|Location||Weybridge, Surrey, England (final)|
|Course(s)||St George's Hill Golf Club (final)|
The Shell Winter Tournament was an invitation professional golf tournament. The event consisted of a series of single round competitions, all played on Saturdays from 4 November to 9 December, with TV coverage on ITV's World of Sport. There were four qualifying rounds, two semi-finals and a final. The final was planned for 9 December but was postponed because of the foot-and-mouth outbreak and eventually played on 20 April 1968. The event was sponsored by the retail market division of Shell-Mex and BP.
First prize was £250 for the qualifying rounds, £500 for the semi-finals and £1,000 for the final. In addition there was an extra prize of £10, £20 or £40 for each stroke the winner finished ahead of the field.
Two qualifying rounds were played on 4 November with two more played on 11 November. 20 players competed in each event with the leading 9 advancing to the semi-final stage. The qualifying contest at Long Ashton was reduced to 14 holes because of bad weather. Ties for qualifying places were decided on the last nine holes.
The semi-finals were played on 11 and 18 November at Mere Golf Club, Mere, Cheshire and Whittington Heath Golf Club, Whittington, Staffordshire. 10 players qualified from each event. Brief coverage of the semi-finals was shown on ITV's World of Sport. Finlay Morris, who had competed at Mere, was killed in a road traffic accident returning home to Scotland.
The final was planned for 9 December at St George's Hill Golf Club, Weybridge, Surrey, but was postponed because of the foot-and-mouth outbreak and eventually played on 20 April 1968. There was again coverage on World of Sport. There were two rounds of 9 holes with lunch in between. The final was won by Brian Huggett with rounds of 35 and 33, a shot ahead of John Panton, who scored 34 and 35. Huggett won a total of £1,685, £125 in the qualifying round, £520 in the semi-final and £1,040 in the final.
|4 Nov 1967||Qualifying||Stuart Murray||Scotland||Hilton Park||69||1 stroke|| Fred Boobyer
|4 Nov 1967||Qualifying||Brian Waites||England||Long Ashton||53
|Tie|| Neil Coles
|11 Nov 1967||Qualifying||Alex Caygill
|11 Nov 1967||Qualifying||Peter Gill||England||Purdis Heath||69||2 strokes||Brian Huggett||250|||
|18 Nov 1967||Semi-final||Eric Brown
|25 Nov 1967||Semi-final||Brian Huggett||Wales||Whittington Heath||68||1 stroke||Keith MacDonald||500|||
|20 Apr 1968||Final||Brian Huggett||Wales||St George's Hill||68||1 stroke||John Panton||1000|||
- "Murray's new style yields success in Shell qualifying". The Glasgow Herald. 6 Nov 1967. p. 6.
- "Long Ashton round restricted". The Glasgow Herald. 6 Nov 1967. p. 6.
- "Exciting finish at Pannal". The Glasgow Herald. 13 Nov 1967. p. 4.
- "Brown and Cunningham tie for first place in Shell". The Glasgow Herald. 20 Nov 1967. p. 4.
- "Huggett wins Shell semi-final with record score". The Glasgow Herald. 27 Nov 1967. p. 6.
- "Huggett wins Shell event from Panton". The Glasgow Herald. 22 Apr 1968. p. 11.