BETTERBALL – SOUTH WEST REGIONAL FINAL - THURSDAY 10th OCTOBER
BRISTOL & CLIFTON GOLF CLUB
Club address: Beggar Bush Lane, Bristol BS8 3TH tel: 01275 393474
Practice Round: The club has very kindly offered us a discounted green fee of £25 per person for any competitor wishing to play a practice round. You will need to call the club office and speak to Georgina Brown on the number above to book a tee time in advance stating that you are a competitor in the Titleist FootJoy Matchplay Championship.
Qualification for Grand Final: The leading two pairs will qualify on the day.
Tee Times: The first tee time is 10.00am and the draw will be made 7 days prior to the event. Click on ‘Entries’ above to view your tee time.
Format: The scoring format will be Better-Ball Stableford with 90% handicap allowance.
In addition to their normal stroke allowance ladies will also receive the difference between the men's and ladies SSS from the tees to be used. The additional strokes will be added before the 90% stroke allowance has been calculated.
Ladies will use the par and stroke index from the red tees.
Practice range: Tokens for practice balls are available to purchase in the pro shop
Rules: The Rules of Golf as laid down by the R&A will apply along with any relevant Local Rules.
Tees: Play will be from the white or medal tees for men depending on the weather conditions on the day and from the red tees for ladies.
Handicap: Maximum Men – 24 Ladies – 30
You will be required to provide up to date proof of your current handicap on the day. Please note it will not be acceptable to ask us to check your handicap on the internet.
Catering: Coffee and bacon rolls will be available on arrival and a two course lunch will be served following your round.
Dress code: There is no need to change into a jacket & tie after play. The presentation will take place within a few minutes of the last match finishing. Normal dress regulations will apply on the course.
Card playoff: In the case of tied scores places will be decided on a card playoff over the last 9, 6, 3, 1 hole/s as they appear on the scorecard regardless of starting tee. Any team losing out on a card play off will be offered another chance to qualify at the Play Off event at Sandwell Park GC, West Bromwich B71 4JJ on Monday 28th October.
GPS & Lasers: The use of GPS and laser rangefinding equipment is permitted as under the R&A Rules of Golf the use of smart phones and other devices which provide additional information such as wind speed/direction and distance taking into account gradient is in breach of the Rules of Golf.
Caddies: Caddies may be used but any catering will be at their own expense.
Buggies: The use of buggies is permitted and the buggy is the full responsibility of the player/s who is hiring it.
Grand Final: The Grand Final will be played at the superb Vale do Lobo Golf & Beach Resort, Algarve, Portugal between Monday 6th and Saturday 11th January 2020. The prize will include: return flights from the UK; airport transfers; five nights accommodation in the luxury apartments at Vale do Lobo; five rounds of golf including - a practice round on Monday 6th if your flight time permits, two rounds on the spectacular Ocean Course and two rounds on the magnificent Royal Course; Welcome Drinks and Presentation Dinner; some great prizes for the winners and a lot of fun for everyone.