Royal Blackheath Golf Club


Open Competitions

Boys' Open Medal (1847)

A manifest example of The Blackheath Club's pioneering heritage is its creation of the concept known as 'open' competition, specifically one open to participants who are not members of the Club, by virtue of its inaugurating the Boys' Medal in 1847. This medal is, therefore, the oldest open competition in the world, 13 years older indeed than The Open Championship itself, a little known fact but one in which we justifiably take great pride!

This 2023 Boys' Medal was held on Friday 27th October 2023 and won by William Partner, of Sene Valley GC, with a gross score of 69 (-2).


The 2024 Boys Medal will be held on Thursday 11 April 2024.

Further details and how to enter will be posted soon.

Open Royal Blackheath Trophy

In 2021 Royal Blackheath Golf Club, the originator of the 'open golf' concept, launched a pioneering Open Handicap Trophy.

In 2021 Royal Blackheath Golf Club introduced the UK's first amateur handicap singles competition open to both men and women golfers. For the first time in the UK, men and women competed against each other, under handicap, at the same time, on the same course, for the same trophy.

This third playing of the Open Royal Blackheath Trophy took place on Thursday 13th July 2023. 

Details of the 2024 Open will be posted soon.

With all golfers now discussing this progression in the game, the Open Royal Blackheath Trophy allows handicap golfers to experience it for themselves.  The tees are rated for the Trophy, thereby facilitating any handicap adjustments necessary to ensure that men and women are able to compete against each other on an equal footing.

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