The GCS – Open Championship

The GCS – Open Championship


The GCS – 25th Open Championship, aka The Race to Royal St George’s, is now in full swing. The two Qualifying Tournaments at Denham and St George’s Hill have already produced sixteen who have booked their place at the Final at Royal St George’s in May next year.

We hope that this will come as a pleasant surprise and that you will feel sufficiently confident to enter The GCS – 25th Open Championship immediately?

Monday, 20th September, Pleasington
Monday, 18th October, Woodbridge
Thursday, 21st October, Pannal
Monday, 25th October, Copt Heath

Spring 2022

Friday, 1st April, Silloth on Solway
Saturday, 2nd April, Southerness
Monday, 4th April, Royal Troon (invitational)
Tuesday, 5th April, Dumbarnie Links
Thursday, 21st April, The Roehampton Club The Last Chance Saloon

Royal St George’sSunday, May 22nd and Monday, 23rdMay

Online Entry

as soon as you have made your BACS payment of the £60 entry fee, you will receive an email of confirmation of your entry.

In the meantime – thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support for The Golf Club Secretary and the Championship.

At the Regional Qualifying Tournaments up to 20% of the field at each Tournament will qualify for the Final. Each Regional Tournament will be an 18 hole individual Stableford open to the Secretaries of Clubs subscribing to The Golf Club Secretary, with a maximum handicap of 28 (men) or 36 (ladies). Full handicap allowance will be given. The results will be determined under the CONGU 2008 guidelines Appendix O for Mixed Golf. There will be a card play-off for any scores that tie, based on the last nine holes on each scorecard, including events that have two tee or shotgun starts. Play will usually be in three balls.

At each of the Regional Tournaments and at the Final there will be a dinner followed by the prizegiving.

A full itinerary/draw will be emailed after the closing date and prior to each Tournament.

The field for each Regional Qualifying Tournament will be limited to a maximum of 60. If more than that number of entries is received, they will be accepted in receipt order.


The competitor returning the best Stableford score in the Final will hold the Championship trophy for one year. Prizes will also be awarded to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th best scores.

Prizes will be awarded at each of the ten Regional Tournaments

Mailing Address

Send to P.O. Box 72 72, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, CO13 0BP

Entry Fee

The entry fee is £60 payable by BACS to The Golf Club Secretary – Account No. 92830080, Sort Code 60-05-33.


Any further enquiries should be made to: The Tournament Administrator, Michael Coffey, on (01255) 676727, e-mail:

We look forward to welcoming you at a future Championship event.