Golf Central Victoria Sunday Pennant fixtures and playing conditions 2024

GCV Sunday Pennant conditions 2024

GCV SUNDAY PENNANT DRAW 2024

The 2024 Sunday Pennant season is just about upon us, commencing this Sunday, February 4. From the Pennant match committee, our apologies for the late finalisation of the draw however, it has been beyond our control, with a combination of an unprecendted number of teams, shortage of courses available and a last minute need to find five extra courses to fit all the matches on!

Anyway, we got there and are looking forward to a great season ahead. There have been a number of changes to Sunday Pennant this year, the main one being the move to a February start and a morning rather than midday start.

A summary of changes for the 2024 season is set out below, along with important information to allow for hassle-free running.  A copy of the completed draw is attached as a separate file.

 

CHANGES TO SUNDAY PLAYING CONDITIONS:

A complete set of playing conditions for 2024 will be forwarded to your club and posted to the GCV website in the coming days.  Of particular note is the following:

Tee times are in the AM timeslot.  Please arrive at your respective course AND tee-off within your allocated time frames.  (Penalties exist for players presenting late to the tee within existing GCV pennant conditions – loss of first hole, match if over ten mins late, etc.)

No matches are to proceed beyond 18 holes.  Should a match be all square at hole # 18 captains are to record the result as A/S on the results sheet. Similarly, should a contest end 2.5 – 2.5 the overall result is to be recorded as ALL SQUARE (A/S).

DIVISION TWO – NO HANDICAP SHOTS ARE APPLICABLE (PLAY IS SCRATCH / “OFF THE STICK” SAME AS DIV ONE) however players must play IN ORDER OF G.A. HANDICAPS.

TEES – Men are to play from (or near to) the applicable “Championship” tees on the particular course of play (traditionally black / blue colour), women are to play from their particular championship teeing grounds (traditionally / commonly red).  Daily handicaps are to be adjusted from the respective handicap adjustment sheets applicable to the course.

PAYMENT:  Clubs are reminded to enter payment for ALL teams ($50 per team) .  These payments are due prior to the commencement of ROUND 2 on 11 February.

GCV Bank details:  BSB:633000 Golf Central Victoria Account No. 154777379

Should a receipt be required please request same via the GCV Secretary / Treasurer.

Any team withdrawing from any contest will be required to fulfil the respective financial obligation with respect to that contest, plus the financial obligation of their opponent (IE $100 per match forfeited).

Teams withdrawing from the 2024 GCV Pennant Competition after 29/01/2024 will be required to fulfil ALL financial obligations respective to the season ($550).

TEAM LISTS AND CAPTAIN RESPONSIBILLITIES:

All Captains are reminded to have on hand (in Divisions 2, 3 and Open) your team’s GA handicaps.  These, along with calculating your player’s daily handicaps in Division 3 and Open, will be required when completing team sheets.  Daily handicap calculators must be readily available with the starter at each host club.

Any incorrectly ordered players will result in the match being awarded to the opposing team 5 & 4.

Captains are reminded to promptly AND NEATLY complete team sheets with players FULL NAME and submit playing fees ($50 in CASH) when finalising entries with the starter no later than 10 minutes prior to the first match hitting off (30 minutes in finals).

**Note – fees for players representing a team at their home course is at the discretion of the home course committee.

STARTING TIMES:

Start times will be posted on respective draws by the GCV match committee.  Players are reminded that arrival at the tee more than 5 minutes late results in the loss of the first hole, arrival more than 10 minutes late results in the loss of the respective match (margin = 5 & 4).

MATCHPLAY INDEX:

 All Captains and host clubs are to have on hand the universal match play index and be aware of its application according to the tee played from.  Please inform your players how to apply where / when they give / get their handicap strokes.  This is the biggest cause of slowing / delaying tee off times!!

RESULTS SHEETS:

Results sheets must be promptly completed at the end of play and submitted to the host club starter, who in turn will provide the originals to a GCV Pennant match committee member and send a scanned or clear photocopy to the GCV Golf Operations Manager (Jamie Ward) at:

golfcvevents@gmail.com

PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

GCV will not be collating or awarding any POTY medals in 2024.  Each individual club at their discretion is welcome to acknowledge their respective player’s achievements should they see fit.

HEAT POLICY:

The following heat policy has been implemented by the GCV Pennant Match Committee:

“If at 6.00pm the day before play the BOM indicates the temperature at BENDIGO is forecast to reach or exceed 40 degrees at midday the following day, all play for that day must be abandoned.

Should a day of CODE RED (Catastrophic) fire danger be declared in ANY fire district within the boundaries of GCV on the day of play, all play will be abandoned regardless of temperature.”

The GCV Pennant Match Committee will advise all participating clubs in the event of heat, fire danger or other weather event(s) preventing or discontinuing play as soon as possible.

FULL CONDITIONS:

Copies of full Conditions of Play for Sunday Pennant will be distributed to clubs shortly and uploaded to the GCV web page www.golfcentralvictoria.com.au

MONDAY PENNANT:

There have been some enquiries with respect to Monday GCV Pennant.  It is envisaged this competition can commence after Easter.

At present I have received input from only one participant and one other volunteer to assist in the administration of Monday pennant.  These members are currently form Belvoir Park and Neangar Park.  This is however insufficient to run the competition.

Unless at least two (2) further volunteers put up their hand to be part of the Monday GCV Pennant Match Committee prior to Wednesday February 21st this competition will not be held.      

Any volunteers should contact myself should they wish to assist.  The same goes for anyone who wishes to assist with Sunday pennant as we move forward.