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

Sussex League of Gentlemen Golfers

2019 Dates:
Final - Tuesday, 17th September at Chartham Park
Semi-Finals - week of 27/8 or 3/9
Jamboree - Thursday, 26th September at Worthing

Chartham Park GC - 2018 winners

The 2018 winners - Chartham Park GC

Final: Chartham Park GC 3  Dale Hill GC 2  at Copthorne on Tuesday September 11th

Semi-Finals: Chartham Park GC beat Nevill GC 3 up on Tuesday 28th August at Dale Hill GC
Dale Hill GC beat Ham Manor GC on Wednesday 29th August at Nevill GC

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 Male over 55’s


Agreed for 2018 by Club representatives at the meeting at Pyecombe Golf Club 
Wednesday 25th October 2017.

Participating Clubs

2018. Chartham Park GC, Cooden Beach GC, Copthorne GC, Dale Hill GC, Dyke GC, Ifield GC, Ham Manor GC, Haywards Heath GC, Nevill GC, Piltdown GC, Pyecombe GC, Worthing GC.

Objectives and Format of the League 2018

The Competition aims to provide:-
  1. Competitive handicap golf for the Over 55 male 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
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 2018 competition will be played out between 12 teams established into 3 leagues playing matches home and away. The number of holes up/down recorded on 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 25th October 2017. 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 aggregate match result (points) between the 2 sides c) and then if still equal the total number of holes up or down in all matches.

Matches may be played on any weekday afternoon, not a Cyril Blake or Gilbert Print match day, at any time between April and July suitable to the home club but ideally when the course is normally underutilised.
• League matches should be completed by end of July. The semi-finals to be played in early August (2017 agreement).

Semi-Final and Final Venues
Semi-finals to be arranged when league winners and highest point scoring runner up are known.

The league winner with the highest points total will play the best runner up. The other league winners will play each other. Venue decided by point total. Semi-finals venues can only be determined following identification of the ‘final 4’.
These clubs must be prepared to host a semi-final. In the event of a tie on points and holes in a semi-final or final there will be a playoff by a nominated pair, who have played together that day, from each team until a hole is won.

The Final will be played at the course of the previous year winners, unless they have hosted a final in the previous 5 years. The 2018 final will be held at Copthorne GC on Tuesday 11th September 2018 (Piltdown GC reserve).  A Jamboree Day for all clubs will be held on Monday 17th September 2018 at Cooden Beach GC.

Clubs are requested to forward details of fixtures to K 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 www.Slogg.PyecombeGolfClub.com on their home club website.

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

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. A simple majority vote of those present will decide any action.

Present at meeting-
Gerry Honeysett – Haywards Heath GC (Chairman), Keith Turk -  Chartham  Park GC – Voting (Fixture Secretary) – Voting, Alan Davey – Pyecombe GC (Treasurer), Mick Lane – Cooden Beach – Voting, Terry Woods– Copthorne GC – Voting, Andrew Chapman – Dale Hill GC – Voting, Malcolm Stalker – Dyke GC – Voting, Steve Mountain – Ham Manor GC – Voting,  Richard Cowlard – Ifield GC – Voting, John Featherstone – Nevill GC – Voting, Ken Bulteeel – Piltdown GC – Voting, Peter Fox – Worthing GC – Voting. 
Also present but not voting – Nick Potkins – Worthing GC, Steve Mellor – Nevill GC