2021 Competitions and Procedures for Entry

After a very successful 2020 for our competitions, under very trying circumstances, we enter 2021 with high expectations.  Despite losing the March Qualifier to the lockdown we will still  have;

Seven Monthly Handicap Qualifiers, five Mid-week and one Sunday Board Competitions, a singles Knock-out and two Opens.

The first two, a Qualifier on 12th April and the Ken Williams Cup on 19th April are both open for bookings on the ClubV1Hub or HowdidIdo Apps.  The dates for all of the other in-house competitions can be found in the Diary section of the Club Website.

The Reg Woolley Knock-Out

Qualifying for the Knock-out takes place in conjunction with the Ken Williams Cup.  The top 31 placed entrants in the Cup together with the reigning Champion, Bob Ledger, will be placed in a seeded draw for the knock-out.  Entrants finishing outside of the top 31 will be knocked out.  In the event of less than 25 entering the Reg Woolley, the first round will be cancelled and the top sixteen will be drawn straight into round two. 

Although entries will be accepted on the 19th, in an effort to help with forward planning, those intending to enter are asked to do this via ClubV1hub or HowdidIdo MENU (three bars in top right hand corner) Knockouts.

The Watson Trophy

The Watson Trophy is our Senior Open, a singles stableford competition attracting many visitor and will be played on Tuesday, 1st June 2021.  The competition in three age groups will appear on the Booking System in due course, although unlike all of our other competitions, the entry fee must be paid before a tee time will be allocated.

The Senior AMAM

A four-man team competition on Friday, 3rd September.  Entry for this, our second running of this event,  are to be made using the OPENS tab on the web-site (Blue Button).  The price includes a two course meal.

Eclectic and Order of Merit

Running in conjunction with the Thirteen in-house Senior Competitions will be the Order of Merit (Points given for the top twenty entrants in each event) and the Eclectic (best score on each hole over the season).   Entrants should enter on or before the 12th although late entries will be accepted, only scores recorded later will be included .

In-House Competitions Procedure

The Competitions will be published on the ClubV1Hub & HowdidIdo platforms at least three weeks before the date of the event.  Bookings will close seven days before, however anyone wishing a late entry or withdrawal can contact the Secretary, who will endeavour to help.  Following the booking closure date, a random draw will take place and tee times will be notified electronically.

On the morning of the Comp, as well as collecting your card (and more importantly, paying) in the Pro-Shop, registered players must book into the Competition via either of the Hubs under TODAY’S GOLF (new for this year).  After play, players will then post their scores on individual holes via the same App.   It is realised that this might initially cause problems for some members, however this is the way forward and will save the Secretary from having to enter scores from seventy-odd cards after each competition, as was the case last season. Cards will still need to be submitted, signed and with the Course Handicap in the correct space for verification purposes.

Club Competitions and Casual Golf for Handicapping

For those who want to submit more than the Thirteen Cards available above into the World Handicapping System (WHS) there are Club Competitions available most weekends.  You can also, whenever you wish, put in a CASUAL GOLF card, to do this you Sign into either of the Hubs /Todays Golf/Casual Golf tell the system which tees and scoring system that you are using.  After play (or during if you like) you can enter your scores.  As is the case with all qualifying cards, your revised handicap will arrive during the night via email. Actual Cards most still be submitted to the Club Handicap Committee  via the Pro-Shop.

All Singles Stableford or Medal competitions will be played off 95% of Course Handicap. This means;

Course Handicaps 10 or less = Course Handicap

Course Handicaps 11 to 30    = Course handicap – 1

Course Handicaps 31 & over  = Course Handicap – 2

Entry Fees & Prizes

Qualifiers £2 – Five prizes.

Board Competitions £4 – Five prizes

Knockout £3 - at least  prizes for Winner & Runner-up depending on number of entries

Eclectic £2.50 – Prizes Two Categories 0-19 and 20 & over, again depending on numbers

Order of Merit £2.50  - Prizes for at least the Top Five

Watson Trophy £7 Members (£25 Visitors)  Prizes 1st Overall Plus at least first three in each over three age Categories Under 65s, Under 75s and Over 75s.

Seniors AMAM £20 Members (£35 Visitors) Prizes for at least Top Three Teams, Nearest the Pins etc.  Entry fee includes Two Course Meal (not optional).

Further information regard anything Seniors please contact Seniors’ Secretary:

John Wood, 01526 321438 / 07824 990639  /