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SDL COMBINATION RULES
1st Edition - 16th March 2023

1. All matches to be one round of eighteen holes, four-ball better ball, played off handicap by a team of 14 players (7 pairs) playing for 1 point. Each Club to play each other home and away with matches starting at 11.00am where possible, or at a time agreed by both teams. 


2. HANDICAP INDEX limit shall be 24 and below, but players of a higher HANDICAP INDEX may play off 24. Competitive handicaps only. The maximum difference in COURSE HANDICAP between playing partners shall be 10, pairings can go out in any order & do not have to be lowest to highest. Each pairing will play 90% of playing H/cap. No limit on Junior competitors but they cannot be paired together.
3. A player who has previously played 6 or more matches in the current season for their A team will be ineligible to play in any further B team fixtures for that season. This is to prevent teams loading A team players into the final B team games of the season to manipulate results.


4. If, due to extreme circumstances (weather), a match cannot be played on the home team's course  then the match will be declared halved.


5. Each match will score one point, with a half a point each for halved matches. In the event of more than one team finishing with an equal number of points, the team with the highest number of away points shall be the winners of the League. Should more than one team have won an equal number of away points the result shall be shared 1st place. 


6. Players representing their clubs shall be of Amateur status as defined by the Royal and Ancient Club of St Andrews. 


7. It shall be the responsibility of both Clubs to report (preferably by Whats app or by tel or email) the results to the Secretary of the League sec@southdevongolf.co.uk


8. A £10.00 match fee will be put on each player and the home and away team will give the caterers £280 for each match (£140 each team). 


9. It is the responsibility of all team Captains to ensure that their team is made aware of the tee time, dress codes on the course and in the clubhouse, especially when visiting other clubs. 


10. If a team finds themselves short on the day of the match then anyone will be allowed to step in to help out. This includes any Women players who are happy to play. The format of these matches shall be decided by the Captains on the day.

Slow Play
In an attempt to curb slow play. ‘Ready Golf’ will be used in matches. A player would be ‘ready to play’ when he is next to his ball with club in hand; simply standing next to the ball would not be deemed to be ‘ready’. 


Ready golf only applies on the fairway, normal ‘honour’ will take place on the tee and greens.
 

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