The Club Midweek Swindles
These are open to all members of Eaton Golf Club (EGC) regardless of age, gender or handicap index. There is no joining fee or annual cost.
The Club Midweek Swindles take place most weeks throughout the year, generally on both a Monday and a Thursday. Registration is in the Bar from between 9:00 a.m. & 09:45 a.m. It costs just £1.00 (in cash) to enter, which funds the Prize Pot… with surplus proceeds donated to the Club Captain’s Charity.
Most weeks – but not on Bank Holidays – there are 9 Tee Times allocated on a Monday and 7 on a Thursday — thereby allowing up to 36 & 28 entrants respectively from 09:56 a.m. Generally, the format is Individual Stableford — going out (largely) in four balls — off full Course Handicap, with a cash pay-out to 1st, 2nd & (sometimes) 3rd places.
There is, however, a ‘Swindle Handicap Adjustment’ for those who win &/or score 37 points or more. Swindle Handicap Adjustments are cumulative, but only last for up to three months maximum… as Swindle Handicap Adjustments are all rebased to zero four times a year on 1st January, 1st April, 1st July & 1st October.
The four-ball format allows a friendly ‘combined Stableford’ Pairs competition within each four ball for who buys the Teas… always fiercely fought over!
Once a month, the aim is to play a Team event (such as best 3 out of 4 or a ‘Waltz’), and in the summer months, there are four individual Trophy Competitions.
To keep you updated as to what is happening, if you would like your name to be added to the Club Midweek Swindle e-Mail Circulation List, please simply send your full name (e.g. Dave Smith) and your e-mail address to [email protected]
To join in… just report to the ‘Sign In’ Table in the Bar and present to the Swindle Administrator: (a) your full name (e.g. Dave Smith); (b) your then current WHS Handicap Index (e.g. 11.3); & (c) your £1.00 coin. You will be warmly welcomed and allocated a Tee Time and Playing partners.
For new members to the Club, this is, of course, an especially great way to get to know and play with a lot of different Members very quickly.
Each of the following can be viewed &/or downloaded from the Folder labelled ‘The Club Midweek Swindles’, which you can find in the Members’ Area of this Website.
- Swindle Documents – including… Helpful Information for Members, The Swindle Scorecard, a Swindle Control Sheet Example, EGC Slope Rating Conversion Table, Swindle Calendar for the current Quarter, 2023 Swindle Trophy Competition Dates & Rules, plus the Swindle Administrator’s Guidance Notes & Aide Memoire.
- Swindle Newsletters.
- Swindle Records… Attendance, Handicap Adjustments & High Scorers.