2024 Fixtures

team match results


Fixture Date Venue Result
Cheshire v Sandiway Sunday 26th March Sandiway Won 11½ to 6½
Cheshire v Army Sunday 16th April Shrigley Hall Won 13-5
Cheshire v North Wales Counties Sunday 23rd April Chester Won 13 ½ - 4 ½
Cheshire v Durham Sunday 14th May Warrington Won 10-8
Cheshire v Lancashire Sunday 18th June Bromborough Won 10-8
Cheshire v Cumbria Saturday 8th July Workington Won 9 1/2 - 8 1/2
EGU Northern Group – ‘ Big 6’ Wed 9th August Mount Murray, Isle of Man Runners Up
Cheshire v Northumberland Sunday 20th August Stockport Won 11 - 5
Cheshire v Yorkshire Saturday 9th September The Oaks Lost 12 1/2 - 5 1/2
Cheshire v SandiwaySunday 26th March Sandiway Won 11 ½ to 6 ½
Cheshire v Army Sunday 16th AprilShrigley Hall Won 13-5
Cheshire v North Wales CountiesSunday 23rd AprilChester Won 13 ½ - 4 ½
Cheshire v DurhamSunday 14th MayWarrington Won 10-8
Cheshire v Lancashire Sunday 18th JuneBromborough Won 10-8
Cheshire v CumbriaSaturday 8th July Workington Won 9 ½ - 8 ½
EGU Northern Group – ‘ Big 6’ Wed 9th August Mount Murray, Isle of Man Runner Up
Cheshire v NorthumberlandSunday 20th AugustStockport Won 11 - 7
Cheshire v YorkshireSaturday 9th September The Oaks Lost 12 ½ - 5 ½

Fixtures in bold signify Northern Counties League Matches

am – 18 holes foursomes, pm 18 holes singles. 12 golfers per team.

Away matches travel the day before for afternoon practice and overnight stay

Team Manager: Chris Peterson

Team Captain: Jon Beesley

Cheshire Player of the Year

Player of The Year 2023 : Chris Chilton

The “Player of the Year” receives his award at the Annual Dinner 
NamePlayedFSB PTotal
Chris Chilton - Lymm Golf Club 8 14 20 1751
Jon Beesley - The Mere Golf Resort 6 12 12 44 20
Daniel Hayes - Bramhall Golf Club 5 4 20 18 42

Points Allocation

Men’s Player of the Year 2024

The ‘Player of the Year’ receives his award at the Annual Dinner.

The County has a ‘Player of the Year’ merit table the Men’s County Squad players. Points are awarded based on their own individual performances when playing in County matches including all Pre-Season and Northen League fixtures. No pints are awarded for selection.

Points are awarded as follows:

Foursomes 2 10
Singles 4 20

In addition, bonus points are awarded based upon a player’s winning margin in Singles and Foursomes matches.

If a match is conceded before it starts the winning player will receive no bonus points.

If a match is conceded during the game, and the player were leading or tying when the concession occurred the winning player will receive the number of bonus points that the score would have allowed him.

If the player was losing when the concession occurred, then no bonus points will be awarded.

Bonus points are awarded as follows:

Winning MarginPoints
1 Hole0
2 Holes1
3 Holes2
4 Holes3
5 Holes4
6 Holes5
7 Holes6
8 Holes7
9 Holes8
10 Holes9

cheshire order of merit

Men’s Order of Merit 2024

The Men’s Order of Merit is based on a combination of Cheshire County Championships and Northern Order of Merit Opens held within Cheshire.

The Cheshire County Strokeplay and Matchplay Championships attract a higher point waiting compared to the Opens. The Cheshire County Foursomes Championship will be included as an Open.

The current Northern Order of Merit Opens which will be included are:

  • Delamere Horn
  • Caldy Quart
  • Wallasey Stableford
  • Bromborough Bowl
  • Prestbury Open
  • Wilmslow Crow
  • Stockport Salver
  • Eaton Talbot
  • Mere Trophy


The Order of Merit is calculated on the current playing year with a cut-off of 31 August.

The winner will receive his award at the Annual Dinner.

The detail of the points allocation for each type of event is shown below.

The web site will be updated as soon as possible after each event.

Any queries should be addressed to the County Secretary.

Cheshire Strokeplay ChampionshipPoints
Specified Cheshire Club EventsPoints
Cheshire Matchplay ChampionshipPoints
Losing semi-finalists80
Losing quarter-finalists60
3rd round losers40
Cheshire Foursomes ChampionshipPoints

Points will be divided between the two players,
eg the two winners will share 100 points, so 50 points each, and so on

Cheshire County Team Selection

First of all – let’s make one thing clear, we are  always  on the lookout for talented golfers who can represent the County.  

 I think there are several common misconceptions about playing for the county:

Some golfers feel that there is some kind of ‘closed shop’ arrangement stopping golfers from breaking into the county team.

Other golfers have the impression that you have to play at a private club to get selected for the county and anyone who plays golf on the municipal courses won’t be considered.

 There are those golfers under the illusion that once a golfer achieves a particular level of handicap they would automatically be a good pick for the county.

Let me assure you all of these assumptions are flawed.


Firstly the golfer must be a member of a Cheshire Golf Club – this does not prevent people who play at municipal clubs being selected, but they must have joined the club section of that establishment.

In the past, golf clubs would submit the names of golfers with category one handicaps to the county secretary at the beginning of the year and from those submissions we could see who had played well and should be considered for County selection.

Now the Central Database of handicaps (CDH) allows us to do the same thing on line.

As a rule of thumb, we would begin to take notice of someone with a handicap of scratch and below.

We also keep a close eye on the various ‘order of merit’ tables

However, the low handicap is not of itself a sole guide. Far more important than the actual handicap figure is evidence that the players golf ‘travels well’. By this I mean that we look for evidence that the player enters a number of events away from his home club.

It would be fair to say that a player could have a plus handicap but with no evidence that he plays in external events he would not be considered for county selection.

Conversely a player off a handicap of 1 or 2 who competes and finishes well in external events would certainly be considered. Having said that, to achieve success in external events, means that the golfer’s handicap would fall to around scratch.

The events that are of particular interest to the county selectors are those which attract order of merit points

There are 3 ‘orders of merit’ that we pay attention to

The  English Order of Merit
The Northern Order of Merit 
The Cheshire Order of Merit 

Any golfer playing in lots of these events and achieving a degree of success will attract the attention of the Cheshire selectors.

 To find out which events attract order of merit points, the golfer should look at the various websites as given above


Most of the County Team Golf is match play. – So if you don’t like match play, you may as well stop reading now!

Our main fixtures are 5 Northern Group fixtures against the 5 other Northern Counties – Lancashire, Yorkshire, Durham, Northumberland and Cumbria. We play alternate year home and away against these counties. The format is a 12 man team with 6 morning foursomes and 12 afternoon singles.

In addition there is the Northern Group Qualifier or ‘Big 6’ – for the National County Finals – this is a 6 man team stroke play event, 36 holes each player, all scores to count.

 Those of us on the County Executive are extremely privileged and proud to be responsible for promoting elite amateur golf on behalf of the golfers of Cheshire.  We expect this pride to evident in anyone privileged enough to play for their county. We expect the highest standard of behaviour from our Cheshire players and make no apology for this. There is a Code of Conduct that was developed in conjunction with Cheshire players detailing the standards of behaviour we expect, and anyone selected will sign this document and adhere to the behaviour described in this document.

So – if you want to play for your county my advice is quite simple, – by all means play well at your own club, but more importantly, get out there and play golf at external events , put yourself about on the local  amateur circuit, and you may well have a county selector knocking on your door……..