Men’s golf at Cambridge is a Full Blue sport, and those selected to play for the Stymies earn Second Team Colours. The Stymies team is generally comprised of single figure to mid-handicap players, although any with a handicap of 18 or below should get involved as they are likely to improve vastly over the season. There is also significant movement between the Blues and the Stymies as the season evolves and no team is completely decided until final selection for the Varsity Match, which takes place in February. Both the Blues and Stymies feature players from a variety of countries and degree courses.
The Stymies play regular matches over the weekends during the Michaelmas and Lent terms, and our fixture list features many of the top clubs in the South of England. Although Stymies matches are as notorious for the lunch-time antics as for the golf that follows, all golf is played competitively and in good spirit. The matches themselves are 36 holes, usually consisting of 18 holes of foursomes in the morning and 18 holes of singles or foursomes played in the afternoon.
With a reasonable standard of golf, any member of the University of Cambridge can get involved with the CUGC. We are a diverse group of ages and nationalities that takes pride and enjoyment in representing the University. By joining, your golf will surely improve as you play some of the greatest and most challenging courses in the UK. All the while you can take advantage of the club’s many social events: from casual meals and nights-out to a number of black-tie events. You will make connections across Colleges that last for life and will be joining a community that will enhance your university experience.
The Stymies Varsity Match for 2023 takes place at Brora Golf Club on the 22nd of March.