Chip-In Eclectic Rules


The Eclectic Challenge will be based on the results from Chip-In competitions. The competition will be Free Entry and will include all competitors Men, Ladies & Juniors. A player’s eclectic score will be their best gross score on each hole which produces a best possible gross round score minus 2/3rds of their current handicap on the date of report, which produces a best net eclectic score for Chip-In competitions. The eclectic leader board will be updated after each round of the competition and prizes will be agreed & funded by the Committee from competition funds for the final results.


Obviously, the more competitions you play in the better your chances of improving your score as the best score for each hole is taken. However, your handicap may change, if your normal handicap reduces or increases and this may also change your eclectic score. Any cards/scores which have been disqualified may not be put towards your eclectic score as the software in some cases has to ignore them, so please remember to return and sign your scorecards even if you have had a bad round as an individual score for a hole may improve your eclectic score.


The following competitions will be used to produce the results: All Chip-In Competitions


Why 2/3rds of your handicap?  Simply if we use full handicap it heavily favours the high handicap players & if we use no handicap it heavily favours the low handicap players. After running sample reports from last year’s data using many different allowances the use of 2/3rds produces the fairest results allowing low, medium & high handicap players to feature at the top of the leader board.


Chip-in Order of Merit Rules

Position Points
1 15
2 13
3 12
4 11
5 10
6 9
7 8
8 7
9 6
10 5
11 4
12 3
13 2
14 1

The Chip-in will be played on Thursday evenings. The Competition Committee will oversee the event this year and their decision is final. The Chip-in will be open to Men, Ladies & Juniors. Played off ½ handicaps over the allotted 9 holes and tees of the day. Adjustments will be made for SSS differences between Men & Ladies.

These calculations are applied when all scores have been entered. Qualifiers will be run to CONGU Rules for 9 hole competitions. Prizes will be awarded for each competition ASAP.

Order of merit and Eclectic competition will apply for all Chip-in Comps Updates will be posted on Main Notice Board & website. Entry will be £TBA & £TBA for food - £TBA payable before play. See Notice-board

This year’s Order of Merit will use the following plan :-

However, to make things interesting and hopefully closer should 2 or more players tie on Stableford points or on a Medal nett score the available OOM points will be divided equally between the players.

For example: If two players both score 18 Stableford points and finish 1st and 2nd on count back respectively they would share the accumulative points available for those positions, which are 15 + 13. The total = 28 so both players receive 14 points for the OOM position.