Vardon Title and Order of Merit

The Vardon Title

The Vardon Trophy is an event designed to reward consistent play with the trophy going to the player with the best scoring average in designated events over the calendar year. There is a Senior Vardon for players 18 years and over and a Junior Vardon for players under 18. A Junior may win both the Senior and Junior Vardon.

To achieve balance in the averaging of scores a course rating of 70 is adopted for all rounds. Therefore, if a player returns a score of 77 on a course rated 72 a Vardon score of 75 is recorded. A score of 72 on a course rated 68 results in a Vardon score of 74 being recorded. It is essential that all cards are returned as a players failing to return his card has a Vardon score of 86 recorded which will obviously have a significant impact on his average score at year end.

Once a player contests 8 rounds he is eligible to have his worst score discarded. A player contesting 10 rounds may discard his worst 2 scores.

Order of Merit

Effective 2017 an order of merit has been introduced. Aimed at rewarding regular and consistent play and including a point score along similar lines to the Fed Ex Cup, the system will provide invaluable information to the selectors when selecting representative teams and give regular open competition players a tool by which they can assess their performances against friends and other local players. A synopsis of the system can be viewed by clicking here.

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