Knockout Cup for individual golfers played through the winter months.

A minimum of 16 entries are required for this competition to run.

A handicap (+ to 36) singles matchplay competition. After the entry closes a draw is made and competitors then arrange to play at a mutually convenient time. All competitors must be Full or Associate members of BCLGA and have a COMPETITION handicap.

Please note:

1. In the event of a Competitor not being a member of a BCLGA affiliated club, the match will revert to the opponent’s course. All matches must be played on Berkshire golf courses.

2. The final will be played on a neutral course arranged by the organiser

3. Both players must be prepared to play the course of the day

4. Caddies will not be allowed in the above competitions until the semi-final stage

5. Players may have to pay green fees on some courses, this fee to be shared equally between home and away players

6. Weekend and weekday dates must be offered when arranging matches

7. Matches to be played off FULL difference of the current CONGU handicap

All queries to Winter Knockout Organiser

See Entry Form –  click on buttons below.

Closing Date: 5th October 2021


2021/22Muriel Quinsac (Castle Royle)
2019/20Sonya Singh (Castle Royle)
2018/19Angie Burns (Mill Ride)
2017/18Fay Unsworth (Donnington Grove)
2016/17Gillian Godson (Reading)
2015/16Gillian Godson (Reading)
2014/15Gillian Godson (Reading)
2013/14Margaret Berriman (Goring & Streatley)
2012/13Not held
2011/12Nikki Ochtman (Castle Royle)
2010/11Margaret Berriman (Goring & Streatley)
2009/10Jules Tarr (Castle Royle)
2008/09Lynn Griffiths (Reading)
2001/08Cheryl Scott (Bearwood)

2020 – 2021 Winner – Muriel Quinsac

Muriel & Airlie 2022

2021/22 Winter Matchplay Knockout

The final of the Winter Matchplay Knockout took place at Temple Golf Club on 25th April 2022.  A special thanks to Temple for hosting this match as we needed a neutral course for the final.

Muriel Quinsac from Castle Royle won on the 18th hole beating Michelle James from Sonning.  It was an incredibly close match with fantastic golf played and inspiring to those of us that followed the match around the course.

Runners up in the semi finals were Mandy Creed from Easthampstead Ladies and Janet Smith from Eton College.

We had the best ever number of entrants this year with 38 ladies taking part which is fantastic – thanks to everyone for entering.

Also thanks go to Airlie Dyson our President for attending and presenting the prizes and Fran Campbell for refereeing the match.

Michelle & Airlie 2022

Runner Up – Michelle James

Michelle & Airlie 2022

The Finalists

2019 – 2020 Winner – Sonya Singh

Sonya Sing Castle Royle

The Final of the BCLGA Winter Matchplay knockout 2019/20 was eventually played on the most beautiful Autumn Day at Mill Ride Golf Club (six months later than plan due to Covid19).

With no caddies and a socially distanced game of golf we achieved our goal.  Our 2019/20 Winner was Sonya Singh from Castle Royle with Irene Gregory from Royal Ascot Runner Up.

The losing semi finalists were Moira Dixon from Castle Royle and Ishbel Thomson from Easthampstead Ladies.  

I would like to thank all ladies for their patience in the delays and for observing all the social distancing rules etc required to make this happen.  A special thank you to Elspeth Cooper for giving up her day to referee for us and to Mill Ride for so generously hosting the match.

The 2020/21 Competition has kicked off with at least one game already having been played.

2018 – 2019 Winner – Angie Burns

The winner of the 2018/19 Winter Knockout was Angie Burns from Mill Ride (left) and the runner up was Julie Metelko from Castle Royle (right).

The match was played in glorious spring weather at Donnington Grove on 17th April 2019 followed by an enjoyable tea with our County Captain Laura Webb and Elspeth Cooper who kindly offered to referee the match.

Congratulations to both ladies for making it through to the final.

Prizes presented by Laura Webb (County Captain).

2017 – 2018 Winner – Faye Unsworth

The final which was hosted by Reading GC on Friday 20th April, was played in temperatures up to 26°C. Fay Unsworth took an early lead on the first with some holes being halved. However, although Angie put up a brave performance, Fay went ahead and won the match 6/5.

Congratulations to all ladies who took part in this and battled the elements throughout a long and exceptionally wet winter. Thank you to Reading GC for hosting the final.

Prizes presented by Ann Williams (County Captain)

2016 – 2017 Winner – Gillian Godson

On a glorious sunny and hot April day, the Winter KO final was played at Sonning Golf Club between Gillian Godson from Reading and Pauline Cox from Castle Royle. A very close match which eventually saw Gillian come through as the winner for the third year running. Well done both players for getting through to the final but special congratulations to Gillian for a great performance for the third time!

2015 – 2016 Winner – Gillian Godson

The final of 2015-16 Winter Match Play was played on 5th April at Goring & Streatley in glorious sunshine. Congratulations to both Gillian Godson (Reading) and Ishbel Thomson (Easthampstead Ladies) for reaching the Final which was a closely contested match. Gillian won by sinking a long putt on the 16th and we congratulate her on retaining the Trophy.

Gillian receives the Bennett Trophy from County Captain Cathy Jones