Competitions

OHGS Competitions between Members

Here is a summary of the OHGS competitions that have evolved for the enjoyment of members, as opposed to competitions with other schools which tend to be for the better players.  For a more detailed description and the list of past winners of each trophy please click the links to the left side of this page.

The Rix-Hill Matchplay Competition
There is no silver trophy, but the competition is the annual knock-out tournament played at members’ clubs until the final which has mostly been held at Valderrama. The winner receives a large water jug and the runner-up a small water jug suitably inscribed with the event and year. The Society subsidises the travel costs and green fees for the finalists using the entry fees which are currently £25 per person.

Spring Meeting Main Trophies
The winners of the main trophies traditionally receive a pair of engraved tumblers and both the winners and runners-up receive a voucher for the pro-shop or some other suitable prize.

Henriques Coronation Challenge Cup
Played on the first morning 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. High and low divisions are decided on the day by splitting the field at the mid-point based on handicaps.

The Posford Scratch Trophy
A stableford competition off scratch played on the first morning, but open as well to members who are only playing on the Saturday. This is to encourage Halford Hewitt players to attend. Entry is automatic for those playing in the Spring Meeting.

The Borthwick Cup
Played for on the first morning, but open only to players under 30 years of age, the highest Stableford score off full handicap wins this trophy.

Blackwell-Carlisle Challenge Cup
Matchplay for the eight best scores by low handicappers on Friday morning, played on Friday afternoon leaving four players for the semi-finals on Saturday morning with the final played on Saturday afternoon.

Trevor Matthews Challenge Cup
Matchplay for the best scores by eight high handicappers on Friday morning, played on Friday afternoon leaving four players for the semi-finals on Saturday morning with the final played on Saturday afternoon.

Smouha Goblets
Played on Friday afternoon this is a two ball/better ball competition for all players who are not competing for the main trophies. A draw for partners should be made at lunchtime and the players should tee off after the Matchplay players.

President’s Salvers
Played for on Saturday morning this is a foursome’s competition where the pairings should be one high handicapper playing with one low handicapper. The draw is be made and announced the night before with the tee times following the Match play players.

Autumn Meeting Main Trophies
The winners of the main trophies traditionally receive a pair of engraved tumblers and both the winners and runners-up receive a voucher for the pro-shop or another suitable prize.

George Rothman Special Scratch Salver
Played for on the first morning and open to all players, the highest Stableford score off scratch wins this trophy but with some complex stroke allowances for age and weather.

Aubrey Edward Challenge Cup
Played for on the first morning 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.

De Rougemont Challenge Cup
Matchplay for the lowest scoring eight low handicappers on Thursday afternoon leaving four players for the semi-finals on Friday morning with the final played on Friday afternoon.

Gilroy Challenge Cup
Matchplay for the lowest scoring eight high handicappers on Thursday afternoon leaving four players for the semi-finals on Friday morning with the final played on Friday afternoon.

The Sunley Salvers
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.

The Secretary’s Salvers
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 players.