Club Magazine

May 2019

Hello everyone – and welcome to Spring!

Editors Introduction - by Jim Thatcher

Our AGM was well attended and there was plenty of good news. Once again our financial performance in 2018 was a handsome profit - a big thanks to our Treasurer - Peter Russell, for all his hard work over the year and for an excellent presentation at our AGM.

Our 2018-19 Captain Peter Dore took his leave in his own inimitable style and handed the reins of our club over to Mark Willcox. Both Peter and Mark earned the applause of the meeting. We all wish Peter and Jane a happy retirement and our thanks for a memorable year.

Mark gave his outlook for the year ahead and I am sure Grace will keep him on the straight and narrow. Sounds like another fun year ahead, folks!

Our newly elected Vice Captain, Steve Doel, has taken over Chairmanship of the Greens Committee from Robert Brown, who did an outstanding job in this role for 6 years. Finally sorting out the hole 13 bunkers was a terrific way to finish, Robert.

Steve and Janet Doel recently returned from a golfing holiday in South Africa and they have "donated" their itinerary for anyone interested in doing the same trip next winter.

Thanks to Carol Taylor for her update on changes in our bar and catering (known as "house") and to Bob and Sue Prynn who are running the inter-club mixed matches.

The Ladies section produce a monthly comprehensive  newsletter which is emailed to their members. However this month it was too large for our web site providers size limit. Hopefully the next newsletter will be smaller and it can feature here once again. 

I expect many members will remember Mark Sawford as a Junior at our golf club - and a winner of the Mens Club Championship. Mark has gone on to achieve his ambition to be a golf professional and an article on his achievement can be read below. Congratulations Mark! (by the way Marks dad, David Sawford, is still active in our club, running the Junior section with Susan Young, Brian Osborne and Peter Klepacz).

Looking forward we have the Pro-Am to look forward to on 23rd May - hope the weather is dry and we enjoy our chance to play with really talented golfers.

Further forward there are plans to implement a world-wide universal handicapping system in 2020 - more on this as we get closer to the end of the year. 

So - enjoy the spring weather on our terrific course and I hope all your putts drop (except when playing against me!).

Jim Thatcher


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Course fully open. Relief from newly filled divots. 1st Tee closed from 1230 to prepare for Pro Am
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