Autumn Meeting

The Autumn Meeting at

THE ROYAL WEST NORFOLK GOLF CLUB, BRANCASTER, NORFOLK

The Autumn Meeting is very popular because Brancaster is such a special place with the access to the golf course affected by high tides and the course often made tricky by strong winds.  The meeting takes place on a Thursday and Friday in late September or early October and there is usually a warm up on the day before at Royal Newmarket and Worlington, regarded as one of the finest 9 hole courses in the country.  Most players stay with local members and meet up for a pub supper on the Wednesday evening. There is a black tie dinner on the Thursday night held either in the clubhouse or a nearby alternative when the tides are too high. Harrow Songs are enjoyed after the dinner with suitable put-ons.  The meeting normally finishes at lunchtime on Friday with prize-giving but if there is a large field then the finals of the knockouts will take place after lunch.

COMPETITIONS

To speed up play in the competitions we adopt the rule that you may drop a replacement ball near where you think your lost ball lies for a two shot penalty rather than going back to replay the shot.  Please note that tidal water is casual water.    Members aged 70 and over may make use of the forward tees.

Thursday am:

a) Aubrey Edward Challenge Cup                     Stableford (all handicaps)

Open to all players, the highest Stableford score off full handicap wins this trophy and the highest four high and low handicap players progress to the Matchplay competitions.

b) George Rothman Special Scratch Salver    Stableford (scratch)

Open to all players, the highest Stableford score off scratch wins this trophy but with some complex stroke allowances for age and weather.

The Aubrey Edwards Challenge Cup will count as the qualifying round for the knockout competitions.
Thursday pm:

d) De Rougemont Challenge Cup Matchplay (low handicaps)

Matchplay for the highest scoring four/eight low handicappers on Thursday afternoon with the knockouts finishing on Friday.

e) Gilroy Challenge Cup                    Matchplay (high handicaps)

Matchplay for the highest scoring four/eight low handicappers on Thursday afternoon with the knockouts finishing on Friday.

f) The Sunley Salvers                          Foursomes

Played for on Thursday afternoon this is a foursome’s competition where the pairings should be one high handicapper playing with one low handicapper. The draw should be made and announced as soon as possible at lunchtime and the tee times should follow the Matchplay competitors.

 
Friday am:

g) The Secretary’s Salvers             Foursomes
Played for on Friday morning this is a foursome’s competition where the pairings should be one high handicapper playing with one low handicapper. The draw should be made and announced the night before and the tee times should follow the Matchplay finals.

h) De Rougemont Challenge Cup and Gilroy Challenge Cup – Finals or Semi-finals depending on the size of the field
Friday pm:
Anyone is free to arrange to play golf as your green fees will cover 36 holes but those with a long journey may prefer to travel after lunch.

GREEN FEES

OHGS members under 30 years of age receive a subsidy on the green fee.  RWNGC members do not pay a green fee.

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Aubrey Edward Challenge Cup: Over the years the competition for this cup has clearly varied but now it is played for on the first morning of the Autumn Meeting and open to all players.  The highest Stableford score off full handicap wins this trophy and the highest eight high and low handicap players progress to the Matchplay competitions.  more…

George Rothman Silver Salver: Played for on the first morning of the Autumn Meeting and open to all players, the highest Stableford score off scratch wins this trophy but with some complex stroke allowances for age and weather.  more…

De Rougemont Challenge Cup: Matchplay for the best eight low handicappers scores on the Thursday morning of the Autumn Meeting, played on Thursday afternoon leaving four players for the semi-finals on Friday morning with the final played on Friday afternoon.  more…

Gilroy Challenge Cup: Matchplay at the Autumn Meeting for the best scoring eight high handicappers on the Thursday morning played on Thursday afternoon leaving four players for the semi-finals on Friday morning with the final played on Friday afternoon.  more…

Secretary’s Salvers: Played for on Friday morning of the Autumn Meeting this is a foursome’s competition where the pairings should be one high handicapper playing with one low handicapper. The draw should be made and announced the night before and the tee times should follow the Matchplay players.  more…

Sunley Salvers: Played for on Thursday afternoon of the Autumn Meeting this is a foursome’s competition where the pairings should be one high handicapper playing with one low handicapper. The draw should be made and announced as soon as possible at lunchtime and the tee times should follow the Matchplay competitors.  more…