Thames Valley Golf League


Rules Reminders & Pairs Handicap Calculator

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Match cancellations 

The league would like to remind all captains that any games cancelled due to any Football World Cup matches this summer will result in the forfeit of the match & points to the opposing team.

League Winners V ROL match

1 week prior to the fixture date the host club will send out an email reminder to all of the league clubs. The clubs should then confirm receipt of the reminder.

Club representative non attendance at the League Winners V ROL match.

For each representative that does not attend, the club will be deducted 1 point from the TVL league points for the coming season (maximum of 2 points). 

New Local Rule Where Implemented By The Club

Rules 18-218-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:

When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.

The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1.

This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental. 

Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced." 

Non-Fulfilment Of Match

There will also be a £25  fine for a team not fulfilling their fixture for whatever reason they pull out. 

Re-arranging League Matches

This is not allowed & the match points are forfeited by the team at fault for the cancellation.

Calling Off A Match In Progress

This applies if the course is closed during the match & is usually indicated by a siren or flair. Alternatively it can be a joint decision by both captains. In these circumstances both teams will be awarded 1 point each.

Cancelling of match food

Any post match food requirement changes must be notified to the home team by the Thursday evening immediately prior to the match. Specifically if food is not required for all the away team this must be notified to the home team as above. Failure to do so will incur a charge of £5 per head for the food not required.

Clarification Of Lady Player's Tees & Car/Stroke Indexes

Ladies play from the ladies tees but use the men's card & stroke indexes.

One player versus 2

In the event of this occurring the individual match is forfeited by the side fielding the single player. 


A players max handicap is24 

The pairs handicap difference is now 9/10's not 3/4's. A handicap difference chart is below.

Once the pairs handicap is agreed & the match starts the handicap is agreed & set. 

Club House Opening

Can a member of the home team please be available to open their clubhouse at least 45 minutes before the 1st tee time.

9/10' Handicap Calculator

Difference   Allowance Strokes Received 

1 0.9 1

2 1.8 2

3 2.7 3

4 3.6 4

5 4.5 5

6 5.4 5

7 6.3 6

8 7.2 7

9 8.1 8

10 9 9

11 9.9 10

12 10.8 11

13 11.7 12

14 12.6 13

15 13.5 14

16 14.4 14

17 15.3 15

18 16.2 16

19 17.1 17

20 18 18

21 18.9 19

22 19.8 20

23 20.7 21

24 21.6 22