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The Mixed Match Team Finish With A Win!

The last mixed friendly match of the season was played today against Bishopswood at Home. The team of Fay Unsworth & Roger Tillett, Maria Tillett & Dean Butler, Kim Richardson & Andy Law, Katherine Hartwell & Dave Warwick, Mike Smith and Maggie Smith & Andy Storer won 4 – 2. A splendid way to finish the season!

A nearest the pin on hole 5 and hole 7 raised £10.50 for the charity and was won by our Mike Smith and Jenny Lycett of Bishopswood.

And so at the end of the season the mixed friendly match results are : W – 3, D – 2, L – 3 and one match was cancelled.

Thank you to all the ladies and gentlemen who have supported these matches.

Donnington Grove Mixed Open 2017

Donnington Grove Mixed Open 2017

The Donnington Grove Mixed Open was last played in 2011 and so it was great to welcome 40 golfers, of which 32 were visitors, to play in this resurrected competition. 17 different clubs were represented and they competed in a 4bbb format. Despite the course playing long, everyone seemed to have a good day and some great scores were posted.

Thank you to all who helped on the day including Mike Lewsey who started the players off on the first tee and Viv Lewsey who collected £155 in raffle money towards the Captains’ charity.


Lucky draw prizes donated by Donnington Grove Country Club were won by Sharon Ashley of Christchurch (complimentary fourball) and Tony Smith of The Monmouthshire (afternoon tea).

Nearest-the-pin on the 5th hole was won by David Baxter of Saunton and on the 7th hole by our Sarah Purvis. Longest Drives on the 18th hole were won by Leigh Hankin of Christchurch and our Allison Holmes.

Some great scoring with the 3rd placed team of Greg Saunders & Angela Martin (Test Valley)getting 38 points. Second placed team were our Paul & Jules Culley with 39 points.

But with a fantastic score of 45 points and the winners of the Donnington Grove Mixed Open 2017 were John Bowness (Deanwood Park) & Allison Holmes (Donnington Grove). Their names will be engraved on the trophy and they look forward to defending their title next year!

Thanks again to everyone who took part.



1st – J. Bowness / A. Holmes – 45 points

2nd –  P. Culley / J. Culley – 39 points

3rd – G. Saunders / A. Martin – 38 points


Full Results – DG Mixed Open – Results 1.10.2017


Ladies Roll Up Success!

At Monday’s roll up, Catherine Moody played such a spectacular shot into the first green that we had to share it with you all!

At Wednesday’s roll up, Ann Lawson won the 9 hole stableford competition with 15 points. Well done Ann, your name is now on the Roll of Honour!

Manor House Marvellousness!!

The annual Mixed Friendly Match at Manor House, Castle Combe always proves to be a popular fixture and so this year we fielded not 6 but 7 teams! It was a marvellous day out yesterday with good weather, a great course, fantastic company and wonderful food afterwards. What is more, we returned back to the Newbury area with a 4 – 3 win!

Thanks to all the players : Fay Unsworth & Dean Butler, Anne-Marie Gane & Paul Seymour, Maria & Roger Tillett, Sally & Mark Ottaway, Gill Lane & Andy Law, Maggie & Mike Smith and Sarah & Jim Purvis. You were excellent guests!

That was our last Away Mixed Friendly match of the season, our last Home one will be on Sunday 8th October.