Category Archives: Senior’s match results

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

Seniors fixture list 2018

Please see here for the 2018 Seniors fixture list.

Ricky Seniors win the Shield!

Ricky Seniors closed their regular 2017 programme with the traditional Shield match against Haste Hill, played at South Buckinghamshire. The result was the same as last year, a 4½ – 1½ win for Ricky so retaining the Shield. The ‘winningest’ winners were Dennis Murphy partnering Mike Mortlock and Vic Meakes followed round by Frank Haines, both pairs recording 5 and 3 victories.

2017.10.16 RGC win Haste Hill Shield - presented to Frank Haines

Seniors taste defeat in the Four Club Trophy decider…

The Seniors sought to retain the Four Club Trophy in the deciding match played at Shendish Manor on Tuesday 5th September. A tie was all that was needed to keep the Trophy at Rickmansworth for another year. A series of tight matches were contested with five of the six decided on the seventeenth or eighteenth hole. Unfortunately Ricky lost four of these five as well as the remaining match to go down rather heavily by 5-1. Ricky’s only winning pair were Roy Prue and John Murphy.

Seniors round off season’s home matches in style

Rickmansworth Seniors played their final home match of the season against Bushey Country Club on Tuesday 29th August. We were looking to set up a ‘grand finale’ of the Four Clubs Trophy against Shendish Manor the following week by beating Bushey.  The task was duly accomplished quite comfortably in the end but with some worrisome moments on the way. Captain Frank Haines and his partner managed to let a four hole lead on the twelfth tee slip away to all square after the sixteenth. Huge sighs of relief could be heard as their opponents missed a four footer to tie the match on the 18th. When the second Ricky pairing came in with a loss the worst fears of a home defeat were beginning to surface. However, the next group of Eric Erabadda and Roger Jones settled the nerves with the best win of the day. Eric followed up his 7 and 6 in the last match with a resounding 9 and 8 win. They were followed in by three more winning pairs to give Ricky a 5-1 victory.

The result leaves Ricky and Shendish both on six points in the Four Clubs League with next Tuesday’s match between the two clubs at Shendish to decide the winner. A tied match would give Ricky the title by virtue of having won more individual matches over the season.

Seniors held at home!

Rickmansworth Seniors hosted Chartridge Park on Tuesday 22nd August under the captaincy of Roy Prue. As mentioned in the last report, Ricky were looking to maintain their 100% home record. That mention was too much of a temptation for fate as Chartridge held us to tie, three matches apiece.  Though the match was tied, none of the individual matches came near to a tie – all were decided by the sixteenth or sooner. Eric Erabadda and Dennis Murphy turned in the best performance of the day with a seven and six win which earned them the nicknames of Vijay (Singh) and Padraig (Harrington) from their opponents. The best hole of the day belonged to Tom Moore who followed up his recent hole in one with an eagle on the sixth.

Seniors’ victory v Haste Hill

The Seniors looked to maintain their 100% home record with their ninth match of the season on Monday 7th August. The prospects of doing so looked bleak since our opponents were Haste Hill who we had only beaten once in the last ten matches against them. The day got off to a bright start notwithstanding a pessimistic weather forecast but rain won the day starting on the last hole for the first group out. Similarly the results were bright early on with the first three pairs recording wins for Rickmansworth including the best result of the day, a four and three win by Dennis Murphy and Syd Carter. Ricky’s next pair were defeated raising fears of a fightback by Haste Hill but the fifth pairing secured the victory with a half while the last group out consolidated the match win with another win to give an overall score of four and a half to one and a half. We need two more home wins against Chartridge Park and Bushey Country Club to complete the season with a full set of victories.

Frank Haines