Monthly Archives: August 2012

Good luck to Rickmansworth players at Woodhall Spa !

Rickmansworth have two representatives in the N.A.P.G.C. Men’s Championship National Final on Saturday being played at Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire. Good luck to Mick Rogers and Anthony Light who both qualified from a field of 59 players at Little Hay back in early July.

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Lucky shots

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September Medal / Hawtree Memento – This Weekend’s competition…

This weekend’s competition is the Len Covey September Medal, which is the 12th and final event of this year’s Order of Merit series.

This competition also acts as the qualifier for the Hawtree Memento which is played over the 5 weekend medals from September to January. To qualify for the Hawtree, you will need to have one of the best 16 nett scores from the September Medal.

Thereafter, those 16 players are reduced to 8 players after the October Medal, then 4 players after the November Medal, and the last 2 players after the December Medal will battle it out for the Trophy in the January Medal. All rounds are decided on nett medal scores.

Good luck!

Haste Hill battle ends all square…

Rickmansworth took on local rivals Haste Hill today in the return leg of the annual friendly fixture. With the score standing at 3-3 from the home leg back in May, we needed a big performance to have any hope of coming home with the trophy. Haste Hill is always a tough place to go and the course has had it’s fair share of bad press this season already. It is now in better shape but the greens were left quite long, causing the visitors quite a few problems!

Rumbles of thunder and a heavy downpour on the back nine didn’t put off our guys as Tom Moore & Ian Brown (1 up), Ben Plumridge & Graham Jordan (3&2) and Mick Rogers & Rob Camilleri (2&1) all managed wins and the necessary 3 points we needed to claim a 6-6 draw over the 2 legs. Rickmansworth keep the trophy by virtue of being the previous holders.

Thank you and very well done to the team today: Anthony Light & Stefan Kunka, Tom Moore & Ian Brown, The Captain & Mick Gornicki, Ben Plumridge & Graham Jordan, Mick Rogers & Rob Camilleri and Denis Curran & John Gwilt.

Dave Watson, Captain 2012

The Chapman Trophy – This Weekend’s Competition…

This weekend’s competition is the Chapman Trophy, which is a medal format competition. It is event number 11 in the Order of Merit series.

This competition also acts as the qualifier for the Arthur Tomkins Scratch Matchplay – the 2nd most prestigious trophy played for. To qualify, you will need to have one of the 15 best gross scores in the Chapman Trophy (defending champion Gerald Hirst is exempt) and then a draw for the knock out stage will take place.

Good luck!

Forthcoming Events at Rickmansworth Golf Club…

It’s a busy time of year so here’s a reminder of what’s coming up in the next few weeks…

  • Sun 9th Sept, Captain’s Day – please support The Captain, enter your name on the poster on the notice board
  • Thu 13th Sept, Senior’s Open – last major day of the season – see poster on notice board
  • Sat 29th Sept, Captain v Secretary internal match – all welcome for golf, food and watching of The Ryder Cup – see poster on notice board
  • Sat 10th Nov, Race Night – great fun with the gee-gees at “Ricky racecourse”
  • Fri 14th Dec, Christmas Party- let your hair down at the “Hollywood style party”

Rickmansworth Golf Club need your support! Please see if you can come along to any of these fun events. More details to follow on all of these events.

Rickmansworth v Richmond – match report

Rickmansworth welcomed visitors Richmond Park on a sweltering Saturday in the 2nd leg of the Annual Challenge Cup. The trophy for this historic friendly match was first presented in June 1965 and is the oldest match we have. Each club has had a good run of success, most recently Rickmansworth in winning 11 of the last 12 renewals to edge ahead in overall wins.

We needed to put out a strong team on Saturday to turn around the 1st leg score, as we were 4½-1½ down from our visit to Richmond back in June. We got off to a great start with all matches going in favour of Rickmansworth through the first 6 holes, then some of those matches extended their leads to complete early wins with excellent play by Tom Moore & Roy Prue (winning 8&7) and Mick Gornicki & debutant Bob Horton (8&6)! Eventually, when all was said and done, the Rickmansworth guys had staged a great comeback to win 5 matches to 1 on the day, and thereby keeping the Challenge Cup in Rickmansworth’s hands for another season by winning 6½-5½ overall.

Another enjoyable post match meal was served with plenty of camaraderie and good spirits between old competitors.

Well played and thank you very much for your excellent support to: my partner Ian Lewis, Tom Moore & Roy Prue, Dave Miles & Gary Sippetts, Mick Gornicki & Bob Horton, Harry Wallace & Rob Camilleri and Munir Ahmed & Ian Brown.

Dave Watson, Captain 2012

Annual Challenge Trophy

Annual Challenge Trophy


The Franks Cup – This Weekend’s Competition…

This weekend’s competition is The Franks Cup, which is played basis the ‘bogey’ format. Here’s a brief guide how to play ‘Bogey’…

Bogey is essentially where you play matchplay against the course. So, play all 18 holes and note your score down using the Stableford scoring system (full handicap allowance). Then to convert to your ‘Bogey’ score use the following formula:

  • If you score 0 or 1 Stableford points on any hole, then you lose the hole to the course (ie you are 1 down)
  • If you score 2 Stableford points on any hole then you have halved the hole with the course
  • If you score 3 or more Stableford points on any hole, then you have won that hole against the course (ie you are 1 up)

After 18 holes you will be able to work out your bogey score, such as 2 up, or 3 down etc…

The winner of the Franks Cup will be the player whose score is the best against the course.

This competition also acts as the qualifier for the Bert Lawrence Bogey – one of the Club’s most prestigious knock-out competitions which is played over the winter. To qualify, you need to finish in the top 31 places of the Franks Cup and you will join the defending champion (Archie Ahmed) in the knock-out draw, which will follow later in the autumn.

Good luck!