Sheffield Union of Golf Clubs

Junior Competitions

JUNIOR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS (1999)

Stroke Play from Scratch

1 The Union will hold a competition to decide the Junior Champion of Champions.

2. The competition shall be by invitation to The Junior Champion of clubs in the Union who shall be under the age of 18 years on 1st January and whose handicap shall be limited to a maximum of 18.

3. The competition will be decided over 18 holes of stroke play from scratch.

4. START TIME -  It is the player's responsibility to start at the time established by the Committee. Regulation 14 (SUGC Regulations for all competitions) applies.

5. The player returning the lowest gross score will be the Junior Champion of Champions and will receive the Junior Champion of Champions Trophy and a memento.

6. In the event of a tie for the Championship, a play-off will take place as soon as is reasonable after the conclusion of the 18 holes and those competitors involved will play off hole by holes to be decided by the Officer in Charge, until a winner is declared. All other players in the play-off will be joint runners up. 

7. All other ties shall be decided as per Rule 10 in Regulations for Competitions.

8. The Union will award prizes as decided by the Executive Committee.

9. Caddies will be allowed but must be a junior and not related in any way to the person they are caddying for. A caddy shall be under the age of 18 years on 1st January during the year in which the Competition takes place.


UNDER 14 MATCHPLAY COMPETITION (2009)

Full handicap allowance

1. The Union will hold a competition to decide the Under 14 Matchplay Champion.

2. The competition shall be open to Junior members of clubs within the Sheffield Union who are under the age of 14 years on 1st January and whose handicap shall be a minimum of 6 and not exceeding 24 at the time of closing date for entries.

3. The competition will be limited to 32 entries. In the event of any entry in excess of 32 a ballot will be held to decide which of the higher handicap entries will be accepted.

4. The competition will be played over 18 holes off full handicap allowance. In the event of a tie after 18 holes competitors will play hole by hole until a winner is declared.

5. START TIME (semi-final and final) - It is the player's responsibility to start at the time established by the Committee. Regulation 14 (SUGC Regulations for all competitions) applies. 

6. The first name on the draw sheet will have home advantage and will be responsible for arranging the day and the time for the match to be played. Contact to arrange the match must be made immediately on receipt of draw sheet. Any dispute should be referred to the SUGC Secretary whose decision shall be final. Courtesy should be given by the host club to the visiting player.

7. The result of the match shall be notified to the SUGC Secretary by telephone immediately after conclusion of the match.

8. All matches must be completed by the specified final date for that round at which stage the draw for the next round will be completed. Any matches not played by the due date will lead to both players being scratched from the competition.

9. Prizes will be awarded to the two finalists and semi-finalists.

10. Caddies will be allowed but must be juniors and not related in any way to the player they are caddying for. A caddy must be under the age of 18 years on 1st January during the year in which the Competition takes place.


UNDER 14 CHAMPIONSHIP (2008)

Stroke Play from Scratch

1. The Union will hold a competition to decide the Under 14 Champion.

2. The competition shall be open to Junior members of clubs in the Union who are under the age of 14 years on 1st January in the year of the competition and whose handicap shall not exceed 24. Anyone whose handicap is over 24 will not be permitted to play.

3. The competition will be decided by 18 holes of stroke play from scratch and will be limited to 36 players. In the event of the entry exceeding 36 a ballot of the higher handicaps shall be held to decide which players can be accepted.

4. The player returning the lowest gross score will be the Under 14 Champion and will receive the SUGC 'Under 14 Championship Trophy' and a memento.

5. START TIME -  It is the player's responsibility to start at the time established by the Committee. Regulation 14 (SUGC Regulations for all competitions) applies.

6. In the event of a tie for the Championship the play off will take place as soon as is reasonable after the conclusion of the 18 holes and those competitors involved will play off hole by hole until a winner is declared. The Officer in Charge will decide the play off holes.

7. There will be prizes for Under 14 best Gross and Nett scores as well as Under 13 best Nett score only.

8. The Union will award prizes as decided by the Executive Committee.

9. Caddies will be allowed but must be juniors and not related in any way to the player they are caddying for. A caddy must be under 18 years on 1st January during the year in which the competition takes place.

10. Players must not seek or be given advice other than by their caddy


JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP (1950)

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Stroke Play from Scratch

1. The Union will hold a competition to decide the Junior Champion.

2. The competition shall be open to Junior members of clubs in the Union who are under the age of 18 years on 1st January and whose handicap shall not exceed 18. Anyone whose handicap is over 18 will not be permitted to play.

3. The competition will be decided by 18 holes of Stroke Play from Scratch and will be limited to 72 players. In the event of any entry exceeding 72 a ballot of the higher handicaps shall be held to decide which of the higher handicap players can be accepted.

4. The player returning the lowest gross score will be the Junior Champion and will receive the 'Tupling Trophy' and a memento.

5. START TIME -  It is the player's responsibility to start at the time established by the Committee. Regulation 14 (SUGC Regulations for all competitions) applies.

6. In the event of a tie for the Championship, the play-off will take place as soon as is reasonable after the conclusion of the 18 holes and those competitors involved will play-off hole by hole until a winner is declared. (NB) The Officer in Charge will decide the play off holes. All other players in the play-off will be joint runners up. All other ties will be decided as per Rule 10 in SUGC Regulations for all Competitions.

7. The Union will award prizes as decided by the Executive Committee.

8. Caddies will be allowed but must be a junior and not related in any way to the person they are caddying for. A caddy shall be under the age of 18 years on 1st January during the year in which the Competition takes place.


JUNIOR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP (2015)

Stroke Play from Scratch

1. The Union will hold a competition to decide the Junior Girls Champion.

2. The competition shall be open to Junior Girl members of clubs in the Union who are under the age of 18 years on 1st January and whose handicap shall not exceed 36. Anyone whose handicap is over 36 will not be permitted to play.

3. The competition will be decided by 18 holes of Stroke Play from Scratch and will be limited to 72 players. In the event of any entry exceeding 72 a ballot of the higher handicaps shall be held to decide which of the higher handicap players can be accepted.

4. The player returning the lowest gross score will be the Junior Girls Champion and will receive the 'Junior Girls Champion Plate' and a memento.

5. There will be prizes for best Gross and Nett scores.

6. START TIME -  It is the player's responsibility to start at the time established by the Committee. Regulation 14 (SUGC Regulations for all competitions) applies.

7. In the event of a tie for the Championship, the play-off will take place as soon as is reasonable after the conclusion of the 18 holes and those competitors involved will play-off hole by hole until a winner is declared. (NB) The Officer in Charge will decide the play off holes. All other players in the play-off will be joint runners up. All other ties will be decided as per Rule 10 in SUGC Regulations for all Competitions.

8. The Union will award prizes as decided by the Executive Committee.

9. Caddies will be allowed but must be a junior and not related in any way to the person they are caddying for. A caddy shall be under the age of 18 years on 1st January during the year in which the Competition takes place.


JUNIOR MATCHPLAY COMPETITION (John Jarman Trophy)

Full handicap allowance

1. The Union will hold a competition to decide the Junior Matchplay Champion.

2. The competition shall be open to Junior members of Clubs in the Sheffield Union who are under the age of 18 years on 1st January and whose handicap shall be limited to 12.

3. The competition will be limited to 32 entries. In the event of any entry in excess of 32 a ballot will be held to decide which of the higher handicap entries will be accepted.

4. The competition will be played over 18 holes off full handicap allowance. In the event of a tie after 18 holes competitors will play hole by hole until a winner is declared.

5. START TIME  (semi final and final) -  It is the player's responsibility to start at the time established by the Committee. Regulation 14 (SUGC Regulations for all competitions) applies.

6. The first name on the draw sheet will have home advantage and will be responsible for arranging the day and the time for the match to be played. Contact to arrange the match must be made immediately on receipt of the draw sheet. Any dispute should be referred to the SUGC Secretary whose decision shall be final. Courtesy should be given by the host Club to the visiting player.

7. The result of the match shall be notified to the SUGC Secretary by telephone immediately after conclusion of the match.

8. All matches must be completed by the specified final date for that round at which stage the draw for the next round will be completed. Any matches not played by the due date will lead to both players being scratched from the competition.

9. Prizes will be awarded to the two finalists and semi-finalists.

10 Caddies will be allowed but must be a junior and not related in any way to the person they are caddying for. A caddy shall be under the age of 18 years on 1st January during the year in which the Competition takes place.


JUNIOR INTER-CLUB TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (1973)

Stroke Play, off Handicap

1. Clubs may enter 1 team of four players. Participating teams will be drawn into a zone in which they will play all their qualifying stage events.

2. The age limit shall be under 18 on 1st January for both boys and girls.

3. The maximum handicap limit is 18 for both boys and girls. Players with a handicap up to 20 may participate but must play off 18. The 2016/2018 CONGU Unified Handicapping System (Appendix O pages 88-90) applies. Tees of the day will be white for boys and red for girls.

4. No player may represent more than 1 club in any one season.

5. Every round will be over 18 holes of stroke play. The three best scores in every team will count. In the event of a tie at the end of a qualifying stage events, the best two aggregated team scores over all the stages (or, if necessary the single team score overall) will decide the order of finishing. If the teams are still tied, the lowest team score at any of the stages will decide the order of finishing.

6. The two semi-finals of one medal round each to be contested by the top two teams from each zone and those to be played in two groups at two neutral courses. In the event of a tie in the semi-final and in the final, the fourth player’s score will be counted and then, if necessary, the aggregate of the best two individual scores and the best individual score will decide the order of finishing.
As a last resort Rule 10 in SUGC Regulations for all Competitions applies.

7. The Junior Organiser of the host club is responsible for all rule decisions at the qualifying stage event on the day. Additionally, the only other person who can give advice to a player on the course, apart from his/her caddy, is the person in charge of the Junior Team on the day and that person’s name is to be advised to the Junior Organiser of the host club at the time of booking in.

8. The host club shall provide prizes of 6 golf balls for the best gross and also 6 balls for the best nett scores at the qualifying stage events. The same player cannot win both prizes.

9. Caddies will be allowed but must be a junior and not related in any way to the person they are caddying for. A caddy shall be under the age of 18 years on 1st January during the year in which the competition takes place.

10. The winning club shall hold the 'Colts Trophy for one year. 


JUNIOR MINI-TOUR COMPETITION (1996) (revised 2012)

Stableford off Full Handicap

1. The Union will hold a Junior Mini-Tour Competition annually, with competing clubs in the qualifying stage being drawn into zones.

2. The competition will be open to boys and girls. All competitors must be under 18 on 1st January in the year of the Competition.

3. The 2016/2018 CONGU Unified Handicapping System applies (Appendix O Pages 88 to 90). Tees of the day will be Red (Girls) Yellow (Boys).

4. Participating clubs will be drawn into zones for their qualifying stage events. The players with the best four Stableford score totals from each zone, regardless of club, will qualify for the final. These qualifiers for the final will be determined by aggregating the Stableford points of the best two rounds played by those competing in the qualifying stage events.

5. In the event of any tie, the winner will be decided as per Rule 10 in SUGC Regulations for all competitions.

6. Clubs will be restricted to 4 players at every qualifying zone event in the initial stage (this need not be the same four at every venue).

7. All competitors must have a CONGU Handicap between 10 and 24 in the first zone event in which they play. Having played in a zone match, if, during the season, their handicap then falls below 10 or rises above 24, they will still be eligible to play in the remaining rounds of the Competition including the final, off their new handicap.  Except in the above circumstances, handicaps lower than 10 or higher than 24 will not be permitted to play.

8. The Junior Organiser of the host club is responsible for all rule decisions at the qualifying stage events.

9. Caddies will be allowed but must be juniors and not be related in any way to the player they are caddying for. A caddy shall be under the age of 18 years on 1st January during the year in which the Competition takes place.

10. Host clubs shall provide 3 golf balls for the winner on the day.


JUNIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (2000)

(Sponsored by Westcourt Financial Services)

Stableford off Full Handicap 

1. TheUnion will hold a Junior Team Championship.

2. Clubs may enter a team comprising three players who, were under 18 years of age on the 1st January of the current year with a handicap not exceeding 18.

3. The championship will be open to boys and girls and the 2016/2018 CONGU Unified Handicapping System applies (Appendix O Pages 88 to 90). Tees of the day will be Red (Girls) White (Boys)

4. The championship will be played over 18 holes stableford play and the team returning the highest aggregated points total of its three players shall be declared the winner.

5. START TIME -  It is the player's responsibility to start at the time established by the Committee. Regulation 14 (SUGC Regulations for all competitions) applies.

6. Ties shall be decided as per Rule 10 in SUGC Regulations for Competitions.

7. The Junior Champion Club will hold the ‘Sheffield Union Junior Team Championship Trophy’ for one year and receive a plaque.

8. Caddies will be allowed but must be juniors and not related in any way to the player they are caddying for. A caddy shall be under the age of 18 years on 1st January during the year in which the Competition takes place.


PLEASE NOTE: JUNIOR TROPHIES WILL BE PRESENTED ON THE DAY AND THEN RE-PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL DINNER






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