Men’s Golf Blog

It’s always great to play with Simon Butler and Dan Birn, so I was really pleased when they signed up for the first Captain and Pro match of the season, with Wesley Byatt partnering me.

It’s fair to say that the rough played a part in this match though some of my golf was also ‘interesting’ at times to say the least! All square after 9 holes with 5 holes halved then 3 birdies from Wes, and a nett birdie from me suddenly had us 3 up through 13, and with the rough playing its part, the match ended on the 15th. Thoroughly enjoyable game and good company. It was great to watch Wes hit some fine golf shots, and offer some tips and advice to each of us. Thank you all gentlemen, and my profuse apologies for forgetting to have a group photo taken.

The Captain and Pro matches are already fully subscribed but I hope to add a few more dates shortly with one pair on my ‘reserve list’.

There must be something about being on a reserve list that inspires those who eventually get a spot in a competition. Iain Welsh finally got into the Founders Cup at 8.30pm on Friday evening, and I joked that he’d probably win it. On Saturday afternoon, walking on a Yorkshire beach, I checked the leader board on my phone and there he was with a 65 net! This was just enough for a one-shot victory over Michael Lever, with Giles O’Flynn in 3rd place with 67 nett. Congratulations to Iain, and I look forward to presenting him the Cup at the Men’s Golf dinner in November.

This Sunday we have our first Club Roll-up since … 2019 in fact! We’ve had to do things differently from the old-style meet up in the Club Café, with a panic stricken committee member being showered with fivers, trying to sort out cards, names, payments etc. I won’t repeat all the details you will have received from Tristan but it’s pleasing to see that 27 players have signed up for this competition via Intelligent Golf and now await the draw for partners and tee time. Play well chaps!

Summer has finally arrived, and we finally get to wear shorts when playing, which means we can see your socks, Gentlemen. Please be reminded that your ankle socks must be WHITE, not black like those of the chap I observed playing yesterday evening, also with untucked shirt … grrrrrrrr. There is a dress code (click here) and a standard we wish to uphold, just like any Golf Club in the country. Please take note!

So for now, try to stay out of the rough, tuck your shirts in, repair your pitch marks, and enjoy your golf!

Gerry Dennigan, Men’s Golf Captain