2017 Coronation Foursomes Champions
Siobhan Behan and Lorraine Walsh
Siobhan Behan and Lorraine Walsh of Killeen Golf Club in Ireland won the Coronation Foursomes at the Eden Course, St Andrews.The pair amassed 41 points in the handicap stableford foursomes format, finishing one point ahead of nearest challengers Susan Thom and Joyce Woollon of Hayston Golf Club.
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.
The 2018 Grand Final will be played on Monday 24 September on the Eden Course, St Andrews. The finalists will enjoy 2 nights at the prestigious five-star Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa and the chance to participate in the Pro-Am of the 2019 Ricoh Women's British Open Championship.
Qualifying rounds can be held from 1 December 2017 - 19 June 2018 and entries submitted online from 1 February 2018 at The R&A website.
Full details of the 2018 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.