Oldham Cup - Back where it belongs
Sunday 24th September saw the the long standing, traditional match against Seacroft GC for the Oldham Cup.
The teams for the match are put together from the Club's respective Directors and Committee members and has been taking place since 1931. Although Newark has recorded the most victories over that time, recent years have seen a slump in form so our Captain, David Yarnell was delighted when he and Professional Paul Bagshaw set the tone by winning their game. Fortunes shifted however with the next three pairs all losing before fortunes shifted dramatically once again as the NGC tail wagged. The last four games all returning wins meaning the gleaming golden trophy is once more back in the NGC trophy cabinet where it belongs!
Winter Knockout Final
Celts v Sassenachs and Burns Night
I would like to thank everyone for turning out on Saturday in the cold to play in the annual Celts v Sassenachs match, where the Celts were successful, winning 11.5 points to 8.5 points. Congratulations to the Celts team and Vice Captain Kevin.
Burns Night Celebration evening was very successful where all who attended enjoyed the excellent food, entertainment, singing and dancing. Many thanks to all involved in making it a great success, those that couldn't make it missed a very fun evening.
2017 is here!
I hope you all had a great Christmas and would like to wish you all a very happy and prosperous New year.
Now that 2017 as arrived can I wish you all a great golfing year and hope to see and play golf with as many of you as possible. Starting with the traditional Celts V Sassenach Match on Saturday 28th January followed by the Burns Night Celebration.
Captain’s Summer Golf News Report 2016
Hope that you all enjoyed your summer golfing activities.
There has been a lot of golf played since my last update back in May, so here is a summary of some golfing events throughout the Summer at Newark Golf Club:
Congratulations to all our Champions.
Starting with the Dawn Patrol champions:
Paul Dixon, Connor Dixon, Paul Froggatt and Lewis Green.
Centenary Trophy: Graham Macdonald.
Captains Day Champion and winner of the Captains Prize: M1 Driver: Stephen Newton.
Old Boys Bowl: Ronald Dawson.
Scratch Cup - Club Champion: Steve Brotherhood
Rayner Trophy: Past Captain Maurice Mayfield.
The Averham Trophy: Andrew Chamberlain.
Macrae Trophy: Denis Rawle
The Second Oldest trophy the Howitt Cup,
Knockout match play champion: Mr John Hunt
Jubilee Cups: Mark Washington and Simon Cartwright.
Premier Cup: Trevor Eason
Ted Hastell Trophy: Jarod Weaver
HD Mumby Cup: Frank Duffy
The Charnwood Trophy mixed foursomes knockout final was Between Malcolm and Brenda Wood, and Kevin and Tracy Ferguson,
This was played in the afternoon of the 29th of July in excellent conditions, the Fergusons went ahead on the first with a net four, the Woods won the next two but then malcolm’s putter went cold on him, allowing the fergusons to win 4,6,7, with bogies, the excitement came on the 10th when Malcom drove into the pond and the fergusons won the hole with the first par of the round between the pairs, TeamFergusons won 2&1 excellent match Congratulations team Ferguson.
The Barnby Plate Was between Mr Andrew Chamberlain the winner of the Averham trophy and Mr Phil Warriner.
It all started with both players driving into the woods and Phil conceding the first to Andrew, the next two where halved, Andrew won the fourth with a par, 3 more half’s followed, Phil having 3 puts from 15 feet on the 7th inspired Andrew to birdie the 8th although Phil put up a great fight Andrew on form was always comfortable and went on to win 3&2. Congratulations to the champion Andrew Chamberlain well played.
was well supported and we received excellent comments from our visitors for the super quality of the course and the hospitality of a Newark Golf Club, the champions of the open and the Kelwick Bowl Were:
Glyn Martin and Lee Denman from Yorkshire.
Nott’s Boys Match play Knockout championship.
Was played on the 15th and 17th of Aug. at Newark Golf Club with the best of Nottinghamshire young golfing talent on show. Although it had to be played after the greens maintenance there was still good comments about the condition of the course and thanks for the hospitality of Newark Golf Club from the players but also from the President Mr Roger Poole,
I presented the trophy to the Champion Mr Charlie Dryden from Ruddington Grange Golf Club after initially being a reserve.
Second was Oliver Handley from Notts Golf Club.
The final was between Mr Shaun Sutton and the Captain. J. Andrade.
After having to abandon the match with Shaun one up after 7 holes due to heavy rain and waterlogged greens we decided to start afresh a few days later, Shaun continue to dominate and was still one up after 7 and going two up after 9 we continue the back with the captain always trailing behind until Shaun`s lost ball on the sixteen allowed the captain to draw level with the captain a few feet from the hole on the 17th an excellent chip over the left bunker Shaun holed in for a half ,3 more half’s followed, the Captain holing the last put on the 3rd extra hole for victory, thanks Shaun for a great match and the £100 donation after the match for the captains charity in aid of Beaumond House.
KELWICK CUPS final was played on the 1st of October. Between Andrew Sedgewick and Steve Brotherhood, James Todd and Steve Patterson.
with perfect conditions and a fresh sunny morning both teams were ready for battle at 09.00.
Patterson and Todd went one up with a net 3 on the first but Sedgwick with a plan to leave his driver in the bag to play down the middle was a good move to take his team ahead and by half way with the team Patterson and Todd not gelling too well victory looked beyond their reach then Brotherhood took over with a bunch of birdies and an eagle on the back 9 there was no answer from team Paterson and Todd.
A comfortable victory in the end for team Sedgwick. Congratulations to the champions Andrew Sedgwick and Steve Brotherhood.
The Captain`s Charity day on the 9th of October was well supported.
I decided that this Year`s Captain`s Charity day in aid of Beaumond house was to be an open day with a view to maximise revenue for the charity, that proved to be a good decision we had 128 players taking part 43 were visitors netting around an extra £1000 to the total raised many thanks to all the sponsors and players for their generosity and I will announce the total amount raised later.
The winners of the first prize £200 with 45 points were Mr Darren Kirton from College Pines Golf Club and Mr Lee Hessey from Retford Golf Club.
The Hallam Cup
The final match could not take place due to Simon Collingwood injury to his ankle so the match was conceded.
Congratulations to a Worthy Champion, Tom Bean.
A team V B team
The end of season match was played on the 22nd of October this year the match was played between low handicap against high handicap,
the match was played in good spirits followed by a warming plate of chilli rice and chips courtesy of the Captain and Vice Captain.
The match finished with victory for the captains A team:
5 ½ 3 1/2
The wooden spoon trophy was presented to the Vice Captain by the Captain.
Many thanks everybody.