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New Captain’s message…

Jake Jacobson was confirmed as the new Men’s Captain for 2019 at last week’s AGM.

Here’s his Captain’s message:

 

In November 2017 Martin Bartlett asked me if I would be his Vice Captain of RGC at which I said I will think about it. After a long time contemplating the responsibility and thinking why me? I was informed that I would make a good Vice captain and a Good Captain the following year (2019) for RGC by many of you members reading this with a grin on your faces right now.

My first thought was I play to switch off and relax and enjoy my day or days golf with mates on the course and the club games! My other concern was my mouth as most of you know I’m not shy in coming forward and having a good laugh (a lack of etiquette). Also funding the Captains Day`s and away day too? And compiling Club Golfing Schedule for the season with attending monthly Golf Committee meetings and working with the Club Manager/Club Professionals. The time it will consume with me still working full time (long hours) it’s a job for a retired member not me I thought? At the end of 2017 and start of 2018 it was a bad place/time for me? Other main concern was the take over of ‘One Active’ group in July 2018 who gave us reassurance all would be ok, and we will be helping to improve the RG Club? Well from then till January 2019 communication was very poor until I showed my concern on their website. I was approached by the Regional Manager to meet up with him? But instead I invited him to our monthly meeting in February as I informed him my anger was what we as club members felt and discussed that we have been over looked and pushed to one side by One Active Group. We had a very detailed discussion with some idea of where they are going and said things that will be happing over the coming year they could or would not say anymore that, the refurbishment looks great but still missing that club feel let’s see what the future brings?

As your Captain for 2019 I am starting to understand and enjoy the challenges that are ahead. With the season slowly creeping up, our first HFL game will be away to Batchwood. Members who are interested in playing for the club please contact Ben or myself.

I want to say what an excellent 2018 was for our Captain Martin Bartlett and the team, it was a fantastic year in winning the HFL and most of Friendly matches. I ask myself how do we follow that? Well I know we can. I hope you will support Ben and myself and make this an enjoyable season for RGC.

I have decided to have my Captains away day at Stocks Golf Club near Tring. The day has been organised for the 3rd May 2019.

Captains Day has been organised for the 20th July 2019, here is hoping that both events will be well attended with fantastic weather and great golf.

My Vice Captain I am pleased to say is Ben Plumridge. I’m very happy Ben will be my right-hand man and a perfect Captain for 2020. I would also like wish both the Ladies and Senior Captains a fantastic year ahead.

Next, I want to thank Gregory Devenish and his Greenkeepers on what they have achieved so far and with the plans for the course to be A1+ by the start of the season and we the club members are 100% behind you and your team the Greenkeepers. So Greg on competition days be kind to members and impossible for our guest.

My Capitan’s Charity is Annabelle’s Challenge Vascular EDS Charity, for Vascular Etler-Danlos Syndrome (vascular EDS), a rare life limiting genetic disorder. 740 people in the UK have vascular EDS, currently 238 are registered on their patient database. To understand more about the Charity, go to https://annabelleschallenge.org/ Donation details will follow as will my ideas for Captains day. Captains Charity Hole is Hole one, it’s a 3-Putt on the 1st green = £1 in Charity Pot in the clubhouse meaning 3 or more puts will cost you a £1. This will take place from 1st April 2019.

May I take this opportunity to say that as a club let’s have a fantastic year of golf in 2019. And will see you all out on the course over the coming weeks and months.

Thank you all from Jake Jacobson your Captain 2019

Ladies section – have you thought of joining us?

Rickmansworth Golf Club have a small friendly ladies section, and always welcomes new members.

We play on a Monday and Wednesday at 10 am, (weather permitting), so feel free to turn up and join us.
Just ask behind the bar for details of the Ladies section, and we will be in touch!

AGM – Thursday 21st March

The club’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 21st March at 7.30 pm.

As usual, it will be held at The Fairway Inn. 

This is your chance to come and have your say on how the club is run and ask questions of the management committee.

New Rules

HG Rules Briefing 2019
Ladies and Gents,
Don’t get caught in the New Year out by the ‘smart alec’ who  has swotted up on the 2019 changes to the Rules of Golf.
You can be as smart as ‘alec’ by attending one of the free briefings .. please click on HG Rules Briefing above ..thanks
Cheers Frank

Seniors’ season report

Click below for the end of season report from Rick Lingwood, Seniors’ captain.

Rickmansworth GC Seniors 2018 Season

Colin Taylor – RIP

 

Colin Taylor at Panshanger

It is with great sadness that Rickmansworth Golf Club has learned of the passing of Colin Taylor last Wednesday. Colin was a member of the club for many years, but sadly lost his fight against cancer.

Colin was always a cheerful character around the club, and represented the club in numerous club matches. Colin won the Rabbits Cup in 2014, and was always dangerous off his 24 handicap when on form!

RIP Colin, from all your friends at Rickmansworth GC.

Senior Match Report – Rickmansworth v Haste Hill; Annual Shield Match

Ricky played their traditional last match of the summer season against Haste Hill on October 15th at South Buckinghamshire for the Rickmansworth-Haste Hill Shield. Having won the Shield in the last two years we were looking for a hat-trick. The hopes of retaining the trophy looked slim after the first three results with Ricky only gaining half a point from these matches. However, Ricky’s strength in depth proved decisive with the next three matches going our way giving an overall result of 3½-2½ to the Shield holders. Star performer with the biggest win was Dominic Nichol winning 3 and 2  in a singles match with both sides able to field only eleven players.

Hat-trick Ricky!

Hat-trick Ricky!

 

Needle Shield and End of Season Report

On Saturday 13th October the HFL Needle Shield brought a close to the 2018 club fixtures. With a warm but windy October day forecast, the teams from all 5 league clubs met at Panshanger Golf Course. After all instructions were given out the players headed out to their tees for a shotgun start at 8.30.

The scoring was tough all day with the wind and course playing its part but the winners were the home side of Panshanger.

A big well done to David Wills who won the individual competition with a fantastic score of 43 points! The only player in a field of 60 players to be in the 40’s.

The season as a whole has gone better than I could of ever of hoped for. At the HFL Needle Shield we were presented with the winner’s trophy for the Herts Friendly League (Picture below).

 

Herts Friendly League winners 2018

Herts Friendly League winners 2018 (Click to enlarge)

This is an 8 match season with 4 matches at home, and 4 matches away. We won 6 out of the 8 matches with a scoring average of over 200 points in each match.

I am very proud that this is the first year that Rickmansworth have won the HFL, but I couldn’t have done it without the fantastic effort of every player that has contributed over the year.

We also had wins in all 3 of the annual friendly matches against Aylesbury, Richmond and Meyrick Park. Thank you and well done to all that have played in these matches. 

Thank you to all that played in both my Captain’s Day and Captain’s Away Day. We managed to raise a fantastic amount for my Charity and hope you all had enjoyable days. 

This leads me on to the club members. I have had such great support from all of you and without this we would not have had such a successful season. 

I would like to thank you all for the support throughout the year and well done to you all too. I hope you will continue showing your support next year when Jake takes over.

In my start of season message I highlighted my goal to have a club feel and throughout the year I believe we have achieved this with a great relationship and atmosphere between all players either at a club match or a weekend club competition.

I have had such an enjoyable season and very proud to be the Rickmansworth Club Captain of 2018, so would like to thank you all again and best of luck to Jake next year.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018