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Greetings from Mr Captain!

Last night I had the privilege of watching the Sitwell Gladiators Scratch team take on the best that Silkstone had to offer. We had a mountain to climb and we were 3rd in the division 4 points behind Tankersley.
My Spice Boys turned up determined to get the maximum points possible. The first out was Scary Spice(Mark) who did their best player on the 17th after a real scrap. Next to go was Posh Spice( Mike) who took the match down the 18th and then blew it. Third to go off was Short Spice (Russ) who ground his opponent into the ground winning on the 16th. Last to go was Old Spice (Haggers) first time out this year. It’s fair to say he was struggling at first 4 down after 3 holes. He battled hard and some of his shots on the last 3 holes were inspiring. It went down the 18th all Square. Haggers drive was perfect with the opposition in the trees. He chipped out and was still behind Steve. His 3rd shot left him a six footer for par. Up stepped Steve to fluff a chip onto the green leaving a 30 footer for a birdie. Steve rolled it up inside the bin lid for his par and his partner missed his putt to give us the point.
We ended up winning 6-2. Now over to Tankersley they were imploding under the pressure and ended up losing 7-1 to Wath.
The nett result means that the mighty Sitwell are now in Division 1 for the first time in their history.
Thanks to all members of the Squad for their performances over the season. Thanks to all the supporters it’s not easy being out in the pouring rain. A special thanks to all the caddies over the season with a special mention to Indiana Jones,s dad. Mike could not have managed without the support and mentoring from Dr Jones senior.
Bring on the 2020 season in the promised land.
Mr Captain


Unfortunately due to complications carrying out essential work on the irrigation on the 5th hole, this will be on a temporary green today.
As we are not permitted to hold a qualifying competition on a temporary green with an non-conforming cup, we have had no option but to postpone today’s Medal A.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused, however it is essential this is carried out in preparation for the work to once and for all resolve the issues we’ve had with the 5th green which is due to start next Wednesday.

Steve Bell
Club Secretary

10th May – QUIZ NIGHT

Our Quizmaster, Steve Cavill has arranged the next quiz night on Friday 10th MAY starting at 8.30pm.

As ever a supper of homemade pie, peas & chips is available, please pre-order by either calling Sue Cousins on 01709 792065 or the sheet in the Clubhouse.

Bring your own team or join a table and try and beat the Quizmaster

Golf Update – Important Please Read

Unfortunately following consultation with Yorkshire Golf Union and CONGU, we are unable to use the maximum score option for Medal competitions and therefore this has been removed.

Members need to record their actual score as previously on their scorecards.

Golf Committee


1996 Captain and Golf chairman of many years standing Roger Stirling was presented at the AGM with a commemorative bowl to mark his 50 years as a Sitwell member. Roger is pictured below with 2018 Captain Neil Widdop.

Rog 50 years

Golf- Competitions Update

We have recently updated the Handicap/Competition software to Club V1, and this In order to reduce the number of small prize money pay outs in some competitions where there are a number of ties, the Golf Committee have decided to pay out prize money based on the top 3 in each division. Tied scores will be ranked based on the traditional back 9, back 6, back 3 scores.
Scores which are potential winning scores based on the Stableford Adjustment of the new Club V1 system may not be eligible.
Finally the closing date for entering this year’s knockouts is Monday 1st April, to make sure you’re in the draw please ensure that your entry and fees are completed by this weekend
Golf Committee

Golf Update – Please Read!

We have recently updated the Handicap/Competition software to Club V1, and this will hopefully reduce the number of issues we have had with entering scores in recent times.
The software allows us to put an automatic Stableford Adjustment to scores set at 5 over par on any given hole. The effect of this is twofold. Firstly, if you are going to score more than 5 over par on a hole you can pick up as the system will automatically put a 5 over par score in when you put a 0, this should aid with speeding up play. Secondly, if you NR on a hole you can continue playing knowing that the recorded score for handicap purposes will be 5 over par. This should reduce the number of NR’s returned every week. This is approved by England Golf.
Additionally, anyone who enters the competition an fails to record a score, will have their score automatically entered at 5 over par on each hole. This way all scores/cards will be accounted for. This will impact on Competition Standard Scratch. It was trialled on Saturdays medal and had the effect of raising CSS from 71 to 72.
Have a great season.
Golf Committee


Now that we’ve all recovered from the Christmas and New Year period I thought an
update would be a good idea.

Firstly can I offer a very warm welcome to the new members who have joined over
the last few weeks Mark Nicholson, Glen Abrahams, Lee Kaighin,
Josh Hemingway, Keith Rigney, Ryan Bust, Steve Benn and Chris Connelly. In
addition we also have three lady members who we are delighted to welcome
Denise Mathews, Gill Johnson and Sandra Rippon. Im sure you will all have a
great time here over the years to come.

Over the last few weeks I’ve been working with Jonathon and Rebecca Nellar on a
marketing campaign part of which requires feed back from our existing members.
In the next week or so everyone should receive a questionnaire sent through BRS.
If I could ask everyone to fill this in it would help enormously in not only our
marketing strategy but also in finding what you the members want moving forward.

If you’re not already aware we have a new scratch team manager for our newly
promoted team so on behalf of all members I’d like to wish Bob Moore and the
team the best of luck this year. If anyone is interested in joining the squad I’m sure
Bob would be very pleased to hear from you.

On the golfing front the season will be here before we know it and it’s looking like
we’re in for a great year ahead. As previously advised the competition entry forms
have moved from the locker room up to the bar. Two items to note firstly we are
trialling an invitation day on a Saturday this year which is on June 15th and offers a
great opportunity for you to show off the course, secondly we have our inaugural
Pro-Am tournament which is on Friday 4th of October and should prove to be a
great success. It’s never too soon to get those invites out to your family and

Looking into March this year National Grid are changing the electrical pylons from
the 3rd tee down the side of the 9th to the 8th green. This is currently scheduled
from the 11th to the 15th and obviously will cause some disruption which you will
be notified of nearer the time.

Our Course Manager Martin Hayward continues to post daily tweets and these can
be found @Sitwell_greens you may even get the odd photo and video there.
Our Vice Captain Michael Hinchliffe has booked several bands and artists for the
coming year. The first event is scheduled for Saturday 30th March which is the
Captains ins and out buffet and dance. It’s a smart casual affair and we hope to
see as many there as possible. Further details can be found around the clubhouse.

Prior to that I’m pleased to announce our very own quiz master Steve Cavill will
continue with his increasingly popular quiz nights the next one being Friday 15th
March, food can as always be pre booked.

If you’ve read this far down well done and the best of luck for the coming year!

Neil Widdop


Our Quizmaster, Steve Cavill has arranged the first quiz night of the year for Friday 15 March starting at 8.30pm.

As ever a supper of homemade pie, peas & chips is available, please pre-order by either calling Sue Cousins on 01709 792065 or the sheet in the Clubhouse