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On Thu March 12 2020, by Golfworking


We have been monitoring the situation related to Coronavirus (Covid-19) closely since the outbreak started & considering what appropriate actions we should be taking to safeguard the members & staff.

Whilst we know the travel plans of the staff, we do not have the same information in relation to the members & would therefore ask for the same response from members who have either travelled abroad to any of the risk areas or are showing any symptoms that could be attributed to Coronavirus.

Please see below the government guidance on Coronavirus. Up-to-date information can be found through this link. This is updated regularly and members who are concerned are encouraged to check this site for the most current information.

In summary, the advice about returning travellers is that anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, should stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.

Anyone who has returned from the following areas since 19 February, should call NHS 111, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if they do not have symptoms:

• Iran
• Specific lockdown areas in northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy including in Lombardy: Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorano; and in Veneto: Vo’ Euganeo
• ‘Special care zones’ in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea including Daegu and Cheongdo
• Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)

Anyone who has returned from the following areas since 19 February and develops symptoms, however mild, should stay indoors at home, avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111. They do not need to follow this advice if they have no symptoms.

• Northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini)
• Vietnam
• Cambodia
• Laos
• Myanmar

Members are asked to advise the Club if they are diagnosed as having contracted Coronavirus, or have been in proximity to someone who has been diagnosed with Coronavirus.

Information about the virus itself and how to prevent it spreading can be found by cutting and pasting the following link in to your web browser; (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/).
In line with this advice, the Club asks members and staff to ensure they are regularly washing their hands with soap and water, to cover their mouths when coughing or sneezing, and to dispose of any tissues when used. We will also be providing extra hand sanitising gel in toilets and other relevant areas.

We will update members if and when this advice changes materially.

Kind regards & please stay safe

On Thu March 5 2020, by Secretary

Sean McCarthy is the new Shropshire & Herefordshire team manager

Shrewsbury Golf Club Member Sean McCarthy is the new Shropshire & Herefordshire team manager

Sean McCarthy has taken on the role of teams’ manager with the Shropshire & Herefordshire Golf Union.

McCarthy, county first-team skipper in 2016 and 2017, steps up after John McQuillan opted to leave the post.

The position involves running the Shropshire & Herefordshire first and second teams and organising fixtures and venues, as well as liaising with other Midland counties about wider golf issues.

“John had done his time and wanted to spend more time with his family,” said McCarthy, who plays out of Shrewsbury Golf Club.

“I’m familiar with the set-up – the players and the officials – so it’s not something that should be too challenging for me.

“It was a fairly simple decision for me to take it on.”

McCarthy insists team selection will remain with the skippers of the respective first and second teams.

“I will offer my opinion if asked and have discussions with the captains, but I won’t pick the team,” said McCarthy.

On Fri January 10 2020, by Secretary

Captains' Drive In Sunday 5th January 2020

Our Club Captains pictured at the Captains' Drive In on Sunday 5th January 2020, pictured from the left, Mark Wootton, Malcolm Ibbotson, Carol Burgan & Oliver Richards. 

On Mon December 30 2019, by Secretary

Captains Drive In Sunday 5th January 2020



On Fri November 22 2019, by Secretary


Shrewsbury GC ladies have won the finals of a National Knockout event and been crowned UK Golf Club Champions for 2019.

The team of five beat Lee on Solent GC 3-2 earlier today (21st Nov) in the Grand Final at the Montecastillo Golf Resort near Cadiz in Spain.

This followed a semi-final win on Wednesday and eight previous wins against teams from across the UK on route to the finals of the Annodata sponsored matchplay competition. The ladies will return tomorrow Friday and can expect a great reception back at the Condover-based club next week where the champagne will be flowing.

Team member and President of the Condover-based Club, Jean Evans, says that Shrewsbury ladies have done well in the competition in the past when it was sponsored by a national newspaper, but this is the first time they have reached the Grand Final.

“In the 90’s we got to round 6, but this is a fantastic achievement,” she says. “I’ve played in a lot of teams in the in my 28 years at the club but this one really stands out – Captain Sue Pritchard has done a wonderful job and there’s a real spirit to this group.”

Following with interest from the UK, Shrewsbury GC Ladies Captain, Lesley Hyne said it was an honour to be Lady Captain at the club in 2019 and to be able to share in this fantastic win. “I am one proud lady captain and looking forward to a great celebration; well done girls!”

The Annodata Golf Classic is believed to be the only National Golf Club Team event in the UK – as a result, the winners can rightly be crowned UK Golf Club Champions.

Pictured are the winning team out in Spain – from left to right, Hilary Fowles, Jean Evans, Sue Pritchard, Helen Davies and Chris Nash.


Pritchard (team captain) - +44 7939 577169
Or Jean Evans (team member and Club President - +44 7851 270964

Issued by Mike Saull – Marketing at SGC – [email protected]

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