The Last Supper

Believe or not we have come to the end of the season for the Wednesday Competition. Over 6o members gathered in the clubhouse  to enjoy a hotpot supper, which is a long standing tradition to celebrate the ending of the season. Following an excellent meal the Club Captain John Crosby was invited to take the floor to carry out the presentations.

This year’s winner of the Wednesday Stableford Accumulator (best average score for 8 qualifying rounds) was Alan Parsonage with a total of 294 points (average 36.75 points) closely followed by Sam Johnston, a rapidly improving junior, with 291 points (average 36.38 points), unfortunately neither Alan or Sam were unable to attend the presentations .

The highlight of the evening was the inaugural presentation of the Peter Crutchley Bowl, the winner is the player with the season’s best overall eclectic stableford score and this year’s winner with a magnificent score of 60 points was John Brimelow.  John has been absent from golf for some time due to illness so being victorious in his first season back is a tremendous achievement.

Many thanks to the Handicap committee under  the Chairmanship of Paul Mickle, but in particular Chris Litherland, John Stewart and Chris Carroll for looking after the Wednesday Competition throughout the season.

John is seen receiving the trophy from Peter Crutchley and Caldy Captain John Crosby.

The Sims win the Two Generation Foursomes

Despite the inclement weather conditions, a cohort of forty of our bravest members turned up to play in this year’s family event; the Two Generation Foursomes!

The competition was fierce, just like the wind and the intermittent rain, but the eventual outright winners were Josh and Henry Sims with a staggering 35 points! A huge congratulations to them both!

It was fantastic to witness that this competition was well attended by Caldy members from across the age groups, but it was particularly nice to see so many of our Juniors playing with their family members. With that in mind, “extra” prizes were awarded to the top three finishing Juniors, which in order of merit were Adam Durband (32), Sam Lea (31) and George Rowan (30).

The prize giving also provided the opportunity to congratulate our very own Sam Johnston, who got a hole in one at the 8th on Saturday, the 22nd of September 2018, whilst playing in the Gawith Cup.

It has to be said that the pin was in a tricky position, just beyond the near side bunkers, and that this was no mean feat!

Our reporter on the ground asked Sam if he had any words of wisdom for his fellow club members. His reply was, “Pretty simple really, you have to be in it to win it!”. In recognition of Sam’s triumph, he received a special prize at the prize ceremony for this year’s Two Generation Foursomes. Sam will also receive a separate award at the next meeting of the 200 club. From all at Caldy, well done Sam!

A special thank you to our ex-Captain, David Crinson who very kindly agreed to oversee the prize giving ceremony.

Also, a big thank you to Mark and his team from Pickled Walnut for the food which was very welcome after being exposed to the elements!

We hope to see you all back again next year!

Photos from the Wirral Golf Classic 2018

The Wirral Golf Classic arrived at Caldy Golf Club yesterday and what a fantastic day it was. Here is a selection of photos from the day.


Wirral Golf Classic 2018

This week Caldy welcomes the 9th Wirral Golf Classic, a 72 hole Stableford competition for men and women amateur golfers from across the country.

The tournament will be held on 17th – 21st September 2018 across Caldy, Heswall, Wallasey and Royal Liverpool golf clubs.

The main competition is an aggregate Stableford with prizes for the top 20 players over four rounds but there will also be daily competitions.

All entrants will enjoy the beautiful locations of these fine courses on the coast of this peninsula. Wirral is a golfers’ paradise and we are proud to be part of it!

Keep tabs on our social media pages for updates throughout the week.

Start Sheets

Two Generation Foursomes

This Sunday, the 23rd of September, sees the Two Generation Foursomes at Caldy Golf Club.

It provides the opportunity for Junior members to play in a competition with an older family member, such as your dad or your grandma, in a format whereby you “share” a single ball and take alternate shots!

In the light of this two generation format, we are hoping that there will be as many junior members involved as possible.

For you Junior members who have an older family member who is also a member of the club, all you need to do is book you and your team mate onto the competition by way of the BRS golf app.

If you need any help with booking, then please feel free to ask Alan or Josh at the Pro Shop.

For you Junior members who do not have an older golfing family member who is also a member of the club, you are more than welcome to invite a family member to play with you as a guest.  As a goodwill gesture, the club have confirmed that your guest will not have to pay any extra fee, other than the usual entry fee which is applicable to all entrants.  We know there are a number of you who have golf playing relatives who can accompany you and who are not members of the club.  This is an ideal opportunity to get them out on the course with you for a bit of golfing fun!

Once again, please book you and your family guest on to the competition via BRS or via the Pro Shop.

For you Junior member who do not have an older golfing family member, but who want to play in this competition, just let us know and we will get you a partner to accompany you. We are hoping to get some of the Colts involved!

We sincerely hope that as many of you as possible will enter this competition.

There will also be “special” prizes for the highest placed Junior containing teams. We know it goes without saying; however, please do not overlook the fact that “You have to be in it to win it!”  You know that makes sense!

Captain’s Final Day 2018 – Results & Prize Giving

A stunning day of golf saw Dave Barnes win the big prize of the day, The Captain’s Prize, winning a close encounter with Gary Crellin 2 & 1. Dom Barnes took home 3 trophies in all, winning the Scratch Trophy 5 & 3 against Ray Hughes, the Colt’s Trophy 5 & 4 against Tom Hunter on Friday evening and also winning the Hilbre Foursomes with playing partner Simon Barnes.

Congratulations to all of our winners and well done to all who took part, the level of golf on show was exceptional. We also hope that all who attended throughout the day and the evening’s Prize Giving & Dinner enjoyed a thoroughly fabulous Captain’s Final Day.

Here are the full set of results.

CompetitionFinalist(s) 1Finalist(s) 2Winners
The Captain’s PrizeDave BarnesGary CrellinDave Barnes 2 & 1
The Scratch TrophyDom BarnesRay HughesDom Barnes 5 & 3
The Ian Crutchley SalverDave BatesDan SwedeDan Swede 7 & 6
The Intermediate TrophyBill SilcockJames SmithBill Silcock 4 &2
The Doran TrophyDave ConnorJohn JeffriesJohn Jefferies 4 & 2
The Hilbre FoursomesSimon Barnes & Dom BarnesSean Millward & Tom HannemanSimon Barnes & Dom Barnes 4 & 3
The Dee TrophyIan Brown & Laura BrownDave Bates and Susan BatesIan Brown & Laura Brown 4 & 3
The Mitchell TrophyJohn McGarrity & Alan BickerstaffeMark Davies & Steve JonesJohn McGarrity & Alan Bickerstaffe 1 up
The Coventry TrophyMark RowanAlan BickerstaffeAlan Bickerstaffe 5 & 3
The Colts’ TrophyTom HunterDom BarnesDom Barnes 5 & 4
The Brocklebank Junior TrophyAdam DurbandLuke GarveyLuke Garvey 2 & 1

Competition Photos

You can view all of the competition photos from throughout the day by clicking below.

Here is a selection from each match.

The Captain’s Prize

The Scratch Trophy

The Ian Crutchley Salver

The Intermediate Trophy

The Doran Trophy

The Hilbre Foursomes

The Dee Trophy

The Mitchell Trophy

The Coventry Trophy

The Colt’s Trophy

The Brocklebank Junior Trophy


Prize Giving Photos

You can view all of the Prize Giving photos by clicking below.

Here is a selection from the evening.

Captain’s Final Day 2018

This weekend sees the 2018 Caldy Golf Club Captain’s Final Day.

With over 80 members entering the Captains prize at the start of the season, one by one they were knocked out, leaving just two competing for the stunning Captains Prize trophy, presented to the club in memory of Past Captain Mr Robert Reid.

With the golf course in fantastic condition David Barnes and Gary Crellin will play for the Captains trophy pictured.

This isn’t the only trophy up for grabs, their are 10 other contests throughout the day which are detailed below. Members are encouraged to come and enjoy the matches which, once again, promise competitive, high quality golf. A prize giving dinner is hosted in the evening, with prize giving at 7.30pm followed by the dinner. Members are again encouraged to join the Captain, finalists, referees and family for dinner.

Good luck to all the finalists this weekend, on what we are sure to be an exciting, enjoyable day.

Captain’s Final Day Competitions

TimeCompetitionFinalist(s) 1Finalist(s) 2Referee
07.45The Scratch TrophyDom BarnesRay HughesTom Hunter
08.00The Dee TrophyIan Brown & L BrownD Bates & S BatesAmanda Ryan
08.15The Mitchell TrophyJohn McGarrity & Alan BickerstaffeAM Davies & S JonesChris Litherland
08.30 – 11.58Yellow Stableford
1.00The Captain’s PrizeDave BarnesGary CrellinPaul Mickle
1.15The Intermediate TrophyB SilcockJ SmithJohn Stewart
1.30The Doran TrophyDave ConnorJohn JefferiesDave Crinson
1.45The Hilbre FoursomesSimon Barnes & Dom BarnesSean Millward & Tom HannemanPaddy Hehir
2.00The Ian Crutchley SalverDave BatesDan SwedeNoel Fagan
2.15The Coventry TrophyMark RowanAlan BickerstaffeBob Nixon
2.30The Brocklebank Junior TrophyAdam DurbandLuke GarveyRoss Walker
Friday 14th 4.30The Colts’ TrophyTom HunterDom BarnesJonny Taylor

CGC welcome England Golf Captains

We have great pleasure in hosting the match today which includes The Society of Liverpool Golf Captains and England Golf Captains which is played annually. The match is organised in alternate years by SLGC and England Golf respectively with 24 players on each team.

Our current Captain, John Crosby, and all the Past Captains of the Club, are members of the Society of Liverpool Golf Captains which comprises 27 Clubs around the Merseyside area and which was formed in 1908. Each year the Society has matches against other Societies of Captains around the country and the match tomorrow is one in the fixture list.

England Golf is the governing body for male and female amateur golf in England and is affiliated to The R&A, the joint global governing body of golf. Captains and Past Captains of golf clubs throughout England, including Caldy, can become members of the England Golf Captains programme with events being held around the country. For the match today, the England Golf Captains team has been selected from Captains and Past Captains from all areas of England.

Good luck to all involved and we hope you have a fantastic day on the course.

Success at Society of Liverpool Golf Captain’s Autumn Meeting

Two of our past captains enjoyed success at the recent Society of Liverpool Golf Captain’s Autumn Meeting which this year was held in Yorkshire.

The event was attended by 250 captains from the Liverpool area, including current Captain and 12 past captains of CGC, and was held across three golf courses York Golf Club,  Fulford Golf Club and Forest Park Golf Club.

Alan Bickerstaffe won the Refil Trophy for the best aggregate score over three rounds and Fred Nellie won the Tea Pot trophy for best score (35 points) at Fulford Golf Club.

Here is Captain presenting the trophies, both are which are CGC trophies incidentally, to Alan & Fred. Congratulations to you both!

Lady Captain’s Finals Day 2018

Yesterday saw the Lady Captain’s Finals Day at CGC, with prizes awarded for the knockout foursomes, played on Monday of this week, and the Lady Captains Prize, played on finals day itself.

Winner of the Lady Captains Prize was Deli Skinner and runner up was Annabel Barton. The winners of the knockout foursomes were Jenny Capes & Annabel Barton, with Sue Graves & Deli Skinner finishing runners up.

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who attended a fabulous day yesterday.