The competitions that are the longest running in the club’s annual fixture list are the Tiger Trophy and the Stag Trophy, the points based accumulation over the entire season. Now the March medal and mid-week medal have been completed the final standings are in.
The first HFL match was hosted by Rickmansworth under a damp looking sky and some early year butterflies. First match out was Peter Maestas and Jake Jacobson, it was all looking so good at the turn with Ricky team leading by 4 points. However, the wheels seemed to come off on the back nine and the first team out lost their match and scored only a measly 30 points ;-( to the opposition’s 39. It was down to the rest of the team to pull this one out of the hat. Some good scores were coming in, in match 2 (Danny Simmonds and David Grace) with 45 points, and match 4 (Bernie White and John Shamoon) with a draw at 40 points. Match 3 (David Hirst and Martin Bartlett) lost their match 39 to 45, with David playing some fantastic golf according to Martin. So it was down to the last two to pull it out for Rickmansworth, (Rob Camilleri and Peter Bartlett) who came in with 44 points to 38 points. At this point it was looking all so close, but after totaling the points, at least 6 times, Rickmansworth lost the match by one point to Batchwood, Rickmansworth with 198 points and Batchwood with 199 points, GUTTED! Danny Simmonds and David Grace took away the sweep with the 45 points they accumulated in the round, well done gents and let’s hope for more scores like that in future rounds. We’re now looking forward to an away win at Batchwood on the 12th of August to redeem our loss at home.
Peter Maestas, Captain 2017
Please see below details of this year’s Club Tour to Malaga in Spain. You’ll need to double click to enlarge the image. Ashley Pearce is arranging all the details and so far the hotel, transfers and courses have all been arranged. The tour will be 7 nights from Sat 8th October, with breakfast included each day. Buggies are to be arranged for all courses and transfers too. Everyone will need to book the same flight for the transfer from airport to hotel.
If you double click either of the below photos you’ll see a very happy Pete Haskey with his son Richard, enjoying the customary photo on the Swilken Bridge at St. Andrews recently on the occasion of his 60th birthday. If you look closely, you will see him proudly wearing his new Rickmansworth GC zipped jumper!
Get yours by contacting Frank Haines or Gerald Hirst.
It is a pleasure and honour to be the Captain of Rickmansworth Golf Club in 2017. I have been playing golf at “Tricky Ricky”, on and off, for the better part of 27 years now, and can still remember the bunker in front of the 15th green, which I must say made it an extremely difficult hole and many a Hamlet moment spent there…
A big Thank You goes out to Graham Farmer who captained the club in 2016 he did a fantastic job, and I hope to be able to follow in his footsteps and do the same this year.
I also want to introduce this year’s Vice-Captain, Martin Bartlett, who will be helping me along the way, and I’m sure will make a great Captain in 2018. Not forgetting the Seniors Captain and Ladies Captain, I wish them both a fantastic season this year. I also want to mention Jon Darby, our Golf Complex Manager, and his team. They will be looking after the golf course for us this year.
For those of you who regularly support the club matches, I ask for your support again this year and hope that together we can have a great season. For new members who might be interested in playing in the club matches, these are played in a very friendly manner, and it is also a great way to play a variety of different courses. Should you like to participate in the club matches, please feel free to contact me, or look out for the upcoming matches on the club notice boards.
The RGC Pro Shop, and the 19th hole also known as The Fairway Inn, will also need your support this year. You can purchase golfing “stuffs” before your round at the pro shop, and reflect on your efforts after the round at The Fairway Inn. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, and it’s usually full of RGC members who regularly stop for drink and a snack.
This year’s Captains Charity is Cancer Research UK, they do what it says on the tin, conduct research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Their research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the whole of the UK. Their aim is simple, to reduce the number of deaths from cancer. You can support the Captains Charity by donating at the Captains day, or by visiting this link www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Peter-Maestas which I have setup in case you cannot attend Captains Day, and would still like to donate.
So, let’s all a fantastic year of golf in 2017, and I’ll see you on the course!