Golf Section


The 15th Annual Probus Golf Event, fondly referred to as the ‘Probus Masters’ between Probus Plumley, Probus Tatton and Probus Rex took place on October 12th at Knutsford Golf Club on a fine cold and dry afternoon. Our players were Jack Coleman, David Hartshorn and myself and it didn’t take long for us to be referred to as the ‘Rex Musketeers’ as the opposing teams had more players.

We have previously had a number of successful results both as individually and as a team, but this year we achieved a ‘first’ in that Jack had a 2 on the par 3. This has never been done in all the 15 years this event has been held- so he won 2 golf balls !

We also managed to come second in the team event. All in all a very good effort and meeting up with fellow like-minded Probus members guarantees a genial, friendly social occasion.

This year’s event is on the 10th.October – so plenty of time to practice !

Neil Stott


It was with great sadness that in December 2022 we learnt of the sudden death of the club’s golf captain, Andy Whitaker. Andy succeeded Bob Flint in 2018 as our golf captain. He most recently led the golfers in the annual triangular match against the Tatton and Plumley Probus clubs at the Knutsford Golf Club in October. In spite of Neil Stott’s very best efforts as the joint top scorer on the day, the Rex came a disappointing third.

David Howard


The annual ‘Probus Masters’ golf competition was a big success with fine weather and the Knutsford Golf Club course was in wonderful condition. Our numbers were down this year to only 4 players, but, nevertheless, we put up a fighting display, in the end losing by less than a single (averaged) Stableford point. The winners were Tatton (always a strong team) and many thanks goes to Anton of Tatton for organising such a wonderful afternoon of golf as well as the excellent clubhouse hospitality.

Andy Whitaker Golf Secretary


The Knutsford Rex golf section centres around the annual ‘Probus  Masters’ where Rex takes on Tatton and Plumley in a Stableford competition.  This year the match took place at Knutsford Golf Club on the 8th October. Despite atrocious overnight weather, and tight Covid 19 restrictions (which prevented the usual presentations taking place in the clubhouse) the event was a huge success. This was in large part due to the titanic organisational efforts of Anthony Ellis of Tatton.

Tatton retained the team trophy but Rex came a creditable second with Plumley a few points behind in third. Our own Neil Stott for retained the individual trophy and there were also sterling efforts from Jack Coleman and Jerry Bentley.

It turned out to be a very enjoyable occasion and we are already looking forward to next year’s competition.

During the summer (usually on a Tuesday afternoon) three or four of us played nine holes at Woodside, exercising appropriate social distancing. We enjoyed not only the golf but also the comradeship, especially important during what were difficult times. Hopefully the lockdown will be eased later in 2021 we can resume our friendly rivalries.

Andy Whitaker Golf Section


The Knutsford Rex Probus Golf section is centred on the annual Probus Golf Match that takes place every October at Knutsford Golf Club under Stableford rules. This is now a three-way competition between Tatton, Lumley, and Knutsford Rex.

The golf course is always in good condition, the food is always immaculate, and it is a very enjoyable event. In 2019 we came a close second to Tatton and one of our 6 man team carried off the individual trophy. There is a light lunch beforehand followed by prize giving and tea and scones after the match.

In preparation, during the summer (once or twice per month), the ‘non golf club members’ play 9 holes at Woodside in Cranage. The standard can be described not so much as ‘serious but not hopeless’ but rather ‘hopeless but not serious’. Nevertheless there is good banter, and the golf is always followed by an enjoyable cold beer.

New players are particularly welcome both for the informal 9 hole practice rounds at Woodside and as part of the team for the October competition. In 2019 we were a close second. It will only require a marginal improvement for Rex to carry off the team trophy in 2020.


Knutsford Rex Probus Club has participated in an annual golf match with Tatton Probus held in October at Knutsford Golf Club. This has been an individual Stableford competition, and it is true to say that the opposition has, in the past few years, run away with all the prizes. However, for 2019 the match is changing to a team competition, and is being opened up to include Plumley Probus. Plumley and Tatton have some pretty useful players and so, when the weather improves, it is hoped that we can get in some much needed practice. A few of us regularly play nine holes on a Tuesday (usually at Woodside in Cranage). A cordial welcome is extended to all potential Rex golfers to come and join us and hopefully foster a team spirit to stand us in good stead for the new event.