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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Next Roll Up

The next roll up will be on

Sunday 29th December 
first tee time 09:00

Meet at the clubhouse 08:30 - 08:45 latest

Presentation Evening

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Seniors December Medal

What a difference a day makes!! Yesterday - gale force winds and lashing it down ... today - bright sunshine and virtually windless. Thanks to the green-keepers for making the course playable today.
Twenty-seven seniors competed in the Stableford medal today which was postponed earlier this month due to on-going ground-works. Only two ladies could play today, so it was played as a mixed medal. Also, a couple of non-seniors (Jeremy & Jason) played with us today (not in the competition) and were made very welcome. Due to the damp conditions (I guess), the scores weren't record-breaking and in fact the competition was calculated as being "reductions only".
Today's winner with a score of 35pts was Raymond Bilton. The runner-up was decided on count-back with Barry Heath just edging out Linda Vale, Derrick Perrin and Jim Green after all four carded 34pts.
Full result - click here.
Just two 2's were recoded this month - Raymond Bilton (2nd hole) and John Day (6th hole). This was a roll-over pot from last month and, as Raymond didn't enter the two's, John scooped the "jackpot"!!

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Turkey Trot

Just fourteen players for this year's Turkey Trot Stableford competition played with just two clubs and a putter. A small field, but a good time was had by all competitors and some excellent scores returned!!
Today's winner was Geoff Denner with 39pts. Runner-up, just one point further back was the in-form John Baron followed by Jason Allum in third place on 37pts. They are now all wondering why they lug the other 11 clubs around with them week after week!! All players earned a prize for today thanks to the generosity of captains Paul and Sian.
Full result - click here.
There was also an extra prize for the best dressed turkey!!! No contest ... Kim Richardson by a mile!!!

Today's players

Winning turkey ... Kim Richardson
Yep ... she played all 18 holes dressed like that!!!!!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Seniors Xmas Fayre

Thick fog and chilly conditions greeted the Seniors at NRGC, who played in the Seniors Christmas Fayre Texas Scramble.  After a delayed start, the teams of 3 took to the course, and produced some good scores in spite of the conditions.  Winning team, with a nett score of 58.0 was Derrick Perrin, Liz Evans and Judy Willson.  Second place went to the Mike Pritchard, Richard Aldred, Ofer Ben-David combination, when they returned a score of nett 58.4.  In third place, was the team led by Seniors Captain John Day, accompanied by Jan Hinks and Bob Evans with their score of 59.0.
Full result - click here.
At the Seniors Christmas Fayre, everyone is a winner, as all players bring a prize, and players choose their prize from the table.  Players and partners enjoyed a Christmas Meal following the game.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Christmas Roll Ups

Roll Up - Roll Up - Roll Up - Roll Up
To all Members, Visitors and Guests

Fed up with Christmas shopping?
Too much turkey and Christmas pudding?
Need to get out of the house?

 **** Solution ****

Get out on the course and play some golf

Come and join in the friendly Roll Ups
Sunday 22nd and 29th December

There are Roll Ups most Sundays.
An excellent way to enjoy golf for all
Meet in the Clubhouse for 08:45 - 09:00

Sunday, 8 December 2013

The Last Hurrah ...

The Last Hurrah
Sunday 12th January 2014

A fun 123-Waltz competition to mark the final time the existing 18-hole layout will be played at the racecourse

Teams of 3 can consist of both members and/or non-members
Non-members to pay a £10 green fee

Please use the sign-up sheet in the clubhouse to enter your team
Or contact Paul Hickey or Sian Soanes
More details to follow...

Turket Trot

There is still time to enter the "Turkey Trot" competition which takes place next Saturday 14th December. This is a fun Stableford competition where each competitor is only allowed two clubs and a putter. Tee times will be from 09:00 onwards and there will be plenty of prizes on offer including one for the best dressed turkey!! There is a sign-up sheet on the notice board in the clubhouse - please enter with a stamp in the normal manner.

Wendy Seymour Texas Scramble

A very enjoyable and successful day today at the Racecourse for the annual Wendy Seymour Texas Scramble. The players assembled early at the clubhouse for some bacon rolls and beverages ready for a shotgun start at 8:30. Our thanks go to the Wessex Club for providing the catering for this before first light!! Twenty teams of three competed today including seven teams of visitors. It was nice to see many ex-members and old friends still supporting this event and special thanks to Paul Seymour & Dan for presenting the prizes. Overall we raised £342 today for the Rarer Cancers Foundation - thanks to everyone for their generosity.

Appropriately, the top scoring team overall today were Dan Seymour, Scott Vodkins & Charlie Butler who scored a very impressive 53.2 (gross 60) to take the prize of the best visiting team.

For the club event, the winners were Roy Martinez, Ian Martinez & Mike Smith on 55.0 (gross 64). Runners-up on count-back were John Day, John Baron & Stuart Briginshaw whose back 6 holes was just fractionally better than Derrick Perrin, Jim Green & Tommy Lees after both teams scored nett 55.4
Full result - click here.

Winning visitors - Charlie Butler, Dan Seymour & Scott Vodkins

Winners - Ian Martinez, Mike Smith & Roy Martinez

2nd place - Stuart Briginshaw, John Day & John Baron

3rd place - Jim Green, Derrick Perrin & Tommy Lees

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Seniors Stableford

Unfortunately, the scheduled Seniors Medal had to be cancelled today as two of the holes were closed due to ongoing groundworks on the course. No matter ... the thirty-eight players who attended today played a 16-hole Stableford competition instead! The Seniors Medal has been re-scheduled to Thursday 19th December. Chilly conditions again today with some light drizzle first thing, but it soon cleared away.
The winner of today's competition was Gordon Turner with an excellent 39pts - pretty good for just 16 holes!! The next three players all returned 36pts with Richard Aldred claiming the runners-up spot on count-back just ahead of Jim Green and Allan Trotman.
Full result - click here.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

December Medal

Just fourteen players (13 men and 1 lady) for today's Stableford competition played as one mixed division. Quite chilly to start the day, but at least it stayed nice and dry!!
The winner today with a career best round of gross 75 was Jeremy Twaits who amassed 45pts. Runner-up, also with an impressive score was John Baron on 41pts followed by Ofer Ben-David 3pts further back.
Full result - click here.
Two 2's were recorded today - Rowland Barnfield on the 14th and Dave Warwick on the 16th. Both had entered the pool so share the spoils.
This is the second medal counting toward the Winter Medal Aggregate competition (best 3 nett scores from the 4 winter medals). Only those players who have played in both medals so far are shown in this list.