Avon League Admin

2019 Avon Challenge & Trophy Presentation

Date: Saturday September 21st 2019

Venue: Oakridge Golf Club

Time: 8.00am Shotgun start

Bacon batch & coffee on arrival from 7:00am

£21 per person, £252 per club

Prizes sponsored by the John Reay Golf Centre


Points Team
Points Team
239 Oakridge
217 Stonebridge
230 The Welcombe
215* Atherstone
225 West Midlands
210 Whitefields
225 Rugby
198 The Vale
223 Copsewood Grange
177* Stratford Oaks
218 The Warwickshire

*Received a 5-point penalty for an incorrectly marked card (all scores in one column).


Full results here

1st place Will Roche & John Paton Oakridge 45 points
2nd place Nik Sweatman & Finley Stokes Atherstone 43 pts (b9 22)
3rd place Peter Day & Peter Brough Rugby 43 pts (b9 21)
4th place James Canning & Dave Shepard The Welcombe 43 pts (b9 20)
5th place Daniel Powell & Barry Darby The Warwickshire 43 pts (b9 19)

Best front 9 Tony Dermot & Rich Chaplin Oakridge 22 pts (on c/b)
Best back 9 Ian Lythall & Craig Tedstone The Welcombe 24 pts

Longest drive Mark Watts Oakridge
Nearest the pin Mark Youson Atherstone
Nearest the pin in 2 Chris Lumb Oakridge


D. Adams (Whi) G. Burrows (Ath) I. Carden (Str) A. Connolly (War)
D. Gough (WM) L. Kallar (WM) G. Leyshon (Ath) L. Matjazek (Str)
C. Morrow (Oak) R. Rice (Cop) I. Ridley (Rug) W. Roche (Oak)
R. Smith (Val) K. Summerfield (Wel) N. Sweatman (Ath) G. Williams (Sto)
M. Youson (Ath)

In addition, a raffle held on the day raised £709 for the Captains' charity fund at Oakridge Golf Club.

Golf Format

  1. Team aggregate stableford.

  2. 18 Holes, White Tees, Maximum (active) Handicap 18, 90% Allowance.

  3. 6 Pairs to compete (12 players) per club. Teams and handicaps must be sent to the League Secretary by Wednesday prior to the event to facilitate making the score sheet and scorecards.

  4. There shall be a shotgun start to the competition at 8:00 a.m., subject to revision by the host club.

  5. Scoring: Pairs Better Ball Stableford. All 6 scores to count.

  6. In the event of a tie, the result will be decided by the aggregate of the 6 cards.  Back 9; back 6;back 3; back 1 etc

  7. No Buggies are allowed unless the player has a severe disability or medical certificate. Only the player requiring buggy may use it and carry clubs. No other players or clubs allowed.

  8. Any team late to the tee for the shotgun start shall forfeit points from holes missed. Should no marker be available, the other pair in the same group shall be allowed to mark their own scorecard until the late pair re-establishes their correct position on the course.

  9. Captains are responsible for checking scorecards.  Any cards reaching the scorers which have been completed incorrectly will incur a penalty of 5 points.

  10. Pairs are only eligible to win one prize, the highest value prize that they win. Other prizes will be awarded to the next best pair who has not already won a prize.

  11. Any clubs with missing lineups from the corresponding Avon League season will be assessed a 5 point team penalty per missing lineup, to be deducted from their total score.

  12. Player eligibility

    (a) Players must be a current member of a currently participating club.

    (b) For players who hold membership at multiple participating clubs, they should represent their “Home” club (i.e. the club at which their handicap is held).

    (c) Should a player wish to represent an “Away” club (i.e. a club of which they are a current member but not the one where their handicap is held), they must first obtain the permission of the Committee of both their “Home” and “Away” clubs, in addition to the permission of the League Secretary.

    (d) Players are only eligible to change their nominated club once in a calendar year. This applies across all Avon competitions.

    (e) Should a club be found to be fielding an ineligible player, they will lose 20 points from their team total on the day and the ineligible player will be disqualified from winning any prizes.

Lunch & Presentation

Two-course meal (chicken & chips, dessert) following golf at approx. 1:30pm.

Dress code: Smart casual - no jeans, trainers or shirts without collars, etc.

Prize presentation at approx. 3:00pm.

Pairs are only eligible to win one prize, the highest value prize that they win. Other prizes will be awarded to the next best pair who has not already won a prize.


£21 per player for golf and food = £252 per Club.

Cheques to be made payable to Oakridge Golf Club. Please send to Marc Walker in advance, or pay on the day.

Additional £3 per player for the sweeps is included the season's Trophy costs. Approx. 50% of this will be spent in the golf shop at the host venue.

Prizes - Sponsored by the John Reay Golf Centre

First place pair £70 in vouchers
Second £50 in vouchers
Third £40 in vouchers
Fourth £30 in vouchers
Fifth £25 in vouchers
Best front 9 £20 in vouchers
Best back 9 £20 in vouchers
Longest Drive (par 4) Golf balls
Nearest the Pin (par 3) Golf balls
Nearest the Pin in 2 (Par 4) Golf balls
2s Golf balls

(Approx £165 to be spent in the golf shop at host venue on good quality balls)

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