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).

County Captain James Billingham (Cosby) has won the 2021 L&RGU Order of Merit and with the exception of early season friendly matches we had a full schedule of qualifying events during the year.  James scored 703.25 points with the highlight being winning his third County Match Play Championship the Wykes Bowl at Lutterworth.  The 2021 Runner up was Steve Sansome (Birstall) on 581.5 points with third place going to Cosby's Coby Cartwright on 490.5 points.

2022 Order of Merit Table current standings 

Position Name Club Points
1st Richard Wale The Leicestershire 474.5
2nd Coby Cartwright Cosby 452
3rd James Billingham Cosby 408.75
4th William Plant Cosby 332.5
5th Scott Wormleighton Birstall 324.5

Updated as at 26th June 2022.

Click here for full 2022 results table, qualifying events and points allocations.  

Previous Winners




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