Special Events


The Competitions and Special Activities at Folke Golf Club

See the latest information on club activities and reports of events and achievements. Book your entry into the Monthly Medal and follow the links for further details where available. Specific information on this page includes:
Covid Arrangements, Knockout Status, World Handicap System, competition entry, and how to see the competition results.

COVID Arrangements

With the course  re-opened   roll-ups and social matches  have been taking place. as have the regular Sunday and Thursday Medals and Tiger Trophy competitions. The Day Away and Weekend Away are planned for 11th June and 24th/26th September.  Until the Covid restrictions are removed,  entry  arrangements for events will be   similar to the  arrangements invoked in January as follows:
- Entry must be requested on line by using the email facility below or by email/WhatsApp to Derek Hinks (derekwhinks@aol.com ) or a message via the Club Facebook Page.
- Senior events entry requests should be sent to Terry Cotton. (See the Senior Page for details)
- You must log on to the event using the Clubhouse Terminal (or via your howdidido mobile App) prior to tee off and enter your scores on completion. Completed score Cards  must be placed  in the box by the terminal ASAP after the event.

Medal & Tiger Trophy
The  medal and Tiger trophy competitions commenced again in May.  Dates for these events can be seen on the Calendar page. Entry Requests for the Sunday Medal should be submitted, preferably a week in advance so that the club tee times can be reserved on the very busy Sunday mornings at Folke. The medal tee time draw will be held on Friday evenings prior to the event. 

World H/C System

All players will  now have to use the terminal in the clubhouse to log onto the system and register to play in a competition before teeing off - they may also log on and register for a social round if they want that to count for handicap purposes.

Your handicap Index is determined by the best 8 scores from the last 20 rounds and you can see how this is calculated by logging onto the EnglandGolf WHS system. To do this you will need to know your I/D Membership Number and use it to register on the WHS system.

How To get your I/D Membership Number:

- Log onto the howdidido web site and click on the icon in the top right hand corner. Your profile will appear together with your CDH I/D Number. and current handicap index.

Folke are playing Highcliffe at Folke in the Hardy B Cup on Saturday 26 June, Tee off at 1:00 pm. To enter, please give your name to Hardy B Captain Nigel Bow.

Club Captain Derek Hinks is pleased to announce that his Captain’s Day will be held on 21 August commencing at 12:00 pm. This is a fun day with prizes to be won so please make a note in your diary.

Other Information

Knockout Competitions
  The draw and current status of the knockout competitions are shown on the dedicated Knockout page and can be seen by clicking HERE or via the Menu panel above.

2021 Membership Fees
See the Club Info page for details of the 2021 club fees.

- Committee Meeting
The Committee meeting was held in the marquee at Folke on Wednesday 19th May and the main points from the meeting are shown on the Members Admin page. The next meeting is on Wednesday 16th June and all members are welcome to attend.

Race to the Village
This Sunday stableford competition in memory of Steve Henstridge  recommenced on Sunday 23rd May. Check the club Facebook page for details of further rounds and  contact Roger Harvey if you would like to take part.  

Weekend Away
This is planned for Friday 24th to Monday 26th September (Ryder Cup Weekend) at Wokefield Golf Course near Reading. The  tee times are: 
Friday: 11:00am
Sat: 10:04 am
Sun: 12:12 pm
The cost is £229 and the minimum number of attendees is 12 so please contact Derek Hinks as soon as possible if you would like to take part in this event.


Winner Grant Jones with Runner Up 
Club Captain Derek Hinks

Day Away - Orchardleigh, 11th June

Twenty Five members played in the annual (except for last year!) Day Away Stableford. It was organised by Ben Miller and took place on an overcast but dry and warm day at Orchardleigh. After the usual bacon rolls and coffee the groups set out on the long 6800 yard parkland course feeling grateful for the WHS that allotted an additional 3 strokes to most of the handicaps! When the scores were checked the overall winner was Grant Jones with 44 points. Captain Derek was second on 41 after count back from Craig Pitcher and Mark Maguire. Andy Guppy was 5th with 40 pts.  Andy Guppy and James Maidment won the two nearest the pin competitions on 7th and 17th holes. Big thanks to Ben, Derek and Orchardleigh for a very enjoyable day.

Nearest the Pin on  7th
Andy Guppy
Nearest the Pin
on 17th
James Maidment
Results and Future Events

The results of all official club competitions are recorded and available on howdidido.com Membership is free and players registered with Folke Golf Club can also view their handicap information. Event winners and Order of Merit/Leader Boards are displayed on the this page and Results Page of this web site.

Calendar of Events for 2021 
A schedule of events for 2021 has been drawn up and can be seen on the Calendar Page. Entry Requests for the competitions should be submitted, preferably a week in advance so that the club tee times can be reserved with the Centre. Medal tee time draw will be held on Friday evenings prior to the event.

Competition Entry Request(s) Form

  • Folke Golf Centre
  • Folke Lane
  • Alweston, Sherborne
  • Dorset DT9 5HR
  • 01963  23330

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