Staffordshire Men, Juniors (age 18 and under) and Seniors (age 55 and over) have many opportunities to compete at the highest level in County, Regional and National events.
The Midland Golf Union runs an Order of Merit for each of the three age groups, based predominantly on scratch events in the Midland Region.
Additionally all ten Midland Counties take part in the England Golf County Qualifying Team event for each age group. The winning County going forward to represent the Midlands in the National County Championships, playing against the winners from the other three EG Regions (North, South-West, South-East).
The County Men's First and Second teams play in the Daily Telegraph West Midland League. There are five inter-county league matches against. Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire & Herefordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire There are two non-league matches against Leicester & Rutlandshire and North Wales, which act as pre-season warm-ups.
The County Juniors (age 18 and under) play in three age groups. U18 play in the West Midlands League against Derbyshire, Shropshire & Herefordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire and the winners play a final against the winners of the East Midland League. The U18 group also play friendly matches against Leicestershire & Rutland and North Wales. The U16 group play in a West Midlands League against the same Counties as the U18 squad, and have a friendly against Cheshire. The U14 group play four friendly matches against Derbyshire, Shropshire & Herefordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
The County Seniors (age 55 and over) play in the West Midland League. There are four inter-county league matches against Derbyshire, Shropshire & Herefordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. The winners of the West play-off against the winners of the East (Cambs, Leics & Rutland, Lincs, Northants, Notts) for the Midland Seniors title. There are also eight non-league matches against other neighbouring Counties.
The County runs several Championships for each age group, including the main Individual age group Championships, with the winners progressing to the EG Champion of Champions weekend. There are varying events in other formats e.g. Foursomes, Fourball and Matchplay, with prizes for both Gross and Nett scores.
The County organises competitions for handicap golfers through its MEMBERSHIP SCHEME, which holds a number of Rye Greensome events throughout the year.
There is also the Club Golfer competition, which has a four venue qualifying stage and a Final.
For more details see Championships Tab.
For details on the Articles of Association and the rules see SUGC POLICIES.