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Warkworth Golf Club’s ‘busiest winter season’

The winter season is usually a quiet time of the year, however, in addition to ‘routine’ jobs, Alan Dalby, our greenkeeper, has been able to call on his skills as a carpenter to prepare wood to be used in re-building the ‘Killie Bridge’.

The volunteers have been busy digging out the bridge foundations so that when the weather improves we can pour the concrete. Then the bridge, destroyed in the tidal surge a couple of years ago, will be restored.

This year, as we all know has been the wettest for a long time. This has resulted in many courses being closed. Warkworth is almost unique in the area as having been playable throughout.

The keen golfer can’t abide not being able to play so we have had our busiest winter season for a long time – the visitor’s book regularly records players coming from Arcot Hall, Morpeth, Prudhoe, Percy Wood, Burgham Park and other waterlogged courses. Quite a few have decided it’s cheaper to join as a winter member than continue to pay green fees, with the result we have more winter members than ever before – including ten from Arcot Hall who all joined in one day!

Our winter championship (playing for our version of the famous ‘claret jug’ donated by Chairman John Gray) is played on March 13 and then it’s off the winter tees with the first men’s competition being the Whittle Trophy on March 19, with the ladies starting off with the Calcutta Cup the following Tuesday.

The season officially ‘opens’ on Easter Saturday, March 26 with the Warkworth House Trophy, with evening entertainment. You don’t have to be a playing member to come to our evening events. You can find out more from our Social Secretary: socsoc@warkworthgolfclub.co.uk or ring the clubhouse.

Membership of the Club is open. For just £320 a member is guaranteed golf 365 days of the year. Membership forms are on www.warkworthgolfclub.co.uk or ring 01665710707 email secretary@warkworthgolfclub.co.uk
Under 18s can join for just £10, this includes eight coaching sessions from a PGA professional. There are staged increases for 18 and 28 yrs. Full details on our website.

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