Canterbury Golf Club

Trophies contested in the Seniors' Section

Adrianne Johnson Trophy

The trophy was donated to the club by Adrianne Johnson, who was lady captain in 1996, and is played for among the past club, lady and seniors' captains. Adrianne was successful in forming a junior girls’ section at Canterbury and at one time there were 10 young players working to gain their first handicap certificates.

Bill England Trophy

A winter pairs betterball Stableford competition that is played from October to March. There are five rounds and each pair is able to discard their worst score.

The trophy was donated by Neil Webber and Mac McIntosh in memory of Bill England and was first played for in 1988.

Bill worked on the railways for many years and was a keen ornithologist. When he wasn't playing golf, Bill and his wife could often be seen on the course, studying the birdlife and identifying their sounds.

Coaker Foursomes Cup

A summer foursomes knockout competition that runs from May through to October, with the final played on the club’s Finals Day. The allowance is half of the combined handicaps.

The cup was donated by Roy Coaker, Canterbury club captain in 1986, and was introduced in 1988.  Roy was a long-serving and highly-respected teacher at the local Frank Hooker Secondary School (now the Canterbury Academy), where he taught mathematics, was careers adviser and was a popular head of sports.


Dennis White Trophy

This trophy was donated by Dennis’s widow, Ann, and will be contested as a Greensomes Medal for the first time in August 2023.

Dennis was a Canterbury member for just under half-a-century until his death in 2022 and was popular among all sections of the club.

A former committee member, he was a regular participant in individual and mixed club competitions and, later, seniors’ events, and was a keen supporter of social events at the club.

George Dack Cup

George Dack was treasurer for Bridge-Blean Rural District Council before joining the treasury department of Canterbury City Council.

The 18-hole medal competition was introduced in 2011 with the cup donated by George's family.

Gibson Cup

An 18-hole bogey competition off full handicap, the cup was donated by Ron Gibson, who joined Canterbury from Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club. It was introduced in 1997.

Howe Salver

A summer singles matchplay competition, played off the full handicap difference, that runs from May to October, with the final played on the club's Finals Day.

The salver was donated by local businessman Bob Howe, who ran his own painting and decorating business, and it was first played for in 1985. 

Impett Cup

Eric Impett was a former miner at Snowdown Colliery and went on to become secretary of the Kent PGA. He introduced the trophy in 1991 as a winter matchplay event, played off full handicap, that takes place from October to the following March.

Winner of the prestigious Pilgrims Cup in 1970, Eric excelled at a number of other sports, among them football and cricket, and his son, Brian, became a club professional.

Martin Wilkinson Cup

An 18-hole Greensomes Stableford competition, this cup was launched in 2007, having been donated by Martin Wilkinson, who first joined Canterbury in 1956.

The allowance is determined by multiplying the lower handicap of the two players by 0.6 and the higher handicap by 0.4 and combining the two.

After nine years as an artisan member, Martin took out full membership but left the club in 1979. By then he had won the club's main open tournament, the Pilgrims Cup, and had established himself as a consistent, low-handicap player.

He rejoined the club in 2002 and became a member of the Seniors' Section.

Newing Bowl

The trophy was donated by Fred Newing and was introduced in 1984 as an 18-hole medal event. Members qualify by winning an individual seniors' competition during the period November of the previous year through to October of the current year.

Fred, club captain in 1969, served in the military and then worked at the Ministry of Defence. 

Ron Gawler Trophy

This trophy was donated by Ron's eldest son, John, a Canterbury member, in memory of one of the city's best-known and most gifted sportsmen. 

Ron, a local builder, played professional football as well as cricket, squash and athletics to a high standard. He excelled at long-distance running, competing in a number of London Marathons and became British veteran marathon champion. He was also a long-term member of Canterbury Golf Club until his death in 2011.

The Ron Gawler Trophy is awarded to the highest-placed five-day member in a nominated seniors' Stableford competition.

Seniors’ Captains’ Cup  

The Seniors’ Captains’ Cup was donated by Alan Eeles and first played for as an 18-hole Stableford competition in 2005. Alan joined the club in April 1980 and was elected seniors' captain in 2005. He served as seniors’ competition secretary from 2006 until retiring in 2020.

Seniors' Captain's Prize

A competition for which the format is decided by the seniors' captain of the relevant year. The seniors' captain provides the prizes.

Seniors' Consistency Cup

Donated by 1980 club captain Gerry Pritchett, who served on the club committee for 14 years, the consistency cup is awarded to the member with the highest total from their best six seniors' Stableford competitions in the 12 months from November to the following October. In the event of a tie, the player with the best seventh score will be adjudged the winner.

The cup was first contested in 2003. 

Seniors’ Cup

This competition debuted in 1975 as an 18-hole medal event. The cup was presented to the seniors by Trevor Morgan, who owned the St George's Post Office, which was located in the city's Lower Chantry Lane but is no longer in existence.

Trevor was club captain in 1975 and won the Pilgrims Cup in 1967. 

Seniors’ Eclectic Cup

Past president and seniors' captain Keri Mathias-Williams established the Eclectic Cup in 2012.

It is presented to the top scorer when competing members' best Stableford points tally for each of the 18 holes throughout the year from November to October is accumulated.

Keri, a club member since 1988, retired from the position of regional manager for the Nationwide Building Society, London and South East in 2009.

Seniors’ Open (Veterans’ Open)

An annual event, the Seniors' Open was first played for in 1997. Entry forms are sent to clubs in Kent and South London and there are separate prizes for members and visitors.

The trophy was donated by Alec Luck who was Canterbury club secretary from 1981 to 1983 and Seniors’ Section secretary from 1983 to 1986. Alec was responsible for arranging the first seniors’ inter-club friendly matches.

Latterly, the Seniors' Open has been incorporated into the club's annual Festival of Golf.

Shuter Pairs Cup

The Shuter Cup is an 18-hole betterball Stableford competition, played off 90 per cent of the team members' handicaps.

The cup was donated for competition in 1987 by club member Frank Shuter, who ran the sub-post office in Northgate for many years.

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