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Appointment of 4th Green Keeper

The Executive Committee are pleased to announce the appointment of Johnathan Stone as Greenkeeper at Maesteg Golf Club.

Johnathan had been working at Wenvoe Golf Club carrying out summer work on the course.

He is particularly looking forward to mastering the challenges of working at Maesteg Golf Club under our Head Green keeper, Steve Trickey. Johnathan has a handicap of 2

He will be attending Turf Management Level 2 at Pencoed College commencing end of September.

It is a big thank you to members of Maesteg Golf Club who continue to support the club allowing us to invest in a 4th  green keeper which will be beneficial for the future in maintaining and improving the standard of our golf course.

COVID 19 New Rules for Wales (with effect Monday 14 September 2019)

COVID – 19. New Rules for Wales.

You are all probably aware following the news reports that only 6 people can meet indoors with effect Monday 14th September 2020. That means indoor meeting of more than six (6) from an extended household will be illegal.

A household means a group of the same people all sharing the same home. An extended household is when four of those households come together as one. Remember you cannot swap people in and out from your extended household

This will not have a great impact on members playing golf, as up to 30 people can meet outdoors, however the impact on members entering the clubhouse will be impacted.

A Welsh Government spokesman as confirmed this morning (Friday 11 Sept) the wearing of facemask in pubs and restaurants will not apply

The Club will be in possession of temperature guns with effect Monday and individuals entering the clubhouse will have their temperature taken

All individuals must sign the Test, Trace and Protect register. Should the club fail to record these details then the club could face a financial penalty

Members are reminded that the authorities will be policing the new COVID regulations and where they find a breach of these rules may result in fines or closure of establishments that do not follow the protocols

On Saturday 12 September, the upstairs bar will be open, thereby allowing more social distancing between groups.

 

For and on behalf of the Executive

Head Green keepers Course Update 28 Aug 20

Again, we had over 32mm of rainfall yesterday. The course as know reached field capacity.

Buggies will remain on paths only (Holes 1-7). They must stick to the paths and not deviate off. This is to protect the course along with the individual.

The Head Green keeper, due to the ground conditions, has ceased the operation of  using the machinery on the course, which are purpose built, all terrain 4 wheel drive vehicles, with special tyres.

This will remain in place until early next week

Sunday Lunch Take-Aways and Sunday Baguette

The caterer will be providing Sunday Lunch Take-Aways and Sunday baguettes from Sunday 26th July

Thursday Night is Curry Night

Why not enjoy a curry after your splendid  round of Golf on Thursday’s

Play Resumes at Maesteg Golf Club

Captains Message

We are back

As you know yesterday (Monday 18 May) was teh first time the golf course was open after 7 weeks due to Government restrictions/guidelines.

I wanted to give you some information  regarding the member who hit the first tee shot after lockdown.

His name is Eddie Bojter. Originally from Linlithgow in Scotland and has been living in Maesteg for the last 9 years. Is handicap is 36? and he has been a member of the club coming up to 2 years.

He commented on the welcome he had received from members and thanked the green staff on a fantastic course and also congratulated us on having a fantastic proffessional in Dan O’Connor.

If you see Eddie on the course in future make yourself known to him.

We thank him for hos kind words

 

 

Here are some more photos of the first number of members off the firs tee

COVID 19 Update 12 May 2020

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Attached Newsletter Update

Members Newsletter COVID-19 update 12 May 2020

COVID-19 Update

Following the Governments announcement and advice from Wales Golf and other Golf Clubs within South Wales it is clear that Golf Clubs, courses and facilities must close with immediate effect.

Keeping Maesteg Golf Course  open is no longer compatible with Government Policy, which is designed to save lives in a time of national emergency

The Green Staff under the Head Green Keeper will continue to carry out the necessary works to ensure that the course when it re-opens is in as good a condition as the current circumstances allow.

We all have a responsibility to ensure safety of family friends and colleagues.

Keep safe

Past Captains Message

Click here for a message from Mr Dave Gregson-Past Captain 2019 – 2020

 

 

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Due to the current situation the following decisions have been taken.

  • AGM – 23 March 2020 – The AGM scheduled for Monday 23 March has been postponed to a future date. The Captaincy will transfer automatically from Mr Dave Gregson to Mr Ray Carter with effect 23 March 2020 with Mr Denis Philips taking over as Vice-Captain
  • Pro Shop – The Club Professional due to personal circumstances will be taking himself out of as much contact with members and visitors as possible. He is still available on the phone, e-mail and Social media.

The Executive are monitoring the situation as it occurs and will deal with any issues as they arise

 

 

Coronaviris (COVID-19)

Following a planning meeting held today (Monday 16th March 2020) for COVID19, the Club will remain open unless there is any legislation from the Government that will require change.
We encourage all members and visitors to follow the latest government health advice. We respectfully ask that you do not visit the Club if you have travelled to any of the critically affected locations in the past month.
All members, their guests and visitors are asked to follow normal rules of good personnel hygiene and wash your hands using the facilities provided. thereby reducing the potential risk to other members as well staff.
· Golfers are asked not to shake hands before, during or after the game
· Leave the flag stick in the hole when on the green
During a period of heightened risk to the Club a number of officers and staff will meet and provide updates on issues that will/have affected the running of the Club and the facilities .
It is important that we all communicate and all have a responsibility to reduce the risk to all that use the facilities at Maesteg Golf Club

Use of Buggies

Use of Buggies

Due to the inclement weather and the amount of water that the course has received, buggies until further notice are restricted to holes 1-7 and all users must ensure that they stay on the buggy track.

This will be reviewed going forward

Bar & Cellar Refurbishment

Due to work being completed in the Bar and Cellar on Thursday-Friday 16th-17th of January 2020 there will be no draught beers available during this time.

Bottled and Canned drinks will be available

Apologies for any inconvenienced caused

Membership Subscriptions 2020

A reminder to all members that membership subscription is due by 31st January 2020 (unless paying by Direct Debit)

Locker Payments

The charge for all members who rent the lockers will be increased for 2020 by £5 to £30 per annum.

In previous years lockers have not been paid for going into mid July. Going forward any member who has a locker (less those that have the 10 year deal), that have not paid their locker subscription by 31st January their contents will be removed and the locker allocated to an individual on the waiting list

Buggy Shed Rental

There is no increase in ground rental

All payments for Locker rental, trolley sheds and Buggy Shed rental are to be paid by 31st January 2020

Payments can be made behind the bar, in the Pro Shop, in the Office, or by card over the phone.

Kitchen Facilities

There will be no kitchen facilities at the Club Thursday/Friday 4th/5th April, due to electrical work being completed in the kitchen

Apologies for any inconvenience caused

Annual General Meeting 2019

Annual General Meeting (AGM): 25th March 2019
You are hereby given notice that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING for 2019 of Maesteg Golf Club will be held on Monday 25th March at 7pm in the Mount Pleasant Suite

Prelims
Chairman Opening Address
AGENDA:
1. Respects to past members:
2. Minutes of Previous Meeting – any questions?
3. Auditors Report
(i) Appointment of Auditors for 2019 financial Year
4. Financial Report
5. Election of Officers and Sub Committee Members
6. Hole in One Presentation
7. Section Reports
8. 2018 Captain’s Report
9. 2019 Captains Address
10. AOB (Letters from Members)
11. Chairman’s Closing Address

Bowmen v The Rest

It is with great pleasure that the ‘Rest’ of Maesteg Golf Club came back from a shaky start to obliterate the ‘Bowmen’ for the 2018 game.

The Bowmen were without their illustrious Captain due to his unavailability.

A spokesman for the Bowmen put the heavy defeat down to a lack of support and leadership from their non-playing Captain (lack of Bow Cans on the 1st Tee) had an effect on the result.

The Bowmen are now of to hot weather training in Dorset

20 Years of BOWMEN

The Club have once more thrown down the challenge to Mr Leigh Parry’s ‘Bowmen’. The match will be played Saturday 2nd March 2019 followed by entertainmentfrom ‘pardon Madame’.

All club members and past ‘Bowmen’ are invited to celebrations in tehbar afterwards (approx 17:00).

The Bowmen are current holders of the trophy – ‘can the club cause an upset to address the imbalance’

Texas Scramble Results

Texas Scramble Results

1st -Simon Lewis, Margaret Lewis, Lee Trickey, Les Pearce nett 56.5
2nd Dewi Edwards, Tom Hedley, Morgan Davies, Des Tucker nett 57.6
3rd Nigel Hedley, Ray Miller, Alex Cox, Simon Lyons nett 58.2  

Great turnout where over £500 was raise for the Greenkeepers winter clothing

666 Competition Reminder

666 Competition Reminder The 666 competition is set to be played this coming Saturday the 28th October. There are still spaces available to join, please note the tee is closed for this competition from 7.30am you will need to add your name to the competition to be able to play.

Texas Scramble Saturday 4th November 2017

Texas Scramble Saturday 4th November 2017 Shotgun Start 12pm – Course Closed from 12pm Teams of 4 – Scramble Format (All players in team tee off – pick the best tee shot – pick best second shot & so on) Minimum of 4 Tee Shots per player Enter Gross Score on Card Max Handicap 24.

Finals Day Results

FINALS DAY SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2017
MENS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL – Thomas Williams beat Andrew Llewellyn
PRESIDENTS CUP – Wayne Thomas lost to Rhys Allerston
CLIFF REES CUP– Morgan John lost too Ian Morgan Veterans Challenge Cup  –  Ernie Binding beat Keith Price
Lipscombe Cup –Wayne Snow beat Gethin Taylor

Captain’s Day 2017

Captain’s Day 2017 We are all set for captains day 2017, although the weather is poor today, the forecast is good tomorrow.   Please note we are running a society day in between the tee off times so please stick too tee times.

Hallets Competition

Hallets Competition   Please note the last card tee time this week is 1.30pm   Thanks for your co-operation

Club Championship Draw

Club Championship Draw Nigel Hedley v Tom Williams Nick Williams v Wayne Snow Keiran Sullivan v Julian Williams Dan Binding v Neil Channell Marc Williams v Dai Harris Ellis Williams v Chris Jones Qualifier 1 V Andrew Llewellyn Morgan Griffiths v Myles Protheroe

Members & Guests

Please note members & guests tee times are now published on the notice board.   Please book in to bring your guests along for what will be a fantastic day, show your course off!