Thurles Golf Club

Competition Rules

  1. THURLES GOLF CLUB – LADIES BRANCH   TERMS OF COMPETITIONS 2022

        1. No player may play in any Club Competition unless her membership is paid by 1st April 2022
        2. A player must: Enter the Competition in the Pro-Shop before playing using her Golf Ireland Entry for the 2’s will be taken at the  same time
        3. Except in the case of 18 holes singles competitions (as cards are printed with details on same), it is up to the player to ensure that the Competition Name, Player Name, Date, Handicap Index is entered correctly on the
          • In the case of an 18 holes singles competitions her Golf Ireland card will be swiped by the person in the Pro-Shop and all relevant details will be printed on the
          • When the 18 holes are finished, the scorecard must be signed by the player and countersigned by the marker, her score entered in the computer in the Ladies Locker Room and placed in the ladies scorecard box in the
        4. A player wishing to enter a general round score must register her intention to do so prior to commencing round on the golf Ireland app and also enter her name in the book provided in the ladies locker room. The entry fee of €5 must be place in envelope with her name and date of general play round and put in the ladies scorecard box in hallway. 

    N.B. All cards must be returned.

        1. Player’s Responsibility: To be eligible to play in any competition a player must have a current handicap index. Each player is responsible for her own handicap index and adjustments and must plays off the correct playing handicap in It is the players responsibility to report notable scores at home and away, these can be recorded on the sheet posted in the Ladies Locker room
        2. Tuesday Competitions: All Ladies playing in Tuesday Competitions must enter
          • Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of your tee
          • Always call though ladies waiting behind if the course is free in
          • When the opening of the course is delayed due to adverse weather condition, the timesheet comes into effect from the time of course opening and players play their round as per bookings on BRS
        3. To be eligible to play in the Lady Captain’s Prize 3×18 Hole Singles Club Competition Cards must re returned by all members. All members who have returned 3 cards are eligible to play in the Lady Captain’s Prize.
          • Juvenile, Junior, Student, Beginner, Outlying, Age Under 26, Age 26-40 and Overseas members are eligible to play in Major Competitions i.e. Lady Captain’s Prize, Captain’s Prize and President’s Prize but cannot be awarded 1st or 2nd
        4. Ties shall be decided according to the Golf Ireland Competitions Regulations Book
        5. The Committee reserves the right to correct any mistake made in the checking of
        6. The minimum numbers necessary for weekly competitions are as follows:
          • Weekly 18 Holes Competitions:             10 Entries
          • Major Competitions/Open Days: 20 Entries     Team Event: 5 Entries
          • Competitions of less than 18 holes: (including teams) of 5 required
          • If there are fewer than 10 entries for 18 Holes Competition, competition will automatically be (Cards will hold for handicap)
          • Entry fees will hold for next
        7. Medal Competitions will be according to Fixture (see notice re update on Bronze / Silver Medal Competitions)
        8. Golfer of the year will be awarded to the player with the most GOY points scored from her best 18 holes singles competitions out of the 24 designated GOY competitions as per fixture In the event of a tie for Golfer of the Year, there will be a playoff over 18 Holes.
        9. It is not permissible to play Tuesday (or Saturday for Tuesday) competitions in conjunction with any other competition g. Society Outings, Classics etc.
        10. Penalties for Tuesday/Sunday Singles Competitions of less than 18 holes: (January to December)
          • Tuesday: First Prize:             -1
          • Sunday: First Prize: -1
          • For each time you play and do not feature you will receive a penalty shot back
        11. Gross Prize: There will be no gross prize awarded in any competition of less than 18 holes
        12. Motorised Buggies: Buggies are permitted for club competitions without certification
        13. Distance Measurement Devices (DMD’s) are allowed and must comply with Rule 3a(1) of the Rules of Golf
        14. Mobile Phones: If you must take your mobile phone on the course please ensure it is on silent/vibrate mode at all times.

     

    The Committee Reserves the right to make any alterations they consider necessary to the above rules for 2022

     

    Ladies Committee 2022

CHANGE IN LADIES INDICES FROM 1ST MARCH 2018       

HolePreviousNewHolePreviousNew
1st131310th22

 

2nd5311th1614

 

3rd151512th66

 

4th1113th38

 

5th171714th1816

 

6th9715th1212

 

7th7516th84

 

8th111117th1418

 

9th10918th410

 

 

FOLLOWING THE LADIES AGM LAST DECEMBER THE LADIES COMMITTEE HAS REVIEWED THE INDICES ON THE LADIES CARD AND HAS DECIDED TO CHANGE SOME OF THEM.  THESE CHANGES WILL TAKE EFFECT FROM MARCH 1ST 2018. PLEASE SEE CHANGES ABOVE.   PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ODD INDICES ARE NOW ON THE FIRST NINE AND THE EVEN INDICES ARE ON THE SECOND NINE.

 

N.B. WITH REGARD TO THE SPRING LEAGUE IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO PLAY THE SPRING LEAGUE MATCHES TO COMPLETION USING THE OLD INDICES, AND PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM 1ST MARCH THESE INDICES WILL ONLY BE USED FOR THE SPRING LEAGUE.

From now on,

“If a ball lands on the pathway on the Thirteenth Hole, the player is entitled to a drop without penalty from the nearest point of relief, under Rule 24.2”

Rule 24.2 Immovable Obstructions

A. Interference
Interference by an immovable obstruction occurs when a ball lies in or on the obstruction, or when the obstruction interferes with the player’s stance or the area of his intended swing. If the player’s ball lies on the putting green, interference also occurs if an immovable obstruction on the putting green intervenes on his line of putt. Otherwise, intervention on the line of play is not, of itself, interference under this Rule.

  1. Relief
    Except when the ball is in a water hazard or a lateral water hazard, a player may take relief from interference by an immovable obstruction as follows:
    (i) Through the Green: If the ball lies through the green, the player must lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief. The nearest point of relief must not be in a hazard or on a putting green. When the ball is dropped within one club-length of the nearest point of relief, the ball must first strike a part of the course at a spot that avoids interference by the immovable obstruction and is not in a hazard and not on a putting green.
    (ii) In a Bunker: If the ball is in a bunker, the player must lift the ball and drop it either:
    (a) Without penalty, in accordance with Clause (i) above, except that the nearest point of relief must be in the bunker and the ball must be dropped in the bunker; or
    (b) Under penalty of one stroke, outside the bunker keeping the point where the ball lay directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped, with no limit to how far behind the bunker the ball may be dropped.
    (iii) On the Putting Green: If the ball lies on the putting green, the player must lift the ball and place it, without penalty, at the nearest point of relief that is not in a hazard. The nearest point of relief may be off the putting green.
    (iv) On the Teeing Ground: If the ball lies on the teeing ground, the player must lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, in accordance with Clause (i) above.
    The ball may be cleaned when lifted under this Rule.
    (Ball rolling to a position where there is interference by the condition from which relief was taken – see Rule 20-2c(v))
    Exception: A player may not take relief under this Rule if (a) it is clearly unreasonable for him to make a stroke because of interference by anything other than an immovable obstruction or (b) interference by an immovable obstruction would occur only through use of an unnecessarily abnormal stance, swing or direction of play.

To make golf even more enjoyable and in line with GUI guidelines, Thurles Golf Club, is introducing READY GOLF.

 

READY GOLF means that there should be no time wasted while waiting for your golfing partner to “take their honour”!

 

Whichever golfer is READY hits next; it’s as simple as that.

 

It’s NOT bad manners; it’s NOT playing out of turn; it’s the RIGHT THING to do.

 

It has been estimated that READY GOLF can save up to THIRTY MINUTES in a fourball over eighteen holes.

 

So, let’s make golf MORE ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE and let’s all play READY GOLF

Due to the increasingly high level of ‘No Returns’ and incomplete cards,  which are adversely affecting the Competition Standard Scratch Score,  the Committee has decided to take the following steps in line with the recent GUI/ILGU recommendations:

 

Players who enter a Singles competition but fail to return the card and those who fail to complete the 18 holes and do not give a justifiable reason (on the card) for same,  are liable to have the 0.1 increase in handicap withdrawn and may also,  in the case of multiple incidences,  be subject to further review by the Handicap Committee to determine whether a General Play adjustment may be warranted.

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