Club Captain Richard Shuttlewood
The members and I would like to offer you a warm welcome to our Club. We are extremely proud of the way our Club is maintained and presented to our members and guests alike.
Set in the rolling hills of South Lincolnshire, we have outstanding views over the surrounding countryside and local villages, churches and the adjacent Grimsthorpe country estate.
The course provides a good test of your golfing abilities, with its undulating hills and greens, a challenge of golf throughout the year for players of all standards. We have a varied programme of events ranging from Medals and Stablefords to fun competitions like Texas Scrambles. We organise away days and exchange days throughout the year giving a wide variety of friendly events. Each section has a lively set of golfers keen to play and enjoy themselves. For the more serious players we have a number of representative teams who compete in many of the leagues throughout South Lincolnshire. We encourage members to join in and represent the Club at all levels.
In addition to this we have a family run Hotel, headed up by Robert and Julia Reid who have a long established track record of providing superb hospitality. With friendly staff, excellent food and service, it has all the ingredients to make your visit an enjoyable one.
Over the course of the year I hope that members and visitors alike will support the new club charity the ‘Evergreen Care Trust’ which serves the Stamford, Bourne and Market Deeping areas. There will be several fund raising events held throughout the year to raise money for this very worthy cause.
I take this opportunity to wish everyone an enjoyable year. To our team members I wish them every success in all their matches and I look forward to meeting you all at some point during the year either on the course or at one of our social events.
Club Captain 2017
Seniors Captain Geoff Tinson
I am proud to have been appointed Seniors Captain for 2017 and thank you for visiting the Toft Golf Club web site. We are a friendly club with a lively and well established Seniors Section consisting of over 100 members aged 55 or over retired or semi-retired.
We will be very happy for you to come and play with us. Our course provides a real test of your golfing ability whatever your standard of play with its undulating hills, slick greens and wonderful views. We meet up on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings for a roll up except on set days when we play a wide range of competitive and fun competitions throughout the year. Just come along to the Club, speak to the Golf Professional team or contact any member of the Seniors committee and we will look after you and answer any questions you may have and introduce you to members and get you on your way. We enjoy our golf which is competitive but at the same time relaxed and afterwards we meet up for a chat in the Hotel. A great way of making new friends by playing with different people each week which we strongly encourage. When you join we will provide you with a welcoming pack which will provide you all the detail you will want to know, members contact details and details of our programme for the year. Apart from competitions throughout the period Match to October we play regular matches against other clubs both home and away and all members have the opportunity to play if they wish.
Thank you for your interest in the Seniors Section. We look forward to welcoming you and introducing you to a friendly group of golfers who I am sure you will enjoy playing with.
Seniors Captain 2017
Lady Captain Lisa Gauci
Thank you for visiting the Toft Golf Club web site. I am very proud to be the Lady Captain of Toft Golf Club for 2017.
Toft Ladies' Section is made up of a warm and friendly group of ladies accommodating all levels of golfers from complete beginners to more accomplished players. Irrespective of ability, we all enjoy each other’s company whilst playing the game we love. Although we hold an assortment of competitions, some ladies at times prefer to play social golf and this is also catered for.
The ladies are very active at home and away. In general we meet together on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to play in an assortment of competitions from stablefords, medals, and trophy competitions as well as enjoying a good game of social golf with friends. Saturdays and Sundays are alternative days for ladies unable to play during the week. Our ladies also play in the county league and deserve to be congratulated on their exceptional results.
We encourage everyone to play in both ladies and mixed club competitions. Ladies friendly matches are played in the summer months against local clubs and also we join forces with the men to play in mixed matches. We do continue to play some competitions during the winter months.
The course itself is very well cared for by our greenkeepers. It is very pretty with impressive views and whilst a little challenging it is a course never to be tired of. There is every opportunity to improve your golf with lessons from our club Professionals Mark Underwood and Drew Farrell who are always there to encourage and help our ladies.
A very warm welcome always awaits new members and visitors to the Club, and we look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to join us. So please do come and join us. We will be delighted to meet you and have you as a member of our Ladies section of Toft Golf Club.
Lady Captain 2017
The Junior Section at Toft
As with all other successful golf clubs, Toft is enjoying a healthy junior section once again. A change in membership structure and an introduction of junior tees to the front nine means that Toft and golf appeals to the younger children in the area.
Last year Toft introduced the academy membership, a membership scheme that allows children to pay for as many holes as they want to play. Thus meaning an eight year old can come up and play just three holes for example. As they then grow in age, size, stamina and into the game, they can move up to a full membership.
As the section develops, along with entering a team in the South Lincs Junior League, more competitions and trophies will be added to the fixture list. Hopefully friendly matches against other golf clubs will also be organised. A full list of junior fixtures and members' coaching can be found in the club diary and following this link.
Coaching is an important part of the development of the juniors within our section. Monthly sessions are available for all the juniors and academy members separately, offering them the opportunity to develop their golfing skills and meet other juniors. Weekly golf lessons for children wanting to get into golf started early in 2015. Using the SNAG and Golf Learning System, a fully structured development programme now leads a child from being a complete beginner to becoming a very confident and competent young member here at Toft. SNAG Golf is the best first touch equipment around and gives any child the perfect skills ready to complete the eight band Golf Learning System. The GLS is different to other programmes in that playing on the course is paramount to the child passing their grades and moving up through the band levels. Most junior coaching around the country is carried out solely on the driving range with no recognition of playing on the course. The front nine at Toft, now has five junior tees on each hole - black, orange, yellow, purple and green before the red yellow and white tees complete the eight levels. As the junior returns a certain score or under, they then can move to the next tee colour and thus longer distance holes. For more information on the Golf Learning System and all the other coaching opportunities please go to www.lincsjuniorgolfacademy.co.uk