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Week ending Saturday 9th March 2019
PITCH MARKS We have arrived at that time of year again when we need to be reminded to repair our pitch marks. The greens are now soft and if you manage to put a towering ball on to the green it is going to leave a crater of some size. So let’s get into the habit of repairing any pitch marks we come across on the greens. Click here to view how to do this correctly.
Monday 4th March The inter club matches began today, Rutland County Seniors entertained Beedles Lakes Seniors.  In real Rutland County conditions, blowing a gale for the entire time, we unfortunately went down by 4½ to 3½. Thanks to Rose Mead and Jackie Gauntley who ran the half way house for us today. We received a very complimentary message from the captain of Beedles Lakes thanking us for our hospitality and wishing us well for the season.  The match results.   000000 Tuesday 5th March The wind continued to blow with a bit of a wintery chill saw 56 members wrap up warm to take part in the first leg of this years Captains Challenge, which finally was played as a Greensomes Competition. The result of today’s matches was a 9 matches to 5 win for the Captains Team. “Plenty of matches to go yet”. Captains Notices.     1 . The entry sheets are now on the notice board for the Summer Knockout competitions that is Singles and Doubles. Entry fee is £2.00 per person for each event, payable to Stuart Butler our Vice Captain.     2.  Hole in One club, please make your payment of £2.00 to Alan Garner a.s.a.p. you never know when it will be your lucky day.     3.  We wish Peter Knowles well, he is still in I.T.U. a very poorly boy.     4.  We learnt today that Frank Thibault is retiring from golf, his health now dictates that he can no longer play the game without suffering discomfort afterwards. We wish him well in his retirement. 0000000 Thursday 7th March
Steve Markham & John Crossley Won 4 & 2 Stuart Butler & Tony Whiting Half Simon Gauntley & Mike Gamble Lost 5 & 4 John Adkins & Jerry Jolly Won 1 up Reg Parker & Keith Wright Won 6 & 5 Charles Laverty & Peter Kelleher Lost  5 & 3 David Wilson & Dave Waddell Lost  2 & 1 Rutland County Seniors v Beedles Lakes Seniors
Date of match Opponents Matches  played Won Halved  Lost Total  Games  For Total  Games  Against 4th March 2019 Beedles Lakes (H) 1 0 0 1 3½ 4½ 11th March 2019 Rutland Water (H) 18th March 2019 Toft (H) 27th March 2019 Belton Woods (H) 15th April 2019 Corby (H) 25th April 2019 South Kyme (A) 1st May 2019 Melton Mowbray (H)
   It showed that members had watched the weather forecast this morning and heeded the warning of high winds. Just 20 souls entered their names on the roll up sheet but all but 9 saw fit to leave the course after 9 holes. Winds blew even harder than were predicted and then for good measure the rain arrived earlier as well, which was the confirming factor for most. The winning trio with a most creditable score of 37 points .       0000000 We welcome a few more new faces to Rutland County Seniors Section,                   Bill Murray                              Derrick Bell Don Lambert                                                            We hope you enjoy your     time at Rutland both on and                 off the course.    John Hastings Malcolm Hird                    John Hastings Malcolm Hird                 Melvin Baker Stevie Moss Andrew Boyce              
                    Ian Rice, Alan Garner and Ray Taylor.