The Wedgwood Trophy, sponsored by Laferla Insurance

The Wedgwood Trophy is the RMGC’s second major competition of this season, and is scheduled to be played on Saturday 13th (medal) and Saturday 20th (stableford) March over two rounds. More about the comp later. First, a bit of history behind this prestigious and important event.

The Wedgwood Trophy

The Wedgwood competition was first held in 1992 season. The trophy itself was presented to the RMGC, then captained by Mr John Earland, by one of its own members Mr John Delia of firm Gio. Batta Delia, local representatives of Wedgwood china and porcelain.

Patrick Delia, John Earland, and John Delia

Besides being an accomplished golfer (two holes-in-one!) and a keen tennis player, John Delia was an all-round sportsman who excelled in football, where he represented Malta amateurs at international level. John was a respected gentleman, a loving family man, and a friend to all at the RMGC until he passed away in 2011. John’s legacy at the RMGC lives on also because his grand-daughter Emma is Mrs Ruud Critien, two-time Club champion 2015 & 2018. May John rest in eternal peace.

John Delia in 1991

John Delia was very much involved in the format of the Wedgwood competition. Originally, it was held in stableford-medal format over two consecutive Saturdays. However, more recently that reversed to medal-stableford so as to allow for multi tee starts, lunch-for-all, and prize giving on day2. Regrettably, the pandemic situation still prevails, and day2 will see all tee off the 1st hole.

The winner of the Wedgwood Trophy is the one with the most points after the stableford score is deducted from the medal score. As it is a major, double order of merit points are awarded. While all RMGC members with a handicap index are eligible to participate, there is a maximum playing handicap allowance of 18. The handicap played on day 1 is retained for day 2. Day 1 will be a “matched” draw off four selected tee time zones; day 2 will be in reverse day 1 score order.

Matthew Mangion lifting the Wedgwood Trophy in 2019

The RMGC sincerely thanks Laferla Insurance, and especially its own Keith Laferla, for the kind support and the generous sponsorship of the Wedgwood competition.

Booking on ClubV1/howdidido/PSI is now open. Comp fee €12.

Best in golf,

Victor, CompSec