These conditions are specific to the now combined Junior and Encourage Junior Pennant and are to be read in conjunction with the 2019 Pennant Conditions: General Conditions all Grades.
The Match Committee of the ACT Monaro District Golf Association reserves the right to alter or vary these Conditions at any time.
TEEING GROUNDS Host clubs should appreciate that the Junior Pennant Division is likely to contain players of varying ages and a wide range of golfing abilities, so should err on the side of conservatism when setting up courses for these contests. When possible, it would be appreciated if courses could be set-up so that boys play off “easy blue or white tees” and girls play off “easy red tees”. During matches if the girls red tees are behind the boy’s tees, the girls should play of the shorter tee.
PLAYER NUMBERS & ORDER OF PLAY Players number 1 and 2 will play off scratch; all other team members will play off their GA handicap adjusted by the course slope rating. Players 3 onward will play in strict increasing daily handicap order. (i.e. lowest handicap plays at number 3, second lowest at number 4, etc). Players with the same daily handicap can play in any order. Teams will hit off in reverse order to the Team list i.e. number 6 player first and number 1 player last.
PLAYER ELIGIBILITY Male and female players are eligible to play in Junior Pennant provided the player is under the age of 18 years on the first day the season commences (3rd February 2019).
Removal of Special Rule on loaning players – Due to examples of inappropriate application of this condition during 2018, a club that has excess players in any round may NOT loan those players to another club for that round, in the 2019 season. This will be reviewed at the end of the season.
HANDICAPS A maximum GA handicap limit of 36 for boys and 45 for girls will apply, even after adjustment for the Slope Rating of the course being played.
Allocation of handicap strokes In Handicap Match Play the order of holes at which handicap strokes are to be given or received shall be in accordance with the Member’s or Men’s Match Play Index as applicable on the Score Card of the Host Club (even if girls are playing).
Girls playing against boys (this follows GolfNSW and JNJG guidelines): A girl’s handicap is calculated using the formula:
Girl’s Match Handicap = Women’s Australian Handicap + (AWCR – AMCR).
For instance, if a girl’s handicap is 20, the Host Club’s Course AWCR is 74 and the AMCR is 70 the calculation is: 20 + (74 –70) = 24.
FINALS SERIES AND PENNANT WINNER In all Semi-Finals and Grand Finals the winner of the Contest is the Team that secures the greater number of Individual Match Points. In these events, teams will consist of 7 players and matches will be played out until a clear result is achieved (i.e. there are no drawn contests). Where these Conditions require a Handicap Match Play match that ends all square after 18 holes to continue the play-off should start at the hole where the match began (i.e. the 1st hole) and handicap strokes should be allowed as in the prescribed round until one player wins a hole. However, the Captains of both Teams may agree that a Match shall terminate without further play, if the Team Contest result has been decided
The top four teams at the conclusion of the preliminary rounds will play the semi finals. If necessary the Count back arrangements for Pennant Table will be used to determine each Club’s respective position on the Table.
- Semi-Final A: Team1 versus Team 4
- Semi-Final No B: Team 2 versus Team 3
- The winners of the Semi-Finals will play in the Final.
In the 2019 version of the Rules, Rule 10.2a indicates that players must not give advice, or ask anyone (other than their caddie) for advice. This rule should be applied with common sense in the Junior Pennants. For inexperienced players, it would not be unreasonable, for example, for managers and coaches, or parents assisting these matches, to provide general advice to players to assist in such things as — a) the conduct of matches, b) how to keep a good pace of play, c) how to handle difficult/complex/unusual situations etc..
The Match Committee of the day is, however, the only arbitrator on the Interpretation of the Rules.
HOT WEATHER GUIDELINES In the spirit of the well-being of our juniors, the following rule regarding extreme heat will apply:
If, at 18:00 hours on the day before a Junior Pennant match is scheduled, the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts a maximum temp of 36C (or higher) on the following day, all Junior fixtures are cancelled.
Neither Contest nor Match points will be awarded.