Editors Introduction - Jim Thatcher

Welcome to the September 2018 edition of our club magazine. After so much wonderful weather it was a surprise that the Dupree Qualifier was disrupted by rain and course flooding. However, with sterling work from our greenkeepers and some nifty re-arranging by Keith Fisher all ended OK and on time. Another well presented event that shows our club in such a good light. There is a comprehensive report in this edition, including the results of all the Dupree competitions if you missed them.
Carol Taylor has produced an excellent update on things around the clubhouse. Thank you, Carol.
Our Junior Masters event went off well and our Juniors report shows the next generation are well on their way to developing their golf skills. Thanks to Sue Young and David Sawford for all they do to nurture, encourage, train and organise a vital part of our future membership.
Our Club Captain, Peter reports on his busy diary and we have reports on the upcoming exciting Social programme from Malcolm Johnson. Our Ladies have been busy too – as have the Seniors section in this their 50th year – please read Janet Dole’s report and that from Steve Lapage.
Unfortunately, Robert Brown – our Chairman of Greens for a number of years – has been unable to give us a report this month due to pressure of work. However, you only have to look at the course to appreciate just how well our Greenkeepers have done in very difficult conditions of drought. Thank you, Bill and team.
Congratulations go to our Assistant Secretary, Tom Robson. He recently won The Mike Smith Memorial trophy at Brokenhurst Manor GC and the following day, in torrential rain, won The Stoneham Trophy. These were the last 2 competitions that make up The Solent Salver and Toms score of 13 under was the best 72 hole score. This is only the 5th time in the last 25 years that this “Solent Slam” has been done. Tom had 16 birdies over the 2 rounds – 1 better than our own Billy McKenzie in 2017.
Hope you are all enjoying your golf and good luck to everyone in finding their balls under leaves now that Autumn is well on the way.
Don’t forget 2 important events in the next couple of months. The Ladies section will have their AGM in the clubhouse at 6.00pm on 17th October and the Quaffers night presentation of all the Mens competition winners is on Saturday 13th October.

Jim Thatcher
Course Status
Currently open
19.09.2018 16:56
Course Fully Open. The 1st hole has been shortened to allow the drainage work to continue in this area.
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