Captain Versus Vice Captain
Thanks to all who took part in the Captain v Vice Captain on Saturday, we had a very close match with Sean's team narrowly winning. This meant that I received the wooden spoon which is becoming a bit of a tradition for the Captains. Great food afterwards.
Also congratulations to Sean for winning the Halliday Tankard in difficult conditions, not many drives made the fairway.
This week sees the finals of the last two knockouts, today with Steve Brotherhood taking on Charlie Bentley and on Wednesday he plays Phil Warriner. Spectators most welcome at both finals.
My apologies to John wade and Jason Robinson for my no show on Sunday. I hold my head in shame, I was convinced I had a Sunday off. I have DQ'd myself and I take my 2 match ban on the chin. What a way to end my year !
Well done to Matt Newcombe for winning the first Turkey Trot with 40 points on count back from the unlucky Carol McLachlan.
My last newsletter will be in a couple of weeks
Mixed Exchange Day 9/9/14
Thanks to all who attended, great golf and great company on some very tricky greens.
A very pleasant meal followed by a presentation by the Ladies Captain and prize giving by the Captain.
1st Kevin Ferguson & Jo Jallands 41pts
2nd Derek & Margaret Lewis 40 pts
3rd David & Dorothy Britton 39pts
4th Russell Woodcock & Rina Ozolins 34pts c/b
Best front 9 Tony & Eva Glasby 19pts c/b
Best back 9 Tony & Margaret Stark 20pts
NP 3rd Shelley Pritchard 5.56m
NP 18th Sue Birkett 3.77m
Scratch Team cemented their place at the top 2/9/14
The scratch team cemented their place at the top of the table with a fine 3-2 win at Beeston fields on Monday night.
We complete the season with just one defeat and seven victories, which is remarkable considering we only got promoted last year. It’s bringing back memories of Forest winning Division 1 at the first attempt; well it will for some of us.
Anyway, well done to the team who were helped by Anthony Wagstaff returning and Danny Yates’ first appearance. Danny was last off and came in with a 4&3 win to secure the match.
Alex Clarricoates and Charlie Lager both won their matches, Charlie Bentley, played below par, but came up against a storm of birdies and eagles. There was much merriment later at Hooters Bar in Nottingham, official sponsors of Charlie Lager’s brollie.”
Thanks to the caddies and supporters once again.
Tom Bean Sets the Course Record
I hope the 61 members who played in the Black Monday competition this week enjoyed the new challenge. There were more risk and reward shots and the trees and bunkers were more challenging on certain holes. The CSS was the same as the SSS of 66, and only 5 players played below par. Most notable was Tom Bean's Gross 62, Net 63 which sets the course record. Best Net on countback was John Barcas with 63 playing off 22, showing that the Black Tees are scorable for players at both ends of the Handicap range.
I may have been a bit ambitious making the 12th a par 3, but whatever it is, it doesn't alter a medal score or handicaps. We'll have to review that one over a few rounds. There were no birdies, 4 pars and 31 bogeys and it was the toughest hole. If it had been a par 4 it would have been about stroke 12.
Holes 9, 10 and 18 produced the most birdies, but it was interesting that there were no eagles recorded on any hole.
If incoming Captain Sean is in agreement, we shall play the course once a quarter
It's Official ! The Scratch Team WIN the league !
Following defeats for Norwood, Coxmoor and Worksop on Monday evening, our scratch team cannot be caught, they have a 5 point lead with one match to play. So we can start celebrating now, or we can congratulate them all at Beeston Fields a week on Monday. Please come along and give them your support. I cannot remember Newark winning the scratch lead before, I'll do some digging and see if I can confirm it.
Thanks for all who took part in the New Members Competition, it was a great day with 39 players taking part and the Ladies carried the day. Congratulations to Josie Wakes, Julia Hatcher and Vanessa Siddons who won with 86 points.
The Black Monday Gents Medal is on Howdidido, there are several places remaining.
Also on 29th of August, there is a Par 3 away day at Nailcote Hall near Coventry. This is an inexpensive day out and all members are welcome. Entry sheet is in the spike bar.
The entry sheet for the Ryder Cup weekend will be coming down soon, if you haven't got a team, put your name down anyway, we will try to get you made up.
Look out also for the 3 club team competition ( this year you can add your putter), entry fee is £5.00, and it includes a burger or similar.
That's all fir now folks.
Nottinghamshire Union of Golf Clubs Interclub Scratch League 2014
Golf Club: Played: Won: Halved: Lost: Games won: Games Lost: Points:
Newark 7 6 0 1 25 - 1/2 9 - 1/2 18
Norwood Park 7 4 1 2 21 14 13
Coxmoor 7 4 0 3 21 - 1/2 13 - 1/2 12
Worksop 7 4 0 3 21 - 1/2 13 - 1/2 12
Retford 7 4 0 3 16 19 12
Notts 7 3 1 3 18 17 10
Beeston Fields 7 2 1 4 15 - 1/2 22 - 1/2 7
Sherwood Forest 7 1 3 3 15 20 6
Radcliffe on Trent 8 1 1 6 8 - 1/2 31 - 1/2 4