The Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club and The Royal St George’s Golf Club will be holding an annual 72-hole scratch event, the South East Of England Links Championship.

The strokeplay event over four rounds will be limited to 144 amateur golfers with a handicap of two or better and will be played on May 13-15, 2010.

One round will be played at Royal St. George’s on May 13 followed by another round at Royal Cinque Ports the following day. The 40 lowest scores will qualify for the final 36 holes to be played at Royal St George’s on the Saturday.

In 2011, the first round will be played at Royal Cinque Ports, the second round at Royal St George’s and the final 36 holes at Royal Cinque Ports. Subsequently, the final 36 holes will alternate between Royal St George’s and Royal Cinque Ports, with each club hosting one of the first two rounds.

The ‘HRH The Prince of Wales Challenge Cup‘ and ‘The St George’s Champion Grand Challenge Cup‘ – previously played as individual 36 hole scratch events – will be awarded annually to the competitor or competitors having the lowest score over the links of Royal Cinque Ports and Royal St George’s respectively on each of the first two rounds of the South East of England Links Championship.  

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