Results of Carl Ellis Greensomes 2nd December 2013
Results of Carl Ellis Greensomes 2nd December 2013
The following prizes were presented:
1st John Watson/Adrian Turner 43Pts
2nd Pete Raspin/Sid Hicks 42Pts
3rd Gordon Brenchley/John Robson 41Pts
4th Ian Smith/Fred Fox 39Pts CPO
5th Steve Grundy/Ian McGregor 39Pts
6th Andy Craft/Bob Bolton 38Pts
TWOs – worth £7.80 for each TWO were gained by the following pairs:-
Tom Banks & Bryan Lyon
Roy McIlwain & Malcolm Earney
Richard Blakey & Harry Jamieson
John Watson & Adrian Turner
John Kent & Hugh Nicholson
Cyril Bray & Jim Keable
Steve Grundy & Ian McGregor
The following gained two “TWOs” worth a total of £15.60:
Paul Ashmore & Rowland Ward
Dave Rickaby & Rick Streeter
Whisky Draw – six bottles were won by:
Carl HILL; Cyril BRAY; Adrian TURNER; John WOOD; Mick MIDDLETON & John BRYANT
PRIZE WINNERS LADIES & SENIORS TEXAS SCRAMBLE
PRIZE WINNERS LADIES & SENIORS TEXAS SCRAMBLE 6th November
1ST Sarah Love 67-8.7= 58.3
2nd Caroline Mattock 67-7.4= 59.6
3rd Rikki Czajkowski 66-6.3=59.7
4th Christine Budge 65-5.2=59.8
LADIES & SENIORS TEXAS SCRAMBLE START TIMES
LADIES & SENIORS TEXAS SCRAMBLE
WEDNESDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2013
Please check your Start Times on the website or notice board for this rearranged event, as they have all been altered.
Seniors Invitation Day - Results
Seniors Invitation Day - Results
|34 Pairs took part|
|1||Andrew Wylde & Bill Brogan||45|
|2||John Bryant & Tony Shepherd||on count back - last 9=25||43|
|3||Malcolm Earney & Brian West||on count back - last 9=24||43|
|4||Phil Ingleby & John Ingleby||on count back - last 9=23||43|
|5||Rowland Ward & George Vernon||on count back - last 9=19||43|
|The Whisky Draw was won by Pete Morley & Malcolm Earney|
|The "Two's" pool of £62.00 was donated to the Senior's Captain's Charity as there NO TWOs scored|
|The Senior Captain's Raffle raised over £400.00 on its own|
|Seniors Invitation Day - Unclaimed Raffle Prizes|
|Green 169||Greenwich House Porter||Blanchard||0778 0001004||member|
|Blue 184||Sav Blanc||Mumford||01522 793184||member|
|Blue 176||Tin of Butter Cookies||Beesley||member|
|Green 176||Gift Cards & Envelopes||Sturdy||01526 320642|
|The Senior Secretary can be contacted on 01526 322283 but will endeavour to place prizes with their rightful owners|
Seniors Match of the Century Report
On Monday 16th. September Blankney Seniors elected to help commemorate Ian Smith reaching his 70th. year. The 40 invited participants played a match with those aged 70 and under against those of a more mature age. Conditions were dry and occasionally sunny if a little windy.
Prizes were awarded to Phil Batty (NTP-7th.) and Neil Blanchard ( LD-14th.) The result was Youngsters 8 – Veterans 2! So youth & enthusiasm triumphed over age & experience once again. However an enjoyable day was had by all unless you were Ray & Vic !!
Thanks to these members for stepping up at the last minute: Derek Green (Roy McIlwain) Barry Creasey (Peter Morley) and Baz Keeton (Mike Turner)
Special thanks to Alec Milne & Pam Gainey for providing refreshments at the Half Way House, Vic Kinnin for the photographs and to Graham, Lee & John for helping to make it a memorable day.
Seniors Away Day – South Kyme G.C.
Seniors Away Day – South Kyme G.C.
Wednesday 7th.August –Results.
Individual 1st. Maurice Smith 42 pts. 2nd. Chris Symonds 39pts. 3rd. Colin Eades 38pts.
Teams 1st. Chris Symonds 103pts. 2nd. Maurice Smith 103pts.3rd.Mike Turner 101pts.
Doug Riddell Ian Smith Steve Langley
Don Ridley John Robson Harry Addison
Nearest the Pin 14th. John Thompson NTP with 2nd.Shot 17th. Bob Khan
Longest Drive 6th. John Watson Booby Prize Score 22pts. Bob Bolton
Kibworth Away Day Results
Kibworth Away Day
Teams with highest score
|First||92 Points||John Bryant||Roger Lugsdin||Bob Lord|
|Second||88 Points||Steve Langley||Rowland Ward||Derek Green|
|Third||84 Points||Roger Fry||Andrew Wylde||Bob Ford|
Individual Best Scores
|First||36 Points||Colin Eades|
|Second||33 Points * count back||Andrew Wylde|
|Third||33 Points * count back||Bob Ford|
|Nearest the Pin - after second shot (6th)||Chris Symonds|
|Nearest the Pin (9th)||Phil Batty|
|Longest Drive - 16th||John Watson|
|Those Blankney Seniors attending would like to thank Ian Smith for his organisation.|
MINUTES OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Monday 3rd December 2012 (3.00pm)
Derek Green (Seniors Captain) – Chairman
Don Ridley (Seniors Vice-Captain)
Malcolm Earney (Seniors Secretary/Treasurer)
and the Members of the Senior Section
Apologies for absence were received from: Steve Langley, Bob Manser, Bob Marshall, Terry Sutton, Paul Ryan, Harry Addison and Bob Ford.
The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and requested a minute’s silence in memory of members, members’ wives and former members who had died in the year since the previous A.G.M. Particular mention was made of David Simpson, a Past Club Captain who had been Senior Section Secretary for ten years prior to the current Captain taking over that role.
PRESENTATION OF PRIZES
Prizes were presented as follows:-
The Reg Woolley Cup
Winner: Don Ridley
Runner-up: John Watson
Semi Finalist: Chris Symonds
Semi Finalist: Neil Blanchard
Gilliat Driver Bert Cawsey Cup Order of Merit
Winner: Terry Bannister Maurice Smith Bob Manser
Second: Bob Manser Mike Turner Cyril Bray
Third: John Wood Phil Kirchen
Fifty-two seniors took part and ten prizes were presented:
1st. Peter Morley 60.15 2nd. Cyril Bray 60.20
3rd. George Foster 60.65 4th. Derek Green 61.45
5th. Dave Stevenson 61.85 6th. Don Ridley 61.95
7th. Paul Ryan 62.10 8th. Nev Scott 62.20
9th. Bill Stonier 62.70 10th.= Neil Blanchard & Roger Fry 62.75
Seniors Roll-up League
Most Games Played %pts/Games Points
Winner: George Foster Bill Salmon John Thompson
Second: Derek Isaac Neil Blanchard Roger Fry
Third: Mike Merrison Ian Smith Mike Turner
The Carl Ellis Christmas Greensomes
The winners were Bob Fisher and Dave Stanley with a wonderful score of 44pts (only 17 holes) on a card playoff from Mike Taylor and Chris Symonds with Jim Atkinson and Jim Kursewicz one point behind in third; Only two ‘2s’ were achieved both on the sixteenth: Gordon Brenchley & Reg Royle and John Bryant & Roger Lugsden, each pair receiving £42. Five lucky members; Harry Addison, Ian Spencer-Knott, Phil Ingleby, Roger Lugsdin and Carl Hill each received a bottle in the whisky draw.
MINUTES OF THE 2011 A.G.M.
The Minutes of the 2011 A.G.M. had been displayed for the required period. There being no matters arising they were accepted unanimously by the meeting as a true record on the proposal of Bob Fisher and seconded by Bob Khan.
Derek stated that he had hoped that the Blankney Bulletin would have been published before the meeting so that he could reiterate his comments here, but suffice it to say he stated that it had been an honour and a privilege to be the Seniors’ Captain during 2012 and that he was very grateful to Peter Morley for asking him way back in 2010.
He stated that his year would not have run so smoothly had it not been for the tremendous support he had received from the senior membership. 58 seniors had played in the club matches and the results, not including the matches against the Club or the Ladies, if it were looked at in Football terms, would read Played 29, Won 18, Lost 9 and 2 Draws. Just to put a bit of gloss on that it equated to one home loss, five away wins and two away halves, he congratulated all who have taken part especially those who had stood in at short notice.
Apart from Malcolm and Don the section was very fortunate that so many of the seniors were willing to help out. They carry out the many tasks that enable the golf to be one of variation and interest for all.
During the year the section held many events; the Valentine Dinner; the away weeks; the eclectic; the roll-up; the major competitions and of course the social golf. All these functions needed to be organised by someone, even the people who book the necessary tee times – Mike Merrison must have had a headache trying to keep the web site up to date!!
It was a tribute to all of those people that had made it all happen and that were what helped to make the Blankney Seniors’ section a joy to belong. It gave us all the opportunity to socialise in common interest, put the world to right and to make friends while enjoying the wonderful game. He then asked for any member who felt the urge to help with the running of the section in any way, to let him know so that they could be helped to get involved.
Derek continued by saying that it was gratifying to know that the seniors were making a name for themselves by getting involved in Club functions. He reminded the meeting of the involvement of Nev Scott and Dave Stanley in the running of the 200 Club during 2012.
Ian Smith had been elected onto the main Club Committee has House & Social Chairman at the Club AGM and Derek asked his fellow members to join with him in wishing him every success in his new post. Derek also asked that the Senior Section showed their support for Ian by attending as many of the Functions organised by Ian and his committee as possible.
Derek finished his report by extending his best wishes to Don Ridley and Andrew Wylde for their Captaincies over the next two years and if they received the same amount of help that he had received their years would both go like clockwork. He thanked everyone once again and told the meeting that it saddened him to know that within thirty minutes he would have to take his place alongside all of the other past-Senior Captains and would become YESTERDAYS MAN.
Malcolm made his report by stating the following:
It goes without saying that without a LOT of help from MANY of the Seniors; it would have not been possible to accomplish my duties. So I would like to start my Report with thanks to:-
A Key Worker, Mike Merrison on his work in keeping our WEB Site updated.
Another being Ian Smith for the analysis of the Seniors Rollup League, followed by Steve Langley - Senior Golfers Handbook; as well as Mick Middleton for the Eclectic
I would also like to thank Ray Snell, Don Ridley, John Gardner and every one for helping when called upon.
And Finally, Derek Green for being my mentor, always there in case of need, as well as being the 2012 Seniors Captain who discharged his duties quietly but efficiently. Many thanks, Derek, for taking over the organisation of the Seniors Matches.
The Seniors Open Day continues to attract a large field with an increase in visitors to 88 as well as 88 members competing therein, whereas The Seniors Invitation Day attracted similar numbers to those for last year.
The comments that I received from visitors were all favourable and especial thanks to Barbara Coffey & Anthea Ashmore for their help at the Halfway House – popular as ever – what a wonderful job they do.
There were more entries to the Seniors Competitions this year compared to 2011. Thanks one and all for participating.
On a different note, at a meeting with Graham Bradley, as Course Manager, together with Don Ridley and Andrew Wylde, the following was agreed after much discussion:-
Seniors Website – Graham Bradley requested that the Social Golf calendar is not published on the Seniors Website but only displayed on the Seniors Notice Board. His concern was a matter of perception in that the Seniors Section were being criticized for taking up too many Tee Times making less available to other members.
Graham reported that there had been a number of occasions when other members not playing with the Seniors Section, having booked a Tee Time, were not allowed to tee off at their allocated time because of the number of Seniors, therefore from 1st January 2013, the Wednesday “Social Roll Up” would be curtailed; members wishing to play could either join the “Early Birds” or book an individual time and make up their own groups. The current situation regarding the block bookings for social golf would continue on Monday and Friday mornings.
At Last Year’s AGM, the question of payment before entering the Draw for both the Seniors Open as well as the Seniors' Invitation Day was raised and approved. I repeat from last year, “Without knowing the expected income, it is difficult to plan the expenditure on Prizes and I was also experiencing difficulties in Accounting for these two events.”
Unfortunately, this remains a problem for me both as Treasurer and as Secretary. Accordingly, after canvassing amongst the Seniors, henceforth a date will be published on which the Draw is to be made. Only those who have paid the entry fee will be drawn. Unpaid applicants will be transferred to a Reserve List to be included at a later stage after payment has been received.
Malcolm continued with the report from his second post, that of Treasurer; He stated that there were several copies of the Balance Sheet available to the meeting from which could be seen that the starting balance had been £1104 and had ended the year with some £1400 available. There were a few items yet to be paid, such the outgoing Capitan’s Sweater, and the section had been asked to donate some funds to the Club to assist in paying towards a shelter near the First Tee. As it was felt that the seniors would benefit substantially from the shelter, this had been agreed.
Malcolm continued by once again thanking Bob SPANDLER for examining the books and for his many constructive comments.
After the closing date for the accounts, Derek Green had passed on £160.00 collected at the Halfway House during the matches. This sum would be passed to the Junior Organiser, Mick Cawsey, via the Club Chairman for such expenditure on the Juniors Section as Mick saw fit.
No questions were forthcoming so Malcolm asked the meeting to approve the accounts. This was done unanimously.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Nominations for the election of officers had been on display for the required period. In the absence of any counter nominations the following were appointed by unanimous vote to hold office in 2012: -
Don Ridley - Proposed Derek Green seconded Steve Langley
Andrew Wylde - Proposed Don Ridley seconded Cyril Bray
Malcolm Earney - Proposed Steve Langley seconded Don Ridley
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
No written items of Any Other Business had been received; however the meeting was asked if they had any matters to discuss. The following items were raised:
1. Mike Cawsey thanked the Captain and Committee for the donation to the Junior Section and informed the meeting that he would ensure that the Juniors knew that the money had come from the Seniors.
2. Dave Sturdy reminded his fellow seniors that the etiquette of golf decreed that it was all players’ responsibility to ensure that they kept up with the group in front and not just ahead of the group behind. If they couldn’t, it was imperative that they asked the group that they were holding up, to play through.
3. Jim Keable asked whether it was possible to include the time for the next inspection on the board notifying members of a trolley ban, as had been the case at his previous club. The Captain and Secretary agreed that they would pass on the request to Graham Bradley and John Hart.
HANDOVER OF CAPTAINCY
Retiring Captain Derek Green having already passed on his best wishes to the new Captain and Vice-Captain handed Don Ridley his Captain’s sweater. Don in accepting Derek’s best wishes thanked him on behalf of the Club for his excellent year as Captain and presented him with a commemorative monogrammed Club jumper.
Don then continued by taking the opportunity to thank members for their help during the previous year. He also told the meeting that he was looking forward to his year, especially not having to get up so early to officiate at the social events. He wished his Vice-Captain Andrew best wishes for his year.
He finished by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a great year of golf in 2013 and as there was no further business the meeting was declared closed at 3.58pm.
Results of Blankney Seniors Away Day at Grimsby GC
Blankney Seniors Away Day Friday 20th July at Grimsby Golf Club.
33 Seniors set about this far from easy course in tricky conditions resulting in most of us producing modest scores. However Ian Spencer Knott scored a creditable 34 closely followed by Bob Khan with 33. John Watson was third with 31.
Thanks to Grimsby Golf Club, Margarets Stanley and Green (the Half Way House ladies), our sponsors Derek G.David S.Bill R. And Ian S. With very special thanks to David Stanley & Malcolm Earney for all their help and support.
Individual 1st. Ian Spencer-Knott 34
2nd. Bob Khan 33
3rd. John Watson 31
Teams 1st. Colin Eades, Ray Snell, Bob Khan 92 (all 3 to count)
2nd. Steve Grundy, Peter Adams, Chris Symonds 85
Longest drive on the 8th. Chris Symonds
Nearest the pin on the 2nd. Cyril Bray
Nearest the pin in two 15th. Neil Blanchard
Last man in! Mike Merrison
BLANKNEY SENIORS SOCIETY AWAY DAY AT GRIMSBY
BLANKNEY SENIORS SOCIETY AWAY DAY
Friday 20th.July 2012-Grimsby Golf Club
Full handicap - Stableford competition of the yellow tees.
Individual & Team competitions. Teams: All 3 to score.
Prizes: Individual 1st,2nd ,3rd, Team 1st, 2nd. Nearest the Pin on 13th.( Sponsored by David Stanley) Longest drive on 8th. (Sponsored by Derek Green) Nearest the pin with 2nd. Shot (Sponsored by Bill Randerson) Lowest Individual points score (Sponsored by Ian Smith)
Raffle: Would every player please bring a prize for the raffle (bottle of wine/sleeve of balls etc.) to ensure everyone gets a prize-thanks.
Please pay any balance outstanding (Payable to Blankney Senior Golfers) by the 11th.July to assist the smooth running of the day.
10am. Derek Green Mike Merrison Rowland Ward
10.08 Cyril Bray Bob Fisher Ian Spencer-Knott
10.16 Phil Batty Ian Smith Elwyn Barton
10.24 Neil Blanchford Tam Keay Len Coffey
10.32 Steve Grundy Peter Adams Chris Symonds
10.40 Roy McIlwain Adrian Turner John Watson
10.48 David Stanley John Robson Nev Scott
10.56 David Green Roger Fry David Sturdy
11.04 John Thompson Mick Middleton George Ross
11.12 Colin Eades Ray Snell Bob Khan
11.20 Gordon Blenchley Doug Riddell Bill Stonier Harry Davis
Results of the 2012 Seniors' Open
BLANKNEY SENIORS' OPEN - 29th May 2012 - RESULTS
OVERALL WINNER FOR THE WATSON TROPHY WAS DAVE BARTON of WOODHALL SPA WITH 43 POINTS
168 Competitors took part with 31 Clubs from 7 Counties were represented as visitors. SSI was 72
|DIVISION A - 55 to 64|
|1||Paul JACKSON||TYDD ST GILES||19||22||43|
|2||Graham BOWERMAN||GREETHAM VALLEY||24||16||40|
|4||Ian JARVIS||BURGHLEY PARK||18||21||39*|
|5||Per DE KREMER||GREETHAM VALLEY||20||19||39*|
|* = Count Back|
|DIVISION B - 65 to 69|
|1||Allan CALDWELL||MARKET HARBOROUGH||20||19||39*|
|4||Nigel TURNBULL||TOFT HOTEL||21||17||38*|
|* = Count Back|
|DIVISION C - 70 TO 75|
|1||Brian KEIGHTLEY||STOKE ROCHFORD||21||18||39|
|* = Count Back|
|DIVISION D - 76 and over|
|1||Roy LEWIS||TOFT HOTEL||18||19||37|
|WHISKY DRAW PRIZE:||TWO'S COMPETITION|
|TICKET NO||PLAYER||Bob Chilvers||Grimsby||13th|
|6||Blankney||David Stevenson||Chris Symonds||Blankney||7th|
|32||Blankney||Phil Batty||Dave Barton||Woodhall Spa||10th|
|69||Blankney||Jim Keable||Derek Green||Blankney||10th|
|115||Blankney||Peter Morley||Gordon Brenchley||Blankney||16th Apologies|
|145||Hereford||Michael Archer||Harry Jamieson||Blankney||13th|
|160||Blankney||John Gardner||John Curley||Coxmoor||16th Apologies|
|Norman Bonner||Greetham Valley||10th|
|Paul Jackson||Tydd St Giles||10th|
|Steve Malson||Stanton on the Wolds||16th|
Seniors Trip to Manor of Groves report
Blankney Seniors Spring Outing
13 – 18 May to ‘Manor of Groves’ Hotel, Leisure Centre & Golf Club nr Sawbridgeworth in Hertfordshire.
The hotel was very well appointed and they looked after us so well – we wined and dined happily each evening.
The golf course is very pretty undulating parkland with rather more aquatic features than we are used to – though not long, it produced a significant technical challenge. Especially as we were in rain on day one and the occasional heavy thunderstorm in the afternoon of day two – scores were generally low. Day three was fine and we were able to appreciate the course. On day four, being unable to play MoG, we played at nearby Ash Valley. Long, open and rather more steeply undulating we were able to open our shoulders; scores were a bit better. On the tee facing a very long down then uphill 595yd par 5 one of our party was heard to remark that if he was going that far at home it would cost him a bus fare.
Steve Langley triumphed overall and took the ‘Tour Trophy’ – Congratulations.
I feel that I must add a little to Paul's report.
A very good and successful trip, in spite of the weather, and on behalf of all attendees I give a warm vote of thanks to Paul for all of his endeavours on our behalf.
Ken Williams Cup result
The Seniors 2012 season has at last got underway with the Ken Williams Cup being played for on Monday 23rd April. The weather forecast was not encouraging, but in spite of this there was a field of 77 taking part, and the rain was a lot later than expected, so most got round reasonably dry.
Looking to have another good year, it was John Bryant who won the cup with a Stableford score of 40 points. In second place, on countback, was Cyril Bray and third was John Watson, both returning scores 38 points. In fourth place on 37 points was George Foster, and fifth place with 36 points was Maurice Smith.
The CSS was 72.
Notice from The Seniors' Secretary re. The Seniors' Open
The Senior's Secretary has asked for the following list to be displayed so that anyone who has not yet entered for The Open will be aware of the fact, and can still get their entry in.
Seniors Open - 29th May 2012
Entries as at 29 March 2012
|No||First Name||Surname||Age Group||Fee||Meal||TOTAL|
|13||PAID & EP||Douglas||Bray||D||£7.00||£0.00||£7.00|
|50||PAID & EP||Mick||Roberts||C||£7.00||£0.00||£7.00|
Note from Malcolm Earney, Seniors Secretary re. Ken Williams Cup and Seniors Open.
The Entry form for the Ken Williams Cup which is to be played on Monday 23rd April has been posted onto the Seniors Notice Board. This is a handicap qualifying Stableford competition played off the Yellow Tees and has a full handicap allowance.
This event also serves as a qualifier for the Reg Woolley Cup – which is a match play Knock Out competition.
Both competitions are open to all Senior Members (i.e. aged 55 and above) with the first 32 with the best scores from the Ken Williams Cup eligible to enter the Reg Woolley Cup competition provided they have entered therein. When signing up for the Ken Williams Cup, please indicate whether of not you wish to enter the Reg Woolley Cup.
The Seniors Open is to be played on Tuesday 29th May and I have updated the members’ entry list into alphabetical order, with the draw taking place on Saturday 14th April.
Entry Fee for members is £7.00 and a Carvery Meal is available costing a further £13:00. Please ensure that I have received your entry fee Friday 13th April as non-payment by that date will result in a prospective entry being placed onto the Reserve List.
As I am still invalidated, please ring me on 01526 322283 or e-mail me if you need to discuss any thing.
Early Birds Christmas Trophy
Results Of Seniors' Away-Day At Newark
Forty-eight Seniors from Blankney enjoyed the annual away-day at Newark. The weather was as good as could be wished for at this time of the year. A splendid day finished-off with the traditional "cow pie and chips". Thanks once again to Len Coffey for doing such a good job of the organisation.
The results were as follows:-
First place - Roger Lugsdin & Neil Blanchard with 45 points;
Second place - Mike Merrison & Roger Fry with 44 points;
Third place - Derek Green & Bob Khan with 43 points;
Fourth place - Rowland Ward & John Thompson with 42 points.
Results of The Bert Cawsey Cup from The Seniors Secretary
Bert Cawsey Cup held on Thursday 16th October was won by:-
1. Tam KEAY 10 38
2. John Bryant 9 36 (on count back)
3. Colin MUMBY 15 36
4. Harry JAMIESON 14 35
5. Roger FRY 13 33
Full results available on www.howdidido.com
CSS Score 74 & SSS 72
Whisky Draw won by:– David Stevenson & Doug Riddell
Twos taking £8:57 each – (now credited in the Pros Shop) are
Peter ADAMS 13th
John THOMPSON 13th
Richard BLAKEY 10th
Dave HILLS 13th
Harry JAMIESON 10th
Tam KEAY 7th
Bob MANSER 16th
Seniors Invitation Day
The 3rd of October was blessed with unseasonably good weather (it got as high as 29C) for the Blankney Seniors Invitation Day. Thirty pairs took part in a Fourball Better Ball tournament. There were guest representing 21 different clubs.
The event was won by Ian Spencer -Knott and his partner who came in with a score of 48 Stableford points. In second place on countback with 45 points was Peter Bennett and partner with Ian McGregor and partner in third. There were seven "twos", but particular mention must be made of the two on the fourth hole by Phil White, and the fact that Geoff Keighley managed a pair of twos on the 13th & 16th.
Barbara and Irene received a well deserved vote of thanks for the very welcome refreshments at the 12th.
Message from Nev Scott re. Seniors' Grimsby Exchange Day
GRIMSBY EXCHANGE DAY
On Monday 26 September 46 seniors went to Grimsby for our first exchange day. Unfortunately, like lots of other courses in the County, Grimsby is suffering from lack of rainfall and a limit on the amount of water they can use so we had to play four temporary holes.
We were very well looked after by all the staff, almost everyone enjoyed the day and thought it was good value. John Robson won with 36 points on a card play off from Roger Lugsdin. We will most likely go again next year in the hope that the full course is playable.
32 players from Grimsby had a very enjoyable day at Blankney and have expressed a wish to repeat the fixture next year.
Result of The Gilliat Driver
In extremely blustery weather 57 Seniors participated in our annual medal competition, The Gilliatt Driver. In spite of the testing conditions Bob Manser came in with a truly creditable nett 67, closely followed into second place by Peter Bennett, who recorded a nett 68. In third place with nett 71 was David Sturdy, in fourth on nett 72 was George Foster beating John Fleming into fifth on countback.
The CSS for the day was 72.
Seniors' Captain's Day Report
2nd 41pts J Toomey;
Report on Seniors Away Day at Spalding Golf Club
Bert Newman Shield result
Tuesday 12th July saw an excellent turnout of seventy-seven Seniors take part in the annual Bert Newman Shield. The clear winner was Rowland Ward with 41 Stableford points. In second place was David Sturdy who beat David Wilson into third place on countback, both having returned a score of 39 points. Fourth and fifth places went to Martin Cornelius and Derek Green respectively, both on countback with scores of 38 points. The CSS for the day was 72.
Report on Seniors versus Ladies
So, how did the all important match against the Blankney Ladies go? Seniors Captain Peter Morley says "that we did far better than I had anticipated, secure as I am, in the knowledge that our ladies are a force to be reckoned with. I still don't remember saying "yes" to 6 bisques (or whatever they are) but as a result of our generosity in that department, and a dubious (surely) handicap system, (how can Chris Kessler be off 36 and plant so many balls straight down the middle?) and the certain knowledge that we would give any putt that was less than 2 putter lengths, whereas all I received was a grudging tap in when the hole was already won, the Ladies scored a 7-6 victory. Seriously, congratulations to our Ladies and thank you for a most enjoyable day. But ---can someone assist with the following " the match hinged on the last 4 ball and they did not appear until 45 minutes after the preceding 4 ball. Why? Who were they and what were they doing? Did they know the match hinged on their performance? As ever, golf and our annual battle has it's imponderables. Best of luck to the next Seniors Captain. I'm sure the situation won't change".
Results of The Ken Williams Cup
On what can only be described as a perfect day for golf, probably more summer thn spring, 83 Seniors took part in the first of the major competitions of 2011 The Ken Williams Cup.
The scoring seemed to reflect the weather as the winner, Roger Sharp, returned a very good 42 Stableford points. Second place went to Don Ridley with 40 points. Don beat David Stevenson into third place on countback. Fourth and fifth places went to Roger Lugsdin and John Dooley both with 39 points.
There were two lucky winners of "The Twos Pool" namely Bob Manser and Don Craigs who are substantially wealthier than before they started. The SSI for the competition was 71.
Result of the Seniors' Captain versus Vice-Captain match
The traditional season opener between teams of the Seniors' Captain and Vice-Captain took place on Thurday 3rd March. The weather was not too brilliant being very dull and cold ( for those fortunate enough to be reading this in warmer climes, it got up to 4C). The result, hopefully not too portentous for the coming season, was a resounding win for the Vice-Captain with a score of 2.5 to 8.5.
Request from Seniors' Secretary
One of the matters raised was the question of e-mail addresses being held by the Seniors Secretary. If you wish for me to have yours, please send me an e-mail. If you wish for any of your details to be excluded from the Seniors hand book, again you only need to let me know.
My contact details are:- Malcolm Earney Honorary Secretary/Treasurer
Blankney Golf Club Senior Golfers
7 Harvest Close