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October 2016

From the Editor.........

Renovated Locker Rooms

The renovations to the ladies and gents locker rooms are now complete and I think they look very smart. Thank you for your patience while this work was going on. Many of the large golf bag sized lockers have now been rented out to members but if you want one of the remaining few please contact Katie Scopes.Out on the courses the Greenkeepers have been very busy as the grass has continued to grow with the lovely weather. Our new leaf blowing machine is working hard to keep the fairways as free of leaves as possible. We have commenced our path work and a new path is now in place on 12th hole of the Tower course and we have improved the surface on the path by the 3rd tee and out the back of the 8th green and the 9th tee. We have removed the mound between the 1st green and 2nd tee, also on the Tower course, which will give us more traffic routes and stop this area from getting muddy.

Next on our plan is a new path for the 13th tee and the 11th tee and an improvement to the surface of the old path between tee and green on 3rd, all on the Tower course. We will also improve the drainage around the 11th tee on Cathedral course. Finally we plan to move (slightly) the right-hand greenside bunker on the tower course to improve the traffic route.

There have been lots of charity events at the Club recently and I would like to thank all of you who supported them in addition to all the support you give to the captain’s charities.

Congratulation to Chichester for winning the Haygarth Trophy.

Enjoy the dry weather!

Sally Haygarth
Proprietor

From the Pro-Shop.....

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A dream come true for the Chichester Vets Sections and one of the greatest achievements to win sussex Counties major foursomes event, The Cyril Blake Cup by 3 points to 1. Firstly I would like to congratulate the team for a great achievement and also for putting Chichester Golf Club back on the map and winning a Sussex event for the first time that I can remember. What an achievement! The final was played at Bognor Regis golf club and Chichester beat Seaford 3-1 the final score are as follows:
John Styles & Nicholas Hobbs – Won 2 & 1
Dave Monkton & Graham Probert – Won 4 & 3
Mike Harrington & Paul Compton – Won 2 & 1
Jim Robertson & Mike Snuggs – Lost 2 & 1

Night Golf

After the success of the night golf we will be running another event very soon. Please keep your eye peeled on the website and Facebook. The NEW style course using the LED lights looked stunning with the flag poles looking like light sabres shining in the distance. The competition was run over 9 holes Texas scramble with all competitors enjoying 2 hours fun in the dark, the winning team scored a superb net 22 – Adam Cockerill team with Bertie Huburn’s team coming a close second with a net 24. Thank you for all that played for making a fun successful eventNEW IN STORE Stuburt Winter Boots
For extreme comfort and flexibility the Stuburt Cyclone Boots are the perfect choice to keep your feet dry during the winter season. The boots are a micro-fibre mid-cut golf boot with a dri-back waterproof membrane system which will ensure your feet are fully kept dry with a full 1 year warranty for peace of mind for £59.99 and also available in ladies. Lastly, If you haven’t had a custom fit yet and just want us to compare your current clubs to some new ones come along on the last Sunday of the month between 12-2.00pm and we will have the flightscope on bay 1 of the driving for us to take a look and improve your game – no booking necessary !

Aaron Squires
Operations Manager

From the Academy.......

We have had a very busy time over the summer at the academy improving lots of golfer’s games and the feedback has been extremely positive, so many thanks to you all.

Myself and Iain have settled in really well and the support from the members, team and the general public has been very gratefully received.

The ‘Get into Golf’ programme has been really successful this year and new courses for beginners will run throughout the autumn and winter period. If you know of anyone, friends or family that would like an introduction to the game of golf then please feel free to pass our details on. The dates and times of new courses can be found here

As we move into the autumn period, I think this is the perfect time to start working on your golf.  With the gift of hindsight it is the best time to reflect on your past season and to contemplate areas of your game that you would like to improve for the 2017 season. Myself and Iain are still running the £19.99 player evaluations and are keen to help you improve your golf over the autumn/winter period.  Please contact us or approach us on the driving range or in and around the club if you have any questions.

MONTLY GOLF TIP

If you’re a golfer that hits a slice then this video tip is going to help massively. A slice shot not only loses you golf balls it also costs you quite a lot of distance as well.  Here is a great video tip to help you fix the dreaded slice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR6K9UCMAFM

Looking forward to helping more of you to enjoy this wonderful game,
Mark Wood & Iain Naylor
PGA Head Professional
Academy Tel No: 01243 528999

From the course.......

Well doesn’t time fly by!!

The greens renovation work we carried out on both courses has all gone well. This consisted of us using our garden machine to pull out thatch followed by a couple of topdressings. These were then brushed in and rolled by our greens roller to smooth the surface which has all worked extremely well with great results and has now fully recovered.

As some of you may have seen we have been busy using our new leaf blower which we have purchased as well as continuing to do our usual cutting work which has not really slowed down!

The fairways are in fine form at the moment with lots of grass cover which is great for protecting the fairways for the coming winter. You will also see us out soon on the verti drain which is an excellent tool for decompacting the fairways after a hard summer’s use. This is a necessary job as the tine holes created by the verti drain allow water to flow through the ground and also the roots of the grass will use these holes to grow in.

As you may have seen we have been busy creating some new pathways on the Tower course, we will be continuing with this as well as upgrading some older ones. Also during the winter period we will be continuing to do our usual tree pruning and next week we will be starting to slit the greens on both courses.

Happy Golfing,

Paul Misselbrook

Head Greenkeeper

From the Clubhouse.....

Driving Range Closure


The Driving Range will be closed for essential outfield maintenance on Wednesday 19th October from 7.00am – 4.00pm The shop, Café, Adventure Golf, Par 3 & Footgolf are all open as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Upcoming Events

Halloween Fun (17th October – 31st October)

KIDS CAN PLAY FOR FREE WITH A CARVED PUMPKIN
Bring your children, grandchildren, even the neighbours children and join us if you dare this half term on our Halloween themed 18-hole Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf course. The café is themed for Halloween and will be offering tasty ghoulish treats. You will even be in with a chance to WIN an annual pass and play for free all year round!Halloween Party & Pumpkin Lighting—Friday 28th October, 2-6pm

Come along and take part in some ghoulish games in the Jungle Java Café including apple bobbing, buckets of goo and spooky colouring. Prizes will be on offer for the best Halloween costume on the day and adults can enjoy tasty treats in the café too. The last tee time will be 4.15pm and the pumpkins will be lit up just before dusk at 5.30pm. There is no need to book, just turn up for some freaky fun.
Quiz NightOur ever popular Children In Need quiz night is back this year on Thursday 10th November 2016 at 7.00pm, Basket meals will be available beforehand from 5.30pm – 7.00pm.Cost is just £2.00 per person, so get your teams together and your thinking caps on…

Recent Charity Events

A fantastic event was held on Thursday 22nd September at Chichester Golf Club, 72 golfers played in a shotgun start competition on the Cathedral course in the beautiful sunshine with lots of laughter and the odd beer!

Refreshments were served in the marquee whilst raffle tickets were purchased, prizes were given and guests were able to bid in a mind blowing auction.

Fiona Marley who organised the day raised a staggering £8,000 for Cancer Research.

We were also pleased to welcome Just Different on Friday 30th September 2016 for a charity footgolf event. This fantastic charity creates positive social attitudes towards disability and difference among children and young people.

They kicked off the event with over 10 teams competing in a 9 hole competition and were then joined by friends and family for a superb pizza buffet in the Jungle Java Cafe afterwards.

They raised £2355 on the day and had such a great time they have booked for next year!

Also, an 11 year old boy named Ryan Garnett approached us to organise his own charity event for a school project, he played 36 holes of golf on Saturday 1st October in wind and rain and raised an incredible £483.00. He very kindly gave all this money to our Men’s Captain’s Charity which is Cancer Research, a fantastic achievement from this enthusiastic young man.

A massive thank you to all our members for their support and generosity in making these events memorable.