Wiltshire Masonic Golf Society
The cries of 'fore' are common currency when members of the Wiltshire Masonic Golf Society meet to play, and whether you slice, hook or nobble the ball down the fairway to the green. you will always be guaranteed a warm welcome from members of the Wiltshire Masonic Golf Society.
A game of two Halves
A sunny afternoon and a great turn out from Wiltshire freemasons saw two keenly fought golf matches at Wrag Barn Golf Club for the new captain Mike Eagle on Wednesday 12 April. The Wiltshire Masonic Golf Society entertained both Berkshire and Oxfordshire Freemasons on a picturesque and well-manicured golf course.
There were a number of competitions taking place throughout the day with Berkshire convincingly beating Oxfordshire in the battle for their impressive trophy. Wiltshire very narrowly lost to Berkshire by 229 points to 227. An impressive performance by Berkshire who had been delayed for some time by an accident on the M4, on route.
However, it was a different game against Oxfordshire where Wiltshire triumphed by 258 points to 251 with Wiltshire ex captain John Boland top scoring with 37 points.
The after match celebrations included an excellent carvery meal amongst much friendship between the three provinces, with the usual banter about lost balls and lipped out putts. A raffle was held raising a princely sum which was shared amongst all three provinces. Thanks go to the Secretary Merv Johns for his successful organisation, and Captain Mike Eagle for leading the day so well.
All players are welcome, with future games planned against neighbouring Provinces, and any person interested in playing is asked to contact Merv Johns.
Photograph shows the Captains of Wiltshire and Oxfordshire together on the first tee.
Article and picture supplied by W Bro Paul Ginger.
Raising Funds and having fun
The Wiltshire Masonic Golf Society was formed to promote the game of golf within the Province and to foster Masonic goodwill between Brethren from neighbouring Provinces.
Apart from two Open events, one at the beginning of the season and the other in August, there is also an opprtunity to play against golfers from Berkshire, Bristol, Monmouthshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire & Isle of Wight.
There is no requirement for membership of a golf club or a formal handicap, the intention is to have fun and enjoy the convivial atmosphere.
Brethren are encouraged to bring a friend, who does not have to be a fellow Freemason, although it has to be acknowledged that a number of golfers have joined our fraternity having first seen how everyone plays and enjoys the game.
The Charity Golf Open day in August always proves to be a great success. Eighteen holes of golf at the delightful Wrag Barn Golf Club, Sevenhampton, Nr Highworth followed by a carvery dinner, all in aid the Masonic Samaritan Fund and local charities.
Recently the Wiltshire Masonic Golf Society donated £2700 to the Masonic Samaritan Fund and £800 to four other charities.
Playing for Fun
Playing for Prizes
Playing for the team