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THE BERKSHIRE – TUESDAY, JULY 9

There cannot be a finer setting for this summer fixture than the  RED and BLUE courses that wind their way through  heathland  and woods in some of the most  stunning Berkshire countryside. You will not find a better test of golf anywhere and, as  most of you will know, the Club is also famous for its mouth-watering food so [...]

June 25th, 2019|History|

NEXT UP IS ADDINGTON PALACE – £59

The next fixture is Addington Palace Monday, June 24    —   Cost for members £59 all inclusive! For this bargain price, there are two rounds of golf (no reduction if playing just the one) on one of the undiscovered golfing gems just outside of Croydon in South London. Though regarded as one of Surrey's best courses, it is many years since the Society last played Addington Palace when the [...]

May 24th, 2019|History|

NICK IS “UP TO SCRATCH” AT WALTON HEATH

 Society Captain Nick Stevens was certainly “up to scratch” at the Walton Heath fixture when winning his second successive trophy of the year. Playing off 2-handicap after being cut a shot for winning at the first fixture of the new season at The Grove, there was no stopping Nick around the challenging Surrey course in [...]

May 24th, 2019|Results|

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|History|

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|