Royal Blackheath Golf Club is delighted to announce that this summer will see it introduce 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 will compete against each other, under handicap, at the same time, on the same course, for the same trophy. The inaugural Open Royal Blackheath Trophy will take place on Wednesday 24th June 2020 as part of a week’s celebration of the completion of six years’ extensive course redevelopment.
Boys Open Medal – 1847
A manifest example of The Blackheath Club’s pioneering heritage is its creation of the concept known as ‘open’ competition, ie 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!