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Zammo’s Blog

21st June

So after seeing the sun rising through my bedroom window this Summer Solstice morning (not quite the same as my fellow Hippies / Druids at Stonehenge) we got to our own temple at South Kyme golf club on a very windy cool morning.

We had a match against Louth golf club today but before we commenced our match 34 seniors went out to contest a Med – Stab competition.
There were 3 two’s scored but all on the 14th and therefore the wrong hole, and these poor unfortunates (hee, hee) were Mac Towers, Keith Myatt and Graham Sylvester Williams ( I knew at least one of the Williams sisters will feature somewhere)

The winners were first in Cat 2 Geoff Dutton with 15 Points, second was Graham Horton with 16 points (18/13) beating Alan Jude in third place also with 16 points (18/12).
In Cat 1 the winner was John Taylor with 20 Points, second place was Bob Russell with 21 points (18) and in third place was Steve Barlow also 21 points (15).

Tha match against Louth was played in our usual friendly fashion, myself and my Partner Terry Regan played against Louth’s Captain John Hollis and Simon Archer, Simon who works as a green keeper praised the condition of our course and greens, he said how marvellous it was to see how much our course matured over the short years it has been in play as he played it shortly after it opened, so he can see the transformation. In his speech Captain John thanked Janet and her staff for a lovely meal and our green keepers.
The result was a good one for us as we came out winning 6-2 with 3 matches being won by one hole thus showing home advantage, the other 3 wins were a bit more convincing though, Myself and Terry Regan winning 4&2, Duncan Bustin and Norman Beavis winning 5&4 and the best win went to my ace pairing of John Spooner and Roger Mead winning 6&5.
Well done to the team and thank you for supporting SKGC seniors, onto Tuesday next week where we will play a Stableford non qualifier, and then on Thursday where we have an away match at Southwell and the rest of the section will play a team Stableford.

Enjoy a good evening on this the longest day of the year.



Zammo’s Blog

19th June

Afternoon gentlemen and once again welcome to my blog. Forty five seniors turned out today for a stableford qualifier, a much bigger number than I thought will be, that is after our exchange day at Toft Golf club organized by Bill Dark (Thank you Bill) which I was told was enjoyed by all those who went and where the day was won by Gerry Newby, well done Gerry.

Back to today and there was a splendid Hole in one on the 11th hole scored by Trevor East, a very well done Trevor, there were only 3 two’s today one scored on the wrong hole by Allan Williams, but the two that counted were scored, one by the Tiger himself Eric Woods on the 2nd, and the other was Trevor’s hole in one on the 11th and no Trevor you do not get double the money for an ace, anyway Eric and Trevor both pocket £20 each for their efforts.

The results today were: in Cat 2, Third place on countback with 36 Points Alan Jude, second place also 36 points Allan Williams, with the winner being Eric Woods on
38 Points.
Cat 1: in third place on countback with 36 points was Trevor East, in second place also with 36 was Mike Brooks, and the winner of Cat 1 with the best score of today 39 points was Pete Turner.
Handicap changes: there were no reductions today but 4 seniors saw their handicap increase by one point, and they were Pete Williams from 26 to 27, Alan James also from 26 to 27, Anthony Hales from 23 to 24, and finally Jim Lee from 14 to 15.

So onto Thursday where we entertain Louth in a home match and for those seniors who are not playing in the match you will be playing a Med-Stab in the roll up.

Take care all, see you Thursday,



Exchange day

18th June

I’m sure Pete wont mind me using his Blog to update you all on the very successful Exchange Day held at Toft Hotel & Golf Club today. 21 of us played on a warm and breezy morning. We started with a most enjoyable bacon roll and coffee in the Hotel and then played golf. The course was in an excellent condition and the greens were superb. I personally felt it was probably the best presented course I had played this year. As for it being hilly I think people need to get away from Lincolnshire and play. I know I am only a ‘young un’ compared to some but at no time did I feel challenged by the climbs. After the golf we enjoyed an excellent meal. In his post match speech Vice Capt Gerry complimented everyone concerned at the club for the way we were looked after. I would like to add to that my personal thanks to Bob Gore from their seniors committee who arranged every thing for us at their end. I shall reciprocate for their visit to Kyme in August.

The results on the day were in 1st place Gerry Newby with 36pts, followed by Paul Eales with 31pts and in third place was Alan Jude with 30pts beating Neil Jenkinson on countback. There was only one 2, by Shane Wilcox on the 10th winning him £21.

Again thanks to all who attended and I will endeavour to arrange another day for next year.



Zammo’s Blog

14th June

Hello, Good evening, and Welcome, today it looked like most of the seniors were still recovering from yesterday, bar a few brave ones, and I mean brave ones because although the weather stayed dry, it was blowing a gale out there today.
Only 19 seniors turned out for the Stableford roll up, plus another 16 playing in the match against Sleaford.
The winner of the Stableford roll up today was Gerry Grimshaw with 35 points, second place going to Harry Stanley with 33 points, there were no two’s so a mini roll up of £9.50 will roll on to next Thursday.

The match today was definitely a match of two halves, the result went with 2 wins for South Kyme and 2 wins for Sleaford, the other 4 matches all halved, so the final score was 4-4 yet another half.
Well done to our South Kyme winners Shawn Farren + Mike Rowe and Robin Brown + Terry Regan, and only half a well done to Yours truly, Neil Gilbert, Ray Duncan, Bill Dark, Paul Eales, John Stephenson, Duncan Bustin and John Spooner.
The match as always was played in an extreme friendly atmosphere with our neighbours from Sleaford, where Captain Graham Anderson thanked us for our Hospitality and friendship praised Janet and her staff for a lovely meal, and also high praises for our golf course especially our greens, now we all look forward to next month when we go to Sleaford for the return match.

Turn your clocks back over 24 hours now and a few words about our Seniors AM AM where 128 players from South Kyme and other clubs took part. The weather Gods were all smiling on us because we couldn’t have asked for a better day weather wise.
It really was a good day Maureen Dark as always doing a great job with the raffle where £454 was raised for my Charity “Parkinsons” plus another £100 from the half way house, my deepest thanks for all your generosity, Neil Gilbert who saw every team booked in and Martin Howard who stood out there all day in the sun getting every one off on the first tee loaded with all the information, our two kind ladies at the half way house Lorraine Gilbert and Jane Eales who worked their socks off and kept everyone fed and watered after the first 9 holes, and Bill Dark who was the treasurer, scrutinising the score cards as they came in, and upgrading the score sheet, tremendous, thanks Bill, the two ladies Heather Dopriella and Shirley Westlake for their cakes and the Ladies section for their mini cake donations, also the Rabbit section for their donations, and finally the kitchen staff who also worked their socks off keeping everyone fed as they finished their rounds.
There were 12 two’s in total each player winning £12, and these were Jim Fergusan, Wayne Sexton, Ian Brereton, Mike Trowsdale, Alan Broom, G.Hopson and Graham Houlton all from South Kyme, P.Lamming and R.Lockhead from Sleaford, N.Scrimshaw and R.Wright from Sutton Bridge and finally Kevin Keep from Belton Woods, may I also add that Kevin Keep from Belton woods also won the longest drive on the 9th.

As in the programme there were only prizes for the top four teams and amazingly the top four teams all finished with the same score or 131 points, so it all had to be sorted out on countback, in fourth place therefore were Belton Woods with a back 9 of 66 points, in third place were the P.Lamming team from Sleaford with a back 9 of 63, back 6, 46. In second place with also a back 9 of 63 but a back 6 43 were the Galleria from South Kyme consisting of Ian Prior, Alan Cowie, Greame Campbell and Len Westlake (well done boys for keeping the SKGC flag flying) and finally the winners came from Sutton Bridge with a cracking back 9 score of 61.
I would like to thank the Captain of the winning team from Sutton Bridge for his kind words after being presented with the winning vouchers where he thanked South Kyme golf club for a well organised tournament, Janet and her staff, but he kept his biggest praise for the golf course and the greens staff, saying what a beautiful course it is to play golf on and also saying what excellent greens we have probably one of the best greens he’s ever played on, those were his exact words.
My last but not least thanks go to Pete Chamberlain for all his organization for such a great event but mainly thanks to Pete for being out there at 4 O’Clock in the morning raking all the bunkers.

If there is anyone I missed out to thank please forgive me, my brain is going numb here, (what brain I hear you say) on Monday we have the exchange day at Toft, for all those who are going have a great day and take you pace maker and your puffer with you.
Our next big events come next month where we have our away day at Waltham Windmill on Monday the 2nd July, followed by the Captain’s day on Thursday the 12th July and then our Seniors open on Thursday the 26th July, so I have to be cheeky once again where I ask for your support and generosity in regards to raffle prizes.


Mucchos Grazias Amigos




Zammo’s Blog

12th June

Greetings and welcome to my blog on the eve of our South Kyme Seniors AM AM. With that may I wish all of our seniors that will be playing tomorrow the very best of luck and also a big thank you to all those members who donated a price for my raffle where the proceeds will be going to my charity which is “Parkinsons”.
I would also like to thank our Ladies section for donating prices for the raffle also for the cakes they baked for us especially Heather, Shirley and Sue Annibal, in the words of Mr. Grace from Grace brothers “You’ve all done very well”.

Today we were supposed to play drawn better ball pairs, however in anticipation that there will not be many seniors turning up today I changed it to a straight stableford.
The weather was not very promising either with a brisk cool breeze and also rain in fact the first 3 balls all packed up after 9 holes, The Wimps. In all 35 seniors went out ( a few more than I thought will turn up) and the results reflected the gloomy morning.
With the score of 36 points being top of the pile we waited in anticipation for the Williams Sisters to come in and top that score, however it must have been the wrong time of the month for them because for a change they both came in with poor scores of 27 and 28 points (they are human after all) so the results went this way, with 34 points and in third place was Pete Turner, in second place with 35 points was Shawn Farren but the winner with 36 Points was Tom Kelly, well done the 3 of you. There was only one 2 scored on the wrong hole and that was Tony Hales, so the 2’s money roll up has now gone up to £77-50.

The details for the Senior’s Exchange Day at Toft Hotel and GC on 18 June 18 can be found HERE.

Once again good luck to you all tomorrow and on Thursday we have a home match against Sleaford with the rest of the seniors playing a non qualifier Stableford.

So that’s all for now folks, good night, sleep well, and don’t forget to take your false teeth out.



Zammo’s Blog

07th June.

Greetings my fellow 62 Monthly meddlers and welcome to my blog this lovely Thursday afternoon.
Before I go into today’s shenanigan and results, a couple of thank you first. As always my thanks go to Martin Howard for coming in and doing the amendments on the Monthly draw and doing the results afterwards, and thanks also to Bill Dark for looking after the money side of things.
Thanks to Janet and her staff for providing us with yet another great “Meal Deal”, my thanks also go to David Lamyman for paying to have the broken down Ball washers on the course replaced with new ones, and finally a big Thanks to Harry Stanley for paying for the new150 yard markers situated in the fairways,
Speaking of the “Meal Deal” the list for next months menu will go on the notice board this weekend, so give the notice board a butchers otherwise you’ll go hungry.
We come now to today’s results, The nearest the pin was won by John Taylor beating Robin Brown by 3 inches, John’s being 2 foot-5 inches to Robins 2 foot-8 inches and both converting their super shots into birdies, well done both of you.
There were 5 two’s today Ian Naylor, Alistair Grant, John Taylor and Robin Brown all on the 14th, oh dear wrong hole naughty boys, oops, the only two that counted, scored on the 11th was that of Mike Rowe who had a shocker today, couldn’t win 2 Monthly medals in a row could you Mike, however you still collect £20 for your troubles mate so well done Mike.
Monthly medal results, in Cat 2 and in third place was Keith Myatt with 78, second was Pete Shucksmith with 76 and the winner of Cat 2 scoring 74 was Alistair Grant.
Cat 1 results, and in third place with 73 points was John Taylor, in second place, well what can I say, in the famous words of Hannibal Lecter
“I am having an old friend for dinner tonight, I will eat your flesh and drink your blood tut-tut-tut-tut-tut” and his protegee Annibal Geoffrey had me for dinner ate my flesh and drank my blood, I played one of my best rounds for a long long time today, coming in with a card with no sixes on it bar the 18th and he still beat me, doesn’t it make you feel sorry for me, Oh come on I am crying buckets here as I am writing this.
Joking aside I finished second on 72 points with Geoff Annibal winning Cat 1 with a great score of 69, a very well done Geoff and Alistair.
As always in our Monthly medals there are ups and there are downs, and the ups are David Heath from 21 to 22, amazing how David always struggles when he hasn’t got the vicar to play with, no blessings you see, and the other person going up was Cliff Smith from 16 to 17.
Going down from 13 to 12 Duncan Bustin, from 11 to 10 yours truly, and the biggest cut (serves him right, no sour grapes here) is Geoff Annibal from 15 to 13, a very well done Geoffrey.
That concludes our June Medal, the list for the July medal is already on the notice board so please go and put your names down and in the right Category column (are you listening Harry Lee) and while you’re there also look out for the Meal Deal list.
On Tuesday we’ve got pairs better ball, this is a team event sort of, so you will be picking a card for your playing partner, This will be followed on Wednesday by The Seniors AM AM, then on Thursday we have a home match against Sleaford and our usual roll up for those seniors not in the match.
Once again may I remind those that are going to our away day on the 2nd July to Waltham Windmill is that Bill Dark is collecting the money for this event, the cost is £32.
So with nothing else to add on, may I wish you all a good weekend.

Sahha. (Good bye)



Zammo’s Blog
4th June

36 Players played in the 6’s competition today, which seemed to be a very popular format.

There were no 2’s today on any holes so the pot rolls over to Thursday’s Medal.

Runners-up today were Jim Goodrum, Ray Duncan & Pat Stewart with 80 points and the Winners were Shawn Farren, Ian Brereton & Dave Heath with 81 points. Very good scoring on a difficult day.

Thursday’s competition is the June Monthly Medal, off the white Tees.

Martin H (on behalf of Zammo)


Zammo’s Blog
31st May.

Evening All, and welcome to my last blog of May. I would like to start with a couple of apologies, the first goes to Shawn Farren who I put in second place in Tuesday’s stableford comp, where in fact he actually won it on countback with 38 points from Graham Sylvester Williams.
My second apology goes to Gerry Newby for not high lighting the fact that he actually successfully defended the Greensomes trophy last week, yes the greedy sod won it two years running, what about us poor mortals?
Seriously well done Gerry, and well done Shawn.

We played the “Dave Tomley” trophy comp today, this is a stableford qualifying competition and we had 65 seniors competing out there, a very good turn out by recent numbers.
There was only one two and this was Gerry Newby on the 8th, alas it was on the wrong hole Gerry, hard luck mate, so a nice roll over kitty will be played for on Monday.
The nearest the pin was won by Geoff Annibal with a 8 foot- 9 inches and he missed the birdie put, Ha Ha, but still got two bottles of wine for his effort, well done Geoff.
So on to the main results now, due to the good turn out we paid scores down to 6th place and that was Roger Mead with a score of 37 points, in 5th place also with 37 points Duncan Bustin, 4th place with 39 points Neil Gilbert, 3rd place with 40 points the old man himself Colin Underwood, runner up this year with 41 points was David Tasker and the winner of the “Dave Tomley Trophy” for 2018 was Alan Williams with 43 points.
This was a qualifier today so there were some handicap changes, going up Bill Dark 19 to 20, Geoff Dutton 18 to 19, Bruce Fairley 30 to 31, Jim Goodrum 15 to 16,Tony Hall 20 to 21, Mike Key 18 to 19, Gary Noble 18 to 19, Mike Rowe 14 to 15, John Swift 25 to 26, Pete Talbot 25 to 26, and finally Doug Tasker 27 to 28.
Only 3 players going down, so from 20 down to 19 Neil Gilbert, from 22 to 21 Colin Underwood, and finally and a cut of 2 strokes and doesn’t he deserve it, is Alan Williams from 22 to 20.
A very well done to all and good to see so many of you staying back for the presentation.
As I’ve already mentioned our roll up next week is on Monday the 2nd June and on Thursday we will have the June medal, remember all those that put there names down on the meal deal there will be food before and after golf.
Also just a reminder that in less than 2 weeks time on Wednesday the 13th June we have the Seniors AM AM, any donations for the charity (Parkinson’s) raffle will be greatly appreciated. And another reminder that with the away day just over a month away we will be collecting the money as from next Thursday the cost of the away day is £32.
Thank you all,


Zammo’s Blog

29th May.

Evening All, today we played a straight Stableford competition instead of the Scratch Stableford as was on the program. The reason is that now with the New CONGU handicap system where it allows players to go above 28 handicap a scratch competition becomes unplayable and also unfair. Anyone that needs a further explanation can see me or Martin or Bill and we will explain it in more detail.

There were 45 Players out and also another 4 who were playing their singles Knock outs, in those matches Paul Eales beat Terry Regan on the 19th hole and the other result went in favour of Geoff Annibal beating Duncan Bustin, well done Paul and Geoff.

The Stableford Comp today was won by the Williams sisters who took a day off from the French Tennis Open to come and take our money, as if they need it.
In Cat 2, winner was Alan Williams with 37 points beating my Dad Colin Underwood into second place with 35 points.
Cat 1 was won with 38 points, there were 3 players with 38 points, Graham Sylvester- Williams, Shawn Farren and John Taylor. So in first place Graham Sylvester-Williams beating Shawn Farren into second place, who in turn beat John Taylor all on count-back.
Well done to all the winners. There were also 2 two’s both on the second hole, and both winning £11 each, and they were Keith Myatt and John Taylor, so not too bad John you had the last laugh after all because you got more money then the winners.

On to Thursday and we have The Dave Tomley Trophy, this is a drawn competition and the draw was made last week as it always is with drawn comps, however I cannot help but notice that there are well over a dozen names entered at the bottom of the drawn list. This I feel makes a mockery of the whole draw. Now I know that there might be a genuine reason for not entering your name earlier (like maybe a hospital appointment or any other could be appointments) but most of the names entered at the bottom seem to be repetitive, there are no excuses of not being aware of these drawn competitions as the entry list goes up a month in advance.
This used to happen a lot in the past, so about 3 or 4 years ago we passed a ruling at the AGM that if you do not enter your name on the list you could lose out playing in the competition. We don’t want to go there again and just because we have relaxed the ruling, doesn’t mean that you should make a mockery of the draw, so PLEASE put your names down on the draw. If you prefer to go out EARLY or LATE just indicate so, and we will oblige but please put your names down.
Enough whinging from me now so I bid you all good night and see you all on Thursday.


25th May

Evening Folks, sorry a day late again, and I hope you didn’t get wet this morning.

This afternoon I went to Gus Crockatt’s funeral. The service took place at Quarrington’s church and a lovely service it was too, ending with the last post and the lowering of the flag, very moving indeed. Representing South Kyme golf club was myself, the club Chairman Paul Hocking, Club captain Gary Noble and members Cliff Smith, Dick George and his good Lady as well as Joe Kelly and his good Lady.

A very good quiz master and a much liked member was Gus, RIP dear friend.

Onto golf, yesterday we Played The Dodman / Tasker greensomes trophy for the old ones amongst us, as well as the greensomes trophy for us youngsters, 55 members turned out on quite a chilli morning, with the sun only breaking through as we were about to finish, but a good day was had by all.

There was no two’s competition but we had a nearest the pin on the 14th and this was won by Alan Williams 5foot – 1inch and his playing partner Norman Beavis converted it into a birdie two, the greedy so and so Norman wanted another 2 bottles of wine for getting the birdie, but he was politely told where to go, so Alan shared his wine with him.

The winners of the Dodman / Tasker trophy were in second place with 38 points Colin Underwood and Graham Sylvester Williams, but the winners with a good score of 40 Points Mike Key and El Presidente Terry Regan.

The Greensomes trophy and in second place with 37 points were Paul Eales and Richard Attwell, with the winners also winning with 40 points Gerry Newby and Gary Noble.

Well done to all the winners, next week we will have a roll up on Tuesday followed by the Dave Tomley on Thursday, this is a drawn competition and the draw is on the notice board as well as on our web site.

Don’t forget to put your names down for the Meal deal if you want to eat that is, which will be on our June Monthly medal, also as our Seniors AM AM is nearly upon us any donations for the raffle will be appreciated, I can announce here that the first price on the raffle for the Seniors AM AM will be A BRAND NEW MINI, yes you read it right a brand new mini car for the first price ( however the mini will only be for the weekend)

Thanks boys, see you Tuesday.


23rd May

In the words of Lionel Ritchie “Hello, how are you” or in the words of Maltese Pete Zammit “Hello, Keef in Tom” all well I hope, sorry for being a day late again but I only got the results today while I was at the club.

Yesterday 37 seniors turned up and played a med-stab competition, in a brisk breeze but as the morning went on it warmed up nicely.

There were only 2 two’s both scored on the 2nd hole and the winners were Jim Ferguson and John Dyson, a very well done both of you.

Once again the winning score is on average still well over level par, but in the words of “Bargain hunt we’ve got a winner and we also got a runner up” and the winners today were: in Cat 1 Geoff Dutton with 19 points and the runner up was Neil Jenkinson with 20 points.

In Cat 2 the runner up was John Dyson with 18 points and the winner and the only player below par was Alan Jude with 16 points. Mind you between you and I these two travel together and mark each other’s card so it could be Dyson, Dyson, or should it be dicey, dicey.

Joking aside well done Alan and well done John, Geoff, and Neil.


The rest of the seniors were playing at Woodhall Spa yesterday, the Woodhall Captain Norman Burdens promised me that he will get us on the Hotchkins course and true to his words we played on the Hotchkins yesterday, so thank you for that Norman.This is quite a tough course with lots and lots of deep bunkers and the type of course that one needs to play it a few times ( if they can afford it) before you are able to do well on it, needless to say we suffered a big loss, we lost by 7 matches to one, although the last 3 matches were close scores and could have easily gone our way, but they didn’t, so we just have to make sure that we will reap revenge when they come to South Kyme in August, well done team and thank you for representing our senior section.


Tomorrow Thursday we have the over 70’s Dodman /Tasker greensomes Trophy and the under 70’s greensomes trophy, so we will see you there, and don’t forget that the June medal is not far now and as you all know by now we are doing our Meal Deals on every medal day, the menu list is on the board so if you havn’t got your names down please do so, the choices this month are “Ham Egg and Chips” and “Curry and Rice or Chips” after your round, you also get a bacon Bap and a token before you go out to play all for £8, so what is it “Deal or no Deal”.


You must all think I’m a telly addict but believe me I hardly ever switch the thing on, so until tomorrow have a good evening and,


Good Byee, Good Byee, wipe the tear baby dear from your eyeee.

Zammo’s Blog

18th May 2018.

Gentlemen of the senior section in the words of David Frost “Good evening and Welcome”.
This week my blogs were both a day late, however better late then never, and we start with the non qualifier medal round played yesterday, 36 seniors turned out on a bit of a chilly morning but as the day went on it turned out to be a nice day.
Once again the scoring was not that great with nobody finishing below par for the round.
The winners were: in Cat 1 Jim Ferguson with 76 points, and second place also with 76 points but beaten on countback Gary Noble.
In Cat 2 the winner was Alan Williams with 72 points, and in second place the Brummie himself with 74 points Dennis Nattrass.
There were only two 2’s Mike Key on the 14th, and Jeff Stamford on the 2nd. Well done to all of you.
There was also a seniors match yesterday played at Blankney, Blankney has changed the way they tee off in their matches and I must say it worked out very well as the groups to go out last did not have to wait nearly an hour before they teed off.
The new system is with 2 matches starting on the 3rd hole, 2 on the second and the last 4 groups going of the first.
As the results started coming in I thought we were in for a white wash because after 4 matches we were 4 down, but then our ex South Kyme boy 2 LL’s himself Phill Johnson came to the rescue by kindly loosing to Mike Rowe and Neil Jenkinson, this was followed by another win for us won by Paul Hocking and Barry Short, and I started getting excited, but our 7th pair unfortunately lost and that sealed our faith, but the last Pairing of El Presidente Terry Regan and the other half of Beavis and Butthead, Norman Beavis came in with a win making the final score 5 matches to 3 in favour of Blankey,
My thanks go to the team for playing, to the Blankney seniors for their hospitality and the blankney greens and Kitchen staff for a good conditioned course and a nice meal afterwards.

Onto next week, but before we go there, I would like to wish all the seniors that are Playing in the “Small Beers AM AM “ tomorrow good luck.
On Tuesday the roll up seniors will play Med – Stab and there is also a match played against Woodhall Spa.
Thursday is Greensomes Day with the over 70’s playing in the Dodman / Tasker Trophy and us youngsters playing the Greensomes trophy, all this ageism shouldn’t be allowed.

Take care all of you youngsters and oldens.



Zammo’s Blog

16th May 2018.

Evening Golfers “Hi De High”, First of all I apologies to those members that stayed behind yesterday that I was not there to do the presentation, but I had a dental appointment at 14:00hrs and believe me after nearly an hour and a half under the dentist’s drill I would have rather been doing the presentation, a lot less painful at least.
So thanks to Pete Williams for seeing the last group in and also many thanks to Pete Chamberlain for closing the competition.

There were 50 players out today on a lovely warm morning, and considering that at least 10 seniors were playing their knock-outs that is a very good turn out by recent numbers.
I would also like to welcome yet another new member to our senior section Mr. Colin Dixon (I hope you are a rich man Colin) welcome Colin and what a blessing playing you first round of seniors golf with the Vicker.

There were 4 two’s yesterday but again 2 of them on the wrong holes, namely John Hand on the 14th and Graham Sylvester Williams on the 8th, the other 2 two’s that counted were both scored on the 11th and the winners were Pete Turner and Colin Underwood (well done Dad).
Allegedly there was also a hole in one scored by Mike Rowe according to the “How did I do”. however this was an error, the wrong score was entered incorrectly.

The winners of the Qualifying Stableford competition were, in Cat 2 and Runner up was Tony Gwillym with 36 points and the winner of cat 2 was Gary Noble with 37 points, may I point out now that this is the second week in succession that the winner of a competition had Harry Lee as a playing partner, so take note, if you want to win play with Harry.
Cat 1 and runner up on count back with 38 points was Neil Jenkinson, with the winner also on 38 points being Terry Dixon.

Handicap changes, reductions only, so Gary noble goes down from 19 to 18, Neil Jenkinson from 15 to 14 and finally Terry Dixon from 13 to 12.
A very well done to all of you, 16 seniors will be playing away at Blankney ( for those who are playing Jacket and Tie for dinner please) on Thursday while the rest of the section will have a non qualifying roll up medal off Yellow Tees.

May I also bring to you attention, The funeral of our departed friend Gus Crockatt will take place at 14:30 pm on Friday the 25th May at Quarrinton Church followed by cremation at Grantham Crematorium, afterwards there will be a wake at the pub in Silk Willoughby, also as a mark of respect for Gus’s family the Coppin Shield which was to be played on the same afternoon at 17:00hrs is now cancelled and a new date will be rearranged.

I would also like to mention for those senior players who have put their names down to play against Southwell, that this fixture will be played at Southwell and not at South Kyme as per programme, this was a venue reversal, as on the date we were due to play at Southwell last month their course was flooded.

Well done boys




Zammo’s Blog

10 May 2018.

Good afternoon gentlemen, I will start my blog today by informing you that sadly yesterday Gus Crockatt passed away in the morning.
Gus was a very active member in our section until the illness got hold of him and he couldn’t play with us any more, but he along with his close friends Tony Barth and Joe Kelly still came down and played a few holes amongst themselves.
What Gus will always be remembered for though is that he started the Quiz at our club a few years ago and how everyone who attended the quiz loved the relaxed way he used to go around and host the quiz.
RIP GUS, our thoughts and prayers are with your family, no other arrangements are known as yet but when we have them I will put them on my blog and also put them on the notice board.

Now to golf, 33 seniors turned out today for the roll up stableford, where 4 two’s were scored today, alas 3 of them namely Stewart Milner, Rod Sanderson and Rob Baldwin all getting a two on the wrong hole (Mr. Baldwin how come you are so good at getting a two on the wrong hole??? don’t you read the notice board) the only two that counted was scored by Geoff Annibal on the 11th.
The comp winners were, in Cat 2 Alistair Grant with 36 points and in second place the Brummie himself Dennis Nattrass with 35 points.
Cat 1 was won by Geoff Annibal also with 36 points and in second place was Dave Proctor with 33 points.
Well done to all of you and we’ll see you on Tuesday.

There was also a home match today against Spalding, myself and my partner Mike Rowe had a great tussle against Spaldings Captain Peter Bridge and his Partner David Brotherton, there was never more than one hole in it all throughout the match eventually we ran out winners by winning the last hole. Our team also won the day with a score of 5 games to 3, a couple of significant wins for our boys Norman Beavis and Robin Brown winning 6 and 5, along with Pete Turner and John Stephenson winning their match 8 and 7.

May I also add that all of the Spalding team were very very impressed with the condition of our Golf Course and greens, Dave Brotherton who goes back and played when South kyme first opened praised us all for the way we are, year on year improving our course and how he thinks that South Kyme is by far the best golf course of the new ones that came into being over the last 30 years. Peter Bridge the Spalding Captain also echoed David’s comments regarding the course and he asked me to pass a great thank you to the greens staff, Peter also thanked Janet and her kitchen staff for yet another fantastic meal, Here on behalf of the South Kyme boys I would also like to Thank Janet for a great meal once again.
Well Done team and thank you for playing, our next match is next Thursday at Blankney and may I remind all those who will be playing that the dress code at Blankney is Jacket and tie.

Take care and in the words of Grace Brothers “You’ve all done very well”



Zammo’s Blog

08 May 2018.

Good afternoon Gentlemen of the senior section, today we played the “Perry Bogey” competition and on a beautiful warm, sunny morning it was a bit disappointing to see so few of you turning up to play as only 41 members turned out to compete and enjoy the weather.

There was only one two today on the second and winning £20 was Barry Short, well done Barry. As there were so few of us only first and second place in both Cats got money today, in Cat 1 second place and beaten on countback with a +1 was Roger Mead winning the pricey sum of £4, also with a +1 and winning £7 was Graham Sylvester Williams. A word of advice here Graham “you don’t want to do that again, beating the Handicap Chairman might be detrimental to your handicap mate”
In Cat 2 and also in the money and second place was Graham Horton with a scratch score, but the winner and by a good margin over all the field, and winning the Perry Bogey trophy for this year with a score of +5 was the big man Peter Sivill. A very well done Peter not only you had to play well, but you also had to keep Harry Lee under control, no mean task that.

So onto Thursday where we will be entertaining Spalding at home, as for the rest of the section you will be playing a non qualifier Stableford .

See you all then



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03 May 2018.

Good afternoon gentlemen and welcome once again to my blog. I would like to start by thanking Janet and her staff for providing us once again with a lovely meal, every one that sat down today, and there were 20 of us, once again were very satisfied and keep asking me to arrange it again.
Well there is nothing to arrange because it’s already done, Janet has agreed and gave me a menu to choose from, so this MEAL DEAL will happen on every Monthly Medal day, I will put up a menu for June’s medal on the board so keep your eyes peeled, but for those who are interested it will be Ham, Egg and Chips (as this proved to be very popular) and the second choice will be Curry with or Chips.

So on a lovely bright Spring morning 55 seniors set out to play our May’s monthly medal. The course stood up well to yet another big downpour yesterday and although a bit wet in places it played well and the greens were in immaculate condition once again.
Nearest the pin with a measure of 7 foot, 4 inches was Robin Brown winning two bottles of wine which he immediately handed over to me for our Seniors AM AM raffle next month, Thank you very much Robin, or should I say Grazzi Hafna. You rotten lot I will have you all speaking Maltese by the time I finish my term and then when Brexit comes along you’ll all be chucked out of the country along with me.
There were 4 two’s today, 2 of them on the 14th (wrong Hole) they were John Swift, and Jim lee, but the other two which counted were John Stephenson on the 2nd and also on the 2nd was David Tasker.
The winners today were in Cat 2. Third place Robin Brown, second place, the other half of the Tasker family Doug Tasker, and the winner of Cat 2 was Steve Clifton.
Winners of Cat 1 were, in third place on count-back Jim Goodrum, second place Duncan Bustin, and the winner of Cat 1 this month was our new member Mike Rowe, well done to all of you, I must say here that if Duncan Bustin came along a 150 years ago when they only used to play 9 holes, he would have been hard to beat because he can only perform on 9 holes.

So onto next Tuesday gentlemen where we will be playing our “Perry Bogey” off the yellow tees. This is not a drawn competition, it will be on a roll up format.
Nothing more to report but as I’ve already mentioned we have the Seniors AM AM next month (Wednesday the 13th June) my charity this year as you all know is Parkinson’s and as per usual, we will be holding a raffle, so any members that want to contribute a price for the raffle, I appreciate it and thank you very much in advance.

See you next Tuesday so till then it’s “Arri ve Derci Seniors”



Zammo’s Blog

01 May 2018.

As the Terminator always said “I’ll be back” well here I am and I’m back. I would like to start by thanking all of you who knew about my loss and expressed your deepest sympathy to me (even though you did not know her) for the passing of my dear sister last Saturday whilst I was in Malta. That is what makes our senior section and our club such a a commendable place because of the great respect we all have for each other, so once again I thank you.

I got back from Sunny Malta and as promised I brought the Sunshine with me, so on a lovely Sunny all be it a bit fresh morning 48 seniors turned out to play a team event stableford.
The course was in superb condition, even with the adverse weather you had while I was away, and with the trees all coming into blossom, lovely manicured fairways, and superb greens (although my putting as usual didn’t compliment the greens) it was a pleasure to be out there playing on a course that we should all be proud off.
There were only 2 two’s today Pete Turner on the 8th and David Warner Brothers on the 14th, well done both of you.
The winning teams were: in second place with 73 Tony Gwillym, Harry Lee and Graham Horton, and in first place with a score of 78 were Pete Turner and the Williams Sisters, Graham Sylvester Williams and Alan Williams.
A very well done all of you, and we will see you all on Thursday for May’s Monthly Medal.

Sahha u Grazzi Hafna (oops sorry I’m in England now not in Malta) never mind I will let you work it out for yourselves what I’m saying.



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26th April

On behalf of Peter, who is now in Malta and the sun has come out, although yesterday’s rain meant we had to have a Stableford Non-Qualifier, here are today’ results:

39 players turned out, and in Cat 2, 2nd place went to Tony Hall, beating both Neil Taylor and Tony Gwillym on count-back, all with 29 points, and the winner was John Dyson with 33 points. In Cat 1, 2nd place went to Vice Captain Gerry Newby who beat Geoff Annibal on count-back with 31 points and the winner was Geoff Dutton with 33 points.

There was only 1 two scored on the correct hole (2nd) by Robin Brown.

A quick reminder for those that have not yet entered, but would like to, the Seniors’ Open AM-AM (4 man team) is on Wednesday 13th June and the Seniors’ Open (individual) is on Thursday 26th July. The available tee times are filling up rapidly so get your entry forms (available from the foyer) submitted as soon as you can to avoid disappointment!


on behalf of PeteZ


Zammo’s Blog

24th April

Greetings my fellow seniors and a word of warning “ Keep all your measuring tapes under lock and key, there is a collector amongst us”.
On a quite and relatively pleasant morning 59 seniors went out to play April’s monthly medal combined with the Dave Burns Trophy, these as you know were re scheduled events that were affected by the weather but at least they are out of the way now.
The golf course is in pristine condition and when you think that only 2 weeks ago we couldn’t play on it, it is remarkable how quickly and how well it has recovered.

So on to today’s winners, nearest the pin on the 14th was the infamous measuring tape collector Graham Sylvester Williams who beat yours truly by a mere 2 foot -8 inches and to make sure that no could beat him, he promptly put the measuring tape in his pocket. Gentlemen this is not FAKE NEWS this is how far some people are willing to go to win 2 bottles of wine. Only joking Graham, and very well done mate.

There were 4 two’s today but only 3 of them counted each Winning £9, and the winners were Paul Eales and Steve Clifton on the second, and the other one for good MEASURE was Graham Sylvester Williams on the 11th, Jody Kirschner got his 2 on the 8th alas Jody you get nothing, ha, ha.

The medal winners in Cat 2, third place go to Rob Baldwin with a 74, second and beaten on count-back with 73 strokes was John Dyson, and the winner of April’s cat 2 monthly medal also with 73 strokes was Norman Beavis.

The Cat 1 winners were in third place and beaten on count-back with 73 strokes Dave Proctor, in second place also with 73 strokes was David Tasker, and the winner of April’s Cat 1 monthly medal also winner of the Dave Burns Trophy with 72 strokes was John Taylor. Very well done to all of you especially you John.

Handicap reviews: going up Steve Clifton from 19 to 20, Trevor East from 17 to 18, Graham Horton from 27 to 28, and finally Keith Myatt from 18 to 19. Only one person getting a reduction and that is our overall winner John Taylor going down from 16 to 15.

Thank you all for playing, on Thursday you have a Stableford qualifier from the yellow tees, I’m off to sunnier climes so I will see you next Tuesday and in the words of Grace Brothers “You’ve all done very well”



Zammo’s Blog

20th April

I happened to be at the club today and Martin passed me yesterdays results, so as promised here they are.
Thirty four seniors went out on a most beautiful morning, and although the scores were not all that great but there was an Eagle on the 16th scored by Bob Russell.
There were 5 two’s, 4 on the 14th, and they were Del Sumner, Alan Williams, Pat Stewart, and the greedy Scots man Bob Russell with a birdie on the 14th and an Eagle on the 16th, but even so with all that bravado he could only finished 4th, however very well done Bob, I’m sure you’ll be telling us how you did it next week, but you must come clean and the truth is you didn’t see it go in because you had your eyes closed.

Right the results were: second in Cat 1 was Geoff Dutton with 35 points and the winner of Cat 1 was Jim Goodrum with 38 points.
Cat 2 runner up was Tony Gwillym with 36 points and the winner was The Reverend Mike young with 40 points.
Well done to all of you, see you all Tuesday.



Zammo’s Blog
19th April

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.

Cheers folks

Arri ve derci.

Zammo’s Blog
12th April

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



Zammo’s blog

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.

Mucho Grazzias

Adios Amigos.

Zorro…. ops sorry Zammo.


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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.

Grazzi Hafna


Zammo’s blog

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.


Zammo’s Blog
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.

Zammo’s Blog

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)


Zammo’s Blog

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.

Thank you.



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



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.
Name H/C Name H/C


Peter Zammit 10


Len Westlake 17
Gary Noble 18 G. Campbell 22


Ray Duncan    18


Alan Cowie 20
Martin Howard 17 Alan Jude 26


John Stephenson 13


Jody Kirschner 25


Ian Prior 12


John Dyson 21




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.

Name H/C Name H/C


Peter Zammit 10


Pete Turner 7
Mel Moxon 19 Bob Palmer 13


Neil Gilbert 20


Terry Regan 23
Alistair Grant 24 Norman Beavis 25


John Spooner 13


Roger mead 17


Duncan Bustin 13


Bill Dark 19

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.