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 2020 

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, the Club will be postponing the 95th Marrum Cup week which was to be held 4-7th May 2020.

The history and camaraderie associated with this week of golf is very important to our Club and we are keen to reschedule this event for later in the year.  Your club will be contacted should this be deemed possible.

Please note payments that have already been received will be refunded this week.  Your refund may take up to 5-10 business days to appear in your account.

Take care and stay healthy.



Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th May  


Entries are closed for all events.


  • This year all entries and payments must be made via the miTournament program. If you don’t have a login you can sign up for free.

  • Click on the trophy names listed below or within the PDF program below to enter.

  • Conditions of play and additional information can also be viewed on the PDF.



Marrum Cup, Barwon Heads Golf Club


Monday 4th May 2020

Event No. 1: Barbara Parsons Trophy (Click to enter)

$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


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. You will be asked to RSVP numbers when you enter your Marrum Cup team online through the MiTournament program.



Tuesday 5th May 2020

Event No. 3: Bramerton Cup (Click to enter)

$40 per player

*Presentations to be made at the dinner – Tickets for dinner need to be purchased from the Club Reception.            

  •  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

All participants dinner

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

6.30pm arrival, vegetarian option available. 

Cost $45. Please bookings and pay by telephoning the Club office on 03 5255 6255 or purchasing from reception on the day. Please provide your name and club to assist with seating allocation.



Wednesday 6th May 2020

Event No. 4: The Max Bell Foursomes Cup (Click to enter)

$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


Thursday 7th May 2020

Event No.5: The Marrum Cup (Click to enter)

$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).

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


Marrum Cup Week Entry Form – PDF


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. The draw is a live timesheet 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.  

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 The Barwon Heads Golf Club.