NB: Before entering this KO competition, you should be aware that the date of the Women’s Final is Sunday 8th October 2023. If you know you will not be available on that date do not enter this competition.
As well as these notes please also read the ELCGA Rules 2023 – especially Section 1 which refers to eligibility and Section 3 which refers to County KO Competitions.
The closing date for this competition is Sunday 26th February 2023.
This is a foursomes match play competition a team of two. Players must be from the same club and one player must have a handicap index in the high category and the other must have a handicap index in the low category.
Low Category - + - 20.4
High Category 29.4 - 45.4
matches will be played off the full handicap different. The handicap difference will be determined using the players course handicap of the course on which the match is being played.
The entry fee will be £5.00
The draws for each round will be available, shortly after the closing date, at Competitions on the ELCGA website and will also be emailed to players.
The play by dates are as follows: The number of rounds may vary depending on the number of entries.
Round 1 Sunday 14th May 2023
Round 2 Sunday 11th June 2023
Round 3 Sunday 16th July 2023 (if required)
Quarter Finals Sunday 20th August 2023 will be played on a neutral course the Competition Organiser will inform the quarter-finalists which course they will play on.
Semi Finals Sunday 17th September 2023 - will be played on a neutral course the Competition Organiser will inform the semi-finalists which course they will play on.
Finals Day Sunday 8th October - this is not a play-by date. All women’s finals will be played on 8th October at a course to be decided.
In the first round the team at the top of the draw will have home advantage. Where a team has 2 consecutive home/away draws, they will automatically play home/away in the following round – unless their opponents are in the same position, when a draw will be made in the usual way. When this situation arises the Competition Organiser will advise players who has home advantage.
If a player’s handicap index increases and is outside the limit of the division they must play off the maximum handicap in that division. If a player’s handicap index reduces and is below the handicap range, they may stay in the division but play off their new handicap index.
The match result should be submitted as soon as possible using the Results Submission form on the ELCGA Website.
It is ELCGA policy that courtesy rounds may not be requested at any time.