Captains Update: October, 2019
We were triumphant in the Langbaurgh Trophy beating both Cleveland and Wilton Golf Clubs. However, we sadly lost the Triangular match to the winners Bedale Golf Club.
I’d like to thank all those who supported the Club throughout the 2019 season by playing and representing Saltburn Golf Club. In particular, I would like to thank the team members, supporters and caddies for the Club team in the Teesside Union. Unfortunately, we did not manage promotion, but enough effort went in and we look forward to next year’s competition and giving it our best shot again.
Les Manship – Men’s Captain
Exchange Day at Matfen Hall 10th September.
We had wonderful weather for our trip ‘up north’. Despite a few transport issues we managed to arrive just in time for the first tee off, with Katie and myself just managing a swig of coffee, change of shoes and to grab a wrapped bacon bap before a rapid walk to the 1st tee, The stress obviously did me good as I had a par at the first hole, only for the rot to set in about the fourth. Still we were leaders in the club house.
The course has lots of long walks from greens to tees and very little roll so we found it rather long, hence scores were not great, but the atmosphere was. The food was excellent and the staff were fantastic. So after much laughter and a few drinks we set off for home. Everyone was so tired we couldn’t cope with much, but most managed to stay awake for the much quicker return trip.
A wonderful day, but unfortunately no photos - I had to forget something.
Invitation Day 17th September.
Many thanks to Janet Nelson and Christine Skjelhaug for organising this successful event. The visitors praised the course, food and staff and are already looking forward to returning next year.
It was great to catch up with friends on another sunny day.
125th anniversary Stableford event.
We were very lucky with the weather yet again. There was a strong field for this event organised by Les Manship. Unfortunately, only a few ladies managed to join in on the Saturday but they all enjoyed the day, especially me. I have succeeded in attaining my goal for the year and reduced my handicap. It was only 0.8, but it is enough to confirm that my back operation last December was the right decision.
The results will now need to be collated from the other clubs participating in this national competition. Let’s hope we did enough.
Greek themed charity evening.
Once again Anne Gollogly kindly hosted this annual charity event - sadly she says this was her last one. We enjoyed hilarious team games in the garden before being served excellent Greek food.
Many thanks for this to Katie Clark, Anne Gollogly, Glynis Barker, Margaret Lunn, Chris Bell and anyone else that contributed. Karen Stowe sorted the raffle prizes and Jennie Rowbotham was doing an excellent job as waitress,
The costumes were amazing, with Pam Westerneng winning the prize for her greek goddess.
We followed the meal with a brain teasing quiz but thankfully ran out of time for the Zorba dancing and plate smashing.
A fantastic evening. Many thanks to all. I’m sure that I’ve forgotten to mention some very kind helpers and hope that you will forgive me.
Last, but not least a VERY BIG THANK YOU to all who donated prizes, attended the event and bought raffle tickets.
A list of unclaimed prizes has been posted on the notice board and will be available from the office.. The final count has not yet been done but over £300 was raised from the raffle.
Sue Fleck – Ladies’ Captain