September Newsletter

General Club Noticeboard : September Newsletter



September 2017                                                                                                          Pro-Shop (Summer) Wkday 7.30 to 17.30 ; Wkends 7.00 to 17.00; Winter 8.00-15.00; Wkends 8.00-14.00                               

 If you have anything that you deem worthy of inclusion, please advise the editor - Ian McDarmaid, Sales & Marketing Director (  01335 360781 or by letter/ note in my letter box in the Office.



Prize Grand Draw now running with the Prize of a ‘Free Full year membership from 1.3.18’. Pick a number for only £5/number. Do not leave it too late as 2/3rds already gone !!!

 ‘Get into Golf’ ( 5 x 1hour weekly Group lessons for £25)  launching Saturdays in October with ‘Beginners’ & ‘Improvers’.  

Junior Lessons’  every Thursday  5.30 - 6.30pm  @£5/person until October 12th thereafter,  Saturdays  10.15 -11.15am   Age 11 & under; 11.30-12.30  Age 12 + .  Talk to Steve Clancy.

Hanging baskets (Helen Mudie) will feature into the Winter.  

David Brace has stepped aside as Company Secretary, while he gets his health sorted out over the next few months. David,  our good wishes are with you. 

Jake Whitehurst left on 25th September. He unfortunately failed his Pro ‘playing qualification’  & so he has chosen to join his father in his Bulgarian business venture. 

Sadly, we said goodbye to Ken Rutland, a member of 45 yrs standing at St John’s Church. 

Critical time for the Course, especially around the greens. YOU can help repairing pitchmarks & replacing divots is even more important during this time. TAKE PRIDE in YOUR Course. 

Deep Tining ( Verti-draining) is w/c 8/9th Oct after the Champions Trophy. Course goes to Winter Tees after last Competitions  on 23/24th October. 

SOCIAL :-  FAMILY FUN DAY ( Sept 3rd) worked well  with the weather being kinder than forecast.  A huge thank you to Organiser Duncan Renshaw for his exceptional effort & to all those who helped. Interestingly, the majority of attendees were not members. 

100 Club  3rd Draw Winners :- £100- Bernard Bembridge; £75- Angela Hunt; £50- Eleanor Clark; £25- Mark Courtney. 

STEAK NIGHT –Wednesday , 11th October. First come, first served. Reservations with Mike B. 

Quiz Night  - 10th November.                                 Curry Night- 15th November

 Gin Tasting - 22nd Nov by ticket  from the Bar. Limited spaces.

Christmas Menus are out. Lots of choices/ course,  4 courses £19.95.  Mince Pies included. Why not bring your Company Christmas Gathering to the Club ?......Speak to Mike Burton

MEN   This Sunday is the final ‘Order of Merit’ Comp  with 7  in winning contention !!

CLUB  Match  v Burton (h) match was played in good spirit if not a winning result.   

‘The Mick Grundy’  17th Sept was won by Simon Griffiths, Duncan Sowter, David Bainbridge, & Jonathan Lambert. Many thanks to Jimmy Feeney for running such a popular Event for such a good cause,’Anthony Nolan Charity’.

Nigel’s Charity Day 5th Sept  proved popular again. Unfortunately the weather was not so kind. 

Mens Competition Winners :- 9th Sept Captains Tankard Mark Beresford & Jason Clowes +7; Friday Medal 15th Div 1 Phil Garner, Div 2 Simon Knight, Div 3 Richard Swabey ; 16th Pro’s Yellow Tee -Glyn Horley ;Div 2 Mark Powell; Div 3 Andy Innes; 23rd Autumn Medal - Rich Walker nett 66; Div 2 Arnie Hackett; Div 3 Alan Fowler. 24th Dove Valley Trophy :- Simon 

Lockwood/ G. Taylor 43pts.          Wednesday  9 hole:- 9th  Div 1 Nick Birds, Div 2 A. Rogers;  13th  Div 1 Phil Garner; Div 2 Simon Knight:   20th  Div 1 Glyn Horsley, Div 2 Cliff Cason. 

LADIES CONGRATULATIONS  to ‘Scratch Team Promotion’ from Midlands League Div 7. Gill Lockwood, Sandra Maxwell, Anne Weaver, Anne Colwell & Lisa Gregory having won at Fulford Heath, halving at Erewash & 4-1 winners v Olton GC in their only home game. 

Also, Gill Lockwood, Sandra Maxwell, Jill Bainbridge with Bethany Griffin won the County Captain’s AM/AM at Matlock GC .

Winners for September:- Sly Cup -Penelope Elliott runner up Sandra Maxwell.7th  Thursday Medal 6:- Ruth Sinclair runner up Jill Bainbridge; 10th Sunday Medal No 5Anne Colwell runner up Angela Hunt; 24th Autumn Medal :- Sandra Maxwell runner up Pat Weetman. 

MIXED  Matchplay Knott Trophy winners :- Anne Weaver & Tony East. 

SENIORS ( over 55)  Captains  Away Day at Olton GC saw Ian McDarmaid triumph with 39 points 2nd  Paul Cook on 36points Nearest the Pin- Jim Copson; Longest Drive -Terry Hunt.

Match v Alsager (a); High Peak (h) &  Ormonde Fields (a) reflected mixed fortunes.    

MATCH PLAY Competitions  Winners :- Presidents Putter:- Simon Griffiths ; Mens :- Jim Naylor ;  McBean :- Martyn Shinner; Jones:- Ian McDarmaid v Martyn Shinner; The Broadhurst 60+:- Frank McCabe;  Brown & Bailey:- Simon Griffiths & Rich Walker ; Toye Trophy Claire Batterham;  Knott Trophy:-  Anne Weaver & Tony East.

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