DCLGA Bye-Laws



  • Clubs competing in County events must be affiliated to the County Association.
  • All competitors must be County Members and have a (c) competition handicap.
  • All venues shall be selected by the County Committee.
  • Division 1 refers to Categories 1, 2 and 3:   Division 2 refers to Categories 4 and 5.
  • Ladies with handicaps of up to 40 may enter County Competitions, unless otherwise stated. NB the handicap limit for matches is 36.
  • The qualifying round for the May Lowery must be played in May and may be played in conjunction with a club competition.
  • The Vine Trophy is the only County competition where members of a team must have the same home club.


Buggies may be used in competitions and matches subject to the following criteria.

  • A medical certificate is presented to either the Competition or Match Secretary.
  • The certificate is valid until such time as the medical condition requiring the use of a buggy improves.
  • When a buggy is used in team matches, the opposing Club Captain must be informed at least 24 hours before the match.    

In the event of a tie, the decision shall be as recommended by the LGU (Rule 11.1).

A player who is not present on the first tee when her name is called shall be liable to disqualification.  See Rules of Golf 6.3.

All disputes to be referred to the Committee whose decision will be final.

Bye-Laws in respect of Anderson League Matches, Sivewright Shield Matches and Thomlinson Cups shall be reviewed at least every four years.

Any query raised by a member should, in the first instance, be discussed with the golf club ladies committee.  If the committee cannot resolve the query the ladies secretary can then approach DCLGA by email or letter for assistance.