Captain David Marsh has issued his monthly Log for July. It’s available now online. More…
Whitewebbs – Team B Rd 3 at Sandown Park
Result: 1-4 Loss
The team comprised Sheena Harrington, Di Jackett, Maureen Slade, Julie Smith and Tracy Wright.
Spirits were not high going into this match as most of the team had not so fond memories of the course – which is a 9-hole one in the centre of the racecourse. We’d also been warned that since the new management had taken over it was not possible to book tee times so we would have to turn up and hope that the public weren’t out in force. Fortunately, despite the glorious weather, we had no delay in starting and only one other 2-ball slotted in between our games on the second nine.
Our one victor was Julie Smith with a tight tussle that went to the 17th, sadly the rest of us were not so fortunate. One good piece of news from our Treasurer’s perspective is that they very kindly gave us courtesy of the course, so there is no cheque to write Dave!
Despite beating us soundly our opponents were very friendly and we each enjoyed the games, followed by some shopping in the newly opened Discount Golf Shop – so something good came out of it after all!
Hawtree Team A Result
The Hawtree Team A were harvested away at Little Hay.
Richmond Park Golf Club Open
Honours were evenly divided amongst Association clubs with a 64 from Ian Parkinson of Ruskie Hall taking 1st prize and Kim Schroeder of Putney Park 2nd on 65. Paul Appleton was best placed in RPGC 65 with best lady Kate Friswell 67.
Longest drives on 12th went to Steven Ford (RH) and Lorna White.
|NEAREST THE PIN|
|1st||Peter Forrest (Centurions)|
|3rd||Peter Forrest (Centurions)|
|10th||Andy Thorpe (Putney Park)|
|13th||Andy Thorpe (Putney Park)|
CSS computed to 67, same as SSS.
Hawtree – Team A Rd 3 v Little Hay
Result: 3-2 Loss
Winning pairs: Martin & Tracy Wright, Jon Cooper & Di Jackett
Losing pairs: Ian & Julie Smith, Dave William & Maureen Slade, Kerry Sargeant & Sheena Harrington
We finally got to play our match against Little Hay 8 weeks after the last round, and sadly could not continue our winning ways being beaten 3 – 2.
As in the previous round we were mainly giving shots to the opposition but our victorious pairings made it look easy – Di Jackett & Jon Cooper winning 7 & 6 and Tracy & Martin Wright by 5 & 4.
Unfortunately the rest of us didn’t, with yours truly continuing an unbroken record of never having won a Hawtree match. Little Hay’s team had combinations of low men and high ladies which worked for 3 of their pairs, but obviously not the others!
They made us very welcome all seeming to be a friendly bunch and we enjoyed our day there.
Rickmansworth – Home Leg
Result: 2-4 Loss
Winning pairs: Tony Archdale & Tony Pickard, Paul Grand & Toby Hunt
Losing pairs: David Marsh & John Ahad; Also: Stan Potts, Vic Wadley, Geoff Foreman, Bob Marshall, Peter Cunningham and one other.
I can advise that the Rickmansworth home friendly was lost 4-2 in perfect golfing weather. Unusually, play took place on Prince’s. The return match will require effort, skill and luck to reverse the form.
The pairing of Paul and Toby led the way by securing a 6&5 win over the opposing Captain Gary and his partner Gordon. With 46 points the home sweep was also theirs.
After the match with splendid wholesome food at The Dysart, their captain revealed Rickmansworth’s proud tradition competing in Bournemouth week with some personal anecdotes from his 12 attendances.
Smokers will recall a loud clatter in the outside seating area which turned out to be a boomerang that went astray from Richmond Park. Fortunately nobody was injured and the owners rather sheepishly collected the object.
The Club came second to White Lodge by just one point. More…
Mitcham (Ladies) – Home Leg
Result: 3-1 Win
The first leg of this annual friendly between Mitcham & RPGC took place on Saturday 11th June with the Richmond Ladies running out winners 3-1.
As current holders of the trophy this gives us a great head start for retaining it this year. The Mitcham team was fielding a relatively inexperienced side as many of their ladies were competing in a NAPGC event, however, this merely meant that we Richmond ladies had to give that many more shots as their handicaps were quite high.
Everyone enjoyed both their match and the meal afterwards at the Dysart. Indeed there were many comments on how well we treat them after the game, which compensates for the lengthy time spent on the course!
The team comprised:
Sheena Harrington & Doreen Dolby
Maureen Slade & Kate Friswell
Cathryn Leftwich & Jini Beacham
Lia Donath & Ann Gardner
Well done ladies and let’s make sure we win at Mitcham!
Hawtree – Team B Rd 2 At Huntswood
Report to appear here.
Clapham Common – Rd 2 v Basildon C
Result: Loss by 30 points
David Marsh & Michael Rossiter
Jon Cooper & Peter Harrington
Rob Urquhart & Richard Owen
Kerry Sargeant & Toby Hunt
Ian Smith & George Martin
Phil Flanagan & Tim Meyer
On a day of heavy showers and horrendous rough the disappointed home team made a valiant effort to overhaul last year’s National winners, who surrendered nothing in terms of skill and good fortune.
Basildon had clearly lost none of their strong competitiveness to win, and win they did, by 9 points at home and 21 away.