Dear Club members,
It is time to put together the teams for the Dunhill Cup.
The first round is planned for the Saturday 26th of March. So you have until March 20th 17:00 to setup your team and communicate its composition back to the organiser (Vincent Regis: email@example.com). Pools will be drawn on Monday 21st, and flights for the first round will be announced on Wednesday 23rd.
All members of the team shall have a link to a recognisable ‘geo-political’ entity, either by birth, naturalisation (citizenship), marriage or partnership.
To make team setup easier, minimize walkovers, and broaden a little bit the field of players, one external player will be allowed in each team, that has no link to the aforementioned geo-political entity.
It is the responsibility of the captain in setting up a team to ascertain potential absenteeism among the players to avoid ‘conceding’ walkovers. The team captain shall function as point of contact to the organiser.
A team shall consist of no more than 7 players.
A player can only participate in one team.
Competition is open to all players with Handicap 54 (GVB). For the competition an exact handicap of 36.0 is given to players with handicap >36.0. Team composition may not be changed after the first playing Saturday. Teams that don’t have 7 players on their team at the time of the first match may still add players until they have reached the maximum of 7 players.
Last year we had the following teams:
- France – Vincent Regis
- Netherlands – Henk Wapstra is stepping down, needs a new captain
- Germania (Germany/Austria) – Klaus Ludwig
- Commonwealth – Brian Taylor
- Italy – Giuseppe Racca
In the past we also had the following teams:
- Celtics (Scotland/Ireland) – Paul McNamara
- Spain – Rafael Lucas
- Scandinavia – Reno Harboe Sorensen
Round 1 – March 26th
Round 2 – April 23rd
Round 3 – May 7th
Semi final/round 4 – May 28th
Final – June 25th
Game format and rules:
A match between 2 teams is made up of 3 games/flights, with 3 members from each team playing against each other. Captains shall declare their team’s 3 players to the other on the day of the match just prior to the first tee time. A players handicap is the one current at beginning of match day (Note; full handicap adjustment), Maximum exact handicap is 36, players with a higher handicap are allowed to play but will be given a 36.0 handicap for the match.
The matches are played in handicap order where first, the lowest handicap player of a team plays against the lowest handicap player of the opposing team etc.
This order of play shall be modifiable to accommodate late arrivals (Note the 20 minute tee-off window still applies). The format is medal matchplay, i.e. each player plays 18 holes, holing out on each hole. The lowest net score at the end (after handicap adjustment) wins. Individual game must have a winner, in case of a draw after 18 holes: play on from hole 1 (with handicap difference per hole) to decide winner by sudden death (like match play).
If a team does not manage to field all three players for a match, the game(s) where the missing player(s) would have played is (are) conceded.
If each team fields only 2 players and each wins one game, then the match is decided by stroke difference, else by a sudden death, match play between the 2 lowest handicap players.
Score cards to be put in the scorecard box after competition. These will be forwarded to EGC Handicap Secretary or returned to player with a non-EGC home club.
The team winning a match will get 1 point, loser 0. The games scored, 3-0 or 2-1, will be recorded as will the net stroke difference in the match and games conceded.
The stroke difference in a game is fixed at 1 where there was a play-off to decide a game.
Where a game is ‘conceded’ through a ‘no-show’, the conceding team gets a +5 stroke penalty for that game. (The other team does not benefit any strokes, just the game win.)
Teams in a group are ranked according to, and in order of: 1) points, 2) games won, 3) least net stroke difference over all matches. If still a tie in a group, then the winner of the match, already played, between the two will go through.