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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Seniors Stableford

Nineteen players for today's senior competition on a very chilly and windy course. The winner today with a very respectable 37pts was Richard Hook. Just one point behind was Gordon Turner who just pipped Brian Grace on count-back. Behind them on 35pts were Steve Thompson and Raymond Bilton, again separated on count-back.
Full result - click here.
It was unanimously agreed by all the players today that all proceeds from today's competition go to Ted Fitzsimons charity. Well done everyone.
RIP Ted - we will always remember you.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Turkey Trot

Fourteen players for today's Turkey Trot 3-club challenge Stableford competition at the racecourse. Once again, a chilly north-westerly blowing across the course making scoring quite difficult. Well done to those who dressed for the occasion and in particular John Cooper in his full turkey outfit!!! We were all winners today as there were prizes for all the competitors - thanks to Sam Whiting for organising this and to Dean Butler for his extra contribution to the prizes and for presenting them afterwards.
Top scorer today with 30pts was Derrick Perrin. One point further back was Jon Miller (nice to see him back playing at the racecourse again). Stuart Briginshaw, Jason Allum & Sam Whiting were next in line all on 28pts.
Full result - click here.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Seniors Xmas Fayre

Today's event for the seniors at the racecourse was the Seniors Xmas Fayre. A 3-club Bowmaker Stableford with nine teams taking part. Scoring was particularly difficult today with a very strong north-westerly wind blowing across the course - tricky with a full set of clubs never mind just two and a putter!!
The winning team today were Richard Hook & Linda Vale (with just a little help from Doris!) scoring 64pts. Second place went to Paul Tebbutt, Roy Whiting & Christine Cooper on 61pts. Third place was decided on count-back With Harry Jackson, Steve Vale & Steve Thompson just edging out the two-man team of Chris Piper & Colin Cox. The top individual scorer today was Colin Cox with 32pts.
Full result - click here.
Following the golf and prize giving, the players and partners were treated to an excellent Christmas dinner. Huge thanks to Nuffield for providing a top quality meal for everyone and to Libby for organising and taking care of us today.

Monday, 15 December 2014


The funeral for Ted Fitzsimons will be held at West Berks Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd December at 12:45

Friday, 12 December 2014

Ted Fitzsimons

So sad to report that Ted Fitzsimons passed away yesterday following a short but brave fight against cancer. Ted was one of the great characters at the club who was always ready with a kind word but a wicked sense of humour. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with Ted's wife Maree and his family at this sad time.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Seniors 123 Watlz

A very cold day for the eleven teams of seniors yesterday as they played a 123 Waltz strokeplay competition. The cold wind made scoring difficult, but not for Richard Aldred who shot an excellent gross 71!!
The winning team with a score of 132 was Richard Aldred, Gordon Turner & Richard Cross. Runners up, a full 14 strokes behind were Christine Cooper, Geoff Denner & Derrick Perrin followed by Paul Tebbutt, Allan Trotman & Steve Vale in third place (147).
Full result - click here.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

December Medal

Twelve hardy souls braved the freezing conditions first thing this morning to play in the December Medal and were rewarded with some nice sunshine later on (even though it didn't warm up too much!!). Scoring was particularly difficult with the changing temperature, but at least two of the competitors put together excellent scores in this Stableford competition.

The winner today with 38pts was Mike Miller who was closely followed by John Baron just one point behind him. Third and fourth places were decided by count-back with Jeremy Twaits just edging out John Day after both scored 30pts.
Full result - click here.

Just one 2 recorded today by John Day at the par 3 11th. Unfortunately, John was not in the two's pool so the prize fund rolls over to the January Medal.

This is the second medal of four which count towards the Winter Medal Aggregate (best 3 Stableford scores from the 4 winter medals). Mike Miller is currently leading on 67. John Butcher and Jeremy Twaits are just behind on the same total of 64.
Full listing - click here.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Seniors December Medal

Twenty-eight men and five ladies took part in this month's seniors medal played as a Stableford. Despite some welcome sunshine, the cold north wind made scoring very challenging.

In the men's competition, Chris Piper was the victor with a very respectable 35pts. Just one point behind was runner-up Gordon Turner followed by seniors captain John Day who just pipped Richard Hook after both carded 33pts.
Full result - click here.

For the ladies, Sam Whiting was the winner with Sam Whiting closely followed by Sandy Deacon and Sian Soanes.
Full result - click here.

Just one two recorded today for Raymond Bilton who, as usual, did not enter the two's pool. The jackpot will therefore roll-over to next month.