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9th Hole Closure 3rd-7th  & 10th-11th October

Please be aware that we are carrying out extensive drainage work on the 9th hole which will result in the entire hole being out of play during this time. Please note that it will be playable, however, on the weekend of the 8th & 9th of October.

Players are asked to walk the hole using designated routes as set out on the course.

Please accept our apologies for the disruption.

Players are welcome to use the 1st hole on the Little Bristol Course to complete an 18-hole round during this time.

For more information about the works click here.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Golf Operations Team

9th hole works

From the Senior Captains

So three quarters of the year gone with Xmas fast approaching. We have been really lucky having such fantastic weather over the summer-let’s just hope there isn’t too much payback in the winter months.

Firstly, can I congratulate Dave and his team for the fantastic condition of the course. Not just the greens which are fast and true but the condition of the fairways too with such little rainfall are excellent.

Senior’s matches have continued a-pace- though we only now have 3 left in October. We had a very good away win at The Kendleshire 3.5 to 2.5 and completed the double at home 5-1. Their team commented on how good our course was playing. We narrowly lost away at Stockwood Vale 4-3, also lost away at Chippenham 4.5 to 2.5 and had a good thrashing at St Pierre 7-1. The home game at Clevedon was rightly abandoned as it fell on the day of The Queen’s funeral.

Can I take the opportunity to thank Ben and all the catering and bar staff for looking after us so well with our home matches.

Our Wednesday get togethers continue to attract excellent numbers with regularly around 50 playing.

Tony Edwards literally walked away with the August medal with a net 63 (6 clear of his nearest challenger- what a bandit) and September’s medal was won last week by Gordon Wadey with a net 71. Round 6 of our ASDA Trophy was won by Kevin Mortimore with an excellent 42 points.

Seniors continue to show their mettle on a Saturday too-as I type this Pat Boyle has won our stableford today with 42 points (an excellent gross 77 with the greens in some very tricky positions). Neil Luczynski will be 2nd in Div 2 today with 39 points closely followed by Mark Dee with 38.Rob Matthews the week before won the September medal with a superb net 63 and Mike Smith won the stableford the week before with 39 points.

Seniors rule the Saturday comps!!

Hope these sorts of performances translate into the Intersection Match later in October or have we peaked too early.

18 of us are venturing off to Old Thorns next week for our Autumn Break and I’ve run out of my supply of performance enhancing drugs (I just in case anyone was thinking of reporting me).

From The Men’s Captain

Hi all,

We are quickly reaching the end of another golfing season, and as this is the case the days get shorter as most likely will my newsletter, with less to report.

Despite the summer nearing its end, we have been privy to some great end of season golfing weather, and I must start by saying thank you to the green staff. The course is playing great and is in wonderful condition.

On the competition front, we had some big events and order of merit competitions.

Starting on the 3rd of September we had the Committee Cup, which is a Stableford format and Division 1 was won by Barry Gibb (39 points), and Division 2 by Phil Thomas with 40 points.

In the order of merit medal on the 17th of October Rob Matthews won the day with a nett 63 (Gross 78 of 15 handicap), whilst Barry Gibb provided the lowest gross on the day with 74.

Well played guys and great to see Barry Gibb finishing the season strong as he moves into hibernation for the winter to follow his beloved Liverpool!!!

One more that I must add has to be last weekend in the Race to 54 where Pat Boyle cleaned up with 42 points, proving that golden oldies still have a strong presence in the men’s section!!!!

In September we also completed the Singles Scratch knockout where Will Thomas narrowly beat Dan Hayward in the final on the 18th hole. A fitting end that the 1st and 2nd in club champs fought it out. Congratulations on terrific seasons for both of you guys.

On 25th September the Mixed Club championships were held and congratulations to Tony and Nicola Edwards winning with a nett 62. Hopefully you were able to celebrate with some of the booze out the barrel recently won by yourselves!!!!

As the season closes to an end, we still have a few competitions to be decided for the names to go on the boards.

This Saturday sees the Two Bridges trophy, medal event, and good luck to all in the search of board bragging rights.

We also have the completion of the knockouts.

In the pairs, we have the final of Adam Simms / Sam Deacon against last year’s winners Pete Belmore and Gary Taylor.

The singles will be contested by Alex Campbell and Rob Caul.

Good luck to you all in the final’s guys.

With the completion of these competitions in October, we will soon know our Order of Merit winner, who will of course be crowned along with all our other competition winners at the Presentation evening on the 24th of November. Invites will be out soon and look forward to seeing you all then.

The only other one from me, which I know Sue has touched on as well, is our penultimate captain’s charity day on Saturday 8th October which will be a Texas scramble format with each player only allowed 3 clubs and a putter. If you haven’t entered, please do so fast as few limited spaces remain. It is a shot gun start at 08H00 and I look forward to seeing you all then.

In the meantime, enjoy that end of season and take care.


Lady Captains Newsletter


The weather has almost forgotten that it used to be summer, and temperatures have stayed higher than normal, and the long-awaited rain has refused to arrive.  This has allowed us to play lots of golf both at the club and at county and open events around the area.  The greens are back to their lightning fast best, and the course is in great condition.  The Challenge Cups (silver and bronze) were played on Monday 29th August.  The silver Challenge Cup is a nett medal competition for lower handicaps and the Bronze is a stableford competition for higher handicaps.  The Silver cup was won by Pat Grange who score nett 70, winning by 2 strokes from Nicky Edwards.  The Bronze cup was won by Carol Knapp with an impressive 39 points, beating Tracey Turri by 4 points.  We held a qualifier for the county Greensomes and Helen Bradley and Carol Knapp together with Barbara Lewis and Rachael Paul were selected to play for the Bristol scoring an excellent 41 and 39 points respectively; good luck ladies.  The Ailsa Trophy and Plate were also decided in September, with Rachael Paul beating Annie Pryer to win the Trophy and yours truly beating Linda Carney to take the plate – well done and thanks to everyone who took part.  We have the Jenny Hales Bowmaker to look forward to on 30th September and a big field is competing for this complex but enjoyable competition with Jenny herself coming to see us off.  On the county front, Bev Hill and Annie Pryer narrowly lost (on the last hole) in the semi-final of the County Handicap foursomes played away against Westonbirt.  A brilliant achievement to get so far ladies – very well done.

The Ladies away weekend took place at The Vale Resort near Cardiff from 16-18 September.  During 3 days of glorious weather, 3 rounds of golf were played around eating, drinking, and relaxing at the resort.  The Bryan Meadows Trophy was played for on Saturday 17th and in a fun day, on a very quirky course, Annie Heatherson was victorious with 35 points.  It was lovely to host 22 ladies on the weekend and to get back into socialising together as well as playing golf.  There were lots of smiling faces and the resort looked after us very well.

The Alliance season has finally finished and over the penultimate 2 matches (at home to Bath and Lansdown) we managed to gain 21 points, making us mathematically safe in division 2 ; an excellent effort from everyone who played.  The final match at Bath (away) was most enjoyable as both sides had ensured they would remain in Division 2 by then.  We managed to take a very creditable 6 points at this very enjoyable course.  The mid-handicap league has already completed all of their fixtures and is still waiting for the overall league results, though we are expecting to be well-placed. We played one friendly in September, the rescheduled fixture at Shirehampton and the 3 teams from the Bristol fought close matches, sadly losing on the last few holes – many thanks for representing the Bristol ladies.

In October, we all are looking forward to the last roll of honour competition of the season, the M&N trophy.  This is a pairs better-ball competition and will be played on Sunday 23rd October – book early to avoid disappointment.  This year’s presentation evening will be on Thursday 24th November and all prize winners will shortly be contacted to invite them along for the evening.

Finally, there’s another Captain’s Charity event on Saturday 8th October.  the 4-ball betterball, 3 clubs and a putter, format should be great fun and always makes me wonder why I carry so many clubs when I play.  Your generosity this year so far has been immense, and we’d be really grateful for your continued support.  Unfortunately, I can’t be there but the day will be just as much fun (if not more) without me.  On the charity front, a massive thanks to Cathy baker who managed to raise more than £625 with her sponsored slim…oh as well as losing 2.5 stones.  Thanks Cathy and very well done!

Well, that’s enough from me, enjoy the rest of the season and I hope the weather doesn’t break too soon.  Take care everyone, Sue.