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TOGS 23rd November Fairways & Greens

It was a beautiful day when 24 ladies and men took on Fairways & Greens, low handicaps being paired with high handicaps.  Each person could score an extra point for landing on the fairway on par 4s & 5s and an extra point for their approach shot landing and staying on the green.  The usual queries ensued but out of it came an excellent suggestion from our former captain, Dave Lawson, to nominate your shot to the green.  If we ever play it again we will adopt that suggestion.

So theoretically a pair playing to handicap could each get 36 Stableford points and 32 extra points (14 & 18) or 136 points between them.  The closest to that score were Graeme Hartwell and Peter Drummond with a magnificent 105 points between them, closely followed by Gill Lane & Chris Tobin on 103.  Well done everybody and thanks for turning out.

Goring once again

After 2 successive draws the Seniors had a  good 3-1 win in the M4 league against a strong side from Goring and Streatley. Dave Lawson stepped in as Captain for the day with the usual accompanied success, thanks Dave.

This will be the last time we play them in the foreseeable future and I suspect they’ll be glad to see the back of us after we had the better of the four fixtures against them this year (two in the summer friendlies).

We now take a well-deserved rest till the next bout of fixtures which commence in January.

Springs Tied

The Seniors welcomed The Springs today for a match in the M4 Winter League. The match was played with very good spirit and Springs played exceptionally well.

It was an honourable result that went down to the 18th on the last match but we tied 2:2.

Well done to the winning pairs Dave Lawson and Mike Lewsey, Steve Gridley and Andy Skelly.

4 more matches to go and all to play for!

First Points M4 League.

The Seniors got their first points on the board in the M4 winter league with a hard fought 2-2 draw away at Goring & Streatley today.

With fine warm weather, a lovely course, true greens and good company everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and a hearty plate of fish and chips, as we came off the course, set us all up for the short trip home.

‘If this is Winter Golf – bring it on !’ says Dave Lawson who captained the team on the day.

Well done to all.

Peter Drummond is Top Gun

On Friday the Seniors held their end of summer awards day. This started with a 10 a side ‘Ryder Cup’ style match between the Captains team and the Crew ( captained by the vice captain).

For the first time in history The Captain’s team won and received the coveted Captain v Crew Trophy.

Dave Williams won the nearest the pin on the 5th, and Roger Rapley won the nearest the pin in 2 on the 18th.

We celebrated with drinks and a meal followed by presentations of the trophies.

Peter Drummond received the Top Gun award for best performance in inter club matches during the summer. He had the amazing achievement of winning 9 of his 11 matches. Really well done Peter!

Tim Brunsden won the Seniors Stalwart Cup for playing in the most matches during the season, amassing a stunning total of 24 matches coupled with a terrific success rate of 69%!

Roger Rapley was the unfortunate recipient of the PPP plate. This stands for poor partner picking since all games are played in pairs!

Many thanks to all the Seniors who played for us this summer.