Leeds & District Union of Golf Clubs

LEEDS & DISTRICT UNION of GOLF CLUBS

JUNIOR SECTION

 

Additional regulations governing all tournament and competitions for Junior competitors.

 

1.       All competitors in Leeds & District Union of Golf Clubs Junior Events must be under 18 years of age on 1st January of the current year and must be a

          member of a club affiliated to the Union.

2.       Boys competing in match play competitions shall play from the WHITE  TEES (Mens) with strokes taken according to the WHITE TEE stroke index,

          with the stroke allowance at full handicap difference. Girls competing in match play competitions shall play from the RED TEES (Ladies) with

          strokes taken according to the RED TEE stroke index. When playing against another girl when strokes taken shall be according to the RED TEES

          stroke index, with the stroke allowance at full handicap difference. Where boys and girls are competing in the same event, adjustments will be made

          for handicap purposes. The adjustment will reflect, plus or minus, the difference between the Ladies and Mens Standard Scratch Scores for the course

          on which the event is being played.

3.        Boys competing in stroke play competitions shall play from the WHITE TEES (Mens). Girls competing in stroke play competitions shall play from

           the RED TEES (Ladies).

4.        Boys competing in stableford competitions shall play from the WHITE TEES (Mens) with strokes taken according to the WHITE TEE stroke index.

           Girls competing in stableford competitions shall play from the RED TEES (Ladies) with strokes taken according the RED TEE stroke index.

5.        All competitors should hold a competition CONGU handicap and if required be able to produce their CDH number. However, Juniors may play     with a Club Handicap in competitions but must comply with the handicap limits in force for that competition.

6.        All competitors must comply strictly with the Host Club Rules and Etiquette on the Course and in the Clubhouse, particularly with regard to dress.

           Jeans, collarless shirts and athletic footwear are NOT acceptable.

7.        Caddies are not allowed in any competition and no one may give advice to the players on the course, apart from that relating to interpretation of the

           Rules of Golf. Spectators, other than Official Junior Organisers, must remain at least 25 metres from the players throughout the round except when

           circumstances demand otherwise. Any breach of this rule could lead to the disqualification of the player concerned.

8.        Clubs must have evidence of each player’s handicap movements. This will show adjustments as a result of regular participation in medals, open

           competitions and general play. This record will ensure that every player has a handicap that reflects his/her true ability. All players must have played

           in at least three qualifying rounds or general play adjustments in the previous calendar year. The rule may be relaxed if there are exceptional

           circumstances such as prolonged medically certified illness. In such a case the matter must be referred to the Executive Committee for a decision. Any

           breach of this rule will lead to disqualification of the player concerned.





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