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.

Nick Day (2017 winner)
Henbury Golf Club

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 - 2018

Date Event Venue Winner More Info
06/05 The Ross Scratch Cup Ross-on-Wye Josh Denley Results
19-20/05 The County Championship Lansdown    
24/06 The Ashton Vase Long Ashton    
08/07 The Cotswold Trophy Chipping Sodbury    
15/07 The Failand Cup Bristol & Clifton    
12/08 Cotswold Hills Rose Bowl Cotswold Hills    
19/08 The Knowle Gold Medal Knowle    
09/09 The City and County Henbury    

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

Points and Scoring Structure - 2018

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

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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