2010 Pre-Dinner Golf Trophy

A year on – come and show us you can improve on that score from last year! To all you past players in this event, I look forward to our annual meet-up. You know the drill but here are a few reminders and a welcome to new OBA folks who I hope will join us on Friday 17th September at Highcliffe Castle Golf Club, near Christchurch.

This is an 18-hole Stableford competition with full handicap. No handicap certificate will be asked for and if you do not hold one then please do not be too generous! This event is open to all regular golfers as well as the occasional, casual player – so please let me have your entries (and cheques) soon.

The Highcliffe Course takes around 3 hours for a playing round (slow play will not happen this year, please!) Playing a shorter course than one of Championship length, should give us time for a chat and trophy/prizes presentation at the end. As a reminder and for our newcomers, please look at the Club web site, where you can see the course and golf club etiquette/rules regarding dress code. There are showers at the club, so you may want to bring a towel.

Start times will be around 8 minutes difference ( but could be speeded up) with first off at 11 am so please let me know your preferred time and I will do my best to allocate as close as possible.

Depending on numbers entering, then each match will be a 3 or 4 ball so if there were around 20/24 players then last off should be around noon. Please get to the course at least 30 minutes before your start time. Good catering at the Club and I recommend the all day breakfast.

Unfortunately Highcliffe Castle does not allow buggies except for anyone with a disabled certificate and brings their own buggy. Please let me know if this applies. However it is a flat course and usually takes about 3/3.5 hours to navigate so no problem with a trolley (pull or electric) or if you carry.

The green fee is £26 for which I need a cheque ( payable to Alan Carver) and then on arrival £2 or £3 (depending on entries) to be paid for the prize kitty which wll be split 50% to the winner and 25% each to runner up and the winner of ‘nearest the pin’.

To secure a place, please send your contacts details, handicap, preferred start time and a cheque for £26 (payable to Alan Carver) to Alan Carver at 1 Osprey Close. Mudeford, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4RX. If you have not had a confirmation of your start time by 12th September, please contact Alan by phone (01202 487011) or email.

Directions to Highcliffe Castle Golf Club Tel. 01425 – 272210- from Sainsbury’s end of Christchurch by pass take road towards Highcliffe -after a mile the course is on your right.

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