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Week ending Saturday 1 st February 2020
Tuesday 29 th January. A message from Steve Markham …. Past Captain. "The news that Bob Goddard has retired from golf is a shock and a disappointment for me. As seniors captain last year, Bob always supported me 100% and his backing was very much appreciated. He was always welcome in my company and he always brought a ready smile to my face. I would like to publicly thank him for that support and wish him all the very best for the future." Notice. Please take note gentlemen that it has been decided by the committee to do away with the three yellow tee qualifiers shown on the Event Diary, these will now be normal roll ups played off the blues which are now all qualifiers. Todays Competition. Winter Stableford Week 11. On a bright, breezy and fairly chilly morning 40 seniors set out, aiming for a few more points in the table. Scoring appears to have been a little difficult with returns being a lot lower than in recent weeks. Results as follows. Division 1 1 st place with 36 points …. John Goff. 2 nd place with 35 points …. the ever-present Ian Rice. 3 rd place with 33 points …. Ray Taylor. Division 2 1 st place with 37 points a.c.b, top score of the day earning 12 points on the table … Ian Collis. 2 nd place with 37 points a.c.b. …. Jerry Jolly. 3 rd place with 36 points …. Graham Purslow. 2’s Competition. We had three claimants today, Jerry Jolly, Andy Parrott and Geoff Osborne. Winter League Knockout. Two matches played today. John Mason & Stewart Picton beat Dave Wilson & John Downey. Brain Kirby & Alistair Scott halved with Mark Webb & Keith Terry. Handicap Adjustments. Decreases Ian Collis 26 to 25 New exact h/cap 25.2. Increases Tim Andrews 21 to 22 New exact h/cap 21.5. David Nelson 28 to 29 New exact h/cap 28.5. Andrew Parrott 15 to 16 New exact h/cap 15.5. On the Course. Ali makes the headlines again. Rip arrived at the course on Tuesday morning to take part in a Winter League Knockout match. Interested in the turnout for the Winter Stableford he went into the pro’s shop to have a look at the entry sheet, he was surprised to see that his partner had entered the competition and was out on the course. Rip borrowed a buggy and set off in pursuit of Alistair, fortunately he had only got as far as the 2 nd , having played two shots to the front of the green. Retrieving his ball and then loading Alistair into the buggy, kneeling on the seat facing backwards enabling him to tow his trolly back to the 1 st Tee in preparation for the knockout match. The question of practice on the course was raised, but quickly dropped when it was stated that we were seniors after all. As a matter of interest, Alistair did play very well in the match which was halved. oooOOOooo Thursday 30th January All change on today’s programme, the planned “ yellow tee” qualifiers have now been cancelled and standard roll up competitions will take their place – see the Events Diary. The roll up today was All to count so no hiding place for anyone. Thirty One Seniors signed in for the fun. The weather was kind to all, the temperature was above the annual average for the time of year, wind was very calm for Rutland County and there was no sun to blind everyone when playing south. Captains Notices 1. The sheets for the first two matches are on the notice board in the locker room. Please add your names in plenty of time. 2. Entry sheets are also up for the Captain v Vice Captains Challenge, please add your names a.s.a.p. 3. I am also looking for helpers to man the half-way house on Inter Club match days. Sheet on the notice board. 4. Captains Drive In will take place on Thursday 27th prior to roll up. The measurement for the driving distance is in YARDS. Try your luck at £1.00 a go to guess the length of the Captains Drive. Today’s Results The winning score was 103 points, pipping four groups on 101 points. The team taking pride of place, all remained for the prize giving and photos. Mike Martin, Dave Purvis and Dave Grieve. Best front 9 ……. Pete Chippendale with 22points. Best back 9 ……. Mike Martin with 22 points a.c.b. Winter League Knockout. Ian Wright & Barry Malthouse beat Simon Gauntley & Andrew Counsell. Jerry Jolly & Steve Moss beat Nick Nicolle & Ron Jenkins. oooOOOooo Top of page