Queen Adelaide Medal
This is the Captain’s symbol of office. It was presented in 1838 by the Dowager Queen Adelaide, with the request that it should be worn by the Captain on all public occasions.
From 1806 until 1836, the Club Gold Medal was the only prize at the Autumn Meeting. In 1837, King William IV presented a medal with a green ribbon, the Royal Medal. Since 1840, it has been awarded for the lowest scratch score in the Autumn Medal, with the Gold Medal the second prize. The Club has two Royal Medals. A second one was purchased in 1838, most likely to correct the spelling of ‘golph’ in the one presented by the King.
Queen Elizabeth II Medal
Awarded for the lowest scratch score in the women’s competition of the Autumn Medal, the design was approved by Her Majesty The Queen, Patron of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. It was first competed for in 2015.
Princess Royal Medal
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who became an Honorary Member of the Club in 2015, approved the design for this Medal, which is for the lowest scratch score in the women’s competition of the Spring Medal. It was first played for in 2016.