Farnham Golf Club

The Silver Frigate

The Men's Open - Silver Frigate & Silver Sword

First played in 1934 The Silver Frigate is our oldest and most prestigious Trophy competition. 

The origins of the Frigate as part of the motif  for the Club, and the design of the trophy for the Club Open competition, is related to the weathervane depicting a three masted Frigate on top of the Farnham Town Hall cupula. The town hall was the venue for the Clubs first General Meeting, held in 1897 and the maritime association stems back to the days when merchants would use Farnham as a mid-way stop off point between London and Portsmouth.

Unfortunately, some of the history regarding the Frigate trophy was lost in a Clubhouse fire many decades ago, but a certain amount of folk lore exists.

Extracted from our Centenary book…

The story goes that the donor offered to present this truly magnificent trophy to the Club and his generosity was of course gladly accepted. However, when the time came to pay the silversmiths, the mystery donor had made himself very scarce and the Treasurer was forced to make some pretty drastic last minute adjustments to his budgeting.


2023 Winners - Chris Veitch (Farnham) & Matthew Sandy (Sherborne) with Men's Captian 2023, Dave Brown

This wonderful trophy is played for as part of our Men's Open and we look forward to hosting ‘The Silver Frigate’ Championship each year. 

The Silver Sword 

During our 125th Anniversary in 2021, a new trophy for our men's open was purchased and the 'Silver Sword' is now presented to the scratch winner of the event. This stunning trophy is a replica of the dress sword worn by  Capt Kendrick Verulam Bacon who was the inaugural Club Captain of Farnham Golf Club in 1896

Championship Details:

- Gentlemen's individual 36 Hole Medal (Scratch and Net)

- Surrey Golf Order of Merit Event

- White Tees

- Maximum Stroke Allowance -12

- Maximum Handicap for entry  - 15

- Maximum Entries 72 (by handicap ballot)

2024 Championship Entry - Click Here


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