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 concluded with the  Anglian League game against Northamptonshire on 3rd September. 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 will be presented with the Order of Merit salver at the Annual Dinner in February 2018.

The final top 15 players in the 2017 Order of Merit are:

James BillinghamCosby801.00
Scott WormleightonBirstall524.75
Joe HackLutterworth505.75
George RaittWhetstone363.00
Jack MayfieldBirstall358.50
Martin AndersonMarket Harborough319.25
Chris BrookHinckley310.00
Liam PlantCosby298.75
John FairbrotherCosby290.00
Richard WalePark Hill279.25
Luke BurrowsCosby265.50
Stuart MarriottBirstall261.50
Steve SansomeBirstall259.00
Coby CartwrightCosby254.00
Jack MerryBirstall184.00

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Previous Winners



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