Category Archives: Men’s match results

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

Friendly Match v Richmond Park played on the 17-Jun-2017

The third of our friendly matches was played at Richmond Park on an extremely hot and sunny Saturday. After one of our 12 suffered an injury on Friday morning, it was only 11 of us who teed off to see if Rickmansworth can retain the trophy in 2017. The first score in was a half, which is not a bad start for an away match. Once the scores started to come, it was clear that we will have to defend well at fortress Rickmansworth on the return leg. The score in the end was 4½ to 1½ with 3 losses and 3 halved matches. The sweep was won by Peter Bartlett and Graham Simon with an excellent score of 44 points. Thanks again to all the players for your support, without you these matches would not be possible.

Peter Maestas, RGC Captain 2017

NAPGC Bourne-Vanneck Shield and Cup – played on 03-Jun-2017

The Bourne-Vanneck tournament is a Men’s Team Championship, B-V Cup (gross) and B-V Shield (net), open to teams of three, all scores to count with a maximum individual handicap of 18. There are five regional finals held across the country and the best three gross and best three net teams go forward to the National Final.

This year Rickmansworth had entered two teams, Rickmansworth A and Rickmansworth B Teams. Team A players were the Rickmansworth low handicappers, David Watson, Ben Plumridge and Nick Symonds. Team B players were our mid-handicappers Dave Miles, Graham Farmer and Laurence Bradley. After a long day of golf on a very tricky course at Huntswood GC in Bucks, the Rickmansworth A Team were in third place waiting for one more team to post their scores. When this team’s score came in, Rickmansworth Team A was unfortunately pipped by 2 points and relegated to 4th place, and put out of further participation in this year’s tournament. We should be proud of our players for playing good golf under the pressures of such an intense tournament.

I would also like to mention that Laurence Bradley played outstandingly well, and shot the lowest net round of the day out of ALL 102 competitors. Well done to Laurence on a great performance.

Click here to see final Bourne-Vanneck results table

Peter Maestas, Captain 2017

NAPGC Clapham Common Match Report – played on 27-May-2017

The first of the Men’s NAPGC Matches in 2017 was the Clapham Common Platinum Shield and Ellis Cup, which is a Men’s Greensomes Stableford competition and this year Rickmansworth were drawn against Farnham Park Golf Club. The competition is run with 3 teams at home and 3 teams away and with some early rain out of the way, we all teed off looking for that first NAPGC win for Rickmansworth.

Rickmansworth scored 114 points against Farnham Park’s 101 points at home, so we were up by 13 points at home with the away scores yet to be counted. When all away matches completed, the scores were 114 points to Farnham Park, so Rickmansworth had to get at least 102 points to win the match. The Ricky away team scored a healthy 104 points, and therefore clinching the win by 3 points. Total points to Rickmansworth were 218 and, total points scored by Farnham Park were 215. So, some solid performances for the away teams and a great performance at Fortress Rickmansworth. There was no sweep on this occasion but the high score at home was David Hirst and Archie Ahmed with 43 points, and the high score away was Peter Maestas and our newest Rickmansworth Club member Laurence Bradley with 37 points. Once again, a big thank you to all the players for their efforts, and the first NAPGC win in 2017.

Peter Maestas, Captain 2017