Tenth Horsington Open tees off in September

Last year’s winners- the Horsington Hackers

The famous “Horsington Open” is back in September. This annual fun golf tournament in aid of local charities will be played at Henstridge Golf Club on Saturday September 4th 2021. Last year it raised over £1250 for St Margaret’s Hospice and the Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance. Organisers Richard Gaunt and David Blake are hoping to beat this (again)in 2021.

The 9-hole competition is open to all comers. Ladies and non-handicappers are welcome. Entry is  £20 per player, including green fees. Individuals and teams of up to 4 can enter. Everything raised goes to the charities.

The prize (as befits an “Open”) is a claret jug (to keep for a year), plus many other prizes generously donated by local businesses.

The field normally includes some really good golfers, some desperately bad golfers, many ladies and several beginners. The result is normally a cliff-hanger, and it’s always fun.

This year they will be running three divisions – One for those with low handicaps (25and under) and the other for high handicaps (26 and over), which will make the distribution of prizes fairer. There will be a further division for those without a handicap (but it’s easy to get one -see below)

The easiest way to enter is to book on line via Facebook or the Horsington Blog :


Or you can get more information from  Henstridge Golf Club,  ALL WELCOME!

The competition is organised by Horsington’s Richard and Libby Gaunt and David and Tricia Blake, who recently moved to Bath.

How to get a handicap in time for the “Open” Join Henstridge Golf club as a “flexi member”. The cost is currently £100 for membership up to the end of February 2022, but will reduce pro rata week by week. This entitles you to half price golf, seven days a week, plus use of the practice range. Put in six nine-hole cards or three 18-hole cards and you will be given an English Golf handicap, which is valid on virtually every course in the world. Or join as a full member and you need pay nothing more.  Henstridge Golf club is on 01963 362789. Call to book a tee time or discuss membership options.

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