12th March 2020
Annual Fees & Invoices
The invoices for the annual fees have been sent out, but there are a number of members who have yet to arrange payment. Prompt action would be most appreciated by these members in arranging payment.
For those wishing to pay by Standing Order, you will now need modified forms to cater for the delay in arranging payment. Please contact Barry Firth on 834072 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that new Standing Order forms are required for 2020 since the 2019 Standing Orders have been closed.
Bag Tag Stickers
For those members who have paid, or have made arrangements to pay, their 2020 fees, the 2020 bag-tag stickers are now available from the bar or the office.
The current preferred lies period runs from 1 October 2019, through to 30 April 2020. Subsequent to the severe weather which has been experienced of late, and after consideration, consultation and review of its impact, England Golf will be extending the preferred lies period until 31 May 2020.
The Men’s Senior Section meets every Tuesday throughout the year. We draw for partners and play a mixture of team games and individual competitions. Life Membership is a one off £5 and the weekly competition entry fee is £2. Any club member over 50 is most welcome to join us. We meet at 8.30 in the winter for an 8.45 start, and 8.15 for an 8.30 start during the summer months. There are also friendly (!) matches against some of the other Island clubs during the summer months. If you are free on a Tuesday morning do come and join us – you would be made most welcome!
The Board has decided not to print vouchers for all eligible members. Eligible members who wish to have their quota of Guest Vouchers, please contact our GM Barry Firth.
The 8-round 9-hole Spring Eclectic started 1st March and will run to 31st May. The Entry Sheet has been posted on the Notice Board in the Gents Locker Room.
Club Nights will commence Wed 26th March – weather permitting! – with a 9-hole Cross Country.
Tee reserved 4-6pm.
Presentation of Prizes
The next Presentation of Prizes will take place on Wednesday 25th March at around 7pm after completion of the first Club Night rounds.
Care of the Course
Players will have noticed that divots are being removed by birds, to the detriment of the course. It would be very much appreciated, and of great assistance to the greenkeeping staff, if players could repair such divots by using divot anchors which can be found in a bucket at the start sheet station.
John Tinsley will be coaching a select group of juniors each Sunday at around 11.45, for an hour or two.
He will use the Practice Area and will also take the group on to the course at times. It would be appreciated if members refrained from using the Practice Area during these periods and accommodate the juniors when on the Course. Your cooperation will be very much appreciated.
LADIES GET INTO GOLF SESSIONS
The Sunday morning sessions continue, with John Tinsley offering coaching. All are very welcome to come and join in the fun. We meet at 10.30.
Coaching at the club has been very well received and there have been some incredible achievements made by clients. Handicap reductions of 8 shots in 4 months, from beginner to competition winners in 3 months etc. Really amazing improvement.
Details of how the coaching is delivered, why improvement can be so rapid, are on teeitup.im where you can book lessons online. There are lots of videos, blogs and information available to you. The club has also been able to benefit financially from the coaching programme, so everyone is winning.
Contact me via the web page or on 452262 if I can help.
The Tee Caddy
Our Winter Hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10-00am – 2-30pm
Saturday 9-30pm – Late
Sunday 10-00am – 4-00pm
The ‘Management’ reserve the right to increase or reduce these opening hours at their discretion!
Peter & Maria