PENNANT FORMAT AND RULES 2017

MATCH PLAY SECTION

PRESIDENTS PENNANTS FORMAT AND RULES 2017

 1.         A team consists of FOUR players competing in a Dunhill Cup format i.e. medal matchplay where the individual with the best gross score between two opposing players after 18 holes is the winner of the match.

2.         Clubs unable to enter a team may combine with another Club or seek the services of another player who is not selected/required by the players home Club.   A player can only represent one team throughout the series.

3.         Individual player team positions will be governed by handicap index on the day of the match.

Captains will decide positions where indexes are the same.

4.         Matches will be played over 18 holes.

5.         Scoring is based on 2 points for a team win, 1 point for half.

6.         Penalties for teams and individual matches defaulted:

* 2 points will be deducted from the overall points of defaulting team

* the team defaulted to will receive 2 match points and be credited 4 individual games

Should a team arrive with less than 4 players the ‘unnamed’ player shall be deemed to be

No. 4 position player.   The opposing team has the right to withdraw the player of their choice

(Such player is still eligible to play in Southland trial).

Golf Southland reserves the right to impose sanctions against teams defaulting matches not in keeping with the spirit of the game.

7.         Matches will be played on dates as set down by Golf Southland.

8.         Where a Club has two or more teams, a player from one team may not play in another team

unless named as a reserve at the start of the series.   When a player has completed more than once for a team he is deemed to be a member of that team and therefore is not eligible to represent any other team in the series.

9.         Match results to be forwarded to Golf Southland Office on Monday following the match.

10.        If a semi final match ends tied (halved) it shall be decided by:

a)   countback of matches won during the series;   if still tied

b)   on countback of the gross totals of the teams 3 best scores from the semi final;   if still tied

c)    the 4th players gross score;   if still tied

d)   team captains toss a coin.

11.        If a final match ends tied (halved) it shall be decided by:

No. 1 players playing a hole by hole sudden death playoff until a result is found

Note: if it is not possible to have such a playoff or result found on the day it shall be decided by:

a)   the team with the most individual match wins in the semi finals and finals;   if still tied

b)   gross totals of the 3 best scores from the final round;;   if still tied

c)    the 4th players gross score;      if still tied

d)   countback of individual wins over the series;    if still tied

e)   Team captains toss a coin.

12.        Cards must be completed for all matches, countersigned by opposing players, and handed

in at end of round.

Draw  Venues will be allocated according to entries received

 

Semi Finals/ Finals 10th September at Gore

VICE PRESIDENT PENNANT

 

MATCH PLAY SECTION VICE PRESIDENT PENNANT

  1.         1 team consisting of six players playing match play maximum 8 strokes given to top 2 players maximum course handicap 15
  2.         Player positions are governed by handicap index on the date of the match.
  3.         Captains will decide positions where indexes are the same.
  4.         Matches will be played over 18 holes with matches either won/lost or halved.
  5.         Scoring is based on 2 points for a match win, 1 point for a halved match.
  6.         2 points will be deducted against a team defaulting. Any team not turning up for a round will not receive a home venue the following year. The team defaulted to will receive 2 points for the match win and 6 points for the individual wins. Golf Southland reserves the right to impose sanctions against teams defaulting matches not in keeping with the spirit of the game.
  7.         Teams are encouraged to field a team if at all possible even if the full compliment of players is not available. A team default should be made as a last option only.
  8.         A team defaulting or playing with less than a full compliment of players shall be fined $20 per player per match if two or more players default.
  9.         Should a named player not arrive for his match, the match will be defaulted in order of handicap index. Should a team arrive with less than six players’ the unnamed player(s) shall be deemed to be from the number 6 position. The opposing team has the right to withdraw the player of their choice.
  10. Clubs unable to enter a team may combine with another club.
  11. Matches will be played on a Saturday as set in the Golf Southland program.  A Club not hosting a round in any one year will automatically be granted hosting rights the following year.
  12.   Players are also entitled to play in the handicap pennant section.
  13.   Entry of 7 teams or less round robin play with semifinal and final contested between top 4 teams.
  14.   Entry of 8 teams or more two sections with semifinal and final after section play.
  15.   Where a club has two teams in the same Matchplay pennants a player from the one team may not play in the other team for the semi final and final of the series
  16.   Final day prizes for individual wins will only be calculated on actual matches played, defaulted matches are not included.
  17.   If a semi final match ends tied and daylight hours permit a sudden death playoff of the No 1 players on holes decided by the Pennant Controller. Or if daylight does not permit then it shall be decided by countback of games won during the series. If still unresolved it shall be decided by countback of holes won by the team members in the semi final.
  18.    If final match ends tied the captain of the team winning a coin toss shall draw a player number to settle who shall play a sudden death playoff on holes nominated by the pennant controller.
  19.       Cards are to be completed for all matches.
  20.       Any complaints need to be in writing within 7 days of the event.

Draw for Vice Presidents Venues will be allocated according to entries received.

18th Feb,    18th  Mar,      8th Apr

Semi Finals 22nd  April

Finals 14th May  Reserve Day 21st May

HANDICAP SECTION

1 .        Teams to comprise of four players.

2.         There will be four divisions with a maximum of twelve teams in each division.

3.         Competition to be on medal in all divisions. The first four placings in each division are to play off for the pennant.

4.         Three best scores to count each day.

5.         Should a tie for 4thd place occur in a division all teams will advance to the pennant playoff.

6.         Players can only play for one division.

7.         With the exception of the finals day there will be no reserve day.

 

VENUES AND DRAW FOR 2017(Subject to change with entries received)

Date                            Div 1                           Div 2                           Div 3                           Div 4

Feb 19                        Nightcaps                   Mataura                           Tuatapere                    Drummond

Mar 19                       Mossburn                   Waikaka                              Dipton                        Riversdale

Apr 09                        Riverton                   Drummond                        Wyndham                   Hedgehope

Apr 23                        Tokanui                     Tuatapere                              Bluff                          Otautau

 

14th May                    Finals Day

21st May                    Reserve Finals Day