10 Oct

October Newsletter

KEN SCHOFIELD VISITS CLANDON GOLF
“Do you know how many of the great courses started with a portacabin” Ken Schofield’s comments after he visited Clandon Golf last week. Ken was executive director of the European Tour for over 30 years raising the tour’s turnover from £100,000 to over £200 million. Europe used to get one entry to the American Open. Ken changed all that and also elevated the Ryder Cup to an even higher status. Ken was awarded the CBE for services to golf and earlier this year inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame

CLOCKS GO BACK
Summer time officially ends on Sunday 27th October when the clocks go back one hour. As days get shorter it’s not uncommon for the ‘winter blues’ to set in. Doctors have long recognised ‘winter blues’ as a medical condition.

PLAY MORE GOLF
There’s no better treatment for ‘Winter blues’ than a game of golf. Fresh air, natural light, exercise and our stunning course
will lift your mood and make you feel good

CLANDON GOLF COMPETITION OCTOBER
Stableford
Winner Alan Sivewright – 40 points (19)
Second Tim Cro – 34 points (11)
Longest drive & nearest the pin Brian Bilham.
Medal competition cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

WINTER RULES
We’ve already been asked when do “Winter rules apply?”. In fact Winter rules are not ‘officially’ part of the rules of golf, they only appear in the appendix which gives local clubs powers so that their courses are playable in adverse weather conditions.

Winter rules, or “preferred lies” normally focus on gaining relief only on the fairway, when a course is very muddy or waterlogged and shots plug into the ground producing an unhittable lie. Anywhere outside of the fairway, including the rough, then a player must play it as it lies.

2012 was the second wettest year ever, since records began but the conditions at Clandon Golf never warranted ‘Winter rules’ as the course is set on natural chalk downland, drains very, very quickly.

But while we believe the rules of golf to be sacred and essential, bending them just a little sometimes, providing you are not in a competition and your partner is in agreement and if it makes your round more fun. Why not? Surely that’s what recreational golf is all about.

GOLF SOCIETIES WELCOME
Don’t delay – book today and secure your society dates, you will be
pleasantly surprised at our extremely competitive society rates. We can offer
bacon/sausage roll and coffee on arrival from Tee on the Green, plus other refreshments available during your visit, 18 fabulous holes of golf, and 20% off food and drink at the
Onslow Arms afterwards. Contact Gordon Grandison (General Manager) 01483 451867

COME & JOIN GEOFFREY’S TEXAS SCRAMBLE EVERY TUESDAY MORNING AT 9.30AM
******NOTE Returning to 9.30am start*******
PGA Professional Geoffrey Legouix’s Tuesday Roll Up is now run as a 9 Hole Texas Scramble. It’s great fun, meet new players and pick up a tip from Geoffrey as you go round. Cost just £10 green fees. There is also a beginners group session at 2pm, cost £5.

TIP OF THE MONTH – PLAY SAFE
Thousands of golfers wreck their score by trying to be a hero. Sometimes you have to give up a shot to get out of the rough, a bad lie or to get position. An extra shot will not kill a round a disaster hole might.

SUPER SENIORS SPECIAL CONTINUES!
Due to the success of our Super Seniors Special every Thursday, it has been extended into November Just to remind you it is £5.00 for 9 Holes, and £10 for 18 Holes.

NEW TWILIGHT TIMES FROM 28th OCTOBER
Weekdays-
18 Holes after 1pm is £12.50. 9 Holes after 2.30pm is £7.50.
Weekends-
18 Holes after 1pm is £15.00. 9 Holes after 2.30 pm is £10.00.

TEE ON THE GREEN
As we are into the Autumn/Winter period, we wIll continue to offer our service with delicious hot food to the golfers, 7 days per week, reduced hours from 8am to 12pm weekdays, weekends 8am to 2pm. Please support them as much as possible.

Clandon Golf
01483 451867
www.clandongolf.co.uk
gordon.grandison@clandongolf.co.uk

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