A morning of Golf Croquet followed by the annual Ploughman’s Lunch took place at the Bowls Pavilion on Friday 12th April. The lunch was delicious as were the home made desserts provided by some of the members. Association croquet was played throughout the afternoon.

Friday Lunchtime Association Coaching

These improver-level sessions run 12:45-13:45 on Fridays and are led by John

April 26th 2019: Winning the next break
● Deciding whether to try for a hoop or set a leave
● Creating a powerful leave
● Which shot to take when faced with a leave
May 3rd 2019: Cannons
● Got 3 (or 4!) touching balls and don’t know what to do?
● This is the session for you
● Theory and practice
May 10th 2019: The rover peel
● Deciding whether to run the last hoop
● Preparing and executing the peel
● Should you attempt to peel opponent?
May 17th 2019: The end game
● Pegging out
● Should you peg-out your opponent?
● Three ball endings
The sessions will be rearranged in the event of bad weather (e.g. significant
rainfall!). There is no need to book – just turn up around 12:30. If you have
suggestions for other topics please let John

Start of the Golf Season

Monday 1st April (All Fools Day) saw the Golf Season start off with a bang. Twenty one players attended making us well over subscribed. Two possible new members were given a taster of the game during the afternoon. Tea and cakes were well received to celebrate the start of the Golf Season

Start of Association Season 2019

Just eleven eager players turned up for the first session of the season on Sunday 31st March. The weather had sadly turned cold but there was no rain. As always at the start of the season the lawn proved to be heavy but with a little practice balls were arriving where they were aimed. Our numbers swelled at tea time to sixteen for tea and cake to celebrate the start of the season.
The numbers dropped to five for the final session – too cold.


Visit to Littlecote House hotel.

Monday 4th March was the day twenty members arrived at Littlecote House in Berkshire, one of The Warner Hotels for a four day stay. We were requested  to meet in the bar at 6pm for our first meeting, not a problem we were all there!.
The group joined in many of the activities during the day including quizzes ( we held our own but no wins) New Kurling, again no wins but it was fun .
Other activities included, Short Mat Bowls, walking in the grounds, some went to
visit Winchester by coach while others played bridge in the afternoons. Jean and Crawford who were playing members of the club until they moved to Tetbury several years ago and who are now social members came to visit us on the Wednesday.
In the evening there was mainly sequence dancing, but as none of us knew how to do it, it was hard to join in. The entertainment was songs, some from the shows and others taking in light opera etc.

awaiting Champagne

A really nice end to our visit when on Thursday evening  prior to dinner Pat invited us all to drink Champagne with her and Bill to celebrate her birthday the next day.