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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Seniors - Waltz123

After a couple of weeks absence due to the inclement weather conditions, the seniors were back in action today in their normal Wednesday morning slot. The course was a bit damp but quite playable, but we had to stock-check the incoming groups to make sure nobody went missing in the near gale-force winds!!!

Today's competition was a Waltz123 Stableford played in teams of three players. On the first hole, the best Stableford score counts, then the best two scores on the second hole, then all three scores on the third hole. This is then repeated for the rest of the round.

The winning team with an excellent score of 78pts were Derrick Perrin, Richard Hook and Colin Cox. Runners-up were Paul Tebbutt, Roy Whiting and Ofer Ben-David on 74pts, followed by Raymond Bilton, Stephen Vale and Chris Piper on 71pts. Full result - click here.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Members update ...

Dear Member,

Firstly, a very Happy New Year to you all, I hope that you managed to fit in some golf before the snow came down and now that it has gone, you can get golfing again! I just wanted to update you on a couple of items and just to keep you up to speed with goings-on at the club.

Renewals, bag tags, diaries etc!
Thank to all those who have renewed your membership and are continuing to support the club. Apologies for the delay in receiving your new membership tags, diaries and race badges, these are now available to collect from the pro shop. I hope that you get the chance to make plenty of use of your membership this year, especially now that the snow has thawed!

Measured Course / Important changes to the Standard Scratch Score’s
As most of you will be aware, since the introduction of the car park and subsequent changes to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, it has not been possible to play qualifying competitions. This is because an application to both the men’s and ladies county unions is required in order that the course from the various sets of tees can be classed as an official ‘measured courses’. This had not been done at the time and therefore qualifying competitions were not possible, however, with the help of both the B.B.&O. and Berkshire Ladies Golf Union, this process has now been completed and qualifying competitions can again be played.
Due to these changes, the Standard Scratch score from each set of tees has changed however, with each being reduced by one shot. From the white tees, the SSS is now 70, it is now 68 from the yellow tees and 70 from the red tees. If you have any queries relating to these changes, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or John Christopher, the Handicaps Secretary.

Information, information, information!
One of the things I would like to do before the golfing season really gets going is to ensure that I have up to date contact details for every member, ensuring that communication can be carried out in the most efficient and effective way. In order to help me with this, I would be very grateful if EVERY member could either complete the form that is in the pack with the diaries and bag tags or even easier than doing that, complete the form below and send to Apologies for all the form filling, it just makes life far easier if we can contact you, by email if possible, and I can reassure you that these details will be used for golf club correspondence only and will not be passed to any 3rd party.

Email address:
Tel Nos: Home:                         Work:                            Mobile:
Date of Birth:

And finally...
If you have any queries regarding any aspect of your membership, please do not hesitate to contact me, or (01635) 40035, option 1.

I would also like to thank the ongoing hard work of the Newbury Racecourse Golf Club Committee, I have now witnessed first hand the work that they have done and continue to put in to ensure the continued success of the golf club and I would ask you to assist with their efforts.

Ed Richardson
Member of the Management Team, Newbury Racecourse Golf Club.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Thanks ...

On behalf on myself and Nick, we would like to thank you all for the lovely Red Letter day present.

Once Nick returns from Tour School, we shall sit down and choose what to do, maybe a bit of para gliding !!!!!!! Whatever we choose we will take some pictures for you all to see. (if we are still alive)

Many thanks to all the members and really enjoyed the Presentation Evening.


January Fourball

The January Four Ball has now been re-scheduled for Sunday 17th Feb. The draw remains exactly the same.
If you are in the draw and are unable to play, please contact Paul Tebbutt asap so that we can re-arrange things. If you are not in the draw and want to play, please let Paul know and we will try to accommodate you. There is currently one space available at 08:50, but we may be able to add others.

Click here for the draw.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Golf announcement ...

Newbury & Crookham Golf Club is pleased to announce that with effect from the 1st January 2013, they will be managing the facilities at Newbury Racecourse Golf Club, also known as Newbury Golf Centre.

All facilities, including 18 holes of golf, driving range and pro shop will be open throughout 2013 with exciting plans currently being finalised for 2014 and beyond.

The pro shop and teaching services are being run by MB Golf, who also run the professional services at Newbury & Crookham and the staff will include Steve Mitchell, Nigel Hart & Tim Butler who have worked there for many years. The shop will be well stocked, providing a great range of equipment and the teaching services will be improved with even more PGA Professionals on site giving lessons.

The Wessex Club will continue to operate the clubhouse operations as before and will provide an excellent range of food and drink for both golfers and guests alike. 

Newbury & Crookham Golf Club will be providing its expertise to manage the golf course and oversee all golf operations during 2013 and looks forward to welcoming all customers during this year. For any further information regarding the golfing facilities offered at Newbury Racecourse Golf Club or Newbury & Crookham Golf Club, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

January Fourball

Sorry folks ... tomorrow's competition is officially cancelled due to the weather!!

Not sure if we can re-schedule it at the moment ... watch this space.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Seniors 7/8 Stableford

Icy fairways, frozen greens, temperature below zero ... just the weather for the seniors to go out again today!!! Today's competition was a mixed 7/8 Stableford non-qualifier and still the good scores roll in!!
This weeks winner was Tommy Lees with a very impressive 38pts. Runner-up was the in-form Derrick Perrin on 37pts followed by John Day who just pipped Harry Jackson on count-back after both returned 34pts. Full result - click here.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Farewell from Nick & Lorraine

On behalf of Lorraine and myself, we would like to thank all the members for their custom over the past 15 1/2 years. It has been a very interesting 15 years, and we have produced some fantastic players during this time. Our new journey is about to begin, starting with Senior Tour School at the end of January. We will keep you posted on our new ventures. Thank you very much for being our friends and our customers.
Best wishes to you all with your golf in 2013.
Nick and Lorraine.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

January Medal

The winter medal certainly lived up to its name today with a cold easterly wind, rain, sleet and some snow all in the same day!! Nevertheless, twenty-eight hardy souls completed their rounds in this Stableford competition with some excellent scores returned. Once again it was a non-qualifier, but we should be back to playing qualifiers again next month. As there were less than 30 players, the medal was played in two divisions for the men (Div1 - 0-14, Div2 - 15-28) and there was a separate medal for the six ladies.

Men Division 1
In the 14 and under division, Mark Richardson was the victor with an excellent 40pts. Runner-up was Josh Wallin who just pipped Sean Sargeant on count-back after both scored 38pts. Full result - click here.

Men Division 2
The 15-28 handicap winner was Rowland Barnfield who posted an early 38pts which was not bettered. Runner-up was Paul Hickey on 36pts followed by Roy Whiting on 34pts. Full result - click here.

For the ladies, Cilla Osgood was the clear winner by 6 with 32pts. The next three players all carded 26pts with Sian Soanes edging out Fay Unsworth and Christine Cooper on count-back to claim 2nd place. Full result - click here.

There were six 2's today with two players grabbing two each!
Jon Miller (2nd)
Mark Richardson (11th)
Rowland Barnfield (2nd & 11th)
Dave Warwick (6th & 14th)

Winter Medal Aggregate
This was the third round of the Winter Medal Aggregate competition. The final one for this competition is next month's Feb Medal. The current leader is Rowland Barnfield (114) followed by Josh Wallin (111), then Dave Warwick (109) and Jon Miller (108). Latest scores - click here.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Seniors Four-ball

Today's event for the Seniors was a four-ball better-ball Stableford with sixteen teams drawn to play in this mixed competition off 3/4 handicap. A bit chilly to start with but beautiful sunshine to finish (and no rain)!!
The winners today were the team of Rod Spring & Richard Cross with an excellent score of 42pts. Just one shot further back were runners-up Roy Whiting & Steve Vale, closely followed by Allan Trotman & Richard Hook on 40pts. Full result - click here.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Seniors January Medal

The first competition of the new year was played by the seniors yesterday. The competition was a stroke-play medal off the yellow tees for men played as a non-qualifier. Thirty men and four ladies competed for the prizes.
In the men's event, just two players managed to break net par. Ofer Ben-David was the clear winner with an excellent score of 67. Runner-up was Harry Jackson on 70. One stroke further back, Steve Vale was in third spot beating Malcolm Passey, Bob Stevenson and Tommy Lees on count-back. Malcolm Passey and John Day shared the lowest gross of 85. Full result - click here.
For the ladies, Jan Hinks started this year as she finished last year with another win on 74. Linda Vale grabbed the runners-up spot just one stroke behind Jan. Sam Whiting recorded the lowest gross for the ladies. Full result - click here.
Only one two was recorded in the medal - John Clark on the 2nd hole.
Happy Birthday to Steve Thompson who kindly provided some bottles of wine which were given to players in a draw of their scorecards.
The new quarterly seniors eclectic starts with this competition. For the latest standings - click here.