Notice to Golf Clubs regarding~2020 Inter-Club knockout competitions

In view of the updated information issued by the Government regarding the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus throughout the UK, the Essex Golf Union has decided to cancel all 2020 inter-Club knockout competitions. This means the following events have been cancelled:

  • Thornton Cup + Plate
  • Leslie F Wood Championship + Plate
  • Norman Plumb
  • Essex (Over 55s) Team Championship
  • John Day Trophy
  • Youth Shield

The following events have also been CANCELLED for 2020

  • Essex Matchplay/Allan Lockwood Trophy
  • Keating Trophy 4th 18th 19th   April 
  • The Faldo Wedge
  • ​The Veterans Trophy
  • ​The Herbert Bishop Vase
  • The Threadgill Trophy
  • ​The Boyce Hill Challenge Bowl
  • ​Cliffords Trophy
  • U12 Championship
  • Boys Foursomes Championship
  • ​The Mullis Trophy
  • ALL ​Coaching Groups ( Until 15th May or a future date on review...TBA)

​The following three events are postponed and we hope to reschedule these for a later date in 2020.

  • Sir Michael Bonallack Championship / Colts Trophy
  • Essex County Championship (LATEST: Provisionally 30th August @ Three Rivers)
  • Essex Seniors Championship (LATEST: Provisionally 26th & 27th August @ Chelmsford)

Entries will open in July, keep checking for updates. 

We understand that many will be disappointed by this decision, but the main consideration will always be the safety of individuals playing, and we believe to continue would be to go against the advice provided by UK Government and Public Health England.

Nick McEvoy

County Secretary

Current COVID-19 Guidance  from England Golf

Golf Club initiatives  dealing with COVID-19  from GCMA

2020 England Golf Championships Events Revised Schedule


Welcome to the website of the Essex Golf Union

The Essex Golf Union was founded in 1924 by sixteen Golf Clubs, currently the number of affiliated Clubs stands at 74 with approximately 22000 male members, and the now incorporated Essex Golf Union Limited aims to provide knowledge and expertise in a number of areas to support them all.

We administer county wide golf competitions for individuals and Club teams in a wide range of age groups and standards, and through our player development programs we hope to develop the next generation of golfers to represent the County of Essex and up to national level.

Our Board of Directors are representatives from our affiliated Clubs, elected at our annual AGM to serve as volunteers to provide direction to the activities we undertake. Our County Office is located in Witham, Essex, where our County Secretary runs the day to day administration activities.

Essex County Golf Union Mission Statement:
To further the interests of Amateur golf in Essex and to provide guidance and assistance to all Affiliated Clubs.

Our Key Activities are:
To act as the area authority for the administration of the CONGU unified handicapping system in Essex.
To provide governance advice to all Affiliated Clubs cascaded down from the R&A and England Golf.
To facilitate County competitions for individuals and Club teams, for all age groups and abilities.
To undertake Course Rating activities.
To run County Representative Teams.
To develop golfing talent within the County.
To represent the ‘voice’ of Essex golf at a National level.
​To provide a ‘Value for Money’ service for Affiliated Clubs.