Gatland and Gatland of Refresh Church, Surrey Crowned 2015 Champions of CGS National Church Golf Cup

Congratulations to John and Marion Gatland of Refresh Church, Molesey in Surrey who were the winners of the 2015 CGS National Church Golf Cup  in partnership with CVM at Waterstock Golf Club, Oxfordshire on Saturday 22 August 2015.

It was a great day of golf and friendship. Thanks to all who came and played, to Mark Blythe for all of the hard work organising the event and the staff at Waterstock Golf Club. A full report of the day will be published soon with other results from the day.

However until then, the photo gallery is now online. It was a great day and we hope that the photos act as a good reminder and encourage others to come and join in next year. Feel free to just browse or purchase photos from the gallery, all money raised from photo sales will go towards putting on future events.

Purchase or browse photos from the final online:

A very close call at CGS West Midlands Church Golf Cup 2015

 Earlier this summer on 17 July, 2015 the West Midlands Church Golf Cup took place as a qualifier for the CGS National Church Golf Cup in Oxfordshire. The day was sunny but breezy and 16 intrepid golfers plotted their way around Sutton Coldfield Golf Club’s course in their endeavours to win.

Kindly sponsored by Albion Trading Services and Banners Gate Community Church it was a close competition with the winners being a father and son team of Trevor and Jake Richardson representing Solihull Renewal Church with a total of 40 points. In second place were George Patterson and Greg Edwards also with 40 points but only losing out on a back nine countback. George and Greg represented Banners Gate Community Church. Also in the prizes in third place but back on 36 points were John Dadd and Paul Evans also representing Banners Gate Community Church.

Other prizes of two nearest the pin, two nearest the pin in two shots and longest drive were won by Jake Richardson (3), Greg Edwards and Phil Yates (Walsall Christian Centre).

Golfer Alison Nicholas graciously gave out the prizes and after the evening meal Rob Whittington from Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church gave an inspiring talk about how he came to faith and why... although his jokes left most of us groaning!

Other events: Who Let The Dads Out? Golf Day 2015

Our friends at Who Let The Dads Out? (part of Bible Reading Fellowship) have a golf day coming up hosted by Links Golf Trust   

26 September 2015 - Who Let The Dads Out? Golf Day at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxford
This is a fun golf day open to all golfers, with an opportunity to hear about BRF’s Who Let The Dads Out? ministry and to meet its leaders, Mark Chester and Tony Sharp, at Frilford Heath Golf Club.
The format is a pairs competition with a 12 noon tee off, with coffee and bacon rolls before, pie & chips after. There are prizes. The cost is £60 per player.

To register for the golf day, please email or, for more information, go to or contact Sophie Aldred on 01235 462300 or at

What is Who Let The Dad's Out?
By way of background, Who Let The Dads Out? aims to inspire, resource and support churches to develop initiatives that will give dads, father figures and their children the opportunity to spend time together, have fun and engage with the church.

Why not enter the CGS National final 2015 - All players welcome!

The CGS National Church Cup logoAfter the success of last years partnership CGS and CVM return for the  17th National Church Golf Cup.
Why not enter yourself and a friend into the grand finals day to battle it out for the prestigious title of CGS National Church Golf Champions 2015. The final is on August 22, 2015 at Waterstock Golf Club, Oxfordshire. All players welcome.
Registration can be made on the CGS website or by printing off the registration form and posting along with payment.
If submitting your entry after the 15th August please contact us first to make sure places are still available. Thank you.

Alternatively you can register places online via our provider Yapsody (with no added fees). Payment is via PayPal however you can still use a debit/credit card just use the PayPal route and scroll down to pay by card on the PayPal page.

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The history and thinking behind the CGS National Church Golf Cup is also available to download.

Even though we have a partnership with a men's organisation in CVM, ladies are more than welcome to enter into the national cup.

Cup Co-ordinator Mark Blythe says: “Golf is a great sport for outreach, it’s a simple way to spend quality time with non Christian friends. Church golf days could be just a four-ball or a big event with a meal and speaker, we are called to do something and it doesn’t matter how large or small.”

Tips for first time organisers are available and churches who already stage events can just register and send their winners to the grand final. Email Mark Blythe if you have any questions.

Who will follow Walsall Christian Centre from the West Midlands and become the 2015 CGS Church Golf Cup Champions?
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