I congratulate Jeff and his team and yourself on the fine and quick installation of the paths. I can see multi benefits of having them. I out-line my views as follows: –
1. The Course will benefit greatly by reducing Wear and Tear especially during the Winter months.
2. Buggies can be used twelve months of the year. At the moment, any Buggy user can play the front line twice providing they get a second start time.
3. The current 10 club Buggies can be used 12 months of the year instead of being laid up from November to March, therefor not generating any income to pay their rental charges
4. In due course Abridge will develop its standing to a club that can be played all the year round for Buggies and Electronic Trolleys and even Walkers in a comfortable environment (no wet feet or trousers)
5. From my own experience I have not found it any hardship to walk and play the 90º rule, play is no longer than normal. 4 Ball Times.
Finally, I would urge you to proceed with the back Nine as a matter of urgency so that we can all benefit from the Points outlined.
Once again well done, everyone keep up the good work.
The club has a very successful ladies section, running competitions every Tuesday meeting at 9.00 am. They have an annual Charity Day which raises large sums for local charities. If any lady would like to join the section either as an experienced or novice golfer, they will be made most welcome.
The restaurant and bar is open every day throughout the year from 7.30 am until 7.00 PM in spring and summer months and until sunset in Autumn and winter months.
Breakfast and Lunch are available until 3.30pm, outside of these times, you may pre-order and pre-pay for sandwiches,baguettes and salads to be collected from the bar after your round..
Course condition hotline Call 01708 688537
This is a recorded message, available throughout the winter months, to enable you to find out where buggies and trolleys are allowed, if there are temporary greens or areas restricted for maintenance.
Club Membership Card
This is to be used for entering and leaving the Club, as well as competition entry and bar and food purchases. The deposit paid on the card at renewal must be fully used before the end of that current membership year, as refunds are not available.
The membership card has two separate purses: one for dining charges, the other for entering competitions. Members are able to top up both purses at the bar at any time.
Some interesting events will be arranged during the year, so please keep an eye on the advertising board near the bar area. Sometimes these are also announced via email.
Permanent Lockers are available for rental by members in varying sizes, for more information please contact the office.
Towels are provided for members use
Special Golfing Events
Please check the diary, website and notice boards for the
many interesting competitions that are arranged throughout the year.
We have two full sized high quality, snooker tables for use
exclusively by members. Balls and cues are available from the Bar.
From time to time the Club hosts weddings and other private functions in the main Clubhouse. In these circumstances, please utilise the Spike Bar for dining and refreshments. If you are interested in hiring the Club premises for your own function (or for your business purposes) please refer your enquiry to the Catering Department – Members may hire the Clubhouse for functions at a special discounted rate.
Smart casual wear must be worn at all times. Shirts must have collars and sleeves; but need not be tucked into the waistband. Polo and turtleneck sweaters are permitted. Golfers must change before using the restaurant if clothing is soiled.
Smart jeans,chinos, and cords are permitted; not permitted are jeans with holes, tears or prints. Vests, t-shirts, tracksuits or jogging suits, army trousers, in full or part, are not allowed.
Tailored shorts may be worn in the clubhouse but only until 7.30pm.
Clean trainers may be worn but if worn with shorts, white socks are also required. Loafers and deck shoes are permitted with or without socks. Sandals and flip flops are not permitted.
Hats must not be worn in the clubhouse.
Waterproofs of any description are only allowed in the Spike Bar.
and Practice Areas
have collars and sleeves but polo and turtleneck sweaters are permitted. Shirts
must be tucked into the waistband at all times.
trousers and tailored shorts, with belt loops.
When wearingshorts, white socks must be worn.
visors must be worn correctly with the peak to the front.
t-shirts, jeans, army trousers, or army shorts, tracksuits jogging suits, in
full or part, are not allowed.
only with soft spikes between 1st
April and 31st October unless otherwise specified. Soft spikes
are permitted in the locker room and toilet but shoes with metal spikes to be
changed at the entrance.
IF YOU ARE NOT PROPERLY ATTIRED YOU MAY
BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE CLUBHOUSE/COURSE BY A MEMBER OF STAFF OR CLUB OFFICIAL
There are informal swindles and roll up competitions throughout the week and run throughout the Summer and winter seasons, These are open to all club members and all players are made welcome and it is a great way to meet members, come along and join in.. Below are the current approximate timings and who organises them:-
Monday Morning Group first tee off approx 9.16 am (arrive by 9.00 am at the latest)
Organiser Lewis Shurlin
Wednesday Captain’s Club Morning made up of 9 holes, lunch, and then cards, snooker or maybe table tennis. This will be through the Winter months and should the weather not lend itself to the 9 holes, we would still like to meet for all the other activities and a general get-together. All are welcome.
Organiser Stuart Disdale
Thursday Morning Group first tee off approx 9.16 am (arrive by 9.00 am at the latest)
Organiser Lewis Shurlin
Thursday Afternoon Group first tee off approx 11.25 am (arrive by 11 am at the latest)
Organiser Dennett Harvey
Sunday Afternoon Group first tee off approx 11.25 pm (arrive by 11 am at the latest)
We have a fully stocked Pro Shop for all your golfing needs,
from chocolate to golf balls, clothes and equipment. Also this is the place to book tee times and
Golf lessons are available from our Golf Professionals, Paul Holland, Jack Winer anmd reece Francis. Lessons can be booked in the pro shop.
Within the pro shop we have the “Golf Principles” club
fitting studio. Jason Macniven is one of the leading independent club fitters
in England and he will be delighted to arrange to “custom fit” your next set of
Winter Weekdays7.30 am to 16.30 pm, Weekends 7.00 am to 16.30 pm
Summer Weekdays 7.30 am to 19.00 pm, Weekends 7.00 am to 19.00 pm
We have 10 buggies which may be hired from the pro shop. At peak periods these should be booked in advance.
Members may store their own buggies at Abridge at their own risk,with permission as we have limited storage space. For fees and to arrange storage please contact the office
Members are able to store their golf clubs and trolleys at Abridge in the trolley store next to the Pro Shop in new specially designed lockers. For more information on cost and to reserve a space, please contact the office.
To book a tee time during the week you can either telephone
or visit the Pro-shop who will assist you in booking a tee time. These bookings may be made up to 7 days in
Booking Tee Times – Arrangements for weekend
To play in the mornings at the weekend, please register your name with the Starter(s) in the restaurant who will help you to find a game.The current policy, if you have a pre-arranged four ball, is that one person can pre-book a maximum of two people, therefore to book all four players; two must be in the restaurant! Any reservations between 8.00 and 11.00am on a week-end must be booked with the Starter(s) within the Clubhouse on the day they are playing. Any reservations on a weekend before 8.00am or after 11.00 are to be booked with the Pro-shop or on the web site and can be booked up to one week in advance
Booking Tee Times – Web Site
Tee times may be booked by going to book now section of the website.
Please log into the web site and follow the link from the member’s page. .
Booking Tee Times – BRS golf App
This may be downloaded from the AppStore (Apple devices) or GooglePlayfor Android devices, enter club name Abridge and your membership number to sign in.
Guests of Members
Members guests are always welcome and pay a reduced green fee.
It isthe host member’s responsibility to ensure that all guests are authorised to play and have paid the appropriate green fee to the Pro-shop before play, as well as being responsible for their dress code and etiquette on and off the course.
Please be reminded that a guest can only pay a members’ guest fee 6 times per membership year (1stApril-31st March).
New members who join the Club without an active handicap need to hand in three cards before they can enter any Club competitions. Should your handicap become inactive you are requested to speak to members of staff in the Pro-shop prior to starting your round and tell them that you would like to put a card in for handicap purposes.They will enter you in the book and charge a minimal fee. You are required to hand in three cards in this way to gain an active handicap.
How to Enter Competitions
To enter Club competitions you will need to swipe your Abridge card on the computer in the Spike Bar, or Pro Shop, and, on certain occasions,you will be requested to pay the Pro-shop. Sometimes other arrangements are made and are explained on the days of the competition. Please ensure that your Club Card is in credit by topping this up, if necessary, behind the bar or in the restaurant.
Ladies have their own separate competitions, which are organised and arranged by the Ladies’ Section.
The Club enters a number of competitions and is always
looking for members that wish to be considered for selection. The competitions
Thornton Cup (Scratch Competition)
Thornton Cup Plate
Leslie Wood (Handicap 8 and over and Scratch Competition)
In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s a nucleus of Jewish golfers formed the South Essex Jewish Golfers Society (SEJGS) as they were being refused membership to local clubs on religious grounds. Because of the situation they decided to setup their own golf club. The founding members agreed to invest, and with the help of a wealthy benefactor, JohnRubens, purchased the farm land where we are today. The Club was finally opened in 1964. Abridge accordingly respects its Jewish heritage and is closed on theJewish Holy Day of Atonement, as well as Christmas Day. In the constitution of the Club, we are proud to state that not only do we welcome members of the Jewish faith, but all creeds and faiths have and will always be welcome.
To go to the login screen click on Book a Tee Time
Enter your username and password and click Login to proceed. If you do not know your username and password please contact the office club at [email protected]
Displayed on this screen are the rules for Casual Booking and Competitions that are available to book online. Competitions in Green are live and available to book online. Competitions in red are not live yet.
To book casual golf click Book at Tee Time
For a competition, click on the name of the competition you wish to enter
You will now see a table which gives an overview of availability for the current month. To select a day that you want to book, click on the date on the left hand column.
You will then be presented with the timesheet for that day. Adjacent to the time you wish to play, click the Book Now button to book a tee time.
Enter your booking details (player’s names) by clicking the dropdowns. Please note that the player making the booking must be Player 1. A ‘Buddy List’ of the players you book regularly will appear at the top of the list of members.
Click on Confirm Booking. If you have registered an email address, you will be sent a confirmation email after confirming your booking.
How do I Edit or Delete a Tee Time Booking?
You can edit any part of a tee time booking you made. If your tee time was booked by another member you can only edit your own name. Click on Book a Tee Time and navigate to the timesheet for the day of your booking. Your booking is highlighted in green with an Edit button to the right.
Click Edit. A screen appears allowing you to change the booking you made but only the players you booked in (in this case Player 1, 2, 3 and 4).
Use the dropdown to select another member or guest. To remove a player simply tick the check box. To delete an entire booking, tick the check box beside each name. Click on Confirm Booking.
How do I Change Personal Information?
If you wish to update any of your account information, such as your password or email address, simply click My Account. This button will only be shown once you are logged in.
Change your details and click to save and return to the previous screen. If you have forgotten your password, go to the Login screen and click Forgot Password.
Enter your registered email address, click Send Password and you will receive an email with a password reminder. If you have any questions or problems, please contact the club office.
Thank you we had a great day at Abridge. Both myself and my fellow golfers found both the greens and...
The FROGS Golf Society
The FROGS Golf Society
Thank you we had a great day at Abridge. Both myself and my fellow golfers found both the greens and the fairways in excellent condition and the welcome and service we received from you and your colleagues to be very friendly and helpful. We will see you again soon. Regards Steve Weight The FROGS Golf Society
Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you and the team for looking after us on Friday, the...
Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you and the team for looking after us on Friday, the organisation was excellent. All the lads said how much they really enjoyed the day, everything from the condition of the course through to the catering, especially the Steak Pie, great recommendation! We’ll definitely be returning so look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best Steve
Just a quick note to thank you and your colleagues for the most enjoyable day our Society members had at...
Just a quick note to thank you and your colleagues for the most enjoyable day our Society members had at the Abridge Golf and Country Club last Thursday. As the Society secretary I found booking the venue and meal, then making minor changes all very simple and I thank you for making it so. Without exception, we found the course in very good condition and in particular, the fairways which were a pleasure to play on. Please pass on our thanks to those who provided the refreshments and meal in such a friendly manner. The golf and meal were thoroughly enjoyed by all and I have been asked to arrange a further society day at the Abridge Golf and Country Club in 2019. I will therefore be in contact with you early in the New Year. Kind Regards, Brian.