We are pleased to confirm the Northamptonshire Golf Junior Order of Merit dates for 2021.
As a County organisation, we are keen to promote our club's competitions and for playing these gives you a good chance of being spotted by our coaches and subsequently being bought into our various squads and representing your County in our matches against other Counties.
|Sunday||23rd May 2021||Junior Championships and Interclub Championships||Peterborough Milton|
|Sunday||30th May||9 Hole Junior Open||Wellingborough||Entry details/ Results|
3rd June 2021
29th July 2021
|Junior Open||Cold Ashby||Entry details/ Girls & Boys Results|
|Monday||2nd August 2021||Junior Open||Peterborough MIlton||Entry details/ Girls & Boys Results|
12th August 2021
|Junior Open||Wellingborough||Entry details/ Girls & Boys Results|
16th August 2021
|Junior Open||Northampton||Entry details/ Girls & Boys Results|
|Wednesday||25th August 2021||Junior Open||Northamptonshire County||Entry details/ Girls & Boys Results|
|Sunday||12th September 2021||OOM Finals||Kettering||Results|
There will be a gross and nett Order of Merit, with the top 10 boys and top 10 girls in each category qualifying for the Grand Final.
The Order of Merit winners will be determined by the accumulation of points from a players best 4 scores from the Junior Open competitions, the NGL County Championship add to the Grand Final results. Additional prizes awarded the the Grand Final winners. Points are awarded to the top 20 Northamptonshire players (1st place receiving 20 points, 2nd 19 points and so on down to 20th place who receives 1 point). The only exception to this is the Junior County Championship where the top 30 will receive points (1st place receiving 30 points, 29 points for 2nd and so on down to 30th who receives 1). In addition, every player who hands in a completed scorecard will receive 1 point.
If a player finishes in the Top 10 for both Orders of Merit, they will qualify for the Grand Final with their gross Order of Merit performance, and their nett place in the Grand Final will be made available to the next best performing player, for example the player finishing 11th nett.
All 18 hole competitions are played to the Northamptonshire Golf Hard Card plus any local rules of the host club. All competitions will be qualifying competitions unless exceptional conditions prevail on the day.
All Order of Merit Opens consist of 18 holes medal play, from tees chosen by the host club, with handicap INDEX limits up to 28.4 for boys and 36.4 for girls. The Junior County Championship is 36 holes medal play.
There will be no 9-hole Order of Merit . Instead, all clubs could be holding a 9-hole handicap competition as part of their Junior Open for players of handicap INDEX limits of 28.5 - 54.4 for boys and 36.5 - 54.4 for girls, played from tees as selected by the club. 9-hole competitions will be non-qualifying unless played from a measured course approved and linked to WSH requirements.
The nett boy and nett girl winner of each Club's 9-hole competition will receive an invite for the NGL Grand Final. Should the winner have already received an invite through an earlier event, the next best placed player will be awarded the invite playing a 9-hole competition at the Grand Final.