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Club News 2020

Seniors Carl Ross Cup

Completed over Spring and Summer 2020

The winner of the seniors Carl Ross Cup this year was won by Paul Rahill. The cup is awarded for the best match play results over a 25 weeks period, and the matches are played between Spring and Summer 2020. Well played indeed.

Social shotgun Am Am

Sunday 18th October 2020

The Clubs Social Committee organised a shotgun Am-Am competition, followed by a full English breakfast, on Sunday 18th October 2020, and once again it proved very popular, with all the tees being taken up. The winners with 88 points were John Mawer, Bailey Mawer and Dan Webber. They finished two points clear of Tim Dixon, Andy Foster and John Brocklesby who returned a score of 86 points. Third spot was taken by Adam Hobbins, Mike Foley and Shane Portess who finished with 85 points. Twos were recorded on the second hole by Alan Playford and Mark Warner. On the 6th hole, Alan Playford was also on the ball again, together with Steve Dobbs, Peter Dobson and John Brocklesby. Well done to you all.


Captains Farewell Am- Am

Saturday 17th October 2020

It remained fine and dry after a wet and dank start to the day and even the brisk northerly wind eased for the 4-ball Captains Farewell Am- Am on Saturday 17th October 2020. The start sheet was once again full with almost 130 members taking part. Three teams scored over 100 points and the winners with a total of 104, teeing off later in the day were Lee Fenty, Mark Fenty, James Fenty and Fraser Dunn. They all win a £35 voucher each. They finished one point ahead of Oliver Ryan, Dave Proudlove, Bob Daughney and Glen Paterson who finished with 103 points and win £30 voucher each. In third place and winning a £20 voucher each, with a score of 100 points were Martin Nangle, Jimmy Cribb, George Coates and Dave Sharpe. There was an abundance of twos this week, sixteen in total and they are valued at £8 each. Brogan Volley and Tim Seaton were successful on the 2nd hole. There were eight on the 6th hole from Mark Fleming, Phil Munson, Keith Brown, Stephen Holt, Michael Foley, Peter Gibbins, James Fenty and Billy Fox. The other six were on the 13th hole from Nick Cutsforth, Trev Chappell, Bailey Mawer, Paul Hickling, Robert Edmenson and Ian Scott.

Seniors Autumn Stumble

Wednesday 14th October 2020

The seniors Autumn Stumble took place on Wednesday 14th October 2020 in fine and dry conditions. The sun even made an appearance for the nine-hole competition which was won by Andy Flinn when he returned a score of 21 points. He finished one shot ahead of Handicaps Chairman Brain Capindale who returned a score of 20 points. Kori Raj ended up in third place with 19 points.

Baskcomb Doughty Texas Scramble

Sunday 11th October 2020

The mixed Baskcomb Doughty Mixed Texas Scramble was completed on Sunday 11th October 2020 and apart from the one odd light shower it stayed fine and dry all afternoon for the competitors. The Autumnal sunshine was a delight after the recent spell of wet weather. The Club Captain Ian Coutts accompanied by the Ladies Caption Claire, the vice-captain Garry Hawkins and Shelagh Everitt won the completion with a score of 62.1. In second place with a score of 62.7 were Garry and Julie Simpson accompanied by Mathew Shaul and Rachael Richardson

Hospital Cup - Mixed Texas Scramble

Saturday 10th October 2020

It was a mixed bag of weather for the Hospital Cup Mixed Texas Scramble played on Saturday 10th October 2020. It was a grey start for the early competitors with rain showers and low threatening cloud. The conditions improved as the day progressed with intermittent sunshine and an easing of the rain, with only the odd shower, but there was a cold northerly wind and it was a matter of getting well wrapped up under the conditions. All thirty-three teams taking part shot under par for the competition and the best score of the day was returned by Andy Howard, Keith Tuke, Darren Cook and Jez Waters with a total of 58.1. They all win a £30 voucher. In second place with a score of 58.3 were the Patterson family – Jon Patterson, Gary and wife Jayne and grandson Owen Peart and for their efforts they receive a £25 voucher each. In third place were Spenny Wressell, Alan Drewery, Glen McLachlan and Steve Baker with a score of 58.4 and they all win a £20 voucher. Congratulations to George Coates who wins a £129 voucher for his nearest the pin shot on the second hole.

Medal Trophy Final

Sunday 4th October 2020

The Medal Trophy final was completed on Sunday 4th October 2020. After a couple of days of incessant rain, the sun was shining and the conditions were more than acceptable, although the course was playing long after the recent damp spell. The winners of each respective division, in all the medal competition usually qualify for entry into the final but this year, due to the restricted season and limited number of medals competitions, it was opened up to the top three qualifiers in each of the four medal rounds held, since opening after covid 19. Dale Munson, handicap 3, who qualified having come runner up in the midweek medal on Thursday 27th August 2020, won the final with a nett 69, the only member to shoot under par. Two shots further back, the minor places had to be decided by the count back procedure when three members returned scores of 71. After the dust had settled John Watson (handicap 13) took second place, Pete Dobson (handicap 13) took third spot and Jim Leahy (handicap 20) who qualified by winning the September division three medal round, a few weeks ago, had to be content with fourth place. There were four twos recorded on the 2nd hole from Pete Dobson, two on the sixth hole from Steve Dobbs (last year’s Medal Trophy winner) and Andy Martin. Selwyn Shelton was successful on the 13th. The course analysis report shows that the 17th hole was playing the hardest being 1.68 over par. This was followed by the 14th, 11th and 10th holes in that order, all playing between 1.50 and 1.60 over par respectively. The easiest hole was the 6th playing 0.62 over par, closely followed by the 13th which played 0.71 above par.

Wilf Vincent doubles knockout final

Sunday 4th October 2020

The final of the season long doubles knockout, the Wilf Vincent Cup was contested on Sunday 4th October 2020, between Garry Reynolds who was partnering Pete Gibbins and Tom Drant who was partnered by Dave Saville. Both pairings had eliminated some very credible partnerships to reach the final on their travels which commenced in May. It turned out to be a fantastic final with it being nip and tuck all the way round with both parings having opportunities to put the final to bed and it was a matter of what if, at the end of the match and neither partnership deserved to lose. Both Gary and Pete, playing off 12 were giving away shots. Tom was in receipt of five shots and Dave six and against the odds on the first giving shots away, Peter Gibbins won the hole with par 4. With a birdie on the second hole and a 20-foot putt from Peter, the team went further ahead with a two-shot lead. After regulation fours on the third hole from both sides the match went down the fourth and Peter once again did the damage with a par five which was good enough to put them three up and they were looking good value for their lead. In receipt of a shot each on the fifth hole both Tom and Dave scored fives to reduce the deficit and win their first hole. After all, making pars on the sixth hole Dave and Tom won the seventh to reduce the deficit even further and put them within one shot of the opposition. On the eighth hole both Tom and Dave had opportunities to level the match but failed to take them. On the long par three ninth hole Peter did the damage again. He reached the green from the tee and two putted to win the hole, going two up once again at the turn and things were looking rosy. In receipt of shots on holes ten and eleven by Tom and Dave, it was seen as a crucial point in the match. With the use of his shot Dave halved the tenth and then went on the win the eleventh with a five to bring the game back to one hole only. Once again Dave was playing well and a par on the twelfth hole was good enough to bring the match back to all square. It was certainly nip and tuck from here on in with Gary and Pete taking the thirteenth to go one up again. The lead was short lived and they lost the next hole, the fourteenth to a par to bring match back to all square again. The fifteenth, playing one of the easiest holes on the course over recent weeks, was a bit of a nightmare for three out of the four players with Pete being the only person to master the hole with a par and go one up again. Once more the lead was short lived with Tom scoring a par 4 on the sixteenth hole to drag the match back to level once again. Both teams were ruing their chances and the match was there for the taking. Dave had a shot on the seventeenth and made it pay by winning the hole to go one up for the first time in the match. With the finishing line being in sight and only one hole to play it all became very tense and it was a matter of holding one’s nerve. All players parred the eighteenth with Tom and Dave running out winners by one hole, after going ahead for the first time in the match on the seventeenth. What an excellent match – it’s a pity someone had to lose. Its not all over until the fat lady sings. Many thanks are extended to match referee Terry Smith who witnessed some very fine golf from all four players and he commented on the attitude and sportsmanship of the four competitors. Well played indeed.






Joe Sprott scratch knockout final

Sunday 4th October 2020

The 36-hole season long scratch individual knockout final was completed on Sunday 4th October 2020. It was contested between Tim Seaton and Dave Ferguson. Dave took an early lead to win the first with a par and after halving the second he went two up after three holes when he won the 3rd with a birdie. It was a shaky start for Tim and although there was a long way to go it looked as if a new name may be engraved on the trophy. Tim’s experience however certainly came to fruition when he won the fourth and sixth to level the match. Not to be overawed Dave hit back immediately with a win with a par on the seventh. Tim however hit straight back to win the eighth with a birdie and then win the ninth with a par to take the lead for the first time after 9 holes and the first quarter of the match completed. After holes ten and eleven were halved in pars Dave won the twelfth with a par to level things up, once again. He then took the lead again with a birdie on the thirteenth only for Tim to level up the match once again with a par on the fourteenth. Tim then put his foot down and played some excellent golf winning the next two holes and remaining two up after 18 holes. Tim never looked back from this point and Dave, try as he may, could not reduce the deficit. Tim won second hole on the back eighteen and then another birdie on the third to increase his lead to four. Tim remained in the ascendency and went further ahead after the fifth hole with a par to lead by five holes. It was now looking grim for Dave with holes running out and try as he may he could not get anywhere near the Club Champion and the winner of this competition previously. Dave was going for his shots which brought out the occasional error and after 28 holes Tim stretched his lead to seven with a par. A brief ray of hope for Dave when he won the eleventh and thirteenth holes on the back nine to reduce the deficit to five but holes were running out and regulation pars on the fourteenth ended the match with Tim running out the winner by five with four holes to play. Both rounds were referred by Trevor Broughton who witnessed some excellent golf and couldn’t praise both members highly enough for their all endeavours and application. It turned out to be a routine day at the office for Tim, but for the younger finalist, his day will come and he will be better for the experience. Well done to both players.


Mixed Rotherham Cup

Sunday 4th October 2020

The mixed Rotherham Cup was played on Sunday 4th October 2020 in brilliant sunshine after a few days of rather mixed weather with heavy persistent rain. The winners were new member Rachael Richardson (playing off 23) and Matthew Shaul (playing off 5), who has recently re-joined the club. They finished the flag competition on the first green to beat club vice-captain Garry Hawkins and Lisa Cottingham. In third place were Julie and Gary Simpson

Ladies Past Captains Competition

Thursday 1st October 2020

The annual ladies past captains 9-hole competition was held on Thursday 1st October 2020 and the winner of the competition was Annette Paddison. The current lady Captain Claire Coutts took second place.

Alternative Stableford

Saturday 26th September 2020

Due to the Letten Cup carrying qualifying conditions there was a separate stableford competition played on the same day for non-qualifiers. The competition attracted 75 entrants which was an excellent turn out given the conditions. Only one player Carl Young was able to shoot better than par when he returned a score of 37 points to win the competition and a £50 voucher. Three members challenged for the minor places when they all returned scores of 36. After the count back procedure Michael Foley took second place with a back nine of 21 points and wins a £40 voucher. In third place, with a back nine of 20 points was Gary Tuck. He wins a £30 voucher. Club Vice-Captain Garry Hawkins took fourth place with a back nine of 16 points and wins a £20 voucher. Garry ruined his card with a blob on the last hole otherwise he would have been in the winner’s circle. Also, a blob on the 11th hole didn’t do his cause any good. There were five twos recorded. Bob Nicholson was successful on the 2nd hole and three were recorded on the 6th hole from Neil Avison, Jon Patterson and Michael Pogson. The best two of the day however was recorded by Keith Goodwin who was successful on the par 4, fifteenth hole. Each two is valued at £33.

Letten Cup

Saturday 26th September 2020

There was a rather chilly strong and blustery northerly breeze blowing for the competitors in the Letten Cup and alternative stableford competition on Saturday 26th September 2020. There had certainly been a sharp change in the climatic conditions.
Coupled by some persistent heavy rain showers the conditions were far from ideal. The course was playing much longer, especially after a couple of days of heavy rain (which the course needed) and the majority of members found it difficult to put a good score together. What a difference a week makes when we were all playing in shorts and tee shirts and glorious sunshine. No-one was able to shoot par or better and the competition was contested by two members who both returned scores of 71 and the count back procedure was implemented. With a back nine of 34 the winner was Nigel Tranter, playing off his handicap of 17, who finished the round with four straight pars and wins a £50 voucher. In second place with a total of 35 on the back nine was Phil Munson, playing off 13, he also parred 15, 16, and 17 and is probably ruing his bogey on the last hole. He wins a £40 voucher. After recording a six on the par three 6th hole he fought back magnificently under the conditions, but all his efforts were not rewarded. In third place with a nett 72 was Marc Bradley and he wins a £20 voucher. Andy Palmer was the only member to record a two on the 13th hole and it is valued at £33.00.

Power-Play Disco Trophy

Thursday 24th September 2020

It was a mixed bag of weather, with showers, sunshine and a blustery wind for the better-ball pairs stableford Power-play Disco trophy competition played on Thursday 24th September 2020. The weather however did not prevent over 100 competitors taking part and it appears the later starters may have had the best of the conditions, when the breeze abated and rain showers ceased. Teeing off after lunch in the better conditions and returning an excellent score of 48 points, the winners were Dave Ferguson and Tony Freeman. With 24 points on each half of the course there were some tremendous scoring from the duo with Dave Ferguson coming in on eleven of the holes and Tony being very consistent on the other seven. They each win a £50 voucher. Just one point behind and leading in the clubhouse for a big part of the day, after their early start, playing in the poorer conditions were Rod Hill and Paul Hankin, who returned a score of 47 points. They each win a £40 voucher. Dan Green and Bailey Mawer took third spot and win £30 voucher with 45 points. There were no twos recorded by any member in the twos club.

Swindell's Cup

Completed on Monday 21st September 2020

The season long individual knockout Swindell’s Cup was completed on Monday 21st September 2020 when the two finalists Tom Drant (handicap 19) and Bailey Mawer (handicap 12) fought out the final tie. The match was refereed by Steve Fenty and the weather was perfect. The late September sunshine was glorious with hardly a breath of wind and conditions were perfect. There was never a lot in the match with it being nip and tuck all the way round. Tom took an early lead by winning the first after receiving a shot. The match was back to all square after the second and then Bailey went ahead after the third hole. Tom won the 5th hole on a shot only for Bailey to drag it back again to all square after six holes. Again. it was nip and tuck with Tom tacking advantage of his shot of the 8th hole, only once again on the par three ninth hole for Bailey to level the round. Bailey won all the par threes on the front nine to be all square after nine holes. Giving a shot away on the difficult tenth hole Bailey got his nose in front to lead once again in the tie, when he managed a very credible par. It was once again all square after the eleventh with Tom taking advantage of his shot. It remained that way until the fourteenth when Tom went one up again and the he won the fifteenth with a par to go two up for the first time in the match. The sixteenth was halved in par and at dormy two and holes running out Bailey was unable to come back once again and Tom ran out the winner. It was a tremendous hard fought final and it’s a pity there was a loser. Bailey who won the same competition in 2016 was unable to win the competition for the second time. After only his second year at the club Tom has won one of the major competitions. Success however comes at cost. In line with tradition the winner of this prestigious knockout competition has had his handicap reduced by one shot. Tom is also in the final of the Wilf Vincent doubles final so he is having a good year.

White Cup

Sunday 20th September 2020

The mixed betterball pairs White Cup was contested on Sunday 20th September 2020. The weather stayed fine and dry with the sun shining although it got a little chilly during the late afternoon as the competition finished. It was a very tight fought out affair with five teams all finishing within one point of each other and the count back procedure had to be implemented. Club Captain Ian Coutts and his partner Jackie Guilder won the competition with 38 points. Ann and Terry Trott also returned the same score and after an identical back nine, the count back went down to the back three scores. With six points against a score of five points the competition was decided. The minor places were similarly close with Sue Collis and Selwyn Shelton taking third spot with a back nine of 20 points edging out Shelagh Everitt and Garry Hawkins who mustered 19 points and Annette Paddison and Tony Shepherd who also could only muster 19 points.

September Medal

Saturday 19th September 2020

There was a fresher feel to the weather with a north easterly brisk wind but the sun was shining and it remained fine and dry for the medal competition on Saturday 19th September 2020. With the course being in superb condition it was anticipated that some good scores could be returned. From the 124 competitors there were eleven who shot under par and the best score of the day was in division two by Chris Sparkes who shot a nett 63. He finished four shots clear of Joseph Wood who returned a score of 67. In third place with a nett 68 was Howard Goodwin who finished one shot clear on Mick McNally who had one of his better rounds of the year when he returned an under-par round of 69. In division one, Graham Thompson had a good round returning a winning score of 65, finishing two shots ahead of Selwyn Shelton who returned a nett 67. John Grest took third place ahead of Dave Herring, after a count back, when they both returned scores of 68. Division three was won by Jim Leahy with a nett 67. He finished one shot ahead of Neil Ellis who had to be contend with second place. In third placed with a nett 69 was Mahadeva Manohar with a nett 69. The first three members in each division now qualify for the Medal Trophy final which takes place on Sunday 4th October 2020. The winner of each division wins a £50 voucher. The runner up receives a £30 voucher with the third place receives a £20 voucher. There was a shortage of twos this week with only three being recorded. Dave Herring was successful on the 2nd hole, Marc Bradley on the 6th hole and Neill Ellis on the long par 3, ninth hole. Each two is worth £40.
The course analysis report indicated the four hardest holes of the day were the 11th, 17th, 14th and 8th holes all playing on average 1.50 over par. The three easiest holes all playing just under one shot over par, were the 16th, 18th and 3rd holes.

Lady Presidents Day

Tuesday 15th September 2020

It was a glorious day for the Lady President Sue Pick when the ladies played a stableford competition for the Presidents Cup on Tuesday 15th September 2020. It was wall to wall sunshine with above average temperature and very little, if any breeze, creating some ideal golfing conditions. Jane Peacock ran out the winner with 37 points. She finished one shot clear of Isobel Goulsbra who ended up with 36 points. With 33 points Sheila Dunk finished on third place. Hilda Webb won the 9-hole competition with Pam lee taking the runners up spot. The two separate nearest the pin competitions on the second hole were won by Helen Lazonby and Sue Collis. Lady Captain Claire Coutts won the longest drive.

Binbrook Trophy

Saturday 12th September 2020

It stayed fine and dry for the Binbrook Trophy competition on Saturday 12th September 2020, with the westerly breeze being the main dominating feature. It was another excellent turn out for the pair’s competition with individuals allowed 90% of their playing handicap. With an excellent score of 46 points, and winning a £50 voucher each, Tim Seaton and Tony Shepherd took the honour. They finished one point clear of Dan Green and Bailey Mawer who returned a card with 45 points and win a £40 voucher each. They are probably ruing a couple of par threes, the sixth and thirteenth when they could only manage one point on each hole. The countback procedure was implemented to decide the other minor places with a couple of teams returning scores of 44 points. With a better back nine of 21 points and winning a £30 voucher each, Dave Proudlove and Club Captain Ian Coutts took third place. They edged out Tommy Leonard and Mark Finney, who win a voucher to the value of £20 each, for finishing in fourth place, when they could only manage 20 points on the back nine. Their score could have been much better had it not been for the one point each on the final holes, seventeen and eighteen. Jimmy Cribb and Martin Nangle took fifth place with 43 points and each receive a £15 voucher. There were ten twos recorded and each is valued at £13.60 each. A favourable pin position on the second accounted for six of them from Steve Dobbs, Bailey Mawer, Michael Foley, Ian Coutts, Carl Young and Phil Flowers. The only two on the sixth hole was from club captain Ian Coutts, his second of the day. The other three were on the thirteenth hole from Paul Hadfield, Martin Nangle and Tim Seaton.

Ladies Club Championship

Tuesday 8th September 2020

The ladies completed their 36-hole club championship on Tuesday 8th September 2020 and winner was the ladies captain Claire Coutts. The runner up was younger sister Di Coutts. The ladies senior champion was Sheila Dunk and the runner up was Jackie Rahill. The 9-hole winner was Pam Lee.

Seniors Dougie Bashforth Memorial Trophy

Monday 7th September 2020

On Monday 7th September 2020 members of the senior section competed for the Dougie Bashforth Memorial Trophy. Once again, for the second consecutive year the winner was Raj Kumar, however it was a hard fought out encounter when Stuart Falconer returned the same amount of points and the competition had to be decided by the count back rules. They both returned scores of 33 points and with a back nine of 18 points Raj was triumphant over Stuart who could only manage 16 points. John Alcock finished in third place, after a count back with 32 points.

Hole In One

Sunday 6th September 2020

Congratulations to Sue Collis who obtained her first ever hole in one whilst playing in a competition at North Shore, Skegness on Sunday 6th September 2020.

Invitation Day

Saturday 5th September 2020

It stayed fine and dry for the Clubs Invitation Day on Saturday 5th September 2020 although the weather certainly had an autumnal feel to it, especially for the early starters and the competitors teeing off late in the day. There was a full field and a tremendous turn out with over 150 competitors participating. Members invited guests from over 30 different clubs, both North and South of the Humber and from as far afield as York, Harrogate, Knarsborough and Davenport. The betterball stableford, with each individual playing off 90% of their playing handicap, is always a popular format. With an excellent score of 47 points, Paul Denton playing off his club handicap of 21 (nett19) and his guest from Woodhall Spa, Chris Pickett playing off 17 (nett 15) mastered the conditions successfully to win the competition by 5 clear shots and both win an £80 voucher. Both players equally contributed to the total by scoring on 9 holes each. After a count back for second place, Mark Fenty, playing off 21 (nett 19) and his guest from Waltham, Neal Pearce, playing off 12 (nett11) each win a voucher to the value of £60. After identical back nine scores of 22, they had a back six score of 14 points. With a back six score of 13 points, Joe Foster playing off scratch and his guest from Harrogate Golf Club, Dan Mawer, playing off 12 (nett) took third spot and win £50 vouchers. Fourth place was taken by Jason Render, playing off 13 (nett 12) with a score of 41 points with his guest Robin Paduch, playing off 13 (nett 12) from Cleethorpes Golf Club. They both win a voucher to the value of £35. There were six teams who returned scores of 40 points and after the count back once again, Dan Green, playing off 12 (nett 11) and his guest from Waltham Steve Court, playing off 25 (nett 23) with 21 points on the back 9 ended up in fifth spot and each win a voucher to the value of £25. The nearest the pin competition on the 6th hole and winning a box of golf balls was Lee Dumelow from Waltham Golf Club. The longest drive on the 420 yard, 17th hole and winning a box of balls was another Waltham member, Jamie Nicholson. Playing of a handicap of 18 (nett16), his drive left him an approach shot into green of approximately 90 yards. There were eleven twos recorded and each is valued at £14. On the second hole Andrew Howard, Lee Dumelow and Mike Foley were successful. On the 6th hole, twos were obtained by Phil Marshall, Wayne Irvine, George Westerman and Mark Warner. Rob Stratford was the only player to obtain a two on the long par 3, ninth hole. George Westerman helped himself to his second two of the day on the thirteenth hole together with Kieran Gray and Steve Laister. The competitors found the hardest hole was the long par 4, stroke index one, 11th hole which was playing 1.61 over par. The easiest hole of the day was the 4th hole, stroke index 16, which was playing 0.25 above par.

Professionals Putter

Thursday 3rd September 2020

It was a dull, wet and miserable start, after overnight rain, for the early participants in the Professionals Putter competition on Thursday 3rd September 2020. The early starters had to be content with the wet conditions and odd shower, but by early afternoon the sun had broken through and it turned out to be very pleasant indeed, although the wind gradually strengthened during the course of the day, but it kept dry. The competition was split into two divisions for members with handicaps 0 – 15 and 16 upwards. Dave Harding, playing off his handicap of 18, who teed off at 10.30am, missing the early rain and managing to complete his round before the wind got too strong returned a score of 41 points, reflecting the better conditions to win the competition, with the best score overall. He wins a £60 voucher. He finished one shot ahead of Thomas Drant, playing off his handicap of 21, who again teed off in the middle of the day in the better conditions. Tom wins a £35 voucher and his card could have been much better with a zero score on the fifth hole and two one pointers on the back nine. In third place in division two was Rod Hill who scored 38 points and wins a £15 voucher. Spenny Wressell, playing off 13, headed the rankings in division one with a score of 38 points and wins a £50 voucher. His score could also have been much better with four one pointers on the card. He finished one point ahead of Bailey Mawer who took second place, with 37 points winning a £35 voucher. Bailey is also probably reflecting on the two holes when he didn’t score and a couple on single pointers. With a better back nine of 19 points Pete Gibbins snatched third place, after a count back from Wayne Irvine. Both members have been allocated a £15 voucher. There were six twos recorded. Three were recorded on the 6th hole from Nick Cutsforth, Steve Dobbs and Spenny Wressell. Pete Gibbins was successful on the 9th hole and the other two were recorded on the 13th hole from Nick Bagnall and Paul Fenty. Due to there being no twos recorded in the previous competition it was a roll over for the twos and each is valued at £29.

Bradley Bowl

Monday 31st August 2020

The first mixed competition of the season was completed on Monday 31st August 2020. The Bradley Bowl which is a betterball stableford competition was won by Julia and Som Roy.

Club Captains Day

Sunday 30th August 2020

After some severe weather 24 hours previously, and in the preceding week, it stayed fine, although dull at times, for Club Captains Day on Sunday 30th August 2020. It was a nice surprise to wake up to glorious sunshine which stayed with us for most of the day, interspersed by some ominous looking cloud, but it stayed dry which was the main thing. Even the strong north easterly blustery wind, that caused some tree damage on the course had rescinded, but was still blowing sufficiently to cause some concern and make club selection tricky. All bunkers however, were once again GUR due to the inclement weather. Although this was the second competition over the same weekend there was an excellent turn out from all sections of the club. Club Captain, Ian Coutts, in line with tradition had changed the course somewhat, including the placement of pins and it made the members think a wee bit. There were nearest the pin prizes on all the par 3’s and longest drive on the 17th fairway. The Captain greeted all the members on the first tee and the Halfway House was open with BBQ style refreshments available for the competitors. We must thank the Halfway House staff for their commitment on the day, which was very time consuming but very much appreciated by all the players. Well done indeed. Scoring was not easy on the changed holes and pins and given the course was playing much longer than of late, after all the heavy rain, which the course needed, it was no surprise that members found scoring difficult. From the 120 players taking part, only three members managed to shoot better than par. Playing off his handicap of 34 twenty-year-old Owen Peart won his first golfing trophy when he returned a score of 39 points to win the Captains Cup and a voucher for £100. He finished one shot ahead of his grand-father, Garry Patterson, who won the same trophy 12 months ago, when he returned a under par score of 38 points and wins a voucher to the value of £75. James Fenty finished in third place with sub-par round of 37 points and wins a £50 voucher. Dave Saville, after winning the Angora Cup, 24 hours previously ended up in fourth spot, after a count back, (21 points on the back nine) to take fourth place and a £25 voucher – a good weekends work for Dave. The best ladies score and winner of their individual competition was Julie Simpson with 31 points. Trish Goodwin finished one shot adrift to take second place. The nearest the pin winners were Ash Maddocks on the second hole, 2 foot away. Andy Martin on the 6th hole, 3 metres away. Colin Welsh on the 9th hole 2.3 metres away. The guest prize on this hole went to Craig Coutts, 1.13 metres away. Rob Flowers was successful on the 13th hole, under 4 foot away. The longest drive on the 17th hole went to Dave Ferguson. The Past Captains prize winner was John Tinker, after a count back, with 33 points, edging Bob Daughney into second place. The committee prize went to Alan Douglas with 33 points. There was an excellent attendance for the clubhouse presentation afterwards with most of the prize winners being present together with members, family and friends. It was a very nice atmosphere and something after a very indifferent year, for the Club Captain, we hope he will remember.

Stableford Competition

Saturday 29th August 2020

For those members not eligible for the Angora Cup (handicap 19 and upwards) there was an individual stableford competition with 43 members participating in the blustery, much colder conditions than of late, with the course also playing much longer, given the recent heavy rains, which meant all bunkers were classed as GUR.
There is no doubt that the wind was once again the major factor to contend with and when the persistent rain did arrive, particularly in later in the day, conditions were very unpleasant indeed, creating very testing conditions. A number of members walked off the course and nil returned trying to fight the atrocious condition so it is all credit to those who did persevere and finish their rounds. Young Ryan Piggott who started this short season playing off 28, was the only person to shoot under par to win the competition and a £40 voucher, when he returned 39 points. His handicap has now been reduced to 13. Dale Munson playing off 3, shot an excellent par round of 36 points and finished in second place winning a £30 voucher. Dale is playing well having shot a nett 66 in the Midweek Medal on Thursday. After a count back, Shaun Wood took third place with 35 points and wins a £20 voucher, edging out Steve Parker who had to be content with fourth place. There were no twos to report in either of the competitions and the twos club roll over into Captains Day.

Angora Cup

Saturday 29th August 2020

It was a mixed bag of weather, with strong blustery winds and some persistent rain, particularly during the afternoon, for the Angora cup and alternative stableford played on Saturday 29th August 2020. It really was a miserable a day weather wise with a number of members not going out and walking off the course due to the conditions. After the recent spell of heavy rain and strong winds all the bunkers for the weekend were classed as GUR and there was also some tree damage on the course. The Angora Cup has a restricted entry condition with only members with handicaps of 19 and above eligible to take part. There were only two players who shot under par and mastering the conditions best of all was Dave Saville who playing off his handicap of 21, shot a nett 67, to win the cup. He also wins a £40 voucher. He finished two shots clear of Sam Walker, who playing off his handicap of 23, shot an excellent under par round of 69. He had to be content however, with second place, and wins a £30 voucher. Jason Nutting with a round of 74, took third place, after a count back, and wins a £20 voucher, edging Neil Ellis into 4th spot. For the first time this year there were no twos recorded in either of the competitions – it’s a roll over.

Gilbey Cup

Final completed on Thursday 27th August 2020.

The Gilbey Cup, which is an old horse racing trophy, and presented to the Club by Sir Walter Gilbey, a sporting baronet, has been contested at the Club since 1926. The trophy is a solid silver chalice and it has been suggested it holds three gallons of liquid. – pleased I’m not filling that up then. It is one of the hardest trophies, if not the hardest, to win in the golf club calendar. First of all, members have to qualify by finishing in the top 16 in a stroke play event (The Warner Cup). A draw is then made and these members play in a separate match-play competition over short period of time and it culminates in a final over 36 holes for the two finalists.
It stayed fine and dry for the final on Thursday 27th August 2020 and after 18 holes the two participants could not be separated. Joe Foster, playing off his handicap of 4 went 2 up after four holes and played par golf for the first nine holes but Dave Ferguson, playing off his handicap of 7 and receiving three shots, managed to square the match after 9 holes. The back nine was a complete opposite with Dave Ferguson taking a two-shot lead after holes ten and eleven, where he was receiving shots. A birdie on fourteen by Joe Foster saw him narrow the gap but Dave hid straight back to record a birdie on fifteen to once again take a two-shot lead. Joe won the last two holes, with an excellent birdie, on the long par 4, seventieth hole and then winning the eighteenth with a standard par four to level up the match.
The second 18 holes did not go to plan for Joe and after two holes he found himself two down. He quickly narrowed the gap to one after the third hole, only to go further behind after the fourth hole when Dave recorded the first eagle of the day, being pin high, just off the green for two, he rolled in a long put to go two ahead once again. Receiving a shot on the fifth hole, both players were on the green in regulation but out of the blue they both three putted to give Dave a further advantage. Joe won the sixth with a regulation par to close the gap to two. After sharing pars on seven and eight there was still two in it when they played the ninth. Joe ended up pin high, but just off the green on the left in the semi rough, but looking at a fairly straightforward (if there is such a thing) chip and run. From the tee, Dave took a provisional ball thinking that his first shot may be out of bounds. He missed the green to the right and was relieved to find his first ball just in bounds, but it required a very delicate chip with the pin not being in his favour. Joe didn’t execute the best of chip shots and left himself a good 20 foot away from the pin. In contrast Dave hit a wonder chip which landed softly and ended up about 8 foot away. Joe’s long put lipped out and Dave sank his put to pull off an excellent win against the odds to give him a three-shot lead at the turn, after 27 holes. Receiving shots on holes ten and eleven and being on the green in regulation on both of them, Dave won both holes after Joe lipped out for a birdie on eleven, after being well out of position off the tee, in the trees on the right with 209 yards to the green. This gave Dave an unassailable 5 shot lead and a distinct advantage with only 7 holes to play. Dave was in trouble on the twelfth when his approach shot from the tight angle, close the trees on the left, caught one of the overhanging branches to leave him with a 50-yard shot into the green. He managed to chip up to approximately 15 feet and duly sank his putt for a par 4. It may have been enough to put a little pressure on Joe whose approach shot landed just left of the pin and about 7 foot away. Joe had to sink the put to win the hole as halves were of no use to him but once again, he just lipped out. Nothing was dropping for Joe. The match ended on the 13th green when both players missed the green off the tee. Joe was short on the right and had a relatively easy chip, once again to get up and down but he again left his chip well short. On the other hand, Dave was in the front bunker which was extremely wet, given the recent rain. He once again pulled off a magnificent shot from the sand to leave himself a six-footer which he duly put away. Joe missed his put to lose the hole and the match. The caddies, referee and spectators clapped and thanked both players for some excellent golf. Both players were around par for the course and had the chipping and putting been a little better from Joe, there may have been a different outcome. There was some tremendous golf played by both members and Dave just had one of those days (well afternoon at least) when everything he did paid off. It was also so noticeable how both players congratulated each other on their shots and the match was played in a very sporting attitude and tremendous spirit – credit to both of them. Joe had previously won the trophy in 2016 and was hoping to finish off his amateur career with a win, although it wasn’t to be, as he has applied to become a professional golfer, and is very hopeful his application will be successful. He certainly pulled off some shots to warrant his success – best of luck Joe in your career path – just remember where you learnt your trade.

Midweek Medal

Thursday 27th August 2020

It was a dull start to the day, after overnight rain, but by mid-morning the sun was shining and it was quite pleasant, creating some ideal conditions for golf with hardly a breath of wind for the midweek medal. After a recent spell of wet weather, the course was playing longer than of late. The forecasted rain didn’t arrive until teatime by which time it only caught a few of the later starters. Only eight players were able to shoot under par from the 100 competitors that took part.
The best score of the day was in division three when Lee Partington shot his best round of the year to return a nett score of 65 playing off his handicap of 24. Playing off 25 Oliver Hamilton took the runners up spot with veteran John K Lambert finishing in third place with a par round of 70. Craig Hodgson took fourth place after a count back with a nett 72.
In division one Chris Tuck, playing off 10, continued his good run of steady results with a round of nett 66 to take the honour. He however was hard pressed by Dale Munson, who playing off his handicap of four, also shot a gross par round to return the same score, but had to be content with second place after the count back. Another excellent round in this division was returned by Andrew Martin when he shot a nett 67, playing off his handicap of thirteen. Fourth place went to Dan Green with a nett 70, continuing his good form after last week’s doubles win. In division two it was Paul Rahill who took the honour with a nett 68, his best round of the year also. He finished one shot clear of Elliot Broughton who returned a nett 69, relegating Wayne Irvine into third place, who lost on the count back after returning the same score. Fourth place went to Joe Wood with a nett 71. The first three members in each division qualify for the Medal Trophy final which takes place later in the year. Twos were in short supply with only five being recorded. Jonathan Peterson was once again successful on the second hole. There were two on the sixth hole from Dave Herring and Rod Oldham (well played Rod – it’s the first for many a year) with the final two being on the 13th hole from Suresh Babu and Elliot Broughton. Each two is valued at £18. The winners of each division win a voucher to the value of £35 with the runners up receiving a £20 voucher and £15 allocated to members who finished third with a £10 voucher for fourth spot.





Clubhouse Trophy

Saturday 22nd August 2020

The strong blustery wind was the dominating feature of the day when the members played a better-ball stableford competition for the Clubhouse Trophy on Saturday 22nd August 2020. The wind however, had eased considerably from 24 hours previously, when the ball was oscillating on the greens and there were gusts up to 50mph. Remarkably, the members kept dry, there were plenty of heavy showers in the area, which had been forecasted, but the heavy rain did not arrive until 6pm, when most, if not all, the members had completed their rounds. Playing off 90% of their individual handicaps, it was surprising that the conditions did not deter the members, too much, with over 66% of the field shooting par or better. There were some excellent scores returned given the conditions. Daniel Webber and Danny Green, both playing off handicaps of 12 (nett 11), won the trophy with 45 points, with an excellent back nine of 25 points, which included three birdies. They finished two points clear of their nearest rivals. Calum Sedgewick, playing off his handicap of 27 (nett 24) and James Fenty playing off 28 (nett 25) finished in second place, with 43 points, after a count back, with a back nine of 24. Three other teams also finished on 43 points and two of them both returned scores of 22 points on the back nine. It went down to the back six and with 16 points, Tommy Leonard, playing off 12 (nett11) and Dave Saville, playing off 21 (nett 19) took third place. With 15 points on the back six, Jim Leahy, playing off 21 (nett18) and Neil Ellis, playing off 20, (nett 18) ended up in fourth place. In fifth place with a back nine of 20 points were Garry Reynolds and Dave Harding. Vouchers have been issued to the first five places. The winners win £50 vouchers each, runners up £40, third place £30, fourth place £20 and the final fifth place £15. The twos club paid £12 per two and there were ten of them achieved on the 2nd hole by Tommy Leonard, Jon Tyson, Steve Bloomer & Alex Flowers. On the sixth hole by Dave Wood, Gary Patterson and Jonathan Patterson. Michael Foley was successful on the 13th hole together with Simon Bishop and Dave Evison. The course analysis report shows that the hardest hole on the day was the first hole playing 1.41 over par. The easiest hole was the 18th playing 0.21 over par.




August Medal

Saturday 15th August 2020

It was a dull and overcast day, although still quite warm and it remained dry, for the majority of the day, with very little breeze for the 145 members who took part in the Medal competition on Saturday 15th August 2020. All the medals are split into three divisions, with the first three members in each division, this year, qualifying for the Medal Trophy final, played later in the season. There were some excellent scores returned in the favourable conditions, with thirty-one members shooting par or better. The best score of the day was returned in division two by Colin Welsh who shot a nett 64, playing off his handicap of 14, two shots ahead of Peter Calvert, who playing of his handicap of 16 shot a nett 66. Three members in the same division shot one under par, 69 and the countback procedure was implemented to decide the minor places. With an identical back nine, the positions were decided by the back six scores. Stephen Turnbull with a nett 20, took third place. Robert Turner had to be content with fourth place with a back six of 23 and Dusty Hardisty was relegated into fifth place and just misses out on the prizes. In division one the winner was Steve Dobbs (last year’s Medal Trophy winner) with a nett 67. He finished one shot clear of three other players who returned scores of 68. After the count back, Peter Dobson finished in the runners up position with John Watson taking third place and Mike Foley ending up in fourth place. In division three Paul Fenty took the honour with a nett 67, one shot clear of Fraser Dunn who returned a score of 68 with Paul Hickling finishing in third place with a nett 69. Also, in the prizes in fourth place, with a nett 70 was Craig Hardy.
The winner of each division wins a £45 voucher with the runners up valued at £35. £25 has been awarded to the third-place member with a £15 voucher being awarded for the fourth spot. There were ten twos recorded and each is valued at £13.60. Ian Lord was successful on the 6th hole together with Michael Foley, Tim Seaton and Chris Adams. Garry Reynolds was successful on the long par 3, ninth hole and there were five others on the 13th hole from Dale Munson, Steve Fenty, Simon Bishop, Jon Patterson and Thomas Johnson. The course analysis report shows that the 2nd hole was the hardest, playing 1.79 shots over par, followed by the 17th and 8th holes playing 1.59 and 1.50 over par respectively. The easiest hole was the 15th playing 0.67 over par, followed by the 13th and 3rd holes playing 0.76 and 0.83 over par respectively. The Medal Trophy final is scheduled for Sunday 4th October 2020.









Coutts Salver

Saturday 8th August 2020

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

Naval Trophy

Thursday 6th August 2020

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

Lady Captains Day

Tuesday 4th August 2020

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

Club Championship

Saturday 1st August 2020

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


Ladies Open Am Am

Friday 31st July 2020

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

Warner Cup (Gilbey Cup Qualifyer)

Saturday 25th July 2020

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

Hole In One

Saturday 25th July 2020

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

Navy Cup

Thursday 23rd July 2020

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


Ladies Grannies Cup

Tuesday 21st July 2020

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


Senior Championship - Curry Cup & Veterans Vase

Saturday 18th July 2020

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

Individual Stableford

Saturday 18th July 2020

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

Bloomer Cup

Saturday 11th July 2020

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


July Medal

Saturday 4th July 2020

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



Hole In One

Friday 3rd July 2020

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

3ball Am Am

Saturday 27th June 2020

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





Stableford Competition

Saturday 20th June 2020.

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

Spring Am-Am

Saturday 21st March 2020

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

St Patrick's Day Texas Scramble

Saturday 14th March 2020

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

St David's Day Am-Am

Saturday 7th March 2020

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