The Men’s section is very active and has many competitive opportunities both internally and externally.
Sunday mornings are the largest gathering of the men’s section with a regular weekly competition throughout the summer months. These are traditionally a shotgun start (everybody starts at the same time from different tees) this means everybody finishes at the same time and then meets in the clubhouse to swap stories, have a drink and receive prizes.
The club captain will also issue out humorous fines with all proceeds going towards his chosen charity. Signing up to play is a simple call or email to the Club office. If it is your first Sunday please let the office know and they will start you off with an established player who will show you the ropes. In the winter months the section runs a pairs winter league.
Although the Sunday mornings are a big part of the week, we like to feel that we offer a complete 7 day experience for our members. All throughout the main golfing season there will be weekly competitions for all to enter as well as established group roll-ups who are always on the look out for new competitors.
The Saturday gang are a relaxed bunch that welcome all new golfers to the group. They tee off between 7.30 and 8.30 and have a really good mix of playing abilities and characters! The emphasis is on enjoying each others company and having fun on the course. They all have affectionate nicknames so you could end up playing with the ‘Hustler’ an ‘Entertainer’, a ‘Comedian’, a ‘Rules Official’, a ‘Swinger’, a ‘Bank Manager’, a ‘Grinder’, a ‘Sex Symbol’ or the obligatory Bandit!
The group play a good mix of Stableford and Medal competitions throughout the year and play for such prestigious trophies as the Cardy Cup and The Inflatable!
The age range is diverse with players ranging form 30 to 80 years young.
To quote one member ‘ We love our Saturday get together like those days at school on a windy autumn day eager for playtime and that dash to the horse chestnut tree to grab the biggest conker!’
Come along and give this group a try.
Most weeks during the season the club take part in friendly matches home and away against other local clubs, keep an eye on the notice boards in the club house for details of how to enter.
The club plays in a midweek evening league during the summer months against the other clubs in the New Forest. It is known as the Monty League and is a Foursomes format.
Our Club Captain for 2019 is Richard Holland
Taking up his position, Richard brings with him over 12 years as a New Forest Golf Club member, having been asked to organise and Captain various external club matches and competitions on behalf of the club, for example, Hampshire 7s, Daily Mail Classic, Daily Mail Foursomes, Men’s section friendly Matches and for the best part of 6 years has been Captain of the Monty League team, this is as well as being a playing member in other team events such as the Over 50’s, Carpet Barn and Bridport Bowl competitions.
Richard has been a member of the club since May 2006 and in that time has seen many changes but throughout the years he firmly believes, the attributes that makes New Forest Golf Club stand out from all others, is its uniqueness, camaraderie and shear determination in continuing to operate, during sometimes difficult times for golf in general, and still be able to offer golf to its members.
As Club Captain, Richard’s chosen charities for the coming year will be Wessex Heartbeat and New Forest Golf Club (*link to the charity website to follow)
For Vice Captain, Richard has appointed Jason Hallam, a club member for the best part of 30 years and also previously Captain of the Monty Team.
Richard looks forward to his year as Club Captain and, together with Jason Hallam, is keen to continue to keep up the club’s traditions, help implement changes as necessary with the right tools and people, and, to continue to further promote the club through what is already shaping up to be an exciting year.
And to his fellow New Forest Golf Club members, guests and visitors alike, Richard would like to wish you all a “Happy Golfing Year !”
2019 Mens Committee
Richard Holland – Club Captain
Jason Hallam – Club Vice Captain
Ricky Jeal – Immediate Past Captain
Alan Morris – Treasurer
Eddie Spencer – Secretary
Mark Dawkins – Members Representative
Graham Lloyd – Club President
If you would like to get involved in joining the committee for future years then please get in contact.