The Commonwealth Tournament

The Lucifer Commonwealth Golf Tournament (LCGT) is open to all amateur male golfers aged 18 and over belonging to a recognised Golf Club within the Commonwealth Countries or Overseas Territories or at the discretion of the Society, within former Commonwealth Countries or Overseas Territories. They should be citizens of these countries or British, normally resident in the country of their Golf Club and have a handicap of 18 or less. Entry may be accepted for those with handicaps just over 18 but only 18 strokes will be allowed.

Golfers over 75 may enter two new separate competitions. Players in this category should be over 75 on 1st January 2019 and have a handicap not exceeding 28. They will play over the same course and dates as the LCGT but from Yellow tees. This category will include Lucifers of the same age.

Players must provide a Certificate signed by the Club Secretary giving their playing handicap at their home club from, if relevant, members’ regular tees.

The Tournament is generally held each year at the beginning of July during the week immediately preceding The Open Championship. It is open to amateur male golfers aged 18 or over with a handicap of 18 or less from a golf club in the Commonwealth or Overseas Territories. They should be citizens of their country of residence or British. Entries are limited to 100 competitors. The tournament is Stableford off full handicap played over 36 holes, 18 at West Hill GC and 18 at Walton Heath GC, both challenging heathland and heather courses close to London.

After the tournament the Lucifer GS host a Dinner at the Savoy which all competitors and Partners attend. The winners of each day are presented with Lucifer trophies and the overall Tournament winner receives a handsome replica of the Lucifer Commonwealth Trophy. Past winners have come from over 20 Commonwealth countries. 2019 saw the holding of the 83rd Lucifer Commonwealth Tournament.

At the time of the Tournament some social golf with Lucifers can be arranged.

Commonwealth friendships and connections have been maintained and strengthened over the past 40 years by undertaking regular tours when invited to Commonwealth countries, the first being to Kenya in 1975. Since then many tours have been made to Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Cyprus, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

The Society has a number of Overseas Lucifers around the Commonwealth whose role is to encourage friends and golfers in their countries to arrange visits to the UK to coincide with the Lucifer Commonwealth Tournament.

The Lucifers seek to provide a forum across the Commonwealth where through golf, in the words of Viscount Bruce of Melbourne, Captain from 1949 to 1958, “the spirit of good fellowship may long continue to flourish.”

The Empire and Commonwealth Trophy (pictured) was first played for in 1928.