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

 

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October 13, 2019 - Social event: Ricky Race Night – Friday 15 Nov Ricky GC Race Night – all the ... +++ October 7, 2019 - Committee change After some ten years or so of servi ... +++ September 23, 2019 - Men’s 2019 Club Friendlies – results With the recent demise of Aylesbury ... +++ September 23, 2019 - Herts Friendly League update Rickmansworth congratulate Panhange ... +++ August 1, 2019 - New event – Rickmansworth Open – Sat 17th August 9am shotgun start everyone ACTIVE will run a golf ope ... +++ August 1, 2019 - Well done all on a great fundraiser! +++

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

Rickmansworth v Meyrick Park Friendly Away Match Report Saturday 29th September 2018

We went into this match with a 4½ – ½ lead from the home leg, so we knew we had given ourselves a good chance. The match was played out of a total of 11 points as Meyrick had another match on the same date as our home leg. The home leg being only 5 pairs but the away leg being 6 pairs, we needed 1½ points to secure the win.

We all arrived down to the club early on Saturday to spend the morning watching the Ryder Cup. This put us all in the mood for the afternoon on the course.

After a full breakfast we all headed out to the first tee which is a very hard 244 yard par 3. The course is a great test all the way round and with the fairways being very dry and bare still from all the hot weather it made it a very tough day.

My partner and I lost our match 5&4 and so did the group behind. I was getting a little nervous but was confident that the strong pair of Ben Plumridge and Dave Miles would bring in a point, and they did exactly that with a 6&5 win. This secured the tie at a minimum.

The next 2 groups went the way of Meyrick meaning the score was at 5½ to 4½ and leaving us needing half a point from the last group of Rob Camilleri and Jonathan Radford. 

Word filtered into the clubhouse that the Ricky pair were 1 up going into the last hole and therefore I knew we had at least a half point. By the time they came in they had won the last meaning they won 2 up and we won the overall trophy 6½ – 4½.

Our sweep was won with a fantastic away points total of 46 points by Ben Plumridge and Dave Miles who kindly donated their winnings to my charity.

The fantastic day was finished off with sandwiches and chips in the clubhouse and then a very enjoyable evening out in Bournemouth.

This brings the end to my matches this season with just the Needle Shield to go and would like to thank the players in this match and all players that have been a fantastic support all year.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Richmond Friendly Home Match Report Saturday 15th September 2018

We went in this to this match with a 3 point deficit with the score from the away match at 4½-1½.

The team knew we had to be on our A game to get the minimum of 5 points needed to retain the trophy.

The course was again looking in great shape and didn’t let us down with the greens running fantastic.

I was partnered with Dave Grace, and up to the 7th hole we were 1 down in a close match. We then went on a nice run of winning 6 holes in a row to be 5 up with 5 to play. We lost the 14th hole but won the 15th with a fantastic par from Dave and bringing the first point home with a 5&3 win.

I am pleased to say the wins kept coming with the following 5 matches coming in, 4&3, 8&6, 5&3, 4&3 and 4&3 giving us the clean sweep and a 6-0 home win and final score being 7½-4½.

Our sweep was won on countback with 2 groups scoring 48 points. The back 9 scores were the same, but the back 6 scores were 16 points to Billy Gourd and David Wills, but the winners were Mick Rogers and Jonathan Radford with 17 points.

The day was finished with a great golfers lunch of Ham, Egg and Chips so thank you to Gordon and his team.

Thanks again to all that played and well done again.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018