The much loved annual event The Mothers and Daughters Open Golf Competition took place at Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club on Saturday April 20.

The Mothers and Daughters Open Golf Competition was first played in 1932. At the time it was only open to members of the Veterans’ Ladies Golf Association. It was not until 1962 that the organisers decided to open up the event and since then it has been hosted annually on a Saturday in April at Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club.

After a two-year hiatus due to the global pandemic, The Mothers and Daughters Open Golf Competition returned in 2022. Last year, Ann and Alex Peters from Shifnal Golf Club won the main 27-hole scratch competition for the Judy Trophy with a score of 115.

The Mothers and Daughters 2024 competition

Alison Taylor, the Chairman of the competition, has been in touch with a round-up of this year's event:

Fifty pairs contested the annual Mothers & Daughters competition at Royal Mid-Surrey on Saturday 20 April. The 27 hole foursomes medal is usually played on the Pam Barton course, but this year due to high tides and course flooding, a composite course using holes from the J H Taylor course was played.

This historic event, which was first played at RMS in 1962, always attracts a host of strong pairings as well as many others who come for an enjoyable day’s golf and a good lunch! The 100 competitors this year represented 54 clubs, 22 counties and 4 countries and included two women with iGolf handicaps.

This year’s winners of the Judy Trophy for the best 27 hole scratch prize were the holders Ann and Alex Peters from Shifnal in Shropshire with a score of 81 and 38 (119). This is the fifth time the pair have won - 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2023. They won by one shot from Karen Kuhler and Maddie Josham (Walton Heath) who shot 78 and 42 (120). Third place went to Glenna and Harriet Beasley from Woburn with a score of 121. It was very close!

Pictured above (L to R) - Maddie Josham, Karen Kuhler, Alex Peters, Ann Peters and Eliza Jarvis

The RMS Trophy (27 hole handicap), Frankland Moore Bowl (18 hole handicap) and the 18 hole scratch trophy were all won by Karen Kuhler and Maddie Josham. The Meg Kent Cup for the best girl under 16 years of age was won by Eliza Jarvis from Hindhead.

It was a fantastic day, enjoyed by all, and next year’s event will be held on Saturday 26 April 2025.


The Mothers and Daughters is a unique event in the amateur women’s golfing calendar. Mothers and daughters come to Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club from all over Britain to compete in the prestigious 27-hole foursomes scratch event.

From the very early days, The Mothers and Daughters attracted the crème of the amateur game. Pam Barton won it with her mother in 1935, the year before she became British and United States Champion. Other distinguished winners have included Angela Bonallack with daughter Glenna, Jill Thornhill with daughter Caroline and four-time winners, Liz Boatman with her daughter Alex.

The event was dominated from the 1960s to the early 90s by the virtually unbeatable partnership of Angela Uzielli and her mother Peggy Carrick. They won an incredible 22 times together before Angela decided to pair up with her daughter Caroline, a higher handicap, only to win again in 1996. Angela Uzielli, who sadly died suddenly in 1999, had enormous enthusiasm for The Mothers and Daughters and has left an extraordinary legacy; her feat will surely never be matched.

Entry requirements

Mothers and daughters can choose their playing partners if they want to play with friends or the competition organiser Sheila Stirling can pair competitors up with suitable playing partners.

The handicap index limit is 30.0 but places are given to the 50 lowest combined handicaps on the last day of entry. There are handicap prizes as well as scratch and there is always a broad range of golfing ability.

About Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club

Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club occupies an historic area of Royal Parkland in Richmond-Upon-Thames. Founded over 100 years ago, it shares a bend in the river with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew.

The club is only nine miles from the centre of London and is conveniently located for both car and public transport. It is easily accessible from the M25 and is within walking distance of Richmond rail and underground stations.

The Mothers and Daughters Open Golf Competition format

The format is 27-Holes Foursomes Scratch Medal. In the event of a tie after 27 holes, the winner will be the pair with the better score over the last 9, 6, 3 or 1 hole(s) of the 18 hole card, as necessary.

Find out more about The Mothers and Daughters here.