Social life at Onneley

Golf clubs exist so that their members can enjoy the pleasures and frustrations of the game; but here at Onneley we believe that it is also about being a club, where like-minded folks can socialise.  Some will be golfers, but many will be spouses, parents or friends of golfers who enjoy the company here.  Our non-golfers can be just as important to the life of the club as our players.  There are three main aspects to that. 


First, we often share an interest in another pleasurably frustrating game – bridge.  For many years the ladies have played bridge after golf of Tuesdays, but the game is not restricted to the female of the species!  The club hopes to restart bridge events this year, targeted at absolute beginners as well as those who maybe have played socially.  It’s a great game for all of us, especially on a wet winter’s day.  Text to 07484723221 if you would be interested in knowing more.  In the meantime, some articles on bridge are now available.  There is a general introduction to the game, and then a look at the resources available on-line where bridge is now well-established.


Second, we run a programme of social events for members and guests so that we can enjoy the company of our friends here.  Our socials chair is Bill Burns, who every couple of years hosts a Burns Night Supper (he’d like us all to think he is a descendant of the great man – which given Rabbie’s success with the ladies is by no means impossible – but if so the poetic talents maybe got lost along the way…).  Bill is planning to restart his schedule of social events, usually on a Friday or Saturday evening.  This year’s provisional programme will be posted as and when it is safe to restart.


Third, our legendary steward and caterer, Pat, puts on events for members and others to mark key dates in the calendar, such as Mother’s Day and Easter.  She will also cater for any member’s particular requirements such as weddings, births or special birthdays.  Some dates will always be difficult of course (Burns Night for example!) but you can be sure that she’ll do her best to accommodate your needs.


So even if you currently don’t play this frustrating game, as a social member you can enjoy and contribute to the life of our club.  You will be very welcome, and we will be grateful to benefit from your membership.