LADIES SECTION – 2017 RALLY

WELLOW GOLF CLUB 2017 SPRING RALLY


The ladies season is off and running. On May 10th 2017, The section hosted the Ladies Spring Rally.

The day saw over 120 ladies making up 17 teams, arrived from all over Hampshire on a beautiful sunny day, a vast contrast to last year’s very wet and windy start to their day.

So with spirits high and the sun shining, a shotgun start was scheduled for 9am, with the Wellow Lady members making sure all the teams found their correct starting points.

 

The day was a great success.  The combination of a lovely presented course, pleasant weather and good food, meant that the reviews from the visiting ladies were very positive.

The club also managed to raise £365 for the Captains Charity , Meningitis Now .

 Spring Rally Results

FIRST PLACE :  Gosport and Stokes Bay   175 points

SECOND PLACE :  Bramshott Hill   164 points

THIRD PLACE : Barton-on-Sea Golf Club  159 points (on countback)

FOURTH PLACE :  Hamptworth Golf Club   159 points

 

 

NEAREST THE PIN : A9- 5ft 11in   Sue Jacobs   Hamptworth

NEAREST THE PIN : B8- 5ft 2in   Karin Williams    Barton-on-Sea

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL


OTHER RESULTS

The closed meeting was won by Sue Lanham and the County Centenary Foursomes was won by Sue Wren and Marilyn Daish. The pair now go on to play at Hockley Golf club in October.


Reminder

COFFEE MORNING – SEPTEMBER 6th 2017

This event is always one of the most popular dates in our calendar. Visitors from all over sign up for our coffee mornings each year.

There are a few spaces available still, but must act quick to secure you place.  The day will see plenty of stalls set up, together with the ever popular cake stand.

If you need more information, then send us an email at info@wellowgolfclub.co.uk

So what are you waiting for?  Come and join us here at Wellow Golf Club.

 


Note to current members.

Look out for Danny’s New Clinic Dates in the Changing room and the notice boards.

Also see the boards for all the forthcoming events i.e friendlies/mixed matches and other competitions

 

Wellow Juniors- January 2017 Monthly Report

Wellow Junior Section  

2017 Season Preview 


 

The New  HAMPSHIRE JUNIOR LEAGUE (HJL)

South West Hants Junior League (SWHJL)has now been replaced with a new league called the Hampshire Junior League, which will be known as HJL.

This is supplemented with a Junior Academy league which caters for new juniors taking up golf and will  be for handicaps 36 to 54. A special short course will be used covering 9 holes totaling approx. 2000 yards.

A total of 5 teams will compete this year, namely Barton, Stoneham, Bramshaw, Romsey and Wellow.

The first fixture was held  on 22nd April. Wellow came second in the HJL and fourth in the Academy League. This was a great result and it appeared everyone enjoyed the new competition. The next scheduled fixture on 6th May at Stoneham will have to be rearranged.


Upcoming

We are scheduled to play Barton in the next round of the Green Jackets competition on Sunday 21st May at Wellow.

We have been drawn to play Bramshaw in the 1st round of the Poppy Golf competition again at home.


Danny’s Clinics

Danny Harris has put together a Spring/ Summer Training programme for the Juniors. We are placing a lot of importance on this programme and other activities to try and recruit more juniors to the section.


Lastly…..

The Easter Raffle took place under the guidance of Gill Lobb and Jane Leigh. A princely sum of 133 pounds was raised mainly through the generosity of our membership.

 

 

David Board                  1st May  2017.

Junior Organiser

 

 

 

LADIES SECTION – UPDATE

BOOK SALE AND COFFEE MORNING


BOOK SALE

The annual book and jigsaw puzzle sale is going well and all funds are in aid of the Lady Captain’s Charity. Grab some books while you still can at only 50p each. Also a few jigsaws are still available .


COFFEE MORNING – SEPTEMBER 6th 2017

This event is always one of the most popular dates in our calendar. Visitors from all over sign up for our coffee mornings each year.

There are a few spaces available still, but must act quick to secure you place.  The day will see plenty of stalls set up, together with the ever popular cake stand.

If you need more information, then send us an email at info@wellowgolfclub.co.uk

So what are you waiting for?  Come and join us here at Wellow Golf Club.

 


Note to current members.

Look out for Danny’s New Clinic Dates in the Changing room and the notice boards.

Also see the boards for all the forthcoming events i.e friendlies/mixed matches and other competitions

 

Wellow Juniors through to second round !

Wellow Junior Section

Welcome to March 2017.
Sunday March 12th saw Wellow Juniors beat Blackmoor juniors to get through the 1st round of the Greenjackets competition. The team of Rick Zhou, Zak Leigh & Michael Hillman got 83 stableford points to Blackmoors 70 points. I must mention Rick’s amazing round of a gross 68 (he was playing off of 4). Congratulations to the all the team.

Gill Lobb (acting Junior organiser)

Wellow Greenkeepers

Course Report: Winter Works Continues……

 

Winter Course Report (Feb)

Two months on from the last meeting the general weather situation is still good for this time of year. Winter is on our side at present with only a handful of closures and some of these have been caused by the fog,

During the milder spells we are noticing some growth so Tees and Aprons are being cut once a week along with Fairways.


BUNKERS

The main focus this month has been bunker work, the first stage is to edge and tidy the bunker and then we are adding new sand where needed.

I have also had a mini digger on hire this week and have been targeting the bunkers that seem to hold water after rainfall.

A1 left hand side has now got an internal trench leading to a soakaway and will have new sand all over, A4 front bunker has got a small soakaway in and will have new sand.

A8 right hand side fairway bunker has had a pipe and soakaway installed, B9 green side has got a small soakaway with existing drainage being checked, B3 back bunker and C1 fairway bunker have had soakaways put in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the colder weather we have been doing tree work behind B2 green, in the copse to the right of A7 carry and alongside B1 Tee.

 

GREENS

The greens are still looking very good for this time of the year with only Four greens suffering from disease scars and my only conclusion is that these areas have come under stress during the summer months possibly in very warm temperatures so we need to be applying more water to these greens.

 

The sarell rollers have been used again this month for some surface aeration.

Applications this month are Iron and Fungicide and Seaweed andsoil penetrant.

 

A big thank you to all the members who put some money in the greenkeepers box, the lads and I went out for a nice meal and some drinks which was great for a bit of team bonding.

 

Simon Justice

Head Greenkeeper

MARCH MADNESS PRIZE GIVEAWAY

MULTIPLE PRIZES GIVEN AWAY EACH WEEK THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF MARCH


 

TO WIN:

1-Find the win code on our website using clue given. wincode example: [ 2-4-1 GOLF]

2- Using the CONTACT, form email us your name, address and win code.

3- 2 Prizes drawn at random each week. If successful you will be emailed and sent a voucher for your prize.

 

Terms and conditions

£44/fourball

  • Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays)
  • Booking required
  • Proper Golf attire and golf shoes are required
  • Voucher will be sent via Post to given address
  • Valid  until September 30th 2017

2-4-1 Green fee.

  • Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays)
  • Booking required
  • Proper Golf attire and golf shoes are required
  • Voucher will be sent Via Post to given address
  • Valid until September 30th 2017

2-4-1 Main course in the clubhouse

  • Choices must be from the MAIN MEALS MENU, found at the bar.
  • Excludes skittles, function and buffet menus.
  • May be used any day of the week.
  • Booking preferred but not essential
  • Voucher will be sent via Post to given address
  • Valid  until December 31st 2017

Free Bottle of Wine with your meal on Sunday

  • Minimum 3 persons
  • At least 2 must order a main course.
  • Sundays only
  • Valid  until December 31st 2017
  • Voucher will be sent via Post to given address

3 for the price of 2 lessons with Danny Harris.

  • Based on the standard £22/half hour.
  • Booking required – 01794 323833
  • Valid until December 31st 2017

To receive prizes, the chosen winners must have a UK address. Maximum one prize per week.

 

If you have  questions please email Billy at info@wellowgolfclub.co.uk.

Danny’s Blog- Do lessons work?

Do lessons work?

and 

Does modern equipment make much difference?

Here we go again, these months really are going by fast, it’ll be Christmas again soon! 

You may be aware that golf as a sport is struggling! New comers to the game are falling, despite the game being easier to access and as affordable as it has ever been! I intend to run beginner and improvement  classes in the coming months, so if you have relatives, friend or work colleagues that are thinking of taking up the game, please keep your eyes peeled for some upcoming dates on the website and social media.


So, this months topic covers two very common questions we get asked here in the shop.

Do lessons work?

and

Does this modern equipment make much difference?

The answer to the first question is, well yes. If you can find a good coach and you are able to “listen” and work on the things you’ve been told, the trouble is there so much information on the Internet now, videos and various sites offering you the secret to better golf.  

It’s very easy to get yourself in a right mess, trying to improve the wrong thing! Some of the things online are so confusing and to be honest “ridiculous “.  I don’t even understand some of the information being thrown around.

 

“I’ve always believed to be a good coach you have to be a good communicator”

Listen to Butch Harmon or the great John Jacobs (RIP) and you’ll know what I mean. They speak in a way that even my Granny can understand.

Below is a quote I lifted from a Facebook page group I’m a member off. 

“Bad trail elbow flexion/extension rates  and lead wrist radial/Ulnar movements tend to be the biggest causes of golfers hitting the ground behind the ball.”

I know I’m a not the smartest guy, but seriously!! It’s language like that that scare golfers away from taking lessons.

 I find it all rather worrying, now I promise you I won’t use language like that in a lesson. It’s massively important to me that my pupil understands why they hit a poor shot, and what they need to do to improve it and how they are going to do that. Whether it’s doing simple exercises at home or hitting balls at a range, which again is pupil dependent.


So anyway I’ll get off my soap box and get back to the original questions.

Do lessons really work?

Well if you take a look at last months medal winners and their crazy scores (a nett 58, and three 64’s), they have all had a lesson or taking lessons and reaping the rewards.

To answer my second question, does modern equipment make a difference? Two of the guys mentioned above have recently bought new equipment from Neil and myself following our advice! So I think we can safely say YES, equipment can make a difference and YES lessons can and do WORK.

That’s enough for now, please let me know what you think of my ramblings and any topics you would like me to cover.

Let’s hope the warmer weather is not too far away.

 

Danny

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Wellow GC and Spire Southampton Hospital presents….

Wellow GC and Spire Southampton Hospital presents Mark Frame


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Members and Non-Members welcome.

DATE: Saturday 11th March

VENUE: Wellow Golf Club Clubhouse