The ladies of Lutterworth Golf Club got together for their annual Christmas party and presentation evening. The gentlemen of the committee and the professionals, dressed in dinner jackets, greeted the ladies as they arrived and then waited on at table to serve the Christmas meal. The new Lady Captain Liz Toney gave her thanks to everyone and wished them a successful 2013/2014 season and this was followed by the presentation of trophies to last season’s competition winners . The highlight of the evening though had to be 'The Full Monty' performed by Lee Challinor and Dan Bailey (Club Professionals), Ben Benoist (Vice Captain), Tony Rogers (ex President) and Kim Ward (member). Tastefully performed, the troupe provided great entertainment with their version of the hilarious dance routine. The festivities were concluded with dancing to the excellent disco provided by Roadblock Mobile Disco
Members of Lutterworth Golf Club and friends gathered round the first tee on Sunday 1st December to watch incoming Men's, Ladies' and Junior's Captains, Hugh McClean, Elizabeth Toney and Andrew Skerratt, accompanied on the Tee by President Peter Gemmell, hit the first drives of their Captain's year down the first fairway in time honoured tradition. The drive-in was followed by drinks and hot food in the clubhouse. The Captain's charities to benefit this year from their fundraising activities are the Myton Hospice and Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.
Lutterworth Golf Club is currently working with the Leicestershire and Rutland County Golf Partnership development officer, Jade Boggust, to 'grow the game' and has already successfully run a series of 'Get into Golf' lessons for beginners and improvers. Look out for new courses starting in the New Year. With lower winter green fees, great golf and food deals there is no better time to play the course; contact the Club Secretary or Professional for details on 01455 552532.
The Golf Club currently has availability for all categories of membership and has an option where a joining fee is not applicable. All applications are welcome.
JON BARR achieves Master Greenkeeper Certificate
Many congratulations go to Lutterworth’s Head Greenkeeper, Jon Barr who has become the 63rd BIGGA member to achieve Master Greenkeeper status. Jon, who began his studies seven years ago, has studied during the evenings over the last three or four months after a hard day at work to give him the best chance of passing the final, stage three Case Study and Technical Examination. Recognised as a prestigious greenkeeping industry award, the Certificate is achieved in three stages.
In Stage One, a minimum of 200 credits must be earned for various formal and informal education and training and for years of greenkeeping experience. To progress to stage two and three, candidates must have 10 years working as a greenkeeper, 3 years working as a Head Greenkeeper/Course Manager/Superintendent and 2 years on their current golf course in the position of Head Greenkeeper/Course Manager/Superintendent.
Stage Two involves an assessment of golf course operation by two Master Greenkeepers during the growing season and covers staff organisation, financial management, record and stock control, management communication, course development programme, maintenance compound, machinery and irrigation and course presentation.
The Final Stage Three involves sitting two, three hour examinations, a Case Study and a Technical paper.
Thanks to Jon’s hard work, Lutterworth has a Golf Course that is recognised as one of the best in the area. Very well done!
The winners of the October draw were Bob Allsopp who won the first prize of £100 and Carol Chislett who won the second prize of £25.
The second retail evening organised by Leanne Bayliss was a roaring success. Tickets were priced at just £2 and included a glass of mulled wine, nibbles and a complimentary raffle ticket. Over 200 people enjoyed the festive fayre on display, eager to 'bag' an early Christmas present. Stalls included children’s toys, cards, sweets, clothing, golf attire and assessories, cosmetics, handbags and accessories, fragrances, soaps, flower arrangements, home-ware, handcrafted jewellery, candles, Christmas decorations, lingerie, dog treats and accessories, health and beauty products, beauty treatments, even teeth whitening.
The evening raised £603.25 for the “Children with Cancer UK” charity.
Lutterworth Town Mayor’s charities, LOROS, the Community of Grace Hostel and the Lutterworth Golf Clubhouse itself, look set to benefit from the second Bonfire night and Professional Firework display held at the Golf Club on Saturday 2nd November.
It was a huge success even though the weather tried its best to dampen proceedings with squally gusts of wind on the tail of the Jude storm. This did not deter the residents of Lutterworth and surrounding villages who turned out in their droves. The Deputy Town Mayor of Lutterworth, Philip Toye lit the bonfire, which was soon ablaze lighting up the faces of the spectators young and old alike. This was followed by a wonderful display of fireworks, which lit up the skies of Lutterworth. A fun fair was on site for the children and a bar serving drinks was available for the adults as well as hot food for everyone.
The organisers would like to thank all Sponsors, Suppliers, Lutterworth Rugby Club Under 15's, Lutterworth Town Council, Rebecca Louise Catering, the Bar and House Committee, Office Staff and Professionals at Lutterworth Golf Club and the incredible team of marshalls and helpers, all of whom made the evening an outstanding success.
Lastly, many thanks to everyone who came along and supported the event; the Club looks forward to welcoming them all again at the Lutterworth Golf Club Summer Social Evening in 2014.
Lutterworth Golf Club was the inaugural winner of the Triella Cup at Lutterworth on Monday, 16th September. The team consisted of Trevor Atkinson, Raj Nataly, Peter Williams, Mick Fisher, Colin Shephard, Doug Anderson, Barry Netrval-Scott and Stan Dewhirst who played single stableford matches against Whetstone Golf Club and Ullesthorpe Golf Club. Captain for the day, Trevor, said it was a great team performance with 4 of our players scoring over 30 points in very difficult windy conditions. The venue for next year's match is Whetstone Golf Club who finished runners up. Match score Lutterworth 188 points, Whetstone 176 points and Ullesthorpe 175 points.
On Tuesday 1st October the 16th green is to be lytagged to assist with drainage and therefore the temporary green will be in use for the winter months.
The 15th green will also be treated in the top left hand corner and this area will be GUR.
Congratulations to Kate Frankham who has won the Leicestershire & Rutland County Girls Championship. The competition was played at Scraptoft on the 7th July over 36 holes. Congratulations also go to Kati Powell aged 11 who won the 9-hole girls championship for girls with junior handicaps above 36.
Lee Challinor and Dan Bailey both had very successful days winning morning and afternoon and progressing to the semi-finals where they have been drawn to play each other. They are scheduled to play at 8:30 tomorrow and the winner will play in the final at around 12:30. They would very much appreciate support from any members who are able to come and watch tomorrow.
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Barry Galpin & Steve Davenport represented the club in The Daily Mail Foursomes on Sunday. They had to play at a neutral course (Kilworth) due to both Lutterworth and Kibworth being closed. They lost a close match at the 17th hole.
Lutterworth's team of Andy Potts, Craig Butterfield, Neville Townsend, Hugh McClean & Peter Brough defeated Atherstone 4-1 in the second round of the Mail on Sunday Classic Team Knockout Competition
Sadly Barry Boffey, a Past Captain and member for almost 45 years, passed away on Friday 11th January 2013 aged 85 years. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, 30th January 2013 at All Saints Parish Church, Narborough LE19 2GL at 3.00 pm and then 4.30 pm at Heart of England Crematorium, Nuneaton, CV11 6WZ. Refreshments afterwards at Narborough Bowling Club (entrance next to Nat West Bank in the centre of the village near to the Narborough Arms and opposite the florists).