The next fixture is The Berkshire where we play both the RED and BLUE courses on Monday, July 12 for £95.

The courses are regarded as two of the very best in Berkshire and we are particularly lucky to secure a booking during the summer months when the courses that wind their way through wonderful heathland and woods are at their very best.

There is no carvery lunch although the Club will be putting on an impressive Snack Bar menu for the one-course lunch.  

There is no need to change after playing the RED course in the morning as lunch will be outside on the covered veranda, with teams of four eating together at tables.

Drinks will be available but make sure you do not miss your afternoon tee-times on the BLUE course as the Club is fully booked and if you miss your tee-time it is unlikely there will be any available spare space on the tee.

Guests will only be allowed if the number of members playing permit.  

The locker room and toilets will be open but at the moment showers are closed.

There will be bacon or sausage rolls on arrival and sandwiches at the end of the day.

If you have made arrangements to play with someone in the morning let me know, otherwise I will arrange the playing order.  

Because of covid virus restrictions still in force, there will again be no Ball Sweep, Nearest the Pin or 2’s competition but there will be the fund raising “Back the Winner” competition at £5 a selection. 

All flagsticks must be left in the hole and with no rakes in the bunker you are allowed to move the ball within 6 inches and smooth the sand after the shot with your foot or club. The Halfway Hut will be open for drinks and light snacks.

Mobile phones can only to be used in an emergency or the car park.

  A list of players for the “Back the Winner” competition will be circulated a few days before so have as many goes as you like at £5 a pick and add this to your £95 cost of the day.

All payments must be made into the Society’s bank account BEFORE the event.

Lloyds Bank, Sort code 30-92-45, Account no. 01571241.

NOTE: Our price is subsidised by £50 from Society fund raising and compares with the normal summer rate of £250 for two rounds without food.

  • Please enter by emailing gpburden@ntlworld.com If a Club member include your WHS handicap and use the slope system

  • .       Members without a WHS handicap play off their Society handicap.

  •  The Berkshire Golf Club. Swinley Road.   Ascot,  Berkshire SL5 8AY

Tel: 01344 621 495.  http://www.theberkshire.co.uk/

 (Don’t forget, no trainers or jeans)

Order of the Day

  • The morning round on the RED Course is for The Rothermere Cup.  Holder – Barry Theobald.

  • 18 Holes Stableford singles competition off full handicap. Yellow tees in 4 x Balls.

  • BLUE Course Afternoon:  18 Holes drawn Greensomes stableford from the 1st. Yellow Tees Half combined handicaps.

Examples of “ready golf” suggested by the R&A

Hitting a shot when safe to do so if a player farther away faces a challenging shot
and is taking time to assess their options.

Shorter hitters playing first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait.

Hitting a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed in being ready to play.

Hitting a shot before helping someone to look for a lost ball.

Putting out even if it means standing close to someone else’s ball.

Hitting a shot if a person who has just played from a greenside bunker is still furthest
from the hole.

When a player’s ball has gone over the back of a green, any player closer
to the hole but chipping from the front of the green should play while the
other player is walking to their ball and assessing their shot.

Marking scores at the next tee, except the first player to play marks their card immediately after teeing off. Penalty drop of Balls “Knee High”.

The next fixture will be Northwood, Monday, August 16

2 rounds of golf and lunch – £69

Garth Burden