Looking back to 2014 – The Belgium Golf Tour

By |2021-01-13T18:16:46+00:00January 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Having spent the previous 4 years touring Scotland and Jersey we decided to go back across the English Channel to Belgium for the 2014 Tour. We had been put off travelling overseas by a crippling exchange rate that saw us purchasing bottles of Peroni lager for £9 and Gin & T’s for about twice that figure. But the exchange rate was beginning to move back in our favour and golf clubs and hotels were keen to get The British back playing golf again. Instead of going back to France we thought we would explore new horizons and see what [...]

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Tour to Yorkshire – Sunday 5th to Tuesday 7th September 2021

By |2021-01-18T13:06:06+00:00January 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

By September this year I think we are all expecting that the wider world will have returned to some sort of normality and we have based our plans this year with that expectation. On the first day, we will play Moortown Golf Club, Leeds; home of the 1929 Ryder Cup. We then travel across the A64 to the York Hilton; our home in the centre of York, for the next two nights. On Day 2, we head north to tackle Kirkbymoorside; the home course of Gus Whyte. Ganton has seen a number of improvements since we were last there, [...]

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Chairman’s Review of the Year 2020

By |2021-01-19T11:27:36+00:00January 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Compared to many others, I think we did well to be able to hold some events during a year dominated by coronavirus.  The number of attendees demonstrated an eagerness to get back to playing golf and to meeting our GS chums!  We also gained some new members, including some who’d been regular guests, so we extend a warm welcome to them all.  The few names who dominate the list of winners disguises the fact that many others turned in good scores in testing conditions. Future Plans.  At a Committee Meeting in November, we discussed all aspects and will [...]

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Autumn Meeting and Season Round-Up

By |2020-10-22T12:37:02+01:00October 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

To complete a strange and truncated year the CILT Golf Society held its season-ending Autumn Meeting on 14th October at the excellent Northamptonshire County Golf Club. The weather was very kind to us and 27 members and guests turned out to tackle the challenges presented by this gem of a Harry S Colt course. As usual, some found the going more difficult than others on a course that favoured long, straight tee shots and good skills on and around the greens. Members and guests were served a terrific three-course meal as they came in after their round, followed by [...]

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Wednesday 14 October 2020 at Northamptonshire County Golf Club

By |2021-01-13T12:32:03+00:00September 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Our Autumn Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 14 October 2020 at Northamptonshire County Golf Club, Golf Lane, Church Brampton, NN6 8AZ which is 4m NW of Northampton.  This Harry S Colt course opened in 1910 is a traditional inland golf course with undulating woodland, gorse, heather and fine pine woods.  It is ranked as one of the Top 100 Golf Courses, has been the venue for the prestigious PGA Seniors Pro Championship and is regularly used as a Regional Qualifying Course for the Open Championship.  For further details see  www.countygolfclub.org.uk Ensuring that we comply with Covid-90 restrictions, keep safe [...]

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Another Successful Tour

By |2020-09-22T12:38:45+01:00September 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Thanks to the sterling efforts of chief organiser John Winter, local residents Gus Whyte and Alan Swindley, Society Captain, Bob Harper and assistant/score-keeper Cameron Grant, plus the accommodating attitude of the Hilton Hotel, the 31 Castlegate restaurant and the 3 golf clubs named below, the CILT Golf Society was able to enjoy yet another splendid autumn tour. This year John proposed a visit to Yorkshire to play Fulford GC, York (Strensall) GC and Ganton GC. In view of the proven quality of all these courses the membership was fully supportive of John’s choice and proved it by turning up [...]

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Soggy Late Spring Meeting

By |2020-08-27T17:38:09+01:00August 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Coronavirus restrictions caused the postponement of earlier Golf Society events so this favourite venue and the prospect of reuniting with chums attracted lots of interest. Those facing longer journeys from Yorkshire and Norfolk hesitated when they saw the forecasts of torrential rain but 24 members and guests gathered under tented awnings and umbrellas to take on this challenging course. Inevitable comparisons were drawn with similar wet days at previous Society events at Le Touquet, Wimereux, Royal Troon, Prestwick and even worse at Western Gailes – but that goes with our 26 year history!  Traditionally [...]

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Golf at last! Match drawn v Liberal Circle

By |2021-01-13T17:42:04+00:00July 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|

While fully recognising the hardship and suffering experienced by many during the current pandemic, it was a joy to finally get the CILT Golf Society’s season underway with a match against the National Liberal Golf Circle at West Essex GC on Wednesday 22nd July. This fixture has reached its fourth year and the CILT GS was looking to even up the win/loss statistics. The match was hosted by this year’s Liberal GC Captain, Phil Reeves, at his home club and restricted to 6-a-side (instead of the usual 8) to ensure we met [...]

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What a year!!! Update on 2020 programme

By |2020-07-20T16:54:43+01:00July 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

What a year!!  As many of you will have experienced, golf clubs are finding ways to safely welcome back golf societies, albeit with some differences from normal.  It means that we hope to be able stage events again, while recognising that local restrictions may result in late changes or cancellations.  Our modified programme is as follows: 22 Jul 20         Match v Liberals GS                           West Essex GC (team of 6) 19 Aug 20        Late Spring Meeting                           Hankley Common GC 26 Aug 20        (possible) Match v RLC GS              Army GC, Aldershot (team of 8) 6-8 Sep [...]

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