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Ladies wear red for British Heart Foundation

On the 6th September, the ladies were asked to wear red to support the Captain’s charity, The British Heart Foundation. Ribbons were available to buy along with tickets for a raffle, all red items, provided by Lady Captain.
The winner of the hamper was Elaine King.
Lady Captain baked some delicious red velvet cupcakes for the ladies 🧁 ❤️ £125 was raised in total

Senior’s Victory Trophy – Friday 18th August

The 33rd Wigan & District Senior Victory Trophy was played at Hindley Hall Golf Club yesterday (Friday 18th August 2023).

Gathurst provided a superbly strong team in this over-55 category against stiff opposition from Leigh, Ashton, Wigan, Dean Wood, Hindley, and Haydock.

I am delighted to inform our membership that once again we have been very successful winning the prestigious GROSS TEAM event and many congratulations to Eric Galvin who claimed the best GROSS Individual prize.

This repeats last year’s team performance and maintains our rich reputation in this competition having won the Individual gross 4 out of 7 years.

Well done Gathurst, a great result we are all very proud of you.

Jim Wall

Chair of Golf


Lady President’s Day – Wednesday 16th August

Lady President’s Day Wednesday, August 16th 2023 & Late Summer Prize Presentation

Once again, the weather Gods were on our side and the ladies enjoyed a fantastic day’s golf in the glorious sunshine.

Congratulations to the 1st place winner Lynne Clarke (73 nett), winner of the 9-hole Elaine Shaw (18 pts) and nearest the line went to Liz Price landing an amazing 3cm away!

Many thanks to our lovely president Eunice Johnson for a well-organised day.

18-hole competition winners:

⛳️ Centenary Cup – Sue Mason

⛳️ Carmen Hurst Trophy – Mags Lenagan

⛳️ Texas Scramble Team of 3 – Mags Lenagan, Pauline Morris & Sue Henshall

⛳️ Norah Sherrington Rose Bowl – Andrea Bell

⛳️ Greensome Stroke – Pauline Morris & Sue Mason

9-hole competition winners:

⛳️ Linda Hunns

⛳️ Christine Beever

Lady Captain’s Day Wednesday July 26th 2023 ⛳

Lady Captain’s Day Wednesday July 26th 2023 ⛳
Lady Captain, Julie Wall, hosted her Lady Captain’s Day on Wednesday 26th July. Despite the course being closed for two days previously, the weather Gods were on her side.
A shotgun start got everyone in the mood for what was a fantastic day’s golf, followed by afternoon tea and fizz in the clubhouse.
The day was rounded off with a lovely meal and presentation to all prize winners.
Congratulations to the 1st place winner Sue Henshall, 2nd place went to Mags Lenagan and 3rd place to Ann Fallows.
Gross winner was Tia Leyland, and the winner of the 9 hole comp went to Linda Hunns with runner up Pauline Oliver.
Jane Tyrer won nearest the pin, Sue Mason best back 9 and Pauline Oliver past captain/committee member prize.
The ladies would like to thank Lady Captain for hosting such a wonderful day all round.

2023 Ins and Outs

The traditional Ins and Outs evening took place on Saturday the 7th of January.

After a hot-pot supper, Mike Shaw and Sue Mason presented their Captains’ Charity cheque for £4,743.74 to Lyndsey Butler, who received it on behalf of the Wigan and Leigh Hospice. A big thank you to the membership for their generosity.

This was followed by the OUT-going 2022 Captains and Presidents giving their farewell speeches, and welcoming IN the 2023 Captains and Presidents, who give their opening addresses.

The formalities closed with a presentation to Geoff Saunders in recognition of 50 years continuous membership of the club – what an achievement!

2022 Captain’s Sue Mason and Mike Shaw presenting their Charity Cheque to Lyndsey Butler


2022 Ladies’ President Sue Henshall with the 2023 Ladies’ President Eunice Johnson


2022 Captain Mike Shaw  receiving a commemorative tankard from the 2023 Captain Barry Faulkner


2023 Captain Barry Faulkner


2023 Ladies’ Captain Julie Wall


Geoff Saunders receiving a plaque in recognition of 50 years continuous membership  from the 2023 Captain Barry Faulkner


2022 Ladies’ Captain Sue Mason and 2023 Ladies’ Captain Julie Wall


A Remarkable Fourball

On the day of this photo, a unique event occurred, it was the first time in the recorded history of the club that any male playing Member has reached the age of 90.

This regular fourball celebrated the occasion in a proper manner and hope to make it an annual event.

No names, no guessing, no prizes. Look at the weather!

Ladies Get Into Golf Afternoon Tea

The Ladies’ Section held an Afternoon Tea on Sunday 6th June for those participating in this year’s Ladies Get Into Golf initiative.
The gathering was organised by Elaine King (Ladies’ Captain), with the Afternoon Tea supplied by Dave Chapman and funded by by the club’s Marketing Sub-Committee.

Ladies Get into Golf has been running for several weeks now, with lessons provided by Scott Houghton of Clarke’s Golf.  More than 20 ladies are participating in the programme.

This is a fantastic opportunity for women of all ages and abilities to get into golf.