Dear Members,

I’m delighted to write and tell you about the arrangements for what promises to be a very special week in the Desert Springs golfing and social calendar.

The week commences with a gentle loosener, the Easter Cup, which takes place on 4th April, Easter Sunday.

This is then followed by the Club Championship and Handicap Salver on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th April for both Men and Ladies. The format of this has been changed this year so that whilst retaining the stroke play element the men will play off the Tee of the day rather than the Championship tees.

A new competition will also take place in a Stableford format on the second day of the tournament. This will be for those not wishing to play in the Club Championship / Handicap Salver at all and those who having played on the 1st day but then decide they would sooner opt out of the 2nd day but still play a competitive round. As usual this will be for Men and Women.

On the evening of Wednesday 7th April there will be a new introduction to the social calendar – the Desert Springs Honours Dinner – when not only will we recognise the new Club Champions but also all winners from the previous year. It is the intention that the new Club Captain will also be inducted at this dinner.

This will then allow the Captain’s Drive-In (this year on Friday 9th April) to be a more relaxed affair with the emphasis very much on the social side of golf. This year’s competition will again be a team event with a colour theme (yellow) and rather than a formal dinner in the evening, proceedings will carry on after the golf with lunch at the Crocodile Club. This is booked exclusively for us until 7 p.m. (If past experience is anything to go by I suspect we may be there a great deal later!).

I hope these ideas meet with your approval and would urge you all to support what should be a thoroughly enjoyable week.

Best wishes

Phil Lockyer

For further information contact: Vice-Captain Phillip Lockyer
Telephone: +44 (0) 7768 045066