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Last Update: 05/07/2024
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Visit the Diary page to see a full itinerary of Competitions, Social Events, Birthdays and more...

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Planning to play in Majorca?

Between us we've played over a thousand rounds on the island. Check out the courses we've played, and what we think of them.

 All the info you need is right here.

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An irreverent, irresponsible and often libellous view of the golfing world, and our members in particular  

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Discover what fun we get up to on our THUGS trips by viewing our annual YouTube videos on the Pics & Vids page!

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From 2024 members will now be able to access a live and regularly updated competition leader board. This should be of particular use to those members unable to travel who still like to keep abreast of the latest scores.  In previous years this has proved difficult to administer, however new web-authoring software should make the task far simpler and more reliable.  More HERE

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THUGS are a group of normal (?) average handicap golfers who enjoy a good drink and a good laugh, as well as a regular 18 holes. Our society is based around an annual trip abroad plus a weekend in Scotland and weekly get togethers.

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July 4th 2024

June Cup '24 - Leo is a roaring success

Leo Stuchbury did exactly what he threatened to do at the June Cup, and took the trophy back to Durham with him.

The victory at a fabulous Ellesmere GC saw him take his second June Cup honours.

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July 1st 2024

Greece is the word for the Big Birthday Bash!

For the next Birthday Bash we will be going Greek on 19th July to join Ashey, Graham and Jimmy in celebrating their birthdays at Rozafa (Manchester).

It's a restaurant most of us know and enjoy, and a great evening is anticipated.

Further details are available in the Diary page or from Graham Wilson.

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April 20th 2024

Scotland 2024 News

As our annual Scotland trip is almost upon us, our Secretary has now put together a complete itinerary for the trip, which hopefully covers any questions you may have.

Please head to the NEWS page for details.

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11th April 2024

Ellesmere to host 2024 June cup

Ellesmere Golf Club in Worsley, Manchester has been chosen to host the 2024 June Cup on 21st June.

Links to the site and updated information can be found on the NEWS page.

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February 5th 2024

Birthday Bonanza in 2024!

2024 represents a big year for birthdays amongst THUGS members, with Jimmy Elliott, Graham Wilson, Peter Ashworth and Paul Fenton all celebrating milestone anniversaries.

A number of joint birthday bash celebrations are in planning, and updates will be available soon. In the meantime you can keep up with the dates by visiting the Diary page.

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Dec 26th 2023

All change for 2024 as Tenerife
becomes the new Mallorca!

In a huge change from our previous trips over the last 25 years the 2024 THUGS Tour will now take place on the island of Tenerife rather than our usual Mallorca.

After several attempts to 'Freshen up' our annual stay in the Balearics we have taken the bold step of an entirely different venue for our trip.  More Here

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Oct 27th 2023

Dave Whittingham takes the Mallorca 2023 honours

Dave Whittingham was the victor and Pink Jacket winner after some very steady golf during our 25th anniversary Mallorca Tour. 

A few substantial changes were made to celebrate the occasion, with the central Palma location allowing us different options for the social side of the trip, but there were no changes in Dave's usual consistency on the course as he picked up his first Claret Jug win.

A full report is available on the NEWS page.
 

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August 30th 2023

Mallorca Tour 2023 Update

With just 45 days to go before we celebrate our 25th anniversary of the Mallorca tour, all bookings have been made, and our first stay in Palma centre promises to add a whole new dimension to the trip.

A full itinerary is now available on the NEWS page.

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July 1st 2023

Andy Vickers Triumphs in June Cup

Andy Vickers has won his first THUGS major, with a June Cup victory at Disley GC by the narrowest of margins.

A card play-off was required to determine the result, with Pete Ashworth just edged into second place.

A full report is available on the NEWS page.
 

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February 23rd 2023

ELO show added to Social Events

Friday 28th July sees us back in Manchester for another of our increasing number of social events.

This time it is The ELO Experience who entertain us in what promises to be a fantastic evening.

Further details will appear on the News page nearer the date.

Mallorca Comment   Since the inauguration of our society in 1998 we have been fortunate enough to have held our annual tour on the island of Mallorca in every one of the following 25 years apart from 2019 where Covid simply didn't allow travel there. Over the course of those 25 years we have made good friends, enjoyed great hospitality, discovered fantastic restaurants and bars, played some wonderful courses, and had a huge amount of fun. We have many fond memories that we often reminisce over, and count ourselves lucky that we witnessed the great years of Magaluf and surrounding resorts in their heyday.

Unfortunately all good things ultimately come to an end, and the changes implemented by the local Calvia governing bodies have seen the nightlife diminish year after year, to the point where Magaluf is no longer a hive of entertainment, and has become very much a ghost town over the last few years. It is for this reason that we have decided to move our tour base to Tenerife, where there is still plenty of evening entertainment, and a superb choice of restaurants to complement the fantastic golf courses out there.

Whether Magaluf will ever recover remains to be seen - and we will miss the iconic and legendary bars there that night after night provided excellent live acts and a buzz of atmosphere. For now it seems like The Britannia, Piano Bar, Red Lion, BCM, Bacos, Plaza, Manos, Boomerang, Lord Nelson, Benny Hill's, Jokers, Robin Hood and so many other brilliant venues have either disappeared or will do so very soon - and that is a great shame for which the local authorities must carry the burden.

Disclaimers

*The views expressed in this website are not necessarily the views of all our members (But probably will be).

*Any images, scripts or content that appears to have been ripped from any copyrighted website is purely coincidental (Honest!)

*THUGS cannot be held responsible for any injury or alcoholism caused by persons attempting to emulate or copy our members.

*Our members are not responsible for any eggy smells in bars during our stay in Majorca unless we specifically own up to them (OK, it  was Ashey that cleared the Britannia      bar, but that was an unfortunate mistake and he apologises)

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