Playing Partnership with Bridgnorth and Lilleshall Hall Golf Club
ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL
Pictured above from the left are the Club Chairman, Iain Gilmour, Will Schofield Lilleshall Hall GC and John Sollars Bridgnorth GC.
The Management Committee has agreed that Shrewsbury Golf Club will enter into a ‘Playing Partnership’ with Bridgnorth and Lilleshall Hall Golf Clubs. The arrangement, which runs for a trial year from 1st April 2018, will allow members of the three clubs to play occasional casual golf, free of charge, at each other’s courses.
We are delighted to be able to offer members the opportunity to visit Lilleshall and Bridgnorth as part of the current membership package, and we hope they will enjoy the courses and facilities both clubs have to offer.
The move has been made after consultation with a number of groups of members and reflects a growing trend for clubs to work together to give golfers a wider golf experience.
Lilleshall and Bridgnorth are both within 30 minutes drive and just 25 miles away from Condover. They are well run, well presented courses, which, like ours, provide a good golfing challenge.
The package will be limited to groups of no more than eight golfers at a time, must be booked in advance and visitors will need to sign in with the relevant club professionals. Membership will be checked against a membership card.
Members from Shrewsbury will also be able to play in the other club’s Open Competitions and some other special competitions, paying members’ rates, but they will not be entitled to play in club competitions.
There will also be a daily limit of numbers visiting each club and the package cannot be used as part of Society Bookings or Captain’s ’Away Days’.
The offer will be available to full, seven day members, Young Adult and category 2 and 3 Youth Members. It will not be available to Lifestyle or 3-Month Members.
All three clubs are members’ clubs, offering a similar package to a roughly similar membership profile, so they are a good fit and from early discussions it was clear we have likeminded views.
We do not have any plans to open this up to other clubs in other parts of the County and will strive to maintain the close relationships and reciprocal relationships we already have with Llanymynech, Ludlow, Henlle, Llangollen and South Staffs.
We hope members will see this as an extra add-on benefit, coming at no extra cost to their existing package. There will of course be occasions when our course is closed and vice-versa and we hope that this relationship will allow members to play golf elsewhere when such a situation arises. In addition, our casual golfers should also be able to play golf at Lilleshall or Bridgnorth on occasions when competitions at our own club prevent them from getting on their own course.
Our Secretary Tony Rowe will act as our liaison officer to monitor how this playing partnership unfolds and we do not expect any course to get more than its fair share of visitors.
As part of the friendly arrangement, and to cement the partnership, the three clubs will plan to play in an annual mixed tri-match.
Les Lewis Captain, Iain Gilmour Chairman
Pictured aboved the are the club delegates from the three clubs which made this exciting partnership possible.
John Cresswell Lilleshall GC President, Iain Gilmour, Will Schofield Lilleshall Hall GC Chairman, John Sollars Bridgnorth GC Chairman, Les Lewis and Phil Kay Bridgnorth GC Secretary