Northwood is the next fixture on Monday, August 16 and with covid lockdown restrictions lifted, it’s back to normal for the first time this year.

There will be presentation of prizes, PLUS prizes going back to last year’s West Hill fixture with Tandridge and Walton Heath winners this year.

If you are a previous winner and unable to attend then nominate a friend to collect your prize.

Bunkers and flags will be back to normal, locker rooms and showers open with drinks being ordered at the bar and taken to tables but there is no standing or groups at the bar.
The Club do, however, “request” the use of face-masks when walking around inside the Clubhouse and not seated at a table.

The lifting of restrictions also means the return of the Ball Sweep and 2’s competition which are both included in the £55 cost of the day, plus prizes including champagne for “Nearest the Pin” both morning and afternoon. Guests are welcome at a cost of £80.

Because of the increased price charged by golf clubs, prizes will now reflect the cost of the regular subsidy received from Society funds that average between £30 to £50 each time you play.

The morning singles is a stableford competition, played from yellow tees, for the “Tom Marlowe” trophy. This is one of the Society’s oldest trophies named after one of the Daily Mail’s longest serving Editors.
The afternoon drawn “Texas Scramble” is teams of 4 with an allowance of 10% of combined handicaps. Each player must take 2 drives during the 9-holes with scorecards marked with names of those who have driven.

If you cannot play in the afternoon make sure you say so when entering for the morning round. 

Before play there will be tea or coffee and a bacon roll, a carvery lunch and sandwiches and chips at the end of the day.

Individual score cards should be marked in the morning and a team scorecard in the afternoon with the name of players drives.
If you have made arrangements to play with someone let me know.
Mobile phones only to be used in an emergency or the car park.

All payments must be made into the Society’s bank account BEFORE the event, as this is again a cashless day.
There will also be the fund raising “Back the Winner” competition at £5 a selection for the morning trophy and you can have as many picks as you want.

A list of players will be circulated before so add £5 for each pick to your £55 entry.

Do not include your name on payments, just add “Northwood” for the reference.

Lloyds Bank, Sort code 30-92-45, Account no. 01571241.
Please send your name and contact details to:gpburden@ntlworld.com

Format for the Day
Clubhouse opens at 7.30 am for coffee or tea and bacon butty.
No jeans or trainers anywhere and mobile phones in designated areas only.
Morning: TOM MARLOWE CHALLENGE CUP
(Holder John Tucker)
lst tee reserved from 8.30am. Yellow tees. 18 holes singles Stableford off full handicap.
All cards to be signed and handed in at lunch.
Afternoon drawn Texas Scramble over 9-holes.
1st tee from 2 pm. YELLOW TEES. 10% of combined handicaps.
Society members of golf clubs use WHS handicap and add the slope chart on patio veranda.

Members without a WHS handicap use Society handicap.
Buggies must be booked in advance. Contact the Club Professional, Richard Grun : 01923 821384 Option 4. https://www.northwoodgolf.co.uk/
Allow extra time to drive round the M25 and remember it is always better to arrive early and enjoy a coffee in the clubhouse. Come off at either Junction 17 if you are travelling from the south or 18 from the north and follow the signs for Rickmansworth, the A404 and Northwood.
Don’t forget you can also drive through town and take the A40 as an alternative.
HA6 2QW Tel: 01923 821384
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After Northwood it’s the annual match against North Forel
and Golf Club, SUNDAY, September 12, with Royal Cinque Ports the following day at neighbouring Deal, Monday, September 13th.

The match details are dependent on any covid revisions, but details will be circulated when known.
If you are available and would like to be part of the team, subject to numbers allowed, then please let me know soonest.

Garth Burden