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					2009 League Rules
1. Match Starting Times Matches will start at 9.30am unless the two Clubs have previously agreed a different time. All team pairings must have started play within thirty minutes of the agreed starting time. Failure of any pairing to do so will automatically result in the loss of that game(s). 2. Matches & Games

8. Results It is the responsibility of the Home team Representative to complete the Match Result Card and enter the results into the Internet, by 6:00pm on the Monday following the match being played. Failure to do so will result in a one point deduction of the Home team on the second occasion and on every occasion thereafter. The match result card must be retained by the home team until the end of the season in case of results dispute. Postponed fixtures should be reported on the Internet. Postponed fixtures must be rearranged by agreement between the two Clubs and the rearranged date reported in advance to the Internet Coordinator. Any Team deemed responsible for the unnecessary postponement of a fixture may be deducted four points. 9. Formation of League

Each Match will consist of three foursomes games. One point will be awarded for each game won and half a point for each game halved. One point will be awarded to a team who wins the Match and half a point will be awarded to a team for halving a Match. Pairings will be drawn for order of play; once the draw has been made there will be no substitutions allowed. All games will be played off scratch, over eighteen holes. 3. Abandoned Matches In the event of an abandoned Match, games will resume at the same score and place where they were, when abandoned. The resumed Match must contain a minimum of 5 players from the original Match, with players playing in the original pairings and games. 4. League Positions

Where a club withdraws from the league during the season, any points won/lost against that team shall be removed in determining league positions. Any Club wishing to join the League should apply in writing to the Secretary at least 14 days before the „AGM-Fixtures Meeting‟. Applications will be discussed and approved at the AGM. 10. League Committee The Committee will consist of an elected Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer, plus all Section Representatives. The Committee must contain a minimum of one representative from each Section of the League. Each Committee Member will need to seek reelection after serving three continuous years. The League Committee will consist of a minimum of six members. All Committee decisions will be final. 11. Annual Subscriptions

When teams are tied on equal points, league positions will be decided on the team winning the most points in the Matches between the teams tied. If still equal, there will be a „play-off‟, played on a neutral venue, with each game played to a finish, i.e. (no halved games). 5. Local Rules All matches will be governed by the 2008-2011 R&A Rules of Golf and any local rules enforced on the day of the Match, except to any rules governing use of device that measures distance where the following league rules will prevail over any local rules. For all League, or Knock-Out matches, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. gradient, windspeed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used. Players are reminded that Information on the Rules, distance, or matters of public information, such as the position of hazards or the flagstick on the putting green, is not advice and as such where one team is using a distance distance-measuring device and another does not have such a devise, requesting distance information and providing such information is not “advice” and is seen by the league as good Etiquette and in the spirit that league and KO matches should be played in. If there are more than two temporary greens in operation, either team will have the option to cancel the Match and notify the Internet Coordinator. 6. Players Players can only play for one League Club during one playing season. If any Club is found guilty of playing an ineligible player, the offending team will forfeit the points won in the match and also be deducted four points. 7. Fixtures Any club not present at the AGM & Fixtures Meeting must confirm in writing by 1 st January prior to the season commencement, that all their fixture dates are suitable. Failure to do so may result in a warning after the first re-arranged game and a one point penalty for each game thereafter.

Annual Subscriptions should be paid by 1st April. Any Subscriptions not received by the Treasurer by this date may result in the offending Club being excluded from the League.

2008 Knock Out Rules
1. Entry to Knock out Competition All Clubs that are members of the „Oxfordshire Foursomes League‟ will be eligible to enter one team. The cost of entering the Knock out competition will be £10, payable by the same date as the League subscriptions (April 1 st). Non-payment by this date will assume no entry to the Knock out competition. 2. K.O. Draw Each round will be drawn at random, the first Club drawn having home advantage; the draw will be posted on the Internet. It the responsibility of all Clubs to check who they have been drawn to play, and to arrange a date for each round. Each round will have a date by which it needs to be played. (Failure to do so may result in disqualification). The semi Final shall take place at a natural venue which will be the first name team drawn for the each of the corresponding semi finals. The final will take place at a neutral venue, arranged by the Committee. 3. Fixtures Games will be drawn as per League matches. Each round will be contested by three matches of scratch Foursomes. In the event of the result being level, the game that is tied will play „sudden death‟ to a finish, or if all 3 games are tied the third match will sudden death‟ to a finish.. 4. Results It is the responsibility of the winning team Representative to complete the Match Result Card and enter the results into the Internet, by 6:00pm on the Monday following the match being played. (Failure to do so may result in disqualification). Postponed fixtures should be reported on the Internet. Postponed fixtures must be rearranged by agreement between the two Clubs and the rearranged date reported in advance to the Internet Coordinator. Any Team deemed responsible for the unnecessary postponement of a fixture will be disqualified.

Oxfordshire Foursomes League
Founded 1981
264 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7DY Telephone: 01865 292200 www.shawgibbs.com

www.oxfordshirefoursomesleague.co.uk

2009 Rules Book
Agreed at AGM (1st December 2008)
Shaw Gibbs 264 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7DY Telephone: 01865 292200 www.shawgibbs.com


				
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