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Shropshire and Herefordshire Union of Golf Clubs

OFFICERS – 2019
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
Kris Jones
Mob: 07725 005188
kris.jones@24publishing.co.uk

TEAMS MANAGER
John McQuillan
66 Huntsman’s Drive, Kings Acre, Hereford HR4 0PN
Tel: 01432 344073;
j.p.mcquillan@btinternet.com

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

REPRESENTATIVES TO THE MIDLAND GOLF UNION
Graham Palmer
Paul Simmonds

HANDICAP ADVISOR
Jim Edmiston
Mob: 07977 400151
jimedmiston@sky.com

SECOND TEAM CAPTAIN
Nick Evans
Tel: 01743 366876
Mob: 07840 101779

SENIORS' CAPTAIN
Steve Hawke
Mob: 07837 101209
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

Alexander Park
Aqualate
Arscott
Bridgnorth
Brockington Hall
Brow Mile End
Burghill Valley
Chesterton Valley
Church Stretton
Grove Golf Centre
Halo,
Hawkstone Park
Hereford
Henlle Park
Hill Valley
Horsehay Village
Kington
Leominster
Lilleshall Hall
Llanymynech
Ludlow
Market Drayton
Meole Brace
Oswestry
Patshull Park
Sapey
Shifnal
Shrewsbury
South Herefordshire
The Shropshire
Telford
Worfield
Wrekin

The SHUGC 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

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)

Captains

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

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
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

L. Towler (P)

C. White

 

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

Llanymynech

2018

Shrewsbury

1988

Oswestry

 

 


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

JANUARY
Sun 6th Hargrove Trophy Fourth Round 1st Leg
President’s Plate Third Round 1st Leg
Sun 20th Hargrove Trophy Fourth Round 2nd Leg
President’s Plate Third Round 2nd Leg
Mon 21st ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Shrewsbury

FEBRUARY
Sun 3rd Hargrove Trophy semi-final 1st Leg
President’s Plate semi-final 1st Leg
Sun 17th Hargrove Trophy semi-final 2nd Leg
President’s Plate semi-final 2nd Leg

MARCH
Sun 3rd Hargrove Trophy Final 1st Leg
President’s Plate Final 1st Leg
Tues 5th County Junior Organisers meeting/CDG AGM Shrewsbury
Sun 17th Hargrove Trophy Final 2nd Leg
President’s Plate Final 2nd Leg

APRIL
Sun 7th SPRING TRIALS (Burdass Trophy) (Q) (OOM) Oswestry GC
Wed 17th THE McEVOY TROPHY Copt Heath GC
Sat 27th JEFFREY CLEE SALVER (OOM) Ludlow GC
Mon 29th MIDLAND SENIOR SPRING MEETING Saffron Walden GC

MAY
Sun 12th v Warwickshire Kington GC
v Warwickshire II Maxstoke Pk GC
Mon 13th SHUGC EXECUTIVE MEETING Ludlow
Wed 15th SHROPSHIRE STAR TEAM CHAMPIONSHP Hawkstone Pk GC
Thur 16th MIDLAND SENIOR PAIRS Gog Magog GC
Wed 22nd MIDLAND MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP Worcester G&CC
Wed 29th BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP (Brabazon) Alwoodley GC
Fri 31st Entries close for the 2019/2020 Hargrove, Ken Smith, Scratch
And Handicap League

JUNE
Sun 2nd v Worcestershire The Worcestershire GC
v Worcestershire II Ludlow GC
Wed 5th ENGLISH SENIORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP Holme Hall and Elsham
Sat 8th COGNAC TROPHY Kington
Sat 8th MIDLAND CLOSED AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP Enville GC
Fri 21st - ENGLISH MEN’S COUNTY QUALIFYING Chesterfield GC
Sun 23rd COUNTY AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP (Q) (OOM) Burghill Valley
Wed 26th - WELSH SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP XXX GC
First portion of the Handicap League to be completed by 31st June

JULY
Fri 5th ENGLISH MID AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP The Leicestershire GC
Sun 7th v Staffordshire Market Drayton GC
v Staffordshire II The Manor GC
Thurs 11th COUNTY SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP Lilleshall Hall GC
Fri 12th First portion of the Scratch League to be completed by this date
Wed 17th MIDLAND SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP Coventry GC
Fri 26th CENTENARY TEXAS SCRAMBLE Telford GC
Tue 30th - ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP Hankley Com & N Hants

AUGUST
Sun 4th v Notts Notts GC
v Notts II Shrewsbury GC
Wed 7th - ENGLISH SENIORS COUNTY QUALIFYING Coxmoor GC
Sat 17th - COUNTY MATCHPLAY FINALS Bridgnorth GC
Thurs 22nd CENTENARY MATCH V DERBYSHIRE Buxton & High Peak GC
Sat 24th CHRONICLE CUP FINAL (Q) The Shropshire GC
Tue 27th ENGLISH BOYS COUNTY FINALS N Foreland GC

SEPTEMBER
Sun 1st v Derbyshire Burghill Valley GC
v Derbyshire II Chevin GC
Sat 7th BRIAN LEWIS CUP (36 hole foursomes) (OOM) Church Stretton
FOURSOMES CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS Church Stretton
Mon 9th SHUGC EXECUTIVE MEETING Church Stretton
Sat 14th - COUNTY CHAMPIONS’, COUNTY JUNIOR Frilford Heath GC
15th AND COUNTY SENIORS’ FINALS
Sat 14th SCRATCH AND HANDICAP LEAGUE FINALS Hill Valley GC
Tues 17th MIDLAND SENIOR AUTUMN MEETING Blankney GC
Sat 21st COUNTY OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (Q) (OOM) Market Drayton GC
Sat 21st - ENGLISH MENS CHAMPION CLUB Romford GC
Fri 27th ENGLISH MENS COUNTY FINALS Huddersfield GC

OCTOBER
Sun 6th Reserved for Midland League matches
Sun 6th Hargrove Trophy 1st round 1st leg
Tues 8th - ENGLISH SENIORS COUNTY FINALS TBC
Sun 13th Hargrove Trophy 1st round 2nd leg
Fri 18th ANNUAL DINNER Whitehouse Hotel
Sun 27th Hargrove Trophy 2nd round 1st leg
President’s Plate 1st round 1st leg

NOVEMBER
Sun 3rd Hargrove Trophy 2nd round 2nd leg
President’s Plate 1st round 2nd leg
Sun 17th Hargrove Trophy 3rd round 1st leg
President’s Plate 2nd round 1st leg
Sun 24th Hargrove Trophy 3rd round 2nd leg
President’s Plate 2nd round 2nd leg

2020

JANUARY
Sun 5th Hargrove Trophy 4th round 1st leg
President’s Plate 3rd round 1st leg
Sun 19th Hargrove Trophy 4th round 2nd leg
President’s Plate 3rd 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
Sun 15th Hargrove Trophy final 2nd leg
President’s Plate final 2nd leg

COUNTY JUNIOR FIXTURES

EG & MGU fixtures in blue

MARCH
Tue 5th Junior Organisers’ meeting Shrewsbury
Sun 31st Spring Cup and Charles Lewis Shield (36 hole) Bridgnorth

APRIL
Tues 9th -11th FOUR COUNTIES TOURNAMENT Lancaster
Mon 15th U16’s STROKE PLAY (MGU run) Hawkstone Pk
Wed 17th - PETER McEVOY TROPHY Copt Heath
Wed 24th U14’s v Market Drayton Market Drayton
Sat 27th U14’s Stableford Wrekin

MAY
Fri 3rd - FAIRHAVEN TROPHY Fairhaven
Sun 5th U16/U14 v Nottinghamshire (Friendly) Chilwell Manor
Sat 11th U18 v Staffordshire (League) Llanymynech
Sun 12th U14 v Cheshire (Friendly) Market Drayton
Sun 19th U18 v North Wales (Friendly) Henlle Pk
Sat 25th YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS Ludlow
Wed 29th U18’S MIDLAND 10 COUNTIES TEAM SIX Robin Hood
Thur 30th U14 v Patshull Pk Patshull Pk

JUNE
Sun 2nd U14 v Warwickshire (friendly) Horsehay Village
Sat 8th PAR THREE CHAMPIONSHIP The Grove
Fri 21st – 23rd HENRY COOPER Nizells
Sat 22nd U14/U12 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP Oswestry
Sat 29th U14 v Nottinghamshire (Friendly) Arscott
Sun 30th U18 v Worcestershire (League) Kings Norton

JULY
Thurs 4th MIDLAND BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP Shrewsbury
Sun 7th COUNTY BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP Shifnal
Wed 10th – 12th MIDLAND YOUTHS’ CHAMPIONSHIP Stoke Rochford
Sat 13th U14 v Staffs (Friendly) Patshull Pk
Sun 14th U18 v Derbyshire (League) Mickleover
Tue 16th - McGREGOR TROPHY Ratcliffe on Trent
Tue 23th - CARRIS TROPHY Moor Park
Thurs 25th U14’s v Kington Kington
Sun 28th U16 v Derbyshire (League) Bridgnorth
Wed 31st Sixes Tournament The Shropshire

AUGUST
Thurs 1st U14’s v Church Stretton Church Stretton
Fri 2nd SHUGC LEAGUE FINALS TBC
Mon 5th 16 Tri Match v Staffordshire & Worcestershire Druids Heath
Tues 6th - REID TROPHY Trentham
Thurs 8th CENTENARY TEXAS SCRAMBLE The Shropshire
Wk. Com 12th EG JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS Woodhall Spa
Tues 13th - BRITISH BOYS’ CHAMPIONSHIP Saunton
Wed 14th U14’s v Wrekin Wrekin
Thurs 15th U16 v Warwickshire (League) Stratford Pk (Ingon)
Sun 18th U18 v Warwickshire (League) The Herefordshire
Wed 21st – 23rd NORTH OF ENGLAND U16 CHAMPS Heswall
Mon 26th – 29th EG COUNTY FINALS North Foreland
Thurs 29th SHUGC HCAP CHAMPIONSHIPS/
SHROPS STAR TEAM SHIELD (Boys & Girls) Shrewsbury
Sat 31st MIDLAND U14 10 COUNTIES TEAM OF SIX Broughton Heath

SEPTEMBER
Sun 8th MID JUNIOR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS Kedleston Pk
Sat 14th EG JUNIOR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS Frilford Heath
Sun 22nd U14 v Derbyshire (Friendly) Shirland
Sat 28th – 29th BOYS MATCHPLAY FINALS Leominster

OCTOBER
Sat 5th JNR ORGANISERS & JNR CAPTAINS COMP Henlle Pk
Sun 6th MIDLAND LEAGUE FINALS Longcliffe
Sun 13th U14 v Worcestershire (Friendly) Bromsgrove
Sun 20th MIDLAND U16 10 COUNTIES TEAM OF SIX Kedleston Pk
Mon 28th Under 14 v County Seniors Patshull Pk

PEEWEE TOUR

JULY
Sun 14th Event one Oswestry
Tues 23rd Event two Shrewsbury
Mon 29th Event three Bridgnorth

AUGUST
Mon 5th Event four The Grove
Tues 13th Final Shifnal
Wed 21st Peewee Tour v Notts Nippers Tour The Shropshire

COUNTY SENIOR FIXTURES

APRIL
Tues 16th SHUGC Seniors Pre-Season Aberdovey GC
Mon 29th Midland Spring Meeting Saffron Walden GC

MAY
Fri 10th v Lancashire Ashton & Lea GC
Thur 16th Midland Senior Pairs Gog Magog GC
Thur 23rd v Warwickshire (League) Llanymynech GC
Wed 29th v Derbyshire (League) Oswestry GC

JUNE
Mon 3rd v Northamptonshire Kettering GC
Wed 5th – 7th EG Seniors’ Championship Holme Hall & Elsham GCs
Tue 11th – 13th Welsh Seniors Closed Aberdovey GC
Thur 20th v Leicestershire & Rutland Telford GC
Wed 26th - 28th Welsh Seniors Open Wrexham GC

JULY
Mon 1st v Staffordshire (League) Trentham Pk GC
Tues 2nd Tri Match (v Herefordshire & Worcestershire) Churchill & Blakedown GC Thur 11th SHUGC Seniors Championship Lilleshall Hall GC
Wed 17th - 18th Midland Seniors Championship Coventry GC
Thur 25th v Worcestershire (League) Kidderminster GC
Mon 29th v North Wales Shrewsbury GC

AUGUST
Mon 5th v Staffordshire Wrekin GC
Thur 8th English Seniors County Qualifying Coxmoor GC
Thur 15th Denbighshire Hill Valley GC
Thur 22nd v Shropshire Senior Ladies Chesterton Valley GC
Thur 29th v Nottinghamshire Nottinghamshire GC

SEPTEMBER
Mon 16th v Cheshire Alsager GC
Tues 17th Midland Senior Autumn Meeting Blankney GC

OCTOBER
Tues 15th SHUGC Seniors end of season event Shifnal GC
Mon 28th v S&H U14 Boys Patshull Pk GC

HEREFORDSHIRE EVENTS

May
Sat 25th Men’s Championship The Herefordshire GC

June
Sat 22nd Mixed Foursomes Kington GC
Thurs 27th Seniors Championship Burghill Valley GC

October
Wed 30th Juniors Championship Leominster GC

COUNTY UNION COMPETITIONS RESULTS 2018

Amateur Champion: (Guy Darlington Cup) Callum Brown (Bridgnorth)
Hereford Times Cup: Craig Simmons (Shifnal)
Griffith Price Cup: Cameron Probert (Burghill Valley)
Team Champions: Telford
Open Champion: Connor White (Bridgnorth)
Hargrove Foursomes Trophy: Shrewsbury A
Hargrove Presidents' Plate: Herefordshire A
Spring Meeting (Burdass Trophy) Not Played
Jeffrey Clee Salver: Cameron Probert & Morgan Radzielowski (Burghill Valley)
Order of Merit winner: Gary Turner
Chronicle Cup: Phil James (Market Drayton)
Chronicle Cup Team Champions: Shrewsbury
Shropshire Star Team Trophy: Llanymynech
Centenary Texas Scramble: Mile End
Centenary Junior Texas Scramble: Shifnal
Cognac Trophy: Horsehay Village
Inter-Club Handicap League: (Walker Cup) Worfield
Scratch League
Division One: (Humphreys/Smith Cup) Shifnal
Division Two: Hawkstone Pk
Senior Champion: (Cooksey Trophy) Will Weaver (Worfield)
Senior Team Champions Worfield
Brian Lewis Foursomes Cup: Callum Brown & Ryan Forrest (Bridgnorth)
Ken Smith Trophy: Llanymynech A
Youths Champion: Ewan Muttitt-Jones (Horsehay)
Junior Spring Cup: Morgan Radziejowski (The Herefordshire)
Junior Champion: (Steve Gee Cup): Cameron Probert (Burghill Valley)
Under 16 Junior Champion: Ewan Muttitt-Jones (Horsehay)
Under 14 Junior Champion: Charlie Slater (Horsehay)
Under 12 Junior Champion: Charlie Slater (Horsehay)
Gilbert Patch Handicap Champion: Jack Helme (The Grove)
Junior Handicap League: Horsehay Village
Junior Match Play Champion: TBA
Junior Merit Award winner: TBA
Shropshire Star Handicap Team Champions: Arscott
Charles Lewis Team Shield: Oswestry
MATCH RESULTS
Midland League: 1st Team 2nd Team
v Warwickshire L 4½-10½ W 9 -6
v Worcestershire L 5-10 L 6½-8½
v Staffordshire L 4½-10½ W 9 -6
v Nottinghamshire L 8-7 L 5-10
v Derbyshire W 9 -6 L 8 –7
Boys
v Staffordshire L 9½-5½
v Worcestershire H 7½-7½
v Derbyshire TBA
v Warwickshire L 11-4
v North Wales L 10½-7½
Horsehay Village won the England Golf Junior Club Tournament at Woodhall Spa.
Tom Matthews (Oswestry) represented Wales Boys in the European Team Championships and the Home Internationals
Connor Owen (Oswestry) represented Wales Boys in the European Team Championships and the u16’s Team
Ewan Muttitt-Jones (Horsehay Village) won the MGU u16’s Champions of Champions
Rory McDonald Obrien and Morgan Radziejowski represented England U16’s

 

SHROPSHIRE AND HEREFORDSHIRE UNION OF GOLF CLUBS
COMPETITION RULES
EFFECTIVE FROM 1st JANUARY 2019 (For pace of play policy see appendix)

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.

TEAM COMPETITION RULES

The following rules are applicable to the Hargrove Trophy (including the Hargrove President’s 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 July Executive meeting and issued at that meeting. Excepting the Scratch league draw which will be made by Committee members prior to the November 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: see website

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 President’s Plate to which these rules also apply. Any team failing to play their first round matches will be debarred from proceeding into the President’s 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. Players nominated on the entry form may be changed by written notification to the Administrator by 31st August. In the event of a Club failing to nominate its A team, the A team which participates in the first match of that competition year will become the nominated team.
3. No A team nominated player can play in a B team and 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.
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.
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. Nominations for A teams, from Clubs entering two teams, are to be submitted to the Administrator no later than 31st March. No A team nominated player can play in a B team. In the event of a Club failing to nominate its A team, the A team which participates in the first match of that competition year will become the nominated team. 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 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.
6 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).
7 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.
8 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).
9 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.
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-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.
13 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.
14 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 – ANDY MORGAN, 1 PROVIDENCE COTTAGES, GIGGETTY LANE, WOMOURNE, STAFFS, WV5 0AY
TEL: 01902 894126 Email: providence.engraving@hotmail.co.uk

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 29 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 ten or more than 24 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 6th 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 (SHROPSHIRE STAR) TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
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, 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 three-quarters 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 and a prize for the best individual score.
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 Clubs entering more than one team shall nominate the players they have selected for the A team. The A team should be the strongest team based on aggregated handicaps. Such nominations (including handicaps) are to be submitted to the Administrator no later than 31st August. In the event of a Club failing to nominate its A team, the A team which participates in the first match of that competition year will become the nominated team. No A team nominated player can play in a B team. 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 In addition to the eligibility requirements of General Rule 2, players must be aged 55 or over.
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 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 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.
10 Matches or games (within matches) not played cannot be agreed as halves.
11 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.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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 - G.R. WICTOME, STONELEIGH, THE MERE, WOONTON, ALMELEY, HEREFORD HR3 6QS TEL: 01544 340270

1. The Cognac Trophy is an 18 hole stableford competition from a shotgun start between SHUGC Club teams of 4 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 in the union may nominate a team of 4 members consisting of four adults only. It is suggested that the four will include the Club Captain, the Club President, the Club Secretary, although if this is not possible, substitutes will be allowed.
The Administration Committee teams will include the President, The President-Elect, the Administrator and Committee members by rotation.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. The handicap allowance will be 90% of the player’s handicap.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Clubs are expected to pay for their team’s light refreshments and evening meal.

CENTENARY TEXAS SCRAMBLE
ADMINISTRATOR – DOUG TOPPLE, 11, ST. MARGARET’S DRIVE, TELFORD, TF1 3PH TEL: 01952 251302

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 fifteen percent 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 Disability Discrimination Act 2005.
_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 will continue to apply a Pace of Play policy throughout 2019 in order to improve the pace of play in our Championships.

b) “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.
c) 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 Nov. 2017)

COUNTY DELEGATE

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

May
Report to Committee the business of the May meeting of the County Executive Committee.
Check that entries have been submitted for Hargrove Trophy, Ken Smith Trophy, Handicap League, & Scratch League (entries close 31 May).

Sept
Report to Committee on Sept County Executive meeting.
October



SECRETARY

January
Send to the County Secretary names and addresses of Category I golfers of 3.4 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).
Send to County Secretary details of all Open meetings at your Club for the following year.

September
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.

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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