There can be few golf competitions when every participant, no matter what their score, leaves the course smiling from ear to ear – but Friday’s Greenkeepers’ Revenge produced just that.
The sun was burning brightly, the maximum number of teams were on their starting blocks, when the klaxon sounded and away we went. Despite the written instructions we simply didn’t know what to expect! John and his team had got us all guessing throughout as to what we should be doing and where we should be going – great fun.
The 8th green housed a child’s paddling pool, chipping into it was counted as holing out – that wasn’t good enough for Les Timbrell, he chipped in......... then jumped in, as you can see from Roy Box’s photo, how cool was that?
The afternoon’s fun ended with a tasty hot buffet followed by a part blind, part open auction – the generosity of so many visitors and members shone through again and our target to replenish the practice mats was achieved. I think the winning team was led by our Treasurer Pete Ball, but actually Chipping Sodbury Golf Club was the real winner.
Grateful thanks to all those who contributed, both in giving auction lots; raffle prizes; time and effort. The set of new mats will be installed in the Spring but soon we will see a couple of them to show what this “different” day was all about.
At the present moment we are holding a BLIND AUCTION.
This is your opportunity to contribute to the practice area refurbishment as well as purchasing one of the incredible LOTS. The actual details, with accompanying images, are on view in the Club’s foyer. Bid slips, with privacy envelopes are also available.
The auction will cease on the day of the Greenkeepers’ Revenge (16th August).
Further Lots are being added regularly so please keep looking.
The range of goods is quite remarkable, a luxury FLORIDA villa, golf memorabilia, PC help etc.
We are thrilled to report that Captain Dave Jefferies is absolutely delighted with Friday’s Charity Day. The amount raised will be very close to £5,500.
Dave has been overwhelmed by the generosity of those who have supported him and gives you all his sincere and grateful thanks.
Such occasions provide the opportunity to “cut a dash” on the course. The attached image shows a wonderfully clad team. They have also signed up for the Greenkeeper’s Revenge on 16th August. Entry forms are available on line, in office or in the professional shop. Don’t forget it’s a shotgun start and limited entry.
Our Captain of Sunshine has assured us of a unique day of golf on the course as you’ll never see it again!
Despite a few false starts at last we can say “Cometh the hour.....Cometh the man”
Friday greeted our Captain, Dave Jefferies, with another glorious day of bright sunshine and sweltering temperatures.
With miles of run on the ball, fabulous greens, a course sprinkler system used sensibly and a worthy cause to play for, who could have failed to enjoy Captain’s Charity Day 2013?
Whatever your score, with a bacon buttie to go out with, a thirst quencher at half way with Lyn & Jackie, an early supper in the clubhouse and, oh oh those Marston’s Pedigrees at the end.............Great fun.
What’s the next event? Greenkeeper’s revenge!
It is no exaggeration to say that our club teams are enjoying a hot streak!
The First team continue to lead Division 0ne of the B & D league being undefeated after 6 of the 10 scheduled matches. We secured a half against the reigning champions, Kendleshire, and immediately followed this up by defeating Knowle 4 – 1 at home. For those who would like to support and watch the next two fixtures are – away to Knowle on Friday 12th July starting at 5:30p.m. and then home against Henbury on Sunday 21st July starting at 12:00 noon.
The Second team is consistently returning strong performances and is vying, with Kendleshire, for the lead of Division Four. It is crucial that we show our support for them to clinch this title. Next match versus Tracy Park on 11th July and then Tall Pines Sunday 14th July.
The Third team have plenty of home games to come and they can still put in a strong finish to secure a high position. Strong encouragement and friendly faces will always raise their game. Next match at the Bristol July 2nd and then on 5th August against Saltford.
Please double check start times and dates on the appropriate notice board. Be assured that your support is both welcomed and essential if we are to affirm our club’s position as a premier force in Bristol and District golf.
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