entries to the advertised competitions. Please take advantage of being able to
play some of our beautiful Oxfordshire courses. You do not have to be a low
handicap player to enter or enjoy the competitions.
There are several
different formats so hopefully something for everyone:
- Bronze Championship - individual, 18 hole medal plus finals, hcp 20.5-40.4
- Mid-Silver Championship - individual, 18 hole medal plus finals, hcp 12.5- 20.4
- County Championship - individual, 36 holes plus finals, hcp up to 20.4
- County Shield - Foursomes Stableford, 27 holes, hcp up to 40.4
- Oxfordshire Centenary Trophy - Individual, 18 hole medal, hcp up to 20.4
- 3-Ball Alliances - 18 hole stableford, teams of 3 (2 to count), hcp up to 40.4
Entry to OLCGA competitions may be possible after the closing date; please contact our Competition
Secretary, Dawn Tucker, at email@example.com.
General Conditions of Play for all OLCGA Competitions
General Conditions of Play shall apply for all county competitions:
- Players must compete off
their correct handicap index and proof of handicap must be available to show
on the day if required by the organisers. OLCGA follows the
guidance given by England Golf. All players in trophy competitions &
knockouts should have a fully developed Worldwide Handicap Index (at least 20
acceptable scores in their handicap record), but, at the discretion of the
competition organisers, exceptions can be made for juniors and university/college
- Caddies – there are no
restrictions on the use of caddies in OLCGA Competitions except where
stipulated in the entry conditions for junior competitions. The player is
responsible for the caddie’s actions during the round and will receive a
penalty if her caddie breaches a Rule (see Rule 10.3).
- In all Competitions
R&A Rule 4.3 applies to the use of equipment - Getting information on distance or direction, such as from a
distance-measuring device or compass, is permitted. Measuring elevation changes, or interpreting distance or directional
information, such as using a device to get a recommended line of play or club
selection based on the location of the player’s ball, is not allowed. Getting any type of weather information, including wind speed, that is
available from weather forecasts, or measuring temperature and humidity at the
course is allowed. Measuring wind speed at the course or using an artificial object to get
other wind-related information, such as using powder to assess wind direction,
is not permitted.
Penalty for first breach of
this rule is the General Penalty, second breach is Disqualification.
- Buggies are permitted in all
OLCGA competitions apart from the junior and adult County Championships
where the EG Transportation Policy 2022 will apply. For competitions,
other than the County Championships, a medical certificate will not be
required. Any player wishing to rent a buggy must make her own
arrangements with the host club and will be bound by any
conditions/restrictions imposed by the club as to their use.
- Competitors who withdraw from
individual competitions must notify the Competition Secretary. They should
not fill the vacancy themselves as there may be a waiting list. In
alliances or foursomes, you can find another appropriate partner, but must
inform the Competition Secretary of the change before the day of play. If
the whole 3-ball or foursomes pair need to withdraw, then contact the
Competition Secretary as soon as possible.
- Entry to all competitions
is on a ‘first come’ basis. The Competition Secretary will close the
competition ahead of the published closing date if the field is full. In
this event Club Delegates will be notified by email.
- Competition start times
will be sent to all entrants and Club Delegates approximately two weeks
ahead of the competition date.
- If a prize-giving is
scheduled to happen at a competition, it is hoped that all prize winners
will be present.
- In match-play competitions
hosted by the county, the team captains must make the county aware if a
junior player is in their squad, so that safeguarding measures are
- If a competition being played on the day is
affected by extreme weather such as excessively high temperatures, the
organising committee will determine whether it should be curtailed to a lesser
number of holes, rescheduled, or abandoned. The welfare of all our members is
of paramount importance.
- OLCGA cannot accept
responsibility for any loss, damage or injury encountered at any OLCGA competition.
- OLCGA competitions will
be organised by the County in accordance with their Policies &
Procedures which can be viewed on our website www.olcga.org.uk.
Updated December 2022