IGC welcomes all members to play the Royal Trophy events. First played in 1996, and originally called the Royal Under-21 Trophy (RU21), the competition is played during the summer months at eleven of Belgium’s “Royal” courses ( … of which there were 11 for many years, but that number is fast growing with the 50-year rule recently replacing “admission by royal prerogative”).
Format: the Trophy goes to the golfer with the lowest aggregate net score against par, based on his or her best four cards out of a possible eight. In the event of a tie (as in 2017), the leaders will play off over a full 18 holes at a Royal course of their choosing.
In the event of a tie the leaders will play off over a full 18 holes to decide the outcome. The Committee’s ruling on the day is final!
Tees: ‘mixed tees’ will be allocated according to handicap.
Handicap limits: the competition requires us to comply with handicap limits imposed by all the Royal clubs. These are actual handicaps versus playing handicaps. Ensure you bring your Federation card.