Get Into Golf

Are you a woman thinking about playing golf?

Not sure where or how to start?

 

Why not come along to The Bradford Golf Club on Tuesday 7th July and join a small group of like-minded ladies to:

 

  • Learn the fundamentals of playing golf.
  • Have a go at playing shots.
  • Try putting.
  • Experience the clubhouse.
  • Meet and chat to our members.

 

If you want to enjoy more of the outdoors we’ve got all of the measures in place to ensure our course is as safe as possible to escape the indoors and make the most of your summer.

 

We are providing a 3-month introduction programme which includes the following:

 

Membership of The Bradford Golf Club from 7th July to 6th October inclusive.

 

  • 6 x one-hour, group lessons.
  • 1 x half-hour individual lesson.
  • 1 x one-hour course walk group lesson.
  • Access to all practice facilities.
  • Free practice range balls.
  • Tips, help and support from our professionals.
  • Access to all clubhouse facilities.
  • Discounts on all clubhouse food & drink.

 

Group, one-hour lessons will be held on the following days:

Tuesday 1.00pm

  • 7th July
  • 28th July
  • 22nd September

 

Saturday 2.00pm

  • 18th July
  • 15th August
  • 12nd September

 

The one-hour course walk group lesson will be held on Saturday 26th September 2.30 – 3.30 p.m.

The individual lesson can be booked with our professional at a time to suit you.

 

All of this is available for £99 per person.

 

To book your place, simply call Andrew Hall on 01943 873719 or email andrewhallpga@tiscali.co.uk

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose!

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose!

As Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr said in 1849: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

 

This very much applies to golf clubs and while we’ve time on our hands we’ve had a look at what our fellow members were discussing 120 years ago – on March 21, 1900 to be exact.

 

There were eight members present at the Midland Hotel in Bradford as the new clubhouse at Hawksworth was under construction. The meeting was chaired by Mr Dickson.

 

‘The previous minutes were read and confirmed.

Clarke Bailey of Guiseley, L. Horsfall of Baildon, Miss G. Priestman of Bradford, L. Povet of Apperley & A. Neill of Saltaire, having been balloted for were duly elected Members of the Club.

 

It was resolved that notice be given to members in default with their subscriptions in accordance with Rule 21 and that a notice be put in the Clubhouse calling attention to the rule.

 

Resolved to subscribe £1.1.0 to the Tait Memorial Fund (this was a Memorial Fund for Lieutenant Frederick Guthrie Tait who was a leading golfer at the end of the 19th Century who was killed aged 30 serving his country in the Second Boer War. https://golfbible.co.uk/2016/01/10/lieutenant-f-g-tait/ )

 

The Hon. Treasurer was authorised to pay 5/- towards the Tylers’ Rearing Supper (this was a contribution given towards the celebratory meal laid on for the workers on completion of the clubhouse.)

 

Resolved that players be allowed to lift their ball out of unfinished bunkers, drop behind under a penalty of one stroke, a notice to be posted on the tee box adjoining the last tee from which a player would strike before reaching the bunker to which this rule applied.’

 

Has much really changed in the intervening 120 years? As a club we continue to welcome new members, ensure everyone settles their subscriptions on time, are generous to others, look after and reward our staff – and we are still talking about BUNKERS!

The year ahead at Bradford Golf Club

It looks set to be a great year at Bradford Golf Club – once the winter rain, snow, wind and storms have abated and spring is finally on its way. The highlight of the season is sure to be the Club’s celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Hawksworth Trophy on September 26.

 

Yorkshire’s leading amateurs will compete for a prize that has been won by some memorable names over the years. Many of these great champions will be there to watch this year’s winner being crowned at a reunion dinner.

 

For the 2020 season, members and visitors alike look set to enjoy a course presented in even better order than ever. The quality, speed and subtlety of the putting greens has always been Hawksworth’s greatest strength– while this winter the greens’ staff have been busy implementing a programme of bunker refurbishment and bunker removal to ensure the whole course is equally impressive.

 

Thanks to the wet winter, the work has been well and truly tested – happily the bunkers have passed with flying colours.

 

The Club has also begun a programme of tree planting between the 5th and 13th holes.

 

The Yorkshire Ladies’ County Golf Association are holding their Annual Championship at Hawksworth from May 8th to 10th followed by their spring meeting on the 11th. No doubt as well as the course, the recently refurbished ladies’ locker room will be enjoyed by all the guests.

 

A new event this year sees a gents’ four-man team Spring Open being held in March which has proved to be popular as it’s already fully booked! However, don’t be too disappointed as there are still a few places left in the Club’s popular open days for men’s, ladies’ and mixed teams but again places are going fast so book soon.

 

At the end of the season, watch out for ghosts and ghouls on the fairways as the Club is planning its first Halloween Spooktackular – a mixed event including an optional fancy dress element with some great prizes.

 

Interested in what The Bradford Golf Club can offer you? Why not pay us a visit and see for yourself? We have a limited number of memberships currently available – to contact us click here or contact the Manager, James Washington on 01943 875570, to learn more.

‘Drive for show and putt for dough’

 

‘Drive for show and putt for dough’ is an old golfing saying but one that’s
about to come true for members of The Bradford Golf Club thanks to
Farnell Land Rover of Guiseley.

Having recently opened their refurbished premises in Guiseley, Farnell
have teamed up with The Bradford Golf Club to offer their members the
chance to win a Range Rover Evoque or Land Rover Discovery free for
a weekend during every month of the golf season.

Members will be offered the chance to use their golfing skill to get
nearest the pin in 2 shots on a nominated hole. Whoever gets the
closest over the month will win the car for a weekend.

“As a local company offering a quality product, we were keen to join with
an organisation demonstrating similar values, to further promote our
offer following our recent refurbishment. The Bradford Golf Club fits that
bill perfectly and we are looking forward to greeting each of the monthly
winners and helping them to enjoy their weekend driving experience”
said Mike Simms, Special Projects Manager at Farnell Land Rover.

George Pye, Marketing Director of The Bradford Golf Club said “we are
delighted to be offered this opportunity by Farnell. This competition will
add some fun and challenge to our golf and I’m sure that many of our

members will be keen to pit their skills against the course to win the car.”