The NNGL Members league
MEMBERSHIP: The League shall comprise of Men’s Teams
representing Alnmouth , Alnmouth Village, Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Goswick
, Dunstanburgh Castle, Linden Hall, Rothbury, Warkworth, and Wooler Golf Clubs.
STRUCTURE: The League will consist of one division whereby
all teams will play each other once either home or away asset by the Match
Secretary. The fixtures will then be reversed for the following season before a
full redraw for the next 2 seasons and so on.
MATCHES: Each team shall consist of six players who must be
members of the club they represent.
No player shall represent more than one members league team
in any season, players can however, also represent their clubs in the scratch
league, seniors league and league open days.
Player matches will be paired in order of their exact
handicap index from lowest to highest. Matches
may go off in any order and start at any tee by arrangement with the team
All matches shall be on handicap terms with the handicap
allowance being the full difference between the players course handicaps
awarded to the higher handicap player, according to the rules of golf and local rules
of the home club.
The maximum course handicap allowed is 18. Players with
higher course handicaps may play, but must reduce their handicap allowance down
ARRANGEMENTS: Prior to the match commencing, Team Captains or
their Deputies must book the tees at the their course with matches to commence
between 5.30pm -6.30pm, or earlier by agreement of both team captain’s or their
deputies. The last match must be ready for play by 6-30pm. In the event of a
last minute substitution, the substitute player must be paired according to the
handicaps of the players in the matches not yet started. Should a team fail to
field six players it will forfeit two points for each player short. Should a
team fail to field four players for a match they will be withdrawn from the
league and all points won and lost by that team for the season will be null and
Home teams are not required to provide meals after the
The Captain of the home team is responsible for uploading the
full results to the NNGL website within three days of the match being played.
A winning player will score two points for his team while a
halved match will earn one point for each team.
POSTPONEMENTS: Adverse weather or course closure on the day
of a match, are the only reasons for the abandonment or postponement of a
match. In either case both team captain’s or their deputies must agree to the
action and the whole match must be played before the following Wednesday.
Should, for any reason, the Captains fail to agree upon a date, The Secretary
or if unavailable, The Chairman of The League will adjudicate.
CHAMPIONS: At the end of a season the team with the most
points will be The North Northumberland Members League champions. If 2 or more teams
are tied on points to win the league, a playoff match or matches at neutral
venues will decide the winner.
disputes regarding the interpretation of these rules, or the playing of league
matches, if not covered in the rules of golf, will be adjudicated upon by
the Executive Committee of The League, who’s decision shall be final.
RIDE ON BUGGIES: Players are not allowed to use ride on
buggies in league matches without prior consent from the NNGL committee via the
league secretary or in his absence the chairman. This does not apply to a
player being ferried back to replay a shot.