Archie Preston Mixed Trophy 2022

All matches are to be played under R&A Rules and Local Rules in Force on the Day

  1. Each team will consist of 14 players with a Handicap Index of not more than 30.0 for Ladies and 20.0 for Gentlemen. Allowance for the Course Handicap may result in a player playing off more than this these limits. A team can play a player with a handicap index above these limits but they can only play of these maximum handicap index limits. The team should include the current Captain and Lady Captain unless they are not available in which case Past or Vice Captains should play.
  2. Players of any age can play in the competition. If a team plays a player under the age of 18 years the team organiser MUST ensure that safeguarding policies applicable at the club where the match is played are complied with.
  3. The stroke allowance will be the full difference between 50% the combined handicaps taken from the course handicap. This is achieved by both players in a team ascertaining their COURSE HANDICAP. The Course Handicap of the two players is then added together and divided by 50% (rounded up where necessary).A GUIDE TO HOW THE HANDICAP ALLOWANCE IS CALCULATED IS SHOWN AT THE END OF THIS PAGE.
    The other team then does the same and the full difference between the two totals is the stroke allowance for the match.
  4. The away team will receive a one hole advantage in each game. Each game will be played to a finish – there are no halves. In the event of a game being all square after 18 holes there will be ‘sudden death’ to establish the winner.
  5. Before play commences the team Captains must exchange team sheets with the order of play. The Captain and Lady Captain or their replacements, will be paired together and will play first.
  6. Gentlemen drive first on the odd numbered tees and Ladies the even numbered tees. The Home Team will decide which tees the Gentlemen will use – White or Yellow. Ladies will use the red tees and the Stroke Index for the relevant hole will be taken from the Mens card.
  7. Any team failing to field a full team will forfeit the match not played. The opponents of the forfeited match must be in attendance and ready to play in order to claim the match.
  8. Members of more than one MDGA club can only elect to play for one nominated club in all 2022 MDGA team knockouts.
  9. A draw will be made for each round. The first named in the draw will be the home side and as such are responsible for arranging the match within the specified schedule. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. BOTH TEAMS should make every effort to open lines of communication on receipt of the draw.
  10. The HOME TEAM must offer a choice of four dates at least two of which must be either a Saturday or Sunday. The home team are under no obligation to offer any alternative dates to these four dates.
  11. Extensions to the closing date will not be granted and it is recommended that matches are played as early as possible so as to allow for a re-arranged match in the event of adverse weather conditions and course closures. If a match is not completed in the specified time the MDGA Executive will adjudicate.
  12. A courtesy round should be offered for each round for a maximum of eight pairs. Arrangements are to be made between the relevant team captains.
  13. The winners must notify the MDGA secretary of the result by text or email by the closing date.
  14. Use of Buggies. Please refer to the MDGA Buggy Policy on the website.
  15. Should any contingency arise which is not covered by the rules the decision of the MDGA Executive will be final.

    Handicap Guide
    When establishing the playing handicap the following procedure should be adopted - all figures used are for example only

    Player One Handicap Index 8.6 converts to Course Handicap 10
    Player Two. Handicap Index 25.4 converts to CH of 28

    Combined Handicaps 38 which is then x 50%
    Team Combined CH 19

    Team 2
    Player Three HI 10.2 CH 12
    Player Four HI 15.3 CH 17
    Combined CH 29 divided by 50%
    Team combined CH 14.5 =15

    19 - 15 . A stroke allowance of 4 applies.

Archie Preston Mixed Foursomes Knockout Preliminary Round

It is the responsibility of BOTH teams to make contact as soon as possible.

All matches to be played and the winning team to have advised the Hon Secretary by email on by 12 Noon Tuesday 19th April 2022

No extensions can be made to this date

Home Away
Blackburn v Brookdale
Denton v Oldham
Saddleworth v Wigan
Knutsford v Wychwood Park
Dunham Forest v Hale
Rochdale v Tytherington
Lowes Park V Glossop
Macclesfield v Ashton under Lyne
Worsley Marriott v Antrobus
Northenden v Greenmount
Ringway v Pike Fold
Bramhall v Fairfield
Ashton on Mersey v Shaw Hill
Marple v Alsager
Blackley v Cheadle
Crewe v Ellesmere
Rossendale v Hindley Hall
Manchester v Werneth
Disley v Chorley
Flixton v Tunshill
Altrincham v Helsby
Bury v Dukinfield
Walmersley v Haydock Park
Breightmet v Leyland
Dunscar v Sale
Wilmslow v Houghwood
Vale Royal Abbey v Stand
New Mills v Chorlton cum Hardy
Worsley v Styal
Alderley Edge v Lymm

The following Teams have a Bye to the 1st Round

This is the Provisional Draw, Whilst every attempt has been made to ensure there are no errors occasionally they do occur.

Will all clubs please check that they are entered in all the correct competitions and if there are corrections required please advise me on by noon on Friday 4th February.

We anticipate minimal changes however clubs may find there details changed depending on any changes that are necessary.

The draw will be confirmed as final on Friday 4th February at 5pm.

AlderRoot Bolton Birchwood Bolton Old Links Bramall Park Buxton High Peak  
Chapel en le Frith Crompton and Royton Darwen Davenport Davyhulme Park Didsbury Eaton
Harwood Hazel Grove Heaton Moor Heyrose High Legh Park Houldsworth Leigh
Withington Mellor and Townscliffe North Manchester Ashton in Makerfield Pleasington Prestwich Reddish Vale
Romiley Stamford Stockport   Turton Westhoughton  
Whitefield Wilpshire          
Winners 2021 - Alsager GC