March 2019

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

February 2019

Hole in One

Congratulations to 10 year old William Bracha who achieved his first hole in one on the 17th


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

Summer KO Comps

To try and simplify entering the summer knockout comps we have decided to change the entry process.

Entry slips with all the knockout competitions are now available from the office, 19th bar & Pro Shop. Simply enter your name next to the comps you want to enter and return in the box with the relevant entry fees.

Closing date for entries is Monday 1st April

Any entries submitted without the correct entry fees will NOT be accepted.

Chris Miller
Golf Chairman

January 2019

Rule Changes 2019 (rev 1) ~ Please Read

Please click here to download a PDF of a summary of the main changes for 2019

Would you please note that the Golf Committee have decided NOT to adopt the new Local Rule allowing golfers to drop the ball in the vicinity of where a ball is lost or out of bounds under a two-stroke penalty.

December 2018


The draw for the Pro’s Xmas draw took place last night,
The winners were as follows :

1st- Motocaddy Trolley – Martin Carroll
2nd- Cart Bag – Paul Harrison
3rd Sweater – Mick J Hinchcliff
4th-Dozen golf balls – Daz Pugh
5th -Umbrella – Stu Barnett

Congratulations to all the winners, can you please collect your prize from the Professionals shop.

Greg and myself we would like to Thank you for your on-going support, and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Have a lovely time

May 2018


Knockout Competition Entry Fees

If you’ve not yet paid for any knockout competitions you have entered, the final date for payment is Monday 14th May.

Anyone who has not paid by then will be removed from the draw.

Summer Rules now in play

As of today winter rules are no longer in play and summer rules will now apply for competition and general play.


9 MacKenzie courses imaginative designs. How many will you play?

For more information click below

Click sheet 1 and sheet 2

March 2018


Captains Away Day

This years Captains away day will be held at Hessle Golf Club on the 22nd June 2018, The cost for the day is £55 which includes food, golf, prizes and transport.

If you would like to join our Captain on his away day please call into the professionals shop to put your name down.

Captains Pro Challenge

This year we are again running the Captain-Pro challenge where members can put their names down in pairs to play the Captain and our professional Nic Taylor.

If you would like to challenge the mighty pair the entry sheet with available dates is in the Pro Shop.