ESSEX LADIES' COUNTY
GOLF ASSOCIATION

         Munro Guidelines 


2017 MUNRO FOURSOMES GUIDELINES

1. THE DRAW  Takes places at the County Committee Meeting on Monday 5th September 2017. Copies are given to all entrants at the Annual General Meeting. There is no seeding.

2. COURSES  Matches are played on neutral courses. Course availability is requested on the entry form.

3. DATES  Dates of rounds are fixed before the draw is made. All matches must be played on those dates. Weather difficulties leading to course closure should be related to the Munro Foursomes Organiser immediately. Venue and date changes will then need to be agreed.

4. BOOKING MATCHES BY HOST CLUB  As soon as the draw is received, the Lady Captain of the host club should book any matches shown to be played on her course with the Club. If this proves not possible, the Organiser must be informed immediately. If your course is not being used for the first two rounds, please book the dates of further rounds. If you have not been contacted within a week after a round has been completed, it is safe to assume that your course will not be required for the next round. Public courses, and 9-hole courses, are not used for Munro matches.

5. TEE TIMES/DRESS RULES/LOCAL RULES/TROLLEY BANS etc  The Lady Captain of the host club should contact the Lady Captains of the competing clubs, to arrange the time of play. Some Clubs prefer teams to play at a time that will allow working players to work for half a day. If this can be accommodated, it is much appreciated. The Lady Captain should also advise visiting teams of any temporary local rules, dress rules, trolley bans etc.

6. ETIQUETTE - HOST CLUB  The Lady Captain of the host club should either be present herself, or appoint a deputy, to welcome players and caddies, and have made arrangements beforehand with the visiting teams regarding coffee/sandwiches etc.

7. MATCHES  Two players, not necessarily the same in each round, represent each club. Matches are 18 holes, played off scratch, with sudden death if the match is all square at the 18th. When two matches are taking place at a venue, the first match is that which is higher up the draw sheet. The honour on the tee goes to the club at the top of the draw. If the first match is playing slower than the one behind, they should offer to call them through.

8. MATCH RESULT  The Lady Captain of the winning club emails or texts the result to the Organiser on the evening of the day that it is played.

9. THIRD AND SUBSEQUENT ROUNDS  As soon as the results of the 2nd round are known, the Organiser fixes courses for the third and subsequent rounds. Details of the fixtures are sent to the Lady Captains of the clubs involved, and posted on the County website. The same procedure is followed after each round.

10. FINAL  The final is played over 36 holes, with sudden death if all square at the end of 36 holes.

11. REFEREES  A referee will oversee the final. As well as decisions on the Rules of Golf and Local Rules, the referee will monitor the speed of play. The Management Committee has applied a time regulation. This states 'the maximum time allowed from reaching the ball to playing the shot shall be 60 seconds'. A player taking more than this will be given two warnings, and if continuing to take longer than the 60 seconds, will be penalised by the loss of that hole, in accordance with Rule 6-7.

12. BUGGIES  Buggies are not permitted unless sanctioned by the County Association and the host club (see Yearbook Rules).

FOR FULL RULES AND CONDITIONS OF PLAY, PLEASE SEE THE COUNTY YEARBOOK

County Munro Foursomes Organiser 2017

Jayne Stockwell

Email: jaynesgolf12@gmail.com