Over 11,500 golfers have signed up to the HowDidiDoGolf Monthly order of merit which runs until the end of October.

Open to any member of a club registered at HowDidiDo, the competition is aimed at thousands of regular golfers who compete in medal competitions and enjoy benchmarking their game against fellow golfers.

The scoring system is based upon results issued by the golf club to HowDidiDo for qualifying competitions.

Player’s scores are collated from each medal competition they have played between August 1 and October 31. Final positions will be determined by the best three qualifying scores recorded during that period.

The scores will then be worked out on a best net differential – score relative to CSS – to ensure a level playing field.

Prizes include PowaKaddy electric trolleys and FootJoy MyJoy shoes.

Even with over 300,00 members, HowDidiDo was still taken aback by the number of entries.

Managing director, Barry Dyett, said: “We thought the concept of an order of merit would prove popular but we have been staggered by the response.

“Original, Michael Harris (GM editor) and I were hoping to have around 5,000 people participate, so to have more than 11,500 is better than we would ever have imagined.

“It shows that club golfers are looking to play competitive golf whenever they can. This isn’t a board in the clubhouse but it does give people the opportunity to get their name up on the web and see how their game measures up against the rest of the HowDidiDo population.”

Plans are now underway for enhancements to the format for 2012 which will launch in the Spring.