Golf Club Alumni
One of the University’s focus sports, our Student Golf Club is renowned for nurturing some of the brightest golfing talent as well as providing an environment for complete beginners to take up the sport. The club rose to success this year in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Trophy Final and amassed more BUCS points than any other institution, remaining Britain’s premier golf university.
We host a number of golf events throughout the year that are open to all Exeter alumni. We are grateful to John Gilbert (Economics, 1972) and Rod Alexander (History, 1971) who lead on the organisation of our golf events through the Exeter University Alumni Golf Society (EUAGS). Three events take place annually as detailed below.
Alumni Golf Day
The headline event in the alumni golf calendar, the Golf Day is open to all University of Exeter alumni. This event is held at the picturesque St Georges Hill Golf Club in Surrey and takes a four-ball format. Alumni can enter as a team or can be assigned teammates of a similar year of graduation if required. Refreshments are provided upon arrival and a three course lunch is served after the round. An auction is held after lunch, with fantastic prizes generously donated by alumni. Proceeds from this event support our student golf programme.
The 2015 event saw alumni from seven decades taking part. Former Golf Scholars Ben Leigh (Philosophy, 2014) and Dave Corben (Maths, 2009) claimed the prizes for the two ‘nearest to the pin’ awards. The winning team overall, and inaugural recipients of the Rod Alexander Trophy were Mark Sawyers (Geology, 1980), Robi Signorelli (Chemical Engineering, 1982), James Henry (Geology, 1980), and Doug Fenwick (Geology, 1980). A full write up of last year's event can be found on our news pages, including a photo gallery.
The 2016 Alumni Golf Day, the eleventh event to be held, will again take place at St George's Hill on Friday 19 July. For more information about this event contact email@example.com.
Invitational Golf Day
The annual Invitational Golf Day is open to all University of Exeter alumni and supporters as well as their guests. Team and individual competitions take place and feedback from attendees is always extremely positive.
The 2016 Northcote trophy was won back by the Alumni team in a competitive and enjoyable weekend of Golf at Dawlish Warren Golf Club and East Devon Golf Club. The annual event brings together current members of the University of Exeter Golf Club and Golf Alumni. The final score was 5.5 University of Exeter v Alumni 9.5. A full report can be read on our news pages.
The annual Northcote Trophy match is between teams of 12, with a traditional meal on the Saturday night bringing past and present students together. This competitive and fun event encourages attendees to share their experiences of student life at Exeter. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a selection of photographs taken at some of our recent golf events for alumni and supporters: