Simon Stevenson nominated for TGI Golf Partnership “Partner of the Year” Award

Simon Stevenson nominated for TGI Golf Partnership “Partner of the Year” Award

Club Professional and PGA Fellow Simon Stevenson has been nominated in the TGI Golf Partner of the Year Award. Over 470 other professionals were potential winners and now Simon will join just four other PGA Pro’s at the TGI annual business awards where the winner will be announced. Here’s what TGI golf said about Simon:

“The highly coveted TGI Golf Partner of the Year award is presented to PGA Professionals who go above and beyond to provide a first-class environment for their members, guests and visitors. Nominees have also demonstrated a strong commitment to the TGI Golf Partnership activities and professional development.

The winner of this award is seen as the benchmark in golf retail excellence – an outstanding Pro Shop, consistent marketing, exceptional customer service, high levels of customer engagement and adding real value to the membership experience.

Simon Stevenson has been nominated for this award due to his tireless work to ensure the Pro Shop at Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club is a sanctuary for golfers looking to improve their game and enhance the enjoyment of it.

Simon’s social media support of his club, the sport and the TGI Golf Partnership is valued by all and is a perfect example of the thought and planning that goes into running his successful business.

The TGI Golf Partnership is a network of more than 470 high quality PGA Professionals across the UK and Ireland. The group is held in extremely high regard within the golf industry, with leading suppliers all keen to work with TGI Golf.

More than 50 of golf’s leading suppliers such as PING, Callaway, Titleist, FootJoy and TaylorMade Golf are all an integral part of the group and work closely to ensure all Partners receive the best deals and first-class assistance with competition prizes and promotional material”.

Ali Williams announced as Junior Academy Coach

Ali Williams who recently joined the team at Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club has been announced as the new Junior Academy golf coach. Ali came through the junior section playing alongside very good young golfers who have gone onto become England players and Assistant professionals at other clubs.

Having recently returned to Taunton following his successful time from 2014 as Assistant Professional at Tiverton with former T&P Assistant Alistair Welsher, Ali is really looking forward to supporting the 40+ young golfers during the sessions that take place from 13th January on a Saturday at the golf club over 2 daily sessions.

Ali will have great support from willing volunteers including previous Ladies’ Captain Jacky Ford, Somerset Ladies Golfer Helen Hayward, and Val Hayward who has been a major supporter of junior golf for many years.

Tom Sloman wins SGU “Player of the Year”

Tom Sloman wins SGU “Player of the Year”

“At the Somerset Golf Union Annual Dinner and Presentation Night on Thursday 9th November  it was announced that Tom Sloman, of Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club, was the Somerset Golf Union Player of the Year. The award was deserved recognition of his achievements in various individual golf tournaments and also for his contribution as part of the Somerset team that achieved outstanding results in inter county matches at regional and national level”.

Jolly Roger’s Am-Am Charity Event

Jolly Roger’s Am-Am Charity Event

Another fundraiser and another fantastic charity to support. Roger Neale’s event is in support of Children’s Hospice South West and we also have a dedicated page for this event.

The competition is for teams of four, in a stableford format, and there are great prizes up for grabs. Entry is £25 for members and £35 for guests but that does include coffee/bacon roll on arrival and a two-course meal in the evening.

Musgrove Cup Raises £3,500

Musgrove Cup Raises £3,500

Firday’s Musgrove Cup was a huge success with around £3,500 being raised for the League of Friends of Musgrove Park. Around 160 golfers took part, with at least half of them visiting from other clubs. The day ran very smoothly and club Captain Phil King wishes to pass on his thanks to all who took part, and all who helped run one of the biggest events in our golfing calendar.

Pictured are winners Stephen and Mercy Lamb, along with representatives from the charity and the Captain. Full results can be found by following this link.

PGC 125 Junior Open

PGC 125 Junior Open

Some very changeable weather didn’t dampen spirits and our young golfers were a credit to their respective clubs. Winners in the girls’ competition were Hannah Carthew (Nett) and Elin Tynan (Gross).

Overall winners (and pictured) were George Mills (Nett) and James Rew (Gross). Club Captain Phil King and Junior Organiser Mike Hooper are also pictured.

A big “thank you” to all who played and helped, we look forward to the 2018 event.

The 2017 Pro-Am

The 2017 Pro-Am

This was a brilliant event. The early morning clouds gave way to almost unbroken sunshine and there really was some excellent golf played by a full field of 40 teams.

The professional competition ended in a tied between Paul Hendriksen and Richard Dinsdale, with the winning Pro-Am team being Mark Wigget, Marcus Sharif, Robin Dowling and Graham Ford.

Follow this link to the results page, and follow this link to a gallery of photographs.

Brilliant Effort by Tom Sloman

Brilliant Effort by Tom Sloman

Huge congratulations to Tom Sloman who reached the last 32 of the British Amateur Championships this week. He lost in the matchplay section to Finland’s Matia Honkala on the final hole.

There’s a big win just around the corner for Tom, and of course his brother Sam is a quite superb golfer too. T&P is very proud of these two young players and we wish them every success.

Longest Day Golf – 16th July 2017

Longest Day Golf – 16th July 2017

On 16th July, pretty early in the morning, four intrepid superheroes (idiots) will set off on their marathon day of golf. 4 rounds in one day. 16 miles if we hit it straight. 1200ish shots. But why?

Think about cancer. Crap isn’t it? Who was the last person you know who had cancer? Or was affected by cancer? The answers are fresh in everyone’s mind because so many people have this ridiculous disease.

Macmillan Cancer Support does exactly what it says on the tin and for those suffering and their families boy do they appreciate some support. Just have a look at what they do.

Fundraising is hugely important to Macmillan. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs.

Here’s the link to give: Just Giving Page – Longest Day Golf

Outstanding Performances

Outstanding Performances

Congratulations to members Tom Sloman, Curtis Edwards (both pictured above) and Sam Sloman. All three were placed in the top 10 at the South West Counties Amateur Championships which took place on 13th June at Weston-Super-Mare Golf Club.

Sam’s rounds of 65 and 66 earned him 2nd spot, missing out on victory by just one stroke.

We’re blessed with some extraordinarily talented players here at Taunton & Pickeridge and there is no doubt that these kinds of performances reflect very well on the club.

The Somerset Golf Passport

The Somerset Golf Passport

In partnership with The Somerset Golf Union, Oak Manor, Enmore Park and Minehead Golf Clubs, we’ve launched “The Somerset Golf Passport”. It’s a scheme aimed at “nomadic” golfers and those visiting the area, offering a round at each club for a total cost of just £80.00

Passports are valid for 90 days, giving plenty of opportunity to play each course. Read more at our dedicated Golf Passport page.