The Noel Highton Challenge Trophy

Senior Men’s Championship Net Best Score

This competition is played on the first Wednesday in June. It is a Medal play competition from the white tees. The player with the best gross score wins the Prentice Salver and is declared “the senior section champion”. Winner’s name is inscribed on a club honours board. Up to 2003 the player with the next best gross score won the Jubilee Jug.

In 2004 the Jug was awarded to the player, aged 75 years or over, with the best gross score A handicap prize is awarded for the same card. The player with the lowest net score wins the Noel Highton Challenge Trophy. Up to 2005 a player was eligible to win or be runner up for both trophies. From 2006 a player can only win one trophy.

The Noel Highton Challenge Trophy was donated in 1992. Noel Highton joined the club in 1981. Noel was a tall, slim, elegant golfer who had played off a single figure handicap in his prime. One of his claims to fame was his knowledge of real ale, both taste and cost as he was a qualified accountant whose clients included Jennings Brewery in Cumbria.

The Noel Highton Trophy

YearWinner YearWinner
1993L. Waterman2016Mark Rogers
1994F. Humby2017Ed Shepherd
1995R. Alexander2018Richard Nehrubecki
1996R. Lee2019Bryan Fribbance
1997T. Dominy2020Edward Shepherd
1998J. Uwins2021Stuart Goode
1999H. Ward
2000R. Beaumont
2001F. C. Thompson
2002W. Goodchild
2003C. Garrod
2004D. Hooper
2005J. Yeates
2006P. Langrish
2007D. Massey
2008J. Knight
2009M. Barber
2010David Western
2011Kevin Walter
2012Harry Lancaster
2013Allan Deuchar
2014Bob Pearson
2015Alexander Baille-Strong

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