A busy December in store on the Golf Course

The greens are looking remarkable and have recovered well from the Summer drought, with a little help from Ben and his team. There is no excuse not to get out there and enjoy the golf. Of course, I know this could all have changed by the time you read this, but I hope we will still be enjoying reasonable conditions.

We have just experienced our first trial of Night Golf, and what a night it was. With the weather holding fair and the lights on the Spires course shining out brightly, it looked magical. Congratulations must go to Paul Ward and his helpers for making this a success. Let’s hope that conditions are fair for the next event. It really is worth a try!

The Captains Christmas Cracker Competition is on December 4th and has been fully subscribed for three weeks, so it should be a good day (I’ll let you know how it went next month) . Most of all, I hope we have some fun and take in the festive atmosphere, it should be a great start to the festive season.

On December 11th, the Lady Captain Kate Darcy has arranged for Garry Alliss – well known in the golfing world, to give a talk on the new Golf Rules to be introduced in the New Year. This should prove very entertaining and the £5 entry fee will go to the Captain’s Charity so if you haven’t got your name down, do it now!

We also have the Christmas Fayre on Thursday 6th December starting at 6pm with stalls providing inspiration for Christmas presents, even for yourself. At 8.15pm on this night, the monthly draw will also take place and with the prize standing at £240 it could be a night to remember!

If this sounds like a very busy period, you had better believe it. All events are advertised throughout the Club and on the web, giving more details of your chosen interest.

Christmas is now well and truly just around the corner, with some special Black Friday deals possibly hidden away to be produced on the magical morning. We now have four weeks of panic, frustration, exhaustion and sheer madness, but I hope we will also experience some of the great joys that Christmas brings. I know that it can be a very materialistic time of the year, but for believers it is also one of the great Christian festivals. Whatever your beliefs, I hope you experience a very happy festive period, but also spare a thought for those not as fortunate as ourselves, and be thankful.

Merry Christmas to everyone

Gordon Green,