These conditions are specific to Handicap Pennants and are to be read in conjunction with the 2019 Pennant Conditions: General Conditions applying to all grades.
The Match Committee of the ACT Monaro District Golf Association reserves the right to alter or vary these Conditions at any time.
Handicaps: A maximum GA handicap limit of 18.0 will apply for Handicap Pennant. There is no minimum handicap in this Division. A competitor’s playing handicap will be his GA handicap, as at the day of the match, adjusted for the slope rating of the hosting course. At many Canberra courses it is, therefore, possible that individuals will have playing handicaps a little more than 18. Individuals with higher GA handicaps than 18 may play in this competition, but will have to use the maximum GA handicap of 18.0.
Allocation of handicap strokes: In Handicap Pennant 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 indicated on the Score Card of the Host Club. Where these Conditions require a Handicap Match Play match, that ends all square after 18 holes, to continue (i.e. Semi Finals and the Final) 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.
Order of Play: In Handicap Pennant players must be listed in ascending order of handicap on the Team sheet for players 1-6 (or 1-7 in finals); i.e. lowest handicap player is listed at position No 1. Teams will hit off in reverse order to the Team list, i.e. No 6 player first and No 1 player last; except in finals where player 7 hits off first. (Note: Players with the same playing handicaps can play in either/any position, i.e. value after the decimal place in GA handicap is not used).
FINALS SERIES AND PENNANT WINNER
Following the completion of the Preliminary rounds, the two leading teams from each division will contest the semi finals:
Semi Final A: Division 1 winner plays Division 2 runner-up
Semi Final B: Division 2 winner plays Division 1 runner-up
The winner of the Pennant will be the Team that secures the greater number of Individual Match Points in the Grand Final.