Just a short note to advise you that I am considering putting forward a motion at the next AGM requiring all golf playing members to participate in a mandatory club wide, low cost group insurance scheme which would provide worldwide personal liability cover, personal accident cover and hole in one cover, at a cost of approximately £2.50 per member per year. Although not like for like this compares very favourably against cover provided by other providers which can cost anything from £24 to £50 per year depending on the level of cover taken out.
I know that many of us may have personal liability cover included within our home insurance but equally many may not and it just seems like a no-brainer to put something like this in place at what is a very reasonable price.
As far as visitors are concerned a similar level of cover can be provided for around 25p per round.
Have a think about it and let me have your thoughts. If they are positive I will put a motion forward to the next AGM. If not I will just let the matter drop.
If adopted the aim would be to have insurance cover in place by the end of June 2018.
(A copy of this note together with a summary of cover document will be placed in the 19th)
Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year
Many congratulations to our Junior organiser Mark Osborne along with Harrison King, George Bryant, Lucas Osborne and Adam Welton who with a total handicap allowance of 25 shots between them managed to romp home 5 shots ahead of their nearest rivals to win the Strashleigh Cup at Tavistock on Sunday last.
Awesome victory lads.
Couple of things to bring to your attention:
Firstly for those of you who don't already know winter rules are now in place and with course conditions getting softer by the day it is doubly important that we all take time to repair our divot and pitch marks. There really is no excuse for not doing so.
Secondly I can now confirm that daily course updates are now being put onto our website around 0800 hours daily. This compliments the live Twitter feed that has been available for several months
What a weekend! Men’s Championship on both days and the Captains Summer Party on the Saturday evening.
Taking the Championship first my thanks must go to the green-keepers for presenting us with an excellent course and some very testing pin positions. I also wish to thank Fran Ryan and Paul Jordan for doing the behind the scenes spade work without which we could not successfully run our men’s competitions. Excellent job folks!
Lastly in the way of thanks I would like to express my gratitude to those of you who despite persistent rain still turned up to play on the Saturday. Thankfully the previously forecasted heavy rain fall on the Sunday did not materialise but instead we had intermittent sunshine and strong winds which certainly separated the men from the boys.
Congratulations go to our winners, Darren Clarke who won the Burlton Cup with a net score of 136 and to our new Club Champion Oliver Elliot-Smith who won the Artillery Cup with a scratch score of 141. Fantastic golf lads in very testing conditions.
On the downside it was disappointing to see that several members failed to show up for Sunday’s round 2 of the club championship which as a consequence deprived others the chance to play in the premier men’s golfing event of the year. This kind of inconsiderate behaviour is not acceptable and apologies should be offered up.
Moving on to the Captains Summer Party, judged by the amount of dancing and drink consumed I am pretty sure that a good time was had by all. Too good for some (me included) looking at Sunday scores out on the course! Thanks must go to our manager Jonathan and his kitchen and bar team for facilitating a truly enjoyable evening.
A big thank you to everyone who took part in last Saturdays Charity Day event, especially the ladies for running a very successful raffle. Money from this combined with the entrance fee and money previously generated by the infamous Saturday inter roll up charity match will result in a cheque for £800 going to my chosen charity Heartswell.
Moving onto another subject, Firework nights, the 9th and 10th August will very soon be upon us and it is absolutely vital we have enough volunteers to run a profitable and safe event, so please, please, please, do volunteer to help out because unless you do so in sufficient numbers the event cannot be run. Anyone wishing to help should add their names to the list displayed on the lounge noticeboard. Currently we are planning to hold a meeting on the 25th July at 5 p.m. in order to agree responsibilities and allocate tasking, so please make it if you can.
17th July 2017
First of all I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in Captain's Day. I hope you all had a very enjoyable time on a course that despite the lack of rain was still in excellent condition.
The only downside was the very poor turn out by prize winners and members at the planned end of competition presentation which had to be cancelled. Most disappointing but perhaps partly my fault for not advertising the presentation sufficiently well.
Todays prize winners were:
First and winner of the Captains Putter RICKY SHAZELL
Runner up - GED KING
Third - NICK JEWELL
Forth - PHIL ASTON
BEST GROSS SCORE - KEITH RENDELL
LADIES PRIZE - JANE BURLY-BROWN
SENIORS PRIZE - JOHN DAVIES
NEAREST THE PIN HOLE 2 - TREVOR STEELE
NEAREST THE PIN HOLE 15 - NEIL HAILEY
Captains prizes can be collected from Paul in the pro shop.
9th July 2017
The new dates for the men's club championship are the 29th and 30th of July. The entry sheet will go up late p.m. on the 7th July.
27th June 2017
Regrettably the mens club championship has had to be postponed due to fog. A new date will be announced shortly.
24th June 2017
A big thank you to everyone who arranged and played in todays annual charity match between the 1100 and 1200 roll up boys, in particular Mike Mahoney, Chris May and Robin Love for doing all the spade work. Stunning weather, good company, a cracking course and a keenly fought contest was enjoyed by all.
In total a grand sum of £400 was collected for Heartswell my chosen charity.
17th June 2017
Dan Hendriksen has now departed to pastures anew at Torquay Golf Club and I am sure we all wish him well in his new job.
On a more positive note and on behalf of the entire club membership I would like to welcome our new PGA Professional, Paul Jordan to Staddon Heights Golf Club. Needless to say Paul will be keen to meet as many of you as possible over the coming days and weeks and I have no doubt that he will be made to feel very welcome.
11th June 2017
Couple of announcements; firstly don't forget Captains evenings are being run every Tuesday between 4 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. please do come along. All are welcome.
Secondly we have a race night planned for the 16th June, please come along, support the club and have a little flutter!
28th May 2017
It has been brought to my attention that we have a couple of tee time related problems.
Firstly a small number of members are still turning up on the 1st tee without a prior booking. This really must stop. Please book online or go into the pro shop and ask what is available.
Secondly there is evidence that some members are booking tee times via BRS and then not turning up to use them. This is totally unacceptable and must stop. Not only does this deny other members the chance to play but it also restricts our ability to maximise visitor green fees.
Consequently in order to ensure course usage is not being abused members are requested to announce their arrival in the pro shop before going to the 1st tee. This does not mean we want every roll up member to rock up in the shop, because we don’t, just a single representative will do.
In addition our course marshals will be supplied with tee time prints enabling them to identify no shows.
Persons found to be abusing the system risk sanction by the Captain’s Committee.
26th May 2017
Just a quick line to thank everyone who took part in last Saturdays fundraising day. Sincere thanks for your support.
5th May 2017
Captain’s evenings commence on Tuesday the 2nd May 2017 and will run weather permitting every Tuesday evening between 4 and 5.30 pm until the end of August.
Please note that during these times the course will be closed to non-participants.
Do come along, meet new or old friends, have a bit of fun, enjoy the golf and have a bite to eat in the clubhouse afterwards.
Ladies, gentlemen and juniors are all welcome.
22nd April 2017
Everyday from dawn to dusk
Restaurant & Bar (From 26/3/17)
Mon - 9.00 to 17.00 (Bar 20.00)
Tue - 9.00 to 19.00 (Bar 21.30)
Wed - 9.00 to 17.00 (Bar 20.00)
Thu - 9.00 to 20.00 (Bar 22.00)
Fri - 9.00 to 17.00 (Bar 20.00)
Sat - 9.00 to 17.00 (Bar 20.00)
Sun - 9.00 to 17.00 (Bar 20.00)
Times subject to funcion bookings
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