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Saturday, 15 December 2012

Turkey Trot

Positively balmy conditions for today's competition compared to the freezing conditions we have experienced for most of the week here. Twenty-eight players (20 men and 8 ladies) took to the course to play in this 3-club Stableford fun competition. Some very good scores returned and very close scoring with a lot of people wondering why they really need 14 clubs to play golf!!!!
The winner today with an excellent 36pts was Dave Warwick. Runner-up was Roy Whiting who just edged out Jimmy Green on count-back after both returned 35pts. Fourth place went to Mike Chamberlain just beating John Day and John Baron also on count-back. Full result - click here.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Seniors Xmas Fayre

The coldest day yet at minus 4, but the hardy seniors were out there to play their annual Xmas Fayre competition today. The format was a Texas Scramble with three players to a team.

The winning team was ("I'm giving up golf, 'cos I can't hit a ball") Andrew Buchanan, John Christopher & Ofer Ben David each winning a £15 Sainsbury voucher. Runners-up were Derrick Perrin, Mike Pritchard & Gordon Turner each winning a Christmas Pudding and in 3rd place were John Butcher, Geoff Denner & Bob Alton each winning mince pies. 
Full result - click here.
Everyone had a gift from the table, then enjoyed a three course meal and were entertained with a quiz prepared by Lesley Cratchley. Our thanks to Rachael and her staff.

Winners - Ofer Ben-David, John Christopher & Andrew Buchanan
Runners-up - Gordon Turner, Derrick Perrin & Mike Pritchard (missing!!)
3rd place - Geoff Denner, John Butcher & Bob Alton
Helen Mills - winner of the unofficial "funniest hat" competition
John Taylor
Richard Hook
Sam Whiting

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Wendy Seymour Texas Scramble

A cold and windy day at the racecourse, but huge thanks to the people who turned out to play today in this event in memory of a special and much-missed member of the club. Paul Seymour and Dan were both there to support the competition as well as other members of the family.
There was a raffle following the golf which raised approx £300 for the Rarer Cancers charity and our thanks go to all who contributed.

On to the golf. Well ... it may have been cold and windy, but there were some awesome scores from the twenty teams that took part today. The winners with a phenomenal score of 54.0 (gross 59 which included four 2's) were Max Nicholls, John Baron & John Day. The two John's were in the winning team last year as well!! Runners-up, with a score of 56.2 were the team of Edwin Jones, Steve Viney & Pam Edwards. Third place was extremely close with three teams having to be separated on count-back. The three teams all recorded 65 gross and 58.2 net but the back nine holes sorted out the order!! The junior team of Josh Wallin, Jack Unsworth & Luke Gregory just pipped Sean Sargeant, Dan Green & Ian Folwell and Jon Miller, Kim Richardson & Mark Richardson. Thanks to all again for your support. Full result - click here.

Just for info ... the draw for the Turkey Trot (to be played next Sat 15th Dec) will be done on Wednesday of this week. So if you haven't entered and still wish to do so, please get your entry in before Wednesday. Prizes will be awarded immediately after the event.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

December Seniors Medal

Another bitterly cold day for the Seniors medal today, but the sun came out later on to make the temperature soar up to about 5 degrees!!! This month's competition was played as a Stableford off the yellow tees for men and there was a separate competition for the ladies.

In the men's event, John Butcher was the victor with an excellent 40pts, his third seniors medal since joining the "old folk" in August. Runner-up was the in-form Derrick Perrin on 39pts closely followed by Ofer Ben-David just one point further back. Andrew Buchanan (who "gave up golf last week"!!!) was fourth just ahead of Bob Evans on count-back. 
Full result - click here.

In the ladies competition, Lady Captain Jan Hinks headed the field on 32pts just ahead of runner-up Lesley Cratchley on 31pts.
Full result - click here.

Only three 2's were recorded today - Ofer Ben-David at the 6th, John Butcher at the 14th and Gordon Turner on the 16th.

To view the latest seniors eclectic standings - click here.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

December Medal

Another good field of thirty-six players (30 men and 6 ladies) for the last of the 2012 medals. Unfortunately, because of the enforced closure of the 2nd hole, the competition had to be declared as a non-qualifier. Despite this, and the chilly conditions, there were some excellent scores returned.

Division 1
In the top division, Phil Knight scored an excellent 40pts to secure his first medal win for over three years! Runner-up was Dave Warwick on 38pts followed by Josh Wallin on 35pts. Full result - click here.

Division 2
After starting 2012 with a medal win, one of our esteemed seniors Derrick Perrin grabbed the honours in division 2 with 37pts. Runner-up was seniors captain Roy Whiting on 36pts followed by Rowland Barnfield who just finished ahead of Ian Turner on count-back after both returned 35pts. Full result - click here.

Division 3
Brian Matthews recorded his first medal success in division 3 with 36pts. One point further back was runner-up was Andy Tooley who just pipped Patrick Brind on count-back. Full result - click here.

Well worth the wait for Sian Soanes who notched her first medal win since 2005 with a win on 32pts today. Runner-up was Kim Richardson on 29pts followed by Sam Whiting on 27pts. Full result - click here.

Four 2's were scored today. Josh Wallin & Patrick Brind at the 6th and Jim Green & Geoff Denner on the 11th.

Winter Medal Aggregate
This was the second round and half way point of the Winter Medal Aggregate competition. Rowland Barnfield now has a slender lead over Derrick Perrin and Josh Wallin and a host of other players in close attendance. Current standings - click here. Remember it's the best 3 scores that will count.