Structure

Club Captain, 2017, Mark Lane

Club Captain, 2017, Mark Lane

LGC has a President who normally serves three years and a Captain who serves a one year term. The Captain chooses his Vice-Captain for the same year and the Vice- has the duties, among others, of organising men’s friendly matches with other clubs and certain club competitions. They serve the whole club but tend to play and associate mainly with the men’s section.

Other personnel concerned in day to day organising:

Handicap Secretary (and Vice-Captain) Mark Lane, Past Captain Chris Dixon, Professional Nigel Clarke and Competitions Secretary Rod Garvey.

The Men’s Section welcomes juniors, seniors,those who play only social golf and those who play only competitively.

Competitions are organised for each Sunday throughout the year as well as occasional Saturdays and weekdays. Twos competitions are an optional and integral part of these. Each month sees a divisional, stroke-play qualifier, medal in the more clement months and Stableford in winter (course conditions permitting). Throughout the main season, late March to late October, there are trophy competitions linked to the Honours Boards. Most of these are various formats of singles competitions with some for pairs. There is one trophy each for teams of 3 and 4. In addition there is a Wednesday Roll-Up, a 9-hole, divisional, singles Stableford run throughout the day and evening open to all club members.

The draws for playing groups in all Sunday singles competitions are made by the club, in line with the philosophy that, within constraints such as personal preference for a block of tee times, the playing groups are varied. This avoids staleness , enabling members to meet others than their social golf partners.

Selected members play in competitions organised by the Shropshire and Herefordshire Union of Golf Clubs.

During the winter months competitions, other than the monthly qualifier, are run for pairs or 3 or 4 man teams. There is also a pairs, match-play, leagues and KO competition.

In line with CONGU philosophy, competitions are run as qualifiers whenever possible to ensure automatically updated and accurate handicaps.

Each year thousands of pounds have been raised mainly for local charities. The section prides itself as being friendly yet competitive, where golfers can enjoy their round followed by socialising and banter in the clubhouse.