John Player Trophy

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John Player Trophy
Tournament information
Location England
Established 1970
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Final year 1972
Final champion
Ross Whitehead

The John Player Trophy was a golf tournament on the European Tour that was played in England. It was played twice. The first event in 1970 at Notts Golf Club in Nottinghamshire was the 36-hole qualifying event for the John Player Classic. In 1972, at Bognor Regis Golf Club in West Sussex, it was run as a separate tournament.


Year Winner Country Venue Score Margin
of victory
Runners-up Winner's
share (£)
1972 Ross Whitehead  England Bognor Regis Golf Club 286 1 stroke England Peter Butler
England Vince Hood
1,500 [1]
1970 Clive Clark  England Notts Golf Club 141 2 strokes England Roger Fidler
England Michael Ingham
England Bill Large
750 [2]


  1. ^ "Whitehead's win something special". The Glasgow Herald. 29 May 1972. p. 5. 
  2. ^ "Clark leads Classic qualifying after record-equalling 69". The Glasgow Herald. 2 September 1970. p. 7. 

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