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My memories of a wonderful golf club – some great years

My memories of a wonderful golf club – some great years

The Trent Park Golf Club (TPGC) was founded in 1974, although I can only talk about my time at the club from 2010 when things were very different.

 The 1st hole was a par 5 then, although I know previously it was a par 4.

 We had a club house, where we would meet to enjoy a fry up before we played our game – (remember Brendan?) and then we would meet in the bar afterwards to…

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Added by Dave Berkoff on January 21, 2021 at 12:11 — No Comments

End of Season Tickets & New booking a tee time system

I hope that you are all remaining safe and well despite ongoing difficult circumstances?
I wanted to drop a note to all members, following an announcement by the Golf Course on Friday 15th January.
Quite a number of you will have picked this up from other sources (eg. TPGC WhatsApp Group), so apologies for re-sending to you what you already know.
1. On Friday 15 January the managers of the Golf Course advised those persons holding season tickets who are…
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Added by Dave Berkoff on January 17, 2021 at 16:08 — No Comments

Oakwood Trophy winner - James Tighe

In between the Christmas and New year some golf was played and congratulations go to James Tighe, this years winner of the Oakwood Trophy. 

The top three were:

1st.   James Tighe: 80 points

2nd.  Justin Bird: 77 points

3rd.  Neville Green: 74 points 

Added by Dave Berkoff on January 5, 2021 at 10:04 — No Comments

Lockdown again -TPGC closed as of 5 January

Having spoken to TPGC Mgt, they regret to confirm the Golf course is closed with immediate effect,

and this includes the Driving range.

Sorry to announce this, but we will obviously let you know, as and when, the course reopens.

Say safe.

Ian Rickard, Secretary at Trent Park Golf Club

Added by Dave Berkoff on January 5, 2021 at 9:54 — No Comments

Trent Park Golf Course reopens 2nd Dec

Good news at last... TPGC & Driving range reopens again on Wednesday 2nd Dec. Bookings in usual way, but note - it's only for2 balls only for time being...

Added by Dave Berkoff on November 27, 2020 at 17:55 — No Comments

Preferred Lies from Saturday 17th October

Winter rules have come early this year...

Preferred Lies

"When a player's ball lies in a part of the General Area cut to fairway height or less  the player may take free relief once by placing the ball in the relief area specified as follows.

Reference point: spot of the original ball

Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: length of a scorecard

Limits: must not be closer to the…

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Added by Dave Berkoff on October 16, 2020 at 15:23 — No Comments

The New World Handicap System (WHS) is coming – PART 4

Understanding how playing handicap works

How do scores count towards the WHS? 

WHS comes into play on Monday 2nd November in Great Britain and Ireland and will replace the current CONGU handicapping system. It will be part of a system used by over 15 million golfers in 80 countries worldwide. This is the fourth note in the series to introduce the WHS to TPGC members

What…

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Added by Dave Berkoff on September 29, 2020 at 15:00 — No Comments

The New World Handicap System (WHS) is coming – PART 3

Part 3 - of the new WHS

HANDICAP INDEX

KNOW THE SCORE - COURSE HANDICAP

WHS comes into play on Monday 2nd November in Great Britain and Ireland and will replace the current CONGU handicapping system. It will be part of a system used by over 15 million golfers in 80 countries worldwide. This is the third note in the series to introduce the WHS to TPGC…

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Added by Dave Berkoff on September 16, 2020 at 15:30 — No Comments

Summary format of competitions for TPGC members

A request was recently received to provide a summary format of the regular competitions that are offered to TPGC Members, outside of TPGC “Majors” and/or seasonal events (e.g. Oakwood Trophy, Turkey Shoot etc.) Please refer to the website for full competition rules (albeit noting these are currently under review to bring them up to date). Currently, three competitions are offered:

Medal

Stableford

Tankard

In a…

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Added by Dave Berkoff on September 3, 2020 at 18:05 — No Comments

The New World Handicap System (WHS) is coming – PART 2

Update: The new WHS as of 31 August -

HANDICAP INDEX

COURSE RATING AND SLOPE RATING

WHS comes into play on Monday 2nd November in Great Britain and Ireland and will replace the current CONGU handicapping system. It will be part of a system used by over 15 million golfers in 80 countries worldwide. This is the second note in the series to introduce the WHS to TPGC members

The Handicap…

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Added by Dave Berkoff on August 30, 2020 at 14:19 — No Comments

TPGC Members Competitions for September

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Presidents' Day Comp has had to be cancelled this year. We do however have a full weekend of other comps which we are running as usual and are listed as below.

Saturday 05-Sep Medal

Sunday 06-Sep Medal

Saturday 12-Sep Tankard

Sunday 13-Sep Tankard

Saturday 19-Sep Stableford

Sunday 20-Sep Stableford

Saturday 26-Sep Tankard

Sunday 27-Sep Tankard

For details on…

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Added by Dave Berkoff on August 30, 2020 at 14:00 — No Comments

The New World Handicap System (WHS) is coming

Just a "heads up" to people of the new World Handicap system due in November this year.

Ian Rickard

secretary@trentparkgolfclub.co.uk

New World Handicap…

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Added by Dave Berkoff on August 3, 2020 at 9:32 — No Comments

Updated fixtures to 27th September

TPGC Fixtures have just been updated as below:

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER COMPETITIONS

Saturday 01-Aug Medal

Sunday 02-Aug Medal

Saturday 08-Aug Tankard

Sunday 09-Aug Tankard

Saturday 15-Aug Stableford

Sunday 16-Aug Stableford

Saturday 22-Aug Tankard

Sunday 23-Aug Tankard

Saturday 29-Aug Singles League (TBC)

Sunday 30-Aug Singles League (TBC)

Saturday 05-Sep…

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Added by Dave Berkoff on July 28, 2020 at 16:30 — No Comments

TPGC Newsletter #6

Please download our latest TPGC Newsletter No:6.pdf with some important competition procedure information.

or if you prefer or don't have acrobat, you can read our newsletter below.

TPGC Newsletter #6

Good news - our weekend competitions are back starting Saturday 11th July. Due to the current Covid-19…

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Added by Dave Berkoff on July 11, 2020 at 14:10 — No Comments

New - Trent Park GC new WhatsApp Group

Revised competition admin procedures in the light of coronavirus will be issued shortly.

Look out for the new Trent Park GC new WhatsApp Group for competition entry purposes.

All members will be invited to join the group, if have don't have access or have not been invited to join yet please email Ian Rickard…

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Added by Dave Berkoff on July 7, 2020 at 16:18 — No Comments

Competitions start from Saturday 11th July

TPGC Competitions will re-commence from and including Saturday 11 July.

The first competition to be played will be on Saturday 11th July and is a Tankard.

All competitions are to be played from the White tees.

To see all the our fixtures through to the end of September 2020 simply click on link: …

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Added by Dave Berkoff on July 7, 2020 at 16:16 — No Comments

Trent Park Golf Club Newsletter #5

Trent Park Golf Club Newsletter No 5. 

We hope you have all been taking advantage of the opening of Trent Park and getting some rounds of golf in. This is the fifth Trent Park GC newsletter and it comes with some good news and some words of care.

Firstly, membership: renewals are now due Pro-rata annual membership for June 2020 through March 2021 of Trent Park GC is £65 and should be paid electronically via BACS: NATWEST 51-50-00 a/c no:…

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Added by Dave Berkoff on June 24, 2020 at 16:32 — No Comments

15th hole - Out of Bounds area

Please Note: The white staked area to the right hand side of the fairway on the 15th hole is Out of Bounds again.

TPGC Committee.

Added by Dave Berkoff on May 22, 2020 at 15:21 — No Comments

Latest from Trent Park Golf Course

Just a quick post to update you from today's Trent Park Golf course facebook post on re-opening.
1. No trollies are available... : (
2. No toilets are available..... : (
But good news... at least the Driving range is back open again.

Added by Dave Berkoff on May 18, 2020 at 15:30 — No Comments

Coronavirus procedures at TPGC

CORONAVIRUS PROCEDURES – TRENT PARK GOLF CLUB MEMBERS

As of 16th May 2020

These procedures are in place at Trent Park Golf Course until advised otherwise.

General

  • PLEASE ENSURE APPROPRIATE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES WITHIN THE TRENT PARK GOLF COURSE (TPGC) AREA
  • TPGC is operating 2-ball only format, until directed otherwise, with tee times of 8 minutes intervals. Bookings should, wherever…
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Added by Dave Berkoff on May 17, 2020 at 10:04 — No Comments

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