'A Harry Colt Masterpiece'

Captains Prize

Completed on Sunday 19th September 2021

The Captains Prize Pairs Foursomes Match Play Knock Out Competition was completed on Sunday 19th September 2021. Partners in this competition do not select themselves, but enter into a blind draw at the beginning of the season, so there is a certain amount of luck involved, particularly with this format of alternate shots. This year’s final was contested between two very good pairings of Peter Calvert and Dave Ferguson, who were playing Mathew Shaul and Michael Pogson. The first round of the competition commenced in May. Peter and Fergie went one up after the first hole and it remained that way until the fourth hole when Mathew and Michael levelled everything up. Not to be out done Peter and Dave won the next to take a slender lead and after nine holes, at the turn, it soon became 5up and they were romping home. That is the issue with foursomes, it is all about gelling together and the format can be very frustrating, when both players have to be on their metal and not do anything silly. There was no coming back for Mathew and Michael and they even went six down at one stage, to lose the match after the fourteenth, being five down and four to play. A bit of an anti-climax really when the match had such potential – buts that’s golf. A match played in a very sporting manner and excellent attitude from all concerned – well done to everyone involved.

Captains Prize

Sunday 19th September 2021

Runners Up Mathew Shaul and Michael Pogson

Hemingway Final

Completed on Sunday 19th September 2021

The final of the 36-hole Hemingway Foursomes knockout competition was completed on Sunday 19th September 2021. The top sixteen pairs in the Bloomer Cup competition qualify for the Hemingway Trophy knockout stages and the final is played over 36 holes. It was nip and tuck and a very tense affair all day long with Satish Kotta and Manadeva Manohar eventually beating John Tinker and Rick Benefer – one up on the final hole. Well, played to all the parties involved in a very lively and tight competition.

Hemingway Final

Completed on Sunday 19th September 2021

Runners up in the 36-hole final after a tremendous battle going down by one hole - John Tinker and Rick Benefer.

September Medal

Saturday 18th September 2021

The last of the monthly medals competitions was completed on Saturday 18th September 2021 and the weather remained fine and dry with 108 members taking part. Nine members shot better than par in division one and the best round was returned by Chris Tuck with a nett 65. Three members were a shot further back with nett 66’s and the count back procedure had to be implemented to determine the minor places.
With as back nine of 31 Nick Cutsforth took second place. Martin Nangle finished in third spot with a back nine of 33 with Nick Graham having to be content with fourth place with his back nine of 34.
With the best round of the day Rick Benefer won the second division with a nett 62. He finished four shots ahead of Dave Saville, who took second place with a nett 66. Scott Bartlett was third with a nett 67, one shot ahead of Lee Bartlett who finished with a nett 68, to take fourth place, the only other person to shoot better than par, in this division.
In division three there were three players who shot under par and the winner was Stephen McIntyre with a nett 64. He finished five shots ahead of Steve Baker and Andy Petcher who both returned scores of nett 69. With a back nine of 35 Steve Baker was placed second with Andrew Petcher taking third place with his back nine score of 37. Fourth place, with a nett 70, went to the recent Angora Cup winner Jeff Thorndike who took the position after a count back with a back nine of 30.
The winners of each division have been awarded a £35 voucher, runners up £25 vouchers, third place £15 vouchers and £10 voucher for the fourth place position.
The winners of the three respective divisions now qualify for the Medal Trophy final to be completed in a couple of weeks’ time.
There were six twos, each valued at £17, recorded by Shane Holt, Jimmy Cribb and Steve Baker on the second hole. Marc Bradley on the 6th hole, with the other two being on the 13th hole from Ryan Piggott and Owen Peart.



September Medal

Saturday 18th September 2021

With the best round of the day Rick Benefer won the second division with a nett 62. He finished four shots ahead of Dave Saville, who took second place with a nett 66. Scott Bartlett was third with a nett 67, one shot ahead of Lee Bartlett who finished with a nett 68, to take fourth place, the only other person to shoot better than par, in this division.

Hole In One

Friday 17th September 2021

Nick Southern who plays off a handicap index 29.9 recorded his first ever hole in one on the long par 3, ninth hole on Friday 17th September 2021. He has only been a member of the club a couple of years and he used a driver to reach the 249 yards green. Congratulations and well played

Seniors Dougie Bashforth Memorial Trophy

Monday 13th September 2021

The seniors played for the Dougie Bashforth Memorial Trophy on Monday 13th September 2021 and it kept fine and dry for the competitors. An exceptional score of 41 points by Barry Coultas saw him win the trophy and finish one point ahead of Stuart Falconer, who also had an excellent round, finishing with 40 points. Chris Acton took third place with 37 points.

Mixed Peckett Cup Final

Completed on Sunday 12th September 2021

The final of the mixed Peckett Cup was completed on Sunday 12th September 2021 and there will be a new pairing on the Honours Board. Rachael Richardson and Mathew Shaul managed to beat Allison and Paul Doughty three and one. Rachael and Mathew got their noses in front, early on, in the match and managed just to keep it that way, despite all the valiant efforts from the previous winners Allison and Paul. Once again, a final played in the highest traditions and sportsmanship and credit to both teams was received from the official club referee.

Mixed Peckett Cup Final

Completed on Sunday 12th September 2021

Runners Up - going down 3 and 1 - Allison and Paul Doughty

Joe Sprott scratch knockout final

Completed on Sunday 12th September 2021

The final of the individual 36-hole Joe Sprott scratch knockout competition was completed on Sunday 12th September 2021 and once again we have a new name on the Clubs Honours Board. Shane Holt managed to defeat previous champion Tim Seaton, but as expected it went down to the wire and wasn’t decided until the 36th hole. Tim went ahead early on and was still one up after nine holes. The turn seemed to spur Shane on, as he won the 10th hole to level up the match, and then managed to get three ahead after 18 holes. Tim never got his nose in front again but he made a spectacular effort on the back nine of the afternoon round when he found himself four down, after the 19th hole. He never gave up, gradually making an impact and reducing the deficit to two after 33 holes. With one hole to play the deficit had been reduced to one and it was all down to the last. Both players scored par fours on the 36 hole for Shane to win the competition for the first time, and deny Tim the opportunity of making it three wins in a row.

Joe Sprott scratch knockout final

Completed Sunday 12th September 2021

Runner up Tim Seaton after a titanic battle over 36 holes, which went down to the very last hole of the day.

Hospital Cup - Mixed Texas Scramble

Saturday 11th September 2021

It remained fine and dry once again, for the mixed Hospital Cup Texas Scramble Competition on Saturday 11th September 2021, but it was slightly cooler, than the very hot and humid weather, encountered earlier in the week, and it was much more pleasant, creating some ideal golfing condition.
There were some excellent scores returned with all the thirty teams taking part, returning scores much better than par, which the format of the competition encourages.
It was somewhat of a family affair when the results were published with the Patterson family, consisting husband and wife Garry and Jane, accompanied by brother Jon and grandson Owen Peart, taking the honour with a score of nett 51. They all win a £35 voucher. One shot further back and winning a £20 voucher each, with a nett 52, were Shane Portess, Mike Foley, Trevor Chappell and Neil Avison. In third place and winning a £10 voucher each, being one shot further back with a nett 53, were Garry Reynolds, Shaun Wood, Mathew Holt and Andy Palmer.

Swindell's Cup

Completed on Thursday 9th September 2021

What a tremendous round of golf the final of the Swindell’s individual knockout competition turned out to be on Thursday 9th September 2021. The two finalists Michael Pogson and Chris McIver had completed six matches to reach the final which commenced in April, when 73 members set off on their journey with high aspirations and anticipation to win this very coveted and desirable trophy. Playing in all weathers and conditions throughout the summer, this trophy is one of the hardest to win on the clubs golfing calendar. Chris was conceding four shots to the eventual winner Michael Pogson and this differential made all the difference at the end of the day. Chris never managed to get his nose in front, he was two down early on in the match but drew level at the turn, giving him a glimmer of hope. He was giving shots away on ten and eleven and Michael won them both with comfortable pars to go two up once again. Chris however, by shear endeavour, tenacity and will power once again dragged the match back to all square after seventeen holes and it was all square playing the last. With the light fading, due to a late tee off agreed by the two players, the match would not have gone to extra holes, and when both players carved their respective tee shots onto and across the 10th fairway, two of the worst tee shots seen on the night, it looked as if extra holes would be required. With a remarkable shot from the semi rough, 150 yards out, over trees Michael put his shot 12 foot short of the back pin placement. Chris who was on the tenth fairway, had a shorter distance in, but was stymied by one of the large trees and the best he could do was the left greenside bunker. Chris was unable to negotiate the bunker adequately and conceded the hole. What an incredible and remarkable advert it was for local golf with both players giving everything and although it has been said many times before, it was a shame that someone had to lose, as both players were winners on the night and the match was played with such dignity and respectfulness in a very sporting manner. Both players are a credit to the club.

Swindell's Cup

Completed on Thursday 9th September 2021

Runner up Chris McIver

Ladies Autumn Meeting

Tuesday 7th September 2021

In glorious weather with wall-to-wall sunshine and the temperature reaching the high seventies the ladies held there 36-hole Autumn meeting on Tuesday 7th September 2021. The medal round in the morning, for the Marjorie Chivers trophy was won by Annette Paddison with a nett 70, after a count back, with a back nine of 37. Also returning the same score, but finishing in second place with a back nine of 38 was Lisa Cottingham. Trish Goodwin was placed third with a score of 72.
A greensomes competition was held in the afternoon and the winners were Sally Coultas and Jane Peacock. The runners up were Debbie Kerr and Janet Watson

Ladies Winners

Tuesday 7th September 2021

A group of recent lady competition winners at their prize giving when they gathered to play the Autumn meeting.

Professionals Putter

Saturday 4th September 2021

Once again it remained fine and dry for the stableford Professional Putters Competition played on Saturday 4th September 2021. Although overcast the breeze was slight and the conditions were ideal for golf. Prizes were awarded to the first 7 places. Having one of his best rounds of the year, and winning a £75 voucher, George Coates spreadeagled the field, of 124 competitors, with a score of 44 points, playing off his course handicap of 22. He has now seen his handicap reduce to 16.3 (course playing 19). He finished three points ahead of Mahadeva Manohar, who playing off his course handicap of 23, finished in second place with 41 points and wins a £60 voucher. Third place was shared by Gary Tuck and Simon Bishop, when they both returned scores of 40 points and the countback procedure was implemented. With a back nine of 22 points, Gary was officially placed third and wins a £50 voucher, with Simon having to settle for 4th place winning a £40 voucher. Rod Hill, wins a £30 voucher for his score of 39 points, finishing in fifth spot.
To determine the minor placings and prizes for 6th & 7th place, the count back procedure, once again had to be implemented, when Pillanna Suresh-Babu and Marc Braithwaite both returned cards with 38 points. With a back nine of 19 points Suresh took sixth place and wins a £20 voucher, ahead of Marc, with 18 points on the back nine and he wins a £15 voucher.
The twos club was quite profitable with six being recorded, each valued at £20. There were four on the second hole, (pin in the bowl), from Nick Cutsforth, Tom Willson, Dave Ferguson and Pete Calvert. Neil Avison was successful on the 9th. with Ian Lord getting the final one of the 13th hole.

Midweek Betterball Pairs Competition

Thursday 2nd September 2021

It remained fine and dry, although it was overcast, with a north easterly breeze keeping the temperature down for the midweek stableford better-ball pairs competition, played on Thursday 2nd September 2021.
Prizes for the first three pairings were awarded.
The winners were Dave Ferguson and Allan Playford (playing off his new handicap of 9) returning a score of 44 points and they both win a £35 voucher. They finished one shot ahead of brothers Chris and Gary Tuck who returned a score of 43 points.
and with a back nine of 23 points, they took second place and win a £25 voucher each. With the same score of 43 points but with a back nine of 21 points, and taking third spot were Alan Tasker and Sandy Young. They both win a £15 voucher.
There were three twos recorded, each valued at £33, from Glen Maxwell on the 2nd hole and a couple on the 13th hole, from Gary Tuck and Ryan Brown.


Swindell's Plate knock out competition

Completed on Tuesday 31st August 2021.

The gent’s season long Swindell’s Plate knock-out competition was completed on Tuesday 31st August 2021. Members qualify for this competition after being eliminated from the Swindell’s Cup after the first two rounds. The final was contested between Dave Ferguson and Mark Fleming and it went down to the wire to determine the winner. It was a ding dong battle all the way to the finish. Mark who was in receipt of 9 shots, won the second hole to go one up. He was soon pegged back and after the fifth hole, which Dave won, with a par, it was back to all square. It remained this way to the turn, and Mark once again went ahead by winning the tenth hole, in receipt of a shot. Once again, his lead was short lived when Dave won the 11th, to bring the match to parity. Mark took the lead once again after the very next hole, when he recorded a par, in receipt of a shot, to go one up. A birdie on the 15th hole by Dave, levelled up the match once again. The game took another turn after the next hole when Mark recorded his own birdie, to go one up again, with only two to play. Dave obtained a par, giving away a shot, on the difficult 17th hole, to keep alive the match and it went down the last hole. The honours were shared on the 18th for Mark to take the honour, in what was a very good match, nip and tuck all the way round, with only ever one hole in it over the 18 holes. Its just a pity someone had to lose – well played both members and refereed admirably by Trevor Broughton, who witnessed some excellent golf, with both members playing better than their handicap.

Bradley Bowl

Monday 30th August 2021

We have a new pairing on the mixed Bradley Bowl honours board which was completed on Monday 30th August 2021. The competition which is a better-ball stableford was won by Ann Bennett and Allan Playford. Previous winners Ann and Terry Trott finished in the runner ups spot.

Angora Cup & Alternative Medal

Saturday 28th August 2021

Congratulations to Jeff Thorndyke, playing off his course handicap of 24, who won the Angora Cup, on Saturday 28th August 2021, with a nett 67, winning a £60 voucher. This is the first major individual (Honours Board) competition, Jeff has won since being a member of the Club, so it is well deserved. The conditions were excellent for golf, with it being fine and dry and only the slightest breeze. The sun shining and the ball was running a long way on the fairways with the greens being superb. Rob Flowers, also playing off a course handicap of 24, finished one shot further back, in second place, with a nett 68 and wins a £40 voucher. Also with a nett 68, but finishing in third spot, after the count back procedure, with a back nine of 35, was Kori Raj, playing off his course handicap of 25. He wins a £35 voucher. The only other person to shoot better than par and taking fourth spot, with a nett 69, playing off his course handicap of 26, was Paul Dennis and he wins a £30 voucher.
For those members who did not qualify for the Angora Cup there was an Alternative Medal competition and six members shot under par. It was won by Scott Bartlett, playing off his course handicap off 18, when he recorded a nett 65. He wins a £60 voucher. In second place and winning a voucher to the value of £40, playing off his course handicap of 13, with a nett 67, was Steve Parker. Martin Nangle playing off his course handicap of 13, took third place with a nett 68, and wins a £30 voucher. Three other members, Paul Coutts, Ryan Piggott and Ash Maddocks, who all shot under par with nett 69’s have been allocated a £10 voucher each.
There were only three twos recorded on the day from Steve Parker on the 2nd hole, Keith Tuke on the 6th hole and Dave Ferguson on the 9th. Each two is valued at £37.

Captains Away Day - Driffield Golf Club

Friday 27th August 2021

The Captains away day this year was played at Driffield Golf Club on Friday 27th August 2021, and Ricky Benefer ran out a very comfortable winner with 42 stableford points.

Ladies Past Captains Competition

Wednesday 25th August 2021

The Lady Past Captains 9-hole competition took place on Wednesday 25th August 2021, and the conditions were fine and dry for them. This year the winner was Sue Pick and Jackie Guilder was the runner up. All the ladies enjoyed a very nice meal afterwards before the presentation.

Wilf Vincent doubles knockout final

Completed on Tuesday 24th August 2021

The season long Wilf Vincent knockout pairs competition was completed on Tuesday 24th August 2021. Two seniors, Michael Pousette (in receipt of 19 shots) and Pete Calvert (in receipt of 10 shots) had a tremendous round to win five and three. It was a storming result and their opponents Shane Holt and Allan Playford (in receipt of ten shots) just couldn’t cope with them on the night. The latter pairing did have their noses in front after the second hole, when Allan Playford made a four, in receipt of a shot, to go one up. This was after his partner Shane had holed a 12ft birdie on the first hole for a half, with Pete Calvert (in receipt of a shot) recording a four. Michael won the 3rd hole with a four, in receipt of a shot to level the match. After six holes however, Michael and Peter were two ahead and they were never pegged back. Congratulations to the winners, two new names on the honours board. Fifty-four teams started the competition which commenced in April, and each finalists won 5 matches, in all weathers, to reach the final. Commiserations to the runners up who on the day, just fell short, they always appeared to be scrambling to keep in the match, which just got away from them, but it wasn’t for the lack of effort. The appointed referee commented that the consistency of Michael and Peter, using their shots made all the difference. Again, the final was completed in the finest traditions in a very sporting manner.

Clubhouse Trophy

Saturday 21st August 2021

The weather was moody for the stableford better-ball pairs Clubhouse Trophy competition played on Saturday 21st August 2021, with intermittent showers, low ominous dark clouds and a fairly inconsistent blustery warm breeze. There were some excellent scores returned given the fact that each individual was playing off 85% of his course handicap. With a score of 48 points, the winners were Mathew Holt and Shaun Wood and they both win a £45 voucher. In second place and winning a £35 voucher each with 47 points, one point further back, were Darren Cook and Keith Tuke. There was a tie for the minor placing and due to the scores being equal on the back nine and back six, both teams have been awarded vouchers for the same value - £20 each. Neil Avison and Trevor Chappell with a back three of eight points actually took third place, relegating Marc Bradley and Michael Pogson, into fourth spot with a back three of seven points. There were ten twos recorded each valued at £10. Dave Evison, Bhaskar Tandon, Martin Mumby, Tim Seaton, Selwyn Shelton, Shaun Wood and Nick Cutsforth were successful on the 2nd hole. Shaun Wood was once again successful on the 6th hole with Paul Dennis and Dave Smith was successful on the 13th hole.
Due to a computer anomaly this week the results were not published on ‘HOWDIDIDO’



Smiths Trophy - mixed - knockout final

Completed on Friday 20th August 2021

There was some tremendous golf played when the mixed Smiths Trophy final was contested on Friday 20th August 2021, between Mathew Shaul and Rachael Richardson, playing Allan Playford and Trish Goodwin. Mathew was giving shots away all round with Allan being in receipt of 8, Trish 20 and Rachael 18. To put it into some sort of perspective Mathew recorded 3 gross birdies in the first six holes and still found himself 2 down, having pared the other 3 holes also. After nine holes without dropping another shot his team found themselves four down. Trish Goodwin and Allan Playford were playing out of their skin and couldn’t put a foot wrong. There was no change after 11 holes with holes being pared to keep in the game and then Rachael won holes 12 and 13, with pars and in receipt of shots, for a glimmer of hope. It remained that way, nip and tuck, with chances and opportunities being taken and missed up to the 17th hole, when the victory was sealed by a 40 foot, plus, birdie putt from Allan, in receipt of a shot to take the honour and match. The game was played in excellent spirit and sportsmanship all round and it is a credit to all parties for their endeavours and accomplishments. Such was the form of Allan and Trish that Mathew shot a gross 68 to lose the match. He could not have played much better and to be on the end of a defeat having played so well, beggars’ belief - but that’s golf – it’s a funny old game.

August Medal

Saturday 14th August 2021

It was a murky sort of day, with low cloud and the forecasted rain always seemed imminent, but it stayed fine and dry for the competitors, who contested the medal competition on Saturday 14th August 2021. Twelve members returned scores better than par and eight of these were in division one. Paul Coutts took the honour with a nett 66. He finished two shots clear of three other players who all returned scores of 68 and it went down to the count back procedure. It was decided on the better back six score eventually, after identical back nines from Tim Seaton and Tom Willson. With a score of 22 Tim Seaton was placed second with Tom Willson ending up in third place with a back six of 23. Ryan Piggott finished in fourth spot. The other four players to shoot under par in the division, with 69’s, were Marc Bradley, Vinny Pederson, Ian Smith and Shane Portess.
In Division two, four members shot under par and the winner with a nett 66, one shot clear of his nearest rival was Martin Mumby. Suresh Babu was second with a 67 and Matthew Donson and Allan Playford returned under par scores of 68 and once again the count back procedure had to be implemented. With a better back nine of 30 Matthew took third place.
In division three, there was no-one who shot under par and John Tinker played to his handicap shooting a nett 70 to win the division. He finished two shots ahead of John Brocklesby who returned a nett 72. One shot further back was Michael Hodgson with a nett 73. Jim Woolliss with a nett 75 finished in fourth spot.
Each divisional winner qualifies for the Medal Trophy final to be played later in the year. Prizes have been awarded to the first four places in each division. The winner of each division has been awarded a £25 voucher, runner up £20, third place £15 and fourth place £10.
There were five twos recorded each valued at £18.60. James Drury was successful on the second hole. Andrew Howard and Mark Woolliss were successful on the 6th hole with Shane Holt obtaining his on the 9th hole and Suresh Babu on the 13th.
According to the course analysis report the two hardest holes on the day were the 10th and 11th holes both playing 1.72 over par, closely followed by the 1st, 2nd and 5th holes playing 1.63 over par. The two easiest holes were the 18th and 4th playing 0.62 and 0.65 respectively over par.





Coutts Salver

Saturday 7th August 2021

The father and son team of Darren and Ian Braithwaite, were once again successful when they played the pairs stroke-play Coutts Salver competition, on Saturday 7th August 2021, after being successful earlier in the year, when they won the Pairs Bloomer Cup. They both win a £40 voucher after finishing with a nett score of 60, one shot ahead of their nearest rivals Paul Wright and Chris Gittens who finished with a nett 61, and win a voucher each to the value of £30. John Tinker and Micky Paterson finished in third place with a nett 62, winning a £25 voucher each, but only took the position after the count back procedure, which went down to the back six. With a score of 19 they edged out Ian Lord and Neill Ellis who returned an identical overall score of 62, but could only manage a score of 20 on the back six to take fourth place and win a £20 voucher each. There were a number of excellent cards returned which were not in the prizes with 38 teams overall, scoring better than par.
There were six twos recorded, two from the pairing of John Tinker (2nd hole) and Micky Peterson (13th hole) which inevitably reflected on their excellent round. Not to be outdone however, another pairing, that both recorded twos was Darren Cook (13th hole) and Jamie Kinnaird on the par 4, 3rd hole. The other couple were recorded on the 2nd hole from Andy Foster and on the 13th from Nick Cutsforth. They are each valued at £18.50.

Ladies Open Am-Am

Friday 6th August 2021

A full field contested the ladies open Am-Am competition on Friday 6th August 2021 with clubs being represented from far and wide, North and South of the River. After what could only be described has an horrendous weather forecast, the majority of the teams, got away without getting wet, but a short downpour later in the day, caught out some of the latter starters.
Teams from the North Bank of the River dominated the prizes, with the winning team from Cottingham Golf Club, consisting of Tracy Porteous, Annette Jackson, Victoria Voase and Brigette Giles with 102 points. They finished six points clear of their nearest rivals. Ladies from Brough Golf Club contested the minor prizes with Glenda Maw, Gillian Exon, Jill Johnson and Janice Mason taking second place with 96 points, three points clear of another all ladies Brough team, consisting of Amanda Poskitt, Lynne Gill, Pat Stockhill and Judy Nicholson who returned a score of 93 points.
There were three twos recorded from Janice Mason (Brough Golf Club) on the 2nd hole and from Amanda Poskitt (Brough Golf Club) on the13th hole. Ruth Simpson from Boston Golf Club was successful on the 6th hole.
The organising committee wish to give thanks to all the helpers, whose efforts are so much appreciated to ensure the day runs successfully, Doreen and Dave Tuplin, and Jackie Guilder on the registration desk. Rod Oldham doing the starting with Terry Smith, Hazel Beckett and Ann Trott looking after everyone at the Halfway House. The catering staff were magnificent looking after all the participants and a special thanks to Scott and the Greens staff for producing the course in such excellent condition.

Navy Cup

Thursday 5th August 2021

It remained fine and dry for most of the day, until very late in the proceedings, when the latter competitors got caught by a late shower, for the stableford Naval Trophy, played on Thursday 5th August 2021. There was however a very blustery wind which made conditions quite difficult at times. However, three members returned scores of 40 points, and the count back procedure was implemented. Once the score cards were analysed there was no doubt about the winner, Shane Holt, playing off his handicap of 4, course handicap 5, scoring 23 points on the back nine, with three birdies, a par and an eagle on the last five holes, ending with a two on the last hole for 4 points. He wins a £70 voucher. Dave Harding took second place, and wins a £60 voucher, with the same score, when he mustered 20 points on the back nine, but the result went down to the back six, when he scored 12 points. He just edged out Chris Brierley, who also returned 40 points to finish third. Also, with a back nine also of 20 points, he is probably ruing his back six score of 11 points, which included a blip on the par 4, fifteenth hole, otherwise the result would have been completed different. Chris wins £50 voucher. There was a plethora of members who returned 37 points to contest for the fourth place, and after the countback procedure, Mark Fleming wins a £20 voucher after the countback.
As well as the two on 18th hole, there were six other twos, each valued at £13.50, from Pete Rose and Selwyn Shelton on the 2nd hole, Kevin McCullough, Elliot Broughton and Jack Pearson on the 6th hole and from Nick Wright on the 13th.

Club Championship & Stephen Cup

Saturday 31st July 2021

The clubs 36-hole Club Championship was completed on Saturday 31st July 2021. The competitors were relieved to remain dry all day. There were some really heavy down pours in the area, but remarkably they did not touch the course. The competition also had a remarkable climax, when three players all returned scores of 149, and it resulted in a play-off between them. Dale Munson was eliminated after the first play-off hole, down the first, leaving Shane Holt and previous Club Champion, Tim Seaton to continue to the 18th tee. The second play-off hole was halved, with Shane making a remarkable recovery from behind a tree, with a chip and one put, with Tim having a putt for a birdie. Once again, it went down the first, to play their 39th hole, and it resulted in Tim taking the hole, to win his third consecutive title on the trot, and his fifth overall. Commiserations to the other two finalists who played extremely well during the day. There was some consolation for Shane winning the nett Stephen Cup with a score of 139. Once again, this nett competition was tight, with Shane taking the honour, with a better last round score from Rickie Benefer, who returned the same score, but had to be content with the runners’ up spot, after two very good rounds.
With a condition of both competitions, being that one person can’t win more than one prize, the morning best gross score was awarded to Dale Munson with Jason Nutting producing the best score of the day, to win the nett prize with a 64. The afternoon best gross score, was won by Dave Ferguson with Allan Playford, winning the nett prize with a very good 67.
There were nine twos throughout the competition with six being scored during the morning round from Oliver Ryan and Tim Seaton on the 6th hole, Shane Holt on the 9th, Owen Peart and Dave Proudlove on the 13th hole and an excellent two on the par 4, fifteen hole from Matthew Shaul. During the afternoon round, Dale Munson was successful on the 6th hole, with the other couple of twos, coming from Oliver Ryan, once again, and Lee Bartlett on the 13th hole.

Seniors - Ernest Corbett Trophy

Wednesday 28th July 2021

The senior section played for the inaugural Ernest Corbett Trophy on Wednesday 28th July 2021, and it attracted a full field. The result went down to the wire with two players returning scores of 40 points. In third place with a very good score of 39 points was Rob Flowers. With a better back nine of 22 points Michael Gorbutt took the honour from Gary Moran, who had to be content with second place with a back nine of 19 points.

Colt Cup (over 80's competition)

Wednesday 28th July 2021

Another competition was completed on the same day, Wednesday 28th July 2021, when the members aged 80 years and over competed for the Colt Cup, which has kindly been sponsored by three of the seniors, Tony Bratley, Brian McVeigh and Som Roy.
A trophy named after the course architect Henry Shapland "Harry" Colt who was a renowned golf course designer and considered one of the best, if not the best in his era. He was born in Highgate, England in 1869 and died aged 82 in 1951, so it was appropriate that the over 80’s should compete for this inaugural cup, a stableford competition played over 9 holes, on the back nine of the course. The winner with 19 points was Brian McVeigh. Brian has been a member of the Club for 65 years and this is his first ever win of a competition. Brian has estimated that over that period of time he must have entered something like 800 – 900 competitions. He finished a point clear of Keith Goodwin who took second place with 18 points. In third place, after a count back on the back six, was Harold Gibson with 17 points, just beating Barry Coultas.
Stuart Falconer wins the bronze statue in the over 70 years of age class, with a an excellent back nine of 20 points.

Ladies Captains Day

Tuesday 27th July 2021

Ladies Captain Shelagh Everitt held her Captains Day competition on Tuesday 27th July 2021, followed by an evening of entertainment, in the clubhouse, and it was a thoroughly enjoyable day, with the weather staying fine and dry. The winner of the 18-hole ladies’ competition was Annette Paddison. The nine competition was won by Jackie Rahill.
The men’s competition was won by Ash Maddocks.

Gilbey Cup

Completed on Sunday 25th July 2021

The Gilbey Cup, one of the most prestigious competitions played in the Golf Club calendar, was completed on Sunday 25th July 2021. It all started with a medal competition on Saturday 26th May 2021. The top sixteen members qualified for a match play competition, played over the next couple of months, on a knockout basis.
The final, over 36 holes, was contested by Shane Holt and Pete Gibbins and it was a tremendous match, with it being decided on the 35th hole. Shane Holt ran out the winner by a score of three and one, but during the day both members produced some excellent golf. The appointed referees for both rounds witnessed an epic competition and they paid credit to the two members for their commitment and sportsmanship during the course of the day. Well played.

Rotherham Cup

Sunday 25th July 2021

Paul and Jackie Rahill won the mixed Rotherham Cup, which is a greensomes medal flag competition, on Sunday 25th July 2021.

July Medal

Saturday 24th July 2021

It was a bit of a moody day for the medal competition on Saturday 24th July 2021, with low ominous cloud being the order of the day, and the sun failing to make an appearance. The easterly breeze kept the temperatures down, to well under 20 degrees, however, it kept fine and dry and the conditions were excellent for golf.
There were some good scores returned with eight members beating par from division one and two. In Division three Chris Brierley took the honour with a nett 70. The minor places had to be decided by the count back procedure when David Tucker and Graham Green both shot scores of 72. With a better back nine David took second place ahead of Graham.
In division two, Ian Coutts took won the day after a count back with a better nine of 33, beating Andy Foster, who shot the same score, nett 68, but with a back nine of 34 shots. Stephen Holt finished in third place, once again by a better nine, than John Ritchie when they both returned cards of nett 69.
John Watson had a good round in division one with a nett 67, finishing two shots clear of his nearest rival. Three members tied for the minor places with nett 69’s and after the countback procedure Ian Lord, continuing his recent good form, took second place with a back nine of 34. Michael Foley finished third with a back nine of 35 with Colin Welsh having to be content with fourth place with a back nine of 36.
There were four twos recorded, each valued at £30, from Chris Tuck on the 2nd hole, Shane Portess and Jon Patterson on the 6th hole, with John Watson being successful on the 13th.

Pairs Par/Bogey Competition

Thursday 22nd July 2021

The members played a pairs par/bogey competition on Thursday 22nd July 2021 and the conditions were ideal for golf. If anything, it was too hot but, with the temperature well into the twenties and only the slightest of breezes. There was a three-way tie at the top of the leader-board when all the results were recorded with a score of plus seven. The count back procedure had to be implemented. In third place with a back nine of plus 3 were David Ferguson and Tony Freeman. With identical back nines of plus 4, it went down to the back 6 to declare the winners. Ian Lord and Steve Bloomer took the honours with a back 6 of plus 4, helped by a plus on the last three holes. Allan Playford and Shane Holt managed a plus two on the last six holes and ended up in second place.
There were five twos recorded during the competition from Mark Fleming and Bob Nicholson on the 2nd hole, Mike Watson and Neil Ellis on the 6th hole and Jon Patterson on the 13th. Each two is valued at £17.80

Senior Championship - Curry Cup & Veterans Vase

Saturday 17th July 2021

It was a stifling hot day for the Senior Club Championship on Saturday 17th July 2021. The hottest day of the year so far. There was hardly a breath of wind and the temperature reached almost 30 degrees during the afternoon. The brollies were up, but not due to the rain, but to protect the players from the sun. Phew, it was a hot one.
The competition which is for members who are aged 55 years and over was won once again by Tim Seaton with a round of 68. He finished six shots clear of Ian Lord who shot a 74, with Graham Poole taking third place with a 75. Tim now wins the competition for the fourth consecutive year and it is his sixth title overall.
The Curry Cup which is the over 60’s nett competition was won by Ian Lord with a score of 66. Ian who qualifies for the competition, for the first time this year, won it at his first attempt.
The Veterans Vase, which is a nett competition for members aged 70 plus, was won by Doug McCully with his nett 67 score. He finished four shots clear of his nearest rival Som Roy who finished with a nett 71.
There were four twos recorded, each valued at £24.Three were recorded on the 6th hole from Tony Shepherd, Jimmy Cribb and Tim Dixon. Michael Pousette was successful on the 9th hole.

Gents Invitation Day

Saturday 10th July 2021

It wasn’t the best of mornings for the start of the Gents Invitation Day on Saturday 10th July 2021. With thick low cloud, it was damp after overnight rain and unusually misty for the early morning competitors. After a shower, however, the rain and fog cleared and by the middle of the morning, the sun made an appearance and it remained fine and dry for the rest of the day. It turned out for the later starters to be very pleasant indeed. Playing a stableford better-ball pairs format, with an 85% individual handicap allowance, there were some excellent scores returned.
The winning team with 46 points was Pete Gibbins and his guest from Laceby Golf Club, Paul Jones. They each win a £60 voucher after finishing three points clear of their nearest rivals. Second place and winning a £50 voucher each went to Daniel Wood and Lee Mackrill from Elsham Golf Club, when they returned a score of 43 points. There were five teams, who returned scores of 42 points and the count back procedure had to be implemented. With an identical back nine, but a better back six of 18 points, Paul Coultas and his guest Clive Robinson from Elsham Golf Club took third spot winning a £35 voucher each. Fourth place with a back six of 16 points went to Mark Warner and his guest, Paul Bacon from Ashby Decoy Golf Club. They each win a £25 voucher. With a back six of 15 points, fifth place went to Andy Bartlett and Andy Macdonald from Cleethorpes Golf Club and they win a £20 voucher each.
The other couple of teams who returned 42 points have been allocated vouchers to the value of £15 each. Paul Wright and his guest from Woodhall, Chris Pickett ended up in sixth place, after a back nine of 21 points, with Jimmy Cribb and Phil Marshall from Waltham Golf Club taking the last prize with 19 points on the back nine.
A dozen golf balls was won by Neil Wood for his nearest the pin effort on the 6th hole. A similar prize was won by Andrew Greetham from Hessle Golf Club, for the longest drive on the 17th hole.
A number of members and guests took on the challenge of ‘Beat the Pro’ on the second hole and they thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to test their ability against the assistant Pro.
All the competitors enjoyed the BBQ style food and drink and other refreshments, at the Halfway House, and the chef Terry Smith and his assistant Mick Moreton and their wives Janet and Margaret did an excellent job looking after the needs of everyone – thank you very much indeed.
There were thirteen twos recorded and the best of them was from Craig Brocklebank on the par 4, fifteenth hole. Others were recorded on the 2nd hole from Pete Gibbins (he also got another on the 9th), Martin Nangle and Andy Macdonald. Neil Wood, Peter Burton and Geoff Gillespie (Tetney Golf Club) were successful on the 6th hole. On the 9th hole, as well as Pete Gibbins, Paul Coultas was successful, together with Phil Marshall from Waltham Golf Club and Ian Ritchie – Cleethorpes Golf Club. Daniel Wood and Selwyn Shelton obtained theirs on the 13th hole. Each two was valued at £7.00


Ladies Club Championship

Tuesday 6th July 2021

The Ladies have a new Club Champion. Sue Collis had an excellent day winning the best gross and best nett trophies, over 36 holes on Tuesday 6th July 2021. Fighting against some difficult conditions, during the course of their rounds with strong winds and heavy showers. It wasn’t the best day to play golf, and the scores certainly reflected the difficult conditions. Claire Coutts finished second in the Club Championship with Isobel Goulsbra ending up in third position.
The runner up in the 36 holes nett competition was Isobel Goulsbra with Jane Patterson finishing in third place.
The senior ladies’ championship was won by Jane Peacock with a nett 75. Ann Trott took second place with Margaret Moreton ending up in third position.
The 18-hole stableford competition was won by Lisa Cottingham with 33 points. Maxine Hickson took second place, one shot further back with 32 points, beating Janet Watson on the count back procedure.
Elizabeth Baillie won the 9-hole senior ladies’ competition with 14 points, just beating Jackie Guilder and Pam Lee who finished one point back in the minor places.

Captains Cup

Sunday 4th July 2021

Garry Hawkins the Club Captain had an excellent turn out for his Captains Day Stableford competition, on Sunday 4th July 2021, with over 100 members taking part.
Although the forecast was ominous with rain accompanied by thunderstorms, it did not curb the members enthusiasm. In actual fact it stayed fine and dry all day with the sun shining and once again the conditions were pleasant and ideal for golf.
Continuing his good start to the season the winner with 43 points was Jonathan Patterson. He wins an £80 voucher and the Captains Cup. He finished one shot ahead of Stephen Houltby who wins a £60 voucher with 42 points. After a count back with a back nine of 20 points, Andy Martin took third place with 41 points and wins a £40 voucher. He just edged out Nick Wright, who ended with a back nine of 19 points. He wins a £20 voucher.
With 34 points Debbie Kerr won the ladies prize with Dee Womersly taking second place, a shot further back.
The Past Captains winner was Mick Mc Nally with 34 points and the best score for a committee member was won by Matthew Holt with 36 points.
Tim Seaton won the best gross score with a 71. He also won nearest the pin on the 13th hole. The nearest the pin on the 2nd hole was won by Paul Hadfield. Allan Playford won the honour on the 6th hole with Ash Maddocks being nearest on the 9th hole. Nearest the pin on the par 4, 16th hole, in two, was Dave Proudlove who ended up, just 6 inches away from the hole. Jim Drury went even better than that on the 12th hole, when he won nearest the line, down the fairway, when his ball ended up on the line itself.
There were only a couple of twos, both on the second hole from Paul Hadfield and Jimmy Cribb. Each two is valued at £42.50.
Garry thanked all his helpers on the day especially the Halfway House team who worked all day, supplying the members, with a BBQ and drinks after 9 holes which was very much appreciated by all concerned. All in all, the Captain had a very good day supported by the members and staff.

Power-Play Disco Trophy Pairs

Saturday 3rd July 2021

The Power-Play Disco stableford pairs competition, which was re-scheduled to this weekend, after a postponement earlier in the year, was completed on Saturday 3rd July 2021. The forecast for the whole weekend was not great with thunderstorms and heavy rain predicted. It did, however, stay fine all day although overcast, creating ideal golfing conditions.
The scoring certainly reflected the excellent conditions, with 44 teams shooting better than par, although members were playing off 85% of their individual handicap. The winners with a score of 47 points were Marc Bradley and Michael Pogson and they each win a £40 voucher. They finished one shot clear of two other pairings, Wayne Irvine and Stephen McIntyre and Ian Lord and his partner Jim Leahy. With a back nine of 25 points and winning a £30 voucher each, Wayne and Stephen took second place against the 22 points recorded by Ian and Jim, who win a £25 voucher. The other minor placings had to be decided by the count back procedure with Mark Fenty and Jeff Lane taking fourth place and winning a £20 voucher each, with 23 points on the back nine. This relegated Dave Ferguson and Tony Freeman, who could only manage 21 points, on their back nine, from their overall total of 45 points, into fifth place. They each win a £15 voucher.
There were seven twos recorded valued at £17.50 each. Graham Poole and Tim Seaton were successful on the second hole. There were 4 twos on the 6th hole from Allan Playford, Spenny Wressell, Tony Freeman and Stephen Woodhouse. The last two was on the 9th hole from Alan Drewery.

Prostate Cancer Charity Day

Monday 28th June 2021

Alan Douglas - Treasurer of the Handicaps & Competitions Committee presents a cheque to the value of £3.567.38 to Wilf Baker who is the Chair of the local Prostate Cancer UK office (looking after parts of York’s/Linc's) based in Scunthorpe.

Alan did an excellent job organizing the day and he was indebted to his helpers on the day and those that assisted prior to the event, bringing it all together.
He was very appreciative for all the members and visitors/guests who took part bin the event, making it such a success.
Thanks to you all once again.

Prostate Cancer Charity Day

Monday 28th June 2021

A golf Charity Day in aide of the very worthwhile Prostate Cancer UK was played at Grimsby Golf Club on Monday 28th June 2021. It was organised by Alan Douglas, the treasurer of the Clubs Handicap & Competitions Committee.
The organiser is very appreciative to his many helpers and his main sponsor Brewin Dolphin together with the 100 members, guests and visitors from around the region who took part. The weather stayed fine and dry for the competitors for most of the day until late in the afternoon, when some fine drizzle caught the later starters out.
The day raised the incredible sum of £3,567.38 and everyone had such an enjoyable day.
The winners of the competition with 92 stableford points were an all-lady Grimsby team consisting of Isobel Goulsbra, Pauline Staples, Trish Goodwin and Lisa Cottingham. They finished one point ahead of an all-men’s Grimsby Golf Club team consisting of Allan Playford, Shane Holt, Mick McNally and Doug McCully.
Dave Ferguson won two boxes of golf balls for the nearest the pin competition on the 2nd hole and Dave Sharpe won a similar prize for his effort on the 6th hole.

June Medal

Saturday 26th June 2021

130 members contested the June medal on Saturday 26th June 2021, all playing off 95% of their course handicap. The conditions, although overcast, with almost perfect with hardly a breath a wind, and after some incessant rain 24 hours previously, the greens were receptive, although the ball was still running on the fairways. Only 10 members were able to shoot better than par, however, and the best round of the day, in division one, was returned by the ‘B’ team captain Pete Gibbins who finished with a nett 61 and wins a £40 voucher. He finished four shots clear of Mark Warner who also had an excellent round with a nett 65 and wins a £30 voucher. Lee Bartlett was two shots further back with a nett 67 and wins a £20 voucher. Trevor Chappell and Wayne Irvine returned scores of nett 68 and after the countback procedure Trevor took fourth place and wins a £10 voucher. The only other person in this division to shoot under par was Martin Herod with a nett 69.
In division two, Jon Tyson, wins a £40 voucher, with an impressive round, returning a score of 65 to finish four shots clear of Matthew Conley and James Drury who both returned sub-par rounds of 69. With a better back six of 19, Mathew Conley was placed second and wins a £30 voucher with James Drury, with a back six of 23, winning a £20 voucher, taking third spot. In fourth place with a back nine 34, after returning a nett 70, Tony Freeman wins a £10 voucher, just edging out Satish Kotta of the prizes, when he returned an identical nett 70, but returned 35 on the back nine.
In division three the runner-away winner, was the secretary of the Handicaps and Competitions Committee, Doug McCully with a nett 66 winning a £40 voucher. He finished eight shots clear of his nearest rival, Graham Green who returned a nett 74 and wins a £30 voucher. Five members, Andrew Petcher, Nick Southern, John Wickham, John Tinker and Owen Peart returned scores of nett 75 to determine the minor places. After the count back with a back nine of 37, Andrew Petcher was officially placed third and wins a £20 voucher. Nick Southern, with a back nine of 38, wins a £10 voucher and finished in fourth spot.
There were only 6 twos recorded from division one and two players. Two of them were on the 6th hole from Matthew Donson and Pete Gibbins. Jon Tyson was successful on the 9th hole with Dale Munson, Dave Wood and Martin Herod being on the mark on the 13th hole. Each two is valued at £20 each. The winners of the three divisions now qualify for the Medal Trophy final to be played later in the year.




Navy Cup

Thursday 24th June 2021

It remained fine and dry, with only a gentle breeze, although a little cooler than of late, for the 102 members, when the played a par/bogey competition for the Navy Cup on Thursday 24th June 2021. The format of the competition is very forgiving and a large number on an individual hole, does not ruin a card completely and any errors can soon be recovered. Continuing his recent run of good form, since the start of the season Dave Proudlove, won the competition, after the count back procedure with a score of plus 3. With a very steady round of plus 1 at the turn he finished strongly with a plus 2 on the back nine to give him his overall total. He wins a £60 voucher. Also with a plus 3 score was Scott Bartlett, but a disappointing back nine score cost him dearly. With a plus 4 return at the end of nine holes Scott was going along nicely. It got even better after thirteen holes when he went to plus 6. The last few holes however certainly caused him some problems, dropping three shots on the back five holes. He does however win a voucher to the value of £45 for his second-place finish. Prize vouchers have been issued to the remaining five members who all returned scores of plus 2 and once again the count back procedure had to be implemented. Graham Poole officially took third place with a back nine score of plus 2 and he wins a £30 voucher. Fourth place had to be decided by the back six and Steve Bloomer took the honour winning a £25 voucher. Darren Broughton finished in fifth spot and wins a £20 voucher. Mark Fleming finished sixth and takes home a £15 voucher relegating veteran Som Roy into seventh place who wins a £10 voucher.
There were 9 twos recorded and each is valued at £10. On the second hole Paul Dennis and Som Roy were successful. Rod Hill was successful on the 6th hole and there were three on the long par 3 ninth hole from Mark Fleming, Chris Tuck and Graham Poole. Paul Hickling, Rob Flowers and Mick Moreton were successful on the 13th hole.

Binbrook Trophy

Saturday 12th June 2021

It was a cloudy overcast morning for the members when they gathered to play in the stableford pairs Binbrook Trophy competition on Saturday 12th June 2021. It was however, still quite warm, although a little cooler than of late, creating some comfortable conditions, with a warm refreshing breeze.
There were some excellent scores returned with the teams playing off 85% of their individual handicap. The winners with a nett score of 45 points were father and son team Phil and Tim Flowers and they win a £50 voucher each. They finished one point ahead of Andy Neve and Kyle Sinclair, who win a £40 voucher each and who are probably regretting a couple of one pointers on the 13th and 18th holes. Three teams ended up with 43 points to challenge for the minor placings and they have all been awarded vouchers to the value of £25 each. It went down to the back six before the result was clear. With a back nine of 22 points Mathew Conley and Jason Render took fifth spot. With identical back nine’s of 23 points, but with a back six of 15 points Bob Daughney and Glenn Paterson took third place. edging brothers Gary and Jonathon Patterson into fourth spot who could only manage 14 points on the back six.
There were only 5 twos, each valued at £26.00 recorded and two of them were recorded on the 2nd hole from Glenn Paterson and Jason Render. Daniel Wood was successful, once again on the 6th hole together with Bill Evison. Peter Gibbins got the other one on the 13th hole.

Ron Thomas

Saturday 5th June 2021

The overall winner with two rounds of nett 65 and 75 making an overall total of 140 was Jonathan Patterson. He finished two shots clear of Shane Holt who with nett rounds of 68 and 74 finished with a score of 142 to take second place. He returned the best gross score with rounds of 73 and 79 and wins a £40 voucher. The rules of the competition are that no member can win more than one prize. Five members, Pete Dobson, Paul Horton, Darren Cook, Craig Brocklebank and Ian (John) Ritchie returned scores of 145 to challenge for the minor placings.

Ron Thomas - Round Two

Saturday 5th June 2021

The second round of the Ron Thomas 36-hole competition was finalised on Saturday 5th June 2021 and the conditions were once again ideal. It was wall to wall sunshine with only a slight breeze creating ideal golfing conditions.
Only two members however were able to break par and playing off his course handicap of 12, Peter Dobson won the round with a nett 68. He wins a £50 voucher. He finished one shot clear of Paul Horton, who playing off his course handicap of 25, had an excellent round to finish with a nett 69 to win a £40 voucher. The minor places had to be decided by the count back procedure when three members returned one over par rounds of 71 and they have all been awarded vouchers to the value of £30. Playing off his course handicap of 13 Martin Nangle took third place with a back nine of 33. He edged out John Watson, also playing off his course handicap of 13, who had a back nine of 35, Darren Cook, playing off his course handicap of 12 took fifth spot, with a back nine of 36. There were no twos recorded.

Alternate stableford

Saturday 5th June 2021

The alternate stableford played at the same time for those members who missed the cut and did not qualify for the 2nd round of the Ron Thomas was won by Andrew Howard with 39 points, playing off his course handicap of 15. He wins a £30 voucher. An excellent back nine of 22 points saw him finish one shot ahead of the in form Daniel Wood, playing if his course handicap of 10 with two excellent halves of 19 points, and winning a £25 voucher. Rod Hill, playing off his course handicap of 19, finished in third place with 37 points and wins a £20 voucher. Three other members who finished with 36 points have been allocated vouchers to the value of £15 – Chris Brierley, Kyle Sinclair and Andy Martin.
There were three twos recorded and a couple of them were on the 13th hole from Micky Paterson and Glen Maxwell. The other two was on the 2nd hole from Tim Seaton. The twos were combined for both competitions taking place and each is valued at £27.00

Mixed White Cup

Monday 31st May 2021

The Mixed White Cup which is a greensomes competition, was contested on Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2021, in excellent conditions with the sun shining and only a very light breeze. The winners with 41 stableford points were Garry and Jane Patterson. Rachael Richardson and Mathew Shaul took the runners up spot with 38 points.

Ron Thomas - Round One

Saturday 29th May 2021

The conditions were almost perfect for the first round of the Ron Thomas Trophy played on Saturday 29th May 2021, which is a 36-hole competition played over two consecutive weekends.
The sun was shining from first thing and there was hardly a breath of wind, just enough to keep you cool, so it was anticipated that there would be some good scores from the 115 competitors taking part.
Five players were able to shoot par or better with Jonathon Patterson leading the way with a lively nett 65, playing off his course handicap of 14. His card could have been much better with 4 shots dropped on the last three holes. Two nett scores of 68, fought out the minor placings with Ian (John) Ritchie, playing off his course handicap of 21 sharing the honours with Shane Holt, playing off his course handicap of 5. Ian’s scores could also have been much better with a couple of eights on his card. Darren Braithwaite also shot under par with a nett 69, playing off his course handicap of 32, but only allowed 28 shots for this competition, one of the club’s majors. A par round of 70, from consistent Peter Gibbins, playing off his course handicap of 13, saw him take fifth spot. With a couple of sixes and a seven on his card his score could also have been better. With a closely bunched field not too far back, with some horror stories coming to light, it looks as if there are a number of members in contention at the halfway stage.
There were 12 twos recorded all valued at £9 each. John Grest, Mark Warner, Daniel Wood and Jon Patterson were successful on the 2nd hole. On the 6th hole Lee Fenty and Ashley Maddocks were successful. Shane Holt got his first two on the 9th hole together with Graham Poole. Selwyn Shelton got a two on the 13th hole, with Jon Patterson recoding his second of the day together with Shane Holt. Lee Bartlett got the best two of the day on the par 4, fourteenth hole.
The second round of the Ron Thomas is completed next Saturday.

Warner Cup (Gilbey Cup Qualifyer)

Saturday 22nd May 2021

After winning the May Medal (division one) last week, Neil Wood, playing off a course handicap of 6, continued in his good vein of form to win the Warner Cup on Saturday 22nd May 2021 and win a £50 voucher. 138 members took part in less than ideal conditions with rain and blustery conditions being the dominant feature of the weather during the day. With a nett score of 66, Neil finished two shots ahead of Chris Sparkes, who playing off his course handicap of 17, returned a nett score of 68 and win a £40 voucher. Two shots further back, two members returned par scores of 70, to decide the minor placings and after a count back with a back nine of 34, Peter Gibbins, playing off his course handicap of 13, officially took third spot. Lee Bartlett, playing off his course handicap of 6, with a back nine of 37 was placed fourth. Both members have been awarded £30 vouchers. Eight other members all returned nett scores of 71 and have been awarded £10 vouchers.
There were eleven twos recorded and each is valued at £12. There were three on the second hole from Garry Simpson, Phil Munson and Martin Nangle. On the 6th hole, Michael Pogson, Chris Sparkes, Nick Wright and Lee Bartlett were successful. Tim Seaton was successful on the long par 3, ninth hole and the other three were on the thirteenth hole from Pete Newby, Colin Welsh and Paul Wright.
The Warner Cup also doubles as being the qualifying round for one of the most prestigious trophies in the club’s calendar, the Gilbey Cup. The top sixteen members in the Warner Cup now play a match-play competition, for the Gilbey Cup, over the following month or so, which culminates in a 36 hole final on Sunday 25th July 2021. The draw has made and posted in the clubhouse with the participants being notified.
Good luck to you all.

Ladies Spring Meeting

Tuesday 18th May 2021

The ladies gathered for their annual Spring meeting on Tuesday 18th May 2021.
They played 36 holes and the morning medal round was won by Fran Warner after a count back from Isobel Goulsbra.
The greensomes competition in the afternoon was won by Annette Paddison and Anna Foster.

Spring Meeting

Tuesday 18th May 2021

Photograph of Spring Meeting winners and recent winners of competitions played whilst the clubhouse was closed.

May Medal

Saturday 15th May 2021

It was a grey start to the day for the May Medal completed on Saturday 15th May 2021. With low ominous dark cloud, greeting the early starters, the forecast of showers, some which could be heavy, looked like coming to fruition. 132 members took part in the competition which was split into three divisions depending on the member’s playing handicap. The early starters had an advantage with regards to the weather as it remained fine and dry, although chilly, until after lunch, and they managed to complete their rounds in the dry. The later starters suffered the brunt of the weather. In the early afternoon the persistent drizzle turned into heavy downpours and with the chilly breeze, it made it quite unpleasant to be out on the course. It was quite surprising then, that the best score of the day was posted by Neil Wood (voucher to the value of £40 allocated) in division one, when he posted a nett 65, playing through the worst of the conditions. He finished four shots clear of Shane Holt (voucher £30) who took second place with a nett 69. John Grest and Marc Braithwaite (voucher £15) fought out the minor placings when they both returned scores of 70. After a countback John Grest (voucher £20) took third spot with a better back nine score.
In division two, four vouchers were also issued and the winner, who teed off early and missed the worst of the conditions was Matt Donson (voucher £40) who finished with a nett 67. After the count back procedure, Glenn Paterson (voucher £30) finished with a better back nine, with a nett 69 to take second place. Brad Mitchell, also with a nett 69 and winning a voucher to the value of £20 finished in third place. Bob Nicholson (voucher £15) took fourth spot with a par round of 70.
In division three, no one was able to shoot par or better and with a nett 72, the winner was Blake Wood (voucher £40). He finished two shots clear of his nearest rivals when four members returned scores of 74 and once again the count back procedure came into play. With the best back nine of 32 John Tinker (voucher £30) took second place. Paul Wright (voucher £20), with a back nine of 34 took third spot. The other minor placing had to be decided by a back six count back and it resulted in Mark Fox (voucher £15), with a score of 25, edging out Mark Petcher (voucher £10) who had a back six of 27.
The winners of each division now qualify for the Medal Trophy final to be played later in the year.
There were only a couple of twos recorded and each is valued at £65.50. The two recipients are James Cutsforth (13th hole) and Glenn Paterson (9th hole).





Chairman's Cup Round 3/Alternate Medal

Saturday 1st May 2021

It was a dull grey start to the day for third round of the Chairman’s Cup and separate Alternate Medal competition played on Saturday 1st May 2021. After a slight overnight frost, it was a chilly start to the day. By mid-morning it was raining fairly substantially and it looked set for the day, but it soon cleared and it turned out to be quite a pleasant afternoon with the sun even making an appearance. For the time of year, however the temperatures were well below average. There were another couple of excellent rounds in the Chairman’s Cup, but the winner with a nett 62, playing off his course handicap of 24 was Sam Topliss. He wins a £25 voucher. Only one shot further back and another superb round with a nett 63, and winning a £20 voucher, playing off his course handicap of 21 was Andrew Neve. The winner of the previous two rounds and playing off a course handicap of 14, with a nett 68, was Dave Proudlove. He wins a £15 voucher. The only other sub-par round came from Pillannna Suresh Babu who playing off a course handicap of 15, returned a score of 69 and wins a voucher to the value of £10. The only two of this competition was returned by Paul Coultas who was successful on the long par 3, ninth hole.
The overall winner of the Chairman’s Cup with two rounds of 62 and 65, with an overall nett score of 127 was Dave Proudlove. In second place overall with a nett score of 133 was Sam Topliss. Third place went to Andrew Neve with a combined score of 137.
Alternate Medal – there were also some excellent scores in the medal competition, split into three separate divisions, played alongside the Chairman’s Cup with ten members shooting under par.
In division one, Spenny Wressell took the honour once again, after his success in the April medal, with a nett 67, playing off his course handicap of 14. He wins a £30 voucher. A couple of members returned scores of 68 and after the count back procedure, with a better back nine of 33, Trevor Chappell, playing off his course handicap of 13, took second place and wins a £20 voucher. Robert Edmenson, with a back nine of 34, playing off his course handicap of 13, took third spot and wins a £15 voucher. Shane Portess and Ian Scott also shot under par rounds, when they both carded scores of 69 and both have been awarded with a £10 voucher.
In division two, the winner was Brendan Volley, playing off his course handicap of 16, with a nett 68. He wins a £30 voucher. Three members returned scores of 69, to dispute the minor placing, after the countback procedure and they all have been awarded with £20 vouchers. Tim Dixon, playing off his course handicap of 18 took second place, with the best back nine of 32. The minor placing after having an identical back 9, back 6 and back 3, went down to the last hole and with a nett 4, Jon Tyson took third spot, edging out Martin Mumby, who had to be content with 4th place, when he got a five on the last hole.
In division three Mark Fenty, playing off his course handicap of 23, took the honours with a nett 67. He wins a £30 voucher. All the other members in this division shot over par and in second place, playing off his course handicap of 23, with a nett 72, was John Brocklesby, winning a £20 voucher. One shot further back in third place, with a nett 73, after the count back procedure was to Graham Thornton, playing off his course handicap 25. He wins a £15 voucher. He had a better back nine than Calum Sedgwick, also winning a £15 voucher, playing off his course handicap of 23 who finished in fourth spot.
There were five twos in the medal and four of them were recorded on the 6th hole from Allan Playford, Martin Mumby, Andy Howard and Spenny Wressell. The other two was on the second hole from Darren Braithwaite.
The twos for both competitions were amalgamated and each is valued at £22.00.

Chairman's Cup - Round Two

Saturday 24th April 2021

The second round of the Chairman’s Cup (medal competition) was completed on Saturday 24th April 2021, and once again the weather was fine and dry. After a dullish start, the sun made an appearance and the conditions, with only a slight breeze, although it did appear to increase in the late afternoon, were ideal for golf. There was another excellent turn out with 139 members taking part.
After leading the competition last week with a nett 65, and consolidating his position, the winner by six clear shots, with a nett 62 was Dave Proudlove. He wins a voucher to the value of £75. Seven members shot better than par and they have all been allocated a voucher. Sharing the spoils for second place, after a count back were golfing buddies and work colleagues Mathew Holt (playing handicap 20) and Andy Palmer (playing handicap 22) who both returned scores of 68. With a better back nine of 34, Mathew was officially placed second and wins a £70 voucher. Andy, wins a £65 voucher and took third place. Four other players shot rounds of nett 69 and once again the count back procedure was implemented. Taking fourth place was veteran and previous senior champion, John Tinker (playing handicap 20) and winning a £40 voucher, with a back six of 20, after an identical back nine. He edged out Brad Mitchell (playing handicap 20) who had a back six of 22, and he had to be content with fifth place, winning a £30 voucher. Also winning vouchers to the value of £30, with a back nine of 34, Gary Paterson (playing handicap 15) took 6th spot, finishing just ahead of Keith Goodwin (playing handicap 20) who had a back nine of 36.
There were eleven twos recorded and each is valued at £12.45. Darren Cook had the best two of the day on the par 4, third hole. He complimented that effort with another on the par three, 6th hole. On the second hole, Tommy Leonard was successful together with Tony Lightfoot. There were a couple on the 6th hole from Steve Bloomer and Andy Howard. Two excellent efforts from Jon Tyson and Tommy Playford saw them successful on the long par 3, ninth hole. The other three on the 13th hole, were from Les Walmsley, Tim Seaton and Peter Calvert.
The course analysis report reports that the hardest hole on the course was stroke index 1, the long par 4, eleventh hole, playing on average 1.70 over par. The easiest hole was the par 4, stroke index 18, 3rd hole playing 0.86 above par.






Midweek Am Am

Thursday 22nd April 2021

It was another glorious Spring day when the members gathered to play their first midweek competition of the season, a 4 ball stableford St George’s Am-Am. After an overnight frost, the sun soon began to shine and the temperatures were well above average for the time of year, with hardly a breath of wind, under clear blue skies, creating some ideal golfing conditions.
Playing off 85% of their course handicap, there were some excellent scores returned with the best two scores on each hole to count. Once again there was a very good turn out with 116 members taking part. The winning team with 81 points consisted of Michael Neil, Matt Patterson, Craig Ashworth and Alan Galyer. They each win a £30 voucher. One point further back and taking second place with 80 points were Ash Maddocks, Gary Tuck, Colin Welsh and Jim Drury. They each win a £20 voucher. There was a tie for third place when two teams finished with 79 points and the count back procedure had to be implemented. With a better back nine of 39 points, third place went to Mark Finney, Spenny Wressell, Rob Turner and Vince Pederson. They each win a £10 voucher. With a back nine of 38 points Gary Reynolds, Shane Holt, Mark Fenty and Pete Burton had to be content with 4th place, but also win a £10 voucher each.
There were only three twos recorded, all on the 13th hole – from John Alcock, Craig Ashworth and Colin Welsh, but one of the members was not in the pot, so two members win £54 each.

Chairman's Cup Round One

Saturday 17th April 2021

It was a glorious Spring day for the first round of the Chairman’s Cup played on Saturday 17th April 2021, with the sun shining and only the slightest breeze. After a delayed start of 30 minutes, due to frost, the temperatures soon rose to above average, for the time of year, and the playing conditions were almost perfect for the 156 members taking part. The Chairman’s Cup is played over three rounds, consecutive weekends, with the best two scores to count, so an indifferent round this week does not necessarily rule someone out of the competition. Usually, the competition is won by a couple of rounds that are just under or around the par score, depending on the conditions.
Scoring was much better this week with twelve members shooting par or better and a large number of members just over the border line so there is still a lot to play for.
The winner and the minor placings had to be decided by the count back procedure. With a nett score of 65 Dave Proudlove, (playing handicap 18) took first place, winning a £75 voucher, just beating Mike Watson (playing handicap 9), who wins a £70 voucher, after the count back was implemented. After a nett front nine of 29 shots, Mike was playing extremely well but he just couldn’t keep it going with a back nine of 36. Dave was more consistent over the 18 holes with a front nine of nett 31 and then a back nine of 34. Both players know their scores could have been much better when they both carded a six on the last hole. One shot further back, Chris Tuck (playing handicap 10) and Josh Coulten (playing handicap 25) tied for third and fourth place when then returned nett scores of 66. Two consistent halves of 33 were sufficient for Chris to take third place and win a £50 voucher, from Josh who had an excellent front nine, but finished with a back nine of 37. He wins a £45 voucher.
Tom Drant (playing handicap 18) ended up in fifth place, when he returned a nett 67, beating Alex Flowers (playing handicap - also 18) with a better back nine, when they both returned scores of 67. Also, under par with a nett 68 was Jeremy Waters with Trevor Chappell and Pete Gibbins both shooting under par, nett 69’s. Vouchers have been issued to the first nine places, all the members who shot under par.
There were nine twos recorded valued at £16.50 each for those that entered. Ian Scott helped himself to a couple on the 2nd and 6th holes. Also successful on the second hole was Mike Womersley, Keith Brown and Josh Coulten. Neil Ellis recorded his on the 6th hole with three being scored on the thirteenth from Dale Munson, Selwyn Shelton and Gary Patterson

Bloomer Cup

Saturday 10th April 21

There was another full field for the foursomes stableford, Bloomer Cup competition played on Saturday 10th April 2021, with 168 members taking part. The top sixteen pairings in this competition qualify to contest the season long Hemingway Foursomes knockout competition. After a delayed start for half an hour due to overnight frost, it remained fine and dry, for the competitors, with the sun shining most of the day. There was very little breeze, so it was anticipated that scoring would be above par. It didn’t quite turn out that way and it appears the members struggled with only three pairings shooting par or better. The winners by a two-point margin were a father and son team, Ian Braithwaite and Darren Braithwaite, when they returned a score of 40 points. They both win a £60 voucher.
In second place, with 38 points, and winning a £40 voucher each, were another father and son team of Jim and Mark Woolliss. Third place went to Sam Topliss and Greg Hornby with 36 points and they win a £25 voucher each.
There were seven twos recorded with Tommy Drant and Dave Saville being the only pairings successful on the second hole. On the sixth hole Steve Dobbs/Paul Horton, Keith Goodwin/Rod Hill and Ian Scott/Dave Smith were successful. The other three twos came on the 13th hole from Pilana Suresh Babu/Graham Poole, Matt Conley/Jason Render and from Simon Bishop/Paul Denton. Each two is valued at £23.00 per pair.
The members who qualify for the Hemingway Foursomes Knockout will be notified separately, once the draw is finalised, and the full result sheet with the qualifier’s is posted in the clubhouse.

April Medal Competition

Saturday 3rd April 21

The members turned out in force to play the first competition of the season on Saturday 3rd April 2021, with a record breaking 163 members, taking part in the April medal. It was cold with the temperature slightly below average, for the time of year, with a slight north easterly breeze, however, it kept fine and dry, which was a bonus.
Playing their first individual competition under the new WHS system of handicapping, the members found scoring wasn’t easy, with only six members shooting under par for the course.
The best score of the day was returned in division two (14-20 handicaps) when Oliver Hamilton returned a score of 65, playing off a course handicap of 18. He wins a £50 voucher. Playing off a handicap of 26, less than 12 months he is certainly one to watch, with his handicap decreasing on a regular basis. He finished 4 shots clear of his nearest rivals. The next best scores in this division, with nett 69’s from, Mark Finney, (course handicap 16) Dave Wood (course handicap 15) and Andy Howard (course handicap 17) and the countback procedure was activated. In second place after an identical, back 9, back 6, back 3, back 1 and also an identical front 9, with the result being decided on the front nine, back six score, was Mark Finney. He wins a £40 voucher. Dave Wood had to be content with 3rd place and wins a £30 voucher. Andy Howard took fourth spot and wins a £20 voucher, with a back nine of 35 against his competitors who recorded 34.
There were two more under par scores in division three (21 plus handicaps) when the countback procedure had to be implemented, once again, to decide the winner. With a back nine of 31, Michael Hodgson (course handicap 25) took the honour and wins a £50 voucher, from Nick Southern (course handicap 43) who returned 37 on the back nine and wins a £40 voucher. To determine the minor places in this division when they both returned scores of nett 71, the count back procedure was activated once again. Graham Thornton (course handicap 25) with a back nine of 32, and winning a £30 voucher, took third spot relegating Rob Turner (course handicap 22) into fourth place, who wins a £20 voucher, when he returned a back nine of 36.
In division one, two members returned scores of 70 and with a better back nine of 36, Spenny Wressell, (course handicap 14), winning a voucher to the value of £50, narrowly beat, Graham Poole (course handicap 7), winning a £40 voucher, when he returned a back nine of 37. Dale Munson (course handicap 2) took third place with a nett 72. Dale wins a £30 voucher. The winners of each division now qualify for the Medal Trophy final which is played at the end of the year.
The Halfway House which was open to the members for hot drinks and hot beverages, was gratefully appreciated, given the cold conditions.
There were eight twos recorded and Les Walmsley (playing off a course handicap of 23) was the only member successful on the 6th hole. Steve Ramsden and Sandy Young were successful on the 2nd hole. Barrie Darsley, Spenny Wressell and Steve Baker were successful on the long 9th hole, and Andy Foster and Ian Scott were successful on the 13th hole. Each two is valued at £20 each.




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