In the early years of the Old Rydalian Club the two golf competitions played for annually were the Marsden Trophy, which was first played for in the Summer of 1932, having been presented by Sydney Marsden and the Burrows Cup which was played for in the Autumn. The Marsden Trophy is still played for annually.
In the mid 1960s it was decided that the past pupils should enter the prestigious national competition of the Grafton Morrish which was, and still is, open to HMC schools. In 1967 Mike Corry was appointed as the first OR golf secretary and a Rydal team was entered into the Grafton Morrish tournament and reached the final, narrowly losing 2-1 to Charterhouse. In 1970 Guy Watson succeeded Mike Corry as secretary, a position he still holds. In the 70s and 80s the Rydal team reached the semi-final of the Grafton Morrish three times. In the latter part of the century and the start of the 21st century the team fared less well but in 2010 the team has once again qualified for the finals at Hunstanton.
More competitions were introduced and the past pupils now compete annually for: The Pochin Cup, presented by Nick Pochin and first played for at Eaton Hall Golf Club, Chester in 1987; The Edward Harris Welsh Public Schools Cup, first competed for in1990; The Silcock Salver, presented by Mike Silcock and played for at Maesdu and Conwy, the winner having the best aggregate score over two rounds.
To get involved please contact Sarah Ritchie at SJRitchie@rydalpenrhos.com who will put you in touch with our Golf Secretary, Guy Watson.