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August 18, 2018 - Ricky seniors away win at Haste Hill Rickmansworth Seniors played their ... +++ August 14, 2018 - Rickmansworth v Batchwood HFL Away Match Report Sat 11th August 2018 With a strong team we turned up kno ... +++ August 7, 2018 - Rickmansworth v Panshanger HFL Away Match Report Sat 4th August 2018 This away HFL match is always a pop ... +++ August 1, 2018 - Rickmansworth v Aylesbury – Saturday 21st July 2018 – Home Friendly This match was the return fixture i ... +++ July 23, 2018 - Club Championship 2018 Congratulations go to David Hirst w ... +++ July 12, 2018 - Captain’s Charity Day Saturday 30th June 2018 When I put the sign up sheet on the ... +++

Ricky seniors away win at Haste Hill

Rickmansworth Seniors played their latest game of the season on Tuesday 14th August away at Haste Hill. The match kicked off at 9.00am in the sunshine after a welcoming hot drink. Our hosts had some concerns about their greens, which added to the days challenges, but a close competitive match ensued. 

The match got off to a good start as Clive Bennett impressed with 9 pars to support the stand in captain (Darryl Nunn) to a 2&1 victory. From there the two teams traded results to leave the score at 2½ points each with the final match still on the course. The spoils finally went to Rickmansworth as Steve Browning and Trevor Spencer came in with a 4&3 victory in that last match to leave a final score of 3½ to 2½.

So another impressive away win for our Seniors, well done.

Rickmansworth v Batchwood HFL Away Match Report Sat 11th August 2018

With a strong team we turned up knowing that with only 2 away matches left, an away win this week or next week at Little Hay was essential if we want to have a chance of winning the league.

A rest bite from the really hot weather was forecast and the conditions were perfect for golf, with a heavy downpour on Friday evening to soften the course a little bit.

As the round was going on I was getting whispers from the other groups that Rickmansworth were playing well. Rickmansworth took a 4 point lead after the first group returned, and a 6 point lead once the second group had come in. The third group came in played a close match but was down by 1 point, so Ricky still had a 5 point lead. The fourth group again had a close match but was down by 2 points meaning Ricky had a 3 point lead with 1 group to come in. There was a tense atmosphere in the clubhouse and when John and Stefan handed me their card with a disappointed look on their face I was starting to worry, but although they were down in the match they played a fantastic round and kept pace with the home pairing who posted 45 points and they managed to bring in 43 points meaning they were only down by 2 points which gave us a much deserved away win by 1 point and the final result being 205 Batchwood to 206 Rickmansworth. Herts Friendly League results 2018

John Shamoon and Stefan Kunka won our sweep with that 43 points in the last match and kindly donated their winnings to my charity.

Thank you to all that played

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Panshanger HFL Away Match Report Sat 4th August 2018

This away HFL match is always a popular one as Panshanger is a great course and it didn’t disappoint.

Again it was a hot day with the sun out for the whole day, but I knew with the strength of the Ricky team the standard of golf would be high. 

We gave Panshanger a good run for their money on their home course but unfortunately we lost 195 to 204. 

Our sweep was won by myself and Rob Camilleri with a good away score of 42 points (even with this we managed to come in with a loss of 5 points in our pairings 42 to 47!).

Thanks again to all that played. HFL results 2018

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Aylesbury – Saturday 21st July 2018 – Home Friendly

This match was the return fixture in this friendly match. With Rickmansworth having a 3½ to 2½ lead from the away match, I was confident that the team could get the minimum of 3 points needed to retain the trophy. With both myself and my Vice captain unavailable for this match, club President Dave Miles took the reigns for this match. I would like to say a thank you to Dave for doing this for me. From what I hear Ricky was in fantastic condition and the golf being played by both teams matched. Home advantage again really told with Rickmansworth winning 5 to 1 meaning an 8½ to 3½ overall result.

In the sweep the first group of Dave Miles and Ben Plumridge had the winning total with 49 points. I would like to say a big thank you to Dave and Ben as they both donated their winnings to my charity Bloodwise.

Thanks again for all the support.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

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Club Championship 2018

Congratulations go to David Hirst who managed to retain his title of Club scratch champion on Sunday by the narrowest of margins. In the morning round, all the “usual suspects” were not quite firing on all cylinders, and it was Paul Yule who shot a terrific round of 71 to lead the Scratch Championship by a stroke from David Hirst (72), David Watson (73) and Archie Ahmed (74). The close contest, coupled with the terrific weather encouraged 11 players to venture out for the deciding round after an hour’s break for refueling. Special mention at this point to Rob Camilleri who successfully completed the 2 rounds not too long after having knee surgery. Well done Rob!

In the second round David Watson started off fastest with birdies on holes 1, 2 and 3 to take a 2 shot lead on the field, but David Hirst ensured there was no easy ride with a relentless front nine of 9 consecutive pars to remain at +7 for the Championship. The half way leader Paul Yule was in contention if the leaders slipped up after dropping only 3 shots on the front nine. After a couple of dropped shots on seven and eight, David Watson managed one more birdie on the ninth to take a one stroke lead at the 27 hole marker. That lead was extended to 2 strokes with a par 3 to David Hirst’s bogey 4 on the uphill 10th. However, that was as good as it got for the former champion. A 2 shot swing followed on the downhill 11th. A long drive down to the greenside, and a neat up and down for birdie 3 saw the defending champion draw level. David hit the front with a solid par 3 on the long 12th, to David Watson’s bogey 4 and that set the tone for 6 straight pars to take a real hold of the battle. An untimely double bogey on the long 15th ‘Valley of Death’ hole, effectively ended any chance for David Watson. Both players parred 16 and 17, to leave David Hirst with a 3 stroke lead standing on the 36th tee. A comfortable victory looked assured, especially with wedge in hand for the approach the the green. However, it’s never over until it’s over as they say, and a few more wedge shots followed to set up a very tense finale. David Watson couldn’t quite find that final birdie of the day to force a play off. David Hirst hung on and deserved to be the 2018 Champion with a terrific 2 over par 67 containing 15 pars.

Winner: David Hirst 72 + 67 = 139

Runner Up: David Watson 73 + 67 = 140

Third place: Paul Yule 71 + 77 = 148

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Captain’s Charity Day Saturday 30th June 2018

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When I put the sign up sheet on the notice board with 64 spots available I thought I was being optimistic, but having to add additional tee times I was overwhelmed with all the support shown.

The weather forecast was looking fantastic for the day, so the meet and greet was able to be set up outside. The first players started arriving around 7.30, and first tee time was 7.50.

I would like to say thank you to my wife Antonia for meeting all the players as they arrived, signing them in and explaining the order of the day and then helping me on the drinks buggy.

Thank you to our Lady Captain Mary Harris for encouraging people to buy raffle tickets as they signed in.

There were additional competitions on the day which consisted of nearest the pin on 1st, 7th, 13th and 17th holes, longest drive on the 6th hole and nearest the pin in 2, on the 18th hole.

I also ran an additional comp on hole 2a which was a nearest the pin. Players had the option to pay £2 to enter and had a chance of winning half the pot, with the other half going to my charity. I would like to say thank you to Joan McLaughlin for being out on hole 2a to run this competition for me. 

We had some great golf played with both the Men’s and Guest competitions being decided by count back and congratulations to B Arlow for making an eagle on the 14th hole.

The winners on the day were as follows:

Guest Winner: Will Rowan 40 Points 

Ladies’ Winner: B Arlow – 38 Points

Men’s Winner: Jason Hewitson – 42 Points

Men’s Second: Denis Curran – 42 Points   

Men’s Third: Paul Roffe – 41 Points

Nearest the pin 1st Hole: Rob Camilleri 

Nearest the pin 7th Hole: Denis Curran

Nearest the pin 13th Hole: Barbara Jones

Nearest the pin  17th Hole: Mary Harris

Nearest the pin in 2 18th Hole: Jason Hewitson

Longest Drive 6th Hole: Danny Simmonds

The winner of the 2a competition was Vic Meakes who kindly donated £20 of his winnings back to the charity.

A thank you goes to Alec Franks as he won the 4 ball voucher for Aylesbury Park in the raffle which he kindly put up for auction and thanks to David Grace managed to raise another £85 for the charity.

I would like to say the biggest thank you to everyone that played and supported me on this day, your generosity has meant so much and I am pleased to confirm that we managed to raise £800 on the day.

Thanks again,

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Tiger Trophy & Order of Merit updates

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Ricky Seniors win at home to Batchwood

Mon June 25th 2018

The seniors completed a magnificent win over Batchwood on the hottest day of the year so far. This result puts us at the top of the 4 clubs league.

The 5½ to ½ result was well earned and two of the many highlights were the Geoff Bull and the late substitute Mike Mortlock pairing coming in at 6&4, and Steve Browning and Roger Jones who won 6&5.

In fact, so versatile are our team that after ensuring he had won his match, Roger Jones, rushed to Moor Park to put a tourniquet on a member of their green keeping staff who had cut himself badly after overturning a golf cart. Well done Roger or shall we call him ‘Nurse Nancy’ from now on?