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The names of Richard Kemp (Corby), John Freeman (Kingsthorpe), Stuart Murray (Northants County) and Alf Lovelady (Northampton) may not mean much to some of the current county amateur and professional golfers but they organised the first pro-am event in the county in 1968. It was played at Northants County, consisted of nine teams of three and cost 27 shillings to enter.

It was 20 years later before The PGA in Northamptonshire became one of the first counties to be constitutionally set up. Tim Giles (Kingsthorpe) was the driving force behind this, with the late Stuart Brown (Northants County) who became the first official chairman, George Mobbs (Northants County) became secretary and Brian Mudge (then Staverton Park) became the first captain.

Les Cantrell's (Venture Business Forms) sponsorship was the start of the nationally renowned winter pro-ams series which continued for ten years. During this time his sponsorship amounted to over £50,000. He now sponsors the prestigious Cantrell Cup played for annually by the county’s professionals and leading amateurs.

The PGA in Northamptonshire plays such a pivotal role providing playing opportunities for its members and also equipping its members with initiatives to enhance their skills as coaches. It also provides the necessary coaches to mentor County teams alongside the Northamptonshire County Golf Partnership initiatives to grow the game of golf.

It also affords a number of commercial opportunities through an attractive tournament pro-am schedule, enabling local companies to combine business with their passion for golf with access to a wide and varied selection of courses and can be the perfect complement to local business looking for something different for its clients.

For its members, popular fixtures on the calendar are the 36-hole Strokeplay Championship, Matchplay Championship and the Cantrell Cup.

Prominent PGA Professional have played in our events including Tony Charnley, Andy Hare, Kevin Dickens, Simon Lilly and Mike Gallagher, all having played on the European Tour.  

The PGA in Northamptonshire has provided several Midland PGA captains - Stuart Brown, Tim Rouse, Brian Mudge and Shane Rose have all took the honour over a 12-year period.


Year Name Represents
 2016-17  Nick Soto  Northampton
 2014-15  Jason Roberts-Newman  Cherwell Edge
 2012-13  Paul Armstrong  Kingsthorpe
 2010-11  Carl Sainsbury  Brampton Heath
 2008-09  Barry Randall  Northampton
 2006-07  Rodney Holt  Silverstone
 2004-05  Stuart Reynolds  Northants County
 2002-03  Richard Hudson  Brampton Heath
 2000-01  Tim Rouse  Northants County
 1998-99  Henry Bareham  Collingtree Park
 1996-97  Richard Mudge  Staverton Park
 1994-95  Shane Rose  Cold Ashby
 1992-93  David Clifford  Wellingborough
 1990-91  Andrew Jolly  Northants County
 1988-89  Brian Mudge  Staverton Park


Year Name Represents
 2014  Ivan Roy Overstone
 2011-14  David Croxton Cold Ashby
 2006-10  John Pulford Northants County
 2001-05  Les Cantrell Northants County
 2000-01  Sydney Cruickshanks Northants County


Year Name Represents
 2014-  Rodney Holt  Silverstone
 2003-14  Shane Rose  Cold Ashby
 2000-03  Henry Bareham  Collingtree Park
 1990-2000  Brian Mudge  Staverton & Overton Park
 1988-90  Stuart Brown  Northants County
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