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Eady and Mott secure National Church Golf title 2016

Saturday, 20 August saw the CGS National Church Golf Cup 2016 take place at Waterstock Golf Club, Oxfordshire. 24 players played in pairs to compete for the national title coming from Cheshire, Northants, Essex, West Midlands and Surrey. A great day was had by all with eventual winners being Julie Eady and Camilla Mott from Leigh Road Baptist Church in Essex scoring a massive 67 points in windy conditions. In second place representing Refresh Church, Molesey, Surrey David Skull and Shane Cortiel with 65 points.

The nearest the pin prize was taken by Dave Holmes.

In this Olympic year, Mark Blythe a London 2012 Torch bearer was our special guest speaker. Mark spoke of how things aren't how they first appear in sport and life. He said that as his life has had different twists and turns, circumstances made him reassess what he thought he knew about Jesus, the Church and the Christian faith. He was surprised at what he found, and how excellent it was. He challenged us all to explore the truth behind Jesus for ourselves.

Eventual winner Julie Eady said, "We had a great relaxed day of golf and friendly competition, I'd recommend golfers out there to enter and come and play next year!".

Book your CGS National Church Golf Cup 2016 place

The Christian Golf Society’s (CGS) National Church Golf Cup in partnership with CVM, takes place this summer. Is there anyone you can send to represent your church?

The idea is; you stage your own church/men’s group golf outreach event and then send your winners to the National Church Golf Cup Final. Or just send a pair or four ball without staging an event first. Come and join us for a great day of golf and a Christian message.

The final is on Saturday 20 August
at Waterstock Golf Club, Oxfordshire.

The cost of taking part in the finals day is £49pp.
That fee includes coffee, bacon roll, green fees, prizes and meal.

Entry Information
To book your places in the CGS National Church Golf Cup Final 2016 please fully complete the entry form, print it off and send with a cheque for the full amount (£49 per person), made payable to “Christian Golf Society”.

Our preferred option is for you to book your place(s) online here:

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The full finals day cost: £49 (includes coffee, bacon roll, green fees, prizes and meal) If you have any questions, contact Mark Blythe at

This is a competition for pairs representing a Christian Church.

Download the competition entry form here

Send application & deposit to: David Elcock, CGS National Church Golf Cup c/o Leigh Road Baptist Church, Marguerite Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1NN

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McDowell and Harwood Crowned CGS Essex Church Golf Cup Champions 2016

The CGS Essex Church Golf Cup 2016 was held at Forrester Park Golf and Country Club, Great Totham, Nr Maldon on Friday 25 July. The weather was wonderful and set the tee for a great day of golf in the Essex countryside.

Pairs came from The Followers Golf Society, Leigh Road Baptist Church, Romford Elim to see 6 teams out on the fairway competing in a friendly atmosphere for the 2016 title. The winners of which would earn their place in the CGS National Church Golf Cup at Waterstock Golf Club, Oxfordshire in August (other direct entries very welcome)

The eventual winners were Carl McDowell and Dave Harwood representing Romford Elim! Congratulations to them for a great performance and to the opportunity represent Essex int he National Final.

Results table
1st  Dave Harwood & Carl McDowell (Romford Elim)  46 points
2nd  Geoff Valentine & Steve Tucker (Leigh Road Baptist Church) 43 points
3rd  John Phillips & John Godwin (The Followers) 41 points

Nearest the pin prize:  John Phillips

The day was capped beautifully with a lovely meal at the Forrester Park Club House and a little close up illusion from Rev Nick Lear, bamboozling most of the guests with his slight of hand. He also left us with a message for us all to consider about who and what we were made for.

A great day was had by all, and we thank all the entrants for making the day what it was.

Here are some of the photos from the day (you may need a Flash enabled device to view - try using a computer). If you are unable to view the photos, please visit this link:

Other events: 2016 Moderator’s Golf Challenge – 4-ball Golf Competitionat the Royal Burgess Golf Club, Edinburgh

22 September 2016 Moderator’s Golf Challenge – 4-ball Golf Competition at the Royal Burgess Golf Club, Edinburgh

The current Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Russell Barr, is kindly hosting a golf event at the prestigious Royal Burgess Club in Edinburgh to raise money for CrossReach, the Social Care Council of the Church of Scotland.
Registration is at 07.45 prior to a shotgun start. Cost is £270 for a team of 4 players.

What’s included:
  • four-ball stroke play competition over 6,511 yard Par 71 course set in beautiful parkland
  • open challenge on the three Par 3 holes against one of:
                Russell Barr 
                Bill Lockie (Senior PGA Professional Championship winner 2008)
                John McTear (PGA Senior Club Professional Champion 2001)
  • prizes for:
              closest to the pin 
              closest to the line
  • Mulligans available to buy on the day!
  • bacon roll, tea and coffee on arrival
  • 2-course lunch 
  • prize-giving and auction
All money raised on the day will go towards CrossReach’s care services for children and families, helping some of Scotland’s most vulnerable to thrive and succeed.

Places are going fast so we would advise you to sign up here (click for external booking) without delay for a great morning’s golf and the opportunity to hear about and support a vital cause.

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