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 2018 is Rickie Jeal.
“I`ve been a member since 1986 and I am proud to become the New Forest Golf Club Captain for 2018. As is tradition, I look forward to raising some money for good causes, 50% of money raised this year will go to my chosen charity Muscular Dystrophy and the other 50% will go back into the club to help keep the good work been done on the golf course, I would like to wish all sections a good golfing year for 2018.”
For more on Rickies chosen charity please check out the Muscular Dystrophy website – http://www.musculardystrophyuk.org/
2018 Mens Committee
Rickie Jeal – Club Captain
Richard Holland – Club Vice Captain
Paul Rogers – Immediate Past Captain
Alan Morris – Treasurer
Eddie Spencer – Secretary
If you would like to get involved in joining the committee for future years then please get in contact.