Ulster Carpets Johnston Shield 2015

Info on this year’s Ulster Carpets Johnston Shield competition is detailed below.
Anyone wishing to play and who does not have a partner can contact the Pro Shop and leave their details and we will try and get you fixed up!


The Johnston Shield will be played as “Fourball Better Ball Stableford” for the qualifying period.
The qualifying period for the Johnston Shield will run for 6 weeks commencing Saturday 10th January 2015 and finishing on Friday 20th February 2015. The entry fee will be £20 per pair.

The competition shall be played over a changed 12 hole winter course. Each player will receive 1/2 Handicap allowance. The best 5 from 6 cards total will determine which pairs will go through to the matchplay stage. The match and handicap committee have decided that 48 pairs will enter the matchplay stage, with the top 16 qualifiers receiving a bye into the 2nd round.

Ties at the completion of the qualifying period shall be broken by taking the best of the worst counting weekly score. Should pairs still be tied, the best of the worst 2 counting scores shall be taken and so on until the tie is broken.

Players are permitted to choose any day they wish on which to return their weekly score, but they must enter their names in the relevant entry sheet in the pro shop before commencing play. Scores must be returned on a stamped and dated green coloured winter score card.

It is the player’s responsibility to ensure that their cards have been correctly completed, having the correct handicaps displayed, are signed and countersigned before being returned into the WHITE competitions box in the male locker room.

In order to minimise the loss of days etc the M & H Committee reserve the right to alter the order of play, position of pins and tees etc as is necessary at any time during the competition.


The draw for the “Matchplay” rounds will take place in the Manchester Bar following play on Saturday 21st February 2015.

The matchplay stage will be played as “Foursomes” The number of rounds, Handicap Allowance and “play by” dates will be posted at a future date.


Each week there will be 3 nett prizes –
The three pairs will have future scores decreased by 3, 2 & 1 points respectively. This will only affect their scores for weekly prizes.


There will be prize awards for the top two positions at the end of the qualifying period.

There will be prizes in the matchplay stage for:-

2nd round losers
¼ Final losers
Semi Final losers
Runners Up