Competitions

 

All official club competitions are shown in the annual diary which is circulated to the whole membership at the start of each calendar year.

Members may enter a competition by adding their name to the start sheet which is published in the Pro Shop 3 weeks prior to the competition start date.

The popular tee times for most competitions are in great demand and a number of competitions are oversubscribed. Members are therefore requested not to enter their name, or the names for other players, unless they are sure they can play. In the event that a member withdraws from a competition on the day of the competition or does not turn up without an adequate reason, the Competitions sub-committee may suspend such a player from future competitions for a period of time.

History and Format of Major Club Competitions

A brief history and format of the major club competitions is listed below. The dates when the competitions are played are contained in the club diary.

The winners and runners-up of all competitions for the current year and several preceding years are shown in the “Competitions Book” which is available for review in the foyer.

Anglo-American Friendship Trophy Presented to the Club by the personnel of the Bruntingthorpe American Air Base, under the command of Colonel Simpson, in appreciation of the courtesy of the course and Club being extended to them during their service in the area.   This ended when the Base was closed in 1961.

2 x 18 hole Medal, Qualifying competition, played in 3 balls.

Format - This competition is restricted to a maximum of 90 players of handicap 20 or better. Played in conjunction with the Scratch Cup.

Buck Cup

Presented by his widow in memory of T P Buck Esq., owner of the local brewery.   This cup was originally played for as the “Masters” Cup and was open to all winners and runners-up in the previous year’s Major competitions.  

The status of this cup has declined over the past years and it has been superseded by the Scratch Cup and Scratch Plate.

Format - Medal, qualifying competition, played in 3 balls. Open  only to Members (ladies & gentlemen), who have qualified as winners and runners-up in official Club competitions.

Calvert Cup

Presented by Mr G Calvert during his year as Captain in the early 1940’s.

Format -  Stableford, qualifying competition, played in 3 balls.

Captain's Day

The Harold Woods Trophy, which was presented by Harold Woods on his retirement from the Presidency of the Club (a post he held for 28 years), is awarded to the best nett returned by a player with a handicap of 18 or under.

Format - Decided by The Captain, but should be a singles competition, in view of the Harold Woods Trophy.

Captain's Niblick

Presented to the Club by Terry Elvy during his year of Captaincy in 1988.

Format - Four-ball, Better-ball, Stableford, 90% handicap, handicap limit 24 (Members above 24 handicap are to play off 24).

 

Captain's Salver

Presented to the Club by David Allen during his year of Captaincy in 1983-1984.

Format - Medal, qualifying competition, played in 3 balls, handicap limit 28.

Catthorpe Cups

These two cups were presented to the Club by Major Cross and his wife, during his Presidency, to encourage mixed foursomes golf.

Format - Mixed Foursomes Match play, handicap limits, Ladies 24, Gentlemen 15. Handicap allowance – ½ difference of combined h/caps.

Lisl & Albert Croft Rose Bowls

These bowls were presented to the Club by Mrs Croft (now Mrs Lisl Heard) in 1968 in memory of her husband who died in 1967 after a long illness.   “Bert” Croft was a very popular member of the Club and enjoyed playing mixed foursomes; hence it was Mrs Croft’s specific wish that this should be the format for the competition.

Format - Mixed Foursomes Medal, ladies drive off 1st tee, men use the Medal tees. Handicap allowance – ½ combined. Handicap limit – ladies 36.

Easter Medal

Format - Medal, qualifying competition, played in 3 balls on Easter Saturday

 

Easter Mixed Greensomes

Easter Eggs plus vouchers are presented to the winners.

Format - Stableford, . 6 of the lowest, .4 of the highest handicap,

End of Season Medal  

Format - Medal, Qualifing competition, played in 3 balls.

 

Foundation Cup

 

Fur 'n Feather

36 hole competition played over two weekends.

18 and 36 hole Stableford, Non-qualifying competition, played in 3 balls, 7/8 handicap, open to ladies and gentlemen.

Format: 4BBB Stableford 90% handicap open to ladies and gentlemen

 

Format - Separate competitions for ladies and gentlemen. Prizes are normally given for each weekend’s competition (18 holes) and for the overall competition (36 holes). Prize winners of the overall competition are not allowed to win prizes for the weekend competitions.

The Godde

This handsome trophy was presented to the Club by Mr Godde, an American, during a tour he made of England in the 1930’s.   He was made so welcome at the Club that he presented the trophy as a gesture of appreciation for the kindness shown to him during his stay in Lutterworth.

Format - Singles Match play, handicap limit 18.   Handicap allowance full difference.

Gretton Putter

On leaving the district Mr C Gretton, Club Treasurer and a local Bank Manager, presented this trophy to the Club.  

Format - Stableford, Qualifying competition, played in 3 balls, handicap limit 28.

Heseltine Cups

These cups were presented to the Club by Major Heseltine, when he was the Club President, to promote Mixed Foursomes.

Format - Mixed Foursomes Medal, ½ combined handicaps, draw for partners, ladies drive off 1st. tee.  Handicap limit – Ladies 36.

Holland Salvers

These trophies were presented to the Club in 1982 by Mr & Mrs H Holland after his retirement from the Presidency of the Club.

 

Format - Stableford, Qualifying competition, played in 3 balls, separate competitions for ladies and gentlemen.

Men’s Centenary Trophy

Played in June in conjunction with the June Medal. Cut glass trophy purchased by Mr Tim Fisher in 2004 and displayed in the centenary cabinet. Winner’s name displayed on honours board in clubhouse.

 

Format – Medal, qualifying competition played in 3 balls.

Men's Invitation

Open to full male members and country members, who must invite a member from another club to partner him in the competition.  

Format - Four-ball, Better-ball, Stableford, 90% handicap, maximum strokes allowed 24 

Men's Open

Open to all male golfers of a bone fide club.

Format - Four-ball, Better-ball, Medal, 90% handicap, maximum strokes allowed 18

Mid-week Medals/Stablefords

 

Medal/stableofrd competition open to all male club members.

Format - Singles Medal/Stableford, Qualifying competition, may be played in 4 balls and exceptionally  may be started from the Alternative Starting Point (11th. Tee).

Mixed Open

Open to all golfers of a bone fide club.

Format - Mixed  AM AM Stableford, 90% handicap, handicap limit ladies 30 and gentlemen 24.

Monthly Medals

Medal competition open to all male club members.

Format - Medal, qualifying competition, played in 3 balls.

Morton Cup

Presented to the Club by Mr Harold Morton, during his year of Captaincy in 1953/4.

Format - Medal, qualifying competition, played in 3 balls, handicap limit 28.

Moss Cup

Presented to the Club by Dr L Moss, a local GP, during the 1930’s when he was an active member of the Club.

Format - Medal, qualifying competition, played in 3 balls, handicap limit 28.

North Staffs Irrigation Trophy

Presented to the Club by North Staffs Irrigation after they installed the irrigation system in 2013.

Format - Four-ball, Better-ball, Medal, 90% handicap, handicap limit 24 (Members above 24 handicap are to play off 24).

Bill Patrick Trophy

 

Format - Medal, Qualifying Competition, played in 3 balls, only open to Gentlemen aged 60 years and over.

President's Day

The President’s Cup, which was presented to the Club by Peter Gardner during his Presidency 1981-1984, is presented to the winner of the competition on President’s Day.

Format - Decided by the President.

Retiring Captain's Day

Hosted by the retiring Captain towards the end of his year. Participants stay for the dinner after the competition. The best nett score by a Lutterworth member will be presented with the Winter Cup. This trophy was presented to the Club by Ray Helyer during his year of Captaincy 1996/97.

Format - Decided by the Captain, but always a shotgun start at noon.

Richard Trophy

This charity competition began in 1964 and is organised by the Club on behalf of Mr & Mrs Keeling, in memory of their son John.  Richard stands for "Research into Congenital Hydrocephalus and other Radical Deformities (Spina-Bifida).

Format - Stableford, full handicap, non-qualifying competition  (if played early in the season), played in 3 balls, open to ladies and gentlemen.

Saxon Cup

This cup was presented to the Club by Mrs “Nell” Saxon, an active member for many years, in memory of her husband Joe, who was killed in action in the early part of the 1939-1945 war.

Format - Foursomes Medal, open to any combination, i.e. Ladies, Mixed, Gentlemen. Highest placed men with individual maximum handicaps of 18 qualify for the following year's Daily Mail Foursomes nation-wide competition. Handicap allowance – ½ combined.

Scratch Cup

This cup was presented to the Club by Lee Muncie during his year as Captain in 1966, with the intention of encouraging competitive golf between the lower handicap members.   Played in conjunction with the Anglo-American, but as a separate competition.

Format - 36 hole Medal (Gross, Qualifying competition, played in 3 balls. Only members with handicap 12 or better may enter.

Scratch Plate

This Plate was presented to the Club by Mr George Jones, a member of the Club, and is played for by category 1 and 2 members playing off Scratch.

Format - Singles Match play, seeded draw.

Senior’s Centenary Trophy

– played on a Wednesday in June for 60’s and over. Cut glass trophy purchased from the centenary fund in 2004 and displayed in the centenary trophy cabinet. Winner’s name displayed on honours board in clubhouse.

Format – Medal, qualifying competition played in 3 balls.

John Tew Trophy

This Trophy was presented to the Club by John and Sheila Crowther, the Honorary Treasurer and Ladies’ Secretary, of the Club, at the time of John Tew’s untimely death at the age of 22 years.   As green keeper to the Club, John had the respect and affection of all the members and his was a sad loss when he died of leukaemia.

Format - Medal, qualifying competition, played in 3 balls, open to Ladies and Gentlemen age 50 years and over.

Thistle Trophy

This Trophy was presented to the Club by Dr Kerr Donald on his retirement from his practice in Lutterworth.

Format - Better-ball Match play, choose partners, handicap limit 20, Handicap allowance – 90% difference.

This competition was named in 2016 following the passing of Tony Rogers in 2015 who had been a Past Captain and President and supported mixed fun golf competitions.

Teams of 4 Texas Scramble played in March

UNICEF

This is a charity competition in aid of the United Nations’ International Children’s Emergency Fund and is organised in conjunction with Mrs Irene Harper.

Format - Qualifying Stableford

Watson Cup

This Cup was presented to the Club by G T Watson Esq. who was President of the Club for many years.

Format - Four-ball, Better-ball, Bogey, 90% handicap, handicap limit 24 (Members above 24 handicap are to play off 24).

Wilfred Cup

This Cup was presented to the Club to encourage the higher handicap members to play mixed foursomes golf.

Format - Mixed Foursomes Match play, handicap limits: ladies 25-36; gentlemen 16+, handicap – allowance ½ difference combined handicaps.

Winter League (Saturday)

This Trophy was presented in 1996 by Keith T Jones, Captain 1993/4.

Format - Better-ball Match play, normally played over 16 holes due to light constraints.  Maximum playing handicap 24.

Winter League (Sunday)

This Trophy was presented in 1996 by Arthur Frith, a long time member of the Club, and one of the originators of the competition.

 Format - Better-ball Match play. Maximum playing handicap 24.

Wormleighton Family Foursome Salver

This salver was presented to the Club by Val Wormleighton in her year of Captaincy of the Ladies’ Section in 1985.   The Wormleighton family has been playing golf at the Club since the 1930’s and Val’s first husband was a keen member, having been the Second Team Captain the year before he died, aged 27, in 1963.

Format - Foursomes, Medal, ½ combined handicaps, handicap limit: ladies 30; gentlemen 24. Couples must be related and at least one must be either a Full or Junior member of the Club, and all players must have an official handicap. The green fee is waved for the visiting relative.

1971 Cup

During his year of Captaincy in 1971, Mr Sidney Poole took the Club through to win every event in the Leicestershire and Rutland County Foursomes competitions.  To celebrate this achievement he presented this Cup to the Club.

Format - Medal, qualifying competition, played in 3 balls, handicap limit 28, (Ladies 36) open to ladies and gentlemen.

Guy Wolstenholme Memorial Team Trophy

Played at Kirby Muxloe Golf Club.   Invitation comes from Kirby Muxloe and Lutterworth will normally enter two teams, paid for by the Club.

Format - A Four-man team played in two better balls with the aggregate score of the two pairs to count as the team score. Captain’s of 1st Team, B Team and C Team, by whatever means they think appropriate, select pairs.

PGA Pro-Am Qualifier Played in conjunction with April Medal.  Winner represents Club together with Professional at regional final.
Mail on Sunday Team Competition Team of five Club Members who hold a handicap. It is suggested that players are chosen by the 1st Team Captain who should give consideration to the winners and runners-up of the Godde and Scratch Plate. 

Ladies Club Competitions - Trophies

BRONZE 2 TROPHY Presented by Mrs Christine Brown in 2009

Determined by best 4 qualifying rounds in the year of each player with handicap 30-36

 

CENTENARY SALVERS At the end of the Centenary Year, the Centenary Year Ladies Captain, Mrs Karen Gibson, donated 2 salvers

Format - 4 BBB Medal -90% handicap

Choose own partner

CENTENARY TROPHY

Format - Medal full handicap

Composite of the nominated Tuesday and weekend play. Cut glass trophy purchased from the centenary fund in 2004 and displayed in the centenary cabinet. Not presented, however, winners name displayed on honours board in clubhouse.

CHAMPIONSHIP SHIELD (Best Gross) Presented by Mrs Lisl Heard in 1984, following the suggestion by the Ladies Captain, Mrs Karin Parslow, that we have a scratch competition over 36 holes – the winner being the Club Champion.

Format - 36 hole medal full handicap competition played on one day

CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY (Best Nett) Presented by Mrs Jane Lewis in 2009 for the best nett over 36 holes on Championship competition day.

Format - 36 hole medal full handicap competition played on one day

HAROLD WOODS TROPHY Presented to the Ladies Section by Mr Harold Woods on his retirement from the Presidency of the Club, a post which he held for 28 years.

Format - Medal full handicap

Trophy can be presented to the best nett on Ladies Captain’s Day or at another Medal Competition. Handicap 28 or below.

HASLAM TROPHY (SALVER) Presented to the Ladies Section by Miss Dorothy Haslam at the end of her captaincy

Format - Medal full handicap

Competition open to winners and runners-up of ladies qualifying competitions during the previous year. To be played in conjunction with a monthly medal.

JOAN COXON COMPETITION Mrs Joan Coxon was a member at Lutterworth Golf Club for many years. She kindly left a generous donation in her will and the committee of the time decided a competition in her honour would be appropiate.

Format - Better Ball Medal - draw for partners (high/low).

LADY VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIP SALVER Presented in 1989 by Miss Betty Hannington at the end of her three years as Ladies President

Format - Stableford full handicap

Age limit 60 years and over

LAKER SALVER Presented to the Ladies Section by Mr Trevor Laker

Format - Stableford full handicap

Alternates between Tuesday and weekend play with the Price Cup each year

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER Donated in 1998 by Mrs Jill Lightfoot in the year of her captaincy

To be presented on Ladies Captain’s Day to the most improved player of the year chosen by the Ladies Captain in office

OAKEY GOBLETS Presented to the Ladies Section by Miss Charlotte Oakey during her year as Ladies Captain. Miss Oakey later became Mrs C Wells, wife of the Club President, Mr J Wells

Format - 4 BBB Stableford 90% handicap

Draw for partners, high with low handicap

OSBORNE TROPHY (SALVER) Presented to the Ladies Section in 1974 by Wendy Osborne during her year as Ladies Captain to encourage ladies match play competition

Format - Singles Knockout Matchplay

OSBORNE PLATE Presented in 1995 by Mrs M Lightowler following her retirement from the Ladies Committee To be played in conjunction with the Osborne Salver, as a play off for 1st round losers. This format had been introduced by Miss W Osborne several years earlier, but without a trophy to play for

Format - Matchplay knockout for losers of 1st round of Osborne Salver

Draw to be made after all first round matches have been played including byes

PAST CAPTAIN’S PLATE Presented by Mrs Jo Masters in 1993, to be played for by all Past Captains, including those who are no longer members of Lutterworth Golf Club

Format - Stableford full handicap

Competition to be followed by luncheon. Invitations to be sent out by current Past Captain. Those not able to play in the competition may wish to join the others for lunch

PRESIDENT’S BOWL Presented to the Ladies Section by Mrs Nora Burton, formerly Mrs Nora Johnson, to be played for on Ladies President’s Day

Format - Stableford full handicap

PRICE CUP

 

 

 

TONEY TROPHY

 

 

To encourage ladies golf this cup was presented by Mr & Mrs Frank Price at the end of Mrs Price’s year as Ladies Captain in 1954

Format - Medal full handicap

Alternates between Tuesday and weekend play with the Laker Salver each year

 

 

Presented by Mrs. Liz Toney during her Captaincy Year 2014/15 To be played on Lady Captain's Day as a medal qualifier and open to all handicaps from Scratch to 36. Format to be chosen by Lady Captain.

VICE CAPTAIN’S SALVER Presented to the Ladies Section by Mrs Doreen Graves during her vice captaincy in 1989

Format - Stableford full handicap

WEEKDAY WINTER LEAGUE PLATE

Presented to the Ladies Section by Mrs Lesley Wooldridge in 2011

 

Format - Better Ball Match Play

Draw for partners

WEEKEND WINTER LEAGUE PLATE Presented to the Ladies Section by Miss Mary Hawkes in 2004

Format - Singles Match Play

 

2000 CUPS (ECLECTIC) Donated by Mrs Michelle O’Brien for the Winter Eclectic competition. One trophy for winner of each Division (2 Divisions – Bronze 1 & 2 combined, and Silver)

3/8 Handicap allowance (to 3 decimal places!)

 

Presentations

The Captain normally presents the following trophies on the day of the competition, after which they are returned to the Trophy cabinet. Prize winners are expected to attend the presentation.

            Anglo-American

            Albert Croft Rose Bowls – in conjunction with Mrs Heard's family

            Richard Trophy – in conjunction with Mr Keeling's family

            Scratch Cup

            Wormleighton Salver - in conjunction with Mrs Wormleighton

The presentation of prizes is also made after the event of:

            Men’s Invitation

            Men’s Open

            Captain’s Day

            President’s Day - Presented by the President!

            Senior Men’s Open

            Mixed Open

Presentation Evening

The Presentation Evening is normally held on the Friday following Retiring Captain’s Day.   Replicas are presented to all the competition winners of the year, except the following:

             The Mixed Open            

             Senior Men’s Open

             The Men’s Invitation      

             The Men’s Open

             The winners are invited and expected to attend.

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