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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Seniors Flag Competition

Today's seniors event was a Flag Competition with the top 3 places winning a prize. Adding the par of the course to their handicap to give them a number of shots to use, each competitor tries to go as far as they can using their allotted number of strokes. In ideal  scoring conditions, 12 players managed to complete more than 18 holes using their handicap. The winner was Mike Workman who completed 20 holes followed by runner-up Rod Spring who made it to the 2nd green. Sandy Deacon grabbed third place on count-back from Les Eden, Jim Green and Derrick Perrin all of whom completed the first extra hole. The other players to get past the 18th were Jan Hinks, Tommy Lees, Chris Piper, Paul Tebbutt, Steve Vale and Phil Moss. Full result - click here.

August Weekday Stableford

Ten players competed in last week's August Weekday Stableford. The clear winner was Ron Arnold who amassed a terrific total of 47pts. Christine Cooper (41pts) was the runner-up followed by Sandy Deacon who just pipped Patrick Brind on count-back after both returned 38pts.
Full result - click here.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Seniors vs Ampfield

The seniors friendly match against Ampfield last week resulted in a 4-2 victory for the Racecourse. The winning pairings were John Day & Tom Wallin, Les Eden & Chris Moore, Jeremy Proud & Tommy Lees and Paul Tebbutt & Geoff Denner. Jim Hayes & Andy Paterson and Colin Jones & Keith Johnson picked up the points for the visitors. The nearest-the-pin prize was won by Ampfield's Brian Porter and the longest drive by Paul Tebbutt (everyone else must have missed the fairway!?!).
After the match, we were all treated to an excellent meal in the clubhouse. All in all, a super day!!

Monday, 26 August 2013

Bank Holiday Roll-up

Twenty players took part in today's holiday roll-up Stableford which included five ladies, seniors and men including some guests. There probably would have been more, but they were committed to matches.
It was great to have a fun comp which included ladies, seniors and men all playing together and the weather was very good as well!!
Jeremy Twaits and Derrick Perrin both finished on 44 points with Jeremy winning first prize on count-back. Full result - click here. There were also two card draws adding scores together to determine 3 more prizes. Everyone seemed to enjoy the competition. There is a list of future dates for roll-ups on the board in the clubhouse entrance. Depending on how these roll ups turn out, we will start to include things like nearest-the-pin in the future.
A big thank you to every one who came along and played and a special thank-you to Derrick Perrin for his hard work and dedication in running the roll-ups.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Seniors 123 Stableford

Today's seniors competition was a 123 Stableford with teams of three players. The winning team with a score of 77pts were Rod Spring, Steve Vale & Steve Thompson. Runners-up, just one point behind, were Derrick Perrin, Barry Heath & Alan Owen followed by Raymond Bilton, Brian Grace & Ted Fitzsimons a close third. Full result - click here.
Amongst the teams, there were also some excellent individual performances. Top scorer was Tommy Lees on 41pts followed by six other players on 40pts - John Christopher, Les Eden, Malcolm Passey, Derrick Perrin, Rod Spring & Steve Vale.

Friday, 16 August 2013

August Bank Holiday Roll-Up

Racecourse August Bank Holiday Roll Up on Monday 26th August 2013
18 Hole Stableford - Everyone Welcome
All Members - Male and Female and Guests with an official playing Handicap (Guests to Pay Green Fees) are welcome to come and join in and play in a friendly roll up on Bank Holiday Monday.
£3.00 entrance fee payable on the day.

Full Handicap , Men - Yellows, Ladies - Reds + 2.
Prizes for First , Second and Third.
(Entrance money will be pooled to create prizes).

Remember - this is essentially a fun round of golf for those who have nothing better to do than play golf on a Bank Holiday Monday!!

Roll Ups are an excellent way of meeting and playing golf with other Members. Please come along and join in on Bank Holiday Monday.

Meet either Paul Hickey or Jeremy Twaits in the Clubhouse at The Racecourse at 09:30 on Monday 26 August 2013.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Seniors Four-ball Salver

Twenty pairings played for the Seniors Four-ball Salver today playing off 3/4 handicap from the white tees for men. Excellent conditions again for scoring and, as usual, the seniors did not disappoint!
The winners today with a cracking nett 63 were Roy Whiting & Frank Morley. The runners-up were decided on count-back with Allan Trotman & Linda Vale just beating Mike Pritchard & Derrick Perrin after both pairs returned nett 64. Special mention for Les Eden who partnered himself to a nett 70!!!
Full result - click here.

9-Hole Stableford (Take 2!)

Apologies - there was a problem with the processing and the subsequent result of this competition as published. This has now been corrected. Sorry to all concerned for any confusion this may have caused.

Three men and three ladies for the 9-Hole Stableford qualifier played yesterday. The winner, with 24pts was Jill Warwick. Paul Hickey (19pts) was the runner-up on count-back just beating Christine Cooper on the same score.
Full result - click here.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Racecourse Cup

Nineteen players (15 men and 4 ladies) for today's competition played as a stroke-play event from the white tees for men. Good scoring conditions today, with just a light easterly breeze blowing and nice comfortable temperatures. The top eight players scored below the par of 71.
The winner today was Paul Hickey who just edged out Stuart Briginshaw on count-back after both recorded excellent nett 65's. Third place went to Dave Warwick on count-back just ahead of the best lady today Sandy Deacon both on 67. Josh Wallin shot the lowest gross of 76.
Full result - click here.

Another board competition which counts towards the Order of Merit. Christine Cooper still heads the rankings on 42pts followed by John Day, Dave Warwick and Sian Soanes. Latest listing - click here.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Seniors August Medal

A slightly smaller field for the Seniors medal this month as a number of the regulars are away "on tour"!! Nevertheless, a decent field of 25 men and a separate ladies medal with 4 competitors. Good scoring conditions today with some warm sunshine, a gentle breeze and the course in excellent condition.

The men took full advantage of the conditions and there were nine scores of par or better. Today's winner was John Clark who just beat Mike Pritchard on count-back after both returned excellent cards of nett 66. Third place was also decided on count-back with Tom Wallin beating Tommy Lees and Chris Piper all having scored 67. The lowest gross of the day was 81 from Paul Tebbutt. Full result - click here.

In the ladies event, Linda Vale was the victor with a nett 72 closely followed by Sandy Deacon and Sam Whiting who recorded the lowest gross for the ladies. Full result - click here.

Curiously, with all the good scores today, not a single two was recorded, so the two's pool rolls over to next month.

A big thanks to birthday girl Sandy Deacon who provided the seniors with some mouth-watering home-made cakes and also two bottles of wine which were won in a draw by Bob Evans and Rod Spring.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

August Medal

Eighteen players (15 men  and 3 ladies) for today's medal played in two mixed divisions. Warm conditions again with a stern south-westerly breeze to keep everyone on their toes.

Division 1
Winner in the top division for the fourth time this year was Mark Richardson. This was a lesson in not letting one bad hole ruin your day! After a decent front nine, Mark racked up a 10 on the par five 10th hole, but that didn't deter him as he then proceeded to par the last eight holes to return a total of nett 69. Runner-up was Dean Butler on nett 70 followed by John Day just one stroke further back and the lowest gross of the day (78). Full result - click here.

Division 2
In the second division, Rowland Barnfield captured his second medal of the year with a nett 70. Runner-up was young Andrew Mead with another steady 71. John Cooper grabbed third spot from Roy Whiting and Geoff Denner on count-back. Full result - click here.

Just two 2's recorded today. Geoff Denner on the 2nd and John Cooper on the 14th. Both had entered the two's pool so share the prize.

Owen Millennium Trophy
Another counting medal for the Owen Millennium Trophy (best 4 gross scores from the strokeplay medals from March to October). Josh Wallin still holds top spot with John Day and Dave Warwick not too far behind. Latest listing - click here.

Summer Medal Aggregate 
Roger Carter is still the man to beat in this competition as he holds a 10 stroke lead over Paul Tebbutt in second spot plus another three strokes from Andrew Mead in third. We haven't given up yet!!
Latest standings - click here.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Senior Matches

Two more recent Senior matches at the Racecourse to report on.
On Friday 26th July we entertained a small team of our friends from RAF Benson which the Racecourse won 3-0. Yesterday we welcomed the team from Theale. The result was also in our favour with the Racecourse winning 4-2.