In order to monitor the success, progress and development of golfers in the Leicestershire & Rutland Golf Union it was decided in 2009 to introduce an Order of Merit.

The original Order of Merit focused on performances in the county major tournaments and the inaugural winner was Jason Palmer from Kirby Muxloe Golf Club. In 2010, the Order of Merit was expanded to take into account performances in County matches (Pre-Season, Anglian League and Eastern Counties Foursomes). The winner of the Order or Merit is presented with a silver salver, donated by Stuart Marriott (Birstall Golf Club, L&RGU County Captain 2011, 2012 & 2013).

The 2017 Order of Merit started with the pre-season game against Warwickshire in March and will conclude after the September Anglian League game.

The current top 10 players in the 2017 Order of Merit, following the pre-season game against Nottinghamshire on 9th April are:

Player Club Points
Liam Plant Cosby 90
David Cooper Glen Gorse 78
George Raitt Whetstone 72
Shaun Corby Birstall 66
James Billingham Cosby 60
Chris Brook Hinckley 60
Martin Anderson Market Harborough 48
Luke Burrows Cosby 48
Coby Cartwright Cosby 48
Jack Mayfield Birstall 42

Full 2017 scores:  2017 LRGU Order of Merit

Previous Winners

Year Winner Results


Jevann Parmar 2016 LRGU Order of Merit


Martin Anderson 2015 LRGU Order of Merit
2014 Martin Anderson 2014 LRGU Order of Merit
2013 Steve Sansome 2013 LRGU Order of Merit
2012 Steve Sansome 2012 LRGU Order of Merit
2011 Steve Sansome 2011 LRGU Order of Merit
2010 Steve Sansome 2010 LRGU Order of Merit
2009 Jason Palmer 2009 LRGU Order of Merit