Hoebridge Away Day
Details for the next Away Day have just been announced. Dave Williams has set up a sterling day at Hoebridge Golf Centre.
Three players scored 40 or more points, with Phil Flanagan striking the richest form vein and an astounding 44 points dropping just 3 to level par by the turn. Well done Phil. Consolidating an improving season, Richard Owen returned 42 points to finish second. There was much early promise in Jason Loubser’s 2 over par 23 point first 9 but a devil’s 6-6-6 restricted scoring to 40 points in third place.
CSS was elevated to 38. Men’s handicap list…
There was a super turn out with 27 ladies playing, the highest number since I have been a member.
It was closely contested, with Sheena Harrington winning with a net 73 on a count back from Julie Smith.
There were also some fun events. Captain’s nearest the pin was won by Ros Lake on the 3rd hole and Maureen Slade on the 16th, where the captain’s ball landed in the left bunker and Maureen won by being close to the edge of it!
There was a team event to beat the Captain’s team in the least number of shots, however, the Lady Captain’s team of Sheena Rennie, Ros Gray and Maureen Slade were triumphant over the rest of the field.
The Charity Competition was won by David Williams for his witty comments about Jon Cooper’s speed dating abilities. The proceeds, which will be added to the Charity Cup meeting in a couple of weeks time, will go the the McMillan Fund.
The President, Julie Smith, once again baked some superb cakes – not a crumb was left, and Jan Oliver also provided delicious fare. Thank you.
Inspired golf from both Vic Wadley and Dean Morgan produced glorious 65s with Vic winning on the back 9 count back. Captain Jon Cooper also struck form, finishing 3rd on 67.
The balance of play resulted in CSS computing to one less than SSS at 69. Men’s handicap list…
In the associated Top Dog Trophy, Dean now draws 6 points clear of Nick Rogers with 6 players a further 4 points behind.
Rickmansworth Friendly Match
The second leg went down to the wire with the Captain and Vice Captain having the final word.
Report due soon…
Rickmansworth – Away Leg
Result: Win 7-5 Overall
The return leg of the Rickmansworth match was played on a bright and breezy afternoon and turned out to be a very close affair – undecided until the final match came in. With a 4-2 lead from the home leg, Richmond Park needed to gain at least another 2Â½ points to win back the Challenge Cup, which has been played for between the two clubs every year for the past 40 years.
As anyone who has played there will know, the Rickmansworth golf course is not nicknamed â€œTricky Rickyâ€ for nothing. With the first 4 games in, our 4-2 lead had turned into all square at 5-5, and another 1Â½ points still needed. But comfortable wins in the final two games by Richard Owen & Gurpal Sekhon, and Jon Cooper & Jurek Strelcyn, saw the this year’s final match result: a win for Richmond Park 7-5.
Captains’ Day on 20 August
There are lots of prizes to be won on Captains’ Day for both the ladies and the men. We are holding a fun team event in addition to the medal round entitled “How far will your Captains go”? There will also be Captains’ nearest the pin and there will be a competition at the club house with prizes with the proceeds going to Charity.
After the event there will be a club social with refreshments at the club house. Everyone is of course invited.
Trevor Allen Open
Centurion C. Dearling took the trophy on a count back from Barry Smith and Alan Barkley of Ruskie Hall – all with 67. RPGC members John Ahad and Paul Appleton were 4th and 5th with 68. Best lady was Anne Koychev with 70.
CSS was same as SSS at 68. Men’s handicap list…
Clapham Common – Rd 5 v Hoebridge Golf Club
Result: Loss 220-211
Home team (+??)
Away team (+?)
Richmond Park’s excellent run in this year’s Clapham Common Platinum Shield & Ellis Cup finally came to an end in the Area Final, when we came up against the strong team from Hoebridge A.
It was a close match that we only narrowly lost 220- 211. This has been by far our best performance in this NAPGC event for the past few years and perhaps a stepping stone for the future, with several new team members and pairings blooded this year.
Clapham Common Match v Hoebridge
The Club’s run in the Clapham Common competition came to an end against Hoebridge.