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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After very successful fundraising year as Senior Captain,
Mike Newell presents a cheque for £4000 to Olly Slym
representing Children's Hospice South West - 7th December 2016



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The Seniors Charity cause for 2015/2016 is Children's Hospice South West under the captaincy of Mike Newell.
By way of an introduction:
Hi - I'm Mike Newell.

For those who don't know me I was elected Senior's Captain at the recent Seniors AGM after a year of being Vice Captain to Brian Clutterbuck.
I have been married to Helen for 35 years and have 3 grown up children and 2 grandchildren.
Prior to taking up golf in my mid forties I spent 29 years playing amateur football, mainly in the Bristol Downs League.
I have been a member of Stockwood Vale for the past 22 years, being Club Captain in 2000.
My career involved working in a Government Laboratory and then Laboratory Sales for over 25 years.
My charity for this year is The Children's Hospice South West, a charity which supports children with terminal illness in a hospice care in a hospice environment in the South West including Palliative care, emergency care and respite care. Various fund raising events are being organised during my year in office. A collection box with pin badges for donations can be found on the club bar.
Here is an update from Mike's visit to Charlton Farm on 17 Dec 2015:
"I visited the Children's Hospice South West at Charlton Farm yesterday and met Olly Slym, our local Community Fundraiser to discuss how / what support we need to raise funds for CHSW.
We discussed ways we planned to raise money and he also suggested several other possibilities which I have taken on board. My wife Helen is going to do their sponsored "5K Rainbow Run" in June to raise money for our appeal.
It costs £10M per year to run the Hospice. While the majority of their work is in the area of respite care, giving families time away from the pressures of the day to day living with a child with a life threatening illness, they also offer hospice care for end of life patients as well as bereavement support for parents and siblings."

 

The Seniors Charity cause for 2014/2015 was Prostrate Cancer UK during the captaincy of Brian Clutterbuck.

A magnificent effort from the very generous members of SVGC raised £3828.67, and Brian, along with Vice Captain Mike Newell, presented a cheque for this amount to a representative of the charity on Wednesday 16th December 2015