Sir Nick Faldo Commemoration Jug

Date of the 2024 Sir Nick Faldo Commemoration Jug: Saturday 3th August 2024
Entry Open to all 2023 Club Champions – if you have not received your invitation, please contact your club office or us for an entry form early 2024.
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Every year the Club hosts the Sir Nick Faldo Commemoration Jug competition.

It was inaugurated in 1988 to commemorate Sir Nick Faldo winning The Open Championship.

As a junior member of Welwyn Garden City Golf Club, Sir Nick Faldo M.B.E. won the club championship twice, in 1974 and 1975.

On 18th July 1987, at Muirfield, he won The Open Championship, his first of three victories in that event.

At that time, the members of this Club thought it would be appropriate to commemorate his win by inaugurating a competition between club champions from around England, to be played annually at Welwyn Garden City.

The trophy is a claret jug of unique design, not intended to be a replica of the famous Open trophy, but one which suitably signifies the reason for the creation of this competition.

We are proud to be associated with Nick Faldo, and we are equally proud of the competition we have created and which has developed into one of the foremost amateur competitions in the land.

Following Tom Lewis' lowest single-round score by an amateur in Open Championship history in 2011, when he led after a first round 65, and went on to win the Silver Medal, the Tom Lewis Medal was added as a prize for the lowest round of the day from the 2012 competition.

The competition is open only to current Club Champions of England Golf affiliated clubs, and previous winners of the event; with details sent to all clubs to return with their club champion’s details, and the entries balloted out to obtain the top 66 entrants for the start sheet. The competition is one of the Hertfordshire Golf Men’s Order of Merit qualifying events.

- James Hill – Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club -

I want to thank & congratulate you on such an impressive event. I’ve played big events such as Sunningdale Foursomes , Open qualifying, but in 25 years have never experienced such detail & attention that your members & staff provided. If ever a template for running a ‘perfect’ event is needed then your event is it.

- James Crabb - Winner, 2019 Commemoration Jug -

The Commemoration Jug is a fantastic event. The hospitality shown by all at the Club was phenomenal, the competition so well organised it was a joy to play in, with the course in incredible condition. More people should compete in it to test themselves on a fantastic course. I look forward to returning in 2020.

- Andy Nicholas – Knighton Heath Club Champ 2015, Patrick Piero – Knighton Heath Club Captain 2015/2016 -

What a great experience to compete in the Commemoration Jug. Congratulations on hosting a terrific event. The organisation was superb & course a real credit. Staff were friendly & welcoming. We cannot sing enough praises for your Club & team.

- Nick Brooker, 2014 Commemoration Jug Champion – Harbourn Golf Club -

Thanks for putting on such a great competition. I’m already looking forward to coming back next year. The Commemoration Jug is a fantastic event that is superbly run on a great golf course. It’s an event that will be the first on my calendar as long as I’m qualified to play in it!