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Seletar Golf Club
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It is believed that the RAF Seletar golf club was originally founded in the early 1930s. However, as records are not available, this cannot be verified.

In 1949 a team of Golfing enthusiasts, one of which was a Sergeant Chalky White, began to rebuild the course which had been neglected during the Japanese occupation.

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The Opening
Ceremony

(June 1950)

 

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Chalks on the Golf Course

 

Sgt. Chalky
White

 

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Chalky White &
Friend on the golf Course

(Barrack Block
in Background)

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Golf
Club 1950

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Membership &
Handicap Card

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Golf Course

(Junior School
in background)

Extract from an article on page 12 of the Straits Times, dated 2nd June 1950

The RAF Seletar golf course has reopened after 8 years. Work began to restore the course in Feb 1950, financed by the RAF Welfare Fund.

The course was formally reopened, (probably on 1st June 1950), in a game between Air Marshall F.J. Fogarty, o/c FEAF and Air Commodore H.Proud, o/c RAF Base Seletar. Air Commodore Proud won by one hole!

The 9 hole course was spread throughout the Station with 1, 7 & 8 Holes adjacent to the Officers mess. 2 & 3 near Hampstead Gardens/ Western Avenue. Other holes were easily accessed from some of the married quarters. Hole 6 was extremely close to the Runway and play had to stop when aircraft were landing or taking off.

The Royal Island Cup was introduced in 1954

  Cup
Winners
1954 JT
J Patterson
1955 LAC
Johnston
1956 D
Strong
1957 Cpl
Hewitt
1958 Cpl
Eadon
1959 Cpl
Elliott
1960 WO
Foley
1961 Flt
Lt G C Lynch
1962 Chf
Tech J M C Amesbury
1963 R
Chapple
1964 R
McGovern
1965 L
Waters
1966 A
Maclachlan
1967 P
Nicholls
1968 D
Mapletoft
1969 W
Ranyard
1970 P
Davis
1971 not
competed

Now known as the Seletar Trophy is now with the RAF Golf Association, where & since 1973, it has been awarded to the RAF Individual Stroke-Play Champion.

More information and A photo of how it is today can be found on the RAF Golf Associations website

Seletar Cup
Seletar Cup

The Golf Course in RAF Days

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Map of Golf
Course

Compliments of
Charles White (Son of Chalky)

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Aerial view of
Seletar Golf Course

Compliments of
JARIC (FE)

In 1971 when the British Forces withdrew from Singapore, the then, National Sports Promotion Board (NSPB) formed the Seletar Base Golf Club, which, eventually took over the management of the Seletar golf course. In 1995, the Seletar Country Club was formed with many members from the Seletar Base Golf Club. They later migrated to their current club location just over 1km from the Seletar Base Golf Course.

The Course Layout in 2002

(probably different from that in RAF days)_
Seletar Base Golf Course 2002

Sadly, the Seletar Base Golf Course no longer exists but past members have very fond memories of it.

If you have any info or photos relating the the club which could be added to this page please contact the website manager.

Acknowledgement to Robin Lewin for reseaching the content of this page.