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Press Release: Essex Christian Golf Cup promises chance to compete in National final

For immediate release 28/06/2011
Essex Christian Golf Cup promises chance to compete in National final

Entries are being invited from avid golfers for the fith annual Essex Golf Cup to be held at the popular centrally located venue of Three Rivers Golf & Country Club, Cold Norton on Satuday 9th July 2011.

Following on from the success of previous years the competition is being organised by the Christian Golf Society(CGS). The Essex cup will be one of six county/regional cups taking place across the country with the winners qualifying to play in the National Golf Cup to take place at Donnington Grove, Newbury on Sunday 11th & Monday 12th September 2011. The prize for the Essex Golf Cup is the prestious trophy entry and a paid place for the National Finals in September. We are extremely grateful to, Leigh-on-Sea for sponsoring the CGS Essex Golf Cupand a main sponsor of the event. 

The competition will be run as Pairs Stableford, played off full handicap. However, here lies the twist - one member of each team has to be a regular church goer/Christian.

James Butcher, co-founder of the Christian Golf Society explained "The intention is for the tournament to bring together friends with a shared passion for golf in healthy competition. The day will also give the opportunity for the golfers to chat about the Christian faith in informal relaxed atmosphere"

The day will start with a late breakfast on arrival, 18 holes of golf on the Three Rivers Course, followed by an early evening meal with our sought after guest speaker, Golfer, Stock Broker and Vicar the Rev Ian Smith, from Stock, Essex.

Entry to the competition cost £39 per player. Entry forms can be downloaded from our website or call James Butcher on  07752 46921. There are also posters and invites available online that can used by Christian golfers to invite their friends. 

Martin Eady, Essex Golf Cup organiser said, "Over 30 golfers had a great day of golf last year. We are looking forward to another great year with entries from churches across Essex."

The other regional qualifying events are taking place in the following locations and further details can be gained from our website

CGS Kent Golf Cup – 23 July 2011 -
CGS Surrey Golf Cup – 3 July 2011 -
CGS West Midlands Golf Cup – 22 July 2011 - 
CGS Somerset Golf Cup - TBC - 
CGS Cornwall Golf Cup - TBC - 


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Photo CGS DSC_0169 : Defending champions and the Christian Golf Society's National Christian Golf Cup Champions 2011 Cliff Britcher (L) & Ron Crossby (2nd right) representi​ng Eynsford Community Church, Kent at Donnington Grove Country Club, Newbury on 12-13 September 2010

Photo: CGS DSC_0007.jpg - Finalists of the National Christian Golf Cup at Donnington Grove Country Club, Newbury on 12-13 September 2010
About the Christian Golf Society
The Christian Golf Society was founded in 2007 to create competitive golf opportunities through which Christians with a passion for golf can share the good news of Jesus with their non-Christian friends. We believe a golf competition is an excellent setting for people to share their faith with non-Christian friends through a common passion for golf. Reaching out to friends through sport is probably one of the most straightforward opportunities we have. The friendships we form with sporting friends are often far stronger than those we make with other people in our day-to-day lives. The truth is that as a Christian in an increasingly faithless world you may be the only bible a person reads as they see how you live your life – or in this instance, how you play your golf.

The Christian Golf Society encourages people to adopt the Christians in Sport approach of pray, play and say. PRAY for your friends who aren't Christians. PLAY your golf in a way that honours God. Be prepared to SAY something about the promise of Christ.

CGS is a Chapter of the Christian Golf Association. Further along the Fairway the Christian Golf Society has a five-year plan to build up a network of events across the country, with the winners of each event invited to a National Final in the September of each year.

These golf competitions will either be organised directly by the Christian Golf Society, organised by a committee on our behalf or organised by one of a number of other Christian organisations with which we have links.


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