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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Seniors Texas Scramble

Today's get-together for the Seniors was a Texas Scramble. Twelve teams of three competed for the prizes. A dry day which was a bit unexpected after seeing the weather forecast. Also the course was a bit more forgiving following the recent welcome rain.
The winners today with an excellent score of 55.8 were Tommy Lees, Judy Willson & Sandy Deacon. The runners-up spot was decided on count-back with John Day, Barry Heath & Gordon Turner just edging out Brian Faithfull, Derrick Perrin & Richard Cross after both teams carded 57.4
Full result - click here.

Really great to see Al Drennan back today even if he is not playing yet. Knowing Al ... it won't be too long before he's back out on the course!!

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Parker Hart Fourball

Excellent conditions for today's Parker Hart Four ball. Just when you thought the scoring can't possibly get any better .... it does. There were many excellent scores but the winners with a phenomenal effort were Dave & Jill Warwick with a nett 59. Although the course is running well, this is 3/4 handicap with men off the white tees and, as always, you still have to get that little ball in the hole. The unlucky runners-up, still with an excellent score of 63, were Christine Cooper & Fay Unsworth. John Butcher & Sian Soanes won the count-back battle for third place just ahead of Brian & Denise Matthews after both pairings scored 64.
Full result - click here.

Another counting competition for the Order of Merit. After some excellent results, Christine Cooper has opened up a 5 point lead at the top from John Day. The chasing pack is headed by Sian Soanes.
Latest listing - click here.

July Weekday Stableford

Twelve players for this month's Weekday Stableford played on Thu 25th & Fri 26th Jul. Many excellent scores but the winner on 44pts was Adrian Hayward. Runner-up with 42pts was Steve Simm followed by Bob Stevenson just one point further back.
Full result - click here.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Seniors - Racecourse vs Newbury & Crookham

The Racecourse Seniors played a home inter-club match against Newbury & Crookham Seniors on Tuesday 23rd July. There were six four-ball matches and with three wins for each side, the match was halved.
For the Racecourse, Geoff Denner & Richard Hook, John Butcher & Steve Thompson and John Day & Tom Wallin were the winning pairings. Tom Ponton & Paul Sievers, Dave Catt & Ron Wenborn and Peter Booth & David Russell were the victors for Newbury & Crookham. David Russell & Paul Sievers picked up the Nearest-the-Pin and Longest Drive prizes. Thanks to all who participated in this friendly match.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Seniors Fourball Stableford

This week's competition for the Seniors was a Four-ball Stableford off 3/4 handicap. Nineteen teams competed for this weeks prizes. Strangely ... a bit chilly first thing this morning, but things soon warmed up ... including the scoring - which was excellent.

The winning team with a score of 45pts were Richard Hook & Rod Spring. Count-back was definitely required to sort out the runners-up spot with the next six team all returning 43pts!! Les Eden & Jeremy Proud were the back 9 maestros just edging Geoff Denner & Linda Vale into 3rd spot.

Full result - click here.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Bogey Competition

Another small field for the Bogey Competition played today in slightly cooler conditions than of late. There was just one lady in the field, but Christine Cooper shot an excellent round to win the competition on a score of +8. Christine's three nearest rivals all finished on +5 with John Day just edging the runners-up spot on count-back from Bob Stevenson and Dave Warwick. Full result - click here.
This win moves Christine to the top of the Order of Merit table just one point ahead of second placed John Day with a bit of a gap down to Dean Butler, Sian Soanes, Jon Miller and Josh Wallin.
Latest standings - click here.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Seniors Bowmaker Strokeplay

Today's little get together for the Seniors was a Bowmaker Stroke-play competition. Twelve teams of 3 competed for the prizes today in scorching conditions with everyone surviving to the end of their rounds ... well done!! Once again the scoring was excellent.
The winning team was Geoff Denner, Chris Piper & Barry Heath who just pipped Allan Trotman, Gordon Turner & Doris on count-back after both teams scored 121. Third place went to Judy Willson, Linda Vale & another Doris(!) with 125. Full result - click here.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Seniors Open

Eighteen pairs competed today in the Seniors Open at the racecourse. As well as home players, we were pleased to welcome visitors from 6 other golf clubs who entered this better-ball Stableford event.
Today's winners by a single point were home players Paul Tebbutt & Mike Pritchard who returned an impressive 45pts. Runners-up on 44pts were John Christopher & Colin Tillett (Newbury & Crookham) followed by John Day & Keith Chantrey (Donnington Valley) who just pipped Roy Whiting & Jenny Bell (Newbury & Crookham) on count-back after both teams scored 43pts. Full result - click here.
Doug Bell and Tess Chantrey won the longest drives whilst Bob Stevenson, Sandy Deacon and Jenny Bell won the nearest-the-pin prizes.
All the players enjoyed an excellent meal afterwards prepared by the Wessex Club. Many thanks to Roy and Sam Whiting for organising this successful event.

9-Hole Stableford

Eight players (6 men and 2 ladies) for this 9-hole qualifying competition played yesterday. The ladies were in the minority but came out on top taking both winner and runner-up spots. Christine Cooper came first with a score of 23pts. Judy Willson was the runner-up on count-back just beating Scott Holland and Steve Simm after all three carded 21pts.
Full result - click here.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

A fun evening ...

Now that summer has finally arrived, we are having a 9-hole Texas Scramble and BBQ on Thursday 18th July. Three of the team play the front nine and the other three of the team play the back nine, both in Texas Scramble format. Add the scores together, and that gives you the team's overall score. Then head to the clubhouse and enjoy a burger!

There is a sign-up sheet on the notice board in the clubhouse. If you need help finding a team or finding players to finalise your team, contact Jeremy Twaits ( or 07956 095539). Alternatively, add your name to an empty slot on the sheet to join an existing team or wait for others to join you.

Entry fee is £6 per person which includes the BBQ afterwards.

Name the Numpty!!

Can you identify the person in the spider-man outfit in this Sky Sports clip reporting from down-under on the Lions Tour??

To view the full clip - click here.

July Medal

A cloudy start today, but things quickly warmed up both on the weather front and with the scoring in this month's medal. Only eighteen players this month (16 men and 2 ladies), so the medal was mixed (men and ladies) divided into two divisions.

Division 1
In the top division, Paul Tebbutt was the victor with a nett 66. Runner-up was Dave Warwick on 70 closely followed by the top lady Sam Whiting just one stroke further back. Josh Wallin claimed the lowest gross of 78. 
Full result - click here.

Division 2
More excellent scores in division 2 with Roger Carter winning by 4 shots on nett 62 and the lowest gross in this division of 82. Andrew Mead was runner-up with a nett 66 with Andy Tooley two shots behind on 68. 
Full result - click here.

Only 2 two's recorded today both on the 2nd hole by Dean Butler and John Cooper. Both had entered the two's pool so they share the spoils!

Owen Millennium Trophy
Another medal counting towards this trophy of best 4 gross medal scores from the 8 stroke play medals this year. Josh Wallin still heads the pack on 317 with Dave Warwick and John Day not too far behind. 
Full listing - click here.

Summer Medal Aggregate
This is the same as the Owen Millennium but for nett scores instead of gross. After his performance today, Roger Carter is the leader on 265 with Paul Tebbutt and Dave Warwick tucked in behind. 
Full listing - click here.

Friday, 5 July 2013

9-Hole Qualifier

Too hot to play 18 holes? ... Don't have time for 18 holes? ... Fancy playing 9 holes in the evening? ... Need to play a qualifier to keep your handicap active?

Why not consider playing the 9-Hole Stableford Qualifier??

We have one of these competitions every month and the next one is on Tuesday 9th July. It is free to enter - just register on the sheet in the pro-shop before you play and pick up your special yellow card. No set time to play, just ensure your card is marked by another member.
Men off yellow tees, ladies off red tees.
There is a slight handicap adjustment due to the shortened course and there is a sheet on the notice board which will give you the adjustment for your handicap. Don't worry if you forget (!), we have a clever little computer which will do it for you when the cards are processed. Don't forget to put your card in the box when you finish your round. Enjoy your golf!!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Seniors June Medal

Thirty-six seniors (31 men and 5 ladies) played in the July Seniors Medal today. Although weather conditions weren't ideal, there were some who ignored that and returned some excellent scores!

In the men's medal, Tommy Lees returned a handicap-busting nett 62 to claim first place. Runner-up with an excellent 65 was Richard Hook followed by Richard Cross on nett 71. The lowest gross of 82 was recorded by John Day. Full result - click here.
In the ladies competition, Sam Whiting claimed first prize on nett 72 followed by Sandy Deacon (77) and Linda Vale (79). 

Full result - click here.

Four 2's were recorded today Jim Green (6th), Derrick Perrin (14th), Raymond Bilton (14th) and Richard Cross (16th). There was a roll-over in this competition but Richard Cross and Derrick Perrin shared the "jackpot" as the other 2 did not enter!!!

June Weekday Stableford

Seven players in the June Weekday Stableford which was won by Louise Knight with an excellent 43pts. Not bad considering this is her first competitive round for over a year!!! (Been practising Louise??).
Runner-up was Richard Aldred with an equally impressive 40pts. Third place went to Phil Knight who just beat regular visitor Keith Morley on count-back. Full result - click here.