The new golf season 2013

By Doc

Welcome to the new Golf Season – time to dust off your clubs and give your balls a polish (or vice versa). The society is changing a bit.

A BIG thank you

Roger Tyack and Richard Bungey have done a Stirling job over the past years; 6 for Richard and an incredible 8 in the case of Roger and if it hadn’t been for their efforts and help from the likes of Donald Barnes (is there anyone like him?), the society would have folded some time ago. Roger and Richard have both decided they want to step down and simply be able to enjoy turning up to play with their fellow Dabchicks. We all owe them a huge thank you, unfortunately neither can make the warm-up meeting and AGM but I sure a future occasion will present itself for us to express our gratitude.

I have offered my services to do the admin but we will need someone to look after the finances, so if any of you feel you have the time to help out, please let me know.

Keeping it local

Over the years, some of our members such as Clive and Stuart have moved away and we are always very pleased to see them; I would like us to make a big effort to get more Aldbourne residents playing in the society. Having asked around in the village, a lot of the people who played with us in the early days have expressed an interest playing again and there are some people who have moved into the village that didn’t even know we had a golf society who have also said they might play – so I ask you to encourage any golfers, lapsed golfers, or potential golfers that you know to come along.

To make it more ‘village’ based, we will be coming back to one of the village pubs after golf to eat; it’s much more relaxed and those of us that live in the village don’t need to worry about drink driving. Also, those who want to can invite along other halves or children to join us for the meal. We will be revisiting some of the old venues and looking at courses near to home to try to keep the travelling time down and we have a stunning new venue for our August day out.

The Dabchick golf society is now online, on twitter and on Facebook! Really. The website address is The website has all the details of the upcoming meeting, a lot of the history (old tat) and even a few pictures; this is where the results will go and you will be able to let us know if you are coming and you can pay! Where possible, I would rather communicate by email and if you haven’t received the last couple of emails, go onto the website and sign-up to receive them. Don’t panic – if you would rather get stuff in the post, I can still send it to you.

The Prize giving and Meeting

The Spring warm-up is at Ogbourne Downs Golf Club and then dinner will be back at the Crown where will also have the Annual Meeting, even if you can’t make the golf, try to come along to the for the dinner and of course, other half and children are welcome.
Happy Hacking


David ‘Doc’ Watson
07973 206 837