Golf club celebrates 125th anniversary

History is in the making during 16 – 23 September, 2018 as Royal Norwich Golf Club, one of Norfolk’s oldest and most respected golf clubs, gears up to celebrate its historic 125th anniversary with a series events, including a special event to welcome golfers from other Royal Golf Clubs from around the world.

The week-long celebration tees-off with a Heritage Day on Sunday 16 September, involving a game of nine holes with old-fashioned wooden clubs, before welcoming the ‘Royal’ visitors from Canada,Australia, Malta and Sri Lanka with a special cocktail reception. Members and guests will then enjoy a host of competitions throughout the week, including a special gala dinner and members party night, before finishing the week off with a family fun day which includes a golfing demonstration from trick-shot golfer Jeremy Dale.

General Manager, Phil Grice, who has been busy preparing the events with his team over the past six months is looking forward to the club’s historic milestone, saying:

“We are really excited and proud to be celebrating our 125th anniversary and we look forward to welcoming our members and special guests from around the world. There will be a host of exciting events and competitions taking place throughout the week with something for everyone to join in with.”

The club’s 125th anniversary comes at an exciting time for Royal Norwich as next year it will be relocating to its new championship course and clubhouse at Weston Longville.

The club, currently based on Drayton High Road, was formed in 1893 and designed by former Open Champion James Braid. The club was granted its Royal status by the Duke of York in 1893, who became King George V. The White Rose of York can still be found in the club’s crest today. The club’s current Patron is HRH Prince Andrew Duke of York.