After this season’s opening Tuesday Club Away Day last month at Moor Park, Colin Timms has arranged the next Tuesday Club Away Day for Tuesday 25th April at Northwood Golf Club.
Details: 10.00 for coffee/bacon roll, and golf will start from 11.00. Cost is £35, plus £3 sweep.
Get your name on the sign up sheet located between the ladies and gent’s changing rooms.
Captain Peter Maestas has arranged the annual Captain’s Away Day for Friday 8th September at Old Fold Manor Golf Club in Barnet. Cost will be £46 per person. More details will go up on the board in the club house closer to the time.
The first of our friendly matches this year was the away match at Meyrick Park Golf Club, which always seems to be a popular venue. Meyrick Park tried to get an early advantage by filling us up with a very large and tasty breakfast, just before the first tee. After 18 holes of fantastic golf on a glorious day, the first scores started to come in. Rickmansworth played well and the first two matches were halved, so one each with 4 matches yet to come in. Match 3 was a win for Rickmansworth, as was Match 4. It was all looking good to take an early lead to take back to the home match at Rickmansworth. Meyrick Park won the 5th Match, so it was all down to the last pair to see if we leave Meyrick Park even, or if Rickmansworth can take home a lead. The 6th Match result went to Rickmansworth, which gave us a fantastic 4-2 win, and a lead to wrestle the Meyricky Bowl away from Meyrick Park in 2017. The sweep was won by Mick Rogers and Jake Jacobson with a score of 48 points, well done to Mick and Jake! We now look forward to the return leg on the 8th of July, where a draw or a win will bring the trophy back to Rickmansworth Golf Club. Once again, a big Thank You to all the players, what a fantastic result!
Peter Maestas, Captain 2017
The Seniors played their second match of the season away to Chartridge Park April 10th. It was a much more closely fought contest after last year’s ½-5½ defeat, but Ricky still went down, this time 2½-3½, not least through losing both the matches that were decided on the last hole. Congratulations to Roy Prue and Mike Mortlock who were the big winners, 5&4 and to the other winners, Tom Moore and John Gwilt who are still trying to work out how they recovered from being five down to record a 3 and 1 win.
The second match in the 2017 season and Rickmansworth needed a win to have any chance of doing well in the Herts Friendly League this year. It is also the local derby, and is important to get a head start on our local opposition. The teams were ready, the weather was fine and we teed off with full of hope. Match one, Peter Maestas and Rob Camilleri came in with a slender lead of 4 points with scores of 40-36 to Ricky. Match two, David Watson and Stefan Kunka also had a slender lead of 5 points, 40-35 to Ricky. Rickmansworth were 9 points ahead, so things were going plan. Match 3 was very close, 41-40 in Rickmansworth favour. So it was down to the last two matches to get a win under our belt. Match 4, Ben Plumridge and Martin Bartlett came in with 41-37 to Ricky, which put us 14 points clear with an unlikely come back from Bushey. The last match, David Grace and Mick Rogers drew, with 43 points each. In the end, Rickmansworth came in with a score of 205 points v Bushey’s score of 191 points, so an excellent win for Rickmansworth Golf Club. The sweep went to our 5th match players, Mick Rogers and David Grace with 43 points. From the Captain, a big thank you to everyone playing.
Peter Maestas, Captain 2017