This additional event was added in 2017 with a match arranged by the CILT Golf Society at Dunstable Downs Golf Club against the National Liberal Golf Circle. The winning team is based on the total number of stableford points amassed from all 4 matches. Each team plays the full 18 holes of the course. The CILT narrowly won the first event but subsequently lost the rematches at Muswell Hill & Gerrard's Cross. In 2020 the match was tied so we can expect another close match this year.
Founded on the professional links between the Institute and the Army’s Royal Logistics Corp, the challenge originated in 1996 with a match at Windlesham Golf Club. For the next 12 years the match was played over the Old and Coronation Courses of the RAC Club at Epsom before moving to North Hants Golf Club in 2009. For several years this match was expanded into an annual triangular match with the addition of a team from the Freight Transport Association. In 2013 we were joined by The Transport Golf Society to make it a 3 way contest and provide more competition. But it had little effect on the final result as the RLC came out winners…again!
By September this year I think we are all expecting that the wider world will have returned to some sort of normality and we have based our plans this year with that expectation. On the first day, we will play Moortown Golf Club, Leeds; home of the 1929 Ryder Cup. We then travel across the A64 to the York Hilton; our home in the centre of York, for the next two nights. On Day 2, we head north to tackle Kirkbymoorside; the home course of Gus Whyte. Ganton has seen a number of improvements since we were last there, as it prepares for the Brabazon Trophy, and awaits us on Day 3. We will return to 31 Castlegate for Monday night’s dinner.