THE SANT JORDI GOLF SOCIETY

Sant Jordi Golf Society Barcelona    
Sant Jordi Golf Society

GOLF THE WAY IT SHOULD BE

With the Kind Collaboration of: Spectrum IFA GroupLucas FoxPrudential InternationalBufete Escura

Geoff Harrison

Golf in Barcelona (This magnificent view over the 1st hole at Montanya is by Geoff Harrison)

 
 

The Sant Jordi Golf Society was formed as such in 1995. When I arrived in Barcelona in late 1978 there were already active Cricket, Squash and Tennis Clubs not to forget to mention football (Both F.C. Barcelona and R.C.D. Espanyol were formed with British Nationals among their founder members, the most notable being the Witty family.  Back to 1980’s where cricket took prevalence but at the same time the British Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona organized a annual tournament that was played for many years at the now disappeared club next to the airport in Barcelona. Upon closure of ‘R.C.G El Prat’ in 1993 the tournament was switched to the course at ‘Vallromanas’ located just north of Barcelona and it is here in August 1995 where a group of players present in that match decided to hold a monthly event to be played at a new course that had opened around three years earlier that was the location of the cross country equestrian events during the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992. Graham Nash who had recently played there (as a guest of Ralph Griffin) suggested that we might play at Montanya.
The Founder Members of the Society were therefore: Clive Callaghan, Adrian Cox, David English, Ralph Griffin, Kevin Livesey, David Minshaw, Graham Nash, & Manuel Sastre.

The venue that we chose to play our first events under the new name of ‘The Anglo Catalan Sant Jordi Golf Society’ was therefore The Osona Montanya Golf Club where we play to this day.  The Sant Jordi Golf Society was formed as a friendly group and has no formal constitution. Our players group actually comes from around 30 countries around the world and our philosophy is to enjoy a round of golf surrounded by the beautiful Montanya Mountains followed by a nice lunch at the course and the conversation of all our friends.

With the principle impetus of the Founder members and above all Graham Nash, assisted by Adrian Cox and Mike Thom we took the events forward to the next century. Once the 2012 season was completed and the society well established, Our President (De Facto) Graham thought it time for him to stand down from the committee (for a well-deserved rest) and to draw in new ideas to take the society forward. The reigns were then taken over by Adrian Cox who formed a new committee that consisted of (initially), Adrian Cox, Mike Thom, Albert Sant and Xavier Pitarque with the subsequent incorporation of Mick Walsh, Chris Burke, Craig McLaughlan, Brent Ledford and Paul Glover.  

The present committee or directive group is ‘Chaired’ by Adrian Cox and consists of Brent Ledford, Albert Sant, Chris Burke, Craig McLaughlan and Paul Glover. Their roles were established and are detailed on the following link:

The Committee

All of those present at our first match at Montanyà will remember the day well as a memorable occasion on the course and also off. During the lunch break, after a dampish round the heavens opened and left the course white with hail. We did all manage to complete our rounds, unlike the second visit when rain and lightning called things to an end on the 17th hole (and on the next occasion when torrential rain stopped us on the 9th).  No record exists on who won that inaugural event at Montanya, but prizes were aplenty and everyone went home with a great memory and a prize of one form or another (including an umbrella!). Nearest the pins and Long Drive prizes were also awarded. It is from these roots that our tradition and a relationship with Golf Montanya started and has flourished ever since. As mentioned we formed to enjoy the surroundings, the companionship and the course at Montanya where we have been made welcome and a fixture for the last Thursday of each month. The Sant Jordi Golf society is NON LUCRATIVE and the events are held for the enjoyment of the friends we have made over the years.

Our 20th  anniversary at Montanya will be in September 2015 and our 250th tournament will be played at Montanyà in November 2015. Adrian Cox founded and developed a website for the society that has received over a million page clicks since 2007. The web:  www.santjordigolf.com is to facilitate information to the members and players wishing to join us. Give us a ring and we will give you all the details.

The players who partipated in our 200th tournament at Montanya

If you would like to have a round with us at the Sant Jordi Golf Society, please mail us at Sant Jordi Golf:

 
 
Montanya: Home of the Sant Jordi Golf Society. See the Holes in detail on the menu below.
Sant Jordi Golf SocietyRCG El Prat
Other Courses over which we have played our tournaments :
Gerona Golf Club Caldes Golf Club Llavaneres Golf Club La Graiera Golf Club PGA Catalunya Resort LA ROCA Costa Brava G C

Our Guidelines

 
Spectrum IFA Group
The Spectrum IFA Group: Is the Sponsor of the Sant Jordi Golf Society and has been the Sponsor of the Order of Merit for Seven Years.
 
Prudential International
As part of the Prudential Group, Prudential International is part of a strong and financially secure organisation with a well respected name. The Prudential Group has been helping people plan for their future for over 160 years. Its size and experience puts it in a strong position to invest customer's money wisely for the medium to long term.
 
Lucas Fox
Lucas Fox: Is the sponsor of the of the Sant Jordi Golf Society prizes for the nearest the flag in all of our Tournaments.
 
Currencies Direct
At Currencies Direct, we’re a bit different. We change money from one currency to another, and we don’t charge transfer fees. It works like this:1. Register with us (it takes about 2 minutes)2. Tell us what currency you’d like to send and where3. Make your payment to us4. We’ll send the payment after the funds clearThat’s pretty simple. And you’ll probably save around 5% of your transfer, too. Try it.Contact us at Currencies Direct
 
Bufete Escura
Bufete Escura is one of the most well known and respected Law firms in Barcelona. A client centered service, coupled with high quality ethical standards form the basis of our mission. Our longstanding service ethic has resulted in us becoming the reference Law firm for a wide range of business associations who trust our firm as the Law firm they recommend to their associates.
 
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