The GCS – Open Championship

The GCS – Open Championship


The Golf Club Secretary – 24th Open Championship (extended) is open to the Secretaries/Managers of all Clubs subscribing to The Golf Club Secretary and to contributors to the newsletter.

As has been well publicised on social media, at the beginning of June, when some of the Covid19 fog began to clear, we decided to postpone The Golf Club Secretary – 25th Open Championship and the Royal St George’s Final until 2021/22.

We are therefore extending The GCS – 24th Open Championship to include the Regional Qualifying Tournaments set out below, with the Final as previous planned to be played over the inks at Saunton on May 16th/17th 2021.

This will also ensure that those who had already qualified in the autumn of 2019 (ages ago) have a Final to play in.

May we take the opportunity to thank various Clubs for their co-operation and understanding to allow us to continue with the Championship, it is greatly appreciated.

Online Entry

as soon as you have made your BACS payment of the £55 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.


Monday, 28th September – Barton on Sea
Monday, October 5thLuffenham Heath
Thursday, October 15thRoyal Worlington & Flempton
Monday, 19th October Seaton Carew
Monday, 26th October – Conwy
Thursday, November 5th St George’s Hill

Spring 2021

Thursday, 8th April – Roehampton Club
Friday, 16th April – Silloth on Solway

FINAL – Saunton

16th/17th May 2021

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 £55 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.