Category Archives: Men’s match results

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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Rickmansworth v Meyrick Park – Saturday 23rd June 2018 – Home Friendly

This match is always a popular one with the members and was the first in the two leg annual friendly match. The players turned up ready for the full English breakfast before heading out to the course. The course was in good condition and lived up to its ‘Tricky Ricky’ reputation.

There was great golf being played by both teams but home advantage really told with Rickmansworth winning 4½ to ½.

In the sweep, the second group of Dave Miles and Mick Rogers came in with 50 points and I thought that was easily going to win the money, but the third group of John Shamoon and Peter Maestas came in with an amazing score of 52 points! Well played to both pairs. 

The other 3 groups came in with a measly 44, 43 and 42 which another week could of won the money. 

I would like to say a big thank you to Peter and John as they both donated their winnings to my charity Bloodwise.

Thanks again for all the support.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Richmond – Saturday 16th June 2018 – Away Friendly

This away match was the first in the two leg annual friendly match. The team turned up with the sun shining but the wind blowing. The wind played a big part all day and the course was in good condition, but like everywhere, it was quite hard which lead to some unusual bounces. The greens were probably the best we have played on all year. 

All this lead to some great golf being played, but Rickmansworth unfortunately losing 1½ to 4½ but gives us something to work with back at Ricky.

We had two of the groups in the 40’s with Ben Plumridge and David Grace winning the sweep with 42 points.     

Thanks again for all the support.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Stevenage – Saturday 9th June 2018 – HFL

This was the first away HFL match of the season for Rickmansworth and coming off the back of 2 home wins, confidence was high.

Stevenage Golf Course looked in fantastic condition before the match started and it proved to be all the way round. The golf being played in the sun was again of a high standard but getting an away win is tough, and unfortunately we had our first HFL loss of the season with a 179-197 final result.

Our sweep was won by Dave Miles and Jonathan Radford with a fantastic away score of 41 points.

Thanks again to all that played. HFL fixture list 2018

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Ruislip NAPGC Clapham Common Shield Match Report Sun 27th May 2018

With a bye in the first round, we drew Ruislip in the second round. This was going to be a hard draw as they have gone far in this competition the last few seasons.

Checking the weather forecast on Saturday it didn’t look good as thunder and lighting was forecast for Sunday morning. I was taking the home side and Jake was taking the away side. It turned out to be a very hot and muggy day. 

From both sides there was some really good golf being played which led to a tight finish with us being on the phone to the away team waiting for the last match to come in. Unfortunately though we didn’t quite have enough on this occasion and we lost 219-223. 

Thanks again for all the support in this match.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Aylesbury Friendly Away Match Report Sat 19th May 2018

With the Captain being away for this match the Vice Captain Jake Jacobson stepped in to run the match against Aylesbury.

It is another year that their course has survived the HS2 threat and everyone turned up ready for the full English Breakfast to start the day, which I am told was very good. The weather was just about perfect for playing golf and the results showed this, with all pairings scoring over 36 points on an away course. We had 2 groups in with a fantastic 46 points, Peter Bartlett and Peter Maestas were the first pair out of the 2 in the clubhouse but they were pipped on the back 9 by the last pair in Mick Rogers and David Wills.

All this great golf lead to Rickmansworth having a 3½ to 2½ lead going into the return fixture at Rickmansworth later in the year.

Thank you again to Jake for stepping in and all the players that played.

Martin Bartlett, Club  Captain 2018

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