2018 R&A Coronation Foursomes Champions
Ann Lester and Christina Hancock
Northamptonshire pair Ann Lester and Christina Hancock sealed victory in the R&A Coronation Foursomes Grand Final in St Andrews, tasting success in the 65th anniversary of one of the largest domestic golf participation events.
The Coronation Foursomes is the leading foursomes event for club golfers in Great Britain & Ireland. The competition is open to all members of affiliated golf clubs who hold a CONGU handicap.
Established in 1953, the event has become increasingly popular in clubs where the winners may qualify for one of sixteen Area Finals.
Qualifying rounds can be held from 1 December 2018 - 19 June 2019.
Full details of the 2019 Area Final venues are available here.
The first stage of the tournament is a Club Qualifying Round played over 18 holes of foursomes Stableford. Any clubs affiliated to a Home Nation can run a qualifying round.
The best 100 scores based on nett differential will qualify for the Area Final, which is held at 16 venues around Great Britain and Ireland and will consist of 18 holes of foursomes Stableford.
Sixteen teams will qualify for the Grand Final, which will consist of 18 holes of foursomes Stableford.
The Coronation Foursomes were first played as an 18-hole medal foursome, in 1953 to commemorate the Queen's Coronation. The finals were played at Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club, and were limited to 150 pairs which included 25 pairs from overseas.
The format continued as medal and by 1969 three finals were held, one each in Scotland, North England and Southern England. Ten final places were still kept for Commonwealth players. An extra final was added in Scotland in 1977.
A Midlands final was added in 1980, a 2nd final in the South was added in 1985, then during the early 90's a Welsh final, another Midlands and Northern final.
For more details visit our History page.