Captains Day 26th June 2016
I am honoured and proud to be the captain of Newark Golf club for 2016. It was a pleasure to host this year’s Captain's Day competition with all male members of the club invited to take part. The weather was kind and helped to make it a great day for all, we had only a bit of light rain in the evening which did not affect the scoring.
With 151 players in the field, the first tee was at 07.00 and the last tee time at 16.40, they competed not only for this year`s valuable Captain`s prize, the Taylormade M1 Driver but other excellent prizes too.
I would like to thank the sponsors of the Captains Day prizes; Listers Mercedes and Secure Valeting and the sponsor of the Captains ale Everards Brewery. Also many thanks to all the players for their support of the Captain's charity Beaumond House local hospice, on the day their generosity in buying raffle tickets and donations in the halfway house and the help of the sponsors we managed to raise £1,199.22
To all the helpers; the starters, halfway house ladies, Chris Keightley and his staff for their hard work making sure the day went smoothly, thank you all for your help, it was much appreciated.
Many thanks to our Green staff for the excellent condition they presented the course especially after the amount of rain we had in the previous 12 hours.
Captain's Day is the highlight of the Captain's Year and it felt complete when the sun came out for the guest’s group photo in the patio before lunch.
The traditional Captain`s lunch was attended by 68 guests and I was honoured to be in the company of such wonderful friends, the food was first class, complements to our chefs and all the catering staff for the excellent service.
Thank you very much to all the guests for their support, best wishes and unexpected but very welcome presents.
I would like to congratulate the Captain's Day champion with 41 points: Mr Stephen Newton, congratulations also to all other winners for their impressive performances;
2nd with 40 points Mr Jack Forman
3rd with 39 points Mr Ricky Todd c/b
4th with 39 points Mr John Cook Sr c/b
Prizes were also presented for nearest the pins on all par 3’s, longest drive and for the putting competition.
There was also a Ladies guest 9 hole competition, congratulations to the winner Laura Anderson 15 points and Mrs Shelly Prichard. n/pin on the 5th.
J. Andrade Captain 2016.
Captain’s News May 2016
As we are half way through my Captains Year it’s time for an update about some of the spring season golfing activities at Newark golf club.
Congratulations to all our 2016 champions;
Wilkinson cups - Mr Phil Nolan and Stuart Hutchinson
Bentley Trophy - Mr David Antcliff
H.W. Strange - Mr Walter Hughes
The Hambling Trophy & EGU medal - Mr Samuel Biggs
Ted Hastell Trophy - Mr Jarod Weaver
Sean O`Grady & Howitt Cup - Mr Alex Liggett
Premier Cup - Mr Trevor Eason
Coronation Cup - Mr Tom Willis
We are doing very well in the inter club men team friendly matches, so far we have played 9, lost one, won 5, draw 3 and retained the Newark Ramsey cup well done everybody.
The Scratch team started well as usual, played 3, won two, draw one which was away at Sherwood, well done to the team and the two scratch team captains Steve Brotherhood and Mr Malcolm Gresswell.
The charity am am was well supported on the 20th of May this year’s proceeds was shared between the 4 chosen charities Captain - Beaumond House, Seniors - Beaumond house, Ladies Captain - Head Smart and Mr Noel Maguire - Mencap, on behalf of all the charities many thanks to all supporters, sponsors and the helpers on the day.
The amount raised in total: £3476.04
Captain’s away day was on the 27th of May, this year was an exchange between Newark golf club and Kings Lynn golf club in west Norfolk.
The coach departed at 8.30am from Newark golf club, arriving at Kings Lynn at about 10am bacon roll and coffee and a friendly welcome from the club catering manager Carl, was just what we needed after the coach journey.
The competition was a singles stableford.
The sun was shining and everyone was looking forward to discover what was hidden in the woodland beyond the clubhouse in this top 100 course in the country.
Well, this magnificent setting soon showed what it had to offer, a very challenging course with elevated undulating greens and narrow tree-lined fairways that only straight shots was the order of the day and no partner to rely on, it was just a personal battle.
But it was all smiles analysing the round afterwards with a pint on the patio overlooking the 18th green.
An excellent 3 course Dinner and coffee was enjoyed by everyone.
Followed by the captain’s speech and prize presentation.
Many thanks to everybody that took part on this special day, thank you to Mr Charlie Lager for his efforts in handing out the fines, all with laughs in aid of the captains charity, collected in fines was £185.51 with other donations of £65 making a total of £250.51 raised on the day.
Results for the day were:
First prize and the Reg Dove Trophy: Mr Charlie Lager 34 points
2nd Mr J. Andrade 31 points
3rd Mr James Andrade 30 points C/B
4th Mr Lewis White 30 points C/B
5th Mr Maurice Mayfield 30 points C/B
Longest Drive- Mr Big Tony Shepherd.
N/Pins: Mr Charlie Lager, Mr Maurice Mayfield, and Mr Frazer Macintyre.
Players views: loved the golf course, excellent food and company.
Newark golf course is looking good and the greens are amazing I would like to thank the green staff G. Mac and his team for their hard work well done the green team.
Best wishes everyone.
J. Andrade Captain 2016.