03.06.21 Liverymen Lyn Litchfield

Sporting club news & events


Pictured above: Tandridge Golf Club

Coachmakers’ partridge day – only two pegs left

A Coachmakers’ livery game shoot has been organised for an early day’s partridge shooting at the Withington Estate on 2nd September 2021. It will be a 150-bird day for up to 10 guns over four drives.

The location of the shoot is North Gloucestershire, between Winchcombe and Stow-on-the-Wold. The format for the day will be as follows:
• Meet around 9:15-9:30 for caffeine and bacon rolls
• Two drives
• Elevenses in the field
• Two drives
• Shoot dinner at a local pub

The cost for the day is £330 per gun with overages. If you are interested in joining fellow Coachmakers at the start of the new livery year, please contact mailto:Alastair Boyes.

Alastair also notes with the sun finally shining, it’s the perfect opportunity to get your gun out! He would welcome reports from fellow Coachmakers venturing out after lockdown to share their sporting stories. Please send, with pictures if you have any, to the above email address.

Exciting news for golfing Coachmakers

Walton Heath Golf Club

The Coachmakers organises the largest official amateur golfing competition in the UK each year. The Prince Arthur Cup, this year on 20th August, will be played at Walton Heath Golf Club – a fine course previously used for the Ryder Cup and an Open Course Qualifier.

Prince Arthur Cup

Prince Arthur Cup

 

More than 50 Livery Companies field a team of four players, handpicked for this prestigious event, in a ‘foursomes’ format – one of most challenging methods of play, playing 36 holes, with a superb lunch slotted into the day. Held for more than 75 years, it is one of the highlights of the livery year.

Later in the year our last match is at Tandridge Golf Club on 22nd September, again a special place. While there is a competitive element, we share the day with our friends at the Leather Sellers, Drapers, and Ironmongers, the format is individual stableford scoring and our top scores count, rather than all. It’s more about the fun of the day, rather than the score. A sumptuous lunch is served afterwards with much wine and hilarity.

Should any golfers in the Livery wish to be considered to be a part of our team at Walton Heath or to participate at Tandridge do please get in touch with Golfing Secretary Alex Wrighton or Captain of Golf Graeme Hunt.

Additionally, Livery members who have mentioned shooting or golf as an activity in their membership profile will be contacted shortly by the Clerk to gauge their interest in receiving further information about these types of sporting events.