Ladies Captain

I was greatly honoured to be asked to be Lady Captain in 2021.

Being Lady Captain in the midst of an unforeseen pandemic brings unexpected challenges, but I am always aware that I am leading an astonishingly talented, enthusiastic and resourceful group of ladies! We are lucky to have a beautiful, deceptively easy, links course, level and well-drained, that is never (well, hardly ever) closed because of the weather.

We are a small section in comparison to many others in Somerset, but we punch above our weight in the County and manage to field two teams in the Bristol and District Lady Golfers Alliance, as well as a Friendly Team. At the last count there were 32 matches of various kinds scheduled in 2021. Not bad for a section of 63 playing ladies!

Tuesday is Ladies Day, but working ladies have tee times reserved on Saturdays as well.

We run qualifying competitions, both 9 hole and 18 hole, throughout the year, always off grass tees, and only very occasionally using temporary greens.

We have an increasing number of 9 hole members enabling those new to golf and those who no longer wish to play a full round, still to enjoy competitive golf.

As you might expect in a 129 year old club, we have many trophies available to be won throughout the year, for all handicap categories. The highlight of our year is the Ladies Club Championship day, when 7 trophies are awarded.

We also have teaching professionals to help your game whether on the driving range, in the teaching studio or on the course itself.

But it’s not all too serious:  we run mixed ability teams and pairs events for all standards. Come and join us on our Away Day on May 13th at Honiton Golf Club, or Lady Captain’s day, on 27th July.

There was, pre-pandemic, a thriving social membership, enjoying a variety of events, and we are planning to resume these later in the year, Covid permitting.

But, whenever you come to visit, whether to play golf or to socialise, you can be sure of a warm welcome!

Cathy Preston

Lady Captain 2021


Seniors Section

Weston-Super-Mare Golf Club prides itself on having a thriving, very friendly senior section and welcomes members of the club over the age of 55 to join its ranks for an extremely modest additional annual subscription of £5.

This all year round links course is a good test for all golfers and is frequently made trickier by coastal breezes. The greens are quick and true and a pleasure to putt on.

Our normal season includes a competition on most Mondays throughout the year (not bank holidays) as well as two knockouts and an individual open and a mixed open.

For our Monday competitions online entries can be made up to three weeks prior to the day and for other general tee times, two weeks in advance so there is every opportunity to sign up online and join a group for a friendly or competitive round.

There is a comprehensive diary of 34 inter club matches as well as a couple of in house duels, one versus the club and one against the ladies. In addition, the section enters two SGU county competitions, the Seniors Scratch Knockout and the Seniors Somerset Bowl.

The season is rounded off with a very enjoyable Christmas Lunch and annual prize giving which is the highlight of the year and not to be missed!

For all new members of the club the Wednesday morning chairman’s roll up is another excellent way to get involved. Players meet in the clubhouse from 10.15, with the draw made at 10.45 and first tee time of 11.00, no need to book a tee time.

The senior section is very much looking forward to returning to some kind of normality in the coming months, so that we can once again enjoy the friendly banter and camaraderie that all forms of golf gives to all of us.

I hope this will happen soon and when it does, enjoy the course and your golf in 2021.


Paul Chesney

Seniors Captain 2021