Fitzwilliam Golf Society is the golf society for alumni/ae and members of Fitzwilliam College Cambridge.
Our 2020 schedule was of course curtailed by Covid 19 restrictions but resumed for August onwards. It includes six events (seven rounds of golf) through to November. The Fitz Open will be at Saffron Walden GC on 11 September but will be a golf day only - our usual Dinner in College afterwards will sadly not be possible this year.
Our October visit to The Oxfordshire has been extended into an Autumn Mini Tour with the addition of 27 holes the previous day at Frilford Heath and an overnight hotel stay for those who want it. We pay our first visit to the beautiful course at Ashridge for our End of Season Day in mid November - extending our season to rather later than normal.
We have our usual match v Christ's in August, this year at Guildford and the Harpenden Mencap day has been rescheduled for early October from its original date in June.
The full list of revised events can be found on the 2020 Events page entitled Post Lockdown.
All the events from early 2020 which were postponed due to the Lockdown have been rearranged for equivalent dates in 2021. Next year's full schedule will be published in due course.
Membership is open to all Fitzwilliam graduates and members of College. There is no subscription. We have golfers with handicaps ranging from scratch to 28. Anyone interested in playing would be most welcome and should contact the secretary, Colin Dunkerley. See Contact page.
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 (pictured suitably distancing) triumphed narrowly over Mike Hamment's team. It was good to be back. See Match Report.
Revised Events for Post Lockdown
Fitz GS is resuming events for the second half of the 2020 season! Most planned events will take place as normally as possible (some catering arrangements tbc). The Fitz Open will be a golf day only (no dinner in college) but new events have been added for October and November including an Autumn Mini Tour at Frilford Heath then The Oxfordshire plus a new End of Season day at Ashridge.
Please book up / reconfirm availability with The Secretary.
See post Lockdown Events Schedule
First half of 2020 Season Postponed!
Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, Fitz GS events up to the end of June 2020 have been postponed. Most are being rearranged for the equivalent date in 2021. Refunds are available from the Treasurer. A decision on events from July onwards will be taken in due course.
2020 Events now booking
This year's fixtures include three mini tours to Norfolk (March / April), Leeds (mid May) and Cambridge for the Fitz Open (September). We have some top class courses for you to enjoy.
Other highlights include Members and Guests day in April at Bramley, the Alumni Invitation Day at Berkhamsted in June plus matches against St Edmund Hall at Sandy Lodge and Christs at Guildford. The full fixture list is available on the 2019 Events Schedule.
Please book up with the Secretary, Colin Dunkerley.
Andrew Garden wins Fitz Open 2019
With an excellent score of 42 points, Andrew Garden won the Fitz Open at Cambridge Meridian GC to become Fitz Champion Golfer of 2019.
Fitz lose to Christs'
The annual match against Christs' College at Camberley Heath GC resulted in a win for Christs' 4-2 - the first time Fitz has lost since 2014. See match report
Match v St Edmund Hall washed out!
The 2019 match for the One Size FitzHall
Trophy at Gerrards Cross on 17 July was abandoned before play could begin because of torrential rain and a flooded course!
Successful Mencap Day
Two Fitz plus one Mornie Onions team had an enjoyable day in the sunshine at the 2019 Harpenden Mencap Golf Day. The event organiser was our own Matt Hignell. £7,500 was raised on the day.
Another successful Fitz Tour - to North Devon
Fitz golf tourists played at two of the region's best courses Royal North Devon and Saunton (East and West) on another very enjoyable Tour, enjoying sunshine (for two days at least). See full Tour Reports.
Fitz takes Second place (again) in Cambridge Inter Collegiate
A representative Fitz team comprising the top finishers in last year's Open finished second equal in the 2019 Golf Tournament for Cambridge College alumni, held at Gog Magog GC. John Uwins was the Tournaments's top scorer with 42 points.
See full match report
Sign Up for 2019 Events
We have a a full golfing programme for 2019 - see 2019 Events Schedule page. We're playing some great courses this year. All Fitz golfing alumni/ae may book in for any event with the Secretary, Colin Dunkerley.
The year's biggest event is the Fitz Open on Saturday 7 September at Cambridge Meridian. This is followed by the Fitz Sports Alumni Dinner in college.
Jon Prichard and Bryan Pickup win at Frilford Heath
The Season Opener was played in beautiful March weather. Messrs Prichard and Pickup won the pairs competition. Ian Cox celebrated his 80th birthday - taking second place with Richard Newport. In the team match, the Oldies team narrowly pipped the Not so Oldies!
See the full Match Report and Results.
David Leakey triumphs at Hindhead
The End of Season competition was at one of Surrey's top courses - Hindhead. David Leakey mastered a challenging and scenic course to win with 39 points. John Uwins was second with 36 points.
Mike Hamment wins 2018 Fitz Open!
Our Captain, Mike Hamment, was the very popular Open winner at Gog Magog on 7 September to become the 2018 Champion Golfer.
The weekend included Dinner in College followed by a pairs competition at The Cambridgeshire the following day.
Fitz beats Christ's at Hampton Court
Graham May led the team to a 4.5/1.5 victory over Christ's on 9 August - but suffered a downpour!
One Size FitzHall Trophy Retained
By a margin of 4.5/1.5, Pete Bennett led Fitz to victory in the sunshine at Denham on 10 July.
Threeway Match drawn
Fitz halved the match against a combined team from CULS and Jesus on 5 June at Harpenden GC.
Successful 2018 Tour to Welsh Marches
Fitz GS tourists enjoyed three wonderful golf courses in untypically good Welsh weather. See Day by Day reports and photos.
The Bristol March for Men
"Fred" Hartley is raising money for PROSTATE CANCER UK by taking part in a walk on 17 June. If you would like to support a Fitz golfer and a good cause, please get in touch with Fred direct.
Bryan Pickup wins at Tandridge
Debutant Bryan Pickup took first prize with 36 points at the Captain's Day Out at Tandridge on 25 April. See match Report and photos
Fitz come 6th equal at Alumni Competition
The 2018 Inter Collegiate Tournament at Gog Magog saw the Fitz Team of six come a creditable sixth equal in the face of stiff competition. Dinner followed at Clare College.
See match Report and photos
2018 Season Opener at Cambridge Meridian
Two Fitz teams took part in the Greene King Society Team event on 16 March at Cambridge Meridian GC the best two of four scores each hole counting. Despite glorious early Spring weather, neither
team "troubled the scorers" in the overall competition but Fitz A beat Fitz B in the side match.
See Match Report and photos
Fitz GS adopts Ready Golf
To speed up play on Society days, we will adopt a policy of Ready Golf for the future (but not in matchplay).
2018 Schedule now available
Bookings are now being taken for our 2018 events. All players, new and old are welcome. Pre-payment secures your place.
See 2018 Schedule for full list
Fitz wins 3Way match at Old Fold
In the final match of the season, Fitz won by the smallest of margins in the threeway match with Johns (Cambridge) and St Peter's (Oxford). The match was at Old Fold Manor near Barnet.
See Match Report and photos
Mike Sellers wins 2017 Fitz Open
With a very good score of 38 points in showery weather at Royal Worlington GC, Mike Sellers became the new Fitz Champion Golfer. Pete Bennett (37) was 2nd with Richard Newport (36) in 3rd place.
See match report and photos.
Match v Christs' drawn
Honours were even in the match agaainst Christs' at East Berkshire in August Each side won 3 matches.
See Match report and photos.
Another Great Fitz Tour!
The 2017 Summer Tour was to the Wirral, playing three excellent courses in Heswall, Caldy and (the highlight) Wallasey. Around 16 took part each day and a thoroughly enjoyable time was had by all. Thanks to Mike Hamment for organising.
See Match Report and lots of photos over three pages (one per day)
Mornie Onions 2nd at Harpenden Mencap Day
Two Fitz GS teams played at Harpenden Common but a Mornie Onions team led by Matt Hignell did best coming second overall.
See Match Report and Photos
Threeway Match at Dyrham Park
Fitz succumbed 31/2 - 11/2 to a combined CULS and Jesus team at Dyrham Park in June.
See Match report and photos.
Danny Gesua wins FitzHall Masters
The 2017 FitzHall match, this year at Wimbledon Park, was converted to an individual stableford competition, won by Danny Gesua with 37 points.
See Match Report and photos on 2017 Events page.
Fitz pipped at Inter College Competition
A representative Fitz team of six were narrowly beaten into second place by Clare at the second Inter Collegiate Alumni Golf competition at Gog Magog GC on 20 April.
See Mike Hamment's report on 2017 Events page
Society Day at Cambridge Meridian
Three Fitz teams of 4 competed in the Greene King Society Day on 10 March 2017. "Fitz B" comprising Brian Smith, Matt Hignell, Ian Hall and Charlie Brown were the most successful with 77 points (2 scores counting per hole), a few points off the winners with 83. Brian Smith, our Match Organiser, took Nearest the Pin.