Time to experience some white ball madness!

The summer devoted have been doing it, the winter (and autumn) troupe have at times visited to test the feel of the green… and for those who have just got the hitting bug it’s time to dust of the bag and clean out the spiders, and in some cases mice that manage to infest the unused bags and buggies in the summer months. For those that have been there already it’s time to max in with that well rehearsed swing and savage that handicap. Yes it is that time of year, when the regulars get psyched up and those looking for something extra in life think, “what about golf?”

The Keith golf course is greened up after some hard work by volunteers over the summer and is ready for some big hitting action. With well grassed course, after a typical summer of February heat, it’s time to get out there with the increasing traffic to hit the little white ball out of enthusiasm, and get some well needed exercise.

The Mens season gets underway this Saturday with a Mixed Pairs event to loosen the shoulder blades with passion. With Mark Wachtel as the Mens Captain players are looking forward to a action packed golf season. Regular Saturday competitions will tee off between 11.30am and 12 noon with all players invited, including the fairer sex to civilize the men! A variety of different competitions will be run to keep all players interested.

The first highlight to the season will be the Keith Masters Green Jacket event, sponsored by Wickham Flower on April 9th. Lined up as always with the big brother event in Atlanta Georgia, the day is always a lot of fun and keenly contested with the traditional jacket fitting ceremony to conclude proceedings. Following this up on May 14th is the fashionable Rodney Rowsell Electrical Par round always a winner for all participants. The Patrons Pewters Canadian Foursomes is staged on the 28th of May, an event with a long history at the club and the traditional Pewters prize at the end of the day. The Keith Open this year will be held on Saturday June 18th, with the Ladies Open on June 17th, with a nine hole Stableford recovery round on the Sunday. This departs from the previous Sunday format, giving players the chance to play on Saturday and stay the night. It is also an opportunity for players to stay the weekend from Friday through to the Sunday for the nine hole finisher. The Club Championships will be played for in early to mid August. The Mens Quarters and Semi Finals will be contested on August 6th, with the Finals for Ladies on Men to be played on Sunday August 14th .

The season starts for the Ladies on Wednesday April 6th, with an Opening Day Ambrose, with Tees between 9.30 and 10am each week. All players and new members are welcome, including the blokes! Sandy Yates is the captain for the winter, with her able bodied match committee primed to handle all the excitement and controversy of the coming season.

Highlight events include the Shylie Rymill Club Handicap Foursomes, which starts in May, the Keith Ladies Open on June 17th, the The Rewa Densley Memorial & The Ruth Wheal Memorial match play events, the Secret Nine stroke rounds and the International Bowl Silver and Bronze divisional handicap events. The general format of Wednesday play rotates between Par, Stroke and Stableford rounds, along with the Club Championships for A, B and C grade events.

So lots of opportunities for play, depending on whether you are a Wednesday or Saturday enthusiast. The club has a range of Membership options including Full Memberships, Over 65s, Restricted, Juniors, New Members and Social membership deals. So get out your sticks (or buy some new ones!) and come out to the club.

 

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