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A Tough but Enjoyable TOGS day – Thursday 21st November

26 redoubtable Togsters faced up to a bit of a gluepot of a course to compete in a Lone Ranger with a Twist this Thursday.

Each member of a three ball team took turns to register a mandatory stableford score to be multiplied by the next best or least best score depending on the hole being played. Scoring was tough given the conditions and Craig Buchanan, Chris Tobin and John Headland were worthy winners posting an impressive 58 points.

Well done all who took part.

Seniors End Of Summer Season Bash – Captain versus Crew

The seniors enjoyed a terrific day with the 12 members of the Captain’s team holding sway over their twelve counterparts in the Crew ably led by Dave Lawson.  A fun time out on the course, despite some rain, was followed by a meal and trophy presentation.

Commiserations to Graeme who was assaulted by Roger’s reverse shank and suffered a broken ulna bone in his forearm.  A desperate way to nobble the opposition! We hope that you are soon back on the golf course Graeme.

Thank you to everyone who took part.  Some of the key presentation photos follow:

Chris Tobin receives the Stalwarts trophy for most games played.

Simon Walker receives the “Top Gun” award for best win ratio during the season.

Peter Darwin and Andy Madeley receive the seniors Pairs Charity Bowl.

Ian Gaskell holds up the Captain versus Crew Trophy.

Seniors stun Studley

A welcome break from all the recent rain allowed our Summer match against Studley Wood to be completed in really rather pleasant conditions.

Sadly for our visitors, the Donnington athletes were in splendid form and came through victorious with a fine 4-2 win.

As always, we had a good day out with our friends from the north. They were highly complimentary about the course, the hospitality and, particularly, the food – fish and chips served fresh from the fryer and absolutely delicious.

That’s now it for this season’s Summer matches.  Winter golf follows, but fear not for next Summer can’t be too far away can it ??

See you all in April !


Excellent weather, a superb course and great food meant that most and probably all the 100 entrants had a thoroughly enjoyable day. A big thank you to our wonderful ladies who helped keep the wheels of process operating smoothly throughout the day.

Congratulations to Patrick Griffin and his guest, Ian Vickerage, who won the overall prize with a stonking 47 points better ball score. Peter Jones from the Downshire and Martin Rudderham from Amfield were the Guests winners and perennial winner, our club captain Rob Carvill, with his guest David Griffin won the Members first prize. Over 60 guests participated.

Finally a big thank you to all those who entered and contributed to a whopping £889 raised for the Captains Charity.

Hot golf on a hot day at TOGS

The mercury rose to 28 degrees at DG today but some of the golf was even hotter!

24 turned out for a perennial favourite “Yellow Ball”, although the actual yellow balls turned out to be a rather fetching Red as the Pro Shop were selling them off cheap. We soon discovered why – they’re impossible to see against the lush green fairways at DG and even harder to spot in the clagging rough!

8 three-balls managed to return a total of three yellow balls – though one of the returns was from the wrong group !!

The “stinker” award went to Brad, Phil and Ian P who returned a creditable score of 49 despite losing their yellow ball with the very first shot of their round.

In third place on count-back were Pete S together with Sally and Mark O with 94 points
Second place was claimed by Graham A, Sue F and Chris T with 99 points
but the outright winners (and fastest round of the day to boot) were Andy M, Lydia R and Roger R with a magnificent 118 points.

Well played everyone. The next TOGS will be on Tuesday 24th September.