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CHURSTON GOLF CLUB


A VIBRAnT PRIVATE MEMBERS GOLF CLUB WITH AN ILLUSTRIOUS 123 YEAR HISTORY BUT ITS FOCUS FIRMLY FIXED ON THE FUTURE


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hurston is laid out along the west of Torbay and sits between paignton and Brixham with unrivalled views of the bay and Torquay. Its architect was the


famous Harry Colt and some of the original features are evident when you play the course today. The biggest advantage Churston has over its many local rivals is its good playing condition over the winter months. Even in the worst of winters, Churston remains in really good condition; it drains very well - many golfers may be used to coming off other courses with mud caked to their shoes and trouser bottoms, something that is unfamiliar to Churston members. The virtues of winter play cannot be underestimated, as 6 months is a long time not to be playing “proper golf”. play at Churston, October through to March is a delight; no plugged balls, no placing through the green and winter mats and temporary greens are rare indeed. Churston is a progressive golf club, which has been happy


to take quite bold decisions. Firstly, we took the innova- tive step to introduce an internet-based BRS tee booking system for members and visitors in October 2008. No more waiting around, no more last minute society bookings, no more uncertainty and if you have booked a tee time at 10.15am, then 10.15 is when you will start. It really has been a revolution and probably the biggest operational change the Club has seen in its long and illustrious history. even for a proficient golfer, joining a golf club can be an uneasy experience and the online tee booking system is ideal for new members. No longer do new members turn up at the Club and have that embarrassing conversation with a 2 or a 3 ball that goes something like “I am a new member, do you mind if I play with you”. Now the new member books his time, he knows the names of his playing partners and he can introduce himself to them with an air of confidence rather than an apologetic plea for a game of golf! Understanding this, Churston has set up Academy


Memberships, which allows potential golfers, male and female, to learn the fundamentals of golf in a group environment. These include the stance, Grip, Backswing, Downswing, Long Game, short Game and putting. We will also take you through the etiquette outlining the dos and don’ts, along with the basic rules. For further details on this please contact the Club. In recent years, we have introduced a fleet of 6 new


buggies. Members whose golf has become more enjoyable because of them have keenly welcomed these. some members have rejoined as the physical effort of walking round took away nearly all the enjoyment of the game. Societies, which previously booked to play Dainton,


Dartmouth, Woodbury, and Trethorne, are now able to contemplate having their golf day at Churston because the few society members that need a buggy can be accommodated.


Churston has a vibrant social side with events organised to attract a wide spectrum of support - just recently we have had a valentines supper and a pig Racing night which both attracted over 100 guests. The Club’s beer and wines sales have bucked the national trend and on many occasions throughout the week! Churston continues to change and move with the times. Golf memberships is also changing – with time and financial restraints now affecting more people, many potential golfers are unwilling to commit themselves to the traditional large up front payment. spreading these costs over 10 months may be a way of affording a membership but it can still represent poor value for money if you have not the time to play. This is a major reason why golf club memberships fall but with many potential members still happy to pay the occasional green fee. In response, Churston has introduced its groundbreaking


“Fairway membership” which is both affordable and good value and better suits many golfers’ lifestyles.


FAIRWAY MEMBERSHIP A hybrid membership scheme, which allows you to invest a small upfront subscription and then pay a reduced cost every time you play. You still enjoy full playing privileges and the freedom to use all of the Clubhouse and practice facilities. • entrance Fee £200 (can be paid over 10 months or two equal instalments)


• Membership £200 (can be paid over 10 months) • CONGu handicap • summer (BsT): £15 before 1.30pm, £10 thereafter. Autumn/Winter £15 before 11.30am, £10 thereafter. play across 7 days with appropriate fee • Online tee booking


• Full use of Clubhouse & practice facilities • No restrictions on entering competitions incl match-play • Membership swipe Card (£50) with discount • Discount for upgrades to Full playing or Five Day Membership


Act now - FRee GReeN Fee FOR pOTeNTIAL FAIRWAY MEMBERS


For more information on Full or Fairway Memberships please contact Simon Bawden at the Club on 01803 842751 ext 4 or e-mail manager@ churstongolf.com


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