Wednesday 26th of July 2017 08:00
I'd like to thank all the members that volunteered during the Senior Open Qualifying. You all helped tremendously to make the event run so smoothly. From the Starters to the Course Marshals and the Ladies on the Leader board, it's was a great effort.
"Sorry ladies I couldn't give you a slightly lower number than 73 to post next to my name, but it just wasn't to be".
Congratulations must go to Andrew Mannion (Course Manager) and his team for producing a wonderfully conditioned course for the event. The feedback from players, spectators and the senior tour officials has been so positive and complimentary, proving once again that Southerndown is one of the premier courses/clubs in Wales.
Thank you to our Bar staff, Rob, Jack, Kieron and Nathan, also our Club Caterer Lisa and her staff, Tony and Ben, who all produced a warm welcome and first class service for the visitors/guests over the weekend and the Qualifying day itself. You are a credit to the club and are much appreciated by all the members and committee's here at Southerndown.
Thanks to Simon and Morgan in the Pro Shop for all their hard work in organising the practice rounds and caddies for the players. Also again for the warm welcome given to all the visitors, the feedback received was that you couldn't have been more helpful and that is great credit to you both. Thanks to Quentin and Huw, for organising the overflow car park on the day. Quentin has pointed out that he ran up 10 miles in the shuttle car and knows every inch of the course road in detail now!!
I must not forget Caroline who coupled with her other duties helped organise the championship tickets for the members.
Finally to the members for your patience and understanding, which helped the club to host and produce such a well organised event for the Senior Open Championship Committee.
Director of Golf
Southerndown Golf Club
Ogmore by Sea