Category Archives: Senior’s match results

Shendish Manor vs Rickmansworth Seniors

On a nice day in Apsley, the seniors went to Shendish Manor with the opposition keen to redress the 6-0 defeat at Ricky. The course was in good condition with the greens being pacey and pin placements tricky, maybe this should have made us feel at home, but it didn’t! Shendish ran out winners 5-1, with only Roy Prue and Clive Bennett stemming the tide, though Mike Mortlock and Bob Horton’s game went down to the last putt. 

Ivor Gould of Shendish Manor (and also of Ricky) made the presentation to Bob Horton, today’s senior captain of Rickmansworth, of the Four Clubs Trophy which had already been secured by a set of magnificent home victories!

Well done all of the seniors who took part in the Four Clubs trophy!

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Ricky seniors away win at Haste Hill

Rickmansworth Seniors played their latest game of the season on Tuesday 14th August away at Haste Hill. The match kicked off at 9.00am in the sunshine after a welcoming hot drink. Our hosts had some concerns about their greens, which added to the days challenges, but a close competitive match ensued. 

The match got off to a good start as Clive Bennett impressed with 9 pars to support the stand in captain (Darryl Nunn) to a 2&1 victory. From there the two teams traded results to leave the score at 2½ points each with the final match still on the course. The spoils finally went to Rickmansworth as Steve Browning and Trevor Spencer came in with a 4&3 victory in that last match to leave a final score of 3½ to 2½.

So another impressive away win for our Seniors, well done.

Ricky Seniors win at home to Batchwood

Mon June 25th 2018

The seniors completed a magnificent win over Batchwood on the hottest day of the year so far. This result puts us at the top of the 4 clubs league.

The 5½ to ½ result was well earned and two of the many highlights were the Geoff Bull and the late substitute Mike Mortlock pairing coming in at 6&4, and Steve Browning and Roger Jones who won 6&5.

In fact, so versatile are our team that after ensuring he had won his match, Roger Jones, rushed to Moor Park to put a tourniquet on a member of their green keeping staff who had cut himself badly after overturning a golf cart. Well done Roger or shall we call him ‘Nurse Nancy’ from now on?

Seniors’ away victory

Ricky Seniors looked to consolidate their top position in the Four Clubs League on Monday 21st May with an away match against newcomers to the league Batchwood Hall. It looked to be a tough proposition with Batchwood fielding five players with handicaps of sixteen or less, while all but one of Ricky’s players’ handicaps were in the twenties. However the early results were encouraging with the first three groups home recording two wins and a half. The next two pairs lost, leaving a nervous wait on the outcome of the last match. We need not have worried as Darryl Nunn and Steve Browning came in with the best result of the day, a four and two win confirming an away win for Ricky by 3½ to 2½.

Seniors’ update…

Rickmansworth Seniors played their third match of the season on May 3rd away to Huntswood with some optimism having won there in 2017. However, the optimism was misplaced with Huntswood reversing the previous year’s result and winning 4½-1½. Leon Kelly and Roy Prue were Ricky’s face savers with a 3 and 2 win, while Allan Macdonald and Ian Brown chipped in with a half.

After two away matches Ricky Seniors returned home on May 8th for a friendly match against Oakland Park and a return to winning ways with a 4-2 victory. Ian Brown and Steve Browning were the star performers with a resounding 6 and 5 win.

On May 15th Ricky Seniors played a key match in the Four Clubs Cup at home to Shendish Manor, the cup holders. This was the second match for Ricky in this year’s competition, having beaten Little Hay. Darryl Nunn, playing in the first match, got Ricky off to a great start closing out a tight match with two pars on the difficult 15th and 16th. Roy Prue and Ian Brown followed up with the biggest win of the day by 5 and 4. The victories kept coming resulting in a 6-0 whitewash for Ricky, with Club Day winner Steve Browning and Vic Meakes winning with the last putt of their match.

Seniors make it two in a row to start season

The Seniors’ second match of the season was a match in the Four Clubs Trophy competition at home to Little Hay on Tuesday April 3rd. There were three debutantes in the starting line – Leon Kelly, Darryl Nunn and Paul Roffe. Again there were no losers in the Ricky team with a resounding 5½ to ½ victory. Leon and Vic Meakes starred with a 6 and 5 win.

Seniors open 2018 season with victory

The Seniors’ new season got under way a little earlier than originally planned with a rearranged home match against Haste Hill on Tuesday 27th March. Ian Brown made his debut for the Seniors and, along with the other eleven Ricky players, managed to avoid defeat as Ricky won three matches and halved the other three to chalk up a 4½ to 1½ victory, the same as last year. Star billing went to Allan Macdonald and Archi Munir who romped home with a 7 and 6 win.

Ricky Seniors’ M4 Winter League report

RGC Seniors’ inaugural season in the M4 Winter League ended with something of an anticlimax as the final match of the season, away to Chartridge Park, was cancelled – a victim of the cold weather. As Chartridge Park are unable to re-arrange the fixture and since it was something of a dead rubber it was recorded as a tied match. That left Ricky at the bottom of the table of five clubs having won two of four home matches and lost all three away matches until the agreed tie with Chartridge. A total of nineteen different players turned out for the seven matches played; the stalwarts were Archi Munhir and Eric Erabadda with five appearances each.

There will be changes for next season, not the least of which will be Rob Camilleri leading Ricky’s efforts. We will be playing three new clubs next year, retaining the fixture with Haste Hill but playing three new ‘Parks’ – Farnham, Richings and Stockley.

Thanks to all those who turned out this winter and the best of fortune to Rob for next season. 

Frank Haines