Cheshire County Ladies Golf Association

Conditions of the Competitions


Competitions are open to Members of the Association who hold an  ‘Active’ CONGU handicap. Competitors are requested to apply in writing or use the forms in the Fixture Books or download an application form from the website. Entry forms must be sent to the Competition Secretary accompanied by a cheque made payable to C.C.L.G.A. Entries cannot be accepted without Entrance fees.  Late entries may be accepted if the timesheet is not full but cannot be accepted for competitions with a draw i.e. Championship,Doris Chambers Cup and Elisabeth Wilson Scratch Shield.

Single entries may be accepted. Entry Fees will only be refunded if the organiser is notified more than 48hrs before the competition.

If the Championship is oversubscribed the highest handicaps will be eliminated. Full Championship competition conditions may be found on CCLGA website.

Starting Times

Competitors should report to the starter 5 minutes before their starting time. Failure to start on time is covered by Rule 6-3. The Committee may choose to employ Rule 33-1.

‘Active’ CONGU Handicap Certificates

These must be shown on checking in. If not available the player may arrange for a copy to be sent or faxed to the Competition Secretary. This must arrive before the player completes her round. (Second round in a 36 hole competition.) A Competitor out of the handicap limit on the day of the competition may play but must play off the lower handicap.

Score Cards

These are deemed to have been returned when they are posted in the box provided.


Scratch and Handicap ties shall be decided on the last 9,6,3,1 holes, then over the front 9 holes using the same formula. Ties over 36 holes shall be decided on the last 18,9,6,3,1 holes, then over the 1st 18 holes using the last 9,6,3,1. In the event of a tie continuing, the qualifying place or places will be decided by a sudden death playoff.


Competitors may not take more than one prize in the same event – except in Championships. At the Doris Chambers Salver and the Margaret Sangster Salver Meetings the 1st Handicap prize takes precedence over 1st Gross and 1st Gross over 2nd Handicap.


A buggy will be allowed in extenuating circumstances on production of a written request and a medical certificate as set down in the England Golf rules. In this case the partner may not make any use of the buggy. The County will not accept liability for any accident, injury or damage.


In Championships, balls listed on the R. & A. list of conforming balls must be used.


Professional golfers may not act as caddies.

Adverse Playing Conditions

Suspension of play will be signalled by a klaxon – see notice on check-in desk for details. The Captain, in consultation with available Committee Members will decide any changes considered necessary to the format.
Should a competition be abandoned, the entry fee is non-refundable if a competitor has commenced play.


The decisions of the Executive Committee or Championship Committee will, in all matters, be final.


The Association cannot be held responsible for any accident which may occur to or be caused by competitors in County Competitions. Players are strongly advised to take out Public Liability Insurance.

Measuring Devices

For all CCLGA competitions a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only.

If during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect her play (eg gradient, wind speed, temperature etc) theplayer is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such function is used.


Last updated: Sun Feb 9 03:01:25 2014