Category Archives: Tournaments & Competitions

New event – Rickamnsworth Open – Sat 17th August 9am shotgun start

everyone ACTIVE will run a golf open day at Rickmansworth on Saturday 17th August. There will be a singles and team competition. Shotgun start at 9:00 am – so you won’t have to wait all day to collect your prize. Entry fee £20 for season ticket holders, £30 for non-ticket holders. Entry fee includes bacon bap before golf, and sandwiches and chips after. For further details please see the attachment: Rickmansworth Open 2019

Captain’s update…

HFL update

Well done RGC by beating Little Hay at home by 27 points in last Saturday’s HFL match. Scores were: RGC 211 vs Little Hay 184. Some great scores ranging from 38 points to 48 points. Keep it going lads, you’re doing the club proud.

Click to enlarge; Ricky v Little Hay HFL 20th April 2019

Click to enlarge; Ricky v Little Hay HFL 20th April 2019

 

NAPGC Clapham Common Shield

We have drawn Little Hay in the next round of the Clapham Common Shield competition, but we will not take it for granted that it will be that easy. Sunday 5th May is the chosen date due to fixtures from both sides and availability. I will be picking the team for this match by this weekend.

NAPGC Gordon Forster Bowl

Well done again to Ben Plumridge, Dave Miles, Peter Bartlett and Martin Bartlett on winning the area final of the NAPGC Gordon Forster Bowl (Winter pairs knockout), and now making it through to the national final, at CHERWELL EDGE GOLF CLUB – this Sunday 28th April 2019. Good luck!

Captain’s Away Day at Stocks G.C.

Can I please remind all that my Captain’s away day on Friday 3rd May is approaching fast. It’s looking very weak at present and I  would love more of you to support me on what will be a great day at Stocks Golf Club, so please put your name to paper.

Jake Jacobson, Captain 2019

Club Day 2019 details…

Club Day 2019

Club Day 2019 is fast approaching. Click on above link for full poster of the day’s events. 

As usual, the annual Captains’ ceremonial Drive-Ins will take place on the first tee after the main event, at around 3.15pm.

This will be followed by the presentation of all the cups and trophies from last season, for both the ladies and gents.

 Saturday 11th May

Cost £10 includes green fee

Sign in sheet on Notice Board

·       Tea/Coffee on arrival
·               18 Holes of Golf – Stableford competition
·       Chipping Competition (to be done before or after main round)
·       Sandwiches and chips after the golf
·               Lots of Prizes, 1st – 30th place
·       6 nearest the pin
·       Best Senior Man and Best Lady
·       Straightest Drive

8.00  First Tee off
3.15  Captains’ Drive In
3.45  Presentation of last season’s Cups, Trophies and Medals
4.15  Presentation of Club Day prizes 

5.00  Finish

Club Championship 2018

Congratulations go to David Hirst who managed to retain his title of Club scratch champion on Sunday by the narrowest of margins. In the morning round, all the “usual suspects” were not quite firing on all cylinders, and it was Paul Yule who shot a terrific round of 71 to lead the Scratch Championship by a stroke from David Hirst (72), David Watson (73) and Archie Ahmed (74). The close contest, coupled with the terrific weather encouraged 11 players to venture out for the deciding round after an hour’s break for refueling. Special mention at this point to Rob Camilleri who successfully completed the 2 rounds not too long after having knee surgery. Well done Rob!

In the second round David Watson started off fastest with birdies on holes 1, 2 and 3 to take a 2 shot lead on the field, but David Hirst ensured there was no easy ride with a relentless front nine of 9 consecutive pars to remain at +7 for the Championship. The half way leader Paul Yule was in contention if the leaders slipped up after dropping only 3 shots on the front nine. After a couple of dropped shots on seven and eight, David Watson managed one more birdie on the ninth to take a one stroke lead at the 27 hole marker. That lead was extended to 2 strokes with a par 3 to David Hirst’s bogey 4 on the uphill 10th. However, that was as good as it got for the former champion. A 2 shot swing followed on the downhill 11th. A long drive down to the greenside, and a neat up and down for birdie 3 saw the defending champion draw level. David hit the front with a solid par 3 on the long 12th, to David Watson’s bogey 4 and that set the tone for 6 straight pars to take a real hold of the battle. An untimely double bogey on the long 15th ‘Valley of Death’ hole, effectively ended any chance for David Watson. Both players parred 16 and 17, to leave David Hirst with a 3 stroke lead standing on the 36th tee. A comfortable victory looked assured, especially with wedge in hand for the approach the the green. However, it’s never over until it’s over as they say, and a few more wedge shots followed to set up a very tense finale. David Watson couldn’t quite find that final birdie of the day to force a play off. David Hirst hung on and deserved to be the 2018 Champion with a terrific 2 over par 67 containing 15 pars.

Winner: David Hirst 72 + 67 = 139

Runner Up: David Watson 73 + 67 = 140

Third place: Paul Yule 71 + 77 = 148

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Captain’s Charity Day Saturday 30th June 2018

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When I put the sign up sheet on the notice board with 64 spots available I thought I was being optimistic, but having to add additional tee times I was overwhelmed with all the support shown.

The weather forecast was looking fantastic for the day, so the meet and greet was able to be set up outside. The first players started arriving around 7.30, and first tee time was 7.50.

I would like to say thank you to my wife Antonia for meeting all the players as they arrived, signing them in and explaining the order of the day and then helping me on the drinks buggy.

Thank you to our Lady Captain Mary Harris for encouraging people to buy raffle tickets as they signed in.

There were additional competitions on the day which consisted of nearest the pin on 1st, 7th, 13th and 17th holes, longest drive on the 6th hole and nearest the pin in 2, on the 18th hole.

I also ran an additional comp on hole 2a which was a nearest the pin. Players had the option to pay £2 to enter and had a chance of winning half the pot, with the other half going to my charity. I would like to say thank you to Joan McLaughlin for being out on hole 2a to run this competition for me. 

We had some great golf played with both the Men’s and Guest competitions being decided by count back and congratulations to B Arlow for making an eagle on the 14th hole.

The winners on the day were as follows:

Guest Winner: Will Rowan 40 Points 

Ladies’ Winner: B Arlow – 38 Points

Men’s Winner: Jason Hewitson – 42 Points

Men’s Second: Denis Curran – 42 Points   

Men’s Third: Paul Roffe – 41 Points

Nearest the pin 1st Hole: Rob Camilleri 

Nearest the pin 7th Hole: Denis Curran

Nearest the pin 13th Hole: Barbara Jones

Nearest the pin  17th Hole: Mary Harris

Nearest the pin in 2 18th Hole: Jason Hewitson

Longest Drive 6th Hole: Danny Simmonds

The winner of the 2a competition was Vic Meakes who kindly donated £20 of his winnings back to the charity.

A thank you goes to Alec Franks as he won the 4 ball voucher for Aylesbury Park in the raffle which he kindly put up for auction and thanks to David Grace managed to raise another £85 for the charity.

I would like to say the biggest thank you to everyone that played and supported me on this day, your generosity has meant so much and I am pleased to confirm that we managed to raise £800 on the day.

Thanks again,

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Tiger Trophy & Order of Merit updates

Click here for updated 2018 Tiger Trophy standings

Click here for updated 2018 Order of Merit standings

Click here for updated 2018 Stag Trophy standings

Club Day 2018 – Sat 12th May

Click here for all the details of Club Day 2018

Final standings Tiger Trophy and Stag Trophy

Well done to Peter Bartlett (2017/18 Tiger Trophy) and Gerald Hirst (2017/18 Stag Trophy) on their wins in these prestigious year long trophies. This was Peter’s first win in the Tiger Trophy. Gerald has once again proved he is the mid-week medal specialist, having now won the Stag 5 times! Congratulations!