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Week ending Saturday 9th November 2019
Tuesday 5 th November Week 4 of the Winter Stableford, my how time flies. We had a field of 48 today trying to improve their position in the competition. Scoring was not quite so good, not as many handicap changes this week. Captains Notices. 1. We are short of someone to manage Thursday's roll-up, owing to most of the available committee being involved in the friendly 'inter club' match twixt Luffenham Heath Old boys (very) and RCGC, which tees off later after a nice breakfast. 2. The draw for the AGM stableford is done and on the web site, plus in the locker room. Don't be late, it's a shotgun start. 3. The senior members trolley rescue system sprang into action today. Mr Jolly, while playing the thirteenth, activated his launch control and it was due to finish around the 14th green. Luckily, Scott of the Baston spotted the vagrant trolley and dispatched John Phipps to intercept (though Phipps says he sprinted like Usain Bolt). Naturally, there was a ten guinea charge for this service. 4. As this is my last report as seniors captain, I would like to thank Rip Kirby for his splendid job with the web page and also thank every single member for allowing me the privilege and for keeping me honest for a year! If I upset anyone, it means they listened! Be lucky and keep the revs up. Todays Results: Division 1: 1st place: Simon Gauntley 43 points. plus 12 points in the Winter Stableford. 2nd place: John Crossley 38 points a.c.b. 3rd place : Derek Cooper 38 points a.c.b. Division 2: 1st place Jerry Jolly 36 points. 2nd place Pete Chippendale 35 points. 3rd place Dave Grieve 34 points. 2’s Competition: Just one 2 scored today, it was scored on the 17th by Pete Chippendale. A nice little pot with 42 members entering the competition, added to his second place in the 2nd division it should cover his beer bill this week. Well played Pete. Thursday 7 th November Today was almost a complete wash out. Can the course take much more rain before it has to be closed? The planned match between the North Luffenham Old Crows and RCGC Originals was almost cancelled, it was played over just the back 9, which had plenty of casual water and resulted in a win for the Old Crows by 5½ to 2½. We had a fantastic breakfast – thanks to Aggie in the kitchen – then waited for 11a.m. when the rain was scheduled to stop. The first group got to the 16th fairway before the rain recommenced and we got slightly damp but others behind got wetter – up to soaked. But it was a great day and conducted in good spirits. TUESDAY 12 th NOVEMBER Seniors A.G.M. Please note gentlemen that you should keep a watch on this site to keep up with what is happening on Tuesday as far as the shot gun start is concerned. A course check will be carried out on Monday to see if we will be playing golf or not. The A.G.M WILL take place at 2p.m. whether there is golf or not. Simone has requested that anyone who would like to eat before the A.G.M. should pre order to avoid the shambles we had last year. Top of page.