We have two broad categories of partners; firstly, local
organisations that help us establish strong links with our immediate
community, and secondly, a few regional or national organisations that
enable us to provide a wider range of golf events to our members, guests
In the former category we are proud to be able to list Best of
Richmond and Best of Hounslow, and two local Rotary groups, both of whom
use our clubhouse for their regular meetings. Our local authority, the
Borough of Richmond upon Thames have been particularly supportive of our
efforts to increase participation of golf in our local area and we are
particularly proud to call them partners.
We naturally have strong links with the Middlesex Golf Union, but
these have been made even stronger recently by our achieving GolfMark, a
nationally recognised quality standard related specifically to the
encouragement of golf amongst young people and ensuring that the club is
set up in all areas to ensure there are no barriers to entry. The help
provided by the local golf association was critical to this achievement
and we continue to work very closely with them.
We have an association with the UK Golf League, an organisation who
aim to get more people of all ages, particularly youngsters, into the
game. They use our course for a few of their competitions every year,
and our junior section play a home and away match against them annually.
The second category would include Powerplay Ltd, who have accorded us
Powerplay premier status due to our enthusiasm to host their particular
style of competitions at Strawberry Hill. We also have an association
with Hickory Golf, an organisation who specialise in arranging events
where the golfers use the old fashioned equipment. It is great fun but
also a salutary reminder of the origins of the game.