We have two Ladies’ Opens organised for 2018, both are 4-person team events, the dates are Friday 4th May and Friday 3rd August.
Bookings can be made via the link below, £42 per team for visitors, £40 per team for members.
The heavy and intensive work on the greens has now been completed.
This week we have carried out our deep decompaction relief with 19mm tines used to a depth of 9 inches, 10 degrees of heave was used. The weather was not all that great even though it was dry during the working days on Monday and Tuesday. The damp ground and morning fog caused more problems as the sand did not dry once on the ground.
I can now confirm that the deep compaction relief work will be carried out on Monday 18th September. This work will then be followed up with topdressing with straight medium/fine sand. We will be trying to fill all remaining holes on the greens by using the sweep and fill brush and the vibrating rollers. The use of the rollers will also help to get the greens true again after all the work that has been done in the last week. If the weather holds out for us this work will be completed by Tuesday afternoon.
Juniors & Minors Presentation Evening
Tuesday 10th October 2017 at 8.00p.m.
Dear Junior/Minor Member & Parents,
Our Junior/Minor Presentation evening this year is to be held on Tuesday 10th October with an 8.00pm start. It would be wonderful to see you and your families attend the presentation of your trophies, vouchers and medals. It will allow our younger members to see what can be gained by practicing their golf over the winter months. I am sure in the next year or so many of our younger members will be collecting some of the top prizes as their golf improves because we have some very good prospects who could become very good golfers in the near future.
Our club rule for this type of evening has always been that all Junior Members wear jacket & tie. The rule has not been changed officially but I have allowed members who don’t possess a jacket to wear shirt & tie as I understand that many young people do not have reason to wear jackets in this day and age.
It’s always nice to see the mums, dads, brothers & sisters and other family members come along, they will be very welcome. Just one thing jeans are not allowed in the clubhouse.
As it has always been the case Junior Members who have entered our competitions throughout the year are invited to have a meal together with the Captain and Lady Captain. This will take place before the presentation at 6.45pm but please be there by 6.30pm. Those of you who have played in our competitions and wish to eat with us please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, or text me on 07980 536246, I do need to know numbers for the caterer. Thank you.
For those of you who haven’t played in our competitions please e-mail me to let me know if you will be attending or not and if any extra family members will be coming as I need an idea as to how many seats need to be set out. Thank you.
All junior members attending who have not played in official competitions will be awarded for their continued attendance throughout the season.
Look forward to seeing you all on the 10th October.
Doug Pickering (Junior Organiser)
The plan for the renovations has been changed significantly as the weather has turned out to be awful.
|1st||J Bennett (Gathurst), K Sweeney (Ashton-in-Makerfield)||42 pts|
|2nd||G Hurst, B Sutton (Ashton and Leigh)||42 pts|
|3rd||D Turner, G Bradbury (Colne)||41 pts|
|4th||D Beech (Gathurst), V Wolstelhome||41 pts|
|(4 balls per 2)|
|J Hollis||D Stockley|
|J Shuttleworth||D Thomas|
|N Cowsill||T Scholes|
|B Manning||J Roberts|
|J Bennett||G Ivers|
|E Galvin x2|
Due to extreme work being carried out on the greens starting on Monday 4th September 2017, it has been necessary to re-arrange the Midweek Medal orginally scheduled for Tuesday 5th September 2017.
The new date is Tuesday 26th September, booking will be via B.R.S. as usual.
The course will remain open on the 5th September but some restrictions will be in place.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
As a result of the agronomist’s report and the subsequent members meeting, it was decided that the following work will take place this September:-
Ryder Cup At Gathurst 18/8/2017 : Result: Gathurst 6 Dean Wood 3
The Ryder Cup is an annual match played between Gathurst & Dean Wood.
The Ryder Cup is a trophy put up by Doctor Ryder a member of Dean Wood to be played each year between the Juniors of Dean Wood and Gathurst. The trophy is in memory of his young son who sadly died after a long illness, almost 20 years ago. It has been played for ever since and is a highlight of the Junior calendar.
We regained the trophy after a two year gap.
Players (left to right): Alex Priestley, Josh Slater, Dan Ainscough (Vice Captain), Bradley Ainscough and Oliver Duffy. Missing from the photo, Matt Lynch (Junior Captain).
The ladies held a very successful Open on Friday 4th August with 41 teams of four entered. The weather was very kind to us and everyone seemed to enjoy the day. There were some excellent scores as follows:
We are holding two team events in 2018, Friday 4th May and Friday 3rd August, and look forward to meeting you all again. The entry sheets will shortly be available via the website or by ringing the office on 01257 255235.