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 2019 Order of Merit started with the pre-season game against Warwickshire in March and concludes with the  Anglian League game against Norfolk in September.

The top 10 players in the 2019 Order of Merit are:

Position Player (Club) Total Points
1st Martin Anderson (Glen Gorse Golf Club) 507.5
2nd James Billingham (Cosby Golf Club) 505
3rd Steve Sansome (Birstall Golf Club) 395
4th Jack Mayfield (Cosby Golf Club) 348
5th Richard Wale (Leicestershire Golf Club) 336
6th David Cooper (Glen Gorse Golf Club) 298
7th Chris Brook (Hinckley Golf Club) 263.5
8th Luke Burrows (Cosby Golf Club) 239
9th Jake Croshaw (Longcliffe Golf Club) 230
10th John Fairbrother (Cosby Golf Club) 214

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Previous Winners

The 2018 L&RGU Order of Merit was won by James Billingham (Cosby) for the second year in a row. James was presented with the Order of Merit salver at the Annual Dinner in February 2019.




2018 James Billingham 2018 LRGU Order of Merit


James Billingham

2017 LRGU Order of Merit


Jevann Parmar

2016 LRGU Order of Merit


Martin Anderson

2015 LRGU Order of Merit


Martin Anderson

2014 LRGU Order of Merit


Steve Sansome

2013 LRGU Order of Merit


Steve Sansome

2012 LRGU Order of Merit


Steve Sansome

2011 LRGU Order of Merit


Steve Sansome

2010 LRGU Order of Merit


Jason Palmer

2009 LRGU Order of Merit