Competition Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions relate to the Linksbook season and competition (SEASON ONE ONLY).

Contents

1. Registration
2. Submitting a Score
3. Medal/Stroke Play Scores (Casual Members)
4. Stableford Scores (Casual Members)
5. Competition Medal/Strokeplay Scores (Club Members)
6. Stableford Scores (Club Members)
7. Match Play Scores (All Members)
8. Linksbook Network Day Scores
9. The Leaderboards and Handicap Ranges
10. Updating a Member’s Profile
11. Arranging a Match Play  
12. Submitted images
13. Player Referral
14. Goody Bags
15. Supplementary Competitions
16. Matchplay Pairs Trophy
17. Inter-Club Championship
18. Network Days
19. Season Dates & End of Season Prizes 
20. General Terms & Conditions

1. Registration

1.1. By creating your own Profile/dashboard) the member agrees to abide by the following Terms & Conditions.
1.2 The member also agrees that the following information is held on our database for the purpose of running the Linksbook competition - current season and subsequent seasons, which will include the mailing of any Linksbook communication:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Job Title
  • Industry
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Address
  • League chosen
  • Golf club (where they play most golf)
  • Handicap (if applicable)
  • Player photograph
  • Player Bio

1.3 The member will have the option to opt in to receive a periodic Linksbook newsletter. This can be amended at any time should the member wish to no longer receive the newsletter.
1.4. The member will have the option to make their profile private which means only members which the member approves can follow them, and only followers approved can view their profile.
1.5 Where a member has a plus handicap, for the purposes of this site it will shown as a '-' (minus).
1.6 When a member comes to enter their first score, they will choose to be either a Club or Casual Linksbook member which places them on either the Club or Casual leaderboard. Once they have submitted their first score, they cannot then change the league they have chosen.
1.7 A member with an official CONGU handicap must become a  Club Linksbook member for Season One, and a member with no handicap must become a Casual Linksbook member
1.8 Any non UK based members (excluding Ireland) should enter scores as a Casual member irrespective of whether they are a golf club member or not. 
1.9 All handicaps for Casual Linksbook members will be administered by the event organisers. Handicaps are allocated to new Casual Linksbook members on completion of their first net score under par should that score require a handicap reduction. These handicaps are known as Linksbook Handicaps. All Club Linksbook members use their own official handicaps.
1.10 Any Casual Linksbook members returning in a new season after having not taken part at all in one or more seasons will start the new season off exactly the same Linksbook Handicap which was allocated to them following their last verified score, whichever that season was in. The organisers of LInksbook reserve the right to adjust any starting handicaps which don’t comply with this rule. However, should they so wish, a Casual Linksbook member may decide to play off a lower handicap on their return if they feel their golf has improved since their last Linksbook handicap.
1.11 If a Casual Linksbook member competed in any previous season but was not allocated a Linksbook handicap, they have the right to continue to use their own handicap should they have one, or a handicap which reflects their current level of performance.
1.12 Should a Casual Linksbook member be competing for the first time in Linksbook and they do not have an official handicap, they should use a handicap which is deemed a fair reflection of their current level of performance. The current maximum Linksbook handicaps for men is 28 and ladies 36. The organisers of Linksbook reserve the right to adjust the handicap if we deem this handicap does not fairly reflect the member based on his first score submitted. In addition we will do spot checks on Casual Linksbook members and if they are found to be using a lower handicap in other competitions or are indeed club members, they will have their handicap amended for all scores submitted and face removal from the competition.
1.13 The organisers of Linksbook reserve the right not to publish photos or copy if we deem them obscene, pornographic or liable to harm or cause offence to others.
1.14 Anyone persons, including employees of Linksbook TA Milestone Event Management Ltd, who are directly connected with the creation and administration of the competition are not entitled to enter it. This restriction does not apply to any employees of Milestone Event Management Ltd (or their immediate families) who are not directly connected with the creation and administration of the competition. However, these persons will not be eligible for any competitions or prizes or be able to participate in the final regardless of their position on the leaderboard.
1.15 The organisers of Linksbook reserve the right to remove a member from the competition if it is proved that the member has knowingly entered an incorrect score, incorrect handicap, incorrect date, incorrect Competition Scratch Score, an incorrect scorecard, a forged signature or any other incorrect information which affects the member’s status in the competition. If the member has already benefited from such incorrect information in terms of a prize, Linksbook TA Milestone Event Management Ltd reserve the right to request the return of that prize, and if that prize has been spent (i.e. qualification for the Final), Linksbook TA Milestone Event Management Ltd reserve the right to take action to redeem any monies spent on the prize.

2. Submitting a Score

2.1 In Season One, whether a member becomes a Club or Casual Linksbook member will not affect the type of scores they can enter and how they verify those scores.
2.2 In Season One, all Linksbook members can enter three types of scores for the purpose of gaining Linksbook points - Medal/Strokeplay scores, Stableford scores and Match Play results against other Linksbook members. All scores must be verified by submission of a signed and dated scorecard or automated scorecard (we only require the signature of the player). Match Play results are verified by the Member submitting a dated scorecard signed whilst the Member’s opponent also verifies the result online. 
2.3 In Season One, Club Linksbook members can submit both casual rounds and official Club Competitions. If the score is from an official Club Competition they are only required to provide a URL of a site where the score can be validated. In this circumstance, a signed scorecard is not required. 
2.4 Scores can not be entered in multiple categories - i.e. the same match play score can not be also entered as a strokeplay score.
2.5 In Season One, 9 hole scores can be submitted as long as the overall par of the course is 65 or greater. All 9 hole medal scores should be multiplied by 2.25 to provide an 18 hole equivalent. All 9 hole stableford scores should be multiplied by 1.75 to provide an 18 hole equivalent.  
2.6 In Season One, all scorecards only require a player's signature. The player signing the card must be a minimum 14 years of age.
2.7 Scores will only be accepted if they have been submitted online first. We will not accept scores in the post or email unless there is already a record of them on the site.
2.8 All scores must be submitted and verified within 28 days of the round taking place, unless otherwise stated.

3. Medal/Stroke Play Scores (Casual Linksbook Members Only)

3.1 Only Casual Linksbook members can enter this category.
3.2 When entering Medal/Stroke Play scores, the member will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Round Date
  • Name of Golf Club
  • Course Name (if more than one course)
  • Par
  • Handicap Used
  • Gross Score (total strokes played)

3.3 Where a member does not possess a current handicap, and until such time as they are allocated a Linksbook handicap, the handicap that they use for the Medal/Stroke Play round must be agreed by all playing partners subject to point 1.12.The maximum handicap for men is 28, the maximum for ladies is 36. The organisers of Linksbook reserve the right to check handicaps of Casual Linksbook members and allocate a new one or amend an existing one based on previous scores submitted to Linksbook. Handicaps will be amended according to United Kingdom CONGU handicap rules (see www.congu.com). The organisers of Linksbook reserve the right to back date Casual Linksbook members’ handicaps where necessary which may affect a member’s previous points scores. We also reserve the right to amend a member's starting handicap where that handicap is deemed by the organisers not to be a fair reflection of their ability based on the score(s) submitted.
3.4 Any Casual Linksbook members returning from a previous season will start the current season off the exact Linksbook Handicap which was allocated to them following their final verified score of the last season they competed in (no matter how long ago that season was). We reserve the right to adjust any starting handicaps which don’t comply with this rule.
3.5 A Casual Linksbook member can enter as many Medal/Stroke Play Round scores as they wish.
3.6 The member will then be asked to complete a form attaching a scan of the scorecard signed and dated by themselves. If required, these can be posted or emailed separately to the contact details displayed on the site. All completed entries must be received within 28 days of the Medal/Stroke Play Round having taken place unless otherwise stated. If the member fails to provide the necessary verification within the 28 days period, the score will be deleted. It is the member's responsibility to remember to send the necessary verification.
3.7 The par of the course minus the gross score of the member minus handicap used on the day will calculate the member’s point score. For example, if the par is 72 and they take 94 shots off a handicap of 24, this is 72 – (94-24) = 2 better than handicap, therefore they earn 2 Linksbook points. However, if they take 98 shots, this is 72 – (98-24) = -2 worse than handicap, therefore they earn –2 Linksbook points.
3.8 For Season One, 9 hole submissions are allowed. All medal/strokeplay scores should be multiplied by 2.25 to provide an 18 hole equivalent with full course par and full handicap also submitted.

4. Stableford Scores (Casual LInksbook Members Only)

4.1 Only Casual Linksbook members can enter this category.
4.2 When entering Medal/Stroke Play scores, the member will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Round Date
  • Name of Golf Club
  • Course Name (if more than one course)
  • Par
  • Handicap Used
  • Stableford points

4.3 Where a member does not possess a current handicap, and until such time as they are allocated a Linksbook handicap, the handicap that they use for the Stableford round must be agreed by all playing partners subject to point 1.12.The maximum handicap for men is 28, the maximum for ladies is 36. The organisers of Linksbook reserve the right to check handicaps of Casual Linksbook members and allocate a new one or amend an existing one based on previous scores submitted to Linksbook. Handicaps will be amended according to United Kingdom CONGU handicap rules (see www.congu.com). The organisers of Linksbook reserve the right to back date Casual Linksbook members’ handicaps where necessary which may affect a member’s previous points scores. We also reserve the right to amend a member's starting handicap where that handicap is deemed by the organisers not to be a fair reflection of their ability based on the score(s) submitted.
4.4 Any Casual Linksbook members returning from a previous season will start the current season off the exact Linksbook Handicap which was allocated to them following their final verified score of the last season they competed in (no matter how long ago that season was). We reserve the right to adjust any starting handicaps which don’t comply with this rule.
4.5 A Casual Linksbook member can enter as many Stableford round scores as they wish.
4.6 The member will then be asked to complete a form attaching a scan of the scorecard signed and dated by themselves. If required, these can be posted or emailed separately to the contact details displayed on the site. All completed entries must be received within 28 days of the Stableford round having taken place unless otherwise stated. If the member fails to provide the necessary verification within the 28 days period, the score will be deleted. It is the member's responsibility to remember to send the necessary verification.
4.7 The total number of stableford points scored minus 36 (deemed par stableford points) will calculate the member’s points score. For example, if the stableford score is 40pts, minus the par score of 36pts = 4 better than handicap, therefore they earn 4 Linksbook points. However, if the stableford score is 34pts, this is 34-36 = -2 worse than handicap, therefore they earn –2 Linksbook points.
4.8 For Season One, 9 hole submissions are allowed. All stableford points should be multiplied by 1.75 to provide an 18 hole equivalent with full course par and full handicap also submitted.

5. Competition Medal/Strokeplay Scores (Club Linksbook Members only)

5.1 Only Club Linksbook members can enter Competition Medal/Strokeplay scores in this section. In Season One, Club Linksbook members will be able to enter any Medal/Strokeplay scores whether from official club competitions or from casual rounds
5.2 When entering Competition Medal/Strokeplay scores, the member will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Date of Competition
  • Name of Golf Club
  • Course Name (if more than one course)
  • Par 
  • Current Handicap
  • Competition Scratch Score (the club at which the competition is held will calculate this at the end of each competition)
  • Gross Score
  • Score Verification website address or Competition Secretary’s email address

5.3 If the score is from a casual round, and not an official Club Competition, the member should replicate the course par in the Competition Scratch Score field..
5.4 We will then calculate the member’s net score and depending on the CSS on the day (where appropriate), their points score. For example, if a member scores a gross score of 82 and their handicap is 12, their net score is 70. If the CSS on the day is 72, they scored 2 shots better, hence 2 Linksbook points. However, if they score a gross score of 86 and their handicap is 12, their net score is 74. If the CSS on the day is 72, they scored 2 shots worse, hence –2 Linksbook points.

5.5 Their score will be automatically added to their list of point's scores. All entries must be received within 28 days of the competition having taken place unless otherwise stated. Members can enter as many Club Competition Medal/Strokeplay scores as they wish.
5.6 The member will have the opportunity when entering a score to submit a URL listing the official competition results (e.g. on the club website or how did I do) or for casual rounds they should attach a scan of the scorecard signed and dated by themselves. If required, these can be posted or emailed separately to the contact details displayed on the site. Importantly the member’s handicap, gross score and the CSS must be clearly shown. The final responsibility for verification within 28 days of the round will lie with the member.
5.7 Please note it is the responsibility of the member to ensure they are playing off the correct CONGU handicap at all times. We reserve the right to amend said handicap if required.  
5.8 For Season One, 9 hole submissions are allowed. All scores should be multiplied by 2.25 to provide an 18 hole equivalent with full course par, full CSS (as per point 5.3) and full handicap also submitted.

6. Stableford Scores (Club Linksbook Members Only)

6.1 Only Club Linksbook members can enter Competition Stableford scores in this section. In Season One, Club Linksbook members will be able to enter any Stableford scores whether from official club competitions or from casual rounds
6.2 When entering Competition Stableford scores, the Player will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Date of Competition
  • Name of Golf Club
  • Course Name (if more than one course)
  • Par 
  • Current Handicap
  • Competition Scratch Score (the club at which the competition is held will calculate this at the end of each competition)
  • Points Score
  • Score Verification website address or Competition Secretary’s email address

6.3 If the score is from a casual round, and not an official Club Competition, the member should replicate the course par in the Competition Scratch Score field.
6.4 We will then calculate the member's points score depending on the course par and the CSS on the day. For example, if they score 40 points, the par is 72 yet the CSS on the day is 74, they will have effectively scored 6 better than their handicap, 40-36 + (74-72) = 6, therefore they earn 6 Linksbook points. However, if they score 40 points, the par is 72, yet the CSS is 70, they will have effectively only scored 2 better than their handicap, 40-36 + (70-72) = 2, therefore they earn 2 Linksbook points.
6.5 Their score will be automatically added to their list of point's scores. All entries must be received within 28 days of the competition having taken place unless otherwise stated. Members can enter as many Club Competition Stableford scores as they wish.
6.6 The member will have the opportunity when entering a score to submit a URL listing the official competition results (e.g. on the club website or how did I do) or for casual rounds they should attach a scan of the scorecard signed and dated by themselves. If required, these can be posted or emailed separately to the contact details displayed on the site. Importantly the player’s handicap, points score and the CSS must be clearly shown. The final responsibility for verification within 28 days of the round will lie with the member.
6.7 Please note it is the responsibility of the member to ensure they are playing off the correct CONGU handicap at all times. We reserve the right to amend said handicap if required. 
6.8 For Season One, 9 hole submissions are allowed. All Stableford points should be multiplied by 1.75 to provide an 18 hole equivalent with full course par, full CSS (as per point 5.3) and full handicap also submitted.

7. Match Play Scores (All Linksbook members)

7.1 All Linksbook members can enter Match Play scores.
7.2 When entering Match Play scores, the member will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Date of Match
  • Name of Golf Club
  • Course Name (if more than one course)
  • Course Par
  • Current Handicap
  • Name of member played against and their handicap
  • Result
  • Result Detail (e.g. won 4&3, 2&1 etc)

7.3 Match Play scores can also be submitted automatically following the set up of a Match Play game, where both the member and the member’s opponent are prompted to submit and verify the score.
7.4 Where a member does not possess a current official handicap, both parties in the arranged Match must agree what handicap that member should play off for the purposes of Match Play.
7.5 The handicap allowance for any Match Play competition is at the discretion of both members.
7.6 Only Match Play scores can be entered when playing against another member, where each hole is recorded as a win, a half (draw) or a loss and the player who wins the most holes wins the match. Both players must be registered on Linksbook.
7.7 The member will be asked to complete a form attaching a scan of the scorecard signed by one member with their names and date clearly printed, which confirms consent to points 7.2, 7.4 and 7.5. If required, this can also be posted or emailed separately to the contact details displayed on the site. All completed entries must be received within 28 days of the match having taken place, unless otherwise stated. If the member fails to provide the necessary verification within the 28 day period (i.e. the scorecard), the score will be deleted. It is the member's responsibility to remember to send the necessary verification.
7.8 The winner of the match will receive 2 Linksbook points, the loser will receive 0 Linksbook points. If the match is halved, each player will receive 1 Linksbook point.
7.9 A member is only allowed to play the same member three times in one season. However members can play against any other Linksbook member, both Club and Casual. Members can enter as many Match Play scores as they wish, but can only submit one Match Play from any given date. In other words multi player Match Plays from the same date of golf are not allowed. 
7.10 It is the responsibility of the opponent to complete the verification of the Match Play when prompted on their feed and through notifications.  Failure to do so within the required 28 day period will result in both member’s scores being rejected.
7.11 We do not accept match play scores from official club competitions or against players who are not registered Linksbook members. Match Play submissions cannot be made from Linksbook Network Days. Match Plays can not be submitted from pitch and putt courses, although match plays from officially recognised 9 hole courses are allowed. Two separates 9 hole Match Plays from an 18 hole course are not allowed as a member cannot submit two Match Play scores from the same date.
7.12 
You can enter Match Play results from the Linksbook Matchplay Pairs Trophy but you must choose one of your opposing pair to enter the score against. You cannot enter the score twice - i.e. against both of the opposing pair.

8. Linksbook Network Day Scores

8.1 As a Linksbook member, you may enter scores from any Linksbook Network Days on to your profile and these will count towards your Linksbook points total.
8.2 There is no limit as to how many Linksbook Network Days scores count. If you play in all the days, all the scores can be added to your Linksbook Points.
8.3 Match Play submissions cannot be made from Linksbook Network Days.
8.4 Please note under CONGU rules (dated 1st Jan 2017), all Linksbook members playing in a Linksbook Network Day have a responsibility to return their own score from that day to their club for handicap review. Members who ignore this responsibility could have their CONGU handicap suspended.

9. The Leaderboards and Handicap Ranges

9.1 There are two sections a member can join – CLUB Linksbook and CASUAL Linksbook. Both the Club Linksbook and Casual Linksbook leaderboards can be sorted by age, gender and handicap range -handicaps 0-9, handicaps 10-19, handicaps 20+. 
9.2 Although the member can decide which section they join (see point 2.1), the subsequent handicap range is determined by the member’s handicap at the time of the first score. Once the first score has been entered and in turn the first handicap, the member will remain in that range for the remainder of the season irrespective of whether their handicap (either official or Linksbook) moves up or down into another handicap range. For instance if I start in handicap range 0-9 but my handicap increases to 12, I will remain in  handicap range 0-9 and will not move to range 10-18.
9.3. If a member’s handicap is deemed incorrect on the first score submitted, the organisers of Linksbook reserve the right to amend the handicap appropriately and therefore place the member in the appropriate handicap range where they will remain for the season.
9.4 For all scores submitted, a member’s points score is automatically calculated and added to their list of Linksbook points. All Match Play scores require verification (see Section 7) and all other scores of 1pt or greater will require verification.
9.5 The league table calculates each member’s six overall best point scores, which forms their total Linksbook points and therefore determines their position. The member’s six best scores can include a maximum 3 best Match Play scores. Therefore in order for their total golf league points to increase, they need to submit a score better than one of their six previous best scores. For example, if so far a member’s best scores are 4,4,4,3,2,1 making a total 18 points, if they score 4 points, their points total increases to 21 (4,4,4,4,3,2). If they score 1 point however, it remains at 18. Likewise, if they score 2pts for a Match Play win, this will also be included in their best 6 scores, as even if it was their fourth or more match play score, it would be one of their best 3 match play scores. Therefore in this instance their points total increases to 19 (4,4,4,3,2,2).
9.6 Please note a member should still enter scores that don’t necessarily improve their total Linksbook points, because at the end of the season, any one still tied on points will have the number of scores entered taken into account to determine who qualifies for the end of season prizes. This includes Match Play scores submitted. If number of scores entered are tied, then qualification for prizes will be determined by the quality of the first valid score entered.
9.7 For a league position to count towards any end of season prizes as well as goody bags, a member must have submitted a minimum of six qualifying scores.
9.8 Any one in a qualifying position for end of season prizes will have all their scores checked by the organisers of Linksbook for a second time to ensure no incorrect scores or foul play has taken place. The organisers have the right to remove any such scores immediately and without warning in these circumstances.
9.9 By clicking on any player name in the league table, you will be able to view that member’s profile and list of points scores.

10. Updating a Member’s Profile

10.1 A member’s profile  can be updated at any time during the season.
10.2 A member's profile will display name, leaderboard, golf club (where member or play most golf), current handicap, avatar and photo, golf biography, activity feed, upcoming events, followers, those following,interaction with other members’ feeds and list of scores.
10.3 A member's image on their profile should be an image of themselves. We reserve the right to remove any images which display advertising or are deemed inappropriate, obscene, pornographic or liable to harm or cause offence to others.
10.4 At any point, a member can decide to make their profile private which will mean only followers who have been approved by the member will be able to see their profile. 

11. Arranging a Match Play  

11.1 Members can arrange Match Plays with other members through the Match Play search facility.and the member search facility.
11.2 For privacy reasons, we do not provide email addresses; all messaging is done via the Linksbook website, and whether a member divulges personal contact to another member is at their discretion.
11.3 If a member does not want to be contacted by other members, they can set their profile to private allowing them to only hear from followers that they have approved, rather than any Linksbook member. 

12. Submitted images 

12.1 Members can post their own images on their profile and on their scores etc which is then displayed on their profile. All information provided does not necessarily reflect the views of the administrators or Milestone Event Management Ltd TA Linksbook.
12.2 We reserve the right to not publish photos or captions if we deem them obscene, pornographic or liable to harm or cause offence to others.

13. Player Referral

13.1 When a player registers for Linksbook, they can indicate if anyone has referred them. From time to time the top referrers may receive a prize.

14. Goody Bags

14.1 The first 10 overseas Linksbook members and the first 40 UK Linksbook members (whether Club or Casual) to submit six validated scores will receive a goody bag containing a range of gifts from our sponsors. All goody bags will be dispatched in the summer of 2020. You will receive confirmation by email if you are one of the first 50 to submit six scores which have been validated.

15. Supplementary Competitions

15.1 Throughout the season there will be a number of supplementary competitions that run independent to the leaderboards.
15.2 Details of each competition together with specific competition rules will be displayed on the Prizes page as wel as in these terms and conditions.
15.3 Current website competitions are:

  • Prize Draw – win a custom fit set of Titleist TS irons, TS driver, TS fairway wood, TS hybrid, Players 4 stand bag, Titleist Cap and a dozen Pro V1 balls.  
  • Team of the Month incorporating Captain of the month (Player of the Month) -a sleeve of Titleist Tru Feel balls. In addition, the Captain will receive a pair of Dirty Dog sunglasses and a Glenmuir cap. 
  • Ambassador of the Month – a dozen Titleist Pro V1 balls, a pair of Dirty Dog sunglasses and a Stewart Golf prize to be confirmed. 
  • Networker of the Month - a fourball at Stoke Park Golf Club.
  • Ask Geoff – a sleeve (3 balls) of Titleist Tru Feel balls. 
  • Geoff Swain Video competition – A BLUNT umbrella and a Stewart Golf prize to be confirmed

15.4 The prize draw for a custom fit set of Titleist TS irons (5-PW), TS driver, TS fairway wood, TS series hybrid, Players 4 stand bag, Titleist Cap and a dozen Pro V1 balls is open to anyone who registers for Linksbook and enters 6 validated scores. The winner will be drawn at random following the end of the season at midnight on 25 October 2020 and will be informed by email. Certain terms and conditions apply to the prizes - please contact us for further information.The organisers decision is final.
15.5 The Team of the Month and Captain of the month will be chosen based on performances during the course of that month. The winners won’t necessarily be the best performers, they may be the most improved. The organisers decision is final.
15.6 The Ambassador of the Month award will be chosen based on the number of referrals who have signed up to Linksbook. Anyone who has been referred must include the referrer’s name in their registration where requested for the referral to be counted. The organisers decision is final.
15.7 The Networker of the Month award will be chosed based on one of the following criteria - who has collected the most followers or following the most members, or played the most matchplays against different members.The prize of a fourball at Stoke Park courtesy of Your Golf Travel must be booked direct with Your Golf Travel, must be redeemed before 31 March 2021 and is subject to terms and conditions. The organisers decision is final
15.8 The Ask Geoff and Geoff Video competitions  may involve critique from Geoff Swain which is not just informative but humorous.By entering these competitions a member agrees to Geoff Swain using humour to comment on a member’s swing or other golf related matter, and the member accepts that this will be shown on the website and on associated social media.
15.9 Your Golf Travel are providing their own prize draws for Linksbook members who complete their survey. Each Linksbook member who completes their survey will be entered into a draw to win a trip to the US Masters in 2021, as well as a seperate draw to win a one night stay for four at Rockcliffe Hall Hotel Golf and Spa including breakfast and two rounds of golf. The US Masters draw is for selected Your Golf Travel partners whilst the Rockcliffe Hall prize is exclusive to Linksbook members. All terms and conditions are set by Your Golf Travel and each draw is run independantly of Linksbook.
15.10 From time to time we will run ad hoc competitions on the site or on our social media channels. The appropriate terms and conditions relating to any specific ad hoc competition will be posted at the time. 

16. Matchplay Pairs Trophy

16.1. The format is betterball match play, where the best net score of the four players on each hole wins that hole for their pair.
16.2. All official current club handicaps or, if casual members, current Linksbook handicaps should be used. Players will receive an allowance of 90% of the full difference in handicaps with shots taken from the lowest handicap in each fourball. Please note if your handicap changes after the draw is made you should use your current handicap and this should be declared to your opponents before you start the match.
16.3. Where different tees are used by competitors (an example of this would be where Men play from White tees and ladies play from Red tees) a courtesy shot adjustment is made. Players from the tees with the higher SSS are given the additional courtesy shots equal to the difference between the 2 SSS numbers.  The same SI is to be used by all players and will be that of the tees with the lower SSS.  The Par of the course and the Par for each hole is not relevant for a matchplay competition.
16.4. All results should be emailed to support@linksbookgolf.com within 24 hours by the winning pair declaring their match score.
16.5. The home drawn team is responsible for arranging the fixture. In the event of bad weather, it is the home team who determine whether the course is playable. If for any reason the fixture is not played by the deadline, a toss of the coin will decide who proceeds through to the next round. No deadline extensions will be granted.
16.6. The home drawn team is responsible for paying 50% of guest green fees for both away team players. The away team is responsible for the other 50% of their green fees and their own travel costs.
16.7. If one team has been deemed to have made a reasonable effort to have arranged a fixture (by offering at least 3 dates) and the opposing team has not communicated availability or is unable to play on the dates given then the organisers may decide to award a walk over. The organisers decision is final.
16.8. All entrants agree to have their email addresses and contact numbers circulated amongst other entrants.
16.9. The draw will not be seeded although every effort will be taken to limit travel.
16.10. The Eliminator league will involve three teams (the winners of the West Midlands & East Midlands, North West and South East regions) and will see each team play two matches – one home and one away. Each match should be played to it’s conclusion with 2 points awarded for a win. The team finishing bottom will be eliminated from the competition whilst the first and second placed teams will go through to the final. In the event of all three teams being tied on points, or the second place and third place team being tied, placings will be decided on the biggest margin of win in either of the two matches played.
16.11. All entrants must be current members of Linksbook.
16.12. All entries must be emailed to support@linksbookgolf.com clearly stating both player names, handicaps, email addresses, home club chosen and region. All entries must be received by midnight on Sunday 28 June. There is no entrance fee. The competition is only open to players in the regions stated which were identified following pre-registration. If a pair are from different regions, all home matches must be played in the region they are drawn in.
16.13. All Linksbook Matchplay Trophy scores can be entered as official Linksbook matchplays on a members’ profile irrespective of it being a betterball match, but if you have already played one of your opponents in matchplay this season 3 times, it will not count towards your total. To enter you must choose one of your opponents to enter the score against. You cannot enter it twice against both opponents.  
16.14. The Final will be held at Stoke Park Golf Club in December. A mutual date should be agreed by both finalists. The organisers of Linksbook will then book the tee time. The golf costs are complimentary but finalists will be expected to cover all other costs, including but not limited to, their own travel and accommodation expenses, food or drinks costs and any golf buggy costs. 
16.15. Failure to comply with any of these terms will result in a pair being removed from the Linksbook Matchplay Trophy and a walk over given to their last opponents.

17. INTER-CLUB Championship

17.1. A club’s total on the INTER-CLUB leaderboard is the combined total number of points of the top 10 players from that club on the individual Club leaderboard. 
17.2. To take part in the INTER-CLUB Championship, and therefore to be featured on the INTER-CLUB leaderboard, a club must have a minimum 10 members from their club featured on the individual Club leaderboard.  
17.3. There is no limit to how many members a club can have but the INTER-CLUB leaderboard will only ever calculate the top 10 members’ scores to create the combined INTER-CLUB points total.
17.4. There is no deadline to when a club can qualify for the INTER-CLUB Championship. They will automatically feature on the leaderboard as soon as 10 club members submit scores to the Linksbook individual Club leaderboard, and they will be removed if the number of members drops below 10.
17.5. If a member leaves a club mid season and joins another club, their new and current golf club will benefit from his/her scores, and they will no longer count towards his/her previous golf club’s INTER-CLUB total points.
17.6. The individual prize of a Your Golf Travel three night stay at Pestana Vila Sol includes bed & breakfast for 4 people and 2 rounds of golf each. Flights are not included.The prize is valid until 31 March 2021. The winner will be drawn at random from the list of Linksbook members who have competed for the winning club in the Inter-Club Championship. Checks will be made to ensure the member chosen is indeed a current member of the winning club.
17.7. The winning club will also be invited to host a Linksbook Network Day in 2021. The Linksbook team will discuss suitable dates with the club direct, with 10 spaces reserved for members from the winning golf club. Remaining spaces will be available for all Linksbook members to book on a first come first served basis.
17.8. The INTER-CLUB Championship is limited to clubs in UK and Ireland and will close at midnight on 25 October 2020.
17.9. The INTER-CLUB Cup will see clubs drawn against other clubs where their member’s scores submitted to Linksbook on a specific day/weekend will count towards the match. For the purpose of the Cup competition, the top 5 members’ scores from each club will be taken for any specific match. The Prize for the winning club is a trophy whilst the 5 winning team members will each receive a dozen Titleist Pro V1 balls.  The draw will be based on those clubs featuring on the INTER-CLUB leaderboard as of 1st August 2020. Subsequent entries onto the INTER-CLUB leaderboard will not be included in the INTER-CLUB Cup.
17.10. The organiser’s decision is final. 

18. Network Days

18.1.
 Spaces are strictly limited to just 32 per day. We will also be running a reserve list in the event that both days sell out.
18.2. The package cost includes 18 holes of golf, tea, coffee and bacon roll on arrival, and a minimum two course lunch. 
18.3. Once booked, refunds are only given if we are able to resell your space.
18.4. All players should use their current club handicaps unless you are a Casual Linksbook member in which case you should use your current Linksbook handicap if one has been allocated to you.  
18.5. All players should play to a maximum handicap of 28 for men and 36 for ladies.
18.6. All scores from the day may be added to your profile and count towards your overall Linksbook points total.
18.7. All attendees are required to strictly comply with the golf club’s rules and regulations relating to safe golf during the current pandemic. Any specific rules will be sent to all attendees in advance of the day.
18.8. Although everything will be done to create a safe event, all attendees attend the golf day at their own risk.

19. Season Dates & End of Season Prizes  

19.1 For the purposes of all competitions, the Season will run from Wednesday 13 May 2020 until midnight on 25 October 2020. Any scores entered must have taken place during this time period. During the season, members have 28 days from the date of their round to enter their scores complete with scorecards, green fee tickets/receipts, other forms of verification or photos if necessary (unless otherwise stated). Please note the final date for any submissions including prize entries will be 0900 on the day following the official end date. All scores must be verified by this time.
19.2 End of seasn prizes will be awarded to those finishing in the top leaderboard positions within certain categories (age, gender, handicap range) at the end of the season.
19.6 Milestone Event Management Ltd TA Linksbook reserves the right to publish any photographs or video footage taken at the Network Days and any final either on the Linksbook site or for the purposes of any promotion or advertising on the Milestone Event Management Ltd website or elsewhere as we see fit.

20. General Terms & Conditions

20.1 Should a member ask to have their registration removed, they will be unable to rejoin Linksbook until the start of a new season.
20.2 The minimum age to be a Linksbook member is 14.  
20.3 The administrators reserve the right to amend the website, the format of Linksbook and the Terms & Conditions at any time.


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