The BSB Golf Day was started in 1990 with the intention of being a social event for BSB members and their guests and it has proved to be very successful, with good attendances over the years. In the early years the Golf Day was held at the Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands Golf Club near Milton Keynes. This was followed by it being held at the Belfry, played over the famous Brabazon course. A ‘shotgun start’ format was introduced so that everyone starts and finishes at the same time and can attend a prize giving dinner following the golf. In 2011 we moved to the Arden Championship course at the Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club. From 2017, the event will be held at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Cheshire.
Until 2015 two trophies were competed for at the BSB Golf Day: the BSB Trophy, presented to the Society by Past Chairman Keith Shaw, for the best Stableford score by a BSB member; and the Visitor’s Trophy, presented to the Society by Past Chairman Ross Ferguson, for the best Stableford score by a visitor. Team, best scratch score and other prizes are also awarded. In 2015, the 25th anniversary of the start of the BSB Golf Day, a trophy for Senior players competing in the BSB golf day was kindly donated to the Society by Keith Houliston, the long time organiser of the event.
The 2017 BSB Golf Day, Tuesday 23rd May, Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Knutsford, WA16 6LJ
The 2017 Golf Day will be played at an exciting new venue, the Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Knutsford, Cheshire, see pictures below. The venue and course have been checked out by our long term golf day organiser Keith Houliston, who describes the facilities as excellent and the course as of championship standard in a lovely setting. The golf day format will be Stableford, as previously, with a Shotgun Start at 1 pm, allowing all players to finish at the same time for a superb three-course prize giving dinner in the evening in one of the hotel’s function rooms. Booking forms for the 2017 Golf Day will be available early in the New Year.
The cost of the 2017 BSB Golf Day will be £125 per person, (£10 less than last year), and will include the following:
- Bacon rolls, tea and coffee will be available from 11.30am
- A token for the unique driving range, (you hit the balls into a lake), will be available for all players
- Individual prizes for the best Stableford points scores: BSB Trophy for BSB members; Rosebowl for visitors; Seniors trophy for 60 yrs old and over
- Nearest the hole prizes at two holes
- Longest drive prize
- Team prize for the best team Stableford points score
- 3-course prize giving dinner with after dinner comedian
- Raffle, including a four-ball at the course, kindly donated by Mere Golf Resort and Spa
Single room bed and breakfast will be available at the Mere Golf Resort and Spa at £135 per room. NB Cheaper hotels, if required, are available within a mile of the venue. Buggies can be hired at a cost of £35 and 20 buggies are available. Players are to make their own hotel and buggy bookings as required.