Competition Formats & Regs

This page covers the history of the seniors competitons and provides information regarding format and regulations covering each event.

Use of Buggies In Seniors Comps

WGC seniors committee wishes to encourage the participation in golf of all players regardless of disabilities, temporary illness or injury which may affect a members ability to complete the course by walking. In these circumstances it is acceptable for a member to use a buggy for transportation by himself provided the criteria detailed in the use of buggies regulation (below) are met

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Use of Buggies in Comps
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Blarney Cup

2017 Winner -Richard Spence

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Blarney Cup Format & Regs
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County Foursomes Qualifier

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County Qualifier KO Format & Regs
This round (at WGC) determines the pairing to represent the club in the final stages.
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County Foursomes KO. Rules
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Garden Trophy

2016 Winner: Rob Martin

Garden Trophy
Garden Trophy

The Garden Trophy was the brainchild of Ken Napleton who's company, KJN Engineering established this annual event in 2005. The proceeds raised on the day are then used to replace and introduce plants and shrubs, such as those on the first tee, and other enhancements to the course. Chris Rowntree was the first winner in 2005, but mention needs to be made of Tom Stocker who won it the following year. Tom having completed his round went home and later that evening got a call from Ken Napleton to inform him of his victory. Tom was amazed and astounded but recovered quickly enough to ask "what have I won?" Kens respnse of "two ton of horse manure for your garden, when do you want it dropping off" was met with silence. Tom was quite relieved when told that the runner up got four tons on the way! 

Ken was forced to announce his retirement from the game in 2013 and consequently his sponsorship of the event. Bond Street Trophys of Hinckley have taken up the sponsorship of this trophy

2016 Trophy to be awarded at presentation day Monday 3rd October 2016

  

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Memorial Trophy

Memorial Trophy
Memorial Trophy

As a tribute and in memory of deceased members, the Memorial Trophy was introduced in 1998. Following the loss of a member, many families of the deceased would contact the club to donate a trophy, which of course eventually meant that there simply wasnt enough room in the calendar or indeed the trophy cabinet. By introducing the Memorial Trophy, the winners name and any active members who have passed away during the year are inscribed and entered in the club book of rememberance.

Stableford Fourball betterball - Yellow Tees - 9/10ths handicap - Drawn pairs (one high/low handicaper) - Non Qualifier

 

2016 Winners: Peter Seddon & Stu Goddard

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Senior Citizens Challenge Cup - Tom Hobbs Cup

Tom Hobbs Cup
Tom Hobbs Cup

The Senior Citizens challenge cup has become affectionately known as the "Tom Hobbs Cup". Past member Tom donated this cup in 1991 and the competition always attracts a good entry from senior club members.

Singles Stableford - Full Handicap - White tees - Active handicap required. Qualifying event.

 

2016 Winner: Joe Wolmarans  

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Tom Hobbs Cup Format & Regs
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WGC Seniors Club Championship

Seniors Best Gross
Seniors Best Gross

The seniors club championship was introduced in 1997 awarded for the best gross score. Two years later saw the introduction of the Faulkner Cup (below) awarded to the best net score.

White tees

Stroke play

Full active handicap

Qualifier

2016 Winner Best Gross: Peter Seddon 

Seniors Best Nett
Seniors Best Nett

The Faulkner Cup is awarded to the best net score.

White tees

Stroke play

Full active handicap

Qualifier

 

2016 Winner Best Net: Rob Martin

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Seniors Club Championship Format & Regs
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David Raitt Trophy

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David Raitt Tournament Format & Regs
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The David Raitt Trophy
The David Raitt Trophy

Club Pro David Raitt provided this magnificent trophy in 2008 to be competed for by local clubs. The original winners were Hinckley G.C. and despite home advantage Whetstone have previously only won  in 2009, & 2013. Beedles Lake won the 2015 event.

Breakfast Texas Scramble

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The Breakfast scramble involves 3 or 4-person teams playing three or four balls, but with each shot coming from the same spot (the best of the four drives is chosen and all four team members then hit from that spot, and so on).

At least four drives by each member of the team must be used during the course of the round: At least four drives hit by Player A, four by Player B, and so on.

 

Yellow Tees (Gents)  Red Tees (Ladies)

1/10th combined handicap.

Non Qualifier

 

2016 Winners: Tony Poultney-Allen Watson-Barrie May-Dave Louch. 

 

Grandee Trophy

The Grandee Trophy
The Grandee Trophy

Introduced in 1994, the Grandee has quite a chequered history and was purchasd by the nucleus of the sections founding fathers. Before the seniors section became a recognised sub section of the club, a handful of retired members met for a game. They would throw a few pounds into the odd competition organised amongst themselves and any surplus added to a kitty. The club committe 0f the day questioned the principle of this and it is thought may have had eyes on the growing pot of money. The grandees, a name suggested by Pauline Napleton and adopted, were anxious that the money they put in stayed with them and after occassionaly heated different points of view were expressed, they went out and bought the trophy.

2016 winner: Peter Seddon 

 

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Grandee Trophy Format & Regs
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Millennium Trophy

Millennium Trophy
Millennium Trophy

To commemorate the second millennium (it's not true that some members recall playing in the first millennium). Separate award for over 75's winning senior member.

2016 Winner: Dave Louch

 

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Millennium Trophy Format & Regs
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Pairs Championship

Senior Pairs Championship
Senior Pairs Championship

The inaugural winners in 1997 were J. Robinson & Brian Morgan.

 

Format & Rules:

Fourball betterball. Select your own partner. Full handicap allowance. Yellow tees. Active handicap required.

 

2016 Winners: Bernie Eversfield & John Baron

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Pairs Championship Format & Regs
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Winter League

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Seniors Winter League Regs 2016-17
Winter League Rules 2016-2017.pdf
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Winter League 2016/17 scorecard example
An example of how to complete a Winter L
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Winter League Shield
Winter League Shield

2015/16 Winners: Paul Danvers & Tony Chambers

 

Senior of the Year

Senior of the Year Shield
Senior of the Year Shield

This shield is awarded by the seniors committee to the senior member who has  shown commitment, support and made a consistent contribution to the image, well being, promotion and development of the senior section.

 

2015 Award: Alan Gower

  

Summer Salver

Summer Salver
Summer Salver

Awarded to the member with the highest points aggregate based on medal placings throughout the year. 2016 Winner: Malc Wileman.

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Summer Salver Format & Regs
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Summer Knockout - Captains Trophy

Captains Trophy
Captains Trophy

Matches to be arranged by mutual agreement on or before the dates published. Each player is responsible for contacting his opponent.

Singles Matchplay
Active handicap
All matches to be played from White tees
In the event of a tie after 18 holes, "sudden death" follows from the 1st hole taking the same stroke index as in the first 18 holes.

Introduced in 1997.

 

2015 Winner: Chris Page

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Summer Knockout Format & Regs
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Santa Special

Singles Stableford

Yellow tees

Full handicap allowance

Non Qualifier

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Santa Special Format & Regs
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INSPIRED TRAVEL TROPHY

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Monthly Medal

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Seniors Monthly Medal Format & Regs
Monthly Medal v2.pdf
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John Reay Trophy

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John Reay Tournament Format
John Reay Trophy.pdf
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