Higher Clatcombe, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4RN

Weekly News Update – Week 3

Club News

The Club AGM is next Wednesday, January 24 at 17.00 in the Clubhouse. Details have been posted on the Club Noticeboards.

New Score Cards are now available in the Pro Shop

“Hi to all members: I can give you the good news that the New Card for the Yellow/Red/Blue courses is now available, there are no changes to the Ladies Red course stroke indexes. A New White Card is currently being prepared.

However would the men please note that there are a few changes to the Yellow Stroke indices, see below:
Hole 3 is now stroke index 17.
Hole 4 is now stroke index 15.

Hole 11 is now stroke index 10.
Hole 13 is now stroke index 12.
Hole 18 is now stroke index 8.

These changes take effect as from Thursday 18th January.

As golf is moving to Non Gender tees, stroke indexes are shown for which ever colour of tees you use.

For example: 
Both Ladies & Men will use the same stroke indexes when playing off the Blue tees. 
If the Ladies wish to play off the Yellow tees they will use the Yellow Stroke indexes.
If the Men wish to play off the Red tees they will use the Red Stroke indexes.

There will be a second new card arriving later with the White/Yellow/Red courses on.

Hope we all have a very good & enjoyable 2018″. 


Full Membership offer, “14 months for the price of 12 an ideal way to get family, friends or work colleagues into golf at one of Dorset’s premier Clubs.

Club Diary 2018, if you would be interested in advertising your business in this years publication, please contact the office for details.

Open events, we suggest you book early to secure your places.

Ladies Golf & Coffee Morning Tuesday 10 April
Pro-Am * Friday 18 May
Men’s Open Saturday 2 June
Seniors Open Tuesday 5 June
Seniors Mixed Open Tuesday 3 July
Ladies Open Thursday 12 July
Junior Open Tuesday 24 July
Seniors Mixed Texas Scramble Tuesday 7 August
Mixed Open Sunday 2 September

Details of the Open Competitions can be found within Visitors – Open Competitions and Events

* The Sherborne Pro-Am 2018 team entry available now and lots of sponsorship opportunities – see Alistair for details.

Social News

Thai evening this Saturday, contact bar for details.

Quiz Night – the first quiz night of 2018 will be held on Friday 9 February – make a note in your diary.

Kevin’s superb Valentine’s Dinner at £20 per person on Saturday 17th February at 7pm to sit for 7.30 pm.
Please book with the bar staff.

Health and Welfare News

John Tuke is happy to hold first aid refresher sessions. Please contact him or the office if would like to attend a session.

For your HEALTH & SAFETY please note that golf bags and trolleys are not to be left inside by the front entrance door. TROLLEY STORE, if you use the trolley store please always fold your trolley before putting in the store to allow space for all others to use.

A reminder to those of you who are Evening Associate Members that you are required to pay the prevailing Members Guest Rate in the Pro Shop if you play before 4pm and if you are a Flexi member that fees at £15 per round should be paid in advance of each game in the Pro Shop. Thank you.

Course News

When playing the course over the next few months, please be sure to wear suitable footwear for the weather conditions and check that your spikes whether metal or soft are cleaned off.


As the clocks have now changed, please note there should be NO play before 08:00 each morning.

Temporary winter greens are GUR unless in play, remember you must take a FREE drop.

Important points to remember:

ALWAYS check the Club (PDF) diary on the Clubs website before planning your golf.

ALWAYS on arrival check for any course updates which can be found on the external “white board” or if in doubt ask the Pro Shop. Daily course updates can be due to weather or course maintenance.

ALWAYS remember to repair divot and pitch marks!

ALWAYS keep up the pace of play and encourage members in your groups to play READY GOLF. SGC supports the R&A in READY GOLF and therefore the Club will NOT tolerate any SLOW play.

The week ahead

Saturday 20th
Course clear

Sunday 21st
Mixed Winter Greensomes Round 5

Monday 22nd
Course clear

Tuesday 23rd
Course clear

Wednesday 24th
Course clear

Thursday 25th
Ladies Competition January (Stableford)

Friday 26th
Course clear

Saturday 27th
KWOT Society

Sunday 28th
Men’s Winter 4 Ball Rd 7