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Club News

From Albert Sinfield, Golf Manager: Happy New Year! I hope you had an enjoyable time over Christmas, and it was great to see many of you getting to the club, even in the wet weather to enjoy the a round of golf. I hope you will agree with me the course has played fantastically throughout the winter, so far.

The green keeping team have been working extremely hard in recent months to keep our course in such good condition. We have seen a lot of rain throughout December and because of this we have and will continue to rope off areas that we need to protect. We are currently completing a project on the pathway between the 9th green and 10th tee, this area has historically flooded and at points stopped golfers making their way to the back 9. We are trying to improve this by placing new drainage across the path allowing flood water to make its way into the 9th water hazard. We hope to this have job complete in the coming days.

The aeration work is due to start very soon. This is similar to what we completed during last year. We plan to use small tines across all playing surfaces with our focus on tees and greens in the next couple of weeks. We have had great success historically with regular aeration and this is our plan for 2022. Please note this work is all weather dependant and we will continue to inform you or general maintenance as the year goes on.

Helping our tee sheet and fellow members

We found a busy tee sheet throughout December, and we anticipate the same in January. Can I ask for your help ensuring if you do not wish to play or cannot make a tee time that you have reserved, please cancel this before the day of play. No show players increased in December and with the daylight hours still short we need all the help we can to allow us to offer golf to as many members as possible. If you do not show for a tee time that you have reserved all this is doing is stopping another member from having the chance to play the course. If we can all be mindful of this it will make the job of the golf check-in and marshalling team much easier to manage throughout the day. Thank you in advance for your help with this.

A new menu is on the horizon

Some of you may remember we introduced our head chef, Clive Carrick to the team late last year. We also mentioned in a previous newsletter that we hopped to introduce a new menu in the new year. Clive has taken some time following the Christmas period to sit and create a new menu for the year ahead. Before the menu comes into daily use, we have decided to offer you all a chance to try it! We plan during the afternoon of Sunday 6th February to have small bitesize offerings available on the bar allowing you to see what the new menu has to offer. The menu consists of some good old favourites alongside dishes that have not yet been seen at Redlibbets. Please feel free to visit the club following your round on Sunday 6th and or even pop up to the club if you are not playing that day for the tasting session.

Night Golf on the fairways of Redlibbets

Join us on Thursday 11th March for an evening of night golf. We will have holes 13 – 18 lit for the evening allowing you to play the course as you’ve never seen it before. We will be running a tee sheet starting at 6pm with a beer and a burger to follow in the club house. The night costs £27.50 per person and this includes all the night golf equipment you will need including your golf balls.

If you wish to play please feel free to place your name down on the signup sheet, located on the notice board outside the men’s locker room. We do need a minimum of 32 golfers for the night to go ahead so be sure to invite your friends and family along with you. The team look forward to seeing you there!

Turkey trot’s 2021

Thank you for those that supported the two turkey trot competitions we held in December. They were both a great success not only for the fantastic golf played but the festive food that was served alongside it. Congratulations to the winners from both days:

Saturday 4th December:

Individual Winners:

  • Ladies Longest Drive 5th Hole – Alex Elisak
  • Men’s Longest Drive 5th Hole – Zyggy Hrehoron
  • Nearest to the pin 8th Hole – Brian Taylor
  • Nearest to the pin 15th Hole – Chris Coulson

Team Winners:

  • 1st Place – Steven Bennell, Kevin Field, Melanie, Mullan, Lynne Roberts (53)
  • 2nd Place – Anthony Brogan, Christ Coulson, William Gordon, Frank Parr (55 won on count back)
  • 3rd Place – Matthew Coombs, Andy Hoare, Zyggy Hrehorow, Michael O’Connell (55)


Sunday 12th December:

Individual Winners:

  • Ladies Longest Drive – Karen Taylor
  • Men’s Longest Drive – Danny Innes
  • Nearest to the pin 8th Hole – Jayne Garfield-field
  • Nearest to the pin 15th Hole – Luke Howell

Team Winners:

  • 1st Place – David Bagley, Jon Beer, Matthew Coombs, Zyggy Hrehorow (51)
  • 2nd Place – Peter Greene, Malcolm McLoughlin, Anthony Money, Edward Money (53)
  • 3rd Place – Grant Blackwell, David Shepherd, Paul Walsh, James Wigg (54)

From us all at the club we wish you a happy and successful golfing year ahead!

Community Outreach

From Faydra Mitchell, Community Development Officer: Over the last month the team have been finalising our Partner Charities and Schools for 2022. 

We will be launching the partnerships in January but would like to thank all the Captain’s, of all the sections at each site for their time on this process. They will be working together to raise funds, awareness, share the workload and increase the local impact of their chosen charity. 

We will have 8 local charities to support and are making a commitment for the next three years. We hope this will bring the membership together for a common cause, create some great social interactions throughout the year, and embed the chosen group within the club. 

Get Golfing hopes to enhance the great work our members do in raising valuable funds for local charities by offering support to both the charities and the amazing members and volunteers at our sites. 

Along with Anthony Nolan as our Group Charity we look forward to having a great impact on our local communities and becoming hubs for a wide variety of activities and community groups. 

Proshop News

From Nick Darby, Golf Retail Sales & Operations Manager: We would like to thank everyone who supported us in our Christmas raffle draw, and a huge congratulations to all the winners, who are:

  • Customized SM9 Vokey Wedge – Abe Rutherford
  • Cleveland Cart Golf Bag – Martin Proverst
  • Glenmuir 1/4 zip – Mick Webb
  • Puma Shoe Bag – Graham Biggin
  • Titleist Ball Marker Cap – Gareth Edwards
  • Titleist Pro V1 Dozen – Barry Webb
  • Island Green Umbrella – Lee Merryweather
  • Greg Norman Polo – Steve Orsmond
  • Club Logo Towel – Chris Stevens
  • Adidas Cap – Rob Ireland
  • Srixon Z-star 6 ball pack – Graham Wilson
  • Club Logo Driver Cover – Andy Hoare

The prizes are in the golf office so please see a member of the team to collect when you are next at the club.

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