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Shropshire and Herefordshire Union of Golf Clubs

 

 

 

OFFICERS – 2020

 

PRESIDENT

Doug Topple, 11, St. Margaret’s Drive,

Wellington, Telford ,TF1 3PH

Tel: 01952 251302

dougtopple@gmail.com

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Doug Parry, Lyndhurst

Roman Road

Hereford, HR4 9QW

Tel:  01432 267005

Mob 07960 513751

douglas.parry465@btinternet.com

 

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Ernie Wilks, 20 Prince Rupert Road

Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 0AS

Tel: 01299 212198

Mob: 07793 561337

erniewilks@sky.com

 

CAPTAIN

James Showell

07791 382968

Jay@tcsrecruitment.co.uk

 

Teams Manager

 Sean McCarthy  

Tel: 07533 228894

sean.golf@hotmail.co.uk

 

HON. SECRETARY

Paul Simmonds, Black Lion Stables, The Fold, Dorrington

Shropshire, SY5 7JD

Tel: 01743 718714 

Mob: 07860 512308

secretary@shugc.com

 

HON. TREASURER

Paul Simmonds, Black Lion Stables, The Fold, Dorrington

Shropshire, SY5 7JD

Tel: 01743 718714

Mob: 07860 512308

mail@shugc.com

 

COMPETITIONS CHAIRMAN

Sean Gregory, The Laurels, School Street, St Georges

Telford TF2 9LD

Tel: 07971 280035 : 01952 586382 (work)

comps@shugc.com

 

CHAIRMAN OF JUNIOR GOLF

Charles Sievewright, 15 Ingatestone Drive, Wordsley

Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 5PT.

Tel: 01384 288210

Mob: 07778 529806

sieves@shugc.com

 

 

 

 

 

ENGLAND GOLF VOTING MEMBER

Graham Palmer

Mob: 07817 255079

highgatetc@live.co.uk

 

APPOINTMENTS

REPRESENTATIVES TO THE MIDLAND GOLF UNION

Graham Palmer

Paul Simmonds

 

Handicap Advisor

Jim Edmiston

Mob: 07977 400151

jimedmiston@sky.com

 

SECOND TEAM CAPTAIN

Richard Pearson

07850 433317

rich@fairwaywheels.co.uk

 

Seniors' Captain

John Williams

 07734 238529

shugc.seniors@gmail.com

 

COUNTY development representatives

The President & The Secretary

 

COURSE RATING CO-ORDINATOR

Graham Palmer

Mob: 07817 255079

highgatetc@live.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

CLUBS IN THE UNION

                                                                                     

                                               

                                                Aqualate                        Llanymynech

                                                Arscott                           Ludlow

                                                Bridgnorth                      Market Drayton

                                                Burghill Valley                 Meole Brace

                                                Chesterton Valley            Mile End

                                                Church Stretton               Oswestry

                                                Grove Golf Centre           Patshull Park     

                                                Halo, Hereford                Sapey

                                                Hawkstone Park              Shifnal

                                                Henlle Park                     Shrewsbury

                                                Hill Valley                       South Herefordshire

                                                Horsehay Village             The Herefordshire

                                                Kington                          The Shropshire

                                                Leominster                     Telford

                                                Lilleshall Hall                  Worfield

                                                                                     Wrekin

                                                                         

                                               

 

 

The SHUGC National County Card entitling Members to one round of golf at a discounted fee on courses in the national scheme is available from Club Secretaries as from 1st April.

Members must contact clubs they propose to visit to ensure their visit does not clash with club events. The issue of cards is restricted to one per person per year.  

 

 

 

PAST PRESIDENTS

 

W.W.G. PHILLIPS - 1913, 1914 & 1920 to 1939

F.G. CORSER - 1947, 1948, 1949

G.H. DARLINGTON - 1950, 1951, 1952

S.C. PARKER - 1953

J.R. RIDDELL - 1954

H.J. CLEE - 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959

D. HOWELL - 1960

S.W.G. HARGROVE - 1961, 1962

A.H. HOWL - 1963, 1964

G.R. AUCHTERLONIE - 1965, 1966

C.G. GRIFFITH - 1967, 1968

A. TAYLOR - 1969, 1970

LT-COL. A. JONES - 1971, 1972

F.D.V. CANT - 1973, 1974

J.P.C. HARRIS-EDGE - 1975, 1976

G. SWAIN - 1977, 1978

M.J. COOKSEY - 1979, 1980

G.E. PATCH - 1981, 1982

J. MacLACHLAN - 1983, 1984

D.I. HUMPHREYS - 1985, 1986

B.T. LEWIS - 1987, 1988

G.R. WICTOME - 1989, 1990

J.R. DAVIES - 1991, 1992

L.R. SNELLING - 1993, 1994

G.H. ROBERTS - 1995, 1996

M.A. SMITH – 1997, 1998

F.R. PRICE – 1999, 2000

W.J. BULLOCK – 2001, 2002

T. WILLIAMS – 2003, 2004

D. PEARSON – 2005, 2006

C. RAWLINS – 2007, 2008

J. JONES – 2009, 2010

R, ELSTON – 2011, 2012

J.R. DAVIES – 2013

M. ROBERTS – 2014

P.B. TURNER – 2015, 2016

E. Wilks - 2017, 2018

D. TOPPLE – 2019,

 

 

 

Honorary Vice-Presidents

JOHN ASHCROFT (Leominster)

NIGEL CHESTERS (Hawkstone Park)

JOHN CLAYTON (Shifnal)

WILLIAM COATES (Cognac, France)

MICHAEL EVANS (Llanymynech)

MIKE GARDNER (Ludlow)

BASIL GRIFFITHS (Llanymynech)

DAVID GUY (Shifnal)

GREG HOPKINS (Bridgnorth)

TERRY HOROBIN (The Herefordshire)

GARY HUGGETT (Llanymynech)

JOHN McQUILLAN (The Herefordshire)

IAN MURRAY (Oswestry)

EDWIN NODEN (Market Drayton)

ROBERT OAKLEY (Shrewsbury)

CHARLES SIEVEWRIGHT (Patshull Park)

PAUL SIMMONDS (Church Stretton)

 

 

 

                                   

 

 

                                    PastCaptains

 

 

F.R. WINGATE-HUGHES (Shrewsbury) - 1950, 1951

H.J. CLEE (Ludlow) – 1952, 1953

J.H. JONES (Wrekin) – 1954

V.D.O. SMYTH (Church Stretton) – 1955, 1956

S.W.G. HARGROVE (Shrewsbury) – 1957, 1958

R.A.F. EVANS (Ludlow) – 1959, 1960

C.G. GRIFFITH (The Herefordshire) – 1961, 1962

S. PRICE (Church Stretton) – 1963

E.G. CLARK (Bridgnorth) - 1964

A. TAYLOR (Shrewsbury) - 1965

R.P. YATES (Shifnal) - 1966

D.I. HUMPHREYS (Oswestry) - 1967

A.R. WALKER (Lilleshall Hall) - 1968

P.J. PHILLIPS (Church Stretton) - 1969

C.R. WILLEY (Herefordshire) - 1970

M.J. COOKSEY (Bridgnorth) - 1971

M.A. SMITH (Hawkstone Park) - 1972

G.H. ROBERTS (Oswestry) - 1973, 1974

V.J. TREVOR (Hawkstone Park) - 1975, 1976

J.A. WILSON (Oswestry) - 1977, 1978

D.I. HUMPHREYS (Oswestry) - 1979, 1980

B. WHEATLEY (Hawkstone Park) - 1981, 1982

N.S. KELLY (Hawkstone Park) - 1983, 1984

B.A. GRIFFITHS (Llanymynech) - 1985, 1986

J.R. BURN (Shrewsbury) - 1987

N.S. KELLY (Oswestry) - 1988

M.A. SMITH (Hawkstone Park) - 1989, 1990

M.G. EVANS (Llanymynech) - 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995

M. WOOTTON (Shrewsbury) - 1996, 1997

R. OAKLEY (Church Stretton) - 1998, 1999

K. BAKER (Shifnal) - 2000, 2001

B. RUDDICK (Shrewsbury) – 2002, 2003

M. TRAVIS (Shrewsbury) – 2004, 2005

G. HUGGETT (Shifnal) - 2006, 2007

N. CHESTERS (Hawkstone Park) – 2008, 2009

J. McQUILLAN  (The Herefordshire) – 2010, 2011

A. STEPHENSON (Wrekin) – 2012, 2013

J. DEVEREUX (The Herefordshire) – 2014, 2015

S. McCARTHY (Shrewsbury) –  2016, 2017

K. JONES (Burghill Valley) -  2018,2019

 

 

Amateur Championship Winners

                    Since 1948

 

1948          G.H. Darlington                1985        B.A. Griffiths

1949        F.R. Wingate-Hughes    1986      C. Bufton

1950       W. Turner                       1987      R. Dixon

1951       G. Williams                    1988      S. Thomas

1952       F.R. Wingate-Hughes     1989      M.L. Welch

1953       C. Fairchild                    1990      M.L. Welch

1954       F.R. Wingate-Hughes     1991      M.L. Welch

1955       D.W. Kent                      1992      M.L. Welch

1956       R.P. Yates                      1993      M.L. Welch

1957       C.G. Griffith                   1994      M.L. Welch

1958       C.G. Griffith                   1995      D. Park

1959       C.G. Griffith                   1996      D. Harris

1960       C.G. Griffith                   1997      K. Preece

1961       D. Mercer                        1998      O. Pughe

1962       R.P. Yates                      1999      K. Baker

1963       R.P. Yates                      2000      R. Brown

1964       A. Parsonage                  2001      D. McDonnell

1965       C.G. Griffith                   2002      K. Williams

1966       R.P. Yates                      2003      B. Ruddick

1967       D.I. Humphreys              2004      M. Jones

1968       R. Issitt                          2005      A. Stephenson

1969       D.I. Humphreys              2006      K. Williams

1970       E.J. Black                       2007      D. Richards

1971       G.H. Roberts                  2008      J. Devereux

1972       D.I. Humphreys              2009      J. Brittian

1973       M.A. Smith                     2010      A. Chesters

1974       A.W.B. Lyle                   2011      T. Young

1975       I.H. Woosnam                2012      W. Enefer

1976       A.W.B. Lyle                   2013      A. Allen

1977         M.A. Smith                    2014        W. Enefer

1978         J.R. Burn                     2015       W. Enefer

1979         M.A. Smith                    2016         T. Alford

1980         M.A. Smith                       2017         C. Simmons

1981         J.A. Wilson                   2018         C. Brown

1982         N.S. Kelly                      2019         K. Jones

1983         P.A. Baker

1984         P.A. Baker

                                                    

 
 

Open Championship Winners  

Since 1966

 

1966

D. Padgett (P)

1993

D. Park

1967

G.H. Roberts

1994

M. Knight (P)

1968

G.H. Roberts

1995

D. Probert (P)

1969

D.I. Humphreys

1996

J. Higgins (P)

1970

M.A. Smith

1997

A.R. Minshall (P)

1971

D.I. Humphreys

1998

P. Hinton (P)

1972

M.A. Smith

1999

D. James

1973

J. Anderson (P)

2000

J. Griffiths (P)

1974

A.W.B. Lyle

2001

P. Wesselingh (P)

1975

K. Bayliss (P)

2002

D. Richards

1976

M.A. Smith

2003

L. Rooke (P)

1977

I.H. Woosnam (P)

2004

P. Hinton (P)

1978

I.H. Woosnam (P)

2005

B. Ruddick

1979

A.R. Minshall (P)

2006

D. Harris

1980

A.R. Minshall (P)

2007

J. Griffiths (P)

1981

A.P. Griffiths (P)

2008

M. Harrison

1982

A.R. Minshall (P)

2009

A. Chesters

1983

A.R. Minshall (P)

2010

K. Williams

1984

A.R. Minshall (P)

2011

O. Farr

1985

P.A. Baker

2012    

K. Williams

1986

M. Sutton

2013

W. Jones

1987

M. Sutton

2014

P. Hinton (P)

1988

1989

J. Higgins (P)

J. Higgins (P)

2015

2016

C White

D Fish

1990

1991

1992

K. Valentine (P)

M.L. Welch

J. Lomas (P)                           

2017

2018

2019

L. Towler (P)

C. White

D. Hoof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                         

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

Match Play Champions            

          Since 1966

 

1966

R.P. Yates

1994

D. Park

1967

K. Thomas

1995

B.A. Griffiths

1968

V.J. Trevor

1996

D. James

1969

G.H. Roberts

1997

D. Caldwell

1970

D.I. Humphreys

1998

C. Ciesielski

1971

D.I. Humphreys

1999

A. Minshall

1972

M.A. Smith

2000

D. McDonnell

1973

A.W.B. Lyle

2001

D. James

1974

A.W.B. Lyle

2002

D. James

1975

R.A. Clemson

2003

N, Walker

1976

M.A. Smith

2004

J. Rowley

1977

J.R. Burn

2005

N. Chesters

1978

M.A. Smith

2006

D. McDonnell

1979

A.L. Strange

2007

N. Chesters

1980

B.A. Griffiths

2008

Not played

1981

B.A. Griffiths

2009

J. Gidney

1882

J.A. Williams

2010

A. Chesters

1983

R.A. Lewis

2011

W. Jones

1984

B.A. Griffiths

2012

Not played

1985

P.A. Baker

2013

Not played

1986

R Adams

2014

Not played

1987

1988

1990

1991

1992

1993

J. Nicholls

D. Hamling

B.A. Griffiths

M. Sutton

D. Probert

D. Park

 

 

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Not Played

Not Played

T. Kerr

C. Simmons

C. Simmons            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hargrove Trophy Winners             

             Since 1956

 

1956

Ludlow

1989

Shifnal

1957

Church Stretton

1990

Oswestry

1958

Ludlow

1991

Hill Valley

1959

Oswestry

1992

Shifnal

1960

Shrewsbury

1993

Llanymynech

1961

Oswestry

1994

Hill Valley

1962

Shifnal

1995

Llanymynech

1963

Church Stretton

1996

Bridgnorth

1964

Ludlow

1997

Shifnal

1965

Church Stretton

1998

Hill Valley

1966

Ludlow

1999

Bridgnorth

1967

Bridgnorth

2000

Wrekin

1968

Llanymynech

2001

Shifnal

1969

Bridgnorth

2002

Hill Valley

1970

Oswestry

2003

Shifnal

1971

Oswestry

2004

Hawkstone Park

1972

Hawkstone Park

2005

Church Stretton

1973

Lilleshall Hall

2006

Bridgnorth B

1974

Oswestry

2007

Hawkstone Park

1975

Oswestry

2008

Oswestry

1976

Oswestry

2009

Oswestry

1977

Hawkstone Park

2010

Hawkstone Park

1978

Oswestry

2011

Hawkstone Park

1979

Oswestry

2012

Wrekin

1980

Shifnal

2013

Wrekin

1981

Wrekin

2014

Llanymynech

1984

1985

Hill Valley

Shifnal

2015

2016

Bridgnorth

Bridgnorth

1986

Llanymynech

2017

Burghill Valley

1987

1988

Llanymynech

Oswestry

2018

2019

Shrewsbury

Shifnal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hargrove President’s Plate Winners        

     Since 1988

 

1988

Telford

2005

Kington B

1989

Llanymynech B

2006

Bridgnorth A

1990

Oswestry B

2007

Kington A

1991

Shrewsbury A

2008

Hawkstone Park A

1992

Oswestry A

2009

Church Stretton

1993

Patshull Park A

2010

Wrekin A

1994

Oswestry A

2011

Lilleshall Hall

1995

Worfield

2012

Shifnal

1996

Shrewsbury

2013

Lilleshall Hall

1997

Lilleshall Hall

2014

Wrekin B

1998

Church Stretton

2015

Shrewsbury A

1999

Llanymynech B

2016

Llanymynech A

2000

Church Stretton A

2017

Ludlow B

2001

Telford

2018

Herefordshire

2002

Telford

2019

Market Drayton

2003

Telford

 

 

2004

Oswestry B

 

 

 

Jeffrey Clee Salver Winners       

Since 1962

                   

1962

W.J. Kerr/R.P. Yates

1992

B.A.Griffiths/D. Probert

1963

A.R. Walker/R.P. Yates

1993

S. Edwards/D. Park

1964

T.N. Clare/P.J. Preece

1994

R.Brown/M. Heinemann

1965

E.J. Black/P.J. Phillips

1995

Abandoned

1966

J.Greenaway/C.R. Willey

1996

R. Jones/A.J. Minshall

1967

C.G. Griffith/W.J. Kerr

1997

D. Harris/B. Ruddick

1968

D. I. Humphreys/W.L. Jones

1998

K. Baker/ G Huggett

1969

M.A. Smith/V.J. Trevor

1999

C. Bufton/D. Lewis

1970

D.I. Humphreys/G.H. Roberts

2000

C. Bufton/D. Lewis

1971

D.I. Humphreys/G.H. Roberts

2001

C.Bufton/D.Lewis

1972

A.W.B.Lyle/V.J. Trevor

2002

N. Chesters/B. Ruddick

1973

T. Clare/L. Lippitt

2003

G. Chandler/T. Harvey

1974

D.I. Humphreys/G.H. Roberts

2004

A.Stephenson/D. Harris

1975

A.W.B.Lyle/M.A. Smith

2005

A.Smith/M. Trow

1976

T.F. Eldred/B. Stevenson

2006

A.Stephenson/D. Harris

1977

B. Wheatley/E.J. Williams

2007

A.Stephenson/D. Harris

1978

E.,P. Barnett/D.I. Humphreys

2008

J. Gidney/P. James

1979

W.R. Jones/A.L. Strange

2009

A. Chesters/R. Pharo

1980

M.G. Evans/A.P. Parkin

2010

J. Brittain/A. Stephenson

1981

M.A. Smith/B. Wheatley

2011

J. Brittain/A. Stephenson

1982

K. Valentine/J.A. Williams

2012

J. Brittain/A. Stephenson

1983

A. Hall (HV)/N.J. Minshall

2013

T. .Young/T. Benbow

1984

D. Caldwell/R.A. Lewis

2014

T. Allford/J. Jackson

1985

M.A. Smith/K. Valentine

2015

A. Allen / J. Devereux

1986

T. Hall/B.Wheatley

2016

G. Evans / T. King

1987

R. Dixon/M. Rooke

2017

D. Fish / C. White

1988

1989

1990

1991

D. Caldwell/R.A. Lewis

N. Chesters/M.L. Welch

D.M. Hall/A. Kelly

C Watts/G. Watts

2018

2019

C. Probert / M. Radziejowski

K. Jones / E Morley

 

 

 

           

 

Junior Championship Winners

Since 1971

 

1971

A.P. Griffiths

1997

Joe Swann

1972

A.W.B. Lyle

1998

J. Parry

1973

A,.W.B. Lyle

1999

S. Lewis

1974

I.H. Woosnam

2000

J. Devereux

1975

I.H. Woosnam

2001

G. Morgan

1976

A,.L. Strange

2002

G. Morgan

1977

P. Beamond

2003

B. Mills

1978

D. Drury

2004

C. Simmonds

1979

W. R. Jones

2005

J. Brittain

1980

W.R. Jones

2006

O. Farr

1981

M. Sutton

2007

A. Chesters

1982

A. Hall (HV)

2008

J. Brittain

1983

S. Thomas

2009

M. Birch

1984

S. Pitt

2010

W. Jones

1985

D. Hall (HV)

2011

S. Graham

1986

B.A. Murray

2012

T. Young

1987

J. Richards

2013

H. Burt

1988

R. Hemmings

2014

T. Hall

1989

M.L. Welch

2015

C. White

1990

M.L. Welch

2016

T. Matthews

1991

M. Roberts

2017

T. Matthews

1992

K. Baker

2018

C. Probert

1993

D. Harris

2019

J. Edwards

1994

R. Brown

 

 

1995

O. Pughe

 

 

1996

S. Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHROPSHIRE AND HEREFORDSHIRE UNION OF GOLF CLUBS

FIXTURES 2019/2020    

(Q) Indicates the competition is a qualifying event for the purposes of handicap adjustment.

(OOM) Indicates the competition is a qualifying event for the Order of Merit

COUNTY       WELSH      EG & MGU

 

JANUARY

 

 

Sun 5th

Hargrove Trophy Fourth Round 1st Leg

 

 

President’s Plate Third Round 1st Leg

 

Sun 19th

Hargrove Trophy Fourth Round 2nd Leg

 

 

President’s Plate Third Round 2nd Leg

 

Mon 20th

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Shrewsbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

 

Sun 2nd

Hargrove Trophy semi-final 1st Leg

 

 

President’s Plate semi-final 1st Leg

 

Sun 16th

Hargrove Trophy semi-final 2nd Leg

 

 

President’s Plate semi-final 2nd Leg

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH

 

 

Sun 1st

Hargrove Trophy Final 1st Leg

 

 

President’s Plate Final 1st Leg

 

Tues 3rd

County Junior Organisers meeting/CDG AGM

Shrewsbury

Sun 15th

Hargrove Trophy Final 2nd Leg

 

 

President’s Plate Final 2nd Leg

 

 

 

APRIL

 

 

Sun 5th

SPRING TRIALS (Burdass Trophy) (Q) (OOM)

Mkt Drayton GC

Wed 15th 

The McEvoy Trophy

Copt Heath GC

Thurs 16th

The McEvoy Trophy

 

Sat 25th

JEFFREY CLEE SALVER (OOM)

Ludlow GC

Mon 27th

PRESIDENT’S INVITATION DAY

Shifnal GC

 

 

 

MAY

 

 

Sun 10th

v Worcestershire

Shrewsbury GC

 

v Worcestershire  II 

Stourbridge GC

Mon 4th

SHUGC EXECUTIVE MEETING

Ludlow

Wed 13th

SHROPSHIRE STAR TEAM CHAMPIONSHP

Arscott GC

Wed 20th

MIDLAND SENIOR SPRING MEETING

Harborne GC

Thurs 21st

MIDLAND MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Herefordshire CC

Thurs 21st

ENGLISH AMATEUR STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP -Brabazon Trophy

Sherwood Forest GC

Fri 31st

Entries close for the 2019/2020 Hargrove, Ken Smith, Scratch  And Handicap League

 

 

           

 

 

                                               

 

JUNE

 

 

Sun 7th  

v Staffordshire

Trentham Park GC

 

v Staffordshire II

Llanymynech GC

Wed 3rd    -

ENGLISH SENIORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

Luffenham Heath GC &

Fri 5th

ENGLISH SENIORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

Burghley Pk GC

Tues 9th -

WELSH SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP

Aberdovey GC

Thurs 11th

WELSH SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP

Aberdovey GC

Wed 10th

MIDLAND SENIOR PAIRS

Holme Hall GC

Sun 14th

COUNTY AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP (OOM)

Wrekin GC

Fri 19th

ENGLISH MEN’S COUNTY QUALIFYING

Birstall GC

Sat 20th   

COGNAC TROPHY

Shifnal GC

Sat 20th

ENGLISH MEN’S COUNTY QUALIFYING

 

Sat 27th

MIDLAND CLOSED AM CHAMPIONSHIP

St Neots GC

 

First portion of the Handicap League to be completed by 31st June

 

 

 

 

JULY

 

 

Fri 3rd

ENGLISH MID AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Sand Moor GC

Sun 5th

ENGLISH MID AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Sun 5th

v Nottinghamshire

Church Stretton GC

 

v Nottinghamshire II

Wollaton Pk GC

Thurs 9th

COUNTY SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP

Shrewsbury GC

Fri 12th

First portion of the Scratch League to be completed by this date

 

Tues 14th

MIDLAND SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP

Morley Hayes GC

Wed 15th

MIDLAND SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Thurs 23rd

CENTENARY MATCH V DERBYSHIRE

Shifnal

Fri 24th

Centenary Texas Scramble

Ludlow GC

Tue 28th -

ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP   

Woodhall Spa GC

 

 

AUGUST

 

 

Sun 2nd

v Derbyshire

Chapel-en-le-Frith GC

 

v Derbyshire II

Ludlow GC

Wed 6th -

ENGLISH SENIORS COUNTY QUALIFYING

Peterborough Milton GC

Thurs 7th

ENGLISH SENIORS COUNTY QUALIFYING

 

Sat 8th–Sun 9th

County Matchplay Finals

Lilleshall Hall GC

Tue 25th–27th  

ENGLISH BOYS COUNTY FINALS

Broadstone GC

Sat 29th

CHRONICLE CUP FINAL (Q)

Henlle Pk GC

           

           

           

 

 

 

 

                                                                                     

                                                                                                           

SEPTEMBER

 

 

Sun 6th    

v Warwickshire

Handsworth GC

 

v Warwickshire II

Herefordshire GC

Fri 11th -

COUNTY CHAMPIONS’, COUNTY JUNIOR

Woodhall Spa GC

Sun 13th

AND COUNTY SENIORS’ FINALS

 

Sat 12th

BRIAN LEWIS CUP (36 hole foursomes) (OOM)

Church Stretton

 

Foursomes Champion of Champions

Church Stretton

Mon 14th

SHUGC EXECUTIVE MEETING

Church Stretton

Fri 18th

MIDLAND SENIOR AUTUMN MEETING

Droitwich GC

Sat 19th

SCRATCH AND HANDICAP LEAGUE FINALS

Sapey GC

Sat 19th - 20th  

ENGLISH MENS Champion Club

The Worcestershire GC

Fri 25th 

ENGLISH MENS COUNTY FINALS

Seacroft GC

Sat 26th

COUNTY OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (OOM)

Kington GC

 

                                     

OCTOBER

 

 

Sun 4th       

Hargrove Trophy 1st round 1st leg

 

Tues 6th-8th

ENGLISH SENIORS COUNTY FINALS

Torquay GC

Fri 9th

ANNUAL DINNER

Whitehouse Hotel

Sun 11th  

Hargrove Trophy 1st round 2nd leg

 

Sun 25th   

Hargrove Trophy 2nd round 1st leg

 

 

President’s Plate 1st round 1st leg

 

           

                                               

NOVEMBER

 

 

Sun 1st    

Hargrove Trophy 2nd round 2nd leg

 

 

President’s Plate 1st round 2nd leg

 

Sun 8th     

Hargrove Trophy 3rd round 1st leg

 

 

President’s Plate 2nd round 1st leg

 

Sun 22nd   

Hargrove Trophy 3rd round 2nd leg

 

 

President’s Plate 2nd round 2nd leg

 

                                   

 

 

2021

 

JANUARY

 

 

Sun 3rd h      

Hargrove Trophy 4th round 1st leg

 

 

President’s Plate 3rd round 1st leg

 

Sun 17th

Hargrove Trophy 4th round 2nd leg

 

 

President’s Plate 3rd round 2nd leg

 

Mon 18th

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Shrewsbury

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

 

Sun 7th       

Hargrove Trophy semi-final 1st leg

 

 

President’s Plate semi-final 1st leg

 

Sun 21st

Hargrove Trophy semi-final 2nd leg

 

 

President’s Plate semi-final 2nd leg

 

 

 
 

 

 

COUNTY JUNIOR FIXTURES

MARCH

 

 

Tues 3rd March

Annual County Junior Organisers Meeting

Shrewsbury

 

Sunday 29th March

Spring Cup & Charles Lewis Team Shield (36 hole)

Burghill Valley

 

APIRIL

 

 

 

Tues 7th - Thurs 9th April

Four Counties Tournament

Eaton

 

Sunday 19th  April

u14's Stableford

Arscott

 

Saturday 25th April

u16's/u14's friendly  v   Nottinghamshire

Wrekin

 

MAY

 

 

 

Saturday 9th May

u18's League Match v  Staffordshire

Onneley

 

Sunday 10th May

u14's friendly v Cheshire

Alsager

 

Sunday 17th  May

u18's friendly v North Wales

Llanymynech

 

Saturday 23rd May

Youths Championship 

Lilleshall Hall

 

Sunday 31st May

u14's friendly v Warwickshire  

Copsewood Grange

 

JUNE

 

 

 

Saturday 20th June

u14's / u12's Boys Championships

Ludlow

 

Sunday 28th June

u18's League Match v Worcestershire

The Herefordshire

 

JULY

 

 

 

Saturday 4th July

Boys Championships (36 holes)

Market Drayton

 

Sunday 5th July

U14’s friendly v Notts

Trent Lock

 

Saturday 11th July

u14's friendly v Staffs

Oxley Park

 

Sunday 12th July

u18's League Match v Derbys

Bridgnorth

 

Wednesday 22nd July

Sixes Tournament

The Shropshire

 

Sunday 26th July

u16's League Match v Derbys

Alfreton

 

AUGUST

 

 

 

Monday 3rd August

u16's v Staffs/Worcs Tri-Match

Wharton Park

 

Thursday 13th August

Centenary Texas Scramble  (Boys & Girls)

The Shropshire

 

Sunday 16th August

u18's League Match v Warwickshire

The Henley

 

Saturday 22nd August

u16's League Match v Warwickshire

Oswestry

 

Thursday 27th August

Handicap Championships/Shrops Star Team Shield ( Boys & Girls)

Shrewsbury

 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

 

Sunday 13th September

u14's friendly v Derbys

Hawkstone Park

 

Sat 26th / Sun 27th Sept

Match Play Finals

Arscott

 

OCTOBER

 

 

 

Saturday 3rd October

Par 3 Championship

The Grove

 

Saturday 10th October

Junior Organisers / Junior Captains

Telford

 

Sunday 11th October

u14's friendly v Worcs

Leominster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midland Fixtures 

 

 

 

Mon 6th - Wed 8th April

MGU u16's Stroke Play

Hawkstone Park

 

Tuesday 26th May

u18's Midland 10 Counties, team of 6.

Ashbourne

 

Thurs 2nd July

Midland Boys

Wollaton Park

 

Wed 8th - Fri 10th July

Midland Youths

Stoke Rochford

 

Saturday 5th September

u14 Midland 10 Counties, team of 6

Broughton Heath

 

Sun 20th Sept

Midland Champion of Champions

Kirby Muxloe

 

Sun 4th October

MGU League Final West v East

Harbourne

 

Sun 18th October

u 16's Midland 10 Counties, team of 6

Penn

 

 

 

National Fixtures

 

 

 

Wed 15th - Thurs 16th April

Peter McEvoy Trophy

Copt Heath

 

Fri 1st – Sun 3rd May

Fairhaven Trophy 72 hole

Fairhaven

 

Fri 19th - Sun 21st June

Henry Cooper

Nizells

 

Tues 14th - Thurs 16th July

EG u16's C'ships, McGregor Trophy

Heworth

 

Tues 21st - Fri 24th July

EG u18's C'ships, Carris Trophy

St.Georges Hill

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 4th - Thursday 6th August

EG Reid Trophy ( u14's)

Prestbury

 

13th -18th August

British Boys C'ships

Saunton

 

tbc

EG Junior Club

Frilford Heath

 

19th - 21st August

North of England u16 Championship

Heswall

 

Mon 25th - Thurs 27th August

EG County Finals

Broadstone

 

Saturday 12th September

EG County Junior Champion of Champions

Woodhall Spa

 

 

 

 

 

PeeWee Tour

Club Matches (u14’s)

 

 

Sun 12th July Oswestry

Wed 15th April v Market Drayton

 

Tues 21st July The Grove

Thurs 28th May v Patshull Park

 

 

Mon 27th July Arscott

Wed 29th July v Kington

 

 

Mon 3rd August Mkt Drayton

Fri 7th Aug v CS

 

 

Tues 11th August Shifnal

Tuesday 25th August v Wrekin

 

 

 

Monday 26th Oct v County Seniors Patshull Park

 

 

Peewee's v Nippers

Thurs 20th August Chilwell Manor

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTY SENIOR FIXTURES

APRIL

Mon    20th                  SHUGC Seniors Pre-Season                                      Aberdovey GC

MAY

Wed     6th                    v Lancashire                                                                Ludlow GC

Wed     20th                  Midland Spring Meeting                                             Harborne GC

Fri       22nd                 v Warwickshire (League)                                            Copt Heath GC

Wed     27th                  v Derbyshire (League)                                    Erewash Valley  GC

JUNE

Mon    1st                    v Northamptonshire                                                    The Shropshire GC

Wed     3rd - 5th             EG Seniors’ Championship                                        Luffenham Heath

Wed     10th                  Midland Senior Pairs                                                  Holme Hall GC

Tue      9th – 11th          Welsh Seniors Closed                                                 Aberdovey GC

Wed     24th                  v Leicestershire & Rutland                                          Ullesthorpe Court GC

Wed     24th - 26th         Welsh Seniors Open                                                   Ashburnham GC        

Tues    30th                  v Staffordshire (League)                                             Shifnal GC

JULY

Fri       3rd                    Tri Match (v Herefordshire & Worcestershire)           The Herefordshire GC

Thur    9th                    SHUGC Seniors Championship                                 Shrewsbury GC                                                

Tues    14th - 15th         Midland Seniors Championship                                  Morley Hayes GC

Tues    21st                  v Worcestershire (League)                                          Bridgnorth GC

Fri       24th                  v North Wales                                                             Abergele GC

Tues    28th                  v Shropshire Senior Ladies                                         Arscott GC

AUGUST

Tues    4th                    v Staffordshire                                                            Staffordshire GC

Wed     5th – 6th            English Seniors County Qualifying (Team 6) Peterborough Milton GC

Fri       21st                  Denbighshire                                                               Llangollen GC

Thur    27th                  v Nottinghamshire                                                       Patshull Pk GC

SEPTEMBER

Fri       18th                  Midland Senior Autumn Meeting                               Droitwich GC

Tues    22nd                v Cheshire                                                                   Hawkstone Pk GC

OCTOBER

Thurs   22nd                 SHUGC Seniors Autumn Pairs                                  Hawkstone Pk GC

Mon    26th                  v S&H U14 Boys                                                       Patshull Pk GC

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

HEREFORDSHIRE EVENTS

May

Sat       23rd      Men’s Championship                                                              South Herefordshire GC

June

Sat       20th      Mixed Foursomes                                                                   The Herefordshire GC

Thurs   25th      Seniors Championship                                                            Alexander Pk GC

October

Wed     28th      Juniors Championship                                                            Kington GC

 

 

 

COUNTY UNION COMPETITIONS RESULTS 2019

 

Amateur Champion: (Guy Darlington Cup)                                  Kris Jones (Ludlow)   

  Hereford Times Cup:                                                                     Craig Simmons                                                                                  

  Griffith Price Cup:                                                                         Jon Deveraux                                                 

Team Champions:                                                                             Ludlow                                                                                                

Open Champion:                                                                               Dani Hoof                                     

Hargrove Foursomes Trophy:                                                        Shifnal A                                                         

Hargrove Presidents' Plate:                                                            Market Drayton      

Spring Meeting (Burdass Trophy)                                                   Nick Evans (Shrewsbury)                                                                  

Jeffrey Clee Salver:                                                                         Kris Jones & Edward Morley (Ludlow) 

Order of Merit winner:                                                                   Kris Jones (Ludlow)   

Chronicle Cup:                                                                                  Norman Bennett (Shrewsbury)                   

Chronicle Cup Team Champions:                                                  Bridgnorth                                                   

Shropshire Star Team Trophy:                                                       The Shropshire                             

Centenary Texas Scramble:                                                            Leominster                                   

Centenary Junior Texas Scramble:                                                Horsehay                                                        

Cognac Trophy:                                                                                Kington                                          

Inter-Club Handicap League:  (Walker Cup)                                Lilleshall Hall                                                                                    

Scratch League                                                              

  Division One: (Humphreys/Smith Cup)                                        The Herefordshire A                                                                                          

  Division Two:                                                                                   Oswestry A                                                                                      

Senior Champion: (Cooksey Trophy)                                             Paul McGarry (Bridgnorth)                         

Senior Team Champions                                                                  Hawkstone Pk                                                                

Brian Lewis Foursomes Cup:                                                          Thomas Kerr & Barry Ruddock (Shrewsbury) 

Ken Smith Trophy:                                                                           Shifnal A                                                                                             

Youths Champion:                                                                            Ewan Muttitt-Jones (Horsehay)                                                                       

Junior Spring Cup:                                                                            Connor Owen (Aberdovey & Oswestry)                                       

Junior Champion: (Steve Gee Cup):                                              Jack Edwards (Shifnal)                                                    

Under 16 Junior Champion:                                                            Ewan Muttitt-Jones (Horsehay)                                   

Under 14 Junior Champion:                                                            Harri Matthews (Oswestry)                        

Under 12 Junior Champion:                                                            Finn Bowdler (Oswestry)          

Gilbert Patch Handicap Champion:                                                Alex Nixon (Shrewsbury)                              

Junior Handicap League:                                                                 Horsehay                                       

Junior Match Play Champion:                                                       Daniel Haycocks (Oswestry)

Junior Merit Award winner:                                                          Euan Muttit-Jones (Horsehay)                                    

Shropshire Star Handicap Team Champions:                                Shrewsbury                                                                                       

Charles Lewis Team Shield:                                                            Shifnal

Sixes Champion                                                                                 Ethan & Stanley Lin (Telford)                                                                          

 

 

MATCH RESULTS

Midland League:                         1st Team                    2nd Team                                      

v Warwickshire                            L 8-7                                            L 12½-2½

v Worcestershire                         L 9-6                                             L 11½-3½

v Staffordshire                              L 4½-10½                                     W 8 –7

v Nottinghamshire                        L 12-3                                           D 7½ -7½ 

v Derbyshire                                 L 4½-10½                                     L 10-5

 

Boys                                                                                                   

v Staffordshire                              L 13-2                                                           

v Worcestershire                         L 11½-3½                       

v Derbyshire                                 L 12-3                              

v Warwickshire                           W 8-7

v North Wales                              H 9-9

 

 

Seniors

Fri 10th May                Lancashire at Ashton & Lea G.C                                  L 2.5-15.5

Thurs 23rd May           Warwickshire at Llanymynech G.G                               L 6.5-11.5

Wed 29th May             Derbyshire at Oswestry G.C                                        W 15-3

Mon 3rd June               Northants at Kettering G.C                                         H 9-9

Thurs 20th:                   Leics & Rutland at Telford G.C                                   L 5-13

Mon 1st July                Staffordshire at Trentham Park G.C                             L 8-10

Thurs 25th July            Worcestershire at Kidderminster G.C                            L 6.5-11.5

Mon 29th July              North Wales at Shrewsbury G.C                                   W 11-7

Mon 5th August           Staffordshire at The Wrekin G.C                                    L 5.5-11.5

Thurs 15th August       Denbighshire at Hill Valley                                            W 13-5

Thurs 29th August       Nottinghamshire at The Nottinghamshire G.C                  L 4.5-13.5

Mon 16th September   Cheshire at Alsager Golf Club                                         L 3-15

 

 

 

The U16’s won the tri match against Staffs & Worcs

Junior Champion Jack Edwards finished 7th in the Champion of Champion Tournament 

Connor Owen represented Wales in Home Internationals & European Team C’Ships. 

He also won the Welsh u16’s Boys Championship and the Welsh Boys Championship.

 

EG County Seniors Championship – Midland Qualifying

Held on Thursday 8th August 2019 at Coxmoor Golf Club, Nottinghamshire.

With a ten-round total of 773 S&H finished runners up to Lincolnshire on 765. Nottinghamshire were 3rd on 774 and Staffordshire 4th on 775.

 

Nigel Chesters (Hawkstone Pk) and Tony Cheese (Shifnal) finished tied for second place in the individual event on 151 (+5)

 

Damian Magill (Shifnal) won the MGU Senior Spring Meet at Saffron Walden G.C with a score of 75 (+3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHROPSHIRE AND HEREFORDSHIRE UNION OF GOLF CLUBS

COMPETITION RULES

EFFECTIVE FROM 1st JANUARY 2020

GENERAL RULES 

The following rules are applicable to ALL County Individual, Pairs, and Team Competitions :- 

1. All Clubs who are full members of the Shropshire and Herefordshire Union of Golf Clubs and whose subscription has been paid up-to-date are eligible to enter County competitions. 

 

2. A Player in order to be eligible to compete in any County competition and to represent a Club, must be :- 

a) of amateur status as defined by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. 

b) a playing member of an affiliated Club in the County Union and have a CONGU competition handicap. (This is to be taken to include Juniors having full playing facilities and a CONGU competition handicap). 

 

NOTE: Exception – Juniors less than 18 years of age are NOT eligible to represent their club in the Interclub Handicap League. 

3. A player may only represent that Club which he has declared to be his ‘Home’ club (i.e. the club which administers the player’s handicap). A player cannot play for more than one club in a competition for the duration of that competition. 

 

4. Entry fees will be reviewed regularly by the Competition Committee and may be varied at any time subject to the approval of the Administrative Committee. Fees for each competition will be as stated on the current year’s entry form. 

 

5. All players must observe the Rules of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and such Local Rules (including Winter Rules) of the host Club as are in force at the time of the competition. 

 

6. Players must not ride on any form of transportation during a stipulated round unless authorised by the Competition Committee prior to the event or match (For authorisation see Guidance for Players Applying for Buggy Use Based on Disability at rear of this document). 

 

Disabled players authorised to use a buggy car may not allow a non-disabled marker or partner to share or have any of their equipment carried on such a buggy. A breach of this requirement will lead to disqualification in individual strokeplay and loss of game in matchplay. 2 

 

Players must comply with home club rules regarding buggies and trolleys. 

7. The Competition Committee will specify annually those competitions requiring the support of a Rules Official. 

 

8. Unless otherwise specified in the Terms of the Competition, the following rules will apply: Where competitions are played over 18 holes, ties shall be decided on the last 9, 6, 3, or 1 holes of the round. If a tie still arises it shall be decided on the last 6, 3, or 1 holes of the first nine holes of the round. If the players still cannot be separated the prize will be shared. Where competitions are played over 36 holes, ties shall be decided on the final 18 holes and if a tie still arises it will be decided on the final 18 holes as shown in paragraph one above. 

 

In the event that the competition is started from different holes, the last 9, 6, 3, 1 will be holes 10-18 on the scorecard. 

NOTE – Additional Rules specific to Individual and Pairs Competitions will be included on the Entry Form. These competitions are the Amateur Championship, the Spring Trials, the Open Championship, the Matchplay Championship, the Senior Championship, and the Jeffrey Clee Salver. 3 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM COMPETITION RULES

 

The following rules are applicable to the Hargrove Trophy (including the Hargrove Presidents’ Plate), the Interclub Handicap League, the Scratch League (Divisions 1 & 2) and the Ken Smith Trophy :- 

 

1. Entries for team competitions must be made to the County Treasurer on the appropriate entry form with such fees and information as individual rules require. For the Hargrove Trophy, the Ken Smith Trophy, the Scratch League and the Interclub League, entries must be made by 31st May and the draw will be made by Committee members prior to the Spring Executive meeting and issued at that meeting. Excepting the Scratch league draw which will be made by Committee members prior to the Autumn Executive meeting and issued at that meeting. Failure to enter by the due date will exclude clubs from competitions. 

 

2. Each Club shall appoint a Captain in charge of each team entered. Each Team Captain shall prepare a list of his team in match order to exchange with his opposite number before the time agreed for the commencement of the match. Once the lists have been exchanged no substitutions will be allowed. 

 

3. Matches shall commence at the time set for play in accordance with the rules or, if no time is set, in accordance with the time agreed between the Clubs concerned. If any player fails to be available at the time set for play or within ten minutes of the last game teeing off the first tee, then that player shall lose his game by the maximum margin. 

 

4. The home Team Captain shall provide sufficient score cards for each member of the visiting team. He shall advise the away Team Captain in writing before the commencement of play the details of any additional local rules not on the score card. 

 

5. Each Team Captain shall be responsible for the settlement of any dispute which may arise with any match. 

 

6. The result of each match shall be forwarded separately by both Team Captains to the Competition Administrator within three days of the event on the appropriate results sheet, otherwise the score of the defaulting side may be forfeited. 

 

7. All players are expected to comply with the dress rules of the Home Club both on the course and in the clubhouse and to participate in any catering arrangements which have been made. Away team captains should endeavour to establish, in advance, the dress rules of the Home Club. 

 

8. Disputes shall be settled by the Administrator whose decision shall be final. If he is unable to decide, because his Club may be involved or interested in the result of a match, the matter will be referred to the Competition Chairman or the Administrative Committee. 

 

9. The finals of Interclub Handicap League and the Scratch Leagues Division 1 and Division 2 will be played on the same day unless otherwise agreed by the Administrator. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIFIC COMPETITION RULES 

HARGROVE TROPHY (Incorporating the HARGROVE PRESIDENTS PLATE) 

ADMINISTRATOR – Mike Gardner, Tally Ho Cottage, Bell Lane, Hanley Broadheath, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8QX Tel: 01886 853654 Mob: 07971 768394 e-Mail:michaelhgardner2000@yahoo.co.uk 

1. The Hargrove Trophy is a scratch foursomes matchplay competition between club teams of 3 pairs each. Each round shall be on a home and away basis. Teams losing in the first round will automatically be entered into the Hargrove Presidents’ Plate to which these rules also apply. Any team failing to play their first round matches will be debarred from proceeding into the Presidents’ Plate. 

 

2. Each Club may enter a maximum of two teams. Clubs entering more than one team shall, with their entry, nominate the players they have selected for the A team, also noting their current handicap. The A team should be the strongest team based on aggregated handicaps. 

3. No player may play for more than one team in any single round. This rule is applicable to the rounds of the Trophy and the Plate due to be played on the same dates. 

 

The A Team must be named prior to the clubs first match & If a player represents the A team on more than 1 occasion during the season he will no-longer be eligible to represent the B team. 

4. All Clubs shall complete their matches within the time limits allotted to each round and any Club failing to do so shall be liable to disqualification. If a Club concedes a match, that Club runs the risk of being de-barred from the following year’s competition. 

 

5. All games will be played to a conclusion over 18 holes to decide holes up in each game. The team who wins shall be the team who has the higher aggregate of games won over the two legs, with one point being awarded for a win and a half point for a halved match. If the teams finish level on points, the number of holes up at the conclusion of both legs shall determine the winners. If both teams are still level then the last pair in the second leg will continue from the first tee to play sudden-death until a decision is reached by one side winning a hole. 

 

6. Matches will normally be played on a Sunday and the host club may select the time at which the match shall tee off between 10am and 12.30pm (1pm when daylight permits). If mutually agreed between the clubs concerned, matches may also be played on a Saturday. 

 

7. The host club shall be entitled to require the match to be played over their course using such tees and pin placements as they shall decide. Every effort should be made to play off proper tees and proper greens at least equivalent to those normally in play by members of the host club. 

 

8. In the event of adverse weather conditions interfering with play the host club shall advise the visiting club by 12 noon on the day prior to that fixed for the match if conditions make play impossible. If ground conditions due to snow or rain, or weather conditions due to fog, are found to have deteriorated on the day of play then both captains must agree for the match to proceed or, if started, for the match to continue. If weather conditions prevent play at the host club the legs of each round may be reversed by mutual consent. The Administrator must be advised immediately of any decision under this rule. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERCLUB HANDICAP LEAGUE (WALKER CUP) 

ADMINISTRATOR – Sean Gregory, The Laurels, School Street, St Georges, Telford, TF2 9LD. 

TEL: 01952 586382 MOB:07971 280035 e-mail : comps@shugc.com 

1 The Interclub Handicap League is a four ball better ball matchplay competition played off current handicap between club teams of 6 pairs each. Juniors less than 18 years of age are not eligible to play. 

 

2 Each Club shall be entitled to enter one team. The Clubs will be divided geographically into zones, the number of which may only be varied by agreement of the Executive Committee. 

 

3 Each Club shall play the other Clubs in the same zone on a home and away basis. All matches must be completed by the closing date specified in the County Fixtures Card for the current year. The result of any match played after the closing date will be disregarded. Should a club withdraw from a zone then the results of any matches involving that club, completed prior to withdrawal, will be disregarded. 

 

4 Clubs must agree between them the dates and times when the matches are to be played (Clubs are requested to look carefully at the time of the year and the geographical locations if it is envisaged that there will be a mid-week match). 

 

5 Of the 12 players representing each club six players will have a handicap of 12 or less, one of whom will appear in each pair, and the other player will have a handicap of 13 or over but not exceeding 24. A player of over 24 handicap may play off 24 handicap. Similarly, if a Club cannot raise six players of 12 handicap or less, then a player with a handicap of higher than 12 may play as one of those players but he shall play off 12 handicap. 

 

The stroke allowance will be 9 tenths the difference, taken from the lowest handicapped player and strokes will be taken according to the stroke index on the card of the course being played. 

6 Each game shall be deemed concluded when one pair is more holes up than there are holes left to play. The result will be recorded as holes up to the leading pair at that point. 

 

7 Where a match is not completed due to bad weather and it cannot be re-arranged, the result will be determined as follows – for those games which have completed 9 holes the result will be based on the position at stoppage time; for those games which have not completed 9 holes the result of each will be declared a half. 

 

8 The zone winners shall be decided by the overall result of all matches, with two points being awarded for a win and one point for a halved match. If, on completion of all zone matches, more than one Club shall be level on points, the winners will be decided on the total number of games won. When clubs are tied on points and games, the club with the best record between the clubs involved on points, then games, and then holes will be the higher placed. If these individual results are identical then the club with higher holes up over the whole league will be the higher placed. 

 

9 Matches or games (within matches) not played cannot be agreed as halves. 

 

10 The winners of each zone will progress to the quarter-finals the draw for which will be on a geographical basis. The winners of the quarter-finals will progress to the semi-finals the draw for which will be non-geographical. All matches will be played on a home and away basis by the closing dates specified in the County Fixtures Card. The first named club will be at home in the first leg unless agreed otherwise between the clubs and the Administrator. 

 

11 The final shall be played on a neutral course, and will be determined over one series of 18 hole games as per rule 6. NB if a qualifying club is hosting the final then the match will be played on a home & away (36 hole) basis with the final leg being played on Finals day. 

 

12 In the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the final, ties on games and holes will be resolved by the last pair continuing from the first tee to play sudden-death until a decision is reached by one side winning a hole. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCRATCH LEAGUE 

ADMINISTRATOR – Sean Gregory, The Laurels, School Street, St Georges, Telford, TF2 9LD. 

TEL: 01952 586382 MOB:07971 280035 e-mail : comps@shugc.com 

1 The Scratch League is a scratch singles matchplay competition between club teams of 4 players each. 

 

2 The League will consist of two divisions, designated One and Two. Division 1 will consist of a maximum of 16 teams, divided into four geographical zones. Depending on the numbers, Division 2 will consist of as many geographical zones as are required. The winner of each zone in Division 2 will be promoted to Division 1 and the team finishing bottom of each zone in Division 1 will be relegated to Division 2 for the following season. 

 

3 In the event of any team eligible to play in Division 1 failing to enter, for whatever reason, then Division 1 will be made up to 16 teams by selecting an additional team (or teams) from Division 2 based on the merit of performance in the immediate prior year. The Competitions Committee will make the selection and the Committee's decision will be final. 

 

4 Each Club may enter a maximum of two teams. No B team will be drawn in the same zone as its A team. The A team should be the strongest team based on aggregated handicaps. Clubs should complete their programme of matches with the best team available and any Club failing to play in the spirit of the competition runs the risk of being debarred from the following year’s competition. 

5 The A Team must be named prior to the clubs first match & If a player represents the A team on more than 1 occasion during the season he will no-longer be eligible to represent the B team. 

 

6 Each Club shall play the other Clubs in the same zone on a home and away basis. All matches must be completed by the closing date specified in the county fixture card for the current year. The result of any match played after the closing date will be disregarded. Should a club withdraw from a zone then the results of any matches involving that club, completed prior to withdrawal, will be disregarded. 

 

7 Clubs must agree between them the dates and times when the matches are to be played (Clubs are requested to look carefully at the time of the year and the geographical locations if it is envisaged that there will be a mid-week match). 

 

8 Each game shall be deemed concluded when one player is more holes up than there are holes left to play. The result will be recorded as holes up to the leading player at that point. 

 

9 If a club calls off a match on the day that the match was agreed to be played then that club will lose the match 4 – 0 and 4 holes down (This will not preclude clubs re-arranging the match if time is available). 

 

10 Where a match is not completed due to bad weather and it cannot be re-arranged, the result will be determined as follows – for those games which have completed 9 holes the result will be based on the position at stoppage time; for those games which have not completed 9 holes the result of each will be declared a half. 

 

11 The zone winners shall be decided by the overall result of all matches, with two points being awarded for a win and one point for a halved match. If, on completion of all zone matches, more than one Club shall be level on points, the winners will be decided on the total number of games won. When clubs are tied on points and games, the club with the best record between the clubs involved on points, then games, and then holes will be the higher placed. If these individual results are identical then the club with higher holes up over the whole league will be the higher placed. 

 

12 Matches or games (within matches) not played cannot be agreed as halves. 

 

13 The winners of each zone will progress to the semi-finals, which will be played on a home and away basis in accordance with the draw and by the closing date specified in the County Fixture Card. The first named club will be at home in the first leg unless agreed otherwise between the clubs and the Administrator. 

 

14 The final shall be played on a neutral course, and will be determined over two series of 18 hole matches. Clubs will be permitted to switch the order of their players, or to introduce new players, for the second 18 hole match. NB if a qualifying club is hosting the final then the match will be played on a home & away (36 hole) basis with the final leg being played on Finals day. 

 

15 In semi-finals and the final, ties on games, and holes will be resolved by the last pair continuing from the first tee to play sudden-death until a decision is reached by one side winning a hole. 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRONICLE CUP 

(Also incorporating the Club Team Handicap Trophy) 

ADMINISTRATOR – ROB WORMSTONE 14 Oak Road, Brewood, Stafford, ST19 9HH. 

Tel: Tel 01902 850628 Mob: 07754 016798 e-mail – rob.wormstone@gmail.com 

1. The Chronicle Cup is an individual 18 hole stableford competition played off current handicap. Incorporated is the Club Team Handicap Trophy. 

 

2. Each Club may enter four players based on the results of a qualifying round (18 holes stableford) played at the Club on any day selected by the Club before 30th June each year. 

 

NOTE:- Each Club is urged to hold a specific qualifying competition for the Chronicle Cup. If this is not possible it should be twinned with another properly organised stableford competition with all persons of the appropriate handicap entering the Chronicle Cup. 

3. Players to be eligible must have a handicap of not less than 10 or more than 28 at the time of entry for the qualifying round (current handicap for each round). 

 

4. The entry fee will be £1.00 per player, to be paid on entering the qualifying round. All entry money goes to the County Union. 

 

5. Each Club must submit an entry form to the Administrator giving the names of the Club’s four leading qualifiers immediately after the qualifying round has been played and, in any case, not later than 7th July. In the event of substitutions, they must have played in the qualifying round and must be taken in strict qualifying order. Clubs must also include a cheque for all entry money received and the stated charge for 4 meals. 

 

6. All prizes will be presented on the evening of the Final day. The winner will receive a glassware momento. The Club Team Handicap Trophy will be awarded to the Club with the highest aggregate points score from three of their four returns. In the event of ties in the final, the individual and team prize winners shall be decided on the best last 9 holes or last six, three or one hole if still tying. 

 

SHUGC TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (SPONSORED BY FURROWS) 

ADMINISTRATOR - MARTIN FOWLES, 26 CHURCH MEADOWS, ALPORT ROAD, WHITCHURCH, SHROPSHIRE, SY1 31PY 

Tel: 07802 344 823 Email: martin@stelex.co.uk 

1. The Championship is an 18 hole stableford competition from a shotgun start played off current handicap between club teams of 4 players each. 

 

2. Entry is by invitation from the competition Administrator, addressed to the Captain of each club. 

 

3. Clubs may nominate a team of 4 players made up with one player from each of the handicap ranges 0-6, 7-12, 13-18, 19-24. If a club is unable to fulfil this requirement a player with a higher handicap may be included, provided he plays off a handicap within a lower range. No player may compete off a handicap which is higher than his official club handicap. 

 

4. The handicap allowance will be 9/10ths of the player’s handicap. 

 

5. The best three scores from four will count on each hole. The team with the highest number of points will be awarded the hand-crafted crystal Shropshire Star Trophy which they will retain for one year. The sponsors will also provide prizes for the first three teams. 

 

6. In the event of a tie, the Trophy, team prizes, and individual prizes will be decided on the best last 9, 6, 3, or 1 hole as necessary. 

 

7. Clubs are expected to pay for their team’s lunch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEN SMITH TROPHY 

ADMINISTRATOR – Sean Gregory The Laurels, School Street, St Georges, Telford, Shropshire TF2 9LD 

TEL: 01952 586382 MOB: 07971 280035 e-mail: comps@shugc.com. 

1 The Ken Smith Trophy is a scratch fourball betterball matchplay competition for Seniors between club teams of 3 pairs each. 

 

2 The Competition will run from mid-September to the end of March. 

 

3 Each Club may enter a maximum of two teams. No club B team will be drawn in the same zone as the A team. There will be a straight non-geographical draw from the clubs who have entered. 

 

4 Each Club may enter a maximum of two teams. No B team will be drawn in the same zone as its A team. The A team should be the strongest team based on aggregated handicaps. Clubs should complete their programme of matches with the best team available and any Club failing to play in the spirit of the competition runs the risk of being debarred from the following year’s competition.

 

5 The A Team must be named prior to the clubs first match & If a player represents the A team on more than 1 occasion during the season he will no-longer be eligible to represent the B team. 

 

6 In addition to the eligibility requirements of General Rule 2, players must be aged 55 or over. 

 

7 Each Club shall play the other Clubs in the same zone on a home and away basis. All matches must be completed by the closing date specified on the draw sheet. The result of any match played after the closing date will be disregarded. Should a club withdraw from a zone then the results of any matches involving that club, completed prior to withdrawal, will be disregarded. If a club concedes a match, that club runs the risk of being de-barred from the following year’s competition. 

 

8 Matches will normally be played on a weekday on the host club’s seniors day and the host club may select the time at which the match shall tee off between 10am and 12.30pm (1pm when daylight permits). Clubs must agree between them the dates when the matches are to be played.

 

9 Each game shall be deemed concluded when one pair is more holes up than there are holes left to play. The result will be recorded as holes up to the leading pair at that point. 

 

10 The zone winners shall be decided by the overall result of all matches, with two points being awarded for a win and one point for a halved match. If, on completion of all zone matches, more than one Club shall be level on points, the winners will be decided on the total number of games won. When clubs are tied on points and games, the club with the best record between the clubs involved on points, then games, and then holes will be the higher placed. If these individual results are identical then the club with higher holes up over the whole league will be the higher placed. 

 

11 Matches or games (within matches) not played cannot be agreed as halves. 

 

12 The winners of each zone will progress to the semi-final zones the draw for which will be non-geographical. The semi-final zone matches will be played on the same basis as the qualifying zones and by the specified closing date. Each zone winner will be decided as per Rule 9. 

 

The final will be played on a home and away basis in accordance with the draw and by the closing dates specified on the draw sheet. The first named club will be at home in the first leg unless agreed otherwise by both clubs and the Administrator. 

 

13 In the semi-finals and the final, ties on games and holes will be resolved by the last pair continuing from the first tee to play sudden-death until a decision is reached by one side winning a hole. 

 

14 The host club shall be entitled to require the match to be played over their course using such tees and pin placements as they shall decide. Every effort should be made to play off proper tees and proper greens at least equivalent to those normally in play by members of the host club. 

 

15 In the event of adverse weather conditions interfering with play the host club shall advise the visiting club by 12 noon on the day prior to that fixed for the match if conditions make play impossible. If weather conditions prevent play at the host club the legs of each round may be reversed by mutual consent. On the day of play, if ground conditions due to snow or rain, or weather conditions due to fog, are found to have deteriorated then both captains must agree for the match to proceed or, if started, for the match to continue. The Administrator must be advised immediately of any decision under this rule. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COGNAC TROPHY 

ADMINISTRATOR – S.M Gregory, Laurels, School Street, St Georges, Telford, TF2 9LD 

TEL: 01952 586382 – Mobile: 07971 280035 

1. The Cognac Trophy is an 18 hole stableford competition from a shotgun start between Club teams of 4 adults (over 18) SHUGC members, each playing off current handicap. In addition, the Administration Committee may enter up to three teams, competing on the same basis as the club teams. 

 

2. Entry is by invitation from the Administrator, addressed to the Secretary of each club. Entry forms with such fees and information required must be returned by the stated closing date. Failure to enter by the due date will exclude clubs from the competition. 

 

3. Each club may nominate a team of 4 members consisting of four adults. It is suggested that the four will be the Club Captain, The Club President, The Club Secretary & a Club official, although if this is not possible substitutes will be allowed. 

 

4. The Administration Committee teams will include the President, The President-Elect, the Administrator & Committee members by rotation. 

 

5. Notwithstanding General Competition Rule 6 (Registered Disabled Players), for the Cognac Trophy only, players with certificated medical authority to use a buggy, may do so with the prior permission of the Administrator. 

 

6. The handicap limit for each player will be 24. Players with a handicap of more than 24 may play, but must play off 24 on the day. No player may compete off a handicap which is higher than his official club handicap. 

 

7. The handicap allowance will be 9/10ths of the player’s handicap. 

 

8. In order to accommodate the number of participating teams the field will be divided into two flights. Both flights will start by shotgun from each team’s nominated tee, the second flight starting after the first flight has completed 9 holes. 

 

9. The best two stableford scores from four will count on each hole. The team with the highest number of aggregated points over 18 holes will be awarded the Cognac Trophy which they will retain for one year. The sponsors will also provide prizes for the first four teams, best first 9-hole team score, best second 9-hole team score and nearest-the-pin prizes for individuals. 

 

10. In the event of a tie, the Trophy and team prizes will be decided on the best last 9, 6, 3, or 1 hole as necessary. 

 

11. Clubs are expected to pay for their team’s light refreshments and evening meal. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CENTENARY TEXAS SCRAMBLE 

ADMINISTRATOR – GREG HOPKINS, 5 Greenfields Crescent, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4JN. 

Tel: 01746 765561 Mob: 07450 021811 e-Mail: roddieh@icloud.com 

1. The Centenary Texas Scramble celebrates the 2013 centenary of the County Union and is an 18-hole Stableford competition open to one team of four men from each Club in the County Union. The County President and the Administrative Committee may each enter one team. 

 

2. There is no specific entry form, entries are requested by email from the Administrator in the Spring of each year giving details of the date and venue of the event. 

 

3. The format is a Texas Scramble medal with a two-tee start. Specific rules for the Scramble competition will be issued by the Administrator prior to the event and available at the check-in desk. 

 

4. There is no handicap limit but it is a fun event intended for ordinary Club Members covering a wide range of handicaps rather than for elite golfers who will have many other opportunities to participate in County events. 

 

5. The team’s handicap allowance will be 15% of their combined playing handicaps. 

 

6. Each 4-man team may be chosen by the Club Captain preferably to include himself and three other adult male Members including seniors but not Juniors, (who have their own Centenary event). 

 

7. Notwithstanding General Competition Rule 6 (Registered Disabled Players), for the Centenary competition only, players with certified medical authority to use a buggy may do so with the prior permission of the Administrator. 

 

8. The Centenary Trophy will be awarded to the winning team (on countback in the event of a tie) and individual trophies will be awarded to team members in first, second and third place. Individual nearest-the-pin prizes will also be given. 

 

9. Clubs are expected to pay for their team’s “half-way” snack and evening meal. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guidance for Players Applying for Buggy Use Based on Disability

 

  • Authorisation for use of a buggy will only be given to players with long term disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010.

 

  • The disability must be the inability to walk the stipulated course.

 

  • Requests for buggy use must be submitted in writing by the individual club member concerned to the Competition Chairman.

 

  • Such requests must be validated by a certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner specifically stating that the disability is an inability to walk the full course, that it is permanent, or is likely to continue for at least 12 months, and that it falls within the above Act.

 

  • Applicants must also send with the application a copy of a valid certificate of insurance, which the player must ensure is still valid for any competition which he enters.

 

  • Authorisation will be confirmed in writing and will normally be effective 10 days after receipt of a valid application.

 

  • Authorisation will normally be given for 12 months only, except where the disability is certified as permanent in which case the authorisation will not be time limited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX

 

England Golf Pace of Play Policy

SHUGC have adopted the England Golf Pace of Play Policy to improve the pace of play in our Championships as shown below:

a) “Out of Position”

The first group and any group after a starter’s gap 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 of position” if it is more than the starting interval behind the group in front.

b) Procedure when Group is “Out of Position”

i. A Group “Out of Position” will be asked by the referee to get back into position within a specified time. Failure to do so may lead to players being individually timed.

ii. If a decision is taken to time a group, each player in the group will be informed the group is out of position. At the referee’s discretion, each or any player will be subject to individual timings.      

The maximum time allocated per shot is 40 seconds. 10 extra seconds are allowed for the first player to play.

· on a par three hole;

· an approach shot;

· a chip or

· a putt          

The time will start when the player has had sufficient time to reach his ball, it is his turn to play and he is able to play without interference or distraction.

On the putting green, timing will start when the player has had a reasonable amount of time to lift, clean and replace his ball, repair pitch marks and move loose impediments on his line of putt. Time spent looking at the line from beyond the hole and / or behind the ball is included in the time allowed for the stroke.

Timing ceases when a group is back in position. Players will be advised accordingly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION
(Note 2 to Rule 6-7 and Note 4 to Rule 32-1b)

Stroke Play                                  Match Play

1 Bad Time              One stroke penalty                                  Loss of hole

2 Bad Times             Further two strokes penalty                    Loss of hole

3 Bad Times             Disqualification                                      Disqualification

“Individual Timings Without Warning”
In addition to the above a player without notice may be individually timed (whether “In Position” or not). If their time exceeds 60 seconds the player will incur a warning. Any future bad times will result in penalties being imposed as highlighted above. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHROPSHIRE & HEREFORDSHIRE UNION OF GOLF CLUBS

CONSTITUTION – APPROVED JANUARY 2019

 

1  NAME

The Union shall be called the Shropshire and Herefordshire Union of Golf Clubs (SHUGC).

 

2  OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the Union shall be:-

(a) To promote and administer amateur golf within Shropshire and Herefordshire for men and juniors.

(b) To encourage and assist member clubs.

(c) To operate on behalf of England Golf (EG) and the Midland Golf Union Ltd (MGU) within the counties and to arrange meetings, competitions and matches.

(d) SHUGC is a non-profit making organisation and shall not make a distribution of any profits or surpluses save to another non-profit making body. In the event of dissolution of the Union the assets and property of the Union shall be distributed only to non-profit making bodies as directed by the Executive Committee.

 

3  AFFILIATION

The Union shall consist of the Clubs who are at present members, together with any additional Clubs who shall be elected from time to time. Applications for affiliation shall be made in writing and must be approved by the Executive Committee. New Clubs shall be elected following investigation by the Administrative Committee and upon receiving the support of at least 75% of clubs attending an Executive Meeting at which notice of application for membership is considered. Clubs seeking election shall pay an entrance fee to be decided by the Executive Committee, together with fees as required in accordance with this Constitution. Election shall not be complete until all payments have been settled. All Clubs and members shall comply with the following, unless written dispensation is given by the Executive Committee:-

(a) To abide by the Rules of Golf and Amateur Status as laid down by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews (R & A).

(b) To comply with the Rules and Regulations of the current CONGU Unified Handicapping System.

(c) To abide by the Constitution and Rules of EG and SHUGC and to respond in a timely manner to all information requests from these bodies.

(d) To include provisions that an annual meeting of members of each Club is called to elect officers and a Committee.

(e) Agree that the Union may have the courtesy of the course and the necessary Clubhouse facilities on at least one occasion per year when requested, provided the Union gives reasonable notice.

(f)  Agree to provide the course free of charge for competitions and inter-club and inter-county matches organised by the Union.

(g) Agree to participate in and become members of the County Card Scheme.

 

4  OFFICERS

The Officers of the Union shall consist of the Immediate Past President and the following elected annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Executive Committee: -

(a) President; (b) President-elect; (c) Captain; (d) Secretary; (e) Treasurer; (f) Competitions’ Chairman; (g) Chairman of Junior Golf; (h) EG Voting Member (i) Team Manager.

The EG Voting Member and one other will be the SHUGC Representatives to the MGU.      

At the discretion of the in-coming President, the term of office for the President will be up to 2 years.

 

5  MANAGEMENT

The governing body shall be the Executive Committee in which shall be vested the management of the Union. The Executive Committee shall consist of the following: -

(a) The Officers of the Union.

(b) All Past Presidents and all Honorary Vice-Presidents.

(c) Appointees – County Development Group (CDG) Representatives, Vice-Captain, 2nd Team Captain, Seniors’ Captain, Handicap Advisor and Course Assessment Co-ordinator.

(d) Two persons nominated by each Member Club. It is recommended that one should be the Club Secretary and that the other should be a member of the Club’s Committee.

(e) Such persons as may be elected or co-opted to carry out specific activities as required by the Executive Committee.

At all General, Executive and Administrative meetings the President, if in attendance, shall take the chair and, in his absence, the President-elect or, in his absence, the Immediate Past President. If all three are absent, then the meeting shall appoint a chairman.

 

6 DELEGATES

At the AGM of the SHUGC Executive Committee delegates will be elected to represent the Union on each of the Councils of EG and the MGU.

 

 

 

7 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The AGM of the Executive Committee shall be held in January of each year, or as near as possible thereafter. In addition, there shall be two Executive meetings normally held in May and September and further meetings as may be necessary.

 

8 ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE

There shall be an Administrative Committee which, between meetings of the Executive Committee, shall attend to the general administration of the Union. It shall be the body appointed to make decisions on any matters which arise during the golfing activities of the Union between Executive Committee meetings. The Administrative Committee shall consist of the following: -

a) the Officers of the Union, b) a CDG Representative, c) Seniors’ Captain, d) Handicap Advisor, e) up to 3 individuals nominated from, and voted for, by the Club representatives and f) any additional persons appointed, or elected, to that Committee by the Executive Committee.

 

9 SUB-COMMITTEES

In addition to the officials elected by the Executive Committee, the Administrative Committee shall appoint the following Sub-Committees for the effective administration of the Union:-

 

(a) Selection Committee which shall include: Team Manager (chairman), Captain, Vice-Captain, Second Team Captain, Chairman of Junior Golf.

(b) Competition Committee which shall include: Competitions’ Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Chairman of Junior Golf, Handicap Advisor and the Team Manager.

(c) Finance Committee which shall include: Treasurer (chairman), Secretary, Competitions’ Chairman.

(d) Junior Committee which shall include: Chairman of Junior Golf, Junior League Administrator, PeeWee Tour Administrator, Shropshire Girls’ Administrator.

(e) Seniors’ Committee which shall include: Seniors’ Captain (chairman) and Secretary of Seniors’ Golf.

The Administrative Committee has the power to nominate additional members to these sub-committees and to appoint additional sub-committees when required.

 

The President and Secretary are ex-officio members of all sub-committees.

 

10 VOTING RIGHTS

a) Each Member Club shall have full voting rights at the AGM or Special General meeting and at any Executive Committee Meeting at which they are in attendance. Although permitted to have two representatives only one will be entitled to vote on behalf of the Club.

b) Officers will not be entitled to vote.

c) Past Presidents, Honorary Vice-Presidents and Appointees will not be entitled to vote unless nominated to do so as a Club Representative.

In the event of a tie, subject to the approval of the meeting on the issue involved, the Chairman of a General or Executive meeting shall have a casting vote.

At Administrative and Sub-Committee meetings the chairman will have a vote and a casting vote in the event of a tie.

Member Clubs, Officers, Past Presidents, Honorary Vice-Presidents and Appointees will be permitted to propose or second any motions which they believe could benefit the Union.

 

11 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The AGM of the Executive Committee shall elect the Officers of the Union. A certified financial statement shall be submitted for approval by the Executive Committee. The Secretary shall give notice of not less than 14 days of such meeting to all Officers, Executive Committee members and Club representatives. Any Club wishing to put forward a resolution for consideration must do so in writing to the secretary not less than 28 days prior to the date of the meeting. Reports will be presented by the Secretary, Treasurer, EG and MGU Representatives and by others as necessary.

 

 

 

12 SPECIAL MEETINGS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A special meeting of the Executive Committee may be called at any time on 14 days notice in writing from the date of posting, if requested by any three Officers or by at least 25% of the member Clubs. Such written request shall state the business which is to be brought before the special meeting.

 

13 RULES AND REGULATIONS

No rule or regulation of the Constitution of the Union shall be repealed or altered and no new rule or regulation shall be approved without a majority of at least 75% of the Member Clubs present at a General Meeting. Member Clubs shall be given not less than 14 days notice in writing of any proposed resolution intending to amend any part of this Constitution.

Other proposals for approval will also require 14 days written notice to Executive members.

At any General or Executive meeting, no new proposals will be allowed; amendments to previously notified proposals will be allowed at the discretion of the Chairman.

 

 

 

 

14 SUBSCRIPTIONS

Each Club shall pay for all male playing members on its register (including juniors) such subscription as the AGM of the Executive Committee shall decide, together with the amount payable to EG and the MGU. Such subscription shall be fixed for the current financial year and shall be due 2 months from the subscription date of the club previously registered with the Treasurer. Clubs who have not paid by 30 days from that due date shall be suspended until payment in full has been received. Following imposition of suspension all members of the Club concerned shall cease to have a handicap and be ineligible to play in competitions. The clubs access to the CDH system will be suspended. On removal of suspension, handicaps shall be restored, access to the CDH will be restored and the Club and its members shall be entitled to enter future competitions, but there shall be no retrospective reinstatement. On application for the removal of a suspension a Club shall pay an administration fee of £l00, or such fee as the Administrative Committee shall fix from time to time.

 

15  FINANCIAL YEAR

The financial year of the Union shall be from 1st November to the following 30th October.

 

16  QUORUM

A quorum for General and Executive Committee meetings shall be not less than 50% of the Member Clubs’ Voting Representatives. Should there not be a quorum at a meeting the Secretary will reconvene the meeting as soon as possible. A quorum at the Administrative Committee and all other sub committees shall be 50% of those entitled to attend.

 

17  RESIGNATION

A Club affiliated to the Union shall be entitled at any time to resign by giving written notice. No affiliated Club, or Club within the geographical boundaries of the Union, shall be entitled to become a member of any other Union unless it shall receive 75% of the votes of the Member Clubs attending a meeting of the Executive Committee at which such application shall be considered. A Club shall not be removed from membership except by special resolution following the procedure under Rule 13.

 

18  MAJORITY

Other than where specified in the Constitution, a simple majority shall apply to all decisions taken at the AGM and Executive, Administrative and Sub-Committee meetings.

 

19  HONORARIA

Honoraria, in recognition of services rendered, shall be payable to the Officers of the Union. These shall be recommended annually by the Finance Committee and approved by the Executive Committee.

 

20  PROCEDURE AND CONDUCT OF DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEES

The disciplinary procedure shall be as laid down by EG. In addition the Union will implement the disciplinary procedures as laid down in the conditions of entry to any event it organises. All Member Clubs and all competition entrants shall be so bound.

 

21  APPOINTMENT OF HONORARY VICE-PRESIDENTS

The following guidelines will be used in the appointment of Honorary Vice-Presidents of the SHUGC:-

1) To be nominated from time to time by the Administrative Committee and voted into Office by the Executive Committee.

2) Nominees must be officers or members of county member clubs and deemed to have served the County and/or county clubs with distinction. The award can also be made to an officer of a club, county or national union other than Shropshire and Herefordshire who is deemed to have given service to the county or considered to have earned the honour for services to golf.

3) Appointment of Honorary Vice-Presidents shall be for life.

Honorary Vice-Presidents are expected to provide assistance to the President and the President-Elect with matches and competitions when requested to do so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIDE-MEMOIRE FOR CLUB OFFICIALS

 

 

(Updated Jan 2020) 

COUNTY DELEGATE 

February 

Report to Club Committee the result of the January Annual General Meeting of the County Executive and seek instructions for the May Executive Committee meeting.  

May 

Check that entries have been submitted for Hargrove Trophy, Ken Smith Trophy, Handicap League, & Scratch League (entries close 31 May). 

June

Report to Committee the business of the May meeting of the County Executive Committee. 

July 

Seek instructions for the September Executive Committee meeting.

October 

Report to Club Committee the result of the September General Meeting of the County Executive

November/December 

Seek instructions for the Annual General Meeting of the Executive in January. 

 

SECRETARY 

As soon as you have new officials in place, update your details on “SHUGC.com/clubs/registerofofficials” for current year.

 

January 

Send to the Teams Manager names and addresses of Category I golfers of 5.0 handicap or less to provide a player pool for the County Team Selectors. 

February 

Display the posters for the Clee Salver, & Spring Trials in the Clubhouse and ensure the entry forms are available to members. 

March 

Check the County Fixture list for any events scheduled to take place at your Club. 

County all day events will mean the course is closed until late afternoon. Consult the Administrator for any special requirements and consider the need for any special local rules. 

If your Club is to host County matches arrange catering as follows: - Coffee at 9.30am; lunch and tea arrangements to be discussed with the Team Manager. (Note: For matches in October times are brought forward by half an hour). Ensure the Club Captain and President are made aware of the dates of events as they are invited as guests of the County to a meal. Make tee reservations for 10am for the foursomes and 2pm for the singles (half hour earlier in October). 

Note information from the County Competitions Chairman and display posters for the various competitions and ensure associated entry forms are available to Club members. This to continue through the season as other competitions become due. 

April 

Arrange the qualifying round of the Chronicle Cup at the Club, either separately or on a medal day but, in any case, before the closing date included in the County Fixture Card. Advise the relevant County Administrator the names and addresses of the qualifiers by the due date on the appropriate form. 

May 

Ensure entry forms for the Hargrove Trophy & Ken Smith Trophy for the current year and the Handicap League and Scratch League for the following year, together with a cheque to cover the fees, are submitted to the County Treasurer not later than the closing date (31st May). 

August 

Display County Dinner poster in the Clubhouse and, by the due date, notify the County Secretary of the number of tickets taken up and send cheque to cover the cost. 

November/December 

Any resolutions for consideration at the County Annual General Meeting to be submitted to the County Secretary in accordance with the Constitution. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREASURER 

2 months after your subscription year starts 

Count all male playing members, including Juniors and Life members in all categories, as per the subscription form, and send appropriate payment and forms to the County to cover the fees to the County Union and England Golf, together with the appropriate dinner levy. 

NOTE: The final date for payment is 3 months after your subscription year starts, after which Clubs who have not paid will be suspended. This means that all members' entries into County Competitions will be void and all handicaps suspended until such time as the dues have been paid in full and the Club is reinstated in accordance with the County Constitution. 

 

CAPTAINS of Handicap and Scratch League Teams 

March 

Ensure all matches in the Handicap and Scratch Leagues are fixed to take place before the closing date in the County Fixture Card. Obtain from your Club Secretary, for the relevant competition, a copy of the rules, the draw sheet and multiple copies of the result sheet. In case of difficulty copies of these documents are available from the SHUGC Website. Ensure that all matches are completed even if it appears to be a “dead” rubber. Send the results sheet immediately after each match to the appropriate Administrator. 

 

CAPTAINS of Hargrove & Ken Smith Trophy Teams 

September 

Obtain from your Club Secretary, for the relevant competition, a copy of the rules, the draw sheet and multiple copies of the result sheet. In case of difficulty copies of these documents are available from the SHUGC Website. Contact your opponents as soon as they are known. During the playing season consult the Website or contact the Administrator to ascertain details of next opponents. Send the results sheet immediately after each match to the appropriate Administrator. 

In the case of the Hargrove, ensure both first round matches are played otherwise progress to the Presidents’ Plate will be dis-allowed. 

 





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