Every year the Club hosts the Sir Nick Faldo Commemoration Jug competition.
It was inaugurated in 1988 to commemorate Sir Nick Faldo winning The Open Championship.
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As a junior member of Welwyn Garden City Golf Club, Sir Nick Faldo M.B.E. won the club championship twice, in 1974 and 1975.
On 18th July 1987, at Muirfield, he won The Open Championship, his first of three victories in that event.
At that time, the members of this Club thought it would be appropriate to commemorate his win by inaugurating a competition between club champions from around England, to be played annually at Welwyn Garden City.
The trophy is a claret jug of unique design, not intended to be a replica of the famous Open trophy, but one which suitably signifies the reason for the creation of this competition.
We are proud to be associated with Nick Faldo, and we are equally proud of the competition we have created and which has developed into one of the foremost amateur competitions in the land.
Following Tom Lewis' lowest single-round score by an amateur in Open Championship history in 2011, when he led after a first round 65, and went on to win the Silver Medal, the Tom Lewis Medal was added as a prize for the lowest round of the day from the 2012 competition.
The competition is open only to current Club Champions of England Golf affiliated clubs, and previous winners of the event; with details sent to all clubs to return with their club champion’s details, and the entries balloted out to obtain the top 66 entrants for the start sheet. The competition is one of the Hertfordshire Golf Men’s Order of Merit qualifying events.