Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Gordon Woodroof , Past Captain, funeral arrangements.

23rd May Southend Crematorium 4.00pm    West Chapel

It is with a 'sad heart' that I have to inform members of the death of an old friend, Gordon Woodroof.

He was Captain of the club in the early 70's and again nearly 20 years later. A very loyal servant to the club who sat on the committee and arranged many social events including the then Annual Dinner Dance at the Cumberland Suite in Westcliff.

A very competitive golfer who's name appears many times on the Honours Boards. He was part of the winning Kindred Club Shield side when we first won it in the 60's. He also represented the club in the Thornton Cup in the 'good old days' when we could field a team of 10 players under the handicap of 5.

I was lucky enough to caddie for Gordon on many occasions from 1966 to 1972 and always found him to be generous and a true 'Gentleman', he will be sadly missed.

The Captain & Committee ask you all to make the effort to attend the service and give him the send off and respect that he clearly deserves.

Dress code SGC Club Tie or simply SGC logo shirt/jumper.    Thank you.

Competition Secretary's Update

Good morning gents


Another busy week so here goes!!


A big well done to those who represented club in the Leslie Wood plate on Sunday especially to the away team who gave up a nice sunny Sunday to face a formidable team and greens at Warley park. (Dave Seymour, Shane Prior, Paul Gray Rob Taylor, Darren Cumper )

Also a thank you Dave Buckley who not only played at home but was also at club around 6.30am preparing bacon sandwiches teas coffees etc. and yes Pete I will mention you being the only player to manage a point!


We Held the Guy Aldred pairs Competition over the three days, with the rough getting rougher and the greens getting slower it made scoring tuff, Dave Seymour & Cyril Elliot carded a good score 41 with a fantastic 24 points on the front 9,

But couldn’t stop the formidable pairing of Pete Robinson and John Gosling who also returned a 41 scoring only 19 on the front but produced some great golf over the back 9 to take winners spot on count back.


We held the draw for the BURKES BOWL and the VETERANS TROPHY, I have attached both here and will up at club tomorrow (once again your cooperation in playing asap would be appreciated)



I have been approached by many members over the past couple of weeks you wanted a mention given out to Dave Buckley for his excellent running of the bar he is doing a fantastic job “well done Dave “(pies are a nice touch too “)

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Short Course Weekend Golf

Hi Gents
            I hope you are all well just a quick update for this weekends golf as you will have seen if John Goslings email reached you he has tee times from 0920 with the club open from 0830 for a tea/coffee and as usual we have tee times on Sunday from 0836 with the club open from 0745 for tea /coffee both days will be £2.00 entry winner takes all over nine holes then some Sunday guys have been doing another 9 so come out of your winter hiding places and knock the cobwebs off your clubs.
               We have planned a RACE NIGHT for the 23rd of April so please come along and support your Captains Charity the more you bet the more it makes its free entry with nibbles who knows you might even have fun Ha Ha.
                                                  Regards Colin W

Monday, 14 December 2015


A good crowd of friends and members gathered at the 1st Tee to watch 2016 Captain, Dave Burgess officially Drive In.
 Dave was assisted in the 'make-up' department by partner Sue who did a fantastic job of a Charlie Chaplin. Dave who is no stranger to playing the part , carried it off in great style.

 Not only was Sue in charge of make up but she also managed to arrange a great spread of food with the assistance of 'Dave's Darlings' who deserved a big 'Thank You' for their efforts.
Past Captains , Brian Hull and Chris Kirby were the first to congratulate him and wish him well.

Dave has announced that his Charity of The Year will be the Anthony Nolan Trust and is hoping the Club will continue with it's fantastic generosity.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year was the final message.

Saturday, 5 December 2015


Sunday 13th December will be the day Dave Burgess becomes our new Club Captain when he 'Drives in' at approx. 2.00 pm.
Please make every effort to support Dave and his partner Sue who have been loyal supporters of our little club for many years.
He will be announcing his Charity for the year and hopes to have your support to carry on the tradition of " Southend Golf Club" 's generosity.
There will be a buffet after the drive in so come and stay for the whole afternoon and get into the 'Festive Spirit'.  The more the merrier , as they say .




Congratulations to Alex who has led the table for the last 6 months.

He managed to hold off Dave Seymour , finishing 2nd , on 315 points and Wayne Grant, 3rd , on 310.

His total of 375 was achieved with some very consistent results over the whole year as most of his opponents will tell you. Well done Alex an excellent year especially coming back from such a long ‘lay-off’ due to health problems. It’s good to see you back in the winners circle.

Diary Dates December 2015

4/5/6th Monthly Medal

13th      Captain’s Drive in  approx 2.00 pm

18/19/20th  Graham Trophy


31st   New Year’s Eve    Golf and Party  (Please see notice board for details)