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Yelverton Golf Club

Veteran’s Section

Competitions – Rules and Regulations


1.        Introduction

1.1          The purpose of this section is to list and describe the competitions normally staged by the Veteran’s Section and to outline the Rules and Regulations that apply to those Competitions. In any case of uncertainty the Captain will be the sole arbiter.

1.2.         Trophies will be awarded at a Prize Giving ceremony during the annual Christmas meeting dinner and will be retained by the Committee for safe keeping in the Club Trophy cabinet. Trophies will not be permitted to be taken home by winners except in exceptional circumstances.

1.3.          Following a decision at the 2016 AGM, ALL Veterans' Competitions will be played from the Yellow Tees.

2.        Veteran’s Weekly Competition

2.1          The 1st Tee is reserved for the Veteran’s Section from 08:45 until 11:00 every Wednesday for a Veteran’s Competition.

2.2          The Competition on the first Wednesday in the months March to October will normally be an Individual Stableford Competition. It will be a qualifying round for the Jim Ball Trophy and a Handicap Qualifying Round; it will be played from the Yellow Tees and member’s Club Handicap will apply (see Constitution Annex A for handicap notes).

2.3          The Competition that will be played on all other Wednesdays will be decided by the Captain. He will announce the format of the day prior to the Draw for playing partners. Veterans’ Handicaps, as opposed to Club Handicaps, will apply for these Wednesday Roll-Up competitions. (See the Constitution, Annex B for the regulations covering Veterans’ Handicaps).

2.4          Members wishing to play in these competitions must meet in the Clubhouse Lounge and ensure that their Draw Number Token is placed in the Draw Bag before the Draw commences at 0830. Any member/s that for any reason misses the start of the Draw may still play but their Draw Token will be included at the end of the Draw.

2.5          The Yellow Tees of the Day will be used for these general competitions and members will play off their Veteran’s Handicaps (see Constitution Annex A for details).

2.6          The Sweepstake for the Veteran’s Weekly Competitions is £1 and a further 50 pence (20p for the 2’s Fund and a 30p contribution to the general fund to build up a small contingency). A countback will be used to differentiate between players with the same score.

2.7          The following arrangements will apply to accommodate ‘spare’ players:

a.    4 Ball Better Ball Competitions.

•    A Pair and One Spare Player remain at the end of the Draw.  A three-ball will be formed and the spare player will form a ‘virtual pair’ with player A for the first nine holes and a ‘virtual pair’ for the second nine holes with Player B.  Meanwhile, Player A and Player B will represent another pair.

•    Two Pairs and One Spare Player remain at the end of the Draw.  The penultimate pairing will play as a 2-Ball Pair scoring the better ball and marking their own card.  The final pair and one spare player will form Pairs as described above.


b.    Teams of Three with Two Scores to Count.

•    One Spare Player remains at the end of the Draw.  A team of Four players will be formed, two scores will count on each hole but players will play off ¾ their Veteran’s handicaps.

•    Two Spare Players remain at the end of the Draw.  Two teams of Four players will be formed and will score/play as described above.

c.    Teams of Three with One Score to Count

•    One Spare Player remains at the end of the Draw.  A team of Four players will be formed, one score to count but players will play off ½ their handicap.

•    Two Spare Players remain at the end of the Draw. One player will join the penultimate group drawn to form a team of Four; the remaining player will join the final group drawn to form a team of Four.  One score will count but players in both teams will play off ½ their handicap.

d.    Texas Scramble (will be scored in Medal format)

  • Teams of three to deduct 1/6th of the combined handicaps from the gross score for the round.
  • Teams of four to deduct 1/10th of the combined handicapsfrom the gross score for the round.

3.    Veteran’s Section Hole in One Fund

3.1    All members may voluntarily subscribe to this fund; the Individual’s Subscription is £1. An individual will remain a member of the Fund in perpetuity unless they declare a wish to cease membership.

3.2    The Treasurer will have ‘stewardship’ of this Fund and enquire of all new members and existing members when paying their annual Vets Section subscription, whether they wish to be a member of the Hole in One Fund or not.

3.3    A member that has contributed to the current Fund  that scores a Hole-in-One during a Veteran’s Day Competition staged on a Wednesday morning will receive the total amount held in that Fund at that time.

3.4    The total monies held in the current Fund will be shared by all the players that score a Hole-in-One in the same competition on the same day.

3.5    Holes in One scored on temporary greens will not qualify.

3.6    Holes in One scored in Friendly Matches or other competitions staged by the Section will not qualify.

3.7    When the Fund is claimed, the Treasurer will immediately, as a paper exercise, restore the Fund back to its original value by ring fencing money from the Veteran’s Section bank account. This can then be recovered by collecting a further £1 from all subscribing Fund members. Should the number of subscribing members be insufficient to restore the Fund back to its original size, or be in excess, the Treasurer will set a new value for the Fund; ensuring that the bank account is re-credited with the recovered contributions. It will remain a matter of the rub of the green as to the size of the Fund awarded to recipients as this will depend on the number of members subscribing.

4.    Millennium Trophy

4.1    The Millennium Trophy was presented in 2000 by Mr Steve Sunter the Veteran’s Section Captain that year.

4.2    The Millennium Trophy will be awarded annually to the member that returns the best Stableford score in the May Individual Stapleford Competition. There is no additional prize other than the normal share out of sweepstake money as for a normal Wednesday Roll Up.

4.3    If circumstances should arise such that it is not possible for the competition to be played on the due date the Committee may reschedule the event.

4.4    In the event of a tie the winner shall be decided on count back; in the first instance based on the last nine holes, in the second instance based on last six holes, and so on using the last three holes, last two holes or the last hole.

4.5    Regulations:

a.    Play will be from the Yellow Tees.
b.    Play will be off FULL CLUB HANDICAP (no limit will be applied).
c.    Each qualifying competition shall be played according to the Rules of Golf and any Local Rules that apply to play on the day of the competition.
d.    In the event of any dispute the Veteran’s Section Captain’s decision shall be final.

4.6    All score cards will be submitted to the Club Secretary for Handicap purposes.

4.7    Past Winners: The Millenium Quaich was presented in 2000 by Mr Steve Sunter - the Veterans' Captain that year.

Year Winner Millennium Quaich
2001 John Friend
2002 Eddie Primmer
2003 Brendan McVeigh
2004 Tony Rushbrooke
2005 Keith Stokes
2006 Brian Grant
2007 David Kiver 2013 Chris Pearn
2008 Bob Griffin 2014 Brian Wardle
2009 Eric Whyte 2015 Paul Heath
2010 Keith Stokes 2016 Richard Gard
2011 John Soutar 2017 Tony Westacott
2012 Richard Gard 2018  

 

 

5.    Yelverton Veteran’s Championship

5.1    This is the annual Medal Competition staged to determine the Champion Golfers in Scratch and Handicap Divisions of the Veteran’s Section for that year.  The competition is open only to members of the Veteran’s Section.
5.2    The competition will normally be scheduled for the second Wednesday in August each year.
5.3    The Scratch Trophy will be awarded annually to the member that returns the best Gross Medal Score; the Handicap Trophy will be awarded to the member that returns the best Net Medal Score. The Committee will determine the entry fee and value of any prizes in the form of vouchers that may be awarded.
5.4    If circumstances should arise such that it is not possible for the competition to be played on the due date, the Committee may reschedule the event.
5.5    In the event of a tie the winner of each Division shall be decided on count back; in the first instance based on the last nine holes, in the second instance based on last six holes, and so on using the last three holes, last two holes or the last hole.
5.6    Regulations:

a.    Play will be from the Yellow Tees.
b.    Play will be off FULL CLUB HANDICAP (no limit will be applied).
c.    Each qualifying competition shall be played according to the Rules of Golf and any Local Rules that apply to play on the day of the competition.
d.    In the event of any dispute the Veteran’s Section Captain’s decision shall be final

5.7    All score cards will be submitted to the Club Secretary for Handicap purposes.
5.8    Past winners:

a.    Scratch Trophy: This trophy was originally the Carrera Rothmans Silver Jubilee Challenge Rose Bowl then the Captains Day Rose Bowl – which is why it is engraved with other winners’ names before 2006.


Year Winner

Scratch

2006 Brian Blaber
2007 A Eric Whyte
2008 A Eric Whyte
2009 Eric Bradshaw
2010 Mike Ayres
2011 Eric Whyte
2012 Mike Ayres
2013 Eric Whyte
2014 Mike Ayres
2015 Paul Isaac
2016 Ray J Bennett
2017 Paul Isaac
2018  

 

b.    Handicap Trophy (Presented by Bob Griffin in 2006):

Year Winner vets handicap
2006 Brian Medhurst
2007 Brian Grant
2008 Ken Grant
2009 John Soutar
2010 Dennis Voisin
2011 Mike Martin
2012 John Soutar
2013 R J Bennett
2014 Keith Marshall
2015 Nick Ring
2016 Kevin Ivey
2017 Ray Curran
2018  

 

 6.    Yelverton Veteran’s OPEN Competition

6.1    The competition will be Four-ball Better-ball Stableford played off  ¾ handicap.
6.2    There is no actual Trophy awarded for the main event but prizes normally are. The Bob Griffin Trophy is awarded to the Yelverton Vets Pair returning the best score of the day. The Committee will determine the entry fee and value of any prizes in the form of vouchers.
6.3    Entrants must:

a.    Be at least 60 years of age.
b.    Hold an officially recognised handicap.

6.4    The Secretary will be responsible for the organisation and management of the competition and will be assisted by the Committee and by members of the Section.
6.5    The Committee will determine:

a.    The Entry Fee for Visiting Players and for Home (Yelverton Golf Club) Players.
b.    The maximum number of entries and the Start Times.  This will normally be constrained by the time granted by the Captain and Committee of the Golf Club.
c.    The number, value and nature of any prizes to be awarded. No actual Trophy is presented.
d.    Any additional Regulations.

6.6    In the event of ties, prizes shall be determined on count back; in the first instance based on the last nine holes, in the second instance based on last six holes, and so on using the last three holes, last two holes or the last hole.
6.7    Regulations:

a.    Play will be from the Yellow Tees of the Day.
b.    Play will be off ¾ of CLUB HANDICAP (maximum handicap 24).
c.    The competition shall be played according to the Rules of Golf and any Local Rules that apply to play on the day of the competition.
d.    In the event of any dispute the Veteran’s Section Captain’s decision shall be final.

6.8    All score cards will be retained and may be submitted to the appropriate Club Secretary for Handicap purposes.

6.9    The Competition will be advertised as widely as is practical.  Invitations will be sent to Veterans/Senior Section Secretaries of all the clubs against which we play friendly matches and other local clubs in Devon and Cornwall.  The competition will also be advertised on the website of Yelverton Golf.

6.10    Past winners of the Open (records not kept prior to 2014):

Year Winner Club

vets open

2014 Eric Bradshaw/David Kelly YEL
2015 John Greenwood/Bon Nesbitt (Non Vet) YEL
2016  Eric Bradshaw and David Kelly YEL
2017  Steve Bryand and J Hargreaves YEL
2018    
2019    
2020    
2021    
2022    

 

 6.11        Past winners of the Bob Griffin Trophy:

Year

Winner

Year

Winner

2007

David Kelly

2015

Dennis Voisin/Keith Clench

2008

Eric Whyte

2016

Eric Bradshaw/David Kelly

2009

Mike Bates/Eric Whyte

2017

Ken Elliott/Len Waterfield

2010

S Bryant/R Edwards

2018

 

2011

Richard Gard/Keith Stokes

2019

 

2012 Mike Ferris/ Ray J Bennett    
2013 Terry Maber/Graham Steen    
2014 Eric Bradshaw/David Kelly    


7.    The Neil Pierce Memorial Trophy

7.1    Neil Pierce was a much loved and respected President of the Veteran’s Section who sadly died on 23rd September 2014. He had previously been a very fine golfer, Yelverton Club Captain in 1993 and a various times was also Devon Captain and DMVGA Captain and President.

7.2    The Neil Pierce Memorial Trophy (a large golden cup) will be played for annually on the Wednesday nearest to his anniversary of 23rd September.

7.3    For the first year (2014) the Pierce family have generously donated a prize fund of £100. This will be awarded in the form of vouchers as follows: Winner £50, Runner Up £30 and Third £20. There will also be a small prize for Nearest the Pin on the 6th hole and Nearest the Pin in Two on the 15th hole. In subsequent years the Committee will determine the value and nature of any entry fees and prizes to be awarded.

7.4    In the event of a tie the winner shall be decided on count back; in the first instance based on the last nine holes, in the second instance based on last six holes, and so on using the last three holes, last two holes or the last hole.

7.5    Regulations:

a.    The Competition will be an Individual Stableford

b.    Play will be from the Yellow Tees.

c.    Play will be off FULL CLUB HANDICAP (no limit will be applied).

d.    The competition shall be played according to the Rules of Golf and any Local Rules that apply to play on the day of the competition.

e.    In the event of any dispute the Veteran’s Section Captain’s decision shall be final.

7.6    Past winners of the Neil Pierce Memorial Trophy:

Year Winner

Neil Pierce Memorial

2014 Brian Wardle
2015 Brian Medhurst
2016 John Greenwood
2017 Des Palmer
2018  
2019  
2020  

 


8.    Jim Ball Trophy

8.1    The Jim Ball Trophy was presented to the Veteran’s Section by his nephew, M J Dennett; it was first awarded in 1992.

8.2    The Jim Ball Trophy will be awarded annually to the member who is the most successful in the Individual Stableford Competitions that are held during that year and that are declared as a competition qualifying for the Jim Ball Trophy.  The Committee will determine the value of any prize in the form of a voucher that may be awarded to the winner only.

8.3    There will normally be eight qualifying Individual Stableford Competitions scheduled in that year for the purpose.

8.4    These competitions will normally be held on the first Wednesday of the months of March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October.

8.5    If circumstances should arise such that it is not possible for one of the scheduled competitions to be held, or for instance, if a competition is abandoned or postponed, the Committee shall have the responsibility to reschedule another qualifying Individual Stableford Competition or to determine that the results from some other Individual Stableford Competition played under the same regulations shall be used.

8.6    Points will be awarded to members competing in each qualifying competition as follows: 

1st

10 points

6th

5 points

2nd

9 points

7th

4 points

3rd

8 points       

8th

3 points

4th

7 points

9th

2 points

5th

6 points

10th

1 point

If there is a tie for places in any particular qualifying competition, the points will be shared; even if this involves fractions of a point.

 

8.7    In the event of a tie for the overall trophy, it will be shared between those members who tie for 1st place.

8.8    Regulations:

a.    Play will be from the Yellow Tees.

b.    Play will be off FULL CLUB HANDICAP (no limit will be applied).

c.    Each qualifying competition shall be played according to the Rules of Golf and any Local Rules that apply to play on the day of the competition.

8.9    The score cards returned will be submitted to the Club Secretary for Handicap purposes.

8.10    In the event of any dispute the Veteran’s Section Captain’s decision shall be final.

8.11    Past Winners:

Year Winner Jim Ball2
1992 P Conway
1993 George Finnie
1994 Frank Humphrey
1995 Bryan Blaber
1996 Harry Hewson
1997 John Burgess
1998 David Kelly
1999 David Kelly
2000 David Kelly
2001 Bryan Blaber 2011 John Soutar
2002 Eddie Primmer 2012 Richard Gard
2003 Brendon McVeigh 2013 Mike Ayres/Don Read
2004 Bryan Blaber 2014 Mike Ayres
2005 John Friend/Peter O’Neill 2015 Neil Sellick
2006 David Kelly 2016 Paul Harvey 
2007 Mike Ayres 2017 Noel Preston-Jones 
2008 Graham Plumb 2018  
2009 Ken wheeler 2019  
2010 Dennis Voisin 2020  
 

 

9.    Eclectic Scratch Trophy

9.1    The Trophy was presented by Mr Philip Kershaw to the Veteran’s Section in 1993.

9.2    The trophy will be awarded annually to the member that returns the best Gross Eclectic Score over the 18 holes of Yelverton Golf Course whilst playing in any or all of the eight qualifying rounds for the Jim Ball Trophy. The Committee will determine the value of any prize in the form of a voucher that may be awarded to the winner only.

9.3    In the event of a tie the winner shall be decided on count back of the final eclectic scores; in the first instance based on the last nine holes, in the second instance based on last six holes, and so on using the last three holes, last two holes or the last hole.

9.4    Regulations:

a.    Play shall be in accordance with the Regulations applying to the Jim Ball Trophy.

b.    In the event of any dispute the Veteran’s Section Captain’s decision shall be final.

9.5    Past Winners:

Year Winner  vets eclectic
1993 George Finnie
1994 Bryan Blaber
1995 Bryan Blaber
1996 Bryan Blaber
1997 Bryan Blaber
1998 Bryan Blaber
1999 Bryan Blaber
2000 Bryan Blaber
2001 Bryan Blaber
2002 Bryan Blaber
2003 Bryan Blaber 2012 Mike Ayres
2004 Bryan Blaber 2013 Mike Ayres
2005 Bryan Blaber 2014 Mike Ayres
2006 Bryan Blaber/Mike Ayres 2015 Mike Ayres
2007 Mike Ayres 2016 Mike Ayres 
2008 Eric Whyte 2017 Mike Ayres
2009 Eric Whyte 2018  
2010 Mike Ayres 2019  
2011 John Soutar 2020  
 


10.   Eclectic Handicap Trophy

10.1    The Trophy was presented by Mr John Poole to the Veteran’s Section in 1993.

10.2    The trophy will be awarded annually to the member that returns the best Net Eclectic Score over the 18 holes of Yelverton Golf Course whilst playing in any or all of the eight qualifying rounds for the Jim Ball Trophy. The Committee will determine the value of any prize in the form of a voucher that may be awarded to the winner only.

10.3    The Net Score will be computed by applying the member’s Full Club Handicap that applied on the day of the last Jim Ball event played by that member.

10.4    In the event of a tie the winner shall be decided on count back of the final net eclectic scores; in the first instance based on the last nine holes, in the second instance based on last six holes, and so on using the last three holes, last two holes or the last hole.

10.5    Regulations:

a.    Play shall be in accordance with the Regulations applying to the Jim Ball Trophy.
b.    In the event of any dispute the Veteran’s Section Captain’s decision shall be final

10.6    Past Winners:

Year

Winner

Year

Winner

1993

Charles Arscott

2006

Vic Green & Ellis Strachan

1994

Frank Kingwell

2007

David Kiver & Derek Maughan

1995

Gordon Sweet

2008

Graham Plumb

1996

Harry Hewson

2009

Mike Bates & Don Read

1997

Charles Arscott

2010

Derek Maughan & David Hanley

1998

David Kelly

2011

Don Read

1999

David Kelly

2012

David Kelly/Mike Bates

2000

Michael Dash

2013

Alan Hoskin

2001

David Kelly

2014

Don Read

2002

Russ Chapple

2015

Keith Glassbrook 

2003

Brendon McVeigh

2016

Peter O'Neill

2004

Colin Brown & David Harris

2017

Peter Wright

2005

Bryan Blaber

2018

 


11.    Gerry Ranford Trophy

11.1    The Gerry Ranford Trophy was presented by Mr Gerry Ranford to the Veteran’s Section in 1990.

11.2    The Gerry Ranford Trophy will be awarded annually to the member that returns the best Stableford score on the day of the Summer Meeting. There is no additional prize other than the normal share out of sweepstake money as for a normal Wednesday Roll Up.

11.3    If circumstances should arise such that it is not possible for the Summer Meeting to be played, or for instance, if the Meeting is abandoned or postponed, the Committee shall have the responsibility to reschedule another qualifying Individual Stableford Competition or to determine that the results from some other Individual Stableford Competition played under the same regulations shall be used.

11.4    In the event of a tie the winner shall be decided on count back; in the first instance based on the last nine holes, in the second instance based on last six holes, and so on using the last three holes, last two holes or the last hole.

11.5    Regulations:

a.    Play will be from the Yellow Tees.
b.    Play will be off FULL CLUB HANDICAP (no limit will be applied).
c.    Each qualifying competition shall be played according to the Rules of Golf and any Local Rules that apply to play on the day of the competition.
d.    In the event of any dispute the Veteran’s Section Captain’s decision shall be final.

11.6    All score cards will be submitted to the Club Secretary for Handicap purposes.

11.7    Past winners:

Year Winner Gerry Ranford2
1990 Alan Macfarlane
1991 Neil Pierce
1992 J Uren
1993 F Jeffries
1994 John Poole
1995 Colin George
1996 H L Rimmer
1997 Neil Pierce
1998 Phil James
1999 Barry Corey 2010 Eric Whyte
2000 Les Trace 2011 John Soutar
2001 Peter Lumby 2012 Peter Dulson
2002 Dick Cole 2013 Peter Dulson
2003 David Kiver 2014 Jack Bovingdon
2004 Steve Sunter 2015 Tony Chilvers
2005 Steve Sunter 2016 George Frude
2006 Les Trace 2017 Eddie Primmer
2007 Keith Clench 2018  
2008 Bob Griffin 2019  
2009 Eric Bradshaw 2020  

 

12.    Bryan Blaber Trophy

12.1    Bryan Blaber was a well-known and respected golfer throughout Devon and beyond. A very able and competitive golfer, he won a host of trophies representing the Royal Navy, Devon Seniors, DMVGA, Yelverton Golf Club and latterly the Veterans’ Section. He was a life member of Yelverton Golf Club and Club Captain in 1997. He sadly died on 23rd May 2016.

12.2    The Bryan Blaber Trophy (a large silver cup) was presented by Mrs Pam Blaber to the Veteran’s Section in 2016 following the death of Bryan at the end of May that year. It will be competed for the first time in June 2017.

12.3    The Bryan Blaber Trophy will be awarded annually to the member that returns the best Stableford score on the day of the June Qualifying Meeting. There is no additional prize other than the normal share out of sweepstake money as for a normal Wednesday Roll Up.

12.4    If circumstances should arise such that it is not possible for the June Meeting to be played, or for instance, if the Meeting is abandoned or postponed, the Committee shall have the responsibility to reschedule another qualifying Individual Stableford Competition or to determine that the results from some other Individual Stableford Competition played under the same regulations shall be used.

12.5    In the event of a tie the winner shall be decided on count back; in the first instance based on the last nine holes, in the second instance based on last six holes, and so on using the last three holes, last two holes or the last hole.

12.6    Regulations:

a.    Play will be from the Yellow Tees.

b.    Play will be off FULL CLUB HANDICAP (no limit will be applied).

c.    Each qualifying competition shall be played according to the Rules of Golf and any Local Rules that apply to play on the day of the competition.

d.    In the event of any dispute the Veteran’s Section Captain’s decision shall be final.

12.6    All score cards will be submitted to the Club Secretary for Handicap purposes.

BRYAN BLABER TROPHY

 Bryan Blaber Trophy 2

The Bryan Blaber Trophy was presented by Mrs Pam Blaber to the Veteran’s Section in 2016 and first played for in 2017

Year Winner Year Winner Year Winner
2017  Chris Willis 2021   2025  
2018   2022   2026  
2019   2023   2027  
2020   2024   2028  

 

13.    Frank Humphrey Memorial Trophy

13.1    The Trophy was presented in 1996 by Mrs Nora Humphrey in memory of her husband Frank who was Veteran’s section Captain in 1994.

13.2    The trophy will be awarded annually to the winner of an Individual Knockout Competition organised each year.

13.3     The Veteran’s Section Secretary is responsible for the arrangements for the competition.

13.4     Any members of the Veteran’s Section can choose to enter the competition by adding their name to the Entry List that will be exhibited on the Veteran’s Section Notice Board; and by the payment of the Entry Fee.

13.5    The Entry Fee applicable each year will be determined by the Committee which will also determine the value of any prize in the form of vouchers that may be awarded to the winner and runner up of the competition.

13.6    The Secretary will arrange the draw and will publish this on the Notice Board together with the dates by which all matches MUST have been played and completed.

13.7    Regulations:

a.    All matches must be played and completed by the given date or BOTH PLAYERS will be disqualified unless there are exceptional circumstances for which the Captain may give an extension.

b.    Play will be from the Yellow tees of the day.

c.    Stroke Allowance will be the Full difference between Full Club Handicaps.

d.    Play shall be in accordance to the Rules of Golf and any Local Rules that apply to play on the day of the match.

13.8    In the event of any dispute the Veteran’s Section Captain’s decision shall be final.

13.9    Past Winners:

Year Winner humphrey
1997 Hugh Leather
1998 Norman Gunn
1999 Bryan Blaber
2000 Bryan Blaber
2001 Bryan Blaber
2002 Bryan Blaber
2003 John Friend
2004 Peter O’Neill
2005 Bryan Blaber
2006 Graham Plumb Year Winner
2007 Bryan Blaber 2014 Derek Putt
2008 Bryan Blaber 2015 Tim Douglas-Riley
2009 David Hanley 2016 Noel Preston-Jones 
2010 John Soutar 2017 Paul Heath
2011 John Soutar 2018  
2012 Tim Douglas-Riley 2019  
2013 Alan Hoskin 2020  

 

14.    Harry Hewson Plate

14.1    The Trophy was presented in 1996 by Mr Harry Hewson in 1996.

14.2    This annual competition is an Individual Knockout Competition and is open to members that were defeated in the first round of the Frank Humphreys Memorial Trophy competition and members that have not competed in the Frank Humphreys competition.

14.3    The Veteran’s Section Secretary is responsible for the arrangements for the competition.

14.4    The fee paid for entry to the Frank Humphreys Memorial Trophy competition also applies to this competition.  Members that have not competed in the Frank Humphreys competition will be required to pay the appropriate entry fee.

14.5    The Committee will determine the value of any prize in the form of vouchers that may be awarded to the winner and runner up of the competition.

14.6    The Secretary will arrange the draw and will publish this on the Notice Board together with the dates by which all matches MUST have been played and completed.

14.7    The Regulations that apply to the Frank Humphreys Memorial Trophy competition shall also apply to the Harry Hewson Plate competition.

14.8    In the event of any dispute the Veteran’s Section Captain’s decision shall be final.

14.9    Past Winners:

Year Winner Harry Hewson2
1997 Phil Kershaw
1998 Bryan Blaber
1999 Norman Gunn
2000 Norman Gunn
2001 Dennis Voisin
2002 Eric Bradshaw
2003 Brendon McVeigh
2004 Barry Corey
2005 Dennis Voisin 2013 Colin Brown
2006 Dennis Voisin 2014 Nick Ring
2007 John Gilmore 2015 Ray J Bennett 
2008 Peter Taylor 2016 Alan Malton 
2009 Maurice Whyte 2017 Ray J Bennett
2010 Dennis Voisin 2018  
2011 Peter O’Neill 2019  
2012 John Soutar 2020  
 

15.    Veteran’s (Friendly) Team Matches

15.1    The Secretary will arrange a programme of matches against other local golf clubs on a Home and Away basis.  The Secretary will post a copy of the Programme of these matches on the Veteran’s section Noticeboard and maintain/amend this Programme whenever necessary.

15.2    Each of these Matches may comprise six or eight four-ball better-ball matches; the information will be shown on the posted Programme.

15.3    The Captain will post a notice inviting members of the Section to be considered for selection for the teams for each match.  Members should note that:

a.    Members volunteering for any match would normally be expected to play in the return leg.
b.    They should, if at all practicable, wear the Yelverton Veteran’s Team Colours.
c.    They will normally be expected to remain after their match and dine with their opponents.
d.    They will normally provide appropriate hospitality at Home matches.
e.    Visiting and home players will be responsible to pay for their own meals.
f.    Team members in Away matches often arrange to travel with their playing partners, they are normally expected to share the costs of this travel in some demonstrable way.

15.4    The Captain is responsible for the selection of the Team for each match.  The Captain will ensure that members have an equal opportunity to play in these matches; however, tradition requires that preference in the selection of the team for Away matches will normally be given to members who offer themselves and play in the Home Matches.  The Captain will post a Notice notifying members of the Team and Reserves.

15.5    Players and Reserves selected for matches are required to confirm their availability on the posted Team Selection Sheet and also personally inform the Team Captain if they have to withdraw.  It is then the responsibility of the person standing down to arrange a relief, drawing from the reserves list in named order. If there are no nominated reserves they must find another member of the section to play in their place. It is then the responsibility of the person standing to inform the Captain of the name of the relief player.

15.6    The Captain will be responsible for the appointment of Team Captain if this responsibility has to be devolved.

15.7    The Team Captain will be responsible for:

a.    Home Matches:

•    Confirming, for Home matches, the dinner arrangements and menu with the Catering Manager.
•    Welcoming the Captain and members of the visiting team.
•    The preparation of score/match cards for distribution to players.
•    Hosting the Captain and his playing partner at the post-match dinner and where appropriate any seating plan for the dinner.

b.    Away Matches:

•    Liaison with the Captain of opposing team and communicating any particular information to the Team
•    Further arrangements
•    All Matches
•    Maintaining a record of results of matches and posting a copy on the Noticeboard.

15.8    The Team Captain may further devolve one or more of these responsibilities to other members of the team should this be necessary.

16.    Old Father Time Trophy

16.1    This trophy is competed for annually between Yelverton and Tavistock Veterans.

16.2    It is awarded to the team that is successful overall as a result of the Home and the Away Matches between the two clubs.

16.3    In the event of a tie the trophy will be retained by the club currently holding the trophy.  The inscription on the trophy for that year will show the current holder followed by the letter ‘T’ to indicate a tie.

16.4    The match format will normally be eight pairs from each club playing four-ball better-ball matches off the Yellow tees of the Day and off their Full Club Handicap.

16.5    Past winners:

Year Winner

OLD FATHER TIME

1977 Yelverton
1978 Tavistock
1979 Yelverton
1980 Tavistock
1981 Yelverton
1982 Yelverton
1983 Yelverton
1984 Tavistock
1985 Yelverton
1986 Yelverton 2004 Tavistock
1987 Yelverton 2005 Yelverton
1988 Yelverton 2006 Tavistock
1989 Tavistock 2007 Yelverton
1990 Tavistock 2008 Yelverton
1991 Tavistock 2009 Yelverton
1992 Tavistock 2010 Yelverton
1993 Yelverton 2011 Tavistock
1994 Yelverton 2012 Tavistock
1995 Tavistock 2013 Yelverton
1996 Yelverton 2014 Yelverton
1997 Yelverton 2015 Yelverton
1998 Yelverton 2016 Tavistock 
1999 Yelverton 2017 Tavistock
2000 Yelverton 2018  
2001 Yelverton 2019  
2002 Yelverton 2020  
2003 Yelverton 2021  

General Manager

Steven West

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secretary@yelvertongolf.co.uk

Bar

Claire Smith

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Catering

Tim Wilkes

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Professional

Tim McSherry

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Direct line: 01822 853593