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Monday, 31 August 2009

GB&I Team Victory

The annual International Boys match for the Jaques Leglise Trophy was contested at Ganton Golf Club between GB&I and Continent of Europe on 28-29 August.
After two days of intense competition, the GB&I team were winners by 14 1/2 to 9 1/2.
The honour of holing the winning putt went to none other than our own Max Smith who won his singles match on the final day by 4&3 against Toni Hakula from Finland.

For full details - click here.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Tuesday Evening League - Easily Winners

Easily Second - Conor Dick, Carl McCartney, Nigel Huszarik, Will Green, Jim Green, James Dance
The final of the Tuesday Evening League was played today.

The overall team winners were "Easily Second", consisting of Curtis Macgeever, James Dance, Nigel Huszarik, Jim Green, William Green, Conor Dick, Carl McCartney and Ken Hillerton. Runners-up were "Allsorts" with "Strollers" just squeaking 3rd place from "Elite" on countback.

The "Best 5" winner with a superb score of 101 was James Dance. Runner-up was young William Green (99 points) with Roger Tillett (98 points) just beating Kim Richardson to 3rd place via countback.

On a windy day in quite testing conditions, the final day 18 hole competition was a very closely fought contest. It was won by Neil Rawlings with an impressive 40 points just pipping Conor Dick on countback on the same score. Third place went to Wendy Seymour on 39 points beating Jean Raincock and Shaun Irlam on countback.

Well done to everyone who competed in this years competition. We hope to see you all for next year's competition, which may be the Wednesday Evening League ?!?

Result details - click here.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Win For Lucy

45 players competed for the Racecourse Cup on Sat 22nd August.

The scoring was very good and very close at the top of the leaderboard.
Two players were tied at the top with 43 points with Lucy Mortimer just beating the luckless runner-up expert John Graham on card count-back. Conor Dick and Jack Unsworth took the next two places with 42 points each closely followed by Paul Seymour on 41 points.
Full result.

Wendy On The March Again

The August Monthly Weekday Stableford was played on 20th/21st August.

Wendy Seymour took the main prize with a commendable 41 pts.
Runner-up was John Graham with 37 pts just ahead of two others on 36 pts (Richard Aldred and Tim McAuley). Full result.

I think Wendy must have her eye on the Order of Merit again - she has now closed to within 10 pts of Andrew Buchanan at the top.

Double for Curtis

On Thursday 20th August, the Junior Club Championship was played over 36 holes.

Although the number of competitors was down on last year, the quality of golf played was of a very high standard. At the end of 36 holes, there was a tie on gross scores between Curtis Macgeever and George Stockley carding identical rounds of 73 and 76. In the resulting play-off Curtis just managed to fend off George to take the title to make it a double with the Club Championship he won back in June. Third place went to Lloyd Childs (78+74), with Aaron Stockley two shots behind with two identical rounds of 77. Full Gross Result.
The tables were turned in the nett category with George Stockley taking the honours with a score of 137 (67+70). Curtis was second with 139 (68+71). Full Nett Result.

A special mention to young Danny Glover who played in his first big event - well done Danny.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Well done Danny !!!

After finishing third at Whittlebury Park golf club in the Midlands qualifier, Dan Seymour went on to play in the Powerade PGA Assistants Championship at the London Club, after shooting 1 under on his first day and 2 under on the second day, Dan finished at 1 over to claim 3rd place.

Dan's now looking forward to Forest Pines where he will be playing in the fourball championship with Dave Stanton from the Lambourne after winning the qualifier at Studley Wood earlier in the year.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Seniors Four-ball Salver

A field of 34 Seniors competed in the annual Seniors Four-ball Salver competition today. This mixed gender event is played as better-ball stroke-play off 3/4 handicap from the white tees for the Men (Red for the Ladies). In quite breezy conditions (not unusual for the Racecourse!!!), the scoring was very good.
Stephen Vale, John Taylor & Jim Green The winners were the pairing of Jim Green and Stephen Vale with a score of 67. With the next two pairings on 68, the runners-up spot was decided on count-back with Malcom Passey and Gerry Eatwell just beating Paul Tebbutt and Ian Blyth.

Thanks to all for making this another successful event for the Seniors.
For full result - click here.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Ladies vs Seniors

Ladies vs Seniors competitors - nice slippers Kim!!
The annual Ladies versus Seniors match took place today in glorious sunshine. Even though we only managed to field 6 players for each team, we had a great match with lots of laughter. Fiona prepared a sumptuous summer buffet for our return to the clubhouse which soon disappeared. The Seniors were then presented with a novelty golf ball each, this resulted in much hilarity!! The Ladies section won 2-1.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Men's Member/Guest Day

After a successful event last year, there will be another Men's Invitation event this year.
The date for this years competition is Sunday 20th September.
The closing date for entries is the week before the event (13th September).

For full details and an entry form - click here.

Parker Hart Four-ball

In ideal summer conditions (at last!) and the course looking in the best condition it has all summer (thank-you to Richard and his team), 60 players in 30 teams contested the Parker Hart Four-ball competition today.
The scoring was excellent and very tight at the business end of the leaderboard.
At the end, three teams were tied on 44 points at the top, with the winners having to be separated on card count-back.
The winners with a back 9 of 24 points were Conor and Niall Dick. Runners-up were John Graham and Elaine Brichard with a back 9 of 23 points, followed by Roy and Ian Martinez with a back 9 of 22 points. Well done to all.
For full results - click here.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Seniors August Medal

An excellent field of 36 competitors contested the Seniors August medal today.

In the Men's section, Seniors Club Champion Jim Green took the honours with the lowest gross of the day - a fine 78 nett 69. Runner-Up was Chris Moore on card count-back from Mike Willson, both carding nett 71's.
For full Men's result - click here.

Judy Willson comfortably won the Seniors Ladies medal with a nett 69 from runner-up Jan Hinks.
For full Ladies result - click here.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

No rest for Max

Following his success in the McEvoy Trophy earlier this year and a great showing in the Carris Trophy, our England Boys international Max Smith was presented with the Malcolm Reid Salver for his combined performances in the two events.

However, there is no time for Max to sit on his laurels, he has a very busy few weeks ahead:

4-6 Aug : Boys Home Internationals at Hankley Common
10-15 Aug: Boys Amateur Championships a Royal St George's
28-29 Aug: Jaques Leglise Trophy at Ganton
30 Aug-2 Sep: Junior Players Championships at Sawgrass

We all wish Max every success in these forthcoming events.

PS. Max is currently third in the EGU Boys Ordet of Merit

August Medal

Division 1
It took a card count-back to separate the two Stockley brothers in the top Division. Both shot a creditable nett 69 with Aaron just pipping George to the honours. Andy Steadman was third just one shot behind on 70.
For full result - click here

Division 2
Shaun Irlam claimed Div 2 honours with a fine 78 (nett 64). Roger Tillet (last months Div 3 winner) was runner-up with a nett 68 closely followed by Sam Bone on nett 69.

For full result - click here

Division 3
In a very close contest, Steve Ives just managed to win the Div 3 honours with a nett 70. John Baron pipped John Graham to the runners-up spot on count-back after both carded nett 71's. All three players had the same gross of 91.
For full result - click here

This months ladies medal winner is the ever consistent Fay Unsworth with 81 nett 70.
Lorraine Storey just pipped Maria Tillet on count-back to get the runners-up place. Both carded nett 71's.
For full result - click here