Southampton Shipping Golfing Society

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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

Open / Close
President's Centenary Day
Tues 25 May 2021
Coffee from: 9.30am
Tee Off: 10.40am
Lunch from: 3.00pm -rolling
Dinner at approx: not applicable
Prize Presentation around: Subject to Covid restrictions
Stoneham Golf Club

Monks Wood Close,
SO16 3TT

02380 769272

Entry Opens: Thurs 1 Apr
Entry Closes: ENTRY CLOSED
Start Sheets (When Available)



The two Course meal will be taken on an 'on-arrival' basis until the facility is full, thereafter it will be in flight order as tables become available.

Additional competitions will be nearest the pin and nearest the pin in two together with a Member Stableford.

This will be a Three Man Team Event with two scores to count on each hole, each player to contribute 6 scores.

Dress Code:
On Course, Society Golf Shirt
for Dinner, Golf clothing in line with covid restrictions, it is envisaged that there will be no shower facilities.

Fixture Trophies - Previous Winners & Holders

AM 18 Hole
3-Man Team Event
Winners: Centenary Trophy

Division 2
Winner: Szlumper Cup
Runner-Up: Renshaw Rose Bowl


AM 18 Hole
Members Stableford
Division 1
Winner: Greer Cup
Runner-Up: Castle Cup

Over 65 Winner: Cotterell Tankard

Stoneham Preview

Stoneham management committee are well on target with the 5-year 'Stoneham 2022' project to achieve their aim of returning this classic golf course to the top echelon in England. There is little doubt that the formal opening of the totally re-modelled and upgraded facilities will make Stoneham a 'must play' challenge.
We are very lucky to be amongst the first to enjoy this superb re-vamped golf course and compete where, after all, Shipping Golfing started. Just don't miss this opportunity to come a see for yourself - a demanding but fair challenge for all.

Published: 20-Dec-2020

Centenary Year

25th May - Stoneham (change of date)   17th June - Brokenhurst
20th July - Hankley Common   16th August - Royal Winchester
15th September - Blackmoor   14th October - Hindhead   
12th November - AGM & Dinner

Our aims for 2021:

  Re-energise the principle upon which our Society was formed back in 1921.
  Improve relations with the Port and the Shipping lines.
  Provide a thoroughly enjoyable golfing season on a selection of top quality courses.
  Arrange a Flagship Event at a premier golfing venue.
  Organise a special event, possibly away from a golfing venue where in a social and celebratory style we can toast our first 100 years - or maybe a golfing trip to play courses associated with the Society's history.

Our aims for Centenary Year

Planned activities:

  Hankley Common
  Royal Winchester

Celebratory Social Function with spouses. 

Please let your Committee know, through me, any thoughts that you might have on celebrating this momentous year in the Society's history!

Nick Brewer

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