It is a great honour to be selected as your Captain for 2019, a special year as it is our 125 anniversary year. I am looking forward to playing with as many of you as possible and I especially look forward to working along side Kim Peacock, Ladies Captain and new President Malcolm Howells.Good luck to Dennis O'Neill Seniors Captain and Georgia Croft, Junior Captain.
My chosen Charity is Alzheimer's Society and Kim's is to support the YMCA in Burton on Trent.
I am delighted to have been selected as Ladies Captain for 2019. I will do my best to tee off with as many of you as possible during my year. My chosen charity is YMCA in Burton, any old clothing you do not want any more would be well received by the charity, bins have been provided in the club locker rooms for you to place your unwanted garments in. I am looking forward to ther year ahead.
Fellow Members, it's a great honour and privilege to become President of this great Club and I look forward to taking on the role, especially in this 125th Anniversary year. address to members
1894 was an interesting year :
On one of the most challenging days weatherwise for a Club Championship we have had in living memory, James Weeks became our newest Club Champion, edging out our 'usual' winner Mark Parker by 2 shots with a tremendous 143 over the 2 rounds. There was a doubt after the first round and the continuous downpours, that the Championship may be abandoned, but thanks to the continuing work on course drainage and greens improvements, plus our squeegy stalwarts, Gary and DKD the course held up and the competion was completed. Many thanks to Leon and the Greens Team and also the Clubhouse Staff for their excellent contributions to the day.
Club Champion, James Weeks with Previous Club Champions present on the night.
A great day at Coventry Hearsall Golf Club for my away day. The course, company and food were excellent. Many thanks to the 39 players who supported the even. I chose an unusual am/am format with the first 6 holes being one player to score, holes 7 to 16 two players to score and the last 2 hole all three to score, I think everyone enjoyed this and it kept all players in the game. Par was 64 and several teams played under par. The winners, Gary Marler, Roger Lloyd and Andy Horan, were 13 under with 77 points!!!
Can I also add my thanks to our bar staff who kept the bar open for us from early til late.
A great turnout for the Burton Barrel, 172 players took part with the winners being Phil Gill and his partner Mohammed Akram. A great day, thanks to all those who made the event a success.
Lady Captain's Exchange Day at Lingdale Golf Club.
21 of the ladies played a Texas Scramble in three balls. The weather was great! It turned out to be a very happy, fun day. The course is lovely and the food excellent. The results were as follows
1st- Gail Coltman, Clare Boyce, Susie Hamilton with gross 81 less 7.5 = 73.5
2nd - Margaret Tipper, Carol Whittingham, Mar Dawkins-Smith gross 83 less 8.7 = 74.3
3rd - Tracey Kirkham, Iris Brown, Jan McKinnon 83 less 8.3 = 74.7.
Can I thank all the members who helped or played in my Captain's Day, it was one of the best turnouts ever with almost 200 player taking part. The weather unfortunately meant that some players got extremely wet and some had to come off the course due to lightening, well done to those who persevered especially Mark Parker who shot a gross 70 after the weather interuption.
You managed to raise £1400 toward the captain's charity, fantastic support.
Winner with 39 points - Tony Toon
Scratch Winner - Mark Parker Ladies 18 hole Winner Steph Jeffery
Ladies 9 hole Winner Claire Boyce Past Captains Winner David Ker-Delworth
Also presented on the night was the Centenary Salver, the winner with scores of net 67 and net 69
Looking forward to meeting the 200 plus players in my Captains Day competition . Drinks, alcoholic and soft plus food available at the Halfway House. A carvery will commence at 6.00 and musical entertainment at 6.30. The presentation of the Captain's Trophy and the Centenary Salver will take place between 8.30 and 9.00
Many thanks to all the players who represented the club in the Four Counties Seniors competition, it was a great success. Detail to follow.
Congratulations to Winners of the Rose and Thorns competitions, Janice Phillips, Dave Benbow and Nick Asker. Many thanks to all those who took part and to Gerrie Ellam for making the event possible. Well supported event that can only grow from here.
Many thanks to all those who took part in the Hickery Club Challenge. It was a great event, well organised by our President, Malcolm. This was an unforgettable experience, using genuine 100 year old clubs - if you missed it then keep an eye out for future events.
Here are the winners, David Low's team, congratulations!!
Captain's Charity Single Putt - Gavin Bottrell of Timewarp Golf, Gary, Malcolm & our Captain, Ian
Single Putt Winner Using 100 year old Gutta-Percha Ball - Gary Marler
2nd 3rd Best Endeavour
Many thanks to all those who supported my Drive-in. Could not wish fpr a better start to the season. I hope you all enjoy what we have done to the second, it will become a signature hole.
The second hole is now open, many thanks for your patience and thanks to the ground staff for the effort they have put in - enjoy!!!
President Mr Malcolm Howells commisioned an artist (Ms Burns) to creat an oil painting of Lord Carnarvon our very first President. He has presented this to the Club and it will be placed in the foyer for all to see. Many thanks from myself and all the members for this generous gift.
Many thanks to members and staff for supporting the Annual Ball which was held at the Club for the first time in many years. Much effort was made in preparing the room and food, it all looked amazing, a great start to the year.
Ladies Pre-Season Dinner
A very happy evening was spent by 20 of the ladies. Among the diners were Georgia Croft, 2019 Junior captain and Summer Smith, junior member who both enjoyed the evening.The was excellent, especially the “Duck A La Orange”!
The lady captains, Kim, regaled a small golfing scenario using the phrases: “Frog Hair”, “Foozle”, “Jigger”, “Kitty Litter”, “Yips” and “Sclaff”, as a Test! One or two were known.
We missed the 8 ladies holidaying abroad, they had the sun but we had the fun!A rousing chorus was sung to Jan McKinnon who recently celebrated a birthday.
A lovely beginning to the new season.
Many thanks to those members who are turning out to pick up the debris between fairways, the course is looking really tidy.