Celts V Sassenachs Competition 2016
Last Saturday 16th January a 9am shotgun start saw the Celts take on the Sassenachs for the Mayfield & Howson Trophy.
The Vice-Captain David Yarnell was the Celts team Captain and The Captain lead the Sassenachs, playing 4BBB match play.
It was an enjoyable match on a dry and cold frosty morning so the hot soup waiting for us in the Clubhouse after the match was just what the players needed.
It was all smiles when the result was read out that after last year’s defeat the Sassenachs had won with a score of 11 to 6.
Many thanks to Past Captain Mr Morris Mayfield who presented the trophy to the victorious Captain.
This was followed by a Burns night celebration with excellent Scottish food, prepared by our Chef Matt, all accompanied by a Piper and Scottish dancer, and we ended the evening dancing to the excellent Lambskinnet band.
A fun packed evening enjoyed by everyone.
Captains Christmas Message
To all members of Newark Golf Club.
May this Christmas bring you and your families health and happiness and that Santa brings you the gear that you need, to enjoy your best golfing year.
Merry Christmas everyone and a prosperous New Year
The Three Amigos !
Steve Brotherhood Wins Notts Open
Steve Brotherhood Wins Notts Open
After a thrilling 3 man playoff Steve came out victor on the first sudden death play off hole on Sunday 23rd September at Newark Golf Club.
Steve shot a 2 under, 69 in the morning round and a 2 over, 73 in the afternoon to finish on equal 142 with Martin Foulkes and Mark Wildgoose of Worksop Golf Club, Martin and Steve finished the last 4 holes in a light shower that developed into heavy rain as all 3 competitors started the 3 hole playoff down holes 10, 17 and 18.
Steve and Mark both completed hole 10 in par, while Martin birdied from 10 feet to give him a 1 shot lead, all three completed hole 17 in par, and all players were playing their second shots in to the 18th green from the middle of the 18th fairway, Steve played a magnificent 2nd shot to 2 feet for a birdie to take the playoff to sudden death down 10, unfortunately Mark failed to make the required birdie to continue into sudden death playoff
Both players found the fairway with Martin to play first, he misjudged his second shot and nearly put his ball OB at the back of the green, Steve played a measured shot to the heart of the green 15 feet from the pin, Martin failed to get up and down which gave Steve 2 putts to win.
Like a true champion Steve dropped the putt for a birdie 3 and the title of Notts Open Champion 2015.
Congratulations to Steve and Charlie Lager who also qualified for this event and finished in 8th position.
Captain’s Away Day
An early start with a hearty breakfast in the clubhouse and a hastily arranged 9 hole fiddle started a fantastic day of golf followed by an evening of good food, wine and great company.
The coach left Newark Golf Club car park at 11.30am with the majority of players on board, everybody with great plans on how they were going to tackle the former Ryder Cup Course.
On arrival we joined the rest of the competitors who had made their own way; 64 players in total; bathed in sunshine we enjoyed lunch overlooking the 1st tee and 18th green.
1.30pm arrived and my team stepped on to the 1st tee feeling a little nervous, this would soon disappear after The Captain thundered his opening tee shot to the corner of the dogleg, this unfortunately would prove to be the highlight of his round.
The teams continued to go out until 3.30pm and battle commenced, my team arrived back at the clubhouse, washed and changed and ready to watch the drama unfold on the 18th green.
Dinner was served in the main clubhouse and results were announced, big congratulation to Keith, Roger, Craig and Ashley with a fine winning score of 87 points.
Charlie then delivered his now annual register of fines for players who had not conducted themselves in a professional manner on the course; I think we were all on the list for some reason or another.The day came to an end when the coach left Lindrick at 10pm, however the evening continued for some revellers a little later into Saturday morning.
I would like to thank everybody who attended for making it a memorable day and special thank you to Steve Patterson for donating the raffle prizes, Charlie Lager for his comedy routine and Maurice Mayfield for helping me with the cards and prize presentation.
In excess of £550 was raised for this year’s Charity.
|Player 1||Player 2||Player 3||Player 4||Score|
|Keith Goodwin||Craig Hamiliton||Ashley Mackness||Roger Mackness||87|
|Neil Allen||David Thompson||Howard Roberts||Mark Franklin||85|
|Paul Ackroyd||Alan Maidlow||Jason Gillman||Keith Bennett||85|
|Charlie Lager||Bob Burns||Phil Nolan||Jon Brambles||84|
|Steve Patterson||Steve Parry||Ian Goy||Mark Cooper||84|
|Sean MacLachlan||Giles Thomas||Kevin Robinson||James Andrade||83|
|John Cooke Snr||James Todd||Mervyn Warriner||Steve Walsh||83|
|Reg Dove||Fraser McIntyre||David Hood||Trevor Eason||83|
|Joe Gray||Matthew Ragless||Greame Macdonald||Jason Robinson||81|
|John Wade||Wayne Joslin||Clive Rossin||Simon Wakeham||81|
|Maurice Mayfield||Tom Warnock||Howard Jones||Colin Rossin||80|
|Colin Dixon||Keith Whitfield||James Brown||David Yarnell||80|
|Lewis White||Sam Gallop||Tony Shepherd||Kevin Joynes||78|
|Malcolm Gresswell||Kevin Ferguson||Lee Mellors||Kevin McGinley||77|
|Clyde Scothern||John Blagg Jnr||Tom Willis||Andrew Sedgewick||74|
|George Bower||Daniel Harrison||Shaun Mills||James Rushby||70|