Higher Clatcombe, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4RN

Weekly News Update – Week 2

Club News

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.

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

Ladies News

Our Christmas lunch and last prize giving of the year was a happy occasion and it was a pleasure to see the return of old friends who joined us for the celebrations.
Miss Camilla Fritton, Headmistress of St Trinian’s and her two best students, Persephone and Tracy also made a welcome return after their first appearance at my Lady Captain’s day last June, and my thanks to George Pointing, Sarah Tatchell and Jennie Grinter for being such good sports.
The prestigious ‘Golfer of the Year’ trophy was presented to Sarah Holt who was almost speechless when her name was announced. This trophy is awarded on a points basis for various qualifying competitions and shows consistency and commitment during the year and as Sarah still works and lives some distance from the club was richly deserved.

The Christmas decorations have been taken down and put away for another year, but before I end my Captaincy next week I would like to thank you all for your help and support in making my year such fun and with happy memories I will never forget.
Lady Captain, Nic Pointing

Ladies AGM Thursday 18th at 14.00 in Clubhouse.

Seniors news

Some general changes have been made to the club website to give a more uniform look across the various sections of the club. A new Club page titled “Seniors Noticeboard” has been added and contains information previously found on the Seniors front page and can be accessed from there.

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 13th
Course clear

Sunday 14th
Winter 4 Ball Rd 6

Monday 15th
Course clear

Tuesday 16th
Course clear

Wednesday 17th
Course clear

Thursday 18th
Ladies Competition 11 Hole shotgun start
Note, Holes 12-18 are open all day

Friday 19th
Course clear

Saturday 20th
Course clear
Ladies Weekend stableford (no tee closure)

Sunday 21th
Mixed Winter Greensomes Rd 5