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TUGS -Tuesday 10th June

Dear TUGS Member

Our first meeting of the year at Buckingham GC was thoroughly enjoyed by all who entered and congratulations to Phillip Morgan, who won the day with 35 points! Disappointingly only 11 people took part which prompted us to have a chat with a few of you who were not there and a few who were, just to see if we needed to tweak anything for the rest of the year.

The feedback we got was that members want to play local courses, that cost is important and that maybe the pudding should be optional when we join together back at The Unicorn for lunch.

Based on this feedback we plan to

  • continue with the 3 remaining courses already booked (AVGC, Chiltern Forest, Mentmore)
  • reduce the cost of the day to £34.50 (from £40)
  • Include ‘The pie of the day’ back at The Unicorn for lunch.  Pudding, for those that want it,  can be ordered and paid for on the day.

The format for the actual golf will remain almost the same as previous events: i.e. Individual Stableford (full handicap; max 24 for men and 36 for ladies). Trophies will still be awarded for the nearest the pin (on a selected par 3 hole) but an additional nearest the pin ‘in 2’ trophy on a selected short par 4, will replace ‘The longest drive’. We will still compete for the annual TUGS Trophy; a special prize for the person who has accumulated the highest aggregate of Stableford points (best 3 rounds throughout 2014) which will be awarded after the final TUGS event in November.

So, £34.50 includes:

*  Coffee and bacon roll on arrival
*  18 holes of golf
*  Lunch, consisting of Chef’s Pie of the Day

*  Prizes and prize giving back at The Unicorn

Members of any of the clubs we visit need only pay £11.50

We hope that you will appreciate what good value this is and join us at each of the remaining 3 venues, which are:

Tuesday 10 June @ Aylesbury Vale Golf Club

Wednesday 10 September @ Chiltern Forest Golf Club

Thursday 6 November @ Mentmore Golf and Country Club
To join us at AVGC, please send a cheque for £34.50 payable to Meaujo TUG Ltd by 31st May. If you are aware of anyone who would like to join TUGS, please pass on their details to us as soon as possible so they can be contacted in advance of this meeting.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Charity Quiz Raises over £1100!

A BIG thank you to all the participants, for all the raffle donations and general support from everyone for the Mad March Quiz event  on Monday – we raised in the region of £1,100.00 for The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity in Sharon’s memory.

Not bad for a quiet Monday night in a small village pub!

Generous prizes were donated from
Vass-Tech
Hans-on Health and Fitness
Red Carpet Hairdressing, Wendover
Aylesbury Vale Golf Club
Majestic Wine
Dayla
House of Coffee
Vale Brewery
XT Brewing Company
The Unicorn Pub
Woodland Flowers
Parrott Bros, Whitchurch
Colin Antos
Freddy Bradbury
and special thanks to quizmaster  John Barnett

To all our wonderful customers – January 30th 2014

People say its how you respond to problems that really matters and at The Unicorn we are having to respond to some challenging issues that seem to have beset us over the last few months.

As all our regular customers will know, our dear friend and colleague, Sharon Sletcher passed away in January after a short illness. Sharon was such an important part of the fabric at The Unicorn and we all miss her so much. Less than a week after this sad event our popular manager, Tim has spent time in hospital resulting in a heart operation. This was a huge shock to us all and we wish Tim a speedy recovery.  Prior to these two sad events, we were already in a transition stage in the business, with two key members of staff having left to move out of the area following their partners in their careers.

Paul and Chris and I have spent some time looking at how we can re-group and continue to provide you, our customers,  with the high level of service that you have come to expect.   You will be encouraged to know that we have a plan and are confident that as we consolidate and rebuild our staff structure, it will be business, nearly, as normal..

This is a relatively quiet time of year, so we have decided to change our opening hours to give more time for staff to re-charge their batteries, to focus on the key times and to enable us to carry out training, recruitment and essential work to the kitchen and customer areas.

To achieve this we have decided to open fewer hours each week. We believe that the effect on the vast majority of our customers will pass without you realising, however having been open for at least 12 hours every day for the last 4 years, the changes below need digesting as they will come into effect from Sunday 2nd  February.

  • Opening for coffee from 10.30am only on Friday and Saturday and Bank holidays
  • Closed between 3-5pm, Mon-Thu
  • Extending our Sunday lunch service to 4pm, but closing the kitchen on Sunday evenings and the bar at 10pm
  • Instead of breakfast on Saturdays from 9am, we will be serving Brunch from 10.30am

We hope to be able to revert to our ‘open all hours’ policy as we head towards summer and trust that you will understand why we have had to introduce these changes.

As mentioned above, we are sure that the majority of our customers will not be affected by the changes and we aim to ensure you will experience a consistently high level of enjoyment from your future visits to The Unicorn.

Thank you for your continued support

We miss you Shazza!

sharon

Our dear friend and colleague, Sharon Sletcher passed away after a short illness (in Jan/feb 2014). Sharon had been with The Unicorn since 2004, always ready with a cheerfull welcome for our customers.  She was a much loved and important part of the fabric and family of our local pub. I am sure those of you that knew her will miss her as much as we do.

God bless you Sharon!

Sloe Gin Competition

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Congratulations to Mike Farr for his winning Sloe Gin at our recent competition.

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