Sports - Golf
The Golf Group was formed in October 2013 in order to play social golf either on a nine or eighteen hole basis at one of the following courses: Forrester Park, Millers Barn, Birch Grove, Braxted Park, Playgolf, Rivenhall Oaks, Malden G.C., The Essex. We play in all weathers on Mondays and Thursdays (although the Thursday group is full at the moment).
According to Harry L Wilson in 1904 "This new game of golf … seems to have too much walking for a game and just enough game to spoil a good walk" something we often ponder when the going gets rough. Rest assured though that U3A Golf Group members always exude a calm demeanour under all conditions and are on-hand to assist where required; we like to encourage a more relaxed approach! In fact, golf provides a good way to enjoy healthy exercise, fresh air and some beautiful scenery not to mention a convivial atmosphere and refreshment in the clubhouse where congratulations or commiserations are exchanged.
All levels of experience and competence are welcomed although we presume golfers will have had some previous experience and we recommend anyone starting out new or a bit rusty to have a few lessons at one of the local courses.
There are of course some golf etiquette/course rules such as dress code (no tee-shirts, wearing of golf shoes, etc) and each person should preferably have their own golf bag and clubs; green fees are the responsibility of each player and vary from £10 - £15. Other technical rules we sort out as we go.
We usually hold two competitions a year; mid-summer and December (near Christmas) with players being joined afterwards by wives and partners for drinks and lunch in the clubhouse.
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