Hercules Pairs Competition 2021

Steve King, Matt Mumford, Roger Chequer and Malcolm Clarke at Jamega Pro Tour Pro AM

Fancy Playing In A Pro-Am?

Then this is for you.

I sponsored the first HGS event this year, but as we know things haven’t quite gone to plan, so it was more low key than I would have hoped.

So I am delighted to announce the 2nd HGS Pairs competition sponsored by Fore King Golf

Last years pairs competition was played at Wrag Barn over 18 holes.

Front 9 was one score to count, back 9 both scores to count.

The Winners were Jase Aylett & Paul Peacock who won some great prizes courtesy of Lidl.

This years competition will be played in a completely different format.

Think World Cup Or Champions League Format, with a group stage and then knock-out matches.

Group Stage

Each Team will play against all other Teams in their group

3 points for a win

1 point for a draw

Goal difference – holes won.

Even after you have won, continue to play all 18 holes and this will give you the holes won goal difference. Which could be a deciding factor if teams are tied on points

The Top 2 teams from each group will qualify

Knock Out stages

Straight knock-out (no need to play all 18 holes if the game is won)

if a game goes to Extra holes – no handicap shots given (as they have already been used up during the 18 holes)


All Matches can be played at Wrag or Coombe, or at a mutually agreeable venue. We have a lot of members at the same clubs, so feel free to play your matches at home.

Buggys are allowed

The Final Will be at Coombe

entry fees

Entry Fee £10 per player
Greens Fees to be Paid by the players at each game


Finals Day at Manor House (Castle Coombe) Green Fees will be paid by Fore King Golf

HGS Branded shirts for the Four Finalists

The Winning Pair will Join Kingy at a Pro-AM later in the Season. This will be on EuroPro Tour, Jamega Tour or South West PGA, subject to covid, tee availability and price.


Closing Date for Entry: 31 OCT 2020
Closing Date for Group Matches: 31 March 2021
Knock Out Stages: To be confirmed after group stages

The Finals date and the Pro-Am details are to be confirmed, subject to Covid and tee Availability at Coombe

Fore King Golf Tour at The Manor House in Castle Coombe March 2020

competition format

Matchplay Pairs – Betterball – Strokeplay

Handicap Calculations

Each player receives 9/10 of the difference between the handicaps and are calculated from lowest handicapped player.

So the lowest player plays off scratch and everyone else gets 90% of the difference

YOU HAVE A NEW handicap

The new WHS handicap system has now come into force. This means you will be playing off your new handicap which has been updated by the HGS Handicap Committee, you can find details on the HGS website

Please stay updated with your HGS handicap throughout the competition and please speak with a handicap committee member if you have any queries

The group stage Draw

Hercules Golf Society Pairs Competition Group Stage Draw for 2021

watch the draw

If you’re interested in that kind of thing, you can watch the video of the draw being made.

But I warn you, it’s pretty much a bloke doing copy/paste in excel

YouTube video

Group stage as it stands

I will update the groups regularly as I receive the results

Group A

Sly Jenkins & Alan Oakley000000
Stephen White & Richard Eley000000
Martin Cook & Phil Lenehan000000
Steven Francis & Lloyd Allen000000

Results will appear here

Group B

Chris Johnson & Nick Chant000000
Pete Ptaszek & Tucker Thompson000000
Peter Haynes & Gary Haynes000000
Martin Weaver & Adam Weaver000000

Results will appear here

Group C

Mike Tunstall & Paul Rose000000
Alexander Ahmed & Kevin Broderick000000
Tom Hill & Clem Cleminson000000
Henry Hall & Paul Rowley000000

Results will appear here

Group D

Wez Christian & John Thomson000000
Lee Gaterell & Alan Burch000000
Steve Butt & David Seaton000000
Matt Thomas & Ant Southwell000000

Results will appear here

Group E

Andy Morris & Nick Parker11003+1
Ian Jenkins & Dave Jenkins000000
Carl Marsh & Darren Dodd000000
Russ Gittens & Reg Thorpe000000
Tom Prior & Ryan O'Brien10010-1

Andy Morris & Nick Parker beat Tom Prior & Ryan O’Brien 1-Up

Group F

TeamPWDLPtsHoles Up
Lee Davies & Owen Ranson000000
Neil Reid & Gerry Maher000000
Duncan Wright & Ben La Porta000000
Jase Aylett & Paul Peacock000000
Gary Hancock & Steve Wiltshire000000

Results will appear here

Group G

Glyn Parker & Chris Elias000000
Keith Phillips & Joel Springall000000
Mark Lazenby & Charlie Holdsworth000000
Simon Gubbin & Stuart Hill000000
Jack Fuller & Sam Russell000000

Results will appear here

Group H

Rob Gregory & Jane Marren000000
Gav Livingstone & Paul Dunkley000000
Roger Chequer & Steve King000000
Peter Chappell & Colin Sibthorpe000000
Aidan McBeth & Trevor Isherwood000000

Results will appear here

More Updates

I will update this page on an ongoing basis, so you will be able to see who is winning in each group and who you might have to play in the next round.


Everything should be plain sailing but in the event of a dispute please contact Steve as soon as possible.

Fore King Golf, in consultation with the HGS committee, will have the final decision in any dispute.