Special Events

 

The Competitions and Special Activities at Folke Golf Club

See the latest information on club activities and reports of events and achievements and follow the links for further details where available. (Please see the Senior Page for information on Senior activities and events.)

What's On
Partners Evening - 21st June
This is the fun 9 hole golfing event of the year when the golfers get the ball to the green and their partners do the putting. Club Captain Grant Jones thanked all the couples who played in the event and said: A great time was had by all. Lots of good laughs on the course and some money going to my chosen charity Home Start Blackmore Vale.  Thanks to Nigel and Toni for laying on the food, and my VC Blatchy for organising the cards. Congrats to winners Alan and Tracy Smith  for winning the overall competition and to Tracy Smith for the lowest puts. 


Captains Day - June 29th

The annual Captains Day will be held on Saturday 29th June. The Captains charity this year is HomeStart - Blackmore Vale (See the panel below for information on the charity) and representatives from the charity will be in attendance. There will be the usual stableford and prizes and a charity auction and  a raffle (Donations gratefully received). Watch for the Entrance Sheet on the Notice Board or enter via Howdidido.

Weekend away 2024

The 2024 Weekend Away will be held at Donnington Valley Golf Club from Friday September 27th to Sunday 29th.  This includes 2 nights half board and 3 rounds of golf. The total cost including prize money is £300.  A deposit of £75  will reserve your place. Sixteen places have been booked.

Partners Evening Winner - Alan Smith

Partners Evening Winner - Tracy Smith


Review of Events

(For Senior Events Check the Senior Page)
The overall  Club Calendar of Events and current month events are shown on the Calendar Page and the Hardy A, Hardy B and 3 Counties Team schedules of events will be  shown on the League Teams page when the 2024 information is available.  Latest winners and OOM Tables are shown below.(as available). Check the members WhatsApp Group or the club Facebook Page for any last minute changes. 
Weekend Roll Ups are held most Saturdays and Sundays when there are no other events - Check Facebook for details.
Week Day Roll Ups: The Tuesday and Thursday Roll Ups are for all club members but the money pot is for seniors only. Cards are drawn at 8:15 am.
Race to the Village (RTTV) Stablefords are held on the last Sunday in the month.  The next round is a double points event at Folke on Sunday 28th July at 8:30 tee off. The Entry fee is £3. and the Entry Sheet will be  on the Notice board. See the panel below for information on the June RTTV Event.
Knockout Competitions: The three Summer knockout competitions are underway and the pairings and status  can be seen on the Knockout Page.  

Recent and Imminent Events
Tuesday 4th June - Tiger Trophy: Won by Reece Lambert with 41 points.
Saturday June 8th - 3CL v Long Sutton(Home): Folke Team won 6:0. 
Saturday 8th June - Roll Up: Won by  Martin Hinks with 38 points. See Table below.
Sunday 9th June - Medal/DCGU Qualifier: Won by Andy Cole with net 70. See Table below.
Wednesday 12th June - Committee Meeting: See the Members Admin page for details
Friday 14th June - Day Away at Crane Valley: Won by Craig Pitcher with 33 points. 
Saturday 15th June - 3CL Wheathill (Away): Won 6:0
Friday 21st June - Partners Evening: Won by Alan and Tracy Smith.
Saturday 22nd June - Roll Up: Won by Kenton Lane with 42 points. See Table below.
Saturday 22nd June - Hardy A v Meyrick Park (Away): Results awaited.
Sunday 23rd June - RTTV: Won by Alan Smith with 44 points. See Panel below.
Tuesday 25th June - Golf and Euro Football evening: See Poster below for details
Saturday 29th June - Captains Day: Entry Sheet on the Notice Board or via Howdidido.

  

Golf/BBQ/Football

Fancy a sporting evening out? Come and play a 9 hole stableford, enjoy a delicious BBQ and then watch the England match in the comfort of the club house. You only pay for your  BBQ food and drinks at the bar so do put your name down on the Entry Sheet on the Notice Board.

Alan Smith - June RTTV Winner

RTTV - Sunday 23rd June
(Double-Bubble Round) 

Andy Cole's Match Report
"It was Alan Smith's turn to make a splash today taking first place with an impressive 7 pars and 1 birdie and 44 Stableford points.In a very close second was young Toby Harris with 42 points, (25 of which were scored on the front 9!). The rest of the pack were more tightly bunched with John Howes in 3rd ahead of Roy Foster on countback. In 5th Reece Lambert, 6th Martin Blatchford and 7th derek Hinksall on 35 points.8th Nigel Bow, 9th Yoss and last of the RTTV point scoring positions Nathan Lambourne in 10th, pushing myself to 11t, all on 34. Outside of the points but some solid performances non the less was 12th Dan Leney, 13th Kevin Down, 14th Nathan Down, 15th Merv Jennings and rounding out the 16 Simon Bellamy. Honourable mention goes to Derek, Alan, Yoss, Roy and Kev who all scored a two. Thankyou to all 16 players for competing. Next months round is also double points.
Cheers All"

Day Away - Crane Valley 

From Club Captain Grant Jones: A great away day at Crane Valley today (14th June). Thank you to Downer for organising the day. Congratulations to Reece, Nigel, Pikey and John for winning the morning Bowmaker, Downer winning nearest the pin, and himself winning longest drive. And last but not least to Pikey, winning the Travellers Tankard with 33 points. We all look forward to the Day Away next year, which, of course, Pikey will be organising!

 Results of Recent Events

2023 Club and Senior Captains Charity

Home-Start Blackmore Vale provides support to parents with at least one child under 5 who are going through a difficult time. Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very challenging, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life. For some parents it’s a particular struggle because they are also coping with issues such as post-natal depression, their or their child’s illness or disability, isolation or multiple births. That’s when parents need support. That’s when Home-Start Blackmore Vale can help. A carefully selected trained volunteer, who has parenting experience, can visit regularly and offer emotional and practical support. This friendly parent-to-parent support is a simple yet effective way of enabling families to get back on track.

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