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NLCGA Competitions Update

Monday, April 5, 2021

Following the Government’s road map out of lockdown and in line with England Golf’s, Play Safe Stay Safe guidelines, the NCLGA executive has made the following changes to their competitions, with the aim to be fair and flexible.

Diamond Knock-Out
First round to be played by Sunday 6th June, 2nd round by Sunday 4th July, third round by Sunday 15th August, semi-final by Sunday 12th September and the final to be played on Sunday 10th October. Any clubs that have fixtures in place before these dates can go ahead as long as BOTH clubs are agreeable to doing so.

Gillieson Cup and Carrick Cup
The dates for the rounds will change to ‘play by’ rather than ‘on’ which should make arranging matches easier with the ability to do so during the week rather than on a Sunday when tee times are going to be at a premium for a few months.

If, for any reason, a home club is unable to host the match in any of the knock-out competitions and the away club is able to do so then home advantage will be forfeited.

Caddies will not be allowed in the Diamond Knock-out, Carrick Cup and Gillieson Cup. This decision will be reviewed after 21st June 2021 when, hopefully, everything will be reopened.

Start date can be extended to 17th May 2021, mainly because of travelling restrictions. Any clubs that have fixtures in place prior to 17th May can go ahead as long as BOTH clubs are agreeable to doing so. However, should this not be the case then the match can be rearranged. With the extension of the closing date to 31st October 2021 clubs theoretically have four and a half months to play their matches if they don’t start playing until after 21st June 2021.

County Championships
Although quite early in the calendar – 14th-16th May 2021 – it is our intention to run this competition at Royal Norwich. There will, obviously, be restrictions with regard to catering as this will only be allowed outside and a presentation on the first day might not be possible as outdoor gatherings of up to 30 do not come into force until 17th May 2021. Caddies will be allowed in this competition as it comes within the rule of six.

Division 2, 3 & 4 Championships
Players may now enter as a three ball so that they are playing with people they know. Singles and pairs will, however, still be accommodated.

This will be going ahead in its advertised format. The only slight difference will be with regard to the food arrangements which will be provided prior to, during and after play. However due to Covid restrictions there will be no presentation, results will be published on our website and social media, with winners being informed.

Post-Match Catering
We feel catering arrangements should be agreed between the two clubs, is obviously dependent upon the guidelines and what the club is able to offer. We would suggest until restrictions are completely lifted a cup of tea and piece of cake should suffice.

The safety of our members is of paramount importance, however, if any club wish to withdraw from any competition, please inform Margo Horsburgh by Friday 17th April 2021.

Full details of all our championship and competitions may be found here 👉 Events Poster.

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