The GCS – Open Championship

‘Welcome to a special year of celebration, showcasing the very best of The GCS’

In 2020 – 25 years of The GCS!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of The GCS and we intend to have the maximum amount of fun on and off the course as we continue to build on the success of the newsletter and Championship over years.

The Race to Royal St George’s

The GCS – Open Championship


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

There will be ten Regional Qualifying Tournaments with up to 20% of the field at each Tournament going forward to 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, or by cheque payable to Broadside Publishing Ltd. PO Box 72 72, Frinton on Sea, CO13 0BP. An email will be sent to each competitor confirming their entry.


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

The GCS – 24th Open Championship entry form

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