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THE FIRST TEAM

 Date Posted 22nd August 2017 by JEH, CMR   |   Posted in General

It is with great pride that our first team’s magnificent season can be reported.

Under the leadership of team Captain, Jason Heaven, the team enjoyed a 4-1win in their last match on Sunday 20th August 2017, against our local rivals from The Players’ Club. Securing us 2nd place, in Division 1 of the Bristol and District Golf League, a single point behind Henbury!

This was Jason’s swansong having merged together, over the last 3 years, a group of committed, enthusiastic and, of course, skilful players where parings have come together in support of one another to reveal, firstly an unbeaten home record and secondly, when beaten away, it has only been by the narrowest of margins.

The Captain’s crown passes confident in the knowledge that the foundations are laid for the squad to climb to the next level, challenging to hold their places, with a rare blend of youth (Tom Melling & Adam Blue) and solid experience (Dave Wood & vice-Captain Paul James). It would be entirely inappropriate not to mention other members including Club Champion Stuart Macdonald, Sam Riddell, Robbie Scotland (100% present this season) , Josh Denley and Kurt Rubel.  Apologies are made to a number of other members, whose names do not appear, who have had the honour of representing our club at this high level.

Special thanks come from all team members to their generous sponsors – Ken Douglas (clothing), Jon & Paul Thompson (balls), Mike Watts (range balls) and Jon Jones and the catering staff for the much appreciated post match victuals.

Well to our President Derek Febry who, as you can see from the attached, photo image plodded around the course to lend his support.

Finally Jason wishes to go on record in showing his appreciation of the great team support, spirit, passion and commitment, with real quality in this group who can acquit themselves, both home and away, in any company and with sincerity wishes them good luck in the seasons ahead.

A Helping Hand

 Date Posted 17th August 2017 by CMR   |   Posted in General

Continuing the theme of volunteers who help to make our club so much better here is an image of Dave Newboult, a senior member who has been with us for four years.

Every week Dave cleans our all-weather practice area and makes it smart and presentable. Without doubt such work goes on, largely without being noticed, but it all comes together to create a welcoming atmosphere that consolidates our members’ club.

On behalf of all of us, many thanks Dave.

Is there a contribution you would like to make?

Christmas Party Nights 2017

 Date Posted 27th July 2017 by RG/ET   |   Posted in General

Christmas Party Nights

2017

 

Join us for an evening of festive fun with one of our party nights every Friday and Saturday throughout December (except Sat 16th)

£27.95pp

Includes 3 course dinner and disco

Exclusive use or shared parties available

Please contact Elaine in the office for more details or to book.

01454 319042 (opt 1)

XMAS 2017 PARTY NIGHT.pdf

COURSE APPEARANCE

 Date Posted 27th July 2017 by CMR   |   Posted in General

Many of you will be aware that our course occupies an area of around 115 acres. Its ditches, ponds and lakes and trees give it a challenging complexity, which we both love and hate in equal measure. These devious intricacies will naturally act as traps to harbour a great mixture of flora and fauna. The least admired of these are usually the thorniest and tend to add additional annoyance when searching for the ball following a wayward shot.

It is both reassuring and gratifying that a group of senior volunteers under John Keenaghan’s supervision have recently been clearing these pernicious weeds and helping to make our course so much more pleasant and accessible. It has long been a tradition to help our ground staff with such acts as this and many will know the satisfaction of making a contribution without thought of payment.

Well done.  Many thanks to all of you who selflessly lend a hand, please be assured that it is well appreciated though you might feel overlooked, we’re all sometimes slow in showing our gratitude.

This Game Golf

 Date Posted 2nd June 2017 by CMR   |   Posted in General

Sometimes, in fact all too often, we get a little bit despondent with our game. We get frustrated, impatient, even depressed.

Is it time to address the positives again? What do we get from being a member of CSGC? We make friends, we enjoy a little social banter, we might have met our partner there, we catch up with other people’s lives, their opinions, their happiness, and a little sadness.

For the most part we look forward to our pre-arranged game, perhaps we relish the regular competition, we like the clothes and the equipment and many of us, even in some small way, give our time to the club to make it a better place. How refreshing is it when visitors thank us for hosting their Society and remark upon how well the course looks and how challenging the greens are,

Above all sports golf provides a tremendous platform, through the handicap system, where players of widely different standards can enjoy a nip and tuck battle with one another. It allows us to play with our children and grandchildren in a disciplined environment where etiquette, manners and fair play are all taken as standard within the rules of the game. It does often reflect our personalities in a way we may not always admit.

Associated with these thoughts is a recent photograph of our oldest regularly playing captain, the octogenarian – John Snee with our President, Derek Febry. What a pleasure to know that they are still enjoying it with over 80 years of membership between them. That’s what it’s about – THIS GAME GOLF.

 

 

 

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