Course Status

From 8th August  to 17th August 2016.  

The course is open, however, the green keeping staff have cored and topdressed the greens with sand.  This is an essential annual maintenance operation carried out by all golf courses to aerate the growing medium and remove thatch which is dead grass and material which if left leads to poor drainage and disease.  

Until Wednesday 17th August a reduced green fee is in place to compensate for the effected putting surfaces.  The reduction is £5.00 per person at all times of the day and week.  

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In addition to October 2016 being the 25th anniversary of the Stockwood Vale Golf Club, it was also the 20th anniversary of the Senior's Section
The inaugural captain elected was Bob Winter, a lifelong employee of J. S. Fry's of Keynsham.
His vice Captain was Bernard Campling who presided in office 1997 to October 1998.
Bernard introduced the Senior's stableford monthly competition on Wednesday 7th May 1997, which was won by Dave Christopher 22 handicap scoring 49 points off a gross score of 78!
The course at this time was just 9 holes.

Ted Cross Cup (founder member)

The first summer knock-out singles event in 1997 was won by Alan Cotterell who defeated Peter Usher!
Peter Ogden followed Bernard Campling Oct. 1999 to Oct 2000.
John Tantram a former main club captain presided for 2 years and led the team at the inaugural Somerset Bowl Trophy donated by Mendip Golf Club.
Sadly SVGC were defeated in the last match on 2nd extra hole.
John Tantram also oversaw the first Senior's Open in 2001, the winner being own entry Alan King of Keynsham!

Thanks to Dave Christopher who has kept a record of SVGC Senior Members who have passed on since the formation of the Senior Section back in 1996.

Pat's funeral was on the 25th November 2016 at South Bristol Crematorium

The memorial bench is positioned next to the 18th green