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Latest News  Week-ending Saturday 23rd February 2019
 Tuesday 19th February.
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.
Fine weather continues to bless us for our golfing days, which is obviously appreciated with the excellent turnout of 54 members and fine scoring in general. Today saw the final day of the Winter Eclectic Competition which was well supported throughout, with some great scoring. The long time leader Dave Wilson, actually knocked another shot off his total today giving him a final total score of 60 bringing his net to 53. That was 3.5 ahead of John Adkins who made his way into second place with Jerry Jolly taking third. Captains Notices.    1. A sad event today, Peter Knowles had to leave the course in some discomfort and         is now in Peterborough Hospital, we have no details at this time.    2. Could we please ensure that we go out in 3’s and not 2’s, this has happened several times just recently.    3. We are still looking for more names for the matches,  please put your names on the sheets, don’t be shy.    4. There are still some spare places on the away day to Boston West, please append your name to the list.  Payments required a.s.a.p. please, Steve Markham and Brian Kirby are collecting.    5. We are still desperate for two volunteers to cover the halfway house on Wednesday 27 th  March, if you can make it please contact Steve.    6. The draw is now on the website and notice board for next Tuesday’s qualifier, ensure you check your tee time and don’t be late. Todays Results                         Division 1 1st place with a fine score of                     46 points                 Stuart Butler. 2nd place with 41 points a.c.b.                 Derek Cooper. 3rd place with 41 points a.c.b.                  Steve Maltby.              Division 2   1st place with a huge score of                 48 points          Andrew Counsell.           2nd place with 40 points a.c.b.              Tom Elwood. 3rd place with 40 points a.c.b.            Bob Bainbridge.     The winners of each Division must have been on cloud nine, congratulations to them both on such great rounds. 2’s Competition. There were 6 2’s today but only 4 had entered the competition. Winners were: Keith Barratt, Stuart Butler, John Adkins and John Phipps. oooOOOooo Thursday 21st February.  We begin today’s report with an update on Peter Knowles. We now know that Peter was taken into hospital suffering with a perforated colon, he went straight into theatre where he was operated on for four hours, on returning to the ward he was on a ventilator. We have since heard that he is now off the ventilator but still on oxygen and is very poorly. We wish Peter well and hope he is soon feeling a lot better. Steve is being updated regularly by David Rippin who is the contact for anyone wishing to enquire. (David Rippin Tel:01780 720898).  Another fine day for the roll up, the format being 2 from 3.  44 members turned out producing some very fine individual scoring once again.  Captains Notices.   1. Reminder that it is a qualifier off the YELLOW TEES on Tuesday, don’t be late.   2. Reminder also to please put your names down for events and teams on the notice board in the locker room. Todays Results. Best front 9 with 22 points a.c.b. ……… Jerry Jolly. Best back 9 with 23 points ………………. Steve Markham. The winning team made up of : RAY TAYLOR, STEVE MARKHAM and JOHN CROSSLEY. with a score which would have won an “ALL to COUNT” competition  98 points.  The individual scores of the trio were Ray 42 points, Steve 43 points and John 37 points, well played lads. oooOOOooo Winter Knockout Competition.  Semi Final, saw Andrew Counsell and Stuart Butler beat Rod Goss and David Grieve on the 19th to go through to the final. oooOOOooo                                         Top of page