Category Archives: Men’s match results

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


 Batchwood Home

Martin Bartlett, Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Meyrick Park Friendly Match Report – played on 04-Nov-2017

***Apologies from the website editor – the last men’s match report of the season was overlooked!***

The match that nearly wasn’t, was finally played on the 4th of November after two cancellations due to a shortage of players, from Ricky the first time, and then from Meyrick Park the second. So, finally on a rainy November morning we all sat down to a very nice full English breakfast which got us all off to a good start. After several holes of wet weather, the liquid stopped falling and it turned into a very nice day, both weather-wise and playing wise. Rickmansworth were 4-2 up from the away match at Meyrick, so the task of winning was made easier but with the Meyrick Park team on form, you just never know as they came to Ricky and won last year taking the trophy back to Meyrick. After all the scores had come in, and with some nervous moments, it was clear that Rickmansworth, at Fortress Rickmansworth had prized the trophy from Meyrick Park in fine fashion. The final result was a 3½-2½ home win, making the overall match score Rickmansworth 7½ – Meyrick Park 4½. The sweep was won by the first team out, Peter Maestas and Ian Mackie with a very healthy tally of 46 points. As this is the last match of 2017, I would like to extend a VERY LARGE thank you, to all the players who supported me this year and I hope you will give the same support to our 2018 Captain Martin Bartlett. Thanks again, and see you out on the course.

Peter Maestas, Captain 2017

Needle Shield played at Bushey Country Club 14-Oct-2017

This year’s Needle Shield was played at Bushey Country Club, a 9 hole golf course, which made the start somewhat interesting. We all teed off from different holes; 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th, with 2-3, 4 balls at each hole in a kind of shotgun start, but different. Three holes in, I was notified that one of our players had sustained a hand injury and could not continue with the match, so Rickmansworth were down to a team of 9 healthy players. When the scores were totted up at the end, it was clear that Ricky would not be winning the Needle Shield in 2017. We limped home with 266 points, but even with 9 players we did not finish last. The winners on the day were Bushey Country Club, with a very healthy points tally. The day finished with a very nice meal and of course a few drinks, for some to celebrate and others to commiserate. A big thank you to all the players, it was a long day and I very much appreciate you giving up your time and giving Rickmansworth Golf Club your fantastic support. There was no sweep on this occasion, but the Rickmansworth high scorer on the day was Mick Lee with 35 points.

Final results for the 2017 Needle Shield are below.

1) Bushey Country Club 356 points

2) Little Hay 293 points

3) Panshanger 285 points

4) Batchwood 274 points

5) Rickmansworth 266 points

6) Stevenage 264 points

Peter Maestas, Captain 2017

HFL Rickmansworth v Bushey Away Match Report – played on 23-Sep-2017

The team gathered at Bushey Country Club for the second leg of our local derby, which is always a competitive affair. The weather was looking rather glum, but we were assured by the ever so accurate weather people, that it was to brighten up mid-morning. The gun went off, and we were away. The first match lost to Bushey by 1 point, match 2 was a draw, match 3 lost by 2 points and match 4 lost by a point. So far, all the matches were extremely close. At this stage Rickmansworth were only 4 points down and a good final round could swing the result in our favour. The final match of the day unfortunately lost to Bushey by 3 points, so it was a win to Bushey by 7 points. Final scores were Rickmansworth 187 points to Bushey’s 194 points. However, as we won at home by 14 points, the cup comes back to Rickmansworth as we won the aggregate by 7 points. The sweep was won by Mick Rogers and Dave Miles, again, with a healthy score of 41 points. Well done gentlemen, and once again a big thank you to all who played on the day.

Peter Maestas, Captain 2017

Friendly Home Match v Richmond Park – played on 16-Sep-2017

This was the fifth of our 6 friendly matches and with a 4½ to 1½ deficit it was going to take a very good round from everyone to win the cup for the second consecutive year. Rickmansworth had a good team for this match and being on home ground gave us a small advantage. The first team came in with a win, which gave us a good start to the day. Teams 2, 3 and 4 also came in with wins and at this point the 4½ to 1½ deficit was reversed into a 1 point advantage. Our team 5 did not do so well however, so now we were all square with the aggregate score of 5½ to 5½. Once again, down to the last match to decide if the cup stays at Ricky, or goes to Richmond for the next 12 months. It turned out that the last match was not only down to the last hole, but the last putt, which was sunk from about 25 feet by the Rickmansworth duo, to clinch a very important point and give us a 6½ to 5½ win, and the match cup stays at Rickmansworth for another year. The sweep was won by Dave Miles and Mick Rogers with a healthy 44 points, on top of their excellent match win. Once again, a big thank you to all the players, as without your support these matches would not be possible.

Peter Maestas, RGC Captain 2017

Rickmansworth v Panshanger Home HFL Match Report – played on 09-Sep-2017

No mix up of venues this time, and after a short summer break, Rickmansworth were at home on the tricky course that usually brings us a win. Having said that, we took a real pasting when we went to Panshanger so the match was definitely not going to be an easy one. First match out lost by 5 points and it was looking like another difficult day on the golf course. Second match came in with a fantastic win by 12 points, so maybe the golfing gods would smile on Rickmansworth this day and we would come away with a win. Matches 3 and 4 were very tight and it was down to the last to either win, or not lose by too many points, for Rickmansworth to take the win. The final scores for the day were, 207 points to Rickmansworth and 199 points to Panshanger, so a very satisfying win for the Ricky Team. The sweep was won by match 2, Peter Bartlett and Bernie White with 47 points! Thanks again to all the players for their continued support.

Peter Maestas, Captain 2017

Club Champion adds Order of Merit to season’s haul…

The Order of Merit Scratch Trophy concluded today with the final event of the tournament, the Len Covey Medal. David Hirst, who earlier this season won the club championship, took the title with a gross 71 giving him an average scratch score of 71.82 over the 11 events he played in. Both the nearest challengers could not meet the minimum requirement of playing in 7 events, so were eliminated at the final stage. The final table was whittled down as follows; 2017 Order of Merit.