This is an ‘eclectic’ competition, on the Old and New Courses, played over a year, commencing with the Autumn Meeting, in which a competitor records formally, on a card endorsed by an opponent or fellow competitor, (who need not be a member of The New Golf Club) any gross score at a hole which the competitor thinks will better his ‘eclectic’ score.

Format

This is an ‘eclectic’ competition, on the Old and New Courses, played over a year, commencing with the Autumn Meeting, in which a competitor records formally, on a card endorsed by an opponent or fellow competitor, (who need not be a member of The New Golf Club) any gross score at a hole which the competitor thinks will better his ‘eclectic’ score.

All forms of play are appropriate, stroke, two ball, three ball and four ball match play, whether medal tees or ‘tees of the day’ are in use.

A handicap allowance of one third of the competitors’ handicap on the last day of the competition is used in determining the winner.

For this competition, which strictly should be a stroke play competition, Rule of Golf 33-1 is suspended.

Eligibility

All ordinary, life and junior members.

Entry

Prior to submitting his first ‘eclectic’ card the competitor must subscribe an entry fee of not less than £3 per course. As all proceeds are given to the Cancer Research Fund, additional donations are welcomed.

Trophy

The Jack McDonald Trophy is awarded to the competitor with the lowest ‘eclectic’ round on either course achieved before the end of the period, that is, the day before the Autumn Meeting. A medal, for retention is also awarded.

Procedure for Ties

In the event of a tie, the Committee will determine the winner.

Provenance

The Trophy is a memorial to Mr Jack McDonald who served for many years
as Match and Handicap Convener. The Trophy was presented to the Club in
1960 by his widow.

 

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