On The Course...
This Sunday we held the President's Prize Day, the turnout was the best so far this year which I think speak volumes about how the members enjoy the day. A huge thank you to Ann who supplied every golfer with a commemorative ball and tees on arrival, as well as the thoughtful and fantastic prizes for all the winners. This year's winner with a fantastic score of 41 points was Malcolm Field, winning not only a glass tankard and voucher, but also a hip flask and bottle of brandy from Ann. He was followed by Steve Parsons on 39 points, Steve Brown also on 39 points and Sid French on 38 points who all received a voucher and a prize from Ann. Thank you again for showing your support for Ann and we all wish her good health going forward.
Summer Knock-out Competitions
The draws are now up for The Bessel Edwards, The Brodie Helder and The Everrett Cup Knockout competitons. Please head to the relevant boards and then contact the pair or individual you have been drawn to play. After a couple of issues last year, we are now very strict on games being played in time, sorry no excuses!
The Peter Hedger And Murray Akehurst Memorial Charity Golf Day - Friday, 19 May
The list is up on the men's noticeboard, so get your names down for a great day's golf and a chance to raise a glass to two real characters that are sadly no longer with us. You can enter in your four balls, as individuals, or even with guests and the day costs £30, you will be very well feed and watered whilst also contributing to Cancer research UK. Should be a great day!
The Derby Is Coming
Now, the Derby rolling into town has mixed feeling for me, yes it's a great spectacle which certainly puts Epsom on the map, and yes we do host a fantastic Derby Day Banquet at the club (details below) and yes I do get a bit of time off. However, the downsides are always the disruption to you, the member, and the potential damage all those race-goers cause to the course just when we get it looking superb. So before I give you the itinerary of closures, I'd like to first inform you of how I can make this period better golfing-wise. Over time we have established quite a number of reciprocal deals with other golf clubs near and far for just such an occasion. Firstly, we have the Surrey Hills Golf Club Alliance which enables you to play either North Downs GC, Redhill and Reigate GC, Reigate Heath GC or Chipstead GC for £15. Secondly we are also part of The Smart Golfer Network which offers FREE golf at one of 32 courses. Now some of them you may have to travel a bit for, but some are relatively close so please click here to find out more. Finally, in our 125th Anniversary Year we have established a reciprocal arrangement with Littlehampton GC, a lovely golf course down on the South Coast and well worth a day out.
To book any of these golf courses, you can of course go direct (except Littlehampton that has to be booked through me), but please feel free to pop into the shop and we can arrange the booking for you.
Derby Day Closures
Click here to find out more about the closures in place.
Derby Day Event - Saturday, 3 June
This has traditionally been a fantastic day out, our own Derby Day held at Epsom Golf Club in the comfy and relaxing surroundings of our own clubhouse, overlooking our wonderful golf course. Order of the day from 12.00pm is as follows:
- Bubbly on arrival.
- Lovely buffet.
- Afternoon tea.
All of this for an amazing £35. Look out for the sign-up sheets and enjoy a fab day of 'fillies, fun and frolics'.
'Winter Rules' will no longer be in play as of this week, I will also have notices up around the club to make all aware of this. Please, please, please remember to repair your pitchmarks and another. I recently was out on the course teaching and repaired 12 on the first green alone. I know that sometimes visitors are to blame, but can we all help each other with this even if it is not your own pitchmark. We feel that the course is going in the right direction under Craig and his team and we need to help them as much as possible.