Clear Blue Skies Group SL has a long history of supporting charities and connecting our business with other businesses and associations worldwide in that endeavour. As a result of our ongoing enthusiasm for lending our support to good causes, we were thrilled to accept an invitation to sponsor one of the tees in a golf competition held at Springwater Golf and Country Club in Nottingham, England on the 3rd September. As you are no doubt aware, golf is in our DNA at Clear Blue Skies SL; living, and selling property in Tenerife means we spend a lot of time on and around some of the incredible world class golf courses that Tenerife has to offer. In fact, for many people, their love of golf is what brings them to Tenerife and keeps them here! On this occasion, the charity being collectively supported was the Alzheimers Society – Alzheimers Disease being a degenerative neurological disease that affects far too many people worldwide. In the UK alone, around 850,000 people are currently living with dementia, and the Alzheimers Society are dedicated to providing effective support and raising awareness about the condition.
The event itself was brilliantly organised by Club Captain Graham Roberts, where 168 golfers from all over Nottinghamshire and beyond played in a 4 ball Stableford competition, teeing off from just after 7am, until the middle of the afternoon, the final golfers arriving back after 7pm. The charity day was augmented by sponsorship of every hole by individual sponsors, including Clear Blue Skies Group SL, who sponsored hole 14. Hole 14 is the longer hole on the course, measuring no less than 584 yards from the white tees, so a challenging point in the course! Adding to the festivities, there were a series of raffles, tombolas, and auctions to raise even more money for this very deserving cause.
The Springwater Golf and Country Club hosts one of the finest golf courses in Nottingham in the East Midlands. Set in 125 acres of undulating parkland, golfers enjoy not just a wonderfully manicured course, but also fantastic views over many miles of beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside. The course measures 6262 yards, par 71, and provides a significant challenge to accomplished golfers, while not overwhelming higher handicap players. The Club has all of the facilities of a top class location with a full restaurant and bar, 200 person function room, “The Seve Suite”, a cosy function room for up to 50 people. Golfers can enjoy browsing in the Pro Shop run by Springwater’s two resident pro’s, Paul Drew and Matt Richardson, or can practice on the beautiful putting green, or the floodlit driving range.
Two of the most interesting holes are pictured.
The charismatic 10th, which leads golfers downhill towards the clubhouse. This hole is 384 yards long, par 4, and has a very narrow fairway, with the trees and driving range to the right, and the fairway of the 11th hole on left. The dilemma is, do you take a driver and perhaps finish left or right, or perhaps a short iron to increase the chances of finding the middle of the fairway? The approach to the green is best on the left, and for the experienced golfer, a par is possible.
The iconic 18th, recognised by many as the toughest par three hole in the East Midlands, measuring 183 yards from the white tee, provides a superb challenge for even the most skilful golfer. The tee shot has to carry three consecutive ponds, and with two large bunkers at the front of the green to left and right. Once on the green the challenge continues as the putting surface slopes in a number of different directions, so anyone getting a par or even a bogey, can return to the 19th hole, for a well-earned drink, and the congratulations of fellow players.
For more information about Springwater Golf and Country Club, visit their website www.springwatergolfclub.com
For more information on The Alzheimers Society and the outstanding work they do, visit their webpage www.alzheimers.org.uk