Men's Trophies - Brief Histories

FULFORD TROPHY

(Played for as part of the Mens June Medal) 

FORMAT:  LONG DRIVE COMPETITION

CUSTOMARY DATE: JUNE MEDAL

HANDICAP ALLOWANCE:

Instructions:

18th fairway marked to 325 yards.

The winner receives the trophy.

This trophy, which was presented by the late Mr Wilfred Fulford, a very long serving member, goes to the winner of the long driving competition.

Each competitor is allowed two drives from the 18th tee with the longer of the two drives, provided the ball rests on the fairway, counting towards the Fulford Trophy.  The first drive, irrespective of where it comes to rest, is the ball in play for the medal competition.

 Entry fee is included in the MEDAL entry fee.

 

DIAMOND JUBILEE FOURSOMES

The silver salver awarded to the winners of this knock-out competition was presented to the Club in 1951 by Mr Walter Lea to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of the Leicestershire Golf Club

The winners of the competition represent the Club in the Daily Mail Foursomes in the following year

THE ERNEST COWNEY TROPHY

This trophy was presented by Mr Ernest Cowney, the father of the late Mrs Pat Gotla a distinguished golfer, England squash player and all-round talented sportswomen

The competition used to be a mixed Greensomes knockout competition with a qualifying round to determine the 8 pairs to take part in the knockout phase.  In recent years this format proved unpopular and was subsequently changed to a Greensomes Stableford played on one day.

 

CORONATION CUP

MAY MEDAL

The members presented the original trophy to the Club in 1902.

 The present trophy, first played for in 1958, replaces the original.  No knowledge is available as to what happened to the original trophy.

TIM TYLER TROPHY

MAY MEDAL

This trophy was presented to the Club by the Under 35 Section in 1973 in memory of the late Tim Tyler a popular member of the Under 35 Section who was killed in a car crash in June 1973.

The competition is played in conjunction with the Coronation Cup and is won by the player returning the best net score

CORAH BOWL

MAY MEDAL

Eligibility is restricted to the winners of monthly medals during the previous year.  

A silver cup presented to the Club in 1929 by Messrs J.A and A Corah.

C H RAWSON TROPHY

May 4BBB STABLEFORD

The salvers were presented by C H Rawson, President of the club in 1953 to commemorate to the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 on 2ndJune, 1953.

MILLENNIUM TROPHY

 TEAM STABLEFORD

The competition was the idea of Peter Bruning, a past President, with the participating Clubs contributing equally to the cost of the ‘Millennium Bowl’.  The inaugural fixture took place on the Friday 2nd June 2000 hosted by The Leicestershire Golf Club.  Matches have been agreed for the subsequent years as follows:

 2000 – The Leicestershire Golf Club (Won by The Leicestershire) 

2001 – Stratford on Avon Golf Club (Won by Stratford)

2002 – Brocton Hall Golf Club (Won by Brocton)

2003 – Kedleston Park Golf Club (Won by Kedleston Park)

2004 – The Northamptonshire County Golf Club (Won by Northants County)

2005 – The Leicestershire Golf Club

2006 – Stratford on Avon Golf Club

2007 – Brocton Hall Golf Club

2008 – KedlestonPark Golf Club

2009 – The NorthamptonshireCounty Golf Club (Centenary Year)

2010 – The Leicestershire Golf Club

2011 – Stratford on Avon Golf Club

2012 – Brocton Hall Golf Club

2013 – Kedleston Park Golf Club

2014 – The Northamptonshire County Golf Club

2015 - The Leicestershire Golf Club

2016 - Stratford on Avon Golf Club

2017 - Brocton Hall Golf Club

2018 - Kedleston Park Golf Club

2019 - The Northamptonshiure Golf Club

2020 - The Leicestershire Golf Club

CENTENARY SALVERS

JUNE MEDAL

Presented in 1990 (Centenary year) by Michael and Derek Charman in memory of their father Mr Ted Charman, who was Club Secretary from 1957-1965.

 Four salvers were presented for the following competitions:

 Gentlemen’s best gross

Gentlemen’s’ best net

 Ladies’ best gross                              

 Ladies’ best net         

KERSLAKE PUTTER

APRIL/MAY - 4BBB MATCHPLAY

The late Alan Kerslake was a well-known County golfer who played in over one hundred matches for Leicestershire.   He was a member of The Leicestershire Golf Club for nearly 50 years and, in recognition of his services to the Club he was elected a Life Member in 1963.   He was a skilled exponent of the short game and a particularly fine putter and it was therefore fitting that his widow, Mrs Nora Kerslake, should present one of her husband’s treasured putters made by James Braid as a Trophy to be known as the Kerslake Putter. The first match for the Kerslake Putter was held on 12th April 1980

GEORGE ODOM BOWL

4BBB MATCHPLAY - TUESDAY EVENING IN JUNE

The George Odom Bowl is, strictly speaking, the property of the Rotary Club of Leicester and is played for annually between the Club and the Rotary Club of Leicester Golf Society.  In practice, the Rotary team almost invariably consists of club members!  

CECIL KING TROPHY

4BBB MATCHPLAY - FRIDAY IN JUNE 

The trophy was presented by the late Cecil King for competition annually between a team of the Young in Heart and the Young in Age.  About 1967, the format changed to an annual competition between a team of Club Over 35’s and Club Under 35’s.

LORRIMER CUP

JULY MEDAL

Trophy is presented to the member returning the best net score.

Mr Alfred Corah originally presented this trophy to the Club in 1900 as the Captain’s prize.  It is understood that in those early days the captain presented a cup to the winner of this competition; Mr Corah was captain in 1900.  Mr B Lorrimer won the cup that year.  In 1934 Mr Lorrimer re-presented the cup to the Club.  It is now known as the Lorrimer Cup. 

DURSTON CUP

4BBB STABLEFORD - SATURDAY IN AUGUST

This silver cup was presented to the club by H Durston Esq, for the annual competition in aid of the funds of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Institute for the Blind.

The club collects £1.00 contribution from each member for the Blind.

FREDDIE BECK TROPHY

FOURSOMES MEDAL - SATURDAY IN SEPTEMBER

This cup was presented to the Club in 1981 by Mr Howard Ellis and named in honour of a past professional, Freddie Beck. The Competition for some time was played as a single medal.  From 1997 following the death of Howard Ellis, the competition has been reverted back to original foursomes medal, and in memory of Howard Ellis will remain so.

GREENLEES TROPHY

Sunday in July

This trophy – two silver salvers – was kindly presented in 1973 by Mrs Jean Greenlees in memory of her late husband, Mr Harry Greenlees a fine golfer and Scottish International Rugby Player.  The competition was originally a combination Foursome Stableford.  However, in recent years, the competition has turned out to be virtually a mixed Greensomes competition and Mrs Greenlees has agreed and wishes that it should be so from now on.

PALFREYMAN CUP

SUNDAY LATE AUGUST

The trophy was presented by G W Palfreyman.  The competition is a family Greensomes foursomes medal competition and is restricted to immediate family members, e.g. husband and wife, father and son, brother and sister.   At the General Committee Meeting on 13th April 1999, it was proposed that the competition be opened up to qualifying family non-members of the Club, providing that they hold current valid handicap certificates.   This proposal was ratified at the General Committee Meeting held on 18th May 1999.  

BOLTON CARTER CUP, EVERARD GOLF MEDAL & BILLSON BOWL

Presented at Gentlemen’s Club Dinner. 

These trophies are presented at the end of each season as follows:-

-          Bolton Carter Cup  The cup was first played for in 1921 and won that year by F Bolton-Carter.  However, it is interesting to note that the cup previously called the Corah Cup having been presented by J Corah to be won by the member returning the three lowest scratch scores in monthly medal competitions.  In those days, a trophy won three times in succession became the property of the winner and the original donor replaced the trophy.  In 1920 Mr Bolton-Carter (father of serving member John Bolton-Carter) won the trophy for the third successive year and, accordingly, retained the cup as his property.  The particular cup (Corah Bowl) is in the possession of John Bolton-Carter.  As by then, J Corah was dead, Mr Bolton-Carter replaced the trophy in 1921 as the Bolton Carter Cup the only difference being that the cup should not be won outright. To the member returning the three lowest scratch scores in monthly medal competitions during the season. 

 

-          Everard Gold Medal  Presented by J B Everard and first won in 1893.  This is probably the oldest trophy in the club.  The medal is presented to the member returning the three lowest net scores in monthly medal competitions during the season.

 

-          Billson Bowl  Presented to the club in 1897 by the then president, Mr C J Billson.  This was a challenge cup to be competed for by the season’s winners of the bimonthly bogey medal.  In later years it became a knockout competition competed for by the winners of stableford competitions of the previous season.  However, because of clashes with other knockout competitions, it was decided that the Billson Bowl would be awarded to the member returning the three best scores in single stableford competitions held during the season.

DICKIE RICHARDS SALVERS 

THE WINTER LEAGUE

4BBB MATCHPLAY - OCT - MAR

This competition has been played over many winters and remains a most popular competition.  In 1990 Mr Dickie Richards presented a silver salver to be played for in the winter league competition

CHALLENGE CUP

MEDAL - OCTOBER

This trophy was originally presented to the Leicester and Rutland Golf Union by the Sports mercury in 1928.  Mr Sidney Brown subsequently presented it to The Leicestershire Golf Club.  This trophy was first played for in 1994.