Competitions - Men - Match Play

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GENTLEMEN – Match Play Events

Note: Entrants must have returned a minimum of three qualifying cards (competition or supplementary) in the twelve months prior to the closing date. Handicaps must remain ‘competition’ throughout the duration of the competitor’s involvement in the competition.

Substitutions are allowed in pairs knockouts, for those persons suffering injury or leaving the club and hence having to withdraw. Such substitutions will only be allowed BEFORE the end of the first round and BEFORE any game has been played by that pair, after that no substitutions are allowed.

In the event that one side are unable to play their match by the set date, they should contact the opposition to concede the match or if both pairs are unable to play then a decision as to who should go through can be decided by means of a toss of a coin or a putting competition but no other form of golf.

Winners are responsible for putting name forward on board; if this is not done by the end of the round BOTH sides will be scratched.

In finals, where possible, a referee should be in attendance, usually one of the last year’s winners.

EDGAR COLLAR CUP

Format: Fourball better-ball knockout played off handicap. Number of holes: Each round is 18 holes with a 36 hole final to be played on one day.
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7-day adult members and all adult members eligible to play on Sunday mornings (i.e. six day members). A junior with a playing handicap of 12 or better may be invited by a full member to compete. No junior pairs are allowed.
Ties: Play extra holes on a ‘sudden death’ basis.
Prizes: The winners will hold the trophy for one year. Glasses will be given to each person in the first and second pairs.
Additional comments:
Lowest handicap to concede strokes to the other 3 players based on 90% of the difference between the full handicaps. 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. This also applies if the calculation works out to be 0∙6 – 0∙9. (An e.g. lowest handicap is 10 and another player is 14. The difference is 4 and 90% of the difference is 3∙6. Instead of rounding to 4 the player will receive 4 shots in the morning and 3 in the afternoon).
History: Presented by Edgar Collar’s widow, Doris in 1964. Edgar, a former Captain, died in his fifties and had been vicechairman of Tesco.
Winners 2018: Nigel Bidmead & Jim Craggs

‘G’ CUP

Format: Foursomes knockout played off handicap. Number of holes: Each round is 18 holes with a 36 holes final to be played on one day.
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7-day adult members and all adult members eligible to play on Sunday mornings (e.g. six day members). A junior with a playing handicap of 12 or better may be invited by a full member to compete. No junior pairs are allowed.
Ties: Play extra holes on a ‘sudden death’ basis.
Prizes: The winners will hold the trophy for one year. Glasses will be given to each person in the first and second pairs.
Additional comments: Number of shots determined by calculating half of the difference of the combined handicaps.
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).
History: First played for in 1927. No record has been found of the donor, though it is believed to have been presented by George W. Reaper who joined the club in 1924. In common with other club competitions, the G Cup lapsed during the war and we are left with an honours board starting in 1950.
Winners 2018: James Chard & Gary Flanagan

GREENSOMES GOBLET

Format: Greensomes knockout played off handicap. Number of holes: Each round is 18 holes with a 36 hole final to be played on one day.
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7-day adult members and all adult members eligible to play on Sunday mornings (e.g. 6-day members). A junior with a playing handicap of 12 or better may be invited by a full member to compete. No junior pairs are allowed.
Ties: Play extra holes on a ‘sudden death’ basis.
Prizes: The winners will hold the trophy for one year. Glasses will be given to each person in 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. The number of shots to be given is the full difference between the playing handicaps thus determined.
History: Presented by W. W. Murdoch in 1953, partly to speed up Sunday morning play. It was once formally suggested to make it a fourball competition. This, however, was quashed as it was contrary to the donor’s wishes. Vouchers for the finalists were awarded until 1955.
Winners 2018: Varnavas Christofi & Graham Evans

‘K’ CUP

Format: Fourball better-ball knockout played off handicap.
Number of holes: Each round is 18 holes with a 36 hole final to be played on one day. Tees: White
Eligibility: 7-day adult members and all adult members eligible to play on Sunday mornings (e.g. 6-day members). A junior with a playing handicap of 12 or better may be invited by a full member to compete. No junior pairs are allowed.
Ties: Play extra holes on a ‘sudden death’ basis.
Prizes: The winners will hold the trophy for one year. Glasses will be given to each person in the first and second pairs.
Additional comments: Number of shots determined by calculating 90% of the difference between each player’s handicap and the lowest handicap. 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. This also applies if the calculation works out to be 0∙6 – 0∙9. (An e.g. lowest handicap is 10 and another player is 19. The difference is 4 and 90% of the difference is 3∙6. Instead of rounding to 4 the player will receive 4 shots in the morning and 3 in the afternoon).
Note: This competition may still be played if one player from a side (or both sides) is unable to play. Strokes are taken in exactly the same way as if all four players are present.
History: Presented in 1949 by R. R. (Reg) Kipling as a token of appreciation just before he became a country member. Both the K and the G Cups were specifically for Sunday morning play and failure to do so could be taken into account when rounds were not completed. Play ceased to be compulsory on Sunday mornings in 1959.
Winners 2018: Richard Blyth & Graham Corr

PLAYING FIELDS TROPHY

Format: Singles match play played off handicap throughout.
Number of holes: Each round is 18 holes with a 36 hole final to be played on one day.
Tees: White
Eligibility: 7, 6 and 5-day adult members.
Ties: Play extra holes 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: Number of shots to be taken is the full difference between the handicaps of the players.
History: This was first played for in 1958 following a national appeal by the Duke of Edinburgh.
Winner 2018: Ethan Cameron

JOHN SHAW TROPHY– Played for from April to September

Points are accumulated from various competitions as described below:
Captain’s Day and President’s Day: The first eight places receive 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points respectively.
Monthly medals, stablefords and Rafferty qualifiers: The first four places in each of divisions 1 and 2(a & b combined) receive 4, 3, 2, 1 points respectively.
Victory, Coronation and Luther Smith Cups: The first eight places receive 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points respectively.
Club Championship (Scratch Trophy): The first four places receive 4, 3, 2, 1 points respectively.
Scratch Knock out: Winner receives 4 points and the runner-up receives 2 points.
Rafferty, Playing Fields knock-outs: Winners receive 8 points and the runners-up receive 5 points. The beaten semi-finalists receive 3 points each.
G and K Cups: Winners receive 6 points each and the runners-up receive 4 points each. The beaten semifinalists each receive 2 points.
George Low ‘32’ Cup: The first four places receive 4, 3, 2, 1 points respectively.
Prizes: The winner will hold the trophy for one year. The winner will receive a glass.
History: Presented by Dr. John Shaw in 1952 for the best all round performance based on points accrued in various club competitions. Dr. Shaw was a very forthright Scot who lived into his nineties. It is said that he played one final in his seventies against the other finalist also in his seventies. The points were updated around 1968. A further update was made in 2013 to include both Captain’s and President’s prizes. Traditionally, the winner thanks the Captain and invites members to drink with the winners at the annual prize giving, the funds having first been removed from the sweep monies.
Winner 2018: Ethan Cameron

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