Competitions - Men - Stroke Play

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GENTLEMEN – Stroke Play Events

Note: Entrants must have a CONGU competition handicap but may play with non-competition handicaps in order to reinstate a competition handicap however they may not compete in the competition.

Junior boys are allowed to play in selected ‘adult’ competitions; however they must play in a group consisting of at least one adult member.
A ‘junior’ is any member who has not reached their 18th birthday on the day of the competition or, in the case of knock-out events, by the closing date for entries.

ANDY CALLEY CUP

THE “200 CLUB”

This comprises 200 members, paying £30 per annum each, entitling them to participate in four draws per year to award the following:

1 prize of £500 each quarter

Up to 6 prizes of £50 each quarter

1 prize of £100 (Christmas Draw Only)

200 Club members may also participate in the Andy Calley Cup, the rules of which are below:

1. The Andy Calley Cup is open to all “200 Club” members who are also playing members of BHPGC.

2. The competition will be Stableford off yellow tees for men and red tees for ladies, with full handicap allowance. However, men may choose to enter a card off the whites if this is more convenient.

3. The competition may be played at any time (outside of Club or official competitions) before the last Sunday before the AGM.

4. Before playing, you must declare your intention to complete an Andy Calley card by logging your name with the Pro Shop.

5. You must play with a member of BHPGC to mark your card. Normal R & A rules will apply for completion and signing of cards.

6. You should mark your completed card with your 200 Club number and the words “Andy Calley Cup” and leave it with the Pro Shop.

7. The organiser will declare the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Cup to the player with the highest Stableford score in their category. In the case of level scores, normal count back procedures will decide the winner.

8. An engraved “Andy Calley Challenge Cup”, plus £20, will be awarded to both the Lady and the Gentleman with the best score in their category. Second prizes of £10 will go to each of the runners-up. The winners may retain the cups for one year.

9. Please remember, this is a “FUN" COMPETITION

AUTUMN VASES

Format: Fourball betterball stableford played off 90% handicap.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7 and 6-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may play if invited by a full member to compete. No junior pairs are allowed.
Ties: As usual
Additional comments: Usually played on the first Sunday in October and partners are drawn on the morning of the event.
History: These competitions commenced in October 1988 and were presented by Vivian Maxwell Brown to encourage the Sunday morning draw for partners, which had been introduced by Captain R.F.G. Smith. It was the express wish that there should be no entrance fee or sweep.

BUNNY FELDON TROPHY

Format: Fourball betterball stableford played off 90% handicap.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7 and 6-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may play if invited by a full member to compete. No junior pairs are allowed.
Ties: As usual
Additional comments: Usually played on the first Sunday in September. Partners are drawn on the morning of the event but must not include two juniors.
History: Presented by Bunny’s family following his death.

BUSH GUARDERS NATIONAL TROPHY

Format: Stableford off handicap.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may also play but must be accompanied by an adult.
Ties: As usual
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
Additional comments: Normally played on the August Bank Holiday Sunday.
History: The Bushguarders’ is a society formed in 1945 of members who had served in the home guard during the Second World War. Later, members who had served in the armed forces during the war were allowed to join and later still, those who had seen national service. This is one of several trophies that fell into disuse due to falling numbers in the society.
Winner 2018: Kieran Costello

CAPTAIN’S DAY

Format: The prerogative of the reigning Captain, though must be a singles competition as it qualifies for John Shaw points. Usually 18 holes, stableford off handicap. Also a scratch prize (medal) and a veteran’s prize (stableford off handicap).
Number of holes: 18
Tees: Captain’s prize and scratch prize – white tees. Veteran’s prize – yellow tees.
Eligibility: Open to 7-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Veterans must be 65 or over on the day of the competition.
Ties: As usual.
Prizes: Kindly donated by The Captain
Additional comments: Veterans who also wish to take part in the Captain’s prize or the scratch prize must play off the white tees. Juniors cannot play as they have their own separate competition. As a general rule no competitor may win more than one prize. Winners MUST attend the evening presentation or apologise to the Captain and nominate someone to collect their prize. This is a courtesy to the Captain.
History: First played in 1912 before the present course was opened in 1913. It is likely that informal competitions were held before then. For many years it was played as a knock-out competition. It was traditional for the vice-captain to offer a prize and he is usually allowed to compete.
Winner 2018: Oz Hassan

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (Formerly the Scratch Trophy)

Format: Scratch medal.
Number of holes: 36 (18 on each of two consecutive Saturdays)
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may also play, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Ties: Four hole scratch medal playoff (holes 1 to 4). If still tied then extra holes from the 5th are played on a ‘sudden death’ basis.
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
Additional comments: To run in conjunction with the club handicap championship.
History: Presented in 1947 by E. W. Whitworth as the club championship. The first winner was W. G. (Bill) Wright who was a prominent member of the club, the company and the Bushguarders. It was originally called the ‘Scratch Trophy’ but the decision to call it the club championship was taken in 2012 to emphasise the true importance of the competition. Winner 2018: Clive Prior

CLUB HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP

Format: Medal off full handicap, both rounds off the same starting handicap.
Number of holes: 36 (18 on each of two consecutive Saturdays)
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may also play, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Ties: To be decided on the second 18 holes using the nett scores. If still tied the winner is decided in the usual way i.e. best back 9 of the second round, then best back 6, 3 and 1 holes adjusted to a nett score using the appropriate fraction of their handicap. If still tied the competition is shared.
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
Additional comments: Players will play off the same handicap in the second round as they did in the first, irrespective of any handicap changes in between. To run in conjunction with the Club Scratch Championship. Lifestyle members are eligible on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors (under 18) to be accompanied by an adult member.
History: Introduced during David Dickinson’s Captaincy in 2018 in an effort to make the ‘club championship day’ more inclusive. Ladies also play their Club Championship on the same day. The trophy is one of the Bushguarders’ trophies which had fallen into disuse.
Winner 2018: Sé Banim

CORONATION BOWL

Format: Medal played off handicap.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may also play, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Ties: As usual
Additional comments: This is a Middlesex Golf Trophy and as such is subject to change according to Middlesex. At the moment: Two players go forward to represent the club and compete for the ‘Bowl’. One must have a handicap of Plus to 12∙4 and the other must be 12∙5 to 28∙4 and the third can be from either category. The winner of the Coronation Bowl shall be the club whose two competitors score the highest combined Stableford points for 36 holes. There are usually individual prizes awarded also.
Note: The competitor returning the lowest nett score in relation to the competition scratch score shall receive an England Golf Club winner’s medal. This card will also go forward into a draw for an opportunity to play in the Fullers’ London Pride Gold Medal. For more information please consult the England Golf website.

CORONATION CUP

Format: Medal off handicap.
Number of holes: 36
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may also play, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Ties: Best final 18 holes, followed by best final 9, then 6, then 3, then 1 holes.
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
Additional comments: None
History: This was presented in honour of King George VI who was crowned in 1937 following the abdication of Edward VIII. The first reference on the honours board is to 1946 when the cup was won by M. J. Chinn, a rather extrovert member! It was presented by L. D. Sinclair. It is possible that the imminence of war delayed an honours board. At one time it was played jointly with the Scratch Championship until the two were wisely separated. Winner 2018: Kieran Costello

GEORGE LOW ‘32’ CUP

Format: Medal off handicap.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
Eligibility: 7 and 6-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may also play, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Ties: As usual.
Additional comments: Played over a weekend, members may enter once only on either Saturday or Sunday.
History: Played in memory of George Low who was club professional for 32 years. George was a player of some repute and greatly loved and respected by the members. The cup was donated in 1995 by his family.
Winner 2018: Kevin Lewis

GEORGE RAWLES MEMORIAL TROPHY

The George Rawles Memorial Trophy is played by members of the Veterans Section in a stableford format off full handicap.*

GRANDFATHERS CUP

Format: Stableford off handicap.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: Yellow
Eligibility: 7-day adult members who are grandfathers or step-grandfathers. Lifestyle members who qualify may play on payment of the appropriate credits.
Ties: As usual.
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
Additional comments: Usually played in conjunction with a stableford competition in June, though competitors cannot play in both.
History: Presented in 1968 by E. B. Kynaston and T. E. Knight. ‘Ted’ Kynaston was a great character and a former president.
Winner 2018: Michael Clarke

HOLM OAK TROPHY

Format: 4 ball better ball stableford off 90% handicap.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7 and 6-day adult members. e members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may also play. No junior pairs allowed.
Ties: As usual
Prizes: The winners will hold the trophy for one year. Glasses will be given to each of the winners.
Additional comments: Competitors may play on the Saturday or Sunday but not both. If the competition is cancelled on the Saturday, for whatever reason, players may re-book to play on the Sunday. Six day members must play on the Sunday.
History: Made and presented by Barrie Brannan in 2006 from a part of the Holm Oak that stood for over 100 years by the first tee.
Winner 2018: Neal Avent/Neal Hurst

KRUGER SOVEREIGN

Format: Stableford off handicap.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: Yellow
Eligibility: 7, 6 and 5-day adult members but excludes junior members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits.
Ties: As usual.
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
Additional comments: Held on Thursdays twice a year, in spring and autumn.
History: Alan Kruger was an estate agent before he retired to play golf and bridge, mainly in mid-week. He maintained the lake at the 13th hole with fish. Each year he had a small group of friends for a day’s golf at Ashford Manor. Each winner was presented with a gold Kruger Rand until his stock was exhausted. Such was his affection for the club that he asked for his ashes to be scattered on the 18th fairway opposite the lake. The Kruger Sovereign was the centre piece of a silver salver presented in 1973 by his friends. Unfortunately the Kruger Sovereign centre piece was lost when the salver was being inscribed. To replace it would have cost about £200 so an English sovereign was used instead.
Winner 2018 (Spring): Iain Lanario
Winner 2018 (Autumn): David Boothroyd

LUTHER SMITH AND FIELD CUPS

Format: Medal off handicap on two days, both rounds off the same starting handicap.
Number of holes: 36 (18 on each separate day).
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7-day adult members and junior boys. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits.
Handicap restriction: Maximum playing handicap 28 for adults and 12 for juniors.
Ties: Final 18 hole score, if required, then followed by final 9, 6, 3, 1 hole scores.
Prizes: The BHPGC winner will hold the trophy for one year and collect a glass at prize-giving. Prize monies collected on the day, will be awarded to Luther Smith winner (best 36 hole nett), Field cup winner (best 36 hole nett from opposing club to Luther Smith winner), 36 hole nett Runner Up and third place winners, best 36 Scratch Winner, winner of nett 18 holes played each week; Note: only one prize money may be won by any one player.
Additional comments: 18 holes played at Bush Hill and 18 holes played at Enfield, alternating start club each year. The Field Cup is won by the player returning the best score from the ‘losing’ club. Groupings should preferably be 2 from one club and 1 from the other.
History: Luther Smith was a well-known member of both Enfield and Bush Hill Park. The trophy was presented and played for in 1927, temporarily dropped in 1940, and resumed in 1946. It is played by Enfield and Bush Hill Park jointly. The first winner was J. R. Field of Enfield and he then presented the Field Cup for the best score from the ‘losing club’. The competition is held under the auspices of Enfield Golf Club and recognises the close association of the two clubs. Lt. Col. R. T. Cassidy won it in 1953, the year he presented the American Cup.
Winner 2018: Graham Dickens

MONTHLY MEDALS

Format: Medal off handicap.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7 & 6-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may also play, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Handicap restriction: Two divisions. Division 1 up to and including 14 handicap (exact 14.4). Division 2 for 15 handicap (exact 14.5) and higher.
Ties: As usual
Additional comments: Played each month from April until September over a weekend. Competitors may play on either the Saturday or the Sunday but not both. Six day members can only play on the Sunday.

MONTHLY STABLEFORDS

Format: Stableford off handicap.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7 & 6-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may also play, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Handicap limit: Two divisions. Division 1 up to and including 14 handicap (exact 14.4). Division 2 for 15 handicap (exact 14.5) and higher.
Ties: As usual.
Additional comments: Played each month from April until September over a weekend. Competitors may play on either the Saturday or the Sunday but not both. Six day members can only play on the Sunday.

FINAL MEDAL AND FINAL STABLEFORD

Format: Current full handicap. Open to all players who have qualified by winning a monthly medal or stableford from April to September. If the winner has already qualified the next best non-qualified player will qualify. No player may qualify twice. To be played in one division before prize-giving. Each final to be played over a weekend (2 days per final), determined by the committee.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7 & 6-day adult members and juniors. Lifestyle members who qualify may play on payment of the appropriate credits.
Ties: As usual.
Prizes: The winner in each will receive a glass.
Additional comments: Must be played before prize-giving over a weekend. Competitors may play on either the Saturday or the Sunday but not both. Six day members can only play on the Sunday. 
Winner Stableford 2018: Iain Lanario
Winner Medal 2018: Ethan Cameron

FINAL SCRATCH MEDAL

Format: Scratch. Open to all players who have qualified by coming first or second in the monthly medals, on scratch scores, from April to September when arranged in one division. If the winner or runner up have already qualified, the next best non-qualified player will qualify. No player may qualify twice. To be played in one division, over a weekend determined by the committee (2 days).
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7 & 6-day adult members and juniors. Lifestyle members who qualify may play on payment of the appropriate credits.
Ties: As usual.
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
Additional comments: Must be played before prize-giving, over a weekend determined by the Captain's committee. Competitors may play on either the Saturday or the Sunday but not both. Six day members can only play on the Sunday. 
Winner 2018: Ethan Cameron

PAST CAPTAINS’ CUP

Format: Decided by the Past Captains but usually stableford off handicap.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: Usually white
Eligibility: Must have served as a Captain of Bush Hill Park Golf Club.
Ties: As usual.
Additional comments: The reigning Captain normally plays but not for the trophy. Pairings are decided by a draw. Past presidents who are not past captains are invited to play but are not eligible for the competition
History: Presented in 1968 by F. O. (Frank) Cryer, a dedicated and highly respected club man, to be competed for by past captains.
Winner 2018: David Morris

PRESIDENT’S DAY

Format: The prerogative of the reigning President, though must be a singles competition as it qualifies for John Shaw points. Usually 18 holes stableford off handicap. Also a scratch prize (medal) and a veteran’s prize stableford off handicap).
Number of holes: 18
Tees: President’s prize and scratch prize – white tees. Veteran’s prize – yellow tees.
Eligibility: Open to 7-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Veterans must be 65 or over on the day of the competition.
Prizes: Will be kindly donated by the President.
Ties: As usual.
Additional comments: Veterans who also wish to take part in the President’s prize or the scratch prize must play off the white tees. Juniors cannot play as they have their own separate competition. As a general rule no competitor may win more than one prize. Winners MUST attend the evening presentation or apologise to the President and nominate someone to collect their prize. This is a courtesy to the President.
History: First formally competed for in 1913.
Winner 2018: M Stainton

RAFFERTY CUP

Format: Medal qualifying followed by match play knockout, played off handicap throughout.
Number of holes: 18 hole rounds and a 36 hole final.
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may also play, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Ties: As usual in the qualifying stage. Extra holes on a ‘sudden death’ basis for the knockout rounds.
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner and runner up will each receive a glass.
Additional comments: The best eight scores in each of divisions 1 and 2 qualify. This is done on two separate Saturdays giving 32 qualifiers in all. All 32 players go into an unseeded ‘blind’ draw for the knockout stages. Note: Entry and entrance fees are payable on each occasion entered. Sweep is carried over to K.O. stages and awarded to first and second in the proportion of 2/3, 1/3.
History: This is the oldest and arguably the best of the men’s competitions. It was named after the donor and first played for in 1904 when it was won by E. J. Stephens.
Winner 2018: Ethan Cameron
Runner-up 2018: Sé Banim

SCRATCH QUALIFYING AND KNOCKOUT SALVER

Format: Scratch medal qualifying followed by scratch match play knockout
Number of holes: 18 hole rounds and a 36 hole final
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may play but must be accompanied by an adult for the qualifying stage.
Ties: As usual for the qualifying stage. Extra holes on a ‘sudden death’ basis for the knockout stage.
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner and runner up will each receive a glass.
Additional comments: The top sixteen qualify for the knockout stage and a draw is carried out to determine the pairings as follows:
1 vs 16
8 vs 9
4 vs 13
5 vs 12
2 vs 15
7 vs 10
3 vs 14
6 vs 11
History: Presented by Vivian Maxwell Brown when he was captain in 1968.
Winner 2018: James Chard
Runner-up 2018: John Guiney

SCRATCH SALVER (Formerly called the Division 2 Scratch Salver)

Format: Scratch medal
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may play but must be accompanied by an adult.
Handicap restriction: Playing handicap of 13 or higher.
Ties: As usual
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
Additional comments: Formally referred to as the Division 2 Scratch Salver. Played on the same day as the Club Championship (Scratch Trophy). Those wishing to play in both competitions must count their morning round for the Scratch Salver.
History: Donated in his year as captain, 1992, by Steve ‘SPO’ Rickwood.
Winner 2018: Graham Dickens

SENIOR QUAICH

Format: Scratch medal
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7-day adult members 50 years of age or over. Lifestyle members who qualify may play on payment of the appropriate credits.
Ties: As usual.
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
Additional comments: Played on the same day as the Club Championship (Scratch Trophy). Those wishing to play in both competitions must count their morning round for the Senior Quaich.
History: Donated in 2001 by Johnston Brown for members over 50 who do not want to play in the Club Championship.
Winner 2018: Mark Stevens

SHILLINGFORD BOWL

Format: Handicap medal
Number of holes: 18
Tees: Yellow
Eligibility: 7-day adult members aged 60 and over. Lifestyle members who qualify may play on payment of the appropriate credits.
Ties: As usual.
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
Additional comments: Generally played in May alongside a monthly medal.
History: Presented by Len Shillingford in 1938 for members aged 55 and over and subsequently amended to 60 and over. The donor was a very prominent member who presented the Shillingford bar, which was eventually renamed the George Low Bar.
Winner 2018: Graham Edwards

VICTORY CUP

Format: Medal played off handicap.
Number of holes: 36
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may also play, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Ties: Best final 18 holes, followed by best final 9, then 6, then 3, then 1 holes.
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
Additional comments: Full members and juniors with the required handicap to play on Saturdays.
History: Presented by a Mr Stockley in 1919 to celebrate the allied victory in the First World War. The paper records for this trophy were heavily scorched from the fire of 1920. However, the record stated that the competition should be competed annually ‘like the Rafferty’, indicating that the competition only had one precedent.
Winner 2018: Andrew Garrad

WALLY GATWARD MEMORIAL TROPHY

Format: Stableford played off handicap.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White.
Eligibility: 7-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may also play, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Ties: As usual.
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
Additional comments: None
History: Wally was a long time member of the club after distinguished service in the Royal Air Force reaching the rank of Group Captain. His brother, Squadron Leader Kenneth Gatward, piloted the aircraft which dropped the French flag on the Arc de Triomphe on the 12th June 1942. They also shot up the German Gestapo Headquarters in Paris. The exercise was almost certainly approved and endorsed by Winston Churchill. Wally was a Club President and an extremely popular man. The trophy was presented by his widow and their son, Jonathan, in 1987. Proceeds of the competition are donated to the RAF Benevolent fund.
Winner 2018: John Mather

WINTER LEAGUE

Format: Stableford played off handicap, taking the best six cards throughout the winter.
Number of holes: 18.
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7 and 6-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors may also play, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Ties: Best seventh card, then eighth card, ninth card, etc.
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
Additional comments: Played each weekend from a date in October to a date in March, normally over 22 weeks. Competitors may play on either the Saturday or the Sunday but not both. Six day members must play on the Sunday. Please also see note above regarding practice on the course on the day of a competition.
The best six individual scores throughout the winter determine the league positions. 
History: Based on an idea by Eric Shiel, Joe Hunnisett and others for regular Saturday competition throughout the winter. The present format began in 1968 and the trophy was presented by Joe Hunnisett, a much respected and influential member.
Winner 2018: James Chard

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