Harriers - 80th Year


Membership of the Harriers is open to everyone in Men's Golf.
Members interested in joining should contact the Master Harrier.

Master Harrier 2017:         MICHAEL O'HANRAHAN

Harrier 2017 session:
11th January - 12th April
Away Day:      TBA
Autumn:          13th September - 20th December


Harrier information
Founded by Charlie Ashton in 1937, this is one of the great historical social institutions in Elm Park. The origin of the name 'Harriers' is not known but 76 years later it is now one of the best known groups in the Club. The first group were mainly pharmacists who, because of work commitments on Saturdays, could not partake in the Club’s weekend golf competitions. Commencing with a group of nine men they formed themselves into a “society” and played their own social competition on Wednesday afternoons.

There are currently some 100 members with some 60-70 playing each Wednesday in the Autumn and Spring sessions. Harrier golf does not operate by time sheet and this is its strength. You simply turn up from 10.30am, sign in, and go out in the next group formed for the competition of the day. After golf, and a social drink or two, cards are played in the bar before the Master Harrier (chosen annually) presents prizes before presiding over a meal at the Harriers table in the dining room.


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