Summary of different competitions that are played for throughout each year. Includes individual and team competitions. Lists of past winners for each are also shown. Click on the tab to read more.
1923 Championship Challenge Cup
The first Spring Meeting was held at Sonning on 26 and 27 April 1923. It was proposed that members subscribe 1/- each towards a Challenge Cup to be played for by 1st division handicaps 20 and under in a Medal round in the morning of the 26th the eight lowest scratch scores qualifying for the match-play Championship, the first round being played in the afternoon of the 26th. Other competitions were organised for those not involved in the championship, with prizes offered by various Committee members. At the second Committee meeting in April, Mrs du Gros (Maidenhead) offered £15 for the purchase of The Championship Challenge Cup Of Berkshire for the Champion.
1923 Tournament Cup
Members subscriptions already received were enough to buy a cup for a new match-play tournament to be played in the autumn, the final over 36 holes. The Tournament Cup cost £6-1s-6d and the competition varied over the years, depending on the size of entry (only 36 for some years), but it remained a match-play event until 1960, when it became a 36-hole stroke-play competition with the Cup awarded for the lowest net score.
1925 Inter-Club Challenge Shield
1932 Scratch Gold Medal
1935 Presidents Salvers
A foursomes medal competition had been played since 1927 and this was formalised in 1935 when Mrs Cave presented the Presidents Salvers for 36-hole medal foursomes to commemorate George Vs Silver Jubilee. The first competition for the Presidents Salvers was played at East Berks. In 1985 this became a four-ball betterball Stableford event.
1952 Coronation Medals
The Coronation Medals were sent to Berkshire by ELGA. The silver LGU County Medal commemorates the coronation of Edward VII. It was awarded in 1901 to Mrs Speed. The Bronze Medal commemorates the coronation of George V and was won by Lady Speed in 1911. It is marked Berkshire. In 1912 it was won by Miss F J Collins. Further winners of either Medal are not recorded but enquiries for information have been made to the LGU.
1952 Poulton Trophy
1954 Joyce Cave Cup
1957 Ann Bryant Cup
1960 Helen Brown Sauce Boat
1963 Duncan Trophy
1964 Junior Girls Championship
1967 Tegner Trophy
1969 Battiscombe Birdies
1978 Handicap Reduction Cup
1982 Elizabeth Jacobs Trophy (Clock)
2000 Millennium Trophies
To celebrate the new millennium a new team competition was introduced and played at Wokefield Park. The teams comprising 3 players, each from different Berkshire Clubs, competed in a Dubai stableford format (1 score counts on first 6 holes, 2 scores count on next 6 holes, 3 scores count on last 6 holes). The competition proved to be such a success that it continued as a regular event in subsequent years each year being played at Wokefield Park. Initially the prize for this competition was given as vouchers until Sally Judge (President in 2006) volunteered to give trophies for each player in the winning team. These were first be played for in 2007. The competitoin venue now varies from year to year.
2001 Angela Uzielli Memorial Trophy
Clubs are invited to hold a qualifying competition. The winners of the bronze & silver divisions then team up to play in a foursomes stableford tournament for the Uzielli Trophy donated by David & Hannah Hubbard. The first event was held on 25th October 2001. Each player pays 15 and 10 goes towards the Angela Uzielli Bursary Fund that supports promising girls who wish to continue their golf whilst in full-time study at university or college. Until 2005 this competition was played at Angelas home club, The Berkshire. Since then it circulates around the clubs in the county. (See General History International players for more details of Angela Uzielli).
2001 Fitzgerald Cup
Mrs Sheila Fitzgerald donated a cup to be awarded to the junior girl who reduced her handicap the most during the year.
2003 Seniors Champion
2005 Bennett Trophy
2006 Katy Plater Trophy
2006 Alison Baldwick Trophy
To be given to the junior girl winner of the Division 2 competition which is run alongside the Championship.
Many thanks to Elspeth Cooper, Deirdra Cuthbert and Gill Myers for extracting the information and bringing it up to date from the “Bible”.
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