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TP5639 - Retford Golf Course
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Retford Golf CourseSK98/T68SK98T068469359.45379338.8636.6123PILLAR01/06/1950101/06/1968N0

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There are 29 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 14015th with 59 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.85/10 (from 34 logged visits)
Was First logged: 27th Jan 2003
Was Last logged: 14th Apr 2018

Of the 34 logged visits,
11 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 485m
The average error was 57m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

FB S4906
Top - showing damage.

Retford Golf Course
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By Dusty
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Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 14th Apr 2018  09:45  by eon

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

(600) Parked up at the bottom of Brecks Road, and then walked the RoW that takes you around and then inside the Golf Course. Took a wrong turning, but I didn't mind that, as it gave me a chance to explore the area a bit more. Once back on the right track the pillar is easy to spot. A fair bit of damage is evident to the top of the pillar. No doubt from successive hedge cutting. Only a few golfers in this particular spot today, so just a few minutes wait until all was clear. Didn't fancy a stray ball clouting me on the back of the head! The FB faces the golf course side.

Pillar ©eon
Top - showing damage. ©eon
FB S4906 ©eon

Slightly damaged 26th Nov 2017  13:50  by Pritch227

FB Number: S49068  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

easy find on fp although had to walk round the other side to get the fb,has suffered minor damage to the top from hedge cutting equipment


Slightly damaged 26th Nov 2017  13:49  by Laura Rennie

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 26th Nov 2017  13:49  by WuzzerL

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 28th May 2017  10:00  by victron1987

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Weelllllll this one took a while. Stand at the club house looking up the golf course- its in the hedge on the right about half way up. If you spot the inspection grate its there. Very overgrown and hard to find, did visit EO spring tho!

Good condition 6th Aug 2016  11:16  by paulxtr

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Very overgrown. Forgot the secateurs!

Retford Golf Course It's in there somewhere!©paulxtr

Good condition 28th May 2016  07:10  by Dusty

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Flush Bracket

Good condition 23rd Aug 2015  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SK 69359 79342   FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

trig quite easy to find now the hedge has been trimmed but gps was useful parking car was easy in small car park area on bend in rufford ave

Good condition 11th Aug 2014  15:30  by robinhood

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Walked on public paths to the golf course and had a rough idea where the trig was from previous triggers comments. Strolled across the empty green to the hedge and found it lurking there, better to find it on the hedge's N side. Last of three trigs of the day, back to the Chesterfield canal and Ranby.

Slightly damaged 7th Aug 2014  15:18  by trig-man

Gridref: SK 69357 79347   FB Number: S4906  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

flush bracket facing prow. look for blue inspection plate about 20m from big tree at the end off hedge. Its about 1metre to the left next to the young elder tree

Good condition 22nd Feb 2014  13:19  by CJO

Gridref: SK 69358 79346   FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All intact but well hidden in hedge, even though its not in leaf yet.

Retford Golf Course

Good condition 9th Nov 2013  16:41  by slateloose

Gridref: SK 69300 79300   FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walk in from Rufford Avenue,dog walkers route,trig a bit clearer in hedge,trimmed back a bit but still some to do.

Good condition 9th Jul 2013  15:49  by CURRYSCRIM

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Parked in Rufford Avenue and followed the ROW. This one took a lot of finding despite advice from friendly golfers. WtP found it by crawling along the hedge and peering into it. A useful tip for future visitors , it is just to the left of an inspection cover and on the same side of the practice area and not the golf course. Extensive pruning needed!

Good condition 9th Jul 2013  15:06  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SK 69340 79350   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Found with difficulty, in the middle of hedge. 20m from large tree 10m from small tree. Flush bracket on south side.

Retford Golf Course CURRYSCRIM at work clearing vegetation

Good condition 22nd Aug 2012  23:07  by PeteBoggs

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on Rufford Avenue then followed prow - only a slight detour needed

Good condition 5th Feb 2012  12:15  by iannotts

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

could see plate now winter time


Good condition 27th Jan 2012  16:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SK 69359 79339   FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at entrance to golf club easy access on a wet day Trig hidden in hedge

Good condition 28th Oct 2011  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SK 69360 79345   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Car Park at top of Retford Ave. Trig very well hidden in hedge but easiest to find from N side

Good condition 8th May 2011  20:31  by iannotts

Gridref: SK 69364 79350   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

very overgrow not possible to read or see plate some nice nettles around it

Good condition 18th Sep 2010  13:39  by wrose

Gridref: SK 69361 79345   FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Access no real problem. Used footpath from football area on perimeter of the housing estate and then worked my way round the edge of the golf course without being challenged. Pillar is not very visible as it is now part and parcel of the hedge which probably ensures its safety. Pillar seems to be fine but impossible to establish whether it has an original plug - see picture.

S4906 Retford Golf Club Pillar.
S4906 Retford Golf Club Flush Bracket.
S4906 Retford Golf Club Plug.

Good condition 26th Mar 2010  13:10  by splash

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Well hidden in the hedge even at this time of year.

Good condition 25th Oct 2009  14:55  by ocean soul

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in a road called The Oval on estate to East then along row to golf course.Pillar is in hedge nowhere near any holes.Golfers about but no problem.

Good condition 31st Jan 2009  11:50  by gowrie

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parking as previous visitor

Good condition 5th May 2008  14:12  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 30th Mar 2007  14:15  by asbown

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

parked in nearby street and easy walk over the golf course, plenty playing today but no problem.

Good condition 4th Nov 2006  17:20  by ted

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Hadn't planned on seeing this one today but a visit at dusk, with the golfers safely in the bar, seemed like a good idea. Map reading without a torch not recommended. Found it eventually. S side of scratchy hedge, E from corner of wood. Plug intact.

Retford Golf Course trig
Retford Golf Course FB
Retford Golf Course spider

Good condition 23rd Sep 2005  16:35  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Lots of hedges to walk round to avoid the flying balls and curious golfers. Parking on residential streets by club house

Good condition 9th Sep 2005  16:50  by Lathama

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Haven't been over a golf-course to get a pillar for some time, so this was a nice change. Was also able to point it out to a couple of passing players who probably thought I was a niblick short of a full set of clubs! It's still no easier to find and accessing all the bits is hard. The original plug has deeply-indented letters which seems unusual for round here. Sightholes covered with vegetation, a lot of it prickly! No real traces of paint. This is really a winter pillar if you want to find it easily.

Good condition 30th Jun 2005  14:29  by Brisey

Gridref: SK 69350 79340   FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Hedge growth is making this harder to spot. I wonder how many golfers are aware of it? GR to 10m only.

TP5639 The spider.

Good condition 3rd Jul 2004  15:35  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Accurate description by the HEATHENS. Plug with heavily indented lettering.

Good condition 3rd Jul 2004  15:34  by HEATHENS

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar one side of hedge number t'other.

Good condition 9th May 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Deep in hedge.


Good condition 24th Dec 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, in hedge just E of oak tree, with FB on S side

Good condition 27th Jan 2003  12:11  by Morseman

Gridref: SK 69255 79813   FB Number: S4906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In a hedge along a path/driveway in a golf course. Reachable along a public footpath but beware of low flying golf balls. :-)

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