Competitive Golf at PRGC - Men
Princes Risborough Golf Club is a very friendly environment in which to play golf. Members mix and match freely and there will always be somebody to play with no matter what standard of golfer you are.
Golf is, however, a competitive sport and the club offers a number of ways through which the male members can enjoy competitive golf:
Each month there are two competition weekends run over a Friday, Saturday and Sunday to offer the maximum opportunity to play.
Monthly Medal: played in two divisions (handicaps 1-14 and 15-36) this is a stroke play competition where the winner is the player with the lowest net score in each division. The net score is the gross score minus handicap. Cash prizes are awarded to each division winner. Should any player score a two in his round there is an additional cash prize.
Monthly Stableford: played in one group this is a points based competition where points are accumulated on each hole in accordance with the formula: net bogey 1 point, net par 2 points, net birdie 3 points, net eagle 4 points and net albatross 5 points. Cash prizes are awarded to the winner and runner up each month.
KNOCK OUT COMPETITIONS
Each summer the members can participate in four such competitions where match play rules apply. In match play you are playing the opposition and not the course and the handicapping system provides a level playing field. In singles the full handicap difference applies and in pairs it is 90% of the difference. In scratch, there is no handicap.
Summer Pairs: members find a partner and go in to the hat for the draw. The competition is played through the summer months and the finalists normally play four rounds to get to the final
Summer singles: members pitch in and the format works similar to the pairs
Scratch Singles: the same as the summer singles but there is no handicap privilege so it is straight head to head competition
Hutley Cup: this a mixed knock out competition played to Foursomes format so only one ball is played by each pair throughout the match
There are a number of once off competitions usually played over two days to provide members with flexibility in terms of when they can play:
Spring Stableford: a once off points event
Summer Pairs: a once off pairs event played to a stableford scoring principles
Club Championship: the event to find the best golfer of the year and Club Champion, played to medal rules with prizes for both medal divisions
All Winners Trophy: a yearend event for all those players who have won a medal in the 12 months played to medal rules
Inaugural Anniversary Trophy: The Founder’s Day event played to stableford scoring principles
Mike Jefferson Memorial Trophy: to commemorate a highly respected past Captain
California Cup: a mixed invitation stableford points event played to Greensomes rules where both players tee off and then choose one ball to play thereafter
INTERNAL TEAM COMPETITIONS
Christmas Eve Texas Scramble: played to the Florida rules this is the fun way to start Christmas. Up to 16 teams of four participating in a medal based team competition
Distinguishables-v-Incorruptibles: the annual match play challenge between the Captains team and the Management team
PRGC “Ryder Cup”: the annual match play challenge between the various roll up groups at PRGC
CHILTERN BREAKFAST LEAGUE (CBL)
PRGC are a founder member of the CBL which has 12 member clubs playing in two divisions. PRGC play 10 league matches each summer. These are competitive match play events where points are accumulated after each match, and at the end of the regular season the teams holding first and second place in each league division go forward to a play off and then a grand final.
Each season all 12 clubs come together for a Challenge Cup final day and presentation day which in 2017 will be hosted by Princes Risborough Golf Club.
In addition, a winter Knock Out competition takes place involving all 12 member clubs and 4 guest clubs.
SENIORS GOLF (those aged 55 and over)
There are dedicated seniors only Medal events played in the summer months, and a dedicated Seniors Championship (Seniors Cup) played to medal rules each year.
There are also dedicated Senior pairs and Senior handicap singles knock out competitions played each summer.