Rules of the Junior League

For the General Rules that apply to all events please click here.


1. Junior players must be under 18 years old on 1st January of the year of the competition. Players may only play for one team during the season. All players in each team must conform to General Rule 2.


2. The format of play will be Matchplay, with a maximum Handicap Index for any player of 18.4 (players with a Handicap Index of 18.5 and above may play but must use the maximum index of 18.4 for calculations). Matches to be played off the appropriate tees (boys – white; girls – red), with a stroke allowance of the difference in Playing Handicaps (see also Rule 8 below)


3. First named team to be at home. Away team to comply with home team’s night.


4. Home team secretary to contact the away team.


5. Home team Captain to present his team order to away team Captain.


6. Teams must play in order of Handicap Index, i.e. lowest plays lowest, and highest plays highest.


7. Three Juniors per team.


8. Where players are playing from tees with different Course Ratings, the competitor playing over the higher rated course will receive a Playing Handicap of their Course Handicap plus the difference in the Course Rating values. The stroke allowance will be the full difference in Playing Handicaps (rounded to the nearest whole number) up to a maximum allowance of 18.


9. 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw.


10. Postponement of fixtures should only take place in exceptional circumstances. Key players being unavailable is not exceptional. Match must be played within the week specified.


11.Result should be emailed within 24 hours of the fixture to the Junior League Secretary.


12. Winning margins must be recorded, as in the event of a tie for the league; holes up will be counted against holes down.


13. Any team failing to fulfil two or more fixtures during the league season will have all their match results cancelled.


14. No caddies allowed.


15. Spectators must keep clear of all matches, the required distance is 50 yards.


16. The top three teams will play-off at Ganton Golf Club on a date to be advised. Play will be over 18 holes net stableford score, with a Handicap Allowance of 95%, all scores to count. In the event of a tie, the winning team shall be decided according to the best individual score of each team. If still tied the second best individual score of each team shall be taken into account.