Monthly Archives: September 2017

John Ryder RIP

Rickmansworth Golf Club is saddened to pass on the news that one of it’s long serving members, John Ryder, has passed away. John was Captain of the Club in 1984 and then took on the position of Club Chairman the following year in 1985. He remained in this position for a remarkable 25 years until his final year at the helm in 2009. However, even that wasn’t enough service, and for the next six years John was the Club President. He was also one of only 12 Honorary Life Members.

John’s funeral will take on Tuesday 3rd October at 2.40 pm at West Herts Crematorium. There will be a reception afterwards at the Fairway Inn.

Change of date for the Daily Mail foursomes qualifier

Can members please note that the date for the Daily Mail foursomes has been changed to the weekend of 28/29 October, so it will not clash with the pro shop’s memorial golf day for Jim McLeod on Saturday 21st October.

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.

Jim McLeod Memorial Golf Day – Saturday 21st October 2017

The pro shop at Rickmansworth Golf Course have organised a golf day in memory of Jim McLeod, former Golf Operations Manager at Ricky. Come and participate in the day which will be a 4-ball better ball team competition, with the best 2 Stableford scores counting per team per hole. The day will include: Coffee and bacon rolls on arrival, 18 hole round of golf, followed by a buffet meal and prize presentation. Cost is £120.00 per team of four. Money raised on the day will be donated to The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted. 

For more details or to book, please call 01923 775278 or email rgc@hertsmereleisure.co.uk

See flyer attached.

Club Champion adds Order of Merit to season’s haul…

The Order of Merit Scratch Trophy concluded today with the final event of the tournament, the Len Covey Medal. David Hirst, who earlier this season won the club championship, took the title with a gross 71 giving him an average scratch score of 71.82 over the 11 events he played in. Both the nearest challengers could not meet the minimum requirement of playing in 7 events, so were eliminated at the final stage. The final table was whittled down as follows; 2017 Order of Merit.