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. In 2015 the club won the BUCS Trophy Final and in the 2016/17 season are currently 2nd in the BUCS ranking for golf, so retaining the University's reputation as one of Britain's premier golf universities.
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 2016 event was a resounding success and attracted record numbers to the 11th Alumni Golf Day at St George's Hill and involved alumni spanning many years as well as recent graduates. The winning team and recepients of the Rod Alexander Trophy were Jahanzer Chaudhery (2003), Matt Condren (2003), Jon Godfrey (2003) and James Winterman (1992).
This year's Alumni Golf Day will again be held at St Georges Hill on Friday 18th July and as part of the day we will be holding auction and the generosity of alumni and friends enable us to offer some truly exceptional prizes including a week in a cliff top villa in Barbados and exclusive seats at Twickenham to watch an Autumn International to mention but a few. We are accepting silent bids so please take a look at the auction items and if you wish to place a bid please email firstname.lastname@example.org clearly indicating the item and amount you wish to bid.
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 2017 Northcote trophy was again held at Dawlish Warren Golf Club and East Devon Golf Club. Day one was played at The Warren and ended with the students narrowly ahead, taking a 5-3 lead into the second day. The weather put a dampner on the second day's play and the Alumni's desire to make up the overnight deficit. Thunderstorms, followed by the hooter forced the match to be abandoned as a score draw resulting in the Alumni retaining the trophy. A full report can be read on our news page.
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 email@example.com.