Administration

1. The League shall be known as The Leicestershire & Rutland B Team Golf League.

2. Membership shall be open to all clubs who are affiliated to the L&RGU.

3. Any applications from Clubs to join The League must be received before September 30th if that Club is to be permitted to take part in the following year. Any Club wishing to resign from The League must submit its resignation before September 30th if this is to be effective in the following year. 

4. Entry Fees for the competition will be determined by the Council at its October meeting and will be used by the host club to cover the costs of the "Finals Day". The host club shall submit an invoice to each club for the entry fee and this must be
paid to the host club prior to commencement of the season.

5. The League will be administered by the League Administrator, who shall be appointed by the League Council at its October meeting.

6. The Council shall be made up of one representative (usually the Team Captain) from each member club and
the League Administrator.  

7. Council meetings shall be held 3 times a year (April, July and October). Dates for the following year to be agreed at the October meeting. The League Administrator will supply an agenda at least 7 days prior to meetings.

8. A minimum of 50% of clubs must be represented at meetings to form a quorum.

9. Extraordinary council meetings must be held at the request of a minimum of 25% of member clubs.
council members.

10.This constitution can only be amended by a majority show of hands at a council meeting.   

Competition Rules

1.  Matches will comprise pairs playing 5 games of four-ball better ball match play.

2. All league matches shall be played from WHITE tees. If teams include Ladies, they shall play from the RED tees. Ladies shall play to the Men's stroke index for all holes.

3. Handicap Allowance - Lowest Handicapper to concede strokes to the other 3 players based on 9/10 of the difference between the full playing handicaps 

4. All players must have "Competition" Handicap.

5. There are no upper or lower handicap limits; however, the maximum allowable shots shall be 18.

6. No player may represent more than one Club during a season and all players must be playing members of
the club they represent.

7. The matches shall be played on the dates  fixed by The League.  Starting times should be agreed between
participating captains at least 2 weeks prior to the fixture.

8. If a match cannot be played on the fixed date due to exceptional circumstances**, the match may be re-arranged but 
must be completed before the final round of matches. 

**Note -
inability to raise a full team is not an exceptional circumstance. In such a case, the fixture must be played on the specified date irrespective of how many players are available. It is up to the Team Captain to split his playing resources as he sees fit. Matches should only be postponed/re-arranged in truly exceptional circumstances (i.e. a course is “officially” closed).

9. Captains must have their pairs and order of play determined and the two lists exchanged before commencement of the match. Only the playing order of games may be adjusted in the event of late arrivals

10. In the event of a match not being completed on the official date, the League Administrator shall be informed as to the circumstances.

11. Matches started and subsequently abandoned - the following shall apply;

            a) The result will stand ‘as is’ in all games having completed at least 12 holes

            b) The result will be ‘a half’ in all games where all players have teed off at the first hole, but have not yet completed 12 holes

            c) In a case where not all games have teed off the first hole (this requires only 1 player to have not teed off) and the match has to be curtailed then the Team Captains shall agree a date for the match to be rescheduled before the date of the last scheduled match of the season unless an extension is requested and granted by League Administration.  If agreement cannot be reached within 7 days of the original match then the league administrator shall make a decision.

12. Two points shall be awarded to the winning Club of each match and one point shall be awarded for a drawn match. In the event of Clubs having an equal number of points at the end of the season, the number of "games won" will decide the finishing order. If, after applying "games won" there is still a tie, a play-off will take place on a neutral course.

13. The home team captain must forward match results to The League Administrator by email, no later than the Friday following a match.

14. If any club fails to fulfil its fixtures, without prior agreement, by the end of the season all that clubs matches will be declared void.

15. Winning Clubs will receive their trophies at the "Finals Day"

16. The season will commence 8 days prior to commencement of the L&RGU scratch league.  With matches played fortnightly thereafter. 

 Meals/Reserves

 1. All home Captains are requested to issue the proposed menu to the visiting Captain as soon as possible in advance, so
that any special requests can be dealt with.

2. Similarly, it is the sole responsibility of visiting Captains to inform home Captains of any special dietary requirements for their players as far as possible in advance. It has been agreed that, unless waived by the home Captain, all visiting teams shall pay for 10 meals whether these meals are taken or not. 

Finals Day

1. The venue for Finals Day shall be agreed at councils October meeting

2. The host club shall be responsible for organising a 2/3 course meal, the cost of which to be included in the entry fee(s)

3. The host club shall invoice each club for the registration fee of £70 prior to commencement of the season. The fee plus £20 per competing entrant, to be paid on Finals Day, to be used to cover reasonable administration costs in hosting the day, meals and prizes. 

4. The host club shall present its proposed costings for the day to the council at the Finals Day Progress & Financial Review Meeting to be held in July of each year. This must include provision for the following:

            Team Prize for the day

            League Winners Prize (guide of £200)

    Player of the Year (guide of £50)

            Individual Prizes for the Day 

5. The council’s acceptance of such costings is necessary before the Finals Day can be signed off. A Financial Analysis of the Finals Day will be presented by the host club to the council at its October Meeting           

Note:

Presentation of all trophies shall be made on the day.

            Trophies (to be recovered by host club from current holders - current holders shall engrave trophies with new                 
          winners names prior to Finals Day);

            Champion Club - Big Red News Trophy 

            Runners-Up - Flowers Associates Trophy

            Player of the Year

            Divisional Runners-Up - Big Red News Trophy - When there is more than obe division

            Divisional Runners-Up - Flowers Associates Trophy - When there is more than one trophy




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