Shires Junior Golf Tour’s Order of Merit had five different handicap divisions for the golfers in the 2017 season.
The handicap divisions, which include both boys and girls, were;
Gold – Handicaps +5 to 9.4.
Silver – Handicaps 9.5 to 21.4.
Bronze – Handicaps 21.5 to 36.
Copper (nine-hole comp) – Handicaps 37 to 44.
Diamond (nine-hole comp) – Handicaps 45 to 54.
2017 final standings
A player’s handicap determined their handicap division in the 2017 Order of Merit. If their handicap moved outside the boundaries throughout the year, their Order of Merit division was the handicap division they played the most events in.
They will always play off their current handicap, and will therefore compete for prizes in their relevant handicap division at all individual events during the season, including the Grand Final.
Competitions on a stableford format will be played at 10 venues throughout the year. The stableford points for a player’s best five finishes for the year will be added together. The player, in each handicap division, with the most points will be the 2017 Order of Merit winner. They will win a voucher for £200.00 towards custom-fitted golf clubs, provided by Custom Lab Golf.