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Mixed Competitions 2017

Cupid Cup



The final mixed competition of the season was played on Sunday 22 October over 15 holes due to the drainage work being undertaken. The winners were Mags and Martin Lewis with 33 points and the runners up were Sue and Gordon Macpherson with 32 points.



Bowen Greenwood Trophy

This was a very impressive win for Jane Lott and Phill Yee with an exceptional score of 62.5 points which was well ahead of the rest of the field. Second were Martin and Mags Lewis with 71.5 points.

There was also a Hole In One for Jane on the 15th hole which was celebrated in the usual style at the 19th hole!

Andrew and Tina Church scored the only  two of the day.

Whiteflower Cup

A great win for Sandra and Colin Champ with 41 points. In second place were Lesley Arnold and Martin Rhys with 39 points.

Morgan Williams Bowl

The winners were Ken Howells and Sue Macpherson with 38 points. In second palace were Charlie Kinsey and Mags Lewis.

Betty Broadbent Trophy

Wendy Motton and Russell Owens were the clear winners with an excellent score of 45.

Vaughan Thompson Trophy

Paul Barratt and Maria Venn were absolutely thrilled to win their first honours in a board competition with a score of 37.

Ashton Trophy

Gordon and Sue Macpherson  lifted the honours in the first mixed competition of the season on Easter Monday. 


Winter Rules – Preferred Lies and Embedded ball

In order to protect the course and to promote fair play the following two Local Rules (Preferred Lies and Embedded ball through the green) will be introduced from Saturday 14th October 2017 until further notice.

Local Rule - Preferred Lies

• If a player's ball lies on a closely mown area, through the green, the player may mark, lift and clean his ball without penalty. Before lifting he must mark the position of the ball. The player must then place the ball on a spot within 6 inches of and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay.
• A player may only place his ball once and it is in play when it is placed (Rule 20-4).
• If the player fails to mark the position of the ball before lifting it or moves the ball in any other manner, such as rolling it with a club, he incurs a penalty of one stroke.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE Match play – loss of hole; Stroke play – two strokes

Rule 25-2 provides relief without penalty for a ball embedded in its own pitch-mark in any closely mown area (fairway height or less) through the green. However there are times when extreme wetness and muddy conditions interfere with the proper playing of the game warranting relief from an embedded ball on a wider scale.
It is not possible to specify a general term such as 'semi rough' and it is impractical to select specific areas of the course which are prone to wetness. The following local rule provides extended relief for an embedded ball ' through the green' which is defined as anywhere on the course except all hazards and the teeing ground or putting green of the hole being played.

Local rule - Embedded ball (through the green)

• Through the green a ball embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground ,other than sand, may be lifted without penalty, cleaned and dropped as close as possible to where it lay, but not nearer the hole.

Exception: A player may not obtain relief under this Local Rule if it is clearly unreasonable for him to make a stroke because of interference by anything other than the condition covered by this local rule.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE Match play – loss of hole. Stroke play – two strokes


Drainage Scheme – Phase 1 – September 2017

DrainageWorksPipe290917a.jpgIn recent years unusually high levels of rainfall has resulted in areas of the course becoming unplayable and certain holes, particularly the 11th and 12th, have been by-passed until they have recovered.

A detailed and comprehensive drainage scheme has been designed by external consultants White Horse Contractors who have extensive and renowned experience in land drainage particularly golf courses. Unfortunately the scheme cannot be fully funded at the present time but sufficient funds have been set aside to deal with the most urgent areas.

There have been ongoing problems in the vicinity of the 11th green and more recently the 12th fairway. Problems also occur with the overflow of the ditch to the rear of the 18th green which affects the areas around the nearby green.

All three areas can be improved with a new drain running from the ditch behind the 18th across the fairways of the 18th, 12th and 11th and then directly into the pond on the 10th hole. Additional ancillary drains will be installed in all three fairways and around the 11th green which will drain these areas directly into the main drain.

The total cost of this phase will be £29,000 plus VAT and the work has been awarded to Thomas Brothers who are highly recommended and experienced in land drainage including golf course work.

The work commenced on Monday 25th September and is planned to be completed in 5 weeks. During this period holes 11, 12 and 18 will be out of play (as required).

Plans and details of the scheme will be posted on the noticeboard in the main corridor of the club house and the scheme will be directly managed by Mark Wilshere our Head Green Keeper who will be able to answer any member queries during the course of the project.

We all look forward to the completion of the work ahead of the winter months and the full 18 holes back in play as soon as possible.


Drainage Scheme Update

Work is progressing well, the new drainage channel running from the 18th green to the pond on the 10th is in place and just has to be back filled in order to complete this part of the work. The team have now started to dig the slit trenches on the fairways in order that 2,500 metres of pipe can be laid. (11th October 2017)


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Championship Finals Day

Club Champion

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 Winner: Matt Mullooly

Runner Up: Wayne Adams




Ladies Champion

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Winner: Sheila Morrow

Runner Up: Lynda Campbell




Robert Rickard Cup

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Winner: John Peters

Runner: Up Mike Veryard





Dragon Trophy

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Winner: Mark Bloomfield

Runner Up: Brian Morris






Mary Fellows Bowl

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Winner: Barbara Beedham

Runner Up: Lesley Sherrard




H Regan Foursomes

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Winners: David Donovan and David Hutchings

Rummers Up: Neil Kelly and Pat Regan




Ladies Bronze Champion

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Winner: Wendy Motton

Runner Up: Dee Lloyd





Blod Lewis Cup

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Winner: Maria Venn

Runner Up: Jill Rodgers





Dr & Mrs AM Jones Trophy

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Winners: Trish & Phil Walker

Runners Up: Debra & Chris Jones




 White Cup Foursomes

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Winners : Barbara Beedham & Heather Thompson

 Runners Up : Wendy Motton & Mags Lewis






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