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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

May Weekday Stableford

A good sized field of 28 players (including 3 welcome visitors) took part in this month's Weekday Stableford on Thu 24th and Fri 26th May. Some good scoring and some handicap cuts at the top end of the result sheet!!
The winner with an excellent score of 44 points was Richard Aldred. Just one point behind was runner-up Adrian Hayward followed by regular visitor Keith Morley who just pipped his Dad Frank on count-back after both returned 38 points. Full result - click here.

May Junior Medal

The May Junior Medal was played on Saturday 26th May. A small field of six juniors took part, but nevertheless there was some very good scoring.
This month's winner was Max Nicholls with an excellent score of nett 72. Max's gross 74 was also the lowest of the day. Runner-up was Jack Unsworth on nett 73 followed by Josh Wallin with nett 75.
Full result - click here.
George Baker's 4th place elevated him to the top of the season-long Junior Masters table with Jack Unsworth, Luke Bannister and Josh Wallin not far behind. Latest standings - click here.

Diamond Jubilee Roll-Up

On Tuesday 5th June there will be a special Diamond Jubilee Roll-up at NRGC. All members (and guests with a valid handicap) are welcome to join in and the entry fee is £3 payable on the day. Format will be individual stableford, with a team competition on the side if numbers permit. Register in the clubhouse by 9:15am to enter.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

TEL - Week 2

More brilliant sunshine for the second week of the Thursday Evening League. We're into playing just four players from each team now up until the final week in September.
This week's winning team with a score of 63 points were Bottle Jobs followed by Birdies and Bogeymen on 58 points with Check Us Out in 3rd place. The individual winner this evening was Luke Gregory who just pipped Jon Miller on count-back after both players carded 22 points apiece.
The early pace-setters in the league table are Bottle Jobs with Birdies & Bogeymen in 2nd place followed by last year's winners Easily Second. For full details - click here.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Seniors Pro-Am

In glorious sunshine and probably the hottest day of the year so far, nine teams played in the Seniors Pro-Am today with the men playing from the white tees. Teams consisted of 1 Pro and 3 Seniors with the best 2 nett scores from each team counting towards the team score. The NRGC pro's (Nick Mitchell, John Hoskison, Steve Mitchell, Nigel Hart and Tim Butler) were joined by Matt Briggs, Matt Woods, Richard Campbell and Luke Williams to play in this unique annual event.
As usual, the scoring was excellent and the winning team of Nigel Hart, John Christopher, John Day and Harry Jackson scored 21 under par.

Runners-up on 18 under par were the team of Matt Woods, Ray Tillen, Mark France and Bob Stevenson followed by Richard Campbell, Derrick Perrin, Jim Green and Allan Trotman in third spot.

For the professionals, Tim Butler headed the field with an excellent 66 followed by Matt Woods and last year's victor Richard Campbell both on 68.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Thursday Evening League - Week1

After two false starts, the Thursday Evening League finally got under way tonight. As usual in week 1, all members of each eight-person team were eligible to play. For all subsequent weeks (except the final Saturday) only four members from each team will play on the night. With only eight teams participating this year instead of ten, we should see slightly earlier finishes than in previous years.
This week's top team were Easily Second, followed by Bottle Jobs then Birdies and Bogeymen. The weekly winner this week with an impressive 23 points was Paul Bennelick. Three other players returned 22 points each - Steve Bonner, Jim Green and Dan Green.
For full up-to-date details and future fixtures - click here.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Seniors Bowmaker

A spot of sunshine for the Seniors Strokeplay Bowmaker competition played today. Ten teams of three players competed for the prizes with the best two scores from each hole counting towards the team score.
The clear winners today were the team of Derrick Perrin, Stuart Briginshaw and Ofer Ben-David with an excellent total of 121. Runners-up were Brian Faithfull, Roy Whiting and John Clark (131) followed by Paul Tebbutt, Bob Evans and Al Drennan on 133.

Monday, 14 May 2012

NRGC vs Donnington Valley

The first men's match of the year was played out under (mostly) sunny skies, with Donnington Valley the opponents. An exceptionally close match unfolded, with no match being won by a margin greater than 2&1 and four results determined on the final green. Happily, on this occasion it fell in our favour, with Newbury Racecourse emerging as victors by 4 matches to 2. Thanks and well played to all 12 members of the team.

The day was enjoyed by all and some very good golf was played, despite some apparently sluggish starts after eating too much of the tasty cooked breakfast beforehand! Notably, there were also some great comments from our visitors, who remarked upon how much the course, and especially the greens, had improved since we last hosted them two years ago.

The next men's match will be this Sunday (20th May) at Hennerton GC. There are still a couple of places available in the team, so if you are interested in playing, please contact Jon Miller (07903 870036) or Jeremy Twaits (07956 095539).

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Captains Day

Jon & Sam would like to invite you to Captains Day on Sunday 10th June. There will be an 18-hole Stableford competition followed by the amazing JEREMY DALE GOLF SHOW
All contributions to The Captains Charity Newbury & District Cancer Care Trust.

Each player will draw 2 holes on which their Stableford score will be doubled, and 1 hole they can nominate before the start of play.
Jeremy Dale will meet each Player during their round and perform a trick shot from his routine. You are then asked to take part in the Trick Shot Challenge with Jeremy for a generous one-off charity donation and there will be a prize for the winner.

Lots of other prizes including Nearest the Pins & Longest Drives.
Anyone unable to take part in the competition will still be welcome to attend the golf show, but again because this is for Charity we would ask for a donation.

Please come and support us on the day.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Bader Cup

At last some decent weather!!!
Fourteen pairings competed today in the lovely conditions in this Mixed Greensomes Stableford competition with the golf course looking great. This competition is played as part of a national event with the winners going forward to play in one of the various regional finals.
The worthy winners today were Jim Green and Fay Unsworth with a score of 43 points - an excellent score achieved playing of a combined 9 handicap. Jim and Fay will go forward to the regional final to be played at Newbury & Crookham on Monday 13th August. Runners-up were Roger and Maria Tillett who just edged out John Butcher and Sian Soanes on count-back after both scored 41 points.
Full result - click here.

This event counts towards the season-long Order of Merit which is very nip and tuck at this stage. Roger Tillett has just edged into the lead closely followed by Kim Richardson, Fay Unsworth and Maria Tillett. Still plenty of points to play for!!
Latest standings - click here.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Thursday Evening League

Yet again - the "drought" has beaten us!!!!!
Tonight's fixtures have again had to be postponed due to the closure of the golf course.
The plan now is to play the week 1 fixtures next Thursday 17th May.
We will then look at pushing the final Saturday back a bit so that we can squeeze a couple more weeks of Thursday nights in.
Will provide more information when available - thanks for your patience!!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Edward Pearce Trophy

The Edward Pearce Trophy was played today with 34 seniors (29 men and 5 ladies) taking part. With the "heavy dew" we've had recently, the course is still playing long so it was a welcome relief for the men to play from the yellow tees in this Stableford event!
It was a very close contest with the winner being decided on count-back. Geoff Denner came out on top from Raymond Bilton after both returned 39 points apiece. Third place was sealed by Mike Pritchard just behind the leading two on 38 points. The top lady was Sam Whiting. 
Full result - click here.

May Medal

A pretty poor turn out for the May medal last weekend with only 24 players (22 men and 2 ladies) taking part. But the medals still have to be won, even with a small field.

Max Nicholls did just that in the top division with a fantastic score of gross 72 (nett 70) to take the top prize. Runner-up was Ian Folwell who just edged out newly-promoted Josh Wallin on count-back. 
Full result - click here.
Jeremy Twaits claimed his first division 2 medal since his promotion in 2010 with a fine nett 68. Ian Turner was runner-up in front of John Baron and Paul Hickey. 
Full result - click here.
Ofer Ben-David was back in the winners circle again after his last medal in Dec 2011 scoring a nett 69. Nick Turner took the runners-up spot from Andy Tooley. 
Full result - click here.
Sam Whiting took the ladies medal with a nett 78 from Maria Tillett. 
Full result - click here.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Thursday Evening League

Apologies for the lack of communication over the last few days ... I've been a bit tied up with house moving!!!

As I'm sure you know by now, the opening round of Thursday Evening League (TEL) had to be postponed because of conditions on the course. We are now planning to play these fixtures on Thursday 10th May. All 8 players from each team will be eligible to play on this evening. For the draw - click here. The fixtures for the following weeks will be published shortly.
Thank-you for your patience.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Seniors May Medal

A rainless competition at last!!! Although the course is still quite wet and playing very long off the back tees.
Thirty-seven players (34 men and 3 ladies) competed today for the prizes. As there were only three ladies entered, the competition was played as a mixed-gender medal (ie. no separate medal for the ladies).
The clear winner today, and the only player to break par was Malcolm Passey with an excellent score of nett 69 (gross 84 - the lowest of the day). Runner-up was Ray Tillen with a score of nett 72. One shot further back was Paul Tebbutt in third place. Full result - click here.
Only two 2's today ... Derrick Perrin at the 2nd and Bob Stevenson at the 14th.