MENS INTERCLUB PENNANTS 2018
The selection process for 2018 Men's Interclub Pennants (ie handicap pennants) is beginning shortly.
This year the club has decided to enter two teams into the Interclub Pennants competition which is split into 3 divisions. The 2017 team maintained its place in Division I and the new team will join the 2018 competition in Division III.
A squad of 12 players is required for each team in this competition. The club will be looking for a playing group of at least 24 players (and possibly a few more) to fill both teams.
Interclub pennants is a similar style of competition to both the Bissett/Presidents/Captains pennants competitions. A team of 8 players plays each match at the nominated course for that round and matches are single match play over 18 holes. The only difference is that interclub pennants is played on a handicap basis whereby the lower handicapped player will give shots to his opponent as per normal, although in reality most teams are evenly matched and there is never too many shots to give away or receive. The 3 Interclub pennant pools consist of 8 teams that play 7 round robin matches and the 1st placed team in each division goes straight to the grand final and the 2nd and 3rd place teams from will then play a semi-final in order to get to the final to arrive at a champion. Winning teams from Division II and III get promoted to the division above and the bottom place teams from Division I and II get relegated each year.
The competition typically takes place in February, March and April each year on nominated Sundays. The dates and venues for this year are not yet known. The matches take place at a time nominated by the host club and will be a mixture of early morning or early afternoon start times. Most events are run on a shotgun start. Some of the spare Sundays where matches are not played act as reserve days in the event of a washout.
To be considered for selection you need to be within an index range of between 7 –18, but given that a chosen team of 8 players cannot have a combined index of more than 110 on the day of the match, there is a limit as to how may higher handicappers can be selected, so typically the squad will be evenly spread across this 7-18 index range. We are looking for the following attributes in potential players:
The general criteria used for selection are as follows:
* Players from the 2017 playing squad with a positive win/loss results record will be automatically reselected for the 2018 team if they choose to play again in 2018. There are currently 6 players that meet this criteria.
** A spot is reserved for the Junior Club Champion should they wish to play.
At present there are 6 spots up for grabs in the Division I and 12 spots up for grabs in the Division III.
If the names put forward below exceed the number required for both teams (ie 24), trials will be held in December. Results from these trials will have some bearing on selection. In the event of a deadlock with the team selections the selectors make ask two players to play off for a single spot on the team.
It would be appreciated that if you want to be considered for selection that you put your name on the sheet below.
Triallists need to comply with the club's scorecard policy on missing cards.
Michael Connor – Selector/Manager Div I
Brian Thomson – Selector/Manager Div III
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