July 26th 2021 - Automatic Updates

Score notifications are now being processed at 4:00 AM everyday

July 8 2021 - Handicap index

Clubs will use the players handicap index to qualify for either Hardy A (handicap 10.0 and under) or Hardy B (Handicap 8.0-18.0), then follow the new process to calculate your playing handicap for the course of the day. This could see a Hardy A player whose handicap is 10, play off 8 or 12 (depending on the course index) or a Hardy B player with a handicap of 11 playing off 9 or even an 18-handicapper playing off 20.

The Maximum handicap index will be as follows:

Hardy A              Under 10.0 (Handicap Index)

Hardy B              Between 8.0 and 18.0 (Handicap Index)

Strokes Received:

Singles – FULL difference

Betterball – 90% difference

 

Due to several clubs having a high volume of handicaps adjusted; it was agreed to support the change in handicap range for Hardy B.  Players can play in both Hardy A and B.  This will be reviewed again at the 2021 AGM.

May 31st 2021 - Random Coin Toss

To save people organising matches and then doing odds and evens Lottery Bonus Ball I have implemented a process where by I perform a virtual coin toss. This runs through the matches a virtual Head leaves the match as set a virtual Tail switches the match around. For cup games this is done from Round 2 as Round 1 is drawn. For the plate it is from Round 1

March 8th 2021

Following the meeting last week, we have created a schedule for the new competition that was approved by the club captains.    This new competition will be open to all clubs who have been beaten in the early cup rounds.

  • All clubs will have a minimum of two games (one in the cup and one in the plate)
  • Any losing team from Rounds 1 & 2 in the cup would enter the plate.
  • Semi Final \ Finals to follow same format as the Cup competition
  • Home \ Away to be agreed via the bonus ball.
  • Please let myself or Dave know if your club doesn’t want to enter the Plate competition.

The cup draws and rules are detailed below:

A worked example:

  • Highcliffe go through to Round 2 of the Hardy A cup via a bye (played zero)
  • Crane Valley beat Broadstone (both played one) – Broadstone move into the PLATE
    • Broadstone would play either Dorset G & CC OR Lyme Regis OR Sherborne
  • Highcliffe would play Crane in the 2nd round of the cup (Highcliffe played 1, Crane played 2), if Highcliffe win, they stay in the Cup
    • Crane would then join the PLATE as a round two loser and play ‘Lyme Regis OR Sherborne’.

 

Hardy A Cup

Round 1

Round 2

 

Match Number

Home Team

 

Away Team

Home Team

 

Away Team

 

1

Highcliffe

V

Bye

Highcliffe

v

Crane Valley OR Broadstone

 

2

Crane Valley

V

Broadstone

 

3

Parkstone

V

Bye

Parkstone

v

Knighton OR Folke

 

4

Knighton Heath

V

Folke

 

5

Ferndown Forest

V

Bye

Ferndown Forest

v

Weymouth OR Ashley Wood

 

6

Weymouth

V

Ashley Wood

 

7

Rushmore

V

Bye

Rushmore

v

Wareham OR Isle of Purbeck

 

8

Wareham

V

Isle of Purbeck

 

9

Bulbury

V

Bye

Bulbury

v

Bridport OR Dudsbury

 

10

Bridport

V

Dudsbury

 

11

Queens Park

V

Bye

Queens Park

v

Came Down OR Yeovil

 

12

Came Down

V

Yeovil

 

13

Ferndown

V

Bye

Ferndown

v

Meyrick Park OR Moors Valley

 

14

Meyrick Park

V

Moors Valley

 

15

Dorset GandCC

V

Bye

Dorset G and CC

v

Lyme Regis OR Sherborne

 

16

Lyme Regis

V

Sherborne

To be played by:

End of June

End of July

 

                     

 

 

Hardy A - PLATE - Any losing team from Rounds 1 & 2

 

 

               

1

Highcliffe OR Crane Valley OR Broadstone (Rd 2 Loser)

 

 

 

 

16

Lyme Regis OR Sherborne (R1 loser)

3

Parkstone OR Knighton OR Folke (Rd 2 Loser)

 

14

Meyrick Park OR Moors Valley (Rd 1 Loser)

5

Ferndown Forest OR Weymouth OR Ashley Wood (Rd 2 Loser)

 

 

12

Came Down OR Yeovil (Rd 1 Loser)

7

Rushmore OR Wareham or Purbeck (Rd 2 Loser)

 

10

Bridport OR Dudsbury (Rd 1 Loser)

9

Bulbury OR Bridport OR Dudsbury (Rd 2 Loser)

 

 

 

8

Weymouth or Ashley Wood (Rd 1 Loser)

11

Queens Park OR Came Down OR Yeovil (Rd 2 Loser)

 

6

Wareham OR Purbeck (Rd 1 Loser)

13

Ferndown OR Meyrick OR Moors Valley (Rd 2 Loser)

 

 

4

Lyme Regis OR Sherborne (Rd 1 Loser)

15

Dorset G & CC OR Lyme Regis OR Sherborne(Rd 2 Loser)

 

2

Crane Valley OR Broadstone (Rd 1 Loser)

To be played by:

End of August

End of Sept

24th Oct

14th Nov

 

 

 

 

Hardy B Cup Draw

Round 1

Round 2

Match Number

Home Team

 

Away Team

Home Team

 

Away Team

1

Came Down

V

Bye

Came Down

v

Canford School OR Christchurch

2

Canford School

V

Christchurch

3

Weymouth

V

Bye

Weymouth

v

Ferndown Forest OR Knighton Heath

4

Ferndown Forest

V

Knighton Heath

5

Ashley Wood

V

Broadstone

Ashley Wood OR Broadstone

v

Meyrick Park OR Sherborne

6

Meyrick Park

V

Sherborne

7

Rushmore

V

Bye

Rushmore

v

Folke OR Highcliffe

8

Folke

V

Highcliffe

9

Wareham

V

Bye

Wareham

v

Dorset G and CC OR Isle of Purbeck

10

Dorset GandCC

V

Isle of Purbeck

11

Parkstone

V

Lyme Regis

Parkstone OR Lyne Regis

v

Queens Park or Bulbury

12

Queens Park

V

Bulbury

13

Dudsbury

V

Moors Valley

Dudsbury OR Moors Valley

v

Ferndown OR Yeovil

14

Ferndown

V

Yeovil

15

Sturminster Marshall

V

Bye

Sturminster Marshall

v

Bridport OR Crane Valley

16

Bridport

V

Crane Valley

To be played by:

End of June

End of July

 

 

Hardy B PLATE – for any losing team in round ONE or TWO.

 

 

               

1

Came Down OR Canford School OR Christchurch

 

 

 

 

16

Bridport OR Crane Valley

3

Weymouth OR Ferndown Forest OR Knighton Heath

 

14

Ferndown OR Yeovil

5

Ashley Wood OR Broadstone

 

 

12

Queens Park OR Bulbury

7

Rushmore OR Folke OR Highcliffe

 

10

Dorset G and CC OR Isle of Purbeck

9

Wareham OR Dorset G and CC OR Isle of Purbeck

 

 

 

8

Folke OR Highcliffe

11

Parkstone OR Lyme Regis

 

6

Meyrick Park OR Sherborne

13

Dudsbury OR Moors Valley

 

 

4

Ferndown Forest OR Knighton Heath

15

Sturminster Marshall OR Bridport OR Crane Valley

 

2

Canford School OR Christchurch

To be played by:

End of August

End of Sept

24th Oct

14th Nov

 

 

October 30th 2020

An email has been sent to all captains, the following has been asked of all captains and we will gather the feedback.

We will soon have the new handicap system to implement and we need to understand how this will impact interclub matches.   I will shortly setup an online meeting where we can discuss and agree the way handicaps will work post the handicap transition.

We currently feel that we have three options (more than happy to add others if they are suggested)

  1. Use your club handicap when you visit other courses (e.g. no handicap adjustments)
  2. Use your club handicap to qualify for either Hardy A (handicap 10 and under) or Hardy B (Handicap 11-18), then follow the new process to calculate your playing handicap for the day. This could see a Hardy A player whose handicap is 10, play off 8 or 12 or a Hardy B player with a handicap of 11 playing off 9 or even an 18 handicapper playing off 20.
  3. As per 2 but with some parameters e.g. max adjustment of 1 shot.

We look forward to your comments and feedback.

Finally, if contact details have changed please share the Hardy A and B contacts.

 

Many thanks

 

Neal Riley & Dave Hassall

April 19th 2020

Covid 19

Following the news with the extended lockdown, we have no choice but to cancel the 2020 season.  The outlook for competitive golf is still unknown and some clubs have already stated the challenges in rearranging fixtures prior to today’s news.  Dave and I feel that we have tried to maintain the league for as long as possible however we now have no other options.

All subscriptions will be rolled over to the 2021 season, all leagues will stay the same and the cup season will start again.

I would suggest that friendly matches could be arranged later in the season, but this will all need to be arranged between the two captains – you could have mixed Hardy A and B teams and play home and away. This is just a thought that you may wish to explore.

Please stay safe and lets look forward to 2021, what else could go wrong?  Oh wait the new handicap system 😊.

 

Many thanks

 

Neal Riley and Dave Hassall

March 19th 2020

Covid 19

Thanks for your time this evening (Wed 18th), it was great to see 30 Hardy A and B  captains on the call to discuss the way forward.

The minutes and decisions were as follows:

The main decision was to decide if the season should be delayed \ extended or cancelled.   The clear decision was to continue with the season in a safe fashion and ensure that we are following the government guidelines.

  • Where possible and where players are not in the at risk category games should be played.  Please respect the home clubs management of the virus situation, e.g. the bar may be closed.
  • If captains decide to reschedule matches then it is between the two captains BUT the dates need to be updated on the website
  • If a captain has players in the at risk category and can’t get a full team then games can be rescheduled and no points deductions will take place.
  • The season will be extended if needed, but try to adhere to the dates.
  • Should the country go into a lock down, then a follow-up meeting will be scheduled if needed but we will follow the government guidelines.
  • The Hardy A and Hardy B cups will be cancelled for the 2020 season to allow more time for the league games.

Many thanks again

 

Neal Riley and Dave Hassall

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