifying rounds (at Dorking or another National Golf Union affiliated club) in the previous twelve months may enter a club Knockout or Cup Competition.
Competition play will commence from 8am, any players teeing off before 8am may be disqualified as the final course set-up may not be complete.
Members are responsible for knowing the conditions which they have entered any competition and for playing off their correct handicap.
Spoon Stableford and Friday Thrash competitions are to be played in 2, 3 or 4 ball formats. Spoon Stroke Competitions are to be played in 2 or 3 ball formats. The Committee allows an exception to this rule if the last remaining players of the day are able to form a group of four and will not delay play by gaining permission before the commencement of play from the Section Captain, Professional or the Competition Organiser.
All players must register before commencing their game, No entries will be accepted after you have completed your round. Failure to pay the entry fee will result in the fee being deducted from your Bar Account and you will be disqualified from the Competition. If payment is not received on three occasions a suspension from Competitions will apply.
The Competitions Secretary's decision in all disputes will be final.
CLUB COMPETITION RULES
Time of Starting
All players are reminded that they must arrive on the tee and be ready to play at their allotted starting time. If a player arrives at his starting point, ready to play, within five minutes after his starting time, in the absence of circumstances that warrant waiving the penalty of disqualification provided in Rule 5.3a. penalty is loss of the first hole in match play, or two strokes in stroke play. Penalty for lateness beyond five minutes is disqualification.
1st / 10th Hole Call Through
When reaching the 1st green, players are encouraged to allow those on the 1st / 10th tee to drive, this should help to reduce congestion.
Responsibility to arrange Matches in Knockout Competitions
Every attempt should be made to agree a mutually convenient date. Each party must offer 3 dates, at least 2 of which must be on a weekend. All match play competitions must be completed by the date stated. The Competitions Secretary may grant an extension of not more than one week in exceptional circumstances only. An extension must be sought and granted before the due date. Failure to play the match before the due date or by the agreed extension will result in both parties being eliminated from the competition.
A Members current Handicap Index will be used at all stages of any competition with the exception that a Members handicap cannot be altered between two rounds of the same stroke play competition. All references to Handicap in the Competition Rules means Handicap Index.
Golf Buggies / Motorised Vehicles
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A match which ends all square should be played-off hole by hole until one side wins a hole. The play-off should start on the hole where the match began. In a handicap match, handicap strokes should be allowed as in the prescribed round.
The 36 Hole Mens Club Championship (Gross and Nett) will be decided by a sudden death play-off on holes 9 and 18, playing those holes alternately until a winner is declared.
In all other scratch or handicap stroke play competitions, matching cards will be the preferred method for determining a winner on the basis of the best score for the last nine holes. If the tying players have the same score for the last nine holes, the winner will be determined on the basis of the best score for the last six holes, last three holes and finally the 18th hole. When using this method in a handicap stroke play competition, one half, one third, one sixth etc. of the handicaps, including fractions, should be deducted. In a competition with a multiple tee start the last nine holes, last six holes etc will be considered to be holes 10-18, 13-18 etc. In the event that a winner still cannot be declared then the same procedure will be applied to the first nine holes.
Mens Roll-up Competitions
Spoon Stroke 18 holes individual stroke play. Allowance 95%.
Spoon Stableford 18 holes individual stableford. Allowance 95%.
Mens Knockout Cup Competitions
Clapham Cup 18 holes individual match play knockout. Max handicap 18. Allowance full difference.
Pollitt Cup 18 holes individual match play knockout. Handicap 19 - 36. Allowance full difference.
Tiger Trophy 18 holes individual match play knockout. Limited to top 8 qualifiers from the 18 hole individual stroke play competition. No handicap allowance.
Philipe Cup 18 holes pairs better ball match play knockout. Max handicap 18. Allowance 90% difference from the lowest handicap..
Autumn Tankards 18 holes pairs foursomes match play knockout. Max handicap 18. Allowance 50% difference of combined pairs handicaps
Mens Cup Competitions
Club Championship (Gross) - Club Champion Cup 36 holes individual stroke play on consecutive weekends. No handicap allowance.
Club Championship (Nett) - Coronation Cup 36 holes individual stroke play on consecutive weekends. Max handicap 28. Allowance 95%.
Ellis Cup 18 holes individual stroke play. Max handicap 16. Allowance 95%.
Junior Cup 18 holes individual stroke play. Handicap 17 - 28. Allowance 95%
Jubilee Bowl 18 holes individual stroke play. Max handicap 18. Allowance 95%.
Morrison Bowl 18 holes pairs better ball stableford. Max handicap 28. Allowance 85%.
Spring Meeting 18 holes individual stableford. Max handicap 28. Allowance 95%
The George Martin Veteran's Trophy 18 holes individual stableford. Max handicap 28. Allowance 95%. Open to age 50 and over.
John Tolley Cup 18 holes individual stroke play. Max handicap 28. Allowance 95%.
Phil Crabtree Memorial Shield 18 holes individual stableford. Max handicap 28. Allowance 95%
Autumn Meeting 27 holes pairs foursomes stableford. Max handicap 18. Allowance 50% combined.
Mixed Roll-up Competitions
Thursday Nines 9 holes individual stableford. Allowance 95%
Friday Thrash 18 holes individual stableford. Allowance 95%
Mixed Cup Competitions
Gan Centenary Trophy 18 holes individual stableford. Max handicap 28 men 36 ladies. Allowance 95%.
Silver Jubilee Cup 18 holes pairs greensomes stableford. Any pairings. Max handicap 28 men 36 ladies. Allowance 60% low handicap + 40% high handicap.
Soap Dish 18 holes individual stableford. Max handicap 28 men 36 ladies. Allowance 95%
Mixed Knockout Cup Competitions
Canada Dry 18 holes pairs foursomes match play knockout. Mixed pairings (no husband & wife). Max combined handicap 54. Allowance 50% difference of combined pairs handicaps.