'A Harry Colt Masterpiece'

Ladies Section Christmas Dinner

Tuesday 11th December 2018

Here are a few photographs from the ladies Christmas Dinner on Tuesday 11th December 2018.

Seniors Christmas Caper

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Although the conditions were not perfect with persistent rain blowing across the course by a south easterly breeze, over 50 senior members turned up to play in the annual 9-hole stableford Christmas Caper. Playing off full handicap for the green-keepers cup, the winner was John Barker with 21 points. He finished two points clear of Kori Raj who took second placed after a count back, just pipping Som Roy who returned the same score of 19 points. There were five twos recorded. Brian Capindale, George Evans and Son Roy were successful on the second hole and John Barker and Mike Brierley were successful on the 6th. All the players were joined afterwards by past and retired members and a total of almost 90 seniors enjoyed a traditional Christmas meal served up by the lady’s section. In time honoured convention the green-keeping staff were all invited to attend the lunch and once again they thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. Everyone went home with a Christmas gift, although we couldn’t get Santa to visit due to his busy schedule. Another excellent senior event enjoyed by all the participants. Well done and good wishes to you all.

Pro Shop Winter Competition

Saturday 24th November 2018

The format for this competition was an individual stableford with full handicap allowance. The results were as follows:

1 George Westerman 39 pts
2 Michael Brierley 38 pts
3 Robert Turner 38 pts

Social Shotgun Competition

Sunday 25th November 2018

22 teams of 4 took part in this popular competition. Everyone teed off at 8:30am in cool but pleasant weather conditions but it didn't take long for the rain to start. Although it was never heavy it made conditions difficult for everyone that plated. Well done for completing!

The results as follows:

Social Shotgun
Sunday 25th November 2018

Winners
Mark Finney / Rob Turner / Alan Drewery / Jim Harris 92pts

Runners Up
Mark Fenty / Dom Stamp / Neal Pearce / Steve Fenty 88pts (BB9 47pts)

3rd
John Mawer / Bailey Mawer / Dan Mawer / Peter Gibbins 88pts (BB9 45pts)

Best Mixed / Ladies
Susan Collis / Tim Seaton / Selwyn Shelton / Paul Doughty (84pts)

2's
Neal Pearce (Hole 13)
David Proudlove (Hole 2)
John Mawer (Hole 6)
Kevin Robertson (Hole 6)
Ash Maddocks (Hole 6)
Paul Doughty (Hole 6)
John Ritchie (Hole 2)
Michael Paterson (Hole 2)
Peter Calvert x 2 (Hole 2 & 13)
Gary Patterson (Hole 13)

£8.00 Per 2

Order of Merit

Season long competition

The Club ran a new competition throughout the season for the first time this season and it was called the Order of Merit competition. Twenty-two stroke play competitions from the calendar were selected over the playing season with points being awarded based on the US PGA Tour Order of Merit system. Double points were awarded on Club Championship Day. Points were awarded to the top 70 players in each competition. Anyone outside the top 70 which included ties had been deemed to have ‘missed the cut’. There was a gross and nett competition up for grabs. This new competition appeared very popular with the members and the leaders were published in the clubhouse every week after one of the respective qualifying competitions. It was a close fought affair and both the gross and nett competitions went down to the wire. The gross competition was won by Ian Smith with a total of 10560.7 points. Tim Seaton finished second with 9667.6 points and Gavin Legg finished in third place with 8677.3 points. The nett competition was won by Andy Brown with 6258.2 points. Gavin Legg finished in second place with 4986.9 points and Garry Reynolds finished in third place with 4657.2 points

Ladies Competition

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Claire Coutts the ladies vice-captain had a tremendous round of golf on Tuesday 6th November 2018 when she scored 42 points. The ladies played the stableford competition with 4 clubs and putter only, and Claire made light work of the opposition. Daughter Jayne was the runner up, when she returned a score of 40 points. The nine-hole competition was won by Pauline Hutson with 17 points. She had a narrow victory over Barbara Falconer who returned the same score but lost on the count back procedure.

Turkey Trot

Saturday & Sunday 3/4th November 2018.

The annual Turkey Trot was completed over the weekend on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November 2018. The weather stayed fine and dry although it was cold and on Saturday there was a blustery breeze blowing across the course, which kept the temperature down. The better-ball pairs competition is always very popular with the members. With two separate competitions taking place over both days the only stipulation is that you cannot play with the same person on both days. The results over both days were remarkably similar with 46 points winning both days. On Saturday Ashley Dickson and Alan Holmes were victorious with Phil Munson and Marc Bradley taking second place with 44 points. After a count back returning a score of 43 points John Hemingway and Tim Seaton finished in third place with Mike Watson and Paul Coultas finishing 4th. Mark Fenty and Neal Pearce ended up in fifth place with 42 points and John Ritchie and Glenn Paterson took the final position for the prizes, after a count back with 41 points. There were six twos recorded. Michael Foley got his on the 2nd. Glenn Paterson was successful on the 6th and there were two recorded on the 13th from Ian Coutts and Colin Welsh. The other couple were recorded on par 4’s which is not altogether unusual but given the conditions truly excellent feats. Alan Holmes on the 7th and Shane Portess on the 18th. Each two is valued at £17.80. With 46 points and taking the Sunday competition by two clear shots were Selwyn Shelton and Tim Seaton. Four teams finished with 44 points and the count back procedure determined that Gavin Legg & Matt Conley ended up in second place. Chris Brierley and Lee Partington ended up third. Jason Render and Kev Robertson took fourth spot just ahead of Jon Patterson and Pat Ryan who were relegated into 5th place. Neal Pearce and Mark Warner took sixth place with 43 points. There were only three twos recorded each worth £20 from Ash Maddocks on the 2nd, Neal Peace on the 6th and Tommy Leonard on the 13th. The Club Captain Jeff Lane conducted the presentation in the Clubhouse on Sunday afternoon. Past Captain Selwyn Shelton thanked the Handicaps & Competitions committee for once again organising a very successful competition, which usually marks the end of the official playing season and thanked all the members for their support. It was very much appreciated.

Past Captains Annual Golf Competition & Dinner

Thursday 1st November 2018

The Past Captains held their annual 9-hole golf competition and dinner on Thursday 1st November 2018 on what was probably the worst day of week, weather wise, with some persistent rain and rather blustery conditions. It did not however dampen the Past Captains enthusiasm too much and some good scores were returned. Selwyn Shelton who is playing very well at present and continued his good form took the honour. Selwyn was in one of the winning teams last weekend at the Captains Drive In and he won the Sunday Turkey Trot this weekend with his playing partner – so well played.

Captains Drive In

Sunday 28th October 2018

The conditions for the Captains Drive In on Sunday 28th October 2018 saw a dramatic change in the weather from the recent pleasant autumnal conditions we have been experiencing. With a strong northerly blustery wind interspersed by rain and hail and then glorious sunshine, the conditions were very testing and cold. The two tee start however did not deter the members who had gathered to play in the annual 9-hole competition which is the start of the new captain’s year. Jeff Lane, the new Club Captain teed off the first tee accompanied by new ladies Captain Jackie Guilder and the two vice-captains Claire and Ian Coutts. There was relief all round when all four hit excellent tee shots down the middle in front of the watching onlookers. The winners of the front nine stableford competition, with the best two scores to count on each hole, playing off full handicap was Pete Calvert, Chris Acton, Andy and Anna Foster with 41 points. They won after a count back with a better back six with 26 points, just beating Rob Flowers, Isobel Goulsbra and \Mark and Fran Warner who could only muster 25 points of the back six. The back nine competition was equally as tight. With 43 points and a back six of 28, third place went to Paul & Allison Doughty, Ann Bennett and Selwyn Shelton. With a back six of 30 points second place went to Terry Trott, Mick Gorbutt, Jim Balderson and Brian Nunn. The winners with 44 points were Tim Seaton, Sue Collis & Lisa and Nick Cottingham. All the members enjoyed a soup and sandwiches tea before the presentation was conducted in the clubhouse. The Club Captain Jeff Lane announced that the chosen charity for the Club over the next 12 months and all fund raising would be in aide of Prostate Cancer.

Alternate Ladies Competition

Sunday 21st October 2018

The alternate ladies played a 9-hole stableford competition on Sunday 21st October 2018 to terminate their end of years activities. This was followed by lunch and presentation in the clubhouse. It was a glorious Autumnal day with the sun shining and very little breeze. The weather reflected some excellent scores which were returned. Jane Patterson won the day with a score of 20 points. Wendy Douglas took the runners up spot with 18 points. The Staples Cup was won by Lisa Cottingham and the winner of the Alternate Day Trophy for the best medal rounds throughout the season was Isobel Goulsbra.

Captains Charity Presentation

Saturday 20th October 2018

The Grimsby Golf Club members raised £3250 for the Captains Charity this year and a cheque was presented to Mrs Faye Nam who is a community Fundraiser for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. The cheque was presented on Saturday 20th October 2018 whilst the Captain Brian Nunn and the Ladies Captain Ann Trott were finishing their term of office, in style with a 50’s & 60’s evening held at the Club. The evening was most enjoyable and the money raised over the 12 months from golf competitions and other fund-raising events at the Golf Club was very much appreciated by this very worthy cause. The members and guests were thanked for their efforts and support over this period of time and once again they have donated generously – well done indeed.

Angora Cup & Blind Golf Association Medal

Saturday 13th October 2018

97 players turned out to play in the Angora Cup and the Blind Golfers Association Medal competitions.

The Angora Cup is open to members with handicaps of 19 and above, and a combined competition sponsored by the Blind Golfers Association was held at the same time.

In the Angora Cup Stephen Pawson was the winner with a nett 67 and wins a voucher for £35. Luke Cullen came second with a nett 69 and he wins a voucher to the value of £22 and Paul Coultas came 3rd after a count back also with a nett 69, and wins the final voucher for £12.

The sponsored event for the Blind Golfers Association was very well supported with the entrance fees being donated to the Charity which raised £140.00.

The winners of this event were awarded sponsored vouchers as follows.

1st T. Seaton, fourball voucher for Bridlington Golf Club
2nd D. Wood, fourball for Bridlington Links Golf Club
3rd P. Doughty, fourball voucher for Ashby Decoy Golf Club.
4th V. McAfee, fourball voucher for Cleethorpes Golf Club
5th J. Lane, fourball voucher Tetney Golf Club.

The combined event only produced 3 two’s sharing a pot of £79; well done to everyone.

Annual Autumn Stumble

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Grimsby Senior Golfers Played the Annual Autumn Stumble, a 9 hole Stableford competition for the Ralph Williams Trophy
The Competition was played in glorious sunshine and was followed by Lunch and the presentation of the Trophies, for the Summer Months

The trophy of the day was the Ralph Williams Trophy and was won by Terry Trott with a creditable score of 22 points off 9 hole.

The main event Trophy was the Carl Ross trophy which is played for over 25 weeks of Match play competition during the Spring and Summer and was won by Barry Coultas losing only 4 of the 22 Matches he played in.

The players now look forward to competing for the Bill Sheen trophy over the coming Winter Months.

Photo 1 Left to right Captain Brian Nunn with Terry Trott.
Photo 2 Left to right Captain Brian Nunn with Barry Coultas.

Ladies Am-Am Competition

Tuesday 9th October 2018

The ladies had a perfect day for golf, in their words, even better temperatures than in summer. The course looked brilliant following the recent Autumn greens maintenance and made for a very competitive game of golf by all the 3 ball Am-Am teams.

Captain Ann Trott played with winning team Elizabeth Baillie and Barbara Falconer who played extremely well, and only just won on a count back of 76 pts against a score of 74 pts from Sue Collis, Maureen Oates and Jackie Rahill: third place went to Debbie Davison, Sheila Dunk and Janet Smith with 74pts.

Photo

Left to right, winners Elizabeth Baillie, Barbara Falconer & Lady Captain Ann Trott; runner ups, Sue Collis, Maureen Oates and Jackie Rahill.

Wilf Vincent Pairs Knockout Final

Sunday 7th October 2018

The last of the season long knockout competitions was completed on Sunday 7th October 2018, when Mark Fenty and Neal Pearce took on Andy Brown and Pat Ryan in the Wilf Vincent better-ball pairs final. The weather, after a chilly start, was fine and dry with the sun shining and the conditions could only be described as excellent, which the finalists deserved, after the season long, hard fought battles to reach the final stage. After 9 holes Mark and Neal were one up and they continued to play well on the back nine and ended up winning by 4 and 3. There was some excellent golf played and it’s a pity someone had to lose.

Medal Trophy Final

Sunday 7th October 2018

The Medal Trophy final was completed on Sunday 7th October 2018 in excellent Autumnal conditions with the sun shining and only a slight breeze. Playing off his handicap of 22, the winner was Craig Ashworth who returned a score of 66. He finished two shots clear of Gavin Legg who playing off his handicap of 6, returned a score of 68. Eight pars on the back nine and 13 pars in total and a birdie highlighted some excellent golf and an outstanding round but unfortunately it just wasn’t to be. Sandy Young finished in third place, after a count back, playing off his handicap of 15, with a nett 72 and Steve Parker playing off 11, ended up in fourth place. Well played to all the competitors – there were a lot of bad luck stories out there and some tremendous golf played also. Congratulations to the winner.

Autumn Medal

Saturday 6th October 2018

The conditions were far from reasonable for the Autumn Medal on Saturday 6th October 2018 with the rain and very blustery wind, in complete contrast to the other competitions throughout the year. The weather had an impact on the attendance with a big reduction in participants. In division one Gavin Legg repeated his performance from Thursday when he won the division once again with another excellent round of 68. Bob Daughney finished in second place with a 69, narrowly beating Tommy Leonard who shot the same score but had to be content with third place. Dave Wood won the 2nd division with an under-par round of 69 and Marc Bradley took second place with a 71. In division three Steve Baker took the honour, and was the only other member to shoot under par with a 69. James Drury took second place with a nett 71. In division four the honour went to Craig Ashworth with a 71. He won the division by 8 clear shots, which is probably indicative of the conditions with Mark Fenty taking place with a nett 79, after the count back procedure from Glen Paterson who finished in third place. Vouchers to the value of £17 have been allocated to each divisional winner with the runners up receiving vouchers to the value of £8 each. There were six twos recorded and each is worth £8.33. Five of them were recorded on the 13th from John Watson, Andrew Martin, Tommy Leonard, Marc Bradley and John Wickham. The other two was recorded on the 9th hole by Phil Wheatley.

Midweek Medal

Thursday 4th October 2018

The last of the midweek medal competitions was completed on Thursday 4th October 2018. The conditions on the day were favourable with the sun shining and the temperature above average for the time of year. after a chilly start. Only four members, however were able to shoot under par. In Division one, Gavin Legg took the honour after he returned a nett score of 68. He only won after the count back procedure relegating Ian Smith into second place. In division two Sandy Young was successful with a two over par 72 with Mark Finney finishing in second place with a 73. Bob Campbell won division three with a nett 67 finishing three shots clear of Vinny McAfee who returned a nett round of 70. Graham Green shot his best round of the year with a nett 67 to win division four. He finished four shots clear of John Lambert who took second place, after a count back from Mick Brierley with a nett 71. The winners of each division have been allocated a voucher to the value of £18 with the runners up receiving a £9 voucher. There were only three twos recorded and they share a pot of £58 which equates to £18.33 each. Sean Ritchie was successful on the 6th and the other two were on the 13th from Sandy Young and Mark Davies. Congratulations to the four divisional winners who now qualify for the Medal Trophy Final due to be played this Sunday 7th October 2018.

Seniors Section 2018

2018 season report

Download our annual match report by clicking the image.

Ladies Foursomes Competition

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

It was a lady’s foursomes’ competition on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 and although it kept fine and dry, it was extremely blustery, but surprisingly the temperature was good, reaching almost 20 degrees, in the late afternoon after a rather chilly start to the day. The winners were, after a count back Trish Goodwin and Elaine Hoggarth with an excellent score, given the conditions and the format with 37 points. They just pipped Annette Paddison and Anna Foster. The nine-hole competition was won by Pauline Hutson.

Pro's Ryder Cup Texas Scramble

Saturday 29th September 2018

The Club Professional arranged a 4-person team Ryder Cup Texas Scramble on Saturday 29th September 2018 and once again there was a good turn-out for the competition. After a rather chilly start to proceeding, it turned out to be quite blustery but it remained fine and dry with the sun shining. Very margins defined the leader board after all the results were submitted. With a team score of 56.1 the winners were John Grest, Jeff Thorndike, Steve Dubbs and Graham Poole and they each receive a £25 voucher. Second place was taken by Paul Robinson, Phil Munson, Marc Bradley and Tom Sooady with a score of 56.2 and they win vouchers to the value of £15 each. In third place, with a score of 57.3 and winning a £10 voucher each were Nigel Barr, Dave Pick, Bill Willson and Ken Dobbs.. There was some excellent scoring on the day with four other teams shooting under 60 – well played indeed. The nearest the pin competition on the second hole was won by Jimmy Cribbs and he wins a voucher to the value of £8.8.

September Midweek Medal

Thursday 28th September 2018

It was a very pleasant day and it was fine and dry with the sun shining and only a slight breeze for the Autumn midweek medal on Thursday 27th September 2018. The turnout was not quite as good as previous midweek medals but there were still 69 members who took part. It was a competition arranged, at short notice, after the Greenkeepers Autumn programme and an opportunity for the divisional winners to qualify for the Medal Trophy final, due to be played on Sunday 7th October 2018. Eight players shot under par and the best score of the day was returned by John Barker in division four with nett 63, playing off his handicap of 36. From previous competitions of being over par by 12,17 and 13, it was certainly his best round of the season and a remarkable turn round in form. Peter McRobert also had his best round of the year in the same division with a nett 68 to take second place. In Division one Ian Sweales, playing off his handicap of 12, also shot his best round of the year to finish with a 69. All his regular practice has paid dividends for him. Tim Seaton shot a round of 70 to finish in second place, after a count back, just defeating Ian Smith who had to be content with third place. In division two Keith Godwin also had his best round of the year, after a difficult season for him, when he shot a nett 68. Tony Lightfoot shot the same score but lost on the count back procedure. Andy Williamson finished in third place with a nett 69. The count back procedure also had to be implemented in division three when Tom Parker finished with a nett 68, pushing Chris Sparkes into second place, with Bob Nicholson taking third place with a nett 70. There were only a couple of twos recorded from Steve Laister on the 2nd hole and Tim Seaton on the 13th. Each two is valued at £30. Vouchers have been issued to the winner and the runner up in each division and they can be collected from the office.

Dick King Retirement

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Dick King who has worked for the Club on a part time basis for over 14 years finally retired on Tuesday 25th September 2018. Dick who is 82 years of age worked in the green keeping sheds, behind the scenes, ensuring all the course machinery was maintained to the highest standard. During the time he saved the club a substantial amount of money in machinery repairs and completing odd jobs. Dick would tackle anything and no job was too big or small for him. Dick also assisted a number of members who had problems and issues with their golf buggies and also assisted in repairs etc around the clubhouse. Dick was always very approachable in respect of any problems and was very enthusiast about his work. If anyone ever had a conversation with him they could tell just how passionate he was about his roles and duties. He will be sadly missed and difficult cog in the works to replace. Dick is also an active member of the senior section. The club would like to thank Dick for all his efforts whilst working at the club and wish him and his family a long lasting and deserved retirement. You will be missed but don’t forget to visit when you can, so that we can keep in touch.

Ladies Buckley Cup

Tuesday 25th September 2018

It turned out to be a fine and lovely day with the sun shining and only a slight breeze when the ladies played a stableford competition on Tuesday 25th September 2018. The Buckley Cup is eligible only to those members who have not been successful in any of the competitions over the season. Pam Lee ran out the winner with 39 points. An excellent two for four points, the only one recorded in the competition, on the second hole, which was followed up by 3 further points on the next hole, gave her a cracking start to her round. Pam’s round could have been much better with two blobs on the 7th and 17th holes. She finished well clear of her nearest rival Annette Paddison who returned a score of 32 points to finish in second place, after a count back, just ahead of Maureen Oates, who had to be content with third place. Annette had a steady round but a couple of blobs on the 8th and 12 holes cost her dearly. Maureen even went one better with three blobs on her card, on the 7th, 13th and 16 holes.
For those not eligible for the Buckley Cup an individual stableford was played and Lisa Cottingham continued her good recent form and ran out the winner with 42 points. Lisa had three holes where she scored 4 points, but this was somewhat compensated by holes 10 and 15 when she recorded two blobs. Anne Bennett, playing to her handicap, took second place with 36 points. Her card could have been much better with a blob and five one pointers. Jane Peacock ended up third with 34 points. Her round could also have been much better with six one pointers, three of which were on the last three holes, and a blob on the 12th. Debbie Kerr had a very satisfying two on the 6th hole. The nine-hole competition was won by Julia Roy with 16 points. Pauline Hutson was second and Anna Clayton finished in third place.

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Peckett Cup - mixed

Completed on Sunday 23rd September 2018

The final of the mixed Peckett Cup, which is a foursome’s competition was completed on Sunday 23rd September 2018. After an abysmal forecast with heavy rain and thunder and lightning predicted the match was completed with only a light shower, although it was cold and the breeze kept the temperature well below average for the time of year. Jane and Gary Patterson ran out the winners, defeating Allison and Paul Doughty by two and one, in an excellent match with some very good golf on both sides being played.

Captains Prize knock-out final

Completed on Sunday 23rd September 2018

The Captains Prize which is a season long foursomes knock-out competition was completed on Sunday 23rd September 2018. The finalists, Mark Fenty and Raj Kumar were up against Pete Gibbins and his partner Jason Render. Partners for the competition are drawn at the beginning of the season by the committee, so there is a certain amount of luck, whether the players gel or not. The weather forecast was initially horrendous for the day, with heavy rain and thunder and lightning a distinct possibility. The match was completed however, without anyone getting wet, although it was rather cold with a strong wind keeping the temperature down to single digits, well below average for the time of year. The match referee, Club Captain Brian Nunn described the conditions as testing. Raj and Mark were in receipt of three shots. After the front nine holes were completed Pete and Jason were two holes to the good, but with shots being given away on holes ten and eleven their playing partners had every chance to reduce the deficit. Raj and Mark were successful on hole number ten but they lost hole eleven to a well-constructed par by their opponents. It was still nip and tuck on the back nine and with alternate shots being taken, it is always very interesting and very different from playing each shot yourself. When the players reached the 17th tee Pete and Jason were dormy two and when the hole was halved they ran out winners by two and one. The match referee indicated that the most consistent team won on the day but given the conditions there was some excellent golf played. The match was played in very good spirits and sportsmanship and the finalists were a credit to themselves and the club.

Pro's Better-ball Pairs

Saturday 22nd September 2018.

On the last official day of summer, Saturday 22nd September 2018, according to the Vernal Equinox, which officially marks the start of the astronomical autumn, the Club Pro arranged a better-ball pairs stableford off full handicap, playing from the yellow tees, for the members and a full field participated with 51 pairs taking part. Most of the participants could vouch for the fact that Autumn had arrived as it was quite chilly with a cold breeze. There were however, some excellent scores returned. Usually, depending on the conditions 45 points would get into the prizes but that score was no-where near the winner’s enclosure on this occasion. Jim Leahy and Jon Tyson took the honours and win a £50 voucher each with 48 points. Marc Bradley and Phil Munson took second place with 47 points and win a voucher each worth £30. There were four team who returned scores of 46 points and the count back procedure had to be implemented. Winning a voucher to the value of £20 each, with a better back nine of 24 points, were Jason Render and Mark Finney who took third place. In fourth place with a back nine of 23 points and winning a voucher to the value of £10 each were Tom Hunter and Steve Pawson. Commiserations to Suresh Babu and Graham Poole and Mick Brierley and Lee Partington who were just edged out of the prizes. I know Mick and Lee are devasted by only scoring one point on the last hole where there were both in receipt of a shot. A par by anyone of them on that hole would have advanced them into a tie for first place – that’s golf chaps. There were seven twos recorded and each is valued at £13. Graham Poole got his two on the 2nd hole. Ian Ritchie and Mark Fleming were successful on the 6th and the other four from Carl Young, Marc Bradley, Sandy Young and Trev Chappell were successful on the 13th. Would the winners please note this competition was organised by the Club Professional and not the Handicap & Competitions Committee – amounts of cash have automatically been added to members accounts in the Pro-shop.

Ladies Stableford

Tuesday 18th September 2018

The blustery gale force wind was the dominant feature when the ladies played a stableford competition on Tuesday 18th September 2018. Gusts of up to 60 and 70 mph certainly made life difficult out on the course, but surprisingly it was still warm with the temperature reaching 20 degrees. Maureen Oates ran out the winner with 35 stableford points. Sheila Dunk took second place one point further back with 34 points and another point further back with 33 points was Barbara Faulkner who ended up in third place. The nine-hole competition was won once again by Vanessa Drewery with Pauline Hutson taking second place and Pam Goodhand in third place. Well played to everyone in those very testing conditions.

White Cup (mixed)

Sunday 16th September 2018

The White Cup which is one of the mixed stableford competitions was contested on Sunday 16th September in very testing conditions with a strong blustery wind blowing across the course. This competition is slightly different from the normal better-ball stableford rules. Members play of 90% of their respective handicap but each playing partner is responsible for six scores which must be clearly shown on the card with six floating. The winners were ladies captain Ann Trott and husband Terry who scored a very creditable 44 points. They finished three shots clear of their nearest rivals Anne Bennett and Dave Evison who returned a score of 41 points. Excellent scoring in such difficult conditions.

Ladies Tri-Am

Tuesday 11th September 2018

With the Autumn course work taking place the ladies decided to play a tri-am when they met on Tuesday 11th September 2018. It was a lovely day with the sun shining and only a slight breeze. They played the front nine twice with the back nine being closed for the greenkeeping staff to continue with the maintenance without any hold-ups. The winners with 82 points were Maureen Oates, Julie Boxall and Wendy Douglas. Sheila Dunk, Jane Peacock and Fran Warner finished in second place with 76 pts. Ladies Captain Ann Trott, Vice-captain Jackie Guilder and Sally Coultas finished in third place with 70pts. The 9 hole competition was won by Vanessa Drewery with 17 points. Julia Roy took second spot 15pts with Anna Clayton being third.

Swindells Cup Final

Sunday 9th September 2018

The final of the individual knock-out Swindell’s Cup was completed on Sunday 9th September 2018, between Tim Seaton and Gavin Legg, who was in receipt of four shots and refereed by Vice-captain Jeff Lane. Almost 100 golfers entered the competition in Spring and to reach the final is a tremendous feat, having to play steady golf, all summer, through all the rounds, meeting different opponents in all kinds of climatic conditions. The weather was fine and dry for the match and after heavy rain the day previous the greens were receptive, but the run on the fairways we have experienced all summer was somewhat curtailed. The match was all square after the first six holes and when Gavin, who won the toss and teed off first, hit his shot straight down the middle on the seventh. Tim found himself in trouble off the tee and had to take a penalty drop, which Gavin took full advantage off and won the hole to go one up. On the par five, eighth hole Gavin was in receipt of a shot and both players were close to the green having played two, only for Gavin to pitch in with his next shot to go two up. After halving the ninth it was two up to Gavin at the turn and with shots on the next two holes he was in the ascendency. Gavin duly won the next two holes taking advantage of his shots to go four up with seven to play. After pars on hole 12 from both players Tim pulled one back on the thirteenth to bring the deficit to three. Once again, the next hole was halved in pars when they approached the fifteenth tee. Both players hit indifferent tee shots with Tim ending up in the middle of the Willow trees, whilst Gavin was even further right, but short with a shot into the green over the trees. His approach ended up merely three foot from the pin whilst Tim could do nothing but chip out sideways. Gavin won the hole and the match on the hole, giving him his first victory of the Swindell’s Cup, after many years of trying, by four and three. The referee reports that it was an excellent game to witness with some superb golf played by both members.

Swindells Plate Final

Sunday 9th September 2018

The Swindell’s Plate knock-out Final was played in very blustery but dry conditions on Sunday 9th September 2018, between Bob Daughney and Mark Titchen, and refereed by Alan Douglas, treasurer of the Handicap & Competitions Committee. Qualification for the plate is for all members who have been knocked out in the preliminary or first round of the Swindell’s Cup competition. Bob was in receipt of three shots and took an early lead after the first hole which Mark conceded. He wasn’t behind for long however, after halving the next two holes he won the fourth to level the match. It was nip and tuck over the next few holes, between both players, who were evenly matched. Although conceding a shot on hole five, Mark was still able to win the hole. Bob was able to win the 11th hole, with his shot and the match was all square going to the 12th tee with all shots used. Mark took advantage of playing off flat feet for the remainder of the holes and played some excellent golf to win the match on the sixteenth, when Bob conceded the hole and the match. Both players have done exceedingly well to reach the final taking some very good scalps along the way. The final was played in the true spirit of the game and it is just a pity someone had to lose. Well done to both competitors.

Ladies Alternative Stableford - Staples Cup

Sunday 9th September 2018

The ladies played an alternative stableford competition on Sunday 9th September for the Staples Cup. After heavy rain the previous day the course underfoot was damp but it remained fine and dry with the sun shining, after a chilly start, for the competitors. It was a very close fought encounter with four ladies returning scores of 34 points to contest for the trophy. After the count back procedure in fourth place was Pauline Staples. Third spot went to Maureen Oates. The runner up was Wendy Douglas and the winner for the second time this week was Lisa Cottingham.

Jersey Boys Challenge Match

Sunday 9th September 2018

The annual challenge match between a team of golfers from Jersey and Grimsby was contested on Sunday 9th September 2018. The Grimsby team were able to retain their grip on the trophy by winning by 228 points to 196. The best Grimsby score in difficult windy conditions was Suresh Babu who returned a card with 35 points. The group from Jersey had previously played at Seacroft and Forest Pines whilst on tour and were finishing their visit with their final game at Market Rasen, before returning home.

Smiths Mixed Doubles Knockout Final.

Saturday 8th September 2018

The Smiths Trophy which is one of the mixed double competitions was finalised on Saturday 8th September 2018, between Claire & Ian Coutts and Tim Seaton & Sue Collis and refereed by the Club Captain Brian Nunn. The weather could have been kinder for the competitors with some persistent rain which never let up once it started. Claire and Ian took an early lead after the second hole and game fluctuated on the front nine. After the third hole which was halved, Claire and Ian went further ahead to gain a three-shot cushion only to be pegged back to one after the 7th hole. Sue made a par on the 6th hole and then a par by Tim on the 7th was good enough to get them back into the game. Claire and Ian took advantage of their shots to win holes 8 and 9 to take a three-shot lead into the back nine. Tim parred holes 10 and 11, but giving shots away was just too much when Ian won the 11th with a par four, whilst in receipt of a shot. An excellent par on the 12th hole by Claire gave them an unassailable cushion, to lead by five with six to play. A par on the 13th and an excellent birdie on the 14th by Tim saw them reduce the gap again to three and with a bit of momentum it looked as if they may be able to take it all the way, but after halving holes fifteen and sixteen the match was won by Claire and Ian 3 – 2. Sue and Tim were unable to retain the trophy they won last year and it is the first time that Claire and Ian have won this particular Cup. Not to be out done by their son Andy and daughter Jayne won the trophy two years ago.

Power-play Pairs Betterball Stableford.

Saturday 8th September 2018

The Power-Play Disco better-ball pairs competition was completed on Saturday 8th September 2018, having been postponed earlier in the year, due to the heavy rain and the course being closed. The weather was not ideal on this occasion either and the forecasted rain commenced around lunchtime. It was not really heavy until much later in the afternoon, but it was fairly persistent for all the late starters. A number of the earlier starters, were lucky and managed to finish their rounds before the rain commenced. It is not surprising then, that the winners, with a very good score of 47 points, missed the worse of the conditions. A good front nine of 25 points, from Jason Render and Carl Young, gave then a good base to go on and win the Cup. Taking second place with 46 points, and playing in the worst of the weather with a late tee off were Chris Brierley and Peter Burton. They missed an opportunity and spoilt their chances of winning, when they only scored one point of the 14th hole. With a much better back nine than the winners this hole cost them dearly. 45 points was good enough to be in the prizes for the minor places and after a count back Jim Harris and Tommy Leonard, who were once again early starters, took third place with a back nine of 24 points. Peter Dobson and Phil Munson, who were also earlier starters, with a back nine of 22 points were relegated into fourth place. Vouchers to the value of £40 each have been allocated to the winners. £30 for the runners up, with £20 being awarded for third spot and £10 each for fourth place. There were seven twos recorded – valued at £14.85 each. Four were scored on the 6th hole by Ash Maddocks, George Coates, Mark Finney and Simon Bishop. Jon Patterson got his two on the long par 3, ninth hole with Carl Young being the only players who was successful on the 13th. The best two of the day was recorded by Tommy Leonard who scored his on the par 4 last hole. The course analysis report shows that the three easiest holes, were the 3rd, 15th and 18th, being on average 0.25 over par. The hardest holes were the 10th, 5th and 11th in that order showing on average 1 full shot over par. Between these three holes there was only one birdie on the 5th from Spenny Wressell.

Joe Sprott Trophy

Thursday 6th September 2018

The 36-hole Joe Sprott scratch knock-out final was completed on Thursday 6th September 2018 between Club Champion Jamie Kinnaird and Dale Munson.
The referees report read as follows :-
Contested by two young golfing gladiators Jamie & Dale were both hungry for success, but only one would reap the reward. Jamie powered himself to 7 up after 13 holes, but Dale dug his heals in. Holes 14 & 15 were halved with Dale winning holes 16 ,17, and 18 bringing Jamie back to 4 up after 18 holes.
The afternoon round which teed of from the 10th was won by Dale. Jamie won 11th and Dale won the12th. Both players got 2, s on the 13th. By the time we reached 18th, which was there 27th hole, the game was all square. Dale had driven his ball 314 yards on the 17th. At the beginning of last nine holes, the first hole was won by Dale. Hole 2 was halved. Then Dale began to stamp his authority on the game and played some superb golf eagling and birding holes, finally coming out on top with 2 up and 1 to go, all in all a superb final. A very good contested game Dale coming out on top. 2 and 1.
Jamie after his tremendous efforts last week winning the 36-hole Club Championship must feel very disappointed that he couldn’t retain the trophy after such a commanding lead. Congratulations to Dale who wins the trophy for the first time.

Ladies Autumn meeting

Tuesday 4th September 2018

It was the ladies 36-hole Autumn meeting on Tuesday 4th September 2018 and although it stayed fine and dry all day, it was a little cooler, than of late, with the temperature only reaching the mid/high teens and a breeze coming from the North. The winner of the morning medal round playing for the Marjorie Chivers Trophy was Lisa Cottingham with a nett 72. Playing off her handicap of 35 she started with a nett par on the first, followed by two nett birdies, to set her up for a very consistent round. Had it not been for a couple of mishaps it could have been much better. The winner of the silver division with a nett 73 was Jayne Coutts with Laurette McKinnon taking second spot with a nett 74. The bronze division was won by Trish Goodwin, playing off her handicap of 21 when she returned a score of 74. Her round was very consistent but a triple bogey on the home stretch down 17 cost her dearly. Netty Paddison, playing off 22, took second place with a 76. Once again, a sloppy finish cost her dearly with dropped shots on the 16th and 18th holes. The afternoon greensomes was won by Jayne Coutts and Ann Trott with 42 points and they just beat Claire & Diane Coutts by one point when they returned a score of 41 points.







Doug Bashforth Memorial Trophy

Monday 3rd September 2018

Members of the Senior Section and some invited guests played for the annual Doug Bashforth & Memory of Friends Trophy on Monday 3rd September 2018. The conditions were ideal with the sun shining and only a slight breeze. The winner was the Chairman of the Handicaps & Competitions Committee Brian Capindale with 39 points. after the count back procedure had to be implemented with two other members returning the same score. Brian Bell had to contend with second place and Bill Ward was relegated to third spot. Barry Coultas finished in fourth place. It was nice to see so many old friends playing for this trophy and remembering Dougie in their own special way. It is probably appropriate that Brian being on the Handicap & Competitions Committee won the trophy for the first time, as Dougie was a staunch member of the same committee for many years before his passing. The cards of all the competitors have been entered on the computer for handicaps purposes.

Club Championship and Stephen Cup

Sunday 2nd September 2018.

The weather could not have been better for the 36-hole Club Championship played on Sunday 2nd September 2018. The sun was shining, the temperature reached the low twenties and there was very little breeze, which created some ideal golfing conditions. The two-tee start commenced at 8am and there were some very nervous members around all hoping that their first tee shot went straight down the middle. It was almost a full field, had it not been for a few inconsiderate members dropping out at the last minute, which left gaps in the field. The Handicaps committee were able to amend a few members start times, at the last minute, to compensate for the absenteeism’s so everyone played in a three ball. After the first round the best gross score was returned by Janie Kinnaird (handicap -1) with a 72. Tim Seaton, playing to his handicap, was one shot further back with a 73 and Dale Munson was in third place with a gross 75. In relation to the nett scores, five members shot under par. Andrew Brown was the front runner with a nett 66, closely followed by Bailey Mawer who shot a 67. Matthew Holt and Graham Poole shot rounds of 68 and Jim Leahy had a good round shooting a nett 69. There were five twos recorded. Dale Snook got the only two on the 2nd. There were three on the 13th hole from Pete Dobson, Simon George and Phil Munson and the best was from Dale Munson who obtained his two on the par 4, seventh hole. Each two is valued at £10.80 each. Starting on the opposite tee for the afternoon round there was still everything to play for, whilst members of the Handicaps & Comps Committee, were eagerly updating the master score sheet and getting the competitors off in order once again. After all the dust had settled when the final results were posted, with a condition of the competition being that no player can win more than one prize, it turned out that Jamie Kinnaird, with rounds of 72 and 71, took the honour once again, for the third consecutive year and his fourth triumph overall. Tim Seaton, with rounds of 72 & 75 taking second place and Ian Smith, with rounds of 80 & 76 taking third spot. Graham Poole took fourth place, with rounds of 76 & 81. The winner of the afternoon nett competition was Tom Hunter with a best round of the day returning a score of 65, twenty shots better than his morning round. Tom was one of the competitors whose tee time had been moved forward in the morning, due the late withdrawals and he was not properly prepared with his first shot, being duffed and not reaching the fairway. It wasn’t his best start but he certainly made up for it in the afternoon. Jeff Lane the Clubs vice-captain took second place with an excellent nett score of 66. Dave Proudlove took third place after a count back when he returned a score of 67, the same score as Mark Titchen who had to be content with fourth place. The contestants were eagerly awaiting the final outcome of the competition with intense interest and after a double check of the cards it was apparent that the winner of the Stephen Cup was Bailey Mawer, returning nett rounds of 67 & 70 totalling 137, winning the trophy by two shots. Dale Snook, with rounds of 71 and 68, totalling 139 took second place with Mathew Holt was regulated to third spot, after a count back with the same overall score with rounds of 68 & 71. In fourth place with a total of 140 was Dave Proudlove beating Andy Brown after a count back who finished with the same score. There were only a couple of twos posted in the afternoon round from Matty Clayton on the 9th and Andy Brown on the 13th. Each two is valued at £27.00. All the participants enjoyed a free buffet afterwards and before the presentation conducted by Club Captain Brian Nunn. It was a splendid day at the club, the weather helped, well organised by the Handicap & Competitions Committee. There was a great deal of camaraderie between the competitors which made for a very sporting and pleasant atmosphere between everyone taking part.

Ladies Monthly Medal

Tuesday 28th August 2018

The ladies completed a monthly medal on Tuesday 28th August 2018 in very pleasant golfing conditions, with it being a little fresher, after all the hot and humid conditions, although there was a cooling breeze blowing from the west. The winner was Sue Pick who playing off her handicap of 21, didn’t have the best of starts to her round with a triple bogey at the first, followed by a double bogey at the second. She then recovered to record three pars before the turn, going out with a nett 34. Very consistent golf on the back nine with one par, saw her win the competition and shoot an under-par round of 69. She was two shots clear of Sue Collis, who playing off her handicap of 15, had a very steady round, playing to par, to return a score of 71. Claire Coutts, playing off her handicap of 16, finished in third place with a nett 72, one over par and once again her score cards shows evidence of some very consistent golf. She started each half with double bogeys which probably cost her dearly in the end but a good finish with a birdie on the 18th brought her back into contention. All three ladies have now lost a shot off their handicaps. The nine-hole competition was won by Vanessa Drewery with 17 points and Lady President Barbara Falconer finished in second spot with 15 points.

Bradley Bowl

Monday 27th August 2018

The mixed Bradley Bowl was completed on Bank Holiday Monday the 27th August 2018 in very blustery conditions, which created difficult golfing conditions, although it did stay fine and dry, but with the low thickening, threatening ominous cloud, it felt like a rain shower was due at moment. The winners were Ann and Mike Brierley with 43 stableford points. They finished two points clear of Julia and Som Roy who finished with 41 points and took second place, after a count back, narrowly beating Maureen Coates and vice-captain Jeff Lane, who also finished with the same score. There were four twos recorded from Di Coutts, Tim Seaton and Maureen Oates on the 6th hole and from Paul Coutts on the 13th

Hemingway Foursome's knock-out final

Sunday 26th August 2018

The 36-hole Hemingway foursomes final was completed on Sunday 26th August 2018 between partners Paul Robinson and Marc Bradley, who were receiving 7 shots from Mark Woolliss and Matty Clayton. Over 100 members took part in the Bloomer Cup foursomes’ trophy earlier in the year, with the top 16 pairs going through to a season long knockout tournament, so the finalists had travelled a long way to reach this point. The weather stayed fine and dry for the first 18 holes. Paul Robinson and Marc Bradley struck early and were three up after five holes but an excellent fight back by their opponents saw this figure reduced to one after 9 holes. The referee for the morning round Gary Hawkins, praised the putting of Mark Woolliss who sank a putt off the green to win the 7th and he then sank an enormous putt, for a birdie on the 8th to win the hole also, to reduce the deficit to one. It was all square after ten holes and then it was nip and tuck on the remaining back nine holes. Mark and Matty took the lead for the first time after 14 holes and after halving the next three holes, they won the 18th to go two up after the first 18 holes and take a good advantage into the afternoon round. The rain was persistent and heavy during the afternoon round and after reducing the deficit on the first hole Paul and Marc were back in the match. Once again it was very close and the referee for the afternoon round, Club Vice Captain Jeff Lane, described the match as a game of missed opportunities, with both teams having openings and chances but it remained very close until the 16th when a lost ball gifted the match to Mark and Matty to win the competition 3 and 2. They now go on to represent the club in the national Daily Mail Foursomes Competition next year. The competition was played in the true spirit of the game and great credit goes to both teams. It’s just a pity there had to be a loser. Well played to all concerned and a special thanks to the referees for giving up their time and ensuring the match was completed without any hitches.

August Medal

Saturday 25th August 2018

It was a little chiller and fresher than of late, after all the warm weather, with the temperatures only reaching the high teens, although it kept fine and dry for the August Medal on Saturday 25th. It was another good turn-out, albeit it was the bank holiday weekend, with over 100 players taking part. Eight players shot under par and the two hardest holes on the course were not surprisingly the 5th and 11th, stroke indexes one and two, showing 1.86 and 1.79 over par. The third hardest hole was surprisingly the par 3, second hole, stoke index 14, showing 1.70 over par. The easiest hole was the 18th showing 0.68 over par, and the par 5, 4th hole, stoke index 7, the second easiest showing 0.73 over par. The best scores were returned in Division 1, with six members shooting under par, led by Mark Titchen who returned the best score of the day with a nett 65. He won his division by one shot from Ian Smith who shot a nett 66. Trevor Chappell took third spot, with a 68, after a count back from Pete Gibbins and Vince Pederson. The other sub-par round was from Steve Parker who returned a score of 69. No-one in division two shot under par, and it was a three-way contest after nett 70’s had been returned and the count back implemented. James Cutsforth took the honour from Alan Holmes and Neale Pearce. The only sub-par round in division three was from Phil Wheatley with a nett 67. He finished five shots clear of Kori Raj and Bob Nicholson who both returned scores of 72 and had to be separated by the count back procedure. In division four the winner and only sub-par round was returned by Tom Hunter with a nett 69. Second place with a nett 70 went to Matthew Conley and third spot went to Glenn Patterson with a nett 71. There were only three twos recorded. Dave Proudlove was successful on the 2nd hole. Jamie Kinnaird on the 6th and Sean Ritchie on the 9th. Each two is valued at £34.66. The winners of the Joale trophies, presented to the Club by ex-captain Les Smith for the best gross and nett scores on the day were Ian Smith with a gross 73 and Mark Titchen with the best nett of 65. The winners of each division now qualify for the Medal Trophy final which will be played on Sunday 7th October 2018. Each divisional winner also wins a voucher to the value of £25, the runners up £15 and the third place £10.

Ladies Cancer Relief Spoon

Tuesday 21st August 2018

The weather stayed fine and dry once again with the sun shining when the ladies gathered to play a stableford competition for the Cancer Relief Spoon. There were some excellent scores returned with 6 ladies shooting better than par. The winner with 44 points was Elaine Hoggarth, with three no scores on her card. She finished two shots clear of Janet Smith who took second placed with 42 points. Janet scored on every hole but her five holes with only one-point cost her dearly. Fran Warner took third spot with 40 points. Again, Fran scored on every hole but her four one pointers made all the difference. The nine-hole competition was won by Vanessa Drewery and Pauline Hutson took second place.

Edgar Lee Open Mixed Betterball Pairs

Sunday 19th August 2018

The better-ball stableford mixed pairs open, playing for the Edgar Lee Trophy was contested on Sunday 19th August 2018. The competition is open to members, guests and visitors alike and the conditions remained fine and dry once again, although there was a strong blustery wind blowing across the course. The winners with 46 points were husband and wife team John Rowland from Bawtry Golf Club and Jennifer Rowland from Doncaster Golf Club. They finished 3 points clear of their nearest rivals, who were Grimsby members, husband and wife team Som and Julia Roy with 43 points. The only two during the competition was from Grimsby member Di Coutts on the 6th hole. All the competitors enjoyed a lovely meal in the Clubhouse afterwards before the official presentation conducted by Club Captain Brian Nunn.

Clubhouse Trophy

Saturday 18th August 2018

The Clubhouse Trophy was completed on Saturday 18th August 2018 in conditions which were fine and dry with the sun shining, although there was a blustery wind which was straight at you, when playing the 1st, 9th, 10th and 11th holes, so it will come as no surprise that these four holes, together with the 5th were playing on average of one full shot over, par according to the course analysis report. The betterball pairs competition is open to all members of the club with 90% of full individual handicap allowed. The course is still playing short with the ball running a long way on the fairways and there was some excellent score returned. A truly outstanding score of 48 points recorded by Peter Williams and Tom Leonard won the trophy, with 26 points on the front nine and 22 points on the back nine. In second place, only one shot behind with 47 points and winning a voucher to the value of £40 each, were Chris Sparkes and Stephen Pawson. Som Roy and Barry Coultas took third spot after a count back, and win a voucher to the value of £20 with 46 points from Bob Daughney and Glen Patterson ended up in fourth place and win a £10 voucher each. Mike Watson and Paul Coultas finished in fifth place on 45 points, which has been the winning score for the two previous years. There were only four twos recorded. Tommy Leonard and Jamie Kinnaird got theirs on the 2nd hole, Doug McCully got the only two of the day on the 6th and Chris Gittens with the only two, into the wind, on the long par 3, ninth hole. Each two is valued at £28.75. The easiest hole on the course was surprisingly the par 5, fourth hole playing 0.06 over par, with one eagle and 11 birdies recorded. The 18th being the second easiest playing 0.09 over par with 11 birdies recorded.

Midweek Medal

Thursday 16th August 2018

The overnight and early morning rain was certainly very welcoming for the greenkeeping staff at Grimsby Golf Club, after such a long barren spell. There were still some showers about as the first of the competitors teed off at 8am in the Midweek medal on Thursday 16th August 2018. The rain soon abated and by early afternoon the sun was shining and it was a very pleasant day for golf. Eighty-one players took part in the four divisions and the winner in Division one was Jamie Kinnaird who playing off his handicap of zero shot a 66 to return the lowest score of the day. His score card contained three birdies and one eagle on the par 4, sixteenth hole. Gavin Legg took second place with a nett 67, beating Tim Seaton on the count back procedure. Andy Martin and Gary Reynolds also shot below par rounds when they returned score of 69. The second division was won by Colin Welsh with the only sub-par round, in this division, returning a score of 68. Bailey Mawer took second spot, after a count back from Steve Ramsden when they both returned scores of 70. In Division 3 there was no-one who played to par but three members returned scores of 72. After the count back procedure, the winner was Mike Giles, from Jason Render and Gavin Munson. Two members shot under par in division four with John Wickham taking the honour with a nett 67, with four pars. His card was spoilt by an eight on the 8th hole and a couple of double bogeys on the 17th and 18 holes. With an under-par round of 68 Matthew Donson took second place and Elliot Broughton was third with a par round of 70. Each divisional winner now qualifies for the Medal Trophy final which is be played later in the year and they each win a £20 voucher. The runners up win a voucher to the value of £15 with a £10 voucher being awarded to third place finishers. As well as the excellent two by Jamie Kinnaird on the 16th, he was also successful on the 13th hole. There were three twos recorded on the 6th hole from Dave Heard, Bailey Mawer and Barrington Godfrey and four more on the 13th hole from Dave Heard once again, Nick Cutsforth, Barrington Godfrey and Mike Giles. Each two is valued at £8.33. The 1st, 10 and 11th holes were playing the hardest on the day, averaging 1.65 over par and the easiest holes were the 4th and 18 holes playing 0.69 over par.

Hole in One

Saturday 11th August 2018

Congratulations to Steve Dobbs for his hole in one on the 13th whilst playing in the Professionals Putter competition on Saturday 11th August 2018. Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice. It is not the case with Steve. His first ever hole in one was at Grimsby on the same hole using the same club – his trusty 5 wood – well played. Can you make it a hat-trick?

Professionals Putter

Saturday 11th August 2018

The Professionals Putter competition was completed on Saturday 11th Aug 2018 and the conditions were once again fine and dry, although it was feeling a little fresher, than of late, which was a relief to many members. The stableford competition played off full playing handicap was fully subscribed and the competition standard scratch was returned at par 70. Twenty-nine members recorded par or better and an excellent round of 41 points saw John Lambert take the honour, and a winning voucher to the value of £90. He finished one point clear of Lee Foster and Dave Proudlove, who scored 40 points with Lee taking second place, after the count back procedure. Vouchers to the value of £60 and £40 have been allocated accordingly. Six members returned scores of 39 points to contest the minor placings and Andy Williamson took fourth place, after the count back, with Pete Calvert having to be content with fifth place. Chris Sparkes, Ian Ritchie and Phil Wheatley can consider themselves unlucky for not making the prizes. Andy wins a voucher to the value of £30 with Pete receiving a voucher to the value of £20. The shot of the day belongs to Steve Dobbs who recorded a hole in one of the 13th. There were four twos recorded from Phil Wheatley on the 2nd hole, Sean Ritchie on the 9th and Dan Gibbons and Jamie Kinnaird on the 6th hole. Steve Dobbs wins £38 for his hole in one and the other twos are worth £19.00 each. The course analysis shows that stoke index hole 1, 2, & 3 were playing the hardest and averaging almost 1.5 over par. The three easiest holes were the 18th, 3rd and 7th averaging just 0.5 over par.

Ladies Club Championship

Tuesday 7th August 2018

The weather stayed fine and dry and it was also very hot when the ladies played their 36-hole Club Championship Competition on Tuesday 7th Aug 2018. The winner for the fourth year in succession was Jayne Coutts with rounds of 83 and 87. Second place was once again taken by Sue Collis with a gross score of 173, three shots adrift. Di and Claire Coutts tied for third place with rounds totalling 184 with Di finishing just ahead after the count back procedure. Consolation for the runner up Sue Collis, when she won the Challenge Bowl for the best nett score over the two rounds with a combined total of 141. An excellent first under par round of 68 was followed up by an afternoon round of 73 giving her a seven-shot cushion over her nearest rivals. Three ladies returned scores of 150 to contest the runners up spot and the count back procedure had to be implemented. Lisa Cottingham ended up in fourth place with Di Coutts finishing third. The runner up was Debbie Kerr. The best gross score in the bronze division was won by Trish Goodwin with a total score of 193. The senior lady’s championship was won by Pauline Hutson with one of the best rounds of the day returning a score of 69. This is the second time Pauline has been successful. The 18-hole stableford was won by lady Captain Anne Trott.

Ladies Senior Champion

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Pauline Hutson - the ladies senior champion for the second time.

Letten Cup

Saturday 4th August 2018

The Letten Cup was contested on Saturday 4th August 2018 and once again the conditions were perfect for golf with wall to wall sunshine and plenty of run on the fairways and the greens as good as they have been for many a year. This competition is peculiar in the sense that it is only open to members who have been at the Club for 3 years and have not won a major individual honour. For those members not eligible for the competition an individual stableford was played at the same time. A nett score of 68 from Alan Drewery was good enough to win the cup. He also wins a voucher to the value of £30. He finished one shot ahead of Neal Pearce who returned a score of 69 and wins a £20 voucher. Third place had to be decided by the count back procedure and ended up with Dominic Stamp just pipping Mark Finney, and winning a £10 voucher, after they both shot scores of 70. There were four twos recorded each valued at £14.00. Nick Graham was successful on the 13th and Dominic Stamp obtained one on the long par 3, ninth hole. The other two were recorded on par fours – from John Grest who got his on the 15th and Rob Turner on the 18th – well played indeed.
The individual stableford was won by Trevor Chappell – his second honour in as many weeks since he re-joined the club. He returned a score of 40 points and wins a voucher to the value of £40.00. He was two shots clear of Simon George who scored 38 points and wins a £30 voucher. The third place was tied by Pilana Suresh Babu and Paul Denton who returned scores of 37 points with Paul losing out on the count back procedure. Pilana wins a voucher to the value of £20. There were three twos recorded and helping him to his third-place finish with two of them was Pilana Suresh Babu, being successful on the 2nd and 13th. The other two was recorded by Keith Brown – also on the 13th hole. They were also valued at £14 each.



Coutts Salver

Saturday 28th July 2018

After thunderstorms and overnight rain there was a much fresher feeling to the day, compared to the recent hot humid weather, when once again a full field contested the Coutts Salver, which is a betterball pairs stroke play competition, with 90% of individual handicap allowed. It did however remain fine and dry for the majority of the day, after an early downpour which caught the earlier starters. By contrast the later starters had to contend with a very strong blustery wind that appeared to increase as the day progressed. It certainly created some testing and difficult conditions, so it comes as no surprise that the better scores were posted by the earlier competitors. In fact, there were some excellent scores returned and the count back procedure had to be implemented to determine the winners when two teams returned impressive scores of 62. With a better back nine the winners were Neil Avison and Trevor Chappell and Spenny Wressell and Steve Laister had to be content with second place. With another excellent round and only one shot further adrift were Jim Leahy and Ian Scott with a nett 63. They win vouchers to the value of £15 each. Fourth and fifth place had to be decided by the count back procedure, once again, with two teams finishing on 64. Mike Foley and Shane Portess edged out Ian and John Ritchie. Vouchers to the value of £12.50 and £10 have been allocated accordingly. The winners have received vouchers to the value of £30 each with runners up allocated vouchers to the value of £25. There were six twos, valued at £17.25 each, returned. Three were recorded on the 2nd hole from John Grest, Mark Warner and Selwyn Shelton. Glen McLachlan got the only two on the 6th hole and on the 13th Tony Bratley and Trevor Chappell were successful. According to the course analysis the easiest hole of the day was the par 5, fourth hole, playing downwind which was 0.25 above par. The three hardest holes were the 11th, 10th and 9th in that order, playing into the wind, showing 1.49, 1.20, and 1.17 above par.

Naval Trophy

Thursday 26th July 2018

Jason Nutting who has only been a member since December 2017 showed a clean pair of heels to win his first major trophy at the Club when he won the Naval Trophy on Thursday 26th July 2018. Playing off his handicap of 25 her accrued a truly massive 45 stableford points and it could have been much better with no points recorded on the 12th hole when he took a seven. This however was complimented by 7 pars including hole number eleven, stroke index 1. With the good weather continuing and it being declared the hottest day of the year so far, the conditions were once again almost perfect for playing golf. Jason, who wins a prize voucher to the value of £50, finished 4 points clear of John Grest who took second place with 41 points, winning a voucher to the value of £35. Bob Daughney, won a voucher for £25 and had a good round finishing in third place with 39 points. Vouchers were awarded to the first six competitors and Jim Drury took fourth place, after a count back, winning a voucher to the value of £20 with 37 points. Bill Ward finished in fifth place with the same score winning a voucher to the value of £15.00. John Watson also with 37 points finished in sixth place and wins a voucher to the value of £10.There were 6 twos recorded and each is valued at £16. Bill Evision got one on the second hole, John Watson was successful on the 6th and there were two on the long par 3, 9th hole from Gary Patterson and Vince McAfee. The other two were on the 13th hole from Dave Proudlove and Pete Gibbins. The competition standard scratch was returned at par 70 and the course analysis showed that the third hole was playing the easiest 0.55 above par and the hardest was the first hole showing 1.82 over par, closely followed by holes 11, 10 and 17 which were between 1.43 and 1.48 above par.

Lady Presidents Day

Tuesday 24th July 2018

It was Lady Presidents Day on Tuesday 24th July 2018 and Barbara Falconer could not have wished for better weather for the occasion with once again wall to wall sunshine and probably the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures reaching over 30 degrees. With hardly a breath of wind the competitors found the conditions very testing and demanding with forecasters suggesting it would be wise to keep out of the midday sun. The winner with 44 stableford points was Anne Bennett. Ann Brierley finished second with 41 points and Margaret Moreton took third spot with 40 points. Nearest the pin competition on the second hole was won by Fran Warner and Pam Lee took the honour on the 6th hole. There were a couple of twos recorded from Ann Brierley on the 13th hole and Pam Lee converted her nearest the pin putt on the 6th. All the competitors enjoyed the facilities of the Halfway House and refreshments in the clubhouse afterwards. Overall it was a thoroughly enjoyable day with the weather being fantastic to compliment the occasion. Special congratulations to Barbara for organising things so well.

Senior Championship/Curry Cup & Veterans Vase

Saturday 21st July 2018

It was Senior championship Day, for members aged 55 and over, on Saturday 21st July 2018 and a full field participated. The competition is played alongside the Curry Cup which is a nett competition for members aged 60 years plus and the Veterans Vase for members aged 70 and above. The conditions were once again almost perfect with wall to wall sunshine, hardly a breath of wind and the ball running a long way in the dry conditions on the fairways. Tim Seaton shot a gross 75 to take the championship for the second time. An excellent round by Nick Graham, who plays off a handicap of 12 took second place, three shots adrift, with a gross round of 78, the best nett round of the day. Mike Watson, a previous senior champion, took third place with a 79. Vouchers to the value of £50, £40 and £30 have been allocated accordingly. The Curry Cup and Veterans Vase competitions were very close indeed with three players, all aged 70 and above, returning scores of 69. With a condition of the competition that no player can win more than one prize and the Curry Cup taking precedence, it went down to the count back procedure. With a better back nine Stuart Falconer took the Curry Cup and Ian Legg the Veterans Vase. Doug McCully, who shot the same score had to be content with runner up position in the Curry Cup and Les Walmsley, his playing partner, with a nett 70, took runner up spot in the Veterans Vase. Pete Calvert with also a nett score of 70 took third place in the Curry Cup. Vouchers to the value of £40, £30 and £20 have been allocated to the Curry Cup winners and in the Veterans Vase the winner receives a voucher to the value of £35 and the runner up £20. There were 4 twos recorded by the field, from Paul Doughty and John Lambert on the 2nd hole. Dave Wood and Keith Brown obtained theirs on the 6th. With one member not entering the twos, vouchers to the value of £27 have been allocated to the other three.

Gents Midweek Medal

Thursday 19th July 2018

Eighty-seven members took part in the Midweek Medal on Thursday 19th July 2018 in once again very favourable conditions for golf with the sun shining and the temperature over 20 degrees with only a slight breeze. The ball was running a long way in the dry conditions. The competition standard scratch was returned at the course par 70 and only 11 members were able to shoot better than that. In Division one, another good round by Ash Maddocks saw him take the honour with a nett 67. Andy Brown finished in second place with 68 and Gary Reynolds took third spot with a 69. In Division two there were four members under par and the two best scores of the day were returned by Ian Scott and Roger Henton with excellent scores of 66. After the count back Ian took the honour. Tony Shepherd finished in third place with a 68, one point ahead of John Mawer who returned a nett 69. The only member to shoot under par in division three was Chris Gittens who returned a nett 67. Vinny McAfee took second place with a par round of 70 and Bob Campbell took third place with a 71. Again, the count back procedure had to be implemented in division four with John Wickham narrowly edging out Jim Drury when they both returned scores of 68. Mike Brierley took third spot with a nett 70. The winners of each division now qualify for the Medal Trophy final which is be played later in the year. Two members had to be disqualified, one for not submitting his card, and the second, who was in the prizes for not signing his score card, which was also incorrect. The divisional winners each receive a voucher to the value of £20. Second place receive a voucher to the value of £10 and the third positions – a voucher to the value of £7.50. The course analysis shows that holes 18 and 3 were the easiest holes on the course and the three hardest holes were 11, 10 and 17 in that order showing between 1.65 and 1.68 over par. There were 7 twos throughout the day, each valued at £11.00. Ian Scott helped himself to two of them on 2nd hole and then on the par 4 third hole. That was a good start to his round. Jeff Thorndike got the only two on the 6th hole with Jim Woolliss playing off his handicap of 22 obtaining his on the long par 3 ninth hole. John Wickham was successful on the 13th and the other two were recorded on par 4 holes from Andy Brown on the 15th and then Ian Smith on the 18th – well done indeed – evidence that the there is a lot of run on the ball.

Ladies Letten Rose-bowl

Tuesday 17th July 2018

it was a little fresher with a nice cooling breeze, than of late, when the ladies played a stableford competition for the Letten Rose-bowl on Tuesday 17th July 2018. Although the course is very dry with a lot of run on the fairways only two ladies managed to shoot under par. The winner with an impressive 41 points was Jane Peacock. She finished four points clear of Claire Coutts who finished in second place with 37 points. Lisa Cottingham took third place, after the count back procedure with 36 points from Wendy Douglas who had to be content with fourth place. Jackie Rahill was the only competitor to record a two on the 2nd hole.

Gilbey Cup Final

Sunday 15th July 2018

The Gilbey Cup played over 36 holes was completed on Sunday 15th July 2018 in sweltering heat and was contested by Pete Gibbins and Simon Bishop. It was probably the hottest day so far this year, with temperatures reaching 30 degrees. The two competitors had travelled a long way to get to the final and it was certainly going to be a test of stamina in the testing conditions. They first had to qualify with a top 16 place in a medal round on Saturday 2nd June 2018 and then after entering the knock-out stages they had to contend with three match-play games along the way against very good opposition to reach the final. Peter who plays off a handicap of 13 was giving shots away to Simon who plays off a handicap of 18. Immediate Past Captain Terry Smith refereed the morning round and after a nervous and shaky start from both players Simon managed to go one up after nine holes. They both settled down and then Peter got into his stride by winning four of next 5 holes to go three up after the first round. The afternoon round referred by Club Captain Brian Nunn witnessed a great fight back from Simon on the front nine and saw him claw two holes back to get back into contention. It was only short lived however, when after a great drive on the 27-hole (the long par 3, 9th hole) Peter managed to regain his two-shot cushion by paring the hole. It was still nip and tuck over the back nine holes with chances and opportunities by both parties not being fully capitalized on. Peter ran out the winner 3 and 2 and both members deserve a great deal of credit for competing in such extreme weather conditions. Special thanks to both referees who helped out with the officiating.

July Medal

Saturday 14th July 2018

The weather was once again fine and dry, with this prolonged spell of excellent weather continuing for the July Medal played on Saturday 14rth July 2018.111 players took part in the competition with only seven shooting under their handicap. The competition standard scratch was returned once again at 70. There were 8 twos recorded from Mark Titchen, Ian Legg, Tom Brierley and Mathew Holt on the second hole, Barrie Darsley on the 6th, Nick Cutsforth on the 9th and two on the 12th from Tom Hunter and Neil Avison. Each two is value at £13.25. Ian Legg won division one with nett score of 68 with Selwyn Shelton taking second place, after a count back from Andy Brown when they both returned rounds of nett 70. In Division two the best score of the day was returned by Ian Coutts when he posted a nett 65. Another two under par rounds were posted in this division from Michael Neill who took second place, again after a count back from Micky Paterson when they both returned scores of 69. Two nett 69’s fought it out for the third division honour and the count back was once again implemented, and it showed Dave Smith as the winner from vice-captain Jeff Lane. Third place went to Paul Coultas with a nett 73. The fourth division saw another super round from Phil Wheatley returning a score of 66. Robert Turner took second place with a 73 and John Wickham was third with a nett 76. The divisional; winners qualify for the medal trophy final which will be played later in the year. They each receive a voucher to the value of £20. Second place competitors receive a voucher to the value of £15 with the third place receiving vouchers to the value of £10. The two easiest holes on the course this week were the 18th and 4th hole averaging 0.75 above par and the two hardest holes were the 5th and 14th holes both showing 1.77 over par.

Ladies Invitation Day

Tuesday 10th July 2018

Jayne Coutts and her guest from Cleethorpes Golf Club Joe Gibbon won the ladies Invitation Day on Tuesday 10th July 2018 with 46 stableford points, in overcast but dry conditions with the temperature constant around 20 degrees and a refreshing easterly breeze. Annette Paddison and her guest Jill Woodward took second place with 42 points after the count back procedure, just beating Brenda Connaughton and Linda Cody from Immingham Golf Club. There were a couple of twos on the day from lady’s captain Ann Trott on the second hole and Janet Smith on the sixth. Olivia McFerron from Immingham won the nearest the pin competition on the second hole and Jayne Coutts won the longest drive on the 17th. All the guests were greeted by Pauline Hutson, Anna Clayton and Doreen Tuplin. All the contestants thoroughly enjoyed the facilities of the Halfway House and special thanks goes to Sue Tinker and Trish Brocklesby who looked after everyone and once again did a splendid job.

Binbrook Trophy

Saturday 7th July 2018

Once again, the weather was fine and dry and ideal for golf with wall to wall sunshine for the better-ball pairs Binbrook Trophy contested on Saturday 7th July 2018. Although the competition clashed with the quarter final of the World Cup in Russia, with England playing against Sweden over 100 members took part and the majority of them were able to compete their rounds before the match started. With the course playing short, given the dry conditions, it was expected that some good scores would be returned. After a fairly early start the provisional clubhouse leaders with 44 points were Mark Finney and Steve Laister and it looked as if that would be the winning score until Ash Maddocks and Jim Drury, who were one of the later starters, and played in the hot sunshine and warmest part of the day, came in with an excellent 45 points to take the trophy. Three teams tied for third place with 43 points and after the countback procedure Sean Ritchie and John Mawer edged into the frame, ahead of Mike Watson and Paul Coultas who finished fourth and Andy Pearce and Gavin Legg, who had to be content with fifth place. There were 11 twos recorded. Dave Evison was the only member to obtain his on the 2nd hole. There were six on the 6th hole from Nick Cutsforth, Mark Finney, Tommy Leonard, Ian Lord, Matty Clayton & vice-captain Jeff Lane. Tony Bratley & Raj Kumar were successful on the 9th hole with Gavin Legg and Jon Patterson obtained theirs on the 13th. Each two is valued at £9.00. The course analysis report shows that the easiest holes of the day were the 6th and 16th holes playing just over 0.25 and 0.33 above par. The hardest holes were the 5th and 17th playing 1.13 and 1.05 above par respectively.

Ladies Captains Day

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

After the recent hot spell of weather the low cloud which greeted the ladies, was stubborn to move and it was quite chilly, with a south easterly breeze, compared to the recent excellent warm weather. The cloud did eventually move away but the temperature struggled to get into the twenties. It was however quite pleasant and it kept fine and dry for Ann Trott, the ladies Captain who was hosting her Captains Day. The winner with 39 stableford points, after the count back procedure was Isobel Goulsbra. Shelagh Everitt had to be content with second place, when she recorded 19 points on the back nine compared with the winners 21 points. With a par round and returning a points total of 36 Janet Smith took third place, after a countback, just ahead of Julia Roy who finished with the same amount of points in fourth place. Claire Coutts won the silver division with 36 points three points clear of Jackie Rahill who finished second with 33 points. Jayne Coutts won the longest drive on the 9th hole. The Halfway House was well received by all the competitors and a special thanks goes to personnel for all their efforts. The highlight of the day was a hole in one by Elizabeth Baillie on the second hole – well done and congratulations.

Hole in One

Sunday 1st July 2018.

75-year-old John Tinker scores the second ace of his golfing career which spans over almost 40 years when he recorded his second ever hole in one, on the same 2nd hole at Grimsby Golf Club on Sunday 1st July 2018 whilst playing in the Sunday morning roll-up with Mike Wilding and Ian Coutts. If anyone knows John they will understand the difficulty in getting any facts correct and a couple of versions of the feat have been passed on to me. The first is that it was the best shot ever seen at anytime by any member of the club and was a perfect hole in one, pitching on to the green and rolling straight into the hole after a couple of bounces. The second version is that it hit the bridge, ricocheted off one of the popular trees at the back of the green, hit a member’s trolley who was playing the next hole, bounced back onto the green and ended up going into the hole. The luckiest hole in one ever witnessed. Whatever version you wish to believe, don’t get rid of that rescue club John, it doesn’t really matter, it doesn’t show on the score card.

Ron Thomas 36 hole competition

Saturday 30th June 2018 & Sunday 1st July 2018.

One of the major competitions of the year, the two-day Ron Thomas 36-hole medal Trophy was completed over the weekend Sat/Sun 30th June 2018 & 1st July 2018. The Saturday round commenced from the 1st tee at 8am with the competitors with the highest handicaps teeing off first in handicap order. The weather remained fine and dry once again, with wall to wall sunshine, over both days and hardly a breath of wind. Conditions were ideal for golf and the posting of some good scores. However, only three players were able to better the CSS score of 71 on the first day. John Ritchie, playing off 21 had the best first round and was the overnight clubhouse leader with a nett 67. He was only one shot clear of John Mawer, who playing off his handicap of 16, returned a nett round of 68. Bob Daughney took third place with a nett 69, playing off his handicap of 13. Paul Doughty and Mark Woolliss also had good rounds and finished in 4th and 5th spot with a 71. The top 30 competitors all qualified for the second round. There were seven twos recorded, five of them on the second hole from Steve Dobbs, Dale Snook, Gavin Legg, Jamie Kinnaird and Mark Woolliss. Bob Daughney got the only two on the 6th hole and Paul Coutts got the other two on the long par 3, ninth hole. In compliance with CONGU guidelines there were no handicap adjustments after the first round with it being a two-round competition over consecutive days. With identical conditions for the second round, it even got slightly warmer, the scene was again set for some good in ideal conditions. Only two players however, shot under par. Andy Brown won the day with a nett 69. Ian Ritchie also shot the same score and the count back procedure had to be applied. Gary Reynolds took third place with a nett 71, just beating Jon Patterson after the count back procedure. There were only a couple of twos recorded from Steve Parker and Jonathan Patterson, both on the second hole, which appeared very popular over the weekend, as it yielded seven twos overall. With two nett rounds of 67 & 73 John Ritchie won the competition finishing two shots clear of Andy Brown who returned rounds of 73 & 69. Bob Daughney took third place, after a count back, with nett rounds of 69 & 73. The best gross score over two rounds was won by Ian Ritchie with a score of 158, finishing one shot ahead of Ian Smith on 159 and Gavin Legg in third place with 162. A presentation was made in the clubhouse afterwards by the Club Captain.

Navy Cup

Thursday 28th June 2018

Once again, the weather was fine and dry for the Navy Cup played on Thursday 28th June 2018. This par/bogey competition attracted 93 entrants but only five players managed to play better than their handicap with another eleven players playing level par golf. The runaway leader with a plus 7 score was Raj Kumar. Playing off his handicap of 16 he had a very steady round. His only setback was on the two easiest holes on the course. He had a double bogey on the 3rd hole and a bogey on the 18th hole. He compensated that with 9 pars which included two of the hardest holes on the course the 10th and 11th. He finished 3 shots ahead of Bill Evison who returned a plus 4 score. Vice-Captain Jeff Lane finished in third place with a plus 2 score. The only other two players to return a plus score were Tony Shepherd and John Watson who both returned scores of plus 1. Vouchers for all the players that shot below par have been allocated ranging from £60 to £20. There were only 4 twos returned. Mark Woolliss got his on the 6th. Brian McVeigh obtained one on the 13th and there were two excellent twos on the long par 3, 9th hole from Tony Shepherd and Jonathon Patterson. Each two is valued at £23.00

Charity Weekend

Saturday & Sunday 23rd/24th June 2018

The weather stayed fine and dry for Charity Weekend, which is always a bonus, with three golf competitions, plus other fund-raising activities taking place. The gents Saturday ‘Am-Am’ was the first competition to be played and almost 100 members took part. In the excellent conditions apart from the warm blustery breeze there were some excellent scores returned from the competitors who were allowed 90% of their individual playing handicap, with the best two scores to count on each hole. The winning score of 89 points was returned by Neil Avison, John Mawer, Ian Smith and Dale Snook. Two points adrift, in second place with 87 points were Mark Fenty, Andy Pearce, Rob Flowers and Jon Patterson. Third place went to Ian Ritchie, John Ritchie, Tom Hunter and Steve Pawson with 86 points. There were three twos recorded, all on the second hole from Tommy Leonard, Tony Bratley and Mark Fenty. They win a voucher each to the value of £32.
For the two Am-Am competitions on Sunday the conditions were even more benign with hardly any breeze at all and wall to wall sunshine. The gents morning Am-Am was once again a very close fought affair and it had to be decided by the count back procedure when two teams returned scores of 87 points. The winners with a better back nine score were Ian Ritchie, John Ritchie, Ian Coutts and Jon Patterson. By the narrowest of margins, they beat Nick Hawley, Jason Ives, Leigh McCall and Andy Rose who had to be content with second place. One point further back with 86 points and taking third place were Paul Doughty. Selwyn Shelton, Tony Shephard and Michael Neill. There were only a couple of twos recorded from Andy Williamson on the 2nd hole and Ray Richardson on the 6th hole. They are valued at £26 each.
The mixed afternoon Am-Am was won by a much clearer margin Three clear points clear of their nearest rivals, with a score of 86 points were the Brierley family. Captain Mick accompanied by his wife Anne, brother Chris and son Lee Partington. In second place with 85 points were Paul and Allison Doughty, Ann Bennett and Dave Evison. In third place with 83 points were John Brocklesby, Annette Paddison, Ana Foster and Fran Warner. There were no twos recorded during the mixed competition. There was a presentation held in the Clubhouse after the golf competitions and a BBQ was enjoyed by all concerned. We are all grateful that the charity weekend was blessed by excellent weather and it was enjoyed by everyone attending. The amount of money raised is still being established and it will be added to the grand total, all in aid of the Air Ambulance. Well done to everyone concerned.

Ladies Lynne Hampton Medal Trophy

Tuesday 19th June 2018

The Ladies Captain Ann Trott is not letting the responsibility of captaincy affect her golf this year. After winning the bronze division last week and taking the Curry Cup, after a count back, she continued on her good streak and won the Lynne Hampton EGU Medal trophy by shooting a two under par 71, off her playing handicap of 28. Two shots further back in second place after a count back, returning a nett 73 was Sally Coultas. Allison Doughty took third place.

Gents June Medal

Saturday 16th June 2018

117 members took part in the June Medal held on Saturday 16th June 2018 in good golfing conditions which the scores reflected with ten players shooting under par. The best round of the day was a phenomenal nett 62 by Mark Finney in Division 3. Playing off his handicap of 17 he had a bad start to his round with a double bogey on the first hole, but he soon made amends and returned a gross 39 nett 31 for the front nine. His back nine was very steady with 4 pars and the other five holes playing to his handicap. Well played indeed. His handicap has now been reduced to 13.9. Consistent John Mawer took second place in the division with a one under par round of 69 and Neil Ellis took third place with a one over 71. The first division was a very close encounter with three players returning scores of 69 and the count back procedure had to be implemented. The division was won by Ashley Maddocks with a better back nine from Selwyn Shelton who took second place and Mathew Clayton who had to settle for third spot. Another excellent round in division two by Ian Scott saw him win the division with a nett 66, two shots clear of his nearest rival Roger Henton who shot a two under par round of 68. Third place went to Phil Munson who shot a par round of 70. The count back procedure had to be implemented to decide the division four result when two players returned scores of 67. The honour was awarded to Paul Hankin who playing off his handicap of 28, narrowly beat Stephen Pawson. Pauls round nearly went off the rails when he recorded consecutively nines on holes 10 and 11 but he managed to put those two bad holes behind him and finish well. A similar story could be made out for Stephen who also had three bad holes, recording two sevens and an eight on the back nine, after recording a nett 29 on the front nine. Barry Coultas, playing off his handicap of 21, took third place with as nett 69. The winners of each division now qualify for the medal trophy final which will take place later in the year. The winner also receives a voucher to the value of £25. Runners up receive vouchers to the value of £20 and for those that finished in third place they receive a voucher to the value of £15.00. The twos were worth winning this week with only four being recorded and each one valued at £28.00. Two were recorded on the 2nd hole by Ian Legg and Paul Doughty. The other two were recorded on the 13th hole by Martin Nangle and Mark Fleming. The three hardest holes on the course this week were the 5th, 10th & 11th all playing over 1.5 above par. The easiest holes were the 18th and 3rd holes playing 0.66 & 0.69 over par respectively.

Ladies Peggy Sharman & Curry Cups

Tuesday 12th June 2018

After an early morning shower, it turned out to be a lovely day, with glorious sunshine and only a slight breeze when the ladies played a medal round for the Peggy Sharman & Curry Cups on Tuesday 12th June 2018.Claire Coutts took the Peggy Sharman Cup with a nett 75 with Sue Coillis taking second place returning a nett 80 and Debbie Kerr finishing in third place with an 81. The bronze division playing for the Curry Cup was a very close fought encounter and the result had to be decided by the count back procedure when two ladies returned scores of 74. Lady Captain Ann Trott ran out the victor with a better back nine with Sue Pick having to be content with the runners up position. Isobel Goulsbra was in third place one shot further back with a nett 75. Ann Trott was also the only lady to record a two on the par 3, 6th hole. The nine-hole competition was won by Vanessa Drewery with 14 points.

Gents Invitation Day

Saturday 9th June 2018

Invitation Day was a very close fought encounter with a full field vying for the top spot. A whole number of teams were in contention in very pleasant golfing conditions with the weather fine and dry. Jeff Thorndike, playing off his handicap of 18 and his partner from Waltham Golf Club John Broddley, playing off 13 won the competition with 45 stableford points. They both win a voucher to the value of £50 each. Consistent scoring by both players was the key to their success. They finished one point clear to take the honour from three teams who all returned scores of 44 points and the minor places had to be decided by the count back procedure. Second place and winning a voucher to the value of £30 each, went to Paul Coultas, playing off 19 and his partner Clive Robinson, playing off 10 with a better back nine of 22. Once again both golfers contributed and they both scored on 9 holes each. Third place was awarded to John Brocklesby and his guest David Lowe when they returned 20 points on the back nine. They win a voucher to the value of £20. Their consistent card was spoilt on the 15 hole when they only managed to record one point. Martin Nangle and his guest Sean Carley finished in fourth place with a back nine of 19 points and once again it could have been better, but they only managed one point on the last hole. They win a £15 voucher each. There were 12 twos recorded, each value at £9.50, with nine being recorded on the 6th hole from Bradley Halliday, Ian & Sean Ritchie, Andy Bagnall, Kevin Hanslip, Pete Calvert, Sean Carley, Selwyn Shelton and John Broddley. Dan Mawer scored two on the 2nd and 13th holes and Richard Armitage also scored his on the 2nd hole. Richard also won the nearest the pin competition. Andy Bagnall won the longest drive competition. It was a most enjoyable day, well organised by the Handicaps & Competitions Committee. Some very special thanks go to all the committee members for their efforts and the Halfway House team who once again provided an excellent service to the members and guests, which was very much appreciated.

Corporate Cup 2018

Friday 8th June

The Corporate Day took place here at Grimsby Golf Club today and we would like to say a very big thank you to Jim Leahy and Mike Brierley for their incredible amount of work to make the day such a big success!

We would like to thank all competitors for taking part in this event. We would like to show our appreciation to all our sponsors for their continued and valued support and the large amount of volunteers that gave their time to ensure the day was a success.

We would also like to thank each and every member of staff at here at Grimsby Golf Club. Scott Vincent and his team of green keepers have presented the golf course in truly fantastic condition. Steph Cooper and Marie Chuka along with their brilliant team of catering and bar staff provided great food and hospitality to everyone. Oliver Hart ensured that the Pro Shop Services were once again first class and Rita Lees from the club office was on hand to ensure that operations ran smoothly.

Congratulations to all the prize winners in yesterday’s Corporate Cup here at Grimsby Golf Club.

The results as follows:

Winners COUTTS TRANSPORT
Paul Coutts
Ian Coutts
Claire Coutts
Diane Coutts
96 points (32 back 6)

Runners Up BLACKROW
Tom Brierley
Steve Bloomer
Ian Scott
Stephen Parker
96 points (30 back 6)

Two holes in One

Wednesday/Thursday 6th/7th June 2018

A number of golfers play all their lives and dream of someday getting a hole in one, so what are the odds of getting two holes in one on consecutive days. That is what happened to Jamie Kinnaird when he was playing socially with friends. The first hole in one was at the par 3, 6th hole on Wednesday 6th June 2018. The very next day he went one better when, again playing socially, he obtained another hole in one in the par 4, 3rd hole which plays 282 yards off the yellow tees. He took a three wood from the tee and a group in front were on the green and putting out. They had just removed the flag when Jamie’s ball ran onto the green, between the players putting out and straight into the hole. The players on the green were amazed and hadn’t realized the ball was on its way and Jamie himself was astonished when his three wood, hit on a perfect line ran all the way to the green and into the hole. Jamie who plays off a handicap of minus 1, just couldn’t believe what he had achieved. Well played indeed.

Grannies Cup

Tuesday 5th June 2018

This week was a lovely sunny day for our Grannies Cup, the course was dry and very firm which helped with the scoring.

Results as follows:

Janet Smith 70 net
Claire Coutts 77net
L.C. Ann Trott 78net

Non Grannies stableford.
Anne Bennett 28pts
Alison Doughty 27pts
Wendy Douglas 27pts

9 hole comp Pauline Hutson 20pts
Maureen Oates 15 pts

Gilbey Cup Qualifier

Saturday 2nd June 2018

110 of the men’s section played in one of the premier events of the year, the Gilbey Cup Qualifier. Only the top 16 will enter the knockout stages to play for the prestigious Gilbey Cup; the final being played over 36 holes on one day. Although at times a misty day it remained mainly dry with very warm humid conditions.

The top five winners where all under par with Stephen Bloomer taking 1st place with an impressive nett 67, runners up where Dan Mawer and John Watson both with nett 68, while Bill Evison and Tom Hunter came 4th & 5th with a nett 69 each.

Surprisingly there were only 3 two’s, Paul Doughty and Carl Young on the 6th, with the final two scored by Reece Okopskyj on the 13th; winners received £37 each.

Another fabulous day at Great Grimsby Golf Club.

Ladies Competition Results

Stableford

The golf was played on a cold and blustery day but the scoring was still impressive on what we all know is a very challenging golf course.

The scores: Jane Peacock 35 points, Pam Lee 34 points.

The nine hole competition was won by Janet Smith with 18 points; runner up with 16 points was Pauline Hutson

Rotherham Cup

Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 2018.

The Rotherham Cup which is flag competition was completed on Bank Holiday Monday the 28th May 2018. The weather remained fine and dry after the rather long wet Winter and Spring with the course eventually drying our quite well. The winners were Sue Collis and Tim Seaton for the second year in a row – well played.

May Medal

Saturday May 26th 2018

114 men played the gents May medal in almost ideal conditions on one of the best holiday weekends we have seen for some time. The scoring was quite impressive with a plethora of birdies, 43 in total.

The winners where Division 1 Steve Parker nett 69, Division 2 Garry Reynolds nett 67, Division 3 Jason Ives nett 70 and Division 4 Paul Denton nett 66.

The scoring was impressively low with plenty of sub par scores, included within the runner ups.

Twos where in relatively short supply with six twos in total scored by, Suresh Babu, Ashley Maddocks and Bob Daughney at the the 6th. Dave Proudlove at the 2nd, Jeff Lane at the 13th and an impressive eagle two by Jimmy Cribb at the 15th.

Congratulations to all the winners and runner ups, handicap adjustments have been deservedly applied.

Ladies RNLI Medal

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Although the sun was shining and it was dry and bright there was a very blustery northerly wind blowing across the course which made club selection interesting, and subdued the temperature, when the ladies played a medal round for the RNLI Trophy on Tuesday 22nd May 2018. The strong wind definitely took its toll as the returned scores reflected. It was however a very close encounter with a number of members coming within a few shots of the winner’s enclosure. Elaine Hoggarth ran out the winner, after a count back from Shelagh Everitt, when they both returned a nett score of 79. One shot further back in third place was Jane Peacock who returned a score of 80. Pauline Hutson won the 9-hole competition with 19 points from Vanessa Drewery who finished second with 16 points.

Doughty Claret Jug

Saturday 19th May 2018

It was another glorious day with wall to wall sunshine and very little breeze when the members gathered to play an Am-Am competition for the Doughty Claret Jug on Saturday 19th May 2018. Full handicap allowance is allowed for this stroke play competition with conditions that the best two scores count on all holes except the 3,4 5,12,13 and 14th holes when the best three scores count and the on the 18th hole all four scores count. A full field took part and there were some excellent team results returned. The winners with an overall score of 158 were Martin Nangle, Jimmy Cribb, George Coates & Dave Sharpe. They all win a £20 voucher. Two shots further back and in second place with a score of 160 were Selwyn Shelton, Michael Neil, Craig Ashworth and Mark Davies. They win vouchers to the value of £15 each. Third place with a score of 164 were Ian Smith, John Mawer, Gavin Legg & Dan Mawer. They all win a £10 voucher. There were five twos recorded and the best of them all was the one on the par 4, 18th hole by Shane Portess. Neil Avison got his on the 6th hole and there were three twos on the 2nd hole by Rex Johnson, Colin Welsh & Paul Dennis. Each two is valued at £19.00.

Ladies 36 hole Spring Meeting

Tuesday 15th May 2018

The ladies were extremely lucky and had a glorious day for their 36-hole Spring meeting on Tuesday 15th May 2018. It was wall to wall sunshine with only a light breeze what created ideal golfing conditions. The morning medal round and trophy winner, after an administrative oversight, was Isobel Gouslbra who playing off her handicap of 23, returned a nett score of 73. Elaine Hoggarth, also playing off 23 took second place when she returned score of 75 and Di Coutts took third place with a nett 77. The afternoon round was a greensomes competition and the winners were Jayne Coutts and Lady Captain Ann Trott. The runners up were Jane Peacock and Sally Coultas. Isobel Gouslbra and Fran Warner finished in third place.
Maureen Oates won the 9-hole competition, beating Pauline Hutson on countback.

Ladies eclectic competition

Played over the winter 2018

Congratulations to Lisa Cottingham who braved all the winter weather to win the ladies eclectic competition

Captains Day

Saturday 12th May 2018

It was an excellent turn out for Captains Day on Saturday 12th May 2018 when 126 competitors took part. It was a bright lovely morning for the early starters with very little wind creating ideal conditions for golf. Playing off the yellow tees this week the competition standard scratch was returned at 69 for the men and 73 for the ladies who played off their respective red tees. There were some excellent scores returned with Past Captain (2014/15) Tony Lightfoot taking the honour with 42 stableford points. Tony’s handicap has now been reduced from 17 to 15. He also wins a voucher to the value of £50. It was a close-run affair however with George Westerman playing off his away handicap of 14, returned a score of 41 points. He wins a voucher to the value of £40. An excellent round by Micky Paterson saw him take third place, playing off his handicap of 16, which has now been reduced to 15, with a score of 40 points. He wins a voucher to the value of £25. Pete Dobson, playing off 13, now reduced by one shot, ended up in fourth place when he returned a score of 39 points. He wins a voucher to the value of £15. The best gross score went to Ian lord, after a count back, with a 77. He narrowly beat Graham Poole who returned the same score but was beaten by the better back six scores. Ian wins a voucher to the value of £25.00. He also won the nearest the pins competition on the 6th hole.
The best ladies score was returned by Anna Foster, playing off her handicap of 26 and returning a very creditable 40 points. She has now received a handicap reduction. Janet Smith, playing off 27, took second place with a score of 38 points. With a condition of the competition that no one player can win more than one prize, the Past Captains prize went to Mick Staples who returned a score of 37 points. Mark Woolliss won the committee prize with a score of 37 points and Brian Bell who couldn’t finish his round last week after feeling unwell, recovered sufficiently to take the seniors prize with 38 points. Nearest the pin of the 13th hole was won by Dale Snook. Ian Coutts won the putting competition with a total of five putts only. It is noticeable that both nearest to the pin winners didn’t finish in the twos with nine being recorded overall. The pick of the twos was by Tim Seaton who was successful on the par4, 3rd hole. Another excellent two on the long par 3, ninth hole was recorded by Colin Welsh. John Brocklesby helped himself a couple of twos on the 2nd and 13th. Lady President Barbara Falconer was the only lady to record a two on the 2nd. Other twos were recorded on the 2nd hole by Peter Tummey, by Mark Finney and Pilana Suresh Babu on the 6th hole and by John Wickham (handicap 27) on the 13th hole. Each two is value of £14.00. The course analysis this week shows the 5th hole as being the hardest playing 1.67 shots over par, closely followed by the 11th hole playing 1.64 over par. The easiest hole was once again the 3rd playing 0.66 above par. The Captain Brian Nunn had a tremendous day to remember and a special tribute was made, not only to all the competitors, but to the service provided by the Halfway House personnel who provided an excellent service for all the competitors. Thank you very much indeed.







Ladies Gilbey Cup

Tuesday 8th May 2018

In glorious sunshine with very little wind and the temperature reaching over 20 degrees, the ladies played a medal round for the Gilbey Cup on Tuesday 8th May 2018. Although excellent conditions the Competition Standard Scratch was returned at 75. Sue Collis playing off her handicap of 19 returned a winner score of 72 to take the honour, five shots clear of her nearest rival, Jayne Coutts, who playing off nine, returned a score of 77. Third place, one shot further back, had to be decided by the count back procedure when Fran Warner and Janice Beardsley returned scores, of 78. Fran was awarded third spot after the count back. The winner has had her handicap reduced from 19 to 17.9 because of her success – well done Sue.

Chairman's Cup 2nd & final round.

Saturday 5th May 2018

The conditions were dramatically different for the second round of the Chairman’s Cup on Saturday 5th May 2018, compared to the previous weeks first round weather, when it was cold and miserable with persistent rain. The second round was played in glorious sunshine with the temperature reaching 20 degrees and only a slight breeze. What a difference a week makes? The overall scores however were very similar, from the 107 members who took part. The C.S.S. was once again returned at 72. The winner of the second round was Ashley Maddocks, who playing off his handicap of 10, returned a nett score of 68, two under par. He wins a club voucher to the value of £60.The only other player to shoot under par and take second place was Phil Wheatley, playing off 23, he returned a score of 69. He wins a club voucher to the value of £40. Gavin Legg, playing off 8, had another excellent round, finishing third this week, after a count back, with a nett 70, to compliment his second-place last week when he shot a nett 71. He wins another voucher to the value of £30.Two other members recorded scores of 70 and in fourth place was Shane Portess with Tom Brierley relegated into fifth place with the same score, to compliment his nett 72 a week previously. There were only a couple of twos recorded and they share a pot of £106. Phil Munson was successful on the 2nd and Shane Portess was successful on the long par 3, ninth hole.
After the scores from both rounds were entered into the computer, the winner of the Chairman’s Cup, best aggregate score over two rounds was Gavin Legg with an overall nett score of 141. He wins a voucher to the value of £60.Tom Brierley took second place with two rounds of 72 and 70, giving him an overall return of 142, with last weeks winner Michael Foley taking third place with rounds of 69 and 74, giving him an overall score of 143. Vouchers to the value of £40 & £30 have been allocated accordingly. The course analysis shows that this week the 10th and 11th holes played the hardest with the 10 being 2.08 over par and the 11th 1.99. The 3rd and 18th holes were the easiest with the third once again showing 0.97 over par with the 18th being the easiest at 0.83 over par.



Ladies Sharman Cup

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Di Coutts won the Sharman Cup on Tuesday 1st May 2018 and helped herself to a hole in one on the 6th hole along the way. The weather stayed fine and dry with the sun shining and although there was a slight breeze the conditions were much more favourable after the gale force winds 24 hours previously. The Lady Captain Ann Trott took second place.

Chairman's Cup Round 1

Saturday 28th April 2018

It was a grey overcast day with low cloud when the members played the first round of the Chairman’s Cup on Saturday 28th April 2018. The late morning rain turned very persistent as the day wore on and the conditions were far from ideal, with below seasonal temperatures and a cold breeze. There was no let up with the rain which appeared to get more obstinate during the afternoon, so the early starters may have had an advantage. A good turn out of 110 members took part and it was not surprising that the CSS was returned at 72, two shots over par. The only member to shoot under par and win the first round was Michael Foley, who playing off his handicap of 14, shot a nett 69. He wins a Club Voucher to the value of £60. Gavin Legg playing off 8, took second place with a nett 71. He wins a voucher to the value of £40. Both members teed off later in the day, so caught the worst of the weather which makes their rounds even more impressive. There were some excellent scores returned given the conditions and there were five members, Dave Wood, Patrick Ryan, Tom Brierley, Kevin Robertson and Mark Finney who returned scores of 72, and a whole plethora of others members within a couple of shots of these, and all still within a very good chance next week, when the second round will be played. Dave Wood took third place after a countback and wins a voucher to the value of £30.00. There were unusually eleven twos recorded. On the second hole twos were recorded from Tony Shepherd and Mick Brierley, on the 6th from Simon Bishop, Tony Lightfoot, Dave Wood, Martin Mooney, Barrie Darsley and Andy Brown and on the 13th from George Coates, Michael Foley and Ian Lord. They all share a pot of £110, which amounts to £10 each. The course analysis shows that the 14th hole was playing the hardest with an average on 2.04 shots over par. The fifth hole was the second hardest showing 1.89 over par. The third and the sixth holes came out the easiest with the 3rd showing 0.76 over par and the sixth 0.77. Well played to everyone who turned out is such difficult golfing conditions. I hope those two days of sunshine we had last week doesn’t mean the summer been and gone!!.

Seniors AM AM

Great Win from the Team from The Lincolnshire

The two Smiths Duncan and Harvey plus the unstoppable Mark Adams and Steven Burfield spread eagled the field in the latest Seniors AM AM on the 27th April - despite strong winds at times the team blasted to a 12 under score of 82 points a clear 3 points ahead of the second team from Hessle Golf Club. 

 The winners went out in a massive 45 points made up of 7 points on the Par 5 fourth hole contributed by a birdie from Adams and a gross par from Duncan Smith. The back nine was less scorched the team coming in with 2 under par net 37 points. Stunning golf all round.

Runners Up the team of Mike Wilkinson, Martin Keightley, Martin Sheridan and Alan Best had two solid nines of 41 and 38 to give a 9 under net total of 79. 

 Counted into third spot on 77 were Kevin Fitzsimons and J Mullins (Ganstead) plus the M and A Bird.

Pre Tournament favorites of local team Garry Reynolds, Club Captain Brian Nunn, Jeff Lane (Vice Captain) and David Evison saw their chances of a prize slip with a back nine of only 36 points (one under par) 

 A great number of positive comments were received on the golf course condition and fantastic arrangements made by the Magic Moretons (Margaret and Mick) Jim Leahy and Mike Brierley for their admin support and to Terry Smith for the great effort at the half way house. 

 The next seniors event is the Seniors Pairs Open on the 30th August - players can sign up on line HERE

Ladies Gordon Cup

Tuesday 24th April 2018

It was overcast with a blustery wind when the ladies gathered on Tuesday 24th April 2018, to compete in the Gordon Cup, which is a flag competition. The forecasted rain soon materialised after the start, and although it was only a minor impairment early on in their rounds, it became more persistent and heavy as the day progressed, so conditions were far from ideal. Elizabeth Baillie ran out the winner with Sally Coultas taking second place. Elizabeth managed to finish just short of the 18th green whilst Sally finished on the 17 hole green.

St Georges Day Mixed Betterball Pairs

Monday 23rd April 2018

It was bright and breezy for the mixed betterball stableford, St Georges Day competition on Monday 23rd April 2018, with the emphasis on the wind which was very strong and blustery at times, keeping the temperatures down and creating difficult golfing conditions. The competition was tried for the first time this year but is was not very well supported by the members, with only 12 pairs participating. The winners with 40 points were Jim Hughes (handicap 24) & John Wickham (handicap 27). Looking at their card they both gelled very well, with one player scoring on 9 holes, the other on 7, with two blobs. Both players are under the watchful eyes of the Handicaps Committee. They were three points clear of Phil Munson and Pete Dobson who returned a score of 37 points. The winners win vouchers to the value of £15.00 each and the runners up with vouchers to the value of £10 each, which can be claimed from the Managers Office. There were no twos recorded so it looks like being a roll-over on Saturday.

Hole in One - Shotgun Social Am Am

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Rob Flowers scored his second ever hole in one whilst playing in the social shotgun Am-Am on Sunday 22nd April 2018. Playing off his handicap of 18 and taking a rescue club into the wind on the 158-yard, par 3, 6th hole, he was delighted to see his ball land on the green, bounce three times before tracking to the pin, only to see it disappear. It apparently always looked close but it seemed to take an eternity as is steadily made it way towards the pin and almost ran out of steam before disappearing. Well Played.

Bloomer Cup

Saturday 21st April 2018

The Bloomer Cup was completed on Saturday 21st April 2018. It is a foursome’s stableford competition and the top 16 qualifiers are entered into the Hemingway Foursomes knockout which is played over the season. The eventual winners of the Hemingway qualify for the National Daily Mail Foursomes competition played the following year. The weather remained fine and dry for the competitors with very little wind. After the soaring temperatures over the last couple of days it was somewhat cooler for the competitors. The early morning sun, soon dissipated due to low cloud cover which appeared to thicken as the day progressed. The conditions however, were ideal for playing golf. It was an excellent turn out with 57 pairs participating. The winners with 39 points, and the only team to shoot better than their handicaps were Dave Evison and Ashley Dickson. There was a real scrap for the minor places with only a few points covering the top 20 places or so. In second place three points adrift were Spenny Wressell and Tom Leonard. A count back for third place when two teams returned scores of 35 points resulted in Michael Foley and Shane Portess taking the honour from father and son team Andy and Lee Foster, who had to be content with fourth place. Vouchers for the first four teams have been awarded with the winners receiving vouchers to the value of £40 each, second place £30.00 each, third place £25 each, with fourth place receiving a voucher to the value of £15 each. There were only three twos recorded on the day from Nigel Barr and Mark Fleming on the 2nd hole, Mark Woolliss and Matty Clayton on the 6th hole and Bob Nicholson and Rod Hill on the 13th. They share a pot of £57.00 (£9.50 each). The course analysis report shows the hardest hole was the 11th hole playing 1.59 above par and the easiest hole was the third showing 0.69 above par. The draw for the Hemingway Foursomes knockout stage was completed and it is posted in the Clubhouse – competitions notice board - individual members have also been notified with the first-round play by date.

Midweek Medal

Thursday 19th April 2018.

The first midweek medal was completed on Thursday 19th April 2018 in wall to wall sunshine with only a slight breeze and the temperature reaching 25 degrees. What a contrast to a few days earlier when we were battling against cold easterly winds and heavy rains with temperatures barely reaching double figures. The course has dried out extremely well given the recent circumstances and there appears to have been a major transformation in just over a few days. For the first individual competition of the season the course was playing tough, despite the weather, with the standard scratch being returned at 72. Only two members were able to return scores under par. The best score of the day was recorded in division four when James Dyson, playing off his handicap of 22, shot a round of 67, nine shots clear of his nearest rival, Trevor Wallwork who returned a score of 76, with John Ritchie taking third place with a score of 77. Another below par round was returned by Phil Munson, playing off his handicap of 16, in division two, when he recorded a nett 68. Andy Pearce was second in this division, three shots further back with a nett 71. Mark Woolliss returned the same score but had to be content with a third place finish, after the count back. Sean Ritchie, playing off 9, took the honour in division one with a score of 71. He finished one shot clear of Ian Smith who returned a score of 72 with Matty Clayton taking third spot with a nett 73. The fourth division was won by Geoff Crang, playing off his handicap of 17, who returned a nett score of 74. Dave Scott was second with a score of 79, with Andy Williamson taking third place with a score of 83. The winners of the four respective divisions now qualify for the Medal Trophy final which takes place later in the year. There were only a couple of twos recorded from John Grest on the 2nd hole and Suresh Babu on the sixth. They share a pool of £63.00 – well done. The winner of each division wins a club voucher to the value of £15.00..Second place vouchers are valued at £10. and for those who finished in third place they receive vouchers to the value of £5.

Ladies Navy Cup Foursomes

Tuesday 17th April 2018

The ladies played their re-arranged Navy Cup foursomes competition on Tuesday 17th April 2018 in much better conditions after the previous weeks whitewash when the course was flooded. It really was much warmer after the cold north easterly winds which made it feel very nippy indeed. Jane Patterson and Lisa Cottingham ran out winners with Sue Collis and Elizabeth Baillee taking second place.

Good Friday AM AM

Top Teams and Near Pin Winners

1st 90 Points
G Reynolds
J Lane
I Ritchie
S Ritchie

2nd 86 Points
T Carter
W Robinson
S Krzebietka
R Thompson

3rd 86 Points
A Bagnall
N Dagnall
J Dyson
D Green

Mixed Winners
t Sampson
W Sampson
J Cooke
J Welborn

Nearest the Pin

2nd Martin Skipper 51"
6th Finn Dobson 10' 2"
13th Phil Kelsey 6'


Seniors Spring Jaunt

Wednesday 28th March 2018

The seniors opened their competitive season when they gathered on Wednesday 28th March 2018 to compete in their annual Spring Jaunt. Over 50 seniors took part in the two tee start in fine dry conditions. The forecast was not good with rain expected but they all managed to finish their round before the heavens opened. All the competitors then adjourned to the Club house with a number of non-playing members, which swelled the attendance to 101, to enjoy a traditional roast lamb dinner which was well received by everyone, including the two guests, Club Chairman Paul Doughty and Professional Oliver Hart. Playing for the Stanley Gibbons Cup the winner with 19 points was Andy Flinn, who finished one point ahead of Raj Kumar who returned a score of 18 points. Third place went to John K Lambert, after a countback who finished with 17 points. The winter competition for the Bill Sheen trophy was won by Dave Midgley, with Kori Raj taking second place and Andy Flinn in third spot. It is also worth noting that the feedback concerning the meal, was second to none, with many good comments about the quality and service. The waiters on, once again did a remarkable job and the staff in the kitchen, Steph, Garry and Steve deserve considerable praise for the standard and excellence of the meal provided – well done – keep up the good work.

Grimsby Golf Club Captains’ add fun to giving

The Captain’s of Grimsby Golf Club launched their Charity Support for the 2018 Golfing Season

Traditionally the Grimsby Golf Club have supported local charities by using their Captains’ Year to highlight a charity’s work and the chance for uses of the golf club to donate to that Charity – this year, the Captains, Ann Trott and Brian Nunn have chosen the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Service.

The Charity which flies a brand-new state-of-the art helicopter- the Agusta Westland 169 – this aircraft will serve the people of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire for years to come earlier this year!

This year it will cost the Charity £2.5 million to keep the helicopter in the sky, saving lives every day. To raise this money they rely totally on the people, organisations and businesses of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. The iconic yellow helicopter is dispatched to some of the most serious life-threatening 999 calls within the two counties, undertaking an average of 3 missions every day, 365 days a year.

This year Grimsby golf Club Captains have introduced a great new fun way to support the Charity – any golfer playing the 13th Hole is asked to donate a minimum of £1 should they hit their ball in the bunker!

The Captain’s Bunker, as it’s known, will surely bring well needed support for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, some ribbing from fellow golfers and all round good fun! The golfers who are feeling not so confident can buy a “pass sticker” for £5 which allows them as many visits to the bunker during the year!!

Gents Spring Am-Am

Saturday 24th March 2018

It was a dull overcast day when the members contested the first official competition of the season – the Spring Am-Am on Saturday 24th March 2018. It did however remain dry all day, after the recent spell of inclement weather, although there was a fresh breeze keeping the temperatures down to single digits. The event attracted a full field with 26 teams, playing off full handicap allowance, with the best two stableford scores to count on all holes. The first event of the year is always eagerly awaited by the members as it signals the start of the new playing season, which this year is very welcome, as it appears to have been a long, interminable wet and cold winter. There were some excellent scores returned and the first and second prizes were determined by a single point. Kev Robertson, John Mawer, Pete Gibbins and John Ritchie took the honour with 97 points beating Gavin Legg, Tony Lightfoot, Ashley Maddocks and Ian Ritchie who returned a score of 96 points. The winners all receive club vouchers to the value of £20 each and the runners up vouchers are worth £15 each. Third place had to be decided by the count back procedure when two teams returned scores of 94 points. With a better back nine Simon George, Steve Laister, Rob Turner and Steve Baker took third spot, and win a voucher each to the value of £10 – just pipping Steve Parker, Ian Scott, Dave Smith and Richard Taylor who had to content with fourth place and miss out on the prizes.
Nine twos were recorded. Five on the 2nd hole from Spencer Wressell, Paul Dennis, Tim Seaton, Pete Gibbins & Paul Goodchild. Two on the 6th hole from Nigel Barr and Keith Goodwin. Gavin Legg was the only member to get a two on the 13th hole and Jamie Kinnaird obtained his on the par 4, shortened 14th hole. Each two wins a Pro-shop voucher to the value of £11.00. Well done to the ground staff who prepared the course – its amazingly looking well after all the bad weather – thanks for all your efforts.

Handicap and Comps Information

Message from the Competitions & Handicaps Committee

Change of Handicap System
This message is to let you know that the Handicap system has changed from 1st January 2018.

The CONGU handicap limit has been increased to 54 for both gents and ladies.

The Gent’s Handicap Committee have examined all the gent’s handicaps, and as requested by the governing body, they have examined the playing history, of all members who held a handicap of 28. A number of members have received extra shots and they have been notified accordingly. A new handicap list has been posted in the clubhouse.

It has been difficult to assess some members because they have not submitted any cards for handicap purposes during the last 12 months.

In-active Handicaps
A number of male members have not submitted three cards during 2017 and hence their handicap has become inactive. Those members need to submit three 18 hole cards to have their handicap reinstated. Alternatively six 9 hole cards be submitted on either side of the course or a combination of 18 hole and 9 hole cards.

A list of the male members (close 100 in total) is posted in the clubhouse and the Pro shop has received a copy.

Order of Merit
At the end of last year a member approached the Handicaps Committee and requested that we consider a members ‘Order of Merit’.

This matter has been considered and the ‘Order of Merit’ structure is being formulated. Qualifying competitions will include all individual stroke play competitions played over the 2018 season and members will be awarded separate points depending where he finishes in the competition. A formula is being worked out by the Committee with the help of the Club Manager – further details to follow.

Local Rules
For your information a new set of local rules have been formulated. They have been agreed by the Green Committee and Handicap & Comps Committee. Please familiarise yourself with the local rules which are posted in the Clubhouse.

One of the major changes is the removal of the Out of Bounds on the 4th hole

Brian Capindale
Chairman
Handicap & Competitions Committee
13th February 2018

QUIZ NIGHT Returns 27th April 2018

27TH APRIL 2018 - El Tel Immediate Past Captain and Long Time Top Local Quiz Master Terry Smith will once again bring together a great night of quizzing, fun and food

Entry is just £10 for Members which includes a delicious meal from Steph and the Team plus prizes (if you win them!!) 

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