Monthly Archives: July 2015

Honourable draw in mixed match

On Monday 27th July Rickmansworth Ladies and Seniors entertained Oakland Park for a mixed pairs match. After the recent deluges we were lucky to get away with just the odd bit of drizzle and the course had certainly benefited from the rain; several of the Oakland Park players commented on how much they had enjoyed the course. At one stage it seemed like they had enjoyed it a little too much as they took a 3-1 lead but Ricky’s last two pairs pulled it back to an honourable draw 3-3 – just! The last pair won one up on the 18th.

Chairman’s Prize

Will all members please note that the Chairman’s Prize will be played this weekend and is extended until Monday to include Ladies and any Seniors that cannot play at the weekend. Get your names down to try and win this most prestigious board competition. The format is singles stableford over 18 holes, full handicap allowance.

Ladies victory over Seniors

2015.07.20 Ladies win trophy from Seniors Men 

The Seniors played the Ladies on Monday 20th July for the Mallick-Holden trophy. The field was low in numbers compared with previous years with just three fourballs rather than six last year, but the quality was high! The match was also a lot closer than last year with the Ladies winning the first match, losing the last match by the same score leaving the tie to be decided on the outcome of the middle match. It went to the Ladies with a win, one up decided with the last putt of the match – a ten footer (at least!). A sandwich lunch followed, complemented by excellent cakes provided by the Ladies.

 

Seniors match update

The Seniors played their fourth match in the 4 Clubs Cup away to Little Hay on 16th July. It was a make or break match in our attempt to retain the Cup which we won last year. Unfortunately we were broken managing to halve just two matches so going down 1-5. Retaining the cup is still mathematically possible but unlikely. We can still play a large part in who wins as our two remaining fixtures are against the league leaders Shendish Manor, and second placed Bushey CC.

Frank Haines, Senior’s Captain

Ladies newsletter

Please click here to view the Ladies newsletter, July 2015.

Tuesday Club programme

Dates for the Tuesday Club outings :-
Tuesday 28th July Richings Park, Iver, Bucks.
Tuesday 18th August Sandy Lodge GC, HA6 2JD
Wednesday 23rd September Burnham Beeches GC..
for further details read on

Clapham Common Shield success

Rickmansworth had a tough match up against Horsenden Hill in the 3rd round of the Clapham Common Shield. The pairs were; at home:- Graham Farmer & Ashley Pearce and Dave Miles & Rob Camilleri. Away:- Graham Simon & John Shamoon and Roy Prue & Mick Rogers. Heavy overnight rain had slowed the greens down and maybe cost Ricky our home advantage. But it was the away pairs that set the standard with some magnificent golf, Roy & Mick scoring a terrific 41 points. Graham & John also scored a great away score of 37 points. Horsenden could only manage 33 & 39 points in reply.

So Rickmansworth were 6 points ahead, all hoping the home team could hang on to the lead. Horsenden had sent their best player to Ricky playing off of a 1 handicap. He could drive most of the greens! But he and his playing partner could only manage 32 points. Dave & Rob had a respectable 36 points in reply. Graham & Ashley played some up and down golf and scored 34 points, but managed to stay with their opponents who scored 36 securing a 2 point home victory and an overall win for Rickmansworth by 8 points. We are now through to the area final where we will either face Huntswood or Wycombe Heights. Click here for draw Well done everyone.

Graham Farmer, Vice Captain 2015

Daily Mail Foursomes….they’ve done it again!

Rickmansworth members Graham Simon and John Shamoon, our representatives in this season’s Daily Mail Foursomes tournament have done it again by overcoming Calcot Park from Reading to progress to the 6th round of the event.
 
Graham and John played two chaps from Calcot Park last Friday, off handicaps of 6 and 7. They were certainly keen – they had visited Ricky the day before with their club pro to scope out the course. They played very steady golf and were only three over par after 13 holes. Graham reported, “John and I played erratically throughout and were fortunate to be only one down at that point. We halved the fourteenth, won the fifteenth and sixteenth, lost the seventeenth (where I produced my obligatory one shank per round), but scored a tidy par on the eighteenth to go one up”.
What a fantastic journey the guys are on. They go marching on and now face Aldwickbury Park for a place in the last 32.