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Presenting The East Lancs 1891 Scratch Trophy 2024: Pleasington and Clitheroe Golf Club


What is the The East Lancs 1891 Scratch Trophy?

The East Lancs 1891 Scratch Trophy gets its name from the year in which both Clitheroe and Pleasington Golf Clubs were founded.

1891 was the last year in which the British Open was played over 36 holes. The venue was the Old Course at St Andrews and was won by Hugh Kirkaldy with a 36 hole score of 166, beating his brother Andrew by two strokes.

The East Lancs 1891 Scratch Trophy – 72 Hole Competition

The open competition is a 72 Hole Scratch Medal played across East Lancashire’s two most prestigious golf courses Pleasington and Clitheroe and has a combined prize pot of over £4,000!

The 72-hole competition will encompass the Clitheroe Pendle Witch Trophy and the Pleasington Antlers and offers R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking Points as well as valuable Northern Order of Merit rankings.

3 Prize Pots!

The Pleasington Antlers Trophy is on Sunday 7th July and is 36 Holes with and on the day prize pot of £1,050. The following week The Clitheroe Pendle Witch competition is on Sunday 14th July and again is 36 holes on the day with a £1,050 prize pot.*

Those competing in both events will be eligible to win a CASH prize from £2,000 overall prize pot!

The Maximum handicap index for the competition is 5.4, anyone over this is not able to play in the competition.

*Prizes are subject to entry numbers.




The East Lancs 1891 Scratch Trophy 72 Hole Prizes 

With combined prize money of over £4,000 golfers who play in both competitions are eligible to win even more money and pick up the coveted East Lancs 1891 Scratch Trophy!

1st Gross£700
2nd Gross£500
3rd Gross£300
4th Gross£200
5th Gross£100
Best Nett£200

Pleasington Golf Club 

Pleasington is already recognised as the No 1 heathland course in Lancashire but we still want to make it even better and break into the Top 100 courses in the UK and Ireland. We are undergoing a revamp as part of the Good2Great Project run by Ken Moodie where over £1million will be invested into the club.

Elliot Heath from Golf Monthly visited the course this year and was extremely complimentary and you can read his review here – Pleasington Golf Club Continues To Improve After Being Highlighted As A Top 200 Course In UK&I | Golf Monthly). Elliot believes two years into the Good2Great Project we are well on our way to becoming a Top 100 course.

The £1m Good2Great redevelopment programme has seen a huge amount of work on tees, bunkers, fairways & greens to truly take the course to a championship level and restore views of the stunning rolling Lancashire countryside.

Our course is a 12 time Open Qualifying venue which is set in a rare area of heathland. This combines beautifully with some ancient woodlands and stunning scenery. Backing on to the famed Hoghton Tower where the “Sirloin” was created when King James I of England knighted the loin of beef.


Clitheroe Golf Club 

Clitheroe Golf Club is located in the beautiful Ribble Valley, just south of the lively market town of Clitheroe. Regarded as one of the top courses in Lancashire, Clitheroe held Regional Open Qualifiers from 2010 – 2014 and in 2015 held the Barbazon Trophy.

The course has been improved and extended over the years and now measures 6532 yards from the Blue Tees. The course is relatively flat and easy walking, and all the greens have been reconstructed to USGA specification providing firm and true putting surfaces all year round.

The recently re-modelled 5th Hole is reputed to be the best Par 3 in the North West of England and is a challenging test for all levels of golfers.

Three extensive practice areas allow golfers to sharpen their skills for the challenges the course will demand. In addition, a new covered 10-bay driving range, with teaching bay and swing room was opened in 2021. The views from the course are quite spectacular over the fells of Longridge and Waddington, providing the backdrop to Stonyhurst College and the medieval Mitton Church.


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