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Monday, 29 March 2010

March Junior Medal

The March Junior Medal was played on Sunday 28th March. Although only a small field of 8 players, competition was tough as you would expect with the great crop of juniors we have at the Club. The winner was George Stockley with a fine nett 69 and the lowest gross of the day of 74. Two shots behind was last month's winner Joe Bell with nett 71 just ahead of recently returned Charlie Butler who carded a nett 72.
Full result - click here.

After 3 events, the race is already on for this year's Junior Masters title. Leading the table at the moment is Joe Bell who is just ahead of George Stockley with Max Nicholls a close third.
Current Junior Masters table - click here.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Wanted ...... some men !!

A Men vs Seniors match is scheduled to be played on 19th April.
The cost of entry to this prestigious event is £5 per person which covers the cost of a Sunday roast following the golf match. The format will be Four Ball Better Ball Match Play with the normal handicap allowances of 3/4 difference from the lowest handicap player who plays off scratch. There is an entry sheet on the Club notice board for this event so please sign-up in plenty of time if you wish to play in this competition.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

2010 Summer KO's

The draws for the three Summer KO competitions have now been made. The draw sheets are on the Club Notice Board and on the NRGC web. There is a link from the relevant pages on the web to the rules for each individual competition, please ensure your are familiar with these rules. To avoid the possibility of disqualification, please make sure that you arrange and play your matches in plenty of time before the play-by dates. Good luck to all and thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Summer Singles
Summer Fourball
Summer Foursomes

Clubhouse Newsletter

Have you had the latest copy of the Clubhouse Newsletter? We are trying to produce a Newsletter that is of interest to all and include reports on social events as well as golf, skittles, pool etc. If you have anything of interest that you would like to share with the other members, please send it (together with any pictures) to: There is also a competition on the back page, with a prize of £20 to be put on your loyalty card for you to spend at the bar. The newsletter can also be found on the bar of the Clubhouse or on the NRGC and Wessex websites.
To view the latest Newsletter - click here.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

February Junior Medal

The delayed February Junior Medal was played today.
The winner was Joe Bell with a fantastic score of nett 66 (gross 73), easily the lowest gross of the day. Runner-up was Max Nicholls carding a nett 69 followed by Jack Unsworth with a nett 76.
Full result - click here.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Carole Scott Cup

Fifty-two players competed in the Carole Scott Cup today. This competition is named in memory of Carole Scott, an ex-lady captain of the club who is fondly remembered by many at the club. The competition was played in less than ideal conditions with wind and rain the main ingredients of the day. This year the competition was played as a strokeplay event (Stableford previously) which meant that no handicap adjustments needed to be made for this mixed gender competition.
Todays winner with nett 68 was the ever improving Kim Richardson whose handicap is now down to 18. Runner-up with the best gross of the day was Ian Martinez who scored a superb gross 74 (nett 69) just beating Roger Tillett into third place on the same nett score.
Full result -
click here.
Thanks to all for turning out in the conditions to make this event the success it deserves.

March Weekday Stableford

The March Weekday Stableford was played on Thu 18th and Fri 19th March. A small field of eleven players competed for the prizes.
The winner was Mark Richardson with an excellent score of 41 points. Runner-up with 37 points was James Prater just one point ahead of third placed Mike Charlton.
Full result - click here.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Ladies first match halved

NRGC ladies played their first away friendly of this year against Upavon. Six ladies from each club took part in a 4BBB with the final score being a draw, with each team winning, losing and halving a match each. Everyone had a good day out, thoroughly enjoying the course, with several of our ladies deciding to play in the Ladies Open there later in the year.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

M v L v S v J

The annual match between Men, Ladies, Seniors and Juniors was played today. Twenty-nine players played individual Stableford rounds to make the team scores (best 4 scores to count), competing for the prestigious trophy. The weather was a lot kinder than of late with a little sun on our backs, but with a chilly wind blowing, scoring was still tricky.
The clear winners of the event were the Men's team with a team score of 147 points. Runners-up on 135 points were the Ladies team just beating the Seniors team by a single point. The Juniors team came a close 4th with 132 points.
Best individual scores of the day were from John Graham, Ian Folwell and Sian Soanes all carding 38 points.
Thanks to all for playing in and supporting this event.
Full result - click here.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

March Medal

Thirty eight players (33 men and 5 ladies) braved the icy east wind and frozen turf to compete for the March medals today. The sun was shining but only started to soften the greens slightly towards the end of the medal so scoring was certainly not easy!! This was the first of the strokeplay medals this year with the men back to the white tees and marks the end of Stableford medals until November.

Division 1
The winner of the top division this month was Racecourse "old-boy" Sean Sargeant with a fine gross 80 nett 72. Runner-up with a superb nett 73 was Ian Martinez carding the lowest gross today of 78. Third place went to Tony Grove with 84 nett 75.
Full result - click here.

Division 2
The 2nd division winner this month was Club Captain John Butcher with nett 73 who also enjoyed a one point drop in handicap. He was closely followed by Geoff Denner on nett 75. Third place was decided on count-back between Tim McAuley and John Baron with Tim just edging it on the back nine. Tim also had the lowest gross in this division.
Full result - click here.

Division 3
This division was easily won by Jeremy Twaits with a superb nett 68. Jeremy carded the lowest gross in this division and received a 2 shot cut in his handicap. Runner-up was Nick Turner on nett 75 followed by Mike Lucey on nett 77.
Full result - click here.

Easily top of the ladies division this month was Karen Hugo scoring a nett 70 and a handicap cut. Runner-up with the lowest gross for the ladies was Kim Richardson with nett 78 followed by Janice Paulin on nett 80.
Full result - click here.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

March Seniors Medal

After two days of near "spring-like" weather, the sun disappeared and the cold easterly wind returned making the course long and difficult for the Seniors medal today. As a testament to the conditions, only 4 players managed to break gross 90 today !!!
The winner of the gold medal was last month's winner Raymond Bilton with an excellent nett 68. Raymond, whose handicap was reduced to 9.5 after this performance, recorded the lowest gross of the day (78) and was the only player to break 80.
Runner-up and winner of the silver medal was Jim Green with a very creditable nett 71. Third place was decided on count-back with Richard Hook just managing to beat Mike Charlton both scoring nett 74.
Full result - click here.