Willowbrook Golf Society
The Society was formed in 2002 by a group of golfers who met casually on a Sunday evening, to ‘chew the weekend fat’ in The Willowbrook Club, a private members social club in Gedling, Nottingham.
The first 3 meetings were informal affairs with 30 or so golfers having days out at Greetham Valley and Morley Hayes Golf Clubs. The WGS was formally made a Society in 2003 and plays midweek – most of us are self-employed or retired – 7 or 8 times a year, starting in late March and running through to early November. We normally play within an hour to hour and a quarters drive away from our headquarters, but have within that radius courses like The Notts Golf Club, Worksop, Coxmoor and Lindrick to chose from, all of which we have played. Membership has reduced over the years, but we have a core of 20 members and usually take around 6 guests to each meeting
We are a mixed ability group, mostly Club members from east and north Notts, with handicaps ranging from 5 to 28 and our meetings consist of teams events, with an Order of Merit Trophy being awarded at the end of the season on the basis of the average of best five individual Stableford scores attained during the season. The 2015 winner, Martin Cockayne, averaged just over 37 points, off 11 handicap.
Over the years we have raised many thousands of pounds for charities including The Lincs/Notts Air Ambulance, Nottingham Hospice, Panthers Disabled Sports, The Children’s Kidney Ward at The Nottingham City Hospital and last year The Society helped the Secretary and two other cancer sufferers to raise almost £4,700 for The Teenage Cancer Trust by doing 54-holes in a day – 18 each at Mapperley GC, Ruddington Grange GC and The Nottinghamshire G & CC.
Our first meeting this year was at Newark at the end of March, and future venues this year include Kirby Muxloe, Wheatley, Rufford Park, Cosby and our only 27-hole day of the year at Belton Park, Grantham.
There is one thing missing from our list of achievements – in 13 years of trying no one has had ‘A Hole in One’!!!!
Secretary – Tony Rogers – firstname.lastname@example.org
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