2017/2018 Programme and Rules

January 2017 to February 2018

DateCompetitionStart Tees
18/01Tennessee WaltzYellow
25/01Texas ScrambleYellow
01/02Stableford NQYellow
15/02Texas ScrambleYellow
01/03Stableford NQYellow
08/03Tennessee WaltzYellow
29/03Texas ScrambleGreen
12/04Yellow BallGreen
26/04Tennessee WaltzGreen
03/05StablefordYellow and White
10/05Seniors Open 4BBBYellow
17/05Club Championship - Manor CourseYellow
24/05Wally Sage Trophy - BowmakerGreen
31/05Diamond Jubilee Cup - MedalGreen
07/06Texas ScrambleGreen
14/06MedalGreen and White
21/06Eddie Jackman Trophy - StablefordGreen
05/07Club Championship - Duchy Course - MedalYellow
12/07Yellow BallGreen
19/07Romaine Tantalus - StablefordGreen
26/07Seniors Open - Team BowmakerYellow
02/08Committee Cup - StablefordGreen
30/08Tennessee WaltzGreen
06/09Captain's Day
20/09Yellow BallGreen
27/09StablefordGreen and White
08/11Texas ScrambleYellow
15/11Tennessee WaltzYellow
29/11Stableford NQYellow
06/12Tennessee WaltzYellow
20/12Ray Dando Trophy - 3 Club PutterYellow
17/01Tennessee WaltzYellow
24/01Texas ScrambleYellow
31/01Stableford NQYellow
14/02Texas ScrambleYellow

In the completion of the score card it is the players responsibility to ensure the correct gross score has been entered for each hole.
It is the committee’s responsibility to ensure the arithmetic is correct.
Ensure your card has the correct Handicap and is signed by both player and marker to avoid disqualification.

It is permissible when cards are handed in for members to discuss with the committee details about scoring and for the committee to point out omissions (e.g. card not signed correctly), but once the member leaves the card with the committee it is too late and any further errors can lead to disqualification.

PLEASE HAND IN YOUR CARD IMMEDIATELY ON COMPLETION OF YOUR ROUND. This enables Ray or the committee to check cards and avoid delay with announcing the results.

Suggestions to give teams with only two players an opportunity to compete:-

A wild card player will be randomly selected by the committee. The wild card player will be told to putt out on every hole. At the completion of the round the two ball competitors will use the wild card players score to calculate the team score for their round. This will be managed by the committee in consultation with the twp players. This format will apply to:-

Bowmaker , Multiplier, Tennessee Waltz (with 2 player)

A wild card player will also be used for a yellow ball competition. This wild card player must be one who starts on the same tee. When the wild card player loses a ball he will be asked to indicate this on his card. This player will be allocated the yellow ball on the following basis:-
Yellow Ball (with 2 players)
Player A plays yellow ball on 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16 hole
Player B plays yellow ball on 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17 hole
Wild card player scores yellow ball on 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 hole
Rules for Texas Scramble (with 2 players)
Lowest handicap players handicap used twice to calculate team handicap
9 drives each player
Player A allowed 2 shots (after the drive) on all shots on odd holes
Player B allowed 2 shots (after the drive) on all shots on even holes

Rules of Winter & Summer Knock Outs

These amended rules are being applied to avoid delays previously encountered.

• It is the responsibility of the first named player to contact his opponent within a week of the start date and offer a choice of three dates for their match.
• Failure to contact your opponent within the first week will result in disqualification of the first named player.
• If the first named player has attempted and is unable to contact his opponent or his opponent is unable to agree a suitable date for their match then the Knock Out Co-ordinator must be advised.
• Matches must be completed by the final date stipulated for each round to avoid disqualification.
• The only extenuating circumstances for not completing a match will be ‘course closure’

Please note your Knock Out Co-ordinator for the Winter Competition is:-

Tony Clement 01749 673530
Texas Scramble Rules
Handicap Allowance
1/10th or 1/8th of combined team handicap. (Farrington Seniors mostly use 1/8th of combined team handicap)
Tee Shots
Each team member’s tee shot must be used 6 times during the 18 hole round. Scorecards should identify which team member’s shot has been selected at each hole. In the event that the team member’s shot must be used and is driven Out of Bounds or Lost, except in a hazard, then all team members play again from the tee under penalty.
Lie of the Ball (through the green)
Once the selected shot has been played, other team members must drop their ball within one club length of the marked position, but no nearer the hole. This applies regardless of whether the ball is on the fairway, in a hazard, in the rough or on the fringe of the green. In doing so the ball must remain on the fairway, in a hazard etc.
Lie of the Ball (on the putting green)
On the green after the first member has putted, other team members must putt from as close as possible to the position from where the first team member putted, but no nearer the hole.
Holing Out
Once a ball has been holed, no further strokes count.
Scoring Record the gross score.

Stableford Competition Rules

Stableford competitions count towards handicap changes if they meet standard criteria laid down by the EGU. They are usually played off full handicap, but qualifiers are sometimes played to a maximum handicap of 24.
Enter the gross score achieved for each hole in the column corresponding to the players name (should be A).
(Enter the net score in column D—optional)
Enter points scored in right hand column as follows:-

Using net scores
0 points for a score 2 or more over par
1 point for a score 1 over par
2 points for a par
3 points for a score 1 under par
4 points for a score 2 under par and so on

Total points for each 9 holes & enter in the appropriate boxes.
Calculate total points for 18 holes and enter in the Stableford Points Box.


The front nine is medal format so score on every hole on the front nine holes and calculate your net score.
The back nine is stableford format so record your stableford score for every hole and total the back nine stableford score

Calculate : front 9 net score – back 9 stableford score for your final result.

The lowest score is the winner.

e.g. Calculation: Your HCP is 19 and your gross medal score on the front 9 is 45.
Since you get 10 shots on the front nine and 9 on the back nine to calculate your net score subtract 10.
Net medal score = 45 – 10 = 35
You score 21 stableford points on the back 9.
Your final result is 35 – 21 = 14

Greensome Rules

Teams of 2—play in fours

Half of combined handicap
Each player drives at each hole
Select which ball to play next
Pick up other ball
If player A’s ball is selected then player B plays next shot & vice versa.
Play then proceeds on an alternate shot basis till the hole is completed.

Penalty shots do not affect the order of play.

Record the gross score.

Bowmaker Rules

Teams of 3
Can be medal or stableford scoring.
Full handicap allowance applies for each player.

Normal format scoring:
holes 1 to 6 - 1 score to count
holes 7 to 12 - 2 scores to count
holes 13 to 18 - 3 scores to count

Alternative formats:-
• Two players scores to count every hole.
•Tennessee Waltz. - on hole 1 one score to count, on hole 2 two scores to count, on hole 3 three scores to count. This format is repeated. Hence 1,2,3......1,2,3 ......etc.

Foursome Rules

Handicap allowance half of the pairs combined HCP

These are played with a partner using one ball only

Players decide who will drive on odd holes and on even holes
Play then proceeds on an alternate shot basis till the hole is complete
Penalty shots do not affect the order of play

Record the gross score

Medal Competition

Medal competitions count towards handicap changes if they meet standard criteria laid down by the EGU. Full handicap allowance is used to calculate the net score.
Enter the gross score for the named player in column A
Total each 9 holes and enter in appropriate boxes
Total for 18 holes
Enter current handicap and calculate net score by deducting handicap from

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18 hole Duchy course ALL OPEN, with 5 shortened holes on 1,4,7,12,17. 9 Hole manor course OPEN but no buggies are allowed.
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