I want to start this week by saying how superb our golf course is looking at the moment. I've been fortunate enough to actually play twice in the last week and I think I can go as far as saying that it looks as good as I've ever seen it look. This is testament to the hard work that our NEW Head Greenkeeper Craig Russell, and his right-hand man Alan Johnston that they have been putting in. I am happy to say that we have secured a third member of staff, who comes to us from Kingswood Golf Club and starts on Tuesday, 20 June. Typically, next week 'The Derby' rolls into town, but the boys are confident about getting the course looking fantastic again quickly and assure me there is still a lot more to come... all great news to hear!
Click here for the Derby hole closure programme, we should however be back to a FULL course by Thursday, 8 June. Please feel free to contact me at the pro shop to discuss some alternative golf courses for you to play over this period.
A Busy Week At The Club
On Thursday we hosted all our neighbouring clubs; Kingswood, Banstead Downs and The RAC Club, in the Surrey Clubs Trophy in its second year of running. It was a lovely day with great company, great food and obviously helped by the fact that Epsom won by 12 points.
Then on Friday we hosted another terrific day in memory of two wonderful members who sadly lost their battle with cancer last year. I'm sure Murray Akehurst and Peter Hedger will stir some great memories for you and it was an honour to hold a Memorial Charity Day in their memory to raise money for Cancer Research. Trevor Cowley was the instigator in getting the day off and running and did a great job in helping to organise the day, we had over 80 golfers trying to get their ball as far round the course using the total of their handicaps and the par of the course. David Hylton managed to get it the furthest by reaching the second green for the second time round. There were some lovely words delivered by both Trevor and Hector Gauld in the speeches, but I would like to thank all the members who played for their generosity as we raised just under £3,000 through donations, the raffle and the auctions. A great day for two great fellas!
This week's the men's competition got back up to the numbers we expect with over 80 heading out competing for The Lawson Cup. Some great scores came in but the winner was Luke Jackson with 39 points, who also every rarely had the only two of the day. So plenty of balls for Luke as well as a handicap cut down to seven. (Luke had to go so here's a picture of Peter Brookes, who nurtured him round apparently).
Junior Fun Night - Friday, 26 May
Get the half-term holiday off to a great start with our fun night for kids and family. We will be holding a few friendly challenges around the putting green and clubhouse, Tri-Golf for everyone and especially the very little ones, competitions for older children, plus other family fun. Bar food will be available so to help us cater for the evening. please put your names and numbers down on the list on the Junior Notice Board, or just ring Roy Chegwin and let him know on 07855 389 452.
The Derby Banquette - Saturday, 3 June
There are still just a few spaces left… 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.
- Lunch. Races.
- 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'.
The Captain's Summer Ball - Saturday, 17 June
Join the Captains for Champagne on the lawn at 7:00pm followed by a three course dinner and entertainment from the Cherrie Babie. Tickets are priced at just £40 per ticket.
Click here to get in touch for more details about any of our upcoming events.
Custom Fit Week Has Arrived!
Next week is the week to get booked in for FREE custom fit for any of your equipment requirements. Whether you've been thinking about updating your irons, driver, fairways, wedges or even putter? Get in touch here and we will book you a one-to one session to try all the latest product.
Odyssey Putter Fitting And Tips Day
My Callaway/Odyssey Rep is dropping off to me all the latest demo putters this weekend, so at any point from Sunday onwards you can pop in and try any one of the latest Odyssey putters. However, if you would like a personal putter fitting then please book in for Thursday at any time and we will make sure you have the right putter for you and your stroke in your hands.
Call the pro shop or click here to book.