Calling MagnaMasters and CartaConsorts men and lady golfers

LPMA/CLC - Pairs Golf Tournament

1st October 2021

The Royal Automobile Club



To Past Master and City Livery Club Golfers 

We are pleased that we will be able to hold the joint LPMA /CLC Golf Societies golf pairs tournament at the Royal Automobile Club, Woodcote Park, Epsom, Surrey,KT18 7EW on Friday 1st October 2021. 


The Club website link is:


I write to confirm the details and to encourage you to book your teams. Please book early so that we can be well organised on the day. I’m not sure if our list of contacts is up to date so do please pass this on to all your golfing Past Masters/CLC colleagues.


This is an opportunity for LPMA and CLC golfers to play at the The Royal Automobile Club which is only playable by members and guests of members. The Club has two exceptional parkland courses in the beautiful surroundings of Epsom Downs.. We will be playing on the Old Course which has undergone complete refurbishment over recent years and is in excellent condition.


Schedule for the day:

8.00am – 9.30am:    Tea/Coffee/Bacon Rolls

8.50am – 9.50pm:    1st Tee – 18 Holes (best Stableford score)

From 13.00pm:    3 Course Golfers Lunch


Cost: £120 each or £240 per pair.


I look forward to seeing you all again and I am confident we can all look forward to a good day of golf.


Please can you let me know initially you will be entering a team by 6th September 2021 so that I can confirm the number of tee times we will need. 

The entry form is below and should be sent to me by e-mail/post with your payment. 


Kind regards,


Roger North

e-mail:        Telephone: 07768 104486 (mobile) 01372 724841 (home)


Please book your place by e-mail or post with the details of your pair:


NAME:  Player 1. .…..………………………………………………………………Handicap ……..


NAME:  Player 2 ……………………………………………………………………Handicap ………


LPMA YEAR OR CLC     ………………………….………………………….


EMAIL ADDRESS PLAYER 1.                     PHONE No. P1


EMAIL ADDRESS PLAYER 2.                     PHONE No. P2




By Cheque: Payable to RWJ & CA NORTH and sent to Mount Cottage, 57 Christchurch Mount Epsom Surrey KT19 8LZ.

By Bank Transfer:  To Roger North Bank Account, Sort Code: 60-08-01, Account Number: 02241420, with a reference LPMA Golf followed by your surname.

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The RAC Club, the glorious Woodcote Park invites us....

Year's delay to regain the honours in the

Livery Past Masters Singles event:

Event at Chopham GC on Monday 4 May cancelled

IThe annual Past Masters Singles Golf Day due be played at Chobham Golf Club on 4 May 2020 for the Spring Golf Cup was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

LPMA/CLC – Autumn Pairs Golf Tournament on 5 September at Chobham Golf Club.

Congratulations to Roger North and Nic Birtles who won the Livery Past Masters Association (LPMA) Autumn Pairs golf match for the 3rd time in the four  years since MagnaMasters have been eligible to compete.


They were presented with the Sir Roger Cork Memorial Cup, which Roger is keeping this time, as I kept it last time, reports Nic Birtles.


The win was announced to applause at the MMA Committee meeting, Roger North and the Cup sadly being absent from the meeting.  Our picture shows Roger North (left) and Nic Birtles (right) receiving the trophy and their bottles of champagne

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MagnaMasters 'clean up' at LPMA Singles event at Sonning on 30 April 2019

Congratulations to MagnaMasters Golfers Roger North and Nic Birtles who walked away with honours from the Livery Past Masters Singles Golf Tournament at Sonning Golf Club on 30 April.  The results were:

1st: Mike Roberts, Great 13, with 35 Stableford points
2nd: Roger North, Magna Masters, with 34 Points
3rd: Nick Birtles, Magna Masters, with 30 Points and best back nine
Nearest the Pin: Nigel Nichols, 1996/97
Longest Drive: Roger North, Magna Masters
Best Stableford Score on Par 3s:  Bruce Cope, 1st Eleven, with 9 Points

Roger North (left) and Nic Birtles pictured following an earlier success.

Congratulations to redoubtable MagnaMasters golfers

LPMA/CLC – Autumn Pairs Golf Tournament Thursday 13 September 2018 at The Temple Golf Club

Congratulations and thanks are due to Nic Birtles (IT) who organised the 2018  joint LPMA /CLC Golf Societies golf tournament at Temple GC on behalf of MagnaMasters, the "honour" falling to Nic as last year's joint winner.


A glorious sunny day welcomed some 28 players to Temple Golf Club which must qualify as one of England's prettiest courses with many holes and the clubhouse overlooking the Thames Valley at Marlow.

The honours did not flow to MagnaMasters this time around despite fielding three pairs for the competition


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MagnaMaster Nic Birtles who organised and Consort Roseline who won the ladies' prize in the LPMA/CLC  Pairs competition at Temple GC.

MMA golfers’ success at RAC on 5 September 2017: Open to CartaConsorts next year

MagnaMasters, thanks to Roger and Christine North (Water Conservators), hosted the annual autumn meeting of the Livery Past Masters Association (LPMA) at the RAC course, Epsom on 5 September 2017. Combined with the City Livery Club (CLC) the meeting attracted 35 participants and was hailed a big success.  We had five MagnaMasters taking part with Roger and Nic Birtles (Information Technologists) winning the Past Masters Association Pairs Competition for MagnaMasters for the second year running. To add further MMA glory, Jim Conybeare (Master Mariners) took the prize for the Nearest the Pin. The competition will be open to ladies next year when once again the hosts will be MagnaMasters with the job of organising passing to Nic Birtles. Well done Roger and Christine....and good luck Nick!

MagnaMasters represented at LPMA Spring Cup

Two MagnaMasters,  Roger North (Water Conservators) and Nick Birtles (Information Technologists) took part in the Livery Past Masters Association (LPMA) golf event at Sandy Lane on  27 April.  Roger reports: It was a good day if a bit on the chilly side!  Sandy Lodge is a challenging course especially the greens which were very fast but very true. The two Magna Masters out of the 19 players. We weren't in the prizes unfortunately.

I mentioned the autumn meeting to be at the RAC in Epsom on 5 September. At present Jeremy Balcombe and I will be defending the trophy we won last year. 

As well as you, Nic Birtles, Rodney Benyon and Jim Conybeare have said they will be playing. If you like I will put you in pairs.


 Earlier golfing news

Roger North (Water Conservators) and Jeremy Balcombe (Tin Plate Workers) were the winners of the Past Masters Associations pairs trophy at Sonning on 23 September 2016 with the joint highest score of the day of 45. A fine achievement and congratulations to them.  The joint winners received the City Livery Club Trophy. Ian Locks (Stationers), playing with a guest, won the prize for the highest singles score after winners of other prizes had been eliminated. He was to have paired with Rodney Bennion (Lightmongers) who had to withdraw on health grounds.It is hoped to combine with this event next year for a MagnaMasters Golf Day if enough support can be found. Roger is pictured with the trophy, with Jeremy inset and Ian below.


MagnaMasters Success in Lord Mayor's Charity Golf Day -  Monday 11 July 2016

Roger North reports: We entered a MagnaMasters team into the Lord Mayor's Charity Golf Day on 11 July at Stoke Park. There were 90 players in teams of four from the City, the Livery Companies, Past Masters and the City Livery Club. It was a great day which raised around £13,000 for the Lord Mayor's Charity Appeal.

The weather was brilliant and our golf wasn't bad either! Our team  was Jim Conybeare (Master Mariners) Rodney Bennion (Lightmongers) Darren Sutton (guest of Rodney) and me, Roger North (Water Conservators). We were successful in winning the Best Back Nine Team Prize and I came second in the individual competition. So not a bad day at the office!

Pictured are Darren, Jim, Rodney and Roger, the magnificent tankards they won for having the best back nine score ...and Roger's certifcate and bubbly prize for coming second overall.  Well done the team!

Above left: Roger North (Water Conservators) and Nick Birtles (IT) won the LPMA Pairs trophy at RAC on 5 September 2017. Nic will host the event for MagnaMasters next year. Right: Roger North presents the award for nearest the pin to Jim Conybeare (Master Mariners)