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Winter League Rules 2020-21

  1. Matches are to be played at the weekend (Saturday/Sunday) from Sat 5th Dec 2020 to Sun 7th Mar 2021 inclusive (=14weeks) and teams must play a minimum of 10 matches to compete for a prize. Members can only play games on days permitted by their membership category.
  2. The number of qualifying matches will be reduced by one on each occasion the course is unplayable.
  3. The format is four ball better ball match play. Under World Handicapping System rules, matches are played off the difference between rounded Playing Handicaps (see appendix C of WHS Rule of Handicapping guide). For this format, a 90% Handicap Allowance is applied to the Course Handicap to calculate the Playing Handicaps. Shots are then taken from player with the lowest Playing Handicap (see Peter and Paul in example).
  4. To enter the Winter League, or play as a substitute, members must have an active WHS handicap. Maximum Handicap Index for men is 28; ladies and juniors 36. Members with a higher handicap may play but must play off the maximum Handicap Index.
  5. Points awarded are 2 for a win, 1 for a halved match and 0 for a loss.
  6. Match results must be recorded on the sheet on the notice board outside the Men’s locker room by noon on the Monday following the match. Failure to do so will result in both teams being awarded 0 points for the match.
  7. Neither pair may claim any points from a match that is cancelled. If a match is cancelled, the Professional Shop must be notified by noon on the Monday following the scheduled match. Failure to do so will result in both teams being awarded 0 points for the match.
  8. League positions are determined by calculating the total points gained expressed as % of the total available from matches played.
  9. Substitutes are permitted. Only club members may be substitutes. In exceptional circumstances, a team may use two substitutes in a match if both players are unavailable. Only one match can be played at a time.
  10. During the last four weeks of the competition, all partnerships within the top 20 places must play at least two matches to qualify for a prize.
  11. All disputes to be resolved by the Captain’s Competition and Handicap Sub-Committee.
  12. Entry fee is £30 per pair and is payable in the pro shop BEFORE the start of the league. Members who have not paid the entry fee will be deemed to have forfeited any matches they play while the entry fee remains unpaid. The actual result of those matches will stand for their opponents.
  13. Winning pair are awarded the Dicky Richards Salvers (current champions Alan Martinez/Kevin MacDonald). Prizes to be awarded to 10th place.
  14. Men to play from the BLUE course and Ladies from the GREEN course.
  15. Ladies’ Course Handicap is calculated using the Slope Rating for ladies’ green course. In addition, ladies receive 2.4 extra shots from men to take into account the difference in course ratings. These shots are added AFTER the 90% allowance is applied to the Course Handicap (see example). Shots are then taken from the lowest rounded Playing Handicap. In matches involving ladies, updated WHS advice is that players should take strokes at the stroke indices of the tees from which they are playing.



Peter               Handicap Index 7.6

Paul                 Handicap Index 22.6

Peggy               Handicap Index 10.4

Sue                  Handicap Index 30.2

Men Blue Course        Slope 123        Course Rating 69.5

Ladies Green Course   Slope 128        Course rating 71.9

Difference in Course Ratings = 2.4





Course Handicap

(HI x slope/113)*

Apply 90%


Add Course Rating




Shots received (difference in rounded PH)






7.2 = 7







22.5 = 23







13.2 = 13







33.0 = 33


HI – handicap index; PH- playing handicap

*read from Slope/Course Rating board or table

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TLGC Newsletter - October 2020


Covid Secure Procedures

With both local lockdown and Government policy changing the following are the procedures that are now in place. We request all members make themselves aware and keep up to date on these requirements to ensure the Club is able to provide the widest range of services possible, in a manner that is as safe as possible and compliant with the law.

General Procedures

  • Social distancing must be maintained at 2 meters unless this is not feasible. In such circumstance where there is mitigation, such as wearing a face covering, the 1 meter plus rule applies.
  • Social distancing applies everywhere, on and off the course.
  • It is now a legal requirement for the Club to collect data on who and when anyone is at the Club. To achieve this it is necessary to know exactly who is playing. Groups that would normally have a block booking MUST provide the details of who is playing and the groups in which they play. This also applies to matches. Societies will also be required to provide these details.
  • Entry to the Clubhouse is only via the door from the rear patio area following the one-way system.
  • The locker rooms remain closed. When using the toilet facilities ensure you maintain social distancing and follow the routes marked.
  • A face covering MUST be worn when entering the Clubhouse for any reason. (This does not apply to staff)
  • Face coverings can only be removed when seated to eat or drink
  • When the upstairs bar is in use, access is through the downstairs bar and up the stairs to the left. (The stairs with the stair lift)
  • A maximum of two people may use the upstairs toilet facilities at a time.
  • When exiting the upstairs bar you MUST use the stairs to the right of the bar and leave using the front door.
  • There are hand sanitiser stations positioned in the Pro Shop, the patio door entry point and at the door to the upstairs bar.

F&B Service

  •  Please wait to be seated be it inside or outside. This is to ensure that the table and chairs have been cleaned between customers.
  •  You will be served at your table. Please do not approach the bar. Please note we are only accepting card payments at this time.
  •  Tables and chairs must not be moved. 
  •  It is no longer permitted to socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place. This cleraly includes any area within the Clubhouse
  • This reduces the effective capacity of the room and so a 1 hour maximum time for using the bar will need to be adhered to.
  • When socialising outside people must not do so in a group of more than six.
  • Social Distancing must be maintained even in those groups. We would ask that people keep to their playing groups where possible to prevent the mixing of more than six people. This is because the regulations state that you must not "become part of any other group of persons". This means that if you are the last person of your four to leave you must NOT go and sit with another group as this effectively links the two groups together breaching the Rule of Six.

We recognise this will impact everyone's experience and regret this is the case but unfortunately it is necessary if we are to be socially responsible and follow the requirements of Tier 2 regulations

Pro Shop

  • Face coverings must be worn on entering the shop.
  • A maximum of two customers at a time are permitted.
  • Please try to keep the time spent in the shop to a minimum to allow others to enter.

Practice Range

  • The range is open for practice as well as warm up prior to playing
  • Purchase a token from the Pro Shop
  • Dispense balls from the machine
  • Hit your balls, mats have been spaced to ensure social distancing
  • Please place your basket in the bin of disinfectant provided. Do not leave it for others to touch.

Competition Score entry

  • Ensure scores are agreed within the playing group before entering the Clubhouse
  • Put on your face covering!
  • Only one person per group to use the screen
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitiser provided
  • If you wish to you can clean screen using the screen wipes provided
  • Dispose of wipe in the bin provided
  • Ensure social distancing is maintained whilst using the screen
  • Enter all scores from your group
  • Place all cards in the box
  • Leave the area around the screen immediately

 These procedures have been put in place and will be continually reviewed to ensure we are providing the most comprehensive service possible, in a Covid Secure way, for the safety of all.

Winter Rules

Having last week carried out the coring and dressing of the greens and unfortunately the wet Winter weather has arrived, it is the right time to introduce the local rules below.

  1. Preferred Lies

When a player's ball lies in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less, the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:

  • Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.
  • Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point:  6 inches from the reference point, but with these limits:
  • Limits on Location of Relief Area:
    • Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and
    • Must be in the general area.

In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.

  1. Relief from aeration

If a player's ball lies in or touches an aeration hole:

(a) Ball in General Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b. If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole the player may take relief again under this Local Rule.

(b) Ball on Putting Green. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1d.

But interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player's stance or, on the putting green, on the player's line of play.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.

Additionally we also ask that if you are using a trolley or golf buggy that you ensure you keep them at least 5 metres from any putting green and follow strictly the traffic management controls and directions on the course.

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