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Seniors play away at Bramshaw Forest and Tidworth

Hopefully with all their travel documents in order, 12 intrepid Seniors, including the author, set off for Bramshaw GC in The New Forest last Wednesday 28th June 2017.
Young golfers in the making at West Wilts GC

It is a sad fact of life that the average membership age of the three thousand plus golf clubs in England is towards the middle sixties and rising annually.

Our annual Gents Invitational was again a full-house event with 48 teams shoe-horned onto the course for an afternoon bang-start and for the first time generously supported by club member Derek Howard of St James Place Wealth Management.
Busiest week of the 2017 season for West Wilts Golf Club Seniors

The Seniors of West Wilts GC had their busiest day at the office last week with home matches on Wednesday 14th versus Chippenham and Friday 16th June versus Wellow.
West Wilts GC Seniors recover from recent defeats with a resounding victory on 8th June against Bath GC

Following their recent two defeats, WWGC Seniors were in defiant mood as they faced Bath GC at home last Thursday 8th June.
Tony Bumstead pulls off a heist bigger than Brinks Matt!

62 players turn out for the Fitz & Rabbits Cups but are seen-off by a superb performance from 2016 Nairn Dunbar Open champion Tony Bumstead who takes the honours AND the 2s pot.
White Horse reined-in by Nick Whiting in rain-soaked battle against the elements.

Played from the longest tees the White Horse Trophy lived up to its reputation as one of the toughest tests of the year as 39 of the most irrepressible West Wilts members fought it out over two rounds.
STOP PRESS - Entries for Seniors' Open Thursday, 13th July now closed

As the organiser of Wiltshire's premier and most successful Senior's Open Day, Ray White now has a full complement of competitors and therefore cannot accept any further applications to play.

Two defeats for West Wilts GC Seniors but morale remains high

The Seniors of West Wilts GC lost 3 and a half to 2 and a half away against High Post GC away on Tuesday 23rd May, their first away fixture of the 2017 season.
Seniors relish away trip on 10th May 2017 to Meon Valley and Country Club, Southampton

24 intrepid Seniors from West Wilts GC under the masterful orchestration of Ivan Gower relished their annual away trip, on this occasion over the period 10-12 May 2017 to Meon Valley Hotel and Country club, near Southampton.
The Golf Foundation Cup - Sunday 21 May 2017

Kenny Erskine blew away the opposition today and scored an excellent net 64 to win the Golf Foundation Cup.
West Wilts GC Seniors share the spoils with Bramshaw at home on Thursday, 4th May 2017

The annual match against Bramshaw GC is always difficult to call as the Seniors of West Wilts GC assessed the visiting team.
Secretaries Cup – Report

36 teams competed this Sunday for the Secretaries Cup, the Greensomes format being one of our few pairs competitions that tests all aspects of both players’ games. And so it did.
Seniors victorious against Farrington at home on Wednesday, 26th April 2017

With the memory of their defeat last week against Wells still lingering in their minds, the Seniors of West Wilts GC bounced back in strident form last Wednesday 26 April to record a 4 to 2 victory at home against Farrington GC.

Club Champion Dave Wilkin sets out his stall in the first trophy competition of 2017.
Wagglers and Seniors record a busy week of matches at the West Wilts GC

It's been a busy week at West Wilts GC with the Seniors on Tuesday 18th April taking on Ashley Wood Golf Club at home in the First Round of the Knighton Heath Trophy followed by another home match on Wednesday 19th April against Wells Golf Club.
Frank Lampard makes surprise appearance at the Remedy Oaks Masters - Rich Henry wins!

40 members from West Wilts made their annual pilgrimage to Remedy Oaks Golf Club to play their Remedy Oaks Masters, an 18-hole stableford played each April and superbly organised by Malc Shergold (with a little help from Ben).
Ladies and Seniors share the excitement of a Texas Scramble at West Wilts GC on Thursday, 13th April 2017

For regular readers of my Golf Round Up the format of a Texas Scramble holds no mysteries but there may be some of you who require further explanation.
WWGC v Chippenham GC Ryder Cup Matches - Report

The annual West Wilts Wagglers v Chippenham ‘Ryder Cup’ matches were held this weekend in Cornwall at The Point at Polzeath and Trevose Golf Clubs.
West Wilts Wagglers come a close second in a hard-fought battle against Bath Nomads

Under the inspirational leadership of their 2017 Captain, Jeff Jones, you might be forgiven for thinking that a home match against Bath Nomads would be a stroll in the park but read on for the whole story.
West Wilts Seniors record convincing 4 to 2 Victory against visitors from Sherborne

Weather conditions were almost perfect as Stephen Adams, Captain of The Seniors, assembled his team for their first home game against the visitors from Sherborne Golf Club.
West Wilts Golf Club bids fond farewell to Geoff Morgan, Club Secretary

West Wilts Golf Club members recently bade a fond farewell to Geoff Morgan, Club Secretary, who has retired after a long and distinguished association with The Club.
6-Way Match – Sunday 2 April

Wagglers triumph in club’s annual 6-way match.
Wagglers Captain pulls off masterstroke!

Managerial masterclass leads to an historic first defeat of Tidworth.
Battle of the dinosaurs with combined ages of 1300 years runs its course at West Wilts Golf Club

Tradition has it that The Seniors and The Wagglers, where combined ages must reach at least 1300 years including 20 bus passes, test their mettle against each other in the first match of the 2017 Season.
Victory to the one with 3 Clubs and a Putter

The old and bold of West Wilts Golf Club, perhaps more commonly known as The Seniors' Section, gathered on Monday 6th March for their annual "3 Clubs and a Putter Competition".
A parting gift to MacMillan Cancer Support from 2016 Captain Walter Witts Warminster Golf Club

Many West Wilts GC members were present on Sunday 26 February 2017 to witness 2016 Captain Walter Witts' final official ceremony, namely, the presentation of a cheque for £883.20 to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Winter Fun Competition No 1 - Results

The first winter fun competition of 2017 was held on Sunday 29 January. The format was Bowmaker medal.

Pam Forsey, the Ladies Captain hosted a Burns Night Supper on Friday 28 January in aid of her chosen charity, the Stroke Foundation.
Prizegiving - From 10 to 80

Prizegiving for the 2016 season was held on Friday 27 January. 70 years separated the oldest and youngest winners!
Winners - 2016

The full list of club trophy and competition winners for the 2016 season is below.
"West Wilts Golf Club Seniors do the Turkey Trot"

What with their recent Texas Scramble and the Turkey Trot on Thursday 24th November you might think this particular gang of Trotters had completely lost the plot or even created their own rival to Strictly Come Dancing!
Club retain trophy against Warminster Garrison

The Club have won their annual match against the Warminster Garrison team in another close fought match 3-2.
So what is a Texas Scramble?

Members of the Seniors' Section West Wilts Golf Club might well have been asking themselves the same question as they peered through the mist in the early hours of Monday 14th November.

Bragging rights changed after incorrect result declared!
ProAm Results & Photos

The full results lists for our 125th Anniversary ProAm are published below. Congratulations to the winning team from the event sponsor, Webbs and to the winning professional Matthew Dearden from Cardiff who was one of only 3 pros to break par.
West Wilts Golf Club Seniors’ Section Captain’s Away Day

Some 42 bleary eyed members of the Seniors’ Section drifted into Bulbury Woods Golf Club deep in the Dorset Countryside.
President's Day - Sunday 11th September 2016

"To be a successful tour golfer you have to hate everybody, your mom and dad, your wife, your children and your friends - everybody! It takes total concentration and I mean total". Dave Hill, Golf Digest, 1982
West Wilts Golf Club Wagglers and Seniors Enjoy End of Season Flourish

On Wednesday 24th August West Wilts GC Wagglers travelled to Bath Sham Castle GC for a needle match in glorious early afternoon sunshine.
Macmillan Awesome Foursome raise over £4000

A big thank-you from the Awesome Foursome to everyone who helped them raise over £4,000 for Macmillan.

A Piece of History at West Wilts Golf Club

On Sunday 21st August The annual PP Trophy & SS Plate took place at West Wilts GC with, I suspect, the author and many other competitors having not the slightest clue as to the origins of the event.
Tony Bumstead excels and wins the Nairn Dunbar 5-day Open

At the 17th time of asking Tony Bumstead made it through 36-holes of qualifying and 5 rounds of matchplay to win the aptly-named Scottish Brewers Trophy.
Director’s Cups played in the Olympic Spirit

While the world’s best players were teeing up in Rio De Janeiro to compete for Olympic gold, here at West Wilts our members were taking the challenge of winning one of two Director’s cups with equal determination.
Sanders, Saunders and Challenge Bowl

On the last day of July West Wilts members welcomed clear blue sky, a faint breeze and lightning fast greens. It made for a great morning of golf with prizes on offer in three separate divisions.
Gents Invitational - Saturday 11 June

38 pairings set off to a bang-start on a balmy afternoon with rain threatening and tempests forecast by the Met Office.

Just 10 four-man teams took to an empty course in glorious sunshine to enjoy some 'millionaires golf' in the first Summer Fun Competition of 2016.
Secretaries Cup – 8 May 2016

The first pairs event of the year played out on Sunday 8 May in great weather.
We have a winner!

Congratulations to the owner of this shoe. You have won a 30-minute lesson in the use of the bunker rake following your round on Tuesday afternoon (you visited bunkers on the 11th, 12th, 14th and 16th - priceless!). Arrangements can be made with the Pro Shop at your convenience.
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Manager - Lawrence Wilkin
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Phone: 01985 213133

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Phone: 01985 213133

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