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Sunday, 26 September 2010

Captains Cup

Tom Wallin, Maria Tillett, John Graham & Curtis Macgeever The new captains, Club Captain John Graham and Lady Captain Maria Tillett officially started their year in the traditional way with the Captain's Drive-in prior to the Captain's Cup competition today. This year, they were joined by Seniors Captain Tom Wallin and Junior Captain Curtis MacGeever.

The day started with hot beverages and danish pastries followed by the drive-in and 18 holes of golf in cold, windy conditions but thankfully dry.

The Stableford Captain's Cup competition was won by John Baron with 41 points. One point further back and runner-up was new Lady Captain Maria Tillett and a further point behind was third placed Jean Raincock. Full result - click here.

Following the golf, all players were treated to lunch courtesy of the new captains prior to the prize-giving.

The chosen charity for our Captains this year is "Action for Children".

We wish all the new Captains good luck for the year ahead.

September Junior Medal

A minimal field of four players competed for this months Junior medal yesterday.
The winner was Max Nicholls (8hcp) with a nett 71. Three shots further back was George Stockley (4hcp) whose 78 gross was the lowest of the day.

Full result - click here.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

September Weekday Stableford

The September Weekday Stableford was played on Thursday and Friday 23rd/24th September. Twenty players (17 men and 3 ladies) competed for the prizes in this mixed competition.

The competition was very close at the top end of the leaderboard and the winner had to be decided on countback. Three players were tied on 40 points at the top with George Stockley (3hcp) just edging out Joe Bell (3hcp) and dad Andy Stockley (7hcp). Fourth place went to Darren Boyce (5hcp) with 39 points.

Whatever happened to the theory that Stableford competitions favoured high handicappers !!!???!!!

Full result - click here.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Summer KO's

Throughout the summer months, the rounds of the summer matchplay knockout competitions have been played and September sees the end to these events with the finals being completed.

Jubilee Cup
This is the Seniors singles KO competition. There is always a strong field for this event and this year was no different with 32 players competing for the prizes. The final was played earlier this month with Mike Willson just edging out Rod Spring in a closely contested match. It's a deserved win for Mike as he has come so close on numerous occasions only to be thwarted near the end and also Mike played his semi and final matches not being in the best of health. Well done Mike!!
Full details - click here.

Summer Singles
A slightly smaller field than usual (26 players) competed in this years singles, but the competition is always tough in this event. The eventual winner was Richard Osgood who beat Gordon Souter, Nigel Huszarik, Tim McAuley and then Ian Folwell in the final.
Full details - click here.

Summer Fourball
Twenty-two pairings started in this event in May. The winners were Nigel Huszarik and Ian Folwell (who both seem to be matchplay specialists !!). On their way to victory they defeated Jimmy Green & Jon Miller, Andy Stockley & Shuan Irlam, Jim & Sarah Purvis and lastly Rowland Barnfield & Nick Powell (who always feature well in these events) in the final.
Full details - click here.

Summer Foursomes
A smaller field of 16 pairings started this event but the busy Ian Folwell and Nigel Huszarik completed a fine summer by winning this event as well. They defeated Elaine Brichard & Mike Lucey, Aaron Stockley & Joe Bell, Jason Allum & Richard Osgood and lastly the tough paring of Jimmy Green & Carl McCartney in the final.
Full details - click here.

Thanks to all for competing in these events.


The 16th Annual General Meeting of Newbury Racecourse Golf Club was held last evening. Speeches and reviews of the year were given by Stephen Higgins (MD Newbury Racecourse), Maria Tillet (Treasurer), Elaine Brichard (outgoing Ladies Captain), Brian Faithfull (outgoing Seniors Captain), Shaun Irlam (outgoing Junior Organiser), John Butcher (outgoing Club Captain) and Nick Mitchell (Head Professional and Golf Centre Manager).

The new committee for the year were nominated and will be as follows:

Managing Secretary - Nick Mitchell
Club Captain - John Graham
Ladies Captain - Maria Tillett
Treasurer - Maria Tillett
Vice Captain & Matches - Jon Miller
Ladies Vice Captain - Sam Whiting
Handicaps Secretary - John Christopher
Competitions Secretary - Andrew Buchanan
Seniors Captain - Tom Wallin
Juniors Co-ordinator - Chris Moore
Admin Officer - Cilla Osgood
Press Officer - Dean Butler
IT Officer - Paul Tebbutt
The new Junior Captain is Curtis MacGeever

New Captains Tom Wallin, John Graham and Maria Tillet in their new club blazers.

Tom Wallin, Maria Tillet & John Graham

Monday, 20 September 2010

Junior Events

These are the Junior events for the rest of this year :

Sunday October 24th - Junior Pro Am 10:00
Wednesday October 27th - Junior Open 10:00

Sunday October 31st - Medal 11:00
Sunday November 28th - Medal 11:00
Saturday December 18th - Medal 10:30

For the medals, entry fee will cost £3.00 per person.
A minimum of 4 players are needed for the event to be a qualifier and receive medal. Winner will also (regardless of number of entries) receive a £5.00 pro-shop voucher.

Junior Racenight

The junior race night raised £406.18 for their funds after deductions.A big thank you to all that supported the night. You will all know that things did not run entirely smoothly on the night but Ahaun and I kept on going to the end .
It would have been great to have seen more juniors and their parents on the night as this is a important night for valuable fund raising which keeps the costs down in the coming year for all.
Thank you to Nick Mitchell for giving a free clinic to all juniors who attended that night also thanks to all race sponsors and owners on the night. Thank you to Mike Smith who ran the tote .

John Butcher ( Club Captain )

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Calling All 7-day Members

Our club needs a new Men's Vice Captain for the year ahead.

The requirements of a Vice Captain are to help out at the various events organised during the year, as well as advertising and selecting the teams to play matches against various other Golf Clubs.

An exciting and once-in-a-life-time opportunity awaits you!!

The new Club Captain (John Graham) would be pleased to nominate any 7-day members wishing to carry out this vital role within the club.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Seniors Captain's Day

Gerry Eatwell, Brian faithfull, Paul Tebbutt & John Christopher
Twelve teams of 3 played in the Seniors Captain's Day Texas Scramble today. The weather stayed dry but there was a strong westerly wind blowing.
There was an extra twist added to the scoring of the Texas Scramble with four "jokers" being drawn by each team at the end to determine plus and minus shots before the final totals were calculated. In the end, the lucky winners were Paul Tebbutt, John Christopher and Gerry Eatwell (58.3). Runners-up were Derek Fox, Les Eden and Jan Hinks (59.2), and in third place were Andrew Buchanan, Lesley Cratchley and Richard Hook (63.1). Nearest the pin prizes went to Jim Green, Ted Fitzsimons and Les Eden.

But today was not really about winners or losers, it was a day to celebrate the end of the year of our current Seniors Captain Brian Faithfull. I'm sure all the seniors would like to really thank Brian for the tremendous job he has done this past year as Captain.
Thanks and happy golfing for the future Brian.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

36 Hole Stableford

A warm summer's day, a light breeze, a golf course in pristine condition .... ideal for an 8 mile walk and 36 holes of golf!!! Thirty players (23 men and 7 ladies) competed in the Men and Ladies individual 36-hole Stableford today.

Unusually for a Stableford competition, it was the low handicap players who led the way after the first round. Curtis Macgeever was in front with a good 38 pts followed by George Stockley, Jim Purvis, Andy Stockley and Mike Chamberlain all with a steady 36 pts. Jack Unsworth was one point further back on 35 pts.
However, the second round was a slightly different story. Jack Unsworth scored a suberb 39 pts to ease out George Stockley and win on countback. George also improved his morning round by two points. In third place was Mike Chamberlain with two very consistent rounds of 36 pts.
Full result - click here.

In the ladies competition, Sarah Purvis led the way after round one with 35 pts. One shot further back was last year's winner Kim Richardson followed by Sam Whiting (32 pts) and Maria Tillet (31 pts). In the afternoon, another solid performance by Kim Richardson (38 pts) was enough to secure the win and retain her title. Sam Whiting also improved on her morning round to score 36 pts and grab the runner-up spot. Third was Maria Tillett who again improved on her first round by 2 pts.
Full result - click here.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Keith Knight Cup

Thirty-six senior men and ladies played for the Keith Knight Cup today. This Stableford competition is named in memory of one of our respected senior members and friend Keith Knight. Conditions were slightly damp first thing, but the course again was in excellent condition.

Today's winner with a score of 40 points was Rob Seaton (12hcp). One shot further back was runner-up Bob Evans (17hcp) closely followed by Ray Tillen (14hcp) another shot behind.

Special thanks to winner Rob Seaton for providing prizes for nearest the pins on his birthday. These were won by Brain Bailey, Agnes Jackson and Paul Tebbutt.

Full result - click here.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Junior Ryder Cup Day

Shaun and our Juniors at Celtic ManorWHAT A DAY!!!!!
The juniors and I played the 2010 course at Celtic Manor on Saturday 4th September. This course will be hosting the Ryder Cup in 3 weeks. As soon as we got there we had a tour of the clubhouse, what a clubhouse. The attention to detail was amazing. We were shown our lockers for the day which had our names on them as well as our tee times (nice touch). Our clubs then got transported down to the first tee along with us 20mins later. When we got to the first tee there was a putting green where we all got used to the speed of the greens and a few putting competitions.

Joe Bell hit the first tee shot of the day - a big push right!!!! All throughout the day you kept hearing comments like AMAZING, IMMENSE, TOP DRAW, AWESOME, UNBELIEVEABLE. Hearing this, I take it everyone was having a good time! After all the golf was played the scores were counted and George Stockley won with 6 over gross 34points.

I would like to thank all the parents for helping with lifts and supporting this event.

Thanks Shaun Irlam.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

September Medal

Twenty-five men and 8 ladies competed for the September medals today.

Division 1
The top division was won by John Day (11hcp) with a very good score of nett 69. Runner-up was decided by countback with Gordon Souter (12hcp) just beating Ian Martinez (4hcp) after both scored nett 70. Ian carded 74 gross which was the lowest of the day.
Full result - click here.

Division 2
This division was dominated by Ian Turner (15hcp) who scored a superb nett 66 and the lowest gross of 81. Five shots behind was runner-up Bob Stevenson (19hcp). Third place was decided on countback with John Butcher (16hcp) just edging out Roy Whiting (18hcp) after both scored nett 73.
Full result - click here.

Division 3
Another nett 66 and the lowest gross in this division (88) was enough to win division 3 for the fast-improving Chris Richardson (22hcp). Runner-up was Aubrey Phillips (21hcp) with a nett 68 followed by Trevor Mortimer (20hcp) another 4 shots further back.
Full result - click here.

Sarah Purvis (26hcp) continued her good form by winning this month's ladies section with yet another nett 66 and earned a 3-shot handicap reduction for her efforts. Runner-up was Maria Tillett (18hcp) with nett 70. One shot further back was Sam Whiting (13hcp) who also scored the lowest gross with 84.
Full result - click here.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Seniors September Medal

The September Seniors Medal was played today warm, sunny conditions. With only a light breeze and the course looking immaculate, conditions seemed ideal for lots of low scores. Strangely, that wasn't the case and only two scores less than par were recorded. A very good field of thirty-four men and six ladies competed for the medals.

In the men's section, the winner on countback and his first Senior winners medal for 4 years, was John Christopher (20hcp) who just beat Rob Seaton (13hcp) after both scored nett 69. Three shots further back, the next 3 places were also decided on countback. Brian Bailey (11hcp) edged out Peter Darwin (11hcp) and Peter Myles (12hcp). Rob Seaton and Jim Green both shared the honour of lowest gross with 82.
Full details - click here.

For the ladies, Linda Vale (22hcp) continued her good form winning her third Senior medal this year with a nett 75. One shot behind was Jan Hinks (35hcp) and Anges Jackson (28hcp) was third two shots behind the winner. Lowest gross for the ladies was Judy Willson with 96.
Full details - click here.