Good Day Gentlemen.
First I must apologise that I didn’t write a blog after My Captains day. At that time I was particularly bad and was really quite ill and eventually I totally forgot.
On to the Seniors Open on Thursday 25th July 2019. I think it’s a day that will remain in many golfers minds as the day of the Great Sun. boy was it hot, and I applaud all of you who finished, I can also understand why those who only did 9 Holes,(perhaps they were the wise one’s).
It was a Fantastic day, outstandingly organised by John Spooner (Thank You John) and superbly run by the committee, we have had nothing but praise from all the competitors who took part, even if thy didn’t win.
My Thanks to all who helped organise this great event which we at South Kyme have become renowned for.
First of all as I have mentioned John Spooner, All the committee, the catering staff for the meals post match, The greens staff for looking after the course and keeping it in such a great condition, the Air Ambulance volunteer “Les” who helped raise some of the money towards the total, Great that they turn up and support us.
Finally, It’s a job I have done in the passed, the halfway house, In the weather conditions It has to be the most demanding job of the lot, The cabin is red hot and to say the least there were some argumentative customers who thought they know better and tried to argue with Wendy, Jane and Sue, (please don’t try this at home folks, the 3 amigos have nothing on these three great ladies, and remember they do it voluntary). Last but by no means least, Maureen Dark, The stalwart of any golf club committee, Thank you Maureen for running every Raffle on major competitions and then helping out at the halfway house, you really are priceless.
The total raised on the day was £ 5 46.00, thank you all so much for donating to this worthy charity, and thank you every single one of you who helped on the day.
See you all soon. 14th August Seniors AM/AM.
Captains Blog Stardate 04072019
Good day Gentlemen,
Today we played the July Medal off the White Tee’s, Considering the Dry and warm weather and run on the ball the scores didn’t reflect the playability of the course.
There were two 2’s today, both on the 11th Hole, Dave Proctor and Gary Noble (Well done Gentlemen).
Nearest the Pin
Nearest the pin on the 14th Hole was won by Bob Palmer with a 13′ 6″ Well done Bob.
The Results for the day.
In 4th Place Pete Zammit 77.
3rd Place Mike Rowe 76.
2nd Place Gary Noble 73.
1st Place Shawn Farren 72.
in 4th Place Tony Hall 77.
3rd Place Neil Taylor 76. (On countback)
2nd Place Peter Limage 76.
1st Place Mel Moxon 71.
Well played Gentlemen.
Alan Jude 25 to 26
Ian prior 13 to 14
Harry Stanley 22 to 23
Colin Underwood 22 to 23
Shawn Farren 11 to 10
Peter Limage 35 to 34
Mel Moxon 19 to 18
Gary Noble 18 to 17
Excellent gentlemen, However, I know this reduction means the world to Mel because he has battled so hard to reduce his handicap.
Special Notices. Next week.
On Tuesday there is a friendly Match V the Ladies Section @10.30. and a normal Stableford (Non Qualifier).
On Thursday is my Captains Day. It’s a Roll up as Normal, However, Please book in between 07.00 – 08.00, Ready for the Shotgun Start @ 08.30.
There is a Raffle, Ticket available on booking in.
Also many prizes to be won, and enjoy a snack at the Halfway House. The events will be followed by a Spider Putting Completion Sponsored by Richard Attwell.
So turn up and have a great day.;
There is a change to the Seniors Programme, The Bob Tait Trophy has been moved from the 18th July to the 22nd August, and in it’s place there will be a roll up invitational Game open to Members of the Former Boston West Golf Club as a Gesture of good will.
I look forward to seeing you all next week especially on Thursday, Come and enjoy the day and win some money.
For those of you who have put their name to play in the Match on Friday 12 July at Spalding please confirm your playability.
See you all next week.
Up and coming events.
ROLL UP AND PLAY IN MY SENIOR CAPTAINS DAY.
THURSDAY 11th JULY 2019
BOOKING IN FROM 07.00 – 08.00 (AT THE LATEST) THIS IS TO ALLOW FOR THE SHOTGUN START.
50 Pence for a 2 on any Hole.
Nearest the pin on all Par 3 Holes.
Nearest the Pin in 2 on the 12th Hole.
Nearest the Fairway Marker on the 9th Hole. (Please leave the marker there. DO NOT MOVE IT.
The overall winner will receive the Dave Keats Memorial Trophy.
Prizes :- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Placed players in Cat 1 & Cat 2.
The highest placed Past Captain will receive the Mick Bans Trophy.
I will provide refreshments at the halfway house, (All Donations to my Charity Please, (Lincs and Nott’s Air ambulance)
For an extra 50p donation, payable on booking in, to take part in the spider Putting Competition at the end of the day, For a bottle supplied by Richard Attwell.
See you all there.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO BOOK FOR THE SENIORS OPEN COMPETITION ON THURSDAY 25TH JULY 2019.
booking FORMS IN THE FIYER OR OFF THE WEBSITE. GET THEM IN TO JOHN SPOONER A.S.A.P. WITH YOUR MONEY.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COMPETITION IS NOT A ROLL UP AND PLAY. YOU MUST BOOKING IN IN ADVANCE OR YOU CANNOT PLAY.
SEE YOU ALL SOON.
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As most of you are aware we now have a weekly bulletin from Martin highlighting the winners for the weeks competitions.
So my Blog will focus more on matters arising from the committee and main competitions.
On the 13th June 2019 we are hosting the Seniors AM/AM competition, to make the day more competitive there will be a raffle when you are booking in, and the chance to buy tickets and maybe win a prize.
What I am asking is for donated prizes for the raffle to make it so more people win.
Please bring in any raffle prize you wish to donate please and hand it to any committee member.
If you haven’t done so already and you wish to play in the SENIORS OPEN DAY on the 25th July 2019, PLEASE FILL IN THE APPLICATION FORM IN THE FOYER OR ON-LINE. And pass it to John Spooner along with the fee.
Keep Swinging that golf club.
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Hi Everyone, at last more or less back to normal, This week has been very busy with some interesting results.
Today we played the Perry Bogey Trophy, There were 6 2’s today the three which didn’t count were
Martin Howard (14)
Pete Zammit (14)
Ray Duncan (14)
The 2’s which did count are:-
Paul Eales (Again).
Well done gentlemen.
In the main competition the results are as follows:-
1 st Gerry Newby +4
2 nd. Martin Howard +2
3rd. Jim Baxter +1
4th. Mike Rowe +1
In Division 2.
1 st Allan Williams +4
2 nd. Tony Dixon 0
3rd. Bill Smith 0
4th. Colin Underwood -2
There are a lot of names which always seem to be winning or in the top 4 – 5. I think I shall have to monitor these cards and consult the handicap secretary.
Apart from that well played.
Today only 26 players went out to brave the weather, (either that or they thought the play may be slow following the Match half way round) Answers to me if you feel the need to comment).
Today’s Stableford Non Qualifier.
Only 1 x 2 today, sadly on the wrong hole (Tony Dixon) good two all the same Tony.
In Division 1.
1st Terry Dixon 37 Points.
2 nd Geoff Dutton 36 Points.
3rd Gerry Newby 34 Points.
In Division 2.
1st Colin Underwood 37 Points.
2 nd David Heath 37 Points.
3rd Tony Dixon 35 Points.
Well played to you all good scores.
Finally in the Match V Spalding we were victorious by 6 / 2. (Thank you Duncan for being the captain, but you will have to lead by example and win next time). (I’ll have to make sure I win in the next Match)
The win was against great odds as their Handicaps were to say the least were very high, with the lowest being 15 (which was the only one). and the highest being 37.
Well played to the team.
I would also like to thank Bill Dark, Paul Eales and the committee for pulling the administration together on the Match as I was non too well, Thank you.
Please Check the seniors notice board in the changing rooms because there is always something to put your name down for.
If you fancy playing in any of the Matches, please feel free to put your name down. It’s a great way to play other courses, all you pay for is the 2 course meal at the end.
Or alternatively speak to me or any other senior’s member who already play in the Matches to get an ideal of what they entail, you might enjoy playing.
Finally for this week, we have got some big competitions coming up where the halfway house will be manic. At the moment there are a few members of the committee’s wives get involved and provide a great service not only to our members but also visiting teams/players who put a lot of money into our club.
It would be superb if we could have a couple more volunteer’s from our Senior Members wives to help run this facility on big competitions.
If your wife/partner might be interested please contact myself for details. (Thank You).
Thank you all for your support this week and the well wishes and phone calls.
I will see you all next week.
Captains Blog Stardate 09052019.
Good evening all, Unfortunately the blog will be delayed this week because as some of you will know I wasn’t too good this morning and didn’t play in the match.
However, I will get around to it when I feel 100% over the weekend.
All the best
Captains Blog Stardate 30042019/1
Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Blog, On Tuesday 48 players took part in a Team Stroke play Competition.
The winning Team comprised of :-
David Hirst :- 126/(59 Strokes on the back nine).
Terry Reagan :- 126 / 63 (on the back nine).
Graham Horton :- 127 strokes.
There were 8 2’s today, 6 of which didn’t count :-
Pete Turner, Graham S Williams, Geoff Dutton, Shane Wilcox, Peter Limage, John Swift.
The 2’s which took the £12 each were :- Graham S Williams, (11) hole, Tony Harvey (11) Hole
well played Gentlemen.
In the medal today 50 + players took part.
In Cat 1.
1st place :- Terry Dixon with 71 on countback.
2nd Place :- John Fisher 71
3rd Shawn Farren :- 74.
In Cat 2.
1st Place :- Steven Clifton 71.
2nd Place :- Mel Moxon 72.
3rd Place :- Allan Williams 74.
Well Played to you all.
Nearest the pin on the 14th hole was Terry Reagan winning two bottles of wine (well Done Terry).
Three 2’s out of four counted today all on the second hole :- John Fisher, Paul Eales and Steven Clifton, each player getting £10 (well Done).
The non counting two on the 14th hole was Allan Williams.
There were two players with a Handicap increase today :-
Tony Dixon :- 25 to 25.5 :- 26 New Handicap.
Cliff Smith :- 15 to 15.5 :- 16 New Handicap.
The Handicap decreases were :-
Steven Clifton :- 20 to 18.8 = 19 new Handicap.
Terry Dixon :- 13 to 11.9 = 12 ——- ” ——-
John Fisher :- 8 to 6.9 = 7 ——- ” ——–
Mel Moxon :- 20 to 19.1 = 19 ——- ” ——–
Well played everyone.
I have to report that John Taylor Totally lost his head today, On the 6th hole he played his second shot and the head of his utility wood flew down the fairway, We never saw the ball but eventually after playing a provisional ball we found it right down the fairway. Hope your Gorilla Snot Glue works John.
Next week on Tuesday there is a Perry Bogey Trophy off yellow tee’s and on Thursday a Stableford (Non Qualifier), there is also a Match V Spalding Golf Club.
Please read the Seniors notice board in the changing rooms, there are plenty of Competitions/Matches/and June’s Medal List is up so get your names down.
Thank you for your support this week, see you all next week (Keep Swinging that Golf Club).
A big thank you to Mac Towers today for the new hat for me. with a massive Bald Eagle on the front.
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Good day everyone welcome to this weeks blog, this week has been busy again, with two competitions on Tuesday and Thursday plus a Match v Rutland County.
Tuesday we played the Pairs better ball competition, 48 members went out to challenge the course.
There were 5 2’s, sadly 3 didn’t count they were, Geoff Dutton (14th), Yours Truly (14th) and Tony Hales also on the 14th hole.
The two 2’s which did count were Geoff Dutton on the 2nd Hole and yours truly on the 11 th (£20 each thank you very much).
We paid out for 3 places today, in :-
1st:- was John Taylor and Rod Sanderson (with 45 Points)
2nd on countback, Gerry Grimshaw and Tony Gwillym (44 points, 26 on the back nine).
3rd Graham Horton and Jim Baxter 44 points 23 on the back nine.
also with 44 / 22 points was Gary Noble and Colin Underwood. (sorry Guy’s you were narrowly beaten).
I was told today by Colin Underwood he is a font of “Course knowledge” No Colin, when you hit a ball sharp left of the tee on the 2nd and 7th holes and hit the side wall of the deep ditch and it bounces back onto the fairway, it’s called luck or more appropriately JAMMY “Not even a members bounce.
Graham Horton is looking for donations to his new “Tee’s” fund so he doesn’t have to tie five or six together so he doesn’t lose them (I have some spare one’s Graham if you are in need).
Today only 27 players turned out for the Med/Stab (it might have been the thought of getting wet that put members off).
Only one 2 today that was Tony Gwillym on the 8th hole, well done Tony .
Martin only paid out to two places in each division.
1st John Taylor 14 points.
2nd Jim Goodrum 20 Points.
1st Jodi Kirschner 11 points
2nd Steve Clifton 18 points, 20 on the back nine.
also with 18 points, David Lamyman 18/18. Colin Underwood 18/18, Allan Williams 18/16
Well played gents. I think John and Jodi might be chopped , your cards are with the handicap secretary.
In the Match against Rutland County, sadly we lost 5/3.
Sorry to say Paul Eales had yet another “Senior Moment”, a few weeks ago he forgot to put his golf clubs in the car, today even after his wife Jane reminded him he forgot his clubs, shoes, trolley and battery. Paul you need some stick-it labels to remind yourself (stick one on your steering wheel).
Gentlemen, although Tuesday’s Competition ran smoothly, all of that was down to Martin Howard organising the “Drawn” list and sorting Cat1 and Cat2 as teams. It doesn’t help if you put your name down and don’t turn up, or alternatively not putting your name down at all and expecting to play in the competition.
I know some offenders have apologised to Martin for the inconvenience caused but please try to make his job that little bit easier and cause less hassle.
If you can’t make it when you have booked the clubhouse Phone number is :- 01526 861113
Please read the Seniors notice board in the changing rooms, All competitions/Matches are displayed well in advance.
For those of you who like to play in the “Friendly Matches” (Not) I am looking for places to be filled in forthcoming events on the notice board.
Thank you for your support this week, see you all next week.
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Good Day Gentlemen and welcome to this weeks blog.
Today we Played the unusual “Bogey” Competition, 48 members played coming in with some good scores.
There were 4 2’s today, Bill Smith and Duncan Bustin on the wrong holes. The 2’s which counted was Jim Lee and Mike Brookes, Well done gents.
In Cat 1:-
1st was Jim Goodrum with +3 (On countback)
2nd David Lesage also with +3
3rd Gerry Newby with +2.
(Is this format OK Jim or would you like the font bigger so you can understand and read it easier?)
1st was Allan Williams with +3
2nd Bruce Fairly with 0
3rd Jim Meadows with -1
Well played to you all.
Today was busy with a Stableford Competition 40 Members played in this competition, and a Seniors Match against Tydd St Giles.
The Stableford Competition saw 3 2’s, unfortunately Tony Gwillym was on the wrong hole, However, David Lamyman and Alister Grant got their 2’s on the 2nd hole (£20 thank you very much).
In Cat 1 :-
1st Cliff Smith 36 Points
2nd John Taylor 35 Points
3rd Geoff Dutton 34 on countback from Graham S Williams
1st was Allan Williams 37 Points
2nd Tony Gwillym 36 points on countback.
3rd Jeff Stamford 36 Points
Well played Gentlemen, good scores.
In the Seniors Match today against Tydd St Giles we came a credible 2nd losing 4/3.
Pete Turner won nearest the pin on 14 with 8′ 10″, sadly this didn’t help him win his match.
Thank you team for your support today. Sadly we can’t win them all, but next Thursday might be our time.
For those of you who might have thought you were nearer the pin on 14 instead of Pete, this was part of the Match Play only and not the Stableford (Sorry). you lost.
Please check the Seniors notice board in the changing room for up and coming information and competitions.
Thank you all for your support this week and I will see you next Tuesday.
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Good Day Ladies and Gentlemen, I say that because I do know some Ladies do read the blog, especially Hazel Milner, so welcome to you all.
This week was very busy, starting on Saturday when the Seniors played the Rabbits and Hare’s, each fielding 12 players, unfortunately the Seniors lost 5 – 1 this is mainly due to all the shots which they had to give to the opposition, thank you for your efforts Gentlemen.
Today we played a challenging and interesting team Stableford , 1 score to on 1 – 6, 2 to score on 7 – 12, and all three to score on 13 – 18, the back 6 holes always catch players out which makes it more interesting.
The results are:- 3rd place Pat Stewart, Geoff Dutton and Alister Grant, in 2nd place:- John Taylor, Jim Goodrum and Gerry Newby, 1st place:- Pete Turner, Cliff Smith and T Reagan. Well done gentlemen.
There were no 2’s on the correct holes. The only two of the day was Bob Palmer on the 14th hole, Unlucky Bob.
What an interesting today was with some great results and right down to the last few players coming in.
Worthy of mention is John Fisher who had two Eagles in the round. A 2 on the 13th hole stroke index 1 and a 3 on the 6th hole par 5, outstanding, well played John.
The other 2’s were John Taylor on the 11th hole and Pete Turner on the 2nd hole, unfortunately John Spooner and Terry Reagan got a 2 on the 14th which didn’t count. Well played gentlemen.
Bill Dark paid out to 4 places in both categories today:-
In Cat 2:- 4th place went to Tony Dixon with a 71, 3rd place to Neil Taylor with a 70, 2nd went to Jodie Kirschner on countback also a 70, and the winner was Terry Reagan with a 69, excellent golf guys.
In Cat 1:- 4th place with a 73 was Duncan Bustin (Good to see, Normally he sets himself low targets and constantly fails to achieve them)well done Duncan only kidding. 3rd place on countback Gerry Newby with a 73, 2nd also with 73 John Taylor and the winner of Cat 1 was Cliff Smith with a fabulous 66. The overall winner of the Dave Burns Trophy with an outstanding 65 off 8 handicap was Pete Turner, well done to you all gentlemen I hope you enjoyed your day.
There were quite a few changes in handicap today the increases are:– Pat Stewart from 13 – 14, Jeff Stamford 29 – 30, John Spooner 16 – 17, Mike Key 19 – 20, Tony Harvey 19 – 20 and amazingly John Fisher 7 – 8, even with two Eagles in the round. (The computer works it out not the committee).
The decreases in handicap :– Tony Dixon 26 – 25, Jodie Kirschner 23 – 22, Terry Reagan 22 – 21, Cliff Smith 17 – 15, Neil Taylor 26 – 25 and finally Pete Turner 8 – 6 making him the lowest handicap golfer in the Seniors Section (Well played Pete). and congratulations gentlemen.
Thank you for all your support this week, please check the Seniors notice board in the changing rooms for up and coming events/competitions.
If you wish to play in the AM/AM you will need to place your entry A.S.A.P as there are only a few places left (Speak to Bill Dark as soon as you can and he’ll take your money).
Keep swinging that golf club, you know it makes sense.
See you all next week.
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Good day gentlemen and welcome to my blog for this week.
What a week of complete opposites, Today we saw it horrendously cold and wet, 35 of us braved the conditions, only 11 intrepid golfers returned. 24 players saw sense and came in to get warm and dry.
The 3 clubs and a putter competition didn’t prove to be very popular (then again it could have been the weather).
The winner if Cat 1 was Geoff Dutton with a very respectable 35 points, second was Gerry Newby with 33 and 3rd Jim Goodrum with 30 points (see Jim you got a mention this week).
In Cat 2 Rob Baldwin won on countback with 31 points, second was Alister Grant and 3rd Dave Heath with 27 Points, your perseverance paid off gentlemen well done.
Today’s medal saw reasonable weather, although the wind did have an effect on the scores, it was also a day of differing contrasts. 60 members turned out, what a fantastic turnout.
First of all Happy Birthday to Bruce Fairley and thank you for the tipple on the bar.
3 players were disqualified for playing off the wrong tee on the 4th hole (should have gone to Specsavers and have your colour-blindness checked) They were Colin Underwood, Tony Gwillym and Bruce Fairley (not a very nice birthday present Bruce).
Nearest the pin was won by Gerry Newby with a wonderful 3′ 9″ (well done Gerry).
There were 7 2’s today, unfortunately only one counted on the 2nd hole, well done John Fisher £20 on your card. The 6 none scoring 2’s were Colin Clark, Michael Fell, Gerry Newby, John Stephenson, Dave Proctor and Dave Tasker (unlucky gents).
Bill paid out 4 places today, In Cat 1, in fourth place with 78 was John Stephenson (consistent John same as last month) Third place was Michael Fell with 76, 2nd Place on countback was Jim Goodrum (Another mention Jim) and the winner was Duncan Bustin with 75 (more improvement Dunc, keep it going)
In Cat 2, Fourth place was Alan Jude with 79, third Mel Moxon with 77, second with 74 Rod Sanderson and the winner with 72 Norman Beavis Well done to you all gentlemen.
The only changes in handicap were both decreases, Norman Beavis down to 21.6 and Rod Sanderson down to 21.5 (well played gents).
Thank you all for your support this week, next week on Tuesday we have a team Stableford competition and on Thursday Dave Burns Trophy (qualifier off yellow tee’s)
Please check the seniors notice board in the changing room, there are plenty of notices/competitions coming up in the near future.
See you all next week
Blog from the cattle shed caretaker.
Sorry Captain Gerry, don’t wish to invade your blog territory, but we have to let the members know and it is at short notice.
To all Seniors, we have been informed by the catering chairman Mike Mawson that there will be no Bacon baps as from this coming Tuesday morning the 2nd of April. Any more information will be given out as and when we get it.
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Welcome to this weeks Captains Blog.
Today we played a Stableford Qualifier, with 40 Plus going out on the course.
There were 5 two’s today, 4 of which did not count (all on the 14th hole). Tony Hall, Gerry Newby, Mel Moxon and Don Donovan (Hard luck gents).
The two which did score was Norman Beavis gaining him £20.00 to himself (Well done Norman).
The winner of Cat 1 with a majestic 38 points was Cliff Smith, 2nd was Bob Palmer with 35 points and 3rd on countback also with 35 points was Jim Baxter.
Cat 2 winner was David Lamyman with 37 points, 2nd on countback was Jodi Kirschner and 3rd with 36 points beating Don Donovan into 4th place on countback was Norman Beavis (hard luck Don, well played Gentlemen).
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Today the section played a Texas Scramble and a Match against Boston Seniors.
The Texas Scramble saw some very impressive scores with all three teams within 1 score of each other. The winners with a score of 65 were Tony Dixon, Steve Cockcroft and Eric Langley, 2nd place went to Mel Moxon, Terry Dixon and John Stephenson with a score of 65.5, finally in 3rd with a score of 66 were Richard Attwell, Graham Horton and Jodi Kirschner, well played to you all.
In the Seniors March each team fielded 12 players, the result was quite pleasing as our team were giving away a lot of shots to the opposition. we ended up with a draw 3-3 Great result gentlemen thank you for playing out of your skins. Even Duncan won (He’s improving each game). However, he remains the vainest man I have ever met, he comes out of the shower, dry’s himself off and then blow dry’s his hair under the hand dryer on the wall. (only you could do something like that Dunc).
Yours truly lost, so no doubt Duncan will probably say I played like a Turkey and didn’t soar like an Eagle.
Please check the Seniors Notice Board each week as there are plenty of events coming up,
Next Tuesday we have a 3 clubs and a Putter competition and on Thursday April’s Medal off white tee’s.
Thanks for your support, see you all next week.
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Unfortunately I haven’t got any results for today at South Kyme, so I will add them to next week’s blog. However, in the away match v Boston West the team were victorious with a 4½ – 2½ win.
The 2 loss came from a two very unexpected pairings, Shawn Farren/Terry Reagan (1) and Pete Zammit/ Bob Palmer (1). Shawn was injured and didn’t play well which is acceptable, so what happened to the other 3. (answers on a postcard/Stamp).
The ½ point came from the pairing of Duncan Bustin/ Norman Beavis (you are improving Dunc keep going).
I’d like to thank the whole team for their support and turning up on time apart from Jim Baxter who thought I meant 09.00 was the arrive time and not the tee time. (Better late than never Jim).
Please check the Seniors Notice Board each time you come to the club as there is lots of information coming up over the next few months.
See you all next week, thanks for your support.
All the best
Captains Blog Star date :- 19032019/1
Good day Gentlemen and welcome to my blog for this week, and what a busy week it has been.
First of all and extremely worthy of mention is Harry Lee, he has decided he can no longer carry on playing golf,(his body is telling him a story). Harry has been a member of the Seniors Section for over 20 years, which is when South Kyme was in its infancy.
The Seniors Section wish you well Harry, come and see us anytime.
Today saw a Seniors Stableford Competition and a Seniors match against the Ladies.
First of all, 30 of you played the competition, in Cat 1, Pete Turner came in with a very credible 38 points, 2nd was Martin Howard with 35 points and 3rd Jim Goodrun on 34 points.
In Cat 2, David Heath won with 37 points, 2nd was Mel Moxon with 36 points and 3rd Tony Gwillym on 35 points.
Well done to you all gentlemen.
There was a 2’s festival today with nine in all, sadly Mel Moxon and Jim Ferguson got them on the wrong hole. The other 7 managed them on the right holes. However, with so many 2’s it wasn’t viable to pay out, so Bill Dark very kindly donated the money to the water jar, thank you Bill/Gentlemen.
The Ladies V Seniors Match was won by the gentlemen with a 5 ½ – 2½ victory. After the match, Duncan Bustin excused himself before the finish of proceedings with the excuse (I’ve got a piano lesson) can you imagine!!! It would be like a Gorilla playing the piano with fingers like he has. (He is practising to become Eric Morecombe, by playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order. Good luck with that Duncan.
Myra Lesage the Ladies Captain very kindly split the takings for the day into our respective charities, Thank you Myra.
I saw another funny thing today (Well I thought it was funny) the ex-captain Zammo carrying milk to the halfway house, how the mighty have fallen, from Captain to milk monitor in one move.
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Good Day Gentlemen and welcome to my blog for this week.
Sadly the weather gods were not with us this week, Tuesday we had horrendous winds and the threat of heavy showers.
Notwithstanding this, there were 7 intrepid golfers who braved the elements to play. Martin Howard, Geoff Dutton, Alister Grant, Graham S-Williams, John Stanford, Tony Gwillym and Colin Underwood, well done gentlemen, even though you only played 9 holes (at least you had a go, not like the rest of us cowards).
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Unfortunately the weather was even worse today, Torrential rain at the start of the monthly Medal, which to be fair did improve along the way as we got into the round, (Contrary to popular belief it wasn’t my fault I am not a water wizard, at least this year is slightly better than the start of last year, ask Zammo he’ll tell you a story. (you can sit on his knee if you like).
My Vice Captain Duncan, one minute was going to play, then he wasn’t, in the end he did, (He used to be indecisive now he’s not so sure). Well done Dunc.
44 seniors braved the conditions today (you could say we are all mad) but that’s indicative of the spirit of the Senior Section. Although there was some reluctance at the start to actually go out and brave the conditions.
Nearest the pin was won by Alan Williams with a magnificent 4’ 3” into the teeth of the wind (Well done Alan). He did get his 2; sadly it was the wrong hole. There was one other 2 on the 11th Hole won by yours truly.
Cat 1 was won by John Stephenson with a gallant net 78, 2nd was Shawn Farren on countback and 3rd Terry Dixon with a net 79.
Cat 2 winner was Richard Attwell with a superb net 78, second on countback was Alan Broome and 3rd also on countback was Tony Gwillym (must have been the practice on Tuesday Tony?) well done gentlemen in such challenging conditions.
There were no increases or decreases in handicaps today as the wind did have an effect on the scoring (It was Brutal out there).
Next week’s diary.
On Tuesday there is a Stable ford non qualifier/ seniors team v Ladies at 10.30.
Thursday a Med/Stab / Seniors Match away at Boston West.
Please check the seniors notice board for information on competitions and Matches which are all about to start next week.
Gentlemen well done to you all and thank you for your support, see you next week.
Chow for now
Captain’s Blog Star date 07032019/1
Good Day Gentlemen, Firstly, I would like to thank all the Committee for guiding me through what could have been a very hectic first week as Captain, and secondly to you the members of the Seniors section for supporting my charity/project and turning up for my Drive-in.
As far as first weeks go it ran very smoothly, probably because I was only here for 1 day of it, due to a previous booked appointment, thank you again.
On Tuesday you had a Stableford Competition where 47 members went out to play, the weather although windy and cold at first turned out reasonable.
In Cat 1, David Le Sage came 3rd with 33 points, Jim Goodrun 2nd with 35 Points and Geoff Dutton a very credible 1st with 37 points, congratulations gents.
Well done to Duncan Bustin on getting a 2 on the right hole for a change.
In Cat 2, Robert Baldwin came 3rd on count-back with 37 Points, Second was Tony Gwillym also with 37 Points, but the winner with a marvelous 39 Points was Alistair Grant, gaining him a handicap chop, unlucky but well deserved. (Only Joking).
Handicap increases were Shawn Farren, Tony Hall, Graham Sylvester – Williams, Pete Turner and Alan Williams, all gaining 1 Stroke.
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My Drive in today went very well with quite few members turning up for the Spectacle of my drive, I must say my bum was sixpence/half a crown especially with all watching, until I hit the ball, thankfully it went 169 yards 7 inches (much to my relief). The funny thing is that my drive in the match v the Vice Capt. only just made it passed the ladies tee. (I obviously peaked too soon).
44 Members went out in the Captain V Vice Captain match which had a wonderful result in my favour, the score 9 ½ to 1 ½ a thoroughly majestic scudding wouldn’t you say Duncan! (Oh dear, how sad never mind). Although the number one who lost was myself and Alistair. (Such is Life).
Nearest the pin was won by John Swift with 4 ‘ 6” well done John. There were four two’s, all on the wrong holes (what numpties).
Guess the drive distance was won by Pete Zammit, 2nd came Rob Baldwin and 3rd John Spooner (well done guys).
Sadly my prize for nearest to my drive on the 9th hole had to be cancelled as the marker was moved, wasn’t it Mick Mawson, who thought it was the longest drive, a forgivable mistake, and especially as it was a marker on the fairway (Should have gone to Spec Savers Mick).
Many thanks to you all in helping raise £245.50 towards my charity (Air Ambulance) and my project which is for equipment to help maintain the golf course.
Next week we have a non-qualifying Medal on Tuesday off the Green Tee’s, followed by the March Medal off yellow tees on Thursday.
Look forward to seeing you all next week.
Cheers for now
Gerry (Previous AKA the Bald Eagle)
(Duncan will probably say I played like a Turkey today).