Southampton Shipping Golfing Society

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Society Champion 2021 - NIGEL POWELL

A select ‘elite’ group of Past Presidents joined this year’s Centenary President, Nick Brewer, at Royal Winchester Golf Club, to do battle in the annual President’s Putter competition for the John Smith Challenge Cup.
The ‘surprise’ winner of this years competition was President Nick Brewer who putted to victory!

New Members Welcome

The Society is always pleased to welcome new members.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly and social group of golfers who enjoy playing some of the best courses in central southern England.

To become a member you need only be nominated by an existing member. Alternatively, if you are a member of a bona fide Golf Club and have an handicap of 24 or less you may contact the Membership Secretary (Email Membership link below) to request an application form.

In this case the procedure will be for you to play with a Committee Member so as to be introduced to the Society.
Once membership has been approved by the Committee you will be given full access to all pages of the website.

In the meanwhile, to learn more about the Society and its history please see "About the Society".

Our golfing events take place between May and October each year and are followed at the end of the season by an Annual Dinner and prize-giving.  You will see on this page the fixtures for the current or forthcoming year.


The society is one of the oldest in England, having been formed in 1921.
The vision of its first President, Mr Philip Curry the manager of the White Star Line (of Titanic fame) in Southampton, was to further friendly relations in the Port via the Golf Courses.
Since those magnificent days, many of the major shipping lines of the day are now a distant memory; however the vision has not changed.
By 1923 the society had over 100 Members and still has today.

The Society today.
Comprises around 100 Members who, each year, enjoy six wonderful summer golfing events in convivial company during the period May to October.
The venues selected are among the best in the region and we are able to offer excellent prices to Members on top of a small annual subscription to cover administration costs.
Our playing season ends with the AGM and Annual Dinner at which some 44 trophies are presented in addition to those awarded at the end of each competition day.

Four of the annual event starts with a morning 9 hole Greensome, followed by a light lunch.
The afternoon is an 18 hole individual Stableford followed by a two course dinner and prize presentation.
We have two additional 18 hole meetings, a President's Day and a Guest Invitational competition.

The role of President is rotated to a different Member each year.
Opportunities exist for Members to entertain guests at events throughout the season and this has proved to be an excellent way to introduce new Members.
A shipping link is no longer a prerequisite to membership.
For further details contact

2022 Season

● 16th May - Barton on Sea    ● 16 June - Corhampton
14th July - Worplesdon   ● 16th August - North Hants
14th September - Hamptworth    ● 12th October - Hockley

11th November 2022 - AGM & Dinner

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