Beaconsfield Golf Club

Beaconsfield Golf Club
Seer Green, Beaconsfield
Bucks, HP9 2UR

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From the Captain

A cold and rainy spring, magically turned into summer this week, just in time for the golf season to get into full swing.

Captain’s Day

Many thanks to everyone who played in Captain’s Day when the 150 players who took part raised £3.5k for the Captains Charity. The highlight for me was seeing so many family members brave the chilly weather to come to the BBQ after the golf, making it a fun day for all. Thanks to the Ladies section for all your help on the day and congratulations to Steve Farr on winning the event.

L/D at 1st - Lloyd Davies N/P at 11th - Simon Bennett N/P at 5th - Kaz Gill 5th - Stewart Gilmour 4th - Gerard Nolan 3rd - Robin Harvey 2nd - Henry Wells Winner - Steve Farr

Seniors Championships

Congratulations to Tim Whittaker on winning this event with a fine gross 73 to leave the field in his wake.  Tim even managed an untypical but entirely appropriate ‘senior moment’ in mistakenly marking his ball just off the green, incurring a 1 stroke penalty.

The Bloomfield Cups

Congratulations to Steve Morrison and Dave Powell on winning this event, beating last year’s winners, Tim & Nick Cray in the final

Old Dog - New tricks  

Congratulations to Tony Woolcott on his hole in 1 on the 16th at Ellesborough GC recently.

50 Years of Membership

Congratulations to David Harvey who will celebrate his 50th anniversary of joining the club. During this time David has played in the Club Team, more recently the Seniors Team, and has been a regular in the Wildebeests for almost 40 years. David successfully Captained the Wildebeests for 3 years from 2020 and his proudest moment came when his team won the prestigious Team Championship on Good Friday 2022.

Also congratulations  to Richard Beacham  on achieving 50 years membership at the Club .

Michael Lawson

Captain's Charity for 2023/2024

From the Ladies Captain

Another great success for the younger women of Beaconsfield as Ella Butteriss, along with Amelie Jones represented Buckinghamshire in County Match week and were successful in bringing the trophy back to Buckinghamshire for the tenth year in a row. Ella helped secure the overall victory with a win in the singles match on Monday afternoon of 9 &8. This is Ella’s fourth time representing Bucks in the County week and she has represented the County in this and National finals nine times in total. Congratulations Ella and Amelie.

Back at Beaconsfield, June has been the busiest month of the year, starting with the Ladies and Greenkeepers competition on 4th June. This is always a very popular event, and this year was no exception. The winners were Trudi Watts and Tom Shattock with 41 points.

The highlight of the year for me so far, was my Captain’s Day on 6th June. Ninety-three ladies played in the competition. There was a challenge on the 7th hole to get a ball on the green for a sleeve of golf balls. Only thirteen ladies managed this, so I’m not sure if the Pimms, which was served to them by some of our charming gentlemen was a help or a hindrance, but it raised £465 for our charity Carers Bucks.

The ladies then enjoyed fizz and cakes when they got to the halfway house on the 11th hole. This time served by several of the ladies who were unable to play along with Mike Lawson and David Booker.

In a break with tradition, ninety-seven ladies returned in the evening for drinks in the sunshine before enjoying a delicious dinner. I was very touched be the incredibly generous and totally unexpected gift from the ladies and would like to thank everyone who helped make the day such a success. The winner of Silver division was Kate Eckersley with 41 points, Bronze Phillippa Smith with 41 points and overall Jane Garmon-Jones with 42 points.

The last big event of the month was the away weekend at The Belfry, after injuries and illness, we finally made it to The Belfry with sixty ladies. It was a weekend filled with fun, laughter and friendship. There was also golf. Some good, some not so good and many lost golf balls in the numerous water hazards on the Brabazon course.

50 Years of Membership

Davina Lee has had a wonderful 50 years at the club that she has shared with her late husband Derek and all her many friends. She has managed two memberable Hole in One's over her golfing life, the first she wasn't even watching and the second was during a round with Mary Bartlett who declared 'that looks like a Hole in One, terrible shot though!' with a wry grin!

Sue Goodliffe

Ladies' Captain's Charity for 2023/2024

Project Du Pré

The Project Delivery Team is coming together, and we have now appointed and engaged most of the specialist advisors (13) needed to help with the detailed designs and costings.  

Our plan is to submit our Planning Application in early August so, over the next 4-6 weeks we will be moving from the concept designs to more detailed designs, in consultation with all the relevant advisors especially Heritage. We are still looking at a potential project timeline of 42 weeks from project commencement before being able to start work, however, this could obviously be affected by the speed of securing planning permission and how best to phase the work.

Richard Cottrell

Chairman of the House Committee

Male Membership Applications

For members interest, the names of those who have applied for membership and currently going through the membership process are on the notice board.

Course Update and Rainfall 

The golf course is now in full summer mode. As temperatures rise, the grass growth will also increase, requiring more frequent mowing across all playing areas. The team plans to use pre-growth regulators to reduce top growth and promote a lean, healthy appearance, ensuring consistent playing conditions throughout the day.  

In addition to mowing, the team is replenishing the sand levels in the bunkers and has already added 40 tonnes of new sand this year. On days when mowing is not required, the team focuses on maintaining the pits, woodlands, range, and bunkers.  

Due to fluctuating weather and cold nights, the greens' annual meadow grass (poa) has been struggling over the past six weeks, appearing a little yellow and resembling a putting surface more recognizable in March and April. However, with the increasing temperatures and a more frequent feeding regime, the greens are gradually starting to resemble summer conditions.

Lee March

Head Greenkeeper

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Chris' Corner

With summer finally arriving we  are now giving members the chance to take advantage of our new mix and match Deal for the summer! Buy a shirt and a pair of trousers or shorts for £99.00 (saving up to £20.00).

 We have received a NEW PING limited edition Blackout bag, 

We only have 1 of these so it is first come first serve, let us know if you would like to get your hands on it for £209.99!

Our Taylormade Stripe golf balls have received plenty of interest in the shop. We are happy to announce that we are offering a 4 for 3 Dozen Taylormade Stripe Golf balls for just £114. This is a limited time offer and is while stocks last. Swing by the shop to have a look!

Lesson bookings are getting busy, So if you would like a session with myself,  Adam or  Tom then please click the link below: 

Lesson Booking | The Golf Team | Welcome to Beaconsfield Pro Shop (

We now have our annual Open Championship sweepstake available in the shop, it is £5 per square, and they are first come first serve. Swing by and get your name in now!

Chris, Adam and Tom

Tom's Top Tips

Social Committee News

Future events scheduled for your diary are:  

Saturday 13 July 2024 - Summer Sizzler – Entry is now open! This will be a 12pm Shotgun start followed by a hog roast and steel band for all the family to join in the festivities from 5pm so even if you aren’t planning on playing, please consider joining us afterwards. 

25 October 2024 - A gourmet tasting menu with a flight of wines and tasting notes

16 November 2024 - Night Golf – 6 hole Texas Scramble competition followed by Supper

30 November 2024 – Turkey Trot

Social Committee

Clubhouse News

The terrace has now been extended providing more space for everyone between the furniture and the brickwork has been tinted to look more similar to the bricks used in the main building 

Then finally, the replacement of the rubber path is scheduled for w/c July 15th.

There is likely to be fair amount of disruption during this period, but we will do everything to keep as much access as possible but please be aware, there could be occasions where the entrances to the changing rooms and Pro Shop are closed off for a very short period. Please bear with us through this period.

What's new in the Clubhouse?

Neck Oil.

It’s a beer with a different dimension…always refreshing and always easy to drink.

The light and zingy taste of Neck Oil is the perfect place to start your craft beer journey. We’ve created a perfect balance of hop flavours to deliver an extra special taste.

The name Neck Oil comes from the Beavertown founder Logan fondly remembering his grandad stating he was off down the pub to 'oil his neck' with a pint.

And for those who prefer a barista style coffee first thing, one of our wonderful waiting team will be on hand from 8.00 am every Tuesday and Wednesday, and Friday through to Sunday.  

Breakfast is available daily from 8.00 am

Richard Cottrell

Chairman of the House Committee

News From The Junior And Younger Members

 The junior yellow ball competition on 2nd June was well attended with 7 teams competing the winners were Ryan Lambert, Ed Cotter and Philip Ehrmann - with a mighty 111 points ! Congratulations to them all and to everyone who took part! 

Saturday 8th June saw juniors competing for one of their trophy competition The Robertson Trophy . The winner on the day was Christian Cotter   (41 points) , Alex Zhang came 2nd (40 points) & Beth Gilmour 3rd (38 Points). Well done to everyone who played.

We have also had a JOOM competition 

28th May - Winner Billyjoe Temple (41 points)

23rd June - Winner Johnny Goss (40 points)

Upcoming events   

30th June  The Wilton Shield  a medal competition, trophy will be won by the junior with the best nett score. 

Junior Coaching sessions with Tom

You may already know that Tom Evans has started the summer sessions for junior coaching  on Thursday's from 5- 6.30.On   Thursday13th he was joined by Adam Batty despite the weather the juniors were treated to demonstrations of fade shots, draw shots & many more - all were impressed and now doubling down on practice!!

These sessions are a fabulous opportunity to improve skills & watch out for other guest appearances!

Adam Batty

Finally we would like to congratulate  Tommy Evans for the winning Frilford Gold Medal a fantastic performance having coming out victorious after the 3rd playoff hole .

The Junior Committee

In The Golf Bag..... Playing Under Stroke and Distance (S&D)

There are several situations in a game of golf where you may HAVE to play under S&D, or you may CHOOSE to play under S&D.

What is S&D

You take stroke and distance relief by adding one penalty stroke and playing the original ball or another ball from where the previous stroke was made.  You can take S&D at any time.

When MUST you take S&D?

You MUST take S&D if your ball is lost.  Your ball is lost when you have looked for your ball for 3 minutes and cannot find it.

  • For example, you hit a shot over the ridge on the 6th but cannot find the ball.  You are pretty sure that it is on the slope, but unless you find the ball within a 3-minute search, then the ball is lost and your only option is S&D.

You MUST take S&D if your ball is out of bounds.

When MAY you decide to take S&D?

You may choose to take S&D at any time.

  • For example, you hook your tee shot into the woods to the left of the 10th.  You know that even if you find the ball, it will be impossible to get out, so you just decide the best option is to take 3 off the tee – this is S&D.

S&D is also one of the options when taking penalty relief for example unplayable ball or penalty area relief.

  • For example, you thin a chip from the left of the 15th green and it goes into the pond.  The three options for red penalty area relief are S&D, back-on-line relief and lateral relief.  You may decide that S&D, i.e. retaking the chip, is the best option.

How to take S&D

Go back to where you last played.

  • If you were on the tee, you can tee up the ball anywhere in the teeing area.
  • If you were in the general area (fairway, rough, trees etc), a bunker or a penalty area, you estimate where your last shot was played from and you get a one club length relief area from that spot, not nearer the hole and in the same area of the course. This one club length could be very useful as it might get you out from behind a tree or onto the fairway.  Remember one club length is always the longest club in your bag, excluding a long putter.
  • If you were on the putting green, you estimate where your last shot was played from and place a ball at that spot.

How many shots?

  • You count the strokes you have taken to get to the place where you have decided to take S&D
  • Add ONE penalty stroke
  • Count the stroke that you play after dropping/placing a ball and then all strokes to hole the ball

For example:

Drive on 6, second shot goes over ridge but cannot be found

  • Two strokes before ball is lost
  • One stroke penalty
  • S&D from where original second shot was taken - you are now playing your 4th shot

Janet Beal

Trophy Roll Of Honour

Click here to see all the Winners for the Trophy Competitions

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