|Seniors League Rules - IWGU Revised December 2014
||The League shall be called "The Isle of Wight Golf Union Seniors Fourball
Match Play League."
|| Matches shall be played over 18 holes maximum in accordance with the current
rules of golf governing fourball match play competition, IWGU Standard Local
Rules and the Local Rules of the course being played.
||The Object of the League shall be to provide Inter-Club competition for
club members of the age of 60 years and over.
||A club team shall consist of five pairs. Each team member must hold a current CONGU
competition handicap (denoted on club handicap lists by e.g. 18c).
||It is recommended that, if possible a reserve pair be in attendance. If reserves are not
available, the opposing Captain should be informed as soon as this fact is known so that he can arrange
for correct numbers to be present.
||Matches shall be arranged on weekday mornings during the Spring to Autumn
period on a Home and Away basis.
||Team members shall not be eligible to play for more than one club in each
||Each Golf club shall nominate a Senior League Captain.
||Each club shall pay an entrance fee as determined by the Union.
||In the event of actual bad weather on the day of the match, the respective Captains shall be responsible
for postponing and rearranging matches.
||Postponed and rearranged matches must be notified to the Union's Hon. Match
Secretary by the home team captain. In the event that a match venue is unexpectedly unavailable
or is unplayable, the home captain shall endeavour to swap the home and away fixtures around or
rearrange the match to the free week at either the midpoint or end of the season.
Alternatively, the home captain may choose to forfeit either the venue or the match.
||In the event of one team not appearing for an arranged fixture the opponents
may claim the match. A team turning out with less than five pairs must record
a lost game for the missing pair(s).
||The results of all matches shall be reported by the home captain to the
Union's Hon. Match Secretary via text message, e-mail or telephone as soon as is
reasonably possible after the conclusion of any match.
The Union's Hon. Match Secretary will maintain a league table based on points awarded
for each match as follows: -
Two points to be available for each of the five individual fourball games
in a match. Two points to be awarded for a game won and one point to each team
for a game halved. In addition to the 10 points available for the five games
there will be two bonus points for the team that wins a match or one bonus point
to each team if the match is halved.
||In the event of a tie on total points by the league leaders at the end
of the season, clubs will be ordered by virtue of the aggregate games score of
the two matches played between the two clubs. If a tie still remains, a play
off shall be arranged on a neutral course (determined by the Hon. Match Secretary)
to determine the winner of the league shield.