Category Archives: Ladies’ match results

Seniors’ matches update

The Seniors played successive matches against, and with, the Ladies on consecutive Mondays, 17th and 24th July. Unusually, the match against the Ladies was played with thirteen players in each team at the request of the Ladies. Due to miscommunication one of the men did not turn up so they only had 12 players. Thirteen proved to be an unlucky number for the Ladies as the Senior Men retained the Mallick-Holden Trophy.

The second match was a mixed match against Oakland Park. On paper Oakland seemed to have a strong team with their players’ handicaps averaging about four strokes lower than the Rickmansworth golfers. However home advantage more than levelled the playing field, particularly with Ricky’s tricky greens resulting in a 6-0 whitewash for Rickmansworth. Ricky saved the best to the end with the last pair out, Ann Paris and Syd Carter securing the biggest victory by 5 and 4.

NAPGC Hawtree Match Report – played on 30-Apr-2017

The first of the NAPGC matches in 2017 was the Hawtree Trophy, which is a Mixed Greensomes Stableford competition and this year it was played away at Haste Hill Golf Club. We knew it would be a difficult one to win as an away venue sways the advantage to the home club, but the Rickmansworth teams gathered on the day with best intentions in mind. Having given our best efforts and some great golf having been played, we came away with a loss. The scores were tallied up and the outcome was 148 points to Haste Hill Golf Club and 110 points to Rickmansworth Golf Club. We hope to be back again next year, but maybe with a home draw and a win. I believe that some new friendships were made on the day, and from me a big thank you to all the Rickmansworth players, Joan McLaughlin, B Arlow, Mary Harris, Ann Loughman, Rob Camilleri, Ian Mackie and Jake Jacobson for supporting this fantastic competition.

Peter Maestas, Captain 2017

A win for the Ladies

In our first match of the season, the Ladies Section played their annual friendly against Little Hay at home on the 12th April 2017 and won 4-0.

The match was followed by a buffet provided by the Fairway Inn.

I would like to thank all the Ladies who put themselves forward for this match.

Joan McLaughlin, Ladies Captain 2017

Seniors v Ladies match

On a scorcher of a day, Monday July 18th, the Seniors took on the Ladies in an attempt to regain the Mallick-Holden Trophy. A great opportunity was missed. The ladies had eleven players signed up and Colin Timms volunteered to play for them wearing a skirt and wig so we could have six fourballs. Unfortunately one of the ladies had to withdraw (or maybe no-one wanted to play with Colin in a skirt!), so we had to play five matches rather than six. The Ladies succumbed to the Seniors 1½ to 3½ and we were all left wondering what might have been.

Honourable draw in mixed match

On Monday 27th July Rickmansworth Ladies and Seniors entertained Oakland Park for a mixed pairs match. After the recent deluges we were lucky to get away with just the odd bit of drizzle and the course had certainly benefited from the rain; several of the Oakland Park players commented on how much they had enjoyed the course. At one stage it seemed like they had enjoyed it a little too much as they took a 3-1 lead but Ricky’s last two pairs pulled it back to an honourable draw 3-3 – just! The last pair won one up on the 18th.

Ladies victory over Seniors

2015.07.20 Ladies win trophy from Seniors Men 

The Seniors played the Ladies on Monday 20th July for the Mallick-Holden trophy. The field was low in numbers compared with previous years with just three fourballs rather than six last year, but the quality was high! The match was also a lot closer than last year with the Ladies winning the first match, losing the last match by the same score leaving the tie to be decided on the outcome of the middle match. It went to the Ladies with a win, one up decided with the last putt of the match – a ten footer (at least!). A sandwich lunch followed, complemented by excellent cakes provided by the Ladies.


Recent Ladies Match reports

Wexham Park – HOME

The Ladies Section played their annual friendly match against Wexham Park on 20th May. Wexham may have been seeking reparation for our victory in the Hawtree Competition and fielded a very strong side. 

Their first pair gave us a master class in golf technique and how to play Rickmansworth and were victorious 5&4, their second pair were similar and managed victory 6&5. Fortunately our third pair showed more resilience coming out victorious on 17th while our final pair shared the honours, making the final result a respectable loss for Ricky 2½-1½.

HOLE in ONE – Congratulations Sherril Bryden on her HOLE IN ONE on 3rd June.

Sherril’s first drive in the match at Haste Hill demonstrated her intentions for the day. Those who are familiar with the Haste Hill course will know their first hole is nearly as tricky as ours, but Sherill – avoiding all the hazards of ditches, trees, bunkers and angled shots headed straight for the green and into the hole. Well done Sherril on your First Hole in One!

Haste Hill – AWAY

Continuing with our Friendly Match programme we travelled to Haste Hill last Wednesday 3rd June. Sherril Bryden in our third pair thought it would be a good idea to start the match with a Hole in one, needless to say they went on to win their match.

The remaining three matches we closely contested and were “nip & tuck” all the way around. The first pair managed to win on the last putt of the last hole, the other two pairs were not as successful but the overall result was a well-deserved draw.

I would like to thank all the ladies who have put themselves forward for these matches especially those who have turned out when they could have been elsewhere or changed their arrangements at the last minute. Because of everyone’s efforts we have been able to field a full team for all of our matches to date. So thank you ladies. 2015 Ladies’s fixtures & results

Ann-Marie Loughman, Ladies Captain 2015

Hawtree defeat

Rickmansworth played Wexham Park in the 2nd round of the Hawtree Trophy. However, a strong performance from Wexham ended our participationm in this season’s event. The final match score was 144 pts – 126 pts. Well done Wexham! Thanks to all players who represented our Club in this season’s event.