CILT - Golf Society

Welcome to the CILT Golf Society.

Chair: Paul Symes CBE FCILT

Business networking and golf fit well together, so in 1995 the CILT Golf Society was formed “to provide golfing members of the CILT(UK) with the opportunity to foster professional, business and sporting contacts”.  Over the years our programme has been expanded and refined and we now focus on organising events at top quality traditional members’ clubs and courses.

It is a successful formula which has forged many friendships and business contacts, enabled members to entertain guests and to have an enjoyable day.  Why not get in touch and attend one of our events just to experience the camaraderie of this friendly and welcoming golf-based forum.  If you are interested, please contact: E: T: 01536 740174

 CILT Golf Society Committee Structure



Paul Symes CBE FCILT

Retired Army and Logistics Consultant


Cameron Grant

MD SecureSeal Systems


Angus Whyte

Director Internat’l Accounts, Hoppecke

Past Captain

Peter Taylor

Retired Logistics Consultant


Chris Sturman FCILT

CEO Food Storage and Distr Federation

Sponsor Secretary

Adrian Malupa

Director FPS


Paul Ritchie

Bus Dev Director NYK Logistics

Tour Manager and Website

John Winter

Director Bishopsgate IT Logistics



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This year, 2018, our main meetings are being played at Beaconsfield, Hankley Common, Copt Heath and Northamptonshire County.  We will be playing team matches against the Royal Logistic Corps and Transport Golf Societies at the Army GC (with a dinner in the RLC HQ Officers Mess), against the Liberal GS at Muswell Hill and against the Oil Industry GS at Denham.  We also organise a 3-day tour to Cornwall in September (playing Trevose, St Enedoc and Newquay).  Some, being championship courses, challenge even the best golfers.  To our mixed-ability members they provide a treasured experience and an-often repeated story!  Many remember in 2010 when one of our guests at Hankley Common GC was the Captain of the R&A, Hamish Ritchie, and in his thank you speech told us about life as the R&A Captain and that his next speech would be to welcome the Amateurs to The Masters at Augusta National!

Whenever possible, we try to attract support from sponsors and offer packages at subsidised affordable rates, including occasional golf clinics and after-dinner speakers.

All members and past members of the Institute are eligible and welcome to join the Golf Society. For an annual membership subscription of £20 you can enter all events, be eligible for the discounted member rate (£50 to £60) and bring a guest (about £70 to £75).  These subsidised fees cover coffee and bacon bap on arrival, 18 holes of golf on a top-quality golf course with prizes and a 3-course meal with wine.

Join us – varied swings and abilities are ALL welcome!

How do I join?

The Golf Society provides CILT members and past-members an opportunity to foster professional, business and sporting contacts.  Its membership list reads like a ‘who’s who’ of transport & logistics professionals.  To join the Golf Society please contact – T: 01536 740 116.

The Golf Society organises a full programme of events for its members and their guests at attractive venues and at subsided rates.  Our meetings are primarily played at good quality traditional members’ clubs and our priority is always for members and guests to enjoy their golf, the venue and each other’s company.

Members and former members of the CILT(UK) (or the forming Institutes before integration on 1 June 1999) and members of a membership body within CILT (e.g. IOM) are eligible to become members of the Golf Society. That eligibility includes staff at the Institute HQ and nominated ‘key employees’ of organisations or companies with a Corporate Partnership with the Institute. 

For those of you who have not previously been a member of the Institute, please note that our discounted rates go some way to offset the cost of CILT (UK) subscriptions (in 2018: Affiliate grade £117, Retired Member grade £65) so, if you have not done so before, please join the Institute.

All correspondence and notices for Society events are sent out to those on our Membership List by the Institute Centre at Corby. Our contact (administrator) there is Emily Cameron, please help her by quoting your CILT(UK) membership (or past member) number when requested; and choose to receive your Golf Society correspondence by e-mail whenever possible.

For Further Information: T: 01536 740 116.
Regions & Forums Coordinator, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), Logistics and Transport Centre, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, Northants NN17 4AX.

Alternatively, you can download PDF or Word and complete a printed application form and return to the office address shown. 

Message from, CILT Golf Society Captain

A very warm welcome to the CILT Golf Society, a most friendly group of keen golfers which, if you are not yet a member then, we encourage you to join us and get involved.

I’ve had the pleasure of being a member of the CILT Golf Society starting in the 90’s and then re-joining in 2009 after a brief posting to Canada for a few years. The society is a fantastic combination of fellowship, tradition, and fun with numerous events every year including four regular outings, a separate 3-day tour, a match-play knockout cup, and three inter-society matches to be enjoyed. You can play as much or as little as you like.

I am very proud to be the Captain for 2018, and as so my enthusiasm for this year is a focus on our core principles of camaraderie, fellowship, sociable networking, and friendly competitive fun on the course. Also, as part of our proactive committee I look forward to 

welcoming all new members into the fold so please get in touch as I would be delighted to introduce you to the society and make you feel at home.

As an active and well supported society, we offer the wonderful opportunity to play at some of the loveliest and well-respected golf clubs and venues mainly in the heartland of England but also as far afield as Scotland, Wales and even France and Belgium. Our varied events are always well supported by members and guests, and year after year we grow the society to expand our networking community as well as the base of enthusiastic players.

In closing may I take this opportunity to wish all our members, guests, and new members to come, a most enjoyable year of golfing companionship with success on the links, and hopefully kind weather for us along the way.

Please do come and join us for a warm welcome to this friendly group of likeminded logistics-based golfing optimists!

Cameron Grant.

Past Venues used by the CILT(UK) Golf Society

Venue golf clubs have included:


The Forest of Arden,

Northamptonshire County

Goring & Streatley,

St Pierre,

The RAC Club,

Frilford Heath,

Little Aston,



North Hants (Fleet),

Gerrards Cross,


Dunstable Downs. 


Tour venues and golf clubs have included:

 France (Le Touquet, Hardelot, Belle Dunes, Wimeraux Deauville and Golf d'Etretat),

Scotland (Royal Troon, Dundonald, Prestwick and Western Gailes),

Jersey (Royal Jersey and La Moye),

Belgium/Ghent (Royals Ostend, Latem, Hainaut, Antwerp and Zoute)

Wales (Royal Porthcawl, Machynys Peninsula, Pyle & Kenfig)

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Registered Office:

Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby
Northants, NN17 4AX
Main Switchboard: 01536 740100

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Charity Registration Number: 1004963

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