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The Don Cup


The Don Memorial Challenge Cup is among the oldest and most prestigious golf competitions in the London area.

Winners have included Bernard Darwin (1901, 1920 and 1922), arguably the greatest golf writer of all time.

The Don Cup was inaugurated in memory of Patrick Don, Honorary Secretary of our Club, in the year of his untimely death, 1895.

At first, it was contested only by members of the golf clubs to which Patrick Don belonged.

They were Richmond, Royal Mid-Surrey, the R & A, Royal St George’s, Royal West Norfolk, Dalhousie (Carnoustie), Felixstowe, Littlestone and Eltham.

Participation has been broadened considerably in recent years, and since 1995, the trophy’s Centenary Year, clubs have also played as teams for The Don Centenary Salver.

The event usually takes place on a Friday in late July, and golf clubs interested in receiving an invitation for future years should contact the General Manager.

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