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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Seniors Texas Scramble

Today's competition for the seniors was a Texas Scramble. Eleven teams of three played in the glorious sunshine and returned some excellent scores.
The winning team was Derrick Perrin, Stuart Briginshaw & Ken Croucher with a score of 55.4. Runners-up were Harry Jackson, Chris Piper & Jan Hinks (56.4), closely followed by Paul Tebbutt, Roy Whiting & Mike Pritchard ((56.8) in third place.
Full details - click here.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Tuesday Evening League - W12

Fifteen players for the Tuesday Evening League this evening, Nice warm temperatures again but a stiff north-westerly breeze just to make things a bit more interesting!! The good scores just keep on coming despite the handicaps getting lower!?
Tonight's winner with 21pts was Paul Tebbutt. Just one point behind was Ian Martinez followed by Stuart Briginshaw and Dave Warwick both on 19pts.
On the Best7 leader board, Dave Warwick leads the way with 132pts closely followed by Dean Butler on 130. Ian Martinez has climbed up into 3rd spot on 129 with Dianne McIntyre in 4th place on 125. It could be a very tight contest with only a few weeks left to play.
Full details - click here.

Captains Day

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Seniors Four-Ball

Today's competition for the seniors was a four-ball better-ball Stableford with twelve pairings taking part. With the course running hard and fast, some excellent scores were returned, especially as it is off 3/4 handicap.
Today's winners with 46pts were the team of Paul Tebbutt & Mike Miller. The runners-up had to be decided on count-back with Steve Thompson & Les Eden just edging out John Butcher & Stuart Briginshaw after both scored 44pts.
Full result - click here.

Tuesday Evening League - W11

Week 11 of the Tuesday Evening League was played yesterday and once again, the weather was "scorch-io"!! Eleven players took part with varying degrees of success!
The weekly winner with an excellent 21pts was Dave Warwick. Runner-up was Roy Martinez with 18pts who just beat son Ian on count-back with the same score. Unfortunately(!?!), Ian managed to blob his last two holes to retain his current handicap.
The Best 7 table is now headed by both Dean Butler and Dave Warwick both tied on 130 with Dianne McIntyre not too far behind.
Full details - click here.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Seniors Bowmaker

The sun shone on the seniors again today!!! Nine teams of 3 played a Bowmaker Strokeplay competition (best two scores from three on each hole).
The winning team were Malcolm Passey, Mike Miller & Linda Vale who carded an impressive 126. Runners-up were Roy Whiting, Les Eden & Ken Croucher on 130, followed by John Clark, Richard Hook & Gordon Turner.
Full details - click here.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Tuesday Evening League - W10

A glorious evening with warm sunshine and a light breeze for week 10 of the Tuesday Evening League and some excellent scores were recorded by the sixteen players who competed for the weekly prize and also trying to add to their Best 7 scores.
This week's prize winner by a narrow margin was Roy Martinez who recorded an excellent 22pts. Jason Allum and Stuart Briginshaw shared second place on 21pts closely followed by Dianne McIntyre on 20pts.
More players have now completed at least 7 scores, so the Best 7 table is starting to take shape. Dean Butler still holds a narrow lead over Dave Warwick and Dianne McIntyre. But there are still plenty of weeks for that to change a bit!!!
Full details - click here.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Club Championships

Club Championship weekend at the racecourse for both men and ladies with round one played on Saturday and the concluding round two played today. Steamy hot weather on Saturday was replaced by slightly cooler conditions today with a squally shower or two towards the end of the competition. Only a small field this year with many players away, but that doesn't diminish the achievements of the winners.
Special thanks to Richard Holmes and his team for preparing the course for the championships, a very early cut of the greens on both days and different pin positions on both days as well.

In the ladies competition, two steady rounds from Sam Whiting ensured that she captured the Ladies Club Champion title with a total of 178. Lady captain Sian Soanes was runner-up. In the ladies nett competition, Dianne McIntyre led after round one and continued her good form to the end to win the cup with rounds of 74 and 73. 
For full details click on the links below.
Ladies gross result
Ladies nett result

In the men's competition after day one, three players were separated by a single stroke with Dave Warwick just ahead of Richard Mead and Jeremy Twaits. But it was Richard Mead who saved his best round for day two and became Club Champion with a second round 79 and a total of 160. Dave Warwick was runner-up just 3 strokes adrift.
There were two divisions in the nett competition. Richard also finished ahead in the division 1 nett standings but, as the rules say you cannot win both, the nett division 1 prize went to Dave Warwick with a total of 141. Jeremy Twaits was the runner-up. In division 2, Brian Grace was the round one leader but was overtaken on day 2 and the prize went to Mike Miller with a total of 161. Roy Whiting was runner-up on 163. 
For full details click on the links below.
Men gross result
Men nett div 1
Men nett div 2

Both these competitions count towards the season long Order of Merit. Jason Allum still leads the way with John Butcher, Dean Butler and Jeremy Twaits all in close attenance.

Lastest listing - click here.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Seniors Stableford

Today's event for the seniors was an individual mixed Stableford with twenty five players (22 men and 3 ladies) taking part. Although the weather was dry and mostly warm, there was a strong south-westerly wind blowing across the course. However, this did not prevent some very good scores being returned.
The winner today had to be decided on count-back after Paul Tebbutt and Brian Grace both posted 40pts each but with a 24pt back nine, Paul Tebbutt just clinched it! In third place was Ted Fitzsimons with another excellent score of 38pts followed by Richard Aldred 2pts further back.
Full result - click here.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Tuesday Evening League - W9

Week 9 of the Tuesday Evening League and very fortunate with the weather. With dark, threatening clouds heavy showers and rainbows all around us, we escaped with just a small 5 minute sprinkle of rain!! Just ten players this week with a few players away.
This week's winner with 20pts was Sam Whiting. Second place was decided on count-back with the next three players all on 19pts. Ofer Ben-David finished just ahead of Dianne McIntyre and Geoff Denner.
Dean Butler still leads the way in the Best 7 table with Dave Warwick and Dianne McIntyre in close attendance.
Full details - click here.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

July Medal

Thirteen players (10 men and 3 ladies) for today's mixed medal at the racecourse. Slightly tricky conditions with a stiff breeze blowing but mostly warm with a couple of drizzly showers.
The winner today with an excellent 69 (and the lowest gross of the day - 85) was young Andrew Mead. Runner-up was Mike Miller just one shot behind on nett 70. Third place went to Sam Whiting who just pipped Dean Butler and John Baron on count-back after all 3 carded net 74. 
Full result - click here.
Just one 2 recorded today from Dianne McIntyre on the 17th hole. This was a roll-over from the previous medal so Dianne can now retire comfortably on her winnings!!

This is also a medal counting towards the Owen Millennium Trophy and the Summer Medal Aggregate competitions. Jeremy Twaits leads the way in the Owen Millennium Trophy and Roy Whiting is ahead in the Summer Medal Aggregate. For full details click on the links below.

Owen Millennium Trophy
Summer Medal Aggregate

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Seniors July Medal

A bit of a scorcher (weather wise) at the racecourse today for the Seniors July Medal. Twenty-five men and five ladies competed for the prizes.

In the ladies medal, the winner was Sam Whiting carding a nett 74 and the lowest gross of 87. Runner-up was Jan Hinks followed by Linda Vale and Liz Evans. Full result - click here.

For the men, the clear winner was Richard Aldred with an excellent round of nett 66 (gross 77). Second place went to John Butcher on nett 71 followed by Mike Miller just ahead of John Clark on count-back after both returned nett 72. Full result - click here.

Three 2's were recorded today - Rod Spring at the 17th, Harry Jackson at the 5th & Richard Aldred at the 14th. Of these three players, only Richard Aldred entered the two's pool so he scoops the "jackpot"!!

Tuesday Evening League - W8

Week 8 of the Tuesday Evening League was completed this week. With some players on holiday or away at the moment, 12 players took part.
The weekly winner was Ofer Ben-David with an excellent score of 22pts, followed by three others on 18pts (Geoff Denner, Stuart Briginshaw & Paul Tebbutt).
The Best 7 table is now beginning to take shape with Dean Butler just ahead of Dave Warwick followed by Dianne McIntyre in third place.
Full details - click here.