Kirtlington Golf Club
Gary Quainton Retail Manager
Hope you all had a great week, and all set for this weekend's Presentation Night - Look out for the photos in next week's edition!
This week we have lots to report on including magnificent numbers in last week's Senior Stableford of over 70 players taking part along with a brief Senior AGM report.
Pro Shop News with New Winter arrivals and Christmas Gift ideas along with Greenkeeper updates from around the course. We begin this week's edition with news on the newly launched Winter Mid-Week Stableford bash.
A big thank-you to all those that took part, we had a total of 32 players which was fantastic to see in November. The overall winner was Graham Kelly with 38 points just finishing ahead of Pete Milton who was second on Countback, in third place was Gerry Shaw with 37 points.
For full results click here:
The next Mid Week Stableford Bash is on Wednesday 21st December.
WINTER RULES NOW APPLY
On Friday Winter Rules were added: Any ball lying on a closely mown area may be lifted and cleaned, then replaced within 6 inches of where it lay, not nearer the hole.
The ball must be marked before being lifted.
Pro Shop News
In the Pro Shop we have been busy placing pre-orders for 2017 visiting the Titleist and FootJoy showroom which was held at Frilford Heath last Monday. Winter Essentials!
Be prepared and get your winter essentials, and be ready for the cold mornings like the photo below taken last Tuesday from the 5th Tee on a beautiful crisp and icy morning!
Winter Warmers include:
Men's & Ladies Glenmuir Fleece Snood & Beanie @ £11.95
Titleist & FJ Beanies @ £13.95
Men's Rain Day Bonus Pack - Comes with 1 Pair of Rain Grip Gloves FJ Rain Towel @ £25.00
Ladies FJ Wintersof Winter Gloves Warm, Waterproof Fleece! @ £21.00
FootJoy Winter Mitts @ £25.00
Masters Thinsulate Winter Mitts @ £19.99
Masters Winter Mitts @ £11.99
The popular FJ Winter Boots are now back in Stock for both Men's and Ladies Was £90.00 Now @ £69.95
The FJ Boot provides waterproof protection in the severest of wet weather ground conditions - try in store or ask in the Pro Shop to order in.
Seniors Report Seniors AGM
On the Wed 9th Nov 2016 the Seniors Section AGM was held and was attended by 24 members. Reports were given by the retiring Seniors Captain, Clarrie, and from the Secretary and Treasurer. All three reports emphasized the growth of the section which now has more than 70 members regularly playing in competitions. After the presentation of the Senior Medal and Stableford Competitions were made the following were elected to serve for 2016/7
Election of Officers
Captain - Larry Blackwell
Vice-Captain - Stuart Weston
Secretary - Gerry Shaw
Treasurer - Clarrie Haynes
Fixtures Secretary - Jim Lodge
Election of Committee Members
Committee 1 Chris McNulty
Committee 2 John Duffin
Committee 3 Pete Milton
Committee 4 John Barr
Committee 5 Graham Fullagar
Committee 6 Ian Walton
After the Elections the new captain thanked the hard work put in by Clarrie during his captains year and he was presented with a small token of thanks from the section.
On Thurs 10th Nov a total of 74 Seniors played in the monthly Stableford and Brian Baker produced the best result with a 42 points winning Division 2.
Div 1 1st John Carr 39 Pts 2nd Mike Thompson 38 Pts 3rd Ian Gordon 37Pts (cb)
Div 2 1st Brian Baker 42 Pts 2nd Robin Briggs 40 Pts 3rd Gerry Shaw 38Pts (cb)
Texas Scramble - this annual event is being held on Dec 19th. The meat prizes for this event are provided by the Captain and Vice-Captain and the light meal afterwards from seniors funds.
Please support the draw by providing prizes and buying tickets as proceeds from this are an important source for the Charity donations from the Senior section.
Signing up sheet is on the Seniors Board.
Lots of work is now being carried out on the bunkers at present reshaping and topping these up with new fresh sand, holes 1 and 2 are now complete with the rest of the course being carried out over the winter.
Follow the Greenkeepers on Twitter Competition News In the Junior Termly Stableford on Sunday this was won by visitor Grace Boag-Matthews from North Oxford with 42 points followed in second place by Izy Edwards with 36 points.
In the Ladies Stableford Weekend Stableford on Sunday the winner was Margaret Moggridge with 34 points, in second place was Jackie Thompson with 30 points and in third place was Sandra Chamberlain 29 Points.
Jack FM Charity Texas Scramble in aid of Helen & Douglas House
(Some Photos from last year's Jack FM Golf Day)
After the success of last year's Charity Golf Day with Jack Fm here are the details for this years one:
Monday 12th December
18 Hole Texas Scramble £200+VAT per team (4 players) to include full English Breakfast on arrival with sit down 3 course Christmas dinner afterwards.
Places are filling up fast for the Jack FM Charity Christmas Texas Scramble; we are pleased to announce that Award Winning Close-Up Magician Sam Strange will once again be entertaining golfers following their round.
See one of Sam's videos here https://vimeo.com/68710984
Entry Sheets can be found in the Main Corridor of the Clubhouse or by clicking here
The perfect Christmas gift
If you’re after some extra warmth this winter then look no further than Glenmuir’s fantastic box sets. We have cashmere zip-neck sweater sets, packs of socks as well as woolly hat and neck warmer gift boxes too – ideal for this time of year.
Reserve yours here
Order a trolley, get a bag half price
Until the 20th November 2016, we are running a fantastic offer with our friends at Motocaddy. When you purchase an electric trolley – selected models only, including the recently launched S1 DHC trolley – you will get a Motocaddy cart bag at half price. Time to treat yourself?
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