On a scorcher of a day, Monday July 18th, the Seniors took on the Ladies in an attempt to regain the Mallick-Holden Trophy. A great opportunity was missed. The ladies had eleven players signed up and Colin Timms volunteered to play for them wearing a skirt and wig so we could have six fourballs. Unfortunately one of the ladies had to withdraw (or maybe no-one wanted to play with Colin in a skirt!), so we had to play five matches rather than six. The Ladies succumbed to the Seniors 1½ to 3½ and we were all left wondering what might have been.
RICKMANSWORTH GOLF CLUB
THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF PITCH MARKS MADE PER GOLFER PER ROUND IS 8. ASSUMING THAT ONLY 100 ROUNDS PER DAY ARE PLAYED, THAT AMOUNTS TO 800 PER DAY, 5,600 PER WEEK, 22,400 PER MONTH AND 268,800 PER YEAR !
HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO HOLE A PUTT UNDER THOSE CONDITIONS ?
HELP US TO HELP YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL SMOOTH GREENS TO PUTT ON !
AS MEMBERS, IF WE ALL SHOW OUR GREENS SOME TLC AND THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE, WE WILL SOON GET THEM BACK TO BEING SOME OF THE BEST AROUND !
IT IS YOUR DUTY TO REPAIR ALL THE PITCH MARKS YOU SEE. FIND YOUR ONE, REPAIR IT AND REPAIR ANY OTHERS YOU CAN SEE.
LET’S ALL WORK TOGETHER AND MAKE OURS A COURSE WE CAN. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW SECONDS!
American Independence Day saw the Seniors take on their nemesis, Haste Hill away, never having won since Martin Holden resigned as Captain three years ago. The barren spell continued with Ricky going down 1½-4½. Trevor Spencer and David Griffin recorded Ricky’s only win on the day.
The second Seniors’ match of the week on 7th July was the return fixture at home against Huntswood. A draw at Huntswood gave cause for high hopes of a victory. These were fulfilled with a resounding 5-1 win.
The Seniors were captained by Roy Prue at Little Hay on one of the best days of the summer so far, 14th July. This was the return fixture of the Seniors’ opener of the season which they won 4½-1½. Home advantage seems to be the deciding factor in this fixture as Little Hay almost reversed the score running out winners by 4-2, despite the efforts of Allan MacDonald and Trevor Spencer who were Ricky’s only winners, the other point coming from two halved matches.
Rickmansworth hosted Richmond Park at home this weekend. Richmond had been winners in the last 2 years and were looking likely to retain the cup after a lead of 4-2 at their place. After some last minute changes to the team a big thank you to David Grace who stepped in on the morning of the match. All 6 matches recorded a victory for Ricky, winning 6-0 on the day and 8-4 overall. The winners of the sweep were Graham Farmer and Rob Camilleri with 48 points. A big thank you to everyone that played and I would like to congratulate John Murphy and Neil Paterson on their first men’s match for the club.
Captain’s Day 2016 saw 53 people take part under sunny skies. Home made cakes and drinks were sold on the 13th hole, all in aid of The Sick Children’s Trust. I would like to thank my wife for baking all the cakes and both my mother and wife for helping out on the day.
When the players had finished they sat down to a light lunch of ham, egg and chips. Many thanks to Grant and the staff at The Fairway Inn. The scores were tallied up and some great scores were had. In second place with 41 points was Gerald Hirst, but a big congratulation to the winner Joshua Simon with a great score of 42 points. The guest winner was Craig Bartlett. Also well done to all the nearest the pin winners and the longest drive winner.
The day managed to rise £418.60, a big thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets, cakes and drinks – I’m sure The Sick Children’s Trust will be very pleased for all your donations. A very big thank you to everyone who supported me on the day.
Graham Farmer, Captain 2016