Men’s Golf Blog

Having spent months writing about the endless rain, course closures and temporary greens, I now find myself slightly worried by how dry and scorched our golf course has become. I’m sure many of you have hit your longest ever drives at various holes, even I have!

In the last blog I mentioned how enjoyable it was to sit with a drink on the terrace on a sunny day. I don’t know if I unwittingly sold a vision to fellow members but so many are now enjoying the terrace and gardens, I can barely find a seat! I’ll be ordering food and drinks by telephone from outside the Tulloch Clinic at this rate. Do please treat yourselves to a holiday!

Good to see matches being played in the 4BBB knockout. Well done to the early match-winners and I hope all players enjoyed their matches.

There are just a few spaces left in Saturdays Founders Cup and George Gadd Medal. Somebody will win two trophies and be immortalised on two boards. I hope we see some great scoring but conditions are challenging, accuracy will be key, and good putting as ever.

I’m delighted to report on another hole-in-one! Congratulations to Derek Lyons who aced the 7th from the white tee on Monday last.

I’ve been asked to remind members of certain parts of the Club’s dress code. Very simple, all you have to remember is:
♣ Ankle Socks – white, that’s all, and you are even allowed to wear trainer liners, in white. Not blue or black or navy, just WHITE!
♣ Long socks – any colour, but only one colour. No ‘interesting’ stripes or diamond patterns.
♣ Shirts – i.e. polo shirts, not difficult, with a collar, and they MUST be tucked in. Untucked shirts don’t make your tummy look smaller btw.
♣ Shorts – tailored is the word. Cargo shorts, with big baggy pockets on the legs, are very handy when gardening, but are not acceptable for golf.

This is not difficult, just like every golf club in the country, in fact more flexible than many. I also hope the gentleman I spoke to recently about practice on the course, after observing him play 3 balls from the same spot by the 8th fairway, will read this and will also cease wearing his below-the-knee cargo shorts …

If you recently found a 56 degree Taylormade wedge on the course, possibly near the 12th tee, lost on July 15th, can you please make contact with Rob Findlay via the Club.


This new wedge has an all black Dynamic Gold shaft and a black and red grip, quite distinctive.

Look out for a communication shortly re. September and October golf at Roehampton Club. I’m looking to arrange some Captain and Pro matches, possibly starting during this month, as I get the feeling many of you want to give me a good pasting!

Enjoy your golf and keep those shirts tucked in !

Gerry Dennigan | Men’s Golf Captain