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OoM Events 2023
8 January –
Hinge Trophy - Prince's
29 January – Hinge Trophy – Royal St. George’s
16 April - Romer Bowl – Littlestone
28 May - Bearsted Open – Bearsted
29 May - Prince of Wales – Prince’s
2-4 June - Kent Amateur – Royal St. George’s
8 June - Brice Bowl – Rochester and Cobham Park
11 June – Darwin Plate – West Kent
9 July – Pilgrim’s Plate – Canterbury
29 July – Waterford Trophy – Sundridge Park
31 Aug – 2 Sep – South-East Links – RSG, RCP, RSG
9 September – Kent Cob – Knole Park
10 September – Bishop’s Bowl – Wildernesse
17 September – Teise Trophy – Lamberhurst
All qualifying County Order of Merit events are listed in the fixtures list , which is normally updated in December.
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.
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