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5 January 2020



The next Family Foursomes competition will take place on 5 January 2020 with the first tee booked from 1115-1151 hrs. 


Aim.  The aim is to introduce YGC juniors to the foursomes format over 18 holes and to allow them to compete with an adult member of their family. 


Format.  Stableford Foursomes.


Eligibility.  The competition is open to both CONGU and Blues juniors and a family member.  The intent is that the adult family partner will be a member of YGC but, where this is not possible, family members from another club are welcome to compete.  If no family members are golfers then the junior is welcome to invite an adult partner ideally from YGC but if not practicable then from another club.


Handicap Allowance.   This year we will continue the handicapping arrangement, agreed by the matches and comps committee for the foursomes competition last September.  Shots for a CONGU pairing will be half the combined handicap.  To resolve the issue with Blues receiving their handicap off a card with a different Standard Scratch (SS) a Blue will have their handicap reduced by 12 shots (the difference between the SS of the adult and Blue cards) before adding to the CONGU handicapper and halving.  For example a pairing of a Blue handicapper off 36 partnering a CONGU handicapper off 10 will receive: 36-12 = 24.  (10 + 24)/2 = 17 Shots.  Shots will be taken against the Mens’ CONGU card.  CONGU ladies will have their handicap increased by half the difference between the SS of the Men’s and Ladies’ cards.


Tees.  There is no stipulation on whether the adult drives the odds or evens but clearly the driver alternates on each hole.  Yellow tees for the CONGU handicappers, red tees for lady CONGU handicappers and blue tees for junior blues.


Entry Cost.  The cost of entry is £5 per team with non-members paying an additional £10 green fee.


Fun Prizes.  Nearest the Pin on 7th.


Prize Giving.  There will be a prize giving in the bar area shortly after the last cards are returned.  All players are encouraged to attend.



Colin Riddell

Junior Blues Organiser