The Beaumont Trophy is competed for by clubs affiliated to the Suffolk Golf Union. It is for golfers over the age of 55 with a handicap of between 13 and 20. Each team requires a minimum of two players over the age of 65 on the day of the competition. It is competed for on handicap with teams of eight playing four 4ball betterball games against each other on a matchplay knock-out basis over 18 holes. Scoring is on a cumulative holes basis (rather than matches) meaning every hole counts and all 18 holes must be completed in each individual match. The winning team is calculated on the team with the most 'holes'. The initial rounds are either home or away and the semi-final and final are played on a neutral venue. Once entries are confirmed a draw takes place in January each year, with clubs arranging matches at mutually convienent times in a week as advised by the SGU Matchplay Secretary.