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Southampton Shipping Golfing Society

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New Members Welcome

The Society is always pleased to welcome new members.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly and social group of golfers who enjoy playing some of the best courses in central southern England.

To become a member you need only be nominated by an existing member. Alternatively, if you are a member of a bona fide Golf Club and have an handicap of 24 or less you may contact the Membership Secretary (Email Membership link below) to request an application form.

In this case the procedure will be for you to play with a Committee Member so as to be introduced to the Society.
Once membership has been approved by the Committee you will be given full access to all pages of the website.

In the meanwhile, to learn more about the Society and its history please see "About the Society".

Our golfing events take place between May and October each year and are followed at the end of the season by an Annual Dinner and prize-giving.  You will see on this page the fixtures for the current or forthcoming year.

 Membership  

The society is one of the oldest in England, having been formed in 1921.
The vision of its first President, Mr Philip Curry the manager of the White Star Line (of Titanic fame) in Southampton, was to further friendly relations in the Port via the Golf Courses.
Since those magnificent days, many of the major shipping lines of the day are now a distant memory; however the vision has not changed.
By 1923 the society had over 100 Members and still has today.

The Society today.
Comprises around 100 Members who, each year, enjoy six wonderful summer golfing events in convivial company during the period May to October.
The venues selected are among the best in the region and we are able to offer excellent prices to Members on top of a small annual subscription to cover administration costs.
Our playing season ends with the AGM and Annual Dinner at which some 44 trophies are presented in addition to those awarded at the end of each competition day.

Four of the annual event starts with a morning 9 hole Greensome, followed by a light lunch.
The afternoon is an 18 hole individual Stableford followed by a two course dinner and prize presentation.
We have two additional 18 hole meetings, a President's Day and a Guest Invitational competition.

The role of President is rotated to a different Member each year.
Opportunities exist for Members to entertain guests at events throughout the season and this has proved to be an excellent way to introduce new Members.
A shipping link is no longer a prerequisite to membership.
For further details contact membership@sotonshippinggolf.org

Hankley Common Preview

Hankley Common Golf Club is situated on the North Downs, in a preservation area or to be precise, a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest', home to oak, rowan, the woodlark and many interesting species of flora and fauna. The club takes pains to ensure the course is maintained superbly but sympathetically.
Hankley is, without question, one of the very finest inland courses. Springy yet firm turf with sandy subsoil, greens that are slick and true, fairways lined with heather, rowans, oaks, pines and birches, the layout delivers classic heathland golf of the highest order.
From the high points across the course at Hankley Common, it has amazing views to holes stretching in all directions across the huge swathe of land over which the layout sits.

Published: 02-Jun-2021

Centenary Year

● 25th May - Stoneham    ● 17th June - Brokenhurst
20th July - Hankley Common   ● 16th August - Royal Winchester
15th September - Blackmoor    ●
19th October - Remedy Oak (change of venue & date)   
12th November - AGM & Dinner

Our aims for 2021:

  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.

Our aims for Centenary Year

Planned activities:

Golf:
  Stoneham
  Brokenhurst
  Hankley Common
  Royal Winchester
  Blackmoor
  Hindhead

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
President

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