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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20 Sep. 2017 - Senior's Stableford
Congratulations to Mr Geoff Kent.
Albatross on the 5th hole. His first ever hole in one and he's only gone and done it on a par 4!
   
  

 28/29 June 2017
This year's Senior championship was a well contested event with over 60 competitors.
Unfortunately the first day was marred by persistent rain but at least the wind had died down. The cut was made at 90 and for the second day the weather was far more favourable. The course was in immaculate condition throughout thanks to Steve Frankcomb and his team. After the first day it was long standing member and ex club captain Steve Ogden with a great score of 79 followed closely by another ex-captain John Gray with 81. Martin Walters, Brian Clutterbuck and Pete Mumford were only a couple of shots behind and ready to pounce. The cut after the first day was set at 90 leaving the top 16 to fight it out. Steve Ogden could not repeat his efforts of the first day and hit an 86. John Gray on the other hand improved his previous day’s score by one shot and won the championship by 4 shots. A special mention to Alan Gregg who won the best net score of 140 for the two rounds. 

Seniors away trip to the Dartmouth Golf Resort - one night stay - Sunday 17th and Monday 18th September 2017
John Fry has put a sign-up form on the noticeboard - £15 deposit required
Congratulations to Bob Winter (right), winner of the Veterans Competition with 37 points on countback from Mike Sheppard, Paul Trenchard was 3rd with 36 points.
Bob is pictured with Paul Bishop (left) and Glyn Welch who was raising money for his charity - The Stroke Foundation
12 June 2017
First Hole-in-one for Alan Partridge. Great way to start the week. Congratulations!  24 April 2017


 
Final Eclectic table Autumn/Winter 2016/17
Well done Barry Jenkins (£20), Chris Parish (£10)
  Congratulations to Brian Clutterbuck (£20) and Peter Cheesley (£10), first and second in the Autumn/Winter 2016/17 Merit competition 


Tuesday 7th March 2017 - OrchardLeigh Golf Club near Frome
www.orchardleighgolf.co.uk

Seniors subsidised away day, only £10 each to include coffee/bacon roll upon arrival and a round of golf.
After recent heavy rain, it was a lovely Spring day - probably the best day of the year so far.
Unfortunately buggies were not allowed which meant that a few of our members could not play, but the 30 that did thoroughly enjoyed the event.
Results
Team prize: - highest average score - 32.25 points
Bryan Clutterbuck,  Alan Partridge, Peter Hooper, Mike Sheppard
Highest stableford score Bryan Clutterbuck - 37 points
Second highest stableford score Andy Pillinger - 36 points
Third highest stableford score Mike Sheppard - 35 points
Nearest the pin - Pat Mailer
Longest Drive - Lyndon Cheal

Club Charity Xmas Night - Weds. 21st December
We are pleased to report that the event raised over £600 for the club charities.
To achieve the necessary ticket sales we had to make it more of an overall club event rather than just a Senior's one.
Here's a posting Derek Bryant the Senior's Captain made on the SVGC facebook site shortly after:  
Sincere thanks:
To everyone who supported the Club Xmas Charity Night last week.
Terry Cole our entertainer who did an excellent job keeping the music and dancing going.
Andy Carter our M.C. for the evening and for being Andy Carter!
Members of our Senior Committee taking the bets - Rob Cook, Alan Gregg, Barry Jenkins and Mike Newell
Alison Powlesland our Ladies Captain for adjudicating on some very close race finishes and organising the raffle.
Our race sponsors: A1 Lofts - Connor Wilkins, Mark Sanders and Darren Thorne, Mike Newell, Sunday League, Scotty Gates - Simon Scott, and C-Team Supreme - Keith Parker.
All those that bought individual race runners.
Everyone who donated prizes for the raffle - there seemed to be more prizes than raffle tickets!!
Ryan and his team for making sure we didn't go thirsty and Debbie for the excellent buffet.
I'm pleased to report we raised £623 towards the Club Charities - Darren's Bristol and Beyond Asbestos Family Support, Alison's and the Senior's Great Western Air Ambulance Charities

AGM 26 Oct 2016 - Mike Newell presents Derek Bryant with the Senior Captain's
Sweater for 2016/17 - minutes of meeting in committee section - click on image on right to enlarge


Captains Cup  - 12 October 2016

Congratulations to Ian Haddon on winning the trophy on a course where the pin positions were very tricky, with a commendable 38 points.

Partnered by Malcolm Gray and Derek Bryant, Ian started well with a birdie 3 points on the first and was unlucky to lip out on the second for a par. 21 points on the front 9, coupled with 17 points on the back 9 made Ian the winner by one point over  Dennis Foster and Albert Charlton
Presentation to Ian Haddon
by Mike Newell  - Senior's Captain

Congratulations to Keith Stabb (47) and Terry Edenborough (33) who receive the £20 & £10 prize money in this Summer's 2016 Merit competitionAlso well done Bryan Clutterbuck and Albert Charlton who receive the £20 & £10 prize money in this Summer's 2016 Eclectic competition

Captain's Invitation Charity Day - 06 July 2016

The Invitation Day raised £450 towards our charity of the year, The Children's Hospice South West. Many thanks to all the people who donated prizes for this well deserved organisation, and to all the members and visitors who took part on the day.
Results: 1st Rich Bull, Bob Cook, Mel Gibbon and Steve Bull 122 pts
2nd Denis Foster, Peter Norman, Peter Smith, and Rob Fleming 120pts
3rd Keith Bushell, Keith Sheppard, Merv Adams, C Hussey 117pts

Nearest the pin
2nd Chris Parish.
4th Steve Bull
6th Martin Walters
12th Mike Lock
Nearest the pin in 2 - 18th Bill Ferrar

Seniors Mini Break - 14/15 Aug 2016
The excellent parkland course at Puckrup Hall Golf Club is proof that a course does not have to measure in excess of 6000 odd yards in order to leave you breathless because this one will leaving you positively gasping. In the best possible way, of course, as the stunning setting alone for it is enough to leave you needing to catch your breath.
From here, you can enjoy majestic views of the surrounding countryside and plenty of green, luxurious looking countryside also.
On the course, you can rest assured you are going to be presented with a whole host of challenges that virtually beg you to take them on. Display some good course management, sound club selection and you could score well.
www.puckruphallgolfclub.co.uk


 directions & rooming

Congratulations to Senior's Vice Captain Derek Bryant who recorded a hole in one on the 2nd
Sat. 2 July 2016

Seniors Club Championships 2016
On a very wet and windy first day scoring was unusually high but not unexpected. Leaders at the end of the day was Malcolm (Bill) Smith 88, followed by the big guns in Tony Brogden 89 and Brian Cluterbuck 89.
17 players qualified for day 2 which was a complete contrast to the first day with no rain and very little wind. Scoring, as expected, was lower with only Richard Bull playing below his handicap shooting a gross 85. Guy Norfolk shot an 82 to take the clubhouse lead until Peter Mumford shot the best round of the day with a 79 to become seniors champion for 2016.
Results:
Champion Peter Mumford 91 + 79 170
Runner up: Guy Norfolk 90 + 82 172
Joint 3rd place: Tony Brogden 89 + 87 176
Brian Clutterbuck 89 + 87 176
Nett Winner: Malcolm (Bill) Smith 88 – 15 73 Nett

 

 
Senior's Champion 2016
Peter Mumford
29/30 June 2016
Best Net Score
Day 1
Malcolm (Bill) Smith
Best Trousers &
Belt - Day 1
Keith Stabb!! 
 
 Many thanks to all the SVGC Seniors who donated money when my wife, Helen, and daughter, Alexa, took part in The Children's Hospice Southwest Rain Bow Run 2016 yesterday. With your help we raised £390 via the members of Stockwood Vale Golf Club for the Captain's Charity.

Mike Newell - Senior's Captain
(click on images)

Congratulations to Colin Bushell - first in the Veterans Competition with 36 points winning on countback from Laurence Stenner - Monday 13th June 2016

  
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Captain's comment:
On a very muggy hot day SVGC Seniors defeated Thornbury 6 - 1 in a match where old acquaintances were renewed. Derek Bryant playing against an old football team mate and Mike Newell reliving life in the civil service nearly 30 years ago with an ex colleague. Dave Christopher was making a final guest appearance for the team, also playing against an old acquaintance - 7 June 2016
Peter Mumford, equipped with a new set of Titleist irons bought from the Colonel's Cabin, had a hole in one on the 4th - 20 Apr 2016. Playing in the Wednesday competition, he shot a very commendable 39 points playing off 8. His tee shot pitched a foot away from the hole and popped in. His good form continued in the next Weds. comp. where he shot the lowest gross score despite going out of bounds on the 17th!


Rob Payne continued his excellent form lately with a win against Peter Cheesley in the Winter Knockout 2015/16 singles final.
The 2015/16 Doubles final was even closer with Malcom Gray & Andy Pillinger beating Martin Walters & Phil Norris by one
Merit & Eclectic comps. Winter 2015/2016

Well done Brian Clutterbuck & Rob Payne - top two in the Winter Merit.
Also congratuations to Robert Payne & Martin Walters who tied for top spot in the Winter Eclectic competition

  
Final Winter 2015/16
Eclectics Table
Final Winter 2015/16
Merit Table
Congratulations to Tony Little for being the second SVGC member to record a second hole-in-one since the competition began (the first being Roger Flook). A well struck shot on the 12th went arrow-straight towards the pin and disappeared from view during the Seniors Stableford competition on Wednesday 6th Jan. As Tony was in the last group out, most Seniors had left, so there may still be some of Scotland's finest left for a celebratory tipple for other members!