North East Rabbits Golf Association

Rules

Constitution

  • The purpose of the Association is to promote high handicap golf throughout the North East.
    NERGA – 16 -28 handicaps .
    INTER – 8-15 handicaps
  • The aims are to provide competitive and enjoyable golf for all high handicap golfers, and to generate good income for participating Member Clubs.
  • The Association shall be administered by 5 Officers - Chairman , Secretary , Treasurer and Competition Secretary, Handicap Secretary and a Management Committee being one elected person from each Zone League.Officers to serve 2 years and to provide continuity the Chairman and Competition Secretary to be elected on odd number years and the Secretary and Treasurer on even number years.Elected Committee person shall serve till the next AGM (2014)
  • The AGM to be held November each year.
  • The Management Committee shall be empowered to run the Association with responsibilities for its Finances and Disciplinary matters and introduction / ammendment to Constitution and Rules.
  • All Officers and Committee members have a vote. In the event of deadlock the Chairman will have the casting vote.
  • A vote on the continued participation of each Member Club will be taken at the AGM.Each Member Club being required to obtain a majority of approval from the other Clubs.

Match Rules

  1. All players should be at least 18 years of age on the day they play the NERGA / INTER fixture
  2. Each Club shall host 1 weekend fixture per season requiring the 1st Tee to be reserved for up to 3 hours.The only exception to this will be for new Member Clubs who may be allowed to use a Bank Holiday Date in their first season only
  3. Match Postponements. If any Club are forced to postpone a scheduled fixture they are required to give at least 14 days notice to the Secretary and agree a rearrangement date that does not clash with exsisting fixtures.The penalty for failing to comply shall be loss of fixture and a NERGA / INTER points deduction of 3 points.
  4. Match Abondonment. Once play has commenced the Host Club Offical shall have the absolute right to suspend play and / or abandon the match. In such an event the result will be calculated upon the number of holes completed by final playing match group in the fixture.NERGA / INTER points will be awarded as normal 8pts for 1st place down to 1pt for 8th place. If any game has not completed 6 holes then the entire fixture shall be declared void.
  5. In all cases of abandonment attempts to rearrange the fixture shall be made to fulfil the fixture and create revenue for the host Club.Rearranged date to be offered within 1 month of abandonment. However,the rearranged fixture date nust be acceptable to all Clubs in that League.In the event that one or more Clubs cannot support the rearranged date the the fixture will be deemed void.
  6. All matches will be played in Stableford format off full Handicap.The handicap range NERGA 16 to 28 / INTER 8 - 15 and all players must be in this range for their 1st fixture in the NERGA / INTER season. Once the player has played one NERGA / INTER match in the season they will be eligible to play for the remainder of that season even if their handicap is cut below 16 or 8 , off their new handicap.
  7. NERGA / INTER match starting times to be between 9.30 - 12.30. . Starting times to be determined by the Club.
  8. NERGA matches will be played off Yellow Tees at 8 / 9 minute intervals in 3 balls. Some 2 balls maybe necessary at the front to balance total playing numbers.
  9. INTER matches will be played off White Tees at 8 / 9 minute intervals in 3 balls. Some 2 balls maybe necessary at the front to balance total playing numbers.
  10. Each team will consist of 8 players the best 7 scores counting for the team total. If two or more team are tied after taking the 8th player score into consideration, the best individual score will be used to determine the finishing position. If the best individual score is the same for the tied teams then the 2nd best individual score will be considered. Comparing individual scores will continue from 3rd through to 7th player to determine the winner. If all scores are exactly the same then the teams will be classed as being in a tie and will be awarded the same number of League points.
  11. Any Club fielding a team short of one or more players will be deducted 1 NERGA / INTER point.
  12. Match fee for 2015 to remain at £10.00 per player.
  13. Individual Trophy . A player must play in a minimum of 3 NERGA / INTER fixtures within the season.The calculation will be the best 3 Stableford scores total in the season.In the event of a tie the 4th score to count to determine the highest place player.The highest place player from each Clubwill be invited to the Finals day to contest the NERGA / INTER Individual Trophy. In the event that the player is not available to attend then the Club to nominate a replacement to ensure all Clubs have a representative in the NERGA / INTER Individual Trophy Final. Players who are not the highest placed player in a club, but are in the top 10 players in the overall Inter or Rabbits classification will also be invited to compete for the Individual Championship at Finals Day
  14. NERGA / INTER Club Championship. At the end of the season the Club with the highest NERGA / INTER points total will be the Zone League Champion and all Zone League Champions will be invited to contest the NERGA / INTER Club Championship at the Finals Day.Also to be invited the highest points scoring Runner Up from all the Zone Leagues.
  15. The best runner position will be determined by the REX Factor.
  16. Any player who fails to submit a correct scorecard properly signed by himself and his marker will be disqualified.
  17. Handicaps. All Clubs must accept 'Away Score' from NERGA / INTER fixtures and process them to maintain the integrity of all player handicaps.
    In the event that a Club does not process 'Away Score' of a high scoring player then the NERGA Secretary will apply a handicap reduction to that player prior to the next fixture in keeping with our HandicapMaster system. This to be communicated to the Host Club and Players Rabbit Captain.
  18. All proposed Constitution & Rule changes are to be submitted to the Secretary 7 days prior to the AGM.