13-Aug-2010 : Club Report 9
Gentlemen: Nottinghamshire Inter-Club Scratch League.
The team has completed two away fixtures without obtaining any table points. This has removed some of the lustre from the previous table topping position, which now has a memorable sheen of patina. Chilwell Manor saw a 5-0 score-line to the home side, with two games going to the final hole but no favourable result. A trip to Notts ended pointless with Tim Cooke providing a win and Alex Clarricoates a half. Clarricoates came off of fifteen with a 1Up lead and looked comfortable in his game. Lamentably, he came out the worst for the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune [or misfortune] at the next hole. Notts drove well right into the heather and putt a provisional into a well placed position upon the fairway. Clarricoates took a rescue club [for safety] and put a shot long down the fairway towards the minor right hand dogleg in front of the green. Clarricoates, Club Captain Frazer Macintyre [who had taken up bag duties] and my-self were convinced that the ball would be in perfect position upon the fairway. This would leave a short [but difficult] pitch to the sloping green where position was important for par putting. Dormie was imminent. Eventually, the Clarricoates’ ball would not be found while the Notts’ man walked straight through the heather to his original ball. The game goes to level and remains to completion with that score-line. Newark could have got more out of a closer encounter with Worksop but were unfortunate not to take at least one point from the home match. Next fixture is away to Sherwood Forest upon Monday 23rd August.
Gentlemen: The Newark Open for the Kelwick Bowl.
Newark member Steve Spilsbury and partner Barry Linnington [Erewash Valley]. were winners of the Kelwick Bowl producing forty-eight stableford points. Other scores: 2- Malcolm Urwin and Michael Webster [Kibworth] 47 pts; 3- Peter Sherwood and Denis Wood [Nottingham City] 45 pts; 4-David and Tony Evans [Nuneaton and Grassmore] 44 pts cb; 5- Philip Dernie and Andrew Pugsley [Serlby Pk] 44 pts cb; 6- John Thompson and James Durrance [Newark and Canwick Pk ] 44 pts cb. 7- Daniel Richards and Richard Beecroft [Newark and Sherwood F] 44 pts cb. 8-Rick Streeter and David Herkes [Blankney] 44 pts cb. First Gross was Mark Simons and Greg Daley [The Leicestershire] with 41 pts. Nearest the Pins: 2nd –Alex Clarricoates [Newark]; 5th –Mark Simons; 15th –Richard Downs; 17th –Bill Mazey with an ace. The Longest Drive at the 7th Hole – Nick Millward. Prizes donated by Tanvic Tyres and Moore and Scrupps Jewellers.
|Emma Sheffield and Eva Glasby|
Following wins against Southwell, Nottinham City and Coxmoor, Newark played Rushcliffe GC in the semi-final of this competition. The match was played at the neutral venue of Worksop GC.
Alex Clarricoates [caddied by Kevin Ward] and Emma Sheffield [caddied by Jim Inger] made the first pairing. The pair lost the fourth hole to go 1Down but in their best spell of the game took wins at six, seven and eight to reach a 2Up position. Unfortunately a loss at the ninth hole pegged the progress to that position which Newark maintained to the completion of the thirteenth hole. A loss at fourteen was compounded by a subsequent error and Newark completed at 1down for the game.
Eva Glasby [caddied by Josie Pepper] and Tom Ablewhite [carrying] were the Newark representatives in game two. The score-line oscillated around level for the first ten holes with Newark occupying a 1Up position upon two occasions. Newark came off the fourteenth hole at level but then losses at fifteen and sixteen seemed to be the turning point of the game. Seventeen brought a win but the last hole was halved for a 1Down finish and a 2Down finish overall.
This was the first of three semi-finals in county foursomes for the club. The Mens’ semi-finals v Southwell will be played at Cotgrave Place GC while the Ladies’ semi-finals v Cotgrave will be played at Wollaton Park GC. Both matches to be played upom Monday 16th August. Supporters requisite and welcome.
Mixed: HD Mumby Cup.
A level par round of gross 71 [the lowest gross score of 83 entries] deservedly won the competition for five handicapper, Howard Jones.Returning a net 66 he scored pars at ten of the holes, with four birdies offsetting four bogies. Crucially, Jones produced the birdies in a good place on his scorecard. A finish of par, par, birdie and birdie through the final four holes, was enough to edge Michael Stocks into second place upon count-back. Third place went to John Ledgard [net 69] while Dave Cumberland [net 70] also came in under par.
This was won by Gillian Lyon returning a net 68, with six players at four shots behind on net 72. The score was underpined by pars at three of the par threes. At the tenth hole a danger ridden chip that skirted the lurking left greenside bunker was almost snared but finished as an easy tap in for bogie. While at the thirteenth hole Lyon chipped in for a useful [as it turned out] bogie five from the mounds located at the front left of the green. She said,“Those two shots won the competition outright for me, otherwise i could have been back in the pack and waiting on count-back. This is the trophy that I have always admired and wanted to win. The Trophy is a fine piece of Lladró porcelain, a wonderful figurine of a lady golfer.” Other leading results [net] are as follows. Division One: 1-Janet Horner 72 cb; 2-Brenda Wood 72 cb; 3-Linda Castledine 72 cb. Division Two: 1-Gillian Lyon 68; 2-Rita Stevenson 72 cb; 3-Judy Spilsbury 72 cb. Division Three: 1-Sandra Goodwin 72; 2-Dawn Cumberland 75; 3-June Sabin 78. Brenda Wood  took the lowest gross score on count-back just pipping Linda Castledine at the finish.
Ladies: August Stableford.
There were 45 entries for the Ladies August Stableford and leading results [points] were as follows. Division One: 1-Sandie Pearson 37; 2-Hazel Parsons 36; 3-Jan Charlton 35 cb; 4-Eva Glasby 35 cb. Division Two: 1-Pat Alexander 37; 2-Margaret Stark 32 cb; 3-Gillian Lyon 32 cb. Division Three: 1-Annie Illsley 36; 2-Sandra Goodwin 32; 3-Linda Fearn 28.