We have an amazingly wide range of competitions, mostly open to all handicap levels. Our regular Ladies Day is Thursday but where possible the various competitions are also available for entry at the weekend to give the business ladies an opportunity to be as involved as possible in the club’s activities. Every week there is an arranged competition, mostly competitive and often involving a trophy but on the odd occasion when this is not the case, a “fun” competition is usually organised. For these competitions start sheets are displayed well in advance and members are encouraged to sign up with a wide variety of players of all abilities – this way, a newcomer very quickly gets to know as many existing members as possible.
During the year we have many fixtures arranged with other clubs – we have the division matches at level 1, 2 and 3. These are county fixtures where the most successful clubs progress through the initial rounds to a quarter final, through to a semi-final and then a grand final. The division matches are extremely competitive but incredibly friendly and enjoyable and played in a wonderful spirit – everyone feels very proud to be representing their club and very privileged to be involved, with many players forging lasting friendships along the way.
We also have a Winter League where we play five other teams, home and away. This league, although still having a competitive edge is a much more relaxed affair and culminates at the end of the season, usually March, with all clubs meeting together for a Jamboree where everyone thoroughly enjoys a round of golf, a delicious meal, very convivial company and, if you are on form, possibly a nice prize. In addition there is a Friendly League which, as the name suggests, is a very relaxed, easy-going tournament. We play a very wide range of clubs and field a very wide range of handicaps so everyone is able to take part should they wish to do so.
In addition to all these fixtures we have a very busy “Mixed Golf” calendar and again play a very wide range of clubs in the reasonably close vicinity.
All these fixtures are open for entry to anyone in possession of a handicap therefore anyone looking for regular, competitive or social golf at weekends, during the week or both, is fully catered for. On top of all this, it is always possible, if you have the time, to arrange a few friendly holes, get some very beneficial exercise, take in the very therapeutic air, have a nice friendly chat and finish off with some welcome refreshment – liquid or otherwise.