Match v Liberal Circle – West Essex Golf Club – 22nd July 2020
This additional event was added in 2017 with a match arranged by the CILT Golf Society at Dunstable Downs Golf Club against the National Liberal Golf Circle. The winning team is based on the total number of stableford points amassed from all 4 matches. Each team plays the full 18 holes of the course. The CILT narrowly won the first event but subsequently lost the rematches at Muswell Hill & Gerrards Cross. We can expect another close match to secure the bragging rights this year.
It will be for a team of 8, played over 18 holes as a 4BBB stableford match and be followed with a dinner at 19:00 in the Clubhouse. We meet at 12:30 for coffee and snacks before starting at 13:30. All CILT Golf Society members are eligible to bid for a place in the team. This year the match will be arranged by The Liberal Circle and is being played at West Essex Golf Club, home club of Phil Reeves.
Great fun and provides another excellent opportunity for networking with members of both societies
Ranked in the Top 4 Best in Essex
A challenging 18 hole championship parkland course designed by James Braid and ranked in the top 4 best in Essex by top100golfcourses.co.uk. Designed by James Braid and opened in 1900, ‘The West’ boasts one of the finest traditional championship parkland courses in the area. It winds its way through Epping Forest and has spectacular views of the London skyline. The undulating fairways and the superb greens present golfers of all levels with a challenging but fair test.
The shorter front nine provides a test of accuracy with tree lined fairways meandering through the forest. You will have to play shots above and below your feet, uphill, downhill, over hedges, under branches and between the trees. By contrast, the back nine is flatter, longer, open and forgiving, so you can really let go. All the way round, you are trying to hit small greens, which will hone your approach shots and short game. Finally, you learn to putt on greens built to USGA standards, which are often sloping.
Spectacular Views of London Landmarks
At several locations there are spectacular views, including the O2 Millennium Dome, the Olympic Stadium & Canary Wharf; the Shard and the Gherkin in the City; the London Eye, the BT Tower and the Wembley Stadium Arch.