Please note the Texas Scramble will been arranged for a date later in the year


Oakmere G.C. Presidents Trophy

Golf at last! After having the Texas Scramble cancelled twice due to the weather it was nice to finally meet up with the members we hadn’t seen since November.

After a good breakfast 17 members set off to play what to most of us was a new course in the Bulls Head fixtures list, although standing on the first tee with the rain / sleet hitting us in the, what felt like 90 MPH wind there were a few that would have gone home had it been closer.

Oakmere is described as one of the best golf courses in Nottinghamshire designed by Frank Pennick, I’d love to ask him why when you can stand and see for miles in all directions across flat ground he decided to build it on a hill. The climb to the first tee was too much for a couple of members and the walk from the 16th green to 17th tee was like climbing Kilimanjaro. With wide fairways and some interesting holes. I liked Oakmere but there has to be question over if it was worth £45. I’d like to play it in the summer to judge that one.

Considering all the rain we’ve had the course wasn’t too bad but playing off mats isn’t great, and Bogey isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. I found the greens hard to read but for pace rather than line. Some greens seemed slow, and others seemed quick, or was it just my poor putting?

The old phrase beware the injured springs to mind as just weeks after major surgery (or so we’ve been told) Steve Jackson took the win finishing -2. New member Mal Mason finished -3, early days yet I’m sure Fordy will get hold of hm soon. A couple finished on -5 but winning on count back was Ash Govani. With bottles of wine as prizes for two nearest the pins both being won by Ben Stephens, I’m sure a very happy night was had in the Stephens household that night.

Congratulations to all.



The usual course websites can be viewed simply click on the links within the calendar and there should be all the information you need. The times you see for each event will be the first tee time. Don’t forget to get there at least an hour before this time if you want your breakfast.