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Week ending Saturday 12th October 2019

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Tuesday 8th October

Success, we have beaten the weather and managed to complete the October Medal which is the final event in the Order of Merit. Forty One players finally entered for the event, on a fine but rather breezy morning. There was a possibility of rain promised for later in the day but nothing of any note arrived.

Captains Notices

1. I spent an hour with Eric Norton last Saturday; he sends his best to all. He would appreciate hearing from any of you who knew him or even better if you could pay him a visit. I have his address in Great Casterton. 2. Seniors Christmas Dinner. All is arranged for the Black Horse, Baston, on the Tuesday 3rd December. The menu is on the web site (Week Ending Saturday 5th October) and also on the notice board in the locker room. See Keith Wright with your menu choice and deposits (£10 per head). 3. I have a medium and large senior’s team shirt and a medium and large jumper for sale, a donation to the charity pot could secure a sale. 4. I would like to introduce a new member to the section, Mark Webb. Today’s Results. Division 1 1st place with a nett 75 Alan Garner. 2nd place with a nett 76 a.c.b. Tony Whiting. 3rd place with a nett 76 a.c.b. Rod Goss. Division 2 1st place with a nett 74 David Nelson. 2nd place with a nett 75 David Grieve. 3rd place with a nett 77 Ian Collis. 2’s Competition. There were no 2’s today so the pot all went into the Captains Charity. Nearest the pin on 4th ……………… Dave Crooks. Nearest the pin on 17th ……………. Dave Crooks. Handicap Adjustments There were no reductions. Handicap increases. Derrick Bell. 32 to 33. New exact h/cap 32.5. John Hastings. 16 to 17. New exact h/cap 16.5. Ron Jenkins. 19 to 20. New exact h/cap 19.5. Jerry Jolly, 22 to 23. New exact h/cap 22.5. Out on the Course. Your correspondent has once again been instructed to report a senior incident on the course. A certain Scotsman was playing the 6th green and left his trolley by the green. After putting out he turned round to find that his trolley had GONE. A search produced nothing, until a friendly David Wilson enquired if he was looking for anything, because there was the delinquent lying in the fairway bunker on the 3rd. He is claiming a record trolley breakaway. Thursday 10 th October The rain has been replaced by the strong easterly wind, which gusted quite fiercely at times, making play very interesting. Can’t complain though, it was good just to be out in the “fresh” air. Thirty Six of the seniors took part in the 2 from 3 roll up competition. Scoring was very widely spread from the winning score of 80 points down to a lowly 56 points, conditions obviously did not suit everyone. Captains Notices. 1. Thanks to Richard Simmons for carrying out the admin duties today. 2. A reminder that the Winter Stableford Competition begins on Tuesday, playing off the BLUE TEES. A number of members who have added their names to the list have not paid their £2.00 entry fees. You will not be included in the competition until payment has been made. 3. The date has been set for the North Luffenham v Rutland County match, Thursday 7 th November. We need a few more Rutland players please, add your name to the list on the notice board. Todays Results. The winning team with the fine score of 80 points, in spite of the wind, were: Mike Gamble, Geoff Osborne and Dave Waddell. Best Front 9 with 20 points ………. Dave Waddell. Best Back 9 with 21 points ………… Alan Smith. Out on the Coarse. Trolley problems again. Was the wind a factor? Dave Purvis was almost as ill fated with his new trolley Alistair Scott, having lost control of it twice . Sorry no further information. Summer Singles Knockout. The Final of the Summer Singles was completed today, with Stuart Butler taking the honours for the third year in a row. He beat Barry Malthouse to claim the title. Congratulations to both players on their achievement. oooOOOooo
The runaway trolley.
STOP PRESS Seniors Captain encourages the youngsters. The Seniors Captain was invited to play in the first RCGC Club Captain v Juniors Challenge (Match play) competition on Sunday 13th October, unlucky for Steve Markham as he was drawn to pay against young Lucas Timby (Aged 6). Although due to the weather condition the event was restricted to four holes, this did not stop the fierce challenge on the course. The young golfer, played to his handicap and pulled out a great win over the Seniors Captain, by wining all four holes. However the Seniors will have to wait another 50 years before Lucas can play regularly with the Seniors. Lucas did praise Steve for his help and advice, well at least a thank you for a ride on his buggy?
A very proud Lucas with Steve and his medal.