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.

The Friday Social

The Friday Social

Join us on Friday evenings for a very sociable nine holes of golf, plus a great “Steak and a Pint” offer.

Competition entry is just £2.00, payable in the Pro-Shop, and is entirely optional.

These evenings start on Friday May 5th, with tee-times 4pm to 6pm.

There’s no need to book, just come along for a very friendly few holes, and you never know, you might well be accompanied by one of the Pro-Shop team.

The BIG Quiz 2 – Friday 9th June

The BIG Quiz 2 – Friday 9th June

Well the BIG Quiz was an excellent event and we’re looking forward to BIG Quiz 2 on Friday 9th June. The format will be pretty much the same though we’ll have fewer questions, aiming to finish at around 9:15pm.

Pictured are the winning team of Andy Willett, Mike Willett, Chris Patterson and Phil Jones. The self-titled “Dream Team”. Can they be stopped next time?

Drive-In Saturday

Drive-In Saturday

The 2017 Captain’s Drive in was a huge success. Around 150 golfers took part in a “double-barrelled” shotgun, and they were treated to unbroken sunshine throughout the day.

Something approaching £1000 was raised for the captains’ chosen charity, The Alzheimer’s Society.

At the presentation the captain thanked the clubhouse and greenkeeping staff,and the large number of volunteers who helped the day run flawlessly.

To view some pictures please visit our gallery pages.

New Club Captain

New Club Captain

Phil King has taken over from John Snell as Taunton & Pickeridge Club Captain. Phil’s post will see him at the helm during the club’s 125th anniversary year.

Club President Maurice Baigent is looking on as a rather splendid striped jacket is presented.

Committee Dinner and Cheque Presentation

Committee Dinner and Cheque Presentation

The annual committee dinner was a wonderful event, with guests from the various sections of the club enjoying a very fine meal. Also in attendance were representatives from Children’s Hospice South West to receive a cheque for £9367.30, raised during the captain’s year in office. Pictured are Eddie Farwell, Co-founder and CEO, Club Captain John Snell and Community Fundraiser Paula Garrett.

125th Anniversary Launch

125th Anniversary Launch

Taunton & Pickeridge is celebrating 125 years of golf. There are a lot of special events taking place throughout the year and you’ll find a diary of them all in the clubhouse.

To get things started a special lunch and raising of our 125 flag took place on Sunday 19th February. You can click here to view some photos of the event.

Also shown in the photo gallery is a presentation to Judy McKerracher and Ray Oaten, each of whom has been a club member for over 50 years.