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NGFL Cup - Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club
Sunday 16 September 2018
Starting Times
1st Tee
8.00 Stinchcombe Hill 'A' Cirencester 'A'
8.08 Cotswold Edge 'A' Gloucester 'A' Minchinhampton 'A'
8.16 Painswick 'A' Cirencester 'B' Stinchcombe Hill 'B'
8.24 Cotswold Edge 'B' Minchinhampton 'B' Cirencester 'C'
8.36 Cirencester 'D' Stinchcombe Hill 'C' Cotswold Edge 'C'
8.44 Gloucester 'B' Painswick 'B' Stinchcombe Hill 'D'
8.52 Minchinhampton 'C' Gloucester 'C' Painswick 'C'
9.00 Cotswold Edge 'D' Minchinhampton 'D' Gloucester 'D'
9.08 Painswick 'D' Cotswold Hills 'A' Lilley Brook 'A'
9.16 Ross on Wye 'A' Lydney 'A' Broadway 'A'
9.24 Cotswold Hills 'B' Lilley Brook 'B' Ross on Wye 'B'
9.36 Lydney 'B' Broadway 'B' Cotswold Hills 'C'
9.44 Lilley Brook 'C' Ross on Wye 'C' Lydney 'C'
9.52 Broadway 'C' Cotswold Hills 'D' Lilley Brook 'D'
10.00 Ross on Wye 'D' Lydney 'D' Broadway 'D'



The Annual General Meeting was held at Painswick Golf Club on Tuesday 17 April.




Apologies were received from Lilley Brook, Forest Hills and Forest of Dean


Chairman's Report


The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and congratulated the winners of the three division and the NGFL Cup.


Secretary's Report


The Secretary presented the Chairman with his NGFL tie. He also confirmed that the stock of ties had now been replenished and looked forward to receiving orders from member clubs - 9 each.

He confirmed that Naunton Downs had withdrawn from the league, and that Stinchcombe Hill had kindly stepped in to host the NGFL Cup on Sunday 16 September 2018.


Subscriptions for 2018


The Secretary thanked all clubs who had made payment of the annual subscription of 60. Cirencester, Forest Hills and Forest of Dean need to either send a cheque to the above address or make a bank transfer to the NGFL account, sort code 30-95-72, account number 00624831.


Election of Officers


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


The Way Forward


The recent exchange of emails was discussed at great length. It was agreed that the Chairman and Secretary would produce a questionnaire for all clubs to answer. A working party would then be formed, consisting of the Officers and two representatives from each division. It was hoped that an EGM could be held at the end of this year to decide if any changes need to be made.

As an interim measure it was agreed that, with immediate effect, matches in Division Three would be reduced from 12 players to 10.


Any Other Business


There being no other business the meeting closed at 20.50.




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


Dates Dates Dates
01/04/2017 31/03/2018 Easter 06/04/2019
08/04/2017 07/04/2018 13/04/2019 Week 1
15/04/2017 Easter 14/04/2018 20/04/2019 Easter
22/04/2017 Week 1 21/04/2018 Week1 27/04/2019 Week 2
29/04/2017 May Day 28/04/2018 Week 2 04/05/2019 May Day
06/05/2017 Week 2 05/05/2018 May Day 11/05/2019 Week 3
13/05/2017 Week 3 12/05/2018 Week 3 18/05/2019 County Championship
20/05/2017 County Championship 19/05/2018 County Championship 25/05/2019 Spring Bank
27/05/2017 Spring Bank 26/05/2018 Spring Bank 01/06/2019
03/06/2017 02/06/2018 08/06/2019 Week 4
10/06/2017 Week 4 09/06/2018 Week 4 15/06/2019
17/06/2017 16/06/2018 22/06/2019 Week 5
24/06/2017 Week 5 23/06/2018 Week 5 29/06/2019
01/07/2017 30/06/2018 06/07/2019 Week 6
08/07/2017 Week 6 07/07/2018 Week 6 13/07/2019
15/07/2017 14/07/2018 20/07/2019 Week 7
22/07/2017 Week 7 21/07/2018 Week 7 27/07/2019
29/07/2017 28/07/2018 03/08/2019 Week 8
05/08/2017 Week 8 04/08/2018 Week 8 10/08/2019
12/08/2017 11/08/2018 17/08/2019 Week 9
19/08/2017 Week 9 18/08/2018 Week 9 24/08/2019 August Bank
26/08/2017 August Bank 25/08/2018 August Bank 31/08/2019 Week 10
02/09/2017 Week 10 01/09/2018 Week 10 07/09/2019
09/09/2017 08/09/2018 14/09/2019 NGFL Cup
17/09/2017 NGFL Cup 16/09/2018 NGFL Cup 21/09/2019





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.



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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