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 L&RGU Vice President).

Richard Wale (Kibworth)  has won the 2023 L&RGU Order of Merit for the first time. Richard scored 782 points with the highlights being winning 3 of the County's major events including the Amature Championship. The 2023 Runner up was Scott Wormleighton (Rothley Park) on 638.5 points with third place going to Cosby's James Billingham on 612 points.

2024 Order of Merit Table 

(Top 5 Full Table via Link below).

Position Name Club Points
1st Richard Wale Kibworth 286.83
2nd  Chris Brook Hinckley 255.75
3rd Luke Burrows Cosby 250.5
4th Martin Anderson Kibworth  228.83
5th James Billingham Kibworth 223.75

table updated as at 2nd June 2024

Click this link to view full 2024 points table.

Previous Winners



Full Results

2023 Richard Wale 2023 LRGU Order of Merit
2022 James Billingham 2022 LRGU Order of Merit
2021 James Billingham 2021 LRGU Order of Merit
2020 Scott Wormleighton 2020 LRGU Order of Merit
2019 James Billingham 2019 LRGU Order of Merit
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