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
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.

2017 - Latest Table

Pos Player Home Club Points
1 Nick Day Henbury 480
2 Jake Phillips Cotswold Hills 259
3 Alex Ireland Brickhampton Court 246
4 Tom Workman The Players Club 203
5 Laurie Potter Cotswold Hills 153
6 Andy Rudge Bristol and Clifton 146
7 James Rowles Henbury 136
8 Joseph Biscoe Cotswold Hills 134
9 Niall Powell Ross-on-Wye 115
10 Noah Hessey Long Ashton 110

Qualifying Events - 2017

Date Event Venue Winner More Info
07/05 The Ashton Vase Long Ashton L.Potter Results
20-21/05 The County Championship Cotswold Hills J.Cope Results
25/06 The Ross Scratch Cup Ross-on-Wye N.Day Results
16/07 The Failand Cup Bristol & Clifton N.Day Results
13/08 Cotswold Hills Rose Bowl Cotswold Hills J.Phillips Results
20/08 The Knowle Gold Medal Knowle N.Day Results
10/09 The City and County Henbury L.Vargas Jnr Results
24/09 The Cotswold Trophy Chipping Sodbury    

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

Points and Scoring Structure - 2017

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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