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Sunday, 31 October 2010


I am determined to strengthen our Junior section for 2011 and the easiest way to get to grips with junior golf is for young members to enter our monthly 'RED TEE' Stableford competition (most of our current scratch team started here).
Regardless of ability, we will supervise and encourage youngsters until they are equipped with confidence of competitive golf and with an official handicap so they can move up to the main junior medal. There is an entry list on the junior board or contact me on 07973705094 for more information.

Chris Moore

Junior Medal

The October Junior Medal was played today.
A disappointing small field, but some good performances nevertheless.

The winner and lowest gross of the day was George Stockley (4hcp) with a nett 70. One shot further back was runner-up Max Nicholls (8hcp). Two players were tied for third spot (nett 74) with Curtis MacGeever (4hcp) just edging out Conor Dick (4hcp) on countback.
Congratulations to George Baker who after playing well in both the Junior Pro-Am and Junior Open and a good showing today off the white tees, now has an official handicap.
Full result - click here.

This was the antepenultimate qualifying event for the Junior Masters Trophy (just the Nov and Dec Medals to go) and it's still very open. For latest positions - click here.

Captain's Away Day

The Captains away day Stableford competition was played today at Wokefield Park Golf Club, where the weather held out fine but a little windy. Bacon baps and coffee before play and a two course meal after was tremendous value.
The Stableford prize was won by Jeremy (Handicap Cut Required ) Twaits, and the team event was won by Jeremy Twaits, Maria Tillet, Sarah Purvis & Dean Butler, the prize was kindly donated by Paul Seymour, thanks Paul.

It was a great day out together playing golf amongst friends, I thank all of you for playing and look forward to our next away day.
Special THANKS to Maria again, the most organised woman I have ever met, for sorting out the day, cards, tee times and everything else for that matter.
Watch this space for our next away day.

John Graham.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Men's Golf Clinic

Are your woods causing you a problem? Are your irons not performing? Is the distance you are acheiving leaving you a challenging shot to reach the green?
Why not come along to the first ...


Wednesday 3rd November - 7pm to 8pm


Available to all male members and non-members

Cost £6 per person (£7 non-members)
Must be booked in advance.

Call the Pro-Shop (01635 551464) to book your place

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Junior Open

The annual Junior Open was held today with a final entry of 48 juniors of varying ability and experience. Very pleasing to see that we had 12 very young boys and girls who played in the 12 hole stableford 8 from red tees and 4 from a hastily constructed short course.

Jordan Williams and Club Captain John Graham The main gross event was won by Jordan Williams from Hadden Hill (69) who just got the better of James Foster (70) from Newbury and Crookham with our own Conor Dick and Lizzie Swallow tied third on 72. Full Result - click here.

Lucy Mortimer and Club Captain John Graham The net event produced a much overdue win for Lucy Mortimer with 64. Charlie Brown from Castle Royle claimed the runner-up spot on 65, with Danny Glover and Harriet Richards sharing third spot. Full result - click here.

The most pleasing feature was the fine showing of our younger players. In the red tee event Dan Green 1st George Baker 3rd and George Armstrong 4th ... strong additions to our League Team for next year !!!! For Stableford results - click here.

For a full list of all the prize winners - click here.

To view more pictures of the Junior Open - click here.

The fact that the day was a great success was due to the great help and commitment from our club volunteer stalwarts - Judy and Mike Willson, Marian and John Taylor, John Christopher, John Hoskison, Brian Faithfull, Jon Miller, Tom Wallin, Steve Mitchell, Andrew Buchanan, Lesley Cratchley and of course Paul Tebbutt.
Finally a special thank-you to Peter Smith of S&J Communications Ltd for his continued support and sponsorship of this event.

Thanks to you all,
Chris Moore

Junior Pro-Am

The annual Junior Pro-Am was played on Tuesday 26th October. On a very cold, crisp, autumn day, the event attracted 38 players. This is a very unique competition and everyone enjoyed the day. The teams in the competition are made up of 1 professional, 1 adult and 2 juniors.

Nigel Hart, Maria Tillett, Lucy Mortimer, Lizzie Swallow and John Graham
Alex Davidson, George Baker, John Hoskison, John Graham and Chris MooreTeam result
1. Nigel Hart, Maria Tillett, Lucy Mortimer, Lizzie Swallow 126

2. John Hoskison, Chris Moore, George Baker, Alex Davidson 127 OCB
3. Nick Mitchell, Paul Seymour, Conor Dick, Curtis MacGeever 127

Dan Seymour, John Graham and Nick MitchellProfessionals result

1= Nick Mitchell 66 (-5)
1= Dan Seymour 66 (-5)
3. Nigel Hart 68 (-3)
4. John Hoskison 71 (level)

Saturday, 23 October 2010

October Weekday Stableford

Sixteen players braved the cold weather to play in the October Weekday Stableford on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd October.
The winner with a super score of 43 points was Chris Richardson. Four points further back was runner-up was Jim Purvis (39 points). Mark Richardson claimed third place on 38 points.
Full result - click here.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

October Fourball

After a chilly start, the October Fourball was played today in beautiful sunshine and near perfect conditions. Twenty pairings competed for the prizes today and, as expected, the scoring was very competitive in this strokeplay event.
The winners were John Graham and Sarah Purvis with a great score of nett 64. One shot further back (65) were runners-up Tony Glover and Mark France and third were Sean Sargeant and Janice Paulin with nett 66.
Full result - click here.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

October Seniors Medal

After a damp start, the weather soon brightened up as 27 seniors (25 men and 2 ladies) competed for the medals today. As only two ladies competed, this was played as a mixed gender event with no separate ladies medal.
The winner, winning his first Senior gold medal, was Roy Whiting (18hcp) with a nett 72. One shot further back was runner-up was Jim Green (9hcp) whose 82 was the lowest gross of the day. A further shot back was last week's winner Harry Jackson (17hcp).
Well done to Bob Evans who captured the 2's pool with his birdie at the 16th.
Full result - click here.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

October Medal

After a foggy start, the last of the 2010 stroke play medals was played in warm sunshine today. The next four monthly medals will be Stableford.
Despite the lure of the Ryder Cup, a good field of 37 men and 6 ladies competed for the medals.

Division 1
The top division was very close with only one stroke separating the top four places. The winner was George Stockley (4hcp) with a nett 72 and the lowest gross of the day (76). Runner-up on countback with the same nett score was Tony Grove (9hcp). One shot further back, the next two places were also decided on countback with John Day (11hcp) just edging it from Jimmy Green (6hcp).
Full result - click here.

Division 2
This division was even tighter with only two shots separating the top 9 places! The winner was our very own "A-list" celebrity Richard Osgood (16hcp) with a nett 73. Richard just pipped Ian Turner (14hcp) and Steve Steele (15hcp) on countback after they returned the same score. Fourth place went to Ian Folwell (13hcp) on nett 74.
Full result - click here.

Division 3
A slightly more comfortable win in this division for Mike Chamberlain (23hcp) with a nett 70 and the lowest gross. Runner-up was decided on countback with Patrick Brind (hcp22) just beating Aubrey Phillips (hcp21) after both carded nett 74.
Full result - click here.

Cilla Osgood (hcp23) made it a family double by winning the ladies medal with a nett 75. One shot further back was runner-up Kim Richardson (14hcp) followed by Maria Tillett (17hcp) a further shot back.
Full result - click here.

Scratch Team vs Sandmartins

I'm pleased to say that we have signed off our best season in the league by finishing 4th with a 6-1 win over Sandmartins at Wokefield Park today. A very close match which saw two games finish on the 18th and one on 17th.

The results were ...
Ian & Charlie 1up
Tony & Lloyd all square
Conor and Curtis 1up

I feel we are now comfortable playing foursomes at this level and look forward to an even better season next year.

For league details - click here.

Chris Moore.