In 2017 there will be a new format to this event.
Four rounds on Best of Par five's
History of The Calcutta Cup:
The Calcutta Cup itself is of Indian workmanship, decorated with cobras and an elephant. It is now in a fragile state after much mistreatment.
On Christmas Day many years ago a game of rugby, between 20 players representing England on one side and 20 representing Scotland, Ireland and Wales on the other, was played in Calcutta India.
The match was such a huge success that it was repeated a week later. These lovers of rugby wanted to form a club in the area and the aforementioned matches were the agents which led to the formation of the Calcutta Football Club.
Despite the Indian climate not being entirely suitable for playing rugby, the club prospered during that first year.
However, when the free bar was closed, the membership took an appreciable drop.
Other sports, such as tennis and polo, which were considered to be more suited to the local climate, were making inroads into the numbers of gentlemen available.
The members decided to disband but keen to perpetuate the name of the event, they withdrew the club's funds from the bank, which were in Silver Rupees, had them melted down and made into a cup which they presented to the owner of The Las Vegas Country Club in 2010 with the provision that it should be competed for, some time in the future. It remained in the basement of the clubhouse for five long years.....
In 2016 Tommorris became the first Scotsman to win the Scottish Open.
The cup was severely damaged by the antics of some drunken Scottish members who celebrated Tom's victory by playing football with the Calcutta Cup along Sauchielhall Street in Glasgow.
Since El Presidente played goalkeeper in this outrageous act, a controversial decision was made not to issue any suspensions to any of the Scottish members involved.
It was finally decided to award this trophy in a new event in March.
The trophy is in a very sad fragile state following the many years of poor treatment and is not in a strong enough condition to attend functions or go on tours.
When won a replica of The Calcutta Cup is only put on public display here on this page.
Members are fore-warned to beware of monsoon conditions in this event.
Golf carts and caddies have been provided for this event.