Rickmansworth’s Ladies Section played their first friendly match this season at Little Hay on Wednesday 16th April. On a bright and blustery day we found the course long in comparison to ours, but with some spectacular views and some equally tricky greens. We drew the match 2-2.
Ann-Marie Loughman, Ladies Vice Captain
The third match of the Seniors season was away to Haste Hill on 16th April. The gloriously sunny weather inspired the hosts a little more than the visitors. Rickmansworth lost 4½ to 1½ - a slight improvement on last year’s 5-1 defeat.
Frank Haines, Senior’s Captain
Rickmansworth’s Men managed a very good 3-3 draw from the friendly match away at Meryick Park on Saturday. The weather was good and the course ok. The greens were fast. I would like to thank all those who made it and it made the results better for it. We are in a good position for the return match. Just sorry that I didn’t turn up with a golf game. Special mention to Paul Roffe and Mick Rogers who produced a very respectable 39 points and three other teams with 36 on a tough course.
Danny Simmonds, Vice-Captain
Ladies Captain June Poppleton has worked very hard on making a new match possible between Rickmansworth and Moor Park. As you may know, Rickmansworth Golf Course was the original East course of Moor Park Golf Club, but was sold to the Council in 1937. Rickmansworth Golf Club was subsequently founded in 1944.
The match will be held on Monday 2nd June starting at Moor Park at 3.00.pm. Two teams of 6 men and 6 ladies from Moor Park and Rickmansworth will play a 4 ball better ball match over 11 holes (5 from Ricky and 6 at Moor Park).
The match will begin on Hole 1 of Moor Park’s West Course. Play will continue at the 2nd hole before crossing over the boundary and onto the 2nd hole at Rickmansworth. Holes 2, 3, 4, 5 and then 12 at Ricky will be used before crossing back over to finish the game by playing 15, 16, 17 & 18 on the Moor Park West Course.
After the match there will be a three course dinner at Moor Park. Moor Park are waiving the cost of the golf and giving us the dinner at match rates – the total being £19.00. Those without a season ticket for Ricky will be charged £5.00. We are very grateful to Jim McLeod for agreeing to jointly stage the match and allowing the Moor Park players to have free golf and only charging us a minimum rate. This is the first time a match has been played between the two clubs since the council took over the East Course from Moor Park in 1937.
We require 6 of our gentlemen to represent us in this historic match. A sheet will go up in the Men’s changing room for anyone interested to put their name down.
The Senior’s section of the Club have started their 2014 friendly match campaign under new Captain Frank Haines.
In the first match of the season away to Batchwood, Frank commented; Not quite a winning start. Tied 3-3 but an improvement on last year when we lost 4-2. Thanks to a judicious choice of playing partners, the new captain won his match while the old captain lost!
The Seniors played their second match of the season yesterday – their first home match – against a strong Little Hay side. On a gloriously sunny day, they achieved the same result as in the first match, a 3-3 draw so remain undefeated this season!
A full fixture list and results are available on our website – if you click on the Competitions tab above and scroll down to ‘Senior’s match results’. Or Click here
For previous pontoon results, click on MEMBERSHIP on the tool bar then scroll down to FOOTBALL PONTOON
Well done to Chairman Dave Miles and Vice Chairman Rob Camilleri who both won their respective semi finals on Saturday to reach the finals of the Club’s prestigious winter knockouts, the George Caprani President’s Cup and the Bert Lawrence Bogey Trophy.
The Finalists are Graham Farmer v Dave Miles for the George Caprani Cup, and Denis Curran v Rob Camilleri for the Bert Lawrence Bogey.
Good luck to all.
Good news…the white marker blocks will be re-appearing on the course from this weekend in time for the Men’s April Medal.
We are still on winter rules though for the next few weeks.
Hertsmere Leisure has increased the green fee prices at Rickmansworth Golf Course from today 1st April 2014. Season ticket prices (for Golf Only) will remain unchanged for 2014.
To compensate for an increase in green fee prices, Hertsmere has introduced a new ‘Motivate4’ membership which will provide a discounted rate on casual green fees for those who do not wish to take out a yearly season ticket. This in effect will bring casual green fee prices back to previous levels so in effect no change.
There are two levels of ‘Motivate4’ membership available – Gold & Bronze.
The cost of the ‘Motivate4’ Gold Card is £32 per year and entitles you to a 20% discount on green fees at Rickmansworth Golf Course, and 20% off charges at William Penn, The Centre and Sir James Altham Pool, Oxhey.
The ‘Motivate4’ Bronze Card is free and will work like a loyalty card. Holders pay a normal green fee, and collect 2 points per visit, then redeem them for a free round of golf once 22 points are collected (effectively, buy 11 rounds and get your 12th for free).
Hertsmere have also introduced a Golf & Gym membership for 2014. Golf & Gym membership is available by direct debit only and costs £55.00 per month. The member can choose either William Penn (in Rickmansworth) or The Centre (in South Oxhey) but must choose one only at time of signing up.
For further details, please call the pro-shop on 01923 775278 and the staff will explain all.