Last Monday, 26th August, saw the fiercely contested Adult/Junior Open. The competition takes the form of a greensome competition, with Stableford scoring. Although conditions were somewhat benign the added course length playing from the white tees caused some of the pairings more than a little difficulty.
The photograph, taken by Debbie Wood, shows the delighted winners, Peter and Adam Blue. Their 40 points saw them 2 clear of their nearest rivals. Our Captain, Dave Jefferies had pleasure in presenting the trophy.
Well done boys.
Following hard on the heels of our 1st team's fantastic success in winning Division 1 of the Bristol & District League and our 3rd team getting promotion from Division 6, our 2nd team has now been promoted from Division 4. Congratulations to Dale Witchard and his team on a great season.
This year has been a tribute to the quality and strength, in depth, of the golfers at Chipping Sodbury GC and their commitment to the teams. Many congratulations to the captains and all of the players and thanks to the committee for their support and to all those members who have contributed to this amazing year by their generous sponsorship of the teams and their dedicated and enthusiastic support in all weathers.
In a stunning , breathtaking finish to the season our 1st team have, for the first time in our club’s history, become first division champions of the Bristol & District league. The final match pitched us against Kendleshire who we defeated 3 -2.
Congratulations to Sam Riddell and many thanks to the loyal supporters who came along to cheer them on.
To make a wonderful day even better - the 3rd team won 3½ – 1½, away against Saltford, to gain promotion to division 5.
We must now wait for Thursday’s match between Kendleshire and Mendip Spring to find our 2nd team’s fate – will they too be promoted?
Great season well played lads!
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.
Members are welcome to submit items for inclusion on the website news page.
A photograph can be incorporated in the news items.