Winter Foursomes 2018/19

This winter will see the return of the RND Winter Foursomes order of merit, where players earn points based on their finishing position in each of 5 events scheduled from November to March (dates below).

Simon Trapnell won last years series, closely followed by Richard Hughes and Ewan Butler in 2nd and 3rd place. The points scoring system made for a close finish, which we will hope will be the case again this year.

How it works:

winter foursomes trophyPlayers sign up individually online to enter the Winter Foursomes Order of Merit and pay the season entry fee of £20. This gives entry into all 5 events. Players may still enter after the order of merit has started, but will pay £5 per event.

In order to sign up please enter each of the 5 events online as usual. You will be required to pay your £20 on signup to the first event. Once you have paid, you can enter all of the future events and do not need to pay again. The format is foursomes stableford, half combined handicap, with partners to be drawn. You can only play with the same person twice during the series, so if you happen to be drawn together for the 3rd time there will be a redraw. We will play off a selection of different tee's during the season depending on weather conditions.

In the case that we have an odd number or a partner does not turn up, the remaining odd player will play Individual Stableford with 90% handicap allowance.

Maximum handicap - 20. This is in line with the handicap limit imposed on county knockout events.
The aim being to improve the performance of our club teams by finding new pairings and giving current players the chance to play foursomes with a range of other players. Fresh off our success in the Rosebowl we are hoping for a good entry to the Winter Foursomes again this year so we can push on to more silverware.
Competitors must confirm their intent to play in each event online prior to the draw being made for that event. The draw will be made at least 3 days prior to the event with tee times posted online.

Event Dates and times.

Tee times subject to change depending on entry numbers.

4th November— £20 for 5 events - max handicap 20 . Event 1 can be found at this link:


2nd December – entry opens 4th November £5 per individual event.
27th January 2019 — entry opens 2nd December
17th February – entry opens 27th January
17th March— entry opens 17th February

All tee times are 10am to 11am

Players will gain order of merit points based on their finishing position in each event as follows:

Position Points Position Points
Winner 25 11th 10
Runner up 20 12th 9
3rd 18 13th 8
4th 17 14th 7
5th 16 15th 6
6th 15 16th 5
7th 14 17th 4
8th 13 18th 3
9th 12 19th 2
10th 11 20th or worse 1

A players best 3 scores out of 5 will count towards the season ending prizes.

*Players who withdraw after the draw for each event has been made without notifying the organiser will be deducted 5 points.

Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 places in each individual event, plus top 5 places in the final order of merit places.

Should players be level on points at the end of season order merit table, places will be decided by the 4th score the player has returned.

Results and updated order of merit placings will be posted shortly after each event and updated throughout the season.

Prize fund - subject to change based on entries
Per Event - Place Prize

1st     £25 each
2nd   £15 each
3rd    £10 each

Order of Merit - Place Prize

1st    £100
2nd   £50
3rd    £30
4th    £20
5th    £10

Encourage any of your friends that haven't played in it before to consider it this year.

Please get your entries in early!

Team news will be posted here

Chris Brown
Teams Manager

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