Club Update

Friday 13 March

Well I’ve completed my first week as captain and the world has become a very different place in that time. Hopefully we will continue to play golf (weather permitting) so at least a semblance of normality! We will continue to monitor the situation and take advice from the relevant authorities. Having said that with no more than 2 4 balls on any 1 hole we should be safe enough (my usual playing partners generally hit their balls in 4 different directions) & fresh air is supposed to be good for us anyway.

Have as normal a weekend as possible.


Captain's Team v The Vice Captain's Team

Winning Team: The Captain's Team Congratulations to the Captain & his team

Individual Winners

First: Cavan McDermott 22 pts

Second: Raymond Hopper 21 pts bb3

Third: Paul Savage 21 pts bb3

Fourth: Len Reid 21 pts bb3

Saturday 14 March competition

Tomorrow sees the start of the 18 hole season with the 3 or 4 man scramble – please see full instructions, including handicap allocations on the notice board. Please pay £3 entry fee in a brown envelope into grey box in locker room, or £60 for the season and as always remove your name ASAP if you are unable to play.


Blustery, showery conditions enticed 12 players to try and play 9 holes but into the round 3 players disappeared never to be seen. The other 9 retired to the heat and what ever else the back bar has to offer. Despite the conditions several good scores came in, although there were no 2’s. Winner on the day was the ever reliable Ken Shields with a net 30. Yes you’ve read that right. Unbelievable! Second was David Clarke with 33, third Alan McGregor on 37, fourth Alan Coyle with 37 and fifth Billy Pollock beating Robert Coey on the last 3 with 38.

Overall little change in the league table. In front Robert Coey with net 25, joint second on 26 Raymond Shannon and Sam Coates, joint fourth Ronnie Walker, Graham Fraser. Billy Pollock, David Marshall and David Clarke on 27.

With 4 weeks to go still all to play for.



Record numbers of Wednesday Boys again sprang forth on a cold and blustery day. Fortunately the advertised rain was late in arriving, allowing us all to arrive home with only wet feet.


With 18 points and securing 3rd place, Gerry Murray. A magnificent 21 points only achieved 2nd place, for Joe Graham. This week's winner, with a fabulous 22 points was Peter Clarke.

No twos were recorded today.


With only two weeks left in the competition, many players are still recording significant improvements: -.

Barry, Joe, Peter and Raymond all improved by one, while Davy A. improved on two holes.

How does he do it? After a terrible drive on the third, Raymond makes a miraculous recovery, to finish the hole with a par, and again stretches his lead. With a clear three point lead and only two weeks remaining, can anyone catch him?


Raymond Hopper 31 points

Joe Graham & Paul Logan 28 points

Peter Clarke 27 points


Speculation was rife today concerning the origin David S.'s lovely black eye. Had he been speaking when he ought to have been listening? Had he proffered some foreign currency for the collection plate on Sunday? Should we be on the lookout for a poor unfortunate with two lovely black eyes? Or was it a simple an untimely ocular infection? Like the inscrutable sphinx, David wisely, kept his own council.

Many congratulations were offered to Barry Ditty on the occasion of his elevation to high office.

Yours is the aim to make this grand country (club) grander,

This you will do, that is our strong, firm belief.

Hail to the one we selected as commander,

Hail to the President! Hail to the Chief!

Barry accepted the adulations with typical modesty and suggested that since he had the car, he would have to drive home, and so he suggested that congratulatory alcoholic libations should be left behind the bar.


The first competition of the Ladies year was the team event. The Ladies Hon Secretary’s team versus Lady Captain’s team. Unfortunately because of the course condition it was decided to have indoor activities instead of playing golf - (though in the afternoon the course looked very inviting!) All the talents of the ladies were required, knowledge of golf, abstract thinking and creative artistic ability. It all amounted to both considerable groans and laughter.

Congratulations to the Ladies Hon Secs team each of whom won a colourful golf ball.

About 40 ladies then sat down in the restaurant for tea delicious fresh scones from the kitchen ably served by Amadeus.

Our next competition which is for 13 or 9 holes, takes place on 17th March and will have a St Patrick’s Day theme. Those playing are invited to wear something green and the restaurant has been asked to offer ‘Irish’ food on the menu.

Please sign up on the sheet in the Ladies Locker room, not only for next week but for the Summer friendly, Sheila Brooks and our internal knock-outs.

Information regarding entry to competitions and payments will be available on the Ladies notice boards next week.

Coronavirus The present Government advice is that people not only wash hands regularly but avoid close contact with each other. So Ladies are asked to avoid crowding in the locker room before playing and when returning their results. The restaurant has also been asked to spread out the Tuesday lunch tables.


Wednesday 25 March at 8 pm


As well as the Mothering Sunday Carvery there will be a Carvery on Sun 29 March.

These lunches are very popular. Please book with the Restaurant.


Sunday 26th April Music by Jazz Extra

Carvery served from 1 pm 2.30 pm Music 2 - 5 pm

3 Course Carvery £23.50 per person to include tea & coffee (children welcome)

Smart Casual Book with Restaurant


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