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Golf – Love it or Hate it?

Either way, Par For The Course is for you.

As we approach our next production it’s worth saying that any dedicated and serious golfers in the audience should take heed that this is a comedy and may contain scenes that they find disturbing – rules that may be broken, behaviour unbecoming, techniques that may cause dismay. A special helpline has not been set up.

I say this because as a golf-ignoramus I was faced, a few years ago, with our visiting American friend and golf fanatic wanting a round of golf. My solution was to pair him up with our ticket secretary Steve Turner who kindly agreed if I would accompany them. As caddy.

My hopes of racing around the course in an electric go-kart were dashed when I had to manually pull a wheely-bag of clubs around like a lacky, the other two conversing in golfing terms that may as well have been in Russian, occasionally deferring to English for my benefit. I found that when asked for a 12 iron or whatever it was best policy to pull a random club from the bag and if I was unlucky enough to have picked the wrong one I could say ‘well this was what I suggest for this stroke guv…but.. your choice..’

My reaction to the rules, regulations and conventions were such that they deemed me some sort of anarchist. I’d already received instructions as to my attire and footwear, my idea of jeans and walking boots for walking across the grassy meadows of the course dismissed out of hand. And this extended to the golf course where both men went into some kind of apoplexy when I tried to take a short cut with the trolley across the green, insisting I had to walk around!

When I asked why some golfers felt the need to shout at the top of the voice that, so I assumed, they had just scored ‘FOUR!” they shook their heads in dismay and I realised that this world was definitely not for me. Something they both agreed with and felt relieved at.

Steve Turner and Paul from the US before I upset them

So whether you are like me, a golf-ignoramus, or a golf addict, golf widow, or prefer a good walk then come along to see this well-loved comedy performing May 11th, 12th, 13th. Seats still available with the best seats available on the Saturday night.

Reserve your tickets now. How to book tickets.

Par For The Course is a fun comedy written by the ever popular Peter Gordon and is based around the world of golf and the characters that inhabit it.

The cast, directed by Richard Bateman.

Even if you think that a caddy is something that holds tea leaves, a club is a chocolate biscuit and an eagle is a really big bird then this play is still for you. We hope to see you there.

Par For The Course is happening soon!

Well, we are now back into rehearsals and working hard to bring you our next play. Peter Gordon’s Par For The Course will be performing 11th, 12th, 13th May and tickets are going fast.

What? You haven’t booked yet? Love or hate golf this one is fun for everyone. Reserve your tickets now.

We have had a few issues recently but our usual booking contact methods on here, via email or phone should all be working fine – just remember that we never ask for money up front.

Below is our little video of rehearsals which should be visible as it links to YouTube. If you are an email recipient and the link doesn’t work click on the header to go to the website.

Looking forward to seeing you all – or more accurately, you seeing us!

Par For The Course – rehearsals


Jayne Hewson 1966-2023

How can it be that only days on from chatting with Jayne during her road to recovery from essential surgery that I find myself having to share the deeply saddening news to all our followers that she passed away less than a week ago. She had been expecting to come home, yet it was not to be.

So many of you who follow us will know Jayne. How could you not? Someone who was not just a member of the Petuaria Players but arguably was the Petuaria Players – a larger than life presence and, other than Richard, she was our longest serving active member having joined the group in 1986 and has been involved in an amazing 94 plays as cast member, working hard backstage or, more recently as a popular Producer.

She had a strength in creating characters, especially those wonderful comic roles we will cherish. And when she turned her stage experience skills to directing she discovered her ability to motivate us as actors, to raise confidence, push us outside of our comfort zones and realise our potentials. Nobody left a rehearsal or a play without a smile on their face.

Always present at rehearsals, even when she was not in a production, Jayne never missed an opportunity to be there – the drama group was a major part of her life, an area she was never prepared to give up, a constant. Jayne has many circles of friends and the members of the Petuaria Players were one of those circles and in each one she found loyal friends that loved her bubbling outward personality, her laughter, her fun and, for many, her support and care in times of need.

The shock has been devastating for us as it is for all her friends and we send our deepest condolences to her family and friends beyond our circle.

This week we aim to resume our rehearsals with the knowledge that Jayne will no longer be part of our productions – but we can take heart from a wealth of wonderful memories and laughter. At any social gathering it was Jayne who would always start the anecdotes; hilarious, teasing, embarrassing, fun, re-living again those many play disasters and faux-pas, making us all laugh. And we know that we will be re-telling them again and again and our memories will be happy ones.

We will share some of our lovely memories and photos with you in the next post.

The family have announced : “We will be celebrating her life with a service at Haltemprice Crematorium on Friday, April 14 at 2.30pm” and that as Jayne brought much joy and colour to all of us they ask that everyone attending wears something colourful for the ceremony rather than black.

Par For The Course

With sixty five days to go to our opening night for our next production we are pleased to announce that –


If you want to reserve your favourite seat position now is the time to be thinking about it. Tickets are £10 each payable at the door.

All the details you need are in our poster below or click on the following links:

To read more about this play go to our What’s On page

To view our ticketing options or reserve seats go to our Book Your Tickets page

We look forward to seeing you