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Club News 2020

Coutts Salver

Saturday 8th August 2020

It kept fine and dry for the better-ball medal Coutts Salver on Saturday 8th August 2020, but there was a very blustery warm westerly wind, which made club selection extremely difficult at times. With another excellent turn out of almost 150 competitors and members playing off 90% of their individual handicaps, there were some very good scores returned, with 40 teams shooting par or better. The father and son team of Mark and Jim Woolliss won the day with a great score of nett 62 and they win a £60 voucher each. It was a close-run affair, however, with two teams one shot further back, both returning scores of 63. After the count back with a better back nine of 32, Michael Neil and Steve Turnbull took second place, winning a voucher to the value of £40 each, from Martin Mumby and Jeff Thorndike who returned a back nine of 34 to take third place and win £30 vouchers. They returned the best front nine score of the day with a nett 29. Four teams returned scores of 64 and once again the count back procedure decided the minor places. With a back nine of 31, one point clear of the three other teams were Spenny Wressell and Tommy Leonard and they took fourth spot, winning a voucher to the value of £20 each. Alan Boxall and Alan Drewery ended up in fifth place, when it went down to a back three, when they recorded 11, against Dave Saville and Dave Harding who recorded 12, to end up in sixth place. With the same score of 64, Steve Dobbs and Pillana Suresh Babu ended up in seventh spot with a back nine of 21. Just to mention, one of the five teams who ended up in eighth place, with a nett 65, Dave Smith and Neil Ellis. They shot the best back nine of the day with a staggering 28. There were nine twos recorded and each is valued at £15. There were three on the sixth hole from Dave Heard, Ian Scott and Chris Tuck. John Watson and Ian Coutts were successful on the long par 3, ninth hole and the other four from Jack Hodgson, Graham Poole, Mike Watson and Tony Lightfoot were successful on the 13th.

Naval Trophy

Thursday 6th August 2020

It kept fine and dry for the stableford Naval Trophy on Thursday 6th August 2020, for the 132 competitors and although cloudy for the majority of the day, when the sun did break through it was very hot indeed, with only a slight breeze. With the course being in excellent shape, the conditions were ideal for some good scoring. Seventeen members shot better than par and three members returned super scores of 42 points. The count back procedure had to be implemented to decide the winner and minor places. Mathew Holt, Daniel Green and Sid Kamath all returned cards with 42 points. With a back nine of 21 points Sid had to content with third place and wins a £55 voucher. Mathew and Dan had 22 points on the back nine and it went down to the back six. With a back six of 15 points against Dans 14 points Mathew, who has been knocking on the door, with some good rounds and playing well in the doubles and Am-Am formats, took the honour and wins the trophy and a voucher to the value of £75. Dan has to be content with a £65 voucher. Tony Freeman scored 40 points to take fourth place and wins a voucher to the value of £45. Joe Foster playing off his handicap of 5, took 5th spot with 39 points and wins a £35 voucher with George Lee claiming the last voucher to be issued for £25, taking the sixth place, also with 39 points. There were eight twos on the day and each is valued at £15. Dale Munson helped himself to a couple of them on the 2nd and 13th. There were four other twos on the 2nd hole from David Ferguson, Nigel Tranter, Mathew Holt and Sean Ritchie. Gary Tuck and Declan Finnegan were successful on the 13th hole. The course analysis report shows that the three hardest holes on the day playing on average 1.51 over par were holes 11, 5 and 10 in that order, stroke indexes 1, 2 and 3. The easiest holes being eighteen and three, stoke index holes 17 and 18, playing 0.63 and 0.70 over par. Congratulations to all the winners and hard luck to all the competitors – there were some excellent scores returned on the day.

Lady Captains Day

Tuesday 4th August 2020

The weather remained fair for the Lady Captains Day on Tuesday 4th August 2020 when they played an individual stableford competition. The Captains Salver was won by Annette Paddison 38 points. She finished one point ahead of Sue Collis who ended up with 37 points. Shelagh Everitt finished in third place with 36 points. The best front nine-hole score with 20 points was recorded by Margaret Moreton whilst the best back nine score was returned by Elizabeth Bailie with 19 points. Nearest the pin on the 6th hole was won by Di Coutts and nearest the pin in two on the 13th hole was won by Pam Lee. Jane Patterson was the winner of the longest drive on the 8th hole and Sheila Dunk was the winner on the 17th. The winner of the 9-hole competition was Doreen Tuplin with 17 points with Vanessa Drewery taking the runners up spot with 15 points. Although it has been an indifferent year so far, under the current conditions, all the ladies had a thoroughly enjoyable day. Well done to all concerned.

Club Championship

Saturday 1st August 2020

The weather was set fair for the Clubs 36-hole Club Championship on Saturday 1st August 2020. After the hottest day of year so far, 24 hours previously, with temperatures reaching almost 30 degrees, it was much cooler and a lot more reasonable and acceptable. With a slight cooling westerly breeze and the temperature 10 degrees lower the conditions were ideal for the competitors. There was a full field, with only one slot vacant, after a late withdrawal, for the two tees start and there was a lot of anticipation with a number of single handicap golfers all hoping their ‘A’ game would not desert them on the day.
There was also much anticipation amongst the higher handicappers who realistically, were more concerned on winning the 36-hole, nett Stephen Cup competition.
With the course being in excellent condition, it is only right, in the first instance, to praise the greens staff for all their hard work in preparing the course in such a wonderful condition. The pin placements were, six tricky, but not too difficult, six in easier positions (but not too easy) and six somewhere in the middle, to give everyone a fair chance. The greens were also fast and true and as good as anyone can remember them. Club starters got the members on their way off both tees at just after 8am and later on in the afternoon at 1pm. After the first round the Club Championship was very much in the balance with two players returning scores of 72. Tim Seaton, who won the seniors championship a few weeks earlier and was hoping to win the Club Champion title for the fourth time, was one of the frontrunning members. Playing off his handicap of eight Shane Holt, also shot one of the best rounds of his career to tie the lead at the halfway stage with a gross 72. They were four shots clear of Garry Simpson and Dale Munson. In the nett competition, Shane Holt after his excellent round was leading with a nett 64 and Micky Paterson shot probably the best round of his career, playing off his handicap of 16, he shot a nett 65, one shot further back. Veteran and experienced golfer Paul Doughty also returned his best round for many a year when he finished one shot further back with a nett 66. Patrick Ryan was only two shots further back with a nett 68 followed by Barrie Darsley and Keith Tuke who also returned sub-par rounds with nett 69’s. There were eight twos’ during the first round from Patrick Ryan and Paul Doughty on the 2nd hole, Garry Reynolds, Dave Herring, Tim Seaton and Shane Holt on the 6th hole, Oliver Ryan on the long par 3 ninth hole and the best of the round from Steve Parker on the par 4, 311-yard, third hole. Each two was valued at £7.00. The weather changed slightly for the afternoon round with some low cloud and it was much cooler, however, still very pleasant for golf. With great anticipation as the results started coming in, it was clear that Tim Seaton had won his fourth title with an excellent par round of 70, giving him an overall total of 142. He finished seven shots clear of his nearest rival Shane Holt who returned a gross round of 77, giving him a total of 149. With these two rounds however, Shane won the nett Stephen Cup with a score of 133, one shot clear of Paul Doughty, who once again shot a below par round of 68, giving him a total of 134. There were only five twos recorded in the afternoon, from Garry Simpson and Darren Cook on the 9th hole, Tim Seaton and Shane Holt on the 13th and another eagle on a par four. This time from Dale Munson on the 290 yard, 15th hole. Each two is valued at £12.50. The afternoon nett winner was however, Ryan Piggott who shot an exceptional score of 61, playing off his handicap of 22. By contrast Ryan’s morning round was a staggering 102, nett 80, a swing of some 19 shots. How can that happen in one day – it just shows the vagaries of golf. It’s a funny old game. Ryan’s handicap has now been cut to 16.6.
With the conditions of the competition being that no member can win more than one prize, vouchers have also been issued to Garry Simpson – best gross in the morning round. Dale Munson best gross in the afternoon round and to Jack Hodgson, best nett in the first round. All vouchers can be redeemed from the Pro-shop. The full list of results and winners is published in the clubhouse.


Ladies Open Am Am

Friday 31st July 2020

It was the hottest day of the year so far this year, when the ladies held their annual open Am-Am on Friday 31st July 2020, with teams competing from across the region. The format of the best two stableford scores to count on each hole and playing off full handicap was very popular. It was so hot that most of the ladies, whilst out on the course, were sheltering under umbrellas to protect themselves from the heat, with the temperatures rising to 30 degrees with very little, if any breeze. The winners from Hull Golf Club, with a total of 98 points were Emma Craven, Pru Charlton, Ade Palmer and Lynne Myers. They finished four points clear of a team from Cottingham and Ashton & Lea Golf Club, consisting of Kay Anderson, Gill Smith, Jane Brookwell (all from Cottingham) and Kristine Muskogee from Ashton & Lea Golf Club. Three points further back in third place with a score of 91 points were a local Grimsby team consisting of Ladies Captain Claire Coutts, Di Coutts, Janice Beardsley and Jayne Coutts. There were many compliments received, from the visitors, about the excellent condition of the course and quality of the greens, which were true and fast and as good as they have ever been. The greens staff deserve all the praise for presenting the course in such condition. Special thanks from the organisers to the ladies in the Halfway House, Sue and Trish, starter Pete McRoberts and registrars in the Clubhouse Doreen and Dave. It is impossible to hold such events and create favourable impressions, without the assistance given by volunteers and all your efforts are very much appreciate. Also special thanks to Janet & Terry who put a lot of time and effort into organising the event, when it would have been quite easy, in these very difficult and unprecedented times to pull the plug – thank you very much indeed. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

Warner Cup (Gilbey Cup Qualifyer)

Saturday 25th July 2020

It was a mixed bag of weather for the Warner Cup, which is a stroke play event on Saturday 25th July 2020. In somewhat cooler conditions than late, and a forecast of heavy showers, the majority of members got away with the weather, with only the odd sprinkling during the day. By teatime however, a thunderstorm erupted and very heavy rain caught out some of the later starters, making playing conditions very difficult. The Warner Cup is a unique competition in the club’s calendar. The top sixteen qualify for the prestigious Gilbey Cup which is a match-play knockout played over the following month, with the first round having to be played by next Sunday.
Given the conditions there were some excellent scores returned with 26 members shooting par or better. The best score of the day and winner of the Warner Cup, taking home a voucher to the value of £65, was Darren Cook, who playing off his handicap of 13 returned a nett 65. He finished one shot clear of Satish Kotta, who had a better back nine and wins a £55 voucher from Reece Okopskyj when they both carded scores of 66. Reece wins a £45 voucher for third place and must be congratulated on his hole in one, on the par 3, 158-yard, 6th hole, his first ever recorded. Three players returned scores of 67 and the other minor placing had to be decided by the count back procedure with Steve Dobbs, winning a voucher to the value of £35 and taking 4th spot, just ahead of Joe Foster and Jason Render who had to be content with fifth and sixth places. Joe wins a voucher to the value of £25 with Jason’s being valued at £20. As well as the hole in one there were eight other twos recorded. Dave Herring helped himself to two of them on the 2nd and 13th holes. Micky Paterson and Ryan Piggott were also successful on the 2nd hole. Kyle Lloyd managed one on the long par 3, 242-yard, 9th hole with Shaun Wood and Jon Patterson being successful on the 13th hole. The best two of the day however came from Joe Foster, playing off his handicap of 5, he recorded a two on the par 4, 304-yard, 18th hole – well played indeed. Each two is valued at £13.50. According to course analysis report the three hardest holes on the day were the 11th, 1st and 10th holes, in that order. all playing a shot and a half over par. The draw for the Gilbey Cup has been completed, with the last qualifying score being a nett 70, but the count back procedure had to be implemented and only one par 70 qualified. All the qualifiers should have received an-email and the draw is posted in the clubhouse. The first round has to be completed by next Sunday.

Hole In One

Saturday 25th July 2020

Congratulations to 25-year-old Reece Okopskyj who scored his first ever hole in one whilst playing in the Warner Cup on Saturday 25th July 2020. Reece who plays off an handicap of 17, took an eight iron into the raised 158-yard, par 3, 6th hole over water and was delighted to find his ball in the hole on reaching the green. Well done – lets hope it the first of many more to come.

Navy Cup

Thursday 23rd July 2020

The Navy Cup which is a par/bogey competition attracted over 100 competitors on Thursday 23rd July 2020. The conditions remained fine and dry for the majority of the day but a shower around teatime caught out some of the later starters. With the course being in splendid condition and a format which is very popular with the members, there were some good scores returned. With a score of plus 6, Bob Nicholson took the honour, finishing one shot clear of Nick Graham, who with a later tee time, produced an excellent round in the worsening conditions, when he posted a score of plus 5. Ashley Dickson his playing partner finished in third place with a score of plus 4. The other minor places had to be decided by the count back procedure when three players returned scores of plus 3. Doug McCully ended up in fourth place, relegating John Lambert into fifth spot with Lee Cuthbert having to be content with 6th position. Vouchers commencing at £70 have been awarded for the first six places. There were only three twos recorded all day, on different holes and each is valued at £31 each. Nick Graham was successful on the 2nd hole, Allan Playford on the 6th and Bailey Mawer on the 13th hole.


Ladies Grannies Cup

Tuesday 21st July 2020

On Tuesday 21st July 2020 the ladies competed for the Grannies Cup and the winner with nett 74 was Debbie Kerr. She finished two shots clear of Margaret Moreton who carded a nett 76 who finished just ahead of Trish Goodwin, after the count back procedure, when she returned an identical card.
A separate Stableford competition was held for the ladies who did not qualify for the grannies and the winner with 31 points was Issy Goulsbra. Lisa Cottingham finished in second place with 29 points and Ana Foster had to be content with third spot.
The nine-hole competition was won by Jackie Rahill with 16 points, relegating Vanessa Drewery into second place with Pam Lee ending up in third place.


Senior Championship - Curry Cup & Veterans Vase

Saturday 18th July 2020

The conditions were ideal for the Senior Championship on Saturday 18th July 2020 with the sun shining, variable light clouds and a gentle refreshing breeze. The forecasted rain developed late in the afternoon, by which time the majority of members had finished their rounds, and it only affected some of the later starters. The gross competition is for members aged 55 years of age and over, but there are combined other nett competitions, which are related to differing age groups. The result of the Championship had to be decided by the count back procedure which resulted in Tim Seaton being declared the winner, for the third consecutive year, and fifth time overall, shooting a gross 77. Dave Herring finished in second place with the same score. Nick Cutsforth with a gross 80, finished in third place and with a gross 81, Ian Scott took fourth place, after a count back.
The Curry Cup, for members aged 60 years and over was won by Brian Bell, for the third time (2001 & 2007), with a nett 68. He finished one shot ahead of Satish Kotta who finished in second place with a nett 69, relegating Dave Evison into third place, who shot the same score, but lost out on the count back procedure.
The Veterans Vase for members aged 70 and above was won by Jimmy Cribb, when he shot an excellent round of 68. Jimmy has completed the treble, he won the Senior Championship in 2006, he then went on to win the Curry Cup in 2007 and now the Veterans Vase. George Coates finished in second place with a nett 70 and Jim Balderson took third spot, after a count back, with the same score.
The Veterans Vase Plus competition for members aged 75 and over was won by Barry Coultas when he carded a nett 70. One shot clear of Jeff Lane who took second place, after a count back with a nett 71. There were five twos recorded all valued at £20 each. There were four on the second hole from Nigel Tranter, Keith Brown, Bob Daughney and Raj Kumar. The only other two was on the 13th by Mark Finney.

Individual Stableford

Saturday 18th July 2020

For those members who did not qualify for the Seniors Championship the committee held an individual stableford competition. Like the Championship it was also a very close affair, with four members all returning scores of 39 points. The count back procedure had to be implemented and after the first two had back nines of 21 points, the result was decided by the best back six. With a total of 14 points over the back six Robert Turner took the honour and wins a voucher to the value of £30. Kev Robertson finished in second place, with a back six of 13 points and wins a £20 voucher. relegating Shaun Wood with a back nine of 17 points had to be content with third place. He wins a £10 voucher. Just out of the prizes 17 points was Andrew Howard. There were three twos recorded from Colin Welsh on the 2nd hole, Chris Sparkes on the 6th and Jon Tyson on the 13th hole.

Bloomer Cup

Saturday 11th July 2020

It stayed fine and dry for the better-ball pairs stableford Bloomer Cup on Saturday 11th July 2020, although the low dark ominous clouds. were very threatening all day. The competitors can consider themselves very lucky, after the recent heavy rains and poor spell of weather, which necessitated all the bunkers being declared GUR, that it stayed pleasant all day. With only a slight breeze the conditions were excellent and when the sun did make an appearance it was very pleasant indeed. It was another excellent turn out with no spare room on the start sheet, with 152 members taking part. It was a very close encounter with 43 teams shooting par or better. Only one point separated the first five teams and the count back procedures had to be adopted to decide the winners and minor places. Shane Portess and Mike Foley ended up winning with 44 points and each receive a voucher to the value of £60. They had a back nine of 24 points, compared with Peter Calvert and Michael Pousette, who also carded 44 points, but they only had 22 points on the back nine. They win a £50 voucher. Three teams finished one point further back, with 43 points. Matthew Holt and Tommy Playford, with a back nine of 22 points took third place and win a voucher to the value of £40 each. In fourth place with a back nine of 20 points and a back six 14 points, winning a £25 voucher were Club Captain Ian Coutts and Club Vice-captain Garry Hawkins. In fifth place with a back nine of 20 points, but a back six of 13 points were Dan Webber and Daniel Green. They win a £15 voucher each. There were only four twos recorded all day and each is valued at £36.50. There were three twos on sixth hole from Mick McNally, Tommy Playford and Fraser Dunn, however the best two of the day was on the par 4, 18th hole by Mark Davies.


July Medal

Saturday 4th July 2020

Although the peak of summer, you would have been forgiven for thinking so, when 139 members, another excellent turn out, took part in the belated first medal competition of the season on Saturday 4th July 2020. After overnight rain and under leaden skies with a brisk blustery westerly wind, the temperature was well below normal and the conditions were far from ideal. Most of the members however, kept dry, with only the odd light shower throughout the day. The competition is played in three divisions to cater for members with differing abilities. Only ten members were able to shoot under par and play slightly better than their handicap and the best score of the day was nett 68. In division one four members broke par and one stroke separated the first four places. Two players, Spenny Wressell and Michael Foley, shot scores of 68 and the count back procedures had to be implemented. With a better back nine Spenny took the honours and wins a voucher to the value of £45. Michael took second place and wins a £35 voucher. Again, the count back procedure had to be implemented to determine the minor places with Trev Chappell’s back nine being slightly better than Graham Poole’s’ when they both shot 69’s. Trevor wins a £25 voucher and Graham £15 voucher. In division two, it was another very close encounter with three players shooting rounds of 68 and after the count back the winner was Scott Gillespie and wins a £45 voucher. Ian Scott took second place and wins a voucher to the value of £35 with Mathew Donson taking third spot and winning a £25 voucher. Mathew Conley wins a voucher for £15 after returning a score of 69. In division three Ryan Piggott continued his good form after being part of the winning team, in last weeks Am-Am, when he returned an under-par score of 68 and wins a £45 voucher. He won after a count back from Siddarth Kamath who returned an identical score and wins a £35 voucher. With a par score of 70 David Saville took third spot and wins a £25 voucher relegating Tom Drant into fourth spot with his score of 71 and winning a £15 voucher. The first three members in each division qualify for the Medal Trophy final which is played later in the year.
There were seven twos recorded and each is valued at £19.70. George Coates, Ian Lord and Tom Drant were successful on the 2nd hole. Marc Bradley and Jason Render on the 6th hole and two on the 13th hole from Garry Simpson and Steve Jones.
28% of the members used the ‘HOWDIDIDO’mobile app for the first time, to record their scores and that was very much appreciated. There was also a very marked and significant number of members who completed their cards in an exemplary manner – it was very reassuring to see. There were however five members who had to be disqualified for not entering their full name and/or handicap on their cards. It may seem petty to disqualify members for minor breaches but it is a fundamental rule of golf to complete your score cards correctly.



Hole In One

Friday 3rd July 2020

Brad Greenhalgh who plays off a handicap of 21 finished his social round of golf in excellent style on Friday 3rd July 2020 when he recorded an ace on the 18th hole which is a 294-yard par 4. Taking his driver, it is an achievement to get anywhere near the green depending on the wind direction and after looking round for his ball, which they thought had reached the green from the tee, they found it nestling in the hole. Well played indeed. One of his playing partners, who indicated he had been playing golf for 20 years plus, said he had never marked a card in his life which showed someone getting six points on one hole – well there you go!!

3ball Am Am

Saturday 27th June 2020

The members gathered to play in a 3ball stableford Am-Am with the best two scores, playing off full handicap, to count on each hole on Saturday 27th June 2020. The weather was much more refreshing after the recent very hot spell of wall to wall sunshine, when we recorded the hottest day of the year so far. It was a mixture of sunshine and showers, for most of the day, particularly for the early starters and a brisk breeze had picked up also. However, the temperature was still very favourable reaching around 20 degrees.
It was once again an excellent turnout with over 144 members taking part in the competition, a format which proved very popular. It was a very tight leader board, after all the results had been recorded with one point separating the first four teams. Winning a £40 voucher each and taking the honour with 86 points, were Andy and Nick Bagnall who were accompanied by junior member Ryan Piggott. They won by the narrowest of margins after their back nine scores were identical with 41 points. They recorded a back six score of 27 points, which was one point better than their nearest rivals, Neil Avison, Trevor Chappell and Mathew Conley who could only muster 26 points, and had to be content with second place. They do however collect vouchers to the value of £35 each. The other minor places also had to be decided by the count back procedure and with a super back nine of 47 points, after a very average front nine Kev Robertson, Carl Young and Jason Render took third place with 85 points, winning a £25 voucher each. Fourth place went to a senior’s team of Pete Calvert, Michael Pousete and Brian Bell who had a back nine of 42 points and win £20 vouchers. This same team are proving fairly formidable. They were part of a four-man team that won the 1st competition of the season, the St David’s Day Am-Am, then they came 3rd in the 3ball St Patricks Day Texas Scramble the week after on Saturday 14th March 2020. Again, as part of a 4ball Spring Am-Am on Saturday 21st March 2020 they finished in second place. They are a team to watch at the present time. There were eleven twos returned and they are valued at £12.80 each. There were three on the second hole from Tommy Playford, Peter Burton and Tom Drant. There were three on the sixth hole from Allan Playford, Michael Pousette and Dan Webber. Pete Gibbins was the only member to be successful on the long 9th hole with Jason Render, Bailey Mawer and Rob Flowers being successful on the 13th. The best two of the day came from Dave Ferguson on the short par four – third hole – well played indeed.





Stableford Competition

Saturday 20th June 2020.

After the recent spell of unsettled weather, it kept fine and dry for the resumption of competitive golf, after 3 months, when the members participated in an individual stableford competition, playing off their full handicap allowance, on Saturday 20th June 2020. With a slight breeze and the sun shining and the course in superb condition the members were keen to test their skills and it was anticipated that there may be some very low scoring, in the ideal conditions. With 143 members participating, it was the best turn out, for an individual competition, anyone at the club, can remember. Due to the unprecedented and tremendous turnout, the competition was split into two divisions – 0 to 18 handicap and 19 plus. Only sixteen members, however, shot par or better and the best overall score in Division two was returned by 16-year-old, Siddharth Kamath, who playing off his handicap of 24 returned a score of 42 points, winning a voucher to the value of £60. He finished one shot clear of two other members who returned scores of 41 points and the count back procedure had to be implemented to decide the result. With a better back nine of 21 points Elliot Broughton took second place winning a £45 voucher, relegating George Lee into third place when he only managed 19 points on the back nine. He wins a £40 voucher. Paul Fenty finished in fourth spot and wins a £30 voucher with a score of 40 points.
In division one, the result was just as competitive with two members returning scores of 40 points, and the count back procedure had to be implemented to decide the outcome. With a back nine of 21 points Dave Wood, who wins a £60 voucher, took the honour from Chris Tuck, who had a back nine of 18 points and wins a voucher to the value of £45. Once again, the minor places had to be decided by the count back procedure when two players returned score of 38 points. With a back nine of 20 points Jonathan Patterson, who wins a voucher to the value of £40, finished ahead of Jeff Lane who could only manage 17 points after having a superb front nine and wins a £30 voucher. There were ten twos recorded and each is valued at £14.00. There were three twos recorded on the second hole from Darren Cook, Dave Wood and Tim Dixon. There were a couple on the sixth hole from Jason Render and Pete Gibbins. Mathew Conley and Paul Coultas were successful on the 9th hole with three members, Sean Ritchie, Barrie Darsley and Paul Hickling, the only one in division two, being successful on the thirteenth.

Spring Am-Am

Saturday 21st March 2020

It was the first official day of Spring during the week, so it was appropriate that the members took part in the aptly name ‘Spring Am-Am’ on Saturday 21st March 2020. In teams of four the members competed against each other playing off 9/10th of their individual official handicap, with the best two stableford scores to count on each hole. It was bright and dry, and although the low cloud kept the sun at bay, it did make a brief appearance from time to time. With an easterly strong breeze, it was still reasonably cold and a matter of getting well wrapped up against the difficult conditions. Scoring was not easy and the first places had to be decided by the count back procedure when two teams returned scores of 81 points. With a better back nine of 41 points the winners were Mark Finney, Alan Boxall, Tommy Leonard and Robert Turner. They all win vouchers to the value of £30. With a back nine of 40 points, in second place, were to the winners of a similar competition two weeks ago, Peter Calvert, Brian Bell, Dave Evison and Michael Pousette. They all win £20 vouchers. Two points further back in third place with 79 points, and winning vouchers to the value of £10 each, were Neil Ellis, Ian Scott, Jim Leahy and Stephen Woodhouse. There were only a couple of twos recorded throughout the whole day and they were both scored on the thirteenth hole, from Paul Coultas and Ian Lord. The both share the pool of £93.00. The members found the two hardest holes of the day, were the 11th and 17th holes both playing 5.43, 1.43 over par. The easiest hole was the stroke index 18, the 3rd hole playing averaging 4.30, only 0.30 over par.

St Patrick's Day Texas Scramble

Saturday 14th March 2020

It was a wet and miserable damp start for the early starters when a full field contested a 3-ball St Patricks Day Texas Scramble on Saturday 14th March 2020. By mid-morning however the persistent weak front had moved away giving way to some intermittent sunshine for the rest of the day and with only a slight breeze. Although cold, with the temperatures struggling to reach double figures, the conditions were ideal for golf and there were some excellent scores returned. The winners with a combined handicap of 5.1 were Ian Ritchie, Jim Drury and Trevor Chappell who returned a nett score of 57.4. The each win a voucher to the value of £40. In second place with a score of 59.2 and playing with a combined handicap of 4.8 were Gary Reynolds, Peter Gibbins and Mathew Conley. They each win a voucher to the value of £20. In third place and winning a £15 voucher each with a score of 60.7, with a playing handicap of 8.3, were three of last week’s Am-Am winning team, Brian Bell, Pete Calvert and Michael Pousette. All the teams that played in the competition were under par for the course. The nearest the pin competition on the 6th hole was won by John Ritchie and he scoops the pool with a £78 voucher.

St David's Day Am-Am

Saturday 7th March 2020

After a long miserable winter, one of the wettest in history, we can look forward to spring being just around the corner and the brave and beautiful daffodils are in flower. It was appropriate then that the members were pleased to return to playing some competitive golf with a St David’s Day Am-Am on Saturday 7th March 2020. The competition proved very popular and in teams of four a full field participated. The winners had to be decided by the count back procedure when two teams returned scores of 92 points. With a better back nine of 46 points, Dave Evison, Peter Calvert, Brian Bell and Michael Pousette ran out eventual winners and each win a voucher to the value of £25. Shane Portess, John Ritchie, Andy Pearce and Andrew Martin took second place, with the same score and all receive vouchers to the value of £20. One point further back in third place with 91 points, were Micky Paterson, Mark Woolliss, Allan Playford and Tommy Playford. They each win £15 vouchers. There were nine twos recorded all valued at £10 from Graham Poole, Ian Smith, Ian Lord, John Watson, Paul Denton, Ian Coutts, Gary Tuck and David Smith who was good enough to score a couple of them.
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