Welcome to the June monthly newsletter from the Warren, in which we aim to inform you of
everything that is happening here at the golf club, from results of competitions and dates for
your diary, to special offers on membership, green fees and equipment.
If you do not wish to receive this newsletter in the future, please let Robin or Cathie know in
person, or by replying to this email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LADIES CENTENARY 1909-2009
Ladies have been playing golf at Dawlish Warren for 100 years, and the Ladies Section is in the
middle of the Centenary Celebration Month for the members and invited guests, which is being
hosted by the Ladies’ Captain, Gina Redman, and the Vice Captain, Jan Foster. Ladies golf is
thriving at the club. The competition day each week is Thursday, and a varied programme of
events is offered throughout the year. There are also many other opportunities to play this fine
links course. Members enjoy informal roll-up mornings, mixed competitions, and inter-club
matches which generally involve a sociable meal after the match.
A great advantage of Warren membership is that, apart from fixed tee times for matches and
competitions which are posted in advance on the club programme of events, members may use
the course whenever they please. Many take advantage of a fine morning or an early evening
round of golf in the summer, with no advance tee booking necessary – a luxury not always
possible at other local clubs. At such quiet times, on some of the best greens in the county, golf
at the Warren is truly ‘Millionaires Golf’. Ladies – why not encourage your Lady golfing friends
to take advantage of their County Cards this summer, and come for a round of golf at The
Warren? They can be assured of a warm welcome at our well-run, friendly club.
The first event of the Ladies Centenary celebrations took place at the beginning of June, with a
4 ball team event followed by a successful hog roast. Scoring was extremely low, as the
winning team of Sue Broderick, Pat and John Harker, and Simon Carr scored 100 points!
However this was only good enough to win by a single shot from Simon Rogers, Will Thorne,
Darren Burridge and Chris McGill, with Yvette Harker, Cavan Harker, Barry Pomeroy and Tony
Sluman a further shot adrift – great scoring all round!
The second event of the Ladies Centenary took place this past Thursday. In this VIP Invitation
event, a Warren Lady partnered the Ladies Captain and Vice Captain from the other Devon
clubs in a team event. In an extremely close event, 3 teams finished on 117 points, with Devon
Ladies Captain, Sue Persey, Warren Ladies Captain, Gina Redman and Jean Dyer emerging
as the victorious group on countback. In 2nd place was the team of Faye Pannell and Sally
Darke from Bigbury, playing with Sue Broderick, while 3rd place was occupied by Linda Ellis
and Dot Butler from Exeter, along with Lesley Turpin – all with the same score as the winners.
A great day was had by all, and the Warren Ladies now move along to their “Tee Party” event
next week (Thurs 25th June), before the festivities close with the Centenary Trophy and
Champagne Prizegiving on Sunday 5th July.
As many holes as you can play weekdays (excluding Wednesday) from 5pm
Weekends from 6pm
Payable in Pro shop or at the bar.
Please note that the club car park and clubhouse close at 9.00pm – please park in the
Teignbridge DC car park if you think you will still be on the course after this time or if
there are few other cars in the club car park.
Parking permits are available from the Pro Shop and bar.
All members and visitors are reminded that the Warren expects all players and visitors to the
Club to observe the Rules and Etiquette of Golf. This includes replacing all divots, repairing
pitch marks, raking bunkers.
It also includes observing the Etiquette of Golf – playing at a reasonable speed and calling
faster groups through. However – this does not mean that a group has the right to abuse others
on the course for any reason – such abuse will not be tolerated, especially since there have
been a couple of incidents of this nature on the course recently between visitors and members.
This has lead to a group of visitors refusing to ever play here again – the consequences of this
could be far reaching.
If these guidelines are not being followed, then please correct the offending player in a calm,
It is now three months since I became Chairman so it is time for me to report on the Club’s
progress in that time. The committee meets early in the month when a variety of subjects are
discussed including, in particular, finance, the course, membership, competitions, bar, IT, staff
matters, health & safety, juniors and social. The Captain, Ladies Captain and Vets Captain
report. The proceedings are conducted in a business-like fashion, but in good humour.
The Treasurer, John Foster, reports that the Club is in a good financial position, but needs to
continue to make a sustained effort to increase membership, especially to promote winter golf
here. Numbers are down by a modest amount, however that does not take into account the
winter members who we expect to join. If you, or anyone you know, plays golf, but is not
especially happy where they are, tell them about us. Do not hesitate to speak to Cathie or
Robin in the office who will be happy to provide info.
As for the course, I am very keen to see the drainage on the 7th fairway renewed and improved
this winter so that the full 18 holes are open more often. The plan includes enlarging the pond
between the 7th and 8th to take in the area that is being taken over by scrub. This will also
improve its appearance, attracting wildlife. We have to obtain the approval of Devon Wildlife
Trust and Natural England for this venture. The Trust is in agreement in principle, so we are
part way forward. As a contingency, the “old” short green off the 9 th hole is being revived to be
used when the 7th or 8th are out of play to maintain 18 holes. There is also a plan to cut back
areas of gorse and grasses. Further details of winter course work will be provided in the
Competitions are well supported, and I thank Mike Davis and his team for ensuring everything
is efficiently in place, week in week out.
Bar receipts are up on last year, so continue to ‘drink up and enjoy’! Catering also continues to
be in safe hands. Visiting teams and societies are very impressed when they have a menu to
choose from after a match. Thanks to Simon and his staff.
The Club teams are doing very well. I have noticed an excellent ‘spirit’ between the players in
the Palairet, South Devon League, B Team, Ladies, Vets and Juniors this year. The majority
wear Club shirts and pullovers – why not make it 100%?
The Club Captains are clearly enjoying their years. It is the Ladies Section’s Centenary this
year, during which special events are planned. We are proud of their long history of golfing
achievements both at the Warren and within the County. Good luck to Gina and all the Ladies
for the remainder of this important year.
It was with sadness that Esme Rew, an Honorary Life Member, passed away on 18 th May. She
loved her golf at the Warren since joining in 1969, so much so that she was Ladies Captain
twice. She was especially interested in promoting junior golf. A trophy is being given to the Club
by her family, which will be known as the “Esme Rew Cup or Shield” and played for by the
The committee are actively revising and updating the Club Rules. It is intended to provide full
details to the members within the next two months.
Finally I must mention the hard work being put in by Geoff Rogers, who is the Devon County
President. He is only the 2nd President from the Warren, following in the footsteps of Lionel
Palairet, a famous English cricketer. Thank you Geoff for honouring your Club in this way.
The first Pro Am at the Warren since 1992 was played in May, in awful weather conditions.
Despite that, 29 teams enjoyed an excellent day’s golf. The winning team consisted of Exeter
professional, Chris Gill, together with Warren members, Wayne Chant, Jeff Clements and Iain
Morris, who beat Sean Mason (Exeter), Colin Papworth, Mike Jolly and Barry Pomeroy on
The professional individual event saw joint winners with 68’s (1-under-par) – Chris Gill and Neil
Holman (Torbay DR)
Fry Cup (Winter Foursomes) Final: Carl Kinson & Tony Sluman
Alan Hopkins (Winter 4BBB) Final: Simon Carr & Paul Sumner
4th May – Ladies Invitation to Gents: Sarah Thomas & Ben Harding
7th May – Ladies Open: Ann Short, Sandra Townsley, Ann Hazelwood
10th May – Millennium Cup: Matt Commins
12th May – Vets Medal: Mike Cockram (Div 1), Bill Eaton (Div 2), Mike Redman (Div 3)
13th May – Wed Stab: Simon Carr (Div 1) & Colin Ofield (Div 2)
14th May – Ladies Medal Final: Heather Petty
16th May – Martin Cup: George Horsham
17th May – Pro Am: (Pro Individual) Chris Gill & Neil Holman
- Pro Am: (Team) Wayne Chant, Jeff Clements, Iain Morris, Chris Gill
19th May – Vets Open: Mike Jolly & Barry Pomeroy
20th May – Wed Stab: George Stephens (Div 1) & Simon Wills (Div 2)
21st May – Ladies Morton Flag: Sue Broderick
23rd May – May Cup: Jason Rabbage
25th May – Kerswill/Phillips Cup: Sarah Thomas & Ben Harding
26th May – Vets American Greensomes: Peter Wood & Alan Hopkins
27th May – Wed Stab: Dave Rookes
28th May – Vets Away Day (High Bullen): Tim Morgan & Robin Bruford-Davies
28th May – Ladies RNLI Stableford: Sue Broderick
30th May – Men’s Invitation: Dave Richards & R Flower
2nd June – Vets Ben Spring Medal: Arnie Mitchell (Div 1), John Sampson (Div 2), Ron Bates
3rd June – Wed Stab: Colin Papworth (Div 1) & Derek Rawlings (Div 2)
4th June – Ladies Stableford Final: Gina Redman
7th June – Ladies Centenary Mixed Event: Sue Broderick, Simon Carr, Pat & John Harker
9th June – Vets Texas Scramble: Mike Jolly, Jack Spillard & Don Beesley
10th June – Wed Stab: Darren Burridge (Div 1) & Simon Rogers (Div 2)
11th June – Ladies Express & Echo Foursomes: Ann Ward & Sarah Thomas
14th June – Col Creasy Salver: Chris McGill, Ian McGill, Phill Ashcroft
16th June – Vets 4BBB: Chris Swain & Dick Hammett
17th June – Wed Stab: Rob Williams (Div 1) & Ed Heemskerk (Div 2)
18th June – Ladies Centenary VIP Invitation: Sue Persey, Gina Redman & Jean Dyer
20th June – Captains Day: Phill Ashcroft, Ian McGill, Chris McGill & Aaron Robertson
21st June – Adult / Junior Foursomes: Oliver Cowl & Martin Breading
PALAIRET DIVOT PARTY
The Warren played their opening match of A big thank you to all those who volunteered a
the Palairet Trophy on Sunday 31st May, couple of hours to do some repairs on the
against Dinnaton at Thurlestone. Despite course.
giving away plenty of shots in every game,
the Warren convincingly won 4 – 1 to It was sad that only 5% of the membership took
advance to round 3, where we play against the time to help, but on the evening it equated
Okehampton at Tiverton on Sunday 5th July. to over 50 man-hours, which in turn frees up the
green keepers to concentrate on other parts of
The team would appreciate all support and/or the course. This time was given up free of
offers to caddie in this match – please charge, and if you can give up any spare time in
contact Mike Davis (07736 066681) or Carl the future for this sort of event, then please do
Kinson (07876 390362) for details. so. At the end of the day, to use a well known
quote, “every little helps”, and could help
towards keeping the subscriptions down next
The next Divot Party is planned for Thursday 3rd
September, the club would be grateful for as
many volunteers as possible on that day.
VISITORS GREEN FEE OFFER
Buy a tee time for £50*
Purchase a tee time for £50 by booking in advance with Darren on 01626-864002.
This works out at just £12.50 per player for a 4 ball – unbeatable value!!!
Available tee times for this offer are restricted and updated listings can be found on our website
Monday 22nd June 14.00-15.00
Tuesday 23rd June 13.00-14.00
Wednesday 24th June 11.00-12.00
Thursday 25th June 13.00-14.00
Monday 29th June 13.00-14.00
Tuesday 30th June 13.00-14.00
Wednesday 1st July 11.00-12.00
Thursday 2nd July 13.00-14.00
*Up to 4 players per tee time. All players must have a current handicap
How knowledgeable are you on the Rules of Golf?
APRIL Quiz Results:
A player wishes to putt from off the edge of the 16th green. A pitch mark just off the
green and in his line was created by his playing partner’s ball, after the players ball came
to rest. Is the player entitled to repair the pitch mark before he takes his putt?
The answer is YES, he can repair this pitch mark. Normally, if the pitch mark is off the green,
the player would not be able to repair it, but because the ball that made the pitch mark was
played after his ball had come to rest, then in equity (Rule 1-4) he is allowed to repair it – the
player is entitled to the lie which his stroke gave him.
The winner of the sleeve of balls for April is: Dave Musgrove – one of only two correct answers
JUNE Quiz Question:
A player tees off into the rough. He then hits his second shot out of bounds. He drops
another ball and hits that onto the green. On his way to the green, he goes and collects
the ball that he hit out of bounds, and realises that it is not his original ball – he played
the wrong ball from the rough. He then realises that he must find and play his original
ball. He does so – what shot will he now be playing? (Choices are 3,4,5,6)
Answer this question, either via email to email@example.com or by writing the answer (and your
name) on some paper, with title ‘Rules Quiz April 2009’ and placing it in the competitions box.
The winner will be drawn out of all the correct answers, and will receive 3 balls as a prize.
Answers to be received by Sunday 12th July.
CATERING GREAT WEST RUN
Catering hours for the summer are: Shelley Chamberlain and Andy Parker ran in
the Great West Run on Sunday 3rd May to raise
Weekdays: 8.00am - 6.00pm funds for the Warren Junior Section.
Weekends: 8.00am - 7.00pm
A total of £401 was raised.
If you require catering after these times,
please inform Simon or his staff prior to Shelley completed this half marathon in 1 hour
playing golf, and they will endeavour to stay and 44 minutes, while Andy finished in 1 hour
open later. (subject to minimum spend – see and 42 minutes. Well done to both of them, and
Simon for details) also thank you to everyone who donated so
Two more Junior SDL fixtures have been
The clubhouse and main gates to the car park played since the last newsletter. The team all
will be closed (& locked) each night at 9pm struggled at Teign Valley, while at Churston,
unless there is a club competition / function George Horsham and Martin Hitchcock were
taking place. Could members and visitors the best performers. After three rounds of the
please park in the Teignbridge Car Park if you eight, the Warren lie in 5th place.
will be on the course after this time (members
and visitors car parking tickets are available
in the office or the pro shop). Many thanks for Young Guns Section
The 10% discount card that is currently held
behind the bar for members is to be removed
– discount will only be given on production of
the individual’s own discount card from now
PING PIONEER TROLLEY BAGS £109
NOW ONLY £65
PING FREESTYLE STAND BAGS £79.95
NOW ONLY £49 Do you have one evening free a week?
(SELECTED COLOURS ONLY) Would you like to help drive the Warren Junior
ADIDAS POLOSHIRTS £24.95 OR 2 FOR
£40 We are looking for volunteers to run our Young
Guns (7-13yo) sessions.
TITLEIST NXT TOUR £17.50 A DOZEN
BUY A DOZEN AND RECEIVE ANOTHER 6 If you are interested, please contact Carl
BALLS FREE Kinson (07876 390362) for details.
MANY OTHER ITEMS REDUCED TO
Do you ever play at other courses? If so – are you taking advantage of the County Card?
For the price of £15 (£5 for Juniors), this allows you to play golf at nearly every club in the
South West for approx ½ price green fees.
The new county card is now available– and can be purchased in the office (available to
members only) Beat the credit crunch and play discounted golf throughout the South West – all
as a benefit of being a member at the Warren!
The club website (www.dwgc.co.uk) is regularly updated with competition results, tee
reservations (usually for 2 months in advance), news and events from the club, special offers
on membership, green fees, equipment and social functions.
We have added a ‘blog’ on Twitter. See the main page of the website for details.
If there is anything you would like to see added / removed from our website, please speak to
Robin or Cathie.
Club competition results also appear weekly in the local press – a copy of these reports is
available in the blue “Press Reports” folder on the table near the office. They are also published
on the club website on the “News & Events” page.