1LI Association Golf Club

The 1LI Association Golf Club was set up after a very successfull second Light Infantry & Rifles Golf Day at the Shrewsbury Reunion in June 2013, which saw many of those taking part being from 1LI. It is our hope that by setting the club up that it will help to bring together the battalion golfers and add an additional social element to the association over time that will also see it take part in various regimental competitions and golf days, such as The Rifles Golf Day that took place in Winchester where we are invited to enter a six man team each year (two teams if we have the numbers).
The association has appointed a Club Captain and Vice Captain for the initial first two years and it is hoped that once established that the golf members and 1LI Association Committee will in future hold a vote for both positions, on either an annual or bi-annual basis.
It is currently free to sign up to the golf club and we very much hope that you will play an active part in growing it regardless off your golfing ability and if you wish to join please e-mail the club captain or vice captain on the contact links below with your full name and current handicap if you have one.

Club Golf Captain: David Marshall Please e-mail Here

Club Vice Captain:   Mark Sheppard   Please e-mail Here

Nelson "Nelly" Bassett
Memorial Trophy

This memorial trophy has been set up for our 1LI Golfers to compete for once a year, at a nominated Light Infantry golf event in memory of Nelly Bassett RSM who passed away on November 13th 2016.


To be eligible to compete for the above trophy you must:
1. Have served in 1LI
2. Be a Full Member of the 1LI Association
3. Be a member of the 1LI Association Golf Club

We may also introduce a formal entry requirement for future competitions with a cut off date one week prior to the annual Golf Day in Shrewsbury, but we will update our golf members and this web page when that decision has been made.
The trophy will be presented at the Light Infantry & Rifles Golf Day in Shrewsbury each year, to the best scoring 1LI Golfer.
The trophy will remain the property of the 1LI Association at all times, but the winner will get to look after it until the next designated competition when they must make it available to the 1LI Association Golf Club Captain or Vice Captain. 

An Honours Board will be maintained on this website page and it will be updated as soon as is possible after each event has taken place. 
Please let us know by e-mail if any names are not correct or correctly spelt.
Winners can at their own expense purchase a smaller copy of the trophy with their name and the date that it was won engraved on it. Please e-mail the club captain or the 1LI Association as soon as possible for more details.
We very much hope that this memorial trophy will encourage many more of our 1LI Golfers to dust of their clubs and to "have a go".
If you have not played before then now is the time to start.

Current Golf Events

Light Infantry & Rifles Reunion Golf Day - Taunton
27th April 2019 @ tbc
Venue: Cannington Golf Course, Rodway, Cannington, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 2LS 

More details to follow

Organiser: Mr Nigel Smith

Light Infantry & Rifles Reunion Golf Day - Shrewsbury
May 31st 2019 @ 0830hrs
Venue: Arscott Golf Club, Pontesbury, Shrewsbury SY5 0XP
The golf day is open to all ex Light Infantry and Rifles.
The cost for the day will be £27 (including2s and all prizes).
0830 - 0945 hrs Bacon roll and coffee served
0900 - 0915hrs Booking in
0930hrs - Briefing for the day
0945hrs - Group photo on the 1st Tee
1000hrs - First Tee Off from 1st and 10th Tees
More information and details available via the organiser
Organiser: Jap Owen - e-mail

The Rifles Golf Day - Winchester
TBC October 2019 @
Venue: South Winchester Golf Club Romsey Road, Pitt, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 5QX.

1LI Association will once again be placing a team (hopefully two) into the above event. Please contact David or Mark for more information and to put your name forward.
Organiser: The Rifles