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AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION

CONSTITUTION POLICIES AND RULES OF COMPETITIONS OCTOBER 2012 (Revised January 2018)


THE AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION AND RULES OF COMPETITIONS REVISED OCTOBER 2012 THE CONSTITUTION The name of the association shall be “The Ayrshire Golf Association”, hereafter referred to as “The Association”. 1.

Defined terms and interpretation

1.1

In this constitution, unless the context requires otherwise: "Affiliates" shall have the meaning given to it in paragraph 2.1; "AGM" means the annual general meeting of the Association; "Area" means Ayrshire; "CONGU®" means The Council of National Golf Unions Limited; "Executive Committee" means the executive committee of the Association; "Member Clubs" has the meaning given to it by paragraph 2.1.1; "Member of a Member Club" means an adult member with playing rights. "Office Bearers" means the President, Vice President, Honorary Secretary; Honorary Treasurer, and immediate Past President "President" means the president elected by the Association in accordance with paragraph 7.3.1.1; "R&A" means The R&A, comprising R&A Championships Limited, R&A Rules Limited, R&A Group Services Limited and any other group companies (from time to time); "SGU" means the Scottish Golf Union Limited (or any successor); "SGU Council" means the body that is responsible for advising the SGU; "term" shall mean the period between AGMs; and "Vice President" means the vice president elected by the Association in accordance with paragraph 7.3.1.1.

1.2

References to numbered "paragraphs" are references to numbered provisions in this constitution.

1.3

Headings in this constitution are used for convenience only and shall not affect the meaning of this constitution.

1.4

Words importing the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.

2.

Membership

2.1

The membership of the Association shall be open to the following organisations that are recognised by and/or are members of the SGU and are based in the Area (save for historical situations which have the prior agreement of both the Association and the association that represents the geographical area within which such organisation is located); 2.1.1

golf clubs which administer handicaps and run for their members qualifying competitions as defined in the CONGU® Unified Handicapping System ("Member Clubs");


2.1.2

junior golf clubs, whose members are all under 18 years of age on 1 January of each year, which administer handicaps and run for their members qualifying competitions as defined in the CONGU速 Unified Handicapping System ("Junior Clubs");

2.1.3

golf associations, the membership of which comprise individuals that are a member of a Member Club, which do not administer handicaps but run qualifying competitions as defined in the CONGU速 Unified Handicapping System for their members ("Affiliate Associations");

2.1.4

golf associations, the membership of which is not conditional upon each member being a member of a Member Club, which neither administer handicaps nor run for their members qualifying competitions as defined in the CONGU速 Unified Handicapping System ("Societies");

2.1.5

other golf organisations, including commercial entities ("Organisations").

(such Junior Clubs, Affiliate Associations, Societies and Organisations being hereinafter referred to as "Affiliates"). 2.2

At all General Meetings of The Association, only one representative of each Member Club is eligible to vote. Member Clubs with more than one representative present must nominate one member to vote on behalf of The Club. Executive Committee members are eligible to vote, whether as a representative of a Member Club or not.

2.3

Any Member Club or Affiliate wishing to resign as a member of the Association must send a notice to the Secretary to that effect no later than the last business day of September otherwise it shall be liable for the following year's annual subscription. In resigning as a member of the Association, the Member Club or Affiliate shall automatically cease to be recognised by and/or be a member of the SGU.

3.

Subscriptions

3.1

The first subscription fee due by a Member Club or an Affiliate shall be payable upon receipt of notice of membership and in any event no later than one month after such notice, failing which membership shall be cancelled automatically. If a Member Club or an Affiliate is due to pay its first subscription after 1 October, such subscription shall also cover the subscription for the next calendar year.

3.2

Subject to paragraph 3.5, the annual subscription fee to the Association for Member Clubs shall be a per capita fee based on the highest number of adult male members with playing rights at the Member Club in the year ending 31 December of the previous year. There shall be no annual per capita subscription payable to the Association by Member Clubs in respect of juniors under the age of 18 on 31 December of the previous year.

3.3

The annual per capita subscription fee to the Association shall be the same among the Member Clubs and shall be determined by the Executive Committee from time to time.

3.4

Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs 3.2 and 3.3, the minimum and maximum annual subscription fee to the Association for Member Clubs shall be determined by the Executive Committee from time to time.

3.5

The annual subscription fee to the Association for Affiliates shall be a lump sum payment not per capita fee and shall be determined for each affiliated category by the Executive Committee from time to time.

3.6

All subscriptions shall be due on 1 January for the ensuing year and shall be deemed overdue on 31 January, at which date membership shall be liable to cancellation without further notification, at the sole discretion of the Executive Committee. If the annual subscription has not been paid on time, a late payment fee, determined by the Executive Committee from time to time, may be applied. If the annual subscription and late payment fee have not been paid by a reasonable time as determined by the Executive Committee, the Association shall have the right to terminate the membership of the Member Club or Affiliate. If the membership of a Member Club or Affiliate is terminated by the Association the individuals of such Member Club or Affiliate will not be entitled to hold a CONGU速 Handicap from that Member Club or Affiliate. A new application must be made if a Member Club or Affiliate subsequently wishes to rejoin the Association.

4.

Objects


The objects of the Association shall be: 4.1

to foster the game of golf in Ayrshire

4.2

to hold such Championships, Competitions, Inter-County or Representative Matches as may be decided upon by the Executive;

4.3

to deal with and be responsible for matters of general interest to amateur golfers in Ayrshire;

4.4

to administer and apply the Rules of the Standard Scratch Score and Handicapping Scheme approved by the Council of National Golf Unions;

4.5

to organise coaching schemes for amateur golfers; and

4.6

to represent the interests of Member Clubs and Affiliates at all times.

5.

Compliance

5.1

The Association shall comply with the rules and any bye-laws or codes of practice promulgated by the SGU from time to time.

5.2

The Rules of Golf as authorised by the R&A shall govern all matches and competitions arranged by the Association.

6.

Executive Committee Subject to this constitution, the Executive Committee shall be responsible for the management of the Association's business, for which purpose they may exercise all of the powers of the Association as set out in paragraph 8.

7.

Appointment of Executive Committee

7.1

The members of the Executive Committee shall be appointed by the Member Clubs and Affiliates at AGMs.

7.2

Nominations for the Executive Committee may be made by the Member Clubs and Affiliates and the Executive Committee shall recommend suitable applicants to the AGM for election. The Executive Committee has the discretion to put forward more than one candidate for a position to the AGM and for the AGM to vote accordingly.

7.3

Unless otherwise determined by ordinary resolution, the Executive Committee: 7.3.1

shall comprise: 7.3.1.1

the President, and Vice President shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting, and such appointments shall be for a period of no longer than 2 consecutive terms, and shall then be eligible for re-election to the Executive Committee or as Office Bearers. The Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer (both these aforementioned posts can be held by one person) and persons elected to such offices shall be elected on an annual basis at AGMs and serve until the next AGM, and shall then be eligible for reelection as Office bearers or members of the Executive Committee;

7.3.1.2

the past President for the preceding term, shall also serve on the Executive Committee for a period of one term; and

7.3.1.3

up to 15 individuals, appointed at AGMs by the Member Clubs and Affiliates and such appointments shall be for a period of no longer than 3. consecutive terms save that a retiring member shall be eligible for re-election. In addition, a representative nominated by The Ayrshire Junior Golf League will serve on The Executive Committee; and


7.3.2

shall have the power: 7.3.2.1

to fill vacancies that arise and any individual appointed to fill such a vacancy shall hold office until the next AGM; and

7.3.2.2

to co-opt up to two individuals to serve on it,

7.4

All members of the Executive Committee must be members of a Member Club or an Affiliate.

7.5

A member of the Executive Committee shall cease to be such a member if:

8.

7.5.1

he becomes apparently insolvent (or bankrupt in any other jurisdiction) or suspends payment or compounds with his/her creditors;

7.5.2

he becomes of unsound mind or a patient for the purpose of any statute relating to mental health or otherwise incapax;

7.5.3

by notice in writing to the Executive Committee that he resigns his position and such resignation has taken effect in accordance with its terms;

7.5.4

he is prohibited by law from being a director;

7.5.5

he is removed from office by notice in writing signed by at least 75% of the other members of the Executive Committee and served upon him/her;

7.5.6

in the opinion of the Executive Committee that person is guilty of misconduct or conduct which has brought or is likely to bring the Association into disrepute or otherwise causes damage to the Association, the SGU, the Member Clubs, the Affiliate, sponsors or investors.

Executive Committee's Powers The Executive Committee shall have the following specific powers:

8.1

to define the duties of the Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer and determine the remuneration for their services to the Association;

8.2

to appoint any appropriate individual as an honorary official and to define such persons duties and to terminate such appointment at any time;

8.3

to delegate to sub-committees for any purpose connected with the objects of the Association and such subcommittees shall follow the procedures which are based as far as applicable on those provisions of this constitution which govern decision making by the Executive Committee;

8.4

to appoint annually at each AGM, the Association's representative to the SGU Council and to any other body on which the Association is permitted representation;

8.5

to control the finances of the Association and to make payments in connection with the business of the Association;

8.6

to invest the Association's funds as the Executive Committee decide;

8.7

to select teams for matches arranged by the Association or SGU;

8.8

to arrange coaching schemes and sponsorship for amateur golfers in accordance with the R&A's Rules of Amateur Status;

8.9

to establish rules and conditions for, and decide all questions in matches, competitions and tournaments promoted by the Association;

8.10

to do all such other lawful things in keeping with the objects at paragraph 4 to promote the interests of the Association for the benefit of the Member Clubs and Affiliates; and


8.11

to establish and update from time to time appropriate policies concerning the conduct of the Executive Committee in relation to issues including: drug misuse, equality, child and adult protection and disciplinary procedures.

8.12

to ensure that any winning Member Club or individual member of such club shall hold trophies offered for annual competition by The Association for the ensuing year. The trophies shall be the property of The Association, and it shall be the responsibility of the holders to ensure their safekeeping during the period the said trophies are in their possession. They must return the trophies to The Honorary Secretary when called upon to do so. In the event that a trophy owned by The Association is damaged whilst in the possession of a Member Club, or an individual member of such club then the Member Club concerned will be responsible for the full cost of repair to the relevant trophy. The Executive Committee shall have the power to award additional individual or club trophies or medals for retention as deemed appropriate. Such trophies or medals so awarded shall become the property of the member club or individual concerned

9.

Decision making The general rule about decision making is that any decision of the Executive Committee is valid if made unanimously or by a simple majority. For the avoidance of doubt, all decisions only require a simple majority except where otherwise provided in this constitution.

10.

Quorum for Executive Committee meetings

10.1

At a meeting of the Executive Committee unless a quorum is participating, no proposal is to be voted on, except a proposal to call another meeting.

10.2

The quorum for meetings of the Executive Committee is 4 members.

11.

Chairing of Executive Committee meetings

11.1

The President shall chair meetings of the Executive Committee.

11.2

If the President is not participating in a meeting of the Executive Committee within 15 minutes of the time at which it was to start, the Vice President shall chair the meeting and if he too is not participating within 15 minutes of the time at which it was to start or does not wish to act as chair, the participating members must appoint another participating member to chair it.

12.

Voting at Executive Committee meetings

12.1

Each participating member in a decision at a meeting of the Executive Committee shall have one vote.

12.2

If the number of votes for and against a proposal are equal, the President or other participating member chairing the meeting shall have the casting vote.

13.

Calling an Executive Committee meeting

13.1

A meeting of the Executive Committee may be called: 13.1.1

at a meeting of the Executive Committee;

13.1.2

by an Office Bearer; or

13.1.3

on written requisition signed by 3 members of the Executive Committee.

13.2

Notice of any meeting of the Executive Committee, must indicate its proposed date and where it is to take place. Any such requisition pursuant to paragraphs 13.1.2 and 13.1.3 shall state the business for which the meeting is requested.

13.3

Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held as required but in any event the Executive Committee shall be required to meet no fewer than 4 times per year.


13.4

At the last meeting before an AGM, the Executive Committee shall consider and approve nominations for the Office Bearers and Member Club and Affiliate appointed members, for the following year for election at the AGM.

14.

Conflicts of Interest A member of the Executive Committee may vote, at any meeting, notwithstanding that it in any way concerns or relates to a matter in which he has directly or indirectly, an interest, or duty which is material and which conflicts or may conflict with the interests of the Association provided he has disclosed to the other members the nature and extent of the interest and such other members, acting reasonably, have approved such conflict.

15.

Minutes The Honorary Secretary shall keep appropriate records for all meetings of the Executive Committee, AGMs and general meetings.

16.

Financial year end The financial year of the Association shall be 1st September until 31st August

17.

Accounts

17.1

The Honorary Treasurer shall keep proper accounts of the Association and shall submit copies of the most recent accounts at each meeting of the Executive Committee.

17.2

A profit and loss account and balance sheet will be prepared for each financial year by an independent external accountant appointed by the Executive Committee and shall be made available to members of the Executive Committee, Member Clubs and Affiliates no later than two weeks before an AGM.

17.3

The funds of the Association shall be lodged by the Honorary Treasurer in a bank approved by the Executive Committee and in the name of the Association.

18.

Dissolution If upon the dissolution of the Association there remains, after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to or distributed amongst the Member Clubs or Affiliates but shall be given or transferred to some other society, institution or organisation having objects similar to the objects of the Association and which prohibits the distribution of its income and property among its members.

19.

Calling a General Meeting

19.1

The Association shall hold an AGM in the month of October every year at a place to be determined by the Executive Committee, for the purpose of receiving a report on the activities of the Association for the preceding term prepared by the President, considering the Association's annual accounts and reappointing the Association's accountant.

19.2

No business other than the business of the Executive Committee shall be transacted at an AGM unless written notice thereof shall have been given by a Member Club or Affiliate to the Executive Committee at least 14 days prior to the date of the AGM.

19.3

The Executive Committee may call a general meeting at any time between AGMs and 15% per cent of the Member Clubs and Affiliates may be entitled to request that the Executive Committee call a general meeting within two months of such written notice to consider such matters as those Member Clubs and Affiliates deem it expedient that the Member Clubs and Affiliates as a whole consider.

19.4

The Honorary Secretary shall give written notice to the secretary of each Member Club and Affiliate at least 21 days before the date of a general meeting and shall send out the agenda and any accompanying papers at least 7 days before the date of the general meeting.

20.

Quorum for General Meetings


No business shall be transacted at a general meeting unless a quorum is present. A quorum shall be 10% of the Member Clubs and Affiliates. 21.

Chairing General Meetings

21.1

The President shall chair general meetings.

21.2

If the President is not participating in a general meeting within 15 minutes of the time at which it was to start, the Vice President shall chair the general meeting and if he too is not participating within 15 minutes of the time at which it was to start or does not wish to act as chair, the representatives of the Member Clubs and Affiliate shall appoint one of their number to chair it.

22.

Attendance and Speaking at General Meetings

22.1

Members of the Executive Committee and representatives from Member Clubs and Affiliates may attend and speak at general meetings.

22.2

A representative of the SGU or a member of the SGU Council may attend AGMs and general meetings as an observer.

23.

Adjournment

23.1

If the persons attending an AGM within half an hour of the time at which the meeting was due to start do not constitute a quorum, or if during a meeting a quorum ceases to be present, the chairman of the meeting must adjourn it. If at such an adjourned meeting the persons attending within half an hour of the time at which the meeting was due to start do not constitute a quorum, or if during such an adjourned meeting a quorum ceases to be present, the meeting shall be dissolved.

23.2

When adjourning an AGM, the chairman of the meeting must:

24.

23.2.1

either specify the time and place to which it is adjourned or state that it is to continue at a time and place to be fixed by the Executive Committee; and

23.2.2

have regard to any directions as to the time and place of any adjournment which have been given by the meeting.

Amendment The constitution shall not be amended or superseded without the approval of a 75% of Member Clubs and Affiliates present and voting at an AGM or a general meeting. The notice calling the AGM or general meeting where it is proposed that this constitution be amended or superseded, shall specify the proposed amendments or provide a copy of the proposed constitution.

25.

Voting and Consultation

25.1

Where the SGU board of directors, in consultation with the SGU Council, deems any resolution concerning the SGU as extraordinary, the Association shall consult with the SGU board of directors and/or the SGU Council. The Association shall thereafter consult in reasonable detail with its Member Clubs and Affiliates on the purpose(s) and implication(s) of the resolution.

25.2

Each Member Club and Affiliate shall be entitled to instruct the Association to exercise its voting right as a member of the SGU on its behalf and the Association shall faithfully cast such vote at the relevant annual general meeting or general meeting of the SGU. (22 October 2012)


AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION CHILD & ADULT PROTECTION POLICY With a view to safeguarding children and young persons who come into its care for temporary periods for such purposes as coaching, team matches and other golf related events and to ensure that all steps are taken to provide suitable persons to undertake such care and to ensure that such persons are aware of the duty of care standards expected of them the Ayrshire Golf Association (“The Association”) has prepared this document. The Association recognises that it has an obligation to ensure such steps as are reasonably practicable are taken to provide that the highest possible standard of care is exercised by it, the individual members of its Executive committee and any person employed by or authorised to act on its behalf when dealing with children and young persons in relation to coaching, practice sessions, participation and representation in The Association team matches, competitions and other events connected with the sport of Golf. Towards implementation of this policy The Association has prepared notes of guidance for issue to existing members of the Executive Committee, office bearers of The Association, to new members upon election or cooption to The Executive and any person employed or authorised to act on its behalf. These will be adhered to by such persons at all times when dealing with children and young persons in relation to The Associations activities. The Association will update this guidance, as found to be necessary from time to time. Furthermore The Association will take such steps as are reasonably practicable to ensure that its office bearers and members of its Executive Committee who have any responsibility and involvement with children and young persons in relation to the Associations activities are fit and proper persons to have care and charge of such children and young persons. It will also be the policy of The Association to obtain signed parental consent from the parent(s) or guardian(s) of such children and young persons who are selected for coaching or playing in team matches and competitions as representing The Association. These parental consents will include such information as is considered by the Association to be necessary for safeguarding the health and well being of the children and young persons while under the care of The Association and enable contact with parents or guardians in any emergency situation. The association as a matter of policy will develop a Code Of Conduct for junior/ youth golfers and young persons involved in their activities and this code will be provided to each and every child and young person selected for coaching or as a member of any team or pool of players from which teams are selected. Any instances of or complaints received regarding failure to observe the guidance policy by any member of the Executive Committee, office bearers, employees or persons acting on their behalf or any child or young person so involved, or failure to observe the Code Of Conduct by any child or young person so involved, may be brought before a hearing panel consisting of two members of the Executive Committee and chaired by the Vice president of The Association, for consideration of such action, disciplinary or otherwise, as it may consider to be necessary in the circumstances. Appeals against the findings of the hearing panel may be made to an appeal pane of two further Executive Committee members not already involved, selected by and chaired by the president of The Association. The decision of this appeal panel will be final. The association has adopted in principal the Scottish Golf Union “Model Policy and Procedures to Protect Children and Adults in Golf In Scotland” as a policy document and will use the principles set out by this to govern its overall approach, It will be the responsibility of The Association Secretary to periodically review this policy and recommend updates as appropriate. (22 October 2012)


AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION PARENTAL CONSENT FORM Name Of Child

Date Of Birth

Address Town Postcode Telephone Mobile Email Name Of Your Telephone Doctor Address Of Doctor Please provide details of any pre-existing medical condition that may affect the child’s participation in the activity / event / programme. Details of any medication, treatment Or diet required. Details of any allergies Including allergies to medication Have you received a Tetanus injection in the last 10 years YES NO EMERGENCY CONTACT :- Should we need to contact parents/ guardians we will use the contact details above. However, in the event of an emergency, please supply below details of another contact :NAME Telephone / Mobile Address AUTHORISATION :- To be signed by the child if over 16 or otherwise by the parent / guardian / legal carer I, (PRINT NAME) CONSENT TO RECEIVING MEDICAL TREATMENT, INCLUDING ANAESTHETIC, WHICH THE MEDICAL AUTHORITIES PRESENT CONSIDER NECESSARY. Signature Relationship To Child Date Contact telephone number (If different to above) PERMISSION TO TRANSPORT, ATTEND AND PHOTOGRAPH CHILDREN AT EVENTS ORGANISED BY THE AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION From time to time it will be necessary to transport your child in a car with members or associates of the A.G.A. and also photographs will be taken for use in the local press or display on approved websites for the purpose of team / Association promotion. The A.G.A. will take all reasonable measures to ensure images are used solely for the purpose for which they are intended.

CHILDS NAME CONSENT CONSENT CONSENT SIGNATURE

CONSENT :- Delete as appropriate * I give / do not give * I give / do not give * I give / do not give *

Permission for my child to travel with members or associates of the A.G. A. To events organised by them. Permission for my child to stay overnight , if required. Permission for my child to be photographed

RELATIONSHIP DATE TO CHILD I undertake to inform the Ayrshire Golf Association should any of the information contained in this form change. (Any appropriate additional information can be added overleaf if required). (22 October 2012)


AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION TRIPS AWAY FROM HOME WITH JUNIORS (INVOLVING OVERNIGHT STAYS) 1. Designate a Child Protection Officer for the trip Those in charge of the group will be responsible for the safety and well being of the children in their care. It is recommended that one of the group leaders co-ordinates the arrangements to safeguard the safety and welfare of children during the trip. The Child Protection Officer should ensure all practical arrangements have been addressed and act as the main contact for dealing with any concerns about the safety and welfare of children whilst away from home. A detailed itinerary will be prepared and copies provided to the designated contact for The Association and parents. 2. Risk Assessment Potential area of risk should be identified at the planning stage through a risk assessment, which is legally required. Safeguards should be put in place to manage the risks, where appropriate. Risk assessment should be an ongoing process throughout the trip as groups can often find themselves in unexpected situations despite the best laid plans. 3. Travel Arrangements Organisers must ensure there is adequate and relevant insurance cover (including travel and medical insurance). If the trip involves travel abroad, organisers shall ensure they are aware of local procedures for dealing with concerns about the welfare of children and are familiar with the details of the emergency services in the location of the visit. 4. Adult to Child Ratios All trips should be planned to involve at least two adults where possible. Those involved should have been screened by the Disclosure Scotland process. The Group Leader should be familiar with and abide by the Ayrshire Golf Association’s Child Protection Policy, procedures and Code of Conduct. 5. Accommodation Organisers should find out as much as possible about the accommodation and the surroundings at the planning stage. Where possible, an initial visit to the venue/ accommodation should take place to help those organising the trip to identify practical issues and allow time to address them in advance, in consultation with children and parents where appropriate. The following is a (non exhaustive) list of some of the practical things which should be considered in advance about the arrangements for accommodation:-


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Location – central and remote locations both present different challenges Sleeping arrangements – These will enable suitable sharing in terms of age and appropriately located staff/volunteer bedrooms for both supervision and ease of access in case of emergency. Parents and children should be consulted in advance about arrangements for sharing where possible and appropriate. Appropriate safeguards where others have access to the sleeping quarters Special access or adaptive aids required by group leaders or children Environmental factors Personal safety issues

Residential at a Facility/Centre Organisers should ensure the facility is appropriately licensed and has adequate and relevant insurance cover in place. The facility should have a policy on the protection of children and Health and safety. Adequate security arrangements should be in place and facility staff should have been checked through the Disclosure Scotland scheme as appropriate. Facility staff involved in the training or instruction of children must be appropriately qualified and trained. Organisers should ensure there is adequate supervision of the group for the duration of the stay, particularly when the facility is being shared with other groups. 6. Involving parents Where possible, parents should be briefed about the trip before departure to share information, answer their questions and make joint decisions about arrangements where appropriate. The Code of Conduct shall be made available to the children and parents in advance of the trip, along with sanctions for unacceptable behaviour. Parents must have completed a Parental Consent Form and provide any updated emergency contact details. In the event of an emergency at home during the trip, parents should be encouraged to make contact with the Group leaders in the first instance so that arrangements can be put in place to support the child on hearing any distressing news. 7. During The Trip Organisers must ensure arrangements are in place for the supervision and risk assessment of activities during free time. Children shall not be allowed to wander alone in unfamiliar places. Group leaders should have clear roles and responsibilities for the duration of the trip. They must not be over familiar with or fraternise with children during the trip and remember that they are in a position of trust at all times. The use of alcohol and/or or engaging in sexual relationships (between two young people) should not be condoned during the trip, even if the legislation relating to any of these behaviours is more lenient than in Scotland. 8. After The Trip Where appropriate, a debrief will take place with all those involved in the trip, including children. This will provide an opportunity to reflect on what went well, not so well and what could have been done differently. Feedback will be used to inform future trips. (22 October 2012)


THE AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE Effective from October 2012 

The Executive Committee shall have the power, by a majority of its entire number, to suspend, or take other appropriate disciplinary action against any member Club or individual member of such club whose conduct appears to them to endanger the character, reputation or good order of The Association, or who acts in defiance of its Rules and By-Laws.

At least seven days before taking such vote, the Executive Committee shall communicate with the individual or club concerned to give them an opportunity of stating their case.

If the Executive Committee considers the interests of The Association require it, they may suspend a member Club or individual member of such club from all Association competitions or representative fixtures or take other actions they deem appropriate, and intimate any such decision by letter.

If the Member Club or individual member of such club does not accept the decision they must intimate their position to the Honorary Secretary within 14 days of receiving any letter of notification and the Executive Committee shall thereafter submit the matter to a General Meeting of The Association, within six weeks of receiving such intimation. The party concerned shall thereafter be notified of the time, date and location of the General Meeting and be given the opportunity to offer an explanation orally or in writing at the general meeting.

It will be competent for two thirds of those voting at a General Meeting to uphold, amend or set aside any such disciplinary decision made by the executive Committee. (22 October 2012)


THE AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION PLAYER’S CODE OF PRACTICE This document is intended to give players who are taking part in activities organised by the Ayrshire Golf Association a clear understanding of the commitment that is sought from them and the standards they are expected to uphold. A. Representing The Ayrshire Golf Association The opportunity to represent Ayrshire is afforded to few and should not be treated lightly. In addition to on course performance a player must appreciate that he has additional responsibilities as a representative of Ayrshire and that his actions, behaviour and attitude can reflect on the reputation of The Ayrshire Golf Association as a whole. Each player and The Ayrshire Golf Association in general, should strive to project the highest standard of image. This can be conveyed in many ways, and the following notes, though not exhaustive, set out minimum acceptable standards in a number of areas. B. Attitude & Responsibility It is essential that an Ayrshire Golf Association player should understand his role within the team, treat his fellow team members with respect and adopt an attitude of responsibility in all matters involved in his role as an Ayrshire player. C. Dress Code An Ayrshire Golf Association player will wear a jacket, collar & tie when travelling as part of a team unless otherwise specified. On the course, during practice, he may wear his own golf clothing. During competitions he will wear the specified clothing of the day. When casual attire is requested, this is intended as smart casual attire, excluding jeans, training shoes and sleeveless shirts. All clothing is expected to be in a neat, clean & tidy condition. D. Behaviour On course behaviour should be courteous to fellow players and opponents alike and at all time should convey the highest standards of sportsmanship and conduct befitting the sport. Off course behaviour should also reflect the highest standard. In summary, at all times players should be dignified in defeat & gracious in victory. E. Punctuality Good punctuality is essential, showing responsibility and respect for fellow team members and opponents alike. Being prepared and ready to play at the appointed time allows the team to function properly. F. Alcohol In small quantities, alcohol is acceptable. Boys/Under 18 teams – no alcohol permitted. G. Role Of Support Staff The player should understand and respect the roles undertaken by various members of the Association’s “Support Staff”. These can be identified as:H. Team Manager The team Manager has the responsibility of picking the most effective pairings and order of play for the team. He will provide general support to the team, both on and off the course. He will seek the best arrangements for the team to practice and play.


He may seek input from the team, either individually or collectively. The players in the team must realise that on occasions decisions have to be made and are expected to be supportive of these decisions once they are taken. I. Ayrshire Golf Association Officials The officials travelling with the team are part of the team and carry out necessary functions both on and off the course. They will be responsible for interaction with match officials and general team support. J. Coaching/Squad Training and other AGA Events The player will be part of and benefit from the ongoing programme of coaching for current and potential players at various levels. The coaching programme will broadly cover the following aspects:

Technical – The attainment of a solid and reliable golf swing, specialist shot execution and effective short game skills.

Psychological – Off course skills including preparation, goal setting, course management, team building, and practice schedules. On course skills including pre-shot routines, imagery, key word techniques and emotional control.

Fitness – An understanding of the role fitness plays in golf, measuring fitness levels and creation of a fitness regime based on the needs of the individual.

Rules Of Golf – A sound understanding of The Rules of Golf and their application.

Players should be aware and appreciate the investment by The Ayrshire Golf Association, both financial and practically, in their future. K. Discipline Any player who abuses the position of being an Ayrshire Golf Association player may receive:1. A verbal warning 2. A written warning from the appropriate Team Captain or the Association Secretary 3. If deemed appropriate due to the seriousness of the matter, be subject to further disciplinary action as outlined in the Ayrshire Golf Association Disciplinary Procedures. Conclusion In summary, this document is intended to set out clear, simple and fair guidelines for players to follow and should allow players to freely express themselves through their golf skill whilst having pride in the honour of representing their County, and an appreciation of their individual responsibilities as a result of their selection for The County. (22 October 2012)


THE AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION

RULES OF COMPETITION ************************** A - GENERAL CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION & LOCAL RULES B - AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP C - AYRSHIRE MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP D - AYRSHIRE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP E - THE SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP F - CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS COMPETITION G - FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP H - AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUE I – AYRSHIRE HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP J - DOC THOM ORDER OF MERIT K - THE AYRSHIRE JUNIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP L - AYRSHIRE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP M - AYRSHIRE BOYS MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP N - JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT O – THE McQUEEN TROPHY P – SCRATCH TEAM KNOCKOUT COMPETITION Q – HANDICAP TEAM KNOCKOUT COMPETITION R - LIST OF TROPHIES


A)

- GENERAL CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION & LOCAL RULES LOCAL RULES

The following Local Rules, together with any additions or amendments as published by the Ayrshire Golf Association at the golf course, shall apply under Rule 33-1 to all Championships and competitions run by the Ayrshire Golf Association. 1 – OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27-1) Beyond any wall, hedge, fence, white stakes or on or beyond any white line defining the boundary of the course. Note: A) Where out of bounds is defined by white stakes or fence posts (excluding angled supports) the line joining the nearest inside points at ground level of such stakes or posts define the boundary. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies on or over such a line. B) A ball in or beyond any ditch defining the boundary of the course is out of bounds. C) Where any continuing or adjoining white line is in existence, the line itself defines the boundary. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies on or over such a line. 2 – WATER HAZARDS (including lateral water hazards) (Rule 26) Yellow stakes or yellow lines define water Hazards. Red stakes or red lines define lateral Water Hazards. When both stakes and lines are in existence, stakes identify the hazard and lines define the margin. Note: Dropping Zones for Water Hazards. Where there are Dropping Zones for Water Hazards, a ball may be played under Rule 26 or a ball may be dropped in the dropping zone nearest to where the original ball last crossed the margin of the hazard, under penalty of one stroke. If the ball is dropped in the dropping zone, the ball must not be re-dropped if it comes to rest within two clublengths of the spot where it first struck a part of the course even though it may come to rest nearer the hole or outside the boundaries of the dropping zone. 3 – GROUND UNDER REPAIR (Rule 25 – 1) A) All areas bounded by blue or white lines. B) All areas indicated by blue stakes and/or GUR notices. C) Any seam of new turf through the green interfering with the lie of the ball or area of intended swing. All seams forming part of the condition are to be treated as the same turf seam for the purposes of Rule 20-2c (redropping). 4 – IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24 – 2) A) All artificially surfaced roads and paths are immovable obstructions. B) White lined areas adjoining any areas defined as immovable obstructions are to be considered as part of the obstruction. C) All other roads and paths are integral parts of the course. The ball must be played as it lies or declared unplayable (Rule 28).


5 – PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES Young trees are identified by stakes, collars or tubes If such a tree interferes with a player’s stance or the area of intended swing, the ball may be lifted without penalty and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2b. 6 – STONES IN BUNKERS (Rule 24 – 1) Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions. 7 – IMMOVABLE OBSRUCTIONS CLOSE TO PUTTING GREEN Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition, if a ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard, and an immovable obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief as follows: The ball must be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay that (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids intervention and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green. The ball may be cleaned when lifted. Relief under this Local Rule is also available if the player’s ball lies on the putting green and an immovable obstruction within two club-lengths of the putting green intervenes on the line of putt. The player may take relief as follows: The ball must be lifted and placed at the nearest point where the ball lay that (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids intervention and (c) is not in a hazard. The ball may be cleaned when lifted. 8 – TEMPORARY IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS Relief is available from Temporary Immovable Obstructions such as scoreboards in accordance with the specimen Local Rule, on pages 135 – 139 of the current edition of the Rules of Golf as published by R & A Rules Limited. Note: When a player’s ball lies in on or under a Temporary Immovable Obstruction or so close to that obstruction that it interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing and relief is required, if dropping zones have been marked, the player must drop the ball in the nearest dropping zone. 9 – EMBEDDED BALL THROUGH THE GREEN (Rule 25 – 2) Through the green, a ball embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground, other than sand, may be lifted without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green. Exception: A player may not obtain relief under this Local Rule if it is clearly unreasonable for the player to make a stroke because of interference by anything other than the condition covered by this Local Rule. 10 – STACKED BUNKER FACES (Rule 25 – 2) The face of a bunker which consists of stacked turf (whether grass covered or earthen), is neither (a) part of the bunker nor (b) a closely mown area. Penalty for Breach of Local Rule: Match Play – Loss of hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes


CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION The following conditions, together with any additions or amendments published by the Ayrshire Golf Association at the golf course, shall apply under Rule 33 – 1, to all Championships and competitions run by The Association. 1 – ELIGIBILITY Competitors in Championships and competitions run by the Ayrshire Golf Association must be of the male gender and have been male at birth of have had their male gender assigned. For the avoidance of doubt, the Ayrshire Golf Association reserves the right to carry out a confidential case-by-case evaluation at any time either prior to or after any Championship or competition if in its reasonable opinion such an evaluation is or becomes necessary. Any player in breach of this condition may be disqualified. A Competitor in any Championship or competition run by the Ayrshire Golf Association must be a member of a club affiliated to the Ayrshire Golf Association, unless otherwise authorised by the Executive Committee. 2 – THE BALL (Note to Rule 5 - 1) The ball the player uses must be named on the current List of Conforming Golf Balls issued by the R & A. Penalty for Breach of Condition – Disqualification 3 – DRIVING CLUBS The driver the competitor carries must have a club head, identified by model and loft that is named on the current list of Conforming Driver Heads issued by R & A RULES LIMITED. Penalty for Breach of Condition - Disqualification 4 – TIME OF STARTING The player must start at the time established by The Committee (Rule 6 – 3). If the player arrives at their starting point, ready to play, within five minutes after their starting time, the penalty for failure to start on time is loss of the first hole to be played in Match Play or two strokes at the first hole in Stroke Play. Otherwise the penalty for breach fo this rule is disqualification. 5 – CADDIES A player is prohibited from having a golf professional serve as their caddie during the stipulated round. Note; In respect of Championships and competitions exclusively for juniors (under 18 years of age on 1 st January of the year of competition), a player may not engage a golf professional, relative or guardian or person over the age of 18 years as a caddie. Penalty for Breach Of Condition – Match Play – At the conclusion of the hole at which the breach is discovered, the state of the match is adjusted by deducting one hole for each hole at which a breach occurred; maximum deduction per round – two holes. Stroke Play – Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round – Four strokes. Match Play or Stroke Play – In the event of a breach between the play of two holes, the penalty applies to the next hole. A player having a caddie in breach of this condition must immediately upon discovery that a breach has occurred ensure that he conforms to this condition for the remainder of the stipulated round. Otherwise, the player is disqualified.


6 – TRANSPORTATION Players must walk at all times during a stipulated round unless permitted to ride by the Committee. Penalty for Breach Of Condition – Match Play – At the conclusion of the hole at which the breach is discovered, the state of the match is adjusted by deducting one hole for each hole at which a breach occurred; maximum deduction per round – two holes. Stroke Play – Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round – Four strokes. In the event of a breach between the play of two holes, the penalty applies to the next hole. Match or Stroke Play – Use of any unauthorised form of transportation must be discontinued immediately upon discovery that a breach has occurred. Otherwise, the player is disqualified. 7 – PACE OF PLAY (Note to Rule 6 – 7) Where deemed appropriate by The Committee, pace of play conditions may be introduced for any Championship or competition run by the Ayrshire Golf Association as detailed below. Time Allowed – Each player is responsible for playing without undue delay. Each hole is given a maximum completion time based upon the length and difficulty of the hole. In such a case, the maximum time allotted for the completion of 18 holes will be available prior to play. Definition of ‘Out Of Position’ – The first group will be considered to be ‘out of position’ if, at any time during the round, the group’s cumulative time exceeds the time allowed for the number of holes completed. Any following group will be considered ‘out f position’ if it is more than the starting interval behind the group in front and has exceeded the time allowed for the number of holes played. Procedure When Group Is Out Of Position 1. If a decision is taken to time the group, each player in the group will be subject to individual timing by the Official who will advise each player that they are ‘Out Of Position’ and are being times. 2. The maximum time allocated per shot is 40 seconds. 10 extra seconds are allowed for the first player to play; (a) On a par three hole, (b) their approach shot, and (c) a chip or putt. The timing will start when a player has had sufficient time to reach their ball, had a few seconds to select their club and is able to play without distraction. Time spent determining yardage will count as time taken for the next stroke. On the putting green, timing will start when the player has had a reasonable amount of time to lift, clean and replace their ball, repair ball marks and move loose impediments on the line of putt. Time spent looking at the line from beyond the hole and/or behind the ball will count as part of the time taken for the next stroke. 3. Timing ceases when a group is back in position and players will be advised accordingly. PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION:

1 BAD TIME 2 BAD TIMES 3 BAD TIMES 4 BAD TIMES

STROKE PLAY MATCH PLAY Player will be warned by the Official and told that if they have a further bad time they will be penalised Penalty of one stroke Loss of hole Further penalty of two Final warning strokes Disqualification Disqualification

Procedure when again Out Of Position during same round If a group is ‘Out Of Position’ more than once during a round, the above procedure will apply on each occasion. Bad times and the application penalties in the same round will be carried forward until the round is completed. A player will not be penalised if they have a second bad time before being advised of their earlier bad time.


8. SUSPENSION OF PLAY DUE TO A DANGEROUS SITUATION (Note to Rule 6 – 8b) When play is suspended by the Committee for a dangerous situation, if the players in a match or group are between the play of two holes, they must not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If they are in the process of playing a hole, they must discontinue play immediately and not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of platy. If a player fails to discontinue play immediately, they are disqualified unless circumstances warrant waiving the penalty as provided in Rule 33 – 7. The signal for suspending play due to a dangerous situation will be a prolonged note of the siren. The following signals will be used; Discontinue play immediately – one prolonged not of the siren Discontinue play: Three consecutive notes of the siren, repeated. Resume play – two short notes of siren, repeated. 9. PRACTICE (Note to Rule 7 – 1) All recognised practice areas within the bounds of the course may be used by competitors for practice on any day of the competition. Practice on the Championship course is prohibited between rounds and matches. 10. ADVICE IN TEAM COMPETITIONS In accordance with the note to Rule 8 of The Rules of Golf, each team may appoint one person (in addition to the persons from whom advice can be asked under that Rule) who may give advice to members of that team. Such person must be identified to the Committee before giving advice. 11. DRUGS Competitors must not make use of any drug to enhance performance. Should a competitor show evidence of use of a drug for non-therapeutic purpose, the Committee may require the competitor to undergo a drugs test. Any player infringing this Condition may be disqualified. Competitors who are on medication and in doubt as to their clinical status should seek advice from the Ayrshire Golf Association. 12. RETURNING OF SCORECARDS A player’s scorecard is deemed to be officially returned to the Committee when delivered to an Ayrshire Golf Association official or appointed representative at the conclusion of a stipulated round. 13. RESULTS OF THE COMPETITION – COMPETITION CLOSED Match Play The result of a match is deemed to be officially announced when it has been declared by an appointed member of the Ayrshire Golf Association Committee or their appointed representative. Stroke Play The competition is deemed to have closed when the result has been officially announced at the Prize giving. 14. DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES In all county competitions administered by The Ayrshire Golf Association 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, wind speed, temperature etc., the player is in breach of rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such function is actually used. 15. HANDICAPS The maximum handicap in any competition shall be 24, unless otherwise stated. Ayrshire Golf Association Executive Committee (31 January 2017)


B)

– AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP RULES 1. The Championship shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as published by The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and Local Rules and Conditions of Competition as published by the Ayrshire Golf Association. 2. The Championship shall comprise 36 holes Stroke Play taking place over one day. The winner of the Championship shall be the competitor who returns the lowest score for 36 holes. 3. In the event of a tie after 36 holes, the Championship shall be decided by a play off over a number of holes to be specified by the Championship Committee. If still tied thereafter then Championship shall be decided by a sudden death hole-by-hole play off. The play off shall take place immediately after conclusion of the Championship. (In the event of insufficient light, the Championship Committee shall decide how to proceed to determine a Championship winner. All other ties will be decided on the best second round, last 9 holes etc. 4. In the event of a competitor scratching, refund of fees paid will be at the discretion of the Championship Committee. 5. The acceptance of any entry will be subject to the approval of the Championship Committee, who retains the right to refuse or accept any entry without reason. 6. Responsibility for the Championship rests with the Championship Committee, to whom all disputes will be referred and whose decision shall be final. 7. To be eligible a player must be an amateur as defined by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, and must be a member of a recognised Golf Club fully affiliated to the Ayrshire Golf Association and Scottish Golf Ltd. 8. The maximum number of competitors may be limited to 60 players. In the event of an entry exceeding this number, the field shall be reduced by ballot in order of handicap. Entrants who have been balloted out will be notified but, depending on their place in the ballot, may be able to compete subject to subsequent withdrawals. Maximum numbers may be increased at the organiser’s discretion. Entry fees will be returned to entrants who are balloted out and do not compete. 9. Competitors are requested to register with the official starter at least 30 minutes prior to their first tee time.


C)

– AYRSHIRE MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP RULES 1. The Championship shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as published by The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and Local Rules and Conditions of Competition as published by the Ayrshire Golf Association. 2. The players returning the best 16 scratch aggregate scores in the Stroke play Championship shall contest the Ayrshire Matchplay Championship. 3. In the event of a qualifier being unavailable to play, they may be substituted by a reserve, being the next eligible player, prior to the start of the Championship. 4. Matches shall consist of 18 Holes scratch Matchplay with ties being decided on a sudden death play off basis. (22 October 2012)

D)

- AYRSHIRE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RULES 1. The Championship shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as published by The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and Local Rules and Conditions of Competition as published by the Ayrshire Golf Association. 2. Teams will comprise three players who must be members of the club they are representing. Member clubs of The Ayrshire Golf Association can enter one team for the Championship. 3. The winners will be the team returning the lowest aggregate of their best two scratch scores 4. In the event of a tie, the team returning the best 3rd scratch score shall be the winners. 5. If, after considering the third score, two or more teams remain tied, the champions will be decided by considering the aggregate of the last 9, last 6, last three holes of all three team scores. In the event that two or more teams remain tied, each team shall nominate one of their number to participate in a sudden death hole-by-hole play off to determine the winning team. 6. The winning team will qualify to represent The Ayrshire Golf Association at the following Scottish Club Championship Final. (22 October 2012)


E)

- THE SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP RULES 1. The Championship shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as published by The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and Local Rules and Conditions of Competition as published by the Ayrshire Golf Association. 2. The Championship shall comprise 18 holes Stroke Play under handicap with a minimum age limit of 50 years of age on the day of the competition. The winner shall be the competitor returning the best nett score of the Championship. 3. All ties will be decided by reference to the better inward half, last 6, last 3 holes etc. In the event of a tie for the Championship after reference to inward half etc., the Championship Committee shall decide how to proceed to determine the Championship winner. 4. In the event of a competitor scratching, refund of fees paid will be at the discretion of the Championship Committee. 5. The acceptance of any entry will be subject to the approval of the Championship Committee, who retains the right to refuse or accept any entry without reason. 6. Responsibility for the Championship rests with the Championship Committee, to whom all disputes will be referred and whose decision shall be final. 7. To be eligible a player must be an amateur as defined by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, and must be a member of a recognised Golf Club fully affiliated to the Ayrshire Golf Association. 8. The maximum number of competitors may be limited to 78 players. In the event of an entry exceeding this number, a ballot of entrants will take place. 9. Entrants who have been balloted out will be notified but, depending on their place in the ballot, may be able to compete subject to subsequent withdrawals. Maximum numbers may be increased at the organiser’s discretion. Entry fees will be returned to entrants who are balloted out and do not compete. 10. Competitors are requested to register with the official starter at least 30 minutes prior to their first tee time. (1 January 2018)


F) - THE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS COMPETITION RULES 1. The Championship shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as published by The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and Local Rules and Conditions of Competition as published by the Ayrshire Golf Association. 2. The Competition is open to all reigning Club Champions, or in their stead their runners up, of member golf clubs which are fully affiliated to the Ayrshire Golf Association and Scottish Golf Ltd. 3. The holder of the Champions Trophy will be invited to defend his title. 4. The Champions Trophy shall remain the property of the Association who will have the winners name inscribed thereon after each final. 5. The winner shall retain the Cup for the following eleven months and shall return it, in good order, to the Association before the following years Semi-Finals or on request. 6. The Competition will be run by the Association’s Tournament Committee whose decision regarding organisation, administration and match play shall be final. 7. The entry fee will be set annually by the Association. 8. There will be no seeding of the draw so that the luck of the draw will be the only factor determining matches. 9. The first named player will be the challenger. It will be his responsibility to contact the opponent by telephone, letter or any other means, in order to arrange the tie. The Challanger will have the choice of venue and will be responsible for the payment of any green fee. The challanger will report the result to the Tournament Convener. 10. The tie must be played and the result reported by the closing date. If the challenger has been unable to contact his opponent up to eight days before the completion date set for the round then he MUST contact the Tournament Convener immediately. If this action is not taken, then the challenger will be AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED from further competition and the opponent awarded the tie. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSION OF TIME FOR TIES. 11. 9. The ties will be of Match Play on a scratch basis over 18 holes, with “SUDDEN DEATH” taking place in the event of draw. All matches must be played over a course within the Association’s jurisdiction. 12. The RULES of GOLF will be observed. In addition any local rules applicable to a course should be mentioned by the home player to his opponent at the start of the match. 13. The Semi-Finals will be played on the first Friday in August, with the Final the following Friday at the same venue. If a player is unable to compete on either of these dates then his defeated opponent from the previous round will be declared the winner and will receive any prize so forfeited. (22 October 2012)


G) – FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP RULES 1. The Championship shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as published by The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and Local Rules and Conditions of Competition as published by the Ayrshire Golf Association. 2. The competition is open to all member clubs who are fully affiliated to The Ayrshire Golf Association and Scottish Golf Ltd. 3. The Ayrshire Golf Association will set entry fee annually. 4. In the event of a nominated player being unable to compete, a substitute may be nominated before the first round ties are due to be played. ALL CHANGES MUST BE NOTIFIED IN WRITING TO THE ASSOCIATION. 5. The first named team in the draw will be the challenger, however both teams will be responsible for arranging the tie. The challenger will have choice of venue and will be responsible for payment of the opponents’ green fees. If any team has been unable to contact his opponents up to fourteen days before the date set for completion of the round he MUST contact the nominated Ayrshire Golf Association Tournament Convenor. Should this action not be taken, both TEAMS may be liable to DISQUALIFICATION. 6. Only in EXCEPTIONAL circumstances will an extension be granted. NOTE: - THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS PRIOR TO THE QUARTER FINALS. 7. The format will be four ball better ball match play over 18 holes with, in the event of a tie, SUDDEN DEATH taking place. In the event of SUDDEN DEATH the first hole won will decide the tie. Stokes to be taken as they fall (including sudden death). 8. The player with the lowest handicap will give 90% of the handicap difference to the other three players. 9. The RULES of GOLF, as laid down by the R & A will be observed. The home team will advise their opponents of any local rules before play. The visitors will have the honour. 10. All matches MUST be played from the Medal Tees. 11. Any dispute should be resolved on the occasion by the players, however if available, advice may be taken from the Home Club's Secretary or Match Secretary. 12. In all matters concerning organisation and administration the Ayrshire Golf Association's decision shall be final. (22 October 2012)


H) –AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUE COMPETITION RULES 1. The competition shall be called The Ayrshire Scratch Golf League, hereafter referred to as The League. 2. Participation shall be open to any club that is fully affiliated to the Ayrshire Golf Association. Acceptance of application for membership of the League shall be at the discretion of The Ayrshire Golf Association Executive, which has the power to refuse an application without showing cause. 3. The management of the League shall be under the control of the Ayrshire Golf Association’s Tournament Convener (T.C.) and overseen by the Executive. 4. Each player will only be permitted to represent one member club in the League in any one season. 5. Each team will consist of six players and must be nominated by their club before the first tie tees off. Order of play to be determined by the team sheet. 6. FORMAT a) Each match will consist of 6 scratch single ties played over 18 holes with the visiting team having the honour on the 1st tee. b) All matches to be played on the agreed dates and times. c) Matches may only be postponed if for any reason the course is closed or if both clubs agree to a postponement due to inclement weather. When a fixture has been postponed it should be rearranged as soon as possible and the T.C. informed. d) All matches to be played under the Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. All Local Rules must be observed and it shall be the Home Clubs responsibility to advise the Away team of any Local Rules not printed on the scorecard. Failure to do so may result in the home club conceding to the away club each tie for which the local rule has not been observed. e) If in the event of a team not having 6 players the match will continue with the defaulting team conceding to its opponent 1 tie for every player short. If both teams are players short, then these players shall be paired and each pairing considered as a halved tie. If after such pairings one team remains a player or players short, then that team shall concede any such tie to its opponent. In the event of a count back, all conceded ties to be considered as 5 & 4 wins. f) If 1 team is unable to provide a minimum of 3 players, then that team must concede the match to its opponents and a 4 – 2 result shall apply and 4 points awarded. g) If for any reason both teams agree to abandon a match the match will be considered a 3 all draw and each team will be awarded 1 point. h) If after commencement of play an individual tie is conceded the score will be determined by the forfeiting of the remaining holes until a winning margin is established. i) If any team fails to PLAY two or more of their fixtures during the season, the results of matches already played involving the team will be declared null and void. In such an event, the team concerned will be relegated to the lowest division in the competition for the following year’s competition. 7. SCORING a) Points will be awarded as follows: - Win – 4pts: Draw – 2pts: Abandoned – 1pt; lose - 0pts. b) If, when all fixtures have been completed, two or more clubs are tied with the same number of points, the average of games for and games against will decide the winning club, or club to be relegated. If still tied, the aggregate result of the matches between the clubs involved will decide the league positions and if still tied then a count back over the individual ties in matches between the clubs involved will determine the league positions of the clubs involved. c) COUNTBACK – The count back system used is to add the holes up and the holes left in each game E.G. 3 & 2 win = 5 or a 3 & 1 win = 4. This is done for each team for each tie to give a credit for each team. The team with the highest credit is deemed the winner.


8. ADMINISTRATION a) The Home Club will arrange the courtesy of the course and the reservation of the 1 st tee for each match. b) The Home Club will give a between 14 and 3 days’ notice to the visiting club regarding starting times etc. c) The Home Club will report the result to the T.C. as instructed on the result sheets provided. Notification of the result must reach the T.C. within 7 days of the match being played. d) In the event of a postponement the Home Club must report this to the T.C. within 72 hours along with the amended fixture date. e) The Home Club shall be responsible for providing scorecards and local rules. f) Dates for all fixtures must be submitted to the T.C. by the due date notified, prior to the commencement of the competition, and matches must be completed on the date notified, except as provided for within these rules. All league fixtures must be played between 1st April and 31st August each year, unless prior approval by the AGA Executive, via the Tournament Administrator, has been given. 9. GENERAL a) No Hospitality is required after the games. b) Motorized buggies are not permitted unless with the prior agreement of the Ayrshire Golf Association via the T.C. and are allowed on the course being played. In the case of a dispute the T.C.’s decision shall be final. c) All players must abide by the dress code, both on and off the course, as laid down by the Committee of the course being played. d) RULES DISPUTES – In the event of any difference of opinion in the interpretation of these rules the decision of the Ayrshire Golf Association Executive shall be final. e) COMPETITION FORMAT The Ayrshire Golf Association will determine the number of league sections in any one season, and the number of teams to be promoted or relegated between the leagues. The League format will be announced prior to the competition commencing. (Revised January 2018)


I) HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GENERAL RULES 1. COMPETITION - The competition shall be called The Ayrshire Handicap League Championship, hereafter referred to as The League. Participation shall be open to any club that is fully affiliated to the Ayrshire Golf Association. Acceptance of application for membership of the League shall be at the discretion of The Ayrshire Golf Association Executive, which has the power to refuse an application without showing cause. 2. MANAGEMENT - The management of the League shall be under the control of the Ayrshire Golf Association’s Tournament Convener (T.C.) and overseen by the Executive. No Hospitality is required after the games. 3. TRANSPORTATION - Motorized buggies are not permitted unless with the prior agreement of the Ayrshire Golf Association via the T.C. and are allowed on the course being played. In the case of a dispute the T.C.’s decision shall be final. 4. DRESS CODE - All players must abide by the dress code, both on and off the course, as laid down by the Committee of the course being played. 5. RULES DISPUTES – In the event of any difference of opinion in the interpretation of these rules the decision of the Ayrshire Golf Association Executive shall be final. 6. COMPETITION FINAL - The final of the handicap League Championship will be played on a course or courses decided by The Ayrshire Golf Association Executive. 7. COMPETITORS a) Each player will play off his official club handicap. The player with the highest handicap claiming the full difference between his own handicap and that of his opponent, where appropriate. b) No player may claim a handicap of more than 24. c) Each player will only be permitted to represent one member club in the League competition in any one season. d) There is no limit to the number of players that a club may use during the series of matches. 8. THE MATCH a) Each team shall consist of six players. All six players must be nominated by their club before the first tie plays off. Order of play is determined by handicap: I.E. lowest handicap first. a) Each match will consist of 6 handicap single ties played over 18 holes with the visiting team having the honour on the 1st tee. Full handicap difference will apply. b) All matches to be played on the agreed dates and times. c) It will be the responsibility of all players in each match to clearly identify the number of strokes a player can claim from his opponent, and the hole or holes at which such strokes can be claimed. d) The Rules of Golf as approved by The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews shall be observed, as shall any local rules applicable to any individual golf course over which a match is played. e) If one team is unable to provide its full complement of players, the match must still be played. The defaulting team shall concede to its opponent one tie for each player short. If both teams are unable to provide a full complement of players, then the missing players shall be paired and each pairing counted as a half tie. If, after such pairings, one team remains a player short then that team shall concede that tie to their opponent. f) Matches may only be postponed if for any reason the course is closed or if both clubs agree to a postponement due to inclement weather. When a fixture has been postponed it should be rearranged as soon as possible and the T.C. informed. g) All matches to be played under the Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. All Local Rules must be observed and it shall be the Home Clubs responsibility to advise the Away team of any Local Rules not printed on the scorecard. Failure to do so may result in the home club conceding to the away club each tie for which the local rule has not been observed.


h) If in the event of a team not having 6 players the match will continue with the defaulting team conceding to its opponent 1 tie for every player short. If both teams are players short, then these players shall be paired and each pairing considered as a halved tie. If after such pairings one team remains a player or players short, then that team shall concede any such tie to its opponent. In the event of a count back, all conceded ties to be considered as 5 & 4 wins. i) If 1 team is unable to provide a minimum of 3 players, then that team must concede the match to its opponents and a 4 – 2 result shall apply and 4 points awarded. j) If for any reason both teams agree to abandon a match the match will be considered a 3 all draw and each team will be awarded 1 point. k) If after commencement of play an individual tie is conceded the score will be determined by the forfeiting of the remaining holes until a winning margin is established. l) Any club who fails to appear for, or is considered by the Executive to have otherwise defaulted on, two or more matches within any qualifying section will be disqualified from that competition, and all previous matches involving that club in the competition shall be declared null and void. 9. SCORING a) Points will be awarded for fixtures as follows: - Win – 4pts: Draw – 2pts: Abandoned – 1pt; lose - 0pts. b) If, when all fixtures have been completed, two or more clubs are tied with the same number of points, the average of games for and games against will decide the winning club, or club to be relegated. If still tied, the aggregate result of the matches between the clubs involved will decide the league positions and if still tied then a count back over the individual ties in matches between the clubs involved will determine the league positions of the clubs involved. c) CONCEDED TIES - When a tie in a match is conceded, prior to the start of play, the score in that tie will be awarded as a 5 & 4 win, over 18 holes, for the purposes of a countback, to decide the outcome of the match. If a tie is conceded after commencement of play, the score will be determined by forfeiture of the remaining holes, until a winning score is established. d) COUNTBACK – The count back system used is to add the holes up and the holes left in each game E.G. 3 & 2 win = 5 or a 3 & 1 win = 4. This is done for each team for each tie to give a credit for each team. The team with the highest credit is deemed the winner. 10. ADMINISTRATION a) The Home Club will arrange the courtesy of the course and the reservation of the 1 st tee for each match. b) The Home Club will give a between 14 and 3 days’ notice to the visiting club regarding starting times etc. c) The Home Club will report the result to the T.C. as instructed, as soon as possible after completion of the match, and in any case within 7 days of the match being played. d) In the event of a postponement the Home Club must report this to the T.C. within 72 hours along with the amended fixture date. e) The Home Club shall be responsible for providing scorecards and local rules. The Ayrshire Golf Association Executive (Revised 01 January 2018)


J)- DOC THOM AYRSHIRE ORDER OF MERIT 1. Any member of a club affiliated to the Ayrshire Golf Association will be eligible to take part in the Order Of Merit and win any prizes resultant from their participation. 2. All placing and points will be awarded on the basis of scratch scoring in stroke play events. 3. If two or more players are tied on the same score, points allocated to relevant positions will be shared. 4. Club competitions can only be included if at least two scratch prizes are included in the prize list. 5. Clubs can only have one counting competition included in the scheme in any season. 6. All events should be open to all eligible Ayrshire golfers, subject to any handicap restrictions/ ballot Procedure. 7. A returns Sheet (appendix A) will be circulated to the relevant club, for return of details for inclusion in the Order Of Merit The under noted events will be considered qualifying events for the Order of Merit. The list of qualifying events can be amended, increased or reduced as decided by the Executive Committee, prior to the commencement of the season.

Category A (National Stroke play events) SCOTTISH STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP Category B (National Match Play Events) SCOTTISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP THE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP Category C (36 Hole Events) THE AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP NOMINATED 36 HOLE LOCAL STROKE PLAY EVENTS Category D (Open Events) NOMINATED 18 HOLE LOCAL STROKE PLAY EVENTS Category E (Match Play Events) AYRSHIRE MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP Points will be awarded as detailed below. Category B Category A 1st 250 2nd 175 3rd 120 4th 75 5th 50 6th 35 7th 20 8th 10 9th 5

Winner Runner Up Semi Finalist Quarter Finalist

250 175 100 50

Category C

Category D

Category E

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th

Winner Runner Up Semi Finalist (x2)

150 100 75 50 35 20 10

100 75 50 35 20 10 5

75 50 35

PRIZES Prizes will be awarded to the first three places in the Order Of Merit, at a level to be reviewed periodically by the Ayrshire Golf Association Executive Committee. (Revised January 2017)


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TOP 7 SCRATCH RETURNS IN THE COMPETITION (IF 2 OR MORE PLAYERS ARE TIED, THE PONTS FOR THE RELEVANT PLACINGS WILL BE SHARED – NO NEED TO DETERMINE PLACINGS BY BETTER INWARD HALF ETC. ) Place Forename Surname Club Scratch

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 In the event of more players tying for 7th place, please list their details overleaf.

If there were any notable events during your competition (holes in one etc.), please list details overleaf. SIGNATURE OF CLUB OFFICIAL RETURNING INFORMATION PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM, WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE COMPETITION, TO:

Alasdair Malcolm, 17 Auchincruive Avenue, Prestwick, KA9 2DT (01292 477657) Or by E-Mail to – ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com


K) - THE AYRSHIRE JUNIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP The Ayrshire Golf Association and the Ayrshire Junior Golf League administer the Championship jointly. CONDITIONS:

Teams will consist of four players where possible. If a team is unable to field a team of four players, they can submit a team of three players with all three scores counting. A club may enter one team only, and each player must be a member of a recognised golf club affiliated to the Ayrshire Golf Association, and must have an official handicap. Maximum allowance for the event is 18.

AGE LIMIT:

Players must be under 18 years of age on 1st January of the year of competition. The name of each player, handicap, date of birth and address must be indicated on the entry form. An entry fee, determined annually by the Ayrshire Golf Association, must accompany each team’s entry. Substitution of player may be permitted if intimated to the organisers prior to play commencing.

RULES:

The decision of the Championship Officials in all matters is final. The championship shall be played in accordance with the rules of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and the Local Rules approved by the Championship Committee. Championship officials will include appointed A.G.A., A.J.G.L. and Host Club representatives.

TEAMS:

Each team will be allocated starting times. Each team total score will consist of the best three scores, with the highest score being discarded. Where a team consists of three players only, all three scores will count. In the event of a tie, the fourth score will be considered in order to determine the winning team. In the event of a tie after all four scores are considered, a count back of all scores will determine the winner (I.E. - b.i.h, last 6, last 3 etc).

WALLACE THORNTON TROPHY

The 10 highest placed Ayrshire Junior Golf League member clubs shall compete for the Wallace Thornton Trophy, which shall be played in a format determined by The Ayrshire Junior Golf League.

N.B.:

All team managers must ensure that all team members arrive timorously and at least 15 minutes before the team’s first tee off time.

TROPHIES:

The under noted trophies will be competed for, and will be held for one year by the winners. THE MATT LYGATE TROPHY Awarded to the team returning the lowest scratch aggregate score THE ANDREW D. NIMMO TROPHY Awarded to the team returning the lowest nett aggregate score THE PRESTWICK CIRCUITS TROPHY Awarded to the individual returning the best scratch score of the day THE CARRICK TROPHY Awarded to the individual returning the best nett score of the day Other prizes will be awarded as determined by the Ayrshire Golf Association.

PLEASE NOTE:

Team managers should make every effort to ensure that all prizewinners from their club attend the presentation of awards at the conclusion of the event. (Revised 01 January 2018)


L) - THE AYRSHIRE BOYS GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP a. The Championship shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as published by The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and Local Rules and Conditions of Competition as published by the Ayrshire Golf Association. b. The Championship shall comprise 36 holes Stroke Play taking place over one day. The winner of the Championship shall be the competitor who returns the lowest score for 36 holes. c. In the event of a tie after 36 holes, the Championship shall be decided by a play off over a number of holes to be specified by the Championship Committee. If still tied thereafter then Championship shall be decided by a sudden death hole-by-hole play off. The play off shall take place immediately after conclusion of the Championship. (In the event of insufficient light, the Championship Committee shall decide how to proceed to determine a Championship winner. All other ties will be decided on the best second round, last 9 holes etc. d. In the event of a competitor scratching, refund of fees paid will be at the discretion of the Championship Committee. e. The acceptance of any entry will be subject to the approval of the Championship Committee, who retains the right to refuse or accept any entry without reason. f.

Responsibility for the Championship rests with the Championship Committee, to whom all disputes will be referred and whose decision shall be final.

g. To be eligible a player must be an amateur as defined by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, BE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE AT 0001 HRS ON 1ST January of the year of competition and must be (a) a member of a recognised Golf Club affiliated to the Ayrshire Golf Association. h. The maximum number of competitors may be limited to 48 players. In the event of an entry exceeding this number, the field may be reduced by ballot in order of handicap. Entrants who have been balloted out will be notified but, depending on their place in the ballot, may be able to compete subject to subsequent withdrawals. Maximum numbers may be increased at the organiser’s discretion. Entry fees will be returned to entrants who are balloted out and do not compete. i.

Competitors are requested to register with the official starter at least 30 minutes prior to their first tee time. (22 October 2012)

M) - THE AYRSHIRE BOYS MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP RULES a. The Championship shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as published by The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and Local Rules and Conditions of Competition as published by the Ayrshire Golf Association. b. The players returning the best 8 scratch aggregate scores in the Ayrshire Boys Golf Championship shall contest the Ayrshire Boys Match play Championship. c. In the event of a qualifier being unavailable to play, they may be substituted by a reserve, being the next eligible player, prior to the start of the Championship. Matches shall consist of 18 Holes scratch Match play with ties being decided on a sudden death play off basis. (22 October 2012) d.


N – THE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT 1. Any junior member (being a member under the age of 18 years at 0001 hrs on 1 st January of the year of competition) of a club affiliated to the Ayrshire Golf Association will be eligible to take part in the Order Of Merit and win any prizes resultant from their participation. 2. All placing and points will be awarded on the basis of scratch scoring in stroke play events. 3. If two or more players are tied on the same score, points allocated to relevant positions will be shared. 4. Clubs can only have one counting competition included in the scheme in any season. 5. All events should be open to all eligible Ayrshire golfers, subject to any handicap restrictions/ ballot procedure. 6. A returns Sheet (appendix A) will be circulated to the relevant club, for return of details for inclusion in the Order Of Merit The under noted events will be considered qualifying events for the Order of Merit. The list of qualifying events can be amended, increased or reduced as decided by the Executive Committee, prior to the commencement of the season.

Category A (National Stroke play events) - Scottish Boys Stroke play Category B (National Match Play Events) - Scottish Boys Championship, British Boys Championship Category C (36 Hole Events) - The Ayrshire Boys Championship, Nominated 36 hole local stroke play events Category D (Open Events) - Nominated local 18 hole stroke play events Category E (Match Play Events) - Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Championship, other Nominated Events Points will be allocated as detailed below. Category A 1st 250 2nd 175 3rd 120 4th 75 5th 50 6th 35 7th 20 8th 10 9th 5

Category B Winner Runner Up Semi Finalist Quarter Finalist

250 175 100 50

Category C 1st 150 2nd 100 3rd 75 4th 50 5th 35 6th 20 7th 10

Category D 1st 100 2nd 75 3rd 50 4th 35 5th 20 6th 10 7th 5

Category E Winner Runner Up Semi Finalist (x2)

75 50 35

PRIZES Prizes will be awarded to the first three places in the Order Of Merit, at a level to be reviewed periodically by the Ayrshire Golf Association Executive Committee.

(Revised January 2017)


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TOP 7 SCRATCH RETURNS IN THE COMPETITION (Male competitors only) (IF 2 OR MORE PLAYERS ARE TIED, POINTS FOR THE RELEVANT PLACINGS WILL BE SHARED – NO NEED TO DETERMINE ORDER BY BETTER INWARD HALF ETC.) Place

Forename

Surname

Club

Scratch Score

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

If there were any notable events during your competition (holes in one etc.), please list details overleaf. SIGNATURE OF CLUB OFFICIAL RETURNING INFORMATION PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM, WITHIN 72 HOURS OF YOUR COMPETITION, TO: ALASDAIR MALCOLM, 17 AUCHINCRUIVE AVENUE, PRESTWICK, KA9 2DT (Telephone 01292 477657) OR E-MAIL TO :- ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com


O) - The McQueen Trophy a) - Played annually between a team representing the Ayrshire Golf Association and a team representing the Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association. b) The teams will be consist of 4 County team players under 20 years of age, and 4 County team players over 20 years of age. 2 Officials will play a non-counting social match. c) The format will be foursomes match-play. Full handicap allowance + 2 courtesy shots for the ladies. d) The match will take place annually on the second Sunday in May. e) ALCGA will be responsible for arranging the course to be played while AGA will be responsible for expenses incurred. (March 2013)


P) – SCRATCH TEAM KNOCKOUT COMPETITION 1. The competition shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as published by The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, and any relevant local rules. 2. Entry to the competition shall be open to any club that is fully affiliated to the Ayrshire Golf Association. Acceptance of entry shall be at the discretion of The Ayrshire Golf Association Executive, which has the power to refuse an application without showing cause. 3. Each year, a player will be permitted to represent only one member club in the competition. 4. The Ayrshire Golf Association will set entry fee annually. 5. The first named club in the draw will be the challenger, however both clubs will be responsible for arranging the tie. The challenger will have choice of venue and will be responsible for payment of the opponents’ green fees as appropriate. If any club has been unable to contact their opponents up to fourteen days before the date set for completion of the round they MUST contact the nominated Ayrshire Golf Association Tournament Convenor. Should this action not be taken, both clubs may be liable to disqualification. 6. Matches will be played on a scratch basis. 7. Each team will consist of four players and must be nominated by their club, in order of play, before the first tie tees off. 8. There shall be no limit on the number of players used by a member club throughout the competition. 9. Each match shall consist of 2 singles and one foursomes tie, played over 18 holes. If a tie remains all square after 18 holes it shall continue into extra holes, on a sudden death basis, until a winner is determined. 10. The visiting team shall have the honour on the first tee. 11. The two singles ties should play off first. 12. All matches MUST be played from the Medal Tees. 13. In the event of a team not having the requisite number of players the match will continue with the defaulting team conceding one or more of the singles ties as appropriate. 14. Motorized transport is not permitted unless with the prior agreement of the Ayrshire Golf Association. 15. The venue for the final will be decided by the Ayrshire Golf Association. 16. In all matters concerning organisation and administration the Ayrshire Golf Association's decision SHALL be final. (January 2016)


Q) – HANDICAP TEAM KNOCKOUT COMPETITION 1. The competition shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as published by The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, and any relevant local rules. 2. Entry to the competition shall be open to any club that is fully affiliated to the Ayrshire Golf Association. Acceptance of entry shall be at the discretion of The Ayrshire Golf Association Executive, which has the power to refuse an application without showing cause. 3. Each year, a player will be permitted to represent only one AGA member club in the competition. 4. The Ayrshire Golf Association will set entry fee annually. 5. The first named club in the draw will be the challenger, however both clubs will be responsible for arranging the tie. The challenger will have choice of venue and will be responsible for payment of the opponents’ green fees as appropriate. If any club has been unable to contact their opponents up to fourteen days before the date set for completion of the round they MUST contact the nominated Ayrshire Golf Association Tournament Convenor. Should this action not be taken, both clubs may be liable to disqualification. 6. Matches will be played on a handicap basis. Handicap allowance will be full difference in the singles ties and full difference between half the combined handicaps in the foursomes tie. Individual handicap limit shall be 24. 7. Each team will consist of four players and must be nominated by their club, in order of play, before the first tie tees off. Order of play in the singles matches need not be in handicap order. 8. There shall be no limit on the number of players used by a member club throughout the competition. 9. Each match shall consist of 2 singles and one foursomes tie, played over 18 holes. If a tie remains all square after 18 holes it shall continue into extra holes, on a sudden death basis, until a winner is determined. 10. The visiting team shall have the honour on the first tee. 11. The two singles ties should play off first. 12. All matches MUST be played from the Medal Tees. 13. In the event of a team not having the requisite number of players the match will continue with the defaulting team conceding one or more of the singles ties as appropriate. 14. Motorized transport is not permitted unless with the prior agreement of the Ayrshire Golf Association. 15. The venue for the final will be decided by the Ayrshire Golf Association. 16. In all matters concerning organisation and administration the Ayrshire Golf Association's decision shall be final. (January 2016)


R) – LIST OF TROPHIES – (2018) 1. THE AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY 2. THE AYRSHIRE MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY 3. THE R.L.CRAWFORD TROPHY – Ayrshire Club Championship 4. THE SANDY PROVAN TROPHY – Ayrshire Seniors Championship 5. THE KILMARNOCK STANDARD TROPHY – Ayrshire Champion Of Champions 6. THE AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY 7. THE AYRSHIRE SUMMER (SCRATCH) LEAGUE TROPHIES (Div 1 to Div 5) 8. THE AYRSHIRE HANDICAP LEAGUE TROPHY 9. THE DOC THOM SALVER – Ayrshire Order Of Merit 10. THE MATT LYGATE TROPHY – Ayrshire Boys Team Championship 11. THE AYRSHIRE BOYS CHAPIONSHIP TROPH 12. THE GOLDEN JUBILEE TROPHY – Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Championship 13. THE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT TROPHY 14. THE INNES MCQUEEN TROPHY 15. THE GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER – Scratch Club Team Knockout Competition 16. THE PRESIDENT’S PUTTER – Handicap Club Team Knockout Competition

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