21 players braved the bitterly cold wind in the sunshine today, but alas no ladies. We played singles Jokers where 3 jokers are used on the front nine and 3 on the back nine, doubling your Stableford score on that hole if you declare before taking a shot which might land on the green, and tripling it if declared before teeing off. Scores varied from just 30, no name but he received a booby prize, to 63, the winner Andy Madeley. Second on 62 was Mike Williams and third Peter Robertson on 55. These last 3 names have appeared quite often in the prize places in TOGS and there were mutterings of having their handicaps cut. I think I will leave that for next year’s Seniors Captain. An enjoyable day; thank you to everybody who played.
33 girls and boys appeared in varying states of festive wear for the Christmas TOGS. We played a Dallas Scramble in teams of 3, with each person only carrying 4 clubs and a putter. Apparently Stableford scoring will not work here so net score had to be used. Bunkers were made GUR, thus eliminating the necessity for a sand-iron. With a 2 tee start the halfway house, with free refreshments, became a very convivial place, but not too reluctantly left, as the weather was kind to us. The course was in pretty good condition, particularly the greens, so it was no surprise when the winning team of Lorraine, Hugh and Peter Darwin came in at a net 68.8. Second were Peter Robertson, Dave Lawson and Pete Smalley on 70.7 and third Gaynor, Mark and Andrew Buchanan on 72.3, all winning bottles of wine. Peter Robertson also won the best festive attire as one of Santa’s little helpers, winning a bottle of Prosecco. Everybody attending received a small bottle of festive cheer so nobody went home empty-handed. Well done everybody and a happy Christmas to one and all.
Thank you all for a wonderful day Ladies, judging by all your messages of thanks
you all enjoyed it too.
Massive thank you to Santa and all your helpers.
Happy Christmas To all the Members and Staff of Donnington Grove.
The weather was not kind to us. Our valiant players managed a half with Calcot Park, regrettably not avenging our defeat at their hands on the 31st October. On a personal note I am delighted to say that our match was won by the 14th and we were able to get in out of the rain, unlike the last game which went to the wire. “Drowned rats” springs to mind. Well done everybody in very trying conditions.
Our aged heroes limped to the conclusion of their 2018 GJ Winter League campaign with another decisive defeat, this time at the hands of Wrag Barn.
It was the first real taste of winter golf with frosty greens, woolly hats and ice covered spikes. As always, Wrag Barn seniors provided a warm welcome in the club house but yesterday also handed out a real roasting on the golf course. Only Rob Carvill and Barry Whittaker managed to hold their ends up (not easy in such cold and frosty conditions?) with the final result being Wrag Barn 3.5 DG Seniors 0.5.
Thanks to all those splendid seniors who turned out to play for DG this winter. It was great fun, with great matches played in a great spirit of friendly rivalry. The only thing missing was some great results!
Well done team – ED.