News


East Sussex National T's and C's

posted 21 Nov 2018, 10:27 by Paul Collier   [ updated 21 Nov 2018, 10:29 ]

Here's a screen grab of the T's and C's for the AGM at East Sussex National JUly23rd and 24th 2019.


Moortown and Bradford Report

posted 8 Oct 2018, 04:08 by Brian Ward   [ updated 8 Oct 2018, 04:20 ]

The GSGB September Meeting was held over two of Yorkshire's finest courses,  Moortown on day 1 and Bradford on day 2. Host of the 1929 Ryder Cup, Moortown has a proud and interesting history and asone of the most attractive heathland courses in the land it is always ranked amongst the Top 100 courses in England.

The Fifty four members who participated enjoyed light winds and plenty of sunshine, particularly at Bradford, but more importantly two days of dry weather to round off another enjoyable season for the Society.

After Dinner we were joined by the Moortown Captain Malcolm Slinger ,who spoke of the club's junior programme before GSGB Chairman Giles Hinchcliffe presented him with a £500 donation towards the club junior section.

The Bradford golf course is an undulating Harry Colt parkland design with tree lined fairways, excellent greens and some fine views. Improvements to the clubhouse were very noticeable since our previous visit and Bradford now makes an excellent venue both on and off the golf course.

The men’s Barlow Seniors Trophy was won by Alan Percival from Astbury with 73 points and the runner-up was Ian Chamberlain from Frinton with 68points.

The Ladies Trophy was won by Gillian Curley from Northamptonshire County  who scored 61 points and the runner-up was Yogi Jackson with 65 points who had to settle for 2nd place as she is too young to take home the Senior Trophy.

A full list of all prize winners can be seen below.

Photos of the prizewinners and a group photo can be viewed here.

The next GSGB event is the February tour to South Africa and the 2019 fixtures can be found on the home page of the website.

Brian

Barlow Seniors Trophy-

 

(Gents Aggregate)

 

CHELTENHAM VASE

Astbury

73

Alan Percival

Barlow Seniors Trophy-

 (Ladies Aggregate)

 

CHELTENHAM BOWL

 

Northants County

61

Gillian Curley

RUNNER-UP PRIZE -

Gents Net Aggregate

 

TANKARD

Frinton

68

Ian Chamberlain

RUNNER-UP PRIZE-

Ladies Net Aggregate

 

GLASS BOWL

Gog Magog

65

Yogi Jackson

DAY PRIZES-

2nd DAY

Gents – 1st Prize

 

PAIR WHISKY GLASSES

Northants County

34

Michael Curley

 

Gents – 2nd Prize

 

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

Alwoodley

33

Richard James

 

Ladies – 1st Prize

 

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

Belton Park

34

Anna Clark

 

Ladies – 2nd Prize

 

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

Delamere Forest

33

Anne Perry

1st  DAY

Gents – 1st Prize

 

PAIR WHISKY GLASSES

Sand Moor

36

John Ryder

 

Gents – 2nd Prize

 

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

Alwoodley

35

Nigel Dickson

 

Ladies – 1st Prize

 

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

The Warren

30

Vanessa Adams

 

Ladies – 2nd Prize

 

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

Sand Moor

29

Helen Duckett

Camberley Heath/ Army Report

posted 14 Sep 2018, 05:56 by Brian Ward   [ updated 14 Sep 2018, 06:51 ]

Camberley Heath / Army Report   August 28 th – 29 th 2018

The GSGB August Meeting straddled the Surrey, Hampshire border when we visited Camberley Heath GC (Surrey) and Army GC (Hampshire), two lovely wooded heathland courses. Good weather was enjoyed on both days by the 59 members who attended, the temperatures being much more manageable than those experienced at the Belfry during the July heat wave. Camberley Heath is a fine course containing all of the characteristics of Britain's finest heathland layouts. With heather, bunkers and pine trees in abundance, Harry Colt must have been delighted to be offered such an attractive free draining piece of land on which to build a golf course. Unfortunately the greens were not at their best following the annual maintenance programme but the rest of the course was magnificent with some particularly attractive (some might say penal!) bunkering on show. This however didn't stop some excellent scores being registered, particularly by the men. The course also boasts a challenging and memorable quartet of par-3's and it's easy to see why it's consistently ranked in the list of England's top 100 courses.

At Dinner we were joined by the husband and wife team of Kevin and Debbie Warner who are fulfilling the roles of club Captain and Ladies Captain in the same year. Kevin accepted the £500 Society cheque from GSGB Chairman Giles Hinchcliffe before speaking about Camberley's very strong junior section.

You can view the photos from the prize giving here.

Perfect playing conditions greeted everyone on Day 2 at the Army and although the course is not as heavily bunkered as Camberley, the tree lined fairways, ditches and fast greens provided more than enough of a challenge. That however didn't stop Martyn Pellew from scoring a very impressive 43 points to add to the 36 he registered on the first day which comfortably brought home The King of Morocco Cup by 5 points over Ian Edwards who is also a Woburn member. Ian's total of 74 points would have comfortably won the cup in any of the previous five years. The Society Salver was narrowly won by Gillian Curley from Northants County with 69 points over Vanessa Adams from the Warren  with 68 points.

Congratulations to all prize winners. A full list can be seen below.

The next event will be at Moortown / Bradford on September 26th – 27th.

 

KING OF MOROCCO CUP-

(Gents Gross Aggregate)

 

CHELTENHAM VASE

Woburn

79

Martyn Pellew

SOCIETY SALVER-

 (Ladies Gross Aggregate)

 

CHELTENHAM BOWL

 

Northants County

69

Gillian Curley

RUNNER-UP PRIZE -

Gents Net Aggregate

 

TANKARD

Woburn

74

Ian Edwards

RUNNER-UP PRIZE-

Ladies Net Aggregate

 

GLASS BOWL

The Warren

68

Vanessa Adams

DAY PRIZES-

2nd DAY

Gents – 1st Prize

 

PAIR WHISKY GLASSES

Effingham

36

George Clark

 

Gents – 2nd Prize

 

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

The Warren

36

Terry Jones

 

Ladies – 1st Prize

 

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

Sand Moor

34

Christine Hinchcliffe

 

Ladies – 2nd Prize

 

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

Northants County

33

Celia Edwards

1st  DAY

Gents – 1st Prize

 

PAIR WHISKY GLASSES

Northants County

39

Michael Curley

 

Gents – 2nd Prize

 

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

Bath

39

Nick Bye

 

Ladies – 1st Prize

 

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

Effingham

31

Liz Clark

 

Ladies – 2nd Prize

 

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

Bath

29

Stephanie Moor

2018 AGM - The Belfry

posted 6 Aug 2018, 14:35 by Paul Collier   [ updated 7 Aug 2018, 01:08 ]

The 2018 Golf Society of Great Britain AGM took place at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield on 26th/27th July. Seventy one members enjoyed good weather for the duration of their stay with temperatures reaching 34 degrees on Day 1. Thankfully temperatures dropped into the mid twenties on Day 2 to the relief of everyone as this rarest of summers continued to deliver hot and dry weather. Both golf courses are relatively modern parkland designs. The PGA National being a more open and mounded design which looks almost like a links course with most fairways looking very brown indeed. However, the world famous Brabazon course, home to four Ryder Cup events, was very green indeed with trees, bunkers and water combining to make this very tough proposition for all. Fast, sloping greens and a number of very difficult pin positions only added to the challenge. The scores on the PGA National were generally quite good but the Brabazon was a completely different story with no one managing a score in the thirties.

The accommodation and facilities of the Hotel are of the highest order, the Pro shop being one of the biggest in Europe with enough stock to interest everyone. The food was also excellent throughout our stay.

At the AGM our outgoing Chairman, Mr Robin Moser, was presented with two engraved GSGB tankards in recognition of his three year term as Chairman.  

The Handicap Cups for the best two day aggregate scores were won by Giles Hinchcliffe (Sand Moor) retaining the trophy with 55 points and Liz Clark (Effingham) 53 points. Ian and Celia Edwards with 104 points, claimed the "Enjoy Golf Together Trophy" by having the best husband and wife aggregate score over the two days.

We were joined at Dinner by Alastair Cochran who along with John Stobbs wrote "The Search for the Perfect Swing", the book being commissioned by GSGB founder Sir Aynsley Bridgland 50 years ago in 1968. Alastair spoke about the beginnings of the book and his life in golf thereafter before being presented with an engraved whisky glass.

Our new Chairman, Mr Giles Hinchcliffe presented the prizes and the full list of winners can be found below.

Our next Meeting will take place at Camberley Heath GC & Army GC on August 28th/29th.

The 2019 AGM will be held at East Sussex National.

Here are the photos from the AGM.

 

RESULTS SHEET – Belfry AGM MEETING  26 – 27 July 2018

 

HANDICAP CUP–

Gents  Aggregate

 

Westminster Vase

from

Sand Moor

55

 

 

 

Giles Hinchcliffe

 

HANDICAP CUP –

Ladies Aggregate

 

Westminster Bowl

from

Effingham

53

 

Liz Clark

 

 

ENJOY GOLF TOGETHER

Mixed aggregate  score

 

 

Claret Jug

from

Woburn/ Northants County

104

 

Ian & Celia Edwards

 

 

RUNNERS UP –

Gents Aggregate

 

Tankard

from

Bath

54

 

Robert Hill

 

RUNNERS UP–

Ladies Aggregate

 

Glass Bowl

from

Northants County

53

 

Celia Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY PRIZES

DAY 2 –Gents – 1st Prize

Pair Whisky Glasses

from

Brickendon Grange

31

 

Ed Devine

 

 

              Gents – 2nd Prize

 

Highball Glass

from

Effingham

30

 

George Clark

 

 

              Gents – ­3rd Prize

 

Small Bowl

from

Gog Magog

28

 

Pete Carpenter

 

 

              Ladies – 1st Prize

 

Pair Wine Glasses

from

Ferndown

25

 

Brenda Ferriman

 

 

              Ladies – 2nd Prize

 

Highball Glass

from

Alwoodley

23

 

Vicki Moss

 

 

 

              Ladies – 3rd Prize          

 

Small Bowl

from

Gog Magog

23

 

Jan Carpenter

 

DAY PRIZES

DAY 1 -Gents – 1st Prize

Pair Whisky Glasses

from

Chelmsford

27

 

Alan Golbourn

 

 

              Gents – 2nd Prize

 

Highball Glass

from

Northants County

25

 

Ronnie Steedman

 

 

              Gents – 3rd  Prize

 

Small Bowl

from

Portal

25

 

Ben McDyre

 

 

              Ladies – 1st Prize

 

Pair Wine Glasses

from

Henley

34

 

Delia Norris

 

 

              Ladies – 2nd Prize

 

Highball Glass

from

Woburn

33

 

Clare Fulton

 

 

              Ladies – 3rd Prize          

 

Small Bowl

from

Bath

30

 

Linda Hill

 

NEAREST THE PIN

Day 2 - Gents

 

Small Bowl

from

Gog Magog

Peter Shawdon

 

 

             Ladies

 

Small Bowl

from

Alwoodley

Carol Briggs

 

 

Day 1 - Gents

 

Small Bowl

from

Gog Magog

Pete Carpenter

 

   

             Ladies

 

Small Bowl

from

Chelmsford

Carole Golbourn

 


Ross-on-Wye/Rolls of Monmouth Report

posted 8 Jul 2018, 05:30 by Brian Ward   [ updated 6 Aug 2018, 14:38 ]

Ross-on-Wye / Rolls of Monmouth Report   June 21st – 22nd  2018 

After such a long, wet winter who would have thought that we would be playing golf on firm and fast courses with slick greens and brown fairways by the month of June. Glorious sunny weather was enjoyed on both sides of the Welsh border as the GSGB took on two very attractive parkland courses at Ross-on-Wye and the Rolls of Monmouth. Both were in good condition throughout but a combination of fast and undulating greens set a stiff examination that was beyond most of our members. A field of 53 players took part and it was no great surprise to see just two players play to their handicap over the two days. At Dinner we were joined by the Ross-on-Wye Captain, Mr Robert Tuttiet and his wife Irene. Robert accepted the Society donation of £500 for their junior section from GSGB Chairman Robin Moser before speaking of the clubs tremendous success growing their junior section from just 30 to over 100 boys and girls over the past 5 years. The Founders Trophy for men was won by Terry Jones from the Warren with 71 points. The ladies Founders Trophy was won by Terry's partner, Vanessa Adams, also from the Warren who scored 59 points. David Kerr from Northants County and Rosemary Lilley from Portal were the aggregate runners-up. A full list of all prize winners can be seen below.

Click here for Photos from the event


The next event will be the AGM meeting at The Belfry on July 26th/27th.

 

 Brian

 

 

Title

Prize

Club

Score

Name

Aynsley Bridgland

Founders Trophy

Gents 

DECANTER

The Warren

71

Terry Jones

Aynsley Bridgland

Founders Trophy

Gents

CRYSTAL JUG

 

 

 

The Warren

59

Vanessa Adams

Handicap Prize–

Gents Aggregate

TANKARD

 Northants County

69

David Kerr

Handicap Prize–

Ladies Aggregate

GLASS BOWL

 Portal

 

 

59

Rosemary Lilley

 

 

 

 

 

DAY PRIZES

DAY 2 –Gents – 1stPrize

PAIR RUMMER GLASSES

Gog Magog

 

34

Robin Moser

 Gents – 2nd Prize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

Effingham

30

George Clark

 Ladies – 1stPrize

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

Effingham

30

Liz Clark

Ladies – 2ndPrize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

Northants County

28

Celia Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

DAY PRIZES

DAY 1 -Gents – 1stPrize

PAIR RUMMER GLASSES

Woburn

 

36

Ian Edwards

Gents – 2ndPrize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

Frinton

 

35

Ian Chamberlain

Ladies – 1stPrize

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

Astbury

30

Linda Burrows

Ladies – 2ndPrize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

Camberley Heath

28

Linda Cusack

2018 Accounts

posted 28 Jun 2018, 01:47 by Paul Collier   [ updated 28 Jun 2018, 01:47 ]

The GSGB accounts for 2018 are now posted in the GSGB members area.

For Brian Ward

Prince's / Royal Cinque Ports Report

posted 21 May 2018, 11:04 by Brian Ward   [ updated 30 May 2018, 02:42 ]

Prince's / Royal Cinque Ports Report   May 16th - 17th 2018

The opening GSGB meeting of the 2018 season was played over two of England's premier link's courses, Prince's on Day 1 and Royal Cinque Ports on Day 2. Prince's currently features at number 57 in the list of England's Top 100 courses with RCP sitting in 13th place, some might say that it should be in the top 10!

Sixty eight members battled with northerly 20 mph plus winds on both days as they competed for the honour of being crowned this year's Scratch Cup winner. The Prince's round was played over the Himalayas/Shore combination with the recently re-designed Himalayas loop being particularly challenging in such tough conditions. Both nines are well bunkered but the Himalayas now contains a number of wetland hazards to add to the difficulty.

In such tough conditions Nigel Hodges played particularly well to score 34 points in the men's competition with Karena Collier scoring an impressive 33 in the ladies half of the draw. At Dinner we were joined by the Prince's Captain Mr Bill Howie and his wife Sheila. Chairman Robin Moser presented Bill with a £500 donation to be used to support the club's junior section.

The wind was still a major factor on Day 2 but at least the sun made the day feel a little warmer. The winners were Mark Lockley with an excellent 34 points and Anne Perry on count back with 29 points. Royal Cinque Ports certainly lived up to its reputation as one of the world's best links courses as it has the best collection of green complexes that I personally have ever seen.  

The men’s Scratch Cup was won by Tim Russell from Alwoodley with 52 points, who managed to bring an end David Archibald's excellent run of 4 successive victories. Tim overcame a two shot deficit at the half way point to win by one point.

The Ladies Scratch Cup was won by another previous winner, Karen Lobb from Northamptonshire County who scored 46 scratch points, beating Denise Parker by 2. Although narrowly losing Scratch Cup, Denise won the aggregate handicap prize with 54 points, Geoff Ogden winning the men's aggregate with 61points. A full list of prize winners can be seen below.

You can see a photo album of the prize winners and some stunning shots of RCPGC by clicking hereTrophies presented by Keith James of Royal Cinque Ports and GSGB Chairman, Robin Moser.

The next meeting will be held at Ross-on-Wye and Rolls of Monmouth on June 21st - 22nd


Title

Prize

Club

Score

Name

SCRATCH CUP–

Gents Aggregate

WESTMINSTER VASE

ALWOODLEY

52

TIM RUSSELL

SCRATCH CUP

Ladies Aggregate

WESTMINSTER BOWL

 

NORTHANTS COUNTY

46

KAREN LOBB

HANDICAP PRIZE – Gents Aggregate

TANKARD

BATH

61

GEOFF OGDEN

HANDICAP PRIZE– Ladies Aggregate

GLASS BOWL

WOODHALL SPA

54

DENISE PARKER

 

 

 

 

 

DAY PRIZES

DAY 2 –Gents – 1stPrize

PAIR WHISKY GLASSES

GOG MAGOG

34

MARK LOCKLEY

 Gents – 2nd Prize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

FRINTON

31

IAN CHAMBERLAIN

 Ladies – 1stPrize

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

DELAMERE FOREST

29

ANNE PERRY

Ladies – 2ndPrize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

SAFFRON WALDEN

29

TRICIA SUMMERS

 

 

 

 

 

DAY PRIZES

DAY 1 -Gents – 1stPrize

PAIR WHISKY GLASSES

ASTBURY

34

NIGEL HODGES

Gents – 2ndPrize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

CHELMSFORD

33

ALAN GOLBOURN

Ladies – 1stPrize

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

ASTBURY

33

KARENA COLLIER

Ladies – 2ndPrize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

ASTBURY

31

LINDA STEVENS


  

GSGB Branded golf goods

posted 18 Apr 2018, 08:04 by Paul Collier   [ updated 5 Jun 2018, 01:23 ]

We have a new relationship with a golfing goods supplier and are now offering GSGB branded goods to members.

Here is single page summary of the products available. 

The simplest method to order these items is to contact the GSGB office on 07760777736 and Brian will deliver any goods at the next GSGB event.




South Africa Tour 2019 announced

posted 27 Mar 2018, 01:11 by Paul Collier

GSGB are pleased to announce the proposed tour to South Africa in February and March 2019 - and jolly fantastic it looks too ... full details can be found in the attached PDF file.

Belfry AGM Terms and Conditions

posted 19 Nov 2017, 10:36 by Paul Collier   [ updated 19 Nov 2017, 10:38 ]

As is usual with our AGM, this year it's the Belfry on July 26th and 27th, there are some booking terms and conditions that members attending must be aware of when booking. See attached file.

1-10 of 25