Canterbury Golf Club

Trophies contested in the Junior Section

Compiled by Elizabeth Carlotti, a Canterbury member since 2017 and junior organiser since 2020.

The Junior Section at Canterbury is for boys and girls up to the age of 18 years and our coaching is organised by the club's PGA-appointed staff.  Juniors are encouraged to play in junior club competitions on the course from a variety of tees, blue to white, according to their ability. At the end of the year, trophies and vouchers are awarded and successes are recorded on the Honours Boards in the clubhouse.

There are several Stableford and medal competitions throughout the year. The various main trophies have been donated to the Junior Section over many years by either past club captains, members or, in one case, a golf society. All winners are awarded on net score unless otherwise stated.

Boys who have a WHS of 11 or below and girls a WHS of 13 or below are permitted to play in the main adult club competitions. Some juniors achieve a standard which has allows them to play in county and national competitions.

Cryer Cup

This cup was first played for in 1972 and was donated by local businessman and Canterbury member Bill Cryer. Bill, managing director of Marlowe Motors in the 70s and 80s, was club captain in 1974. His sons, Graham and Phil, were also Canterbury members and his great grandson, Adam Davis, won the cup in 2012.

The Cryer Cup is incorporated into the same competition as the Snell Cup, with the Cryer awarded for the best net score and the Snell for the best scratch score.


Dorothy Sladden Trophy

Dorothy Sladden was a member of the Ladies' Section and her husband, Harvey, who ran a heating company based in Sturry, son Nigel and grandson Mark have all been members.

The trophy was introduced as an 18-hole medal.

Durovernum Cup

An adult with junior foursomes Stableford competition.

Family Cup

Possibly the oldest trophy associated with the Junior Section, there is a record of it being played in 1965. An adult with junior foursomes event, the inaugural winners were father Ernie and junior David Robinson (see Robinson Cup).

Joe Evans Cup

Joe Evans joined the club in 1965 and remained a member until his death, aged 88, in 2014. His greatest success came in 1981 when he won the prestigious Pilgrims Cup.

Joe donated the cup to the Junior Section in 1972 but it was last contested in 2016.

John Sherwood Salver

Please see Junior Open

Junior Club Championship Cup

The Junior Club Championship is played as a 36-hole medal over two rounds in one day.

The cup was donated by Canterbury jeweller Tony Pearce, a club member since 1997.


Junior Open

The Junior Open was first staged as an 18-hole scratch medal competition in 1972 and has been won by some notable players, including Chris Catford, Paul Way and Benn Barham, who all went on to become professionals.

With fewer entries being attracted over the years, the event ceased to be held after 2010 but was reintroduced as a 36-hole competition in 2022, with two new trophies to recognise the contributions of two members who had suffered premature deaths.

The John Sherwood Salver, donated and restored by Canterbury jeweller Tony Pearce, is awarded for the best gross score and the Luke McIntosh Cup for the best net.

John, who boasted a low single-figure handicap, was Canterbury's junior organiser for five years from 1998. He and his wife, Diane, worked tirelessly to give the juniors the best opportunity to play and advance their skills at a competitive level.

Under his stewardship, some of the club's brightest talents, including Levi Johnson, Dean Danton and John's son Christopher, flourished.

Luke had only been a member for five years when he died from cancer, aged 28, but in that time he made a great impression and many friends through his friendly nature and enthusiasm. His popularity grew as he dealt with his illness with immense courage and postivity, and it was felt that he woud have been an ideal role model for junior members.

The trophy was donated by the members' group Lockdown Fore Luke, which came into being during the covid pandemic.

Junior Scotland Hills Cup

An 18-hole medal for a trophy that was presented to the club in 1973.

Luke McIntosh Cup

Please see Junior Open.


This trophy was donated in 1995 by Old King's Scholars, an association for all former King's School pupils which arranges sporting teams, reunions and networking events while keeping its members informed of the latest news from the school.

The competition is played for as an 18-hole medal.

Redpath Trophy

The Redpath Trophy, donated by former Canterbury member Vic Redpath, is a long-established trophy that is competed for in an 18-hole medal. Vic was a well-known local character who could be described as larger than life. In his youth he played local football as a goalkeeper and later became a partner in a local drinks suppliers and then joint licensee at the Chapter Arms, Chartham Hatch.

Robinson Cup

Member Ernie Robinson presented a cup to the Junior Section in 1965, the same year that he took out full membership after the Artisan Section was abolished. Ernie's son, David, became a low handicap player and later moved to Royal Cinque Ports.

The competition is an 18-hole medal.

Sandra and John Wigg Shield

Husband-and-wife members John and Sandra Wigg managed the Junior Section for around six years before John became club captain in 1996.

Their two sons, Andrew and Graham, joined the club as juniors, with Andrew, who is still a member, achieving a handicap low of four.

The Wiggs donated the shield for the best home player at the Junior  Open.

Snell Cup

Jack Snell was club captain in 1965 and president from 1979 to 1981.  A fanatical sportsman,  Jack was company secretary at Robert Brett and Sons for many years, a long-serving chairman of Canterbury City Football Club and Sheriff of Canterbury in 1976.

The Snell Cup is incorporated into the same competition as the Cryer Cup, with the Snell awarded for the best gross score and the Cryer for the best net score.

Sladden Shield

The Sladden family, who have long been associated with Canterbury Golf Club, having been represented by three generations, presented a shield to be contested as a foursomes Stableford competition.

Harvey Sladden was a local businessman who ran a heating company in Sturry, his wife Dorothy, and son Nigel have all been members, while grandson Mark, joined as a junior and is a current member. 

Stephen Rogers Cup

This trophy was introduced in memory of Stephen Rogers, who died from cancer, aged 19, but had been battling the disease while a junior. Stephen's father was junior organiser for a number of years in the early 1980s.

The competition format is an 18-hole medal.

Ted Spittles Trophy

Presented to the club by Canterbury member Ted Spittles and played as a medal competition but last contested in 2016.

Ted was a former speedway rider in the late 60s and early 70s who rode for Oxford, Reading, Ipswich and Romford before retiring in 1971. He joined Canterbury Golf Club in the late 1980s and used to commute from North London , where he had a garage business, to play his golf. 

He died, aged 55, in June 1992.

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