Kent Golf Limited

Men's County Order of Merit

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How the Points Are Awarded

The County Order of Merit commences with the Hinge Trophy (formerly the Winter Trials) and finishes with the last qualifying Order of Merit event shown in the County fixture list (being in September or October of the following year). Please note the County Order of Merit includes certain men's events that are not run by Kent Golf.

In County Order of Merit events, points are awarded to eligible Kent players, starting at 24 for the best placed Kent player, 20 for the second placed Kent player, 18 for the third placed Kent player and reducing to 1 point for each place thereafter. Placings achieved by ineligible players will be disregarded. If there is a tie by score for a particular place, points shall be awarded by count-back.

The points from the best 7 events plus the County Championship shall decide the final placings. In the event of a tie the winner of the Order of Merit will be awarded to the player gaining the highest number of top places, going to 2nd, 3rd placings etc. if required.

For the Kent Amateur Championship, points are awarded as below:

Stroke Play Qualifier - The top 20 players will receive points for finishing in the top 20.

1st will receive 24 points, 2nd 20 points, 18 for third place reducing by 1 point for each place thereafter.  Places to be determined by count-back.

Match Play – The 16 players will receive 5 points for each round they win, with the County Champion being awarded 15 points for winning the Championship.


County Vouchers will be awarded to the winner, runner up and third placed player.

OoM Events 2022

9 January -  Hinge Trophy (Round 2) at Prince's

30 January - Hinge Trophy (Final) at Royal St George's

10 April - Romer Bowl at Littlestone

29 May -  Bearsted Open at Bearsted

2 June - Prince of Wales at Prince's

9 June - Brice Bowl at Rochester & Cobham

26 June - Darwin Plate at West Kent

3 July - Pilgrims Plate at Canterbury

25 & 26 August - Waterford Trophy at Sundridge Park

1 September - South East England Links Championship at Royal St George's

2 September - South East England Links Championship at Royal Cinque Ports

3 September - South East England Links Championship at Royal St George's

10 September - Kent Cob at Knole Park

11 September - Bishops Bowl at Wildernesse

18 September - Teise Trophy at Lamberhurst

All qualifying County Order of Merit events are listed in the fixtures list , which is normally updated in December. 

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