Winter Cup 2016

IGC Winter Cup 2016

Congratulations to Mark Adams, the winner of this year’s Winter Cup.

Mark-Adams-1 In what was a close battle all season, Mark managed to hold off Richard Ivens, with it going to the wire down the last three holes of the final round. Just pipping Rodolphe to third was Adrian O’Sullivan, showing some good form heading into the summer.


IGC Winter Cup Competition Rules 2016

1. For events where Winter Greens are in operation, any stationary ball either equidistant from or closer to the hole than the length of the grip of a standard putter may automatically be considered as holed in one further shot (i.e. as a ‘gimme’).
2. A ball on a closely mown area of the course (i.e. an area cut to the length of the fairway or less) with the exception of the green (where normal rules apply), may, after marking, be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and placed within the diagonal length of the scorecard of the course being played such placing not to be nearer the hole.
3. Further to the above, Through the Green , a ball that is embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. N.B. “Through the green” is the whole area of the course except:
a. The teeing ground and putting green of the hole being played;
b. All hazards on the course (i.e. water hazards and bunkers). 

IGC Winter Playing Rules 2016 

The Winter Cup will be held from the beginning of January to end of March. The format will be stableford from the tees decided by the committee for the day (normally front). The maximum playing handicap will be 36.

Scores from up to 6 cards will count – the committee will decide if this number should be reduced as a result of a large number of cancellations. One additional bonus point will be added to the final score for each player for each different course played during the competition. Should the course be changed on the day of the event, the original course is counted for the bonus.

In the event of a tie (1st/2nd overall only), the winner will be decided by the highest bonus.  If still a tie, by knocking out the highest and lowest card (1st and 6th), then 2nd and 5th until a winner is found.

There is one category.
You may notice a difference in your score on the day and that posted in Albatross – this will be because there was an error on the scorecard. For the Winter Cup, the Albatross score is the one that counts!

The HCP’s will not be adj during the duration of the Winter Cup, however as stated in our internal rules, the Captain’s sub Committee may apply an adj. if exceptional scores under “almost normal conditions” are scored.

The Committee’s ruling on the day is final!