Rickmansworth enjoyed a very nice away trip down to the South Coast today to play the annual match versus Bournemouth & Meyrick Park Golf Club. The weather was glorious and the company of the Meyrick lads was great. Always a tough place to go, this year was no different and the Ricky squad put up a great performance to go down narrowly 3½-2½. The return leg is on SUNDAY 31st May.
One of our former members, Michael Ridout is featured in the attached recent article from Merchant Taylors School. Click here to read about what Michael has been up to, and look out for mention of one of our former Captains, the ever cheerful Dave Scott!
Welcome to Rickmansworth Golf Club Ladies Section.
This is a small – almost elite group of ladies, who are very welcoming and passionate about sharing their love of golf. While we may not have all the style, elegance or facilities as some of our neighbours, we do offer very affordable golf on a challenging course and are every bit as competitive offering a full LGU and CONGU programme of medals, competitions and matches. We also offer a social life with a monthly Nine and Dine – Nine holes of golf and a 2 course supper as well as a variety of social events over the year.
I’m Ann Loughman (aka Ann-Maria) and will be the Lady Captain at Ricky this year. Like many female golfers I came to golf later in life as my children were leaving home and I approached the twilight of my working life. Following my retirement from full time work I joined Rickmansworth Golf Club as a very rookie golfer four years ago. Now playing off 31, I still feel a novice golfer having joined the club four years ago so rather like the Men’s Captain I am rather surprised at my rapid promotion to these heady heights. This is due entirely to the lady members who have mentored me, encouraged me, reminded me of the rules and generally guided me so that my game has improved. Thank you ladies.
As I look to the year ahead I hope we have a season of fun and friendly golf with good weather, some movements in the handicaps, greater integration with the Men’s and Seniors Sections and who knows we may even buck the trend and gain some new members.
My chosen charity this year is Alzheimer’s Association as a tribute to my Mum, Auntie and Uncle and I am holding my Captain’s Day on 1st July.
Finally I wish to thank June Poppleton our outgoing Captain for her work over the past twelve months and giving me some insight into the Captain’s role. Thanks also to Sherril Bryden for agreeing to be my Vice Captain so shortly after completing her Captaincy in 2013.
If you are reading this as a non-member and would like some more information about our ladies section please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Rickmansworth have been drawn against Wycombe Heights in the first round of this season’s Clapham Common Shield, as run by the NAPGC. The match has been organised for Saturday 2nd May. Graham Farmer is organising this match in assistance to Captain Danny Simmonds.
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,
I’m Danny Simmonds your new Club Captain for 2015. I only joined the Club in 2013 so feel very privileged to have risen to be your Captain in such a short period of time. I started playing golf about ten years ago and have enjoyed it immensely. I have been a member of Grim’s Dyke and a Captain at Oxhey Park in my time, so I hope to bring some of what I’ve learned to the role.
I would like to thank our 2014 Captain Stefan for making me his vice, and making this year as Captain possible. It looks like I’ve a big pair of shoes to fill as there have been many successful previous Captains, but I’m sure I can turn to them when I need some extra advice. Helping me this year will be my Vice Captain, Graham Farmer. I feel quite lucky to have got him, I am sure he will make a great Captain for 2016. I want to wish Ann Loughman, the 2015 Ladies Captain, all the best for her year guiding the ladies through it. Also I would like to thank the Tuesday club, Ricky regulars and the weekend mob for making my playing time very enjoyable, I have certainly played with a few characters.
My Charity this year will be in aid of Cancer Research. Having had Hodgkin’s lymphoma myself and have gone through chemotherapy and radio therapy, it’s close to my heart. I know first hand how this effects people’s lives and their families. Some of our own members have gone through this and how concerned for them we were, and I’m sure we all know someone who has had cancer. So I’m sure you will support my charity and my Captains day, which will be on the 7th of June. There will be a B.B.Q and prizes for both members and guests.
I hope to see you all out on the course and enjoying yourselves, I would also like to ask for everyone’s help in the club matches – please see where you can play and sign up in the locker room. Thank you