07 Jul

July Newsletter

In another summer of sporting triumphs for Britain we delayed this months newsletter as we expected a Brit to win the British Open
– hard luck Westie.
Well we’ve won everything else
– Justin Rose winner of the US Open, first Englishman since 1996.
– British & Irish Lions thrashed Australia.
– Andy Murray, Britain’s first Wimbledon Champion in 77 years
– England 2 – 0 up, looking at back to back Ashes wins against Australia,
– Chris Froome second British Tour de France winner following Wiggo last year

A Man’s World At Muirfield
At 269 years old, Muirfield is one of the most historic golf courses
in the world. However there are no women members at the club,
which goes by the name “The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.”
Women can play at the club as guests, but full membership for women is banned.

Beyond the membership rules, Muirfield has some other unusual policies:
1. You aren’t allowed to play your own ball. Members play in groups
of four, but instead of each guy hitting his own ball, they break into
pairs and alternate hitting shots. As a result, it only takes 2.5
hours to finish a round.
2. Members have to arrive in a jacket and tie and then change into
their golf clothes.

Super Seniors
This “super” thing has nothing to do with my golf game. I am
decidedly and permanently below average at best. My game is made up of
an occasional par, mainly bogies plus a smattering of ‘disasters’.
“Super senior” reflects my age – somewhere past “almost old”
and somewhere before “really old”. However there are a few perks
– the free bus pass, 10% off at B & Q on Wednesdays and Super Seniors
Thursdays at Clandon Golf just £5 for 9 holes or £10 for 18.  – Graham

Check Out Our Twilight Bargains
Make the most of the long summer evenings with a round of twilight
golf at a specially discounted price.
After 2pm Monday to Friday £12.50 for 18 holes
After 4pm Monday to Friday £7.50 for 9 holes
After 6pm Monday to Friday £5.00 for 9 holes

The Cyclists Are Coming – Traffic Disruption Sunday 4th August
On  Sunday 4 August, The Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100
will see 20,000 amateur cyclists tackle a 100-mile route through London
and Surrey, following a similar route to the Olympic Cycling Road Race
last year. The event will pass very close to Clandon Golf from
West Horsley then on to Newlands Corner.

Any road used as part of the route will close and many roads adjoining
the closed route will only  have restricted access.
Details of road closures www.gosurrey.info/prudential-ridelondon/road-closures
Route map www.gosurrey.info/a/5166527-5813286
The A3 will not be closed, so you will be able to get to Clandon Golf
on the day from the London, Epsom, Horsley side by joining the A3 and
exiting at the Burpham turn off. All roads on the Guildford side of the course
will be open as normal

The Clandon Members Open
Competition Weekend Saturday 27th July (Stableford), Sunday 28th July (Medal). To register please call the cabin and book your preferred tee time. You can play anytime of the day but all cards must be complete and signed by
the marker and the player, then handed in. 1st and 2nd prizes as well as nearest the pin and longest drive competition each day. Winners announced on Monday 29th July

Join Today, Play Today, Save Today
Annual memberships are now available all year.
7 days unlimited golf 364 days a year for just £600 – all memberships include 1 child (under 18) free of charge

“The bunkering at Muirfield is marvellous, You could lose your mother in law in that rough” Gary Player

Keep On Golfing!

Gordon Grandison

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