Captain's Blog 2018 - Recent Updates

Since my last blog, we have had 4 fantastic events starting with the Captain's Charity Day on 9th June. The winners were:

  • Ladies 1st Place: Liz Guest & Lyne Hebdon
  • Mens 3rd Place: Kev Rafferty & James Robinson
  • Mens 2nd Place: Brian Palmer & Gordon Wallace
  • Mens 1st Place: Dan Haddock & Glenn Wilson
 Winners Dan Haddock & Glenn Wilson pictured with the Captain.

Winners Dan Haddock & Glenn Wilson pictured with the Captain.

The day was supported fantastically by you - the members, and we had some great auction items as well as raffle prizes, etc.

Through your generosity, we raised a truly overwhelming amount of £3,462 on the day towards my chosen charity this year, The Joshua Tree.

Special thanks for their support on the day go to Brian Palmer, George McIver, Adam Gaze, my wife, daughter & son (Sharon, Hannah & Tom), and of course Mr. Vice Ian Jackson who conducted the auction expertly.

The next event was the Captain's Away Days at Formby Golf Club on the 8th & 9th July.


This is a great social event with a couple of rounds of golf thrown in each year. I wanted it to be a memorable couple of days away for the guys attending, so I organised an aeroplane display for Day 1, which included a Lancaster Bomber flying alongside the first tee when Mr Vice was about to tee off.


It was as always a great 2 days away and again, through the generosity of the guys we raised £170 towards my charity.

Big thanks to Jon Briggs who does a fantastic job for the Captain's Away Days, as well as Mr Vice and IPC for their hard work with the organising of the event.

Next to the Club Championship weekend.

The Club's most prestigious trophy played over 2 rounds of golf on 14th & 15th July. It was a well fought game with the last 2 groups playing steady golf. 

The Nett Club Champion with a nett score of 66 & 71 is Jamie Golbourne.

The 2018 Pryors Hayes Golf Club Club Champion is Dan Ephraim.

 New Club Champion Dan Ephraim pictured with the Captain.

New Club Champion Dan Ephraim pictured with the Captain.

Congratulations to Dan and everyone else that played.

18th July saw the annual match played between Pryors Hayes and the team from Battleback Golf.

It was a great day organised by past Captains John Oatley and Alan Dunne. It is an event that helps these ex-servicemen with their rehabilitation and was very well supported by both teams with a BBQ and drinks afterwards with great banter.

The winners were Pryors Hayes who retained our trophy! Please look out for this event next year, it is well worth coming down to the club for.

On A Personal Note

I would like to thank Richard Andy and the team at Pryors for keeping the course in such fantastic condition through this rare dry spell that we are having. It is quite the challenge to keep the course in such good condition, so well done.

I hope that you are enjoying your golf and the extra yardage from the dry fairways. Please continue to fill and return the money boxes from The Joshua Tree and feel free to take another from Joan in the office.


Kinds regards,

Dave Massey

Lady Captain's Blog 2018 - Introducing The New Lady Captain

Lady Captain's Drive In 2018

I would like to thank the ladies for their help on the registration table and also for the organising of the raffle.  Thanks to Sue Worrall, Val Couturier, Sue Dunne, Sue Hulme, Pam Oatley, Jen Triggs, Gaynor Holden, and Pat Froude.   

Thank you to everyone for their support and generosity on the day and for kindly donating raffle prizes. Thank you to Karen Green who prepared and organised the draw for my Drive In. I feel that everything was a huge success and even the weather held up for us!   

Thank you to the men's section who helped and supported us led by Captain Dave Massey and Vice Captain Ian Jackson. Thanks also to the support and help from Richard, Tim and Joan. 

Thanks to Amy, Jim and James who sorted out the tables and produced a lovely buffet for us! Thank you for the help and support from my Vice Captain Pam.

There are some wonderful photos of all the groups on Facebook. A day I will never forget! We raised over £600 for my charity Autism Together.

I really look forward to the year ahead, making more great memories!

Thank you again.

Your Lady Captain,


Captain's Blog 2018 - Introducing The New Captain


It is an honour and a privilege to be Pryors Hayes Golf Club Captain for 2018.

My year started at the AGM on 16th March, followed by my Drive In on 17th March.

I wanted to create a memorable Drive In and I think that I definitely achieved that with the weather conditions, high winds, snow blizzards and a wind chill factor of -6.

It was however a day that didn’t deter you hardened golfers who supported my drive in remarkably and you managed to raise £1,313.00 on the day which was truly overwhelming and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank a few people for their support on the day.

My Vice Captain Ian Jackson, Sue & Fred Worrall, Adam Gaze, Sue Dunne & Pam Oatley.

Not forgetting my Wife Sharon, Daughter Hannah & Son Tom.

And of course to you, the members who braved the conditions.

My chosen charity for this year is The Joshua Tree, a charity that supports families affected by childhood cancer.

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They are a local charity based in Northwich and can be found here.

You can also follow them on Facebook, where you can find lots of events and activities that we can all support or take part in.

Future events for this year are:

- Captain's Charity Day - 9th June

- Captain’s Away Day - 8th / 9th July at Formby Hall Golf Club


There are still places available subject to sharing a twin room.

See noticeboard in the Clubhouse for details.

Once again thank you for your support and long may it continue.

Here’s to better weather, better golf and a great year at Pryors Hayes Golf Club.

Kind Regards,

Dave Massey

My Season so far - 2

Dear Members

Since my last post, In June we held my charity day, and again the support on the day was truly overwhelming, with almost £3000 being raised for my charity the Battle Back Golf Program, I would like to thank my Vice Captain Dave Massey, Past Captain John Oatley, Fred and Sue Worrall, Pam Oatley, Jenny Triggs, Karen Jones [My big sister] and of course my wife Sue for all their help on the day, but most of all, you the members for your outstanding generosity in donations and purchases in the auction items, you are all amazing.

 The Captains Charity day raised an incredible £3,000

The Captains Charity day raised an incredible £3,000

Also in June we had my Captains away days at Telford GC with some 48 members and guests, the golf course was in fantastic condition although the greens were a little tricky for some, not for me I must say. The hotel and food was superb.

A great time was had by all and yet again over the 2 days your generosity with the fines and donations raised an outstanding £490 this really was a weekend to remember for me and I will treasure the memories forever. A big thank you to Jon Briggs for organising the “Briggsy Fiddle” you're a star!

Thank you one and all for a great time.

Recently we held the Club Championship, played over 2 days to determine a gross and net winner. A great turn out on the 2nd day with players and members greeting the final game in.

A huge congratulations to Jack Craven on winning the gross with a gross 148 over the 2 days.

It was nice to see young Jack winning the championship as he has been at Pryors since his junior years and come close on a number of occasions in taking the title, proving that hard work and practice pays off, again WELL PLAYED JACK Truly deserved.

Also congratulations to Rick Smith on winning the net championship with great score of 132 net over the 2 days.

 Jack Craven and Rick Smith, gross and net Club Champions respectively.

Jack Craven and Rick Smith, gross and net Club Champions respectively.

It would be very remiss of me not to mention the condition of the course, it was in fantastic condition with the new 1st green being played for the first time in competition.

Andy and his team deserve all the credit for the work they are doing.


The West Cheshire League games since my last blog have been a somewhat mixed bag of results, losing heavily away at Antrobus GC 6-1 and then bouncing back with 5-2 home win against Antrobus GC, the home win has made the final 2 games all to play for in the league with only 3 pts separating 1st and 4th place, so all to play for, I’m sure we can pull it off with 2 victories.😌

I would like to congratulate all winners so far this season with some great scoring, well played all.

The next big occasion is the Battle Back Charity day on July 19th - this is your chance to play amongst true hero’s - places are still available, please contact myself, John Oatley or the shop for availability.

Thank you for reading and good luck to you all in the rest of the golfing season.

See you on the fairways or in the bar.