NORTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE FOURSOMES LEAGUE

LAST UPDATED 13 SEPTEMBER 2021

 

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NGFL CUP

Here are the results of the NGFL Cup at Brickhampton Court on Sunday 12 September 2021.

BEST 3 BEST 3 BEST 3
COTSWOLD HILLS 230 BROADWAY 253 BRICKHAMPTON 249
   
FOREST HILLS 0 CIRENCESTER 232 COTSWOLD EDGE 250
   
LILLEY BROOK 228 CLEEVE HILL 244 FOREST OF DEAN 251
MINCHINHAMPTON 239 GLOUCESTER 244   0
   
ROSS ON WYE 234 PAINSWICK 245   0
   
STINCHCOMBE HILL 243   0   0
 
NGFL CUP WINNERS
LILLEY BROOK 228
DIVISION 2
CIRENCESTER 232
DIVISION 3
BRICKHAMPTON 249

 

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CLEEVE HILL GOLF CLUB (FORMERLY KNOWN AS CLEEVE CLOUD GOLF CLUB)

Many of you will have known that there was a possibility of Cleeve Cloud (as we all know them) closing down. A few weeks ago, I received confirmation that new owners had signed a contract on 31 March to take over the course. However, because of the timing and a lot of admin that had to be overcome, no-one at Cleeve could give me an assurance that they were in a position to fully commit themselves to the NGFL this season. Well, as of today I am very pleased to be able to report the following:

  1. The name of the club is now Cleeve Hill Golf Club.
  2. They have given me an assurance that they are fully committed to the NGFL.

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AMATEUR 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. 

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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. 

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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 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 two 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 the Gloucestershire Golf Union Secretary 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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