View of 2023 and 2024 Events
We hold regular events, either Medal stroke play or Stableford, every second and fourth Saturday at Muang Kaew, Vintage, Floraville and Subrapruek Golf Club. We normally have 30 to 40 players enjoying discounted weekend rates.
Members’ guests and new members are also welcome to join us at these events. Although the majority of golfers do not know all of the Rules of Golf, we actively encourage development in this area.
PRIZES AND TROPHIES
At each of our regular events, there are trophies for the overall event winners, plus those who return the best score in each of the three flights: A (0-11), B (12-19) & C (20+). The handicap boundaries are reviewed every season.
In addition, we award technical prizes for Near Pins and Longest Putts of wine, vouchers or balls, all generously donated by our sponsors. Players can only win one technical prize per event with additional prizes being distributed via much-enjoyed Lucky Draws. Similarly, prizes won by players who are not at the presentation are shared on a Lucky Draw basis.
Event Announcements are sent out usually 2 to 4 weeks before every event, by email, to everyone on our mailing list. To register for an event (members and guests), sign up on True Handicap. Registration page is generally open until a couple of days before the event to allow the start sheet to be prepared and distributed to members. The startsheet is sent by email and shown on True Handicap before an event.
With the exception of our major events, 4-ball groups comprise golfers of mixed abilities. Groupings are arranged to allow everybody to golf with a wide variety of members. Requests for groupings is discouraged. If you want to play with the same three people at each event, you may be at the wrong club.
With an average turnout of 30+ golfers, there are always first and last groups, so we endeavour to move people up and down the running order, irrespective of their golfing abilities. We start simultaneously on tee boxes 1 & 10, so that all things being equal, our last groups will arrive at the Clubhouse at the same time. If you elect to play match play at one of our events, you will likely be in a late group by default.
When arriving at the course for a Londoner event, pay your green fee first then register with the Committee member handling registrations (usually in the course restaurant) who will request a match fee (currently 200B) and inform you of any changes to your group, starting tee and group members plus any preferred lie decisions. You will also get a label for your scorecard with the same information.
We have three Majors each year; the Club Championship, The President's Cup and the Masters. The Club Championships and Presidents Cup are Away Weekends with 2 daily golf competitions, an evening function and a combined 2 day competition to win the Major. The Masters is currently played across 2 regular events in September (Medal score minus Stableford score to create a players Masters score with the lowest score winning). The Club Championship has both a Net 'Club Champion' and a Gross 'Scratch Champion'.
Winners of a Major receive a trophy and their name is inscribed on the Perpetual Trophy for posterity. The Perpetual Trophies are re-awarded each year during the Christmas Dinner and Awards evening in December at the Londoner Pub on Pattanakarn Road. Masters winners will also receive a special winner’s shirt to proudly display at future tournaments.
QUALIFYING GAMES FOR MAJORS
For all majors you must have an active handicap having played at least 1 Londoner game in the last 6 months and also have played at least 6 Order of Merit qualifying Londoner events in the last 12 months.
Games played at the previous President's Cup, Masters or Club Champs away weekends count as 2 games each weekend assuming both rounds are played.
To qualify for The Masters, the 6 game qualifying criteria does not apply, but you must have won an overall competition or a flight or Eclectic, Order of Merit, Matchplay or Pairs, since and including the game constituting the first round of the previous year’s Masters. Previous Masters Winners DO NOT have to meet the additional criteria of having won an overall competition or flight but need to have an active Londoner handicap having played in the last 6 months.
It is well noted that we want to see worthy champions taking away the silverware and golfers so we can say “yes we have seen them supporting many of our functions”.
Pairs Weekend - in 2022 and 2023 our annual Pairs event was held as an Away Weekend and we expect to repeat this going forward.
Order of Merit - Points are awarded based on finishing position in competitions during the season. Last place scores 1 point, second last scores 2 points etc with the winner scoring the same number of points as there are competitors. The more players in a competition the more points available. The leaderboard can be seen on True Handicap. Your best 16 scores of the year count.
Match Play - each year, we have a knock-out match-play between our members, for which the eventual winner receives a trophy. To be eligible you must have competed in a Londoner event in the last 6 months and so have a valid handicap. This applies at the start date and throughout the year.
Following the changes to the rules of golf in 2019. Matches should be played at a regular Londoner event to ease the competition administration and you are obliged to follow the stroke play rules for the duration of the match. It is not permitted to concede putts or to recall your opponent's shot if they play out of turn.
As always competitors should agree at the commencement of a match their preference to complete the match in the event of a draw, which could be;
Replay the game if time permits, or replay the 1st hole you started on and continue from there using the same stroke index for handicaps that you used for the match, or best number of putts on the putting green, or spin a coin.
Eclectic - We have eclectic competitions that run throughout each season, where we log every member’s best gross score on each hole. There are three flights (A, B & C) and the person from each of the three flights, with the lowest score at the end of our year, receives a trophy.
Best of Series - for our monthly Stableford, which is played at two different courses during the year, our annual event is the Best of 4 matches; meaning, the members best 4 Stableford scores are maintained. Like the eclectic, the standard 3 flights are maintained and the winner of each flight at the end of the year will be the best overall Stableford score of the 4 events.
Inter-society Matches - Every year we play matches against other golf societies such as the Bangkok Wanderers for bragging rights and for the glory of holding a trophy for the ensuing twelve months.