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Latest News Week ending Saturday 4th May 2019
Tuesday 30th April A cold fog welcomed the early start today, but it did clear gradually as there was no wind to produce a very comfortable spring day. The format for the day was an individual Stableford qualifier. Scoring was very well spread, with a close battle at the top of both divisions, trailing off to some low scores. Captain’s Notices. 1. Great to see Peter Knowles in the club room, his daughter brought him up for a bite to eat and a break from the care home where he is residing. Also to see his mates of course. 2. 67 players took part today, pretty good for a roll up. 3. The greenkeepers sent apology for the “black stuff” on the greens, it is dressing for moss and should clear within a couple of weeks. 4. Malcolm Hird was the only 2 of the day, unfortunately he was in such a hurry to get out that he did not pay. This meant that the Captains Charity benefitted from the pot. 5. Ian Dobson returned from home to collect his winnings only to be pipped at the post by one of the late starters. 6. Reminder to the Committee members that there is a meeting at 8:30 on Thursday morning. Todays Results. Division 1 Taking 1 st place with a late run on count back Roger Overton with 40 points. Being pipped at the post also with 40 points a.c.b. Ian Dobson. Peter Kelleher took 3 rd place with 39 points a.c.b. Division 2 An early starter who did well in the fog. 1 st place went to Ken Jakeman with 40 points. 2 nd place with 38 points Melvin Baker. 3 rd place with 37 points a.c.b. Alan Weedon. 2’s Competition No winners today, pot went into Captains Charity. Handicap Adjustments Decreases. Melvin Baker 29 to 28 new exact 28.3. Ian Dobson 15 to 14 new exact 14.3. Ken Jakeman 21 to 20 new exact 19.8. Peter Kelleher 18 to 17 new exact 17.4. Keith Wright 18 to 17 new exact 17.2. Increases. John Adkins 15 to 16 new exact 15.5. Bob Goddard 21 to 22 new exact 21.5. Brian Kirby 25 to 26 new exact 25.5. Keith Sargeson 24 to 25 new exact 24.5. Charles Nevitte 17 to 18 new exact 17.5. Kenny Windsor 16 to 17 new exact 16.5. Gerry McIntyre was presented with his club memento for his recent Hole in One. On the course (almost). Your correspondent has to report a conflagration in the car park this morning. Mr John Adkins tried to connect his battery on his trolley when there was a minor explosion. No animals were hurt in the preparation of this report, Rose stated that sabotage was a possibility, but she had a waterproof alibi, backed by Fudge. Wednesday 1st May Our visitors today were Melton Mowbray. who made us work hard in the first three games but Rutland took a strangle hold in the later games and we picked up another win by 6 games to 2. The weather was good with little wind and the forecast rain stayed away. The Captain managed to maintain his unbeaten record but only after quite a battle. Nearest the pin on the 4th and 17th were both won by the same Melton player. Next match is Burghley Park Seniors at Home on Wednesday 8th may. Thursday 2nd May A cloudy chilly morning greeted those who turned out for the Thursday roll up. The format was the least popular that we play with All Scores to Count, this may have kept the attendance down to just forty players. Two teams made a bit of a battle for the win, finishing five and six strokes ahead of their nearest rivals. The winning team with a score of 102 points : Todays winning team. Best front nine ……… with 21 points ………. Colin Brown. Best back nine ……… with 21 points ……….. John Dickie. The Summer Singles are now under way, we have two results so far. Stewart Hatch beat Gerry McIntyre and now meets Jerry Jolly in round 2. John Goff beat Dave Waddell and goes through to play Alistair Scott. John Adkins and Alistair Scott were our representatives in the Leicester and Rutland Alliance Seniors Doubles this year. They played their first round match at Rothley Golf Club on Wednesday, in Johns words they were given a bit of a golf lesson. They unfortunately lost the match, commenting that from tee to green were O.K. but the greens were like glass. Unlucky lads, better luck next year. On the course. Who says that lightning never strikes in the same place twice? It did for Skipper Steve today. He took his opening drive today, putting down the left just past the trees when…. guess what? … a big white cat ran out of field grabbed his ball and disappeared back into the field again. I wonder if the cat is taking up golf.??? This was not the last of things for the skipper, on the 7th he fluffed his chip to the green which evidently was the last straw, it was for the lob wedge which was the club in hand, Steve broke the shaft over his knee. That will cost him a few bob to have a new shaft fitted. It is already with James. oooOOOooo SENIORS HOLE in ONE CLUB A reminder to all members …….. we have recently had a couple of holes in one within the Seniors Section which resulted in the necessity for Alan Garner to collect £2.00 from all those who wish to cover themselves by joining the Seniors Section Hole in One Club. This just a gentle reminder to those who have not updated their membership..
Steve Markham & Dave Wilson Half Stuart Butler & Jerry Jolly Half Reg Parker & Reg Parker Lost  3 & 1 Simon Gauntley & Mike Gamble Won 4 & 3 Tony Whiting & Ron jenkins Won 6 & 5 Charlie Laverty & John Crossley Won 1 up Keith Barratt & Keith Wright Won 4 & 2 Don Lambert & Andrew Boyce Won 1 up Rutland County Seniors v Melton Mowbray Seniors
Date of match Opponents Matches  played Won Halved  Lost Total  Games  For Total  Games  Against 4th March 2019 Beedles Lakes (H) 1 0 0 1 3½ 4½ 11th March 2019 Rutland Water (H) 2 0 0 2 5½ 8½ 18th March 2019 Toft (H) 3 0 0 3 9 13 27th March 2019 Belton Woods (H) 4 1 0 3 13½ 16½ 15th April 2019 Corby (H) 5 2 0 3 19½ 18½ 25th April 2019 South Kyme (A) 6 3 0 3 24½ 21½ 1st May 2019 Melton Mowbray (H) 7 4 0 3 30½ 23½