The Scratch Championship

The Scratch Championship, or Club Championship as it is more commonly known, is the premier competition of the season. It is played over 36 holes and the format is scratch stroke play (ie no handicap allowance). In 2016 it will be held on Sunday 10th July.

The Scratch Championship Trophy has been won by all the best players to have played at the Club. First played for just after the war in 1946, it was Arthur Tomkins who dominated the early years by winning a record 9 Club Championships in 18 years from 1949 until his last in 1966. Several players then amassed multiple victories in the next few years, with Len Silver triumphing 4 times, and Ted Ambridge and Steve Meyer 3 times each. It was then perhaps our greatest ever player, Niall (George) Caprani who took over the mantle and won 8 times from 1976 up to 1994.

More recently, in the early 2000’s, there was a good battle to be The Champion Golfer of the Year between Dave Miles and Simon Jackson, with both players winning 3 times in the 6 years from 2000 until 2005. Anthony Light then posted a hat-trick of victories (in 2007, ’08 and ’10). David Watson has picked up the batton and notched up five wins of his own (2009, ’11, ’13, ’14 & ’16).

Roll of Honour:

2017 D. Hirst
2016 D. Watson
2015 B. Plumridge
2014 D. Watson
2013 D. Watson
2012 H. Wallace
2011 D. Watson
2010 A. Light
2009 D. Watson
2008 A. Light
2007 A. Light
2006 T. Moore
2005 D. Miles
2004 S. Jackson
2003 D. Miles
2002 S. Jackson
2001 S. Jackson
2000 D. Miles
1999 A. Pullin
1998 M. Johnson
1997 J. O’Neill
1996 D. Sanders
1995 D. Sanders
1994 N. Caprani
1993 P. Aveyard
1992 J. Jackson
1991 A. Pullin
1990 N. Caprani
1989 N. Caprani
1988 N. Caprani
1987 N. Caprani
1986 I. Devan
1985 I. Devan
1984 R. Mitchell
1983 L. Silver
1982 L. Silver
1981 S. Meyer
1980 S. Meyer
1979 N. Caprani
1978 S. Meyer
1977 N. Caprani
1976 N. Caprani
1975 T. Burchell
1974 T. Burchell
1973 L. Silver
1972 G. Tolley
1971 L .Silver
1970 A. Holmes
1969 P. McNeilis
1968 J. Lacey
1967 E. Ambridge
1966 A. Tomkins
1965 N. Clements
1964 N. Clements
1963 E. Ambridge
1962 E. Ambridge
1961 A. Tomkins
1960 F. Tingey
1959 J. Brereton
1958 R. Ritchie 
1957 A. Tomkins
1956 A. Tomkins
1955 A. Tomkins
1954 H. Lawrence
1953 A. Tomkins
1952 A. Tomkins
1951 A. Tomkins
1950 W. Glenn
1949 A. Tomkins
1948 J. West
1947 L. Tingey
1946 W. Glenn