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England Golf Medals

(inc. Regional Finals and Grand Final)

 Terms of the Competition 



Rules of Golf





All Championships shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf and such Local Rules and Terms of the Competition as shall be approved by England Golf.

In the case of entry by a golfer with disability, she can apply to England Golf for adoption of the Modification of the Rules for Golfers with Disability.










All players must be of Amateur Status as defined by The Rules of Amateur Status.





Open to female amateur golfers of all ages, who are members of clubs affiliated to England Golf and in

possession of a competition “c” handicap not exceeding 40 under the CONGU Unified Handicapping System.










Club Qualifying Rounds

Clubs may run a minimum of four and up to twenty-four stroke play competitions per calendar year that must be nominated as an England Golf Medal Club Qualifying round prior to play. Any, or all, of these competitions may be played in conjunction with a club stroke play competition, as authorised by the club committee and must be a qualifying competition for handicap purposes. There shall be no compulsory draw or entry fee for players competing in a club qualifying round only. But where a Club Competition is played in conjunction with an England Golf Medal Club qualifying round, the club committee may make its

own terms regarding draws, starting times and entry fees for this joint competition.





The winner shall be the player returning the lowest aggregate of four net scores in the designated qualifying competitions.





In the event of a tie the winner shall be decided on the net score of the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 hole(s) of all four cards added together.





Regional Medal Finals

The top 120 players within each region who return the lowest aggregate differential of four net scores in relation to the SSS in the club qualifying medals will qualify. Only the winner of the club medal is eligible to compete in one of the six regional finals. No substitutions are allowed.





Club medal winners shall play in their respective regional medal final. If over-subscribed there will be a reserve list.





The regional medal final shall be played over 18 holes of medal stroke play, qualifying for handicap purposes with full handicap allowance.





The winner in each regional medal final shall be the player who returns the lowest net score over 18 holes and shall be presented with a trophy and a memento at the Grand Final.





Ties to determine places into the Grand Final (see below) shall be decided on the net scores of last 9, 6, 3

or 1 holes of the round. If a tie still arises it shall be decided on the last 9, 6, 3 or 1 holes of the first nine holes of the round.





Grand Medal Final

The final shall be played over 18 holes of medal stroke play, qualifying for handicap purposes with full handicap allowance.





The top 10 best net scores at each of the 6 regional medal finals will automatically qualify for the Grand Final where the maximum field size shall be 60 players.





The winner shall be the competitor who returns the lowest net score over 18 holes and shall be presented with a trophy, memento and prize voucher. Prize vouchers will be awarded to the top 3 places. In the

event of a tie places shall be decided on the net scores of the last 9, 6, 3 or 1 holes of the round. If a tie still arises it shall be decided on the last 9, 6, 3 or 1 holes of the first nine holes of the round.





Where players who have qualified for the Grand Final and are unable to compete, places shall be allocated from the next available player from the relevant regional medal final.











Entries are to be made by submitting the official entry form along with payment to The Championship

Department, England Golf, Woodhall Spa, Lincs LN10 6PU.





Entries by telephone are not accepted.





Entries received after the competition closing date will only be considered if the maximum field size has

not been achieved.





All entries shall be subject to the approval of the Championship Committee, which reserves the right to

accept, refuse, or cancel an entry without giving reason for its decision. The Committee’s decision shall be

final. In such cases, any entry fee will be refunded.





Regional Medal Finals & Grand Medal Final Only










Withdrawals will only be accepted if:

Email confirmation is received by England Golf (championships@englandgolf.org).





If a player withdraws prior to the closing date an administration charge of £5 will apply. In the event of a competitor withdrawing after the closing date the entry fee will not be











During a round (including practice), a player or caddie must not ride on any form of motorised transportation except as authorised or later approved by the Committee.

Penalty for Breach of Local Rule: The player gets the general penalty for each hole during which there is a breach of this Local Rule. If the breach occurs between the play of two holes, it applies to the next hole. Note: Prior approval for the use of motorised transport is required. Please see England Golf’s Transportation Policy (www.englandgolf.org), which includes provisions for people with disabilities, for further details.





Dress Code





Players and caddies may wear standard golf apparel, including tailored shorts, unless otherwise specified

in the Players Information.





Policies & Procedures





All England Golf policies apply, as appropriate, to England Golf Championships. They include but are not limited to:

·     Anti-Doping Regulations

·     Code of Conduct

·     Equality Policy

·     Gender Policy

·     Pace of Play Policy

·     Safeguarding Policy

·     Transportation Policy (including provisions for people with disabilities)

All relevant policies are available to be viewed at www.englandgolf.org/competitions





Photography Consent





By entering an England Golf event all players are consenting to being filmed or recorded (images and sound) by or on behalf of England Golf, or another authorised third party, and consent to these images (or likenesses) being used in any film, recording, photograph or other footage (“recording”) in the promotion of England Golf activities. All rights in the recording shall be owned by England Golf or the authorised third party. Players agree that any recording may be used by England Golf or an authorised third party in any media and for any purpose throughout the world, including, without limitation, for promotional materials and activities, merchandise, or other commercial activities. Players acknowledge that no payment or compensation for use of their image or likeness shall be payable to them.

Please contact the Championship department at championships@englandgolf.org if you have any queries.










Neither the Club nor England Golf can be held responsible for the loss of or damage to, equipment or personal possessions.