We have three Majors each year; the Club Championship, Masters and The President's Cup. All 3 of these are two, one-day events. All three Majors constitute a weekend away, where both accommodation and golf are arranged by the Club. The Club Championship has both a Net 'Club Champion' and a Gross 'Scratch Champion'.
Winners of a Major receive a replica of the Perpetual Trophy, on which their name is inscribed for posterity. The Perpetual Trophies are kept at the Londoner Pub on Pattanakan Road, 2nd floor bar. Masters winners will also receive a special winner’s shirt to proudly display at future tournaments.
Qualifying Games for Majors
For all majors you must have an active handicap having played at least 1 Londoner game in the last 6 months and also have played at least 6 Order of Merit qualifying Londoner events in the last 12 months.
Games played at the previous President's Cup, Masters or Club Champs away weekends count as 2 games each weekend assuming both rounds are played.
To qualify for The Masters, the 6 game qualifying criteria does not apply, but you must have won an overall competition or a flight or Eclectic, Order of Merit, Matchplay or Pairs, since and including the game constituting the first round of the previous year’s Masters. Previous Masters Winners DO NOT have to meet the additional criteria of having won an overall competition or flight but have an active Londoner handicap having played in the last 6 months.
It is well noted we want to see worthy champions taking away the silverware and golfers that we can say “yes we have seen them supporting nearly all of our functions”.
Match Play - each year, we have a knock-out match-play between our members, for which the eventual winner receives a trophy. To be eligible you must have competed in a Londoner event in the last 6 months and so have a valid handicap. This applies at the start date and throughout the year.
Following the changes to the rules of golf in 2019. It is now acceptable to combine your knockout match with one of the monthly LGC stroke play events. However, if you elect to do this then you are obliged to follow the stroke play rules for the duration of the match. It is not permitted to concede putts or to recall your opponents shot if they play out of turn.
As always competitors should agree at the commencement of a match their preference to complete the match in the event of a draw, which could be;
Replay the game if time permits, or replay the 1st hole you started on and continue from there using the same stroke index for handicaps that you used for the match, or best number of putts on the putting green, or spin a coin.
Eclectics - for both of our regular courses, we have an eclectic competition, wherein we log every member’s best gross score on each hole. There are three flights (A, B & C) and the person from each of the three flights, with the lowest score at the end of our year, receives a trophy.
Every year, we play against the British Club and The Wanderers for bragging rights and holding the Cup for the ensuing twelve months
Every year, we play against the British Club and The Wanderers for the honour of holding the Cup for the ensuing twelve months