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Summer Swindle Starts Thursday 27th April


The Summer Swindle, on Thursday evenings for twilight during the summer months, begins at 4 pm on Thursday, 27th April.

  • Roll up any time between 4 pm and 5:45 pm on Thursday evenings for 10 holes.
  • Stableford scoring but no handicap required. Handicap will be assigned for points purposes.
  • Entry fee of £4 for members.
  • Guests £10 including green fee. 
  • Cash prizes for winner and runner up. 
Contact Paul Willatts for further details on 07710 202386.


End of Winter Friday Fling Party 31st March


One Friday Fling Winter Swindle remains for this winter: Friday, 31st March, which is the end of winter party! If you have participated in our new swindle this winter, or if you would like to join us for our last installment, then meet in the clubhouse this Friday 12.30 - 2.00pm. 

  • Entry fee of £4 
  • Guests £10 including green fee 
  • Cash prizes for winner and runner up 
  • Food and drink available in the bar up to 6 pm

The Thursday evening Summer Swindle starts at 4 pm on Thursday, 27th April, and runs through the summer.

Contact Paul Willatts for further details on 07710 202386.

   End of Swindle Party


Four WCGC Golfers Cycle 150 Miles for Princess Alice Hospice

Sponsorship welcome through Just Giving.

   Princess Alice Hospice Logo

Wimbledon Common Golf Club Men's Captain Neil Herbert, Lady Captain Joanna Croker, her husband Andrew Croker, and club member Graeme Todd cycled from WCGC to Woodhall Spa Golf Club in Lincolnshire, on 8-9th October 2016. They covered the distance of around 150 miles in two days and concluded the event with 18 holes of golf at the Headquarters of English Golf. They were accompanied by their support driver, Jane Logan.

The team cycled to raise valuable funds towards the Princess Alice Hospice, which is based in Esher and provides a crucial service to those approaching the end of their lives. They all have a personal connection and feel passionately about this cause.

You can still donate to their fundraising effort's through Neil's sponsorship site on Just Giving.

   Andrew and Joanna Croker Bicycling
Cyclists Andrew Croker, Neil Herbert, Joanna Croker and Graeme Todd departed Wimbledon Common Golf Club early Saturday.
Bikers Depart WCGC Clubhouse
Cyclists set out from Huntingdon Race Course on Sunday morning.
Bikers Sunday Morning Departure
   Cyclists on the Road
Cyclists arrived safe, sound, but wet at Woodhall Spa on Sunday.
Bikers Arrived on Sunday


Annual Charity Bridge Tournament Raises Funds for Princess Alice Hospice


Card players from other golf clubs gathered with Wimbledon Common Golf Club members for a wonderful afternoon of bridge for charity at the club on Monday, 21st November. Emma and Gill served a delicious afternoon tea with the best ever sandwiches and some very professional cakes baked by members.

The annual tournament is organised by Liz de Bay and this year benefitted Lady Captain Joanna Croker's chosen charity Princess Alice Hospice.

Playing Bridge for PA Hospice   Liz de Bay and Joanna Croker


Not Just Golf: Play Friendly Bridge at Wimbledon Common Golf Club


One of the benefits of joining the Ladies Section of WCGC, either as a lady golfer or as a social member, is that you can join our Bridge Section, which meets every Monday afternoon in the Lenton Room. We regularly have three or four tables playing either Chicago or Duplicate. Members are asked to sign up on a monthly basis and pay £2 per session.

"No matter where I go, I can always make new friends at the bridge table." 

--Martina Navratilova


Our bridge afternoons are extremely friendly with lively discussions about unusual hands, conventions, and just "how might I have done that differently?” Last year we organised a few group lessons which were very successful and we now put what we learnt into practice! We are planning more lessons over the coming year.   

We organise several friendly matches against other local golf clubs throughout the year, and every November we run a Charity Bridge Afternoon with the proceeds going to the Lady Captain’s Charity. This year's beneficiary is Princess Alice Hospice. The Charity Bridge Afternoon is very popular and well supported, and the ‘afternoon tea’ is legendary! 

If you would like to join us on a Monday or just come along to see how it all works, or for more information about the Charity Bridge Afternoon, please email Elizabeth de Bay c/o WCGC office or call 020 8946 7571.

   Card Suits Square


Captains' Charity Day Friday 5th August Raised Record Funds for Princess Alice Hospice

Princess Alice Hospice Logo 

Our annual Captain's Charity Day Friday, 5th August 2016 benefitted the Princess Alice Hospice, with a distinctive Brazil theme in honour of the opening night ceremonies for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Fabulous prizes were on offer, including a Volkswagen Polo from Lookers Volkswagen Morden, although no one managed the elusive hole-in-one.

Lookers Volkwagen Morden supplied a car for display on Captain's Day in support of Princess Alice Hospice.
 Volkswagen Polo at WCGC
"Lookers Morden are delighted to be associated with WCGC, and pleased to be able to support Princess Alice Hospice. Like many people locally, we are indebted to the fantastic staff and facilities at Esher." 

--Nick Webbe, Business Development Manager, Lookers Volkswagen Morden
In the main competition the results were:  
1st  – Trevor Standish, Les Hewitt, Les Patterson and Richard Lennard  
First Place Team  
2nd – Chris Bye, Martin Mierswa, Peter Wallder and Neil Herbert  
3rd – Martin Finn, George Gilmore, Dwight Lindo and John Harrington  
Third Place Team  
Best Guest team – Jim Boyes, Les Hodges, Ian Waller and Tommy Tighe  
Best Guest Team  
Best value team (wooden spoon) – Mike Hickson, Sarah Waller, Fiona Fleming and President Tony Carrington  
Best Value Team  
Nearest the Pin - Richard Frew  
Longest Drive (Men's) – Trevor Standish  
Men's Longest Drive  
Longest Drive (Ladies) – Jane Logan  
Longest Drive for Women  
Putting Competition – 1st Sam Deenadayal, 2nd Andrew Croker, 3rd Peter Wallder  
Golf Studio Competition – 1st Oliver Neeley, 2nd Neil Herbert  
Swing Studio
WCGC at its best: good golf, good friends, good food and wine!  
Party on the Patio  


Valeska Maclachlan wins Salver at St. Andrews
 Valeska Maclachlan at St. Andrews
Valeska with the Silver Salver prize at St. Andrews

WCGC lady member Valeska Maclachlan has won a Stableford Silver Salver at The New Golf Club, as part of St. Andrews' annual fellowship week. She won the Ladies Fellowship Salver on the Eden Course at St. Andrews. In another mixed competition that week she won Longest Drive out of 64 men and women. 

The New Golf Club is a mens' only club which recently introduced lady House Members. The club dates back to 1902, and overlooks the 18th fairway of the Old Course of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.



WCGC Men Win Triangular Trophy over London Scottish, Royal Wimbledon
Triangular Trophy Winners 
WCGC gentlemen with the Triangular Trophy at London Scottish Golf Club

A team of twelve Wimbledon Common Golf Club men won the Annual Triangular Match on 8th July, over this year's host London Scottish Golf Club and Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, by 48 points, the highest winning margin in recent years. Six teams of two played foursomes with the other two clubs; there are 108 points on offer in each match, and the combined points total secured by each club's team are added together to produce a result. For WCGC, Pat Donaghy and John Gannon scored 49 points, Martin Mierswa and Andy Coghill 47, Neil Herbert and Martin Finn 42, Gordon House and Wil House 41, Les Patterson and Phil Hales 40, and John Harrington and Adrian Mullen completed the field. 

The gentlemen add this trophy to the Silver Jubilee Trophy won on the 17th of June over four other Merton golf clubs.



Ladies Beat 59 Teams to take Surrey Druce Trophy
 Winners at The Drift Golf Club
Madge Corbitt, Jane Britton, Jane Logan, and Valerie Ghent with the Druce Trophy at The Drift Golf Club

Four Wimbledon Common Golf Club ladies claimed victory over 59 other Surrey club teams, on their first attempt competing in the Surrey Ladies County Golf Association's Druce Trophy, at the Drift Club in East Horsley on 7 July 2016. 

Described by SLCGA President Rosemary Wallis as Surrey’s biggest and most prestigious annual golf competition, 240 ladies took part on the day. The competition was first played in 1955 in memory of Mary Druce who worked tirelessly for the SLCGA. The 36 holes eclectic stroke-play foursomes competition requires two pairs to play, consisting of one handicap plus to 20 and one handicap 21 to 32; higher handicaps can play off 32. The final score is the aggregate of the best score on each hole, with the team in the afternoon trying to better the morning team's score.

In the morning, Madge Corbitt (17 handicap) partnered with Valerie Ghent (33 handicap but having to play off 32) to post an excellent combined gross score of 99 on the par 72 course. In the afternoon it was the turn of Jane Logan (15 handicap) and Jane Britton (25 handicap), who posted an improvement of 15 shots, bringing the stroke score for the team down to 84.

As the ladies waited for the handicap adjustments to be made and net scores to be entered, the buzz in the clubhouse was palpable. With only six teams left to return scores, Wimbledon Common Golf Club headed the leader board. Minutes later a stunned and almost speechless team were praised by the SLCGA President for their outstanding and remarkable achievement.

Speaking afterwards team captain Jane Logan said: “Wimbledon Common Ladies section only began 11 years ago and other than the Pearson Trophy this was our first venture into Surrey Golf. The Druce Trophy is a marvellous opportunity as it requires lower and higher handicappers to work together to achieve the best scores in a fun foursomes competition spread over the day. The WCGC team supported each other throughout the day with the afternoon pair walking the course with the morning pair and vice versa. The team were thrilled to bring home the trophy for WCGC and very grateful to the huge team from The Drift and SLCGA who made this such an extraordinarily well-organised and enjoyable event.”

 Leaderboard shows Druce Trophy scores
Leaderboard shows Druce Trophy scores


Joanna Croker's Golf Day Benefitted Princess Alice Hospice 4th July 2016

Mark Austin Joanna Croker and Frankie
ITN Newsreader Mark Austin, Lady Captain Joanna Croker, and Golf Dog Frankie Croker

--by Joanna Croker, WCGC Lady Captain 2016-17
2016-17 Captain Neil Herbert had already elected to support the Princess Alice Hospice as his nominated charity this year, so when I became Lady Captain it seemed logical to join forces. They helped a family friend of ours, and more recently a young business colleague of Andrew’s.

So on Monday 4th July 2016, I hosted an invitation golf event. The weather was perfect, and the course in amazing condition. Also special thanks to Clubhouse Manager Emma Pope and PGA Professional Jeff Jukes who made sure it all ran smoothly.

We had ten teams of four, with Neil’s team using all that local knowledge to win the trophy (which was actually rose magnums – Neil has enough trophies). His team mates were Chris Bye, Martin Mierswa, and Ollie Hynes.

A lot of guests saw the course for the first time – universally loving the greens, finding it harder than they thought, and experiencing what seemed to have been a Crufts open day. But they all loved it. The timings were a little compromised by some navigation issues, with one group heading up the 18th after the 4th, but it all worked out in the end.

Those with us included former tour pro and Swiss Open winner Chris Moody, St George’s Hill pro Adam Morganti, ITN newsreader Mark Austin, TV presenter Matt Lorenzo, former rugby international Nick Greenstock (a one cap wonder!), and several very good lady golfers. Other than that the field was heavily populated by the great and good from the sports industry.

And finally, and most importantly, we raised over £2700 – with a mad rush to buy mulligans once they realised how tough it was out there.

If anybody wants to contribute to the Princess Alice Hospice, here is the link on Just Giving.

 Golf Dogs Waiting to Go Out
Golf dogs waiting to go out on Princess Alice Hospice golf day.


Ladies' Open Team Challenge Welcomed Effingham, Roehampton, Reigate Hill on 22nd June 2016

Sixteen teams of three ladies each competed in the Ladies’ Open Team Challenge at Wimbledon Common Golf Club on Wednesday, 22nd June. WCGC fielded eight teams while another eight teams came from Roehampton, Effingham, Reigate Hill, Wimbledon Park, Dulwich, and Sydenham.

The event was sponsored by Robert Holmes and benefitted the captains’ chosen charity Princess Alice Hospice. Anna O’Neill donated the silent auction prize of a 4-ball at Kingswood, and Sue Payne sold raffle tickets and gathered auction bids. The total raised for the Princess Alice Hospice was £570.

Special thanks go to scorer Brian Cox, the marshals on the day, and the WCGC clubhouse for an exquisite lunch in the Lenton Room.

   Joanna for Princess Alice Hospice
"Many thanks for a wonderful day of golf and fun yesterday. You were so lucky with the weatherno thunder and lightning!

The stir fry style lunch was delicious and strawberries always makes you think of summer and Wimbledon. The organisation was greata warm up for next week’s sports garden party.

Catch up soon on the golf course with those lovely ladies from Reigate Hill.

--Fiona Pullar, Effingham Golf Club 

Runners Up

Runners Up: Effingham Golf Club

  • Winners: Roehampton’s Lorna Robey, Jane Peel, and Jenna Archer with 80 points.
  • Runners Up: Effingham’s Fiona Pullar, Fiona Stuart, and Caroline Wilkinson with 74 points.
  • Third Place: Reigate Hill’s Judy James, Virginia Zlabiene, and Tess Wishart with 73 points.
  • Fourth Place: WCGC’s Valerie Ghent, Morag Nicholson, and Kate Simpson with 72 points.
  • Nearest pin in 2 on hole 9: Jenna Archer
  • Longest drive on hole 11: Jane Logan
  • Nearest pin on hole 16: Caroline Wilkinson


Winners: Roehampton


Club Sports Night at WCGC: 7pm Saturday 23rd July

Come along and join us in a fun night of games.

Compete against fellow members and guests in teams of 4. If you haven’t got a team we will match you up. Public welcome!

£15 per person includes BBQ & prizes

Sports that are part of our competition:

  • Pitch and Putting
  • Swing Studio 
  • Snooker
  • Darts 
  • Golf
  • And maybe some others…….

Please buy your ticket at the bar by Wednesday 20th July.

   Swing Statistics


Build Africa Holds Charity Golf Challenge at Wimbledon Common Golf Club

Forty golfers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Kenya took part in a charity match organised by Tyroan Denny for his charity Build Africa.

Build Africa, a charity fighting poverty in rural African communities, works to help children get a better education, and parents earn a secure living–so that together they can find long-term solutions to inequality.

“I have used WCGC for my charity days for some years now because the course always looks great and the club looks after us so well.” During the day Tyroan estimated he collected more than £2,500!

For more information contact

   Build Africa Golfs at WCGC

Build Africa on Patio



Well Done! Wimbledon AFC

Congratulations on a great job done.

AFC Wimbledon celebrates at Wembley. Photo courtesy of Stuart Butcher of Pro Sports Images.    
AFC Wimbledon versus Plymouth    


Bank Holiday and Club Competitions Closures

Wimbledon Common Golf Club and course are closed on the following days:

  • Saturday, 28th May - course reserved for club competition
  • Monday, 30th May - Bank Holiday: Common reserved for walkers, cyclers, horseback riders
  • Saturday, 4th June - course reserved for club competition

Reminder that the course closes at 2 pm on Sundays to allow for walkers on Wimbledon Common.

Call us at 020 8946 7571 or email to book your tee time on another day.

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Try us for a Tenner: Summer Swindle Thursday Evenings

The Thursday evening Summer Swindle starts 28th April.

£10 for 10 holes for non-members, £4 for members. Cost covers prize fund for the evening plus end of season party.

Open for ALL levels of golf. No handicap required.

Come along to the clubhouse in Camp Road past the Fox & Grapes between 4pm and 6pm for a guaranteed game. Look for organizer Paul Willatts!


   Summer Golfers


Pearson Ladies' Team Finishes Second in Group

Results of this year’s first round of the Pearson Trophy are now in. Coombe Hill won our group with 32 match wins, and we came second with 24. This is an excellent achievement for the Wimbledon Common Golf Club ladies' squad.

The Pearson Trophy was started by pioneering lady golfer Issette Pearson (1861-1941), who helped develop and champion the golf handicapping system to allow varied levels of players to compete, and who formed the Surrey Ladies’ County Golf Club, now the SLCGA. She originally played at what was then the Wimbledon Golf Club, in 1893.

The first Pearson Trophy was played by teams of lady golfers in 1911. In the Trophy’s 100th year in 2011, 179 clubs competed from the counties of Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey. Coombe Hill advances to the second round of the Surrey Cup and will play against Burhill, Windlesham, and Kingswood by the end of April. 

Pearson teams play a home match and an away match against each squad in their group, in a Singles Matchplay format with seven players per match. In our group this year were first round winners Coombe Hill, plus North Downs and Woldingham. A selection from among nearly 20 intrepid WCGC ladies braved the winter cold and damp to compete in six matches, with our only losses occurring to Coombe Hill. The first match on 6th November against North Downs was sadly postponed due to weather. We lost against Coombe Hill 5 – 2 away, also in November. In December we played Woldingham away and won 5 – 2. In January we played Coombe Hill at home and narrowly lost 4 – 3. We beat Woldingham at home 6 – 1, and beat North Downs at home 4  3. The last match was Friday, 26th February, when we beat North Downs away 4 – 3.

"A lot of compliments have been directed my way on the team's performance this winter and I wish to turn it round and say a big congratulations and thank you to the whole squad." 
--Merlyn Law, Pearson Captain 2015-16

Congratulations and thank you’s go to this year’s players Karen Owen, Madge Corbitt, Jo Elder, Gilly Briant, Jane Logan, Valeska Maclachlan, Lindy Ratner, Lynne Mikhelson, Joanna Croker, Nela Hemmings, Shirley Tilley, Hatsumi Takahashi, Jane Britton, Jo Bacon, Virginia Marin, Valerie Ghent, and Caroline Wyld.

Special congratulations go to our 2015-16 Pearson Captain Merlyn Law. Invaluable support was provided by Lady Captain Janice Brackenridge and Past Pearson Captain Lindy Ratner.

 The biggest congratulations are in order for the Coombe Hill Captain and we hope they win the Surrey County Cup! Track their Pearson Trophy progress via the Surrey Ladies Golf website.

Photos courtesy of Paul Willatts, of just a few members of our Pearson squad in warmer days: the 2014 Club Championship.

  Merlyn Law Smiles
Pearson Captain Merlyn Law


Nela Hemmings Chips
Nela Hemmings chips


Jo Elder Drives
Jo Elder drives


Karen Owen
Karen Owen studies her putt


Hatsumi Takahashi Putts
Hatsumi Takahashi putts


Madge Corbitt Drives
Madge Corbitt drives