The Independent Schools Under 19 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the Shire Trophy
The Independent Schools under 19 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the HG Trophy, presented by Heraldic Gems open to Boy and Girl Amateur Golfers who attend an Independent School
1. Conditions of Play
(a) The Championship shall be played by Stroke Play over 18 holes
(b) The winner shall be the competitor who returns the lowest score over 18 holes.
In the event of a tie for first place after 18 holes the deciding score will be on count back over the last 9 holes. In the event of a tie after count back there will be a sudden death playoff on the 18th hole until a winner is decided
(c) The Team event will be the best 2 scores from each team of 3 in both gross and net
(d) No caddies allowed
(e) Parents and teachers may watch from a suitable distance but may not interfere with play or give advice
(f) Breach of (d) (e) disqualification
(g) Serious breeches of golf etiquette will result in disqualification
2. Trophies and Prizes
(a) The winning School (will hold the Shire Trophy for one year)
(b) School net Trophy (will hold the Trophy for one year)
(c) Best gross score after18 holes.
(d) 2nd best gross score over 18 holes.
(e) 3rd best gross score over 18 holes.
(f) 1st Net after 18 holes
(g) 2nd Net after 18 holes
(h) 3rd Net after 18 holes
(i) 1st Gross Girl after 18 holes
(j) 1st Net Girl after 18 holes
(k) 1st Gross Under 15 after 18 holes
(l) 2nd Gross Under 15 after 18 holes
(m) 1st Net Under 15 after 18 holes
(n) 2nd Net Under 15 after 18 holes
Competitors under the age of 15 at 00:00 hours on 1st January in the year in which the Championship is to be played will be eligible to play for the Under 15 Trophies and prizes
No competitor may receive more than one prize other than the Individual winner of the HG Trophy
Trophies and Prizes will be presented as soon as possible after the end of play, when all winners will be expected to be present.
Trophies and prizes not collected at prize giving will be kept over for next year’s event
The organisers reserve the right to alter age categories and trophies according to entry numbers
To be eligible to enter, a player must be:-
(a) In possession of a playing handicap not exceeding 22 for boys and 28 for girls under CONGU Unified Handicapping System or a Comparable Scheme operated by a recognised Overseas Golfing Union, Federation or Association.
(b) Under the age of 19 at 00:00 hours on 1st January in the year in which the Championship is to be played.
Entries must be made on the entry form specified by the Championship Committee of the ISGA and be submitted by the M I/C Golf of the School taking part. In the case of a person who is a member of a Golf Club in Great Britain and Ireland the Playing Handicap Certificate must be signed by the Secretary or Handicapping Authority of his home club.
An overseas player must enter through the Secretary of the Recognised National Authority controlling golf in the Country from which he wishes to enter.
Dates of Birth and handicaps must be emailed to the organisers at least7 days prior to the competition in order to play in the right age group and receive any nett trophies and prizes.
Pupils entered with no dates of birth will automatically be entered into the highest age group.
Handicap certificates not produced before start of the competition may mean a competitor is only eligible to play in the gross competition.
5. Winners responsibilities
The Winning Schools will be responsible for the Trophies from the time it is presented until it is relinquished. He shall also ensure that the Trophy is returned to the ISGA in readiness for the following year’s event.
Rules as per the Royal and Ancient
Local rules will be supplied on the day of the competition
The HG Trophy is a qualifying event for handicap purposes under the sanction of the English Golf Union and the English ladies Golf Union