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Men’s team results update

It’s been a very busy time of year for the Men’s team, so here’s a quick run down of the recent results.

NAPGC Clapham Common Shield

After overcoming Haste Hill in the first round, Ricky faced a good Little Hay team in the second round. Each home team won their respective matches, but it was Ricky who won by a greater aggregate, with a total score of 223-211 points. Onwards and upwards to the area semi-final, where a tie against Wycombe Heights awaits on Saturday 29th June.

Herts Friendly League

Recent results attached. Ricky’s first away match of the season saw the team narrowly defeated 200-196 points at Stevenage – always a tricky venue. Next up for the team is the return match v Stevenage at the fortress, on Saturday 13th July.

NAPGC Bourne-Vanneck Trophy

Rickmansworth entered 2 teams as usual in this 3-man team event. Congratulations go to Peter Bartlett, David Wills & Peter Maestas as their score of nett 227 strokes at the Little Hay qualifier on Saturday 1st June, managed to secure one of the 16 places at the national final, which this year is being held at the very good West Middlesex GC, on Saturday 6th July. Well done guys. Can you follow in the footsteps of the class of 2013? 

Men’s Club Friendlies

We play both Richmond Park and Meyrick Park in long standing friendly matches. On Saturday 15th June, the team headed to south west London to take on the Richmond guys. A good match was played, but at “half time” in the home & away fixture, Richmond lead by 4 matches to 2. This weekend, Saturday 22nd June, Rickmansworth welcomed Meyrick Park all the way from Bournemouth for the first leg of the “Meyricky Bowl” fixture. On a fine and sunny day, Ricky won 3½ – 1½.

Captain’s update…

HFL update

Well done RGC by beating Little Hay at home by 27 points in last Saturday’s HFL match. Scores were: RGC 211 vs Little Hay 184. Some great scores ranging from 38 points to 48 points. Keep it going lads, you’re doing the club proud.

Click to enlarge; Ricky v Little Hay HFL 20th April 2019

Click to enlarge; Ricky v Little Hay HFL 20th April 2019

 

NAPGC Clapham Common Shield

We have drawn Little Hay in the next round of the Clapham Common Shield competition, but we will not take it for granted that it will be that easy. Sunday 5th May is the chosen date due to fixtures from both sides and availability. I will be picking the team for this match by this weekend.

NAPGC Gordon Forster Bowl

Well done again to Ben Plumridge, Dave Miles, Peter Bartlett and Martin Bartlett on winning the area final of the NAPGC Gordon Forster Bowl (Winter pairs knockout), and now making it through to the national final, at CHERWELL EDGE GOLF CLUB – this Sunday 28th April 2019. Good luck!

Captain’s Away Day at Stocks G.C.

Can I please remind all that my Captain’s away day on Friday 3rd May is approaching fast. It’s looking very weak at present and I  would love more of you to support me on what will be a great day at Stocks Golf Club, so please put your name to paper.

Jake Jacobson, Captain 2019

Rickmansworth seal first round Clapham Common win

Rickmansworth were drawn against Farnham Park in the first round of this year’s Clapham Common Shield. The match was played on Saturday 30th March in lovely warm spring sunshine.

Rickmansworth’s home team of Peter Bartlett & Leon Kelly, Ian Mackie & David Grace and John Shamoon & David Wills accumulated 99 points to Farnham’s 96 points. So a 3 point advantage was held with the away scores to come back in.

Meanwhile, over at Farnham Park, the other half of the simultaneous greensomes match was taking place. Ricky’s team of Capt. Jake Jacobson & Laurence Bradley, Dave Miles & Mick Rogers and Rob Camilleri & Peter Maestas did the business in great style by scoring 116 points, with Farnham’s home team scoring 106 points. So overall, a great start to the competitive season with a 215 pts – 202 pts victory.

Rickmansworth progress to the second round, where the opponents will be either Wexham Park or Little Hay.

Needle Shield and End of Season Report

On Saturday 13th October the HFL Needle Shield brought a close to the 2018 club fixtures. With a warm but windy October day forecast, the teams from all 5 league clubs met at Panshanger Golf Course. After all instructions were given out the players headed out to their tees for a shotgun start at 8.30.

The scoring was tough all day with the wind and course playing its part but the winners were the home side of Panshanger.

A big well done to David Wills who won the individual competition with a fantastic score of 43 points! The only player in a field of 60 players to be in the 40’s.

The season as a whole has gone better than I could of ever of hoped for. At the HFL Needle Shield we were presented with the winner’s trophy for the Herts Friendly League (Picture below).

 

Herts Friendly League winners 2018

Herts Friendly League winners 2018 (Click to enlarge)

This is an 8 match season with 4 matches at home, and 4 matches away. We won 6 out of the 8 matches with a scoring average of over 200 points in each match.

I am very proud that this is the first year that Rickmansworth have won the HFL, but I couldn’t have done it without the fantastic effort of every player that has contributed over the year.

We also had wins in all 3 of the annual friendly matches against Aylesbury, Richmond and Meyrick Park. Thank you and well done to all that have played in these matches. 

Thank you to all that played in both my Captain’s Day and Captain’s Away Day. We managed to raise a fantastic amount for my Charity and hope you all had enjoyable days. 

This leads me on to the club members. I have had such great support from all of you and without this we would not have had such a successful season. 

I would like to thank you all for the support throughout the year and well done to you all too. I hope you will continue showing your support next year when Jake takes over.

In my start of season message I highlighted my goal to have a club feel and throughout the year I believe we have achieved this with a great relationship and atmosphere between all players either at a club match or a weekend club competition.

I have had such an enjoyable season and very proud to be the Rickmansworth Club Captain of 2018, so would like to thank you all again and best of luck to Jake next year.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Meyrick Park Friendly Away Match Report Saturday 29th September 2018

We went into this match with a 4½ – ½ lead from the home leg, so we knew we had given ourselves a good chance. The match was played out of a total of 11 points as Meyrick had another match on the same date as our home leg. The home leg being only 5 pairs but the away leg being 6 pairs, we needed 1½ points to secure the win.

We all arrived down to the club early on Saturday to spend the morning watching the Ryder Cup. This put us all in the mood for the afternoon on the course.

After a full breakfast we all headed out to the first tee which is a very hard 244 yard par 3. The course is a great test all the way round and with the fairways being very dry and bare still from all the hot weather it made it a very tough day.

My partner and I lost our match 5&4 and so did the group behind. I was getting a little nervous but was confident that the strong pair of Ben Plumridge and Dave Miles would bring in a point, and they did exactly that with a 6&5 win. This secured the tie at a minimum.

The next 2 groups went the way of Meyrick meaning the score was at 5½ to 4½ and leaving us needing half a point from the last group of Rob Camilleri and Jonathan Radford. 

Word filtered into the clubhouse that the Ricky pair were 1 up going into the last hole and therefore I knew we had at least a half point. By the time they came in they had won the last meaning they won 2 up and we won the overall trophy 6½ – 4½.

Our sweep was won with a fantastic away points total of 46 points by Ben Plumridge and Dave Miles who kindly donated their winnings to my charity.

The fantastic day was finished off with sandwiches and chips in the clubhouse and then a very enjoyable evening out in Bournemouth.

This brings the end to my matches this season with just the Needle Shield to go and would like to thank the players in this match and all players that have been a fantastic support all year.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Richmond Friendly Home Match Report Saturday 15th September 2018

We went in this to this match with a 3 point deficit with the score from the away match at 4½-1½.

The team knew we had to be on our A game to get the minimum of 5 points needed to retain the trophy.

The course was again looking in great shape and didn’t let us down with the greens running fantastic.

I was partnered with Dave Grace, and up to the 7th hole we were 1 down in a close match. We then went on a nice run of winning 6 holes in a row to be 5 up with 5 to play. We lost the 14th hole but won the 15th with a fantastic par from Dave and bringing the first point home with a 5&3 win.

I am pleased to say the wins kept coming with the following 5 matches coming in, 4&3, 8&6, 5&3, 4&3 and 4&3 giving us the clean sweep and a 6-0 home win and final score being 7½-4½.

Our sweep was won on countback with 2 groups scoring 48 points. The back 9 scores were the same, but the back 6 scores were 16 points to Billy Gourd and David Wills, but the winners were Mick Rogers and Jonathan Radford with 17 points.

The day was finished with a great golfers lunch of Ham, Egg and Chips so thank you to Gordon and his team.

Thanks again to all that played and well done again.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Stevenage HFL Home Match Report Sunday 9th September 2018

With part 1 of this 2-part weekend complete, the Sunday team knew this was a must win, especially when the Stevenage players told us before we started that they have won all their home matches and won one away match. 

As normal with this fixture there was some great banter between the players in the clubhouse before heading out to the 1st tee. With the Ricky team getting a look at the greens on Saturday we were confident we would bring the result home.

Again there was some great golf being played and the course was playing fantastic. Speaking with the other groups round the first part of the course each match was very tight. 

In my match there was only 2 in it at the turn in Ricky’s favour and after 13 holes was 1 behind. 

My Dad was my partner and we got it back on track on the last 5 holes and managed to bring in a 6 point lead with a 42-36 final result. 

The second pair of Ben Plumridge and Mick Rogers came in with a 9 point lead with a fantastic 45-36 final result. 

This meant we had a 15 point lead after 2 matches and were in a very strong position. 

The next 2 groups came in with Stevenage clawing some points back with a 42-44 and 42-43 final results. 

This left us with a 12 point lead with 1 group to come in. 

I was confident that the final pair of John Shamoon and Ian Mackie would not loose by 13 and they didn’t let me down with their match coming in a tie with a 40-40 final result meaning we won this match by 12 points and a 211-199 final result.

Our sweep was won by Ben Plumridge and Mick Rogers and they kindly put the winnings in my Charity pot.

This now means we have played all our matches in the league and have won 6 out of the 8 matches and have a positive points difference of +45 points. We scored 1619 points over the 8 matches meaning we averaged over 200 points per match.

After speaking with the other captains the only 2 matches left in the league are Little Hay v Stevenage on the 22nd September and Panshanger v Little Hay on the 29th September. 

As it stands the only team that can catch us is Stevenage. They would have to win their match at Little Hay by 23 points to win the league and 22 points to tie, so it is in the balance at this stage. Herts Friendly League results 2018

I would once again like to thank all the players who have shown support this season with putting their names forward to play in these matches.

Well done to the players in this match and all the players who have played throughout the season.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Panshanger HFL Home Match Report Saturday 8th September 2018

Going into this double header weekend of HFL matches at home and coming off the back of 2 away wins, the team knew that these were must win matches to keep up the hopes of the league.

With the pairs sorted, the teams headed out to the 1st tee with the course really looking good. The course did not disappoint, as the greens were superb and the result of the hollow tine and lower cutting really showed. Thank you to all the greenkeeping staff. 

This made tricky Ricky live up to its name, even so there was some great golf played but home advantage came through and we won this match 206-195.

Our sweep was won by myself and Peter Maestas with 44 points and the winnings went in my Charity pot.

Well done to all that played and thank you for the support.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018