Fore Info June 2024


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Welcome to those new members who have joined the club during May; David Toombes, Phillip Brown, Keith Hopkins, Bruce Slorach, Andrew Jones, Vincent Kerr, Will Harkness, Alex Janes, Jonah Stoodley, Ryan Gwatkin, Piers Ollier, Conor Rimmell, Harvey Denham, Dylan Clarke, Lucy Clarke and Julian Darby.  We are now full for 7 day membership and start a waiting list. This Fore Info newsletter will help you find out about what’s going on around the club. As always there is a lot going on, especially at this time of year.

This month find out about our AGC new course record. Ollie Stuart scored a 64. I would have loved to watch his eagle on 17!

Ian Hewlett

Brian Overton

An amazing Three hole in ones this month. Two by Ian Hewlett on the same hole 10 days apart. That takes some beating. Well done also to Brian Overton, our rules guru who had his ace on the 10th. Is the course getting easier? I seem to be losing more balls so it’s definitely not easier for me.

Well done to Richard and Linda Lane for all the hard work making our recent Captain’s trip so enjoyable. If you missed it, make sure you sign up for next years event in May. A great way to get to know more members and enjoy some good golf courses.

We are again famous across the Hampshire Golf competitions with several excellent results and Jenny Myers making the County 1st Team! Read about all our mens, ladies, mixed and junior competitive successes in this edition.

If you have not yet ordered your first half way house snack or drink, read below about how you can do it from tee 8 or 9 and receive it on the 10th tee. Maybe it will boost your energy and get you a better score. Use it or lose it.

The sign up for our AGC annual PGA Pro Am on September 5th is going well. Help support this event and our Pro, Mark Wood.

Like me I am sure many of you have your ‘pet hates’ on the course. Mine this month is the every increasing broken tee mess on our tees. Please make our course look pristine and pick up your broken tees and put them in the waste bins or ‘broken tee bins’ on some holes. Thank you. Let me know if you have other issues you want raised here in Fore Info.

Finally you can always access this Newsletter directly from the AGC website/About section. It is usually there from the 3rd of every month. So you don’t need to hunt David Maskery’s email each month!! No excuse for not reading it…

Enjoy the read.

David Marshall


Ollie Stuart shoots Course Record 64 

Ollie at Hayling (Hole in One) and our AGC New Course Record Holder

Ollie Stuart a student from Alresford currently studying at the University of Stirling recorded a Course Record score of 64 in the Cornhill Trophy on 18th May. The round consisted of 4 birdies on the 3rd, 7th, 9th and 14th with an eagle on 17th, with the only blemish on the 8th. A great exhibition of golf showing playing partners Michael Johnson and Captain Richard Lane how easy the game can appear to be. Ollie also currently represents Malta and has several National Events coming up over the summer. Well done for a brilliant effort and  you should be really proud of your achievement.

Richard Lane

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Hampshire Past Captains event hosted at Alresford

Alresford member and Hampshire Past Captains President, Roger Corkhill recently held his President’s day at AGC on his 80th Birthday.
58 members of the Association of Hampshire Golf Club Captains representing 20 different Hampshire Golf Clubs, played a singles non qualifying stableford competition.
1st place Ossie Roberts from Waterlooville GC scored 36 points
2nd place Roger Chapman from Alton GC also with 36 points
3rd place Graham Marshallsay from Alresford GC also with 36 points.

Roger with Graham Marshallsay keen to celebrate

2nd to 6th place received  wine or spirit prizes. Roger gave personal cash prizes  based on his birth year 1944 and  80 years of age.
The winner received £80. The 19th  and 44th placed players received £25 each.
After the prize giving everyone had an excellent carvery meal.
Association Captain Paul Mantell from Hockley GC presented Roger with a celebratory cake that also featured Alresford GC.
Winner Ossie Roberts thanked everyone at Alresford Golf Club for making the day so special.

This was another feather in the cap for AGC that again puts us on the map for our golf course and hospitality.

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From the Club Captain

The 2024 Captains trip at East Sussex National was extremely fortunate as the “sun” decided to show over the three days after a torrential downpour shut the course the previous day. With 76 golfers, we had 25 different winners on nearest the pins. In the individual competition over day 1 and 2 winners were David Palmer and Julie Maskery. Team competition over the three days was won by Neil Gandy, Ray Chaffey, Stuart Binfield and Steve Morgan. Feedback was very positive and thank you for the personal emails around the event and Linda in particular.

The Charity Day on Sunday 23rd June will be two shotgun starts at 8.30 and 1.30 I will open it up to 5 and 7 day members as it’s a chance to support Cardiac Rehab our Charity in 2024. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and support a good cause. The list is up on the notice board plus if you would like to donate a prize for the raffle please drop it into the office by Thursday 20th June. Thank you for your support.

Mens friendly are in now in full flow, a request from Gary Mugford please check that you are still available/unavailable as plans do change throughout the year. Plus, I have arranged a match at Farnham for the under 40’s on Saturday 27th July to encourage younger people to play in friendly matches this is aimed at lower handicapped players. Please use ClubV1 for availability.

I am six months into the role and am continually asked what it’s like being Club Captain, have I enjoyed it, what are the issues? I have actually loved the role meeting new members, interacting with existing members, listening and getting feedback. The two main issues I suspect you would all pick- Tee times (mainly November to end of March due to lack of light so reduced tee times) and slow play. This has been more relevant since the warmer weather 2/3 balls stuck behind 4 balls and not being asked to play through. One person actually said the week before they let a three ball through, but they then held them up and it took 4 hours- so won’t do it again. We have lots of knockout matches, single and foursomes they generally play quicker so please be aware of people around you. The grass is growing and the rough is tough in places. Please remember you now only have three minutes to look for the ball, this also contributes to slow play. We all need to be play our part. The game is for everyone to enjoy, we can all have good/bad days but please consider others on the course. If you are holding people up either speed up or let them through.

Finally, three cases reported in last two days taking trollies between green and bunker with a couple of disappointing responses from the people involved. It is about habit, if you do it once you are likely to do it again, the course is for everyone. The green keepers spend a lot of time preparing the course please look after it they prepare it for your benefit and enjoyment.

Have fun and enjoy it as Linda said “It’s only a game”

Richard Lane

Club Captain

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Ladies Section

I am writing this on holiday in Dornoch, it is absolutely pouring down and I am glad not to have paid £280 for the privilege of playing today.

Internal competitions :– We have played monthly stablefords alongside the EG Trust stableford, monthly medals and 9 hole stablefords- congratulations to all prize winners.

We had our first board competition of the year The Mary Anderson Greensomes won by a great 46 points from Jane Scott and Chris Hall, followed by 40 points from Polly Church and Lyn de Mestre.

External Competitions :-

29th April saw the final of Maple Leaf Competition Jan Hutt represented Alresford and also refereed one of the matches which she really enjoyed.

Knight Cup:  Sue Masser and Karen Fox sadly lost on the 21st hole at Barton on Sea excellent golf away from home.

12th May: Alresford Scratch League had an excellent win at home against the Army 12.5 to 2.5

22nd May 7:  ladies played in the Wellow Rally and were a very creditable 6th.

26th May:  the Annodata team won at Bramshaw, good luck for the next round.

26th May: Daily Mail Foursomes, Polly Church and Karen Fox lost at Farnham (current holders) a very good match and good golf played as well.

29th May our first home match against Burley. Unfortunately we lost 4/3 but an extremely tight match with games finishing on 18th and 19th which could have so easily gone our way. We have a great team of players and caddies.

Bank Holiday Monday saw the Greenkeepers Revenge- shame about the weather but excellent scoring on a difficult but fun course.

The Captain’s Charity Trip was excellent, unfortunately not many ladies featured in the prizes but the weather was kind and the 3 days extremely well run- thank you Richard and Linda Lane.

County week was a real success with over 260 ladies playing at Liphook and with great results for Alresford namely Victoria Mackintosh, Jenny Myers, Karen Fox and Jill England, a full summary is included in Ann Youngers Delegates report below.

On 23rd May we had our Ladies Open, although not a good weather forecast we didn’t get wet and it turned into a very pleasant day. It was very well attended and we had a great many compliments on the course, food, halfway house and organisation of the day, one lady actually commented on the friendliness of everyone. A huge thank you to all involved, these days do not run themselves.

June is a very busy month with Awayday at Tidworth on 6th June, Grannies 18th June, Captain’s Charity Day on 23rdJune, (sign up on the club notice board) and Invitation day on 25th June, (sign up on the ladies notice board).

I will also be putting the sign up sheet for my Ladies Captains Day on Tuesday 2nd July – I do hope you will join me in my “All things Alresford” for some fun golf and good food afterwards.

Sandra Hooker

Ladies Captain

Hampshire Ladies Golf

AGC must have had the most ladies enter the HLG County Championships at Liphook earlier in May compared with any other Hampshire club.  We were well represented in each division and our ladies played well.

15 AGC ladies in a massive field of 116 entered the Division 2 Championship and many congratulations to Victoria Mackintosh for winning her division with 37 pts.

Victoria receiving the trophy from President and AGC member Jane Scott
Karen Fox and Jill England played on the opening day in the Challenge Salver division and both got through to the last 16 with Karen getting as far as the quarter finals.
Jenny Myers and Sarah Farthing played in the Championship (Division 1) and Jenny progressed into the last 16th in 4th place with two gross 80s. She won 2 up to get into the quarters winning 4&3 and just got beaten in the semis.
A wonderful effort and no suprise Jenny has been named in the South Region County Match Week squad for Hampshire playing at North Hants GC 7th – 10th July 2024.
All spectators and supporters are welcome to watch (wear you sky blue!) as Hampshire battle it out with Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex.  Hampshire first off on Monday 8th July vs Kent.
Four AGC members are playing in the Mixed Greensomes at Bramshaw on the Manor Course on Monday 3rd June – always a fun day out even though some of our ladies are playing with their husbands!  Good luck all.
Not too late for our Alresford ladies of a certain age to enter the HLG Veterans’ Championship at Royal Winchester on Wednesday 26th June.  Entry form online of HLG website.
Thanks Ann

Ann Younger

AGC Delegate

Hampshire Ladies Golf

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Competitions and Handicap Committee Report

Club Championship

29th & 30th June 2024

Registration for entry closes on 4th June

As anticipated this year demand for places is high.

The allocation of places will be made shortly after the closing date of 4th June and players will be notified that they have been allocated a place in the Club Championship 2024, shortly after this date.  Any player not securing a place after this process has been completed will be allocated a place on the waiting list and will be notified accordingly.  The allocation of how both initial allocation of places and places allocated from the waiting list are detailed in the Terms of Club Championship document available on the Website.

Preliminary playing groups and tee-times will be made week commencing 17th June and once this process has been completed, this will appear live on the Members Hub.  Final tee times published week commencing 24th June (this is after the final handicap qualifying event prior to Championship weekend) and competitors will then receive an email of their start time for Round 1.  You will not have to book tee times on for either Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th and the course will be closed for casual play until at least 3:30pm on both days

On Saturday 29th, once the last group has handed in their cards the competition organisers will compile the results for Round 1 and this will determine the playing groups on Sunday 30th.  The order of play for Round 2 will be in descending order of Round 1 gross scores. 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 both Round 1 and Round 2 will be 08:00am.

On each day of the competition, players should register and collect their score cards from the Scorer’s Table which will be located in the Clubhouse.  Within 5 minutes of completion of each round, players should return their cards to the Scorer’s Table and ensure they have agreed with the scorer that the card is correct before leaving.

Given the format of the Championship, players who fail to participate in the 2nd round will cause significant disruption to the running of the competition. Consequently, and based on our experience of other 2-day competitions, we are making it a condition of competition that unless a player notifies the Committee on return of their Round 1 scorecard that they will be unable to play in Round 2, he/she will be subject to penalties (at the Committee’s discretion).

Entry to the Championship sweepstake (both men and ladies) will be available in the Pro’s Shop.  An optional 2’s Club will also be running.

To allow for the preparation for the Club Championship, General Play rounds will be suspended from Monday 24th June to Sunday 30th June 2024.

If you are not playing in the Club Championship the C&H Committee would very much welcome volunteers (ball spotting and marshals etc.), if you are able to give a few hours of your time over the weekend, please contact me on

Many thanks.

Gill Freemantle

Chair Competitions & Handicap Committee, Handicap Secretary

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Mixed Matches

Finally our season started on a Sunday afternoon in early May amid the sunshine and showers.  We were playing at Alresford against Petersfield, with a trophy at stake. Our team consisted of 4 couples and 4 pairs of single players mixed and matched. Very happy to report that Alresford won the Silverware, so the Burns Night celebrations have their Haggis platter restored ready 2025.
Our next match against Corhampton did not quite go to plan. A number of our players had enjoyed a few days away at East Sussex National on the Captain’s Trip and high tailed it back to Alresford for in time for our match against Corhampton. Together with the other players in the team we started off reasonably well and then sort of lost our way. It was a reversal of fortune from last year away at Corhampton when we came away victors….
We are always looking for players to join the mixed matches, can we ask you to look at the remaining matches on Club V1 please sign up if you are available.

Cowdray Park                    Home                 Monday 10th June at 12.00pm

Rowlands Castle              Home                  Sunday 14th July at 1.00pm

Bramley                             Away                   Friday 19th July at 1.00pm

Hayling                              Away                   Sunday 28th July at 12.30pm

Salisbury and S Wilts     Home                  Sunday 25th August at 2 pm

North Hants                     Home                  Sunday 1st September at 1.00pm

RWGC                                Away                   Friday 13th September at 2.00pm

Basingstoke                      Away                    Friday 27th September at 1.00pm

Please note that the times maybe subject to minor changes.

Liz and Les Thorne

A Look at the Rules


A player finds their ball next to a partially replaced divot. A third of the divot is in the hole with most of it lying on adjacent fairway. Does the player have to play it as it lies, may they replace the divot or remove it?


The 29th and 30th June are arguably the two most important dates in the club diary, the Club Championships. The work of the greenkeepers over the next month will be primarily focussed on presenting the course in the best possible, and challenging, condition for the championships.

As I write this the greens are still seeding and the meadow grass continues to go through periods of stress as the temperature is slowly warming through night and day. Despite this the surfaces on the whole look good and we should, weather permitting, be up to speeds around 9 feet. Please remember this speed is measured on the flat area of the 9th green and it will vary between and within greens, for example an uphill put on the 2nd, 6th, 7th, 11th and 16th will be much slower than 9 on the stimp whilst downhill putts on the same greens will be much faster! This is one of the great challenges of our course.

Cutting height for the greens is currently 3.5mm and typically they are cut and rolled through the week and then cut or rolled on a Saturday and then again on the Sunday. On the weekends of our “majors” such as the Jubilee Cup the greens are rolled and cut on the Saturday and rolled and new holes cut on the Sunday. Over the next few weeks, the greens will receive liquid feeds along with wetting agent applications plus an application of granular fertiliser during the first week in June. Depending on the weather conditions the greens team will then manage growth on the greens with applications of growth regulators and liquid feeds.

The new flag pins and hole cups are now in use and hopefully members will agree that they enhance our golf course. This was a suggestion from a number of members and I am pleased to report that the feedback we have received from members and visiting golfers has been completely positive.

Elsewhere on the course some bird pecking has ocurred but it is manageable and not causing too much damage. As part of our efforts to manage this damage the greens team will apply insecticide to the outfield areas in July. Tees are performing well at the moment, and divots are healing over quickly now due to the recent rainfall and warmer temperatures. However, the number of divots that are left unfilled on the tees and unrepaired elsewhere on the course is unacceptable. It is the responsibility of every golfer to make good after playing a shot – the same can be said for pitch marks on the greens!

Aprons are also looking good and both these areas are being cut at 8mm giving a tighter look and removing the tufty edge where the green meets the apron. Occasionally, “a tufty bit” has been left after they have been mowed and this will be addressed shortly.

The greens team continue to work hard to present the bunkers to the agreed standard. This is difficult as it is affected by a number of factors beyond our control such as the weather and the raking, or not, by golfers who have had the misfortune to play from the bunker. Unfortunately, some golfers continue to rake backwards to wards the edge of the bunker where they exit the bunker. This results in too much sand at the edge and too little in the middle. Please when raking the bunker try to spread the sand evenly. To try to address this the greens team add sand to bunkers as and when necessary and they rake them daily. Over the next month the bunker surrounds will also be strimmed and fly mowed. Whilst writing about bunkers, please can I remind golfers that they must NOT take their trolley between a green and a bunker. Despite reminders in FORE and the General Manager’s updates we continue to see golfers, including members, doing this. Please can all golfers remind their playing partners of this when it happens and not leave it to committee members.

Fairways continue to recover from the battering they took over the winter and now look good. They are cut as often as necessary (and possible), for example, they were cut three times a week over the second half of May. Some areas have lost colour so the Course Manager, Simon Justice, took core samples to better understand the soil conditions; there tended to be a dry theme to the discolouration, such as on the of 8thand 17th fairways, and some leather jacket larvae were also found. Rain late in May has helped the condition of the fairways too. The rough is being cut weekly, is heavy and lush, but once we get through the early part of June it should slowdown in growth.

June looks to be jam packed with competitions, including the Dawn Patrol, so plenty of opportunities to enjoy our course – let us hope the weather cooperates. Have fun!

Derek Myers

Chair Greens

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Juniors Section

Hello everyone, I hope your golf is going well. We have had a very busy half term week. Four players entered the Junior Open at Hayling Island which was played in very testing conditions. All enjoyed their first taste of Links golf, despite the strong winds! Scoring was understandably quite high given the conditions, but Will Kendall came in with a very impressive 31pts finishing in 11th position overall.
Thanks to the support of our Club, we were able to send 6 players to the Hampshire Patrons Junior ProAm at Waterlooville. Harvey Vaughan, Toby Howells and Ralph Bottomley teamed up with Sam Boyes from Meon Valley, with Will Kendall, Ben Barnard and Tobias Cobb playing with Finbar Kane from Barton on Sea. With only 7 teams entered it is a credit to the Club that we could field two teams. Will, Ben and Tobias came in a credible 2nd place only 1 pt. behind the winning team.
On the same day back in Alresford we had a Juniors Stableford Competition and it was fantastic to see some new faces joining in for the first time and putting cards in to get their handicap. Ten juniors took part with Alex Milles coming in with 36pts and Oscar Vaughan in second place with 31pts. This really has been a very successful half term for the junior section and it’s great to get so many involved.
There has been talk about the ‘Roll Ups’ which will be set up soon. This is another great way to get some cards in and for some of the new members to meet existing junior players. I will send out information on the group chats as soon as it is all sorted, so if you need to be added please let myself or Gareth know.


Rosie Rooney

Juniors Captain

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Vets Section

First of all, congratulations to Vet Ian Hewlett who has, in all probability, set an Alresford Club record for consistency.  It was achieved during a period of 10 days and 3 rounds from May 12th to May 22nd. 

 On the 10th May driving off on the 13th tee, with a 7 wood, Ian recorded a hole in one. Ten days later on May 22nd driving off on the 13th tee with the same 7 wood, Ian recorded his second hole in one!

Ian Hewlett about to enter the clubhouse and empty his wallet

Well done, Ian, and to cap it all both days were overcast cold and wet, consequently there was hardly anyone in the club house to help him celebrate!

Consistency is the buzz word in the Vets department at the moment. We have now played 14 of our series of Summer Friendlies and again we continue to maintain our winning ways. We have not been beaten since our 5th match, away to Sandford Springs on April 8th, and have still lost only 2 of the 14 played so far. So, well done to all of those who take part. It is particularly encouraging to see that so many, who put their names down as ‘Available to Play’ and take part, are new members.

Forthcoming fixtures in the next four weeks include some of the best courses in the locality, particularly the home fixtures(!) and are as follows:-

Corhampton                      Away    Wednesday 5th June

Rowlands Castle.              Home.  Thursday 20th June

Weybrook Park.                Home.   Monday 24th June

Salisbury & South Wilts.  Away    Friday 28th June

Hockley                              Home    Monday 1st July

Army                                   Away.    Friday 5th July

And coming up later in the summer are two of our ‘this year’s additions to our list’; Tidworth Garrison and the only links coarse in West Sussex; Littlehampton.

For what turned out to be a most enjoyable and outstandingly successful Captain’s Charity Trip to the East Sussex National at the beginning of May, I put together a Vets’ Committee team composing of Graham Lumb, Ed Tinley, Steve Oldham, and myself. The result was a lot of red faces, due of course to the three days of glorious sunshine, and of the teams success, I’ll just leave it at that!  Fortunately, to maintain a modicum of Vets consistency, several Vets won nearest the pin prizes, and Tony Freeman won twice!

On the very occasional days of fine golfing weather this month, the Wednesday Roll Up continued to be well attended. Bagman on the 8th May was Drew Fielden. He must have been relieved that it was in a week when many of the regulars were away at the Captain’s Charity, as no fewer than eight 3 man teams were sent out at 7-minute intervals to fit into our one-hour slot! And then this last Wednesday on a glorious spring morning only 10 turned up!  This was partly due to 14 regulars playing an away match at Waterlooville. I say partly due, because the both the course and the club house remained almost devoid of golfers for the whole morning.

It would be very interesting to factor in the effect of school half terms on early morning golfing habits!

Finally, a recollection that could only come from a senior Vet.

In 1975, I recall, it rained continuously for five and a half months until it eventually stopped on the 16thJune.  It didn’t effectively rain again until I think it was the 16th September 1976, after which it didn’t stop. Both those years recorded an average annual rainfall.  Are we in for a repeat?


Ewan McGregor 

Vets Captain

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General Manager’s Update

Welcome to those new members who have joined the club during May ; David Toombes, Phillip Brown, Keith Hopkins, Bruce Slorach (7 day) , Andrew Jonesand Vincent Kerr ( 5 day), Will Harkness, Alex Janes, Jonah Stoodley, Ryan Gwatkin, Piers Ollier and Conor Rimmell (Intermediates), Harvey Denham ( Student) , Dylan Clarke (Junior) , Lucy Clarke and Julian Darby ( Academy).  We hope that you all have a long and enjoyable time at the club.

Members will be interested to know that the Management Committee has now decided to cease further 7-day membership applications and begin a waiting list. There is currently still some limited availability for 5-day playing membership.

Order takeaway food and refreshments to be delivered to the halfway house area on the 10th tee.

The QR code will be accessible on the 8th and 9th tees Monday to Sunday.
The available menu will appear when you scan the QR code. Menu items will be displayed in line with opening hours of the kitchen or bar.
If you are ordering food, we would encourage you to do so from the 8th tee as this gives the kitchen longer to prepare.
You will receive confirmation of your order and will be delivered with your name and receipt.
Members MUST use the following codes to receive a discount:
Ordering food: QRFOOD
Ordering drink: QRDRINK


All members are reminded that if they are not displaying bag tags (with correct year of membership), they may well be challenged on the course by the Course Marshal. To prevent any embarrassment please ensure you have the correct identification. If you are bringing a guest please ensure they are displaying their visitors green fee tag. Members who accompany any guest who is found not to have paid their green fee will be subject to the club disciplinary process.


Fancy a game during the week? All members are welcome to come along to the informal ‘club roll-up’ on Wednesday mornings. There is a tee reservation between 11.00-12.00 – members wishing to take part should meet at the starters hut from approx. 10.45am for allocation of groups. As per the times highlighted for the Ladies and Vets Sections, we politely ask members to show courtesy to those who wish to play in this ‘roll up’ at this time. If you do not wish to play with this group please choose another time if possible. If there continues to be a limited use of this time, then the Captains Committee will review the tee allocation.


We hope that you are enjoying your membership and have been able to get either on to the course or at least the practice facilities despite the poor weather so far this year?

We recognise that it can be difficult to establish a playing routine and find new playing partners at a new club. You may still need to submit cards for your allocation of a new handicap and need the help of established members to play with and mark your cards.

If so, all New members (and any existing members) seeking casual playing partners are invited to utilise our ‘MAKE CONTACT NOTICE’ on the Changing Room Noticeboards. Add your names (left side for new members) and for existing members prepared to help or support (add your name to the right side). New members are then invited to contact the existing member with a suggested day/time to play.


Sadly I must again report some examples of poor behaviour and attitude involving members and is a poor reflection on us all as a club.

Again members are reminded that the Club is committed to providing an environment that is free of discrimination, harassment and intimidation for all members, employees and guests and an acceptable standard of behaviour is expected in all areas of the Club and course, at all times. We are a member’s club and all members should treat each other in a manner that they themselves would like to be treated. Please treat and converse with other members politely and with respect both in the clubhouse and whilst on the course. In particular members are expected to treat all employees, and others working in an official capacity on behalf the Club with respect and without rudeness especially when they are working on behalf of the club, carrying out club duties or attempting to enforce any bye-law or club guidelines.

Points to be aware of this month;

  1. Trolleys MUST NOT be taken between the edges of greenside bunkers and the green. Please walk around and look for the most open area to walk with your trolley.
  2. In the weeks leading up the Club Championships, take time to repair pitchmarks on greens (yours and one other please )  and use divot mix on the tees. It all helps to ensure the course stays looking in good shape.
  3. Please respect the course marshal. They will know what is happening behind you and will only ask you to speed up if it is necessary and for the overall benefit of everyone else on the course.

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Expect to see media content of our picturesque course, golfing competitions, fun social events, and lots more.

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Volunteers Required

If you can spare some hours assisting with the re-painting of the Starters Hut and Driving Range, please contact the Office. We are aiming to carry out this during June in a window of fine weather !

Broken Tee Pegs Littering Teeboxes

Why are members doing this instead of using the tee peg cup or litter bins? Please help keep the teeing areas look clean and tidy.


Are you aware that as part of your membership at Alresford you can enjoy free or discounted golf at many other courses in the south of England and further afield?

Courtesies: these are published on the main noticeboard and coincide with times when we are hosting major events/matches that restrict access to our course for our members. Local clubs which we have partnerships with, offer our members a tee time that you can bid for. These are balloted and allocated. These include North Hants , Hayling, Stoneham,  Army and Farnham – many of these opportunities end up not taken ??

Reciprocals :1 x 4ball per week is available Monday-Friday (bookable 7 days in advance) at a selected list of local clubs; Lee-on-Solent, Waterlooville, Bramley, High Post, Salisbury & South Wilts, Chobham, Tidworth and Rowlands Castle. There is no charge payable. All requests made through our office.

NEW – As part of our reciprocal programme we also can offer our members discounted green fees rates of up to 30% at EL PARAISO GOLF CLUB and LOS ARQUEROS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB both near to Marbella /Estepona on the Costa del Sol, Spain. So if you are travelling to sunny Spain, you can enjoy preferential golf rates (contact AGC office for details). Both of these courses are in great shape and well worth a visit if you are in the area. You will be made to feel very welcome.This was taken in the old starter shut shed opposite the practice green/wedge area .


Rubbish Left in Starters Hut

This is not the first time rubbish has been left there. We have bins on the tees and at the clubhouse. Please use them or take your rubbish home.

David Maskery

General Manager

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“Alton Lions and Cardiac Rehab Golf Day- Wednesday 10th July at Test Valley GC

This year will be the 18th Alton Lions Rehab Golf Day. The event has always been held on the second Wednesday of August – but this year the Club cannot accommodate us on that date and have allowed us to hold it on Wednesday 10th July.

Alresford GC always enters a few teams and this year, with Cardiac Rehab being the Captains’ chosen charity, we hope that other teams from AGC will want to enter.
The day starts with coffee and bacon buttie – plus a free logo’d golf ball. The event takes over the whole course and at 9am a shotgun signals the start. Teams of four drive off from all 18 tees. After about four and a half hours the competitors return to the clubhouse for well earned rehydration at the bar followed by a two course meal. The day ends with prize giving and thunderous applause for the winners – including the winning and second teams,  first man and woman, straightest drive and nearest pin competitions.
To enter please contact Denise Ellis on  or 01420544794″


I hope that members have enjoyed our two May social events: 

First up was our music night featuring the talented “Standards”.  A playlist ranging from John Denver’s Country Road to The Killers’ Mr Brightside stimulated a busy dance floor with music to meet all tastes! 

The second May bank holiday featured the traditional flag competition witnessing 44 players testing their golfing endurance to eke out their shots as far as possible.  The victorious pairing of Simon Clews and Lyn Jones staked their claim to the prize by planting the furthest out flag on the 1st hole. Second and third pairings were secured on the 18th green with Liz Thorne and Cody Rooke stealing a few feet on Marion Bruce (our esteemed organiser) and Gary Mugford! A tasty meal followed from @Kitchen rounding up an enjoyable event and holiday weekend. 

Unfortunately, we also report John Coulson’s resignation from the committee as he will need to spend much of the forthcoming months focusing on family matters. We thank him for his contributions including organising the recent music event as well as lining up our exciting September music extravaganza with the amazing “Supersonic Queen ” tribute band. 

Coming Up:
In June we can look forward to the longest day on the 21st and our Dawn patrol event on Saturday 22nd. This £3 qualifying event includes tee times from 5.27am to 6.39am  (sign up via Club VI) and the chance to enjoy some appetising breakfast offers, available from @Kitchen to all members all day. Please sign up and enjoy the peaceful and unique daybreak perspective on our beautiful course!

Please also make sure you keep Saturday 21 September free for “Supersonic Queen”!

Lastly, with John’s resignation we are keenly searching for a couple of new Social Committee members. If you have some time you could spare, and would like to help out, either with the occasional event or as a fully participating member, please do drop me a line and we can discuss the possibilities.
Thanks, Alicia

Alicia Hardy

Chair Social

One Team No Vision- Rosemary Verrall and Ben Barnard (Junior OOM Leader) winners of Round 7


Half Time!

Team Golf has reached the halfway point this year, as 7 of the 13 League rounds have now been played, including the extra Tuesday in the half term this week.

Players old(er) and new have braved mixed weather and at the top of the League, two teams remain unbeaten with seven straight wins each – The Cobblers and the White Sharks. The Cobblers have narrowly nudged ahead with just four more Stableford points scored, whilst the other end of the table, this week also saw The Cavaliers open their account for the year to a big cheer in the clubhouse! We have also seen 20 birdies but only three 2s so far, so expectations are high for the second half of the season.

Best 9 hole score by a pair so far was in Round 4 with an outstanding round of 25 points by Eben Wilson & Will Kendall.

The Juniors Order of Merit is also proving to be a keen battle at the top, with Ben Barnard (One Team – No Vision) leading the way, his best 3 scores adding up to 53 points so far this year.

Full details of the results and League positions are in the Team Golf page in the Members Area of the website.

J&J White 

Team Golf organisers on behalf of the Social committee 


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Pro’s Place

We are excited to announce that the new Callaway spring/summer mens and ladies clothing has arrived in the pro shop! We have a wide selection of patterned polo shirts for the men, as well as lovely dresses and skorts for the ladies. These new arrivals are sure to keep you looking stylish on the course this season.
In addition, we have a special offer for the month of June. Buy any putter from the professional shop and receive a free putter fitting as well as 15% off your purchase. This is the perfect opportunity to improve your putting game with a custom-fitted putter.
Also, we wanted to remind you that spaces are filling up quickly for the AGC Pro Am in September. If you would like to reserve your spot, please contact Mark at or reach out to the office to book your space. This is a great opportunity to compete in a fun and challenging tournament with fellow club members.
Tip of the Month: Curing your Slice
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 What You’ll Learn:
1. Common causes of slicing
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No need for complicated swing changes or expensive equipment. With our straightforward approach, you’ll be on your way to a more enjoyable, more satisfying round of golf in no time.
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We look forward to seeing you in the pro shop and on the course this season!

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 Mark Wood

Head Professional

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A Look at the Rules


The player may remove the divot as it is a loose impediment when less than half of it has been replaced. It must not be replaced or repaired by the player as that would improve their lie. (note; If a divot has been replaced upside down with it’s roots up, it is a loose impediment)
See Clarification 8.1a/9

Thanks to Brian Overton for all these Rules Q and A’s. If you have any rulings questions for Brian he will answer them here in future editions, just email 

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Our winners for June 2024

£100  Tonny Maxwell

£50   Roger Corkhill

£35 Prizewinners

Mark Tiplady

Jess Miles

Henk Ribbink

Chris Spicer

Ken Richmond

Congratulations to all our prize winners and well done Tonny for keeping the ladies represented specially with the top prize!  Who will be lucky next month.

Keep the date…..

Don’t forget the 100 Club Summer Stableford and Evening Meal on Friday 26 July.

This is only open to 100 Club members and even if you don’t play in the competition during the day then do come along to the meal in the evening.  This is an ideal opportunity to meet up with other 100 Club members and enjoy a social get together.

If you’re not already a member of the 100 Club then why not join us for as little as £1 per month – and join in the Summer Stableford competition

Can I join and why should I?  What’s it all about?

Well, anyone who is a member of the golf club, either a playing or non-playing member, is eligible. You don’t have to pay £100, there isn’t a limit of 100 members or even 100 shares, you don’t even have to be 100 years old!

The original concept back in 1987 when the 100 Club was formed was probably aiming for 100 members to take up 100 shares.  However today we currently have nearly 140 members and they have over 730 shares between them.  It works a little like a lottery.  The income from share ownership is re-distributed in two ways.  Some is given as winnings in the monthly prize draw and the rest is available to fund a contribution towards items or projects in the golf club that are not within normal budgets.  The Honours Boards are a good example of how the 100 Club can help the golf club.  Generally around 50% of income goes in prizes and 50% left as available funding.

Without financial assistance the golf club would not necessarily be able to do or replace these things so with help from the 100 Club we all benefit.  So by paying as little as £1 per month to the 100 Club, or more if you wish, you can help fund club ‘extras’ and at the same time maybe win a small cash prize as well.

For further information about the 100 Club or for an application form please give me a call or send me an email – Pat Wallis phone 01420 564417 or email  Or you can pick up a form from the Office.

Pat Wallis

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Editor: David Marshall


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