Category Archives: Men’s match results

Rickmansworth v Batchwood Match Report – played on 12-Aug-2017

The last time the two clubs met at Rickmansworth on the 18th of March, Rickmansworth lost the match by one point, so there was a score to be settled at the away venue of Batchwood Hall. The team was ready, the course was well tended, the weather was behaving, and we teed off at 09:00 sharp. The first match was close but a win for Rickmansworth by 3 points; we were on our way for revenge. Match two was a loss by 1 point, match 3 was a win by 1 point, and match 4 was a loss by 2 points. At this stage, Rickmansworth is still ahead by 1 point, so a draw or a win for the last team, will win the match for Rickmansworth. The final team score came in, and it was a win to Rickmansworth by 4 points. The day’s final scores were Rickmansworth 221 points, and Batchwood with 216 points. It was all very close but a fantastic away win for us. The sweep was won by our last team, Danny Simmonds and David Grace with an excellent score of 47 points. Thanks again to all the players for bringing their best game to Batchwood and securing the away win for Rickmansworth.

Peter Maestas, Captain 2017

Rickmansworth v Panshanger Away HFL Match Report – played on 05-Aug-2017

After an initial mix up of venues, both clubs thinking that the match was at home, Rickmansworth managed to scramble a team, and arrive at Panshanger on Saturday morning. With Rickmansworth needing an away win, this one was a great opportunity as we know this course very well. With some very wet weather arriving towards the end of the match, and the end in sight, the teams started to roll in with their scores. It was very clear from the start this this was not going to be Rickmansworth Golf Club’s day on the course. The final scores were 176 to Rickmansworth, and 210 to Panshanger. We will have to play well at home on the return leg, to make sure we secure a home win. The sweep was won by Jake Jacobson and Graham Simon with a very respectable score of 41 points. Lastly, a big, BIG thank you to all the players for making the switch from home to away, and to those who stepped up last minute to make up the team.

Peter Maestas, Captain 2017

Rickmansworth v Little Hay HFL Match Report – played on 29-July-2017

Having played Little Hay away in April, I am still upset about losing that match by one measly point, and we had a point to prove in this return match. Being on home turf, and with the advantage of our tricky course, our hopes were very high. The first match was won by a small margin of 5 points, so it was looking like it was going to be a close one at home as well. Match 2 was also a very close fought affair with just one point separating the teams, but still a win to Rickmansworth. Match 3 was won by a better margin of 7 points with two matches to come in yet, and it is not a win until all the scores are in. When match 4 handed in their card, it was clear that the score for Rickmansworth was growing, that match was won by 9 points and at this time Little Hay were in need of 22 points from the last match to come out with a draw. Match 5 did not disappoint for us either, they came in with a 12 point lead giving us a 34 point win on the day. Final scores were Rickmansworth 217, Little Hay 183. Our sweep went to Laurence Bradley and Rob Camilleri with an excellent score of 46 points. Well done to all for putting in such excellent performances, and we now look forward to the next match v Panshanger at home, to continue the winning streak.

Peter Maestas, Captain 2017

NAPGC Clapham Common Match Report – played on 23-Jul-2017

This year’s third round of the Men’s NAPGC Clapham Common Match was played against Ruislip Golf Club. The Clapham Common Platinum Shield and Ellis Cup is a Men’s Greensomes Stableford competition. The competition is run with 3 teams at home and 3 teams away. We felt we had a strong team going into this match, but we always knew that this one in particular would be difficult to win. We teed off at both clubs at 09:00. Rickmansworth were 3 points up at home 101 to 98, which we did not think was a big enough margin to take the match. Once the away scores came in, it was clear that Ruislip were the winners on this occasion, with a total of 209 points for Ruislip and 194 points for Rickmansworth. A big thanks goes out to all the players for their support, and we will be back in 2018.

Peter Maestas, Captain 2017

Rickmansworth v Aylesbury Park GC Friendly Match Report – played on 22-Jul-2017

Once again this match seemed to be one of the best matches in our calendar, and just simply attracts the players. With a fantastic full English breakfast, we were off to the first tee. Being 3½ to 2½ down from the first round at Aylesbury, Rickmansworth had to play well to retrieve or retain the trophy. The teams started to come in and it was clear that there would be a win for Rickmansworth, the question was by how much? Once all the teams were accounted for, Rickmansworth had 5 wins to Aylesbury’s 1 win, and thus Rickmansworth came out on top by a total score for the two rounds of 7½ to 4½ . Our sweep went to Martin Bartlett and Jake Jacobson, who came in with a whopping 47 points. Thanks to everyone from both clubs for making the day a roaring success.

Peter Maestas, Captain 2017

Rickmansworth v Stevenage Match Report – played on 15-July-2017

Having played Stevenage away not so long ago, and with a small margin loss at the away venue, Rickmansworth were confident that we could do well at home. With a slightly dampening sky, we teed off with high expectations. Rickmansworth lost the first match by 3 points, against very good competition from the Stevenage Captain and his partner, however when the other matches started to come in, it was clear that Rickmansworth were going to be victorious. In the end Rickmansworth won by 25 points with scores of 227 to Rickmansworth and 202 to Stevenage. There were some very high scores on the day, and with a score of 48 points for Martin Bartlett and Archie Ahmed, it was looking good for winning the sweep. However, our last match, Mick Rogers and Peter Bartlett rolled in with a score of 49 points and took the sweep win by a single point. Well done to all the teams for their high scores and winning on home ground, and once again a big thanks to all for your excellent support.

Peter Maestas, RGC Captain 2017

Men’s home friendly match v Meyrick Park re-arranged

The Captain has advised that the home friendly match v Meyrick Park has been re-arranged for Saturday 7th October, tee off 11am.

HFL Match v Stevenage played on the 10-Jun-2017

The Captain and Vice-Captain were not available for this match, so a big thank you to Graham Farmer who captained the team on the day. When the matches were tallied up, Rickmansworth had 180 points and Stevenage had 188 points, so a loss to Stevenage by a mere 8 points. As it was an away match, it was still a very good performance for the Rickmansworth players. The sweep was won by Graham Farmer and Mick Rogers with a total of 41 points, well done gents. Now we look forward to the return match at Rickmansworth, where we hope to reverse the results by a far larger margin.

Peter Maestas, RGC Captain 2017