Thurs 28..........................Seniors v Stonyhurst . Home 11.00 am
Sat 30....................................................................Charity Trophy
Sun 31...............................................Captain's Prize First Round
Council would like to thank David Parkinson and Garry Aspinall for deputising for the Competition Secretary at a couple of prize presentations.
Captain's Prize Final Round
The leading 12 players from the Captain's Prize 1st Round on Sunday 31st July will play from 1pm on Captain's Final Day, Saturday 6th August. The Captain is most insistent that there should be no exceptions to this rule. Relevant information will be provided on the competition starting sheets.
Thwaites Open - Sunday 17th July
We are looking for volunteers to assist booking in competitors for the Thwaites Open on Sunday 17th July. Please contact Ant Wood if you can help.
The annual competition between Baxenden and Bacup in memory of John Whitehead is being played this year at Bacup Golf Club on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August. A poster and list for names (20 players required) will appear soon.
The final of the 2016 Junior Knockout competition will take place on Club Cup Finals Day, Sunday September 11th.
Baxenden Junior Open (ELGA Challenge Tour)
Thanks to Captain - Steve Walkden, Steve Boott, and Maurice O'Neill for their valuable assistance and to Dennis Jackson for organising the event which took place on Sunday 12th June.
Many thanks to all competitors, sponsors, helpers and organisers for contributing to yet another great event. Special thanks to Kim who worked tirelessly all week, Davie Blackley and Captain Elect-Brendan Butterworth for booking in all golfers and of course Jim Eke for bringing it all together.
Well done everyone.
Captain's Day Social - Saturday 6th August
Entertainment from the fantastic female singer, Jennifer Love.
(Garry Aspinall asks for raffle prize donations please.)
All Inclusive Event - Saturday 10th September
List for names being posted from 2nd July.
The greens are to be aerated which will allow increased oxygen and water penetration to develop deeper roots and healthier grass.
Areas on the greens affected by oil spillages have been temporarily repaired by re-seeding but will be re-turfed at the end of the season.
The 4th green is to be re-laid as part of the winter project.
The greenkeeper is keen to introduce a practice chipping area and believes that the land next to the 9th fairway below the pond would be ideal. He would like it to have practice tees, bunkers and a putting green. He suggests the work could be carried out in stages over a few years to reduce costs.
Council would like to place on record appreciation of the excellent voluntary work carried out on the course by David Parkinson. Council is also most grateful to all those who give their time so generously but David is mentioned specifically due to the fact that he has taken on a new challenge. (He'll still be playing golf though!)
Kim has kindly volunteered to open the club for drinks and refreshments on Mondays between 2pm and 5pm.
Annual Four Man Team event on Friday 12th August.
£140+vat to include coffee & biscuits on arrival, the competition itself plus Yellow Ball and a 3 course meal after golf.
Entry on a strictly first come, first served basis.
Ring 01254-234555 or email
for further details.
Macmillan Longest Day Challenge
Many congratulations to the teams who played 72 holes in a day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 17th June.
Two intrepid teams from Baxenden comprising Gary Barlow, Danny Bell, Nigel Bell, Jay Walkden, Robyn Whitehead, Charlie Taylor, Damon Winnard and David Rowbottom together with another team from the Green Squirrel pub in Haslingden braved varied and interesting weather conditions whilst managing to raise almost £4000.
Many thanks to the many sponsors and special thanks to Kim for her very valuable contribution especially in connection with the successful evening function.
2016 GALA WEEK RAFFLE WINNERS.
Monday, 06 June 2016 09:37 | | |
£100.00 Voucher – G.Rush 636-640 white on orange
£50.00 Voucher – M.Bottomley 226-230 orange
Courtesy of Paul Mc.Evoy PGA Professional Clitheroe G.C.
Fourball voucher at Rossendale G.C. – K.Moore 666-670 white on orange.
Courtesy of Stephen Nichols PGA Professional Rossendale G.C.
1 hour golf lessons for 4 people with Mike Bardi PGA at Rossendale Driving Range. – M.Rush 626-630 white on orange.
A 10 Credit Loyalty Card for the Driving Range. Courtesy of Golf Rossendale. – J.Vickery 196-200 orange.
3 x Fourballl Green Fees @ Baxenden G.C. – G.Aspinall 461-465 orange, D.Heaton 56-60 white on orange, J.Ellison 591-595 white on orange.
Johnnie Walker 12 yearr. old Black Label. – D.Parkinson 416-420 orange.
Courtesy of Garry Aspinall.
Thanks to all our sponsors and participants
Newsletter May 2016
Monday, 02 May 2016 00:00 | | |
Competitions in May
Sun 1…................................NEL Services Ltd Sponsors Singles
Mon 2……........................................Ladies - Vera Currie Trophy
Tues 3..............................................Juniors - Spring Medal 5pm
Tues 3 ...................................Seniors v Accrington. Away, 10am
Congratulations to: Bernard Green, Jay Walkden, Alex Bell & Simon Pearson who will represent Baxenden in the ELGA Handicap Trophy at Mytton Fold GC on Saturday 14th May.
Also to Bernard Woodhead & Peter Clegg, Dave Parkinson & Nick Whittaker, Dennis Heaton & Jim Kelly and Tony Walsh & Neil Turner, who will represent us in the Hyndburn Mayoral Trophy Final at Baxenden on Saturday 18th June.
Put your name on starting sheets in main clubhouse or contact Kim, 01254 234555, for available times.
A club cleaning facility (irons and woods) will be available each day for a small charge.
If you would like to sponsor the event please speak to Jim Eke.
Anthony Wood has decided to stand down as Competition Secretary due to increased work commitments with immediate effect. We thank Anthony for the fantastic work he has done whilst in office and wish him well in his new job.
There are a couple of members interested in becoming 'Comp. Sec'. Ant has offered to help during the takeover period. Steve Taylor will continue as the most valuable assistant.
Burnley v Rovers BBQ - Saturday 21st May
Starring Nick Miller, a well liked comedy vocalist.
Food served from 7pm to 8.30pm. £6 per person.
List on the bar for names
All greens have been top dressed. The greenkeeper has been attempting to carry out general work on the course but has been hampered by unseasonal weather conditions.
David Rowbottom will be carrying out further repairs to the nearest cattle grid (welding and concreting) in the next three weeks.
A problem with the septic tank, which is located between the clubhouse and the 9th green, has been rectified. Many thanks to Brendan and Nathan.
Notices reminding members not to eat in the snooker room have been posted.
The Ladies Section plan to refresh the appearance of their entrance door area at the rear of the clubhouse.
Michael Bottomley, House Chairman, is to stand down with immediate effect due to health reasons. We thank Michael for his efforts and hope his creaky knees are fixed soon.
Junior Organiser, Dennis Jackson, has arranged even more comps this year starting on Tuesday 3rd May with a Spring Medal at 5pm
Dennis reports that one of our Juniors, Alfie Burnett, 9 yrs, came top in the L.U.G.C. Under 14s coaching/skills assessment recently held at Pleasington Golf Club with a magnificent average of 90.38% across all skill areas.
Well done Alfie.
Dennis again asks members to dig deep to sponsor prizes for Juniors. Any monetary donations will be gratefully received.
Junior Open Sunday 12th June 2016
Friday, 20 May 2016 13:24 | | |
BAXENDEN GOLF CLUB
2016 JUNIOR OPEN
Incorporating the ELGA junior challenge tour
SUNDAY 12th JUNE 2016
18 holes medal play, all players in main competition must have an active club handicap of 36 or less, and must be under 18 years of age on 1st January 2016
Boys, handicap 28 and below White tees.
Boys handicap 29 – 36, and girls 36 and below Red tees.
Many Prizes, Extra bonus entry points for 9 hole course
Entrance Fee: £5.00 per competitor (pay on the day)
RING/TEXT – 07519968309 or
To secure your preferred tee time, play starts at 10.00am.
Please state Name, Handicap, Home Club, Contact number and preferred tee time, confirmation by return.
9 hole subsidiary competition for over 36 H/Cap players (blue tees) £3.00 entry.(1415 to 1430pm). Details as above for entry
ØBaxenden Golf club reserves the right to refuse entry without reason
Ø No Caddies are allowed in main competition
Ø Adults must not speak to players and keep a reasonable distance away from play. – other than rule queries, disqualification could apply
Ø The presentation will take asap following the final match, players are expected to attend
Ø Parents are allowed to caddy for over 36 H/cap players.