The categories of membership eligible for entry to a particular competition are indicated by the following letter code:

  • F  - Full
  • C  - Cadet
  • A  - Associate
  • 5  - Five-day
  • Cty  - Country
  • J  - Junior (Special conditions for Junior entries)

 In addition, please refer to the General Notes on Competitions, Weekend Rules and the General Regulations.

 General Competitions

CompetitionFormatOpen to
Monthly Weekend Medal/StablefordFirst Saturday/Sunday of each month, in two divisions according to handicap. Stroke play, 2 & 3 balls only. White tees. No fourballs except for club knock-out matches, which must start after 3pm. Juniors may enter if handicap of 18 or less and do not pay an entry fee or collect prize money or vouchers or shop credit. Sign-up book in Pro-Shop. Ties decided by card count back over the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes after deducting the appropriate proportion of the ‘Playing Handicap’ from the gross score for those holes. For the back 9, half; for the back 6, one third; for the back 3, one sixth and for the last hole, one eighteenth.F, C, A, Cty, J
Monday Medal/StablefordAs Monthly Medal/Stableford except that fourballs are permitted on the course provided they play better ball format.All categories

 Summer Knockout Competitions

CompetitionFormatOpen to
Bowen TrophiesMen’s pairs knockout. Fourball better ball match play. 90% handicap difference. White tees. Sign-up sheet in lobby. Ties decided by extra holes played in sequence from the first hole played, with handicap allowance as in first eighteen holes.F, C
Challenge CupMen’s knockout. Singles match play. Full handicap difference. White tees. Sign-up sheet in lobby. Ties decided by extra holes played in sequence from the first hole played, with handicap allowance as in first eighteen holes.F, C
Halsey CupMen’s single medal round played off full handicap. White tees. Sign-up sheet in lobby. Ties will be decided on card countback over the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes. Ties decided after deducting the appropriate proportion of the ‘Playing Handicap’ from the gross score for those holes. For the back 9, half; for the back 6, one third; for the back 3, one sixth and for the last hole, one eighteenth.F, A
Jubilee CupMen’s knockout, singles match play. Full handicap difference. White tees. Sign-up sheet in lobby. Ties decided by extra holes played in sequence from the first hole played, with handicap allowance as in first eighteen holes.A, 5

 Winter Knockout Competitions

CompetitionFormatOpen to
Horace Rawlins CupMen’s singles knockout match play competition. Eligible for handicaps 10-28. Full handicap difference. White tees. Sign-up sheet in lobby. Ties decided by extra holes played in sequence from the first hole played, with handicap allowance as in first eighteen holes.F, C, A, 5, J
Moxham TrophiesMen’s pairs knock out foursomes match play competition. Qualifier for Daily Mail foursomes. ½ difference of combined handicap. White tees. Sign-up sheet in lobby. Ties decided by extra holes played in sequence from the first hole played, with handicap allowance as in first eighteen holes.F, C
Paulian JugsGreensomes match play. Played on 4-ball side of the course. Handicap Full difference between handicaps calculated as .6 of lower handicap plus .4 of higher handicap. White tees. Sign-up sheet in lobby.F, C
Winter Scratch TrophyKnock out match play for men off scratch. Handicaps nine and below eligible. White tees. Sign-up sheet in lobby. Ties decided by extra holes played in sequence from the first hole playedF, C, A, J

 Other Competitions

CompetitionFormatOpen to
Anderson TrophyStableford competition on a Sunday in June. Full handicap. White tees. Signup book in Pro-Shop. Ties decided on card countback over the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes.F, C, A, Cty, J
Captain’s PrizeFormat decided by the current Captain.F, C, A, Cty
Centenary CupBest 4 weekday and weekend medal scores returned (April – Sept) excluding medal knockout rounds. The winner of this event shall be offered the opportunity to represent the club in the Herts Member’s Cup.All categories
Coxon-Sale CupMedal on first Sunday in April for qualifiers in the previous year's ‘Monthly Medal/Stableford" competitions. Full handicap. White tees. Sign-up in Pro-Shop. Ties decided on card countback over the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes after deducting the appropriate proportion of the ‘Playing Handicap’ from the gross score for those holes. For the back 9, half; for the back 6, one third; for the back 3, one sixth and for the last hole, one eighteenth.F, C, A, Cty, J
Edinburgh StablefordModified greensomes Stableford held on the last Sunday of January. Pair must elect that one plays the second shot on even holes, the other on odd holes. 0.6 of lower handicap plus 0.4 of higher handicap . White tees. Sign-up book in Pro-Shop. Ties decided on card countback over the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes after deducting the appropriate proportion of the ‘Playing Handicap’ from the gross score for those holes. For the back 9, half; for the back 6, one third; for the back 3, one sixth and for the last hole, one eighteenth.F, C, A, Cty 
Eric Sim TrophySummer Eclectic, Stableford, Wednesday evenings, April-September. 12 holes rotating each evening. Full handicap, two twelve-week series, with a one week break. Winners of the two series play off for trophy. Held in conjunction with a 9 hole qualifier over holes 10-18 every third week. White tees. Sign-up book in Pro-Shop.All categories
Grandfather’s CupStableford competition held on a Saturday in June. Must be a Grandfather. Full handicap. Sign-up book in Pro-Shop. White tees. Ties decided on card countback over the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes after deducting the appropriate proportion of the ‘Playing Handicap’ from the gross score for those holes. For the back 9, half; for the back 6, one third; for the back 3, one sixth and for the last hole, one eighteenth.F, A , Cty
Hampden BowlMedal held on first Sunday in August. Full handicap. White tees. Sign-up book in Pro-Shop. Ties decided on card countback over the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes after deducting the appropriate proportion of the 'Playing Handicap' from the gross score for those holes. For the back 9, half; for the back 6, one third; for the back 3, one sixth and for the last hole, one eighteenth.F, C, A, Cty, J
Nunn Scratch TrophyPlayed with May ‘Monthly Medal’ same day as Silver Bowl. Awarded to best gross score. White tees. Sign-up book in Pro-Shop. Ties decided on card countback over the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes after deducting the appropriate proportion of the ‘Playing Handicap’ from the gross score for those holes. For the back 9, half; for the back 6, one third; for the back 3, one sixth and for the last hole, one eighteenth.F, C, A, Cty, J
President’s PlatesFoursomes Stableford. 1/2 combined handicap difference. White tees. Sign-up book in Pro-Shop. Ties decided on card countback over the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes after deducting the appropriate proportion of the ‘Playing Handicap’ from the gross score for those holes. For the back 9, half; for the back 6, one third; for the back 3, one sixth and for the last hole, one eighteenth.F, C, A, Cty, J
Royds CupClub Championship. 36 hole stroke play played off scratch. White tees. Signup sheet in lobby. Played in handicap order, lower handicaps off 10th in morning, then 1st in afternoon. Ties decided on four hole play-off over holes 1,2,17 and 18. If no result, sudden death over same holes.F, C, A, Cty, J
Scriven-Jeffries Trophy36 hole stroke play played off full handicap. White tees. Played in conjunction with Royds Cup. Sign-up sheet in lobby. Played in handicap order, lower handicaps off 10th in morning, then 1st in afternoon. Ties decided on card countback over the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes after deducting the appropriate proportion of the ‘Playing Handicap’ from the gross score for those holes. For the back 9, half; for the back 6, one third; for the back 3, one sixth and for the last hole, one eighteenth.F, C, A, Cty, J
Silver BowlMedal competition held in May for men, played same day as Nunn Trophy Eligible for players with handicap of 13 or over. Full handicap. White tees Sign-up book in Pro-Shop. Ties decided on card countback over the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes after deducting the appropriate proportion of the ‘Playing Handicap’ from the gross score for those holes. For the back 9, half; for the back 6, one third; for the back 3, one sixth and for the last hole, one eighteenth.F, C, A, Cty, J
Silver GobletsFoursomes medal competition held on a Sunday. Half combined handicap. White tees. Sign-up book in Pro-shop. Ties decided on card countback over the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes after deducting the appropriate proportion of the ‘Playing Handicap’ from the gross score for those holes. For the back 9, half; for the back 6, one third; for the back 3, one sixth and for the last hole, one eighteenth.F, C, A, Cty, J
Sladen SalverStableford competition held on a Sunday in July. Eligibility, age 55 and over. Full handicap. White tees. Sign-up book in Pro-Shop. Ties decided on card countback over the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes after deducting the appropriate proportion of the ‘Playing Handicap’ from the gross score for those holes. For the back 9, half; for the back 6, one third; for the back 3, one sixth and for the last hole, one eighteenth. The first three in this event shall be offered the opportunity to represent the club in the Herts Senior Champion Club competition.F, A, Cty
Summer Stableford SeriesSingles stableford competitions held on selected weekend days April-September when there are no other qualifying competitions held. Full handicap. Fourballs allowed on the course all day. The three players with the best four aggregate scores play off in a final in October. Ties in selecting the three finalists resolved by (a) who played the fewest rounds in the Series; (b) the highest single round score; (c) the highest combined two round score; (d) by card countback on the back 9, 6, 3, then 1 holes on each player’s best round. Ties in the final resolved by card countback on the back 9. 6. 3 then 1 holes.F, C, A, Cty, J
Turner TassieBogey competition on a Sunday in October. Match play against the course. Full handicap. White tees. Sign-up book in Pro-Shop. Scoring is zero on a hole where net par is attained, Plus one for a score better than net par, Minus one for score worse than net par. Ties decided on card countback over the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes.F, C, A, Cty, J
Tom Brown TrophyStableford competition held on a the same Sunday in July as the Sladen Salver. Eligibility aged 18-40 inclusive. Full handicap. White tees. Sign-up book in Pro Shop. Ties decided on card countback over the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes after deducting the appropriate portion of the 'Playing Handicap' from the gross score for those holes. For the back nine, half; for the back six, one third; for the back three, one sixth; and for the last hole one eighteenth."F, C, A, Cty

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