Fore Info October 2023


  • Club Catering: update on new staff and new autumn menu
  • An update from the Chair: including latest changes in committee chairs
  • Club Captain News: ‘captains day’ and inter club successes
  • Ladies Captain and HLG News: not to be outdone by the men…
  • Rules Quiz Question and Answer: ”stepping on your ball”. Penalty?
  • Competitions:  key info on upcoming Winter Knockouts and Winter Play
  • Juniors: upcoming events and trip to Wentworth
  • Vets update: vets invitation review and matches
  • General Managers update: keeping the club and course in great condition. How you can help…
  • Social: find out about the recent events and upcoming events
  • Greens News: the latest on our course and winter plans
  • Winners in the 100 Club: did you win? Need some/more tickets?

This month you can read about the changes coming in the menu with our club caterer. Thanks to all members that completed the survey that helped shape what Ben is going to offer for the autumn and beyond. Please help the club by using the bar and catering services and continue to give feedback to ensure it fits our needs. Thanks.

Also read about key greens winter projects and all the goings on across the club.

Well done to Martin Simmonds and Andy Buckle for your Hole in One’s on the 13th and 10th respectively. Andy’s was expensive as he did it during the Vets Invitation with a full clubhouse (sorry no photo).

As well as our monthly newsletter we post lots of photos and news on our various Social Media Platforms – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, if you aren’t already following us then please do.  Don’t worry if you don’t have, or want to have, an account, if you click on the links at the bottom of our website page you can still see what is going on!.

If you take any photos or have any stories that you think will be of interest to fellow members or our Social Media followers then please send them to Jamie Batts or Elaine Capp.

Enjoy the read,

David Marshall


Latest changes to our Club Restaurant offer

CATERING NEWS from The Kitchen @ Team!

Firstly, please join me in welcoming Daisy to the Front of House team! Daisy joins us with bags of hospitality experience both in Alresford and in and around Winchester! Daisy will also look after all social media for The Kitchen, so if there’s something to be shared and shouted about then please let Daisy know.


Our Autumn Winter kicks off on Tuesday 3rd October. Packed full of both Brunch and Lupper dishes – the favourites remain but there’s a few newbies which hopefully will hit the spot!

BREAKFAST BIRDIE – any coffee and bacon/sausage or egg bap (not brioche…..) before 10am Monday to Friday for a FIVER! (no discount….)

We listened to the survey results and there will be an All Day Brunch Section – with a 3 egg omelette…., lighter sandwiches with some ‘modern fillings’, hot snacks for those damp Monday lunchtimes – sausages & mustard and bowls of chilli! along with lots more!

October sees the launch of PIZZA at the club!

With the Ryder Cup in Rome – what better time to launch this exciting new element to our food offer!

Fresh, made to order, sourdough pizzas topped with a variety of fresh and cured ingredients – perfect for a pre, post or during round snack!

Pizza will be available Thursday & Friday evenings from 5pm and from midday at the weekend. Please give them a try.


They’re back! Well almost…… kicking off again on Sunday 8th October, serving from 1pm. A dedicated Sunday menu will be in place featuring a selection of starters and desserts alongside the main event! Bookings of course available at the bar!



The Kitchen@ Team

From the Chairman

Clubhouse Development – Phase 1 costs

We have been finalising costs against contractual prices, provisional sums and the ultimate budget.

To recap; following a Special General Meeting of the Club and the input of Lender’s Trustees the club pledged £300,000 of cash reserves for Phase 1 of Clubhouse Development and successfully sought £506,000 in members’ loans to fund the project against the ask of £500,000.

Final costs for the project, including; builders contract, furniture, kitchen equipment, final canopy cost, additional unplanned costs and irrecoverable VAT is £796,355. There were additional, professional fees of £30,272 which include Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Winchester City Council building control and insurance. The areas in which we experienced significant cost overrun, are, the supply of the patio canopy and unplanned sub-floor repairs.

As we know, Phase 1 of the Clubhouse Development Project was delivered against the background of galloping inflation. The strength and timing of the builder’s contract protected the Club from increasing material costs throughout the contract which was successfully managed by Sue Masser and David Maskery throughout the build phase, and subsequently by Alan Farrell, Chair of the House Committee, as he deals with retentions and snagging. We must also acknowledge the restrictions of the Covid Pandemic which made working conditions far more complex than anticipated, so it was remarkable that we re-opened the Clubhouse on time.

Water Project

Golf Clubs will be subject to restrictions in the use of mains water for the course in six years’ time, which now results in the need for the Club to plan and provide alternative resource. Whilst Alresford Golf Club has access to the bore hole, there are current restrictions on its use which may also become further impacted but this is not clear at this time.

Therefore, we need to clarify the specific issue for Alresford Golf Club and plan the solution. David Maskery is working on this and networking with other Clubs so that our Club is well-informed at this stage. It is vitally important that we take expert advice on the problem and indeed the solution, which could take many forms.

There will be more information provided at the AGM.

Succession Planning

There will be a vacancy on the Management Committee for the Chair of Planning & Development to be filled at the AGM in November, as Tony Hutt stepped down due to ill health; Mary Rook has very helpfully stood in over recent months. I have begun to seek interest in the post, so if any members would like to know more about the role please make contact with me through my email,

Succession planning for a new Chair of the Management Committee has been a discussion point during the second half of this year and I have received very positive, strong interest to take over. Any members who may be interested in finding out more about being Chairman are most welcome to contact me for a chat. Please email me,

Trevor Pearce, Chair of Bar & Catering also steps down this year, however as we have new style of contracting with The Kitchen@ the Management Committee is proposing to stand down this committee whilst this system is in operation. It is proposed that the General Manager will manage the bar & catering contract, supported by meaningful feedback from member experience. The Management Committee will finalise proposals, and any actions required, in time for the AGM in November.


Derek Myers, Chair of Greens, tells me continually that we can only present a course that the weather permits, which may be true…to some extent…but it’s not the whole story!

This year, we have had the privilege of playing the course in exceptional condition, right through to the Autumn. We are obviously ‘weather dependent’ but the planning and continuous effort of our Greens Team ensure the course is presented in the best possible condition. Feedback from the recent Pro-Am stated that Alresford was in the best condition of any course played in the Southern Region this year. That is amazing feedback and earned through the dedication and pride of our Greens Team. Thank you so much for a brilliant year of golf.

Robert White

Chairman of the Management Committee

From the Club Captain

Thank you to all members that took part in my Captain’s Day on September 10th and thank you to the well-wishers who couldn’t make it (including those who couldn’t get a tee time!).  The day gave me the opportunity to say thank you for your support throughout my year. Congratulations to the overall winner Robert Dooley, best lady Sarah Thorne and a special congratulations to Rosie Rooney being the best Junior with a new Junior course record of 69.


Instead of competition fees for the Captain’s Day competition, members made donations to Rainbow Trust, a very generous £1,700 was raised. A full and final figure will be announced at the end of theyear but that now takes us over the £15k mark – a huge thank you to members from all of the captains.

We have had a month of ‘almost’; the Kindred Cup Men’s team made the finals day again but didn’t hold onto the trophy won last year, the Ladies Annodata team lost in the final 16 in a hard-fought match against Puttenham, our trio of Ben Ludlam, Oliver Stuart and Tom Humphris missed out on being placed in the prestigious Addison Bowl at Hayling. However, congratulations to the pairing of Grant Thorne and Ben Ludlam who won the net competition at the County Foursomes held at North Hants, just missing out on the coveted scratch prize.

In my very last Captains Invitational Day of my year, I am delighted to say that 2019 captain Graham Marshallsay joined me at Hockley to play for the Twyford Trophy. Over 28 holes of Greensomes, St Andrew’s Greensomes and Foursomes we came out winners by a clear nine points. However, we are pleased that the trophy stays at Hockley (!)

Simon Freemantle  


Ladies Section

‘September’tells us: Autumn is here! Our golf activities decline and we succumb to the end of season competitions. Nevertheless, ladies at the AGC have distinguished themselves again this month with the Annodata team finishing in the top 16 in Britain (!),

Jane Macrae winning 2 cups (!) in HLG Div2 Spring + Autumn competitions and the Knight Cup team playing in the semifinal at Romsey.



Annodata Team 2023 (Team leader Sally Reid missing)

The Annodata team lost by a whisker against Puttenham 3:2 in the semifinal. Many thanks to Sally Reid for being the team leader for : Elaine Capp, Polly Church, Jill England, Karen Fox, Gill Freemantle, Esme Goodacre, Lesley Martin, Pat Palmer, Dorothy Shaw and Caroline Warne. Well done ladies for carrying the flag for AGC in this prestigious competition..

Karen also played in the Corhampton Centenary Shield with Jane Macrae, Sue Pearce and Sarah Worthington finishing an excellent 4th.

The Hull Shield was played by Jenny Steiner and Sarah Staines on 31st Aug and The Hockley Centenary Trophy was played by Lesley Martin, Ann Younger, Rosemary Verrall and Marion Bruce on the 5th September. Thank you for taking part in these competitions.

The Alresford Cup is an annual event taking place at Alresford GC at end of September. Introduced by Mary Rook and Sally Willis 20ish years ago, it is an inter-county junior girls competition between Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. ‘Shepherd’-volunteers facilitate the teams around the course. This year Dorset won by 1 point over Hampshire. The fact that despite heavy rain fall and thunder  the girls played without a single complaint was a testimony to the resilience and dedication of the young, excellent players.

The annual PRO/AM competition took place at the start of September with visitors coming from many parts of the country. Sandra Hooker, Steve Oldham and myself teamed up with James Crossett from Cuddington GC, Surrey,  finishing midway somewhere! Great nostalgic connections were made when James and Steve realized they had attended the same school albeit not the same year with at least a couple of decades in age difference! Great day!

Captain’s Day on the 10 September was very well attended by the members fighting it out in teams of four.  A great day was held by all with most generous donations for the charity in excess of £1500. This is a phenomenal amount raised in 1day. Well done the Freemantle’s and thank you for a great day!

The ladies have just enjoyed a great day in the Autumn Meeting with 80ish members competing in ‘best 3 out of 4 scores’ followed by a delicious buffet lunch.

Winning group: Sarah Staines, Debbie Wills, Jane Andrews and Judy Wright. Well done to them! Jenny Ball, Vicky Reed, Jenny Frances and Kate Fay won the 9hole comp.

A Friendly match was played at Farnham on the 13th Sept finishing in a draw.

A 80’s style disco got us thinking back to ‘wide shoulder pads’, ‘big glasses’, and ‘bouncy hairdo’s’. Thanks to the social committee for organising a great evening competing with World Cup Rugby (!?) with numbers a bit down to normal social evenings.

Ahead: Inter-club Eclectics at Bramshaw  and  Hayling Centenary Salver .

With my very best wishes,


Gunnel Berry

Ladies Captain

Hampshire Ladies Golf

Gunnel Berry, Jane Macrae, Jane Scott (HLG President)

A handful of ladies from the AGC played in the Hampshire Ladies Golf Div 2 autumn meeting at Wellow GC. Jo Youngs finished 6th with 33 pts and Jane Macrae won the aggregate prizes for best gross and nett score in HLG Div2 ‘Spring’ and ‘Autumn’ meeting carrying home 2 large cups!  Congratulations to Jane for such a great achievement!

Karen Fox, Mel Gates and Jo Youngs did very well to reach the semi-final in the Knight Cup just losing out to Waterlooville at Romsey with Bramshot Hill winning the Cup

It was also a great day for Alresford, when Lynne Cowser won the handicap winners salver and Mandy Overton came 2nd Net on count back at the County Autumn Meeting Division 1 at Hockley.
Well done ladies, you make us very proud
Many thanks
Ann Younger
AGC Delegate, Hampshire Ladies Golf

Competitions and Handicap Committee Report

Winter Knockout Competitions 2023-24

Men’s Lombard 4BBB & Mixed Winter Foursomes

The draw for the league stage has now been made and matches may now be arranged.  All matches in each league must conclude by 31st December 2023.  As a reminder each side has equal responsibility to arrange matches.  Full Terms of Competition, together with an example as to how to calculate playing handicaps are displayed along with the league on the notice boards in the Clubhouse (Mixed) and men’s changing room (Lombard).  Please update the sheets with the results of matches played.

Remember: these competitions are predominantly played during the winter months and the competition should therefore be “play the course as you find it”, including tee locations and temporary greens.

Winter 2023-24

The greens committee are considering a number of winter projects which will have a significant impact on the qualifying status of the course during the winter months, and therefore the ability to run qualifyig competitions.

Mark Wood will be arranging a series of winter “Pro’s Stableford” competitions during December, January and early February.

Please remember England Golf stipulate that for scores to be acceptable for handicapping, no more than 2 temporary greens are allowable for 18 hole score and only one temporary green for 9 hole score.  In addition, the course length must not be increased or decreased by more than 100 yards for an 18 hole round or 50 yards for a 9 hole round.

Greenstaff will update the App on a daily basis as to whether the Courses is qualifying or not, and course signage will be visible on the first tee, clearly stating whether the course is deemed qualifying or not.  If the course is not qualifying then no General Play rounds will be permissible.

The decision taken at the time of posting the course status is final will NOT change after that time.

On the occasions that General Play rounds are allowable any General Play scorecards MUST be submitted in the box and will be monitored by the C&H Committee.  Any cards submitted on a day when the course is not qualifying will be deleted.

Gill Freemantle

Chair Competitions & Handicap Committee, Handicap Secretary

A Look at the Rules


A player begins searching for their ball in long grass. After one minute, they stop searching and move out of the way of the group behind playing through. While walking away, they accidently step on their ball. Is the player penalised for moving the ball while not searching for it?


Those of you who have been members for some time will know that over the winter months the greens team implement a programme of works designed to maintain the standard of the course and to develop the course so that maintain and hopefully improve on our standing compared to other Hampshire courses and with chalk downland courses in particular. Although we have used external contractors from time to time such as when the 10th was last improved, we usually undertake these works ourselves. Indeed, we are very fortunate to have a team that can construct features such as the greenside swales on the first, sixth and sixteenth, or tees such as the 5th or nearly all the bunkers on the course.

Since late spring the Greens Committee have been working with the Course Manager to determine the priority work areas for winter 2023/24. The Greens committee works from a review of the course, and subsequent recommendations for improvement, undertaken on behalf of the club by Hawtree LTD. Martin Hawtree is a highly respected course architect and Hawtree LTD is an internationally renowned golf course architecture company. Amongst others Hawtree have worked on course such as the Old Course at St Andrews, Sunningdale, Royal Birkdale, Turnberry and Portmarnock. Hawtree provided the club with a review of the course and recommendations for improvement which, can be viewed on the club website. It is this review and recommendations that underpin the work of the Greens Committee when we consider work to develop the course. There are no “pet projects” at Alresford, we work from the recommendations of an internationally renowned expert. This proposal for priority of work areas 2023/24 has been approved by the Management Committee, subject to the required finance being available when the budget is set, and we are able to start the first two priorities.

The first piece of work falls into the maintenance category and is the levelling, and slight increase in the area, of the tenth tee. Weather permitting the course manager intends to begin this work early in November. The greenkeepers will construct two temporary tees, one for yellow and white and another for red, to be used until the tee is back in play. The second piece of work is most definitely a development and has been taken from the Hawtree Review. We will introduce four fairway bunkers replacing the existing bunkers. The four bunkers will be dispersed in an echelon array and overlapping, the first bunker is placed on the left at 190m from the back tee and the last, on the right is located 230m from the back tee. All things being well the Course Manager will commence this work late in November. The November edition of FORE will include more detail on how this project will affect the playing of the course whilst the work is completed.

The next Greens Maintenance Week is scheduled to take place in the week beginning 16th October. In addition to that the greenkeeping team have the following activity planned for October.

Week beginning

  • 2nd October – Fertiliser application Tees and Aprons, Course repair work to bunkers and bare areas. Level astroturf on dome area/wedge range. Re locate temp greens.
  • 9th October – Course repair work to bunkers and bare areas, Preparation for ladies Pro Am.
  • 16th October – Greens maintenance as above plus fairway Scarification.
  • 23rd October – Course repair work, Sort leaf pile stock. Remove low value trees 8th.
  • 30th October –Tree maintenance – tree surgeon on site. Spray Acelepryn, leather jacket control, on greens, tees and aprons.

All are weather dependent.

In Greens Maintenance Week the team will solid tine the greens to a depth of 20mm (8 inches) with a 12mm (1/2 inch) solid tine followed by an application of top-dressing application, around 1 tonne per green. This will allow sand into the profile which will improve drainage and hep breakdown build-up of organic matter/thatch. This will be followed with a 12mm solid tine to a depth of 75mm (3 inches). The top dressing then be brushed in, and the greens rolled. Tees and aprons will be scarified if the weather and time permit.

I know some of you have noticed that we have some disease in some of our greens, tees and aprons. Dollar spot is a disease which has gradually spread over from Europe, the fungus causes a white spot the size of an old American dollar which spreads by mowing, foot traffic and is even air born. Currently, there is no reliable technical data to support the eradication of this disease except for applying fungicides. Take-all patch disease can be seen on the 4th, 6th and 9th greens. It usually appears during late spring but deficiencies in the turf, reddish-brown, yellow or tan areas of dead grass, do not appear until late summer or early autumn. It is a root born disease which, unfortunately, our irrigation water feeds because it is highly alkaline. Consequently, we must lower the Ph by using Iron and citric acids. In addition, we also add manganese which is key to the eradication of the disease. Recently, greens have also had various applications of growth regulator, nutrition and turf hardeners. We have also sprayed a fungicide as a preventative to fusarium and to help the diseases mentioned above. Light aeration was carried out on greens (week beginning 18th September) with rolling afterwards.

Derek Myers

Chair Greens

Juniors Section

Hi all,
It’s been a great month in the junior section. Whilst we haven’t had any competitions, we were actually lucky enough to take 10 juniors including me to Wentworth on the Saturday to watch the BMW PGA championships. It was great to watch the best play, especially as all 12 of the European players on the Ryder cup team were playing.
On October 23rd is the Lillian Rogerson Trophy, which will be the last of what has been a great year of competitions. I speak for all the juniors when I say we have loved all the competitions that have been organised this year, all of which will go towards the Ellis Order of Merit Trophy at the end of the year. Thank you to the club, as well as Richard Lane and Gareth Rees for helping to organise the competitions, we all hugely appreciate it.
I’ll see everyone out there as always!

Oscar Vaughan

Juniors Captain

Vets Section

The last few weeks have been very busy for the Vets with several summer friendly matches and the Vets Invitation, one of the highlights of the season.

Last year the Vets Invitation took place on one of the hottest days of the summer, this year we had the exact opposite. The day started with light drizzle which became heavier for a couple of hours before easing in the late morning and afternoon. Fortunately there was little wind so conditions remained reasonable and members and guests played some fine golf as evidenced by the good scoring.

The winners of the coveted Vets Invitation this year were Drew Fielden and his partner John Waterfield (Donnington Grove) with a score of 45 points (four ball better ball). Congratulations to both players for an excellent performance.

Full results are as follows:

1st      Drew Fielden and John Waterfield (Donnington Grove) 45 pts

2nd     Richard Calton and John Hawkins (Blackmoor) 41 pts on count back       

3rd      Colin Newton and Chris Coates (Bramshaw) 41 pts

Vets Invitation Winners (centre): Drew Fielden and John Waterfield

The other highlight of the day belonged to Andy Buckle who claimed the nearest the pin prize on the 10th with a hole in one. Well done Andy. I heard the celebrations in the clubhouse continued well into the evening!

A big thank you to Mon, Margaret and Fran for feeding us in the “Halfway House”,  to Ewan McGregor for organising the event, to Wynne Tufnell for scrutinising the cards and to Ben and his crew for an excellent carvery meal.

Another four matches were played in the summer friendly series with mixed results as follows;

Royal Winchester, Away, Lost 2.5:3.5

Hartley Wintney, Home, Won 5:1

Stoneham, Away, Lost 1.5:4.5

Cowdray Park, Home, Abandoned

Player of the month was Brian Overton who played with Norman Sheen to win 5/3 at Royal Winchester and with Bob Germon to win 5/4 at Stoneham. The match against Cowdray Park was, to say the least disappointing. We were well ahead in six games and all square in the seventh when the heavens opened up and flooded the greens making the course unplayable. We will seek revenge at Cowdray Park in early October!

There are just two more summer friendly matches to play this season after which we have a break of a couple of weeks before starting our Winter League campaign.

Steve Oldham

Vets Captain

General Manager’s Update

PLEASE HELP US – The carpets have been cleaned once again – please CLEAN YOUR GOLF SHOES before entering the clubhouse whether you are accessing the changing rooms, office or bar from the patio or main entrance doors.

Similarly, the shoe cleaner can be used rather than just banging your golf shoes to remove grass and mud in the car park.

Wet weather golf attire should not be worn in any of the seated areas in the clubhouse – please change out of your waterproofs or wet golf wear.

Help us keep YOUR clubhouse clean and tidy.


The course is not a practice area – members should not play multiple practice shots from either fairway or teeing areas onto any green. We have had instances of damage to the course (11th) with multiple divots for the same area.

The PUTTING GREEN outside of the clubhouse is NOT to be used for chipping or wedge practice. We are lucky enough to have two other practice greens to utilise for this practice.


If you do not know how to rake a bunker properly, please see the video link


Would all trophy winners please return their trophies to the club. They all need to be returned so they can be audited and engraved in readiness for Presentation Evening in November.

All Trophies (including any won and already presented in 2023) must be returned to the Office by Friday 13th October.

Every year we are left with a few unhappy members who either do not have an engraved trophy or a trophy at all, where previous winners have forgotten to return their silverware in time.



We will be solid tining to a depth of 8 inches with a 12mm solid tine followed by top dressing application at around 1 tonne per green, this will allow sand into the profile which will help with drainage and organic matter/thatch breakdown followed by 12mm solid tine to a depth of 3 inches and then brushing in and rolling the surfaces.

Tees and Aprons will be scarified if the weather allows but greens will take priority during this week. As always the exact timing and duration of this will be weather dependant but it is hoped to achieve it all by the 19th October.

DON’T FORGET – Temporary greens will be in play whilst the greens are being worked on and you will not be able to enter a general Play round for handicapping.


Sunday 29th October – Halloween Texas Scramble 

Saturday 11th November – Club Dinner


Would all trophy winners please return their trophies to the club. They all need to be returned so they can be audited and engraved in readiness.

All Trophies (including any won and already presented in 2023) must be returned to the Office by Friday 13th October.

Every year we are left with a few unhappy members who either do not have an engraved trophy or a trophy at all, where previous winners have forgotten to return their silverware in time.


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Hi All
On Saturday 23rd September the 80’s Disco took place. it took us back to our ‘Youth’ with Captain Simon stealing the show with his ‘Dandy Highwayman Adam Ant outfit’. See photo below. Many compliments on the night with the DJ taking many of the accolades.
Sunday 24th September
Cock n Hen

The annual Mixed Drawn 4BBB Pairs was played on Sunday 24th and the podium was a family affair.

First was Debbie Wills and Neil Adams with 40 points. It was the first time Neil had entered and I am sure he will be back next year to defend his crown

Second was Jacqueline Sanger and Simon Wills with 39 points on count back. I have been told that Debbie has mentioned the result to Simon on more than one occasion.

Third was Catherine Carberry and Bob Sanger with 39 points.

Thank you Ben Shaughnessy and his team for a good meal after the event.

Upcoming events

Saturday 14th October

Quiz with Quizmaster Kit

Food included which will be Fish & Chips or something similar

Start 18.45 subject to change with teams of a maximum of 6

Price £13.00

Sign-up sheet is on the notice board

Saturday 11th November

Club Dinner

Reception at 19.00 with carriages by 23.30

Dress Code: Black Tie or Lounge Suit

Entertainment will be music sung by ‘Karyn Vickery’ with 2 x 45 minute sessions with Disco music between and after the sessions
Sign-up sheet will be on the notice board on by Friday 7th October.

Steve Johnson

Chair Social

A Look at the Rules


No. The player is not penalised as it is deemed the ball was moved to circumstances outside the players control. The same decision would also apply if the committee suspended play due to bad weather. See Rules clarification 7.4/3

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 the editor.

Our winners for October 2023

£100   Carol Clark

£50   Carol Roe

£35 Prizewinners

John Allen

Nick Male

George Skayman

Simon Freemantle

Drew Fielden

Congratulations to all our winners in the October draw with the two Carol’s having been lucky to scoop the top prizes.  Maybe it’s your turn in November.

Join us for as little as £1 per month

So 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 133 members and they have nearly 700 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.  A good example of such a project is the Honours Boards that are currently being installed in the clubhouse and last year the 100 Club paid for a replacement shoe cleaner.

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 for £1 per month, or more if you wish, you can help fund club ‘extras’ and at the same time maybe win a small cash prize as well.

Not many months left to make 2023 the year that you join

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

Editor: David Marshall


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