Monthly Archives: April 2015

Seniors match report..

The Seniors’ second home match of the season was against Oakland Park on a very pleasant Tuesday 28th April. The course was in great condition having been perked up by the previous week-end’s rain. And the perkiness spread to the Ricky golfers who romped home to a 5½-½ victory.

Ricky Senior’s match results…

The Seniors’ season got off to an inauspicious start on March 23rd with a 1-5 defeat away to Batchwood Hall, where we had managed a creditable 3-3 draw last year. The match was a lot closer than the final score suggests with four of the six matches decided on the 18th

The Seniors’ first home match of the season on April 7th was against Little Hay. It was the start of our defence of the Four Clubs Trophy which we won last year. The result was a convincing 4½ – 1½ win for Ricky. 

The Seniors’ third match of the season was away to Chartridge Park on April 13th. The switch of the fixture from late September last year to early in the season this year gave Chartridge Park a quick opportunity to avenge their 2-4 home defeat of last year. They duly took the opportunity with a reversal of the score 4-2, despite their Captain having to leave the course sick after the 10th hole. 

In the Seniors’ match away to Haste Hill on 20th April the home team continued their winning streak against Ricky, making it four in a row with a 4-2 victory. The writing was on the wall as soon as their Captain birdied the first hole of the match!

2015 Senior’s fixture list

Frank Haines, Seniors Captain 2015

HFL match report

Rickmansworth played away to Little Hay on Saturday in the second Herts Friendly League match of the season. The drizzle cleared in time for the first pairs to take to the tee at 09:00. All 5 of the Ricky pairs played well and returned scores of 36 pts or more, but the home players used their course knowledge to ease past the visitors by 212 – 196 pts. Thanks to Little Hay for welcoming us so well at their clubhouse and their great camaraderie on the way round. 

Ricky players: Dave Miles/Mick Rogers, Bernie White/Colin Turfus, David Watson/Denis Curran, Graham Farmer/Peter Maestas, Danny Simmonds/Graham Simon. 2015 Men’s friendly match fixture list & results

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Hawtree Trophy 1st round victory

Under cold, windy conditions, 4 Men and 4 Ladies from Rickmansworth played in the NAPGC’s Hawtree Trophy competition. 2 pairs at Ricky and 2 away at Wexham Park.

A fantastic effort was made by everyone, and we narrowly won by 122 to 121 points. Now we go on to play Wycombe Heights on 16th May.

A Win For The Ladies..

The Ladies played their first friendly match of the new season at home to Little Hay on April 15th.
We won 3 games to 1 with Mary Harris getting a birdie on the 1st, winning the next 5 holes and putting the opposition in an uncomfortable position which Mary and Ulla managed to capitalize on. 2015 Ladies’ fixtures

Sherril Bryden, Ladies Vice Captain 2015

 

CLUB DAY 2015…..Saturday 9th May

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2nd round victory in Daily Mail foursomes…

Rickmansworth’s representatives Graham Simon and John Shamoon put up another solid performance on Sunday in their 2nd round tie of this season’s Daily Mail Foursomes competition against local club Harewood Downs GC. 

Their opponents played off very low handicaps of 3 and 4, and had to give away 9 shots to the Ricky pair. Home course advantage was a major factor in the result with a 7&6 victory for the home team, as the visitors struggled with fast and sloping greens. Well done Graham and John, and good luck in round 3 with another home tie, against Essendon CC !

Men’s match Meyrick Park away

Rickmansworth enjoyed a very nice away trip down to the South Coast today to play the annual match versus Bournemouth & Meyrick Park Golf Club. The weather was glorious and the company of the Meyrick lads was great. Always a tough place to go, this year was no different and the Ricky squad put up a great performance to go down narrowly 3½-2½. The return leg is on SUNDAY 31st May.

Ricky boys at Meyrick Park