Golf & Social
The SJA endeavours to stage two Golf Days each year, usually on Mondays in the spring and the autumn, using quality golf courses in the London area.
These popular social events are open to all, not just SJA members, and we welcome all standards of players, even complete novices and, as you might expect from a journalists’ golf day, complete golfing hacks.
The emphasis of the event is an informal day out with colleagues and friends, old and new.
In 2013, our annual Autumn Golf Day was staged for the seventh consecutive year at leafy Muswell Hill, one of suburban London’s finest and best tended courses.
Founded in 1893, Muswell Hill Golf Club is a par 71, 6,100-yard parkland course and a great test of golf. The tree-lined, undulating fairways and outstanding greens are a pleasure to play and the final stretch is probably one of the toughest finishes among golf courses in London.
The main competition among the members will be for the SJA’s Phil Sheldon Trophy, named in honour of the late golf photographer who was also a popular member of the north London club.
The cost per day per head includes an 18-hole round of golf (usually playing in three-ball groups), a two-course late lunch, trophies and prizes.
The 2014 SJA Spring Golf Day will be held on Monday April 14 at Croham Hurst Golf Club in Surrey, where the club captain and SJA member Chester Stern will preside.
Details of how to book your place on our Golf Days and any other SJA social events will usually be posted on the website and sent to SJA members via email newsletters.
The Association also tries to stage days when members can socialise at county cricket matches and racecourses, while our regular working lunches are also an excellent opportunity to network and see old colleagues.