30-Jun-2010 : Club Report 6
|Jim Hallam at Stanton GC|
The Newark GC team of Jim Hallam, John Cooke jnr [Capt], Tim Cooke, Dave Britten and John Thompson visited Stanton on the Wolds GC and came away with one point from a half of the match. Hallam and Tim Cooke provided the wins and Dave Britten the half of a game to achieve the result. This is a good result in a division that has seen two draws and one away win in the four rounds of the competition to date. Newark is now level on points at the top of the table with a game in hand over the current leaders, Beeston Fields.
Jim Hallam [caddied by Jim Inger] sank a seven foot putt to go one up at the seventh hole. He was pegged back to level at the ninth by an opponent who did very well in scrambling up and down from around the green. Hallam took a one up lead at fourteen with a six feet putt from just off the back of the green. At the fifteenth [a par three] the Stanton man scrambled over a greenside bunker and almost made the putt for par. All to no avail as Hallam birdied with a 360 degree “wall of death”putt, to go two up. The end came at sixteen as Hallam found the fairway off the tee.The Stanton man found the trees upon the right hand side of the fairway, and the green for three. Hallam had put his approach shot to the back of the green. Subsequently, a fast putt down the green travelled twenty feet to within one foot of the hole for a gimmie par. Putt and hole conceded and Hallam had won the first game for Newark. Unfortunately, the lead swiftly disappeared as John Cooke [caddied by Kevin Ward] was unable to wipe out an early lead taken by Stanton stalwart Charlie Banks.
Tim Cooke followed in game three. Cooke is still in a good streak of form, cutting his handicap to one, with gross 70 in the weekend medal. Cooke was one down at the turn put won three holes to appear at the sixteenth at two up in his game. The Stanton man found trees upon the right hand side of the fairway and the green in three. His ball was at the back of the green facing the same fast downhill putt that Jim Hallam had successfully lagged up previously. Cooke drove over the trees that fashioned the dogleg and beyond the bell [RHS] to find the fairway. An approach shot was pin high to three feet upon the right of the flagstick. The Stanton putt nipped past the hole and a concession gave the game to Cooke. .
Dave Britten and John Thompson [no caddy – opportunity for an enthusiastic volunteer -nb: no perks, no pay and no pension] were still on the course with live games. Thompson kept himself in contention but eventually lost out to a 2&1 scoreline. Fortune was against him at hole ten [par three]. Off the tee, the Stanton ball looked to be finding the trap, upon the right hand side of the green. If it faded further off line it was in the long grass and then the trees. It made contact with the greenside upslope of the trap and rolled to two feet of the hole. Luck for Stanton and an undeserved blow to Thompson.
Dave Britten [caddied by Richard Britten] had seen an oscillating score-line, ending the front nine at one up to lose ten to go to level. Britten arrived at the sixteenth tee at one down. He found the green in regulation. The Stanton man didn’t. After a visit into the trees and from being blocked out behind a luxuriant conifer he found the green in four. A concession took the game to level. Seventeen saw Britten past the pin and just on the greenside fringe in two. This was quite useful position to be in upon a 534 yard par five. The Stanton ball was ten feet from the hole in three after visiting longer grass upon both sides of the fairway, and another blocking conifer. A Britten putt to gimmie distance was enough to take the hole and a dormie lead to the eighteenth tee. Britten put a snap hook left through the trees, and onto the eleventh rough, but recovered well to find the front edge of the green in three. The Stanton man was fifteen feet from the pin in three after a neat shot over a green side bunker. He lagged up for a par. Brittens’ uphill putt was twenty feet away with a shoulder to contend with. This took its toll taking the ball to the left of the hole. Subsequently the par put missed by inches and the score-line reverted to level.
Britten had taken a half of the game and a half of the match for Newark, putting a valuable point onto the First Division table. Stantons' only home fixture, to date, saw them beat Worksop with a 4 to 1 scoreline. Newark has a home fixture against Worksop GC upon Monday 5th July. Supporters requisite and welcome.
Gentlemen: Nottinghamshire County Amateur Foursomes.
John Cooke jnr and Jim Hallam scored 81+77= 158 to find tenth spot of fifty pairs, with 149 taking first spot The competition was held at Notts GC [par 72] where departure from the fairway found score punishing rough. The morning session seemed to produce the higher scores but play was far better in the afternoon. The pair had an off the pace day as they were mostly scrambling to obtain pars.
Gentlemen: Coronation Cup.
First place went to Matthew Harrison with net 67 and the lowest gross score of 71. Count-back was used to order places two to four, as finishing upon 69 net respectively were John Stanley, Tom Ablewhite, and Vincent Johnson-Cooper.
Gentlemen: Nottinghamshire Centenary Quaich.
Entry to the NUGC Centenary Quaich is only open to Nottinghamshire Clubs who have reached their Centenary year. The 2010 event will be held at Retford Golf Club on Saturday 24th July. Each club that qualifies sends a team of two players. The Newark GC qualifying competition is the June Weekend Medal. The leading handicap player [Brian Wass] and the leading scratch player [Tim Cooke] form the team. The winners of the Centenary Quaich Competition will be determined by taking the lowest aggregate scratch score and handicap score of the two nominated players.
This year the Ladies have also been invited to submit a team consisting of one lady from the Silver Division and one lady from the Bronze Division. On the day each lady will play off respective handicaps and the lowest aggregate handicap score will win.
Gentlemen: June Midweek Medal.
Nett results are as follows. Division One: 1-Tom Ablewhite 67; 2-Tom Ashmore 68; 3-Simon Collingwood 69. Division Two: 1-John B Blagg jnr 67 cb; 2-Steve Fosh 67 cb; 3-Frank Duffy 68 cb. Division Three: 1-Michael Reynolds 70; 2-Jamie Moore 71; 3-Ricky Priestley 72. Simon Collingwood had the lowest gross score of 71 from the 140 entries.
Gentlemen: June Weekend Medal.
Nett results as follows. Division One: 1-Tim Cooke 68 cb; 2-Howard Jones 68 cb; 3-Ben Sheard 69. Division Two: 1-Brian Wass 69; 2-William Stokes 69 cb; 3-Neil Pepper 69 cb. Division Three: 1-Andrew Dixon 66; 2-Pat Crowden 67 cb; 3- Stephen Moor 67 cb. Tim Cooke had the lowest gross score of 70 from the 165 entries.
Andy Harrison recorded his third ace at the course in the third round of the Victory Cup. He aced the fifteenth hole with an eight iron. This was Harrison’s second ace at this hole and he has also aced the second.
Ladies: Notts’ Inter-club Foursomes.
The Newark GC pairings won through to the third round with a six up win over Norwood Park GC at Ramsdale GC. Eva Glasby [caddied by Josie Pepper] and Brenda Wood [caddied by Kath Sharman] won one up. Brenda Bradbury [caddied by Ladies Capt Edith Pacey] and Sandie Pearson [caddied by Susan Harding] won five up.
Ladies: June Medal.
Leading results are as follows [nett scores]: Division One: 1-Eva Glasby 70 cb; 2-Megan Allen 70 cb; 3-Kath Sharman 71. Division Two:1-Rosemary Lloyd 69; 2-Hilda Price 74; 3-Gillian Lyon 75. Division Three: 1-Sandra Goodwin 72; 2-Stephanie Cartwright 80; 3-Margaret Parker 93. Emma Sheffield had the lowest gross score of 71 from the 50 players.
Ladies: June Stableford.
There were 61 entries for the Ladies June Stableford and results [points] were as follows. Division One: 1- Sue Simpson 36; 2-Kaye Hunter 34 ; 3-Megan Allen 33 cb. Division Two: 1-Pat Alexander 35; 2-Hilda Price 33; 3-Carole Wass 32. Division Three: 1-Claire Protheroe 35; 2-Pat Wilson 34; 3-Stephanie Cartwright 32. .