|I don’t have a handicap certificate, can I play?||The rules state that a proof of handicap index should be presented at the start of each league match, therefore if you haven’t received a handicap yet you will be unable to play. Enforcing this rule is at the discretion of the home captain.|
|Can a player, play in a lower category?||A player may play in a lower handicap category (e.g a 22 handicap player may play in the 17.5-20.4 category)|
|Can a player play in a higher category?||No shots are given in the league matches; because of this, NO PLAYER can play in a higher category than his playing handicap index entitles him to.|
|What are the handicap categories?||For the Bradford league games the categories are as follows;
Low category, handicap index 15.5-17.4,
Middle category, handicap index 17.5-20.4,
High category, handicap index 20.5 and upwards.
NB Yorkshire categories differ slightly!
|How are league positions determined in the event of a tie in the number of points won during the season?||In the event of a tie in the number of points the following calculations are used until a difference can be found between the teams.
1) Games won
2) The result of the score in all games won (e.g a player winning 5&4 would count as five points) minus the score in all games lost (e.g a player losing 2 down would be 2 points). The result of the examples would be a ‘holes difference’ result of +3. The scores of ALL matches played during the season are taken into consideration for this calculation, not just the matches involving two teams.
3) How the two teams did against each other during the league season
4) The same calculation as above based on the results of the teams involved only.
5) Unknown! The decision process has never come this far….. The only thing that could be done at this point would be some form of play-off.
|I forgot to ring the results in on Thursday evening||Under the new league rule introduced for the 2013 season not reporting the result will result in the deduction of three points from the home side.
Please be aware that the results can be rung in by anyone, if the captain has to leave then one of the players should take on the task.
N.B. The result should be reported as soon as possible, preferably by email, so that the results can be correctly calculated.
|What happens if no player turns up?||It would be good manners to let the opposing captain know beforehand. In the case of a no show without warning the game is lost 10&8. If the captain is informed beforehand then the game is still a walkover but this would go down as 1UP. (these can be significant in the event of a tie, see ‘How are league positions determined…’, above)|
|We can’t play on Thursday evening?||Contact the opposing captain and explain the situation in good time. With mutual agreement the league fixture can be played on any day BEFORE the Thursday the fixture is due by. If no mutual agreement can be made or not enough notice is given then if no team plays the fixture will go down as three ‘walkovers’ as per no player above. It is important to give as much notice as possible particularly if playing away from home.|
|Can we use caddies?||Caddies are allowed to be used however they must remain passive. I.E. They aren’t allowed to offer advice nor help in any way to line shots/putts.|
|Team/9 Hole/18 Hole Championships|
|I don’t have a handicap, can I play?||The committee need to see a proof of handicap index on the day of play. You will be allowed to play providing a certificate is produced before the end of the day.|
|How can I get onto the Bradford
|Each year, a form is sent to your clubs rabbits secretary. You are allowed to put forward ONE member of your club for election at the A.G.M. The executive committee comprises eight members, if eight or less people come forward, no formal vote is taken.|