Autumn Meeting – Northamptonshire County Golf Club – 9th October 2019

Event History

The first Golf Society Autumn Meeting in 1995 was held at Northamptonshire County Golf Club. It has since been played at Goring & Streatley, St Pierre, Little Aston, Basingstoke and Notts (Hollinwell) Golf Clubs. This event is open to all CILT Golf Society members and their guests.  The County golf course was designed by Harry S Colt, is ranked in the Top 100 Golf Courses in England and last year hosted the PGA Seniors Pro Championships.  This will be the 4th time we have been to this great course in what is known locally as Church Brampton.

Northamptonshire County GC has become popular venue for our Golf Society and provides an excellent opportunity for networking and to entertain guests.  Being the last event of our season, the prize-giving and dinner include the awards of the John Swanson Smith Trophy, the Knock-out Trophy and the handover to next year’s Captain.

The Course

The clay-based Midlands is not known for its fine golf courses but one oasis of sandy draining soil is found at the village of Church Brampton where Harry Colt designed one of his classic heathland courses, in 1909.Fine grasses predominate in the fairways and with an active programme of heathland regeneration, gorse is abundant. Many stands of Scots Pine, Silver Birch and a few well placed Oaks give a secluded feel to most holes rather than open heathland.Recently lengthened to over 6700 yards, the Par 70 has an SSS of 73 and with 6 of its long Par 4s requiring a drive onto rising ground, it plays longer than the yardage. Hosting the R&A Open regional qualifier over 6 years, only a tiny percentage of the Professionals broke Par and the Senior Professional Tour decided to play off the yellow tees recently! ‘Church Brampton’ as it is usually known, has hosted many national championships over the years. There are some wonderfully testing long Par 4s but it is the natural lie of the Colt greens that is the design aspect that is most challenging, requiring the ball to be positioned below the pin. You have been warned!

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