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1 Conditions of Play

a) This is a round robin team competition between the Junior members of the three Counties comprising the South of Scotland Area. Each team to represent each County to consist of 8 players and there is no restriction on the gender of each team member.

b) Each team shall consist of 4 players who are under 18 years of age on 1 January of that year, 2 players who are under 16 years of age and 2 players who are under 14 years of age. The under 18 players and under 16 players will compete off scratch and the under 14 players off handicap. Girls will play off the red tees

c) At under 18 and under 16, girls will receive strokes equal to the difference in SSS between the boy’s course and the Ladies’ course.

d) At under 14 level full allowance in handicap difference will be given for singles and one half the difference in the combined handicaps in foursomes. For girls their playing handicap will be calculated by adding the difference in the SSS between the boy’s course and the Ladies’ course to their actual handicap

e) A girl receiving strokes against either a boy or girl shall take them in accordance with the index on the scorecard for the host club for the Ladies’ course. A boy receiving strokes from a girl shall take them from the Ladies’ index and a boy receiving strokes from another boy shall take them from the men’s index.

f) All ties in the Peat Salver Matchplay Competition shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and in accordance with the current local rules of the host Club.

g) Each County shall play the others once so that each County has one home match and one away match

h) Each match will be contested over 18 holes in the morning by the foursomes   format and over 18 holes in the afternoon by singles A match which ends all square after 18 holes shall be declared a halved match. The winning County in each tie will be the one which records the most winning and halved matches during the day. If only 18 holes can be completed for any reason these scores shall count to determine the winners.

i) If two teams are equal on matches won and halved after the three matches have been played the County which records the most individual winning and halved matches shall be declared the winner.  

j) The trophy shall be presented at the completion of play of the last match and held by the winning County. It is their responsibility to ensure that the trophy is returned to the Secretary, South of Scotland Golfers’ Association at least 4 weeks prior to the following year’s Competition.

k) The competition shall be under the charge of a Member of the Executive of the South of Scotland Golfers’ Association to whom all disputes will be referred and  whose decision shall be final. In certain circumstances, the Executive reserves the right to appoint authorised persons to act on their behalf to carry out specific duties.

l) During the stipulated rounds, a competitor may not use a ride on golf buggy unless specifically authorised by the Executive.

m) Restriction on Who May Serve as Caddie (Note to Rule 6-4).  A player is prohibited from having a caddie in the competition. Penalty for Breach of Condition: Loss of hole for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round – Two holes.

n) Pace of Play (Note to Rule 6-7). The Executive has established a pace of play of 4 hours to help prevent slow play. Notwithstanding, it is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front and not in front of the group behind. In the absence of extenuating circumstances the Penalty for Breach of Condition shall be:-  

1st Offence: Loss of Hole   

2nd Offence: Loss of Hole   

Subsequent Offences: Disqualification

o) Suspension of Play Due to a Dangerous Situation (Note to Rule 6-8b) When play is suspended by the Executive, or by a person authorised to act on behalf of the Executive, for a dangerous situation, if the players in the match or group are between the play of two holes, they must not resume play until the Executive has ordered a resumption of play. If they are in the process of playing a hole, they must discontinue play immediately and not resume play until the Executive has ordered a resumption of play. All players on the course are requested to ensure that all other competitors are aware of the suspension of play. The signal for suspending play due to a dangerous situation and the resumption of play will be notified to all competitors on the day of the competition. Penalty for Breach of Condition: Disqualification

p) Time of Starting (Note to Rule 6-3a). If the player arrives at his/her starting point, ready to play, within five minutes of his/her starting time, in the absence of circumstances that warrant waiving the penalty of disqualification as provided in Rule 33-7, the failure to start on time is two holes in match play. Penalty for lateness beyond five minutes is disqualification.

q) The use of electronic measuring devices is permitted provided that they are only capable of measuring distance and no other variables.

2. Qualification

a) To be eligible to enter, a player can be any gender at birth, must be under 18 years        of age on the 1 January of that year, a Member, whose home Golf Club is affiliated to the South of Scotland Golfers’ Association, and of Amateur Status as defined by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club.

b) All players must be in possession of a handicap under the current CONGU SSS & Handicapping Scheme.

3 Registration

a) Team Captains are requested to register at the Starter’s office at least 15 minutes prior to the first tee off time with their team sheets showing the order of play

January 2016