What is the Wednesday Section?
The Wednesday Section is a highly active and well supported element of the golf club where a group of members meet, as the name suggests, on each Wednesday throughout the year, normally teeing off between 12 and 2pm to play competitions.
The history of the Section goes back many years and was originally devised to enable members in retail or business with other commitments on Saturdays to play competitive golf on Wednesday afternoons, when they could take time off work.
Today, the Section continues to be supported by such members but it also includes other members such as those who are retired or those who can get away from work for the afternoon.
The current membership of the Section stands at over 70 members and this demonstrates its strength and popularity, with most Wednesday afternoons seeing a field of over 40 competing.
The Wednesday Section noticeboard provides details of the scheduled competitions and events. Booking to play in the competitions is through the online booking system. A presentation of the prizes to the winner and runners up is held after each weekly competition.
In addition to the weekly medal or stableford competitions, the Section also holds a fourball match play knockout competition during the summer months. Overall performance within the Section during the year is recognised by way of the “Player of the Year” award. The Christmas competition is also very popular and well supported, with everyone receiving a prize of some description.
Each year, the Wednesday Section arranges a number of competitions to be played at other prestigious courses, for example, Vale Royal and Stockport.
The Wednesday Section has been very active for many years with a number of past Captains and Presidents as regular members. Long standing friendships have been formed from the regular playing of competitive golf in an atmosphere of friendliness and good humour.
We actively encourage and welcome new members at all times. Any one interested should consult the Wednesday Section noticeboard at the entrance to the Gents locker room for more details and contact one of the Section officials or committee members.
Mark Redfern – President, Wednesday Section
Malcolm Rothwell – Wednesday Section Secretary