Shipley Golf Club Newsletter April 2017

Forthcoming Golf Events Good Friday Pro Fiddle and Easter Monday

Good Friday 14th April Pro Fiddle 10am-2pm enter online via BRS open to gents and ladies. Easter Monday Mixed Golf Monday 17th April shotgun start at 1pm. Two ladies and two gents, meal afterwards sign up on large A board sign opposite ladies locker room. For a list of all dairy events in April at the club follow the link below. The EGU qualifier for the National Club Team Championship will be held at the Spring Bank Monday holiday event at Shipley 29th May. The winners will represent Shipley at the regional event at York on 18th June. Shipley were the inaugural winners of the event in 2015.

Monday May 1st we are holding a Bank Holiday Am Am with tee times bookable via the link below. All proceeds to the furnishing of the Packett Inn, non members with competitive handicaps welcome.

Friday 18th August we are hosting a Charity golf day for One in a Million a Bradford based educational charity, the day is sponsored by Illingworth Mcnair Insurance Brokers Main Street Bingley. Please make a note of the date, we will distribute entry forms when they are available.

Captains Away Day

Woodsome Hall near Huddersfield is the venue on Friday 15th September. Make a note in your diary, we will put a sign up list on the board soon.

Club Competitions

Nathan is now taking entries for all the men's events and the Laver Plate competition in the shop. Entries close Easter Monday at 6pm so get your names down asp.


Download the application form if you know of anyone interested in joining. The club is introducing a joining fee in 2018 so now will be a good time to join us. Remember £50 on any members bewacard for each full member anyone introduces.

The Packett Inn (half way house) The building of the new Packett Inn has started and we hope to open it in time for the May 1st bank holiday Am Am. If any member would like to contribute to the furnishing of the hut with a donation and wishes to be acknowledged on the new plaque to be erected inside then please contact either Mike in the office or the House Director Linda Newton

Bewacard balances. Can I remind everyone please that if you have not spent your original £75 over the past 12 months from 1st April 2016 you are required to do so by 31st March 2017. I appreciate this date has now lapsed so we will grant an extension till 30th April to spend your balance. If you have topped up your card during the year then there is no need to spend the balance presently on your card. If you are unsure whether you have spent £75 during the past 12 months speak to Mike. The bar staff will be unable to help you as they do not have the information it is on the office PC.

Social Events

  • Friday 28th April Sportsmans Dinner with Billy Foster. Tickets £35 contact Jim Leetham or Steve Rhodes, there may be one or two places left.
  • Saturday 13th May Gin Festival. Tickets from Mike and more information on the link below
  • Saturday 10th June Presidents Day. Sign up for the evening entertainment with either Mike or Josh
  • Tuesday 13th June Lady Presidents Day. The ladies will circulate more information
  • Saturday 1st July Men's Captains Day
  • Tuesday 11th July Lady Captains Day

10 Hole Competitions We are starting the 10 hole stableford "fiddle" competitions on Thursday 20th April. Sign up online via BRS pay in the pro shop if open or at the bar if the shop is closed before you go out and put your cards in the box opposite the ladies locker room. All winnings will be paid direct to your shop account

Spotlight on our sponsors

We are associated with many companies who sponsor the tees on the course and also the scorecard. We are starting a regular feature of highlighting the goods and services these companies provide. If you are a sponsor and would like your company highlighted here contact Mike Brown or Yuseph Hedar the Business Development Director

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We are pleased to welcome Lauren Vickers as Event Coordinator who started working at the club in February. Lauren will assist with planning events in particular weddings and socials in addition to helping Josh at the bar. We welcome her on board and hope you will all make her feel at home at the club.

We are also looking for additional bar staff to help Josh, in particular daytime staff as we need cover for the busy golf season and the numerous daytime events. If anyone knows anyone reliable, honest, personable with bar experience contact Mike or Josh at the club. We are also on the lookout for weekend cleaning staff, this may suit a young adult possibly still at school or college preferably someone known to you that you can vouch for. The work is two to three hours on most Saturdays and Sundays (8am to 11am) to clean the bar and lounges, locker rooms and toilets, applicants must be very reliable and not afraid of early morning start and cleaning! We are also looking for additional weekend staff for the Packett Inn, this involves long hours on a Saturday. In in the first place contact Mike for any staff vacancies.

Elton John Tickets. Patsy Flannigan has two tickets for Elton John at Leeds 1st Direct Arena on 8th June at £192.00 which she would like to sell to a member. If interested please ring Patsy, her number is in the diary and on the members contact section of the web site.

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