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Your President will be writing to all Members at the beginning of April with an update on how to Society will operate during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Currently both the Barton on Sea and Bramshaw meetings are cancelled

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4 Ball Better Ball Knock Out Competition 2020
Entry Closes Thursday 30 April

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Guest Invitation Spring Meeting
Mon 11 May 2020
Coffee from: 9.00am
Tee Off: 10.00am
Lunch from: 4.00pm
Dinner at approx:
Prize Presentation around: 5.00pm
Barton on Sea Golf Club

Milford Road
Barton on Sea
New Milton
BH25 5PP

01425 615308

Entry Opens: Wed 1 Jan
Entry Closes: Fri 1 May
( Subject To Numbers )
Start Sheets (When Available)
Game & Player Order files
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Dress Code:
On Course, Society Golf Shirt
for Dinner, Jacket & Society Tie

Fixture Trophies - Previous Winners & Holders
Guest Invitation Spring Meeting

Div 2
Winner: Echo Challenge Cup
Holder: David Howard
Runner Up: SSSR Cup
Holder: John Marden

Over 65
Winner: Clifton Cup
Holder: Steve Pearce

18 Hole Stableford
Div 1
Winner: Hughes Cup
Holder: Ray Hallett
Runner Up: Johnson Cup
Holder Stephen McCallum

Member & Guest Event
Winner: David Miller Cup
Nigel Powell & Tony Stevens

Barton on Sea Preview

Barton on Sea Preview

Located on the cliffs between Highcliffe and Milford-on-Sea, the 27 holes at Barton-on-Sea Golf Club offer fabulous views across the Solent to the Needles on the Isle of Wight, with three loops of nine that start and finish close to the clubhouse.

The club was formed in 1897 by a group of golfers that included Sir Robert Affleck and these founding members played on a 9-hole cliff top layout to the west of where the club is now located, next to the Barton Court Hotel. The Course went through a number of changes before the final course took shape when forty-eight acres were leased from the adjoining Ashley Clinton estate, allowing the club to engage Harry Colt to extend the existing course (retaining only a couple of holes) and set out a new 18-hole layout.

A Bournemouth developer purchased the course and the clubhouse in 1956 but a steering committee was hastily formed to raise enough money to “buy him out” and acquire the Clinton-owned 48-acre parcel of land that was leased to the club, securing the club’s long-term future.

Worries about coastal erosion – which removed a strip of land around 80 yards wide to the eastern boundary of the property – resulted in the club obtaining additional land in the mid-1980s and this enabled John Hamilton Stutt to re-design the Colt course and expand it to a 27-hole configuration in 1992.

The Becton and Needles nines, which we will be playing, combine to form the 18-hole course of first choice, measuring 6,447 yards from the back tees and playing to a par of 72. Holes 1 to 9 on the Becton, along with holes 1 and 9 on the Needles, were installed by Stutt, with holes 2 to 8 on the Needles attributed to Colt’s design.

The pick of the holes on the Becton circuit is considered to be the 363-yard 2nd, where a lovely little stream skirts the right side of the fairway, whilst the best hole on the Needles is kept until last at the par three 9th, which is played to an island green.


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Current News

 For details of the new 'World Handicapping System' go to Menu/World Handicap System.

 Want to give something back to the Society - check out the Committee Roles Tab on the Membership page.

 The 2019 Course Survey Results can be seen by 'clicking' the banner above.

Check out the Centenary tab below & offer some suggestions.

Centenary 2012

Our aims for Centenary Year

  Re-energise the principle upon which our Society was formed back in 1921.
  Improve relations with the Port and the Shipping lines.
  Provide a thoroughly enjoyable golfing season on a selection of top quality courses.
  Arrange a Flagship Event at a premier golfing venue.
  Organise a special event, possibly away from a golfing venue where in a social and celebratory style we can toast our first 100 years - or maybe a golfing trip to play courses associated with the Society's history.

Planned activities (provisional at this stage):

  Hankley Common
  Remedy Oak

Celebratory Social Function with spouses. 

Please let your Committee know, through me, any thoughts that you might have on celebrating this momentous year in the Society's history!

Nick Brewer


Fixtures 2020    
11 May -  Barton on Sea 17 June - Bramshaw 16 July - Worplesdon
4 August - North Hants 18 September - Hamptworth 14 October - Hockley

Fixtures 2021- Centenary Year
12 May - Stoneham 17 June - Brokenhurst Manor 20 July - Hankley Common
5 August - Remedy Oak (provisional) 15 September - Blackmoor 14 October - Hindhead
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