Welcome to S.L.O.G.G.

Sussex League of Gentlemen Golfers

Pyecombe Golf Club

What is S.L.O.G.G.

The Sussex League of Gentlemen Golfers is an inter club 4 ball better ball golf competition for Male golfers over 55

Rules and Playing Conditions

Sussex League of Gentlemen Golfers

Inter Club Competition for Males 55 and over


Agreed for 2020 by Club representatives at the meeting at Pyecombe Golf Club 
Wednesday 23rd October 2019.

Participating Clubs

2020: Chartham Park, Cooden Beach, Copthorne, Dale Hill, Dyke, Ifield, Ham Manor, Haywards Heath, Nevill, Piltdown, Pyecombe, Worthing, Littlehampton, Willingdon

Objectives and Format of the League 2020

The Competition aims to provide:-
  1. Competitive handicap golf for males 55 and over at participating clubs during quiet times on the course in the summer months.
  2. The format of playing their own ball in a team environment - the format being four ball better ball match play.
An initial £20 entrance fee will be charged to each club and thereafter £20 annually.

The Competition
(To be played under the 2019 Rules of Golf)
Handicap 4 Ball Better Ball match play played between teams of 10 arranged in 5 pairs. Each match handicaps played from 90 percent of handicap difference from lowest handicap player (CONGU 2016).  White tees. Maximum competition Handicap - 18. All players to have “Competition handicaps” and can play for only one club.

The 2020 competition will be played out between 14 teams established into 2 leagues playing matches home or away (a total of six matches per club). The number of holes up must be recorded on the results sheet for count back purposes if required. For example a 3 and 2 win counts as 3 holes up.
The fixtures and the composition of the leagues are as decided by lot at the meeting held at Pyecombe Golf Club on Wednesday 23rd October 2019. The teams for each league will be drawn annually from separate pots to ensure fixtures change.

Points in games are 3 points for each pair winning, one point for a half in a game.
For example - a 5-0 win results in a 15 point to 0 point total, a 4-1 win results in a 12 point - 3 point total, a 3-2 win means 9 points for one team and 6 for the other. A draw, 2 and a half matches each, results in 7 points to each team. A 4 and half - half win gives 13 points to 1 point total and a 3 and a half - 1 and half win will score 10 points to 4 points.

League places will be decided
a) By total aggregate points, then if equal b) the total number of holes up or down in all league matches and then if still equal c) the aggregate match result (points) between the 2 sides.

League matches may be played on any weekday afternoon, but not a Cyril Blake or Gilbert Print match day, at any time between late March and mid August suitable to the home club but ideally when the course is normally underutilised.

Quarter Finals
A new introduction for 2020 and are to be played as stipulated between 18 and 31 August.
1.Top team in A will play fourth placed team in B at home
2.Top team in B will play fourth placed team in A at home
3.Second placed team in A will play third placed team in B at home
4.Second placed team in B will play third placed team in A at home.

The semi-finals to be played between 31 August and 4 September at neutral venues
Semi-finals to be arranged as soon as the quarter final results are known.
-Winners of QF 1 will play Winners of QF 4 at Winners of QF 2
-Winners of QF 2 will play Winners of QF 3 at Winners of QF 1
These clubs must be prepared to host a semi-final. Any queries to be registered with Keith Turk.
In the event of a tie on points and holes there will be a play-off by a nominated pair, who have played together that day, from each team until a hole is won.

This will be played at the course of the previous year winners (Dale Hill) , unless they have hosted a final in the previous 5 years. As Dale Hill were winners in 2015 they are unable to host the final. The 2020 final will therefore be held at Worthing on Friday 18th September (reserve Ifield). In the event of a tie on points and holes there will be a play-off by a nominated pair, who have played together that day, from each team until a hole is won.

Jamboree Day
A jamboree day for all clubs will be held on Wednesday 23rd September at The Dyke GC.

Fixtures and Results
Clubs are requested to forward details of fixtures to Keith Turk as soon as they are organised for posting on the website.  Similarly it is the responsibility of both teams Captains to ensure that match results are forwarded by email and result sheet sent to Keith Turk (Chartham Park Golf Club) at k.turk@sky.com. Keith Turk will arrange for updated league tables and results to be posted on the web site.
Note   Pyecombe Golf Club has agreed to host the domain on their home club website.

Courtesy of the course – for matches only  not practice rounds.

Conditions of play
If a course is deemed fit for play by the hosting club then this would be the case. Cancelled matches: in the case of a club not being able to field a full team for a match then it is incumbent on that club to field as many players as possible to ensure that the fixture can go ahead. Additionally if a match is to be called off then this is subject to the agreement of both Captains.

Match fees levied to support after match fare will be £10 per head payable by all players. - No other fees may be charged. Host clubs should provide a minimum of sandwiches, cake and tea (or other fare) for each 4 ball within this price bracket. Players are encouraged to stay, socialise and support the home club.

The Future
After each season, Club representatives will meet and if necessary agree any changes or recommendations to the Rules. Each participating club will have one vote plus the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Fixtures Secretary. A simple majority vote of those present will decide any action.
Present at meeting:   Andrew Chapman (Chairman), Keith Turk - (Fixture Secretary), Alan Davey - Pyecombe GC (Treasurer), Nick Potkins - (Vice Chairman), Mick Lane - Cooden Beach , Paul Wilkin - Chartham Park, Terry Woods - Copthorne , Steve Williamson - Dale Hill , Malcolm Stalker - Dyke , Richard Cowlard - Ifield , Alan Hayward - Haywards Heath, Steve Mellor - Nevill , Iain Hedley - Piltdown GC, Peter Fox - Worthing, Steve Mountain - Ham Manor