Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

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Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club is in the town of Deal in the County of Kent in Southern England (the course is often known simply as Deal). It was founded in 1892. The name derives from Deal's membership of an ancient group of trading towns granted special privileges by the medieval English monarchs, known as the Cinque Ports. It is an 18-hole links golf course, which runs along the coast of Sandwich Bay, on the same stretch of coastline as Royal St George's Golf Club and Prince's Golf Club.

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club hosted The Open Championship in 1909 and 1920. Two further Open Championships were scheduled to be held there in 1938 and 1949 but both had to be relocated when abnormally high tides inundated the course. Consequently, the club was removed from the Open Championship rota, but remains an Open Championship Final Qualifying course (most recently in 2011). It has also continued to host various other tournaments including The Amateur Championship (1923, 1982, 2013) and, since 1925, it has hosted the Public Schools Championship every year.

Karen Stupples, winner of the 2004 Weetabix Women's British Open, is a member of Royal Cinque Ports.

The Open Championship[edit]

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal has hosted The Open Championship twice, in 1909 and 1920.

Year Winner Score
R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1909 England J.H. Taylor 4th 74 73 74 74 295
1920 Scotland George Duncan 80 80 71 72 303
  • Note: For multiple winners of The Open Championship, superscript number besides the player's name is the number of the Open Championship in their respective careers.

Notable members[edit]

  • David Gordon Hines was responsible for the development of co-operatives in Tanganyika and Uganda, improving the living standards of farmers in their transition from subsistence farming to cash crops. In Uganda in the 1950s, his organisation encouraged some 500,000 farmers to join these co-operatives.

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Coordinates: 51°14′23″N 1°23′54″E / 51.2396°N 1.3983°E / 51.2396; 1.3983