Comps News

This week I have the honour of representing Newark at Worksop Golf club's Centenary celebration competition on Wednesday, I shall be playing alongside Worksop's Captain and Retford's Ladies Captain. On Thursday we welcome the Nottinghamshire Past Captains and on Friday the men's team play Seacroft at home.  Sunday is our first Invitation day, and I'm sure the course will be looking at it's best.

Don't forget to go along to Worksop next Monday to support our excellent Scratch team who will be looking to follow up their victory over Sherwood with another win. Word will have gone round the county that they are a force to be reckoned with. Steve Brotherhood has even shuffled plane tickets around to make himself available. I'm sure that if we go along in good numbers to support them it will give them extra confidence. The match starts at 4pm on Monday at Worksop.

There are 2 medals next week and we are staying with 10 minute tee times for now. We are getting rounds averaging 3hr 45mins.  On Sunday 18th there is a Bogie competition, the Premier Cup that is open to Ladies and Gents. The cup was presented by W. V. Rayner to mark the move to the new 18 hole course at Kelwick, so it is quite an old trophy. For the uninitiated, a bogie competition is matchplay against the course, i.e. you either win, half or lose holes . A net par is a half etc. 5 or 6 holes up normally wins.

On Monday 19th last years successful Inter Club Mixed Foursomes team start the defence of their title. The team of Ryan MacLachlan with Emma Sheffield and Tom Warnock with Eva Glasby have been drawn to play Selby Park at Hollinwell. The match starts at 4pm and your support would be appreciated, you get the added bonus of wandering around Hollinwell and stopping for a drink at the well. Again good luck to the team, let's see if we can retain the trophy.

The following Sunday, the men compete for the Sean O'Grady Trophy, this silver plate was presented by Sean's family and friends in his memory. Sean was a Director for many years and Club Captain in 1990. Many of us will remember him working at the Grove Sports Centre where he stood no nonsense, I can personally vouch for that.

The Coronation Cup on the 31st is a medal for the men, the trophy was presented anonymously in 1902 to commemorate the Coronation of King Edward VII. It is the Club's oldest trophy and has always been a Men's Medal competition.

Sue Burns and John Rimmer are working very hard this year for the Ladies and the Seniors, they both have very full diaries with club competitions and inter club matches. Please give them your full support and encouragement.

I shall be away in Portugal from the 12th to the 19th and Sean will be standing in and assuming the Captain's role, please don't give him a hard time !      Happy golfing