To obtain a Club handicap you have to submit 3 cards (9 hole rounds are fine – its does not have to be 18 holes) marked by another Club member who holds a club handicap.
Mirinda will arrange a playing partner for you if you do not know any Club members who are in a position to mark a card for you.
Once you have a handicap you can play in any BVGC competition provided you have met the entry criteria for the competition in which you wish to play. For any further clarification please speak to Mirinda.
It is important to note that this is a Club handicap unique to Blackwater and not a nationally recognised Handicap Index.
ROLL UP’S (NB Currently suspended until 4 ball play is permitted).
The weekly 9 hole roll ups are a great way to meet other club members and play in friendly competitions. Each roll up has its own organiser and numbers are limited so if you are interested in playing please contact the relevant organiser to discuss availability.
Seniors 9 (over 60’s) WEDNESDAYS Meet 8.15 for 8.30 start (two tees)
Contact Mike Hayward
Midweek Gentlemen MONDAY, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS Meet 8.45 for 10am start
Contact John Keane
Ladies THURSDAYS Meet 8.45 for 9.00am start
Contact Heather Oldfield
Weekend SATURDAYS Meet 8.00am for 8.10 start
18 Hole monthly medal competitions are held on the last Saturday of every month (men and ladies), Wednesdays (5 day men) and Tuesdays (Ladies) . You can enter the medals at any time of the day provided you record your entry at reception before commencing your round. Your card must be marked by another member who holds a current handicap, although it is not necessary that your playing partner enters the competition.
Results will be displayed in the members section of the web site www.bvgolfcentre.com together with details of all the other Club competitions and knock outs.
Our PGA Golf Professional, Wayne Owers, is an experienced and talented coach. Wayne is available for one-on-one individual lessons and offers a discount for new members first lesson. Wayne also offers a “group” lesson (limited to a maximum of 12) on Thursdays at 11am for men and Tuesdays at 11am for ladies. At just £7.50 (including your range practice balls) these are great value sessions for beginners and improvers. Although no booking is required it is worth just telephoning the centre to check Wayne’s availability on the day.
Full details are available on the Club website or talk to Wayne directly; he has a small office at reception or can be found more often on the driving range in his teaching bay!
CAR PARKING AND HEALTH AND SAFETY
Please only use the main car park if you are playing the course and not the Bistro Car Park. If you are just using the range you may use the Bistro Car Park provided that there is no event taking place in the Bistro. This is particularly important at weekends so do please check with reception before commencing your practice.
We take your health and safety very seriously and would ask you to ensure that you do not tee off on par 3 holes until the green is clear and do shout “fore” on the very occasional times you play a misdirected shot that may cause injury to a fellow golfer!
Most important of all is to make sure you enter and leave the main car park using the path at the far end of the car park and do not climb the bank and cross the first fairway. We have been warned that any further transgressions will result in the Club being required to erect a high fence alongside the fairway – this would be both ugly and very expensive!
DRESS CODE AND BISTRO 19
There is no dress code either on the course or in the clubhouse. You are adults and don’t need to be told what to wear; however; we do ask you wear suitable footwear to protect our greens (either trainers or golf shoes) and that men wear a top at all times, even on the course. Please also change your golf shoes before entering the Bistro.
The Bistro is operated under licence by Bistro 19. The owners are Sharon Fricker and Mirinda Collins. Members enjoy discounts for private parties and hire for other events – for further information, or to discuss any aspect of the bar and catering operation, please speak to Sharon or Mirinda on 01252 874224
We don’t get everything right and certainly cannot hope to satisfy everyone but we welcome suggestions for improvement and we will listen – Mirinda Collins is the General Manager and works Tuesdays to Fridays 8am -5pm and will always be pleased to hear from you or provide further details on any aspect of the operation of the Centre.