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Sunday, 29 September 2013

AGM Minutes

For those who were unable to attend the AGM on Wed 25th September, or for those who did attend and may have missed some points, the draft minutes are now available to view on-line.

Click here to view the minutes.

NB. This is a draft version of the minutes which will be officially approved at the next AGM.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Captains Cup - postponed

Sorry to announce that the Captains Cup scheduled for this Sunday 6th Oct has been postponed until a later date. The new date for this competition will be on Sunday 20th Oct.
Apologies to all those who entered this competition and I hope you will be able to play on the new date. The entry sheet will remain on the notice board for the next few weeks, so there will be an opportunity for those who couldn't make this Sunday to enter on the new date.
If you still want to play this coming Sunday, there will be a roll-up where all are welcome. Please meet in the clubhouse by 09:15 latest.
Many thanks for your patience and understanding on this matter.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Seniors Bowmaker

Today's event for the Seniors was a Bowmaker Stroke-Play competition played in teams of three with the best two nett scores counting on each hole. Quite a foggy start to the day and with very little breeze, it took a while for it to clear. Once this cleared, we were again treated to a very pleasant late summer's day.
The winning team today with an excellent score of 123 were Allan Trotman, Sandy Deacon & Ofer Ben-David. Runners-up on 126 were Sam Whiting, Steve Vale & Tom Wallin followed by Paul Tebbutt, Ted Fitzsimons & Chris Piper a further two strokes back.
Full result - click here.

Saturday, 21 September 2013


There will be a roll-up this coming Sunday 22nd Sept.

All are welcome to come and join in.

Meet in the clubhouse by 09:15 ... first tee time will be 09:38

Friday, 20 September 2013

Annual General Meeting

Calling all members ...

The 19th Annual General Meeting of the members of Newbury Racecourse Golf Club will be held in the Club House on Wednesday 25th September 2013 at 7.30pm.

Please make every effort to attend this meeting. It is an excellent opportunity to gain an insight into the impending changes at the club and an opportunity to ask questions on any golf club matters.

There is currently one main resolution for the AGM relating to the running and structure of the club for the future. This can be viewed here. If you have any other  resolutions for this meeting, please submit these to the Club Manager (Ed Richardson) by Monday 23rd September 2013.

This is also the time when we elect our new committee. We have nominations for most of these positions, but that doesn't mean it is a closed shop. The current nominations can be viewed here.
You have the right to nominate any other member to the committee - providing they are willing to be nominated themselves! If you wish to do this, please do so on the official nomination form which can be viewed and printed here.

Looking forward to seeing you all there next Wednesday.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Keith Knight Cup

Today's seniors event was a board competition - The Keith Knight Cup. This is a mixed Stableford competition with the men playing from the white tees. Thirty-two players (26 men and 6 ladies) competed for the prizes. Following the deluge of yesterday, the course was in surprisingly good condition with very little excess water and the greens were excellent. Our thanks once again to Richard and his team for preparing the course.
Today's winner with 43pts (and a very good gross 76) was Paul Tebbutt. Runner-up and playing in the same group was Tom Wallin who just pipped Linda Vale on count-back after both returned 39pts. Linda nearly completed her hat-trick as she was runner-up in 2011 and 2012. Fourth place went to Liz Evans on 38pts just beating John Butcher on the same score. Full details - click here.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Ladies Farewell Tea and Golf Day

The Ladies of Newbury Racecourse held their outgoing Lady Captains farewell tea and golf day, that saw lady members dress for the occasion in honour of their outgoing Lady Captain (a former Head Mistress).

Much to the surprise of other players and those going onto the range, school girls poured out of the clubhouse onto the course.  The swirling wind did nothing for the schoolgirl hair do's and hats, nor the rain that followed. Sian kindly provided goodies for the starting hut, which became the Tuck Shop for the afternoon. Another schoolgirl managed to infiltrate the course earlier, and secreted some rather nasty looking vermin in the 7th and 9th holes, so the first person to putt out was treated to a nasty shock. In true gung-ho style, all ladies finished the 9 hole Bowmaker and retreated to the Clubhouse.

The Headmistress - sorry, Ladies Captain, took charge of the meal, and various punishments were issued when misdemeanours occurred!  It is believed that some lady members are still standing in line outside the Ladies Changing Room!!!!!!! The winning team on the day was led by Fay Unsworth, ably assisted by Jean Raincock, Liz Evans and Judy Willson.
A memorable afternoon to end a fantastic year.
Thank you Jan - you've made it fun!

Headmistress Jan emerging from the Tuck Shop ... (be very afraid!)
The St Trinians class from Newbury Racecourse!!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Seniors Captains Day

An excellent fun day of golf for the seniors today at the racecourse and even the weather was kind to us. A little chilly, but we all stayed dry!! Today's event was a Texas Scramble and the scoring from the teams of three was really excellent and very close.

The winning team with a score of 54.2 were Allan Trotman, Linda Vale & Barry Heath. Runners-up on 55.0 were Sam Whiting, Paul Tebbutt & Gordon Turner followed by Tommy Lees, Ofer Ben-David and Jan Hinks who just pipped Tom Wallin, Derrick Perrin & Ken Croucher on count-back after both teams scored 55.4
The nearest-the-pin prizes went to Linda Vale on the 2nd hole and Raymond Bilton on the 16th. The longest drive for the men was won by welcome visitor Jim Purvis (8th hole) and for the ladies Sam Whiting (9th hole).
Full result - click here.

Afterwards, the players were treated to a buffet to celebrate an excellent year from Roy as seniors captain. Many thanks to Roy for organising this "farewell" competition as seniors captain, although I suspect Sam may have helped him just a little!?!?

Jubilee Cup winner - Rod Spring
Raymond Bilton - NTP 16th hole
Sam Whiting - Longest Drive - 9th hole
Jim Purvis - Longest Drive - 8th hole
Linda Vale - NTP 2nd hole
3rd place - Tommy Lees, Jan Hinks & Ofer Ben-David
2nd place - Sam Whiting, Paul Tebbutt & Gordon Turner
Winners - Allan Trotman, Linda Vale & Barry Heath
Paul Tebbutt - a prize just for being there!?!?!? (Result!!!)
The senior ladies ... and Roy of course!!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013


There will be a roll-up this coming Sunday 15th Sept.

All are welcome to come and join in ... men, ladies, seniors, juniors and visitors with a valid handicap.

Meet in the clubhouse by 09:15 ... first tee time will be 09:38

Come and join in the fun!!!!

Sunday, 8 September 2013

36 Hole Stableford

There were some challenging conditions for today's 36-Hole Stableford competition with a stiff southerly breeze blowing across the course and some quite heavy showers during the second round. Well done to all players for completing both rounds. There was a separate competition for both men and ladies.

In the men's competition, the winner was Steve Gould with a two-round total of 74pts. Jeremy Twaits was the runner-up just one point further back closely followed by Andrew Mead a further point behind.
Andrew carded the best 18 holes of the day with an excellent 41pts on his second round followed by Cliff Westley who couldn't quite match his 40pts from round one. Full result - click here.

For the ladies, Sian Soanes continued her good form of late with a win on 65pts just beating Allison Holmes into second place by two points. Sandy Deacon was third. Full result - click here.

This was another counting competition for the Order of Merit and the pack has been re-shuffled again! Following her win in the ladies competition, Sian Soanes now heads the table followed by John Day, Christine Cooper and Dave Warwick. Latest standings - click here.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Summer Knockout Competitions

All of our Summer KO competitions have now been completed. From all accounts, there have been some excellent matches in all the competitions and some very close ones as well!!

First of all a special congratulations to Sian Soanes who is the first lady winner of the Summer Singles KO beating Steve Simm in the final and some other very good players on her way to the final.

Full details - click here.

The Summer Fourball KO was won by Sean Sargeant & Jon Miller who beat Dave Warwick & Dean Butler in a hotly contested final.
Full details - click here.
In the Summer Foursomes KO, John Baron & John Day came through some tough matches to defeat Geoff Denner & Barry Heath in the final.
Full details - click here.

The top eight players from the Club Championship competed in the Scratch KO. Josh Wallin was the victor over Jon Miller in a closely contested and low scoring final. Full details - click here.

Finally, in the Seniors Jubilee Cup (the singles KO for the seniors), it took five extra holes for Rod Spring to eventually defeat Richard Hook in a very tense final. Full details - click here.

Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank-you to all competitors who took part in these competitions.

All this activity has resulted in a bit of a re-shuffle in the Order of Merit table. John Day is the new leader closely followed by Christine Cooper and Sian Soanes with Dave Warwick not too far behind. Latest standings - click here. There are three more counting competitions to go - this week's 36-Hole Stableford, October Fourball and November Greensomes. Don't miss out on earning some valuable points in these competitions!!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

September Seniors Medal

After a cool misty start this morning, the temperatures soon rose once the sun came through and with very little breeze, conditions were ideal. Twenty-six men and four ladies competed for today's medals and the scoring was excellent.
In the men's competition, the in-form Les Eden was the winner with an impressive nett 63. Runner-up was Roy Whiting on nett 66 followed by Harry Jackson just one stroke further back. All of the top three earned handicap cuts for their efforts. Fourth placed Paul Tebbutt had the lowest gross (82). Full result - click here.
In the ladies competition, Jan Hinks topped the list and really went to town with a superb nett 61 dropping four shots from her handicap! Runner-up with the lowest gross was Sam Whiting just beating Linda Vale after both returned nett 67. Full result - click here.
There were three 2's recorded this week - and it was a roll-over from last month's medal!! Roy Whiting (2nd), John Clark (16th) and Tom Wallin (16th) all shared the pot.

Monday, 2 September 2013

September Medal

This month's medal was played over two days on both Saturday and Sunday. Twenty players (17 men and 3 ladies) competed for the medals which were played again in two mixed divisions.

Division 1
It was very tight in the top division with count-back required to identify the winner. Jon Miller just squeaked ahead of Jeremy Twaits courtesy of a one stroke difference on the back nine holes after both returned nett 67. John Day grabbed third spot just one stroke further back and the lowest gross of the day - 75.
Full result - click here.

Division 2
Sandy Deacon was the star in the division 2 medal with an exceptional score of nett 62. Nice to see a lady winning one of these mixed medal competitions! Last month's div 2 winner, Rowland Barnfield, was runner-up on nett 68 and the lowest gross in this division.
Full result - click here.

There were four 2's recorded this month. John Day and Geoff Denner at the 2nd. Mark Richardson at the 16th and Jon Miller at the par 4 3rd ... (nice!).

Owen Millennium Trophy
Josh Wallin heads the Owen Millennium Trophy table by 5 strokes from John Day with Dave Warwick in 3rd spot. Full listing - click here.

Summer Medal Aggregate
Roger Carter is still 10 shots clear in the Summer Medal Aggregate from Paul Tebbutt & Andrew Mead. I think we need a miracle to catch up now with only one counting medal to go!! Current standings - click here.