Caldy Junior Open – 29th August 2019

Caldy Golf Club is pleased to announce that we will once again be hosting a “Junior Open” event on 29th August 2019.

The Junior Open is open to all boys and girls aged up to 18 with an official CONGU handicap.

The event is a Justin Rose Telegraph Qualifying event.

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places as well as Longest Drive and a nearest the pin on all par 3’s.

The entry fee of £15.00 per person includes your round of golf and a meal and drink for all competitors.

To enter, please visit our Open Competitions Online Reservation page here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Caldy for what promises to be a most enjoyable event.

Captain for 2019, Chris Litherland, Drives In

A bright but chilly morning greeted our new Captain Chris Litherland as he emerged from the locker rooms on Sunday morning.

Having been suitably hydrated by the Past Captains in anticipation of the sporting challenges prepared for him prior to his drive-in, Captain was given a rousing reception from the Caldy Members who had turned up in great numbers to wish him well for the year ahead.

Having made his way through the traditional Guard of Honour formed by his predecessors in a variety of suitably ill-fitting clothing, there then followed an exhibition of his prowess in football, rugby, cricket and squash (with varying degrees of success!) before a few well-chosen words for the masses.

To the sound of a cannon timed to perfection by Peter Price, The Captain then proceeded to split the fairway with a fine opening tee shot, to herald the start of the summer playing season.

The Members and Staff of the Club send all our best wishes to Captain Chris, his wife Michele and their family for an enjoyable and successful year ahead.


Captain’s Charity raises £5,500 for The UTS Foundation

The Captain presenting a cheque for £5,500 to Neil Parsley a Director of  The UTS Foundation.


The Foundation’s five year vision and the purpose of the project is to provide accessible and free structured coaching, health and well-being sessions to vulnerable community groups across the Wirral and at our facility sites. The UTS Foundation will work in partnership with a range of agencies, such as the NHS, police, youth service, youth offending teams, schools, colleges and youth clubs to help and support these people. UTS also has excellent links with partner agencies and local clubs, which will allow the Foundation to signpost individuals to sports, activities, clubs and professional groups who can work with the Foundation to help these people to reach their goals and full potential.

The Captain would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for supporting his chosen charity particularly ALL the members of Caldy Golf Club, The Captains of SLGC, Under Armour UK and all his family and friends.

Of course the fund raising doesn’t stop there The UTS Foundation have launched The Ultimate Golf Challenge the final of which will be held at Caldy Golf Club in September.

Open Open 2019

Caldy Golf Club is pleased to announce that we will once again be hosting an “Open Open” event in 2019.

This year’s event promises to be even more popular as it will take place in the middle of Summer, on Sunday 16th June, with our Marquee providing the perfect atmosphere for dining either before or after your round of golf.

Team of Four entries are welcome from teams of Gents, Ladies, Juniors and mixed participants.

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places as well as Long Drive, Nearest the Pin and a 2’s sweep. The entry fee of £37.50 per person includes your round of golf and buffet style lunch/dinner which will be served in our marquee.

To enter, please visit our Open Competitions Online Reservation page here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Caldy for what promises to be a most enjoyable event.

Annual Dinner 2019

Saturday 2nd February saw the Men’s Annual Dinner take place at the Clubhouse with well over one hundred Members and guests enjoying a most successful evening.

Pickled Walnut delivered a magnificent five course meal and the wine was in plentiful supply.

In addition to the principal guests, Mr Chris Moore – The President of Cheshire Golf Union, Tim Apel – The Captain of Captains for the SLGC 2018, Professor Sir Ian Gilmore – Captain of Royal Liverpool Golf Club, and invited Captains from Leasowe, Wallasey, Heswall, Bromborough, Prenton, Woolton, Bidston and Southport and Ainsdale, the Captain also invited two of his friends both of whom are members of Childwall Golf Club. They both thoroughly enjoyed the evening and have asked for their thanks to be sent to the Members of Caldy Golf Club for their hospitality and in the case of the Colts their entertainment.

Three excellent speeches were delivered by Mr Ex, The Captain, and Professor Sir Ian Gilmore and the evening was presided over by Richard Beswick in his role as MC.

The Captain wishes to express his thanks to all those involved in the organisation of the event, and also to Gail Copple and Bob Carruthers who assisted in the coordination of the visiting Captains and guests at the start of the evening.

Chris Litherland announced as new Captain

The Board of Directors is very pleased to support the nomination by the Captain and the Past Captains of the Club that Mr Chris Litherland be Captain for 2019 – 2020. Wishing Chris the very best of luck from everyone at Caldy Golf Club.

Christmas Bistro Evening 2018

Caldy GC Members, partners, family and friends enjoyed a very festive Christmas Bistro Evening and Prize Draw on Wednesday 12th December.

Captain John Crosby, ably supported by Mr Ex-Captain and Chairman of House Committee Dave Crinson, conducted the Prize Draw with all monies raised going to Captain’s and Lady Captain’s Charities: The UTS Foundation, Claire House and Wirral Evolutions.

Live music was provided by ‘Guy called Guy’ following some excellent catering as always from Pickled Walnut.

Congratulations to Sue Graves and Bob Nixon (pictured) who won prizes for the Best Christmas Jumper competition, presented by Captain.

Family Christmas Lunch 2018

Last Sunday saw the Family Christmas Lunch at Caldy Golf Club, with around 100 guests attending.

A huge thank you to Father Christmas (Leo Byrne) for joining us to present a gift to all of the children. We were also entertained by Steven Burrows’ daughter, Anne, as the children joined her to sing carols. The Captain’s daughter Abbie also entertained the children with her craft table and children’s Bingo.

Thank you to all who attended a wonderful Christmas Lunch.

Caldy old Boys Society Christmas Lunch

By Phil Hoyle

We had an excellent turnout for the final COBS event of the year at Caldy. Twenty three golfers participated in an eighteen hole competition off the blue tees. Fortunately we enjoyed a fine day despite forecasts of rain earlier in the week.

Six players recorded 37 points but were outside the individual prizes. The trophy was won by Ian Finlayson on only his second COBS appearance with a splendid score of 44 points. Paul Newns finished second with 40 points and Chris Carroll third with 38 points, thus avoiding a complicated card play off amongst those with 37 points.

The team trophy was very closely contested but Ian’s impressive individual score carried the Jacks to the team prize with 145 points from the Nines and Aces who both recorded 141 points. The other Jacks team members were Steve Jones, Bob Nixon and John Curry.

Prizes for nearest the pin on a par 3 were won by Jonathon Meacher (8’th) and Paul Fleming (17’th). Nearest the pin in two prizes were won by Ian Finlayson (3’rd) and Richard Brocklebank (13’th). As usual Paddy Hehir’s name appeared on the nearest the pin marker board – quite a feat as he was not playing.

My COBS ball stock was reduced considerably as four COBS recorded twos – David Rawlinson, Jonathon Meacher, Paul Newns and Ian McKay.

Following a very enjoyable lunch, consolation prizes of two balls were awarded to players who appeared on two or more occasions during the year, but failed to win a prize. Leo Byrne was present to collect his award. Peter Humphrey (who sent his apologies) and Richard Hoppins have two balls due to them. Chris Carroll and Nigel McIntyre also received one ball each as under achievers. Hopefully naming and shaming them will encourage them to improve their performances next year.

The final prize of the year, that of King COB was awarded to the COB with the highest aggregate score over six events during the year (excluding Caldy).

The King COB for 2018 had one first place, two second places, a third place and also had his car keys stolen. No prizes for guessing that Paul Newns takes this year’s award.

Finally I would like to thank you for your support during the year and hope that my successor John enjoys as much support from you and as much good luck with the weather as I did.

The first event of next year is on Thursday January 9’th at Delamere. I hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Peter Crutchley Enjoys Hole in One

Congratulations to CGC member Peter Crutchley, who enjoyed a hole in one at the 10th during the Winter Stableford competition on Saturday 8th December.

Peter was playing with Richard Beswick, Brian McCartney and Mike Hayman on the day finishing in 2nd place with 34 Points.

This was the third “ace” of Peter’s golfing career… although the first in England. The others being in Wales and Turkey.  Well done Peter!!