Score notifications are now being processed at 4:00 AM everyday
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)
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.
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
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.
The cup draws and rules are detailed below:
A worked example:
Hardy A Cup
Crane Valley OR Broadstone
Knighton OR Folke
Weymouth OR Ashley Wood
Wareham OR Isle of Purbeck
Isle of Purbeck
Bridport OR Dudsbury
Came Down OR Yeovil
Meyrick Park OR Moors Valley
Dorset G and CC
Lyme Regis OR Sherborne
To be played by:
End of June
End of July
Hardy A - PLATE - Any losing team from Rounds 1 & 2
Highcliffe OR Crane Valley OR Broadstone (Rd 2 Loser)
Lyme Regis OR Sherborne (R1 loser)
Parkstone OR Knighton OR Folke (Rd 2 Loser)
Meyrick Park OR Moors Valley (Rd 1 Loser)
Ferndown Forest OR Weymouth OR Ashley Wood (Rd 2 Loser)
Came Down OR Yeovil (Rd 1 Loser)
Rushmore OR Wareham or Purbeck (Rd 2 Loser)
Bridport OR Dudsbury (Rd 1 Loser)
Bulbury OR Bridport OR Dudsbury (Rd 2 Loser)
Weymouth or Ashley Wood (Rd 1 Loser)
Queens Park OR Came Down OR Yeovil (Rd 2 Loser)
Wareham OR Purbeck (Rd 1 Loser)
Ferndown OR Meyrick OR Moors Valley (Rd 2 Loser)
Lyme Regis OR Sherborne (Rd 1 Loser)
Dorset G & CC OR Lyme Regis OR Sherborne(Rd 2 Loser)
Crane Valley OR Broadstone (Rd 1 Loser)
End of August
End of Sept
Hardy B Cup Draw
Canford School OR Christchurch
Ferndown Forest OR Knighton Heath
Ashley Wood OR Broadstone
Meyrick Park OR Sherborne
Folke OR Highcliffe
Dorset G and CC OR Isle of Purbeck
Parkstone OR Lyne Regis
Queens Park or Bulbury
Dudsbury OR Moors Valley
Ferndown OR Yeovil
Bridport OR Crane Valley
Hardy B PLATE – for any losing team in round ONE or TWO.
Came Down OR Canford School OR Christchurch
Weymouth OR Ferndown Forest OR Knighton Heath
Queens Park OR Bulbury
Rushmore OR Folke OR Highcliffe
Wareham OR Dorset G and CC OR Isle of Purbeck
Parkstone OR Lyme Regis
Sturminster Marshall OR Bridport OR Crane Valley
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)
We look forward to your comments and feedback.
Finally, if contact details have changed please share the Hardy A and B contacts.
Neal Riley & Dave Hassall
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 😊.
Neal Riley and Dave Hassall
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.
Many thanks again
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