This past weekend saw the 26th annual Club Championship played at Wellow Golf Club, Romsey.

The hot weather during the week helped to firm up the course and quickened the green’s speed just in time for the clubs’ most sought after Prize.

The 36 hole competition, played over the Saturday and Sunday was contested on a calm and pleasant Saturday morning, with the wind picking up on the Sunday, this only added another aspect to an already tight and challenging course.



The standard of play was high, despite the added pressure of yearlong bragging rights within the club. The juniors especially showed their spirit for the competition. Junior captain Lewis Sutton and last year’s Captain Zak Leigh both


played well and will have their handicaps reduced as a result, with Zak shooting a very impressive 77, seven under his handicap on Saturday.












The eventual winner was Billy Ray. Billy, who holds a handicap of 1, finished on top with a total gross score of 143, four strokes ahead of future Wellow Star, junior, Rick Zhou (4 handicap). The two were paired together on both days and with multiple birdie exchanges and mixed fortunes for each player around the greens, resulted in an exciting and well contested finish to the championship.


Wellow’s growing Ladies section were also out in force competing for their Club Championship and the Embley Cup. Sue Lanham won the main event with a gross score of 172, which now means she has won the past 4 years in a row. Laurie Wallace picked up the Embley cup with an impressive Nett 69 on Sunday.


Special thanks to Club President Ken Parker who acted as 1st Tee starter on both days, Club Captains Gillian Whalvin and Kevin Porter and their committees for helping to put on another great Championship weekend of golf at Wellow.


Lastly, the day will not be forgotten by Mr. John Dowling as he achieved his first Hole-in-One on Ryedown #9.


Congratulations to John and all the prize winners.

Wellow Junior Section – June 2017


Wellow Junior Section May 2017 Monthly Report

The May Junior Medal was won by Lewis Sutton with a nett score of 67.

Captain’s Day- Junior Winning- George Ludlam 49 points

Our 1st round match in the Poppy Golf competition against Bramshaw ,  took place on Sunday 28th May. Wellow won the match by 4 holes. Our next opponents are Stoneham away.

Our 2nd round match of the Greenjackets competition took place at Wellow, when we were narrowly beaten by Barton on Sea with  just 2 points separating the teams playing a Stableford format.

The Spring/ Summer Training programme for the Juniors has been progressing well under the leadership of Danny Harris. We have attracted 3 new juniors which hopefully will continue to stay with us and develop into active players with handicaps. They are now actively pursuing getting handicaps , which will allow them to play in our competitions.

Our Grass Roots competition is scheduled for Monday 19th June in the evening. Notices have been posted in the clubhouse to attract volunteers to play.


As part of the Junior Sections objective to find new players, a fun evening was arranged and took place on 30th May. In the afternoon a medal competition was held for those with Congu handicaps and a 9 hole stableford competition was played by the younger juniors from the new blue tee boxes. This was followed up with a social evening for juniors, parents and friends when teams made up of parents and juniors, undertook 6 different disciplines including crazy golf, putting, boules, chipping, bunker play and a quiz. A total of 26 people attended the fun night which finished with a supper and drinks. A lot of thanks goes out to Jan Board, Gill Lobb, Jane Leigh , Dave Board and Billy Ray, who organized the evening. Hopefully we will attract new juniors when the word gets around about the fun and events which took place that evening. Lastly a warm welcome to our three new young members Elliot Herd, Harrison Young and George Tanner       


David Board                  1st June  2017.