Firstly, apologies to all the members who collected and or did not receive their prizes at the presentation evening last Thursday. I could not attend due to a prior commitment that I could not cancel. The presentation should have been organised for the week before ‘the last Thursday in the month.’
Congratulations to all the winners particularly, Captains 3 Qualifier, Adam McEachern, Nick Stokes and Andrew Carrie. The Captains 2 Qualifier, Chris Barton, Chris Hay and Andrew Mansfield. Paul Vasey for his 1894 Men’s Foundation Trophy and Tony Caldwell and Liam Kindon for Invitation Day.
Outside of the Club Competitions we are performing well. Andy Barlow is doing a great job as team organiser and we have recently had two impressive wins. In the Archie Preston mixed competition, we defeated Alderley Edge 4.5 to 2.5 (rewarded with a home tie against Leyland) and in the Dunham, we beat Heaton Moor 4 to 3 in a closely fought match which went to the 19 th hole in the last game. Well done ‘Beeef’ aka Harry Sheridan. We now face Brookvale at home in the next round.
In the NWMGA (North West Manchester Golf Assoc.) Mixed Championship at Bury, Worsley managed first and second place. John and Carole Pass had a 65, closely followed by Ann Jones and Nigel Horsefield with a 66.4 – brilliant well done.
See Andy’s e-mail of the 23.05.17 particularly if you want to get involved in the NWMGA there are lots of opportunities to play and meet ‘new members’
Although I am playing a lot more golf – it is a bit less now having being knocked out of both foursomes! Listening to a few of the members it is not the disappointment of getting knocked out that hurts, it is the embarrassment of who does it. Jim Gainer and Stan Johnson come to mind. Great banter and post-game debates, if you have not entered this year – make sure you do in 2018.
I never realised before becoming the Captain how much interest I would have at the end of the news – checking the weather forecasts! Well finally we hit the jackpot and Nigel’s and Nick’s work and patience is producing the course we all want and the visitors think so too.
The Chairmen are all responding to questions and suggestions that are being put to them, rakes in all the bunkers is a good example. PLEASE can I ask members to approach the Chairmen through the home page by e-mail. Let’s try and be positive particularly outside the club – negative comments help nobody, this is YOUR club.
Kevin Hart, I hope you have not fallen asleep yet, I am nearly finished!
We have a lot of visitors and some newer members who have joined the club. Please can you help them and advise them about the ‘etiquette’ around the course and club house – in a positive way, they may not know all of these. This should be along the lines adhering to ‘next time’
Check Visitors and Societies ‘Dress Code’ on the web site if unsure. Key points are shirts inside trousers, no denim shorts or trousers, hats worn the correct way and no coloured socks – white only or trainer socks. There is a really relaxed atmosphere in the clubhouse, the above points are what distinguishes us between other sports and maintain the standards we want to retain.
Thanks for supporting Darren with his fundraising shirt swap in support of the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Manchester. He has raised over £1100 with £555 coming from Worsley members. A mention for Lady Captain who raised £500 for St Ann’s with a Hanging Baskets event, it was supported by both the men’s and lady’s sections.
Behind the scenes, the WGC Board, the Functional Chairman and Sub-Committees have been busy primarily creating all the standard policies and procedures, in line with recommendations from meetings with 'England Golf', to ensure the club has solid compliant foundations on which to deliver the 'Plan for Growth'. I'm sure you can see the course is coming on nicely and your constructive comments are being addressed, which will all help the drive for the marketing and attraction of new members and enhance the experience of our loyal membership. All of which is making steady progress and I would like to thank all of those that are giving their time on all our behalf.
I will leave you with one thought ‘Golf is a game in which the slowest people in the world are those in front of you, and the fastest are those behind.’