The new year brings the new season of monthly Medal and Club Stableford competitions at Abridge.
7 day club members at Abridge are openly invited to play in all the monthly medal and stableford competitions. These are run on alternate every other weekends throughout the year.
In this article we will explain the differences between the two types of competitions, how to enter and what you can win.
All the information for these competitions can be found in the members section on the club website click here or on the various noticeboards around the club in the week leading up to the competition.
The Abridge calendar has also been updated so members have notice of the date of the monthly competitions and the designated tee box. To get access to the calendar click here
What are the differences between these type of competitions ?
The medals are stroke play competitions played off full current club handicap. There is one monthly medal competition run over both Saturday and Sunday and the course will be set up with the same tee and pin positions for both days.
All the monthly competitions have 3 separate divisions with the 3 divisional winners decided by the player with the best net score per division.
Division 1 is for 0-9 handicappers
Division 2 is for 10-18 handicappers
Division 3 is for 19-28 handicappers
Note : You can only enter the competition once on either of the days.
The winners of each division each month will also gain automatic entry into the ‘Gold Medal’ event played in the Autumn. This concluding medal competition also includes some other club competition winners. It is played as one field to decide the overall ‘gold medal’ winner – The player with the best net score on the day using the player’s current club handicap.
CLUB STABLEFORD COMPETITIONS
Stablefords are a points based competition played off the designated tee over 18 holes
The competition is played off current full handicap using the normal stableford points system.
Depending on the weekend the competition may be run as 2 separate competitions, There will be one on the Saturday and the other on the Sunday . 2 comps mean that you can enter twice and compete in both events.
On certain weekends there may only be one competition run over both days and the course will be set up with the same tee and pin positions. These comps can be only entered once on either day.
There are no separate divisions in Club Stableford competitions and therefore there will be one overall winner and prizes for 2nd and 3rd places.
Countbacks when scores are tied.
Players with tied scores will be separated by using the countback system over the last 9 holes. If players are still tied then the scores over the last 6 holes are counted. After that it will be decided using the rules adopted by the club committee.
HOW TO ENTER
On the day, members need to register to enter the monthly competitions, before, they tee off, by using the computer in the spike bar or the pro shop.
The entry fee is £5 but remember that you need to have funds on your golf membership card to enter. You can check your balance and/or top up your card at the bar but not in the pro shop.
Members can play in these competitions with friends in their own groups at any time during that day. The only requirement is there are at least 3 players in the group so that the scorecards can be independently marked.
The prize pot for each competition will be dependent on the number of players entered and distributed in the form of pro shop vouchers .
All medal and club stableford competition results will affect you Congu club handicap both up and down based on the Competition Scratch Scores (CSS) – This is the official measure of the playing difficulty of the course depending on factors such as the wind, rain, temperature etc.