'A Harry Colt Masterpiece'

Gents Midweek Medal

Thursday 18th July 2019

It was another glorious day for the participants in the Midweek Medal on Thursday 18th July 2019, with the sun shining and only a slight breeze. The ball was running a long way on the fairways and a number of members took advantage of the conditions, with twelve players shooting under par. In division one Mark Titchen returned the best round of the day with a nett 66. He finished one shot ahead of Mike Watson who returned a score of 67. Pillana Suresh-Babu finished in third place with a 68. The only other member to shoot under par in this division was Dale Snook who finished in fourth place with a 69. In division two Steve Dobbs took the honour with a 67. He finished two shots clear of Howard Goodwin who returned a nett 69. Third place in the division had to be decided by the count back procedure when two players finished on the same score of 71. Andy Rose ended up in third spot. just beating Tom Parker who ended up in fourth place, just out of the prizes. The third division was won by Tommy Playford with a nett 68. He finished one shot clear of Club Captain Jeff Lane who returned a score of 69, taking second place, after a count back from James Drury who returned the same score and ended up in third place. A round by veteran Tommy Sandiford saw him win division four with a nett 68, one shot clear of Thomas Drant, who finished in second place, after a count back, with a 69, from Alan Clarke who ended up in third place. The respective winners of the divisions now qualify for the Medal Trophy final which takes place later in the year. The winners have been allocated a voucher to the value of £25. Vouchers to the value of £18 have been allocated to the runners up and £10 vouchers to those members who finished in third place. There were only four twos recorded, valued at £19.75 each. The only two on the 2nd hole was recorded from Alex Flowers. The other three were recorded on the 13th hole from Jim Leahy, Vinny McAfee and Gavin Harris. The course analysis report indicates the hardest holes on the course, on the day, were very much in line with the club’s strokes indexes, holes 10, 11 and 5 all playing on average 1.85 shots over par. The easiest hole was the 18th playing 0.72 over par.

Lady Past Captains

Wednesday 17th July 2019

Group photograph of the Lady Past Captains at their Annual Golf Competition and Dinner held at the Club on Wednesday 17th July 2019.

Ladies Past Captains

Wednesday 17th July 2019

The lady past captains played their annual 9 hole stableford competition on Wednesday 17th July 2019 in almost perfect golf conditions with the sun shining, very little, if any breeze, and the ball running a long way on the dry fairways. The winner with 19 points was Di Coutts. Annette Paddison took second place, after a count back and Claire Coutts finished in third position. All the ladies and guests then enjoyed an excellent meal in the Clubhouse followed by the presentation. It was a thoroughly enjoyable occasion enjoyed by all the participants.

Ladies Letten Rose-bowl

Tuesday 16th July 2019

It was a glorious day for the ladies when they gathered to play a stableford competition for the Letten Rosebowl on Tuesday 16th July 2019. The sun was shining, with very little breeze, and it was probably one of the hottest days of the year so far. Isobel Goulsbra, playing off her handicap of 21, continued her recent good spell of form to win the trophy with 41 points. Hilda Webb had an excellent round and finished with 39 points to take second place. Debbie Kerr finished in third place with 38 points and Jayne Coutts was the only other member to shoot better than par, when she finished in fourth place with 37 points. Janet Smith was the only member in the field to record a two on the 2nd hole.

Gent's Invitation Day

Saturday 13th July 2019.

Competitors from as far away as Cheshire and West Yorkshire, as well as from the majority of clubs in the area, south and north of the Humber, took advantage of the Invitation Day on Saturday 13th July 2019. Apart from a quick brisk shower mid-morning it remained fine and dry all day with the sun shining and only a slight breeze. This year’s winners were Billy Fox and his guest from Laceby, Robert Stratford with a very creditable 47 points. They finished one point clear of long time clubhouse leaders Martin Nangle and his guest from Waltham Sean Carley returning another excellent score of 46 points. Glen McLachlan and his guest from Forest Pines, Paul Richardson finished in third place, with 44 points, after a count back, leaving Dave Heard and his guest from Cleethorpes Dave Copley to be relegated into fourth place. Vouchers for the first four places can be collected from the office. Thirty two other pairs finished under par, which was more than half the field and there was some very good golf played by a number of the pairings, with some hard luck clubhouse stories being related afterwards. The longest drive competition on the 17th was won by Steve Austwick from Forest Pines with a distance of 282 yards. The nearest the pin competition on the 6th hole, was won by Nigel Foster from Waltham Golf Club. There were six twos recorded, valued at £19 each from Jim Hughes on the 2nd hole, Paul Okopsky, Ian Coutts and Nigel Foster on the 6th hole and from Gavin Legg and Clive Robinson on the 9th hole. All the competitors enjoyed the splendid facilities of the Halfway House BBQ which was manned by Terry Smith and Mick Moreton, aided by a number of assistants throughout the day, and all their efforts, were very much appreciated by all the members and guests. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day, with various comments about the splendid condition of the course received from the members and particularly the guests. A vey special thanks to the Ground Staff for all their efforts. We sometimes do not realize how lucky we are. They are the unsung heroes on many occasions and the appreciation of their efforts often go under the radar, but without all their labours and endeavours are enjoyment of the glorious game of golf would be greatly diminished

Ladies Stableford

Tuesday 9th July 2019

Although overcast and threatening with a poor forecast, it stayed fine and dry for the Ladies Stableford Competition on Tuesday 9th July 2019 and with hardly any breeze whatsoever, the conditions were quite good. One of the early starters and playing off her handicap of 30, Lisa Cottingham returned an excellent score of 40 points to win the day. Isobel Goulsbra continued her good form with a round of 37 points to finish in second place and Jane Patterson finished with a par round of 36 points to take third place. There were four twos recorded from Jane Peacock and Debbie Davison on the 2nd hole and from Janice Beardsley and Shelagh Everitt on the 6th. The course analysis report shows the hardest hole on the day was the 1st playing 2.38 over par. The easiest was the 2nd hole playing just 0.79 over par.

Captains Exchange Day with Kirkella

Monday 8th July 2019

Forty members played at Hull Golf Club on Monday 8th July 2019 as part of the Captains Exchange Day with Kirkella members. They played a 12 hole Am-Am in the morning and finished the day with an afternoon individual stableford competition played off full handicap. The winner with 36 points was Paul Rahill.

Captains Day

Saturday 6th July 2019

Captains Day got off to a grim start, on Saturday 6th July 2019, with some light rain for the early morning starters under leaden skies, and only a slight breeze. The day had a much fresher feel to it, after the recent good spell of weather. It did however keep fine and dry for the rest of the day after the earlier drizzle abated, mid-morning. Almost 100 members took part in the stableford competition, played off the yellow tees, with some minor adjustments to the course. It turned out some of the pin placements were extremely testing and tricky. There was a very tight finish to the competition when three members ended the day with 40 points and the count back procedure had to be implemented. With all three players all scoring 20 points on the back nine the competition was decided on the back six and with a score of 15 points over those last holes Gary Paterson ended up winning the prize. It was decided by a count back on the back three for the minor places and with a score of 6 points over those holes Jason Render took second place – finishing just ahead of Allan Playford who could only manage 5 points. The longest drive competition on the 17th hole was won by James Cutsforth with a distance estimated to have been 270 yards. Sean Ritchie won the nearest the pin competition in two on the 18th green and Mark Woolliss won the nearest the pin competition on the 2nd hole and the committee prize with a score of 38 points. Graham Green won the past-captains prize with 34 points. The over sixties prize was won with 38 points by Stephen Turnbull. With 17 putts, which seems almost impossible given the layout of the putting competition, the winner was Neal Pearce. For the putting competition nearest the bottle of champagne across the whole distance of the putting green the winner was Dan Green, who putted up to a distance of 29 inches. The halfway house facilities were very much appreciated by the membership and the BBQ was excellent. The two cooks, past captain Terry Smith and Mick Moreton, committee member did a fantastic job, able assisted by Sue Tinker and other helpers. We cannot thank them enough for the spread, and their time given, to make the day such a success for the Club Captain. The Captain was also chuffed with over £100 raised for his charity, Prostrate Cancer with the guess how many tees were in the bottle and the guess the amount of balls in the basket at the halfway house. The actual number of tees in the bottle was 219 and the winner who guessed 222 was Pat Ryan. There were 469 golf balls in the basket and two members were the closest and win a prize when they indicated it contained 472 – just three over – well done – the winners were Shaun Wood and Danny Watt. There were ten twos recorded on the day valued at £10 each from Rob Flowers, John Ritchie, Mark Woolliss, Nick Martinez-Alstrom and Tim Seaton on the 2nd hole. Mike Watson, Mark Fenty and Andy Foster were successful on the 6th hole. Jason Render on the long par 3, ninth hole and Nigel Parr obtained the only two on the 13th hole. The Club Captain and his wife Pat had a lovely day and will remember the occasion for many a year.

Lady Captains Day

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Jackie Guilder had a lovely afternoon for her special day when she held her annual Ladies Captains Day on Tuesday 2nd July 2019. The sun was shining with the intermittent rolling clouds keeping the temperature down to an acceptable level, with only a slight cooling breeze. It was the tightest finish for many a year with four ladies recording 37 stableford points and the competition had to be decided by the count back procedure. Playing off her handicap of 19 Debbie Kerr was declared the winner. Isobel Goulsbra continued her recent good form to take second place. Jane Patterson ended up in third place with Lisa Cottingham taking the fourth spot. The only other lady to shoot par was Sheila Dunk who finished in fifth place with 36 points. The nine-hole competition was won by Pauline Hutson. Nearest the pin, silver division, on the 6th hole was won by Di Coutts. Nearest the pin, bronze division on the second hole was won by Jane Patterson. Longest drive on the 15th was won by Debbie Davison and the longest drive on the 9th hole for the nine-hole competitors was won by Ann a Clayton. Kim Cullen won the putting competition, after a count back. All the competitors enjoyed the facilities of the Halfway House and overall it was a very pleasant and successful day for Jackie and enjoyed by everyone – well done.

Gilbey Cup

Sunday 30th June 2019

The 36-hole Gilbey Cup Final was completed in favourable conditions with the sun shining and only a slight breeze. The two players who contested the final have had a long journey to reach this point. After a stroke play qualifying round played on Saturday 25th May 2019, the top 16 finishers qualify for a separate knockout competition over the next month, culminating in the final played on Sunday 30th June 2019. This prestigious cup has been played for since 1926 when it was presented to the club by Sir Walter Gilbey. It is a beautiful silver chalice reputed to hold three gallons and it is thought before this time that it may have been a horse racing trophy of the sporting baronet. It is one of the most sought after and desired competitions to win in the golfing calendar and the format has been continued ever since its inception. Two very good players, Ian Smith (handicap 6) and Andy Brown (handicap 9) contested the final. The first round was refereed by Vice Captain Ian Coutts. Andy Brown took the lead after the fourth hole with a birdie but other than that the golf was a bit scrappy from both players with no rhythm being found. Ian won the 7th to bring the scores back level but Andy went ahead again on the 10th taking advantage of his shot. It was during the back nine that Ian dominated and after the first 18 holes he managed to go 4 up. The second 18 holes was refereed by club captain Jeff Lane and although Ian had what appeared a substantial lead Andy won the second with a birdie. It was short lived however as Ian hit straight back and won the third giving him a 4-shot lead once again. Andy then played some first-class golf and won the next 5 holes which included three birdies on seven, eight and nine to go one up after 27 holes. It was a dramatic turn around and Andy went further ahead in receipt of a shot on the 10th hole to lead by two. Ian won the 11th to drag the score back to one and it was all square again after the twelfth only for Andy to go one up again after the thirteenth with a par. Ian hit straight back to win the fourteenth and on the seventeenth tee, they were still all square. Ian won the17 with a par 4 to edge in front once again for the first time since the 8th hole. Both players scored 4’s on the 18th hole to half the hole leaving the Ian as the overall winner in a very thrilling and tense match. Both players were congratulated by the Club Captain for their sportsmanship and excellent golf and it was one of those games when it was genuinely a pity somebody had to lose. Commiserations to Andy for his valiant efforts especially after being four down after 18 holes to get your nose in front and lead by two, but the durability and resistant of Ian has to be admired. Both players are excellent ambassadors of the Club – well played once again

Binbrook Trophy

Saturday 29th June 2019

Conditions were ideal for the betterball pairs Binbrook Trophy played on Saturday 29th June 2019. The sun was shining all day and there was very little breeze. The forecasters indicated it was the hottest day of the year so far. Over 100 members took part and there were some good scores returned and a very tight finish. The father and son team of Allan & Tommy Playford returned the best card with 48 points. They both win a voucher to the value of £40. Both players contributed to the excellent score, each scoring nine times on the card. Danny Green and Dale Snook finished one point further back with a nett 47 and win a voucher each worth £25. Michael Foley and Shane Portess finished in third place with a nett 46 and take home a voucher worth £20 each. There were four twos returned from Paul Doughty on the second hole. Steve Woodhouse, handicap 28 was successful on the 6th hole and the other two were recorded on the 9th hole from Simon Bishop and Allan Playford. Each two is worth £26.50. No surprise that the hardest holes on the course according to the course analysis report was the 11th, 5th and 17th holes playing 1.20, 1.16 and1.04 over par. The easiest holes on the course were the 18th playing 0.16 over par followed by the 15th and 4th playing 0.32 and 0.35 respectively.

Navy Cup

Thursday 27th June 2019

The Navy Cup which is a par/bogey competition was played on Thursday 27th June 2019 in overcast conditions but it kept fine and dry all day with only a slight breeze. Ninety One members took part in a format which is quite enjoyable and not as demanding as the normal stroke play events. Eighteen players shot par or better and the winner with a score of plus 5 was Mark Genney. He wins a golf voucher to the value of £60. Second place had to be decided by the count back procedure with three players returning scores of plus 3. After the dust had settled Gary Patterson took second place and wins a voucher to the value of £45. Luke Cullen took third place and wins a £30 voucher with Tom Parker being relegated into fourth place and wins a £20 voucher. Mark Fleming took fifth place, again after a count back and wins a £15 voucher. Tom Soady took an 8 iron into the par 3, sixth hole to record his first ever hole and one and there were twos from six other players. Tom Parker was the only member to score a two on the 2nd hole. Barrie Darsley and Jon Patterson were successful on the sixth whilst Nick Cutsforth obtained his on the long par 3, ninth hole. The other two were recorded on the 13 hole from Martin Mumby and Paul Coutts. Each two is value at £10.

Hole In One - Navy Cup

Thursday 27th June 2019

Congratulations to Tom Soady who scored his first ever hole in one during the Navy Cup competition on Thursday 27th June 2019. Tom who plays off a handicap of 18 took an 8 iron on the par three, 158-yard sixth hole. Tom has only been playing golf a couple of years and was delighted by his first ace – well played.

Ladies Peggy Sharman & Curry Cups

Tuesday 25th June 2019

It was a bleak day from a weather point of view when the ladies played a medal competition for the Peggy Sharman (silver division) and Curry Cup (bronze division) on Tuesday 25th June 2019. One would have been forgiven for believing it was an Autumnal day as opposed to it being the middle of summer with rain, drizzle and cold northerly winds with temperatures well below average. The winner of the Peggy Sharman Cup was Claire Coutts with a nett 75. She finished five shots clear of Sheila Dunk who finished in second place with a nett 80, just beating Debbie Kerr, after a count back who returned the same score, to take third place. The Curry Cup was won by Isobel Goulsbra with a nett 75. Nettie Paddison was four shots further back in second place with a nett 79 and Trish Goodwin finished in third place with a nett 80.

Charity Weekend

Saturday/Sunday 22nd/23rd June 2019

The weather stayed fine and dry for a number of golfing competitions and social events when the club held their Charity Weekend on Saturday/Sunday 22nd/23rd June 2019. There was an excellent turn out from the members in all the events that took place. On Saturday the Gents ‘Am -Am’ was won by John Ritchie, Glenn Paterson, Ashley Maddocks and Pete Gibbins with 90 points. In second place, two points adrift, with 88 points were Mathew Conley, Gary Tuck, Jim Woolliss and Gary Reynolds. A point further back in third placed with 87 points were Paul Goodchild, Kev Robertson, Jason Render and Carl Young. There were 10 twos recorded, each valued at £11 each from Brian Bell, Tony Lightfoot and Ian Scott on the 2nd hole. Gary Hawkins, Carl Young, Mathew Conley and Kev Robertson were successful on the 6th hole. A couple were recorded on the long par 3 ninth hole from Nigel Tranter and Steve Bloomer. The best two of the day, indeed the weekend, was recorded by Jimmy Cribb on the par 4, 16th hole – well played.
The Saturday late afternoon – early evening ‘Golf Widows’ where the non-golfer putts out, followed by a BBQ and artist in the Clubhouse was played over both halves of the course. The front nine was won by Gary Reynolds and Ellie whilst the back nine was won by Club Captain Jeff Lane and his wife Pat. This competition is always very eventful and fiercely fought out with no quarter given and this year was no exception, with a lot of fun being had by everyone.
The Sunday morning ‘Am-Am’ was won with 89 points, by Andy Williamson, Jason Render, Carl Young and Kev Robertson. They finished three points clear of John Tinker, Bob Daughney, Glenn Paterson and Tommy Playford who ended up with 86 points. There were six twos recorded and they are valued at £8 each. Four came on the 2nd hole from Mike Giles, Paul Doughty, Tommy Playford and Allan Playford. The other two came on the 6th hole from Chris Brierley and Mathew Conley.
The Sunday afternoon mixed ‘Am-Am’ was very much a family affair with the Coutts family dominating proceeding with a first and second place and the result having to be decided by the count back procedure. The result went down to the wire and with a better back nine of 44 points against 42 points the winners were Paul & Dianne Coutts accompanied by Jane & Craig Coutts. Ian and Claire Coutts accompanied by Lisa and Andy Coutts had to be content with the second place.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend with fine weather for all the golfing competitions and other social events that took place and all the money raised will go towards the ongoing Captains Charity.

Lady Presidents Day

Tuesday 18th June 2019

It was fine and dry for Lady President’s (Sue Pick) Day on Tuesday 18th June 2019. It was a very tight finish with three ladies returning score cards of 35 points and the count back procedure had to be implemented. Jane Peacock won the day. The silver division was won by Jayne Coutts and the bronze division by Isobel Goulsbra with Trish Goodwin finishing in the runners up spot carding a score of 33 points. A lovely day was had by all with a splendid half way house and afternoon tea for all the competitors. The 9 hole winner was Pam Lee after a count back from Vanessa Drewery. The nearest the pin competition was won by Sue Collis.

Rotherham Cup

Sunday 16th June 2019

There was a good turnout for the Rotherham Cup, which is a mixed Greensomes Flag Competition that was completed on Sunday 16th June 2019. Apart from the brisk shower early on in the competition the sun was shining and it turned out to be a very pleasant afternoon creating some ideal golfing conditions. The winner is determined by the insertion of a flag on the course where the ball comes to rest after the last stroke has been played. If the 18 holes are completed then play continues until the shot allowance is used. The winners were Julia and Gary Simpson who finished their round just off the green on the second hole (which was their twentieth), Allison Paul Doughty finished in the runner up spot when they finished on the first and Jackie and Paul Rahilll finished third. All the contestants enjoyed an excellent meal in the clubhouse afterwards before the presentation.

Alternative Stableford

Saturday 15th June 2019

Tom Brierley win the alternative stableford completed on Saturday 15th June 2019, with an excellent round, returning a score of 38 points. He finished two shots clear of Tom Soady who played par golf and returned a score of 36 points. Two members returned scores of 35 and the other minor placing had to be decided by the count back procedure. With a better back nine Michael Neill took third place from Neil Ellis.
Vouchers for the first four places have been allocated - £30, £20 & two £15 vouchers. There were a couple of twos valued at £17 each from Ashley Dickson on the 6th hole and from Allan Playford on the 13th. According to the course analysis report the hardest hole was the 11th playing 1.66 over par followed by the 5th hole showing 1.59 over par. The easiest hole on the day was the 3rd showing 0.52 over par, closely followed by the 4th hole showing 0.78 over par.

Ron Thomas Trophy - final round

Saturday 15th June 2019

It remained fine and dry, which was surprising, after almost a week of unseasonable weather with some heavy rain and strong winds, for the second round of the 36-hole Ron Thomas Trophy, played on Saturday 15th June 2019. A cut after the first round reduced the number of participants and there was a lot of expectancy as the members gathered on the first tee. The round was won, after a count back by Glenn Paterson with a score of 65. He wins a voucher to the value of £40. David Smith took second place with the same score and a voucher to the value of £30 has been allocated. The only other member under par round was Tim Seaton, who finished in third place with a nett 69. There were three twos recorded from Andrew Bagnall and Chris Gittens on the 6th hole and from Jonathan Patterson, who scored an eagle on the par 4,15th hole – well played. After the two rounds had been amalgamated the winner of the Trophy was Pete Dobson with a nett combined score of 137. A first round of 67 followed by a second round of 70. Tommy Playford took second place with a second round of 71 followed by a first round of 68 giving him a total of 139. Third place, after a count back, went to David Smith with a combined total of 140 – rounds of 75 and 65. The best gross score was returned by Tim Seaton with rounds of 75 and 72 giving him a total of 147. He wins a voucher to the value of £25.00. Gavin Legg took the second best gross prize with a total of 160 – rounds of 79 and 81. He wins a £15 Voucher.
The rules of the competition indicate that no competitor can win more than one prize.
Vouchers for the overall winner and runner up will be allocated at the Clubs Presentation Evening in October 2019.

Ron Thomas 1st Round

Saturday 8th June 2019

There was a change in the conditions for the first round of the 36 hole Ron Thomas Trophy played on Saturday 8th June 2019. After the incessant heavy rain which fell over the previous 24 hours the course was playing much longer. The cold northerly breeze and with the heavy rain in the afternoon, it was a matter of getting well wrapped up and trying to keep dry, given the elements. The second round of the competition is completed next Saturday 15th June 2019. Due to the inclement weather the CSS was returned at 71 and six members shot under par. Joint leaders after the first round with excellent rounds of 65, given the conditions, were recorded by Garry Hawkins and John Mawer. They finished two shots clear of Paul Dennis and Pete Dobson who returned rounds of 67. Tommy Playford finished in fifth place with a nett 68. The only other member to return an under par score was Bob Daughney with a nett 69. The top 32 have now qualified for the second round next Saturday. There were three twos recorded from Barrie Darsley on the 6th hole and from Lee Foster and Ashley Maddocks on the long par three 9th hole. Each two is valued at £21.50. According to the course analysis report the 10th and 11th holes played the hardest showing 1.81 over par and the easiest hole was the 18th hole showing 0.56 over par.

Midweek Medal

Thursday 6th June 2019

The weather remained fine and dry for the 74 competitors who took part in the midweek medal on Thursday 6th June 2019. Nine members shot under par and in division none Vinny Pederson too the honour with a nett 67, the joint best score of the day. He finished two shots clear of Sean Ritchie who returned a nett 69 with Andy Bagnall taking third spot, after a count back with a nett 73. In division two Tom Brierley was successful, once again with a nett 67, after winning his division in the May Midweek medal on Thursday 2nd May 2019. Garry Hawkins took second place with a nett 68 and Dan Green took third place with a nett 70. Tom Soady won the third division when he returned a nett 69, finishing two shots clear of John Hemingway who carded a nett 71 with Chris Sparkes finishing in third place with a 73. In division four Nick Bagnall was successful with a nett a 67 with Lee Cuthbert taking second place, after a count back, with a nett 69, edging Steve Court and Paul Horton into third and fourth place after they returned the same score. The divisional winners qualify for the Medal Trophy final which takes place later in the year. The winner of each division wins a voucher to the value of £20. The runner up voucher is valued at £15 and the third place receives a voucher to the value of £10. There were only a couple of twos recorded from Paul Horton on the 6th hole and from Barrie Darsley on the 13th. Each is valued at £32. The fifth hole played the hardest on the day with an average of 1.97 over par with the third hole playing the easiest playing 0.78 above par.

Ladies Grannies Cup

Tuesday 4th June 2019

The ladies convened on Tuesday 4th June 2019 in overcast grey conditions, to play for the Grannies Cup, which is a strokeplay competition. The winner was Ann Trott improving on her third-place finish last year, with a nett 73. She was three shots clear of Debbie Kerr who returned a nett score of 76. Third place was decided by the count back procedure when Nettie Paddison just pipped Sue Collis when they both returned scores of 77. Anne Bennett won the non-grannies stableford competition with 32 points and Vanessa Drewery won the 9 hole competition with 17 points.

June Medal

Saturday 1st June 2019

The conditions were ideal for the 121 competitors who took part in the medal competition played on Saturday the 1st day of June 2019. It remained fine and dry all day, with very little breeze and the ball running a long way on the dry fairways. Although overcast for the most of the day, the temperatures still reached the low twenties and when the cloud dispersed at various times, it was hot and made for the hottest day of the year so far. There were some excellent scores returned and best round for many a year came in division two when Phil Munson, playing off his handicap of 15, shot a nett 60, ten shots under par, finishing five shots clear of his nearest rival. Phil who plays in all the competitions, just had one of those rounds. He had two birdies and nine pars on his score card. Those recent lessons with the Club Professional Ady, coupled with the on-course lesson have certainly paid dividends - well played. Phil also qualifies for the regional heat of the Staysure Competition ran by the Club Professional in conjunction with the medal. Twenty-one players shot under par and the competition standard scratch was returned at 70. Jason Render finished second in division two with a nett 65, after a count back, just berating Mark Woolliss who to be content with third place. In Division one Pete Gibbins took the honour with a nett 65. Three members returned scores of 67, contesting second place and the count back procedure had to be implemented. Tim Seaton ended up as the runner up, with Sean Ritchie taking third spot, edging Gavin Legg out of the prizes. Paul Coultas shot a 66 to take the honour in division three. He finished three shots clear of Andy Williamson who finished second, after a count back with Simon Bishop being relegated into third spot. Gavin Harris won division four, once again with a nett 66. He finished one shot clear of Mark Fenty who finished second and third place had to be decided by the count back once again, when three players returned scores of 68. George Lee ended up in third place and just out of the prizes were Brian Bell and Lee Cuthbert. The winner of each division wins a voucher to the value of £30. The runner up receives a voucher to the value of £25 and those members that finished in third place win a voucher to the value of £15. There were seven twos recorded, each valued at £17.00. There were three on the second hole from Graham Poole, Marc Bradley and Dusty Hardisty. Danny Webber was successful on the 6th hole together with Rod Hill and Sean Ritchie and Paul Coultas obtained theirs on the 13th. According to the Course analysis report the hardest hole was the 11th hole playing on average just over two shots above par. The easiest hole was the 18th playing 0.70 over par, just ahead of the 4th hole which played 0.78 over par.

Ladies Stableford

Tuesday 28th May 2019

It was raining when the ladies commenced their stableford competition on Tuesday 28th May 2019 and it was matter of brollies up and the wet gear on, as it was quite cold also. The competition finished in glorious sunshine; such is the vagaries of the English weather. The winner with 38 points was the inform Diane Coutts. Playing off her handicap of 17 she had a bad start to the round with a double bogey. After another couple of double bogeys on holes 3 and 4 she finished extremely well with 7 pars and four nett pars from the remaining 14 holes. The competition standard scratch was returned at 75 and she has had her handicap cut to 15.8. Isobel Goulsbra finished in second place with 34 points and her score could also have been much better. She managed to score on every hole but what cost her dearly, were the five holes when she only scored one point. Veteran Pam Lee, playing off her handicap of 15, finished in third place with 31 points, after a count back Pam had a bad start to her round with a seven on the first hole and not being able to pick up any points. After another non scoring hole, with an unusual eight on the par 5, eighth hole she finished very well with an excellent back nine. Debbie Kerr took fourth place with the same amount of points, and once again her card could have been much better, had it not been for a couple of glitches and five one pointers.

Warner Cup (Gilbey Cup Qualifyer)

Saturday 25th May 2019

The Warner Cup, which is a qualifying competition for the prestigious Gilbey Cup was contested on Saturday 25th May 2019 in almost perfect conditions. The sun was shining and there was only a slight breeze and on the dry fairways the ball was running a long way. The competition standard scratch was returned at par 70 and fifteen players shot under par. Six shots under his handicap the winner was Nicholas Martinez-Alstrom who shot a nett 64, one shot clear of Garry Hawkins who shot a good round of 65. If it had not been for a couple of double bogeys on the back nine his card would have been much better. Veteran John Tinker took third place after a count back, when he returned his best round of the season so far with a nett 66. A double bogey on the first hole and a triple on the 17th certainly cost him dearly. With the same score Mathew Conley had to be content with fourth place. Alex Crompton, continued his good run with a fifth place finish, again after a count back, with a nett 67, defeating Lee Foster and Elliot Broughton who returned the same score. Again, there were some hard luck stories from the members in the minor places and as it is with medal play, their scores could have been better, if they could have just kept the double bogeys off their cards. Vouchers for the first seven places have been awarded and some handicaps reviewed. There were six twos recorded – each valued at £16.25. Four of the twos were recorded on the second hole from Shaun Wood, Jon Tyson, Bob Nicholson and Jim Harris – the other two were both recorded on the 13th hole from Matthew Conley and Elliot Broughton.
The top sixteen members qualify for the Gilbey Cup, which is a knockout match-play competition played over the next few weeks of the season culminating in a 36 hole final played on Sunday 30th June 2019. Congratulations to all the qualifiers and the draw which, has been made and it is posted in the Clubhouse is as follows: -
John Tinker – v- Lee Foster
Alan Boxall – v – Jon Patterson
Elliot Broughton – v- Ian Smith
Nicolas Martinez- Alstrom – v – Alex Crompton
Carl Young -v- Gary Hawkins
Pat Ryan -v- Bailey Mawer
Matthew Conley -v- Andy Brown
Paul Doughty -v- Gary Tuck.
The first round has to be played by Sunday 9th June 2019 so qualifying members are requested not to dwell on the matches with the final scheduled for the end of June.


May Medal

Saturday 18th May 2019

It was a grey day for the Medal competition on Saturday 18th May 2019 with 100 members taking part. A threat of rain was never far away but it kept dry all day under leaden skies with very little breeze and the conditions were quite agreeable. The competition standard scratch was returned at par 70 with only five players managing to shoot under this number. In Division one there was a count back to decide the winner after Jimmy Cribb (who took the honour) shot his age with a round of 69 from Nick Graham who had to be content with second place. Three members returned nett scores of 71 and once again the count back showed that Daniel Webber took third spot, just ahead of Shane Portess and Gary Tuck. In division two an excellent round of golf by vice-captain Ian Coutts saw him take the honour with a nett 68. He was two shots clear of his nearest rivals, Allan Playford and George Coates who returned par rounds of 70 and had to be content with the minor places. In division three another solid par round of 70, from Bob Nicholson, after his third round Chairman’s win a couple of weeks ago, saw him take the prize. He finished a shot clear of Garry Hawkins and Phil Wheatley who returned scores of 71 to take second and third place respectively. The best two rounds of the day were returned in division four when Gavin Harris and Jim Woolliss returned scores of 67. Gavin winning the division after a count back. Third place went to les Walmsley with a par round of 70. The winners of each division win a voucher to the value of £25 and they qualify for the Medal Trophy final which is played later in the year. The runners up receive a voucher to the value of £20 and £10 vouchers have been awarded to the members who finished third. There were five twos recorded and four of them were obtained on the 13th hole from Dale Snook, Ian Ritchie, Bob Daughney and Dean Dymond. John Hemingway got the other two on the 6th hole. Each two is valued at £19.50. The course analysis report indicates the hardest hole on the day were the 17th and 11th holes playing 1.61 and 1.62 over par, closely followed by the 14th which showed 1.54 over par. The easiest holes were the 13th and 15th which showed 0.83 and 0.88 over par, closely followed by the 3rd,4th,18th, and 6th holes which were all very close and showed just under a shot over par.

Ladies Spring Meeting

Tuesday 14th May 2019

The ladies held their 36-hole Spring meeting on Tuesday 14th May 2019 and it was somewhat a family affair for the morning medal round when Jayne Coutts ran out the winner with a nett 75. Mum Claire took second place, one shot further back with a nett 76 and Di Coutts finished in third spot with a nett 78. The competition Standard Scratch was returned at 75 and the conditions were ideal with glorious sunshine and hardly any breeze at all. Lis Cottingham was the only member to record a two on the 6th hole. The nine-hole competition was won by Pauline Hutson with 16 points. The 18-hole greensomes competition played in the afternoon was won by ladies Captain Jackie Guilder accompanied by Jayne Coutts. Debbie Kerr and Wendy Douglas took second place with Sue Pick and Janice Beardsley ended up in third place.

White (mixed) Cup

Sunday 12th May 2019

The first mixed competition of the season was completed on Sunday 12th May 2019 and although it only attracted a small field it was hotly contested, in ideal conditions with the sun shining and only a slight breeze. The White Cup is a better ball stableford competition with members allowed 90% of their playing handicap. The ladies playing from their own tees and the gents from the yellow teeing areas. It is truly a pairs competition with each male and female member being responsible for at least six scores on the card. Jackie and Paul Rahill won the cup with a score of 35 points with Sally and Barry Coultas taking second place one point behind with 34.

Doughty Claret Jug 'Am-Am'

Saturday 11th May 2019

A large field contested the popular Doughty Trophy Claret Jug ‘Am-Am’ on Saturday 11th May 2019 in much better conditions than of late. It was a lot warmer with the sun shining and only a slight breeze creating ideal conditions for golf. Prizes were awarded to the top three teams. It is an Am-Am competition with a difference. It is the best two medal scores to count on each hole except on holes 3,4,5,12,13, and 14 when it is the best three scores to count and the 18th hole when it is all four scores to count. Tom Parker, John Ritchie, Pete Gibbins and Ian Smith ran out winners returning a score of 159 and they each win a voucher to the value of £30 each. Last year’s winning score was 158 and in 2017 three teams returned winning scores of 161. Second place went to John Mawer, Dan Mawer, Bailey Mawer and Mark Genney with a score of 161. They all win £20 vouchers. In third place with a score of 164 were Jamie Kinnaird, Shane Portess, Mike Foley and Matthew Conley. They win vouchers to the value of £10 each. There were five twos recorded and each is valued at £22.40. Three of the twos were recorded on the 6th hole from Scott Gillespie, Jamie Kinnaird and Nigel Barr. Nigel was successful again after his £66 win just over a week ago – well played. Jim Drury was successful on the long par 3, ninth hole and Ian Smith was the only member, from the field to obtain a two on the 13th hole.

Mixed match - Grimsby - v - Seacroft

Sunday 5th May 2019

The annual mixed match between Grimsby and Seacroft Golf Clubs was played this year at Grimsby on Sunday 5th May 2019 in testing conditions, although it stayed fine and dry, under leaden skies. The very cold blustery northerly wind had eased somewhat, over the previous 24 hours, but it was still prominent coming from the same direction. It was a matter of getting well wrapped up. This year, with the advantage of home turf, Grimsby ran out winners by one game, when they won the match 5 – 3. Paul and Allison Doughty have kindly donated a trophy to be played for annually between the two clubs and this year it stays in Grimsby. Thank you very much indeed and well played everyone.

Chairman's Cup Rd 3 & Individual Stableford

Saturday 4th May 2019

Conditions were certainly difficult again for the third and final round of the Chairman’s Cup played on Saturday 4th May 2019. This stroke-play competition is never easy to win – the best two medal rounds out of three – and the weather also plays a part. The first round was completed on the hottest day of the year so far under ideal golfing conditions, with the course playing short, and the ball running a long way on the fairways, after a recent dry spell. The second round was completed in much colder conditions with a blustery wind and showers. This week the conditions were even colder than 7 days ago, with temperatures down to well below average, with the forecasters indicating it is the coldest Bank Holiday Mayday weekend weather in over 40 years. After the recent spell of rain, and another overnight dousing, the course was also playing long with much less run on the fairways. The cold strong blustery northerly wind was the most determining factor interspersed with heavy showers of rain and sleet. Competitors had to wrap up warm with extra layers to combat the conditions. No surprise then that the competition standard scratch was returned at 72. A super score of 69, the only person to shoot under par for the course, was returned by Bob Nicholson to win the round. He wins a voucher to the value of £45.00. Michael Foley returned a par round of 70 to take second place and wins a voucher to the value of £35.00. Another solid round of 72 saw John Mawer take third spot, after the count back procedure, and wins a £30 voucher. He narrowly defeated Michael Neill and Tom Brierley who had to be content with 4th and 5th places and vouchers to the value of £25 and £15 have been allocated accordingly. There were only 4 twos recorded. Two on the 2nd hole from Bailey Mawer and Elliot Broughton and two on the 13th hole from Gary Reynolds and Colin Welsh. The twos are value at £20.60 each.
Played alongside the third round was in individual stableford competition for members who were no longer in contention to win the Chairman’s Cup and it was open to members to play in both competitions if they wished. Another competition standard scratch of 72 was returned and the highest score of the day was 34 points returned by the inform Tom Brierley and he wins a voucher to the value of £40. Trev Chappell wins a voucher to the value of £30, taking second place after the count back procedure with 32 points. Rob Turner took third place with the same score and wins a voucher to the value of £20. There was only one two which ran alongside the Chairman’s Cup 3rd round and Jim Hughes wins a voucher to the value of £20.60.
After the dust had settled, the best two rounds out of three and winning the Chairman’s Cup for the first time was David Smith – his earlier two rounds 68 and 69 (he scored 77 in the third round), giving him a combined total of 137, was good enough to win by a clear 4 shots. Dale Munson took second place after a count back, with 142, with two very good rounds of 71. Tom Brierley was relegated into third place with rounds of 70 and 72. Under the conditions, particularly the last two rounds, there was some excellent golf played and the members, should be congratulated for all the efforts they made.

Chairman's Round 3

Saturday 4th May 2019

Round three winner - Robert Nicholson - the only member to shoot under par with a nett 69 in some or the worst conditions of the year.

Midweek Medal

Thursday 2nd May 2019

The conditions were once again very demanding for the midweek medal on Thursday 2nd May 2019, with some persistent heavy showers in the early afternoon and evening, after a bright start to the day. Some of the showers were quite torrential and with the showers the temperature dropped considerably. There is no doubt about it that the very early starters had the best of the weather. In division one Ian Ritchie took the honour with a nett 70. Ian Turgoose took second place after a count back with a nett 71, just defeating Stave Dobbs who had to be content with third place. The best score of the day and the only member to shoot under par, was returned in division two, when Tom Brierley continued his good start to the season shooting a nett 69. Consistent John Mawer took second place with a par round of 70. Mark Davies took third spot with a round of 75. An excellent round by veteran John Hemingway in division three, with a nett 72 was sufficient for him to win the honours. Chris Gittens took second place with a nett 73, after a count back, from Alan Boxall who had to be content with third place. Dan Clark won division four with a par round of 70 and Elliot Broughton finished second with a nett 71. Tommy Playford, after his win in the second round of the Chairman’s, last Saturday, took third place with a nett 73. Each divisional winner has been allocated a voucher to the value of £20. The runners up £15 and the third place members £10. Twos were very much hard to come by in the conditions, and the only two of the day was recorded by Nigel Barr on the 2nd hole. He wins a pro-shop to the value of £66. The course analysis report shows that the eleventh hole was the hardest on the day, showing 2.27 on average over par. The easiest holes were the 15th, 3rd and 18th holes showing 0.84, 0.85 and 0.88 over par respectively. Each divisional winner now qualifies for the Medal Trophy final which is to be played later in the year.

Ladies Winter Eclectic 2019 Results & Gordon Cup

1st May 2019

The Ladies winter eclectic league was won by Sue Collis in the silver division and Bronze division won by Lisa Cottingham.
Lisa also won the Gordon Cup flag competition completed on 1st May 2019

Ladies Stableford

Tuesday 30th April 2019

On the last day of April 2019, the ladies played an individual stableford competition in difficult conditions with the wind blowing and the temperature well below the seasonal average. The scores reflected the conditions and the competition standard scratch was returned at 77, the highest of the season so far. Di Coutts mastered the conditions better than anyone else and came out the winner with 32 points. Isobel Goulsbra took second place, after a count back with 30 points, just pipping Sue Pick who had to be content with third place. The separate 9 hole competition was won by Barbara Falconer with 14 points.

Chairman's Cup Round 2

Saturday 27th April 2019

What a difference 7 days makes. Last Saturday we played the first round of the Chairman’s Cup in the hottest weather of the year so far, and the conditions were ideal for playing golf. Compare that to the second round of the Chairman’s played on Saturday 27th April 2019 when the weather was as different as chalk and cheese with strong blustery winds under leaden skies. Conditions were far from ideal. Ninety-two members took part this week and only seven members were able to shoot under par and the competition standard scratch was returned at 71, which indicates the conditions were far tougher than last week. Tommy Playford took the honour with a nett 66, playing off his handicap of 23 and he wins a voucher to the value of £55. He was two shots clear of two other members who shot excellent rounds of 68 and the minor places had to be decided by the count back procedure. Andy Brown took second place and wins a voucher to the value of £45. Danny Mawer taking third place and winning a voucher to the value £35.There were four other members who shot rounds of 69 and once again the count back procedure was implemented. Neil Avison took fourth place. He wins a voucher to the value of £25. Graham Poole ended up in fifth spot and wins a voucher to the value of £20 with Carl Young finishing sixth and winning a voucher to the value of £10.Dave Smith was the only other member to return an under par score and was unlucky not to be in the prizes, but his consolation is that he is the overhaul leader after the first two rounds with two excellent rounds of 68 and 69, giving him a combined total of 137.There were four twos recorded and Peter Gibbins helped himself to two of them on the 2nd and 13th holes. John Grest was also successful on the 2nd hole and George Coates obtained his on the 13th hole. Each two is valued at £24.00. Dale Munson is in second place overhaul with a combined total of 142 with Neil Avison in third place with rounds of 74 & 69, giving him a total of 143. There is still everything to play for in the third and final round next week with a number of members, who have already posted a good round, just hoping they can discover some form again and post another good round.

Seniors Away Day

Friday 26th April 2019

The seniors had an away day on Friday 26th April 2019 at Hessle Golf Club, which was organised and arranged by Paul Rahill. This is becoming an annual event and they played an individual stableford for the Ernie Corbet trophy. It was a bright sunny day and the course was in pristine condition and everyone found, as usual, the greens very tricky, which made scoring extremely difficult. Guests were allowed and Dave Smith a previous senior member at Grimsby won the day with 35 points, but because he is not a Grimsby member he was unable to claim the Ernie Ciorbett trophy. . He finished one point clear of Brian Capindale who took second place and actually wins the trophy with 34 points, after a count back relegating Sam Roy into third spot. The nearest the pin competition was won by Dave Codd.

Ladies Navy Cup

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

In some very pleasant conditions for golf with bright sunshine, although that south easterly breeze was quite nippy at times, the ladies gathered to play the Navy Cup Foursomes, on Tuesday 23rd April 2019. Claire Coutts who won the Sharman Cup last week continued with her fine run of form by winning the trophy with playing partner Shelagh Everitt. The runners up were Pam Lee and Lisa Cottingham.

Chairman's Cup - 1st round

Saturday 20th April 2019

It was the hottest day of the year so far, when the members gathered to play in the first round of the Chairman’s Cup on Saturday 20th April 2019. The bitter easterly wind that had been affecting the temperatures, for the last week, abated and it was wall to wall sunshine without a cloud in the sky. The early competitors, however, were greeted with a misty start, which was a bit stubborn to dissipate due to the there being very little breeze. The conditions were ideal for posting a good score from the 124 competitors, one of the best fields recorded over recent years. The Chairman’s Cup is played over 3 rounds and the member with the best two medal rounds out of three declared the winner. The competition standard scratch was returned at par 70 and there were eleven members with a par score or better when the results had been recorded. An excellent round of 64 and winning a voucher to the value of £60, playing off his handicap of 18, was Jason Render. He has a four-shot lead over a group of other competitors. Three members shot rounds of 68 and the count back procedure implemented. David T Smith (who wins a voucher to the value of £40) took second place from last year’s overall winner Gavin Legg who receives a voucher to the value of £35. Fourth place, also with a nett 68 was Martin Nangle and he wins a voucher to the value of £30. Two recorded scores of 69, one under par, took the minor placings and Alan Douglas took fifth spot, after the count back procedure and wins a voucher to the value of £25. A voucher to the value of £20 was won by Ian Lord who took sixth place, with the same amount of points. There were nine twos recorded but none on the second hole, Jim Leahy and Gavin Legg helped themselves to a couple each. Jim was successful on the 6th and 13th holes whilst Gavin’s were obtained on the 6th and 9th holes. The thirteenth hole seemed the most popular with further twos recorded from Micky Paterson (his second in successive weeks), Tim Dixon, David Wood and Bill Evison. Mick Moreton got the other two of the 6th hole. Each two is valued at £13.75. The hardest hole on the day, according to the Course Analysis report was the 11th hole playing 1.87 over par. This was closely followed by the 5th and 10th holes, both playing 1.59 over par with the 17th hole playing 1.56 over par. The easiest hole was the 18th hole playing 0.75 over par, closely followed by the 13th hole which played 0.78 over par.

Ladies Sharman Cup

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Claire Coutts the ladies vice-captain has started of the season in great form winning the Sharman Cup on Tuesday 16th April 2019. It was however a close-run affair after she returned a nett 77, playing off her handicap of 16. The conditions were not conducive to golf with a cold easterly breeze blowing across the course creating tricky conditions and the temperature well below the seasonal average. The count back however, had to be implemented to decide the winner after Jane Peacock also returned the same score, but after the process, Jane was relegated into second place, by the narrowest of margins. Sally Coultas took third spot with a nett 80 and Lisa Cottingham ended up fourth after shooting a nett 81.

Spring Medal

Saturday 13th April 2019

The first medal of the season was well supported on Saturday 13th April 2019 with 114 participants taking part. It was typical Spring weather with the sun shining but the cold easterly wind once again, kept the temperatures down to below average, for the time of year. Six members were successful in breaking par and the best round of the day came from Alex Crompton in division two when he shot a nett 64, off his handicap of 16. Dale Munson, won division one with an excellent round, shooting a nett 66, off his handicap of 4. Tim Seaton also shot under par in this division with a nett 69, playing off 3 to finish in second place. With a better back nine, Spencer Wressell took third place with a nett 70. Vouchers to the value of £30, £25 and £15 have been allocated to the first three in each of the four divisions. Continuing in division two, Carl Young took second place with a par round of 70 and Michael Crompton, father of the winner in this division, took third place with a nett 71. In division three there were two under par rounds and John Ritchie took the honour with a nett 67. He won by one shot from James Drury who shot a nett 68. Four members shot par rounds of 70 to contest the third place, and the count back procedure had to be implemented, and continuing on from his win last week in the Bloomer Cup, the spot was awarded to Paul Coultas, who had a better back nine. There was another under par round in division four with Glenn Paterson taking the honour with a nett 69. He finished two shots clear of Shaun Wood who finished with a nett 71 and taking third place with a nett 75 was Paul Hankin. The competition standard scratch was returned at par 70 and the easiest hole on the course was once again the 3rd hole playing 0.82 over par. The hardest hole on the course, playing 1.71 over par was the 17th, closely followed by hole 14, playing 1.57 over par. There were seven twos recorded and each is valued at £16.25. Micky Paterson, Pat Ryan and Simon Bishop were successful on the 2nd hole. Nick Cutsforth, Michael Neil and Shaun Wood were successful on the 6th hole and Dale Munson was the only member to score his two on the 13th. The winners of each division now qualify for the Medal Trophy final which is played later in the year.

Midweek Stableford

Thursday 11th April 2019

It was a chilly Spring day, although the sun was shining and it was fine and dry for the 104 members, who turned out to play in the first midweek stableford competition of the season on Thursday 11th April 2019. The easterly breeze, although not quite as strong as the previous few days, certainly kept the temperatures down. Ten members were able to shoot under par and prizes down to 8th place have been awarded. The winner with 42 points, playing off his handicap of 16 was Tom Brierley. A voucher to the value of £60 has been allocated. Three players fought out the minor placings when they returned 40 points and the count back procedure had to be implemented. A voucher to the value of £50 was awarded to Garry Reynolds for second place relegating Tom Parker into third place and Mathew Conley into fourth spot. Tom has been awarded a voucher to the value of £40 and Mathew £35. With 39 points, Bob Nicholson took 5th spot and wins a voucher to the value of £25. Bradley Moody, Chris Tuck and Mark Davies were also in the prizes returning scores of 38 points and once again the count back procedure had to be implemented. Vouchers to the value of £20, £15 and £10 have been allocated accordingly. There were seven twos recorded and unusually nearly half of them were recorded on the long par 3, 9th hole, from Nigel Barr, Gavin Munson and Patrick Ryan. Chris Brierley was successful on the 2nd hole, Nigel Tranter obtained his on the 6th and Tim Seaton obtained the only two on the thirteenth hole. The best two of the day however, was recorded by Bradley Moody on the par 4, third hole. Each two was valued at £13.86. The competition standard scratch was returned at 71 and the easiest hole on the day according to the course analysis report was the 15th hole playing almost 1 shot over par. The hardest holes were the 11th and 17th holes playing approximately 1.75 shots over par.

Bloomer Cup

Saturday 6th April 2019

The Bloomer Cup which is a foursome’s stableford competition was completed on Saturday 6th April 2019 in typical Spring weather. There was a chilly south easterly wind blowing and although it looked fine and bright, it was quite cold with the temperature below average and the cold breeze, was interspersed by the odd glimmer of the sun and then later in the afternoon persistent drizzle. There was only two teams below standard par and they tied for the lead and the count back procedure had to be implemented to decide the winner. Paul Coultas and Mike Watson ran out winners with 37 points, narrowly beating Shane Portess and Mike Foley who had to be content with second place. Again, the minor places had to be decided by the count back procedure with Paul Doughty and Tony Shepherd taking third place with 36 points just edging out of the prizes Jamie Kinnaird and Dale Snook. The winners have been allocated vouchers to the value of £50 each. The runners up vouchers to the value of £30 each and £25 each to the third-place participants. There were only a couple of twos from the 55 teams that participated and they each have been allocated prize money to the value of £55. They were both recorded on the 6th hole from Gavin Legg/John Mawer and Jamie Kinnaird/Dale Snook. The draw for the Hemingway Foursomes knockout has been completed from the top 16 teams that wished to compete in the competition and it is posted in the clubhouse. The first round has to be played by 26th May 2019.
Paul Doughty/Tony Shepherd – v- Micky Paterson/Dusty Hardisty.
Shane Portess/Mike Foley – v – Jamie Kinnaird/Dale Snook.
Pat Ryan/Steve Ramsden – v – Jim Hughes/John Wickham.
Selwyn Shelton/Tim Seaton – v – Mark Davies/Derek Boyd
Bob Daughney/Glenn Paterson – v – Paul Robinson/Marc Bradley
Tony Lightfoot/Mark Fleming – v – Dan Mawer/Bailey Mawer
D Heard/Chris McIver – v – Ian Smith/Joe Foster
Rob Turner/Nigel Tranter – v- Mike Watson/Paul Coultas




Daily Mail National Foursomes Competition

Monday 1st April 2019.

The Club were drawn away against Cleethorpes in the first round of the National Daily Mail foursomes after receiving a bye in the preliminary round. Mark Woolliss and Matty Clayton represented the club by winning the Hemingway Foursomes last year, after qualifying from the Bloomer Cup. The match was completed on Monday 1st April and they were up against Matthew Bloomer handicap 5 and Paul Moyle, handicap 6. After losing the first hole the Grimsby pair made it all level after the second hole and then managed to go three up at the turn. It was nip and tuck during the back nine and the Cleethorpes pairing were fighting all the way and managed to claw back two of the holes by the time the match reached the last hole. Mark and Matty had a three-foot putt to win the match on the last but their putt decided to run along one of the rows of hollow tines and went sideways missing the hole. The match went into sudden death extra holes play off. A par by the Cleethorpes pairing on the 19th hole, was sufficient for them to win the hole and the match. It was an extremely sporting match played in excellent spirit and the Grimsby pair, after coming so close, were gutted. The Cleethorpes pairing conceded they had lady luck on their side and go through to the next round. Well played Matty and Mark – you did your best – but sometimes you need that bit of luck also. Good luck to Cleethorpes as they progress.

Power Play Disco Trophy

Saturday 30th March 2019

Fifty-six teams took place in the better-ball Power-Play Disco stableford trophy, which is the first honours board award to be played for this year, and usually signifiers the start to the golfing season, for the members. In previous seasons it has been known that this competition has been cancelled due to severe weather conditions but after, what has been one of the best winters on record, the weather was once again fine and dry with the sun shining and above average temperatures of around 16 degrees, with very little wind, creating ideal golfing conditions. The scores certainly reflected the ideal conditions and with 47 points the winners were Gary Hawkins (playing his first full competitive season once again after double hip operations and following on from his recent trip and victory in Turkey, winning the International Shield) and Pat Ryan with 47 points. They win a voucher each to the value of £40 which can be collected from the Managers office. They were two points clear of the rest of the field and second place had to be decided by the count back procedure. With a better back nine, last year’s winners, when they also scored 47 points, had to be content with the runners up prize on this occasion, were Carl Young and Jason Render with 45 points. They have been awarded vouchers to the value of £25 each. They, narrowly beat Bob Nicholson and Paul Coultas who also finished with 45 points but had to be content with third place and receive vouchers to the value of £20 each. Thirty-seven teams finished with par or better and there were nine twos recorded all valued at £19.This amount has been posted on the members credit in the Pro-shop. There were a couple of twos on the second hole and Peter Gibbins (who won this competition in 2017 with Gary Reynolds) was successful with Gary Patterson. There were five twos recorded on the 6th hole from Nick Cutsforth, Neil Ellis, John Brocklesby, Pete Dobson and John Tinker and the other two on the 13th hole was from Nick Cottingham and Andy Martin.

Seniors Spring Jaunt

Wednesday 27th March 2019

The Seniors started their season opener with the traditional stableford Spring Jaunt which took place on Wednesday 27th March 2019. The weather was once again fine and dry and there was an excellent turn out. Starting on both sides of the course for nine holes the winner of the front nine was Dave Clarke with 18 points, who beat Dave Midgley by one point who finished in second place with 17 points. There were a couple of twos recorded on this half of the course, on the 2nd hole, by Richard Goring and guest Mark Warner. On the back nine the victor was Garry Reynolds with 19 points, winning the Stanley Gibbons Cup.Tommy Sant finished in second place with 16 points, after the countback procedure beating Som Roy, who finished third and Pete Calvert who took fourth place after they all recorded the same scores. The only two on this half of the course was recorded on the 13th hole from Michael Pousette. All the players, retired playing members and guests appreciated a very enjoyable meal in the clubhouse afterwards followed by the presentation. The W.J Sheen Cup awarded to the player with the highest average of the aggregate total in the matches played, four ball better-ball, during the winter months was Jim Balderson.

St Davids Day Am-Am

Saturday 2nd March 2019

Five teams tied for first place with 91 points, when the members played the first official competition of the season, competing in the St David’s Day Am-Am. A full field participated and the count back procedure had to be implemented to determine the winners. The five teams finished two points clear of their nearest rivals with two other teams returning scores of 89 points. After one of the closest finishes in recent times the winners with a better back nine of 49 points, a back six of 32 points and a back three of 17 points were Gary Reynolds, Shane Portess, Mike Foley and Mark Fleming. They all win a voucher to the value of £20. Second place went to Steve Dobbs, Graham Poole, Tommy Minns and Suresh Babu. They had a back nine of 47 points, a back six of 32 points and back three of 16 points. They all win a voucher to the value of £13 each. Third place and winning a voucher to the value of £10 each were Martin Nangle, Jimmy Cribb, George Coates and Les Walmsley. They returned a back nine score of 44 points. In fourth place and just missing out on the vouchers were Peter Calvert, Brian Bell, Michael Pousette and Dave Evison. They returned a back nine score of 43 points and back six score of 29 points to narrowly edge out Shaun Wood, Andy Palmer, Phil Wheatley and Matthew Holt who returned 43 points on the back nine but lost on the back six with 25 points. Very close scoring indeed and there will be many members cursing that missed put which as it turned out, would probably have made all the difference. The individual vouchers can be collected from the Office. There were eight twos recorded and they were valued at £9 each. This amount has been credited to members account in the Pro-shop. Pete Dobson obtained the only two on the second hole. There were five twos on the 6th hole from John Grest, Gary Reynolds, Keith Brown, Phil Munson and Gary Tuck. Suresh Babu was the only member to obtain a two on the 13th hole. The best two of the day was without doubt, the shot by Peter Calvert on the par four, eighteen hole – well played indeed.

Social - Shotgun Am-Am

Sunday 24th February 2019

The mixed shotgun start am-am, organised by the social committee took place on Sunday 24th February 2019 in very good conditions and there were some excellent scores returned. The winners with 98 points were Marc Bradley, Paul Robinson, Phil Munson and Paul Hickling. They finished two points clear of the second and third place teams and the minor places had to be decided by the count back procedure. With a back nine of 48 points second place went to Neil Avison, Jane Patterson, Dale Snook and Shane Portess. In third place with a back nine of 46 points were John Ritchie, Pete Gibbins, Glen Paterson and Gary Patterson. There were four twos recorded on the morning from Peter Rose, Mark Finney and Mike Brierley on the second hole and an eagle on the par 4, 14th hole from Jamie Kinnaird. All the participants enjoyed a traditional full English breakfast in the Clubhouse afterwards, prior to the presentation conducted by Club Captain Jeff Lane.
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