MG got in touch via Twitter with a brand new society in the region as the Worcs based NASS (Nice and Slicey Society) got ready to tee off for their first official day at Ombersley GC in late February.
All of the images here are from that day, which organiser James was keen for us to mention was a big success, largely thanks to the excellent quality of the course coupled with first class hospitality from the club.
“The society idea became a reality in November 2021. After floating the idea in a couple of golf Whatsapp groups, I decided to take the plunge and assess the actual interest. I opened registration on the 30th November and we had 26 members sign up.
We met up in January for a Betterball Pairs Stableford to break the ice and it was a great success. Mark, Luke and the team at Bewdley Pines GC went above and beyond to cater for us. It is a brilliant course and in excellent condition all year round.”
The plan is to play a different course each month. There are 10 scoring months that count towards the “Order of Merit” as well as points awarded for Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin on each golf day.
The society was created to bring like-minded golfers together for a year of fun on the course. It includes club members and non-members from all corners of the Midlands. The idea was to give golfers who are members an alternative from their home course and golfers who hardly play, a chance to be part of something and hopefully obtain a WHS handicap using England Golf and iGolf.
“There is an annual golf day that I set up four years ago which has grown year on year (the Neill Griffin Invitational). It is held at Sapey Golf and Country Club and this year we have 72 participants, making it the biggest one yet! I’m really looking forward to that and excited for any of the society members who are making their debuts.
It is always a great day and we even have friends and family flying down from Scotland and over from USA to take part.
We have tried to structure the fixtures for the last Sunday of each month where possible so all members are aware in advance and can keep it free. Each scoring event is worth points and we have four majors scheduled in for the year which are worth 1.5x. The season finale in December will be followed by an awards evening.”
“There will be a fines tin of course and if anyone scores over 50 points in a stableford competition, they will be carried and thrown into the nearest water hazard!
Personally I am looking forward to playing Bromsgrove and Church Stretton as it will be the first time I have played these but all of the courses selected have been chosen for a reason.
We are more than happy to take enquiries for 2023 as the society is extremely welcoming and we all enjoy meeting new golfers regardless of ability.”
We’ll catch up with them later in the season to find out how it’s all going.
Find NASS on Twitter @NiceandsliceyGS