Category Archives: Men’s match results

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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Rickmansworth v Little Hay HFL Match Report Sat 21st April 2018

After a solid win in the first HFL match and with a brilliant day’s weather forecast, the players were in high spirits when arriving on Saturday morning. There was some cracking golf being played in the sunshine and this lead to a fantastic win of 200 points for Rickmansworth to 176 points for Little Hay. Our green-keeper Greg (who was playing in the match) and his team had done a fantastic job with course. It was looking and playing really good. We had a stand out pairing in the sweep this week with Ben Plumridge and Dave Miles getting a fantastic 45 points. Thank you again to all that participated.

Herts Friendly League fixtures 2018

Martin Bartlett, Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Batchwood HFL Match Report Sat 14th April 2018

After a long winter the first HFL match of the season was hosted by Rickmansworth with a dry sunny day forecast. Our first pair out was Martin Bartlett and Dave Miles. It wasn’t the start we were hoping for with both players making a blob on the first hole, but both players pulled it together and it was looking good at the turn with the Ricky team leading by 2 points. With some great golf on the back 9 from both teams the lead was increased to 3 points with Rickmansworth getting 42 points to Batchwood’s 39 points.

As the scores were coming in it was evident that the golf was matching the great weather with all the Rickmansworth pairs coming in with over 41 points. This led to a good win for Rickmansworth in our first match with our 212 points to Batchwood’s 189 points.

We had a tie for our sweep with 2 groups getting 44 points; the 3rd pair out of Peter Bartlett and Jake Jacobson and last pair out of Mick Rogers and Rob Camilleri. Mick and Rob won the money by 1 point on count-back with a back 9 score of 24 points to Peter and Jake’s 23 points. Well played and thank you to all that participated and really looking forward to a great season.

Herts Friendly League fixture list 2018

 

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Martin Bartlett, Captain 2018