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

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 2018 Order of Merit started with the pre-season game against Warwickshire in March and concludes with the  Anglian League game against Suffolk in September.

The current top 10 players in the 2018 Order of Merit are:

Jack MerryBirstall52
Steve SansomeBirstall48
David CooperGlen Gorse42
Joe HackLutterworth42
Luke BurrowsCosby36
Scott WormleightonBirstall24
Liam PlantCosby20
Oliver WillsonLongcliffe16
Jay SheridanLutterworth16
Owen TweedWillesley Park16

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Previous Winners

The 2017 L&RGU Order of Merit has been won by James Billingham (Cosby) with an outstanding total of 801 points. The runner-up was Scott Wormleighton (Birstall) with Joe Hack (Lutterworth) in third place. James was presented with the Order of Merit salver at the Annual Dinner in February 2018.

2017James Billingham2017 LRGU Order of Merit


Jevann Parmar2016 LRGU Order of Merit


Martin Anderson2015 LRGU Order of Merit
2014Martin Anderson2014 LRGU Order of Merit
2013Steve Sansome2013 LRGU Order of Merit
2012Steve Sansome2012 LRGU Order of Merit
2011Steve Sansome2011 LRGU Order of Merit
2010Steve Sansome2010 LRGU Order of Merit
2009Jason Palmer2009 LRGU Order of Merit