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Sunday, 27 September 2009

Captain's Cup (Drive In)

New Club Captain John Butcher and Lady Captain Elaine Brichard started their year well both finding the fairway at the Drive-In despite the large crowd and early morning nerves. The following Stableford competition was a close affair with Jimmy Green taking the spoils with a fine 42 pts, one shot clear of Jean Raincock 41 pts.Third place was settled on countback, Conor Dick from John Graham both with 40 pts.

The men's longest drive went to Tony Glover and for the ladies Alison Holmes. Nearest the pin men was Sam Bone with Jean Raincock closest for the ladies.

The Captain's chosen charities this year are Macmillan Cancer Support and The British Disabled Flying Association , we wish both John and Elaine every success for their year in office and with their charity fund raising.

Friday, 25 September 2009

John Hands Over To Brian

John Taylor & Brian FaithfullBrian Faithfull receiving his Captain's Blazer from the outgoing Seniors Captain John Taylor as he becomes the new Seniors Captain at the A.G.M. on Wednesday 23rd September.

On Friday 25th September, Brian Faithfull with his the new Seniors Vice Captain Tom Wallin took part in their first official engagement as they led a Seniors Team out against The Hampshire. In a tight fought match both he and Tom Wallin were defeated 2 & 1 by The Hampshire's John Dawson & Ken Sangster. The match eventually was tied at 2 & 1/2 to 2 & 1/2, honours even with the winners with the biggest margin coming from the Newbury Seniors Brian Bailey & John Christopher who beat Chris Ruse & Tony Brown from The Hampshire 6 & 4. All enjoyed a first class meal following the match.

NEW ... Par 3 Challenge

During their tenure as Captains, John Butcher and Elaine Brichard will be running a new competition.


A year-long competition where all your par-three scores will be converted into Stableford points in all eligible competitions. This will be calculated using your handicap on the day.
Obviously, the more competitions you play in, the more points it is possible to accumulate.

A running total will show the leading top ten and will be posted on the Club notice board. The top three will include their photograph. (If you do not wish to have your photo shown, a male or female silhouette will be displayed instead).

Can you make the top ten ?

Can you make the top three ?
Can you be the winner ?

This competition is free to enter !!
Good Luck.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Men's Invitation (Member & Guest)

Sean Shiels & Paul Seymour
The Men's Invitation was played on Sunday 20th September.
It was great day with everyone confirming their delight with the days event.
Darren Boyce has gained bragging rights after beating Nick Woodage in the longest drive for the guests. Well done to Mike Smith winning the longest drive for the members.
Other winners included Ian Martinez for nearest the pin and best back nine with his Partner Greg Nutley. Mike Smith and Gary Moore won front nine with a score of 30.
Overall winners were:
4th Steve Bonner and Darren Boyce (Donnington Grove) 62
3rd Robin moore and Gary O'sullivan (Hurtsmoor) 62
2nd Sam Bone and Steve McCartney (West Berks) 61
1st Paul Seymour and Sean Sheils (Newbury and Crookham) 60

In keeping with tradition after captain Chris Moore winning last year, the pressure is now on for our Captain next year John Butcher !!
Again I would like to thank our organisers and helpers including the catering staff and the Wessex who have continued to produce excellent service and food throughout my term. Thanks also to Nick and Lorraine for preparing the reception, prize display and sorting the prizes from the Pro-Shop.
Most of all a big thank you to all our members and guests who supported the event and to wish them all the very best and hope to see you all back next year.
Paul Seymour (Club Captain).

Full result - click here.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

New Captains

John Butcher & Elaine BrichardAs per our constitution, the new captains officially took office at the NRGC AGM this evening.
As well as Club Captain John Butcher and Lady Captain Elaine Brichard (pictured), the new Seniors Captain is Brain Faithfull and new Junior Co-ordinator is Shaun Irlam.
New Vice Captains are ... Men - John Graham, Ladies - Maria Tillett and Seniors - Tom Wallin.

We wish them all the best in their new roles.

Max finishes on a high

Max finished the golfing season with two important and prestigious tournaments. Having helped England to success in the Home Internationals, he was selected to play for the nine strong GB & I team against the best of Europe in the Jacques Leglise Trophy at Ganton in Yorkshire. GB & I won, with Max holing the winning putt. Max then travelled to Florida where he represented England in the Junior Players at Sawgrass. Max came in 11th out of 72 competitors from around the world, and his final round of 70 (2 under par) was the lowest of the day.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

36-Hole Stableford

The annual 36-Hole Stableford competition was played today. There is a separate Men's and Ladies event on the day although both sets of competitors play in the same draw.

The winner of the Men's event was Peter Turner with an impressive 81 points (44+37). Ian Folwell just squeezed into the runners-up spot on 78 points (40+38).
George Stockley beat Joe Bell into 3rd place on countback after both carded totals of 77 points.
Full result -
click here.

The runaway Ladies winner was Kim Richardson with a fantastic, career-best display and a total of 95 points (51+44) !!!
Runner-up was Wendy Seymour with 76 points (40+36) closely followed by Maria Tillett and Lorraine Storey both on 75 points and separated by count-back.
Full result -
click here.

Well done to all who took part today.

September Weekday Stableford

A small field of eleven players competed in the September Weekday Stableford this month.
The winner was Aaron Stockley with 37 pts.
One point behind on 36 points, Kim Richardson just beat Linda Vale to the runners-up place with Nick Mitchell one point further back on 35.
Full result - click here.

Clubhouse Loyalty Card

Join Our Card Club
We are introducing our own Clubhouse Loyalty Card for all members. This will entitle all Cardholders to 5% discount on all menu items, including ‘specials’ and drinks purchased in the clubhouse.

All you need to do is to obtain an application form from behind the bar, fill in all the details and return it to one of the staff together with your enrolment fee of £2. Your card will be ready for you in 48 hours and you may then credit the card with a minimum of £20 (cash or cheque). Additional top-ups to be in multiples of £10.

Once you have your card you can proceed to use it to obtain your 5% DISCOUNT!!

From time to time, we will have special offers for our Clubhouse Card holders – look out for the posters!

Friday, 11 September 2009

Another Win for Senior Jim

Jim Green & Paul Tebbutt
After more than three months of match-play knock-out rounds, the final of the Seniors Jubilee Cup was played today between Jim Green and Paul Tebbutt.
The match was nip and tuck all the way round, but a solid, error-free performance on the back nine saw Jim through to a deserved 2&1 win. For full details of this competition - click here.
Jim's practice time on the range is obviously paying off!! His other wins this year include the Senior Club Championship and Senior Four-ball Salver as well as a Senior Medal win in August.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Keith Knight Cup

33 Seniors competed for the Keith Knight Cup today.

Stephen Vale & John Taylor
In testing conditions off the back tees, the winner with a great score of 42 points was Stephen Vale. The runner-up was decided on count-back. Both Brian Bailey and Jeremy Proud scored 40 points, but Brian beat Jeremy with a better back 9.
Leading lady was Lesley Cratchley with 35 points who has finally put to rest the recent demons of the 18th hole !!

For full result -
click here

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Owen Millennium Trophy

With just one more qualifying medal to count in October, the 2009 Owen Millennium Trophy leaderboard is very tight at the top with just four strokes separating the top four places ...

2009 Owen Millennium Trophy For full table listing - click here

September Medal

Division 1
John Day took the honours in the top division today with a fine nett 66. Runner-up was Aaron Stockley with a nett 68 closely followed by recently re-joined Tony Glover with the lowest gross of the day (75 - nett 70).
Full result - click here

Division 2
Another good showing from last month's runner-up saw Roger Tillett take the division 2 honours with a nett 67. Runner-up was Roy Whiting with nett 70 followed by third-placed Roy Martinez who carded the division 2 lowest gross (84 nett 71).
Full result - click here

Division 3
June division 3 winner Mike Lucey strikes again with another win scoring an impressive nett 64. Runner-up was John Baron with a nett 72 and third was Trevor Mortimer with nett 75.
Full result - click here

A superb nett 63 won this month's ladies medal for Sam Whiting by one stroke from runner-up Maria Tillett (nett 64). Third place and lowest gross for the ladies (78) went to Lizzie Swallow with a nett 67.
Full result - click here

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Senior Medal for Steve

The Seniors September Medal was played on Wednesday 2nd Sept.

The winning score was a superb nett 63 by Steve Thompson who receives a four-shot handicap reduction for his efforts.
Runner-up with another fine score of nett 64 was Rob Seaton sharing the lowest gross honours with third placed Brian Faithfull who scored nett 68.
One shot further back in fourth place was the top lady Leslie Cratchley who, but for a disaster on the 18th, would have been higher placed.

Full result - click here.