CLUB TEXAS SCRAMBLE SATURDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2021
Arrangements have been finalised for this years Club Texas Scramble which is to be played on Saturday 18th December 2021.
As per my previous communication, this is to update you in reference to catering arrangements for the day.
There will be a Breakfast Buffet, including Tea/Coffee commencing at 09:00 hours and the cost for this is £8.50 per head. Tickets for the buffet are available from behind the bar and we would ask that you please purchase them between Monday 6th December and Thursday 16th December 2021 so the Catering Team are aware of how many they are catering for.
Let's have a great day and see the year out on a positive note.
CHRISTMAS TEXAS SCRAMBLE SATURDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2021
The entry sheet for the Club Texas Scramble will be available in the Pro Shop from Sunday 21st November 2021. It is a straightforward Texas Scramble which is a Shotgun start commencing at 10:30 Hours on Saturday 18th December 2021 and tees will be drawn on the morning of the event at the Registration Table. The Competition is open to a maximum of 32 Teams and the only stipulation of the day is that all players must get 3 drives in and it is open to all sections of the club. Fancy Dress is encouraged and a prize will be awarded to the best turned out by an independant judge for the day.
The day also incorporates the Pro Christmas Draw and squares are being sold by the Shop Team and the draw will be performed by Alec after the golf so good luck to all who enter.
When entering to play in this competition, please pay your entry fee of £20 per Team when signing up. Could I also ask you to state if you would be interested in food on the day and if so could you state your Teams preference as to whether you would prefer to eat before golf or after golf. Once I have a snap shot of preferences it will allow me to liaise with the Catering/Bar Manager in organising the catering for this annual event. The food is not included in the £20 per Team earlier mentioned as that is for the Golf only but once I am in a position I will inform you what catering arrangements have been made, including the price.
Look forward to seeing you all there on the day, let's finish off the year on a high with lots of festive spirit or at least beer!
Gents Texas Scramble
Thank you to all who took part in todays Texas Scramble which was fiercely contested with some absolutely magnificent scores being posted. Rumour has it posts about one fantastic score made it as far as the front pages of Social Media.
Congratulations to the winning Team of Phil Carelton, Tom Standley, Dean Creasey & David J Taylor with a superb 52.2, well played gents, great effort.
Gallant Runners up were Mark McKinstry, Mike Barton, Nick Beck & Tom Scutt who carded an impressive 53.45
Third Place went to John Hawes, Daz Pigford, Russ Burgess and Duncan Baker with a revised score of 53.85 (Facebook Apology Required) Joking aside, fantastic Gross score of 60, great knock Gents.
Fourth Place went to Al Long, Manuel Ceconi, Kev Vasey & Nick Dyson with a creditable 56.2
The standard of golf was very high over the day and it was astounding that the Team of Bruce Saunderson, Graham Fletcher, John Dempster & Colin Dowthwaite finished last with a respectable 63.5
Vouchers will be available in the Pro Shop for all winners to collect from Tuesday onwards.
Thank you to all of you who have supported Blankney Golf Club over the year taking part in the competitions, your support is invaluable and much appreciated. We now move onto the Winter League and hopefully we'll be able to get some fun competitions organised during the Winter months where possible.
Take care everyone.
Gents Invitation to Ladies and Pro/Captain Challenge
Thank you to all who took part in todays fun event, the Gents invitation to Ladies which was held in horrible conditions, however all that played appeared to enjoy the day with some above average scores being posted.
Congratulations to Clive Lewis and Janet Gordon who won the event with an outstanding 67 beating Simon Smith and Krem Saunders with an impressive 69. Well played all.
It was nice to see such a vibrant atmosphere in the Clubhouse and thank you to all who stayed for the presentation, hopefully, this is a sign of things to come for future events, which leads me onto Friday 22nd October, The Pro/Captain Challenge Trophy.
All participants are welcome to attend for Bacon Butties and Coffee from 10:00 hours before proceeding to their allocated tees ready to commence a shotgun start at 11:30 hours. Don't worry if you are not already aware where you'll be starting, there'll be a list on display on the day. Beer will be served on the completion of your round and the hot Pork Rolls and Eton Mess will be served once the golf is complete. Festivities will begin thereafter with the presentation of prizes followed by live music by the Snogs. Look forward to seeing you all there.
Knock Out Competitions and Whiskey Stagger results
All of the finals have now been played for the Knock-Out Competitions and the results are as follows:
The Woodcock Cup was won by Blankney Golf Cub Captain Kev O'Rourke and his playing partner Daz Pigford who beat Daeron Wise and Andy Garner in the final.
Erik Andersen won the Londesborough Cup beating Tom Standley in the final.
Nige Bottomley and Krem Saunders won the Jack & Eve Cup beating Rod White and Terry McArthy in the final.
Congratulations and well played to all the winners of the above competitions and also to the runners up for reaching the finals.
Thank you to all who have entered the competitions throughout the year, your support is appreciated and hopefully we will have less restrictions in 2022 and can return to some form of normality.
Next week is the Turkey Trot and it is currently open for entries on V1/HDiD. This is followed by the Gents Invitation to Ladies on the 17th October 2021 and there is a sign up sheet in the foyer. On Sunday 24th October 2021 there is a Gents Texas Scramble and I will put the entry sheet up on the notice board this week. I am trying another new format for this scramble as everyone is aware, they're a fun competition and to add to the fun, all players will be required to get 3 drives in, however, each player will be required to use there 3 drives on a Par 3 a Par 4 and a Par 5.
The results of the Whiskey Stagger are posted in the members section of the Club website but a quick snapshot of the winners are:
Division 1 - 1st David Hornsey Division 2 - 1st Phil Carelton Division 3 - Jack Parker. Well played all.