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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Seniors Stableford

Thirty seniors (26 men & 4 ladies) played in a singles Stableford qualifier today. A blanket of fog covered the course for the first few holes making navigation a bit of a challenge, but it soon turned into a glorious spring day with plenty of warm sunshine!!
Today's winner with a score of 42pts was John Butcher. Runner-up was Mike Pritchard who narrowly beat Roy Whiting on count-back after both scored 41pts. All of the top three were rewarded with a handicp decrease!!
Full result - click here.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Bogey Competition

Everyone was prepared for the forecasted bad weather in today's Bogey Competition, but it didn't turn out quite so bad with just a couple of light showers. There was a strong southerly wind blowing, but that didn't seem to worry the players at the top of the leader board and some excellent scores were returned. Eleven men and three ladies braved the conditions to play today.
The winner was Paul Hickey who defeated the course with a score of +6. Runner-up, with the lowest gross of the day (79) was Jeremy Twaits with another great score of +5. Third place went to Jason Allum with another good score of +4. All of these top three players are now playing off new handicaps!!  Full result - click here.
This is one of the events for the season-long Order of Merit which, after four counting events, is now starting to take shape. Jason Allum heads the standings at the moment with 21pts. He is closely followed by three players (John Butcher, John Cooper & Paul Hickey) all on 19pts. Leading lady at the moment is Sian Soanes not too far adrift on 13pts.
Latest standings - click here.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Seniors 123 Waltz

Thirty players in ten teams of three competed today in the seniors 123 Waltz Stableford competition. There was a stiff southerly breeze blowing but at least it stayed dry again!!
The winning team with a score of 79pts were Paul Tebbutt, Mike Miller & Stuart Briginshaw. Runners-up on the same score narrowly beaten on count-back were Derrick Perrin, Roy Whiting & Alan Owen. Third place went to John Day, Geoff Denner & John Clark with 78pts.
Full result - click here.

Monday, 21 April 2014

April Weekday Stableford

Eight players (4 men and 4 ladies) for the April Weekday Stableford played last week on Thursday/Friday. The winner with a score of 36pts was Dean Butler. Runner-up just one point behind was Steve Cobb followed by Tim Page who just beat John Cooper on count-back after both scored 33pts.
Full result - click here.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Seniors vs Bishopswood

On Tuesday the seniors welcomed the players from Bishopswood Golf Club for their first friendly match of the season at the racecourse. There were five four-ball matches and the racecourse were the winners by 3 1/2 to 1 1/2 in a closely fought contest. We all look forward to the return match at Bishopswood in October.

Seniors Four-ball Strokeplay

More gorgeous weather for the seniors in their four-ball strokeplay competition. Thirteen pairings (twenty-two men and four ladies) competed for the prizes today.
The winning partnership by 5 strokes and an excellent score of 63 were seniors captain John Day & Chris Piper. Runners-up were Bob Evans & Steve Thompson on 68, closely followed by Brian Faithfull & Mike Miller just one shot further back.
Full result - click here.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Match vs Donnington Valley

There is a men's match at Donnington Valley Golf Club on Sunday 11th May for which we require ten players. Meet at Donnington Valley at 09:00 for breakfast. Tee times will be from approx 10:00. Chips and sandwiches after the golf - no need to change for this.

If you wish to play in this match, please write your name on the entry sheet in the yellow folder in reception at Nuffield or contact Paul Hickey (07880674381 or ).

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Seniors RNLI Stableford

Sunshine and a gentle breeze blowing for today's seniors competition. The RNLI trophy is the first seniors board competition of the year, a singles mixed Stableford played off 7/8 handicap from the yellow tees for men. As is normal, the proceeds from today's competition plus a donation from the seniors fund goes to the RNLI. The amount donated is £100 to this very deserving charity.

Out of the twenty-eight seniors who entered today the winner was Richard Aldred with an impressive 42pts. Runner-up, just one point behind was John Butcher followed by Rod Spring (37pts) in third place.
Full result - click here.

Seniors Captain John Day with winner Richard Aldred

Saturday, 5 April 2014

April Medal

Fifteen players (12 men and 3 ladies) for the April Medal today who played in one mixed division. Some very fine drizzle but overall conditions weren't too bad.
The clear winner today with a super score of nett 66 was John Cooper. Runner up was Dean Butler on nett 69 followed by Jeremy Twaits with a nett 70. Jeremy's 82 was the lowest gross of the day.
Full result - click here.

Just one two recorded today from Dean Butler at the 17th. There was a roll-over from the last medal, so Dean wins that as well!!! Two's do seem a lot harder to come by these days on the new course!!

As we are now into the "summer medals", the Owen Millennium Trophy and Summer Medal Aggregate competitions are now under way. It's early days at the moment as you really need four medals to qualify, but I have created the latest standings using two scores from the last two medals. To see these, click on the links below.
Summer Medal Aggregate
Owen Millennium Trophy

Friday, 4 April 2014

Yellow Ball Competition

On Monday 5th May there will be a Yellow Ball competition at Newbury & Crookham. This is the first of four 'integration' events during the year where we hope that members of both Newbury & Crookham and Racecourse members will enter.

The entry/start sheet for this competition will be posted on the notice board tomorrow in the corridor of the main clubhouse at Newbury & Crookham. You can either enter as a team of four or alternatively, if you only have one, two or three names we can add further people later on. Tee times will be from 09:30 to 14:00 and be filled on a first-come first-served basis. For those who are unable to get to Newbury & Crookham clubhouse but still want to enter, please email me ( the details of names and approximate preferred tee time and I will ensure you are entered.
Entry fee is £7.50 per person with lots of prizes to be won on the day.

We hope that as many of you as possible are able to play in this fun event.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Seniors April Medal

An easterly wind blowing but quite pleasant conditions for the seniors medal today. There was a separate senior men's and ladies medal. This was the senior men's first strokeplay outing of the year from the white tees - which may explain the higher than usual scoring.

In the Senior Men's section the clear winner was Derrick Perrin with a nett 69. His gross 83 was also the lowest of the day and Derrick was the only player to break par! The runners-up spot was decided on count-back with Paul Tebbutt just edging out Allan Trotman and Roy Whiting after each of them returned nett 74.
Full result click here.

In the Senior Ladies section, Jan Hinks was the winner on nett 80 followed by Sam Whiting just one shot further back.
Full result - click here.

Just one two recorded today from Stephen Vale on the long 17th. The lucky man scoops the double rollover jackpot!!!