SUMMER CLUB SESSIONS – Sun pm & Wed am: Golf (primarily), Tue reserved for visitors, 6pm: Golf Teams, Thu 5pm: Association
WINTER – 1st & 3rd Sundays am: AC, pm: Golf
All events leave at least one lawn free, except where noted.
CA Charity One Ball final
Thank you for your nominations for the 2021 charity. We had lots! Those that picked up more than one vote were: Breast Cancer Campaign (2), Macmillan Nurses (again, since we raised less than we had hoped this year; 2), Parkinsons UK (3) and British Heart Foundation (>6). So BHF (www.bhf.org.uk) becomes the 2021 charity. It does a great job in providing information and support on all heart disease related matters. The house colour of the charity is, appropriately, red and all players in heats and the final are encouraged to wear something red.
The structure of this year’s competition remains much the same – organise your club heats however you wish – and we continue to encourage GC players to try out this easier AC variant. Over the years, many get to the final and sometimes they win.
We have to be careful to preserve the ability of our chosen charities to claim Gift Aid on our donations. So please be clear to those entering your heat that we are seeking a donation, and suggest at least £5 per head. I know that many heat organisers achieve a rather higher figure and additionally supplement this by raffles and other fund-raising. The average per head of players in heats in 2019 was over £11 and in 2020 over £17, though the latter was bolstered by some clubs generously making donations even though their not heat was held.