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Who we are

Fitzwilliam Golf Society is the golf society for alumni/ae and members of Fitzwilliam College Cambridge.

We organise golf days and short tours - about 11 events annually . We try to visit good quality courses - mainly in the South East and around the UK on our tours. We have some matches against other Oxbridge colleges The Fitz Open in early September is always played near Cambridge and finishes with a dinner in college, biennially coinciding with the Fitz Sports Alumni Dinner.

Ability levels vary from scratch golfers (only one!) to high handicaps. New members will be made very welcome. We have no annual subscription.

 

Fitz GS exists for Fitz alumni/ae to get together to play golf on good courses. We're proud to say we're the largest and most active alumni golf society of any Oxbridge college.

If you're interested in joining in, you'll be given a warm welcome. Please contact the Secretary, Colin Dunkerley on fitzgolfsoc@gmail.com

 

2020 Season Review

The Fitz GS season was shortened by lockdown and retsrictions but we managed five rounds - all with social distancing. Our season started on a very hot day in August with a match against Christ's. The Fitz Open was held at John O'Gaunt in September with Martin Holmes triumphing as our Fitz Champion Golfer.

 

Finally our Autumn Mini Tour to Oxfordshire started with a round at Frilford Heath. The main event was at the Oxfordshire on a rather wet day when Alan Wood won to become 2020 Tour Champion and the first recipient of the new the Mike Hamment Tour Trophy.  

Ashridge Season Opener

The first main event of the year saw the team of Nigel Smethers, Bryan Pickup, Harry Coe and Keith Galama (guest) winning on countback in the rain at Ashridge. See report and photos. 

Fitz Local matches kick off 2022 Season

 

A series of Local games have been taking place around the country to start our season.

See reports and photos.

 

Bookings now being taken for 2022 Fixtures

Another attractive set of events is in prospect with some excellent courses reserved. Members are being asked to book up for all of this season's events - particularly the Mini Tours. Payment in advance secures a place!

See 2022 Events page.

Fitz come 3rd in Inter Collegiate Tournament

A selected Fitz team of 6 secured a very creditable 3rd place in the Cambridge Inter College Golf day at Gog Magog. Captain Mike Hamment was our top scorer with 37 points.

Bob Barltrop is Tour Champion in Norfolk

At the impressive and challenging Hunstanton course, Bob Barltrop triumphed with a fine 35 points. On the previous day at Brancaster, the foursomes match was won by Mike Hamment's team. 24 players took part in a very enjoyable tour.  

Martin Dinkele is 2021 Fitz Champion golfer

 

With a remarkable 42 points at the Fitz Open at Bourn GC, 14 of them on the last four holes, Martin Dinkele became this year's Fitz Champion Golfer. Ray Jones and Steve Tapping took 2nd and 3rd places. See full report.

  

Matt Hignell triumphs at Tandridge

 

On one of the most picturesque but challenging courses we have played this year, Matt Hignell won with an outstanding 42 points at Tandridge. Our August Summer Round was played in beautiful weather. See full report

Fitz Golf goes International!

 

The first Fitz Golf event overseas was played in August near Geneva. In our our first international Fitz Local event, Andrew Garden convened a Fitz fourball including Graham Beesley, Rod Keech and Chris Barnes. See full report.

Christ's match halved - again!

 

The annual match v Christ's at Henley in August resulted in a draw for the second year running! Mike Hamment and Graham May were the best Fitz pair. See full report.

 

Fitzhall trophy retained

 

The FitzHall match against St Edmund Hall was played for the first time in three years at Sandy Lodge on 14 July 2021. In a close match, decided on the 18th hole of the final match, Fitz retained the trophy.

Fitz Local Golf 2

The second round of local matches took place in June - mainly in good summer weather. See reports and photos.

Leeds Tour - All's well that ends well!

The long awaited tour to Yorkshire started very wet in Alwoodley but finished in the sunshine at Moortown. Andrew Garden won the Tour Trophy with 36 points. See full reports.

 

Fitz Local Golf 2021 

Eight Fitz Local Golf matches took place around the country in the week of 20 April in our first event. Small local groups met together hosted by one of the group members from Essex to Devon.

Reports and Photos from each group on Fitz Local Golf 1 page.

2021 Season schedule - Alterations

Our early season programme has been affected by golf clubs not accepting visitors. The Members and Guests Day on 20 April and the Alumni Invitation Day on 2 June have both been postponed until next year - but replaced by other events. Our May Tour to Leeds goes ahead - a day later than originally planned! 

See full list on 2021 Events Schedule page.  

Alan Wood wins the new Tour Trophy - Autumn 2020

In very wet conditions at the Oxfordshire, Alan Wood scored 33 points to become the first recipient of the new Mike Hamment Tour Champion Trophy. See full report of two days of the Autumn Tour

Martin Holmes is 2020 Fitz Champion  Golfer

The winner of the 2020 Fitz Open at John O'Gaunt GC on 11 September was Martin Holmes with 34 points, with Mike Hamment second on 32 points. See full match report and results

2020 Season starts in earnest with Match v Christs

 

Our first full match of the delayed season was a match v Christs at the magnificent setting of Guildford GC. The weather was glorious but the result less so - with a 4-2 win for Christs. See Match Report

Fitz Golf is back! 

Fitz golf restarted post lockdown with an informal day at Harpenden Common GC,  on 16 July, hosted by Matt Hignell. His team triumphed narrowly over Mike Hamment's team. It was good to be back. See Match Report.

2021 Season

Eleven events (fourteeen rounds of golf) are programmed for 2022. 

Our Captain, Mike Hamment has organised  two mini tours which take us to some fine courses including Brokenhurst Manor and Barton on Sea on the South Coast in May then Headingley and Alwoodley in Leeds in October (the latter as a rerun of the washout in 2021!) We also have Society outings to Ashridge and Studley Wood (nr Oxford).

Our Oxbridge matches continue with our Alumni Invitation Day (June at Berkhamsted and fixtures against St Edmund Hall (July at Beaconsfield) and against Christs (August at Farnham).

 

The popular Members and Guests Day is in April at Bramley (near Guildford). Hopefully our third attempt to play this will be successful! 

 

The Fitz Open in September is our biggest event of the year and we visit Saffron Walden followed by a Golf Society Dinner in Fitzwilliam College. we continue the day after with a round at Brampton Park.  

Bookings (and advance payment) for all events are invited from January 2022. We hope for a clear season following the restrictions and frustrations of the last two years.

 

As well as  our scheduled events, we encourage informal small scale matches bewteen Fitz GS members at their own clubs. We set aside a couple of dates for these but hope that they take place at other times as well.

We thank all our hardworking Match Organisers, not least the Captain and the Treasurer!

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