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02 Apr 2013

The University of Manchester Staff Golfing Society (UMSGS) is looking for more members.

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Membership is open to all staff, including retired staff and postgraduates, from both The University of Manchester and MMU. There are currently around 40 members.

Ability ranges from a few low-ish handicappers to (a majority of) much higher handicappers, some relative novices and a few casual social golfers. You don’t need to have either an existing handicap or membership of a golf club – the Society will allocate you an appropriate handicap.

UMSGS plays at a number of private courses in the Greater Manchester area (or sometimes slightly further afield) where there are well-maintained courses and high class facilities.

The format of each match is usually in three or four balls playing an afternoon 18-hole Stableford competition. There are prizes for the winner and runner(s)-up, which are normally presented at the meal after the competition. Often you can also participate in a nine-hole ‘warm-up’ in the morning.

The cost of each fixture ranges from £24 to £45, depending upon how many of the day’s golf and dining elements you wish to include.


Membership of the Society costs a very reasonable £10 a year.

You can also try out the Society before committing to membership by playing as a member’s visitor (for a fee of £4 plus the fixture fee); just come along to any of this season’s fixtures (see list below) as a visitor.

If you subsequently decide to join the Society, your £4 visitor fee will be credited towards your annual subscription.

Fixture list for 2013 season

  • Wednesday, 17 April 2013 at North Manchester Golf Club
  • Thursday, 16 May 2013 at Manchester Golf Club
  • Tuesday, 18 June 2013 at Hazel Grove Golf Club
  • Wednesday, 17 July 2013 at Ashton-under-Lyne Golf Club
  • Thursday, 15 August 2013 at Chorlton-cum-Hardy Golf Course
  • Thursday, 12 September 2013 at Didsbury Golf Club (to be confirmed)
  • Tuesday, 15 October 2013 at Mellor and Townscliffe Golf Club

As a UMSGS member you will also have access to the fixtures of the Salford University Staff Golfing Society which meets throughout the year.

Joining UMSGS

If you are interested in joining the Society, or would just like to discuss the possibilities, please e-mail:

Further information