Canterbury Golf Club

Details of cups and trophies played for in the Seniors' section

compiled by Alan Eeles.

 

Bill England Trophy

Format:

Winter Pairs Match Play Competition.  Period October through to March

Played in four leagues of a maximum of seven pairs, two points for a win and one point for a half.  The top two pairs in each league qualify for the knock-out stage of the competition


History of the Trophy:

This Trophy was donated by Bill’s wife in his memory and was first played for in 1988. 
Bill worked on the railways for many years.


Coaker Foursomes Cup

Format:

Summer Foursomes Knockout Competition.  Period May through to October

Final to be played on the Club’s Finals Day in October.

Allowance: Half of Combined Handicaps


History of the Cup:

This Cup was donated by Roy Coaker who was Club Captain in 1986 and was first played for in 1988.  Roy was a well respected teacher at the Frank Hooker School in Canterbury, covering maths, sports and careers.

 

Seniors Consistency Cup

Format: 

Every competition played from November of one year through to October of the following year will be recorded as stableford points and each member’s best six scores will count towards the Cup.  The player with the highest total score will be the winner and in the event of a tie the player with the best seventh score will decide the winner. 


History of the Cup:

The Consistency Cup was donated by Gerry Prichett who joined the Club in 1973 and was Club Captain in 1980.  The Consistency Cup was first played for in 2003.  Gerry was a Committee Member for fourteen years and is currently a Vice-President of the Club. 


Gibson Cup

Format:

18 hole Bogey Competition

Allowance: Full Handicap


History of the Cup:

The Cup was donated by Ron Gibson who joined the Club from Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club.  The Cup was first played for in 1997.


Howe Salver

Format:

Summer Singles Match Play Competition.  Period May through to October

Allowance:  Full handicap difference

Final to be played on the Club’s Finals day in October


History of the Salver:

This Salver was donated by Bob Howe and first played for in 1985.  Bob owned a painting and decorating business.


Impett Cup

Format:

Winter Singles Match Play Competition.  Period October through to March

Allowance: Full Handicap Difference


History of the Cup:

The Impett Cup was donated by Eric Impett who was a miner at Snowdown Colliery and later became Secretary of the Kent PGA.  The Cup was first played for in 1991.  Eric was a keen sportsman excelling in cricket, football and golf and was in fact the winner of the Pilgrims Challenge Cup in 1970.


Martin Wilkinson Cup

Format:

18 Hole Greensome Stableford Competition

Allowance: Lower handicap x 0.6 plus higher handicap x 0.4.


History of the Cup:

This Cup was donated by Martin Wilkinson who was a member of the Artisans Section of the Club from 1956 through to 1965 and then became a seven-day member until 1979.  Martin rejoined the Club in 2002 and the Martin Wilkinson Cup was first played for in 2007.


Shuters Pairs Cup

Format:

18 Hole Better Ball Stableford Competition.

Allowance: ¾ of handicap


History of the Cup:

The Shuters Pairs Cup was donated by Frank Shuter and was first played for in 1987.  Frank owned a Sub-Post Office in Northgate in Canterbury.


Newing Bowl

Format:

18 Hole Medal Competition

Allowance:  Full Handicap


History of the Bowl

The Newing Bowl was donated by Fred W. Newing and was first played for in 1984.  This is a competition for winners of prize vouchers during the period November through to October of the following year.  Fred served in the military and then worked at the Ministry of Defence and was Club Captain in 1969.


Seniors’ Captains’ Cup  

Format:

18 Hole Stableford Competition

Allowance:  Full Handicap


History of the Cup:

The Seniors’ Captains’ Cup was donated by Alan Eeles and first played for in 2005.  Alan joined the Club in April 1980 and was elected Seniors’ Captain in 2005 and Seniors’ Competition Secretary in 2006.


Seniors’ Cup

Format:

18 Hole Medal Competition

Allowance:  Full Handicap.


History of the Cup:

This Cup was donated by J.T. Morgan who owned a Sub-Post Office in Lower Bridge Street in Canterbury.  Trevor was Club Captain in 1975 and winner of the Pilgrims Challenge Cup in 1967.  The Cup was first played for in 1975.


George Dack Cup

Format:

18 Hole Medal Competition

Allowance: Full Handicap


History of the Cup:

George Dack was Treasurer for Bridge-Blean Rural District Council and then worked in the treasury offices at Canterbury City Council.  The George Dack Cup was donated by his family in George’s memory and was first played for in 2011.


Seniors’ Eclectic Cup

Format:

A competition that records the highest stableford points scored for each individual hole in competitions played during November through to October of the following year. 


History of the Cup

The Seniors’ Eclectic Cup was donated by Keri Mathias-Williams who joined the Club in 1988 and was first played for in 2012.  Keri retired from the position as Regional Manager for the Nationwide Building Society, London and South East in 2009.


Seniors’ Open (Veterans’ Open)

Format:

18 Hole Stableford Competition

Allowance: Full Handicap (Maximum of 24)


History of the Cup

This Cup was first played for in 1997 and was donated by Alec Luck who was Club Secretary from 1981 through to 1983 and Seniors’ Secretary from 1983 to 1986.  Entry forms for this Open are sent to Clubs in Kent and South London and there are separate prizes for members and visitors.  Alec was responsible for arranging the first Seniors’ inter-Club Friendly Matches.  Alec and Paul Blake helped form the East Kent Alliance in 1983, a winter competition for 16 Clubs.


Seniors’ Open Team Event
(Veterans Team Open Event)

Format:

18 Hole Stableford Team Competition

Allowance:  Full Handicap (Maximum of 24)


History of the Event

Entry forms for this Open Team Event are sent to Clubs in Kent and South London and each team consists of one Canterbury member and three visitors.  The best three scores on each hole count.


Seniors’ Invitation Day

Format:

18 Hole Better Ball Stableford Competition

Allowance:  ¾ of Handicap

For the Seniors’ Invitation Day, the competition fee includes the cost of lunch for the pair.


Seniors’ Captains’ Prize

Format:

Teams of three, and the Captain decides which type of competition is to be played.

Entry fees for the Captains’ Prize go towards the Captains’ Charity each year.


Seniors’ Team Event

Format:

18 Hole Stableford Competition

Allowance:  Full Handicap

For this Seniors’ Event, each team consists of three players and the best two scores count on each hole.


Seniors’ Texas Scramble

Format:

18 Hole Medal Play Competition

Allowance:  1/5 th of Combined Handicaps

Teams of three players take part in this Seniors’ Texas Scramble and each player must have a minimum of four tee shots selected.





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