Big Day Out
Mile End

Having farmed on the outskirts of Oswestry since 1956 the Thompson family started diversification of some of their land into a golfing venue in the early 1990s.

From the beginnings as a 12 bay driving range a full length 9 hole golf course was developed and opened on 6th June 1992.  Due to the success of this a further 9 holes was completed in early 1995 and the full 18 hole course opened on May 18th 1996 by which time a modern clubhouse to fulfil all golfers requirements was also available.

The total length of the course is now 6,233 yards ( par 71 ) for the men and 5,322 yards ( par 72 ) for the ladies.  The course covers over 135 acres, and includes a number of water features, notably the 3rd, 8th & 17th holes which have greens protected by large pools.  The longest hole is the par 5, 542 yard 14th, complete with it’s two-tiered green.  Many favourable comments are received on the superb design & “layout” of the course, as well as the fact that it really does offer challenges for golfers of all abilities.  The 15,000 trees that were planted on the site have had a noticeable impact on the development of the golf course, as well as changing the aspect of the surrounding countryside for the better.

More recently the opening, in 2010, of Shropshire’s only two-tier driving range along with an indoor custom club-fitting & tuition room means Mile End is now recognised as the area’s most complete golfing centre.  The driving range not only allows experienced golfers to improve their abilities but  also attracts many newcomers who wish to try out the game for the first time.

Mile End has benefitted from the forward-thinking relationship built between Members & Proprietors which has proved extremely successful in the early years of the Club.

Mile End looks forward to the future as a modern facility that welcomes golfers of all ages & abilities.

Please note that numbers will need to be finalised 7 days before play, any reduction in numbers after this time must paid for (Mile End Rule, Not Mine) So if your name is down and you cancel after the 10th of September full payment will still be required, NO EXCEPTIONS, NO EXCUSES! Costing the society and its member’s money is totally unacceptable chaps as things still have to be paid for. Some have already paid in ful and thank you to those members. Lets not be shy everyone else!

The coach will depart the Club Burtonwood at 07:30

On arrival there will be a full English breakfast and coffee followed by 18 holes of golf and a 2 course meal,  Main: Chicken breast with a red wine and mushroom sauce, sauteed potatoes and a platter of seasonal veg. Dessert: Fruit Crumble and Custard. First tee off is 10:30 In addition we ask that you read and observe the dress code to ensure that your visit runs smoothly.

6 Buggies have been booked.

Coach will depart Mile End at 19:00

For directions use satnav postcode SY11 4JF

The presentation will take place in the clubhouse at Mile End

Dress: Smart Casual, this does not mean flip flops and a straw hat casual!!!

Weather…………..Indian summers and afternoon tea’s although in many ways, September feels like the busiest time of the year: The kids go back to school, work piles up after the summer’s holidays, and Christmas is suddenly upon us.

Fourballs will be posted on the website no later than Wednesday 15th of September and during breakfast at Mile End. Please see the list below for those attending, if you’re on the list and can’t make it or if you’re not on the list and would like to attend please let me know ASAP.

  1. P Greenwood
  2. A Griffiths (B)
  3. K Brown (B)
  4. N Helsby (B)
  5. R Pennington (G)
  6. V Mason
  7. M Moore
  8. A Markert (B)
  9. K Whalin
  10. B Rickards
  11. D Eastham
  12. C McMillan
  13. A Railton (B)
  14. T Knockton (B)
  15. I Randles (B)
  16. C Rigby (B)
  17. J Blackburn-Woods
  18. C Gibbons
  19. R Batty
  20. L Batty
  21. T Cunniffe
  22. D Cunniffe
  23. P Anders
  24. Kev Cummings (G)

Have a great day and good luck to one and all,.

Mr Secretary/Treasurer.