SDGA ANNUAL CALENDAR and EVENTS

TOURNAMENT EVENTS – 2019

Events Tournaments Poster 2019

ANNUAL CALENDAR

WINTER LEAGUE – OCTOBER to MARCH : Scratch

A series of Scratch home or away fixtures, played over a six month period,
Normally played on a Sunday for the Southport
Visiter Winter League Trophy
Eight-a-side scratch foursomes played as a league format

 SDGA v REST OF LANCASHIRE (LUGC) : Scratch

Scratch annual match forming the opening fixture in the
LUGC calendar. SDGA have first selection of any
County standard players living/playing within the
SDGA area.
Format: Twelve-a-side Morning foursomes/Afternoon singles
The fixture is hosted/funded alternatively by each body.
The J B Dickinson Trophy is awarded to the successful team;
An annual invitation is extended to John Dickinson Jnr to attend
the event and present the trophy named after his father..
Club Captains and Secretary/Managers, together with their
respective Scratch Team Captains, are invited to attend the luncheon attended by the Lancashire County President, plus LUGC and SDGA Executive Members. SDGA and LUGC take turns in funding this
event in alternate years.

APRIL/MAY – SOUTHPORT & DISTRICT SCRATCH TEAM TOURNAMENT   : Scratch

This team tournament enables club teams to compete for the Scratch Team Tournament Trophy and the
event acts as the culmination of the winter playing season and as a curtain raiser for the forthcoming season. Preceded by a first ‘Get together’ at Hillside GC in 1971, arranged by Hillside
Past Captain, John McAllister OBE and Mike Edwards of S&A GC,
the event was formalised the following year as the Scratch Team
Tournament, being played at S&A GC.

Format: Eight-a-side scratch foursomes pairings
Best three out of four aggregate returns wins the team trophy.
An ancillary handicap greensomes Executive
Competition allows member club Captains and
Secretaries invited on the day to join the SDGA
Executive for an enjoyable golf day.

The Harold Swash Trophy is today awarded to the leading scratch pairing.
This trophy was originally awarded by the late ‘Putting Doctor’ in 1985
for a Summer Singles Match Play tournament.

MAYSDGA Seniors v Lancashire Seniors (Age 55 and over) : Seniors

Introduced in 2009 this annual fixture pits seniors in a 12-a-side scratch representative match played on a home and away basis. SDGA and a Lancashire-based club host the match on an alternating
basis. The match is self-funded, drawing nothing from SDGA funds.
A Match Captain is selected annually by a Selection Committee,
comprising SDGA Chairman, Executive Secretary and Scratch
Secretary.

MAY SUMMER KNOCKOUT :Scratch

Introduced in 1979, initially as Scratch Foursomes, evolved into
AUGUST Singles match play, running until 2003. Re-introduced in 2015,
This event has re-established itself amongst the clubs during
The summer season. A draw initially selects two clubs who play-off, progressing to the First Round proper.
The final is held at a neutral venue and the winners hold the
SDGA Summer Knockout Trophy

APRIL – SEPT SUMMER LEAGUES : Handicap

Two separate leagues played on a home and away
basis to find two finalists. The top two teams in each league
qualify for the semi final. Played for the SDGA
Handicap Section Summer League Trophy donated by
George Sutton (Southport Old Links GC). The losing finalists
are awarded the SDGA Handicap Salver, donated by David
Hughes of West Lancashire GC.
Ten-a-side four ball better ball match play
Final played at a neutral SDGA selected venue

MAY – AUGUST SUMMER LEAGUES : U-18

Two separate leagues, played on a home or away
basis. Winners of each league play for the SDGA U-18 Summer League Trophy.

MAY to AUGUST SDGA U-18 CHAMPIONSHIP : U-18

The Michael Edwards Trophy is awarded to the golfer, under the age of 18 on the 1st January, each year who returns the lowest gross score at a
member club Junior Open in rotation each year.

JULY to AUGUST : U-18

A team of five juniors from member Clubs represent the SDGA in the Lancashire Associations Junior Team Trophy. The venue at which the trophy is played for is decided upon a rota basis amongst the Lancashire Golf Associations. Format – 18 holes best 4 nett scores out of 5.

MAY to AUGUST / SEPTEMBER : Mixed

Ten-a-side Mixed League played on a home or away basis.

SUMMER LEAGUE FINAL : Handicap

18 holes, played at a neutral venue

SUMMER LEAGUE FINALS : U-18

Format is 18 holes, team event
• Winner of this final qualifies for the North West Champions League Final. Finalists consist of the junior league winners from the Wirral, Mid-Cheshire and Southport & District Golf Associations.

G P ROBERTS TROPHY U-18

Awarded to the golfer under the age of 16 on the 1st
January, who shows either considerable promise,
or who has overcome significant personal challenges
during the year. The trophy was originally part of the Southport
University School Old Boys Association (SUSOBA) White Brothers Trophy Awards.
Geoff Roberts was a Master at the school and presented the trophy
to the SUSOBA.

SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER TEAM TOURNAMENT : Handicap

This event winds up the section summer season.
Format: Ten-a-side handicap four ball better ball.
Best four out of five returns takes the Handicap
Section Team Tournament Trophy.
The ancillary Executive Competition invites the
Junior Organisers of each member club to join the
SDGA Executive for an enjoyable day’s golf as a
‘thank you’ for their work during the season.
An invitation is also extended to the SDGA U-18
Champion (Michael Edwards Trophy) and the recipient of the G P Roberts
Trophy to play, dine and be presented with their trophies.

SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER TEAM TOURNAMENT : Mixed

Played during September or early October, this tournament
winds up the Mixed Section Summer League. Format is
ten-a-side mixed 4BBB Stableford for the participating teams.
An ancillary Executive Competition enables club Mixed
Representatives to join the SDGA Executive members
and guests to also participate on the day.

AM-AM TOURNAMENT : Open

Initiated in 2001, at Hillside GC, this event aims
to raise money for the various SDGA sections,
in particular, to assist the development of junior golf.
The event is run on an as required basis

Keith C Hick
Executive Secretary
March 2018