JELSON HOMES PRO AM
Superb conditions conditions greeted a full field of 44 teams for the annual Club Pro Am sponsored by Jelson Homes held on Friday 15 June.
The winning Professional was Lee Clarke from Beeston Fields Golf Club who shot a six under 65 to win by a margin of three shots from Thomas Gould, representing the Robert Rock Golf Academy. Lee's score was just one shot away from the Course Record and he capped a fine day by leading his team to third place in the main event. Lee is pictured receiving his prize from Robert Jelley, Managing Director of Jelson Homes.
Winners of the Team Prize were Professional, Chris Freeman, with Pippa & Jonno Arkle and Daniel Burden (also pictured right). Their score of 123 was two better than the Runners Up, Dave Mitchell, Arthur Fisher, Craig Blackford and Professional, Paul Broadhurst. Paul, who won this year's Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores, Michigan and is also winner of the British Senior Open at Carnoustie in 2016, was representing Northants County Golf Club. He finished in a tie for third place in the individual competition.
ROTHLEY PARK GOLF ACADEMY
Rothley Park Golf Club Academy has held its first session which continue each month until September. Open to adults of all ages and ability it covers all the basics of the game through regular individual and group lessons with our Professional, Katie Tebbet.
It is still not too late to enroll and participate in these sessions on a pro rata cost basis. New starters to the game may only be eligible for individual tuition depending on ability. Ring Katie on 0116 232809 or e-mail email@example.com
Rothley Park Golf Club has changed from a Private Members Club to a fully incorporated Limited Company. Rothley Park Golf Club Ltd became an official entity at the beginning of April after members voted to approved the change at an EGM last autumn. The new Board of Directors were voted in at the AGM in December. Chairman, Ian Dawkins, said 'this change marks a new approach to the management and organisation of the Club which we believe will ultimately benefit all members in the future as we seek to take the Club forward in the coming years'. The full Board:
Ian Dawkins - Chairman
Richard Rees - Finance Director
Debbie Borley - Company Secretary
Pru Lapworth - Director of House
Jez Perry - Director of Course
Alan Dorn - Director of Membership and Communications
NEW CAPTAINS FOR 2018
Men’s Captain, Paul Roberts, joined the club as a junior member with his brother Matthew in 1983. “It is a great honour to be Men’s Captain of Rothley Park G.C. in a year when we will see major changes on both the course and in the structure and management of the club. These are exciting times. We have attracted a significant number of new members and I look forward to building on our established foundations and welcoming all our new members into both social and competitive golf, such that they feel truly part of our great club in every way.
The 2018 Ladies Captain is Kim Turner. Kim has been a member of Rothley Park for over twenty years. “Rothley Park has one of the largest ladies sections in the county and is attracting many younger ladies that I believe is due to forward thinking by the club. My personal aim this year is to encourage more people to enjoy the game especially children. I also enjoy the huge social aspect of the club; we have a great variety of events.
Senior Men’s Captains is Anthony Johnson. He joined Rothley Park in 2012 along with his brother Eric who will be Senior Men’s Captain next year. “I’ve been playing golf for about 20 years. I’ve always admired Rothley Park as a club and was delighted when the opportunity arose to join.“Playing with the seniors really is such a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Games, however, are always competitive and can get serious at times, but always the main emphasis is on enjoying the experience of playing golf.''
This year’s Junior Captain is sixteen-year-old Ben Spillane. Ben lives in Rothley and is a student at Loughborough Grammar School. Ben is an excellent golfer and joined Rothley Park when he was nine. He will be an enthusiastic captain of the club’s thriving junior section.
Our Golfing Academy starts its third year following it's successful launch in 2016. An ideal way for anyone to learn to play the game alongside other beginners, the Academy also enables you to sample the club atmosphere before making a full commitment. Last year 8 Academy members went onto to apply for full membership and are now enjoying golf at Rothley. Full details on how to join can be found on the website
Having recently taken over our catering Paul Leary is already beginning to make a difference . Gourmet evenings are staged once a month and are already selling out as word gets round about the high standard of cuisine on offer. Details of upcoming evenings and other social events are available on the website.
Rothley are delighted to be holding several Open competitions through the year. We are again hosting the Jeslon Midland PGA Pro-Am, which is one of the regions flagship events. There is also a mixture of Senior, Mixed and Ladies opens. Details of dates and entry forms can be found from the visitors tab on the website under ‘Opens’.