Saturday and Sunday are the most popular playing days for 7-day members. During weekdays the 5-day members, mainly our Seniors, make good use of the course and clubhouse.
Competitions: The men's section organise individual, pairs and team competitions throughout the year. Qualifying competitions are still held through the winter months where possible as we are fortunate to play on full greens throughout the year.
Most competitions are played are played on a Saturday whilst in the main they are not subject to start times, tee bookings are allowed for competition play thereby allowing members to play when they prefer and with their normal playing partners.
There are a number of long-standing singles and pairs knockout competitions which run throughout the summer.
Midweek on a Wednesday we run a 'Flag' competition which is a 'roll-up & play' event and is a great way to meet new friends.
We enter the two major county team competitions, namely the Somerset Bowl and Pickeridge Bowl having have had considerable success in these competitions over the last decade.
The Mendip Golf Club has a very friendly and active Ladies' Section with 83 current members with handicaps from 4 to 36. you can be assured of a warm welcome whatever your ability. There are competitions each Tuesday morning for which you can sign up on the computer in the clubhouse foyer or via the internet at home.
For those who are not able to play on a Tuesday we also run a programme of weekend competitions.
We have 4 Ladies’ teams. The Alliance A and B teams are league teams within the Bristol & District Ladies Golf Association (BDLGA), the Somerset Interclub League and Ladies Friendlies which are arranged between local clubs. Last season our Alliance A team were promoted to Division 1 after winning the Division 2 League Trophy.
We also enter Inter Club Competitions run by Somerset Ladies County Golf Association (SLCGA). The Rogers Cup and Centenary Plate, and National Competition - The Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail Foursomes, the Coronation Foursomes, the Australian Spoons and the Ping 4BBB.
Of course not all golf is serious and there is ample opportunity to play social golf. In winter months there is an informal roll-up which gives the opportunity to play with different partners. There is a wide range of playing abilities and everyone is welcome. In addition we play monthly mixed social golf and mixed matches against other Clubs.
We also have social events which have included a rules quiz, taster massage sessions and a talk on ‘how to look after your back’.
The Ladies’ Captain this year is Patricia Rawlins and she is very keen to meet new or potential members. Patricia will be pleased to take you out around the course so that you can get a feel for the different holes and enjoy the magnificant views.
She would be happy to meet you and give you details of the various activities within the Ladies' Section. If you can visit on a Tuesday morning, which is Ladies Day, she will be able to introduce you to the existing members so that you can swop contact details and arrange to play some golf. Patricia can be contacted through the Club Office on 01749 840830.
MAJOR EVENTS IN 2017
OUR LADIES’ OPEN DATES THIS YEAR ARE
- Tuesday 6th June Open Bowmaker
- Thursday 8th June Singles Stableford
- Tuesday 15th August Open Bowmaker
- Tuesday 18th October Team Bowmaker and Craft Fair
- Application forms are available from the website
MIXED SOCIAL GOLF
Our successes in 2016
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CAPTAINS DRIVE IN
The Captains Drive In took place on Saturday 7th January.
Although only 9 holes were played due to the weather conditions a good time was had by all. Photos show Club Captain Richard Jeffery and Ladies Captain Patricia Rawlins with Caterer Andy Jones partaking of the traditional 'Dutch Courage' before the Drive In, and with Captains Elect John Shakesby and Bron Cooper.
RNLI TRIPLE 6
The RNLI Triple Six Competition was held on 23rd April 2017 The winners were Chris Olds and Neil Bath with 43pts. The runners up were Mary Ware and Rob Ware 43pts just losing out on count back. 64 members entered the competition and the sum raised for the RNLI charity was £581.20, made up from entry fees, raffle and donations.
Maesbury Hill Fort Walk - took place last Wednesday raising £85 for Barnardo’s. Thank you so much to all who were able to take part and for the many donations received. It really was a beautiful day of sunshine, good cheer and humour, a joyful walk which the dogs enjoyed too. We were given a history of the Hill Fort which helped to bring the whole site alive. Julian managed to find 8 different species of butterfly during the walk. For those who were able to stay afterwards we gathered outside for afternoon tea of scones and delicious cake made by Sharon. A lovely end to a great afternoon. Thank you.
Ladies Club Championship on Sat 15th and Sun 16th July.
- 1st Gross with 166 Aimee Sawyer and overall winner of 2017 Club Championship.
- 2nd Gross Gill Brown with 172
- 1st Nett Sarah James with 159
- 2nd Nett JinHee Page with 160
- Best Nett on Saturday Jan Fukuyama with 77
- Best Nett on Sunday Nichola Croft with 79 on cb
CSS was 76 on Saturday.
CSS was 78 on Sunday.
2 spot winners on Saturday - Jan Fukuyama and Gill Brown. None on Sunday.
Mendip has a thriving Seniors’ Section for which the age qualification is 55 and the cost of membership £5 per annum.
The section is very active, with a large programme of events to suit all levels of golfer. Our year starts with the 'Seniors’ Captain’s Drive-In' and ends 12 months later with our free annual Stableford Turkey Trot. In-between there are …
- 40 inter club matches played home and away
- An annual match against the Ladies’ Section enjoying great rivalry
- 5 trophy and 7 monthly competitions
- Order of Merit competition running through the season
- Seniors’ Knockout competition
- Invitation and Pairs events
- Captain’s challenges
Our competitions are held on Fridays and are well supported with a field of between 60 and 70 competitors being norm.
Mendip Seniors can also offer themselves for selection in the two County Senior Rose Bowl knockout competitions played on neutral courses, one Scratch, one Handicap. For these events we do try to put forward our strongest team.
Many of us participate in 'Open' competitions including our own Senior Mendip Vase which is very popular with visiting golfers.
We have around 150 members in the Seniors’ Section and we all find plenty of time for 'social' golf outside of the organised events. Our social events include Seniors’ Monthly Lunches and the Seniors’ Captain’s Dinner and Prize Presentation held in November.
If you are joining Mendip and are 55 or over, why not also join our Seniors’ Section; a warm welcome and many new friends await.
The new Mendip Golf Academy, combined with Junior group coaching and free membership for Members children, means that The Mendip is the perfect place for your child to learn the great game of golf in beautiful and safe surroundings.
Our PGA Qualified Fellow Professional, Stuart Disney, offers a series of Junior Golfing lessons (Saturday morning 09.30-10.30am) where he covers all aspects of the game for a fun filled hour.
Please contact Stuart (01749 840793 or email: email@example.com for full details and to book your child into the next class or for individual tuition.