The next fixture is Northwood on Monday, August 17 with singles in the morning and a 9-hole drawn Texas Scramble in the afternoon.

The cost of the day is £55 and £75 for guests with no reduction if playing just the morning round.

Last year was the first time the Society had a Scramble in the afternoon at a regular golf day and it was a tremendous success.  If you cannot play in the afternoon, make sure you say when entering and the teams will be “balanced” with high and low handicap players with 10% of combined handicaps for the teams.

Not all clubs allow Texas Scrambles to be played as part of the day but where possible we will now organise this. Like our previous fixtures at Walton Heath and The Berkshire, the day will be under the covid-19 social distancing with shoes changed 20-minutes beforehand in the car park. The Clubhouse toilets will be open but not the showers or locker rooms.

All flagsticks must be left in the hole and not touched. There will be no bunker rakes so players should smooth the sand after their shots with their foot or club. If you ball is in disturbed sand then you can replace it within 6 inches.

There will also be no Nearest the Pin with flags left in, no Ball Sweep or 2’s competition. If in a bunker and you land in disturbed sand then you can place within 6-inches.

There will be tea or coffee and a bacon butty to start the day, pre-ordered lunch of either Cheese Burger, Lasagna or Chicken Curry and sandwiches and chips at the end of the day. Make sure you pre-order your lunch with your entry details and again, there will be no prize-giving which will take place at a later day.

Your meal will be ready with your group after the morning round.  Drinks will be available at lunch-time but make sure you do not miss your afternoon tee-times as the  Club will be busy.

Make sure after both rounds all scorecards are put in the BOX on the patio.

 If you have made arrangements to play with someone in the morning round let me know and I will see what can be arranged.  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, this is a cashless day.

There were only 2 players who selected The Berkshire winner, and they both won £50 with £50 to the Funds so make sure you don’t forget to have a go at £5 a time.  The list of players will be circulated a few days before so have as many goes in the “Back the Winner” fund raising competition as you like and add this to your £55 for the day and add “Northwood” for the reference

Lloyds Bank, Sort code 30-92-45, Account no. 01571241.

Please send your name and contact details via the Contact Us page or mailto:gpburden@ntlworld.com

Format for the Day
Clubhouse opens at 7.30 am for coffee, tea and bacon butty.

No jeans or trainers anywhere and mobile phones in designated areas only.

Morning:   TOM MARLOWE CHALLENGE CUP  – Clive Heard

This is one of the Society’s oldest trophies named after the Daily Mail’s  longest serving Editor. 

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.

Buggies must be booked in advance. Contact the Club Professional, Richard Grun : 01923 821384 Option 4.

Allow extra time to drive round the M25 and remember it is always better  to arrive early and enjoy a coffee and Bacon roll.  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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Next up after Northwood is  the double header with the annual match against North Foreland Golf Club, Sunday September 13

with Royal Cinque Ports the following day at neighbouring Deal, Monday, September 14th. This will be the 25th anniversary of our annual match against North Foreland.

Because of the covid-19 restrictions, both teams for the annual match will be limited to 14 a side but if social distancing and the lockdown restrictions improve then numbers will be increase.  Royal Cinque Ports have confirmed our numbers but the arrangements at both Clubs have still to be agreed.

On sale at Northwood will be the Society ‘s latest Titleist golf ball, the AVX plus the ever popular Titleist PROV1 and PROV1X balls all with the Northcliffe’s “Bumble Bee” logo.

These can be purchased for £45 for a box of 12 balls or £12 for a sleeve of three but must be ordered in advance.