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Another great (and warm) day at Copt Heath

By |2019-01-15T16:53:43+01:00July 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Summer Meeting was supported by Artko (thanks to Michael Pestereff) and Britannia Bureau (Mark Taylor), organised by Richard Burgess and attended by 14 members and 3 guests. The course was in excellent condition - but very dry - so we were all hitting long but then unable to stop it on the green! The Club made us feel very welcome and the catering lived up to their high reputation. We were delighted to welcome John Sanderson back to the fold on an outing from his home now in Scotland. The prize-winners were: nearest the [...]

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Change of Date: Summer Meeting at Copt Heath now 5th July 2018

By |2018-06-03T08:46:23+01:00June 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

As warned, our Summer Meeting will now be held on Thursday 5 July 2018 with a return to Copt Heath Golf Club near Solihull, and with happy memories of the excellent day we had last year.  This attractive course designed by Harry Varden and Harry Colt is rated in the Top 100 and home of the Peter McEvoy Trophy.  The programme has been adjusted to ease travel arrangements and is as follows: 0845 onwards   Optional 9 hole Stableford (play in 3s)(£10 extra); 1000 - 1100       Coffee and bacon rolls in the Clubhouse; 1100 onwards [...]

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Wonderful Hankley Common

By |2018-06-03T08:39:13+01:00June 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Despite a major calendar clash with several important industry events, 21 members and guests were able to attend the Spring Meeting at Hankley Common Golf Club on 15th May. They were rewarded with not just a wonderful golf course in excellent condition, but also fine, dry weather and great camaraderie. The meeting was efficiently organised by Brian Allen and was generously sponsored once again by Narrow Aisle (thanks to John Maguire).  The Club’s hospitality and service was excellent and the choices offered at the carvery lunch were just too tempting! Probably [...]

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Member’s Meeting played at Beaconsfield GC – eventually!

By |2018-05-09T12:40:26+01:00May 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

As any UK golfer will know, the appalling weather in March and early April played havoc with many a game of golf. One of the casualties was our Member’s Meeting, which was originally due to be held on 3rd April, but was finally contested at a very accommodating Beaconsfield Golf Club on 25th April. Because of the change in date, the Annual General Meeting (which is traditionally held on same day as this event) had also been postponed and was held prior to play. The minutes of this AGM can be viewed elsewhere on [...]

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Members Meeting – 25th April 2018 now confirmed

By |2018-04-04T13:31:46+01:00April 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Members Meeting that was originally postponed because of wet weather will now be held on Wednesday 25th April 2018 Paul Symes writes, "Inevitably the alternative date didn’t suit everyone. I’ve tried to get other dates from BGC but they come too close to and might detract from support for our other advertised meetings. So I apologise to those who cannot make that date but the best compromise is to go for 25 Apr 2018.  As we’d be following another small society and cannot tee off until 1030, I propose we meet at 0900 for [...]

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Beaconsfield – latest news update

By |2018-04-01T17:44:02+01:00April 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Beaconsfield had a trolley ban today (Sunday) and that is unsurprising given the amount of rain we have had recently. There is a chance that they may be the situation on Tuesday, but we cannot predetermine that at this stage. Therefore, if the course is open, please consider bringing a lightweight carry bag. I can confirm that Beaconsfield is a fairly flat, good draining course. In addition, the forecast for Monday is not good in this area, so Paul and I will be having some discussions with the professional and if the course is likely to continue [...]

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Golf Tour to Cornwall

By |2018-03-23T22:15:26+01:00March 4th, 2018|Tour, Uncategorized|

We have decided once again to stay on home soil and this year we plan to visit Cornwall. We will be staying right in the heart of this golfing region at Trevose Golf & Country club. We have booked a number of lodges that sleep 5 to 6 people. Please check their web site for more details but I promise you its good quality accommodation and couldn’t be better situated being right next to the first tee at Trevose together with its welcoming club house. This is holiday golf at its very best. Trevose is [...]

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Members Meeting – Joining Instructions

By |2018-03-23T22:13:18+01:00February 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

A warm welcome to you all as we open the 24th season for The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) Golf Society. A copy of the latest version of our Membership List is enclosed at Annex A, both for information and as a reminder to those whose renewal is still outstanding. If you know any other present or past members of the Institute who may be interested in joining us for golf, please give them a copy of the Membership Application/Renewal Form, at Annex B. First a few updates about the Golf Society: The [...]

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Captain Peter Taylor’s review of the year 2017

By |2018-03-23T22:50:57+01:00February 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Fellow niblick knurdlers and putter pushers, thank you for your support during my year as Captain. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and set out below my report on the 2017 season. A couple of themes ran through our golf days this year: With many thanks to the golfing gods, the weather was generally kind - we were neither been soaked, nor blown off any of the courses – although we came close at Royal Porthcawl. Despite the welcome return of past regulars like: Paul Butterworth, Steve Allen and Richard Herbage and new members such as [...]

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