From Luke Welham, General Manager: It is safe to say that July’s weather has been incredibly inconsistent, unlike the impressive consistency we have seen in the golf course conditioning.
The month has seen a lot of competitions and charity days, but the greens remain as smooth as ever. The conditions were so enticing that I even got the sticks out for a couple of holes — they would have, however, been better left under the stairs.
A special note should be made of the amount of money raised through the golf days over the past few weeks for charity. The Natta Charity Day raised more than £10,000, Trevor Edward’s Drywall Golf Day generated more than £4,000 and more money will flow into the Captain’s charity during August to ensure 2021 is a year of charitable work.
We are extremely keen to keep improving the social side of membership at Sherfield Oaks through our programme of What’s On events. The next event that we would like you to put in your diary is the family friendly quiz night on Thursday, August 19th. The quiz is open for bookings, so please email [email protected] to reserve a table. The snowball question is still rolling over from the first quiz so there is quite a bit of money to be won.
While we are on the subject of social events, could I say that we are all very grateful to all the members who have adhered to the COVID policies throughout the last few months. It is much appreciated.
Sherfield Showcase Day with past members/guests and visitors: The team at Sherfield Oaks has set itself the target of increasing the number of adult members from the current 790 to more than 900 by the end of the year.
As the club has experienced a huge transformation over the last year, we thought it would be fantastic to celebrate the improvements by welcoming visitors and guests for a fun competition that will show off the work that has been done.
Bring a friend or invite a past member to play in the competition and, if they decide to join on Sherfield Showcase Day, we will give you a bonus of 15% of their annual subscription on your Club Card. The 15% offer is for one day only and means that you could receive more than £200 should your guest decide to become a 7-day member.
The event will be held on Friday, August 6th and details are as follows:
- Breakfast: Tea/coffee with bacon rolls.
- Golf: A fun, 18-hole Stableford competition on our Waterloo golf course with prizes available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
- Lunch: A two-course meal will be served in our newly renovated clubhouse where visitors will be able to experience the huge journey that the golf club has been on over the past year.
- We will also use the day as a fundraiser for the Captain’s Charity so please bring some cash for the Beat the Pro and other charitable incentives.
Please click the link for more information and to book your team.
Course Maintenance: The major course work done while the club was closed at the start of the year means we only have some light maintenance work to complete in the second week of August to ensure the course is prepared for the winter.
It will be carried out on the Waterloo on Monday and Tuesday before moving onto the Wellington. The nature of the work means it will probably take just a few days to recover with some heat and sunshine.