Competitions - Mixed

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MIXED EVENTS

Note: Entrants must have a CONGU competition handicap. Handicaps must remain ‘competition’ throughout the duration of the competitor’s involvement in the competition.

AMERICAN CUP

AMERICAN CUP

Format: Mixed foursomes medal.
Number of Holes: 18.
Eligibility: Married couples only. All adult members eligible to play on the day of the competition (e.g. six day members). Lifestyle members who qualify may play on payment of the appropriate credits.
Ties: As usual.
Prizes: The winner will hold the cup for one year. A glass will be given to each of the winners, if won a by BHPGC pairing..
Additional comments: Number of shots is determined by halving the combined handicaps. No rounding is done..
History: Presented by Lt. Col. R. T. Cassidy of the U.S. Army in 1953. He was a member of both Enfield and Bush Hill Park and some say that it was with a touch of mischief that he wished his competition to be played by married couples. He had become a full member of Bush Hill in 1952. He became a General in 1984.
Winner 2018: Peter and Annie Scollen (Enfield)

BRASTED TROPHY

BRASTED TROPHY

Format: Mixed foursomes stableford
Number of Holes: 18
Eligibility: All adult members eligible to play on the day of the competition (e.g. 6-day members). Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors (boys and girls) may play but no junior pairs are allowed.
Ties: As usual
Prizes: The winner will hold the cup for one year. A glass will be given to each person of the first and second pairs.
Additional comments: Number of shots is determined by halving the combined handicaps. This figure is rounded up if necessary. Five day members may play at the discretion of the Captain and Lady Captain and on payment of a green fee.
History: Presented by Mr. & Mrs. D. E. (Douglas) Brasted, Past Captain, in 1968, as a winter mixed knock-out competition. The format proved impractical during the short winter Sundays, as a result of which the donor agreed to it being played as an 18 holes foursomes on Easter Sundays.
Winners 2018: Not played
Winners 2019: Cela Selley & David Morris

BUSH HILL GROUSE

BUSH HILL GROUSE

Format: Texas Scramble. Medal format. Shots are taken according to the men’s index. To be conducted as a free draw for partners by the mixed competition committee, groupings may be any combination of all men mixed or all ladies however the draw decides.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: Gentlemen play from the white tees and ladies from the red tees.
Eligibility: 5,6 & 7-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors (boys and girls) may play but no junior pairs are allowed.
Ties: As usual
Additional comments: Usually played on the May Bank Holiday. Two levelling shots will be added to the ladies’ handicap to equalise the difference in standard scratch scores, this is to be added before calculation of shots for the team. Shots are determined by calculating 10% of the combined four handicaps. The figure arrived at is NOT rounded and is the playing handicap to be taken off the gross score. All four players drive at each hole and the best drive is decided. The other three players all hit a shot from this point. The best of these shots is decided and the other three play from this spot, and so on. The same format continues on the green. Decide which player’s ball is to be taken and the other three play from that spot on the green. Continue until a ball is holed out.
History: Inaugurated by Martin Dench during his captaincy in 2004.

CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN BOGEY

CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN BOGEY

Format: Fourball betterball stableford played off 90% handicap after any levelling shots are added for the ladies. Pairs may consist of any combination, all male, all female, or mixed.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White for men, red for ladies.
Eligibility: 7 and 6-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors (boys and girls) may play but no junior pairs are allowed.
Ties: As usual.
Additional comments: Played on the first Sunday morning of the Captain’s year prior to their driving into office.
History: In 1986, on his first Sunday in office as captain, Mr A. Johnston Brown presented to the club a historic number one wood. The club was his father’s in the 1920’s and was Johnston’s first full sized driver. The club professional, George Low, reduced the shaft to fit on to a mahogany board, which itself was a gift from ‘Bill’ W.S.Parker. The driver is permanently placed on a wall in the club and the names of the winners are recorded on a plaque.
Winners 2018: Nick Balnave & Martyn Lainchbury

COMMITTEE CUP

COMMITTEE CUP

Format: Stableford played off full handicap. In accordance with England golf men play from the men’s card and ladies from the ladies card.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: Gentlemen play from the white tees and ladies from the red tees.
Eligibility: President, Captain, Vice-Captain, members of the committee, the Secretary, Head Green keeper and all past committee members.
Ties: As usual
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
Additional comments: Two levelling shots will be added to the ladies’ handicap to equalise the difference in standard scratch scores and the shots are taken according to the each index.
History: Presented in 1983 by R. T. Gadsby during his few years as club secretary. Play is followed by a dinner, to which the club professional and any members co-opted to assist in club management may be invited.
Winner 2018: Jon Copley

FAMILY FOURSOMES SALVER

FAMILY FOURSOMES SALVER

Format: Foursomes knockout played off handicap.
Number of Holes: 18, including the final.
Eligibility: 7, 6 and 5-day members. Parent with son or daughter, nephew or niece (or stepson stepdaughter of either parent) and open to grandparent and grandchild ( or step-grandchild), or a pair of siblings (or step-siblings) may also enter. No player may enter more than once. Lifestyle members who qualify may play on payment of the appropriate credits for each round.
Ties: Play extra holes on a ‘sudden death’ basis.
Prizes: The winners will hold the cup for one year. A glass will be given to each of the winners.
Additional comments: Played off full handicap, including juniors. The number of shots is determined by halving the difference of the combined handicaps of each side. Ladies or gentlemen play off competition tees relevant to each. 
History: Presented by T. E. Knight and M. P. Wright in 1961.
Winners 2018: Ethan Cameron & Iain Lanario

GENTLEMEN’S INVITATION TO THE LADIES

GENTLEMEN’S INVITATION TO THE LADIES

Format: Mixed greensomes stableford. Usually played on a Sunday.
Number of Holes: 18
Eligibility: All adult members eligible to play on the day of the competition (e.g. 6-day members). Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors (boys and girls) may play but no junior pairs are allowed.
Ties: As usual.
Prizes: To be decided and run by the Captain’s committee.
Additional comments: The ‘playing handicap’ of each side is determined in the following manner:
Calculate (0∙6 х lowest handicap) plus (0∙4 х highest handicap) then round the final figure. Each pairing receives the rounded number of shots as this playing handicap. Cost to be decided by the Captain’s committee with a meal to follow play.
Winner 2018: Sharon Saunders and Neal Avent

GUARDIAN TROPHY

GUARDIAN TROPHY

Format: Stableford played in teams of four. Best two nett scores count on each hole. Play is to be from the men’s card. To be conducted as a free draw for partners by the mixed competition committee, groupings may be any combination of all men mixed or all ladies however the draw decides.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White for gentlemen & male juniors - red for ladies female juniors.
Eligibility: All adult members eligible to play on the day of the competition (e.g. 6 & 7-day members if played on a Sunday). Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors (boys and girls) may play but no junior pairs are allowed.
Handicap restriction: Full handicap (ladies receive 1 equalising shot). Ladies take their shots from the men’s stroke index.
Ties: As usual
Additional comments: Usually a late Sunday in June - teams of four players to include ladies, juniors or men. These are drawn.

LADIES’ INVITATION TO GENTLEMEN

LADIES’ INVITATION TO GENTLEMEN

Format: Greensomes or Foursomes, Stableford. Handicap fractions are to be calculated in accordance with CONGU. Usually played on a Sunday.
Number of holes: 18
Eligibility: 6 & 7 day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors (boys and girls) may play but no junior pairs are allowed.
Ties: As usual.
Prizes: To be decided and run by the Ladies committee.
Additional comments: Cost to be decided by the Ladies committee with a meal to follow play.
Winner 2018: Chris and Paul Robertson

LAMBERT TROPHY

LAMBERT TROPHY

Format: Mixed foursomes Stableford. Play is to be from the men’s card.
Number of Holes: 18
Eligibility: All adult members eligible to play on the day of the competition (e.g. 6 & 7-day members if played on a Sunday). Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors (boys and girls) may play but no junior pairs are allowed.
Ties: As usual.
Prizes: The winner will hold the cup for one year. A glass will be given to each person of the first and second pairs.
Additional comments: Number of shots is determined by halving the combined full handicaps. This figure is rounded up if necessary.
History: Presented by A. F. (Arthur) Lambert, a professional photographer and former Club President. The ‘trophy’ is a unique collection of photographs taken of the course, some of which took many hours of waiting for the correct light.
Winner 2018: Tracey and Ray Ripsher

MAYTIME GREENSOMES

MAYTIME GREENSOMES

Format: Mixed greensomes stableford. Play is to be from the men’s card.
Number of Holes: 18
Eligibility: All adult members eligible to play on the day of the competition (e.g. 6-day members if played on a Sunday). Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors (boys and girls) may play but no junior pairs are allowed.
Ties: As usual.
Prizes: The winner will hold the cup for one year. A glass will be given to each person of the first and second pairs.
Additional comments: The ‘playing handicap’ of each side is determined in the following manner:
Calculate (0∙6 х lowest handicap) plus (0∙4 х highest handicap) then round the final figure. Each pairing receives the same number of shots as this playing handicap.
History: Presented by the Captain and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. G. (Ron) Smith, in 1988. It was originally intended to be played on the Sunday prior to the May Day bank holiday. Winners 2018: Janet Connor & Mark Stevens

NEW MEMBERS TROPHY

NEW MEMBERS TROPHY

Format: Individual stableford played off full handicap. Stableford played off full handicap. In accordance with England golf men play from the men’s card and ladies from ladies card.
Number of holes: 18
Tees: White for men - red for ladies.
Eligibility: Members of all categories (full, 6-day, 5-day and Lifestyle), including men and ladies but excluding juniors. Players must have been members for less than three years on the day of the competition. A valid competition handicap is also required.
Handicap restriction: Full handicap (ladies receive 1 equalising shot to equalise the different standard scratch for the course in line with Congu recommendations).
Ties: As usual
Prizes: The winner will hold the cup for one year. A glass will be given to the winner.
Additional comments: To be played on a Sunday afternoon in October before the clocks go back. 
History: Introduced as an incentive to new members in 2013.
Winner 2018: Sharon Saunders

ROSE BOWL

ROSE BOWL

Format: Mixed foursomes knockout, play is to be from the men’s card. Number of Holes: 18 holes with a 36 hole final to be played on one day.
Eligibility: All 7, 6 and 5-day adult members. Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits for each round. Juniors (boys and girls) may play but no junior pairs are allowed.
Ties: Play extra holes on a ‘sudden death’ basis.
Prizes: The winner will hold the cup for one year. A glass will be given to each person of the first and second pairs.
Additional comments: Number of shots given is determined by halving the difference between the combined handicaps of each side.
For the 36 hole final, if the stroke allowance calculates to 0∙5 the figure is NOT rounded and one extra shot is applied to the MORNING round. (An e.g. combined handicaps for one pairing is 12 and for the other pairing is 17. The difference is 5 and half of this is 2∙5. Instead of rounding this to 3, the players will receive 3 shots in the morning and 2 shots in the afternoon).
Entrants must have returned a MINIMUM of four club competition cards in the twelve months prior to the closing date for entry to the competition.
History: First played in 1933.
Winners 2018: Norman Selley & Cela Selley

SPRING TROPHY

SPRING TROPHY

Format: Mixed foursomes stableford. Play is to be from the men’s card.
Number of Holes: 18
Eligibility: All adult members eligible to play on the day of the competition (e.g. 6-day members if played on a Sunday). Lifestyle members may play on payment of the appropriate credits. Juniors (boys and girls) may play but no junior pairs are allowed.
Ties: As usual.
Prizes: The winner will hold the cup for one year. A glass will be given to each person of the first and second pairs.
Additional comments: Number of shots is determined by halving the combined full handicaps. This figure is rounded up if necessary.
History: Presented by A. C. (Alan) Greene and W. (Bill) Reynolds in 1972.
Winner 2018: Not played

WILSON PUTTING VASE

WILSON PUTTING VASE

Format: Putting competition played as a knockout on the bank holiday Monday in August.
Number of Holes: 18 with a 36 hole final to be played on one day.
Eligibility: Open to all members, including Lifestyle and juniors (both boys and girls).
Ties: Extra holes are played on a ‘sudden death’ basis.
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner and runner up will each receive a glass.
Additional comments: Played on the putting green in front of the clubhouse. No strokes are given.
History: Presented by a former Club Captain, Mr. R. H. (Ron) Wilson, in 1970. Originally an 18 holes knock-out played throughout the year with a 36 holes final. Now usually played in the afternoon on the August bank holiday. Winner 2018: Jon Copley

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