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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Seniors Bowmaker

A bit damp and drizzly for the Seniors Bowmaker Stableford yesterday but that wasn't enough to spoil what was an enjoyable competition! Ten teams competed for the prizes with good scores returned despite the conditions.
The winning team with a total of 80pts were Harry Jackson, Barry Heath & Gordon Turner. Runners-up 4pts behind were Sian Soanes, Roy Whiting & Stephen Vale followed by Geoff Denner, Steve Thompson & Linda Vale (69pts).
Full result - click here.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Seniors Fourball

A chilly wind blowing across the racecourse today for the seniors fourball Stableford competition. Sixteen teams took part today with some excellent scores returned.
The winning team were Raymond Bilton & Colin Cox with 41pts. Runners-up just one point behind were Geoff Denner & Richard Hook. Third place went to John Day & Stephen Vale just beating Bob Evans & Steve Thompson on countback after both teams scored 37pts.
Full result - click here.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

October Fourball

We all expected a very wet day today, but after some rain first thing this morning, the day turned out fine. Ten pairings competed in the October Fourball today which is a strokeplay betterball competition. The course was playing quite long with the damp conditions, but the scoring was excellent.
The winners today were the father and son team of  Richard & Andrew Mead with a nett 66. Andrew was obviously buoyed by his recent hole-in-one in the David Harris Medal at Newbury & Crookham. Runners up were Jeremy Twaits & Dave Wallin on 68. Third place went to Mike Miller & John Baron who narrowly beat Jason Allum & Phil Knight on count-back after both returned nett 69.
Full result - click here.

This was the final competition of the year counting towards the annual Order of Merit. The winner with an unassailable lead was Jeremy Twaits on 56pts. Runner-up was John Butcher (45pts) followed by Jason Allum (41pts) and Dean Butler (36pts).
Final standings - click here.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Seniors Waltz 123

A misty start for the seniors competition today which was a team Waltz 123 strokeplay event with eight teams of 3 competing for the prizes. The winning team with a total of 136 were Raymond Bilton, Malcolm Passey & Mike Workman. Runners-up were John Butcher, Richard Hook & Sandy Deacon on 139 followed by Richard Aldred, Brian Grace & Barry Heath with a score of 145.
Full result - click here.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Mixed Open

Sixteen pairings competed today in the Mixed Open at the Racecourse. The competition was played as a better-ball Stableford and, as well as home players, the Racecourse welcomed players from nine other golf clubs (Bicester, Bishopswood, Chobham, Cotswolds, Donnington Grove, Donnington Valley, Newbury & Crookham, West Berks and Weybrook Park). Many thanks to all the players for supporting this annual event.

The winners today with an excellent score of 47pts were Jim Green (West Berks) & Fay Unsworth (Donnington Grove). Runners-up on 41pts were Steve Bonner & Lorraine Storey (Donnington Grove). Third place went to the Donnington Valley pairing of Keith & Tess Chantrey who just pipped Brian King (Chobham) & Jan Dewey (Weybrook Park) on count-back after both returned 39pts.
Full result - click here.

The Nearest-The-Pin prizes were won by:
Ladies NTP 5th/14th (second shot) - Jill Edwardes
Men NTP 8th/17th - Paul Bennelick

Huge thanks to Sian Soanes for organising this event and to Judy Willson for processing all the scorecards.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Seniors Greensomes

How fortunate for the seniors today?! The weather forecast looked a bit ominous, but actually turned out fine!! Today's competition was a Greensomes Strokeplay with 12 pairings taking part and the men playing from the yellow tees.
The winners with a nett score of 67 were Richard Aldred & Sandy Deacon. Two strokes behind were runners-up Mike Miller & Brian Grace followed by Roy & Sam Whiting on nett 70.
Full result - click here.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

October Medal

It had to happen sooner or later ... the weather was awful this morning!! Looking out the window now, we should have played the medal this afternoon!! Well done to the fifteen players who all showed up today, even if some of us didn't quite complete our rounds. The medal was played in two mixed divisions with the men off the white tees.

Division one winner was Andrew Mead who just beat John Day on count-back after both scored 77. Third place went to John Butcher two shots further back. 
Full details - click here.

In Division two, Jason Allum was the winner with a very creditable nett 70. Mike Miller was runner-up on 73 followed by Dean Butler (75). 
Full details - click here.

The two's pool has been accumulating over the last three months with none of the entrants able to manage a two. Today there was just one 2 scored!! John Butcher was the one to scoop the jackpot with an excellent two on the long par 3 17th.

This was the final strokeplay medal of the season and concludes the Owen Millennium Trophy and Summer Medal Aggregate competitions. Jeremy Twaits wins the Owen Millennium Trophy with a score of 333. Runner-up was John Day (338). The Summer Medal Aggregate competition was won by Jason Allum on 280 followed by Dean Butler on 283. For full details of both competitions, please click the links below.
Owen Millennium Trophy
Summer Medal Aggregate

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Seniors October Medal

Fair weather today for the seniors medal today. Nineteen men and seven ladies competed for the prizes in their respective medals.

In the men's medal, John Butcher was the winner with a nett 69. Runner-up was Ken Croucher who just pipped Richard Aldred on count-back after both scored nett 70. 
Full result - click here.

For the ladies, Sam Whiting was once again the victor (her fifth senior ladies medal in the last 6 months!) on nett 76. Sian Soanes was the runner=up just one stroke behind with Sandy Deacon in third place. 
Full result - click here.

Just one 2 recorded today (almost a hole-in-one!) by Raymond Bilton at the 8th hole. Unfortunately(!), Raymond did not enter the two's pool so once again it rolls over to next month.