Individual 18 Holes Stableford Competition
2019 Nett Champion – Chris Clements 2019 Gross Champion – Paul Dixon
Clubs wishing to enter shall before the end of May each year, stage a Club Level Qualifying Round which may be in conjunction with another club competition. Clubs may organize more than one qualifying competition (e.g. for seniors or mid-week members). The closing date for the receipt of club qualifying results shall be 7 June 2018.
Winners from the club qualifying rounds will qualify for the Regional Finals to be played in July/August, (See UKPCC rules for additional qualifiers)
The number of qualifiers from regional finals to the national final will be decided in relation to the number playing in the regional finals (larger regional events will have more qualifiers). The details of qualifiers from each regional final will be determined and published after regional entries have been confirmed and will also be displayed at the registration desk of each regional final. Nb. Where regional entries are low qualification shall be based on nett only.
The National Final will be 18 holes of stableford play off full handicap in three Divisions:-
- Men’s Division One 10 and below
- Men’s Division Two 11 to 16
- Men’s Division Three 17 to 28
UKPCC Regional Final South (NE) – Thursday 4 July
STEVENAGE GOLF CLUB
UKPCC Regional Final South (SW) – Tuesday 9 July
HOEBRIDGE GOLF CLUB
UKPCC Regional Final South – Wednesday 17 July
SOUTHSEA GOLF CLUB
UKPCC Regional Final South (SE) – Sunday 4 August
BIRCHWOOD PARK GOLF CLUB
UKPCC Regional Final North CANCELLED
TINSLEY PARK GOLF CLUB
UKPCC Regional Final South (NW)- Monday 5 August
THORNEY PARK GOLF CLUB
UKPCC Regional Final Midlands – Friday 9 August
WISHAW GOLF CLUB
Final Start Sheet and Results
ST ANDREWS GOLF CLUB – Sunday 6 October 2019
The United Kingdom Public Course Championships (UKPCC) was held at the Eden Course, St Andrews on 6th October 2019. Ninety two players took part from thirty two different clubs from England Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Unfortunately the good weather of the previous weekend disappeared and we were left to contend with the remnants of hurricane Lorenzo. Heavy rain and a very gusty wind meant difficult conditions for most of the field with the rain easing only for the last five groups. Nobody wanted to be out there longer than necessary and it is a credit to the whole field that the last group in went round in 4hours 20min-a record for this event.
There were seventy one men chasing the title of UKPCC champion -Chris Clements (h/cap 5) from Risebridge Golf Club was in the second group out and played in the worst of the weather, scoring an impressive 36points. That score was never bettered and he held on to take the title. The best gross score was by Paul Dixon (h/cap 0) from Brandon Wood (28points). He was out in the first group with Carl Hawkins of Easthampstead -they went round in an impressive 2½ hours!
Chris Clements – Risebridge GC Paul Dixon – Brandon Wood GC
For this competition the men’s field is divided into three divisions. Division 1 (Handicaps 0-10) was won by Rob Mears (Downshire h/cap 5) with 33 points. Count back on 32 points separated the next four players with Paul Dimmer (Haste Hill h/cap 7) finishing second from Jim McCann (Thorney Park h/cap 9) in third. Matt Sheath (Southsea h/cap 4) also finished with 32 points but took the runners up prize for best gross score (28 points). Martyn Osment for Downshire (h/cap 9) finished fourth. Men’s Division 2 (Handicaps 11-16) had the most competitors and was the closest fought, with one point separating the top ten players. Five players were tied on the winning score of 33 points but the eventual winner on count back was Mike Waite (Hoebridge h/cap13) from Steve Howarth (Stevenage h/cap 11) in second place and Patrick McElmeel (Loughgall h/cap 15)in third. David Sheridan (Brent Valley) and Will Smith (Leaside) also had 33 points. Division 3 (Handicaps 17-28) had the fewest competitors but Mervyn Mcpherson (Birchwood park h/cap18) just missed out on taking the main title by one point finishing as Division 3 champion with 35 points. Second place went to Prem Sharma (Haste Hill h/cap 25) with 33 points
Rob Mears – Downshire GC Mike Waite – Hoebridge GC Mervynn Mcpherson – Birchwood Park GC