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Welcome To Rickmansworth Golf Club!

An independent Golf Club playing at Rickmansworth Golf Course

Golf at Outstanding Value!

Golf at Outstanding Value!

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About The Club

About The Club

Rickmansworth Golf Club is a small friendly club with regular competitions...

 

Club Day 2019 details…

Club Day 2019

Club Day 2019 is fast approaching. Click on above link for full poster of the day’s events. 

As usual, the annual Captains’ ceremonial Drive-Ins will take place on the first tee after the main event, at around 3.15pm.

This will be followed by the presentation of all the cups and trophies from last season, for both the ladies and gents.

 Saturday 11th May

Cost £10 includes green fee

Sign in sheet on Notice Board

·       Tea/Coffee on arrival
·               18 Holes of Golf – Stableford competition
·       Chipping Competition (to be done before or after main round)
·       Sandwiches and chips after the golf
·               Lots of Prizes, 1st – 30th place
·       6 nearest the pin
·       Best Senior Man and Best Lady
·       Straightest Drive

8.00  First Tee off
3.15  Captains’ Drive In
3.45  Presentation of last season’s Cups, Trophies and Medals
4.15  Presentation of Club Day prizes 

5.00  Finish

Rickmansworth seal first round Clapham Common win

Rickmansworth were drawn against Farnham Park in the first round of this year’s Clapham Common Shield. The match was played on Saturday 30th March in lovely warm spring sunshine.

Rickmansworth’s home team of Peter Bartlett & Leon Kelly, Ian Mackie & David Grace and John Shamoon & David Wills accumulated 99 points to Farnham’s 96 points. So a 3 point advantage was held with the away scores to come back in.

Meanwhile, over at Farnham Park, the other half of the simultaneous greensomes match was taking place. Ricky’s team of Capt. Jake Jacobson & Laurence Bradley, Dave Miles & Mick Rogers and Rob Camilleri & Peter Maestas did the business in great style by scoring 116 points, with Farnham’s home team scoring 106 points. So overall, a great start to the competitive season with a 215 pts – 202 pts victory.

Rickmansworth progress to the second round, where the opponents will be either Wexham Park or Little Hay.

Ricky Seniors’ fabulous win at home to Haste Hill

Rickmansworth Seniors played the first game of the season on Tuesday 26th March at home to Haste Hill. The match teed off at 10.00am in the sunshine after a welcoming hot drink. 

The match was won 5½ to ½ with three matches getting 6&5, but special mention to the paring of Clive Bennett and Mike Mortlock who recorded a 5&3 win against Haste Hill’s lowest handicap pair.

So an impressive home win for our Seniors, well done.

Ladies Daily Mail Foursomes

On Friday 8th March, B Arlow and Sherril Bryden played in the 1st round of the Daily Mail Foursomes.
Drawn against Batchworth Park we didn’t have far to travel. We started well and were even at the 5th, then we had a slump & lost the next 4. Deciding we couldn’t do much worse so relaxed into the game. Unfortunately by the 13th we had to win all the holes to be in with a chance to win. Managed to win every hole until conceding the game at the 16th.
Had a great day but were no match for the ladies from Batchworth who play 3-4 times a week and have been at the club since it opened.
Looking forward to entering the competition next year.

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.