Golf News

July 2019 course picture

The golf section is incredibly busy at the moment with matches being played by Ladies, Men’s, Seniors & Scratch teams. We wish them well as they represent the Club, home and away throughout the season.

The Club Championships have recently been contested and the winners are:

Men’s Club Championship Nett & Gross Winner ~ Jordan Lowndes

Senior Club Championship Net Winner ~ Colin Davies
Senior Club Championship Gross Winner ~ Nick Rigby
Ladies Club Championship Gross Winner ~ Tracey Klek
Ladies Club Championship Nett Winner ~ Linda Peckett

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this annual event and congratulations to our Winners of 2019!

Simon Joyce
Golf Operations Manager

The Ladies Open Event

The Ladies Open Event took place at the beginning of July with 66 ladies taking part from all over the Midlands.  The weather was superb, the new flower boxes blooming, the halfway house very much appreciated, and the golf was excellent.

2019 winners were:

1st Place ~ Judith Maudlsey, Mary Grimley & Clare Upson from Willesley Park
2nd Place ~ Chris Pettitt, Julia Radnor & Cath Liggins from Druids Heath & Branston
3rd Place ~ Cynthia Tipper, E Geddes, J Waterhouse from Whittington Heath

Well done to everyone and we are already looking forward to next year when we hope to see some Lichfield names amongst the winners!

Jenny Jones
Ladies Handicap Secretary

On the Course

The course is playing really well at the moment and many members have given some great feedback recently, which is much appreciated. The greenkeeping team are working hard to keep up this high standard and we are maintaining the bunkers by de-stoning and topping up with sand on a regular basis.

It will soon be that time of year again when hollow tining takes place and this year we intend to scarify the greens first followed by a full hollow core, overseed and topdress. This process is completed by watering and rolling to make sure the surface is as good as possible whilst it recovers.

Finally, our congratulations go to golf member, Chris Hession and his team who completed the Longest Day Challenge by playing 72 holes of golf in 15 hours and walking 36km! They have raised over £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support – massive well done!

Ben Gibson
Course Manager