EAST LOTHIAN JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE. RULES FOR THE COUNTY CUP. 1. Golf Clubs situated in East Lothian, who have Junior Sections, and who have playing rights on courses in East Lothian, and have paid their annual subscription to the League, may play in this Team competition. Clubs currently not in the League, may enter by invitation, and on payment of a £40 entry fee. 2. Team Members must be under 18 years of age on the 1st of January in the year of competition. 3. Each Team will consist of 4 players. 4. A player may play for any Club where the player is a bona fide member. 5. The format is foursomes. The first foursomes will be a scratch game. The second foursomes will be a handicap game in which the maximum handicap allowed is 18. Players off higher handicaps may play, but they will be limited to a handicap of 18. The handicap strokes in the second game will be calculated by the two players on each side adding their two handicaps together. The pair with the higher of the combined handicaps receives strokes amounting to ½, (rounded up) of the difference between the combined handicaps of the two sides. These strokes are to be taken at the holes indicated by the Stroke Index. If any Girl player plays in any foursome, she will drive off the ladies’ medal tee when appropriate. If any Girl player plays in a handicap foursome, then she will be allowed an increase in handicap of the difference between the Mens’ and Ladies’ SSS. These allowances must be added to a Girl’s handicap before any handicap allowance is calculated. 6. The winning team is decided by aggregate “holes up.” 7. In the event of a tie after 18 holes, both matches must complete additional holes until a result is obtained 8. The pairings must remain unaltered for the whole competition. In exceptional circumstances, the League Secretary may allow the substitution of a player. 9. It will be the responsibility of each participating Club to make catering arrangements for their Teams and Convenors, by contacting the Caterers in advance if necessary. 10. Participating Clubs may provide referees for the semi-finals and final. The League Secretary will be in attendance as overall referee to decide on any rules issues or disputes. 11. Junior Convenors, other Team Members or Reserves, Parents or Relatives or any other Club representatives, are not allowed to offer “Advice” to players in either Team during any Match. The definition of “Advice” is: - “Any counsel or suggestion that could influence a player in determining his play, the choice of a club, or the method of making a stroke.” BUT: - Information or interpretation of the Rules or on matters of Public Information, such as the position of hazards, or the flagstick on the putting green, or the shape of dog-leg hole, yardage from sprinklers, and encouragement etc IS NOT advice. In addition, Parents and Relatives are expected to keep a discreet distance from any Matches so as not to influence any Players in any way. 12. The Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal and Ancient Club, together with any Local Rules, will apply to the Matches. 13. Distance measuring devices which comply with the Rules of Golf are allowed in this Competition. Dave Warren, Secretary. 29th August 2016.