Category Archives: Golf

Community golf, free sessions, Beddington Park, from Jun 29

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Marlpit Lane bowling green, Coulsdon, re-opening Apr 19

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Purley Downs golfers pitch in with £5,691 for Weir’s charity

We’re entering peak marathon season, with thousands of ordinary Londoners gearing themselves up for next month’s London Marathon and other long-distance challenges. On Sunday, in the Vitality Big Half, one far-from-ordinary Londoner, David Weir, the record-breaking wheelechair racer, was in … Continue reading

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GLL Foundation seeks applications for 2019 round of funding

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Ronnie Corbett’s club to stage cancer charity golf classic

The Addington, one of the top golf clubs in England, is staging a special charity day next month in honour of one of its most famous members, Ronnie Corbett. The Ronnie Corbett Memorial Charity Golf Classic is being staged on … Continue reading

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Henry Cotton’s south London home to get blue plaque

English Heritage has arranged for a blue plaque in Crystal Palace to commemorate one of the greatest British sportsman of the 20th Century. The unveiling ceremony is taking place at 47 Crystal Palace Road, the childhood home of golfer Henry … Continue reading

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Win a £22,000 Lexus at Mayor’s charity golf day, Mar 29

You could win yourself a new car at the Mayor of Croydon’s charity golf day next month. All you have to do is hit a hole in one. Coming towards the end of Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor’s year in office as … Continue reading

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Sporting app pitches up for court bookings in Croydon

An app for smart phones and tablets, and with its service available online, is offering quick and easy access to booking local sports facilities. MyLocalPitch has recently introduced a bespoke page for Croydon. MyLocalPitch’s borough pages help everyone in the … Continue reading

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Coulsdon Manor to close its squash and leisure club

Tennis and squash players in Old Coulsdon will have to go further afield to practise their sport from the end of this month, when the leisure club at Coulsdon Manor closes. The owners, Bespoke Hotels, say that the closure will … Continue reading

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Croydon Rotary Club charity golf day, Selsdon Park, Apr 26

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£200m charity warns Croham neighbours to ‘Keep Out!’

“Get orf moi land!” The Viz comic image of a red-faced Farmer Palmer, shot gun at the ready, might not be quite what you’d expect to encounter in quiet, polite, suburban Croham or Selsdon. But that’s the message from the … Continue reading

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Farleigh tees up to offer free golf with CPFC Foundation

Farleigh Golf Club has partnered with Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation to make the game more accessible to youngsters in and around Croydon and south London. As part of the innovative Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S) project, Crystal Palace Football … Continue reading

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Council sells Addington Palace but fails to say for how much

The Labour Council was elected in May on a platform that promised greater transparency and accountability from our Town Hall. Those good intentions didn’t last long. A report to tonight’s council cabinet of 10 leading councillors shows what just one … Continue reading

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Dorothy Tyler: Athletics’ Silver Lady who stood up to Hitler

Sanderstead resident and Croham Hurst golfer Dorothy Tyler was one of this country’s greatest pioneers of women’s sport – two Olympic silver medals and two Empire Games golds as a high jumper demonstrated that. Following Tyler’s death this week, STEVEN … Continue reading

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Golf course offers charities a way out of financial bunker

One of the area’s leading golf courses is offering £84,000-worth of free rounds and sessions to local charities for use in fund-raising activities. Farleigh Golf Club has established a social responsibility scheme which offers to donate use of their facilities, … Continue reading

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Coulsdon bowlers tee themselves up to putt on golf

The Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green are getting ready to tee off for a new season by offering re-opened pitch and putt and putting greens in the park from April 19. Yesterday, volunteers from the Friends were hard at … Continue reading

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Are you Croydon’s Rory McIlroy? Find out at Addington Court

Addington Court is offering a round of golf on its Falconwood course for less than a tenner, in a price-cutting innovation that could help to discover Croydon’s own Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods, or Laura Davies. The £9.99 offer applies … Continue reading

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