Course Open (updated 21 July at 08:18)
The Club
 
     
2017-2018 Lady Captain Gilly Briant and Club Captain Martin Finn welcome you to Wimbledon Common Golf Club
Club Captains 2017-2018
 
 
     
Club Captain – Martin Finn

My name is Martin Finn and I am honoured to be captain of Wimbledon Common Golf Club for 2017 to 2018. I’ve been a member here for 17 years and am looking forward to leading the club during its continued success. 

I hope to inspire others to take up golf or perfect their game, and to become active members of Wimbledon Common Golf Club. We have the friendliest club around, it is fantastic value for money, the course gives you a really great taste of golf, and all of the members are enjoyable to play with. I welcome new members and would personally play with each of them! Existing ones as well, provided they’re not a hacker. (--said with a wink of the eye. Note that Martin currently plays off a handicap of 4.) 

I want to make sure existing members are well looked after, with ample opportunities for competitive as well as friendly golf, and fun social events. I want us to continue our success in national, regional, and local competitions like the Daily Mail, the Gordon Forster Bowl, and the Triangular Trophy against our close neighbour clubs. My personal golfing goal is to win one of our WCGC “Majors”: singles matchplay knockout competitions The Whiffen Cup, the Royal Wimbledon Cup, or the Hood Cup; or (and!) the strokeplay Club Championship in June.

I want to be as successful as outgoing captain Neil Herbert was, although I have huge shoes to fill. Inspired by his and previous Lady Captain Joanna Croker’s combined fundraising success for the Princess Alice Hospice, our 2017-18 Lady Captain Gilly Briant and I are combining efforts to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Their aim is to drive research and better treatments for people living with multiple sclerosis, and as they say, "We run, walk, care and talk. And we research, write, campaign and fight." We are already off to a great start, with several hundred pounds raised during our first event on St. George’s Day in April. Please continue to support Gilly and I, and the MS Society, by participating in golf and other charity events throughout the year. 

Here’s to a fantastic year of continued success at Wimbledon Common Golf Club, together! See you on the course and in the clubhouse. 

Best Wishes,

–Martin Finn, Captain 2017-2018

   Martin Finn
     

 

Lady Captain  Gilly Briant

 

4th July 2017

Flaming June has come and gone, leaving the fairways as barren ground but the greens still like lightening!

The first competition of the month was our Club Championships with groups of three ladies starting at the end of the morning, sandwiched in between the men playing 36 holes. Jane Logan won the strokeplay by one point from Madge Corbitt who was only one point ahead of Jo Elder, so a tight finish to the wire. Hong Le swept all before her, winning the stableford competition, but a fun day all round.

This was followed by our Open Team Challenge on the 21st with 14 teams of three competing both from inside and outside the club. Virginia Marin, Merlyn Law and Jackie Reiss held the club banner high by coming in first followed by a Wimbledon Park Team and Virginia also won the longest drive prize, so she is definitely on a roll! The rest of us had to settle for a yummy rolling buffet upstairs afterwards and those winners collected their fabulous raffle prizes, raising over £1400 for the MS Society.

We have also had some success further afield with Valerie Ghent, Virginia, Joanna Croker and Jane Britton being pipped at the post by one point to narrowly miss out on the prizes at the Farnham Golf Open Club. More competitions at other clubs are forthcoming so watch this space! 

Looking forward, after our Summer Party on the 23rd, to hosting our first golf and bridge day against Roehampton on 27th July with a team of 8 playing 10 holes followed by lunch and then bridge upstairs – let’s hope the home advantage extends to the cards as well!

Hope you are enjoying the summer and playing some good golf!

--Gilly

   Gilly Briant