Weekending 14th July

Tuesday 9th July 

The rain overnight had left many bunkers useful only as paddling pools. The Greenkeeper therefore declared all Bunkers ‘Ground Under Repair’. On the plus side, there was no rain for the duration of the match and only a light breeze. Most matches were fairly close, or halved, with the notable exception of John Adkins and Peter King, who hammered their opponents 7 & 6.                      The victorious team was Woolfox, by 4 – 2.   Revenge achieved

The match was played under the latest rules for handicap adjustment in team match play. This means that the lowest course handicap gets zero shots, and the other three players shots are based on 90% of the difference between their course handicap and the lowest course handicap player in the group of 4.
Thanks to all those who played, with a special thanks to a number of late substitutions.

                                                     ————-                                                            The next team match is at home against Beedles Lake on 25th July. A sign-up sheet is on the range bar Seniors noticeboard.
Tuesday 16th is the Senior Captains Charity Day (non-WHI qualifier) in aid of Prostate Cancer. This is a drawn event. If you have not yet signed up, please do so as soon as possible. The signup sheet will be removed on Thursday 11 July, to allow time for the draw preparation etc.                                                                                  Raffle prizes and/or tee sponsorship would be appreciated for the event.


The Ladies turned out for their Monthly Stapleford’s, both 9 hole and 18-hole competitions took place.

The results as per the following tables.


A LATE ARRIVAL, thanks David.
Four players, not involved with the Nene Park match, took themselves out to play a round and ensure the course was in perfect condition for the following important return match for the Seniors Team.
The scores were impressive, but Nick Lewis recorded the best gross score with 90, and therefore is the beneficiary of the huge payout.
There being no 2’s.                                                                                                                                                               ********

Thursday 11th July

The heavy overcast conditions threatened rain, but this held off until the last team approached the 18th. The competition was the best on evens and 2 to count on odds! A little confusing but which led to some good golf. The wind played its part swirling and changing from hole to hole.                                                                It was very competitive, achieving Par would mean a team scored 54 points. The winning side scored 68 points and there were two sides with this score.

The winning side on count back were:                                                                    Bill Murray, birthday boy, Charlie Laverty                              and Ghost of Captains past, John Adkins. 


In second place were:                                                                      Steve Moss, Don Lambert and Andrew Counsell.

Just one point behind in 3rd were David Flynn, the evergreen Graham Purslow and John Adkins, this time not playing the ‘Ghost’.

The front 9 was hotly contested, there were 3 on 20 points, but                                  Phil Cuttle won out with 22 points.

The back 9 was contested by John Adkins with 22 points but best mate and 66 years old today,                                                                          Charlie Laverty won out with a magnificent 23 points.        Well done to all.


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