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Week ending Saturday 7th September 2019
Monday 2nd SeptemberThe Seniors team visited the lovely course at Elton Furze today. The course was in great condition and the weather. The only detrimental comment heard was “There are too many ###### trees “. In the main everyone seemed to enjoy the hospitality the golf and the excellent meal. The only down was that we went down by 4 to 2.Captain reported ……. There was a NTP on the 15th. Elton’s captain fired first and flew left over a huge hedge, a distance into the field beyond. His partner then fired into a thicket on the right - ball lost. I fired directly into the hedge on the left and Simon followed their captains lead but went further! So, all four players were three off the tee, never witnessed that before. A lovely value for money meal followed and Stuart Butler won NTP.oooOOOooo
Tuesday 3rd SeptemberBright sunshine and a brisk south easterly breeze greeted those taking part in this years Seniors Open. The field was set on its way by our dedicated starter Richard Simmons, who set his stall on the 1st tee ready greet and dispatch each group. The course had been set up with nearest the pin markers on all the par 3’s. The half-way house had been suitably stocked and manned by Maureen Jenkins, Maureen Brown and Julia Kirby.Before the prizes were presented Ron Jenkins (the Organiser) and Seniors Captain Steve Markham gave their thanks to all those who had worked behind the scenes bothon the day and leading up to the event for their efforts.The Days Results.Top Six Placings. 1st place, Brian Kirby, R.C.G.C. with 40 points. 2nd place, Andrew Boyce, R.C.G.C. with 39 points. 3rd place, Dave Grieve, R.C.G.C. with 37 points a.c.b. 4th place, Trevor Watts, Lakeside with 37 points a.c.b. 5th place, Bob Chown, Lakeside with 37 points a.c.b. 6th place. Gary Pearce, Toft with 37 points a.c.b. Brian Kirby recieves his trophy.Best Front 9 ……… Peter Kelleher R.C.G.C. with 21 points.Best Back 9 ……… Steve Marham R.C.G.C. with 22 points.Nearest the Pins.4th …….. Brain Arkle.7th …….. Dave Grieve. 13th ……… Tony Hodson,15th ……. Paul Burke,17th …… John Rudin.2’s Competition.There were 5 twos scored, one on the 15th by Paul Burke, 4 on the 17th by Paul Eales, John Killin, Trevor Watts and John Rudin.Handicap Adjustments :DecreasesBrian Kirby 26 to 25 New exact 24.6.Andrew Boyce17 to 16New exact 16.3.IncreasesNigel Coombs20 to 21 New exact 20.5.Phil Cuttle15 to 16New exact 15.5.Nicholas Lewis20 to 21New exact 20.5.
Thursday 5th SeptemberNumbers were low for the roll up today as a large number of the section attended the funeral of John Bremner. It was great to see such a large contingent at the crematorium to say goodbye to such a popular member of the section. His daughter commented that “he would have been embarrassed by the numbers”. Many also made their way to “The Bull” at Market Deeping for the wake.For the 22 members who turned up for golf Andrew Boyce organised an individual stableford competition.The results were:First place with 38 points ……. John Rudin.2nd place with 34 points ……… Pete Kelleher.3rd place with 32 points a.c.b. ……. Derrick Bell.oooOOOoooTop of page