Monthly Archives: September 2017

GolfMark Accreditation 2017 & Recruitment Action Plan

Ten women, over 60% of those who started the programme, took out the taster membership and some have already moved to Fairway Membership.

The Future
The ‘Task and Finish’ was disbanded after successfully meeting its objective. The Ladies’ Section is planning to set up a new group to target local women’s sports groups – such as hockey, football and cricket – to encourage more women to play golf at Churston.

Churston has successfully achieved re-accreditation of both the GolfMark Award and Sport England’s ClubMark. The process has been driven since the first award in 2010 by the hard work and commitment of former junior organiser Steph Francis. To achieve the latest accreditation Steph worked closely with the Club Manager and representatives of other sections of the club to ensure that all the criteria were met.

The Recruitment Action Plan is just one of the tools offered as part of the GolfMark process and the club’s Board plan to build on the success by working closely with Andy Jack, England Golf Club Support Officer for Devon.


Kim: “I found the course to be inspirational! From the outset, we were guided and supported in order to really be able to get a true experience of the sport.
“Churston provided not only excellent tuition but also an opportunity to meet other women players and enjoy the camaraderie of the club. The structure of the course enabled us to build skills and the willingness of members of the Ladies’ Section to mentor us gave us confidence and an insight into the pure enjoyment of golf. I know that will continue to play golf and this is solely due to the success of the programme.”

Vicki: “It wasn’t something I ever considered before this introduction but now I’ve started I wish I’d done it earlier, I love it! What I really like is that you compete against yourself, wanting to improve week on week. I’ve even made some new friends and we now play together regularly. I can think of nothing better than after work, on a lovely evening, playing a few holes with friends.”

GolfMark is a national accreditation designed to support all golf clubs, however big or small, to achieve a distinct operating standard in four areas of their business activity:Recruitment & Retention – Management & Sustainability – Coaching & Competitions – Safeguarding.

By gaining GolfMark accreditation our club will also be recognised by Sport England, as you also receive the ClubMark award.

Lexi Goes From Strength To Strength

Last Saturday Lexi played in the English Golf Champions of Champions stroke play competition at Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire. The National Golf Centre and home of English Golf.
To be selected to play in this event you had to be an English County Champion. Lexi represented Devon in the girls event. She was competing against twenty-seven other English County champions.

Lexi played very well, did amazing and came in 6th. The S.S.S. Was 75 and Lexi’s score was 78 gross,which considering the awful weather conditions was excellent.

The competition was over 36 holes but due to the weather conditions only 18 were played.
Terry, Lexi’s very proud and supporting Grandfather, caddied for her on the day.

Coming 6th in the Country is such an amazing achievement and we are so pleased for Lexi. Lexi is going to go on to great things in the sport and Churston Golf Club are so proud to have Lexi leading the way. Well done Lexi all your hard work deserves these amazing achievements.

Churston Members Christmas Dinner 2017


To go on the waiting list please email with your name and ticket number required.

This year we are pulling out all the stops with a fabulous Christmas Menu and one of the best bands in Devon. Mafia 4 will be entertaining us from 9pm – 11pm. Booking Email will be released at the end of October. Tickets limited to 110 Eating & Entertainment tickets so be quick ordering.

Lexi Becomes Devon Girls Captain 2018

Yesterday saw the Boys and Girls Devon County Championships held together at Tiverton with the boys playing 36 holes and the girls 18 holes.
All put in some great efforts with the girls probably coming out on top with all three of our girls collecting prizes.
Lexi won the Gross overall Girls Championship to become Devon Champion and win the Dorothy Baldry Salver.
The Ladies also announced that Lexi was forthcoming Devon Girls Captain for 2018.
Lexi is a future star and a great ambassador for Churston, we are certain Lexi will be the same for the Devon Girls in 2018.