A successful 2021 Buthlay cup campaign saw captain Paul Tanner lead the team into the Semi-Final, unfortunately being beaten 3-1 away at Basset Down.
Paul has decided to step aside, handing captaincy over to Adam Rutter for the upcoming season.
We would like to thank Paul for his service over the past few years, and hope to see him in and around the 2022 team.
The upcoming season has seen a move back to the league format used prior to the pandemic, where 20 teams have entered. This will consist of 4 initial league matches, Two home, two away.
We have been drawn to play Ogbourne Downs and Upavon at Home, Wrag Barn and Broome Manor Away.
All are welcome to register their interest in playing in the competition this season and must have a handicap between 5.0 - 25.0 to be eligible. Sign up sheet now on the competition board in the clubhouse, alternatively contact Adam Rutter - 07860653472 / firstname.lastname@example.org
22nd May - Ogbourne (H) First Tee 12:00
10th July - Broome Manor (A), First Tee 14:32
31st July - Upavon (H), First Tee 12:00
14th August - Wrag Barn (A), First Tee 12:30
The Buthlay Cup is a four ball better ball competition played off handicap in two stages; firstly a league stage with the winners and runners up from the four leagues, then going forward to the quarter final knockout stage.
This is a Male only competition with 8 players in a team.
Each match consists of four 4BBB games, 1 point for a win, zero points for a loss, half a point for a halved game.
Each game to be played over 18 holes and holes up/down recorded.
Two bonus points are awarded per match, one to the team that wins the match and another to the team with the greater aggregate holes up, if the match is halved or the aggregate holes up/down are level then the bonus point is shared.
The league stages of the competition 6 points per match are being played for.
Only Handicap Index 5.0 to 25.0 are eligible to play in the competition.
Shot allowance is 90% of Course Handicap & then 100% of the difference taken from the lowest handicap player in the four ball (20 shots maximum allowed).
The league stage of the competition must be completed by the 16th August 2022.
Quarter Final Knockout.
Winner of Red League will play the runner up of Yellow League.
Winner of Yellow League will play the runner up of Red League.
Winner of Green League will play the runner up of Blue League.
Winner of Blue League will play the runner up of Green League.
The four league winners get home advantage in hosting the quarter final matches. Quarter final matches must be played by 4th September 2022.
Semi Final Knockout.
The four quarter final winners go into a random draw to determine their opponents.
Both semi finals and the final will be played at a neutral venue.
Separate rules for the knockout stages.
Bonus points are not applicable.
If the match points finish level at 2 – 2 then aggregate holes up/down is used to determine the winners. If aggregate holes up/down is level then a pairing nominated by each team captain before the start of the match will play extra holes to determine the winners.