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NORTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE FOURSOMES LEAGUE

 

This Page Last Updated: 18 September 2017

 

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RESULT  OF THE NGFL CUP HELD AT MINCHINHAMPTON

BEST 3 BEST 3 BEST 3
CIRENCESTER NR COTSWOLD EDGE 241 BRICKHAMPTON 247
   
CLEEVE CLOUD 248 NAUNTON DOWNS 247 BROADWAY 251
   
COTSWOLD HILLS 234 PAINSWICK 47 FOREST OF DEAN NR
FOREST HILLS 239 ROSS ON WYE 231 GLOUCESTER 238
   
LILLEY BROOK NR STINCHCOMBE 236 LYDNEY 250
   
MINCHINHAMPTON 231 TEWKESBURY PARK NR PUCKRUP HALL NR
 
WINNERS ROSS ON WYE On countback - 4th card
DIVISION 1 MINCHINHAMPTON
DIVISION 3 GLOUCESTER

 

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting was held at Painswick Golf Club at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11 April 2018.

 

In attendance were Cirencester, Forest of Dean, Cotswold Hills, Minchinhampton, Ross on Wye, Tewkesbury Park, Broadway, Stinchcombe Hill, Painswick, Cleeve Cloud, Cotswold Edge and Brickhampton Court.

 

Apologies were received from the Chairman, Stuart Masson, and from Forest Hills.

 

No communication was received from Lilley Brook, Puckrup Hall, Gloucester, Naunton Downs and Lydney.

 

In the absence of the Chairman, the meeting centred around the report given by the Secretary, Alan Cale:

 

  1. He congratulated the winners of the three divisions, Forest Hills, Lilley Brook and Naunton Downs. He also congratulated Cleeve Cloud and Cotswold Edge on promotion from divisions two and three and Lilley Brook for winning the NGFL Cup.
  2. No significant correspondence had been received since the previous AGM, no major incidents had been reported and everything ran smoothly throughout the season.
  3. As a result of email correspondence at the beginning of the 2016 season, Lydney had been included in the fixture list for 2017. As a result, their return to the League was fully endorsed.
  4. Thanks were given to club representatives for getting match results in promptly, thus enabling the website to be kept up to date.

 

The annual subscription was agreed at 50, and an invoice had been sent to each club.

 

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

 

Any Other Business:

 

  1. Alan made his annual request for club representatives to check ALL the information on the contacts page of the website - ngflgolf.org.uk – and notify him of any changes. He also confirmed that the dates for 2020 would be added as soon as he could obtain the date for the County Championship.
  2. The matter of non-attendance at the AGM without notification was discussed. This behaviour was considered to be highly discourteous and it was suggested that a fine be levied from 2018 onwards. It was agreed that notification of the AGM would be sent to each club with a request for a response. Whilst it was accepted that there could always be a reason for a representative not being able to attend, there could not be an acceptable reason for failing to communicate this to the Secretary. It was agreed that non-attendance without a response would attract a fine of 10, which would be donated to a local charity.

 

There being no further business the Secretary thanked everyone for attending, and closed the meeting at 8.15pm.

FIXTURE DATES

 

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

 

 

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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