02 April, 2020

News from Seniors committee members April 2nd 2020

Derek received a courtesy call from Malcolm Williams this morning. Nice to hear from him. Our Seniors captain has allocated the committee members the names of Seniors for them to be contacted and check on how each one is. Lovely gesture. Keep safe everyone. Best wishes Derek

Membership fees for 2020.....message via Josh April 2nd 2020

Message below from Josh regarding fees

Thank you for the amazing response to my last email regarding the renewal of your golf membership fees.

Please be aware that we will not be printing and posting out our annual membership invoices this year.

Simply click the link below for the available ways you can pay your fees...


Members who pay by Direct Debit

Your membership payments will continue as normal unless you tell us otherwise.

Corporate Golf Memberships

All corporate golf membership organisers will receive their 2020-2021 invoices via email by 10/04/2020.

Best regards,


01 April, 2020

Message from Josh regarding 2020 AGM

This years AGM Reports are now available online for your viewing. Simply click the link below to read more...


Congratulations to both Dave and Christine on becoming our captains for the 2020 - 2021 season and on behalf of the staff at Clays Golf we wish you all the best for the year ahead.

Best regards,


19 March, 2020

Seniors Roll up March 19th 2020

Only 13 holes open again today and with Corvid-19 still in the minds of everyone only 9 Seniors entered today's competition. There were a couple of later groups playing on their own.

Don Wraight supplied the following results of the Roll Up

  1. Ron Roberts  26 points
  2. Mike Drake  25  points
  3. Alan Bottomley 24 points on countback. 

Derek wishes everyone to keep safe and follow all the guidelines.

17 March, 2020

Kitty competition March 17th 2020

Mike Healey reported as follows. Following on from the Senior Captain’s advice and decision not to hold Kitty Competitions in the near future, members of the committee arrived this morning to both clean the tally board (all praise to Don – pictured)

and explain face to face to any Senior members who arrived expecting to play. Given the numbers that arrived, it would appear that most Seniors have received the decision by e-mail and voted with their very sensible feet. There will be no Kitty Competitions for the foreseeable future and as soon as this decision is reversed, then obviously we will make an announcement to all members concerned.
Fourteen members turned out expecting to play and there was no reason not to. All members arriving in the foyer kept their distance and there is no reason why we cannot continue to go out in 2’s, 3’s and 4’s providing we are sensible. Elbows are good after matches and a thorough washing of hands has to be the priority at all times. Don is going to cancel the Seniors block-booking on a weekly basis and we need to book through the club web site, as we see fit on Tuesdays and Thursdays. As we see it, it will be a roll-up basis like most of us do at weekends. Adjacent groups are at liberty to arrange their own competitions and no doubt will do that.  It might be too long to hold our breath but let’s hope that sanctions are lifted as soon as possible. 

Don Wraight supplied the following results from today's individual stableford. Only 13  holes open.
  1. Ken Tieszen 33 points
  2. Alan Bottomley  29 points
  3. Harold Hughes 27 points
  4. Alan Barnsdale 25 points - countback back 9

14 March, 2020

Message from Josh reference Corona virus and Clays Golf Club March 14th 2020

As Coronavirus continues to spread rapidly and our member’s health & wellbeing being a number one priority, we have decided to postpone all social events and club competitions until further notice.

Including the following...

- New Coaching Room Launch Night
- Captains Dinner & Dance
- Annual General Meeting
- All Golf Competitions

The golf club will continue to open and close as normal. However, we will be guided by Government advice.

With the best interests of both our staff, members and visitors, we have taken a few precautionary measures to reduce the risk of infecting others.

- Please pick up your scorecards from the box located outside of the golf reception.
- Although we love hearing about your rounds golf and what you’ve been up to please avoid coming into the golf reception unless it is totally necessary to do so.
- Please use your own golf clubs on the driving range and avoid using any rental clubs from the bags outside.
- Keep washing your hands and avoid shaking hands on start and completion of your rounds.
- If you do have any symptoms of Coronavirus, please stay at home and practice your putting stroke!

Have a great weekend.

Best regards,


12 March, 2020

Seniors Medal Stableford March 12th 2020

Only 13 holes open again today:

Division 1

  1. Tony Harcombe  26 points
  2. Malcolm Williams  26 points
  3. Alan Bottomley  24 points
  4. Don Wraight  24 points
  5. Stewart Poole 23 points
  6. Mike Carnell  23 points and a 2 on the 5th
  7. Reg Peacock  21 points
  8. Ron Roberts  21 points
  9. Tom McGrady 19 points
  10. Andrew Mitchell 19 points

Division 2

  1. Ken Tieszen  28 points
  2. Peter Thomas  25 points
  3. George Hughes  25 points
  4. Maelor Davies  25 points
  5. Damian Atkin  24  points
  6. Mike Healey  23 points
  7. Mike Turner  22 points
  8. Alan Pocklington  22 points
  9. Mike Drake  21 points
  10. Keith Hawthorn  21 points
Observation by Derek Lyon who did not play: Weather very windy and cool but bright sunshine.

Some Neil Diamond singing in these

https://youtu.be/qxnETrhOIAE See Neil Diamond in link above