The Premier League consists of 8 players and is the Top League in the Western Province, featuring the top amateur golfers from all the clubs in the Union. The team is selected mainly on Merit and Club Championships results. The Premier League is played on a Sunday and the format is 18 hole foursomes match-play in the morning and 18 holes singles match-play in the afternoon.
This league is for players 30 years and older. It is mainly made up of lower handicaps as the format is Better Ball match-play over 18 holes off scratch. The team consists of 8 players and is played on a home and away basis. (4 players at home and 4 players away) It is a very competitive league and a highly sought after trophy to win.
This League is also played over 18 holes off a scratch handicap, but consists of singles match play with a team of 8 players on a home and away basis. Traditionally many younger members have played in this league, but it is open to all ages of membership with handicaps between 0 – 8.
Open to all Prentice members, this league is contested by all the top juniors in the Province. The team consists of 4 players and is played in a singles match-play format. Junior League is played on a Sunday over 18 holes.
For players of 50 and up, this is also a very competitive league and the format is Betterball Stableford off scratch over 18 holes. This league is made up of 8 players on a home and away basis.
Teams of 4 players, playing off scratch compete for the League Shield in this league. Only players aged 60or above are eligible to compete and matches are home and away played in Betterball Stableford.
Regarded by some as the most sought after League Trophy in the Western Province, this league consists of 16 players and is the only handicap league available to members. Age is irrelevant, but you need to be a handicap of between 10 – 18. This league also works on a home and away basis over 18 holes. Westlake has done extremely well in this league over the years.
We put out league sheets in the foyer 6 weeks before the start of the respective leagues. If you would like to be considered for any of these teams, simply put your name down on the sheets provided. For any further information regarding the leagues please contact our Golf Director, Nicolaas Lochner
WP Golf Ladies league is made up of three Divisions – Scratch league, Silver League and Bronze League.
- Scratch Division has four team players and they play singles matchplay during the first half of the season and foursomes matchplay during the second half. All players must play off scratch but there is a limit of Handicap Index 15.0
- Silver Division has six members per team and this Division is divided into three sections. All play each other within their Section – singles matchplay first half of season and then four-ball betterball matchplay during second half. The eight teams from all Sections with the most points at the end of the season are seeded and put into a draw for play-offs of quarter, semi and a final. The Handicap Index limit for Silver is 15.0 or below, although Handicap Index 15 – 19 can play but must play off 15.0 (taking into account the Course handicap at the club they are playing at)
- Bronze Division has four Sections with six in a team and they play four-ball betterball matchplay throughout the year. Again, like Silver, there are play-offs with the top eight teams with the most points playing a quarter, semi and a final. Handicap Index limit is 15.0 or above, also taking into account the course handicap at the course where they are playing.
All matches are played on one Tuesday per month starting in January and completing in November with the play-offs. Each Section is scheduled to play at a neutral club, although WP Golf league organisers do aim to offer at least one home match for each team during the year.
In 2018 Westlake had six teams – one scratch, two Silver and three Bronze teams. Four teams were successful in making the play-offs. Two Bronze teams unfortunately lost in the quarter final, one of our Silver teams lost in the semi-final and our Silver 2 team went through to the final but lost to Durbanville.
Next year 2019 we will enter two Silver teams and three Bronze teams. Matches start on 29 January and if there are any new players out there who would like to play league, please let Joan Bulgin know by the end of December.