The mens section has approximately 350 men. Competitions take place midweek on Wednesdays for monthly Tankard and Stableford and at weekends both Saturdays and Sundays. On average 40-50 men enter the competitions but it can be 70+ for the big board competitions. 2 big competitions with shotgun starts are 'The Famous Grouse' and 'The Turkey Trot'. The winter league starts in October and rums through to March with 2 divisions playing alternate Sundays.
The main events of the year are: the 'Captains Drive-In' held at the beginning of November, Guest Day and the highlight of the mens golfing year is the 'Captains Day'. it always follows a theme, and fancy dress is the norm. A big charity day is held in conjunction with the Lady Captain mid-summer.
The section runs 5 teams: Thornton Cup, Leslie F Wood (7.5+ handicap), Norman Plum (Categories 3&4 handicap), Essex Seniors (Over 55's max) and Jubilee Cup (12-24 handicap).
The men also play friendly matches with 4 local clubs with matches home and away. These are usually closely contested events with a trophy at stake. There are also Mixed friendly matches as well as many mixed competitions.