Yelverton Golf Club

Veterans’ Section

Constitution, Rules and Regulations

1.  The Section is to be known as the Yelverton Golf Club Veterans’ (Vets), being a Section within Yelverton Golf Club and subject to all the Rules and Regulations governing that Club.

2.  The Vets Section is affiliated to the Devon Men’s Veterans Golf Association (DMVGA).

3.  Membership of the Vets is to be open to all male members of Yelverton Golf Club that are 60 years of age or over and have reached the playing standard required by the Club and have been ascribed an official handicap. On joining they will be given a Membership (or Draw) Number which is primarily used for the weekly roll-up draw. The first time they take part in a weekly roll-up, they will be invited to partner the Vets’ Captain for the round.  It is a fundamental principle that any member will play with any other member. There will be no pre-arranged groupings.

4.  Members will pay an annual subscription of an amount to be determined by the Committee; part of this subscription will include the subscription to the DMVGA if the individual requests such membership.

5.  The Object of the Section is to provide:

a. Regular competitive golf between the members with the ultimate aim of the enjoyment of those participating.

b. Organised Matches against other Veteran Associations.

c. Entry of teams and individuals in appropriate competitions such as those organised by the DMVGA.

6.  A President will be elected at the Annual General Meeting and hold that Office for as long as he and the members may wish. The President’s role is honorary and carries no specific responsibilities but is the figurehead and elder statesman of the Section and a source of guidance and advice as required.

7.  The Section will be managed by an eight man Committee.   The Officers will be the Captain, Vice-Captain, Secretary and Treasurer; they will be elected at the Annual General Meeting and will hold that office for one year only but then be eligible for re-election.

8.  The Immediate Past Captain will be an automatic member of the Committee along with three other ordinary Members of the Section. If the Immediate Past Captain assumes one of the Officer roles on the Committee than a fourth member may be elected to ensure that there are always eight members of the Committee.

9.  The three/four ordinary members of the Committee will be elected at the Annual General Meeting and will hold that office for one year only; but then be eligible for re-election. The ordinary members, if re-elected each year, would traditionally progress to eventually be elected Captain.

10.  The Section will hold an Annual General Meeting in December of each year and Committee meetings throughout the year as required.

11.  Although decisions and actions necessary for the management of the Section are the responsibility of the Committee, any changes decisions and actions of a fundamental nature must be referred to the members at a General Meeting, or be the subject of a referendum of all the members.

12.  Any proposals submitted for the consideration of the members at the AGM, or nominations for Officers or for ordinary members of the Committee must be in writing, properly Proposed and Seconded, and given to the Secretary at least fourteen days before the date of the AGM.

13.  All elections and decisions on motions/proposals shall be passed by a simple majority; in the event of a tie the Captain will have a second Casting Vote.


  1. Club and Vet’s Handicap Rules.
  2. Vets’ Handicap Rules

Annex A

Club Handicap Rules

Club Handicaps

A1.             Yelverton Golf Club, as a club affiliated to the English Golf Union, is required to adopt the CONGU handicap system.


A2.             Members of the Veterans’ Section of Yelverton Golf Club are required to maintain an officially recognised golf handicap (now known as a CONGU Competition Handicap) as a condition of their membership of the Section. Maintaining a Competition Handicap can prove inconvenient or even difficult for senior players in any golf club, for a variety of reasons.


A3.             The individual competitions staged by the Veterans’ Section of Yelverton Golf Club provide an opportunity for senior members of the Club to maintain a Competition handicap even if they are unable to compete in the handicap qualifying competitions staged by Yelverton Golf Club.


A4.             All Veterans’ Section Individual Stableford Competitions (usually held on the first Wednesday of months March to October inclusive) are now played from the White Tees; the scores returned in those competitions are appropriate for handicapping purposes. The cards that are returned from the Individual Stableford competitions staged by the Veteran’s Section are submitted to the Club Secretary and applied to the CONGU system.


A5.             The Club Secretary provides the Veteran’s section with Competition Result Sheet that includes an output indicating appropriate handicap amendments that meet the CONGU standards and the requirements of the Club and the English Golf Union.


A6.             The Club and the English Golf Union require all golfers to submit at least three cards of completed rounds (ideally from handicap qualifying competitions) for handicap setting or validation. Failure to meet this requirement results in the Competition Handicap reverting to a Playing Handicap. A Playing Handicap entitles members to enter official Club and Veterans’ competitions but precludes them from winning any prizes with the exceptions of a Hole in One Fund or sweepstakes for 2s. Vets with Playing Handicaps may take full part in the Wednesday Vets’ Roll-Up events and win associated sweepstake money.

Annex B

Vets’ Handicap Rules

Veterans’ Handicaps

B1.             The Veteran’s Handicap will be the member’s Competition or Playing Handicap on the 1st January each year. If any member has their Club Handicap adjusted as result of the Club’s Annual Review of Handicaps during the season (normally to be completed by 1st January each year) this change will be reflected accordingly in their Veteran’s Handicap. This will be the only time in the year that a Veteran’s Handicap will be adjusted to take account of any change in Club Handicap Handicap unless the player’s Competition Handicap becomes lower than the Veterans’ Handicap in which case the player will play off the lower Handicap.


B2.             A member’s Veteran’s Handicap will be reduced according to the monies that they win in the Weekly Veteran’s Roll-Up Competitions. One shot will be lost for each £5 in accumulated winnings. For instance, winnings accumulating to £5 result in the loss of one shot. This handicap remains the individual’s Vets Handicap until winnings accumulate to £10 when a further shot will be lost and so on. No handicap will be reduced below Scratch.

  B3.     The maximum Veteran’s Handicap will be 28.

B4.             A Handicap Monitor, listing each member’s Veteran’s Handicap and their Winnings in the current year, will be posted on the Veteran’s Section Notice Board and the Web Site after each Wednesday competition.

  B5.             The member’s Veteran’s Handicap will revert to the member’s Competition or Playing Handicap on the 1st January each year and the process will repeat.

General Manager

Steven West

01822 852824 Ext: 1


Claire Smith

01822 852824 Ext: 4


Tim Wilkes

01822 852824 Ext: 5


Tim McSherry

01822 852824 Ext: 3

Direct line: 01822 853593