Competition Rules

Those with club handicaps should use them.  If you have no official handicap you can either play off the maximum of 18 or send three cards and you will be given an unofficial GUSGC handicap.  The person on the left of the draw is the challenger and must offer their opponent three dates (including one weekend) before the play by date.  Failure to comply with the aforementioned could result in your opponent claiming the tie.  Don’t leave it to the last minute to offer dates, that’s naughty.  No extensions will be given, if a tie is not determined by the date given the challenger must forfeit.

The Club Championship is reserved for the top 16 players and is played off scratch.
The Gents Singles is played off full handicap difference if played off medal tees and 3 / 4 if played off box tees.
The Ladies Singles is played off full handicap difference.
The handicap rules for the Fourball format are as follows :-
The handicap allowance are calculated with reference to the lowest handicap – that player obviously receives no strokes from anyone. The others receive 3/4 of the difference, REGARDLESS of which tees are played off.

When ladies are involved, the ladies handicap shall be increased by the difference between the SSS of the mens’ and that of the ladies’ course.  The 3/4 difference is then applied to the resulting sum of handicap plus SSS variance.  The ladies shall then take their allowance with reference to the Ladies Stroke Index and the men will take theirs in regard to the Men’s Stroke Index.

In the event that one member of a team is unable to play, then in is acceptable for the other team member to play the tie against one or both members of the opposing team, by mutal consent.
Results of matches must be confirmed by email to

All appeals, complaints and gripes to the committee should be sent via Chris Taylor and we will attempt to resolve them!