Fore Info June 2019

Management Corner

Clubhouse Development

Clubhouse Development. This is a ‘wait and see’ period, as the short-listed local architects – all of whom have golf club experience – are developing their detailed proposals; this in response to a comprehensive background brief provided them by a sub-group of the Management Committee. 

Their proposals, each in turn, will be presented to the Management Committee next month, and will reflect those specific aspirations found to be most appealing by overwhelming numbers of members in the survey. As a reminder – Patio re-configuration (4.03 rating out of 5); Increased (and better laid out) dining capacity (3.94); covered trolley area (3.72); increased (and better laid out) bar seating (3.49); additional lounge seating (3.38); creation of a ‘spikes area’ (3.32); room for Sky TV and other social activities (3.21).

Suffice to say, we look forward to sharing these creative proposals with members, and will do so at the earliest opportunity.

As far as finance is concerned, significant progress has been made in evaluating a mix of sourcing options, and from this, outline budgets. These in turn have been reflected in the brief to Architects.

Once we have our preferred architect on board, and a preferred set of proposals to hand, we will be in a position to share supporting financial proposals.

Curleys Barn. Delighted to note that after a period of considerable reflection and debate, the decision has been taken to undertake the necessary refurbishment work to the barn. Used to house water pumps taking water from underground water tanks, as well as the Greenkeeper’s equipment, the barn not only has a functional purpose, but is very much a feature on our course and in our history. A welcome decision.

 

Nick Duncan

Chair, Planning and Development Committee

From the Club Captain

It was good to see that “mixed” teams took 1st and 2nd places in the Courage & Barclay 4BBB on 5th May, well done Claire Gould (now Claire Sly – congratulations to Claire and Peter on their recent wedding) and Kevin Stride who won with an incredible score of 55 and four shots clear of Les and Liz Thorne in 2nd place – it shows that we can be “One Club”.

Why not enter the Foursomes knockout in a day as part of the Captains’ Charity day on the 9th June? What are you waiting for get your names down on the board in the foyer. 

Two Texas scrambles took place in May:

The first on Sunday 19th May was won by the team of Glen Kreffer (HPLS member), Jan Harring, Matt Ball and Mike Lane.

The second was the Jack Moody Cross Country Scramble on Friday 24th May the winners with an amazing score of 27.8 were Mel Elford, John Little, Dudley George and George Skayman.

Team Golf is now well under way, if you are not part of a team you can always play 9 holes on the back 9 on a Thursday evening and enjoy some food and have a social evening with the Team Golf members.

Congratulations go to Josh Evans who scored 43 points in the Men’s May Stableford, his round included 6 birdies, with 4 of them coming in the final 5 holes, well played Josh, and, with a handicap reduction, Josh is now a Category 1 player – well done! The Jubliee Cup produced another stellar performance in the form of Sean Yeates shooting a 62 & 64 on consecutive days – great golf. Also worthy of a mention is Jim White who had 3 two’s in the 1st round of the Jubilee Cup. 

The observant amongst you will have seen that I have been running a feature of “found” lost balls. To date no one has come forward to claim any of them.

I include another and a plea for the owner to come forward, we really do need a few of your dollars for the clubhouse improvement fund! I’m assuming that you had a hole in one and did actually win the $1,000,000?!!

A final plug for the 100 mile sponsored cycle ride my wife Sarah and I are undertaking around Cambridgeshire on Sunday 2nd June on behalf of The UK Sepsis Trust and Breast Cancer Care If you have not already done so you are still able to pledge your support via the Virgin Moneygiving link or by donating at the club to the Office and signing the Gift Aid declaration on the table in the foyer.

Some of you have questioned whether I am actually riding 100 miles on a folding bike well the answer is yes I am going to give it a really good go, it won’t be easy but nothing in this life ever is. 

To all those who have already offered to sponsor, your support is gratefully received.

Thank you – it really does mean a lot.

 

The annual Captains’ Charity Trip took place between 7th – 10th May. This year the trip was branded as the Dorset Heathland Tour, it would be different, the golf was played over 3 courses at different locations and the accommodation was mainly in self catering lodges, the beautiful Dorset countryside would be the backdrop. Our adventure commenced at Ferndown, it is a wonderful test of golf on the course where Peter Alliss learnt his craft and his father Percy was club pro. The course is ranked within the Top 100 by Golf Monthly magazine and was immaculately presented.  Darren Boreham had the best individual score with 36 points, the Team competition was very close with just 2 points between the leading 3 teams. A splendid 2 course carvery was enjoyed before the short drive to the Dorset Golf Resort near Bere Regis. 

The Lodges were prefect for hosting the odd drinks party and the nearby golf clubhouse was a magnet for those wishing to watch live football. The second round was played over 18 of the 27 holes available at the Dorset Golf Resort. It is safe to say that the weather conditions were tricky – 40 mph winds combined with a lot of water on the course (thankfully it didn’t rain) made for lots of errant shots.  The gap between the top two teams widened to a massive 2 points! whilst Sue Masser was able to tame the conditions and was the leading player with 33 points. We were delighted that Chris Pullinger our caterer was able to join us for the whole day including the meal and an overnight stay.

Day three was a departure from recent trips in that it was a free day, a rest from golf and a chance to explore the Jurassic Coast area. The more enthusiastic chose to explore other golf courses in the area, whilst the sensible went for a walk followed by a nice long lunch – very chilled. The “bungalow” lodge that evening was party central with your Lady Captain enthusiastically taking the lead!

The final day at the Isle of Purbeck, once owned by Enid Blyton, was a treat. The weather was sunny and, unusual for Purbeck, there was little wind. The greens are always fast, and for some they were too fast when compared with previous courses. Whilst the golf may have been difficult the views over Poole Harbour and out to the Isle of Wight were magnificent. A four point final day swing saw the team of Brian Wright, Richard Bass, Darren Boreham and John Goddard at the top of the leaderboard with Graham Marshallsay’s 35 points being the best individual score.  A thanks to everyone on the trip, who, as well as enjoying the golf and hospitality, supported our 2019 club charity the UK Sepsis Trust.

The trip was enjoyed by everyone taking part, so I hope you will be able to support Mary Rook’s trip in 2020 which will be at Carden Park in Cheshire.

 

Graham Marshallsay

Ladies Section

What a busy month May has been!  Firstly we welcome two new members both to the Club and to the Ladies Section.  Sarah Worthington and Fi Garber have joined us and I am sure they will be a great addition – we look forward to playing golf with you both over the next few months.

Since I last wrote Gill Pratt and I attended the final of the Maple Leaf Trophy at North Hants.  We refereed one of the matches which was both a pleasure and a great experience.  Windlesham won the Trophy playing Farnham in the final.  Let’s try and make the final ourselves next year – we are edging closer….

The Spring Meeting was a great day of golf with 66 ladies taking part and 4 extra for the meal afterwards.  That’s nearly two thirds of the membership who were eligible to play so a great turnout – well done everybody who organised, played, won prizes and got their handicaps reduced.

 The Captains Trip this year was great fun with superb conditions for golf at both Ferndown and the Isle of Purbeck – new courses to me and ones I would definitely be happy to return to (although the Isle of Purbeck would need to be equally glorious weather wise as it was that day – particularly for this view!)

The accommodation was excellent and although we played golf in extreme winds at The Dorset we stayed dry on a day that saw torrential rain back in Alresford and even at

Ferndown which closed due to flooding the day after we had played there!  Well done Graham for your superb organisation both of the golf and the weather!

I was delighted to be asked to Captain the mixed team against Petersfield at home this year in pursuit of winning back their Centenary Trophy for next years Burns Night – a resounding success with a 6-1 win so the Haggis can be sure of a smart plinth next year.

Do volunteer for the mixed matches as well as the ladies matches – sign up sheets can be found on the main noticeboard.

The County Championships took place at Hockley in what proved a difficult week for the Alresford Ladies.  Well done to Tonny Maxwell who came 5th in Bronze Division 1.  There have been Stoneham matches, scratch matches and friendly matches to play and the weather has been kind for all of these.

June brings the Captains Charity Day on the 9th – open to all and with a new format which looks like great fun so don’t forget to sign up.  The awayday at Crane Valley will also be a great day out before the seriousness of the Championships at the end of the month.  The sign-up sheet is on the board for the Ladies Invitation and I will also be putting up a sign-up sheet for my Ladies Captains Day – I do hope you will all join me for some fun golf and good food afterwards.

Let’s hope flaming June lives up to its name!

Best wishes and good golfing!

Sue

Match Committee Report

Club Championships

The notices for the Men’s and Ladies Club Championships have been posted in the Changing Rooms. The closing date for entry will be 5:00pm on Friday 21st June, and the Start Sheet for Round 1 will be posted on Monday 24th June. The first start time for Round 1 on Saturday 29th June will be 8:00am.

Once the last group has handed in their cards on the Saturday, the Men’s and Ladies’ competition organisers will compile the scores for Round 1. The Men’s and Ladies’ playing groups will be revised separately based on the gross scores from Round 1, and then an integrated start sheet will be produced. This start sheet will be emailed to all competitors on Saturday evening. It will be the responsibility of each player to know their start time on Sunday morning. The first start time for Round 2 will be determined based on the number of entries and the objective of announcing the winners around 5:00pm.

Men’s Club Championship

The sign-up sheet for the Men’s Championship is in the Pro’s Shop. Although the entry fee is only £6, all competitors are playing in both the Men’s Club Championship and the John Holmes Trophy. Both competitions are stroke play medal with the Championship being a scratch competition and the John Holmes is a handicap competition.

On each day of the competition, players should register and collect their score cards from the front desk. Entry to the Men’s Championship sweepstake will be available in the Pro’s Shop. On completion of each round, players should return their completed cards to the Scorer’s Table and ensure they have agreed with the scorer that the card is correct before leaving.

Ladies’ Club Championship

The sign-up sheet for the Ladies’ Championship is in the Ladies’ Changing room. The entry fee is £3. In addition to the Ladies’ Club Championship which is a stroke play medal competition off scratch, ladies will also compete for the Brenda Hedges Trophy which is a Silver Division handicap

competition or the Dorothy Coombs Shield which is a Bronze Division handicap competition.

On each day of the competition ladies should register and collect their cards from the front desk. On completion of their round ladies should return their cards to the ‘Scorer’s Table’ where they will be agreed and checked.

Other Upcoming Competitions

As we enter into a very busy period in the calendar, I’d like to highlight some events which involve some forward planning.

· Harry May – Two Generations Trophy.
This foursome’s competition on Sunday 16th June for parent/grandparent playing with child/grandchild is open to both 5- and 7-day members. Stepparents and stepchildren are also eligible. Both players don’t need to be Alresford members, but ideally everyone should have a competition handicap. The sign-up sheet is on the noticeboard in the Entrance Hall and the closing date for entries is 9th June.

· Husbands & Wives
Look out for the notice for this popular foursome’s competition which will held on Sunday 28th July and get practising with your spouse now.

· Men’s Invitation
This year the Men’s Invitation will be on Sunday 18th August. As in previous years the format will be 12 holes of American Greensomes, lunch, 18 holes 4BBB, and then dinner. Now’s the time to book the date with your golfing buddy from another club.

· Mixed Invitation
This year the Mixed Invitation will be on Sunday 8th September. The format will be 18 holes 4BBB followed by dinner.

To take part in these events, look out for the sign-up sheets which will be posted 4 to 6 weeks in advance. For the invitation events, if your friends at other clubs are unavailable, the Office may be able to introduce you to someone from another club who would like to play at Alresford.

 

George Clelland

A Look at the Rules

Question.

In Stroke play, a player drives off and finds his ball which had hit a tree and bounced back towards the fairway into a lateral penalty hazard.

He decides to play the ball as it lies and moves loose impediments lying behind the ball. In doing so the ball moves.

He then changes his mind and takes a penalty drop out of the hazard towards the fairway.

How many penalty shots has the player incurred?

Vets Section

The Vets captain is holidaying in Italy and I am most grateful to those who are holding the fort with inter club matches and the annual Vets versus Juniors; thank you Chris Thompson! 

A big well done to Eddie Martin winning Division 2 of the club’s mid week stableford on 15 May with an impressive 41 points; and 2 shots reduction to his handicap! Great result.

At the time of writing we have notched up 16 Vets inter-club matches since mid-March, most played in fair weather, all on very good courses, and most enjoyable. Those who have not yet volunteered to play don’t know what they are missing: good golf on some challenging, interesting and scenic courses (including of course our own, which I firmly believe tops the lot for quality and condition), and a sociable and fun day out in great company. Our run of success earlier in the season has largely continued having played 11 different clubs and achieved 12 wins 1 draw and 3 losses.

The Vets roll-up on Wednesday mornings continues to thrive, but relies on volunteers to act as Bagman for the day. The list is on the Vets notice board so please sign up if you have a free Wednesday. You can still play that day and also qualify for the end of season Bagman Trophy competition.

Thanks to Ed Tinley our vice captain for managing these Wednesday sessions and particularly for introducing some recent innovations: a bogey competition and Texas Scramble.

Wynne Tufnell will shortly be publishing the sign-up sheet for the Vets Invitation on 8 August; your chance to invite a golfing chum (60+!) to partner you and enjoy a really good day at Alresford. Hopefully we can match or better last year’s great turn-out.

Late Vets News!

Vets Team wins the Club Cross Country Scramble!!

Team: George Skayman, Mel Elford, Dudley George and John Little

George Skayman with the cup

Good golfing!

Drew Fielden

…from the Secretary

Welcome to the following new members who have all joined the club starting during May and June so far; Fiona Garber (7-day), Christopher Malam (Student), Louise Didlick, William Nicholls, Mark Searles and Christopher Day (Academy), Simon Routledge (Social Extra), Richard Warburton, Alison King, Rod Ware and Stephen Hill (HPLS)

We hope that your time at the club will be a long and enjoyable one for all of you.

Remember  – YOU, our members are our best salespeople. We need new members and have vacancies in all categories? If you know any friends or acquaintances who are thinking of joining a club or changing clubs or have new neighbours who have recently moved to the area, please do your best to sell them the benefits of Alresford Golf Club.  

CLUB ‘ROLL UP’

Fancy a game in the week? All members are welcome to come along to the ‘club roll-up’ on Wednesday mornings. The usual start time is 11am all year round but may change subject to any advanced tee reservations. Everyone welcome.

JUNE
Wednesday 5th ~ 11.15am (due to Golf society)
Wednesday 12th ~ 11.00am (mid-week medal)
Wednesday 19th ~ 11.00am (mid-week stableford)
Wednesday 26th ~ 11.00am

JULY
Wednesday 3rd ~ 11.30am (due to Golf society / midweek medal)
Wednesday 10th ~ 11.15am (due to Golf society)

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PLEASE REMEMBER

You may NOT begin or resume your round from the 10th tee if there is a group playing the 9th hole and they have left the tee. It does not matter whether your playing group is smaller or larger than the one playing the hole.

If you start from the 10th tee you DO NOT have priority on the 1st tee if there is a queue. You must take your turn at the back of the queue.

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 22nd June
DAWN PATROL

Saturday 29th June
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS RD 1

Sunday 30th June
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS RD 2

Friday 26th July
‘NEW’ 3 Clubs & a Putter

Sunday 28th July ~ from 4pm
HUSBANDS & WIVES COMPETITION

Friday 30th August
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY SENIORS FOURSOMES at ALRESFORD
(entry form https://hampshire.intelligentgolf.co.uk/opens?compid=3338 or Hampshire Golf Website)

DRESS CODE

There have been some recent instances whereby members guests have come to the course and played avoiding the pro-shop and inappropriately attired.

It is your responsibility to ensure your guests abide by the club guidelines.

Guests should be ‘signed in’ at the Pro-Shop and correct fees paid. 

If not, do not be embarrassed or indignant when they are challenged.

Did you know?

The golf club now: 

  • Only uses bio-degradable straws behind the bar
  • Recycles all printer ink cartridges
  • Already has designated recycling refuse bins for all our waste glass, cardboard and paper

 

NEW PATIO FURNITURE

The new patio furniture kindly provided by the 100 Club is now in situ on the patio.

The cubed formats contain chairs and stools below the glass topped table. The chairs have back rests which are raised up when pulled from underneath the tables. Cushions are available from the cushion boxes underneath the clubhouse windows.

We only have 2 cantilever parasols which can be erected by the bar staff. These do not cope well with the wind and so if it becomes breezy they MUST be lowered down before any terminal damage occurs. Please bear with us and be understanding when this happens.

FACEBOOK – check out our Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/alresfordgolfclub

Make sure you ‘like’ our Facebook page and you will link to it and get the regular pictures and updates on what’s happening !

Twitter follow the green staff and see what’s happening on and around the course. @GreenstaffAGC

RECIPROCALS

These clubs will accept a maximum of one fourball per week from us to play their course for no fee (unless otherwise stated). This is always subject to availability and course conditions. Bookings can be booked a maximum of 14 days in advance and should be made through our Office and NOT directly.

  • WATERLOOVILLE G.C., HAMPSHIRE
    (Mondays-Fridays only)
  • LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT G.C., HAMPSHIRE
    (Mondays-Fridays only)
  • TIDWORTH GARRISON G.C., WILTSHIRE
    (Mondays- Fridays only)
  • YEOVIL G.C., SOMERSET
    (Mondays-Fridays only, £10pp)
  • BRAMLEY G.C., SURREY
    (Mondays-Fridays only)
  • RUSHMORE G.C., WILTSHIRE
    (2 fourballs per week permitted, £10pp w/day or £20pp w/end)
  • SALISBURY & S. WILTS. G.C., WILTSHIRE
    (Mondays – Fridays , only after 12.30pm on Weds. & Fri.)
  • ROWLANDS CASTLE G.C., HAMPSHIRE
    (Mondays-Fridays only)
  • HIGH POST G.C., WILTSHIRE
    (Mondays-Fridays only , after 11am)
  • CHOBHAM G.C., SURREY
    (Mondays-Fridays only)
  • EL PARAISO G.C., MALAGA, SPAIN
    (Monday-Sundays, special green fee rate)

We are proud and delighted to announce that we have secured a ‘reciprocal agreement’ with EL PARAISO GOLF CLUB, near Estepona, Málaga, Spain. Alresford GC members can enjoy preferential rates all year round when booking on line by using an exclusive Alresford members code (see the Secretary). El Paraiso is one of the most established courses on the Costa del Sol (1973). Set out in the peaceful El Paraiso valley with the backdrop of the majestic ‘La Concha’ mountain to the north and the sparkling Mediterranean to the south, El Paraiso has a real members club feel to it and you can be sure of a warm welcome. Lush fairways are punctuated by meandering streams, flanked by palm trees and an abundance of exotic fauna, including oleander, jacaranda and mimosas. Lakes provide a home for waterbirds and the golf balls of the unwary! It is an enjoyable test of golf for both the low and high handicapper. Good practice facilities, very reasonable Pro-Shop and excellent restaurant – all come highly recommended.

www.elparaisogolf.com

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Alresford GC App ~ Are you registered yet?

You will have no doubt noticed that the fixtures diary no longer contains members contact details. This was due to the changes in the GDPR laws. As part of our effort of providing an enhanced range of member information and communication, we are pleased to inform you that the new member’s app is now live and available.

To download the app please visit the App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Android) and search for ClubV1 Members Hub. The app is completely free. If you wish to download the Club app to your laptop or home computer use the web link below, creating a HDIDO registration as above and saving onto your desktop.

https://alresford.hub.clubv1.com

You will need to register before you can use the app. The app will direct you through the HowDidIDo Passport registration process.  If you are already a HDIDO user, you will not need to re-register, simply use the same login details.

In order to verify that you are a registered member of Alresford GC you will be prompted to verify your membership. You may need some or all of the following information:

Registered Email Address (needs to match the one held at the club)

Registered Address

You will be sent an email to confirm the validity of your email address. Once you have registered you will be able to login.

One of the key benefits of the app is that it will provide a secure access to members contact information. However, members must edit / confirm their details and privacy settings to enable other members to be able to access their contact details. If you do not do this, others will not be able to view your details.

Within the Members area you will also be able to view:

• Course Status

• Live Competition Leaderboard

• Club News

• Competition Results

• Bar Balance and Receipts

• Members List

• IMPORTANT ~ Edit your personal details and privacy settings (You must ‘opt in’ for other members to be able to view your contact details)

• Club Diary

Please inform the club if you wish your name to be not visible to other members.

We will begin to utilise these additional features over the coming weeks and months. The green staff are already using the COURSE STATUS feature and this will provide daily notifications.

You should find this easy to complete, but please contact the Club in the event you find it challenging!

David Maskrey

Green News

Testing times for the greens! 

We are all aware that some of the greens are still uneven and there are two reasons why.

The first is sward composition. 

We have three types of grass, bent, annual meadow and smooth stalk meadow. The bent and smooth stalk have woken up and are good in colour, but the annual meadow grass still sits lower on certain greens, creating an uneven surface.  Simon is doing everything he can to combat this.  He has applied extra nitrogen on the 1st, 7th, 11th and 12th.  These greens were struggling due to their microclimate or surroundings, as they are all located in the cooler areas of the golf course. 

The other ingredient we are lacking is rainfall with only 21mm recorded so far in May.  During daylight hours with a temperature in the low twenties 2-3mm of moisture is evaporating from the surface so the irrigation system is being used to replace the moisture lost.

Testing times indeed!! with little rainfall on the horizon and the hotter months approaching. We have already used 1000cm3 of our annual allowance of 4000cm3 of water from the bore hole.

Greens have been aerated and received liquid fertilisers and wetting agents this month.  Greens cutting height is now 3,5mm.  We are in a regime of cutting one day and rolling the next and achieving stimp readings between 9 and 10 feet.

All other areas are hanging on in there!  Some of the tee tops are browning off despite being watered every other night. Tees, Fairways and Surrounds have all been treated for weeds and these are going over now. Cutting regimes on these areas are twice a week with tees and aprons producing the most grass as these areas are watered, already some areas on fairways are drying out.  The lack of rain has affected the hard work of the divot party, with very little growth.  The rough is also growing slowly, much to my relief!

Some of the bin and ball washer areas have been made bigger and all have been weeded and presented.

We have been trialling other makes of machinery for fairway and rough cutting and, as a team, we will be choosing the one which we are all happy with.

Bunkers have had sand moved around and have been fly-mowed and weeded.

Blue paint arrows around the greens are there to mark a direction of cut for the green’s mowers.

We have used some of the leaf mulch on bare areas on the surrounds and bunker edges thinking we were going to get rain but a lot of this is drying out and disappearing which again is due to lack of rainfall.

You will have noticed hoops on the par 3 holes.  These are to let the rough grow up and add character to the hole. Simon will monitor the length of the grass in these areas and cut down if it becomes too long.

Please refrain from taking trolleys close to the greens, aprons and especially between bunkers and greens to avoid wear.   

Delighted to see the hanging baskets have arrived and are being watered daily.

Finally, many congratulations to Adam and Kim who were married on Saturday 25th May.

Very best wishes for the future!

 

Mark Tiplady

A Look at the Rules

Answer.

Three

One – for accidentally moving his ball in the penalty area and,

Two – for playing from a wrong place, when he should have dropped his ball the far side of the ditch where the ball entered.

If playing from the wrong place gave the player a significant advantage, he is disqualified.

 

100 Club

The winners of the 100 Club prize draw for June were:

£100 David and Mal Hope-Mason

£50 Mary Rook

£32 George Hand

£32 Tonny Maxwell

£32 Ray Fisher

£32 Brian Overton

Congratulations to our winners this month. The next draw will take place on 24 June 2019.

With summer golfing now getting into full swing remember to keep Friday 2nd August free for the annual 100 Club Stableford and Evening Meal.  This is a social competition open to all 100 Club members, followed by a meal in the evening to which all 100 Club members are invited, whether or not they have played.  Look out for more details in next month’s FORE Info.

What is the 100 Club?  

Many of you are members of the 100 Club, and may even have been so since it started, but others or those new to our golf club, may be interested to know a little more about its origins.  Each month this item outlines some facts but a look back over the old files gives us some further background.

The Alresford Golf Club 100 Share Club was started in 1987 to raise extra funds to support and enhance the club Centenary celebrations which took place in 1990.  Each share could be purchased for £1 per month with the number allocated randomly.  Members could buy as many shares as they liked.  These numbers went into a bi-monthly draw with five prizes, the top one being £100.  

The first draw was made in the clubhouse on the evening of 22 August 1987 and was by all accounts a big occasion with participants invited to come along, have a meal and make an evening of the event.  Bi-monthly draws continued and as a result almost £5,000 was added to the Centenary Fund – a fantastic contribution.  

It proved so popular that members who had joined chose to continue the scheme indefinitely.  The ongoing objective of the 100 Club was then agreed as being “to provide funds for capital expenditure to enhance the Golf Course and/or Club House”.  This is still very much the objective and many of those members who joined back in 1987 are still supporting these valuable fund-raising objectives.

As the share membership grew the draws became monthly, as they are now, so providing more chances of winning. The first draw in 1987 was made from 223 shares applied for by 70 members – today it is from 567 shares belonging to 123 members with the monthly random selection being carried out on the Secretary’s computer in the Office.  The prize pot has increased to six each month and the values are greater though the top prize remains at £100.

The Club is managed by two trustees, currently George Clelland and Ian Swann, who decide how the funds are to be spent with an Administrator, Pat Wallis, who deals with all day to day administration and finance.

Many items have been purchased over the years with the new rattan patio furniture being the most recent.  An annual Stableford Competition was started several years ago and although not well supported at the time has gone from strength to strength in recent years and is now a popular choice in diaries for 100 Club members.  Details of this year’s event are mentioned above.

So, can I join the 100 Club?

Yes of course. New members are always welcome and so as a Golf Club member you can actively contribute towards future enhancements to the facilities on the Golf Course or Clubhouse whilst having the opportunity to win a monthly cash prize. Or why not increase your existing shareholding for an even better chance of a prize.  Shares are still only £1 per month paid for by Direct Debit and there is no limit on the number which can be held. For more information contact Pat Wallis on 01420 564417 or peterpat51@outlook.com, or call in to the Secretary’s Office.

 

Pat Wallis

Results

Men’s & Mixed Competitions
26th April – R&A 9-Hole Challenge
1stMel Exton20 points
2ndJohn Bonney 19
3rdMike Battisson 18
28th April – Lombard Qualifier
1stAndrew Axton67 Net
2ndNick Binstead67
3rdSimon Freemantle68
3rd May – Over 60's Stableford
Division 1
1stRichard West38 points
Division 2
1stJohn Little40 points
2ndJeffrey Staines40
3rdKeith Turner38
4thRon Markwick38
4th May – Men's Stableford
Division 1
1stChris Stephens40 points
2nd Steve Hopkins 38
3rdSean Yeates36
Division 2
1stMark Ogden37 points
2ndDan Pulling35
3rdAlan Powell34
4thNick Duncan34
5th May – Courage & Barclay 4BBB
1stClaire Gould & Kevin Stride55 net
2ndLes & Liz Thorne59
3rdRichard Lane & Andy Sibbald60
11th May – Mackershaw Trophy
1stNeil Hunter41 points
2ndPeter Gibbs39
3rdJosh Evans39
4thBrian Underwood38
15th May – Mid-Week Stableford
Division 1
1stJosh Evans43 points
2ndWill Pakenham-Walsh36
3rdGraham Marshallsay36
Division 2
1stEddie Martin41 points
2ndSteven West37
3rdAndy Sibbald35
4thTrevor Brown34
18th May – Men's Medal
Division 1
1stPaul Arber65 net
2ndMerv Fullbrook65 (Lowest Gross 70)
3rdMathew Ball67
Division 2
1stDan Pulling66 net
2ndDavid Reid66
3rdAndy Sibbald67
25th & 26th May – Jubilee Cup
1stSean Yeates62+64=126 net
(Lowest Gross 142)
2ndMark Tiplady66+70=136
3rdGary Mugford73+65=138
4thTaz Taylor69+69=138
Best 1st Round Phil Armstrong65 net
Best 2nd RoundGraham Marshallsay68 net
25th May – Men's Medal
1stAlan Green68 net
26th May – Men's Medal
1stSteven West66 net
Ladies’ Competitions
Spring Meeting – 30th April
Best Gross SilverLynne Cowser
Best Gross BronzeMary Panter
Div 1Jane Hendrynet 70
Div 2Jackie Coulsonnet 72
Div 3Jennifer Millernet 69
May Medal - 4th and 7th May
Div 1Esme Goodacrenet 71
Div 2Rosie Hallasnet 74
Div 3Annabel Lairdnet 71
9 hole Stableford - 7th May
WinnerRaye Ward18 points
May Stableford – 11th and 14th May
Div 1Cathy Hilton35 points
Div 2Debbie Wills35 points
Div 3Sarah Broke33 points
Centenary Foursomes
WinnersTonny Maxwell and Chris Hall35 points
Coronation Foursomes
WinnersClare Monkhouse and Annie Beal36 points
Stoneham Cup
v Bramshott HilAwayLost 4-3
v Barton-on-SeaHomeLost 4-3
Friendly Matches
v BlackmoorHomeWon 3-1
v Cowdray ParkAwayHalf
v Tylney ParkHomeWon 3-1
v BramleyHomeWon 3 1/2 - 1/2

Mixed Matches

A full list of all our mixed match fixtures is on the board in the foyer. Volunteer lists for subsequent matches will be posted periodically. Any member with a CONGU handicap is welcome to play. It is very much hoped that more members will avail themselves of the opportunity to play mixed golf both at home and on some good away courses. All the matches are played in a very friendly manner and everyone is welcome, no matter what their handicap. An e-mail will be sent to all those chosen to play and the team list will be posted on the board.

A decision has been made that Five Day members may play in the weekend matches if we are unable to field a team from amongst the Seven Day members. There will be a column on the volunteer sheet for Five Day members to sign up. No green fees will be payable. It is hoped that Five Day Members will take advantage of this opportunity to play at the weekend, both at home and away, if required.

Again this year we will be continuing with a smart/casual dress code for our match meals at home and it seems likely that other clubs are also going down this path. There will be no need for gentlemen to wear jacket and tie, unless they so wish. We are also looking at the possibility of serving brunch prior to some of our home matches, instead of having a meal afterwards. Any feedback on this (no pun intended!) would be welcome.

For more information or any queries please contact Jan Harring (07980474448).

 

TEAM GOLF 2019  – STARTS 2ND MAY

Running alonside Team Golf will Social Golf with Chris our caterer offering supper between 7 – 9:30, please sign up in the foyer for food before you go out and play.

Editor: Trevor Hodgkinson

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Fore Info July 2019
Fore Info May 2019