Royal Dublin seeks entries for historic Lumsden Cup

Brian Keogh

Royal Dublin will offer a new bunkering challenge for the 2023 John Lumsden Cup this year.

The bunker design works were carried out by lead architect Frank Pont and his associate, Dr. Hendrik Hilgert, from Clayton, DeVries & Pont (CDP)

The historic event will take place on Sunday, August 6. It is an open competition for any golfers who are members of a club in Leinster.

It is a 36-hole strokeplay event and the entry fee is €75, which includes lunch.

The maximum handicap allowance required for entry is 9.4. Lowest handicaps will be accepted first. The cutoff last year was 4.6.

Entries will open from June 1 and entry forms are available on the website,

On the day there will be prizes for the best nett (The John Lumsden Memorial Cup, the second and third nett, the best gross, the fourth best nett and the second best gross).

John Lumsden, a Scottish banker after whom the trophy is named was one of the true pioneers of golf in Ireland. He was a vice president of The Golfing Union of Ireland and a founding member of The Royal Dublin Golf Club. In 1926 The Leinster Branch instituted a competition under handicap for single figure members of Leinster Clubs and named it The John Lumsden Memorial Cup to commemorate the memory of the man.