Club Captain Steve Sutton
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 program of events ranging from Medals and Stablefords to fun competitions like Texas Scrambles. We organize away days and exchange days throughout the year giving a wide variety of friendly events. Each section has a lively set of golfer’s 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, Dementia Support South Lincs. 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 2018
Seniors Captain Peter Henderson
As Seniors Captain for the 2017/18 season, I and my committee will be helping to run one of the best and probably largest seniors sections in the area. We meet on a Tuesday and Thursday morning playing a variety of competitive and fun competitions and with over 100 seniors in the section you won’t be short of partner. New members aged 55 and over are more than welcome to come along and join the seniors section, just pop into the club shop and have a word with any of the professionals, or contact one of the Seniors committee members. One of the highlights for me as Captain will be the Seniors Open which attracts players from clubs far and wide. Seniors Captains day is another big event, and we also play a series of matches throughout the season against other clubs in the area. A Ryder Cup format has been introduced in some of our matches and is proving to be very popular. Toft golf course, with its ups and downs, never plays the same two days in a row and presents new challenges every time it is played making it a very interesting 18 holes. We meet in the hotel bar for tea and coffee after a round for some light hearted banter and discussions on the days game.
Thank you for showing interest in the Seniors section and I look forward to welcoming you to our happy band of golfers.
Seniors Captain 2018
Lady Captain Louise Bradley
Hello, my name is Louise and I am delighted to be Lady Captain for 2017/2018. I joined Toft Golf Club 4 years ago and right from the start I was made to feel welcome and included in the ladies’ section.
Our playing days are Tuesdays and Thursdays when we have a regular mix of medal, stableford and fun events throughout the year as well as club trophy and knockout competitions during the summer and fun Texas Scrambles during the winter. Most of the competitions are drawn so that all ladies get the opportunity to play with different members. We run an Eclectic Competition in each season and a Par and Birdie Tree throughout the year.
For ladies who work we have monthly medal and stableford competitions at weekends to allow everyone to take part in qualifying competitions. Tee times are also booked on a Saturday morning when ladies can group themselves together to play social golf, if there is not a competition.
We also have ladies and mixed friendlies, home and away, so that our ladies get the opportunity to play competitively and socially against local clubs.
We have a lady’s team in the Lincolnshire League, playing in Division 1 South. Toft Ladies are currently Lincolnshire League Champions after winning a nail-biting final against Cleethorpes in September. We are immensely proud of this achievement.
The course is well cared for and provides some challenges and has amazing views. Nothing beats looking out over the surrounding area where you can see everything typical in an English countryside setting; fields and woods, churches and farms and lots of wildlife.
The members’ website is a really useful way to access all the information, news, reports and photos from our competitions and events. Details of competitions and events, with sign-up sheets, draw sheets and team sheets are also displayed in the Ladies’ Locker Room.
Our Spring Social in April, featuring a golf competition in the day and entertainment in the evening is a great way to meet up with all lady members. We have our Ladies Invitation Day in June, Lady Captain’s Day in July and the Mixed Open in September. We enter the Coronation Foursomes, Daily Mail Foursomes, Australian Spoons and the Ping Competition.
The charity being supported by the whole club this year is Dementia Support South Lincs. This local charity helps those affected by dementia and also their carers.
We welcome new members of all ages and abilities, experienced or new to golf, to our beautiful course and friendly ladies section. I would be more than happy to play a round with any lady thinking of joining, to show you our course and tell you what we have to offer.
I would like to wish all Toft Ladies a happy and healthy golfing year.
Lady Captain 2018
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