Senior Men’s Trophies

Prize money at each meeting

Stableford meetings will have 3 sections, divided equally on the day, by handicap. Normally this would work out as:-

Section 1 = 0-13     Section 2 = 14 -20      Section 3 = 21 – 28

Each section will have 5 prizes- 1st = £25, 2nd = £20, 3rd = £15, 4th = £10 and 5th = £5.  (£225).  £500 should be given to the host club, plus 2 prizes of £10 for nearest the pin competitions on the day.  A total of £745 being spent at each meeting.


(Stableford, to be played for at certain clubs, and to be won by a local player)

The Jack Buchan Trophy                                              Inverallochy

The Lawrence Motors Trophy                                      Inverurie

The John Strachan Trophy                                            Ellon

The Cyril Mutch Trophy                                                Cruden Bay

The Jim Hislop Trophy                                                  Longside

The Ken Bennions Trophy                                          Peterhead

 The C B Kelman Trophy                Strokeplay in September, at a club by rotation.

House of Commons Cup

Matchplay between teams of 12 from each club. 4 ball better ball matches to be played both home and away. In the event of a tie, the holes won will be counted. If any match is still tied, a nominated pair will play sudden death. The final will be played over 18 holes at Inverallochy, late in August.

H.O.C. handicaps will be used, taking the following as an example

Player A           6 handicap                becomes       Scratch

Player B           14 handicap               becomes         8

Player C           12 handicap               becomes        6

Player D            24 handicap              becomes       18

The Divot Cup

To be played  for between Buchan Seniors and Banffshire Seniors – one year in Buchan, the next in Banffshire. Teams of 18 players (2 from each club), will play 4 ball better ball matchplay, with full handicap allowance.  The same handicapping system as the H.O.C. will be used but National Handicaps will be used. This is to be played in early September.

Individual Trophy

This is won by a member whose aggregate of best 5 Stableford scores during the season is best. If there is a tie, the best last meeting score will decide the winner.

Armstrong Trophy (Team Trophy)

Played for by all member clubs. Aggregate of the 3 best Stableford scores from each member club at each of the nine meetings. Should there be a tie, then the decision is made in the same way as the Individual Trophy.

Bert Philips Trophy(now replaced by the Beaton Trophy in 2015)

To be presented to the runners up of the Armstrong Trophy.

Hole in One

Ellon member, Mr Tom Lothian,  set up an account with £1000, the interest from which is  used for any member having a hole in one during the season.