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Social Events Suggestions

Members - we would like to hear suggestions from you as to what you would like to see put on at the Club that might encourage you all to use the Clubhouse more frequently and that would perhaps encourage the younger
members to participate. Remember an empty Clubhouse costs money and if you fill it, it pays the bills!
Please give your suggestions to Liz Day or Neil Hancock.

Social Events Programme

Saturday 11th NovemberAnnual Dinner Dance - It would be great if we could make this a sell out, thus making it a real success.Chequers
Friday 24th NovemberPub Night Steve “Big Man” Clayton playing Boogie and Blues.
Steve Clayton
Friday 15th DecemberCarol Concert
Sunday 17th DecemberChildren's Party
Sunday 31st DecemberNew Year's EveThe Buddies
Saturday 10th February 2018Captains' Last Dancet.b.a.

Tuesday Evenings and Dress Down Friday Night

Tuesday Evenings

Why not come and try our very popular "2 for £13" Tuesday evening suppers. Please book in advance with Neil or Myles.

Dress Down "Fridays"

If you have not tried these evenings I do urge you to come along and introduce your friends to this very informal evening, you never know they may like to come and join the club once they have sampled how good these evenings are! 

The September date for our next Dress Down Friday event is on a date to be advised in November. There will be no event in October as Neil will be taking his well-earned holiday.

Last Night of the Proms

An almost full house really entered into the spirit of the Last Night of the Proms event on 9th September. Liz Cromwell, whose idea this was, had arranged for the clubhouse to be decorated with union jack bunting and table decorations and most all the guests came in some form of dress relating to red white and blue.
Neil and his team provided very enjoyable typically British fayre during which background recorded music from a New Year's Concert in Vienna was played.
After our meal, a music quiz, based on extracts from radio and TV themes of the 50s and 60s was run (Mike Aves' table winning) prior to the BBC One live Last Night of the Proms being displayed on large screen and sound system.
Everyone joined in with the familiar Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and, of course, the National Anthem.
A slide sequence can be viewed here.

2017 Summer Party

It was a beautiful summer evening for our annual Summer Party with approximately 90 people attending including some new faces which was good to see.

Neil put on a wonderful buffet with so many salad choices that we were all spoilt for choice. I think everyone was very appreciative of the catering, if the full plates was anything to judge by!

During the meal the band played some very nice easy listening music which was very pleasant.

Before the dancing commenced Mr. Captain held an Auction of a few items which brought in about £300 for the Ashgate Hospice. Thanks to everyone for supporting this local charity.

Dancing to Privilege followed. See a photo sequence (courtesy of Liz Day) here.

Captains' Social - June

The Captains social on Saturday night was a great success with over a hundred members and guests attending. It really was fantastic to see the Clubhouse full and buzzing. Thank you to all those members who came along.

Neil produced a really lovely meal and his staff worked hard to get everyone served in as short a time as possible, not easy with the number present, but all went smoothly.

After the meal the Band came on and started to play Beatles music which got a great number up on the dance floor, I don’t think we had a time when there was no-one on the dance floor, which says a lot!

I must say it was a very enjoyable evening and it is again thanks to you all.

Keep supporting these events please.

29th April Social

Another excellent social evening, with more of Neil's cuisine and his team's service and with excellent music from the Northern Line Soul Band. A short photo sequence courtesy of Liz Day here.

Captains' First Dance 2017

A full house of members, family and friends enjoyed Neil and his team's food and entertainment from The Groovy Cats". The draw was made for the car parking space and the winner donated his space back to the Captain's to "auction". Their auction raised a significant sum, again, towards their Ashgate Hospicecare charity. A photo sequence from the evening is shown here.

New Year's Eve Party

The New Year's Eve Dinner Dance was a resounding success. Neil and his team served excellent food and the band, "The Buddies", new to us at the Golf Club, provided rich entertainment over three sets during the evening. 

Annual Carol Concert 2016

This year’s music was provided by an extremely talented family group. They played many of the traditional carols with members joining in with enthusiastic singing and we hope the group may be willing to entertain us again next Christmas. The evening was very well attended with many members wearing traditional Christmas jumpers and festive adornments.
A welcome pie and pea supper was served during the interval and Captain Bill thanked the band before wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. The evening finished with a hilarious and somewhat confused Christmas spirited rendering of the Twelve Days of Christmas!

New Year's Eve 2016

There was a very convivial atmosphere at the golf club on New Year’s Eve as guests were
welcomed with a glass of fizz. The gentlemen were suitably attired in DJs and the ladies had wheeled out their best attire for the occasion. The room looked amazing, Neil had dressed the tables beautifully, with lovely coordinated linen and decorations. The food was of an especially high standard and judging by the cleared plates was greatly enjoyed by all.
The entertainment for the evening was provided by The Buddies who were a very enthusiastic group of four who combined good music with a double bass player with great athletic ability to wear his instrument as well as play it!
There was the traditional singing of Auld Lang Syne before the guests made their weary but satisfied way home.

If you have to cancel..

At the last house and social committee meeting Neil reported that there were still a few members who are not abiding by the Club’s cancellation policy for its social events. Would all members keep in mind that if cancellation is not received 48 hours prior to the day of the event they are required to pay in full.
Obviously consideration will be given to exceptional circumstances.

Friday Evening Fun

A big thank you to everyone who has supported Friday Nights’ Mixed Fun competitions this year. All-comers are welcome; the more the merrier. Finally, a big thank you to both Garry and Barbara Sims for organising these Friday Night Fun competitions. If you have not previously played in these fun nights why not consider giving it a go next year. Download the 2018 fixture list here. The events are open to every-one including off-peak members. Bring your non-playing spouse / partner along for the meal.

9 Holes and Supper - April through early September. A variety of informal mixed competitions.  Every Friday evening except the Captain's Weekend and couple of other dates. An end-of-season Annual Dinner is also held (see photos of 2016 dinner here). 

Children's Party

See the menu link to the left (or above if you're on a mobile device) for a sequence of photos from this highly successful party.

Annual Dinner Dance 12th Nov

See the link to photos from the evening to the left.

Ladies Christmas Dinner 2016

After the Christmas competitions the ladies enjoyed a superb meal which was followed by the presentation of prizes to the winners.

Before the singing of carols with music played by Pat Willmot we all had to draw a Christmas tree with bobbles, a star and presents underneath on the back of a paper plate which had to be placed on the head to draw it! Liz Day was the winner!

See a photo sequences here and here.

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