St Bees v Silecroft 26th March 2016

Due to the very bad weather forecast for Saturday 26th March the home leg against St Bees has been postponed.
The home leg of this match has now reverted to Saturday 9th April.
St Bees have been offered Saturday 7th May as an alternative to the original away fixture date.
Please watch the board in the Gents changing room for updates and confirmation of the away leg of the match.
Can all Facebook followers please mention this post to other players who may be affected.

Many Thanks,

Keith Newton.
Club Captain.

Captains Christmas Message

Dear Club Members,

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2016.

My season as Captain has been thoroughly enjoyable, and the support that I have received from all the members has been fantastic and very much appreciated. The Captains fundraising from the members this year has exceeded my expectations, and I sincerely thank you all for your generosity and support.

Once again, Merry Christmas and best wishes and golfing success for 2016.

Ken Leece.


A great day for the competition and everyone enjoyed themselves on the course, mixing the teams up always lends itself to a good laugh and good chat.
The winning team was made up of Helen Holmes, Phil Garner, John Steward and Doug Myers who if not happy about winning, soon would be after drinking their prize of 4 bottles of wine each 😉
But, the main reason for the day is to raise money for Breast Cancer research, and just over £1000 was raised from the day.
A massive thank you has to be given to Paul and Carol Hodgson for organising the competition and everyone who has helped them over the last 16 years, from which over £16k has been raised for a very worthwhile cause.

Winter Fixture List

Winter Fixtures for 2015 – 2016.
Open to all members – Ladies and Gents.

Saturday 17th October – All Day Stableford

Saturday 31st October – All Day Stableford

Saturday 14th November – All Day Stableford

Sunday 29th November – Drawn Stableford

Sunday 13th December – Drawn Stableford

Saturday 16th January – All Day Stableford

Saturday 30th January – All Day Stableford

Saturday 13th February – All Day Stableford

Sunday 6th March – All Day Stableford

Saturday 19th March – All Day Stableford

Clint Houlahan Jnr Memorial Trophy

At the weekend the club held the ‘Clint Houlahan Jnr Memorial Trophy’.
The unusual format of Stableford Aggregate was welcomed by the members, not playing with your partner but adding the scores up at the end of the round.
There were some very good individual scores and when added to their partners, there were some good aggregate scores as well.
The results for the day are:
1st place Mrs J Myers 44 pts with Mrs P Murray 36 pts. Total 80pts
2nd place Mr B Halsall 39pts with Mr S Halsall 35 pts Total 74 pts
Best individual J Holmes 38 pts
Prizes to the value of:
£60 plus trophy for 1st place
£40 for 2nd and £20 for 3rd.
There were 6 twos each worth 4 balls.
£60 was raised for Sarcoma at Christies hospital.

Captains Fundraising for 2015

Silecroft Golf Club Gents Captain, Mr Ken Leece, is raising money this year to install defibrillators at the golf club, all money raised will go towards the purchase of the outside cabinets for the defibrillator to be kept in, making them available to members at all times.
The defibrillator has been donated today by North West Ambulance Service, a big thanks to them for all their help.


A Message from the Club Captain, Mr Ken Leece.

As part of the Captain’s year in office, money is raised for a charity or for a specific purpose at the club. This year the Captain is raising money to obtain Defibrillators and the boxes to house them, outside of the clubhouse and at the furthest reaches of the course. He has been very lucky in that one defib unit has already been donated to the club by Lauren Watson of the North West Ambulance Service, with the promise of a second unit when the money has been raised for the boxes to house them. The first unit is at present held in the clubhouse, which is only open at weekends generally. This will be positioned eventually on an outside wall of the clubhouse, making it available to anyone in the vicinity, on the beach, caravan site etc. The club continues to raise money by raffles, football cards, organised events, and applying for grants or donations where ever possible. Any offers of help would be gratefully accepted. The Captain, Ken Leece, can be contacted on 01229 772162.

Coaching & Development 2015

The Club Development Group has continued with its coaching programme for the 2015 season.
Coaching sessions have been held each Saturday morning from the 18th April between 9am and 11am ( Adults 9 till 10, Juniors 10 till 11).

Paul Rawlinson, PGA Professional, led the sessions assisted by club coaches Keith Newton, Andrew Leece and Andrew Laisby. The weather  has been a little chilly and with a good Silecroft breeze blowing most of the time, but attendance has been good, with the majority of the coaching being completed on the Practice Ground, with the final session of the 5 week block seeing the players venture out on to the course for a couple of holes.

The next 5 week block of coaching, being led by Paul Rawlinson, will start from the 27th June.
There will be a Coaching Open day on the 20th June, where anyone interested can come along to find out more about the golf club and sign up for the coaching sessions.

Visitors Welcome at Silecroft Golf Course

You do not have to be a member to come play at Silecroft Golf Club. Visitors are very welcome, if you are planning on visiting at a weekend, please check our events page, or contact the club secretary for availability.

Dress code is smart casual, though no denim jeans please.

Please see the Green Fees on the ‘The Course’ page and where we are can be found on the ‘Contact Us’ page.


New Silecroft Golf Club Website

We hope you like the new website. Moving with the times, our new modern website allows us non-web designers to update and contribute content as and when we please. The club and its committee members will be providing regular news and updates, event information, event results and the latest golf course information right to the website.

You can join in with us too, you can comment on all the news and events we post, including this very one.
Let us know what you think of the new website by commenting below.

You can also send us your comments on your experience at Silecroft Golf Course; we may even add your comment to the website.
Come on; get your name up in lights on our homepage.

Look out for the first updates from each of our committee members.

Until then let’s hope for some great weather this season. 🙂