- PGA Pro
As part of his fund-raising activities for the year, March Golf Club Captain, Alan Jones, took part in a 3-round Eclectic Challenge. All three rounds of golf were completed on the same day, Thursday 17th October, with an early start at 7.12am. The three rounds were completed at 14.22pm making a total of 7 hours 10 minutes for the 54 holes.
The aim of an eclectic challenge was to complete each hole in the lowest possible score with only the best score counting to the final total. Alan completed the challenge with a final gross score of 76 (against a par of 70) which was a decent effort for a 12-handicap golfer.
Club members were given the opportunity to guess the final score and four members (Graham Twist, Baz Smith, Simon Moore and Danny Daniel) correctly picked the final total.
Prizes were on offer to those members who got the correct final total and, in the draw carried out straight afterwards, Graham was the lucky winner of a free 4-ball voucher for Stoke Rochford Golf Club. It is a fine course to visit and Graham and three other members will have a great day out. The runners-up, Simon, Danny and Baz won a £10 credit voucher to spend in the professional’s shop at March Golf Club run by our resident PGA professional, Alex Oldham.
Alan would like to express his thanks to all the members who paid to sponsor him for his Captain’s Challenge with a good sum of money raised for his Captain’s project for the year.
Alan would also like to thank those members who supported him on the day. Without the help and support of Mick Russell, Gary Brinn and Ray Pescud, the challenge could not have been completed.
#Womeninsport. Beginner, budding or improving – golf sessions for women.
Come and join us at March Golf Club this coming Saturday 26th October at 1.15 pm. Completely free of charge to all attendees, come and make new friends, hit better golf shots and work towards your goal, whatever that may be. Here at March Golf Club, my volunteer assistant Baz and myself are committed to welcoming you to our club and providing a warm friendly environment for you to improve or learn the game. For current Academy members, please bring a friend. All equipment will be provided free of charge, we just need you, your enthusiasm and a willingness to learn our great game.
Some of our current ladies have progressed so quickly through the Academy that they are now competing. This is not a necessity however, and we encourage any amount of play or ability. Going hand in hand with golf is the social side and equally as important.
So I ask you not to be nervous or shy and come and join us Saturday. If you need any advice, help or have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch, you`ll be assured of a friendly welcome.
Alex Oldham, PGA Professional March Golf Club firstname.lastname@example.org 01354 657255
But, don’t take my word for it…
“I started coming to the Ladies Academy sessions at March Golf Club as a beginner last winter. I quickly started to see progression in my abilities and soon developed a love of the game. Alex is so supportive and is such an approachable teacher. He makes the sessions fun and I always look forward to the next one. Alex really puts me at ease when he is teaching and I like how he breaks things down, making them easier to learn and put into practice. The Academy is a very friendly group and I have made lots of new friends there.
“By the middle of the summer I felt ready to join the club as a full member, still as very much a beginner. Since then, I have won several competitions, including a team match at another club, I have been to some wonderful social events at the clubhouse, and have met some truly lovely people.
“I would encourage anyone to give golf a try. It has become a huge part of my life that I am thoroughly enjoying, and it all started at the Ladies Academy.”
The annual Captain’s Day competition was held at March Golf Club on Saturday 21st September. Sixty-two golfers took part in an open stableford competition which was played in glorious weather conditions. The day proved to be very competitive with many golfers returning good scores.
In the end, the main competition was won by Neil Traylen with 40 points, closely followed by the runner-up Gary Wiggins with 39 points. Third was June Count with 37 points and fourth was Emma Smith with 36 points.
Various other prizes were also on offer on the day. Nearest the pin on the par 3 second hole was won by Carl Barnes, with Nigel Goude winning the prize on the sixth hole and Mark Crawley on the ninth hole, despite a very difficult pin position.
The longest drive on the tenth hole was won by Thomas Chegwidden and the straightest drive on the eighth hole was won by Alex Wilson-Pearce.
Cash prizes were also won by any golfer scoring a two in their round and six competitors achieved that score (Derek Wisbey, Danny Daniel, Carl Barnes, Lady Captain Sandra Russell, Gary Wiggins and Thomas Chegwidden).
Club Captain, Alan Jones, would like to thank all those who supported him by playing on the day and sends his congratulations to all the winners. He would also like to thank Club Professional, Alex Oldham, for his organisational skills and Competitions Secretary, Derek Wisbey, for processing the scores. Alan would also like to say a big thank you to the greenkeeping staff at March Golf Club who presented the course in magnificent condition.
Monday 30th September March Golf Club
Are you aged 55+? Retired or semi-retired? Bored with daytime TV? Feel you need more exercise but can’t face going to the gym? Enjoy the company of like-minded re-cycled teenagers? Played golf many years ago but work and family commitments got in the way, or never held a golf club in your life?
If the answer to all (or at least some) of these questions is yes, then we might just have the answer for you at March Golf Club.
Having launched a Junior and Ladies Academy in 2018, we are intending to widen our offering to encourage older golfers to take-up the game.
We will therefore be running a men’s Senior’s open morning on Monday 30thSeptember from 10.00 (gather at 9.45) until 12.30 where you will have the opportunity to use the practice facilities under the expert eye of our resident professional, Alex Oldham, assisted by trained Academy volunteers. We will also be offering a golfing taster session with the opportunity for you to use the pitch and putt course or play a few holes on the main course.
Bring your own clubs if you have them – equipment can be provided if you do not. Sensible walking shoes would also be advisable – trainers would be fine.
You can be sure of a warm welcome.
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