Sandiway Golf Club

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Guardiola visits Sandiway

Thursday 19th April 2018

What a great privilege to have a visit from European Tour Number 1 Tommy Fleetwood and Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola.

The Annual Captains’ Challenge 2018

Thursday 22nd March 2018

The Annual Captains’ Challenge took place on Saturday 17th March, and all 68 players encountered every season within a 4 hour period as the photo below prove.

Professionals day was a great sucess.

Tuesday 9th January 2018

Professionals Day was contested by 124 golfers organised by our professional and his team the format was 9 holes 4BBB and 9 hole Greensomes.

Beaujolais Day success

Wednesday 15th November 2017

A great day was had by all, thanks go to the social committee and especially David Scott for all the hard work involved in getting a record number of teams.

Foremost Pro of the Year

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Gareth Jones our PGA Professional has won the Foremost Professional of the Year Award.

Gareth Jones finishes 4th in the PGA Royal Links Championship Pro-Am

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Congratulations to our Pro Gareth Jones on finishing 4th in the PGA Royal Links Championship Pro-Am

Ladies win the Lis Wilson Trophy

Wednesday 18th October 2017

The Lis Wilson Tournament Winners - Sandiway Ladies. The team beat Sale Golf Club C 3-2 on Sun 15th at Dunham Forest Golf Club. The team was Megan Sumner, Alison Hunt, Jane Burke, Julie Dunn and Catriona Cheetham. Ably assist be their caddies

New Ladies Club Champion

Monday 25th September 2017

Megan Sumner beat Alison Hunt in the final

Ladies C Team Winners!!

Monday 18th September 2017

Well done to the ladies team on winning their division in the West Cheshire League

Sporting Royalty at Sandiway Golf Club

Monday 18th September 2017

England Captain Joe Root calls in for a knock!

US Infantry and World War 2

After Seventy Years a Memorial

Amongst the pages of a booklet, Sandiway Golf Club, A Concise History*, compiled by the late Alan Seaman, a former Secretary of the Club, and published in 1992, is a section on Wartime.  The wartime referred to is the period of the Second World War and the presence of US troops in the local area is mentioned as well as their use of the course not only for golf but also for training.

On page 19 the following paragraph appears:
`From the start a large number of troops were stationed in the district, first British and later American. The golfers amongst these servicemen used the course whenever possible. The Committee had decided that no Club competitions would be held and thus it [Initials carved on a tree] continued. At various times, however, special competitions were held in aid of war charities, "Spitfire" funds etc. and in this and other ways a good deal of money was raised.'

And on page 20 the following paragraphs:
`In the middle of the war the local area became an American Zone and quite a number of these allies made friends at Sandiway and played on the course. It may be that in some part of the American continent an elderly gentleman still recalls happy days at Sandiway. It may even be the young man who carved "R.E.C. OHIO, USA. 1944" on the beech tree near the Ladies 5th tee!  Certainly his marks and others are still visible.

The American forces were very active on an area of land, then outside the course boundaries but now comprising the 2nd, 3rd and 4th holes. Soil was bulldozed into a horse shoe shaped mound some thirty or forty feet high. This was to be the rifle butts where G.I.s would get their shooting practice for the invasion of Europe still to come. Today, this is our 4th tee. `Early in June 1944 scores of heavy military vehicles, which had been quietly, perhaps impatiently, waiting amongst the Sandiway trees, disappeared overnight en route for the South Coast. The invasion of Europe was on.'

Now, seventy years later, a memorial is proposed to the men of the US 80th (Blue Ridge) Infantry Division who were stationed in and around Sandiway prior to their involvement in the invasion of Europe.  A plaque is being prepared for placing on the course in a ceremony that will be held before the end of this month, June 2014.  Details will follow as soon as they are available.

*The Concise History itself is available to read or download by clicking here

(MeW June 2014)

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