The Turners’ Golf Club
The Turners’ Golf Club is open to freemen and liverymen of all standards. Our aim is to enter teams for some of the many inter-livery golf days which take place throughout the year, striving for a balance between inclusion and competitive success. As with all golfing societies, our club is social and friendly, a great way to meet other members away from the formality of structured company events.
While the inter-livery days are described in more detail below, the Club’s own events each year are the Spring Meeting, held in April (depending on Easter), and the Turners’ Golf Day, held in July. Both are open to all members, their spouses, families and guests. The former combines a 9 and 18 hole event, to be held at the Captain’s own club, with a decidedly casual format. The Golf Day in July will be at a different location each year, with special emphasis on welcoming new and occasional golfers as well as our competitive regulars. Golf is followed by a late lunch and prize-giving.
2020 golf events were sadly nearly all cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. It is very much hoped that they will be able to start up again in 2021. A list of all the events scheduled throughout the year is shown on the following link:
The rest of our calendar is made up as follows:
May: Prince Arthur Cup – a traditional inter-livery competition held at Walton Heath GC (Surrey) featuring 36 holes in foursomes format, with a traditional golfing lunch between each round. We try to put up 2 teams of 2 (max. handicap 18), with entry fees supported by the Company. A must for our better golfers.
June: Livery v. Lodge – a social match between as many members as the Livery and St Catherine’s Lodge can field, held at one of our members’ courses. The date may vary depending on members’ availability.
July: Ray Jeffs Cup – A charity golf day associated with the Livery Schools Link and supported by BAE Systems, held at Hartley Wintney GC (Hants). Won by the Turners team in 2014.
July: Lorinors Charity Day – a golf day at Sundridge Park GC (Bromley), organised by the Worshipful Company of Lorinors
July: Newson Smith Cup – a golf day for invited livery companies at East Berkshire GC. Turners’ teams have had success in the past, helped perhaps by Past Master Peter Ellis’ home course knowledge (!).
Sept: The Carmen Company Cup – a golf day organised by the Carmen Company, usually held at Cuddington GC (Surrey)
Oct: Dowgate Hill Challenge Cup – a competition for livery companies associated with or located on Dowgate Hill in the City of London, held at Worplesdon GC (Surrey). Turners qualify because our offices are within Skinners Hall, which is on Dowgate Hill. A team of 6 – 10 play individually in groups comprising other livery team members, with the top 6 players’ scores for each livery being added up to make the team score.
Do look out for the dates of each event and put them in your diary as soon as posted. Turners Golf 2019
There are no separate subscriptions for the Turners Golf Club, but do let one of the organisers know if you are interested in playing so that you are put on our mailing list. Occasional golfers without a club handicap are welcome at our own Golf Day and at some of the charity days, so don’t let a lack of recent practice put you off – we are a very welcoming section of the Company.
Contact: Nigel Luson (Golf Captain) via The Clerk’s office
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