The RGU exec are currently reviewing some of the events in the calendar. These amendments/considerations are noted below, any suggestions from members or member clubs would be welcome.
Firstly the Caven Trophy which is the RGU Boys Stroke Play Championship. This event will take place at East Renfrewshire Golf Course on Sunday 5th May.
In a bid to return Junior Golf in Renfrewshire to happier times we have decided to increase the handicap limit for this event to 24. The entry fee will be £5 and the event will now take place over 18 holes and no longer 36. The event will be played in 2 classes with prizes awarded in both.
Entry for this should be made on line at the RGU web site under the “BOOK” Tab.
The lowest Gross Score will win the Caven Trophy and the lowest 8 gross scores will then compete for the RGU Match Play Championship for the Freedman Trophy which as always will be played over Kilmacolm G.C. over the following 2 weekends.
The Menzies Trophy is the RGU Youths Stroke Play Championship. This event will no longer take place on its own. Due to a lack of numbers this event will be combined with the County Championship (19th May 2019, Erskine Golf Club). All players will compete for the County Stroke Play Championship with all competitors aged 25 and under also competing for the Menzies Trophy. Further to the Match Play Qualifiers for the County Championship the leading 8 players will also go forward and compete for the Duncan Trophy (Youth Match Play Championship) later in the season. No entry fee will be charged for the Menzies Trophy.
Junior Order of Merit
For a number of years now the Junior Order of Merit, which is based on the results from the Renfrewshire Junior Opens, has struggled for numbers. As a result there will be no Junior Order of Merit held in 2019. A number of options are being considered with a view to reintroducing a Junior Order of Merit for 2020 with Junior County Medals being considered. This requires co-ordination and buy in from local clubs to host these events and further communication will be issued in due course.
Gents Order of Merit
A number of options are being considered for this event with a survey of all players scheduled to take place at the County Championships in May.
Introduction of County Medals
One of the most popular County Events is the RGU Handicap Championship in June. Discussions have taken place about growing that into possibly 3 County Medals spread across the County throughout the season again a survey of all players at the Handicap event in June will take place prior to any further decision being made.