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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Seniors Texas Scramble

Seven teams of three played today in the Seniors Texas Scramble.
The winners with a nett score of 56.4 were Steve Thompson, Roy Whiting & Dianne McIntyre. Runners-up on 58.8 were Raymond Bilton, Allan Trotman & Gordon Turner with Tom Wallin, Jan Hinks & Stephen Vale in third place (59.4).
Full result - click here.

Many thanks to birthday boy Mike Workman for supplying 6 bottles of wine for one of the teams randomly picked from the non-winners. The lucky recipients were Mike Miller, Brian Faithfull & Sam Whiting.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

TEL - Week12

Another windy session for week 12 of the Tuesday Evening League. Thirteen players battled the conditions with some good scores being recorded.

This weeks winner with an excellent 21pts was Richard Osgood. Second place, just one point behind was Dean Butler followed by Geoff Denner with 18pts.

The Best 7 table is even closer now with 4 points separating the top 8 players and the lead seeming to change each week! Jeremy Twaits is the new leader on 122 closely followed by Dean Butler and Geoff Denner both on 121. Cilla Osgood and Steve Cobb are both one point further back on 120.
Full details - click here.

There are four more weeks left to play with the final evening being on Tuesday 1st September. There is racing on Tuesday 25th August so there will be no league that week.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Les Eden

Just to let you all know ...

Les has had a successful operation and is on the mend. He is now looking forward to getting back to golf with all his friends at Newbury Racecourse. 

Both Les and Peggy would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and messages of support.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Seniors Fourball Stableford

Twenty-four players in twelve teams of two played in today's Senior Fourball Betterball Stableford off 3/4 handicap. The scoring was excellent and very close with 3pts covering the top seven teams.

The winners by a single point on 42pts were Colin Cox & Steve Thompson. Runners-up were Brian Faithfull & Allan Trotman just ahead of Harry Jackson & Steve Vale on count-back after both teams returned 41pts. Fourth place went to Paul Tebbutt & Bob Evans (40pts).

Full result - click here.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

TEL - Week11

A breezy start to week 11 of the Tuesday Evening League, but the wind gradually subsided throughout the round. The conditions didn't affect the scoring too much with some good scores being returned from the field of 11 players.

The winner this evening was John Baron with an excellent score of 22pts. Second place went to Cilla Osgood on 20pts followed by four players all on 18pts - Sandy Deacon, Roy Martinez, Geoff Denner & Paul Tebbutt.

The season long Best7 competition is even closer now with only 5 weeks to go. The new leader on 120pts is Cilla Osgood just ahead of Steve Cobb courtesy of a better overall average. Only 11pts separate all 12 of the players who have so far completed 7 rounds. Could be a very close finish.

Full details - click here.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Seniors Bowmaker Strokeplay

A chilly start but a warm finish for today Seniors Bowmaker competition with 8 teams of 3 taking part.

The winners were Mike Workman, Brian Faithfull & John Day with a score of 132. Second place was secured by Sam Whiting, Gordon Turner & John Butcher (134) with Tom Wallin, Steve Thompson & Harry Jackson (138) just sneaking in to third place on count-back ahead of Bob Evans, Allan Trotman & John Christopher.

Full details - click here.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

TEL - Week10

Slightly cooler conditions for the Tuesday Evening League tonight with some light drizzle thrown in for good measure!! At least we weren't blinded by the low sun coming up the 9th hole!!!!

Tonight's winner with a score of 18pts was Ian Martinez. One shot further back was Dean Butler just ahead of Roy Martinez on count-back.

With more players having completed seven rounds, the Best 7 competition is really close now. Steve Cobb has climbed into the lead on 120pts just ahead of Jeremy Twaits and Dave Warwick both on 119pts.

Full details - click here.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Sunday Roll-ups

I'm sure many of you will be pleased to hear that the popular Sunday morning roll-ups will be re-instated.

Dianne McIntyre & Mike Miller have kindly volunteered to manage the roll-ups every Sunday when there is no competition or racing.

Tee times will be from 09:30 onwards, but you need to get there in plenty of time before that so they know who is playing and can organise things.

Both members and visitors are welcome to play (obviously visitors will need to pay a green fee).

If you need more info or to contact Dianne or Mike, see details below:

Mob:  07780 117850

Mob: 07870 279567

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Alan Owen funeral

Just to let you know that the service for Alan will be held at the West Berkshire Crematorium (Thatcham) on Thursday 16th July at 11:15.

Seniors Waltz 123

Another windy day at the racecourse for today's senior competition which was a Waltz 123 Stableford. Eight teams of 3 took part in the event.
The winning team were Jan Hinks, Paul Tebbutt & Ken Croucher with a total of 77pts. Runners-up, just missing out on card count-back were Chris Moore, Geoff Denner & Raymond Bilton (also 77pts) and in third place were Mike Pritchard, Harry Jackson & Richard Cross just one point further back.
Full result - click here.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

TEL - Week9

I remembered to order the sunshine, but forgot to cancel the wind for this evening ... very, very blustery for week 9 of the Tuesday Evening League!! Still some decent scores returned.
The winner this evening with 19pts was Geoff Denner. Second place went to Dianne McIntyre beating Tim Page on count-back  after both scored 18pts.
The Best7 competition is really close with many players in contention. Leader is still Jeremy Twaits on 119 just ahead of Dave Warwick on 116 with Steve Cobb one point further back and another four players within 2 points of Steve.
Full details - click here.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

July Medal

The good weather continues with more warm conditions for this month's medal. The course is really playing hard and fast just like a links course. Everyone is hitting the ball a long way, but the trick is to stop it when it gets to that little green bit at the other end!!!!

Just eleven players today (9 men and 2 ladies) played in one mixed division. The winner with a fine 69 was Mike Miller. Fresh from her excellent performance at the Inter Club Trophy, Dianne McIntyre was the runner-up just edging out Steve Cobb (lowest gross - 79) on count-back after both netted scores of 71.

Full result - click here.

No two's recorded today (although there were plenty of claims for "nearly a two"!!!), so the two's pool will roll over to next month's medal. A good incentive to enter!!

After five summer medals, the Owen Millennium Trophy and Summer Medal Aggregate competitions are taking shape. The latest standings can be viewed by clicking the links below.
Owen Millennium Trophy
Summer Medal Aggregate

Friday, 3 July 2015

Alan Owen

Sadly I have to report that Alan Owen passed away this morning.  He was another of the stalwarts of the club and was part of the seniors from quite early on.  He was taken into hospital in Reading about two weeks ago, but the family managed to get him back to the Rainbow room in West Berkshire Hospital for his last few days.  Stephen (one of his sons, and a former member of NRGC) said he looked through the newspaper at the golf results each week, however poorly he felt.

I will always remember his happy smile as he chugged along in the buggy - not caring if his golf was not the best, but just enjoying being out there.

Our thoughts go out to all his family at this sad time.
Rest in Peace Alan.

Judy Willson (Seniors Captain)

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Inter Club Challenge Trophy

The hastily gathered team spent an enjoyable and very hot day at Deanwood, representing NRGC in the Inter Club Challenge Trophy.  

We were not in the prizes, however, Dianne McIntyre's hard earned 36 pts, nearly got her the individual ladies trophy, she was only 2 pts away.  Dianne was convinced I had made the wrong choice, putting her in the individual ladies spot, but she did us proud.  Well done Dianne.  

The men's pairing of Jason Allum and Michael Miller proved a success with their 38 pts, however the winning score in their category was a massive 49 pts (by the home team).  The mixed pairing of Linda and Steve Vale enjoyed a fantastic front 9, however, faded just a little in the second half to miss out on the individual trophy in their category.   Singleton male, Allan Trotman was playing his second day in the scorching heat, which affected his game, and the ladies pairing of Jan and Judy…… well, we got round!!!  Many thanks Jan for putting up with my erratic play, you possibly could have done better on your own!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

I would like to say a big thank you to all the team - you are all winners in my book.

To view some pictures of our team in action - please click here.


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Seniors July Medal

Another scorching hot day at the racecourse (35 degrees!!!) for the Seniors Medal today. With many people away for various reasons, just 13 players competed today and so just one mixed division was played.
The winner, with an excellent score of 67 (and the best gross of the day of 87), was Barry Heath. Runner-up was Harry Jackson (nett 75) followed by Brian Faithfull just one shot further back.
Full result - click here.

No two's were recorded today so the pool will roll over to next month.