The Duke of Edinburgh Cup is an annual international series of golf events run by International Golf for Youth.
Each event becomes the national ‘ The Duke of Edinburgh Cup ‘ for that country / region in the year in which it is held. They are run as a handicap competition to Stableford format, and played under R & A or USGA rules.
A minimum of two Qualifiers from each event are invited to take part in the World Finals of The Duke of Edinburgh Cup held in England in the autumn. Qualifiers expenses for the World Finals are paid for and include; air travel, hotel accommodation, transportation, welcome dinner, 3 rounds of golf and the Prize Giving dinner in Windsor Castle. The series of events is approved by the R & A for the payment of expenses. Rule 4 – 2g. There are no expenses paid directly to the qualifiers.
If funds raised at an individual event are high enough, then at the sole discetion of IGFY, the number of qualifiers from that event may be increased.
The 36 hole World Final takes place over two days on two prestigious golf courses close to London. There is also an additional friendly match with the members at the Royal Household Golf Club, the private course at Windsor Castle.
A black tie prize giving dinner is held in the State Rooms of Windsor Castle in the presence of a member or members of the Royal Family.