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Seniors take 3rd place in M4 KO!

The Seniors had a great result yesterday, beating Goring and Streatley 3½:½ in the 3rd place play off of the M4 League Summer Knockout.

All teams got on the scoresheet in an excellent and hard fought match at Richings Park G.C.

The victorious team were;- Chris Tobin(c) and John Rance: Ian Gaskell and Andy Madeley: Tom Reseigh and Chris Armitage: Alan Clark and Peter Darwin. Well done guys!

Congratulations also to West Middx the overall winners who beat Stockley Park in the final.

Seniors Winter League- Fun in the Sun!

The Seniors played their first match in the M4 Seniors Winter League today in glorious sunshine at Mapledurham.

Unfortunately, although all our players played well, it seems the opposition just played out of their skins so we lost 3:1!

Well done to Andy Madeley and Dave Lawson who won their match. Commiseration to Tim Brunsden and Graeme Hartwell for losing on the, par 3, last to a birdie from off the green.

The nearest the pin was won by Chris Tobin. Didn’t make the putt!


Ladies give Seniors a run for their money

The Seniors played the Ladies in the end of season fixture today. It was a very close run thing but the Seniors finally prevailed 3:2.

With prizes supplied by the team captains, congratulations to Gill Lane who won the Ladies nearest the pin and Chris Tobin won the Seniors’ nearest the pin. I am drinking the bottle of ale whilst typing this!

So the Seniors retain the Claret Jug but most importantly it was good fun and played in a great spirit. Well done to all.

Charity Bowl raises £200

Last week saw the annual Seniors Charity Pairs Bowl competition. We were lucky with the weather but had a slightly disappointing turn out of 20 Seniors.

We had an enjoyable day, however, though some more enjoyable than others.

The successful pair and holders of the magnificent trophy and fabulous prizes were Colin MacDougall and Mark Ottaway, with a creditable combined stableford score of 69.

In 2nd place 1 behind were Steve Gridley and Patrick Griffin with Tim Brunsden and Dave Williams in 3rd with 62 points.

Alan Ravenhall supplied the prize for the nearest the pin and proceeded to win it back! We swapped the prize so he went home with a different bottle of wine!

But best of all was that we raised £200 for the Captain’s Charity. Well done to all who contributed.

see photos here.

TOGS 21st Sept

Despite the forecast there was a good TOGS turn-out of 27 people to play White, Yellow, Red in pairs, full handicap with ladies getting 6 extra shots, 4BBB.  Delighted to see 6 ladies accept the challenge although some white tees required a long hit just to get to the fairway.  It was therefore pleasing to see the winners were Mel Millin and Chris Tobin with a score of 46 points,  closely followed by Craig Buchanan and Colin Mac Dougall on 45 points.  Well done all.