I was privileged to witness (by accident) the draws for the knockout trophies. I case you ever wondered how independent it was - the answer is very. A number is picked out of a box by a child; it's read out by parent and child; it's confirmed by a member; the name corresponding to the number is read out by a committee member and the name written down in order by the competitions chairman.
Knowing that doesn't make it any easier to win, of course.
The good news is that there are many more entries this year - probably partly because of the weather but also because new members are playing. The full draw will be on the noticeboard at the clubhouse on 5th May, and the first round draws are on the club's website. They have to be played more quickly than normal because of the additional entries.