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  • Fore Info May 2019

    Management Corner

    Clubhouse Development

    By the time you receive this, a small group from the Management Committee will have met to conclude the pitch we wish to make to interested local architects, to kick-start the phase of producing ‘creative visuals’ of what the clubhouse could look like in the future.  Once we have these they will be shared with our membership, both online and physically in the lobby of the clubhouse.

    In parallel, necessary work continues exploring the various financial options needed to support this important club development.

    We are acutely conscious of the sensitivity of raising finance for investment in the club at this time, or indeed anytime, and you should be assured that we have every confidence in being able to agree a design that is both realistic and affordable; one that, as far as possible, will meet the great majority of the improvements you voted for.

    In broad terms of timing, our aspiration is to gain final membership approval and sign-off for the changes before the end of this year, with completion of works well in time for next year’s end-of-year seasonal activities.

    On other matters, all current subscription categories are at or above both planned levels, both against budget and versus last year; 7 day, 5 day, Winter, HPLS, Green Fees, Societies – even the Bar! 

    We are in good shape, but must continue to build for the future.

    Nick Duncan

    Chair, Planning and Development Committee

    From the Club Captain

    I am very pleased to start with congratulations to Harriet Riches who won the Peter Gregory Salver, for the 2nd time with a very good score of 45 points. In 2nd place was Oscar Vaughan on 41 pts and Marcus Kail in 3rd with 40 pts. Marcus continued his good form in the 2nd round of the Linnets with a gross 70 (net 63), the best gross score of the weekend. It’s great to see our young players performing so well.

    The social committee produced another good fun event with the murder mystery evening Allo Allo meets Dad’s Army meets Eastenders!

    A large number  of the attendees got into the spirit by dressing as characters from the shows. Some more enthusiastically than others!



    My congratulations this month also go to Ian Jones who completed the London Marathon in a respectable official time of 4:44 (his actual time would probably be a bit quicker as congestion at the start slows things down), his efforts raised £1600 for his nominated charity – Breast Cancer Care – well done Ian.

    The men’s Gales Hockley and County 7’s teams were knocked out in the first rounds despite putting up a good fight, better luck next year. There has been better success with the Men’s friendly matches with only one loss so far this season. The latest result was a win away at Corhampton in a 3 way match against Corhampton and Waterlooville. Mary Rook is doing a very good job in arranging the Mens Friendly teams, but at times we struggle for numbers, please put your name down to play in at least one match this year, they are good fun but played in a competative but friendly spirit.


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