Higher Clatcombe, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4RN

Weekly News Update – Week 40

Members news:

Congratulations to the following members for their notable achievements:

SGC Scratch team who won the Stoke Salver Trophy final for the third consecutive year last Sunday at Yeovil GC defeating Lyme Regis. To follow this post click here.

Club Junior Oliver Griffiths for winning the Men’s order of merit for 2017. Oliver played in 13 (major) Club competitions winning the Camel Cup and finishing with a final score of 159 points.

Tom Plumb for representing Somerset in the English Men’s County Championship played at Trevose Cornwall.  Unfortunately for Tom, Somerset were runners up to Hampshire, with Staffordshire and Northumberland third and fourth respectively. For a complete round up of the results click here.

and finally a special mention for:

Paul Skivington who represented his Country as Captain and player in the The Simpson Cup at Royal Birkdale. To follow this post click here.

Round up of competitions and Club matches (from 25th to 1st October):

Ladies section: A Friendly match played at Bridport on Monday was halved, and a trip to Broadstone last Thursday for Kate Cornell, Charlie Gartell, Sarah Tatchell and Janet Towers to take part in the County Interclub Foursomes Eclectic Competition.  This competition is run on alternate years at either Bramshaw or Broadstone,  and Sherborne Ladies came a creditable 10th out of 28 teams. The Bogey Shield was played for at home last Thursday, and congratulations to the the winner on  countback  Beverly Mangham.

Seniors section: Club friendly  v Knighton Heath win (3 1/2 – 2 1/2)

Men’s Section: Tresidder Trophy winner Barry Monk net 68.


Catering News:

Winter 4 Ball breakfast will be available on Sunday!


Pro Shop News:

Jon Bevan will be running the Junior Golf session on Saturday as Alistair and Adam are away supporting The Captains away trip to Vale of Glamorgan.


Club News:

Membership Offer. The Club is currently promoting winter golf membership. If you have family, friends or colleagues who might be interested in learning or playing then follow this post and click here.

New date for Members OPEN Evening – Thursday 12th at 19:30Unfortunately last weeks planned meeting was cancelled at short notice due to a power failure local to Sherborne. We now look forward to seeing you next Thursday. The evening’s presentation by the Management Committee will review the results of the SGC Members Survey Report – July 2017, the Survey results can be found on the Members Area of the SGC website under Club Management section.

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.

The Office will be closed on Friday 6th October.


Course News:

Due to the heavy rain over the past week, on Tuesday we aerated the greens then applied a water penetrant with seaweed. The greens also received a liquid feed to help harden the plant to guard against disease.

The stimp meter reading on Wednesday was 11.00 feet.

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 7th
Course clear

Sunday 8th
Winter 4 Ball Round 1

Monday 9th
Junior Roll Up

Tuesday 10th
Course clear

Wednesday 11th
Stags GS

Thursday 12th
Ladies Stableford (October)

Friday 13th
Harptree Golfers

Saturday 14th
Golf Fun Texas Scramble Shotgun Start

Sunday 15th
Stags GS
Mixed Winter Foursomes Round 2
Ladies Weekend Stableford October (no tee closure)

Happy Golfing
Sherborne Golf Club Office