Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00

Men's Section 2017

MEN'S COMMITTEE

CAPTAIN John Fitzgerlad, PRESIDENT George Kilbride, VICE-CAPTAIN Niall Nolan, HONORARY SECRETARY Karl Caulfield, JUNIOR BOY’S CAPTAIN Adam Spencer, HONORARY TREASURER Jim French, Steven Doyle, Seamus Kennelly, Dave Maher, Ciaran O'Donovan, Ollie Quigley

 

MEN'S TEAMS SELECTORS

BARTON CUP-Barry Symes & John Coone

 

BARTON SHIELD- Paddy Donohoe & Colin Sunderland

BRENNAN CUP- Ollie Quigley & Pat Walsh

 

JIMMY BRUEN SHIELD- Dave Maher & Barry Symes

 

CULLEN CUP- Mary Osborne, Paddy O'Dowd & Noel McCartan

 

JB CARR TROPHY-Jim French & Kieran Murphy

 

DUGGAN CUP-Geoff Masterson, George Kilbride & Des Roche

 

IRISH MIXED FOURSOMES-Mary Osborne, Paddy O'Dowd & Noel McCartan

 

JUNIOR CUP-Pat Walsh & Malachy Travers

 

MICHAEL MOORE-Sean Halford & Pat Dillon

 

PROVINCIAL TOWNS CUP-Ed O'Brien, Mark Morris & Noel Ivanoff

 

PIERCE PURCELL SHIELD-Pat Donnellan, Larry D'Arcy & Donal Noonan

 

 

SOUTH LEINSTER TROPHY-Evan Stack, Niall Nolan & Aidan Liston

 

 

SENIOR CUP-Paddy Donohoe & Colin Sunderland

 

 

JUNIOR BOYS-Steven Doyle

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 05 June 2014 00:00

Mens Matchplay Section

 

Draw takes place Wednesday 5th April

Thursday, 05 June 2014 00:00

 

 

Mens Interclub Teams Section 2017

UPCOMING TEAM MATCHES

 

PROVINCIAL TOWNS CUP Team Managers - Ed O'Brien, Mark Morris & Noel Ivanoff.... Saturday 8th, April V Ballymoney

 

IRISH MIXED FOURSOMES Team Managers - Mary Osborne, Paddy O'Dowd & Noel McCartan.. Sunday 9th, April V New Ross

 

DUGGAN CUP Team Managers - Geoff Masterson, George Kilbride & Des Roche--Sunday 9th April v Enniscorthy

 

JB CARR Team Managers - Jim French & Kieran Murphy

PIERCE PURCELL Team Managers - Pat Donnellan, Larry Darcy & Donal Noonan

 

CULLEN CUP Team Managers -  Mary Osborne, Paddy O'Dowd & Noel McCartan

 

BARTON SHIELD Team Manager - Paddy Donohoe & Colin Sunderland

 

 BARTON CUP Team Managers - Barry Symes & John Coone

 

JUNIOR CUP Team Manager -  Steven Doyle

 

JIMMY BRUEN Team Managers - Dave Maher & Barry Symes

 

SENIOR CUP Team Manager -  Paddy Dohone & Colin Sunderland

 

BRENNAN CUP Team Managers - Ollie Quigley & Pat Walsh

 

MICHAEL MOORE-Sean Halford & Pat Dillon

 

A big THANK YOU to all those who give up their time to manage and play on teams.  You do us all proud!

 

 

Thursday, 05 June 2014 17:50

Player Responsibilities for Handicap

Thursday, 05 June 2014 17:53

GUI Tournament Conditions

Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

Courtown Golf Club - Fourball Matchplay 

 

 

Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

NATIONAL EVENTS 

The National Events, with the exception  of the Irish Mixed Foursomes, comprise of a regional qualifying event, provincial finals and national finals where the provincial winners compete for the much coveted green pennants.

Senior Cup 

The Senior Cup is an elite level national competition. Courtown compete at a regional qualifying event with the winners going on to the Leinster Finals.

The basics:

  • Team consists of 5 members 
  • Singles match play 
  • Played off scratch 
  • All matches must be played to a conclusion (unless an overall result has been reached)
  • Unfinished matches are halved 
  • Captain may nominate 2 reserves 
  • Caddies permitred - no restrictions 

 

 

Barton Shield 

The Barton Shield is an elite level national foursomes competition. Courtown competes in a regional stroke play qualifying event, with the top four going on to the match play. The winner from the Regional event goes forward to the Leinster Finals. 

The basics:

  • Team consists of 4 members
  • Played off scratch
  • Foursomes Stroke Play into Match play
  • Aggregate of holes up to decide the winning team
  • In the case of a tie (after 18 holes) the second match shall continue to play until a winner emerges
  • Captain may nominate 2 reserves
  • Caddies permitted - no restrictions  

 

 

Junior Cup

The Junior Cup is a singles team event with a handicap of a minimum of 5.  Teams enter a regional qualifying stroke play event (best 4 cards out of 5) where the top 4 teams go forward to the semi finals. The winners of the regional events go forward to the Leinster Fnals (match play), with the winner going on to the National Finals. 

The basics:

  • Team consists of 5 members 
  • Singles stroke play into singles match play 
  • Played off scratch 
  • All matches must be played to a conclusion (unless an overall result has been reached)
  • Matches called in are deemed as half matches 
  • Each player must have had a minimum of 4 returns in qualifying competitions recorded last year 
  • Handicap
    • NOT elgible if no handicap last year 
    • NOT eligible if handicap was less than 5 last year
  • Captain may nominate 2 reserves 
  • Caddies permitted - no restrictions

 

Jimmy Bruen Shield 

The Jimmy Bruen Shield is a National Foursomes Competition aimed at Category 2 handicap (6-12) golfers. Courtown enters regional qualifying event each year, involving a stroke play round and matchplay thereafter. The winners go on to the Leinster Finals, and the Leinster winners compete at the All Ireland Cups & Sheilds Finals in September. 

The basics:

  • Team consists of 10 members 
  • Foursomes stroke play into Foursomes match play 
  • Played off scratch 
  • Each player must have had a minimum of 4 returns in qualifying competitions recorded last year 
  • Handicap
    • NOT eligible if no handicap last year 
    • NOT eligible if handicap was less than 6 last year 
    • Combined handicap of each pair must NOT have been LOWER than 17 last year 
  • Captain may nominate 2 pairs as reserves 
  • A nominated reserve pair may be in the same position as the pair who had to withdraw 
  • Caddies permitted - no restrictions

 

Pierce Purcell Shield

The Pierce Purcell Shield is a national foursome competition aimed at category 3 handicap golfers (12-17). Courtown enters a regional qualifying event, with the winners going on to the Leinster Finals. The Leinster winners compete in the All Ireland Cup & Shields Finals in September. 

The basics:

  • Team consists of 10 members 
  • Foursomes stroke Play into foursomes match play 
  • Played off scratch 
  • Each player must have had a minimum of 4 returns in qualifying competitions recorded last year
  • Handicap
    • NOT eligible if no handicap last year 
    • NOT eligible if handicap was less than 12 last year 
    • Combined handicap of each pair must NOT have been LOWER than 27 last year 
  • Age - nobody under 18 (on 1st January of year of tournament) is eligible
  • Captain may nominate 2 pairs as reserves 
  • A nominated reserve pair may be placed in the same position as the pair who had to withdraw
  • Caddies permitted - no restrictions

Irish Mixed Foursomes 

The Irish Mixed Foursomes is a national mixed foursome competition. The competition is a knockout match play tournament from the outset, with Courtown facing regional opponents in the first number of rounds. The Leinster semi finals and final are played at a neutral venue in August each year, with the winners going forward to the national semi final. 

The basics:

  • Teams consist of 5 men and 5 women 
  • Played by Foursomes match play 
  • Age - not less than 18 on 1st of January on year of tournament 
  • Handicap 
    • Combined handicap of each pair must NOT be LOWER than 19 based on lowest playing handicap held during preceding calendar year
    • The handicap for matches is the lowest playing handicap in the previous calendar year*
    • If combined playing handicap of any pair exceeds 27, the pair must play off 27*
    • Match Play Handicap Allowance - half of the full difference between the combined handicap of either side. 
    • The men's card will operate for stroke allowance. If card prescribes a match play allowance formula, this formula must be used.  If not, use stroke index.
  • All matches must be played to a conclusion (unless an overall result has been reached).
  • Unfinished matches are halved. 
  • Teams may play in any combined handicap order

*changed for 2014 

 

LEINSTER EVENTS 

The Leinster Events are open to all clubs within the Province; however the winners do not go forward to a National Finals - that does not mean that these competitions are less prestigious, The Barton Cup and Provincial Towns Cup are two of the most sought after cups by teams in Leinster.

Barton Cup 

The Barton Cup is a Leinster Men's Foursomes competition that dates back to 1905. The competiton is played on a match play basis throughout, with Courtown facing regional teams in the opening grounds.  The Final is played over two legs, home and away, with all other matches being split 3 home and 2 away depending on the draw. 

The basics:

  • Team consists of 10 players 
  • Played off scratch 
  • Played by Foursomes Match Play
  • Handicap
    • Combined handicap of each pair must NOT be LOWER than 14 
    • Lowest playing handicap held in preceeding year is the one which applies 
  • Each player must have had a minimum of 4 returns in qualifying competitions recorded last year

Provincial Towns Cup

The Provincial Towns Challenge Cup is a singles match play Leinster Branch GUI event. It is aimed at 9-12 handicap golfers. Teams enter from all over Lennster excluding Dublin area (where an equivalent competition, the Metropolitan Cup is run). Courtown plays against regional opposition in the early rounds. The Final is played over two legs, home and away. 

The basics:

  • Team consists of 9 members 
  • Played off scratch 
  • Played by singles match play 
  • Handicap - NOT eligible oif it was less than 9 last year 
  • Each player must have had a minimum of 4 returns in qualifying competitions recorded last year 
  • All matches must be played to a conclusion (unless an overall result has been reached).
  • Caddies permitted 

 

REGIONAL EVENTS 

There are a number of regional events aimed at providing a different type of competition than that offered at a National and Provincial level. With local rivalries to the fore, the events are highly competitive but also offer a more social aspect than the National and Provincial events.

Cullen Cup 

The Cullen Cup is a mixed foursomes competition run by Baltinglass Golf Club. The trophy was inaugrated in 1968 and named after the sponser and then Club Secretary, J D Cullen. It was the first interclub mixed foursomes competition in the South Leinster area. 

The basics:

  • 5 Mixed foursomes pairs play match play
  • The matches take place in the one venue - either home or away 
  • The semi final is played over two legs, home and away
  • The final takes place in Baltinglass Golf Club on the last Sunday in August 
  • The handicap limit is 18 for men and 28 for women 

 

Duggan Cup 

The Duggan Cup is run by Edenderry Golf Club. It is a men's foursome match play event for the over 50s. Teams from all over the south Leinster region enter the competition and the semi finals and final are held in Edenderry Golf Club. 

The basics:

  • Competitors must be aged 50 years or over on January 1st
  • The handicap limit for any player is 22 
  • The combined handicap of any pair cannot be lower than 20 
  • The handicaps applicable are those on January 1st 
  • The handicap allowance is half the difference of the combined handicaps 
  • All matches should be played to a finish 

 

JB Carr Trophy 

The JB Carr Trophy is run by Woodenbridge Golf Club, and was inaugrated in 1996 celebrating the great Irish amateur golfer, Joe Carr. The competiton runs nationally, but is based on county boundaries in the early rounds. It is a tournament for the over 60s. 

The basics:

  • 5 pairs playing Scotch Foursomes Match Play. Maximum allowable handicap is 30 per pairing 
  • Draw will determine home advantage with the exception of regional finalists who will have a home and away series 
  • Age 60 + on or before 31st December the preceding year
  • Early rounds will be played within county boundaries 
  • All county winners will then play off within their own region to produce regional champions 
  • The four regional champions will then play an All Ireland semi-finals and Final in Woodenbridge Golf Club in September

 

South Leinster Trophy 

The South Leinster Trophy is a men's single match play competition run by Carlow Golf Club

The basics:

  • 7 Single Matches, 4 in one venue & 3 in the other 
  • The semi finals and final are played at Carlow Golf Club in mid-September 
  • The minimum handicap is 16 on the day of the competition
  • All matches are played off scratch 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 00:00

HANDICAPS

A GUI (CONGU®) Handicap, awarded by a club affiliated to one of the eight National Unions/Associations that administer amateur golf in Great Britain and Ireland, is recognised by National golfing authorities and clubs throughout the world as indicative of the golfing capability of the holder. The System is the result of many years of development and refinement, relying on stringent checks and balances which enable scores obtained from quite widely differing courses and playing conditions to be compared on a like-for-like basis. The detail of the CONGU® System is Copyrighted and the acronym CONGU is a registered Trademark in connection with all aspects of golf handicaps calculated and administered by the System. 

Click here to download the 2012-2015 version of the CONGU Unified Handicapping Scheme Manual 

Only Clubs and Organisations affiliated to one of the eight National Union or Associations that govern amateur golf in Great Britain and Ireland (and other approved overseas Organisations) are allowed to issue and maintain CONGU® Handicaps. All this ensures that CONGU® Handicaps reflect, as accuately as possible, the playing standard of the individual golfer at any one time. 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 17:09

GUI Tournament Conditions 

The following is a link to the GUI Tournament Conditions Booklet 

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