Rookery Park Launches 'Arthur' Flexible and Sunday PM Membership Schemes
Following the successful launch of the Club's new Flexible 'Lawrie' membership earlier in 2017, Rookery Park is now launching two new membership categories aimed at the occasional golfer. The new Flexible 'Arthur' points scheme incorporates all the benefits of the 'Lawrie' points scheme at a reduced cost. For £250 you can now join Rookery Park and play any day of the week (subject to course restrictions), obtain an official CONGU Handicap, play in competitions, sign in guests, plus the ability to represent the Club in friendly matches. This new scheme is ideal if you work away for long periods of time, or have family commitments.
The Club is also launching a new Sunday PM (from 1:00pm) membership scheme. For only £160 you can play unlimted golf on a Sunday Afternoon (subject to course restrictions). And unlike other similar schemes, if the course is unavailable due to a 36 hole competition, Sunday PM members can play our par 3 course at no extra cost.
Please be advised that from Saturday 21st October the Main Course/1st tee opening time will be from 7:30am.
With the darker mornings, it is not safe for golfers to start before it is light. This also allows the greens staff (who start at 7:00am) to get ahead of play.
Thank you for your co-operation
Monday 30th October - Friday 23rd March
(Excluding 20th Dec - 3rd Jan)
Stand-up at Rookery, Friday 8th September
Over 100 people enjoyed a hugely successful Comedy Night at the Club on Friday 8th September. Organised by Captain Stuart Punt, the evening was headlined by TV's Hal Cruttenden, with great support acts Tony Marrese, Scott Adams, and the superb MC Justin Panks.
Following the success of the event, planning is already under way for the next one. Details to follow when available.
Rookery Park Golf Club Seniors Open (Roy Stevens Trophy)
18 pairs from across Norfolk & Suffolk took part in the Club's Senior Pairs Open for the Roy Stevens Trophy. Despite the on/off drizzle, scoring was pretty good.
Winners for the second year in a row were I Wheeldon & R Walters (Woodbridge & Diss GC's) with an excellent score of 43 points. Runners-up were Paul Gardiner & Philip Godbold (Rookery Park), they beat A Middle & G Horsfield (Seckford & Rushmere), and S Reeve & E Gillett (Woodbridge & Seckford) on a count back.
Nearest the pin prizes went to Bryan Holder (9th) & Allan Holmes (16th)
Greens Maintenance Monday 14 - Wednesday 16th August
Following three long days, all 18 greens on the main course have now had the following work carried out. Hollow Coring, Scarification (Using the Graden), Direct Injection of Kiln Dried Sand with Bent Seed, and Top Dressing Applied. A massive thank you to the following volunteers, without their help the work would still be taking place.
David Eckersley, Carole Bostock, David Kent, Steve Whiteside, David Porter, Peter Bunn, Stuart Punt, Jayne George, Chris Weldon, Bob McGill, Ralph Flatt, Kenny Sansom, John Pawsey, Graham Shillings, Mike Chaplin, Kevin Titchiner, and last but by no means least, Trevor Gooch. As you can see from the pictures below, the work was very physical and I know that a few of the volunteers were 'feeling it' afterwards.
A big thank you to our Greens Staff, who all stayed on to ensure that the job was completed.
Alfie Halil wins Suffolk Open at Rookery Park
16 year old Alfie Halil from Flempton, became the youngest Suffolk Open champion for 36 years on Sunday with a one shot victory over Bramford Golf Centre Professional Brad Wilkins. Third place went to Rookery Park's Luke Thompson, with James Biggs (Diss) 4th and Calvin Sherwood (Rookery Park) 5th.
A full report can be read here
Suffolk Junior Champiponship Monday 7th August at Felixstowe Ferry GC
Rookery Park's Junior Captain Conal Downing, has won the Suffolk Junior Championships held at Felixstowe Ferry GC. Conal followed up his morning round of 78, with a magnificent 2nd round of 5 under par 67 to beat Newton Green's Harvey Watts by a shot.
A full report can be found on the Suffolk Golf Union Website clicking here
Well done Conal
Fishing Smack & Jubilee Cup Sunday 30th July
Following a heavy overnight thunderstorm, the course held up superbly as a field of 59 took part in the Fishing Samck & Jubilee Cup, a Suffolk Golf Union Order of Merit Event. This year players came from across England, with 2 players from Hainault Forest, 1 from Clacton-on-Sea, and 1 (Gary Robson) from Stoney Holme GC in Carlisle.
In the Jubilee Cup, (Scratch) Habebul Islam (Ipswich) had a 2 shot lead over County Captain Jack Cardy, (Hintlesham) and Michael Gee (Bury St Edmunds), after shhoting an excellent 1 under par 71. In the afternoon a 9 on the par 4 6th put paid to any chance Hab had of winning the scratch prize, leaving the door open for Jack to return another gross 73 and win the trophy by two shots from Rookery Parks Calvin Sherwood. Third place on 149 was another Rookery player Luke Thompson.
In the Fishing Smack,(Handicap) the competition was dominated by Rookery Park members. Rising junior star Ben Newman had rounds of nett 70 and 71 to edge Kevin Roe (142) by one shot. Third place went to Kevin Fitzgerald with 146, Kevin edged Geoff Edwards on a count back.
Nearest the pin prizes in the morning went to Richard Boon (4th), and Steve Cocca (11th). In the afternoon nearest prizes went to Kevin Fitzgerald (9th) and Danny Perring (Gorleston) (14th).
Rookery Park Golf Club Junipr Open Start Times Friday 4th August
The start times for Friday's Rookery Park Junior Open have just been published, please click on the button below.
SGU Stenson Shield 3rd Round Saturday 22nd July 2017
The Club's Stenson team had a tricky 3rd round home tie against a strong Hintlesham team on Saturday. The Hintlesham team featured County 1st Team Captain Jack Cardy, as well as current Suffolk Open Champion Sam Debenham. Rookery Non-playing Captain Chris Soanes was just about able to field his strongest line up (minus Neil Davey). There was nothing to choose between the two evenly matched sides at lunch, after the morning foursomes finished 2 - 2. In the afternoon singles, Chris as expected sent Club Champion Calvin Sherwood out first, Calvin delivered a superb 6 & 4 victory to give Rookery the platform they were looking for. Wins for Jack Blowers (2 up) and Luke Thompson (3 & 1), gave Rookery the perfect start leaving the remaining 5 players needing only 2 points for victory. In-form Junior Captain Conal Downing had the unenviable task of playing +3 Jack Cardy, Conal produced some superb golf to record a famous 2 & 1 victory and at the same time put rookery firmly in the driving seat. There were defeats for Phil Hetherington, Guy Mummery, and Craig Bloodworth, leaving Andy Coleman to come up with the decisive point and take Rookery through to the semi-final. Andy did not disappoint winning the final singles match comfortably 5 & 4.
Rookery now face holders Woodbridge in the semi-final at Halesworth GC on Saturday 12th August.
Wednesday 9th August 2017
Spaces are still available for our Captain's Charity Golf Day on Wednesday 9th August. Full details and entry form below.
New Flexible Membership Scheme now Available at Rookery Park GC
Rookery Park recognises that in today’s modern world, the traditional rigid 5 and 7-day membership packages are not always suitable for everyone. That’s why we have introduced a new Flexible membership structure that is designed to suit the modern lifestyles of those whose working and family life leaves them with little time to play golf and who cannot justify full subscription.
Flexible membership will give golfers the full range of facilities and experiences available only to members of Rookery Park. It is a membership for those who want to be fully involved with their Golf Club, friendly games at the weekend, competition golf, or a relaxing twilight game at the end of the day followed by a drink with like-minded people.
A Flexible member will receive a Lawrie membership record card (with 100 points) Each time they play a number of points will be deducted according to the time of the day and day of the week (see chart below). Members running low on points can top-up a maximum of twice per year at £200 for a total of 50 points.
For full details of the new scheme, including the terms and conditions, please click the button below.
Terms & Conditions Revised 28th June 2017
The Club's new online tee booking system will go live on Monday 3rd July. Members who have registered to use the system can now book one tee time per day (starting 3rd July)
Members information on how to use the tee booking system
Members bookings can be made up to 31 days in advance. Tee bookings will operate Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm. Members are limited to one tee booking per day. Visitors can book up to 21 days in advance.
Members, onced registered can book using the following link on the members area of the Club's website.
Any members who have not received their registration email, please contact the office as soon as possible.
New Social Media Policy for Members Introduced
The Main Board of Rookery Park last night approved that from 1st February 2017 the following new Social Media Policy will be implemented.
Please see the new policy below.