Entries have opened for the 2024 British Clubs Mixed Championship following another hugely-successful finals week last month.
But in order to gauge the viability of next year’s competition, we are asking all clubs to pre-register before December 31. You will not be asked to pay any entry fee until the new year.
Hertfordshire’s Brickendon Grange GC became the second club to lift the national trophy last month at the brilliant Oxfordshire Golf & Country Club, ahead of runners-up Cambridgeshire’s Brampton Park GC, third-place Rhos-on-Sea, from Wales, and Scarborough South Cliff GC in fourth.
It followed an inaugural success for Hampshire’s Stoneham GC in 2022.
The only event of its kind in the UK, the competition is open to all clubs in England, Scotland and Wales and will be played on a knockout basis between April and September 2024 with the four regional winners qualifying for the finals at a venue to be confirmed later.
Once again teams will consist of five mixed pairs each with a maximum handicap index of 24 for men and 36 for women (based on the course handicap for each player, using their handicap index and the slope rating for their gender and the tees they are using on the day).
Teams will be split into four regions with clubs drawn against each other on a county and regional basis in the early rounds to avoid excess travel where possible. The four regional winners will qualify for the national semi-finals and final.
In entering the competition, all clubs must agree to extend courtesy of the course to their opponents for competitive rounds. Home clubs are encouraged to offer practice rounds at agreeable rates if asked.
An entry fee of £100 per team (£180 for two teams) will be payable in the New Year. Each club may enter one or two teams per year. Players may only represent one team and one club per year.
To register your team, so we can gauge likely numbers, please email email@example.com with the name of your club, address, organiser’s name, email and phone number as soon as possible but by December 31 latest.