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November 9, 2018 - New Rules HG Rules Briefing 2019 Ladies and G ... +++ October 30, 2018 - Seniors’ season report Click below for the end of season r ... +++ October 28, 2018 - Colin Taylor – RIP   It is with great sadness tha ... +++ October 16, 2018 - Senior Match Report – Rickmansworth v Haste Hill; Annual Shield Match Ricky played their traditional last ... +++ October 16, 2018 - Needle Shield and End of Season Report On Saturday 13th October the HFL Ne ... +++ October 2, 2018 - Rickmansworth v Meyrick Park Friendly Away Match Report Saturday 29th September 2018 We went into this match with a 4½ ... +++

Club Championship 2018

Congratulations go to David Hirst who managed to retain his title of Club scratch champion on Sunday by the narrowest of margins. In the morning round, all the “usual suspects” were not quite firing on all cylinders, and it was Paul Yule who shot a terrific round of 71 to lead the Scratch Championship by a stroke from David Hirst (72), David Watson (73) and Archie Ahmed (74). The close contest, coupled with the terrific weather encouraged 11 players to venture out for the deciding round after an hour’s break for refueling. Special mention at this point to Rob Camilleri who successfully completed the 2 rounds not too long after having knee surgery. Well done Rob!

In the second round David Watson started off fastest with birdies on holes 1, 2 and 3 to take a 2 shot lead on the field, but David Hirst ensured there was no easy ride with a relentless front nine of 9 consecutive pars to remain at +7 for the Championship. The half way leader Paul Yule was in contention if the leaders slipped up after dropping only 3 shots on the front nine. After a couple of dropped shots on seven and eight, David Watson managed one more birdie on the ninth to take a one stroke lead at the 27 hole marker. That lead was extended to 2 strokes with a par 3 to David Hirst’s bogey 4 on the uphill 10th. However, that was as good as it got for the former champion. A 2 shot swing followed on the downhill 11th. A long drive down to the greenside, and a neat up and down for birdie 3 saw the defending champion draw level. David hit the front with a solid par 3 on the long 12th, to David Watson’s bogey 4 and that set the tone for 6 straight pars to take a real hold of the battle. An untimely double bogey on the long 15th ‘Valley of Death’ hole, effectively ended any chance for David Watson. Both players parred 16 and 17, to leave David Hirst with a 3 stroke lead standing on the 36th tee. A comfortable victory looked assured, especially with wedge in hand for the approach the the green. However, it’s never over until it’s over as they say, and a few more wedge shots followed to set up a very tense finale. David Watson couldn’t quite find that final birdie of the day to force a play off. David Hirst hung on and deserved to be the 2018 Champion with a terrific 2 over par 67 containing 15 pars.

Winner: David Hirst 72 + 67 = 139

Runner Up: David Watson 73 + 67 = 140

Third place: Paul Yule 71 + 77 = 148

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Captain’s Charity Day Saturday 30th June 2018

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When I put the sign up sheet on the notice board with 64 spots available I thought I was being optimistic, but having to add additional tee times I was overwhelmed with all the support shown.

The weather forecast was looking fantastic for the day, so the meet and greet was able to be set up outside. The first players started arriving around 7.30, and first tee time was 7.50.

I would like to say thank you to my wife Antonia for meeting all the players as they arrived, signing them in and explaining the order of the day and then helping me on the drinks buggy.

Thank you to our Lady Captain Mary Harris for encouraging people to buy raffle tickets as they signed in.

There were additional competitions on the day which consisted of nearest the pin on 1st, 7th, 13th and 17th holes, longest drive on the 6th hole and nearest the pin in 2, on the 18th hole.

I also ran an additional comp on hole 2a which was a nearest the pin. Players had the option to pay £2 to enter and had a chance of winning half the pot, with the other half going to my charity. I would like to say thank you to Joan McLaughlin for being out on hole 2a to run this competition for me. 

We had some great golf played with both the Men’s and Guest competitions being decided by count back and congratulations to B Arlow for making an eagle on the 14th hole.

The winners on the day were as follows:

Guest Winner: Will Rowan 40 Points 

Ladies’ Winner: B Arlow – 38 Points

Men’s Winner: Jason Hewitson – 42 Points

Men’s Second: Denis Curran – 42 Points   

Men’s Third: Paul Roffe – 41 Points

Nearest the pin 1st Hole: Rob Camilleri 

Nearest the pin 7th Hole: Denis Curran

Nearest the pin 13th Hole: Barbara Jones

Nearest the pin  17th Hole: Mary Harris

Nearest the pin in 2 18th Hole: Jason Hewitson

Longest Drive 6th Hole: Danny Simmonds

The winner of the 2a competition was Vic Meakes who kindly donated £20 of his winnings back to the charity.

A thank you goes to Alec Franks as he won the 4 ball voucher for Aylesbury Park in the raffle which he kindly put up for auction and thanks to David Grace managed to raise another £85 for the charity.

I would like to say the biggest thank you to everyone that played and supported me on this day, your generosity has meant so much and I am pleased to confirm that we managed to raise £800 on the day.

Thanks again,

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Tiger Trophy & Order of Merit updates

Click here for updated 2018 Tiger Trophy standings

Click here for updated 2018 Order of Merit standings

Click here for updated 2018 Stag Trophy standings

Ricky Seniors win at home to Batchwood

Mon June 25th 2018

The seniors completed a magnificent win over Batchwood on the hottest day of the year so far. This result puts us at the top of the 4 clubs league.

The 5½ to ½ result was well earned and two of the many highlights were the Geoff Bull and the late substitute Mike Mortlock pairing coming in at 6&4, and Steve Browning and Roger Jones who won 6&5.

In fact, so versatile are our team that after ensuring he had won his match, Roger Jones, rushed to Moor Park to put a tourniquet on a member of their green keeping staff who had cut himself badly after overturning a golf cart. Well done Roger or shall we call him ‘Nurse Nancy’ from now on?

Rickmansworth v Meyrick Park – Saturday 23rd June 2018 – Home Friendly

This match is always a popular one with the members and was the first in the two leg annual friendly match. The players turned up ready for the full English breakfast before heading out to the course. The course was in good condition and lived up to its ‘Tricky Ricky’ reputation.

There was great golf being played by both teams but home advantage really told with Rickmansworth winning 4½ to ½.

In the sweep, the second group of Dave Miles and Mick Rogers came in with 50 points and I thought that was easily going to win the money, but the third group of John Shamoon and Peter Maestas came in with an amazing score of 52 points! Well played to both pairs. 

The other 3 groups came in with a measly 44, 43 and 42 which another week could of won the money. 

I would like to say a big thank you to Peter and John as they both donated their winnings to my charity Bloodwise.

Thanks again for all the support.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Richmond – Saturday 16th June 2018 – Away Friendly

This away match was the first in the two leg annual friendly match. The team turned up with the sun shining but the wind blowing. The wind played a big part all day and the course was in good condition, but like everywhere, it was quite hard which lead to some unusual bounces. The greens were probably the best we have played on all year. 

All this lead to some great golf being played, but Rickmansworth unfortunately losing 1½ to 4½ but gives us something to work with back at Ricky.

We had two of the groups in the 40’s with Ben Plumridge and David Grace winning the sweep with 42 points.     

Thanks again for all the support.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Stevenage – Saturday 9th June 2018 – HFL

This was the first away HFL match of the season for Rickmansworth and coming off the back of 2 home wins, confidence was high.

Stevenage Golf Course looked in fantastic condition before the match started and it proved to be all the way round. The golf being played in the sun was again of a high standard but getting an away win is tough, and unfortunately we had our first HFL loss of the season with a 179-197 final result.

Our sweep was won by Dave Miles and Jonathan Radford with a fantastic away score of 41 points.

Thanks again to all that played. HFL fixture list 2018

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018

Rickmansworth v Ruislip NAPGC Clapham Common Shield Match Report Sun 27th May 2018

With a bye in the first round, we drew Ruislip in the second round. This was going to be a hard draw as they have gone far in this competition the last few seasons.

Checking the weather forecast on Saturday it didn’t look good as thunder and lighting was forecast for Sunday morning. I was taking the home side and Jake was taking the away side. It turned out to be a very hot and muggy day. 

From both sides there was some really good golf being played which led to a tight finish with us being on the phone to the away team waiting for the last match to come in. Unfortunately though we didn’t quite have enough on this occasion and we lost 219-223. 

Thanks again for all the support in this match.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018