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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Seniors Yellow-Ball Stableford

This week's event for the seniors was a yellow-ball Stableford. Teams of 3 players with each player taking turns to use the yellow ball for double points and one other score to count on each hole. Eleven teams joined in the competition.
The winning team with an excellent score of 135 was Paul Tebbutt, Mike Pritchard & Steve Thompson. Runners-up on 116 were Les Eden, Derrick Perrin & Jan Hinks closely followed by Stuart Briginshaw, Sandy Deacon & Geoff Denner just 2 points further back.
Full result - click here.
Only four yellow balls were lost by the teams ... unfortunately for two of the teams, it was on their first hole!!! It's all good fun!!!!!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Racecourse Cup

Fourteen players (11 men and 3 ladies) played in the Racecourse Cup today in superb weather conditions - hot sunshine and very little breeze.
It was a very close finish with three of the top four players carding the equal best gross of the day (84). The winner with a nett 69 was Dean Butler. Runner-up was John Butcher (70) followed by Jason Allum (71) and Jeremy Twaits (72). The best lady was Dianne McIntyre who finished fifth overall on nett 73.
Full result - click here.
This is another competition counting towards the Order of Merit. Jason Allum currently leads the way followed by John Butcher and Dean Butler. 
Current standings - click here.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Senior Club Championship update

As reported yesterday, the men's senior club championship had to be decided by a play-off after Richard Aldred and Paul Tebbutt tied for first place. Due to circumstances, the play-off could not be played immediately after the event so was postponed until this morning.
The two-hole aggregate play-off was played over the 1st and 9th holes and the winner by a narrow margin after the two holes was Paul Tebbutt.
Full result - click here.

Paul Tebbutt & John Day

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Seniors Club Championships

This week was the second and final round of the Ladies and Men's Senior Club Championships. Conditions were excellent and again our thanks to the green keepers for preparing the course in great condition.

In the Ladies competition, congratulations to Linda Vale who came out on top in both the gross and nett categories, but as the rules say you can only win one prize in this event, the nett prize goes to Jan Hinks. For full details click on the links below.
Ladies Gross
Ladies Nett

Linda Vale & John Day
Jan Hinks & John Day
In the men's gross competition, there was a tie for first place between Richard Aldred and Paul Tebbutt which meant a play-off! Unfortunately, we were unable to complete the play-off today, so this has been scheduled for tomorrow morning. Watch this space for more news!!
In the men's nett competition, John Clark was the victor on 153 just one stroke ahead of first round leader Ted Fitzsimons. Harry Jackson was third on 155. For full details - click here.
John Clark & John Day
Ted Fitzsimons & John Day

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Tuesday Evening League - W6

More glorious weather for week 6 of the Tuesday Evening League (albeit a bit windy!!). Fourteen players this week played in this 9-hole Stableford competition.
The best individual score this evening was from Dean Butler on 21pts who wins the weekly prize for the second time!! Runner-up was Dave Warwick with 20pts closely followed by Cilla Osgood just one point further back. We're nearly at the point where the "Best 7" scoreboard will come into it's own!
For full details of this week's scores - click here.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Match at Bishopswood

A nice afternoon was had by all as Bishopswood welcomed Newbury Racecourse for a mixed four ball match.
The weather was pleasant and the course looked in beautiful condition.
In the end Bishopswood prevailed with a score of 4 to 1 with some excellent golf on their home course. Paul Hickey and Diane Mcintyre played very well to secure the only point for the Racecourse.
We look forward to a return match next year at the Racecourse
Paul Hickey.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Message from Paul Hickey

I need to announce that as from June 20th, I will be leaving my post as Club Captain at the Racecourse.I am moving home to East Sussex which sadly is a little too far to travel to play golf regularly at the Racecourse.
I have carried out the Captains duties for around about 9 months now working alongside Sian Soanes the Lady Captain and the Club Committee. I have been a member of this club for a few years now and have really enjoyed playing social and competition golf with the most fantastic group of people.
I thank all the members for making this club a thoroughly enjoyable place to come and play golf and long may it continue.
I am very thankful for being able to work with and be supported by a hardworking dedicated group of people who make up the committee and I thank them for helping me with my duties as Captain over the time I have been doing it.
At the beginning of my Captaincy we were still playing the old 18 hole layout just prior to all the new changes starting and the move to a 9 hole layout in the middle of the racecourse.
We had Captains Drive in, a Mixed Open and a few other events leading up to the Last Hurrah ( last day on the old 18 hole layout) in January.
During that time we raised fantastic amounts of money which went to a number of good causes including rarer cancers and GOSH.
We also had a very enjoyable presentation evening during February just prior to the old clubhouse closing.
Having now moved to a 9 hole layout and into Nuffield Health as a base we move on to the next stage in this clubs history.
For that I would also like to thank Ed Richardson and his team for all their efforts and determination despite much red tape in getting the club to where it is now and in the future.
I really wish everyone well for the future and look forward to coming back and playing the course occasionally.
Lastly I would like to thank Dean Butler for taking over from me until the end of the year.
Dean is a well respected Member and I am sure members will be really pleased that Dean has taken the role on.
I am sure you will all support him as much as you did me.
My last event as a member will be the Mixed Pairs match at Bishopswood on Sunday 15 June 2014.
I hope I get an invite to the odd non member event and the next presentation evening.
Play good golf everyone and Goodbye,
Paul Hickey

Seniors Open

Wednesday 9th July 2014

Four Ball Better Ball Stableford

Morning beverages and biscuits
+ 2 course meal after play

Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd 
+ Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin

For full details and entry form - click here

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Seniors Club Championships - Round 1

Round one today for the Seniors Club Championship. Twenty-five men and three ladies took part in today's event in beautiful weather. With the course in excellent condition (our thanks to the green staff for that), all was set fair for some good scoring ... but it never happened?!?! Nobody played to their handicap and consequently both the ladies and men's competitions were calculated as "reductions only".

In the men's event Paul Tebbutt leads the way in the gross category closely followed by Brian Faithfull, Harry Jackson and John Butcher. Ted Fitzsimons is at the top in the nett competition just ahead of Harry Jackson and John Clark. For full details - click on the links below:
Senior Men Gross - round 1
Senior Men Nett - round 1

In the ladies competition, Linda Vale is the current leader in both Gross and Nett categories followed by Jan Hinks and Sandy Deacon. For full details - click on the links below:
Senior Ladies Gross - round 1
Senior Ladies Nett - round 1

All to play for in round 2 on Wednesday 18th June.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Tuesday Evening League - W5

Week 5 of the Tuesday Evening League tonight and the best weather we've had so far!! Warm sunshine but a bit of a stiff breeze to keep everyone on their toes and making scoring quite tough. Thirteen players fought it out for the weekly prize. The winner this week was Roy Martinez with a creditable 19pts. In second place was Dean Butler on 17pts followed by Dave Warwick & Ian Martinez just one point further back.
For full details - click here.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Chris & John Golf Challenge

John Butcher & Chris Moore at the start
At 6:00am this morning, two of our spritely seniors, Chris Moore & John Butcher, set off in the early morning sunshine to play 4 rounds (72 holes) of golf in a single day (walking all the way) to raise money for a very worthy cause - Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

There were a number of people who supported them throughout the day either playing some holes with them or just generally encouraging them. Thanks to Gary Moore, Les Eden, Tom Wallin, Judy Willson, Marlene Moore, Peter Smith, Paul Tebbutt, Stuart Briginshaw and Barbara & Errol.

John & Chris at the finish!!

Chris & John completed their four rounds at approximately 5:30pm with no breaks in between rounds which is a tremendous effort.

Most importantly, they have so far raised more than £3000 in donations for this effort which is a fantastic sum. Chris & John would like to personally thank all the people that have sponsored them to raise this money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Summer Sizzler - cancelled

Due to logistical problems, we have had to take the decision to cancel the Summer Sizzler competition scheduled for Saturday 14th June.

Apologies to all the people who had already entered this event - we will try to organise a replacement event a bit later in the year.

Seniors June Medal

Not quite sure what has happened to "flaming June"!?!? It was a wet and wild day at the racecourse today for the monthly seniors medal making scoring extremely difficult for the 20 players brave enough to take part.
The winner with a score of nett 72 was Mike Pritchard. Two shots further back was runner-up Sam Whiting, the leading lady in the competition and the lowest gross of the day (88). Third place went to John Butcher on nett 76.
Full result - click here.
Just one 2 recorded today by Sam Whiting on the par 3 17th.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Tuesday Evening League - W4

Eighteen players for week 4 of the Tuesday Evening League tonight. Still waiting for a completely dry Tuesday, but everyone seemed to enjoy the evening.
The scoring was very close this week with 2 points separating the top ten players. With 4 players all scoring 18 points, the winner had to be decided count-back. Stuart Briginshaw came out on top with a slightly better back 6 holes than the others. Just missing out on the same score were Jason Allum, Jeremy Twaits and Ian Martinez.
For full details - click here.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

June Medal

Probably the best golfing conditions of the year so far!! 
Lovely warm sunshine, very little breeze .... beautiful!!

Sixteen players set out to enjoy the day playing in the June medal. Those who weren't able to play from the short grass, didn't find things quite as enjoyable as the ones who did - the rough is extremely penal!!

One person who enjoyed it more than most was today's winner Roy Whiting who returned a very impressive nett 65. Runner-up on nett 69 was John Cooper. Third place went to John Butcher who just beat Jeremy Twaits on count-back - both scored nett 73.
Full result  - click here.

Just one 2 recorded today by John Day on the 11th. Unfortunately, John was not in the two's pool so the kitty rolls over until next month.


Bishopswood vs NRGC

Date: Sunday 15th June 2014
Venue: Bishopswood GC

The teams will consist of 5 mixed pairs and the format is four ball better ball. The first tee is at 12:00 and after the match there will be a 2-course dinner with jackets and ties for the men.

If you are interested in playing in this event, please enter your names onto the sheet that will be in the yellow folder at Nuffield by Wednesday 11 June or contact Paul Hickey on 07880674381 or