Midweek Matchplay Challenge

A fourball knockout event with 16 pairs to qualify on Wednesday, 25 March. All matches to be played on or before the dates below.

Round of 16 – Wednesday, 8 July

Quarter Finals – Wednesday, 5 August

Semi Finals – Wedenesday, 2 September

Final – to be played on Wednesday, 30 September

Click here for the matchplay draw.

History of the Event

Began in 2000 instigated by member and trophy donor Greg Mellifont. Specifically aimed at 6 day members to participate in a significant event of Matchplay format. Intended to acknowledge the older long time members of the BGC by inviting one of them to present the trophy.

Famous English author PG Wodehouse, an avid golfer, wrote many golf stories one of which invented a golfing character called the “Oldest Member”. Engraved on the trophy donated by Greg is a PG Wodehouse quote “Golf is the Great Mystery”.


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