Greg has now announced the details of the Junior Golf Camp for girls and boys of all ages to be held during the October half term. There will be fun themed coaching of the skills of golf, a chance to play on the course and prizes will be awarded by Greg.
There are places available to book on the sessions planned for Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th & Friday 28th October between 10am-12pm. The cost is £10 per child, per day and there is a reduction for attending all three days to £25! A 50% deposit reserves your childs place by calling the golf shop on 0121 429 2440.
Thank you to everyone who has already voted. We have over 1,000 votes now and we hope that this gives us a really good chance of a medal. If you haven’t voted, can you help us win gold? Voting closes at noon on Monday 12th September.
The competition is The People’s Choice Awards, managed by the Green Flag Award consortium. This competition gives the general public an opportunity to vote for their favorite Green Flag-awarded park. The top 10 nationally will be announced on September 21, with the top three claiming the bronze, silver and gold People’s Choice Awards.
To vote for Warley Woods, please click here.
Places are still available for the next Learn Golf in a Day session planned for Sunday 18th September. Starting at 10am all the basic golf skills will be taught and practised under the instruction of Greg Lynch – PGA Golf Professional here at Warley Woods. The day costs £20 per person and finishes at 1:45pm. All equipment will be provided.
For golfers or beginners to the sport Greg also hosts ‘6 week Taster Courses’. At a cost of £30 per person for the course, each one hour session will cover an aspect of the game finishing with the final lesson held on the course to put all the skills into practice. All courses can be booked in advance with a 50% deposit by calling 0121 429 2440 or at the shop located in the Pavilion.
Following a very sucessful Summer Golf Camp and the popular Junior Golf Academy which Greg is currently hosting, there is soon to be the introduction of a Winter Junior Club running from October to February on selected Saturday mornings. During the sessions they will be working through the various levels, tasks and exercises on the Junior Golf Passport with an cap awarded to each junior achieving level 1 and a badge for each following level achieved. There are still places available for young budding golfers from the age of 5 at a cost of £5 per lesson per child (discounts are offered for bookings of 6 or 10 sessions). The 1st sessions are on 1st and 15th October between 10am-11am and places can be reserved with a 50% deposit by calling into the shop or on 0121 429 2440.
Greg is also available for private golf tuition at prices starting from £19.99 for a player evaluation, £30 for a 1 hour lesson using video analysis and web profile updates. A 9 hole playing lesson on the course is £30 too. Call Greg to book these lessons on 07812 579929.
All About Dogs is back again. Our joint event with the RSPCA with doggy stalls and doggy activities to watch and try out including agility, flyball, heelwork to music. The dog show runs throughout the day with classess like the Waggiest Tail and the Best Rescue. Registration starts from 10am, the event opens at 11am and runs until 4pm.
Kindly sponsored by Derek Spires Estate Agents and Dog Show prizes provided by the shop at Warley Woods. To read more, please follow this link to the press release.
If you haven’t already done so, Vote for Warley Woods as your favourite park in the People’s Choice Awards managed by the Green Flag Awards consortium. Go here and vote now. As things currently stand we have a good chance of winning the gold medal so please do vote and ask your friends too as well.
Roger Haslam, one of our very longstanding greenkeepers, is retiring after well over 40 years working at Warley Woods. We wish him all the best for the future and will miss his dedication to the job. Hopefully he will have time to play more golf now. Meanwhile, we are looking for a new Deputy Head Greenkeeper and Park Supervisor to replace Roger. More details about the vacancy are available here (scroll to the bottom of the page). Closing date is September 5th.
The Trust AGM will be held on Saturday October 15th at 2 pm in the Pavilion. All members are invited to attend to hear about the work that has been going on over the last year and to ask questions of the Trustees and staff. It is at the AGM that we elect our Trustees for the coming year. One third of the current trustees stand down and can put themselves forward for re-election, but we are always looking for other members who might want to get involved.. Going to Board Meetings and volunteering in this way is not for everyone, but if you love Warley Woods and think that this is an area where you can give something to the Trust, please contact the office and they can provide more details and an opportunity to talk to one of the current trustees.
We have recently had a spate of petty vandalism round the Pavilion, including 2 break-ins and the hedge at the front of the building being set on fire. We have decided to switch off the lights round the building at night to try and discourage the groups who congregate there, although this does mean that it is darker for people coming to meetings.
On Sunday September 11th we are having our annual dog event, All About Dogs. This will be held from 11 am to 4 pm in the meadow. There will be a dog show, dog agility competitions, micro chipping for £5 and lots of stalls and other events. Thanks to local estate agent, Derek Spires, who has sponsored the event. We are looking for one final judge who can choose the Dog most like its Owner. So if you’d like to have a try at being a judge please get in touch with Viv at the office, 420 1061. Also If you have any second hand books or tombola prizes for these stalls at the event please drop them in to the shop or office.
Despite clashing with the Thimblemill Brook bat night our Bat Event on August 17th was very well attended and much enjoyed. Chris Sherlock from Brumbats gave an entertaining and informative talk before well over 70 people ventured out with their bat detectors. Fortunately the bats weren’t scared off and we enjoyed watching them whizzing about searching for insects. An event enjoyed both by adults and children.
Finally—don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets for the Big Prize Draw and have chance of winning a Fiat 500. Tickets are £2 and £1.90 comes straight to the Trust to help our funds. So it’s a possible win for you and a definite win for the Trust! You have until mid September to buy you tickets which are available from the shop or online here.
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