Easthampstead Golf Club is a friendly, sociable club consisting of two independent golf clubs, a Men’s and a Ladies’ Club, both based at the well regarded Downshire Golf Complex, near Bracknell in Berkshire. The Complex is owned and run by Bracknell Forest Council and features an 18 hole championship golf course, a driving range and a pitch-and-putt course alongside its clubhouse facility and well stocked golf shop.
Our aim is to provide an affordable opportunity for our members to enjoy regular competitive and friendly golf, as well as a calendar of varied and enjoyable social events. Competitions run throughout the year, with regular weekend competitions (some Saturday, some Sunday), as well as regular mid-week competitions and friendly games. Members will also have the opportunity to play in external competitions (both clubs are members of the NAPGC).
New members of all ages are always welcome, whether they are experienced golfers or people new to the game. The Club offers subsidised Golf coaching with the PGA Pro's at the Complex for those loking to improve their game. There is currently no joining fee for the Men’s Club (new members only having to pay the annual membership fee of £80), while Ladies pay a joining fee £35 plus an annual subscription of only £50. In addition the Men’s club has a thriving junior section which provides under-18 boys and girls with the opportunity to learn the game and play in junior competitions. The Complex operates on a pay-and-play basis, so green fees have to be paid before play, but that does mean that you only have to pay for the golf that you actually play (the Complex also offers season ticket options which can be beneficial if you play regularly).
The destination for golf tour fans in the club for 2018 will be the Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort in Turkey. The tour dates are 16 Sep 2018 to 23 Sep 2018 with 5 rounds of golf. For further details on costs and how to sign up see attached details.
There will be a prize giving evening held on Thursday 23rd November 2017 starting at 8.00pm. If your name is on the attached list then please be there to collect or nominate someone to collect on your behalf. No show or failure to nominate someone on your behalf = prize forfeited.
The default prize is in the form of Pro Shop Vouchers which can ONLY be used only in the Pro Shop. If you would prefer the prize to go towards some other expense (eg 2018 Membership, Tour part payment, away weekend, etc) please let George Friedman know by 14th November. Pro Shop Vouchers will not be accepted for such purposes.
My charity for the year remains Younger People with Dementia (Berkshire). You may be interested in their most recent newsletter which I have attached. As you can read the charity does great work in supporting people with dementia and their families. Thank you to everyone who took part in my 2 Captain's Drive-ins in aid of the charity.
I have elected to have the bunker on the 14th Par 3 as my charity bunker.
The away weekend for 2018 will be at the DeVere Staverton Park Estate near Daventry. Follow the attached link for more details on the resort itself and the golf course. In addition the attached file provides more details on dates and prices.
Report now published. Select 'R' on 24 September calendar date to read.
Published : 8 Oct 2017
UKPCC Finals St Andrews
Many congratulations to 5 players who reached the finals of the UKPCC comp in St Andrews this weekend, Hazel, Crammy, Jo L-D, Anne Johansen and Lucy.
In proper Scottish weather, heavy rain and gale force winds, best gross overall was won by Cram and Hazel was runner up in division one
Published : 1 Oct 2017
BCLGA Team Competition Goring & Streatley 24th September
I am delighted to announce that the team of Fi, Jo L-D and Alison T won the BCLGA team event with Norma, Sue L and Alex L runners up. It was a lovely day with a good turnout from Easthampstead Ladies. It was good to show that we can play well at home and away! Well done to all.