01-Sep-2010 : Club Report 10
Gentlemen: August Midweek Medal.
Leading net results are as follows. Division One: 1-Mike Franks 66 cb; 2-Tim Cooke 66 cb; 3-Joe Andrade 74. Division Two: 1-Keith Toon 64; 2-Mark Bentley 69 cb; 3-Colin Dews 69 cb; 4-Frank Duffy 69 cb. Division Three: 1-Charles Bentley 58; 2-Maurice Sykes 67; 3-Mark Washington 68. Tim Cooke had the lowest gross score of 68 from the 155 entries.
|Tim Cooke at Sherwood Forest|
Scratch team stalwart Tim Cooke found a superb run of scoring form to complete the pair of August Medals in the finest style of the ‘form-man of the competition’. He returned a three under par 68, the lowest gross score, in both of the medal competitions. The August midweek medal saw Cooke produce two bogies, eleven pars and five birdies in relatively fine conditions. However, there was further improvement to appear two days later. Exceptionally poor weather hindered the production of top quality golf in the following weekend competition. The rain pelted down for two hours in the early part of the afternoon as the field slogged their way through the wet. Contending with the worst of it at the beginning of his round Cooke produced one bogie, thirteen pars and four birdies. Prior to the midweek competition he had a playing handicap of two which has now been reduced to one in the process [actual is 0.6].
Net results from the 148 entries are as follows. Division One: 1-Tim Cooke 67; 2-Keith Whitfield 69 cb; 3-Paul Gascoigne 69 cb. Division Two: 1-John Thompson 66; 2-Chris Jelley 68; 3-Nathan Sheldon 70 cb. Division Three: 1-Michael Stocks 70 cb; 2-Anthony Gasson 70 cb; 3-Ricky Priestley 71. Tim Cooke had the lowest gross score of 68 from the 148 entries.
Gentlemen: Notts’ Inter-Club County Foursomes v Southwell GC.
Newark was unable to win the second semi-final appearance of the season which was played through the Open Course at Cotgrave Place GC. Tom Ablewhite and Alex Clarricoates [caddied by Jim Inger] were the first pairing and gave six shot holes to a nine and twelve handicapper. It proved too difficult to win against a well supported Southwell pairing who found most of the greens in regulation. If they were not on the green they were well placed in the first cut. Joe Marum [caddied by Kevin Ward] and Duncan Martin [returning to competition after a three week lay-off] were the second Newark pairing. They produced a win at 2Up while giving three shots to the opposition.
|Keith Russell at Sherwood Forest|
Keith Russell [caddied by Robert Britten] won the regional final [and a Ping Carry Bag] which was played at the Lincoln GC. In a field of forty, drawn from the East Midlands, he scored 37 stableford points to win the competition, via count-back, from three other players. In a poor start he had bagged three points from the first four holes. Russell commented, ”I thought my chance had gone at this point, but Bob told me to keep on going and see what happens.” A subsequent bogie was offset by a twenty yard chip in, at the eleventh hole for birdie, as Russell went through five to eighteen in level par. Russell has been the recipient of a coveted invitation to play in the Grand Final. There will be eighteen holes at York GC upon Mon 27th Sept. Subsequent to ordering at this venue there will be a further eighteen holes at Ganton GC, upon the following day.
Reg Dove made his second appearance of the season for the Nottinghamshire Seniors team v Norfolk at Thetford. He made a win in the morning but lost in the afternoon. His previous appearance this season was v Derbyshire at Cotgrave Place.
Ladies: Notts’ Inter-Club County Foursomes v Cotgrave GC.
The third of the semi-finals was played upon the same day. Another defeat materialised as the ladies found it difficult to swiftly acclimatise to the fast putting surfaces of Wollaton Park.
Ladies: Veterans Trophy.
This was won by Dorothy Britton [net 75] after count-back from Jill Pearce. Third spot went to Denise Clarke [net 76]. Jane Tucker had the lowest gross score of 85 from the 42 entries. Alison Hartley returned the lowest score of the competition [net 74] to win the subsidiary medal.
Ladies: Presidents Day.
Jane Bingham was the clear winner with 40 stableford points. Jane Tucker and Pat Alexander returned 37 points each, ahead of Josie Wake, Sue Burns and Cindy Thorpe with 35 points each.