Page 27

ISSUE 190 MARCH 2017 Tel: 01329 834360 Email: peter.teetimes@gmail.com www.teetimesgolfmagazine.com

Senior Men's 2017 Open Championship - Now in its 17th year! - see page 10 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE

Established 2001

ISSUE 191 APRIL 2017 Tel: 01329 834360 Email: peter.teetimes@gmail.com www.teetimesgolfmagazine.com

Senior Men's 2017 Open Championship - Now in its 17th year! - see page 25 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE

Established 2001

Contact us today

023 8074 0544

www.chilworthgolfclub.com

ISSUE 192 MAY 2017 Tel: 01329 834360 Email: peter.teetimes@gmail.com www.teetimesgolfmagazine.com

Contact us today

023 8074 0544

www.chilworthgolfclub.com

Senior Men’s 2017 Open Championship - Now in its 17th year! - see page 11

18 HOLE GOLF COURSE

YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL GOLF MAGAZINE WITH A TOTAL PACKAGE OF NEWS, VIEWS AND ADVICE

Contact us today

023 8074 0544

www.chilworthgolfclub.com

Contact us today

023 8074 0544

www.chilworthgolfclub.com

ISSUE 199 | December 2017 | Tel: 01329 834360 | Email: peter.teetimes@gmail.com | www.teetimesgolfmagazine.com

L 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE

Established 2001

DRIVING R ANGE

L 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE

Established 2001

DRIVING R ANGE

SOCIETIES WELCOME

YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL GOLF MAGAZINE WITH A TOTAL PACKAGE OF NEWS, VIEWS AND ADVICE

DRIVING R ANGE

SOCIETIES WELCOME

YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL GOLF MAGAZINE WITH A TOTAL PACKAGE OF NEWS, VIEWS AND ADVICE

Contact us today

023 8074 0544

www.chilworthgolfclub.com

SOCIETIES WELCOME

YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL GOLF MAGAZINE WITH A TOTAL PACKAGE OF NEWS, VIEWS AND ADVICE

Contact us today

023 8074 0544

www.chilworthgolfclub.com

ple

East Horton Golf Club

e! e on e tak as

Tel: 01929 472244 Email: admin@dorsetgolfresort.com www.dorsetgolfresort.com

27

Holes of Championship Golf

THE PRO SHOP

Please see our advert on page 14 for details of our amazing offers or call into the Pro Shop and see for yourself! AUTUMN AND LAST MINUTE SUMMER BREAKS

Near Wareham 5 Star British Tourist Board Venue

GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

023 8074 0544

www.chilworthgolfclub.com

East Horton’s golf Professionals Miles Harding And Conrad Claxton are celebrating 25 years service at the club and are having a sizzling summer sale to celebrate.

VALE RESORT

4* Golf Breaks in Wales from ÂŁ79pp

Rated a TOP 150 Golf Course A 'must' visit for golfers in 2017!

Contact us today

ISSUE 198 | November 2017 | Tel: 01329 834360 | Email: peter.teetimes@gmail.com | www.teetimesgolfmagazine.com

L 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE

Established 2001

DRIVING R ANGE SOCIETIES WELCOME

YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL GOLF MAGAZINE WITH A TOTAL PACKAGE OF NEWS, VIEWS AND ADVICE

–

SPRING AND SUMMER GOLF BREAKS 5 Star Log Homes - Private Sauna's, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast with FREE Golf from ÂŁ64.95pp

023 8074 0544

www.chilworthgolfclub.com

ISSUE 197 | October 2017 | Tel: 01329 834360 | Email: peter.teetimes@gmail.com | www.teetimesgolfmagazine.com

L 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE

Established 2001

DRIVING R ANGE SOCIETIES WELCOME Contact us today

EE FR

e! e on tak

27

Holes of Championship Golf

ISSUE 195 | August 2017 | Tel: 01329 834360 | Email: peter.teetimes@gmail.com | www.teetimesgolfmagazine.com

L 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE

Established 2001

YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL GOLF MAGAZINE WITH A TOTAL PACKAGE OF NEWS, VIEWS AND ADVICE

ly nth mo

ase ple

Near Wareham 5 Star British Tourist Board Venue

GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

www.dorsetgolfresort.com A 'must' visit for golfers in 2017!

Bird Hills Golf Centre See our Main Advert on page 5

023 8074 0544

www.chilworthgolfclub.com

—

e! e on tak

Tel: 01929 472244 Email: admin@dorsetgolfresort.com www.dorsetgolfresort.com

EE FR

ase ple

e! e on tak

SPRING AND SUMMER GOLF BREAKS 5 Star Log Homes - Private Sauna's, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast with FREE Golf from ÂŁ64.95pp

Bird Hills Golf Centre

Contact us today

NOVEMBER 2016

ly nth mo

—

ase ple

27

Holes of Championship Golf

EE FR

—

Near Wareham 5 Star British Tourist Board Venue

GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

www.dorsetgolfresort.com A 'must' visit for golfers in 2017!

ly nth mo

EE FR FOUNDED 1905

Read about our official opening of the Community Golf Centre - page 6

ISSUE 194 | July 2017 | Tel: 01329 834360 | Email: peter.teetimes@gmail.com | www.teetimesgolfmagazine.com

L

DRIVING R ANGE SOCIETIES WELCOME

YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL GOLF MAGAZINE WITH A TOTAL PACKAGE OF NEWS, VIEWS AND ADVICE

20 TEE TIMES

Lee-on-the-Solent Golf Club

18 HOLE GOLF COURSE

Established 2001

DRIVING R ANGE SOCIETIES WELCOME

SOCIETIES WELCOME

YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL GOLF MAGAZINE WITH A TOTAL PACKAGE OF NEWS, VIEWS AND ADVICE

ISSUE 193 | June 2017 | Tel: 01329 834360 | Email: peter.teetimes@gmail.com | www.teetimesgolfmagazine.com

Senior Men's 2017 Open Championship - Now in its 17th year! - see page 11 Established 2001

DRIVING R ANGE

DRIVING R ANGE SOCIETIES WELCOME

YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL GOLF MAGAZINE WITH A TOTAL PACKAGE OF NEWS, VIEWS AND ADVICE

ly nth mo

2001 - 2018

TT MAY 2017 Issue 192_Layout 1 22/04/2017 15:18 Page 1

TT APRIL 2017 Issue 191_Layout 1 20/03/2017 18:38 Page 1

TT MARCH 2017 Issue 190 B_Layout 1 21/02/2017 09:50 Page 1

5 Star Log Homes - Private Sauna's inc Dinner, Bed & Breakfast with FREE Golf from ÂŁ79.95pp

Tel: 01929 472244 Email: admin@dorsetgolfresort.com www.dorsetgolfresort.com

OPEN DAYS AT THE FRIENDLY GOLF CLUB INSIDE: YOUR INvITATION TO SOUTH WINCHESTER AUTUMN AND LAST MINUTE SUMMER BREAKS

Near Wareham 5 Star British Tourist Board Venue

The East Horton Golf Club Pro Shop offers ranges of equipment and clothing5from of the major Star many Log Homes - Private manufacturers. Prices regularly checked against internet suppliers and we try to be competitive whilst

5 Star Log Homes - Private Sauna's inc Dinner, Bed & Breakfast with FREE Golf from ÂŁ79.95pp

Rated a TOP 150 Golf Course A 'must' visit for golfers in 2017!

TaylorMade M2 Drivers NOW ÂŁ239 Fairways ÂŁ149 Rescues ÂŁ119 Tel: 01929 472244 Email: admin@dorsetgolfresort.com www.dorsetgolfresort.com

Tel: 01929 472244 Email: admin@dorsetgolfresort.com www.dorsetgolfresort.com

27

Holes of Championship Golf

Southwick Park Golf club harleyford golf club

BOUNDARY LAKES GOLF COURSE IS LAUNCHED AT SOUTHAMPTON’S AGEAS BOWL LANDMARK MOMENT AS NEW CLUB OPENS AT THE HOME OF HAMPSHIRE CRICKET: SEE CENTRE PAGES

AUTUMN AND LAST MINUTE SUMMER BREAKS

Near Wareham 5 Star British Tourist Board Venue

GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Sauna's inc Dinner, Bed & 27 offering professional advice, custom fit and trial facilities. Tuition is available both on thewith driving range Holes of Rated a TOP 150 Golf Course Breakfast FREE Golf Championship andforcourses, for2017! all ages and standards of golfers on an individual or small basis. fromgroup ÂŁ79.95pp A 'must' visit golfers in Golf

AUTUMN AND LAST MINUTE SUMMER BREAKS

Near Wareham 5 Star British Tourist Board Venue

GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

Rated a TOP 150 Golf Course A 'must' visit for golfers in 2017!

27

Holes of Championship Golf

5 Star Log Homes - Private Sauna's inc Dinner, Bed & Breakfast with FREE Golf from ÂŁ79.95pp

Tel: 01929 472244 Email: admin@dorsetgolfresort.com www.dorsetgolfresort.com

See advert on Page 17

AUTUMN AND LAST MINUTE SUMMER BREAKS

27

Holes of Championship Golf

See advert on Page 25

Army golf club

See advert on Page 22

Near Wareham 5 Star British Tourist Board Venue

GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

Rated a TOP 150 Golf Course A 'must' visit for golfers in 2017!

5 Star Log Homes - Private Sauna's inc Dinner, Bed & Breakfast with FREE Golf from ÂŁ79.95pp

Tel: 01929 472244 Email: admin@dorsetgolfresort.com www.dorsetgolfresort.com

PatterSon ProductS celebratinG 32 yearS - See advert on Page 25 AUTUMN AND LAST MINUTE SUMMER BREAKS

Near Wareham 5 Star British Tourist Board Venue

GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

Rated a TOP 150 Golf Course A 'must' visit for golfers in 2017!

27

Holes of Championship Golf

5 Star Log Homes - Private Sauna's inc Dinner, Bed & Breakfast with FREE Golf from ÂŁ79.95pp

Tel: 01929 472244 Email: admin@dorsetgolfresort.com www.dorsetgolfresort.com

GREAT YARMOUTH & CAISTER

AUTUMN AND LAST MINUTE SUMMER BREAKS

Near Wareham 5 Star British Tourist Board Venue

GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

Rated a TOP 150 Golf Course A 'must' visit for golfers in 2017!

27

Holes of Championship Golf

5 Star Log Homes - Private Sauna's inc Dinner, Bed & Breakfast with FREE Golf from ÂŁ79.95pp

Tel: 01929 472244 Email: admin@dorsetgolfresort.com www.dorsetgolfresort.com

M2 Irons 5-sw Steel Shaft NOW ÂŁ499

BLACKMOOR GOLF CLUB

BLACKMOOR GOLF CLUB

BLACKMOOR GOLF CLUB

BLACKMOOR GOLF CLUB

         Â?Â?Â?Â?Â?Â?    Â?Â?  

         Â?Â?Â?Â?Â?Â?    Â?Â?  

         Â?Â?Â?Â?Â?Â?    Â?Â?  

Come experience the difference of an Open Championshop regional qualifying course (1998-2003) : www.blackmoorgolf.co.uk

TaylorMade PSI Irons 4-pw NOW ÂŁ499

BLACKMOOR GOLF CLUB

BLACKMOOR GOLF CLUB

BLACKMOOR GOLF CLUB

BLACKMOOR GOLF CLUB

BLACKMOOR GOLF CLUB

Come experience the difference of an Open Championshop regional qualifying course (1998-2003) : www.blackmoorgolf.co.uk

Come experience the difference of an Open Championshop regional qualifying course (1998-2003) : www.blackmoorgolf.co.uk

Come experience the difference of an Open Championshop regional qualifying course (1998-2003) : www.blackmoorgolf.co.uk

Come experience the difference of an Open Championshop regional qualifying course (1998-2003) : www.blackmoorgolf.co.uk

Come experience the difference of an Open Championshop regional qualifying course (1998-2003) : www.blackmoorgolf.co.uk

Cobra F6 and F6 + Drivers NOW ÂŁ199

Callaway Xr OS Irons Steel or Graphite ÂŁ499 Ping G Series Drivers ÂŁ249

Many more great offers in store including Under Armour • Foot Joy • Sketchers • Cleveland • Srixon • Puma - ALL REDUCED!! THE PRO SHOP East Horton Golf Club Ltd, Mortimers Lane, Fair Oak, Hampshire, SO50 7EA

Pro Shop and Tee Time Bookings Contact us on: 023 8060 2111 option 1 or pro@easthorton.com www.milesharding.co.uk

Golf Academy

It is always with a sense of anticipation that the journey to East Anglia begins, as an itinerant golfer the attractions are the plentiful links and seaside courses that stand at the top of any rankings, and a glance through the golf guides would endorse that statement. The autumn is a great time to plan a late break on the Norfolk Broads, and whilst resident it will be no surprise that as a confirmed Colt fan, a visit to Great Yarmouth and Caister Golf Club was an irresistable temptation and another chance to sample the work of the master. This is a members club that offers a genuine welcome to the travelling golfer. The telephone call to request a tee reservation was enthusiastically received, and the welcome on arrival was equally as positive.

A visit to the Secretary’s office yielded far more than a copy of the club booklet, for there was much conversation about the clubs links with Royal Blackheath Golf Club and the Colt Association and the fascinating history of the club. A warm welcome and an opportunity to chew the fat about golf and golf courses, the perfect combination.

BLACKMOOR GOLF CLUB

He then arranged matches against Royal Blackheath, Felixstowe and Cambridge University, having obtained permission from the Mayor to play the matches over the site he had chosen at North Denes. In August 1882 the match was played between Dr Browne, Mr H Cummings and Mr F Burton, they became the first three members of the club. The club was adopted by the members of Royal; Blackheath, who provided Captains, Officers, members and trophies. The start of a long and beneficial relationship between the two clubs and one that is still enjoyed to this day. The club also has claims to be the inventor of the Bogie Competition, as the founder Dr Browne coined the phrase, and the first Bogie Competitions were played at the club. In 1913 the club eventually joined with the Caister Club, which it bordered, and Harry Colt was asked to redesign the new 18 hole course. The final revisions were completed in 1921, and the opening of the new layout was celebrated with a match between Ted Ray and George Duncan (both Open Champions) and local players Len Holland and J B Batley. After the Second World War it took time to re-establish the links which had been extensively used for tank training, all part of the colourful history.

Just across the fence from the third green is a hole that begins the challenge, the trees have gone and linksland is spread out to greet you, over 450 yards and with a backdrop of the racecourse grandstand offset in the background. With classic cross bunkers and greens that need finesse to stay on, it is a fine example of traditional links golf, laid out as nature intended. The bunkers bolstered by railway sleepers and rolling fairways have a magical feel, and the need for accurate driving is constant. The 5th hole is a blind dogleg, where placement is more important than length from the tee, a comment that is also true for the 6th and after a testing par three, the next three holes are very tough to complete the front ten, for that is where you return to the clubhouse. The 11th is the signature hole, a monster par 4 against the wind, long and straight with no bunkers, and where a good drive is essential. The 12th and 14th are two superb short holes, the 12th is all carry to an elevated green and the 14th a sunken green surrounded by the characteristic sleepered bunkers, a golfers delight. If the short holes are good, the long ones will certainly test the mettle, the 13th and 15th are both well over 500 yards and huge played against the wind, fortunately they are in opposite directions, so at least one is comfortable. Then it’s the finishing stretch along the rails, and the final hole back to the clubhouse. Great Yarmouth Golf Club was founded in 1882, by Dr Thomas Browne RN, who moved to the Royal Naval Hospital in Yarmouth. He noticed the land at North Denes and decided it would be ideal for a golf course, and decided to make it happen. He called a meeting and no-one turned up, so he declared himself Hon Secretary, Treasurer and Club Captain.

Today the course is a fine test, a contrast within the eighteen holes, five of parkland and the remainder archetypal links, but in first class condition, and a credit to the greens staff, with typical fast and true seaside greens. The abiding memories will be of the excellent short holes, which thanks to a benevolent putter, surprisingly on the day yielded most welcome pars, when the wind made scoring a trial. Professional Martyn Clarke was very helpful, and made our visit that much more enjoyable with a little banter before we started to play, some knowledgeable advice about the course, and a bon voyage when we departed after a first class day. Michael Rees

The view from the clubhouse set the scene for the day, with the flags horizontal and the flagsticks bending with what was described by the locals as mere breeze. An extra layer of clothing was the only advice that we did not question, as we braced against the wind walking to the elevated first tee. Like several clubs around the country, the course runs through and within the race course, and this is very much in evidence on the first hole, where the green lies just beyond the rails. These first few holes are very different in character to the rest of the course, with a positive parkland feel, the first three and the last two holes have this character, but as soon as you stand on the fourth tee, the change is obvious.

January 2018 | TEE TIMES 27

Tee Times Golf Magazine, January 2018  
Tee Times Golf Magazine, January 2018  
Advertisement