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Sunday, 28 June 2009

Curtis and Lizzie are Champions

Lady Captain Fay Unsworth, Ladies Champion Lizzie Swallow, Club Champion Curtis MacGeever & Club Captain Paul Seymour
This years Men's and Ladies Club Championships were played in sweltering heat over two days (27th and 28th June). Despite the heat, some fantastic scores were returned from both Men and Ladies.
Congratulations to new Club Champion Curtis MacGeever who just pipped new member and first round leader John Pocock by 2 shots.
Jon Miller, William Green and Roy Whiting took the honours in the nett categories.
Congratulations also to new Ladies Club Champion Lizzie Swallow who also came from behind to just beat first round leader Fay Unsworth.
Sandra Chamberlain won the Ladies nett prize.

For full details of scores, click the links below:
Men's Gross
Men's Nett Div 1
Men's Nett Div 2
Men's Nett Div 3
Ladies Gross
Ladies Nett

Interclub Hat-trick for Donnington Valley

The triumphant Donnington Valley team
On Thursday 25th June, Newbury Racecourse were hosts to the annual Interclub Challenge. Teams from Deanwood Park, Donnington Grove, Donnington Valley, Newbury & Crookham, Newbury Racecourse, Sandford Springs and West Berks all competed for the Interclub Challenge Cup. The Stableford games were played in Men's Singles, Ladies Singles, Men's Four-ball, Ladies Four-ball, and Mixed Four-ball. After some impressive individual scoring the Team winners for the third year running were Donnington Valley with Donnington Grove as runners-up. Next year's hosts will be Sandford Springs.
For full result details - click here.
(PS. Our golf course is not pink ......REALLY!!!)

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Max in Japan

Our brilliant junior, 17 year-old Max Smith, played for England under 18 boys in the JUNIOR GOLF WORLD CUP 2009, in Japan on 16-19 June. The England team came third after 4 hard fought rounds, with Max coming out top of the young England players with rounds of 71-71-68-67………. giving him a final score of 7 under for the tournament.
Not only was he the top England player, but his 5th place overall, saw him lead all the European youngsters home. Well done, Max! We are so proud of you!
Check out all the details at

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Seniors Club Championship

Head Professional Nick Mitchell, Seniors Club Champion Jim Green and Seniors Captain John Taylor
Well done to Jim Green who won his first Seniors Club Championship with a two round gross total of 164, just one shot ahead of 2006 winner Tony Grove. Third place went to first round leader Brian Bailey with a gross 169.
The Nett Championship went to Jeremy Proud who had rounds of nett 68 and nett 67 to take the title from Rob Seaton by 7 shots.
For full Gross result - click here
For full Nett result - click here

Congratulations also go to Raymond Bilton who scored a hole-in-one (his second) on the 2nd hole, whilst playing a friendly round with other seniors last Monday. The weather was dry with a light breeze, and his 9 iron was the magic club!

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Captain's Day

Power PlayPower Play golf was played on Captain's Day by 66 members at Newbury Racecourse Golf Club last Sunday. Fun was had by all in the brilliant sunshine and £836 was raised for the Captain's charities 'Feet First' and 'National Blind Children's Society'.

Captain's Day
The prize winners were:
Longest Drive Ladies
1st Lizzie Swallow
2nd Maria Tillett & Sandy Deacon

Longest Drive Men
1st Ian Martinez
2nd Curtis MacGeever

1st Fay Unsworth
2nd Ian Martinez

Power Play Shootout winner John Baron

Power Play 18 hole competition

1st Aaron Stockley Captain's Day
2nd Lizzie Swallow


1st Cilla Osgood
2nd Linda Vale


1st John Baron
2nd Roger Tillett

Female winner of Captains Day trophy Lizzie Swallow
Male winner of Captains Day trophy Aaron Stockley

Full results - click here

Sunday, 7 June 2009

June Medal

Division 1
The winner today was Andy Steadman with a superb nett 66 (gross 73). The ever-improving Stockley brothers were just behind both with nett 70. Aaron just pipping George on countback.
For full result - click here

Division 2
Winner today was Guy Farrier with nett 67, closely followed by a nett 69 from Tim McAuley, both playing off 14 handicap.
For full result - click here

Division 3
Mike Lucey topped this division with a nett 69, runner-up was Peter Turner with nett 70.
For full result - click here

This months ladies medal winnier is young Lizzie Swallow with a nett 68 (12 handicap). Runner-up was Wendy Seymour with nett 71.
For full result - click here

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Medal winner Ted

In a field of 34 competitors and in glorious sunshine, Ted Fitzsimons won the monthly Seniors gold medal on Wed 3rd June. His nett 68 pipped Mike Pritchard who claimed the silver medal on card count-back from Malcolm Passey both having scored nett 70.
For full result -
click here.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Hillman Trophy

On Sunday 31st May, the NRGC team made it through to the 3rd round of the BB&O Hillman Trophy where they will play Harleyford at home. The team of Mark Allen, Andy Steadman, Jim Green, Paul Seymour, Jon Miller, Carl McCartney and Ken Hillerton beat Farnham Park by 4 1/2 to 2 1/2.
To see the full Hillman Trophy draw click here.