Notices

NORTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE FOURSOMES LEAGUE

 

This Page Last Updated: 21 April 2019

 

A Plea to Everyone Viewing This Site

 

Please regularly check the list of contacts very carefully for content and accuracy and let me know if there are any

additions or deletions you want me to make. I would like to keep contacts as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019

The Annual General Meeting was held at Painswick Golf Club on Tuesday 9 April.

 

Apologies

 

Apologies were received from the Chairman, Stuart Masson, and Lilley Brook.

 

Chairman's Report

 

After the meeting the Secretary picked up an email from Stuart, informing him that he had not been well after spending most of the day in appointments at the hospital. We wish him well.

 

Secretary's Report

 

1. The Secretary welcomed all attendees to the meeting and thanked them for their attendance.

2. He congratulated Ross-on-Wye, Broadway and Puckrup Hall for winning Divisions One, Two and Three respectively and Ross-on-Wye for winning the NGFL Cup at Stinchcombe Hill.

3. Confirmation that in 2019 the NGFL Cup will be held at Ross-on-Wye on Sunday 15 September.

4. In 2020 the NGFL Cup is scheduled to be played at Brickhampton Court. The Secretary will contact the club to confirm that they are able to host the event.

5. He encouraged all players to use the website, and notify him of any changes.

6. He confirmed that he will be keeping records of 'B' team matches, and that league tables would be incorporated on the NGFL website.

7. He re-iterated his apology for the mistake he made in 2018 over the fixture between Cotswold Edge and Cleeve Cloud.

 

Subscriptions for 2019

 

The Secretary thanked all clubs who had made payment of the annual subscription of 60.

 

Election of Officers

 

Stuart Masson was re-elected Chairman and Alan Cale was re-elected Secretary/Treasurer.

 

The Way Forward

 

Following the withdrawal of Tewkesbury Park from the league, the Secretary apologised for the fact that there are only four teams competing in Division Three this year. Unfortunately the withdrawal was received after all the fixtures had been issued, and therefore too late to make any changes.

Going forward it was agreed that, if we remain at sixteen clubs, the format will be six teams in Division One and five teams in Divisions Two and Three.

At this stage, Cleeve Cloud announced that they may withdraw from the league at the end of this season. If that happens, it was decided that we would reformat to five teams in each Division. The Secretary will organise the leagues once Cleeve Cloud's decision is known.

The Secretary confirmed that any game can be arranged BY MUTUAL CONSENT ONLY and BEFORE THE DATE allotted in the fixture list. This can include evenings during the week, but if there is no agreement over this, then the original fixture date must stand.

Any Other Business

 

There being no other business the meeting closed at 20.25.

FIXTURE DATES

Listed below are the dates for fixtures over the next three years

 

Dates Dates Dates
06/04/2019 04/04/2020   03/04/2021 Easter
13/04/2019 Week 1 11/04/2020 Easter 10/04/2021  
20/04/2019 Easter 18/04/2020 Week 1 17/04/2021 Week 1
27/04/2019 Week 2 25/04/2020 Week 2 24/04/2021 Week 2
04/05/2019 May Day 02/05/2020 May Day 01/05/2021 May Day
11/05/2019 Week 3 09/05/2020 Week 3 08/05/2021 Week 3
18/05/2019 County Championship 16/05/2020   15/05/2021  
25/05/2019 Spring Bank 23/05/2020 Spring Bank 22/05/2021  
01/06/2019   30/05/2020   29/05/2021 Spring Bank
08/06/2019 Week 4 06/06/2020 05/06/2021  
15/06/2019   13/06/2020 Week 4 12/06/2021 Week 4
22/06/2019 Week 5 20/06/2020   19/06/2021  
29/06/2019   27/06/2020 Week 5 26/06/2021 Week 5
06/07/2019 Week 6 04/07/2020 03/07/2021  
13/07/2019   11/07/2020 Week 6 10/07/2021 Week 6
20/07/2019 Week 7 18/07/2020 17/07/2021  
27/07/2019   25/07/2020 Week 7 24/07/2021 Week 7
03/08/2019 Week 8 01/08/2020 31/07/2021  
10/08/2019   08/08/2020 Week 8 07/08/2021 Week 8
17/08/2019 Week 9 15/08/2020 14/08/2021  
24/08/2019 August Bank 22/08/2020 Week 9 21/08/2021 Week 9
31/08/2019 Week 10 29/08/2020 August Bank 28/08/2021 August Bank
07/09/2019   05/09/2020 Week 10 04/09/2021 Week 10
15/09/2019 NGFL Cup 12/09/2020 NGFL Cup 11/09/2021 NGFL Cup
21/09/2019   19/09/2020   18/09/2021

 

 

AMATEUR/PROFESSIONAL STATUS

 

We should not allow players, awaiting amateur status after being a professional, to play until their amateur status has been

returned. They would not be allowed to play in any competitions outside of their club, and certainly not for the County.

 

INACTIVE HANDICAPS


We should not allow players, with inactive handicaps, to play until their handicap reverts back to active. This would be completely

at odds with the handicap scheme, and would go against the spirit of what the EGU are trying to do.

 

Amateur Status of Club Team members

 

There has been a recent problem with Club teams and the showing of team sponsors logos on clothing.

To clear this up and before engaging in the fitting of sponsors’ logo’s for 2007, team captains must make themselves aware of

the rules regarding their team members, especially juniors. The leaflet regarding the rules of amateur status can be downloaded

for free from the R&A website but it would be more sensible for clubs to purchase the decisions on the rules of amateur status

for about 8 from the R&A bookshop. It will leave you in no doubt about what you can or cannot do with a sponsor’s logo.

 

To remind you, it is a player’s responsibility himself to know the rules of golf including the rules on amateur status. It is a fact

that not all players, particularly juniors, take much notice of this fact. Captains of teams who allow logos on clothing &

equipment have a responsibility to make sure they do not put their players at risk of losing their amateur status. There are

only 2 penalties that can be applied; one is a warning to the player not to do it again or he will lose his amateur status. The

other is automatic loss of amateur status for a period of time resulting in the player only being allowed to play in a professional

tournament & removal of his CONGU handicap. These penalties will be applied by the R&A.

 

The relevant decision that you should read is 6-2/15.3b.

 

The rule says that the manufacturer and one sponsor’s name may appear on each garment. It must not exceed a perimeter

measurement of 220mm. Two sponsors on a single garment will breach the rules. The R&A confirm that a breach reported to

them will be investigated. Some teams have had the name of a sponsor put on the back of clothing from shoulder to shoulder.

This is a breach of the rules, please do not do it.

 

If you have multiple sponsors you can have a different sponsor for each piece of clothing (i.e. different sponsors names on

shirts/pullovers/waterproofs/shoes/trousers) but not on the same article of clothing. I know that sounds strange but it is a way

out at the moment, keeps your players the right side of the rules and gives you the opportunity to have more than one sponsor

on your kit.

 

Please get in touch with Ian Watkins if you are unsure of anything contained in this notice. We don’t want our players being

picked up on this because the Captain has given them some free kit.

 

For your info Decisions 6-2/13 & 6-2/15 will be revised a little in 2008 in the new ‘decisions on the rules of amateur status’

book, and Ian will keep us informed of those slight changes

 

 

Alan Cale – Secretary
 

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