The prestigious 36 hole Club Championship was indeed a feast of quality golf on Sunday 22nd June 2014.
What else could we ask for? Blazing sunshine, minimal breeze, fast greens holding true and consistent throughout, rough that was difficult and a course superbly prepared as a fair and challenging test of golf.
The gross score result was as follows:
1st D Wood (Scr) 73, 74
2nd S Riddell (Scr) 76,73
3rd K Rubel (4) 74,76
This remarkable result for Dave was his 14th victory in the event, over four decades, and demonstrates his great skill, focus of concentration and his extraordinary consistency over that period of time – truly a great champion.
What a glorious sunny Captain’s Day we all enjoyed on Saturday 14th June 2014. The advertising on the tees shimmered like white sails in the breeze. The whole course looked like a major professional tour event.
Our Captain, Chris Smith, laid on food and refreshments at the half way house, served in cheery style by Jackie and Jenny. A superb running buffet enabled us to satisfy the inner man from the exertions of the course.
The evening topped the day with an auction, raffle and finally the prize-giving, making us ever closer to the mini-bus for the Ruskin Mill College students, your chosen charity.
Congratulations to Alex Ell in taking the male Captain’s Day prize, with a very creditable 44 points.
Thank you Captain for a thoroughly memorable day.
|1st||£35 each||D Clark||Cotswold Edge||77|
|2nd||£30 each||S Symonds||Farrington Park||75|
|3rd||£25 each||J Gazzard||Cotswold Edge||73|
The Men’s Invitation Four ball better ball afternoon event was contested between 44 players in sunny conditions.
The course was lush and green following spells of rain and sunshine, fairways were soft, the rough was particularly tricky and well worth avoiding.
Scoring was deceptively difficult with a heavy humid atmosphere and little run on the ball.
First: Carl Hill (CSGC) & Mike Jones (Forest Hills GC) – 43 points (see photograph).
Second: Stuart Macdonald (CSGC) & Gary Ward (Kendleshire GC) – 42 points.
Third: Scott Forsyth (CSGC) & Peter Tomlinson – 40 points.
Our Captain Chris Smith presented the prizes, and passed on the warm wishes that so many of the players had given to him concerning the friendly and challenging competition. He was also pleased with the money raised by contributors to his raffle for his charity, Ruskin Mill College.
The Junior Open was staged on Tuesday 27th May 2014.
The field comprised 66 young players ranging in handicap from scratch to 44.
Intermittent rain showers, with a tricky swirling wind, and the course length, from the white tees, all combined to make a challenging competition. The course was in excellent condition.
Scratch winner was Joe Harvey (Kendleshire) who shot 70 (gross), winning by three shots from Harrison Ottley-Wood (Cotswold Hills)
Jamie Andrews (Broadway) won Division 1 Nett with 68, while Ryan Prosser (Kendleshire) won Division 2 with 67.
Of the home players, Tom Melling was 3rd in Division 2 with net 69, while Adam Blue was 4th with 70.
Those of us who were able to see these young people perform will understand that the game is thriving and is in good hands for the future - thanks to a great deal of dedication from local club organisers and parents alike.
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