Knockout Cups

The North Staffs and District Golf League run four matchplay knockout cups that all member clubs are eligible to enter. The Dofsky Cup, The Houghton Salver, The Jim Cumberbatch Scratch Trophy and The EHP Memorial Trophy. In all the knockout cups (with the exception of the final) away halves count as a win to the visiting team. Finals day is played at a neutral venue with all knockout cups competitions being played on the same day with the exception of the EHP Memorial Trophy which has its own finals day at a neutral venue. In all finals, matches tied after 18-holes will go to a “sudden death” finish, unless the venue for that final produces a home draw. Then the away halves rule will apply.

To see the 2019 Knockout Cup Draws simply click on any of the cup titles or use the menu at the top of the page.

The Dofsky Cup

The oldest of the three Knockout cups, comprises three four-ball matches played off full current handicaps. Handicap allowances are given to partners and opponents alike with a maximum of 90% difference. Only three single figure handicap players are allowed in each side. A maximum handicap of (28) is set by the North Staffs and District Golf League committee.

The Houghton Salver

Comprises three Greensome Foursome matches. Handicap allowance is 1/2 of the combined difference with the maximum handicap of 14. Players may play with any higher active handicap, but for the purposes of this competition will play off the maximum handicap of 14.

The Jim Cumberbatch Scratch Trophy

Comprises five single scratch Match Play games, No shots given or received.

The EHP Memorial Trophy

Comprises three Greensome Foursome matches. Handicap allowance is 1/2 of the combined difference with the maximum handicap of 18. Players may play with any higher active handicap, but for the purposes of this competition will play off the maximum handicap of 18. All players in the EHP Memorial Trophy must be eligible to play for there clubs in the North Staffs & District Veterans League.

The Dofsky Cup, Houghton Salver & JC Scratch Trophy Finals for 2018 are to be played at Leek Golf Club on Saturday 8th September 2018 at 12:30pm.

The EHP Memorial Trophy Final for 2018 is to be played at The Chase Golf Club on Wednesday 29th August 2018 at 1:30pm.