Sports - Golf
We formed in October 2013 and our raison d'être is to play casual/social golf usually on a nine-hole basis at one of four local courses: Birch Grove, Lexden Wood, Braxted Park and The Essex (Garden Course). We play in all weathers, every Thursday, plus extra days when possible.
Someone very famous once said that the game of Golf was a good walk spoiled! Although a flippant and throw-away comment, it does give some indication as to the varying mood swings experienced during play; from elation after a good drive or a long putt holed, to frustration after ‘shanking’ or ‘topping’ the ball. Rest assured 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.
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 join one of the group lessons with the Lexden Wood-professional Sarah.
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 - £13.50. Other technical rules we can sort out as we go round.
All courses have a decent clubhouse where we usually retire for lunch and refreshment and either congratulate or console ourselves as the case may be.
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