J B Carr 2019 Tournament Rules

JB Carr Tournament Rules 2019

Rule Changes in 2019

Home & Away Matches:- One Courtesy Shot to all away pairings.

Single Leg Matches:- One Courtesy Shot in pairings 1,2, 4 & 5 with Two Courtesy Shots in pairing 3 to away team.

The reason is that there have been more wins at home than away and the additional shots may equalise the results.


The competition format will be SCOTCH FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY for male competitors who have reached their 60th birthday on or before 1st January 2019. A team with an underage player will be disqualified.


Teams will consist of 5 pairings. Players on the team may be changed throughout the tournament. A player may only represent one Club.

Combined Handicaps

Please note that the combined handicap limit is 30The handicaps (on 01/01/2019) of each pairing shall be combined. Pairings with a combined handicap in excess of 30 are allowed, but they are limited to a maximum combined handicap of 30. An incorrect upper handicap means automatic disqualification of that pairing.

Stroke Allowance

Is based on half the difference of the COMBINED HANDICAPS (maximum 30 see above). Stroke allowances are rounded up to the nearest whole number.

Courtesy Shot

All club matches are to be played at the venue of the top club in the draw.

Home & Away matches:- To compensate for the home advantage, the away team will receive one courtesy shot per pairing .

Single Leg Matches:- To compensate for the home advantage one courtesy shot applies in pairings 1,2 , 4 and 5. Two courtesy shots apply in pairing 3 to the away team.

Firstly, calculate the normal shot differential between the Stroke Allowances of the two pairings and then credit the extra courtesy shot to the visiting pair.

County Finals and Provincial Rounds & Finals, Ulster, Munster & Connacht – All will play home and away matches. The away team will receive one courtesy shot per pairing.

Leinster County Finals and Provincial Final are home and away – with away team receiving one courtesy shot per pairing.

The county team on top of the draw shall have the choice of venue for the first of the two legs. The result will be based on the cumulative total of match wins from the two fixtures. If the overall result produces a draw, the result will be decided that day by a sudden death playoff, commencing on the 1st hole. Each team manager shall nominate anyone of his said pairings for the playoff. Stroke Allowance will apply. (see item 4 above).

Courtesy shot doesn’t apply for play-off pairings.


All matches must be played by the date specified. Sorry, but no extensions can be permitted. Unplayed matches shall be scratched, unless one of the clubs has received a walkover. Unfortunately, we must strictly adhere to this in the interest of equity and competition efficiency.

Exchange of Pairings

Prior to the commencement of a team match, the respective team managers shall simultaneously interchange the names of their teams, their handicaps and the order of play.  It is the responsibility of each Team Manager to check with the opposing Team Manager to ensure ALL team players are over 60 years on or before 1st January 2019 before the match commences.


All matches are to be played off the weekly summer competition tees. All matches to be played to a finish until an overall result has been obtained. There are no halved matches.


Buggies are allowed only with appropriate medical certificate.

Meals / Drinks

After match meals and drinks shall be shared equally between home and visiting Clubs.


Results of the matches must be communicated by the winning team within three days.  Contact  WOODENBRIDGE GOLF CLUB TEL: 0402 35202 - (from Republic) .If calling from Northern Ireland, use 00353 402 35202. Email:  admin@woodenbridge.ie


The Provincial Champions shall play the All Ireland semi-finals and finals at Woodenbridge Golf Club on the Saturday and Sunday, 31st August & 1st September 2019.


In all disputes, the decision of the Woodenbridge Golf Club shall be final. Woodenbridge Golf Club reserves the right to alter and revise the Competition Rules as it sees fit.