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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Seniors Bowmaker

Much nicer conditions for today's seniors get-together which was a Bowmaker Strokeplay competition. Eleven teams of three (except for two teams who had to play a "Doris"!!) competed for the prizes.
Count-back was required to decide today's winners after the top two teams both returned a score of 134. Jim Green, Brian Grace & John Clarke edged the victory over Allan Trotman, Bob Evans & Jan Hinks with a better back 9 holes. Third place went to Derrick Perrin, Roy Whiting & Alan Owen on 136. Full result - click here.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

October Fourball

Fourteen pairings played in the October Fourball today. This is a better-ball strokeplay competition played from the white tees for the men. Very tough conditions today with a strong wind blowing but fortunately no rain until the latter part of the round for a few of the later starters.
Today's winners were John Baron & John Day with a score of 69. Just one stroke back in the runners-up spot were the senior stalwarts of Derrick Perrin & Brian Grace. Third place went to Steve Gould & Paul Smith with a very respectable 71. Full result - click here.

This is the penultimate counting competition for the individual Order of Merit. The final counting competition is next month's November Greensomes. Sian Soanes still leads the way on 57pts with her lead over John Day now cut to just 4pts. Looks like it might be between these two for the trophy!! Latest standings - click here.

PS. The OOM list published earlier did not include the points awarded for the Captains Cup. Apologies - this has now been rectified. (Thank-you Jeremy for pointing out this omission).

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Seniors Four-ball Stableford

Today's competition for the seniors was a Four-Ball Better-ball Stableford with 16 pairings competing for the prizes. After yesterday's deluge, the course was in remarkably good condition although playing long with the softer ground. There was also a strong south-westerly blowing across the course which made scoring even more of a challenge!
The winners today with an excellent 41pts were Brian Faithfull & Jan Hinks. Two points behind were runners-up Derrick Perrin & Richard Hook. Roy Whiting & Les Eden sneaked into third place on countback ahead of Allan Trotman & Richard Cross and John Butcher & Linda Vale after all three pairings returned 38pts. Full result - click here.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Captains Cup

Certainly a mixed bag of weather for today's Captain's Cup and Drive-In. There were some heavy showers early this morning, but they thankfully cleared away for the captain's drive-ins.
Paul Hickey (men's captain), Sian Soanes (ladies captain) and Brian Grace (standing in for seniors captain John Day) got proceedings under way with the traditional tee-shots down the 13th fairway. The winning pegs were from Denise Matthews, Phil Knight and Paul Hickey.

Thirty-six players then played an 18 Hole Stableford with a shotgun start for the Captains Cup. Three-quarters of the way through the round, the players were called off the course whilst some lightning cleared away, then back out again to complete the round. Unfortunately, the last few holes for most were played in some very heavy showers making scoring very challenging. But, this didn't dampen the spirits of the hardy racecourse players!!

The winner of the Captains Cup today was John Baron with a very worthy 39pts. Runner-up was Jeremy Twaits just two points adrift followed by Phil Knight (36pts) in 3rd place. Full result - click here.
The longest drive prizes went to Jason Allum and Fay Unsworth, with Fay also collecting the nearest-the pin prize. Thanks to all who took part and raised £265 for today's chosen charity - The Willow Foundation.

Captains Cup winner - John Baron

October Weekday Stableford

Just five players for this months Weekday Stableford played on Friday 18th Oct. The winner by one point was Tim Page with an excellent 41pts. Adrian Hayward was the close runner-up followed by Garry Golding on 38pts. Full result - click here.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Ladies Winter Comps

Ladies ... as well as the regular par and birdie trees there is now a new competition to run over the winter months called the 9 Hole Accumulator. The details for all three of these competitions can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

Ladies Par Tree
Ladies Birdie Tree
Ladies 9-Hole Accumulator

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Captains Cup

Captains Drive-In
Sunday 20 October 2013

Come and join in the fun as we welcome the new Captains for the coming year.

18 Hole Stableford Competition - Shotgun Start.
Try to win a prize by guessing where the Captains first drives will finish.
Prizes for Nearest the Pin and Longest Drives.
Enter the Raffle to win a prize.

Money raised on the day will be donated to The Willows Foundation - A Charity dedicated to bringing special days to the seriously ill who are between the ages 16 and 40 years of age and live in the United Kingdom.

If anyone is able to donate a prize for the raffle that would be great.

Please contact Sian Soanes or Paul Hickey if you have any questions regarding the day and prize donation.

Seniors v Deanwood

The Seniors played their final inter-club match of the season yesterday against our friends from Deanwood Park. The conditions were hard with a strong north-easterly wind blowing and unfortunately some rain for the final few holes for the last groups out. It was also nice to include some of our senior ladies in this match.
Home advantage told in the end with the result going in favour of the Racecourse by 5 1/2 - 1/2. Following the golf we were treated to yet another excellent meal and our thanks go to Pat and Rachel for that.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Seniors Texas Scramble

Today's seniors event was a Texas Scramble competition with twelve teams of three competing for the prizes. A slightly sterner test today on the course with a rather brisk westerly wind blowing, but still the scoring was excellent.
The winners with an outstanding score of 54.0 (gross 66) were John Butcher, Mike Pritchard & Jan Hinks. Runners-up on 58.0 were the team of Rod Spring, Judy Willson & Linda Vale closely followed by Paul Tebbutt, John Clarke & Chris Piper.
Full result - click here.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

October Medal

Just a small field for today's medal so it was played in a single mixed division. However, those who did play were rewarded with some very nice weather in this extended summer we seem to be enjoying!
The scoring today was very close with the top five players separated by just one shot. Stuart Briginshaw was the winner today just beating John Baron on count-back after both carded nett 70. Mark Richardson grabbed third spot with the lowest gross just ahead of Jeremy Twaits and Jason Allum with all three returning nett 71. Full result - click here.
Just one 2 recorded today by John Baron but unfortunately he didn't enter the two's pool so it will roll-over until next month!

Today's competition was the last of the summer medals and therefore marked the conclusion of two other competitions.
The Owen Millennium Trophy (best 4 gross scores) was won by Josh Wallin on a total of 309, followed by John Day and Mark Richardson. Full result - click here.
The Summer Medal Aggregate competition (best 4 nett scores) was headed by Roger Carter (265) followed by Mark Richardson and Paul Tebbutt. Full result - click here.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

October Seniors Medal

Thirty-four seniors played today in the October Medal. As there were only 3 ladies competing, it was played as a mixed competition. We expected some rain today but were pleasantly surprised by the dry, warm conditions!
Today's winner with an excellent nett 70 (and lowest gross of 77) was our new seniors captain John Day. Runner-up on the same score of 70 (but with not quite such a good back 9 as John) was Chris Piper. The next three players also had to be separated on count-back with Brian Faithfull just edging out Derrick Perrin and Roy Whiting after all three players returned nett 71. Full result - click here.
The were four 2's recorded today - Raymond Bilton at the 11th, John Day and Mike Workman at the 16th and Brian Faithfull at the 14th. Fortunately for Brian, he was the only one who invested his money in the two's pool so scooped the lot!!!

September Weekday Stableford

Ten players (7 men and 3 ladies) for the September Weekday Stableford which was played on Thu 26th/Fri 27th Sep and some excellent scoring.
The winner this month was Patrick Brind with an impressive 41pts. One point behind was runner-up John Cooper followed by Phil Knight and Tim Page on 39pts and 38pts respectively. Full result - click here.