Welcome from RBCGS Captain
The Royal British Club Golfing Society
By Sally Buxton
If you enjoy golf, have a valid WHS handicap and are already a member of The Royal British Club (RBC), you are entitled to join The Royal British Club Golfing Society (RBCGS) – See below for ‘How to Become a Member’. Inaugurated in 1974 and currently boasting 75 playing members of many different nationalities, we are a vibrant group.
Our annual calendar of events includes monthly sponsored competitions which, where possible, are played on the first Wednesday of the month (dependent on ‘feriados’ and other local fixtures). Besides the ever popular Four Clubs and a Putter Competition and the Summer Texas Scramble, all others are Stableford competitions.
Tournaments are played in the morning, at our home course - the challenging Estoril Golf Club - followed by drinks and a prize giving lunch in the Clubhouse Restaurant, although we also hold one or two lunches and a dinner locally. Our end of year tournament - The President’s Baffy and d’Árcy Orders Cup - is our ‘grand finale’ followed a Gala Dinner with many End of Year Prizes being awarded.
Included in the calendar are a couple of team events:
- The annual match between RBCGS and Associação de Barmen, followed by a sardine lunch at a local ‘tasca’. For those members lucky enough to be on the team, it’s a hotly fought Matchplay event.
- The Tri-Society Trophy – the annual battle between three well known golf societies: RBCGS, Tagus Golf Society and PINGS. Teams of 12 battle it out on the course but join together for post-match drinks and lunch, when the Trophy is awarded.
How to Become a Member:
So long as you are a member of RBC and have a WHS handicap, you may apply to be member of the Golf Society. The annual subscription is Euros 40 for a single player; a further Euros 25 for your playing partner/spouse; or for your non-playing partner/spouse a further Euros 10 enables them to join you for drinks, lunch and/or dinner. See the tab for ‘How to Join’ and if you have any doubts, feel free to send me an email.
Ourvery generous Sponsors are listed below. By clicking on the link you’ll be forwarded to their websites. Further information regarding the Society can be found by clicking on the information tabs at the side.
We look forward to welcoming you.
RBCGS Competitions are Sponsored by:
Restaurante Ponto Verde - The Ponto Verde Trophy
James Rawes Turismo Lda - The Rawes Trophy
Blevins Franks - The Blevins Franks Trophy
Victoria Seguros - The Victoria Seguros Cup
Solóptica de Tecnióptica, Lda. - The Solóptica Trophy
EY - The EY Trophy
Hotel Baia - The Hotel Baía Trophy
Garland - The Peter Dawson Bowl
Rankin Bros & Sons - The Rankin Bros & Sons Trophy