The Competition will be open to all Young Adults under the age of 30 on 1st April of the Competition year provided they are current members of participating Clubs. Juniors may play in the Competition although the event “spirit” is for older players.
A player may only play for one Club during any Competition year (so, if you play in the Bill Renison for one Club, you can’t then play later in the year for another Club in the Matchplay competition or vice versa).
- The Bill Renison Trophy will be a team scratch Stableford event with each team comprising three players and with all scores counting.
- The Young Adults or the Committee of the Clubs entering will nominate their three players by whatever means they see fit. Handicaps of players should be as far as is possible in or near to single figures.
The Bill Renison Trophy will be awarded to the Club with the highest aggregate scratch Stableford score and the Trophy will be retained by the winning Club for one year. Individual team players will each receive a tankard.
Similarly, a Trophy will also be awarded for the best individual Stableford score on the day. This Trophy will be held by that individual for one year and then returned to the Competition Secretary.
- The Bill Renison Handicap Trophy will be awarded to the Club with the highest nett Stableford aggregate score and will be retained by the winning Club for one year. Individual team players will each receive a tankard.
- In the event of a tie, the winner will be the team with the highest aggregate scratch or nett Stableford score as applicable for each team member on the last nine holes; if there is then still a tie on the last six holes; if still a tie, on the last three holes and finally on the last hole.
- In addition, tankards will also be awarded for the best individual scratch and nett Stableford scores on the day.
- No player or team can win more than one prize.
- The Committee, in consultation with the Host Club, will announce on the day the tees to be used for the Competition. Whenever possible, the Competition will be a “qualifying one” for handicap purposes and the Computer Database Handicap (“CDH”) system employed by England Golf will be adopted. Players must therefore bring CDH Numbers with them on the day or, preferably, advise the Committee Secretary of these by email in advance.
- Generally, the tees for Young Men will be white and those for Young Ladies red. When a Young Lady plays, an adjustment may be made to her handicap to reflect any difference between the SSS of the white and red courses. If there is no such difference in the SSS, an adjustment will not be made. Please note this adjustment may be made either way irrespective of gender and is a function of each course’s SSS.
- Players may obtain distance information by using devices in the manner set out in the Rules of Golf effective from January 2019 (Rule 4.3a).
- Mobile phones may not be used during Competition play other than for genuine emergency purposes and players are asked to honour any Host Club rules applying to such phones.
- The Rules of Golf (effective January 2019) and the Local Rules of the Host Club will govern all disputes.
- Otherwise and if necessary, all disputes will be decided by the Committee or any member of the Committee present and will be final.