Trophy Winners

Handicap Challenge Cup

This trophy has been played for since 1891. Originally it was played for alongside the Scratch Challenge as a fallback competition but is now our third major and keenly contested for.

Amongst the early winners are many decorated servicemen including:
1892 Arthur C. Grieve who served as midshipman aboard H.M.S. Victoria and lost his life when the ship sunk following a collision with H.M.S. Camperdown at Tripoli, 22nd June 1893.
1893 Reverend Horace Septimus Wansbrough, Royal Navy Chaplain served on HMS Howe.
1895 Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, (1836-1920) 3rd Baronet Seymour, of High Mount, co. Limerick. He was based in Malta as Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean Fleet 1893-1896.

Some of the early years show two names. Whether the trophy was played for twice or they tied for the trophy is not known.

  • Individual aggregate 36-hole medal.
  • Played over two consecutive days (Saturday and Sunday).
  • Maximum full handicap allowance: 18.
  • Handicap played on Day 1 is retained for Day 2.
  • Should there be a tie the winner will be the player who has obtained the best result on the second day medal round. If this does not decide then the process of the best back 9, etc as laid down in paragraph 9 of the Open Competitions Rules will be applied onto the second day medal round.
  • Food is generally provided on day 2.
  • Prizes: Winner and Runner-up and third place.

Past Winners

2021 P. Canaki
2020 T. Cleasby
2019 E. Cranley
2019 B. Mangion
2017 E. Akkerhuis
2016 S. Reeves
2015 L. Schembri
2014 N. Beck
2013 D. Holland
2012 N. Hall
2012 S. Borg Manduca
2011 A. Holland
2010 S. N. Borg
2009 C. Bergedahl
2008 E. Sullivan
2007 N. Borg
2006 T. Vella
2005 P. Satariano
2004 G. Schmid
2003 J. Fletcher
2002 G. Falzon
2001 W. Alcock
2000 L. Schembri
1999 J. Fletcher
1998 J. Payne
1997 J. Garden
1996 D. Sillato
1995  
1994 G. Dawes
1993 A.P. Borg
1992  
1991  
1990  
1989  
1988  
1987  
1986 C.L. Satariano
1985 J.L. Bonello
1984 N.C. Urpani
1983 N.C. Urpani
1982 R. Beekman
1981 B.A. Muscat
1980 R.E.D. Chalmers
1979 J. Benson
1978 F. Borg
1977 B. Harrison
1976 A. Zammit
1975 L. Reilly
1974 S. Phillips
1973 C.J.F. Dunn
1972 E. Hillier
1971 B.L. Bevis
1970  
1969 N.S.M. Clarke
1968 A.J. Gregory
1967  
1966 T.E. Morris
1965 P.A.R. Tregurtha
1964 F/Lt J.H. Bradshaw
1963 F/Lt E.H. Day
1962 J.H. Hughieson
1961 Capt. E.R. Seiler (RAMC)
1960 Wing Cmdr. H.M. Carson
1959 Cmdr. Keith Welsh (RN)
1958 F. Carr
1957 F/Lt P. Murphy
1956 F/Lt L. McKinnon
1955 Lt. Col. Bond
1954 Mjr. Cassar Torregiani (KOMR)
1953 Mjr. Cassar Torregiani (KOMR)
1952 Surg. Cmdr. A.E. Flannery (RN)
1951 F. Carr
1950  
1949 Group Capt. J.D. Miller
1948 Capt. J.H. Donaldson (R.Sigs)
1947  
1946  
1945  
1944  
1943  
1942  
1941  
1940  
1939  
1938 T.B. Parker
1937 Lt. Col. W. Croker (RAMC)
1936 Lt. F.W. Schlesinger (RE)
1935 Mjr. J.B. Minch (RAMC)
1934 Lt. F.W. Schlesinger (RE)
1933 Surg. Cmdr. J.C. Sinclair (RN HMS Shropshire)
1932 Lt. Cmdr. R.F. Jolly (RN HMS Beagle)
1931 Lt. T.D. Oborne (RE)
1930 Col. R. Bocquet (RE)
1929 Capt. G.B. MacDonald (RASC)
1928 Surg. Lt.D.H. Kernohan (RN)
1927 Pay. Mid. R.M.R. Skinner (RN)
1926 Rev. C.L. Waller (RN)
1925 H.V. Brooks
1924 Mjr. C.M. Finny (RAMC)
1923 M. Blythman & Lt Cmdr. J.E.Phayre (RN)
1922 Sub Lt. H.W.S. Browning (RN)
1921 Mjr. R.E.U. Newman
1920 Mjr. S. Hoult Horton (RASC)
1919 Eng. Capt. H. Lashmore (RN)
1918 Claude W. Duncan (Comm. Police)
1917 Capt. J.B.I. Keswick (RAMC)
1916  
1915 A.M. Macfarlane
1914 Staff Surg. W.E. Gribbell (RN)
1913 Lt. B.O. Smyth (Northern Regt.)
1912 Capt. W.L. Baker (RAMC)
1911 Eng. Capt. F.T.W. Curtis (RN HMS Bacchante)
1910 Capt. F.G.G. Cunningham (1st Bn. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders)
1909 Staff Surg. C.C. Macmillan (RN Hospital)
1908 Lt. O.C. Gilliat (4th Bn. Rifle Bde.)
1907 Capt. L. Norcock (RN HMS Implacable)
1906 Capt. F.W. Nugent (1st Bn. Rifle Bgde.)
1905 Lt. Hon P.G.E.C. Acheson (RN HMS Bulwark)
1904 E.B. Pickthorn (RN HMS Montague)
1903 Pay. W. Le Brun (HMS Vindictive)
1902 R.D. Cox (RN HMS Renown)
1901 Capt. Hon. R.C. Jervis (Northumberland Fusiliers)
1900 C.G. Matthew (RN HMS Renown)
1899 Mjr. C.E. Callwell (RA)
1898 P.H. Row (RN HMS Ramillies)
1897 Capt. Tayor (Duke of Wellington Regt.)
1896 A.E. Monro (RN HMS Howe) & Lt. G.F.B. Hankey (KRR)
1895 Admiral Sir M. Culme Seymour
1894 Rev. H.S. Wansbrough (RN HMS Howe)
1893 Lt. H. Schofield (Welch Rgt.) & Cmdr P.W.Bush (RN Sans Pareil)
1892 Capt. Scott Elliot (Cameron Highlanders) & A.C. Grieve (RN HMS Victoria)
1891 Lt. D.R. Coates (RA)