It was a very warm and sunny 6th of August as the Rickmansworth players turned up to play Panshanger Golf Club, in the Herts Friendly League. We knew that it would be a difficult day to beat Panshanger on their home turf. As the scores started to come in, it became clear that Panshanger GC might just outscore the Rickmansworth team. The hospitality from Panshanger was second to none and the course was in fantastic form on the day, so a big thank you to the ground staff and catering team for their hard work. Congratulations to Mark Davis and Peter Maestas who took the Rickmansworth sweep with 43 away points. In the end, the score was 198-221 to Panshanger. Rickmansworth GC is now looking forward to hosting Panshanger at fortress Rickmansworth for the return leg. Once again a big thank you to everyone on the day, we could not do this without you!
Having played against Rickmansworth Ladies on July 18th, the Seniors joined forces with them a week later for a trip to Oakland Park for a mixed fourball. There was a minor improvement in performance compared with our previous visit in 2014 but still not enough to prevent a defeat by 4½ – 1½. Ricky’s winning pair were Joan McLaughlin and Martin Holden.
The Seniors returned to Oakland Park on 3rd of August under the captaincy of Bob Horton. In a close fought encounter where all matches went to the 16th hole or later, Bob and his partner Mike Mortlock lead the way with a 3 and 2 victory. The team produced a 4-2 win neatly to reverse last year’s 2-4 defeat. Ricky had two more wins and two halved matches with just one loss.
CAPTAIN’S AWAY DAY 2016
Friday 26TH AUGUST
@Radlett Park Golf Club
Radlett Park Golf Club
Watling St, Radlett,
Borehamwood WD6 3AA
£40 including 18 holes, coffee + bacon roll and two course meal.
Open to men and ladies
Loads of prizes, nearest the pin, longest drive.
Coffee and bacon roll @ 10.15
First tee 11.00
Meal served from approximately 4.30
Please put your name down on the sheet between the two changing rooms. Or let club captain Graham Farmer know.
Graham Farmer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ricky hosted the return fixture of the annual friendly match vs Aylesbury Park. After a full English Breakfast, and under hot sunny skies the teams headed off to the first tee. Ricky had managed a 3-3 draw away which meant advantage Rickmansworth. The match was very close, many of them going down the 18th. The first 2 matches were both halved the 3rd was a win for Aylesbury, but the next 3 all went to Rickmansworth winning the home match 4-2 (7-5 overall). Well done to Dave Miles and Peter Maestas winning the sweep with 46 points. Many thanks to Aylesbury, we are all looking forward to this very popular friendly next season. 2016 Men’s friendly match results