1.   The league to consist of 3 divisions with up to 6 clubs in each division.

2.   The aim of the league is for all competitions to be played on a Saturday or Sunday.

3.   Clubs will attend the host club on the arranged day & play a Team Stableford competition.

4.   Team colours. The minimum requirement is for all members of the team to wear identical shirts.

5.   All teams are expected to observe the dress code of the host club both on the course and in the clubhouse. Host clubs are not required to provide a meal for players after the round. If a Host club wishes to provide refreshments such as sandwiches/chips at the prize presentation it is at their own account. Meals at the end of season MCJL Open are paid for out of annual subscriptions. Meals on the semis & final day, if required, are to be arranged with the host club & paid for by the participants.

6.   All competitions are open to both boys & girls. Maximum handicap allowances: boys 28 & girls 36.

7.   Age limit: Below 19 years on the 1st September 2019. (If semi finals or final are after 1st September 2019 a player who has already played in the team may continue to play)

8.   All visiting clubs must present to the host club BY EMAIL AT LEAST 72 HOURS BEFORE PLAY a list of players with contact details of their parents/guardians and any special needs. The handicap and CDH number of each player must be included if the competition is a qualifying competition.

9.   A junior can only play for one member club of MCJL in a season.

10.   The league format is Strokeplay Stableford off full handicap (Maximum Allowance as per Rule 6). Fixtures are normally Qualifying Competitions but may be declared Non Qualifying by the host club if circumstances require. The Congu handicap system shall be applied to all handicaps.

11.   Teams should comprise 3, 4, or 5 players. The best 3 Stableford scores will be aggregated to give the team score. A team of 2 is a minimum requirement and in this case the team score will be assessed as the 2 Stableford scores plus the minimum score of the day of the field.

12.   Team members are required to register with the organiser at least 30 minutes prior to their teams 1st tee time of the day. For shotgun starts all teams must register 45 minutes before the start of the competition.

13.   The host club will prepare a start sheet from the team sheets provided and play shall be in 3 balls as far as possible. The Host Organiser may amend the times of starting and order of play if it is deemed reasonable and necessary for those present on the day to complete the fixture.

14.   The Host Club shall provide a prize of 12 Top grade golf balls for the winning team. If there is a tie the balls will be shared.

15.   The team with the highest points is the league winner. Should two or more clubs finish the season on the same number of points, the winner shall be determined by countback on the last 18 holes played. (If still equal, on the last 36 holes, then 48 holes etc)

16.   Boys and Girls, the boys will play off the men’s tees & the girls will play off the ladies' tees, using the respective cards and stroke index. Handicap adjustments shall be made according to the CONGU handicap system formula.

17.   Individual golfing disputes, which have not been resolved during play, must be brought to the attention of the host j/o IMMEDIATELY after completion of the round. The host j/o may make a decision within the MCJL rules and the rules of golf, or he/she may refer the matter to the sub-committee for a FINAL ruling. Claims made later than as specified above will not be considered.

18.   HOST CLUB RESPONSIBILITIES - It is the responsibility of the junior organiser of the host club to advise the other participating clubs at least 4 weeks in advance, by e-mail, the arrangements for the day including directions to the venue. The Host Club shall notify visiting clubs by email the start sheet and times together with any other relevant information at least 24 Hours before play. The Host Club will submit the results sheet on the MCJL website as soon as practicable after the close of the competition.

19.   Caddies are not allowed. Supporters (Parents, friends, team mates) following a match must stay at a DISCREET DISTANCE AT ALL TIMES ONCE A MATCH HAS COMMENCED & MUST NOT GIVE ANY ADVICE OR INFORMATION TO A PLAYER (Rules of Golf - rule 10.2 applies). Failure to comply will result in ‘Disqualification' for the junior receiving advice. Ball spotting & assisting in the search for a lost ball is permitted by spectators, fairly, for all players in a group.

20.   The league AGM will take place on an agreed day following ‘The MCJL Open’. The day will consist of a round of golf if possible at the host club, followed by a meal & the AGM. (The cost of the meal to be borne by each guest & paid for if cancelled within 72 hrs of the event).

21.   Annual subscriptions must be PAID IN FULL BY 1ST MARCH 2019. Failure to pay by that date shall deem the club to have resigned. Should a club fail to honour their ‘league’ commitment in a season they will receive an initial ‘yellow card’. Failure to honour their commitment a second time in the same season will result in the club being ‘red carded’ & it may be asked to leave the MCJL.

22.   The 3 league winners and the highest scoring second team (based on the average points per fixture) will play off in semi finals and final by matchplay with 4 players per team. Should a club be unable to field a team in the league semi final round, given enough notice, the place will be offered to the next available team in league finishing order. In the event of a 2-2 tie, the top pair will determine the winner by “sudden death”.

23.   If a decision is required, which is outside MCJL rules, a 3-person committee, who will hold office for a period of two years, will make that decision.

24.   If a fixture has to be totally abandoned on the day, due to bad weather or exceptional circumstances, the host club will try to re-arrange it on or before the date of the last MCJL league match.

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