Gloucestershire Golf Union

Gloucestershire Golf Union

the duchess salver

The Duchess Salver was presented to the County by J.K.R Graveney during his term in office as County Captain in 1972, and is the Gloucestershire Order of Merit for amateur golfers.

For many years it has been the most important indicator to County selectors of a players current form and ability. It is essential that all players who want to achieve County honours ensure that they enter as many of its events as they possibly can.

The event boasts a very fine list of previous winners, many of them former internationals including both Gordon Brand Jnr and Chris Wood who have both gone on to become successful European Tour professionals.

Qualifying events

DateEventVenueWinner(s)More Info
3rd May
Men's Scratch Open
Cotswold Hills

16th/17th May
The County Championship
Long Ashton

28th June
The Ross Scratch trophy

12th July
The Failand Cup
Bristol and Clifton

9th Aug
The Ashton Vase
Long Ashton

16th Aug
The Knowle Gold Medal

13th Sep
The City and County

27th Sep
The Cotswold Trophy
Chipping Sodbury

Entry forms for these events can be found on the main GGU Site, here.

Points and scoring structure

Points are awarded in accordance with the table below to the top 24 players in each of the qualifying events, or anybody tying for 24th place. The final points score for each player is calculated by adding the best six individual points scores from the eight available events.

1st - 100 points
7th - 27 points
13th - 12 points
19th - 6 points
2nd - 65 points
8th - 24 points
14th - 11 points
20th - 5 points
3rd - 50 points
9th - 21 points
15th - 10 points
21st - 4 points
4th - 40 points
10th - 18 points
16th - 9 points
22nd - 3 points
5th - 35 points
11th - 16 points
17th - 8 points
23rd - 2 points
6th - 30 points
12th - 14 points
18th - 7 points
24th - 1 point

Points are only awarded to players who are eligible to represent the County in a team match. If a player who is not eligible to represent the County finishes in the top 24 then those points are simply discarded e.g. if an event is won by a player outside of the County then no player scores the 100 points available for that event.

Prizes are awarded at the end of the season to the players who finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the table. In the event of a tie for one of these places, the higher prize is awarded to the player who scored the highest number of points in any single event. If still tied, then the prize is awarded to the player with the next highest points score in any single event, and so on. If both players have identical records for the season then the prize is shared.

If it is not possible to complete one of the qualifying events, then the prizes will be allocated on a "best 5 from 7" basis. If two events are cancelled, then it will revert to the "best 5 from 6". If three or more events are cancelled then scores in all qualifying events will count towards the final placings.

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Only £16 per annum

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