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FOLLOWING IN TIGER AND RORY’S FOOTSTEPS AT HOYLAKE

The Northcliffe had a Hat Trick of wins over the Press Golfing Society in this year’s annual match for the Lord Northcliffe Challenge Cup. The Society followed up wins at Woodhall Spa in 2017 and Ferndown last year with what looked like being a very comfortable victory after holding a big overnight lead. But played over [...]

April 17th, 2019|Results|

NICKED AT THE GROVE

New Society Captain Nick Stevens lead from the front at The Grove fixture with a remarkable display of precision golf on a day when strong gusty winds made play a true golfing challenge. Playing off a handicap of 3, Nick’s 38pts was the highest score out of 44 players and won him The Burton Challenge [...]

March 16th, 2019|Results|

WALTON HEATH – MONDAY, MAY 13

Get ready for a great day at WALTON HEATH, MONDAY, MAY 13, for £79 ….the same price as last year.   This includes the Ball Sweep and the 2's competition but not the £5 needed for the "Back the Winner" competition. Because of the price, there is no reduction if you only play the one round. We play the New Course in the morning [...]

February 13th, 2019|Coming up|

SANTA COMES EARLY FOR THE CHRISTMAS SCRAMBLE

            What a festive way to end the golfing season and once again a prize table full of wonderful Christmas presents straight out of Santa’s sack.             There was a bumper turnout of Northcliffe’s finest golfers for the Christmas Scramble with Roast Turkey and plum pudding for lunch, Christmas crackers, paper hats and fun and laughter [...]

December 2nd, 2018|Results|

FIXTURES 2019 – FULL DETAILS with the new Inter-Company weekend date in September

Welcome to the start of the 2019 season and what a great golfing year there is in store. We have a brilliant fixture list and, with the fund raising at our meetings, they are all tremendous value for money. We start with THE GROVE in March, followed by the Old and New courses at WALTON HEATH in May. June sees "Captain's Day" and July we are at The BERKSHIRE, playing both [...]

November 30th, 2018|Coming up|

SLIPPERY PUTTS AND CONCRETE PATHS

   It's not often that one of the Society's single figure handicappers hits a great shot to a Par 3 and then, taking his putt,  sees his ball slip past the pin and run off the green before dropping into the stream alongside! That is what happened in this year's Match Play knockout final at The Grove for nine-handicapper Ian McGowan, who then, frustratingly, watched opponent Mike [...]

November 29th, 2018|Results|

WEST HILL BEATS THE RAIN

The end of season fixture at West Hill was in doubt right up to the last minute after torrential rain closed the course the day before, but the rain relented overnight and the green staff were out in force to make play possible. Conditions were so good that you would hardly have known there had [...]

October 23rd, 2018|Results|

CHRISTMAS SCRAMBLE – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

The last Northcliffe fixture for the year, the Christmas Scramble, Monday, November 19 is at The Berkshire, and team places are filling up! Don’t leave it too late to enter as a team of four, or, if you need a team to play in, just send your entry to secretary Garth Burden at mailto:gpburden@ntlworld.com        The Scramble is always a fun [...]

October 23rd, 2018|Coming up|

WEST HILL £49 and the CHRISTMAS SCRAMBLE £69

 West Hill on Monday, October 15, for the all-inclusive price of £49, is our final golf day before the Christmas Scramble at The Berkshire, Monday, November 19 It is also the last chance to move up the "Order of Merit" for the play-off to decide the "Golfer of the Year".  Like so many of the great golf courses played during the [...]

September 26th, 2018|Coming up|

Trophy “Nicked” at Royal Cinque Ports

It was by the narrowest possible margin that Nick Stevens won the main trophy of the day at the Royal Cinque Ports fixture. On the second day of the "Double Header" weekend with North Foreland, the final result for the main trophy, The Northcliffe Cup, had to be settled on countback over the last few holes. Both Nick and David Crump had [...]

September 23rd, 2018|Results|