Marrum Cup

Please note – Draws may not reflect the Club you are representing, however, the results pages will be updated to do so. Draws are live so please check the day before play in case any changes have been necessary.

Monday 3rd May 2021 – Barbara Parsons Trophy 

Tuesday 4th May 2021 – Bramerton Cup  (Evening dinner details below)

Wednesday 5th May 2021 – The Max Bell Foursomes Cup 

Thursday 6th May 2021 – The Marrum Cup 


One of Victoria’s most historic team competitions for women, ‘The Marrum Cup’ has been in existence for almost a century. It takes place annually at The Barwon Heads Golf Club in early May and since 1925 has attracted generations of women, including the finest golfers from clubs across Victoria and as far afield as the Royals of Adelaide, Canberra, Queensland and Sydney and Lake Karrinyup in the West.

The trophy was first presented by Mrs. Lennox Speirs in 1925 and named after the Marram Grass (Ammophila arenaria) that grows along the dunes and sandy beaches adjacent to the course along the Surf Coast. It was misspelt by mistake but Marrum it has become.

What began in 1925 as a one-day competition now comprises of four days of individual and team events with up to 160 golfers taking part. The Club is extremely proud to hold an historic Victorian event that is a celebration of Australian women’s amateur golf.

Marrum Cup history Women golfers with bags at the Barwon Heads Golf Club


The 95th Marrum Cup Meeting 2021

Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th May  


Clubs have been invited to enter. The full program, entry forms and conditions of play can also be viewed below.  


Notes regarding the entry procedure

  • Please ensure that all information is submitted when you return your entry form. Forms with TBA are not considered to be complete.
  • Please also complete the forms to the best of your knowledge with the names of those competing. As the draws are seeded, it is important to have the correct information when the draws are compiled.
  • Phone entries will not be accepted. 
  • Forms must be completed and returned to the Club via email or post, along with payment.
  • Conditions of play and additional information can be viewed below.


Notes regarding the evening events

  • To simplify the process relating to the Marrum Cup Cocktail Party, we would request that you make note on the Marrum Cup entry form with the number of your Marrum Cup team members who are able to attend the Cocktail Party. It would also be helpful to have the names of the players attending so name badges can be produced for the evening.
  • Dinner bookings for the Tuesday night dinner have now closed.




Monday 3rd May 2021

Event No. 1: Barbara Parsons Trophy –

$30 per player (inclusive of the Jeanne Heweston Trophy)

* Presentations to be made at the end of the day                                                      

  •  18 holes Stableford.

  •  70 years & over.

  •  Golf Australia handicap limit 31 on date of play

Barbara Parsons Trophy 2021 Entry Form Entries have now closed


Event No. 2: Jeanne Heweston Trophy (In conjunction with Barbara Parsons Trophy)

* Presentations to be made at the end of the day           

  •  Nine holes Stableford. (Holes 1-9)

  •  70 years & over.

  •  Golf Australia handicap limit 31 on date of play

  •  Barbara Parsons winner & runner up ineligible to win


Cocktail Party

A welcome to the Marrum Cup cocktail party will be held between 5:45-6:45pm for all participants in Thursday’s Marrum Cup.  Please make notes on the Marrum Cup entry form with the number of your Marrum Cup team members who are able to attend the Cocktail Party. It would also be helpful to have the names of the players attending so name badges can be produced for the evening.



Tuesday 4th May 2021

Event No. 3: Bramerton Cup – 

$40 per player

*Presentations to be made at the dinner –          

  •  18 Holes Stroke Handicap.

  •  Golf Australia handicap limit 21 on date of play

  •  Best gross score – Ellie Skene Memorial Cup

  •  NTP’s on 4th and 17th holes

  •  Limit of six players from any golf club

  •  Clubs with more than six entries may have some of their players balloted out if capacity is reached

Bramerton Cup 2021 Entry Form Entries have now closed

All participants dinner

A casual two-course dinner will be held on the Tuesday evening in the Clubhouse.

6.30pm arrival in the Members’ Lounge. $50 includes drink on arrival, two courses and entertainment. Vegetarian option available.

Please book using the booking form PDF below or call the Club on 5255 6255. Please provide your name and club to assist with seating allocation.

Dinner notice and booking form Dinner bookings have now closed


Wednesday 5th May 2021

Event No. 4: The Max Bell Foursomes Cup – 

$60 per pair

* Presentations to be made at the end of the day           

  •  18 Hole Stroke Handicap

  •  Prizes awarded to the top three pairs

  • Golf Australia handicap limit 21 on date of play

  • Best gross score

Max Bell Foursomes Cup 2021 Entry Form Entries have now closed

Thursday 6th May 2021

Event No.5: The Marrum Cup – 

$120 per team

*Presentations to be made ASAP after the event                                              

  •  Team event (one team per club and all three players must be from the same club)

  •  18 Hole Stroke Handicap

  •  Golf Australia handicap limit 21 on date of play

  •  Prizes awarded to the top three teams

  • Each team member is automatically entered in all eligible events on the day; Captain’s Cup, Associates’ Cup, Professionals’ Trophy and Cecily Lascelles Cup (if playing on Tuesday).

Marrum Cup 2021 Entry Form Entries have now closed

Concurrent events

Captain’s Cup

  • Stroke Handicap
  • 18 holes to be played in conjunction with the Marrum Cup

Associates’ Cup                                           

  • Best Gross Score

Professionals’ Trophy

  • Best Gross Score. Golf Australia Handicap 16-21

Cicely Lascelles Cup                  

  •  Aggregate Stroke Handicap – with events 3 & 5




BHGC Marrum Cup Secretary

The Barwon Golf Club

Golf Links Rd,



Email – Narelle Alford (Golf Operations Manager) 

Draw: Refer to this page or for regular updates of all events. When the draws are published please note that they are live timesheets and may change. Please refer to it on the day of play.

Further information

Breakfast: For players is available in the Clubhouse.

Lunch: Sandwiches & light meals available in the Clubhouse daily. (Sandwiches available from 9.00am.)

Dinner: An a la carte dinner is available in the Clubhouse each night in either the Formal Dining Room or Links Room. Reservations via the Club office. Telephone 03 5255 6255

Accommodation: There are 19 ensuite guest rooms available in the Clubhouse. Please enquire or confirm your existing reservation on 03 5255 6255.

Dress code: The Club has a dress code. Members and visitors are expected to dress in a manner in keeping with the Club’s standards, traditions and welcoming environment.

Dress code on the course: Neat attire includes a collared shirt/polo, tailored trousers/shorts/skirt and soft spike golf shoes. These are the minimum requirements. See the website for more details

Dress code in the Clubhouse: In most areas, smart golfing attire suitable for the course is also suitable in the clubhouse. Blue denim is not allowed on the course or in the Clubhouse.




  1. Entry fees must be paid at time of entry. 
  2. The Women’s Match Committee is to make all arrangements and will have full power to alter or to make any variation in the programme should they deem it desirable. The Match Committee may in the event of bad weather, or for any reason shorten, alter or cancel the contest.
  3. The Match Committee has the power to limit the number of entries and reserves the right to return entries once the field has reached capacity.                                                                 
  4. No refunds after the draw is published unless a medical certificate is provided.  Substitutions may be made prior to the commencement of the event.
  5. The competition shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as are adopted by the R & A Rules Limited, Scotland, together with such local rules as are in force on the course over which the competition takes place. If a dispute should arise on any point, it shall be decided by the Committee in charge of the competition, whose decision shall be final. The Committee, if in doubt, shall have the right to refer any such dispute to Golf Australia, whose decision shall then be final.
  6. The events are open to women members of Clubs registered with Golf Australia through their State body. Confirmation of exact handicap must be available if requested.
  7. All ties will be decided by count-back, as recommended by Golf Australia.
  8. Golf Carts – The use of motorized golf carts on the course is regulated in detail in the club by-laws.  In club competition rounds motorized carts may only be used with the permission of the Committee and only for medical reasons.  A medical certificate must be presented.  Golfers may only use motorized golf carts supplied by Barwon Heads Golf Club.


Marrum Cup week entry conditions