March Stableford Results
The first qualifier of the new season on Sunday was hit with poor weather for the earlier starters and high winds throughout the day. Despite that, 49 players entered with one of our newest members leading the way with a stunning 42 points, including 23 on the supposedly more difficult back 9 into the wind.
Winning scores :-
- Overall winner : Luke McGuiness 42 points playing off 15
- Best gross : Adam Footitt 35 points
- Division #1 (26 players)
- 1st place nett : Eddie Plant 39 points playing off 12
- 2nd place nett : Rob Harris 37 points (back 6 c/b) playing off 5
- 3rd place nett : Richard Baker 37 points (back 9 c/b) playing off 12
- Division #2 (23 players)
- 1st place nett : Luke McGuiness 42 points playing off 15
- 2nd place nett : Ian Thomas 36 points playing off 16
- 3rd place nett : Max Braime 35 points (back 9 c/b) playing off 16
Please note that as there will be no formal monthly presentation evenings for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19, all vouchers have already been credited to your competition wallets.
The 2s club saw 9 x 2s recorded by 8 players, each earning £5.33 per share, already credited to your competition wallets.
Handicap & Competitions Chairman
Coronavirus- England Golf Starement
England Golf: Guidance for all clubs
England Golf – in light of the developing situation with the COVID-19 outbreak – has today issued the following guidance to all our affiliated golf clubs and golfers.
We fully recognise the need to adhere to the expert advice available and as such we would point all our clubs in the direction of the guidelines set out in detail by Public Health England via their website. Details on how best to cope with the virus can also be found via the World Health Organisation website which will provide rolling updates and the best ways to mitigate against the spread of the infection. NHS England also provide updated and expert advice via their website.
All golf clubs should note, act upon and continually monitor the advice and guidance issued by these expert authorities in relation to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
It is important that we all work together, following the advice of qualified professionals, in controlling the spread of COVID-19. This remains a very fluid situation and England Golf will continue to take their lead from the government and public health authorities when it comes to safeguarding our clubs and members and offering practical and necessary steps to ensure the health and wellbeing of golfers and golf club staff.
England Golf chief executive Jeremy Tomlinson said: “The expert practical advice that is available from the health authorities and national government should remain the first point of reference for all our golf clubs and golfers. “This is clearly a fluid and developing situation and we will continue to monitor events as they progress and pass on the relevant information to our stakeholders.
“By working in alignment with those who are specialists in this field, we will be able to take the necessary precautions and provide the correct measures to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Captains Drive In
Pictures from the day can be found HERE
A total of 88 members played in the Competition prior to the Drive-In of the New Club Captain James Footitt and Lady Captain Mags McArthur. Played in Good weather, although a little Windy, the course was in tremendous condition as usual, although some of the pin positions were little teasers. The winners of the Competition were as follows;
1st Place. 114 Points. S Hudson, M Angell, L Brown & G Tebbutt
2nd Place. 113 Points. A Footitt, s Greenfield, P Knapp & PJ Smith.
3rd Place. 112 Points. B White, P White, E Plant & I Thomas.
Nearest the Pin, 17th hole, P White.
Following the Competition the New Captains proceeded to the first tee and completed their drive-in.
A competition to guess the position of where the Captains Tee Shots would finish was held and the winners were as follows;
Club Captains Drive. R Gibbon.
Lady’s Captains Drive. J Miller.
At the Completion of a great day a total of £633 was raised for the Captains Charities. A big thank you to everyone who supported the day, including those that didn’t play but attended the Drive-In and Lunch.
Captains Drive In 2020
Captains Drive In – Sunday 8th March 2020
Shotgun Start 10am
Collect cards in clubhouse from 9am.
Entry Fees to be Paid in the Pro Shop prior to Play
OPEN TO MEMBERS ONLY
THERE ARE A FEW PLACES AVAILABLE IF A COMPLETE TEAM OF 4 WISHES TO ENTER, PLEASE CONTACT DARRELL
The Drive-In Ceremony will follow the Competition. All members are welcome to attend even if not playing in the Competition. For those not in the Competition requiring food, please book directly with the steward.
Any queries/issues contact Darrell Knight on 07970 350511 or email@example.com
Weekend Stableford #4 Results
With just 9 players entering on Saturday due to the weather and the various team trials there was a much better turnout on Sunday for the final Winter Weekend Stableford, resulting in 56 players competing. Conditions were tough with the wind but the course once again dried out quickly to be eminently playable. I was at SRGC at lunchtime today collecting the cards for review and 8 visitors from a local club were there having just played, they were amazed at the conditions we experience throughout most of the winter period compared to their own club and asked me to pass on their thanks to our Greenkeeping Staff!! I'm sure all Members will second that.
Winning scores :-
- Overall winner : Rory Croft 38 points playing off 12
- Best gross : Jeff Purdy 30 points
- Division #1 (31 players)
- 1st place nett : Rory Croft 38 points playing off 12
- 2nd place nett : Tom Greenfield 37 points playing off 10
- 3rd place nett : Jeff Purdy 35 points (back 9 c/b) playing off 5
- Division #2 (25 players)
- 1st place nett : Mike Nixon 37 points playing off 16
- 2nd place nett : Martin Harris 36 points playing off 13
- 3rd place nett : Mike Angell 35 points (back 9 c/b) playing off 13
This mini series has been very successful, 283 entries received so averaging almost 71 players per event. Perhaps next year we will try to find a small Order of Merit prize for the most successful player, maybe using the best 3 scores.
The Captain's Drive In is next Sunday, your new Captains Mr James Footitt & Mrs Mags McArthur will officially kick off the new season with ceremonial drives after the team event starting at 10:00 is completed, so please come along to support even if not participating.
Handicap & Competitions Chairman