This section encompasses a wide range of playing abilities, from beginners to single figure handicappers. Weekend competitions are open to full members and there is a busy calendar of events throughout the year, most of them on Saturday or Sunday mornings. We also have annual Club matches against other local golf clubs.
We run a number of competitions at weekends where partners and 4’s are drawn in order that members get games with as many others as possible. Our whole approach at Strawberry Hill is to ensure everyone is involved and that it is always easy to find a playing partner. One aspect of golf on Sunday mornings which our full members enjoy is the half-way break for breakfast. This makes for a more leisurely and friendly game, adding to the general camaraderie and good-natured banter of time spent on the golf course!
There is active weekday section within the Club with a dedicated weekday captain, where new members are integrated and made very welcome. There are weekday competitions throughout the year as well as regular friendly roll-ups. We have an extensive list of seniors’ matches against other clubs and, in recent years, teams of our seniors have also entered county and national competitions.
Strawberry Hill boasts a very strong and active women’s section, constituting nearly 40% of the total membership of the Club.
The women’s section is run by the Women’s Captain and her committee. We run a mentoring programme for new members to quickly get involved in all the activities at the Club. This is particularly helpful to women who are new to golf as there is always someone on hand to advise and help with obtaining a handicap and getting to know the basic rules of golf and course etiquette.
Whatever your level of golf or competitiveness, there is plenty for members to enjoy. In addition to the more serious competitions throughout the year, there are roll-ups and partners-drawn fun competitions to ensure that all members find it easy to get games. Competitions take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday and Sunday afternoons enabling everyone to enter, however limited their free time. We enter a team each year to play in the prestigious Pearson Cup.
We have a number of events throughout the year for all members - adults and juniors - from the regular friendly roll-ups on Friday evenings throughout the summer (families are welcome) and the slightly eccentric night golf events, to the more serious Club competitions for all - the JH Taylor Cup and the Club Championship. There are also a number of mixed events in the summer months, and the annual knock-out mixed foursomes challenge, a hotly-contested competition where ‘sorry partner’ appears to be the most often spoken phrase!