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Week ending Saturday 18th May 2019
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Tuesday 14th May An early start for some, on a beautiful spring morning as the work party set the course out in preparation for The Mike Pell Memorial Trophy. A field of 78 members supported the event. The warm weather really suited some, as the scoring was very reasonable as was evident with number of handicap reductions following today’s round. Captains Notes. 1. The buggy only ever breaks down when Maurice is in it. At least the “cat of the fairway” was not on duty today. 2. The team for Melton Mowbray will be notified tonight. 3. Elton Furze team will be notified by the weekend. 4. The sheet for Thorney Lakes is now on the board in the locker room. 5. My thanks for their hard work in helping in the organising of today’s event go to, John Mason, Ron Jenkins, Maurice Arnold, John Adkins and Brian Kirby. 6. Finally it is nice to see Mike Pell’s son Mark and brother Bruce who played with us today. I now welcome Mark to make the presentations. Todays results: Nearest the marker on 2nd ………..Bob Goddard. Nearest the pin on 4th ……….. Tony Whiting. Nearest he pin in 3 on 6th …….. Malcolm Hird. Nearest the line on 8th ………. Keith Sargeson. Longest Drive on 10th ………. Ray Caley. Nearest the pin in 2 on 12th ………. Steve Moss, Nearest the pin in 3 on 16th ………… John Phipps. Nearest the pin in 2 on the 18th ……… Gerry McIntyre. Best Front 9 with 23 points ……. Stuart Butler. Best Back 9 with 22 points …….. Jim Ashworth. Two’s Competition. There were FIVE 2’s today, each receiving £14.00. They were : Stuart Butler, John Dickie, John Goff, John Killin and Tony Whiting. Division 1 Winner of the Mike Pell Memorial Trophy with 41 points a.c.b. …. Andrew Boyce. 2nd place Stuart Butler with 41 points a.c.b. 3rd place John Phipps with 40 points. Division 2 1st place Bob Bainbridge with 39 points. 2nd place with 36 points a.c.b. Ron Snape. 3rd place with 36 points a.c.b. David Nelson. Handicap Adjustments Decreases Bob Bainbridge 21 to 20 New exact Hcp 19.8. Andrew Boyce 19 to 18 New exact Hcp 17.7. Andrew Boyce 18 to 17 New exact Hcp 16.7. Stuart Butler 15 to 13 New exact Hcp 13.3. John Dickie 14 to 13 New exact Hcp 12.9. Michael Jones 17 to 16 New exact Hcp 15.8. Steven Maltby 16 to 15 New exact Hcp 15.3. John Phipps 19 to 18 New exact Hcp 18.0. Increases Alan Bainbridge 11 to 12 New exact Hcp 11.5. Peter Kelleher 17 to 18 New exact Hcp 17.5. David Lynas 12 to 13 New exact Hcp 12.5. John Mason 20 to 21 New exact Hcp 20.5. Stephen Moss 18 to 19 New exact Hcp 18.5. Reg Parker 16 to 17 New exact Hcp 16.5. Stewart Picton 19 to 20 New exact Hcp 19.5. Stories on the Course There have been many unlikely events on the golf course, but today has been exceptional. John Hastings hit a rocket from off the 5th fairway, it hit the pin and dropped in for a gross 3 and 5 points. Odds 1000-1. Stuart Butler contributed by holing for a 2 from the bunker on the left of the 7th green. Odds 1000-1. Not content he hit the wires on the 8th and then birdied the hole! Odds at least 1000-1. Cumalatively, 1000 x 1000 x 1000 = 1 billion to one. An everyday story of the Senior Section. oooOOOooo Thursday 16th May The sun continues to shine, producing another good turn out for the roll up competition and the playing of the Summer Knockout matches. Captains Notices. 1. After much effort we have agreement that fron June 1st the clubhouse will be staffed from 8:00 and special Seniors Breakfasts will be available. 2. Dave Purvis kindly has donated a very nice competition winners plaque, which we will renovate and use for a selected annual competition. This will be decided by the committee. 3. Match sheets are up in the locker room for both the Elton Furze and Thorney Lakes fixtures. 4. Away Day, Thursday 15th August to Bedford County, payments are now being accepted by Simon Gauntley and Keith Wright. £35 cheques payable to Rutland County Seniors. Results of todays 1 - 2 - 3 roll up competition. The format produced some unusually low team scores, although the individual scoring was well up to the normal average. this pointed to some wasted hole scores along the way. Teams not “dovetailing “ obviously a problem. The best of the eleven team scores was just 80 points. The winning team was: Alan Smith, John Phipps and Bob Goddard. Best front 9 with 20 points ……. Bill Murray. Best Back 9 with 21 points ……. Bill Murray. Summer Knockout Results. Doubles. Dave Wilson & John Killin beat John Crossley & Steve Markham now meet John Bremner & Ron Snape in round 2. Mat Kunen & Mike Gamble beat Andrew Counsell & Stewart Picton and pwill now play Dale Pettitt & Pete Chippendale in round 2. Ian Collis & Tom Elwood beat Gerry McIntyre & Rod Goss and still await their opponents in the next round. Singles. John Adkins beat Mick Miller and now meets Mike Gamble in roumd 2. oooOOOooo Top of Page