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Week ending Saturday 18th August 2018
Thursday 16th AugustAway Day Styrrup Hall Traveling up the A1 in pouring of rain most members doubted whether any golf would be played, however reaching the local area the rain ceased giving a clear dry day, good organization by Mr Jenkins.
A fairly flat course ideal for us Seniors but quite long, one hole being over 600 yards long. The most tiring part was the distance between green and the next tee, we had to cross an old railway track quite a few times. One of the outstanding features was the green, green grass something we have not been used to lately. A very enjoyable day.
Tuesday 14th August
Result For Match Against Toft Away Tuesday 14th AugustA fantastic win away from home again! That's four on the spin. Great work by our (oldish) lads! Overall Result: Won 4-3
Tuesday 14th August Roll-up Individual StablefordA good turn out with the match players taking a well earned rest after a great win at Toft, 30 players taking part.1st Division 2nd Division3rd Roger Overton 35 points3rd John Rudin 35 points acb2nd Alistair Scott 36 points2nd Andrew Counsell 39 points 1st Ray Taylor 37 points1st Brian Kirby 40 pointsNotable Event on the CourseJohn Phipps in the green side bunker on the ninth thinned the ball which came out like an exocet missile with a destination of the 10th or 18th fairway, however it hit the pin nearly breaking it half and then for the ball to drop down into the hole. John with his normal nonchalance stated he had been practicing that shot for a long time.
John Crossley starts the day with a cup of Yorkshire tea.
All fresh and ready to go thirty three players, unfortunately Joe Smith and Alan Garner were not to be seen.
The Results of the Day
Nearest The Pins.2nd Keith Barratt 10th Tony Whiting 13th John Phipps
Nearest the Pin in Two 7th Hole 2’s John Phipps
Ron JenkinsBest Front Nine Best Back NineDiv 2 Ron Snape 16 points Div 2 Alan Garner 17 points acbDiv 1 John Dickie 16 points acb Div 1 Simon Gauntley 17 points acbBest Net Scores Div 2 Runner-up Steve Markhan 31 points Div 1 Runner-up John Goff 34 points acb Div 2 Winner Graham Purslow 34 points acb Div 1 Winner Stuart Butler 36 points
The Captain Simon thanked all for attending making it a great day and for the assistance of Steve and a special thanks to Ron Jenkins for organizing the event.
Thursday 16th August at Rutland County
A combination of the away-day and the weather meant that only 7 seniors turned up on Thursday, although the rain stopped by 10:00 and the rest of the day and the course conditions, were fine. As a result we played an individual stableford rather than a team competition. John Downey and I shared the meagre spoils with 36 points apiece.John Killin
Ron YardleyWe regret that we have to report that Ron passed away last Thursday 16th August. A past captain who helped with the foundation of the Senior Section. Our thoughts are with his wife Bridget and the family at this sad time.The funeral will be held at the Peterborough Crematorium on Friday 31st August at 2:30 pm