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County News

County Delegates Meeting at Chelmsford Golf Club- November 2023


Lawrence Kingsnorth (EGU President), James Gurry (County Secretary), Nick McEvoy (President-Elect), 3 EGU officials

23 people attended, representing the following 18 Clubs:

Abridge, Boyce Hill, Chigwell, Crondon Park, Frinton, Garon Park, Hainault Forest, Langdon Hills, Orsett, Rochford Hundred, Romford, Royal Epping Forest, Stapleford Abbotts, Stock Brook Manor, Stoke by Nayland, Three Rivers, Wanstead, Warley Park.

Healthy debate on a variety of agenda points was had.

Thorndon Park wanted to extend their thanks to the Essex Golf Union office staff and volunteers for their efforts in organising County events in 2023, for affiliated clubs and their members.

The County Secretary ended by thanking all the volunteers for the tremendous amount of work they completed on behalf of their club’s members this year. Lawrence Kingsnorth (EGU President) thanked all Essex Golf Union officials, volunteers and office staff for their work in 2023 and concluded by thanking everyone for attending this evening.

Minutes from the meeting can be found HERE

Junior Organisers Meeting - October 2023

On 18th  October, Bentley Golf Club hosted the Junior Organisers meeting on behalf of the

Essex Golf Union. Minutes from the meeting are attached  here

Style Partitions - New U18s Squad Sponsorship

Style becomes a sponsor of the Essex Golf Union Under 18s team

Style has become a sponsor of the Essex Golf Union U18s Team squad clothing as part of a commitment to support young people.

The Essex Golf Union was founded in 1924 by sixteen Golf Clubs and the number of affiliated Clubs now stands at 71.

It administers county-wide golf competitions for individuals and Club teams in a wide range of age groups and standards, and through its player development programs its aim is to progress the next generation of golfers to represent the County of Essex and up to national level. 

Michael Porter, Style’s group sales director, said, “We are delighted to have become a key sponsor for the U18 elite squad, and it’s exciting to be supporting some of the county’s finest young golfers.

“As the UK’s market leader in moveable, folding and partitioning walls, we have always helped develop talented young people through our apprenticeship schemes, and we believe it is also important to support young people in other areas too.

“The Union has been doing some fantastic work growing the game of golf by encouraging more young people to take up the sport, and this was a key reason for Style wishing to become involved as they are doing such great work in this area.

“We very much look forward to a long relationship and are excited to be involved.”

James Gurry, the County Secretary and a P.G.A. Professional, added, “The support we receive from businesses like Style is vital to the long-term development of our County teams, and helps encourage more young people to take up golf. As a result, we are seeing numbers grow and have many success stories of where our young players have gone on to compete both nationally and across the world.”

“We are very grateful for Style’s support and look forward to a great partnership.” 

Junior Organisers Meeting - March 2023
On 15th March, Thorndon Park Golf Club hosted the Junior Organisers meeting on behalf of the Essex Golf Union.
Minutes from the meeting are attached here.

92nd AGM

The 92nd Annual General Meeting of the Essex Golf Union took place at Upminster Golf Club on Thursday 26th January 2023.

County President, Lawrence Kingsnorth (Romford Golf Club), below right, congratulated Jeff Mathewson (Orsett Golf Club) on his election to his newly appointed role as a Director of the Essex Golf Union.

Lawrence went on to thank Nick McEvoy & announce his retirement as County Secretary, he thanked him for his seven years of service. Those in attendance agreed and after a round of applause, Lawrence introduced Nick’s successor and new County Secretary, James Gurry.