Hello my dear senior golfing brothers Keef in Tom now that at long last, the golfing Gods have taken pity on us and have given us such lovely weather over the last couple of days.
I have missed out on my blog for last Tuesday as I was away playing a match at Boston, also on Tuesday we were able to finish our Winter League and here is a summery of some of the winners:
The winners of Tuesday’s comp were: in Cat 2 and in second place beaten on count-back with 31 points was David Lamyman, and in first place also with 31 points was Doug Tasker (you can see why these boys are millionaires they keep taking money from us poor pensioners). Well done you two.
In Cat 1 also on count-back and in second place was Mike Brooks with 30 points, and the winner also with 30 points was Trevor East. Well done you two as well.
There were only 2 two’s Mike Brooks on the 2nd, and Alan Williams on the eleventh.
A very good turn out as well of 47 seniors.
Now we come to the overall winners of the 2017/18 Winter League. The overall winner and Champion for this year was from Cat 2 and it was Alan Williams winning £50, The winner of Cat 2 and winning £35 was Neil Gilbert, and the winner of Cat 1 also winning £35 was Cliff Smith.There were winners down to 7th place in each category and a list of these winners is on our notice board. The Eclectic winners both winning £35each were in Cat 2 David Lamyman, and in Cat 1 Pete Turner.
A very well done to all the winners and lets hope that our next winter league will pan out a lot smoother this coming winter.
As I mentioned earlier we had a couple of matches this week, the first match was on Tuesday at Boston. The Boston captain, Captain Stuart and his boys were very welcoming, although they were not so welcoming when it came to the score because they beat us by the score of 5.5 to 0.5, our only two boys earning any credibility with a half were John Spooner and Paul Eales. The Boston course was in good condition, the food was good, the sun was shining and a good day was had by all, so thank you Boston.
Today was our second match this week and this was at home to Southwell. We were meant to be playing this fixture away at Southwell but after all the bad weather we had recently the Southwell course was not in a fit state to be played on so we switched the venue of the fixture around thanks to Bill dark for coming up with this idea.
So on a Glorious morning we went out to do battle, the course as I’m sure you all agree not only looked beautiful but it was in excellent condition, when only this time last week we could not even play on it. The south Kyme boys did us proud this time and we ran out winners by 5.5 to 2.5.
After the match we sat down to a Steak & ale pie, chips and peas, followed by a lovely desert and coffee, and my Thanks go to Janet and her staff for a lovely meal at short notice as we were then followed in a couple of hours later by a big society of 32 players.
The Southwell Boys left our place completely satisfied and they also thanked the South Kyme greens and kitchen staff for such an enjoyable day so much so that they would like to play the return match back at South Kyme.
I have to say sorry here because I haven’t got todays results from Martin as he had to go early and although all the results were in the computer, Fred Flintstone here don’t know how to access the results so it’s best to leave it to Martin who knows what he is doing. Pete Chamberlain could have done it for us but Pete was very busy trying to sort out the society that I mentioned earlier, and to make matters worse for poor Pete one of his buggies he hired out went Tom & Dick on him so he really had his hands full.
I will be putting the scores for todays comp in my next Blog.
So for next week, on Tuesday we will be playing the Monthly Medal / Dave Burns Trophy as one competition, this was forced on us by the weather, and there is no draw for this one, it will be played on a roll up basis.
Hopefully after next week we can get back on schedule, the sun will carry on shining on us, and that hopefully there will be no more interruptions.
Arri ve derci.
Morning Campers, once again we had to cancel our scheduled fixture for today due to the course’s front 9 holes still being very wet, for those who played the back 9 today can appreciate how wet the other half must be.
The fixture we had today ie the combined Dave Burns with the April Monthly Medal will now hopefully be played on Tuesday the 24th April, there will be no draw for it, it will be played on a roll up basis. Martin will also put notes of this on the notice board and on our web site, so please check on these.
We Played a back 9 hole stableford comp today and the winners were:
The Tasker family.
In Cat 2 Runner-up Doug Tasker with 17 Points losing on count back to the winner also with 17 points Tony Gwillym.
In Cat 1 Runner-up also on count back and with 19 points was Martin Howard (Mr. Howard is going through a nice purple patch at the moment, well done, and keep it up Martin) and the winner also with 19 points was the other half of the Tasker family David Tasker. (Hey Guys do you think they were marking each others card)
Only one two today and wining £20 was Jim Goodrum (it was worth staying Jim wasn’t it.)
There is a glimmer of hope regarding the weather for next week so hopefully we can start catching up with our programme, On Tuesday 17th we will be looking at completing the winter league, then on Thursday we have got a home match (re-arranged venue) with Southwell, the rest of the seniors will play as per the programme.
For those players who are selected to play in these matches, you will receive an email from me with the info, simply because of all the re-scheduling we have had to do lately there was no time to put the selected team sheet on the board for you to think of your availability.
That’s all Folks
Wednesday 11th April.
Good afternoon gentlemen, you are probably asking yourselves why is he writing a blog on Wednesday when we play golf on Tuesday.
Well there is only one way, and one word to describe Tuesday and that is “WASHOUT” once again the golfing Gods leaky bladders did their business again.
So, onto Wednesday where today we played our match against Sandilands at Sandilands. Even though this is a links course right on the coast and sandy based it still didn’t escape this awful weather we are having. All 18 holes were in play but in some areas there was a lot of standing water and consequently no buggies were allowed on the course.
Because of the no buggy rule at such late notice the match was reduced in numbers from 8 pairs a side to 6 pairs.
So on a cold, breezy, damp, and foggy morning the pairing of myself and Norman Beavis commonly known as Beavis & Butthead set out against Sandilands senior captain David Night and his Partner Ron Christmas, a very good match where we went 3 up then they came back and went 1 up, then we went 2 up again eventually ending the game with an honourable half, Bob Russell and new senior member Chris Fowell followed us in with another half, But then Shawn Farren and another new senior member Mike Rowe came in with a 4 and 2 win followed by our best win of the day by Bill Dark and Steve Clifton winning 6 and 4, another halved match by Paul Eales and Neil Gilbert gave us the win of 3.5 to 2.5 because my last, and my ACE pair John Spooner and Roger Mead suffered their first loss of the season.
Well done team and thank you for representing South Kyme seniors.
Weather permitting our next match is on Tuesday the 17th April at Boston, This is also a reduced team of only 6 pairs, so owing to the fact that most of the players picked for this match are not in any kind of contention for the Winter League, we will also go ahead on Tuesday and try and finish up our last match of the Winter league, we don’t like doing this, but because of the amount of golfing days we are losing due to the bad weather we are experiencing, we are falling way behind with our programme so unfortunately we have to take these drastic measures to try and catch up.
Zorro…. ops sorry Zammo.
Saturday 07th April
Today the Seniors’ Section played our annual friendly home match against the South Kyme Rabbits, 6 matches went out in very nice conditions, it’s been a long time since we could say that we played in very nice conditions.
The seniors came out winners with 4 matches to 2, the winning pairs being Neil Gilbert and Keith Mayatt by one hole, Paul Eales and vice Captain Gerry Newby, and Neil Jenkinson with John Stephenson both pairs winning by 4 and 3, and the final winners were my ACE team John Spooner and Roger Mead winning 5 and 4. The 2 losing teams were Yours truly with Mick Mawson losing
2 and 1 and Dave Le Sage with Geoff Annibal losing 3 and 2. Well done team and thank you for representing the Seniors’ Section, Also my thanks go to the Rabbits captain Andy Davies and his team, but not to Andy’s partner Mark Williamson because I could not get the better of him, The SWINE! oops sorry I meant the Rabbit. Well played Mark.
This match today was played in conjunction with the Club Captains’ Drive-In which had to be cancelled 3 weeks ago due to the snowy conditions.
In this main event our senior section members who were not playing in the match also did very well, with John Stephenson winning the guessing of the Captains drive, our new and young whipper snapper seniors Nick Fewings winning nearest the pin in two on the 9th and Steve Barlow the nearest the pin on the 14th, but the biggest congratulations go to the overall competition winners again 2 members of the senior section namely Harry Stanley and Martin Howard.
If there were any more senior winners in the main comp whom I haven’t mentioned, please forgive me as I am writing this from what I can remember and my memory ain’t what it used to be.
So onto Tuesday and hope against hope we will see the completion of our winter league.
Thursday 5th April
At long last the golfing Gods took pity on us and gave us a lovely sunny day to play our golf today, however because of their weak bladders (the golfing Gods that is) early on in the week the course is still very wet in places so once again we had to cancel our scheduled programme and play a stableford comp going round the back 9 twice.
A good turnout of seniors enjoyed the sunny weather and 4 players secured a birdie 2 on the 14th to each win £6 and the winners were Steve Clifton, Neil Taylor, Doug Tasker, and Graham Horton, my thanks go to Doug and Graham for donating some of their winnings to my Charity / Project fund.
The winners of the competition were: Cat 2, in 3rd place with 36 points Tony Gwillym, in 2nd place beaten on countback with 37points (17 on the back 9) was David Heath and the winner of cat 2 with 37 points (20 on the back 9) was Graham Horton.
Cat 1 winners were: in 3rd place beaten on countback with 37 points (17 on the back 9) Jim Baxter, in 2nd place also with 37 points ( 21 on the back 9) Shawn Farren, and the winner of cat 1 with 40 points was Pat Stewart. Very well done to all of you winners.
Due to the cancellation of our Monthly medal today we are combining the Dave Burns and the April medal together and hopefully we’ll play it next Thursday, also weather permitting we hope to play our last winter lge round on Tuesday.
The draw for the Singles and doubles knock outs are on the board, Martin is collecting the money which is £2 per person per event as usual there are still places left to fill for our matches, entry list are all on the board.
29 March 2018
Today was a day for presentation at the end of our re-scheduled March monthly medal.
First off was last year’s captain Bill Dark presenting LMER his chosen charity with a cheque of well over £2000. Also as last year’s captain it was appropriate that Bill presented the Crystal trophies to last years winners, and thank you to those members who stayed behind to receive their trophies.
Thank you Bill for your presentation and on behalf of our senior section thank you for your captaincy last year and a very successful one at that.
We come now to our March medal results, 64 seniors went out this morning where at long last the sun was shining on us, and playing off the yellow tees and on main greens seemed to effect us all, so instead of coming in with some fantastic scores it had the opposite effect on us because the scores were a bit poor so to speak with the winning scores of only 71 net in both categories.
Nearest the pin on the 14th was Terry Dixon winning a couple of bottles of wine, there were also 5 two’s, two of them on the wrong hole, Terry Dixon again on the 8th, and new senior member Nick Fewings on the 14th.
The other 3 winners each winning £17 were club captain Gary Noble, and Pat Stewart on the 2nd and Graham Sylvester Williams on the 11th , here I would like to say thank you to Graham for donating the winings to my Charity / project.
Medal winners in Cat 2, 3rd place with a score of 74 David Heath, 2nd with 72 was Jody Kirschner, and The winner with a score of 71 was Steve Clifton.
Cat 1, in 3rd place beaten on countback with a score of 73 was Nick Fewings, 2nd also with 73 was Jim Baxter, and the winner of Cat 1 with a score of 71 was Roger Mead.
Well done to all of you, now for handicap changes, going up Shawn Farren 9 to 10, Tom Kelly 23 to 24, Mel Moxon 18 to 19, Harry Stanley 23 to 24, John Stephenson 12 to 13, and finaly Neil Taylor from 26 to 27.
Only 2 players getting a reduction and they were our winners Roger Mead from 17 to 16 and Steve Clifton from 20 to 19.
Onto next week, Fingers crossed on Tuesday we’re hoping to complete our Winter League and then on Thursday we have the April Monthly Medal (off the white tees) draw is on our notice board and our website, The knock out draw is also on the board and the website for the singles and the doubles, so please check the board, and finally the 4 matches in April are still showing that I am short of players, if you wish to play in these matches please put your name down, I will also be putting next months May’s matches on the board, please comply.
Many thanks, Peter.
22nd March 2018
Our first match of the season today at Boston West and me and my fellow South Kyme Seniors were made most welcome by our friends at Boston west.
On a very nice and relatively warm morning we were off, and I must say that the course was in very good condition considering the kind of weather we had over the last 3 months. Myself and partner Mel Moxon had a very good front 9 but we just could not pull away from our opponents Cap Bill Laing and John Chain, we only went into the back 9 with only one hole in front.
The back nine, and after a mistake by yours truly we lost the 10th and before we knew it we were losing by 2, we clawed it back to all square, but unfortunately still ended up losing the match by the score of 2 up.
The team did not fare much better either because we lost the match by 4.5 to 1.5, well done to our only winners John Spooner and Roger Mead winning their match 5and 4, also to Pete Turner and Bob Palmer halving their match.
My thanks go to Boston West ladies who looked after us at the half way house and to the catering staff for a very nice meal after the match.
Our next match is on Saturday the 7th of April against the Rabbits section, this match is being played in conjunction with the Club Captain’s drive-in which had to be rearranged to this date due to the snow we had last weekend.
We have another 4 matches in April. The first is on Wednesday the 11th of April at Sandilands, followed by a match at Boston on Tuesday the 17th with another match 2 days later on the 19th at Southwell, and the last match in April being a home match on the 26th against Rutland County.
There are still plenty of places left to be filled in these matches, so for those who are interested, please visit our notice board.
Finally I would like to Thank Martin Howard for looking after the Senior Section today in our absence and well done to all the winners in the Med / Stab you played today.
Tue 22nd Mar 18
43 players turned out today for the Med/Stab competition, a good turnout considering there was a match on at Boston West.
There was only 1 ‘two’ scored today, by Jim Baxter, unfortunately on the wrong hole!
Today’s results were as follows: Cat 2 in 3rd place was Graham Horton with 19 points, 2nd place was Shane Wilcox with 17 points and the winner of Cat 2 was Tony Gwillym with a tremendous 14 points. In Cat 1, 3rd place went to Bob Russell with 18 points, 2nd place was Gary Noble with 17 points and the winner of Cat 1 was Jim Goodrum with 16 points. Well played all.
Next Tuesday will, weather permitting, be the final week of the Winter League and Thursday will be the re-arranged March Medal.
The results of today’s match will be posted as soon as they are available.
MartinH (on behalf of Zammo)
20th March 2018
Greetings and welcome to my blog this Tuesday, I might sound happy in this report, and I am, because today the SUN shone and for the first time in a long time we enjoyed playing 18 holes on our beloved course with some of us having to look at the back of the score card’s map to make sure they were not lost, especially on the front 9 holes. The course and the greens played well and we hope that this drying weather will continue.
Today 32 players turned out to play A Scratch Stableford comp, the winners in Cat 2 were, Shane Wilcox on countback from Graham Horton both with 37 Points, ( countback score Shane 22 points, Graham 19 points.)
Winner of Cat 1 was Jim Goodrum again on countback from Trevor East, again both with 37 points, (countback score Jim 21 points, Trevor 18points).
There was only one two scored today, this was on the second hole and the winner was Bob Palmer winning £19. Well done to all the winners.
Before I go on to the other event that took place today, I have to sadly announce the Passing of a dear old friend of ours Peter Jackson. Peter was a member of South Kyme seniors for a number of years, he was a well-loved member of our section and very highly respected for his quiet and laid back nature, Peter moved to Whitby in Yorkshire some 5 or 6 years ago, he was diagnosed with cancer about 2 years ago but he still used to come and see us while he was strong enough. Recently we were told that he was admitted to a hospice where he sadly passed away yesterday.
His funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon (15:00 hrs) the 29th March at Kirkleatham, for any of you who needs more details please contact Bill dark, so farewell Peter may you rest in peace forever mate.
Another 12 seniors took part today in a friendly annual match we have against the Ladies section, this event kick-starts our match season and as usual it was played in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. I played with club Captain Gary Noble against new ladies elect captain Myra Le Sage and her partner Elizabeth Jude, we had a good match with a lot of banter, and thanks Liz for the cake you gave us on the 10th, which seemed to work wonders for the ladies because they went on and won the next two holes the 10th and the 11th, but the effect soon wore out and me and Gary ran out winners of our match.
The final result was a heavy defeat for the Ladies but despite the defeat we all had a lot of fun and lots of banter at the presentation, so what remains is to thank all the ladies that took part and thank you the senior players that supported me in this match.
No fees were paid for this match but everyone donated money to the Ladies captain’s charity so thank you for your donations.
While I am on Matches may I remind all seniors that wish to play in matches, that there are still names needed for the oncoming matches in April, all the entry lists are on our notice board.
Below are the selections for the 1st 2 Seniors’ matches on 20th and 22nd March.
If you are unable to play please let Pete Zammit know as soon as possible
|SENIORS’ MATCHES 2018
|Match:||Seniors vs Ladies|
|Venue:||South Kyme||Tee Off:||10:00|
|Date:||Tuesday 20th March|
|The following members have been selected to represent South Kyme Seniors in the above match.|
|Please arrive at the venue 45 minutes before the first tee off.|
|Gary Noble||18||G. Campbell||22|
|Martin Howard||17||Alan Jude||26|
|SENIORS’ MATCHES 2018
|Match:||SKGC v Boston West GC|
|Venue:||Boston West||Tee Off:||09:00|
|Date:||Thursday 22nd March|
|The following members have been selected to represent South Kyme Seniors in the above match.|
|Please arrive at the venue 45 minutes before the first tee off, when coffee/tea will be provided.
Dress code: Jacket and Tie / Smart – Casual
|2 Course Menu (£15):
Beef & Stilton Pie
Choice of Sweets
Coffee & Mints
Anyone with a dietary problem please let Pete Zammit know as soon as possible.
|Mel Moxon||19||Bob Palmer||13|
|Alistair Grant||24||Norman Beavis||25|
MartinH (on behalf of PeteZ)
Zammo’s Blog 15/03/18
Greetings and Welcome once again to a rainy day at South Kyme, after two lovely days we were all hoping for another, but this morning was back to square one and we got rained on again. However over the last 3 drying days the course had recovered enough for us to play 14 holes.
Our schedule for today was the Captain vs Vice Captain, but our Vice for 2018 Gerry Newby has hurt his shoulder and he is out of action, so we decided to still go ahead with our schedule and play 2017 cap vs V.cap instead, since again due to bad weather we failed to play this event last year.
Despite the unpleasant conditions 32 players still went out to play, Nearest the Pin was won by Alan Moore from Mike Key, as for the two’s there was only one player who scored a two on the second, this particular player plays his best golf when he’s asleep so as far as I am concerned he was still in Noddy land when he birdied the second and the fact that he couldn’t talk us through how he birdied it explains it all, He was still asleep but well done anyway Ray Duncan.
The match was won by the 2017 Captain Bill Dark the result 5-3, well done Bill and his Players as for those players who played for me back to training tomorrow.
A big Thank you today goes to Martin Howard who has put in a claim for tippex, he pasted the registration sheet so much this morning that it felt like it was starched, well done for keeping your cool Martin and thanks to Pete Williams for taking over from Martin. Also I would like to thank Paul Eales for collecting the money for the food we had today, also thanks to Norman Beavis for taking over from Paul.
My thanks go to Janet, Susanne and Cameron for looking after us regarding the food. In the end 20 of us sat down to Curry or Chilli after play, with a token and a bacon bap before play, all for £8. The overall feeling and remarks were very positive indeed, in fact even though the weather was against us and hence there were a few absentees, we would like to extend this catering event to our monthly matches, so stay in tune.
NOTICE on the 29th March after our re-scheduled March Medal, Bill Dark will be making his presentation charity money to LEMR and there will also be the crystal trophies presented to all those players that won an event last year, names of winners are on the notice board so please make sure you stay behind a little after play to be present at these presentations.
Tue 13 Mar 18
Once again the final round of the Winter League was thwarted by the weather. The final round will now be played on 27th March (weather permitting), not the 20th, due to the Seniors’ vs Ladies’ Match.
The Captain vs Vice-Captain competition is still scheduled to go ahead on Thursday 15th, even if it has to be played over the back 9 twice. Food will be served after play for all those who have ordered it.
Two new sections have been added to the Senior’s web page, ‘Important Notices’ – which will give changes to the programme, re-scheduled competition/match dates etc., and ‘Competitions Available to enter on Notice Board’ – which will list all the competition entry sheets currently posted on the Seniors’ Notice Board.
MartinH (on behalf of PeteZ)
Zammo’s Blog 08/03/2018
As in the words of Joe Boswell “Greetings” today once again the golfing Gods decided to have another laugh at us, so after a lovely day yesterday where all the course and main greens were open, they (the golfing Gods) emptied their bladder on us in the early hours of this morning, so once again we had to cancel our scheduled Medal round and instead play an ad hoc 9 hole stableford doing the back 9 twice.
However we did manage to do the Captains drive today where through your generosity by trying to guess how far I would drive the ball I raised £34 pounds. After much heckling and banter on the 10th tee I managed to hit a 186 yds, 1ft, 6 inches drive, the nearest guess of the distance was made by Bill Dark who said 186 yds, 2ft, 11 inches. Well done Bill and thank you for giving my golf some credit unlike some of you with your silly distances. Bill got a litre of Bells whisky, enjoy.
Just a few changes before I come to today’s results, weather permitting, the March medal will now be played on Thursday the 29th instead of the Perry Bogey. The Perry Bogey will now be moved to a Tuesday after we finish our Winter League. A notice of the date will go on the notice board and in my Blog.
Next Thursday the 15th again weather permitting we will play the Captain vs Vice Captain. On the day of this event the kitchen gave us a good deal regarding food. This offer of £8 for a token and a bacon bap on arrival plus a Curry or Chilli with rice or chips after play is still very much on, so please if you put your name down and cannot make it next Thursday please let me or Martin know, and the same goes for those who have not put their names down but would like to take this offer.
Janet also kindly said that for those people who do not want either the chilli or the curry afterwards they can have a bacon bap with chips instead.
We come now to today’s results for the 43 players who turned out today. The two’s hole was the 11th twice round, and there were only 3 players who managed it, Duncan Bustin who actually birdied it twice but he only gets one payment which he donated to my charity / project so well done Dunc and Thank you, the other two players were Bob Palmer and Mike Key. Rob Baldwin also got a two but on the wrong whole, Shame, ha-ha.
There was much confusion with the final results today, big, big scores came in from the last group of 44 and 45 points, they had to be wrong and they were, so after Martin and Alan Williams sorted the card out, the right winners were read out.
In Cat 2 and second place on count back with 39 points was Neil Gilbert, with the winner also with 39 points being Doug Tasker.
In Cat 1, second place with 41 points was Mick Mawson and the winner with 42 points was Roger mead.
Well done all of you see you next Tuesday.
Tue 6 Mar 18
Hello Gentlemen of the senior section and welcome to my first blog for the coming season. I have had a very frosty reception to my year, as you all know how cold it was last Thursday when it was supposed to be my drive in and the start of my year as your captain.
As my drive in had to be cancelled last Thursday we will be holding it on this coming Thursday (medal day) at 07:45 just before the tee off at 8 o’clock, so please come and heckle me and try and guess how far I will drive that ball only 50p a guess, however I must warn you, I have been soaking my ball in “Red Bull” so now it has got wings and it will go far.
We come now to today’s competition, 57 very bad seniors turned out to play today and we must be bad, because once again the weather Gods punished us by peeing on us over night so unfortunately we had to cancel the winter league again and play a 9 hole stableford instead.
There were lots of two’s today, 10 in total with Greedy Bob Palmer scoring two on both the nominated holes, and since the pay-out was under £3 each it was decided that the money will go in the water jar, so thank you all for your hard work in getting your two’s, David Heath, Dave Le Sage, and Bob Palmer on the 14th, and once again Bob Palmer, Paul Eales (welcome back Paul after your lay off with your bad back) Mike young, Alan Moore, Colin Underwood, Peter Zammit, Tony Harvey and Pat Stewart all on the 11th. I would also like to Say Happy Birthday to Pat Stewart and thank you for your bottle on the bar.
The comp winners today: in Cat 2 and on count back, in 3rd place with 23 points John Dyson, in second place, again with 23 points David Heath, and the winner of Cat 2 was The Reverend Mike Young with 24 points.
Cat one: in third place again on count back, Pete Turner with 21 points, in second place with also 21 Points Gary Noble, and the winner of cat 1 was Neil Jenkins with 23 points.
Well done all of you see you on Thursday.
Tue 27 Feb 18
Thank you Martin for the update on what is/is not/might be happening over the next few days, I believe that in the light of weather forecast for the rest of the week we have made the only sensible decision. With regard to Thursday I suggest no one travels until a decision is made on the playability of the course. If it is playable and the roads to Kyme are safe to travel, I will be booking in and will keep the book open to 09.00 to give you all the plenty of time to travel.
Well my year as your Captain has gone out in much the same way as it came in with no play possible. I would however like thank each and every one of you for the support you have given me over the year, I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. It never ceased to amaze me the way you supported my raffles and the water jar to raise money for my project fund. The final amounts raised are £2843.26 in the project fund and £2220.57 for my charity. Thank you all very much.
Finally I would like to wish Peter every success for the coming year, I am sure you will all afford him the same help and support as you have shown me during my year as your Captain.
Tue 27 Feb 18
Due to the snow, today’s golf was cancelled. The last round of the Winter League will be played on the next Tuesday that the weather permits.
The Captain vs V Captain team competition has been postponed from Thursday 1st March until Thursday 15th March, again weather permitting. A new list will be put on the noticeboard for the food offer to accommodate any members who need to cancel or wish to be included because of the date change.
The Captain’s Drive in will now take place prior to the next competition that we are able to play regardless of whether that falls on a Thursday or a Tuesday.
In the unlikely event that the course is open on Thursday 1st March we will play a singles Stableford competition.
Thu 22nd Feb 18
Firstly I would like to thank you all for the good turn out for the AGM yesterday, I believe the final number was 56 of who 46 stayed on afterwards to play in the stableford comp. It was good to be back playing on some of the main greens and I don’t know about anyone else but I played with Colin Clark and Mel Moxon and all 3 of us rolled in at least one put from 20+ feet. The results for the day were: Cat2 in 3rd place was Doug Tasker with 37pts, 2nd was Tony Gwillym with 40pts losing out to John Swift on countback 22/18 on the back 9. In Cat1 in 3rd place was Larry Stocker with 39pts, 2nd was Duncan Bustin with 40pts and the winner was Terry Dixon with 41pts. There was only one 2 today and that was achieved by Richard Attwell on the 2nd, winning him £20.
Next Tuesday is the last round of the Winter League, weather permitting and then Thursday is your new Captain’s Drive in at 8 o’clock followed by the Captain v V Captain team competition. It would be good to see as many of you there as possible for the occasion and the traditional group photo on the 1st tee. Don’t forget to spend 50p guessing how far Pete can drive his ball using the John Mallindine driver.
Tue 20th Feb 18
Firstly my thanks to Martin for his updates whilst I was having computer problems, all is resolved and hopefully I will now be able to complete my last three entries successfully. The weather today wasn’t particularly kind to us however it did stop raining just before tee off time and we managed to play the penultimate round of the Winter League albeit on winter greens. The results from today were Cat2: Runner up was Dennis Nattrass with 30pts and the winner was Neil Gilbert with 32pts. In Cat1 the runner up was Graham Sylvester-Williams with 31pts and the winner was Ray Duncan with 32pts. There were three twos today on the nominated holes (2 & 11) by Gerry Grimshaw, Cliff Smith and Shawn Farren each winning £7. Many thanks to Shawn for donating his winnings to my project fund.
For those of you who have booked food for Captains Drive In day there is a list on the board in the locker room for you to select your choice between curry and chilli. Please make your selection by this Thursday.
Also on the board Pete has placed Team Sheets for the matches in April, please show him your support by adding your names if you wish to play.
Finally a couple pieces of sad news, Pete Jackson who was a member with us until his move to Whitby a couple of years ago is suffering from cancer and has just been transferred from hospital to a hospice. Secondly Keith Gordon, who many of the more long term members will remember, his wife died recently. Our thoughts are with you both and your families.
See you all at the AGM on Thursday, it would help if you could arrive in time to book in for golf prior to the meeting starting at 08.00 prompt. The competition will be a stableford played from the green tees. There is no need to book in on the computer but could you please enter your scores at the end of your round. Many thanks.
AGM 22nd February 2018
The Agenda, Propositions and Minutes of the last AGM are all available from the ‘AGM’ Section of the SKGC Seniors’ Webpage. If you want to have a copy to hand for the AGM then please print yourself a copy and bring it with you. Any further propositions should be submitted to the Committee by 08:30 on Tuesday 20th Feb 2018.
Please Note: Bill will be presenting his Captain’s Year charity cheque and the Mementoes to the Trophy Winners after the Monthly Medal on the 8th March.
Thu 15th Feb
36 players turned out today for the Texas Scramble. Unfortunately only 9 holes were open due to the heavy rain yesterday so a 9 hole Stableford competition was held instead. Today’s results were as follows: CAT2 3rd place was Colin underwood with 19 points (B6 – 15) who beat Neil Gilbert, Alistair Grant, Neil Taylor & Tony Gwillym on count-back, 2nd was Allan Williams with 20 points and the winner was Dick George with 22 points. Cat1 3rd was Pete Turner with 20 points (B6 – 14) who beat Jim Goodrum on count-back (B6 – 12), 2nd was Roger Mead with 21 points and the runaway winner was Mick Mawson with 24 points. There were 3 2’s today, Mick Mawson (11th), Pete Turner (11th) and Alistair Grant (14th) each winning £14.
MartinH (On behalf of BillD)
Tue 13th Feb 18
44 players out today. Results of today’s Winter league were as follows: Cat2 runner up was Doug Tasker with 33pts and 22pts on the Back 9, who was beaten on count-back by the winner, Colin Underwood, with 23pts on the Back 9. In Cat1 the runner up was Cliff Smith with 31 points and the winner was Bob Russell with an outstanding 35pts. There was only 1 2 today winning Colin Underwood £20. Bill’s apologies for the delay, he is having computer problems!
MartinH (On behalf of BillD)
Fri 9th Feb 18
I have just returned from Peterborough Crematorium where it was good to see so many members of the section had made the journey to say farewell to Roy Senior. RIP Roy, you will be sadly missed by us all.
Thu 8th Feb 18
Another cold and frosty morning at SKGC so another morning with the greens on the aprons. Still it was only a fun competition today and to be fair they were probably better today than for a while. Today’s comp was a team stableford with 3 scores to count on the Par3s and 2 to count on the rest. The runners up with 91pts were Dave Proctor, Tony Hall and Martin Howard. However the run away winners with 99pts were Rob Baldwin, Richard Attwell and Jodi Kirschner. Well done to Rob Baldwin for scoring 40pts on his own on the 15 holes where his score counted and then requesting that his handicap be cut by 1 stroke. One for you at the handicap meeting on Saturday Pete Zammit.
Only one 2 today and that was by Larry Stocker earning him £20 and leaving £23 to roll over to next Tuesday’s Winter League.
Thanks today to Colin Underwood (85), Rob Baldwin (70) and Jim Lee (??) for contributing bottles of whisky to celebrate their recent birthdays. Jims went out today, Colin’s next Tuesday and then it will be Robs.
A safe journey tomorrow for those of you travelling to Peterborough for Roy’s funeral, I’ll see you there.
Tue 6th Feb 18
I have just returned from Lincoln Crematorium where it was good to see so many members of the section turn out on a cold afternoon to say farewell to Merv Evans. RIP Merv, you will be sadly missed by us all.
Results of todays Winter league were as follows: Cat2 runner up was Terry Regan with 29pts beating Pete Williams and Jodi Kirschner on countback, the winner being Rob Baldwin with 31pts. In Cat1 the runner up was myself, beating Mike Key on countback with 30pts and the winner was Bob Palmer with 32pts. There were no 2’s today so £20 rolls over to Thursday.
A note for your diaries, on Thu 8th of Mar, after the March Medal, I will be presenting a cheque to my charity for monies raised over the year. After that it is intended to present the crystal to those people who have won competitions during the past year. There is a list on our notice board of those people who are due to receive prizes.
Thursday’s competition, weather permitting, is a Team Stableford where 3 scores will count on the Par 3’s and 2 scores will count on all other holes. There will be the usual draw for playing partners.
Thu 1st Feb 18
Almost spring like this morning for the February medal, although I believe the last group may have caught a bit of rain. Once again it was green tees and winter greens and hence a non qualifier. There was however some excellent scoring with the results being Cat2 in 3rd place was David Lamyman with a net 69, beating Mike Young and Stewart Milner on countback. The runner up was Neil Gilbert with 68 and the winner with an excellent 63 was Alan Broom. In Cat1 Geoff Annibal was 3rd with 69, losing out on countback to runner up Terry Dixon. The winner in Cat1 with a gross 78, the best of the day, was John Spooner with a net 65. Well done to you all. The 2s sweep was shared b Alan Broom (2nd), Len Westlake (2nd), Stewart Milner (2nd), John Dyson (2nd) and Neil Taylor (11th). Each receiving £5.50 each. Nearest to the pin today, winning 2 bottles of wine was Pete Turner with 3ft 5ins.
Thanks today to Alan Moore for the bottle of whisky on the bar to celebrate his 80th birthday. Happy Birthday Alan.
Peter has put lists on our board for the first 2 matches of the year. They are on Tue 20th March against the Ladies and Thu 22nd March against Boston West away. Please give Peter the same support this year as you gave me and put your names down to play.
The annual Grand Draw for a years free full membership plus other prizes including one of £300 and £200 will take place on Sun 18th Feb. If you haven’t handed in your tickets yet now is the time to do so. If you would like to purchase more they are available from the shop. Remember you have to be in it to win it.
Our AGM is fast approaching (22nd Feb), so if you would like a chance to join our committee there is a list up in the locker room. If you have any propositions to make please hand them to a committee member by Tue 20th Feb. Also any apologies should be made to Martin.
Finally for today, on Captains Drive in Day Thu 1st Mar our caterers are doing a Special Food offer of a bacon or sausage bap & coffee on arrival and a chilli or curry with rice or chips after the golf for just £8. If you would like to take advantage of this offer please add you name to the list on our board in the locker room.
Tue 30th Jan 18
Well we finally got the Winter League back on track this morning, when the weather was almost spring like. 54 of you turned out in nice sunshine and hardly any wind at all. This was reflected in the scores, the results being: Cat2 Runner up was Terry Regan with 33pts and the winner was David Lamyman with 35pts. In Cat1 the runner up was Duncan Bustin with 30pts and 20 on the back 9 beating Dave LeSage on countback. David had 18 on the back 9. The winner in Cat1 was Cliff Smith with 32pts. There were four 2s today on counting holes(8 & 14) they were by Gerry Newby, Dave LeSage, Graham Horton and Larry Stocker each winning £12.50. The hard luck story of the day goes to Cliff Smith who had 2s on both the 2nd & the 11th.
Following a committee meeting this morning it has been decided to cancel Friday’s Presentation Evening due to lack of support. Only 22 members had their names down to attend and out of 18 different trophy winners only 6 were attending. This has been a continuing trend for this event so the committee will consider the way forward and discuss it further at the AGM in 3 weeks time.
We know have details of the Wake following Merv’s funeral on Tuesday next, it will be held in The Mallard in Sleaford. That is just by the entrance to Eastgate Car Park.
Tue 30th Jan 18
The Dave Tomley Trophy competition scheduled for 15th March 2018 has been re-scheduled to 31st May 2018. The competition on 15th March 2018 will now be a “6’s” competition. A notice will be posted on the Seniors’ Notice Board.
Thu 25th Jan 18
33 players turned out today for a 9 hole Stableford competition. 4th place today was Terry Dixon with 21 points (B6 – 12), 3rd place was Pete Sivill also with 21 points (B6 – 14), 2nd place was Allan Williams also 21 points (B6 – 15) and today’s winner was Mike Meacham with 22 points. Only 1 two was scored today by Pete Turner at the 11th hole winning him £16.50p.
Weather permitting, next Tuesday will be Week 10 of the Winter League and next Thursday will be the February Medal. The Start Times for the Medal are on the Website and the Seniors’ Notice Board. Please note that the first tee time for Thursday’s Medal is 8 o’clock with booking in closing at 8:30.
Wed 24th Jan 18
The details of Merv’s funeral are that it will be held at 3.50pm on Tuesday 6th February at Lincoln Crematorium. When we have details of the Wake we will let you know.
Tue 23rd Jan 18
No golf today, course closed.
Thu 18th Jan 18
As I started to write this entry it was to inform you of the details of Roy Senior’s funeral, but sadly as I sat down I had a phone call from Pete Zammit to tell me that sadly Merv Evans passed away earlier this evening. I am sure you will all wish to join me in offering our sincere condolences to his wife Barbara and their family. Roy and Merv were popular members of The Senior’s Section and our meetings on a Tuesday and a Thursday will not be the same without them. RIP both of you.
Now for details of Roy’s funeral, it will be at 2.30pm on Friday 9th Feb at Peterborough Crematorium with a wake to follow at Peterborough Hockey club. For those wishing to attend I will research location details and post on our notice board in the next few days.
Suddenly golf doesn’t seem important anymore.
Tue 16th Jan 18
Week 10 of the Winter League was cancelled due to only the back nine holes being open so a 9 hole Stableford was played. 27 players played a very soggy course with the following results: 3rd place with 21 points (Back 6 – 14, Back 3 – 5) was Pete Turner who was beaten on count-back by 2nd placed Allan Williams (Back 6 – 14, Back 3 – 7) and the winner was Keith Myatt with 23 points. There was only 1 two scored today by Gerry Newby on the 14th hole winning him £13.50p.
Thursday’s competition will be a Team Stableford (highlighted score counts double), teams to be drawn in the club-house on arrival, & Week 10 of the Winter League will be played on Tuesday 23rd, both weather and course conditions permitting.
Mon 15th Jan 18
SENIORS’ CAPTAIN’S DRIVE-IN 01st MARCH
SPECIAL FOOD OFFER (£8-00p)
Gentlemen of the Seniors’ Section, we have been given an offer we can’t refuse by our catering staff, (and no it’s not a horse’s head).
For only £8 you will get:
A COFFEE TOKEN
BACON OR SAUSAGE BAB (BEFORE PLAY)
CHILLI OR CURRY WITH RICE OR CHIPS (AFTER PLAY)
Food will be served after play as players go in. So if you want to be fed put your name down on the list on the Seniors’ Notice Board. Closing date: AGM 22nd February
MartinH (On behalf of Captain Elect PeteZ)
Thu 11th Jan 18
49 players turned out in damp conditions for today’s January Medal. Due to all the pins being on the aprons, this was a non-qualifier off the Green Tees. The results were Cat2 in 3rd place Stew Milner with a net 69, runner up was Allan Williams with 68 and the winner of the Cat2 Medal was Colin Underwood with an excellent 64. In Cat1 3rd place went to Terry Dixon with a net 70, beating John Stephenson on countback, runner up was Jim Goodrum with 69, who was beaten on countback by the Cat1 medal winner who was Geoff Annibal also with 69. There were no twos on the correct holes today. Nearest to the Pin on the 8th and winning 2 bottles of wine was Shawn Farren with a distance of 5ft 7ins.
Next Tuesday will be week 10 of the Winter League and Thursday will be a Team Stableford (Highlighted score counts double). Teams to be drawn in the club-house on arrival.
Tue 9th Jan 18
There were 44 players out today for week 9 of the Winter League. The results were, Cat 2, 2nd place was Stew Milner with 32 points and the winner was Pete Burton with 35 points. In Cat 1, there were 3 players with 33 points, Keith Myatt with 20 on the back 9 and John Spooner with 21 on the back 9 both losing out to Cliff Smith who had 22 on the back 9 and the winner was Jim Goodrum with 34 points. There were 3 twos today, all on the 2nd hole, with £7.00 each going to John Spooner, Pete Sivill and Bob Palmer.
Thursday’s competition will be the Monthly Medal postponed from last week. Weather permitting it will be a qualifier off the Yellow Tees, otherwise it will be non-qualifying off the Green Tees. There will some minor adjustments to tee off times due to cancellations so please be in the clubhouse slightly earlier than usual to enable us to fill in empty slots.
May I start my first blog entry of the New Year by wishing those of you I have not seen this morning a very happy and fruitful coming year.
Well the weather well and truly beat us today with heavy rain closing the front 9 and leaving the back 9, although playable, very soggy. Because of this it was decided to postpone the January Medal until next Thursday when hopefully conditions may have improved. Tee of times will remain as is, however if you find you are unable to play, or conversely find you can now play, please contact Martin, who will be on duty in the shop Friday, Saturday and Sunday. He will then publish a revised start sheet by next Tuesday.
The monthly draw, also due to be held today, has been postponed until next week to enable those of you who haven’t paid for your entry yet to do so.
Our annual Presentation Night will be held in the Clubhouse on 2nd Feb, could those of you wishing to attend please add your name to the list which will be on our board in the locker room from tomorrow. The cost for the night will be £2.50 per head which will go towards the cost of the buffet. The list will close at midday on Thu 25th Jan.
Also on the board from tomorrow will be the list for those wishing to play in the February Medal.
Lets hope the weather improves in the next few days and we can get back to our normal routine.
Tues 2nd January
First of all, wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Only 36 players turned out on a wet (for some) and windy day for Round 8 of the Winter League. Today’s results were Cat 2- 2nd place was Norman Beavis with 30 points (23 on the back 9) beating Richard Attwell on count-back (B9 – 19) and the winner of Cat 2 was Mick Young with an outstanding 34 points. In Cat 1, 2nd place went to Shawn Farren with 30 points (B9 – 20, B6 – 13) who was beaten on count-back by the winner Pete Zammit also with 30 points (B9 – 20, B6 – 14). Only 1 two was scored on the correct hole today (11th) by Colin Underwood who won £18. Thursday’s competition is the January Monthly Medal, weather permitting, for which the start times are published on the website.
Thu 21st Dec 17
48 players turned out today for the Christmas Hamper & Arthur Brown Memorial Trophy. A very mild and still day, although the start was threatened by the fog which lifted just enough for us to start on time. The scoring was once again very good with the results being Cat 2 – 4th place Keith Myatt with 38 pts, 3rd place Pete Shucksmith with 39 pts, 2nd place Allan Williams with 41 pts (17 B9) beaten on countback by David Lamyman who had 22pts on the back 9. In Cat 1 – 4th place Martin Coleman with 40 pts, 3rd Gary Noble with 41 pts (20 B9) beaten on countback by John Stephenson who had 22 pts on the back 9. The winner of Cat 1 and the Arthur Brown Memorial Trophy with 42 pts was Martin Howard.
The results of the Seniors’ Captain’s Christmas Hamper Draw are as follows:
Christmas Hamper – Ian Prior
Glenlivet Malt Whisky – Colin Underwood
White & Mackay Whisky – Colin Underwood
Sweets Hamper – Cliff Smith
2 Bottles of Wine – Barry Short
Bottle of Port – Mac Towers
Bottle of Sherry – Jim Goodrum
Bottle of Wine – Sue Duncan
Bottle of Wine – Bill Dark
2 Boxes of Thorntons – Mike Meacham
Box of Biscuits – Maurice Lee
Tin of Biscuits – Suzanne
Tin of Quality Street – Mick Young
Jack Daniels & Hip Flask – Ian Prior
Bag of Golf Tees – Terry Dixon
Jigsaw Puzzle – Tony Harvey
Jar of Quality Street – Barry Short
Small Cadbury’s Roses – Alec Nurse
Small Celebrations – John Dyson
All the prizes were donated and £451 was collected towards the Seniors’ Captain’s Project Fund.
On behalf of the Seniors’ Committee may I take this opportunity to wish you all A Merry Christmas and A Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Tue 19th Dec 17
Well better late than never, it’s now Wednesday afternoon. The weather was kind to us again yesterday for round 7 of the winter league. A couple of the 51 players were even seen playing in shirt sleeves (Paul Eales & John Spooner). This time last year we had managed just 4 rounds due to course closures caused by fog and rain. There was some good scoring again yesterday with the results being Cat2 Runner Up Neil Gilbert with 33pts(21 B9) beaten on countback by David Lamyman who had 22pts on the back 9. In Cat1 there was a clear winner in Roger Mead with 33 pts. Runner up on countback with 31pts (21 B9) was Jim Goodrum beating Graham Sylvester Williams and Terry Dixon both of whom had 20pts on the back 9.
Don’t forget its The Christmas Hamper tomorrow for The Arthur Brown Memorial Trophy. There will be Mulled Wine, mince pies and sausage rolls afterwards and also the draw for my Christmas Hamper and other assorted prizes. You’re last chance to buy tickets will be in the morning before going out to play.
Tomorrow is the last formal Seniors Day of the year, we will resume again on January 2nd with the Winter League.
As this is my last blog entry before Christmas (Martin will be doing tomorrows update for me) may I take this opportunity to wish you and your families all the very best for Christmas and the New Year and I will see you for the January medal on Jan 4th.
Sat 16th Dec 17
When I woke this morning at 7.30 I thought should I go and play golf but then a fuzzy head told me that it was probably not a good idea to be driving the car. I would like to thank those members of the committee who made last nights party at The Legionnaires Club such a success. Firstly Pete Zammit who did most of the organising prior to his trip to Australia when I took over, also to our former member Bryan Copp who is a member of the club and did the in house arrangements for us. Also to Paul Eales and Neil Gilbert for organising the very successful raffle. Unfortunately Neil carried on in the same vein as Maureen and sold me all losing tickets. The raffle raised £255, so thank you very much to all of you who bought tickets.
The music this year seemed to be at a more acceptable noise level as most people stayed until the end. My final thanks are to all of you who attended and I hope you enjoyed the night as much as Maureen & I did.
For those of you I don’t see in the coming week may I take this opportunity to wish you and your families all a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. I will hopefully see you again in 2018.
Thu 14th Dec 17
Just 41 turned out on what turned into a pleasant but cold day for our annual Whisky Stagger. The results were as follows: Cat2 in 4th Place myself with 37pts, 3rd was Dick George also on 37pts, runner up was Doug Tasker with 39pts and the winner on 43pts was Keith Myatt. In Cat1 4th was Mike Meacham 36pts, 3rd was Pat Stewart 37pts, runner up also on 37pts was Trevor East and the winner with 42pts was Terry Dixon. The overall winner, winning a bottle of Malt Whisky was Allan Williams with 44pts. Nearest the Pin today with a distance of just 7inches was Pete Turner. There were 5 players with 2s on the nominated holes (8 & 14)today, they were Paul Eales and Allan Williams on the 14th and myself, Terry Regan and Stewart Milner on the 8th each winning £9.
Next week we have round 7 of the winter league on Tuesday and our final meeting of 2017 on Thursday is the Christmas Hamper incorporating The Arthur Brown Memorial Trophy. This will be followed by mulled wine sausage rolls and mince pies. There will be no charge for this so all you have to pay is 50p for the 2s sweep. I will also be carrying out the draw for the Christmas Hamper. Hopefully a few more of you will make this one as I have catered for 60.
Tue 12th Dec 17
Well winter is well and truly with us now, with the snow from the weekend still lying around many parts of the course, especially on the main greens. There were many theories being bandied around as to why it wasn’t clearing from the greens as quickly as other parts of the course but no one had a conclusive answer. Who thinks they know the real reason? Thirty five of us turned out in the bitter cold this morning for this weeks Winter League. before I come on to the results, Martin’s independent adjudicator (his Computer) found an error on Allan Williams card which has affected the results I announced after the event. It appears that his gross score only gave him 31pts and not 32 as I revealed. Therefore it came down to countback between Allan and Graham Horton for the winner and runner up in Cat2 and with 23pts on the back 9 to Allan’s 19 the winner was Graham. In Cat1 it was more straight forward, runner up with 31pts was Mel Moxon and the winner with 32pts was Cliff Smith. There were no 2s today so there is a rollover to Thursday’s whisky stagger. For the Whisky Stagger all you have to do is book in by 9am and book in on the computer. The entry fee is £2 and there are prizes for the overall winner plus the first four places in both Cat1 and 2. There is also a bottle for nearest to the pin on a hole to be decided on the morning depending if it is main greens or aprons.
Then next week it is the Christmas Hamper followed by mulled wine, sausage rolls and mince pies. This is all free to those who turn up. Again there are prizes for the first four places in each Cat plus the overall winner will be presented with the Arthur Brown Memorial Trophy. I will also be doing the draw for my Christmas Hamper raffle. Prizes include the main hamper, a sweet hamper, bottle of malt whisky, bottles of port, sherry and wine plus boxes of chocolates and biscuits etc. Remember you have to be in it to win it, tickets will be available up to the Thursday morning.
Thu 7th Dec 17
47 brave souls turned out in wet and very windy conditions for todays December Medal. As was to be expected scoring, with a couple of exceptions, was very high and the Comp Standard Scratch ended at 73(reductions only) therefore no handicap changes. The results were Cat2 in 3rd place Pete Shucksmith with a net 77 beating 3 others on countback, runner up was Tony Gwillym with 74 and the winner of the Cat2 Medal was David Lamyman with 73. In Cat1 3rd place went to Paul Eales with a net 78, again beating 3 others on countback, runner up was Roger Mead with 75 and the Cat1 medal winner was Terry Dixon with 73. There was only one 2 today by John Stephenson on the 2nd winning him £20. Nearest to the Pin on the 14th and winning 2 bottles of wine was Dave Heath with a distance of 10ft 7ins.
The monthly draw was also held today with the 1st prize of £60 going to Mick Young. Full details of all prize winners can be found on our notice board in the locker room.
Finally my thanks go to Terry Dixon who donated his £10 medal winnings to my project fund and to Stewart Milner who did likewise with the £10 he won on the monthly draw.
An update on my project fund is that with Neil Gilbert’s expert help it is hoped to start refurbishing the Entrance Foyer in early January.
Tue 5th Dec 17
Mild and overcast for todays 5th round of the Winter League, that’s one round more than we played in total before Christmas last year. Todays results were in Cat2 runner up Alistair Grant with 30pts and the winner with 31pts was Mick Young. In Cat1 the runner up was Gary Noble with 31pts with 16pts on the back 9 and the winner also on 31pts but with 22pts on the back was Gerry Newby. There were two 2s today, both on the 14th, by Shawn Farren and John Spooner. Winning them each £20 and with £3.50 rolling over to Thursday.
We have quite a small field (for us) for the medal on Thursday so if anyone didn’t have their name down but now finds they can play just turn up by 09.00 and you will get a game. Don’t forget the first tee off is 08.30 so you can all enjoy an extra 30 minutes in bed.
Thu 30th Nov 17
Winters finally arrived, -1 and a strong wind right down from the North Pole today. It was decided at the last minute to change todays comp due to the anticipated lack of numbers caused by the weather. There were still 31 out, although somewhat less than that finished, for a stableford off the green tees. The results were as follows: 3rd place Graham Horton 35pts with 19 on the back 9, runner up was myself also 35pts and 20 on the back and the winner with an excellent 39pts was Dave Heath. There were no 2s on the correct holes so £15.50 rolls over to the Winter League on Tuesday.
Tue 28th Nov 17
Well the weather was kind to us yet again today with no sign of the forecasted overnight frost although I know many of you found it a tad cold. 59 turned out for the fourth round of the Winter League and whilst good scores were slow in coming things did improve as the morning went on. Final results were Cat2 Runner up was Dave Heath with 33pts and the winner with an excellent 36pts was Dennis Nattrass. Only 2.4 off your handicap for next week Dennis. In Cat1 things were a little bit closer with the runner up being Mike Key with 31pts and 21 on the back nine, with the winner on countback being Dick George with 31pts and 22 on the back nine.
There were four 2s on the correct holes, they were by Pat Stewart, Roger Mead, J Ferguson and David Lamyman. They each receive £12.
This Thursday’s competition will be a Texas Scramble with a draw for teams.
The December Medal draw time will be on our web page shortly and on the board on Thursday.
Finally just a reminder that for the months of December and January the Thursday start time will be 8.30am with the booking in desk staying open until 9am. Tuesdays for the Winter League will stay as is and booking in will close at 8.30am.
Thu 23rd Nov 17
As expected a strong cold wind to contend with today, this coupled with heavy overnight rain was probably instrumental in making people think twice about turning out. Just 41 players in todays Scratch Stableford. I say just 41, I am sure there are many clubs who would love to see that number turn out on their Seniors day. Highlight of the day was Gerry Newby signed his card only to miss out on Cat1 runners up spot on countback. Results were Cat2 Runner up Jodi Kirschner with 40pts beaten on countback by Allan Williams. In Cat1 there 4 players on 35pts but the runner up was Martin Coleman with 15pts on the back 9 and the winner on 36pts was Martin Howard. There were no 2s today so £20.50 rolls over to next Tuesday.
We have had 3 birthday bottles on the bar in the last week so my thanks and happy birthday go to Richard Attwell(?), Pete Williams(80) and Martin Coleman(?).
As we approach the Christmas period I would like to remind you of forthcoming events:
Thu 7th Dec – December Medal
Thu 14th Dec – Whisky stagger – all prizes are bottles of whisky
Fri 15th Dec – Christmas party
Thu 21st Dec – Christmas Hamper for The Arthur Brown Trophy followed by Mulled Wine and sausage rolls
There will be no organised Seniors golf between Christmas and the New Year so the first events of the New year will be:
Tue 2nd Jan – Winter League
Thu 4th Jan – January Medal – entry sheet will be on the board from tomorrow.
Tue 21st Nov 17
Another lovely November day for this weeks Winter league, I’m sure we are going to pay for all this good weather later as the league progresses. 63 players out today with some excellent scoring in both Categories. The results were Cat2 Runner up with 32pts beating John Dyson on countback was Neil Gilbert, the winner was Alan Moore also with 32pts but with 23 on the back 9 to Neil’s 22. John had 21 on the back 9. In Cat1 the runner ups place was also decided on countback on 32pts with Pat Stewart just beating Ray Duncan, both had 21pts on the back 9 but Pat won with 15 on the last 6 to Ray’s 12. The Winner in Cat1 was Martin Coleman with 34pts. The 2s sweep was shared by Colin Underwood, Rod Sanderson, Martin Howard, Mike Key, Roger Mead, Terry Regan, Martin Coleman and Allan Williams, they each received £3.50. Many thanks to those of you that donated your share to the Water Jar.
Thursday’s comp is a scratch stableford from the green tees. The weather forecast is for morning sunshine with strong south westerly winds which should make for some interesting scoring. See you then.
Thu 16th Nov 17
51 players out today for a Stableford qualifier on what was a very pleasant morning considering it is the middle of November. The scoring was low with no one able to match the Standard Scratch for the course of 70 (38pts). The results were Cat2 3rd Allan Williams 35pts, 2nd Colin Underwood 36pts and the winner was Steve Clifton with 37pts. In Cat1 3rd was Graham Sylvester Williams 34pts, 2nd Dave Proctor 34pts and in 1st place was Martin Howard with 35pts. The 2s sweep today was shared by Paul Eales and Roger Mead, both on the 2nd, each receiving £12.50. Commiserations to the five of you who had 2s on the other Par 3s.
An update on the situation regarding the Half Way House. It is currently running at a loss on a Thursday and if this doesn’t improve we will loose the soup, baps and Avril’s cheery welcome. The answer is simple ‘Use it or loose it’. If this should happen there will still be tea, coffee and cold drinks available as at present.
Tue 14th Nov 17
After a damp start conditions improved and it turned into an excellent morning for todays Winter League. There were 60 players (including one guest) and the scoring was very good from most of you. Those in the money today were Cat2 runner up Doug Tasker with 30pts and the winner with the best score of the day was Richard Attwell with 34pts. In Cat1 the runner up was Keith Myatt with 32pts and the winner with an excellent 33pts playing off 7 was Paul Eales. There 14 2s today, but 5 of them were the wrong hole, the sweep winners were pat Stewart, Jim Lee, Gerry Grimshaw, Colin Clark, Duncan Bustin, Gerry Newby, Keith Myatt, Dennis Nattrass, all on the 14th and Martin Coleman on the 8th, each winning £6.
Numbers for the Christmas Party now stand at 74, so if those of you who haven’t already done so could let me have you menu choices and payment asap it would be appreciated. many Thanks.
Thu 9th Nov 17
52 of us out today for a Team Stableford with a slight difference. One score to count on the first six holes, two on the next six and all to count on holes 13 to 18. All sounds quite simple but that coupled with a two tee start complicated things somewhat. I’m pleased to say you all managed to get it right. The results were as follows – runners up were Geoff Dutton, Pat Stewart and Stewart Milner with an excellent score of 81pts but the runaway winners with 85pts was the team of Mike Key, Keith Myatt and Terry Regan. There were six 2s today but unfortunately for those that managed one they were all on the 14th which was not a nominated hole. £26 rolls over to next Tuesday.
We have found a shortfall with my blog now that it is on the new web page in that it doesn’t give you the members an opportunity to enter comments. If any of you wish to make comments then email them to Martin and he will enter them for you.
Tue 7th Nov 17
Firstly my apologies for the lack of HWH facilities as I detailed in my entry on Friday, a bit of a misunderstanding between ourselves and the catering staff. Hopefully it will all be resolved by next week.
Today saw the start of the Winter League 2017/18. Sixty-two of you turned out on what was a cold but dry early morning although those teeing off later had to contend with damper conditions. The conditions were right for someone to return a very good score and that they did. Results for Cat2 were 1st Graham Horton 33pts & Runner Up was Rob Baldwin 32pts. In Cat1 1st was Keith Myatt 32pts and the Runner Up, beating John Taylor on countback was Pete Turner 31pts with 22pts on the back 9 to John’s 19. The 2s sweep winners today were Pete Turner, Mac Towers, Dave Fensom and Pat Stewart all on the 14th.
Thanks today to Mike Key for the bottle of whisky on the bar to mark his 80th birthday which was on Monday. Happy Birthday Mike from all of us.
Can I ask that, if you haven’t already done so, you all read the letter in the main foyer concerning Golf England/LGU subscriptions for the period April 1st to June 1st 2016. I hope, as many have already done, you will all find your way to donate your rebate to the club to help purchase some much needed green keeping equipment.
Finally I need all those that are attending the Christmas Party to fill in their menu choices and hand to me with either cash or cheque as soon as possible.
Fri 3rd Nov 17
With the start of the Winter League next Tuesday, Avril will open the Half Way House from 8am for the sale of Sausage/Bacon baps. These will be available to the early starters as they come off the ninth and also those of you who are waiting to start your round. This will be for a trial period only and if it doesn’t operate at a profit the facility will be withdrawn. Let’s try and make it work.
Also the Club AGM is on Monday 6th November, it would be nice to see as many of you there as possible to show that we really do show an interest in how our club is being run. Could all Past Captains attending please wear their blazers.
Thu 2nd Nov 17
Firstly thank you to Martin for Tuesday’s update in my absence at Bob Riley’s funeral.
66 of us turned out today on what was a mild & calm yet misty morning for the November medal. The results were in Cat2 – 3rd Rod Sanderson with a net 71, 2nd Keith Myatt with a 69 only to be beaten into 1st place on countback by Allan Williams. In Cat1 – 3rd John Taylor with net70, 2nd also with 70 but beating JT on countback John Stephenson and the winner with an excellent net 64 was Ian Prior. Handicap cuts arising from these scores were Ian from 14 to 12 and Keith from 20 to 19. Nearest to the Pin today and winning 2 bottles of Hardy’s best plonk was Roger Mead. There were three 2s today but the only two on qualifying holes were by Mel Moxon and John Dyson both on the 2nd and winning them £20 each. A special thanks to John who donated his £20 to my project fund. The unlucky person today was John Stephenson whose 2 was on the 8th.
There were 4 players disqualified today for not signing there cards and whilst not overly important today with regards to their scores it could prove costly if you do this in the Winter League which starts next Tuesday. Here it is your 10 best cards that count towards your final score and also there is the eclectic to consider. Any unsigned card will be disqualified and will not count towards either competition. Be warned!!
I’m pleased to see 4 more couples have added their names to the list for the Christmas party. The event should now go ahead but there still places available if you are still thinking of attending. For those who are going could you please fill in your menu choice slip (available on Notice board) and return to me with the appropriate cheque or cash asap. There will be a raffle on the night organised by Paul Eales and Neil Gilbert, if anyone would like to donate a prize please contact one or the other of them.
As mentioned earlier Winter League commences next Tuesday, with 1st tee off being around 7.30am or slightly earlier if light permits. There is a £2 entry fee and then it is £1.50 each week. So £3.50 next week, please try and have the correct change if possible. Prize money each week will be £10 for 1st and £5 for 2nd in both Cat1 & Cat2. All other money will be pooled and paid out as prize money after the last event, hopefully at the end of February. However the league will continue after this if necessary to ensure a minimum of 14 qualifying rounds are played.
Tue 31st Oct 17
38 players turned out on a damp morning for today’s Stableford competition off the Green Tees.
There were 6 twos today but only 2 of them were on the correct holes, John Taylor and Mike Key both on the 11th winning them each £9.
Today’s results were: Cat 1 – 1st Pete Turner with 39 points and 2nd Ian Prior with 38 points. Cat 2 – 1st Colin Underwood, on count-back, with 39 points, 24 on the back 9 and 16 on the back 6 and 2nd Dick George also with 39 points, 24 on the back 9 but 15 on the back 6.
Unfortunately, Dick would have had 40 points but he signed for a 6 on the 9th hole when he actually had a 5 (although his Net Score & Stableford Points were correct). Checking the Gross Scores on your card is important!
Thursday’s competition is the November Monthly Medal, the start times for which are on the Seniors’ page on the website and the Seniors’ Noticeboard. These times are subject to slight changes due to people dropping out.
The Winter League starts next Tuesday (7th November).
Martin H (On behalf of BillD)
Thu 26th Oct 17
A great day weather-wise today for playing golf, only a slight hint of a breeze and no sun to get in your eyes but still warm enough for some to play in shirt sleeves and in one case (Al Cowie) to play in shorts.
Before I come on to the results, a couple of notable incidents from around the course today. Firstly congratulations to Bruce Fairley for his Hole in One on the 14th and thank you for the bottle of whisky on the bar afterwards. For those who didn’t get the opportunity to have a drink with Bruce the bottle will be out again on Tuesday. Next it’s commiserations to John Dyson for putting his tee shot in the water on the 14th, especially as when playing 3 from the tee he holes the shot. The donation to my water jar was much appreciated John.
The Glen Cormode Stayers Salver competition was a scratch stableford with the highest placed person who hadn’t won a major comp and had played in at least six monthly medals winning the Salver. In 4th place was Robin Brown with 39pts, 3rd was Dick George with 40pts, in 2nd beating Dick on countback was Steve Clifton and the winner with a magnificent 44pts was Tony Hales. As Tony had only played in four medals and Steve was in the pair that won the Doubles Knockout the Salver was won by Dick.
In the Medal of Medals Roger Mead was 3rd with net 69, in second, losing out on countback, was Pete Shucksmith with 68 and the winner was Graeme Campbell. All three had their handicap cut by 1 shot.
The Nearest the Pin was obviously Bruce and the 2s sweep was won by Colin Davies and Mac Towers on the 2nd and Bruce for his hole in one. Each received £20.
Next Tuesday is a Winter League warm up, that is an 18 hole stableford played from the green tees. I will not be there as along with some others we will be attending Rob Riley’s funeral
As I said on Tuesday the Christmas Party is fast approaching and as of today there only 57 names on the list to attend. If this doesn’t rise to around 75 in the next two weeks it may well have to be cancelled. The committee spend a lot of time in organising such events and I believe deserve better support than this.
Tue 24th Oct 17
48 players set out from first light this morning in The RBL Stableford for The Alan Jude Trophy. Conditions first thing were mild and calm, however the wind got up as the morning progressed. The results were as follows: 5th Allan Williams 37pts, 4th Roger Mead 37pts, 3rd Shawn Farren 37pts, 2nd Martin Howard 39pts and the Winner of the Alan Jude Trophy was Martin Coleman with 41pts. Nearest to the Pin on the 14th, winning two bottles of wine, was Gerry Grimshaw at 2ft 2.5ins from the pin. There was only one 2 today, that was by Roger Mead on the 2nd, winning him £20. After deducting prize money today we raised £40 which will be added to that raised from the sale of poppies this morning. Thank you all for your support.
The Christmas party is now less than 2 months away, so if you wish to attend please add you name to the list on our notice board. If you have already done so please fill out a menu selection slip and hand to me with your money. There will be a raffle on the night so if anyone would like to donate a prize please speak to Neil or Paul.
Fri 20th Oct 17
We played our final club match of the season today at home against Southwell. After a wet start the weather cleared and stayed dry until at least the first match was back in the car park. I would like to thank Terry Dixon and Geoff Dutton for stepping into the breach at the last minute to make up the team and also John Dyson for turning out when not feeling 100% fit. Thanks also go to Janet and her team for another fine meal to add to all the others throughout the season. Your food and the service we receive really are the envy of many of the other clubs we play. Special thanks also to our Greens Chairman Ray Duncan and the green staff of Shawn, James and Ken for continuing to present the course in the very best of order. Southwell Captain Dave Archer said in his post match speech that he always considered it a privilege to come and play at South Kyme. Now for todays results, nearest to the pin on the 14th was Duncan Richardson of Southwell at 4ft 5ins from the pin, he duly converted this into a birdie 2 to win two bottles of wine. The match ended in a 5-3 win for us. This gave us a seasons tally of Played 25 – Won 13 – Halved 4 – Lost 8. My thanks to each of the 44 of you who have represented the club this year this is a tremendous result of which as your Captain I am very proud.
Thurs 19th Oct 17
I think the weather forecast must have put a lot of people off this morning as just 41 turned up for The Doug Tasker Over 70 Trophy and the Under 70s Stableford. However apart from being foggy first thing the threatened rain never really materialised. The results of the two comps were as follows:
The Under 70s Stableford was won by Shawn Farren with 44pts and the runner up was Mick Mawson with 34pts.
The Doug Tasker Trophy was won by Dave Proctor with 40pts, runner up was Terry Dixon with 38pts and in 3rd place was Doug himself also with 38pts.
There were five 2s, but only Doug Tasker managed it on a nominated hole winning himself £20.
Nearest the Pin today, winning two bottles of wine, was Jim Goodrum whose tee shot ended 5ft 5ins from the hole on the 14th.
The notable handicap changes were Shawn from 11 to 9 and Dave 11 to 10
Next Tuesday is The RBL Stableford for the Alan Jude Trophy. No pre booking required, just turn up and play, all proceeds from the day will go to the RBL Poppy Appeal. Then Thursday is the Medal of Medals and the Stayers Salver. See details on our notice board.
Tue 17th Oct 17
34 players out today for the Stableford competition. There were no 2s scored on what was a tough scoring day. Today’s winners were: CAT 1: 1st Pete Turner with 37 points and 2nd Graham Sylvester-Williams with 33 points. Cat 2: 1st Rob Baldwin with 35 points.
Thursday’s competition will be the Doug Tasker Over 70s Trophy, the Draw for which is available on the Seniors’ Notice Board. There is a separate Stableford Competition for the under 70s, both of which will be qualifiers.
MartinH (On behalf of BillD)
Thurs 12th Oct 17
43 players turned out for today’s Scratch Stableford, a good number considering the Match being played as well. 4 twos were scored today but the only counting one was by Pete Shucksmith on the 2nd hole, winning him £20. Today’s results were Cat 1: 1st Mac Towers 39 points, 2nd Jim Ferguson 37 points with 13 on the back 9 and 3rd Gerry Grimshaw also with 37 points and 11 on the back 9. Cat 2: 1st Tony Hales 41 points, 2nd Graham Horton 40 points and Allan Williams 39 points. Also on 39 points, losing out on count-back was Steve Clifton.
MartinH (On behalf of BillD)
The club match today was a closely fought competition with the visitors taking the spoils 4.5 matches to 3.5. The nearest the pin was won by Bob Manser from Blankney at a distance of 5ft which he converted into a birdie 2 winning 2 bottles of wine. Thank you to all who turned out for SKGC. Just one more match to go, next Friday at home to Southwell. Team will be on the board on Saturday.
08 Oct 17
This is the new Seniors’ Captain’s Blog.
It should be fully up and running next week.
08 Oct 17