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Club news 

After a few good mild days let's hope Storm Doris gives us a wide berth here at Strensall! 

The course has really dried out these past few days and with the temperature gently rising we will start seeing some growth soon. 

A combination of good weather and more daylight has ensured that the course and range have been busy. 

The Greenstaff have been busy again this week with more preparations for the season ahead. Tees have been aerated and sand has been put in the 'new' bunkers which look superb.


Competition news 

On Saturday nearly 150 men played in the Winter 4 Ball. There were some fantastic scoring with a 4 way tie for the lead with 47 points resulting in Tom Brown and Chris Little claiming 1st place with a back 6 decision. Well done guys!

For the full set of results, please click here.

On Tuesday there was a great turnout for the Ladies Winter foursomes & Australian Spoons competition. Many congratulations to Judy Laken and Rosemary O'Conner on winning the Winter Foursomes and also to Trish Scott and Marion Bray for winning the Australian Spoon.

Click here for the Ladies Australian Spoon results, and click here for the Winter Foursomes results.

On Wednesday, we hosted the East Riding Alliance in superb conditions. There were 156 playing with many returning to play our course and quite a few playing for the first time. 

It was great talking to competitors before and after their game, especially afterwards as there were so many very positive comments about our course.

"The work that has been done is fantastic with the bunkers" 
"The winter tees are really good" 
"I cannot get over how good your greens are" 
"The changes and maintenance work is amazing to see" 
"I love your course, I wish I lived in York and I would be a member" 

These are just a few comments made but then again you all know how good it is here as you're all members!!

There were some incredible scores on the day with the top 3 scores being 58, 59 & 60. Well done to our teams too: 

- Dave Varley & Chris Magee - net 64 
- TJ & Tom George JNR - net 65 
- Neil Crapper & Dave Spofforth - net 65

Ladies news 

We also had a great session with our Ladies Academy on Saturday too. As we enter the spring we are once again looking to introduce more Ladies into golf. We have some taster sessions on the following dates which are open to any lady regardless of whether they have had a go at golf in the past. All equipment will be provided:

  • Saturday, 11 March - 11am to 12pm
  • Saturday, 18 March - 11am to 12pm
  • Tuesday, 21 March - 3pm to 4pm

For further details please click here.

Junior news 

On Tuesday this week TJ ran an all day Junior Session, which had a great turnout. 

With a number of aspects to the day, including on course tuition, our junior golfers seemed to have a great time.

Look out for our future stars.


Shop news 

It's not just on the course where the excitement is building. 

More deliveries have been arriving this week. In addition to the new FootJoy range of clothing (nicely modelled by Dave!), we have also received the new Under Armour, Galvin Green and adidas ranges too.


As the leading Motocaddy stockist in the area we are also delighted to say we are one of the first Motocaddy retailers to have received the highly anticipated Dry Series bags. Packed with features these superb bags are sure to be a big hit this year.

Fitting day 

On Saturday, 4 March from 10-2pm we will be hosting our first fitting/demo day of the year when TaylorMade will be visiting. 

This is a great opportunity to try the hottest clubs in golf and there will be the full range of clubs available including Mens left hand, Ladies and Seniors.

To book a slot please click here.

Upcoming events 

Another date for your diary - Friday, 28 April

Last year we held our inaugural Professionals Day which was one of the highlights of the year. Full details will be released in next week's newsletter but once again it will be an AmAm format in teams of 4. 

There will be over £2000 worth of prizes including a specific team prize for all Ladies teams. 

The entry will include 3 golf balls and also a meal after the game (stroganoff or lasagne).

Details about last year's event can be seen by clicking here.

Tour news 


Aiming for a younger demographic

The European Tour have introduced some innovative ideas for the season ahead. The World Super 6 combined 54 holes of stroke play with a final-day knockout, whilst GolfSixes, which takes place later in the year, sees two-man teams battle it out over six holes in a group stage, before progressing to a final-day knockout.

Will this be good for the game? Have your say here

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