17 September, 2021
Prize winners in Arscott Seniors Three Man Team Open First Place C Jones /R Adamson /A Barnsdale (Clays) Second Place J Rimmer/A Davidson/P Downes (Arscott) Third Place L Welch/P Owen/W Hunter (Hawkstone/Beau Desert/Beau Desert) Fourth Place D Palferman/R Collier/E Williams( Clays) Nearest The Pin N Davies ( Clays) Nearest The Pin In Two S Phillips (Bewdley Pines) Nearest Tiger Line G Pound (Telford) Longest Drive J Walker (The Shropshire)
Good Morning Seniors - I have had problems with internet - hence the report now. Multiplier Result - The senior committee debated, then moved the "Stableford Qualifier" to a later date in the calendar because of the recent tyning/sanding on the greens and what a good decision that was. The ground staff have made progress all week but the greens, in places, still require a fair amount of rain to wash the sand away. It did not matter - the rest of the course is still holding up well and we played a "Multiplier" in warm conditions. 42 seniors rolled up for the tally draw, so there were 6 x threeballs and 6 x fourballs. The threeball result was a runaway but the fourball was a lot tighter with several groups scoring over 100 points. The Stableford Qualifier is now being held on Tuesday 28th September. Result - Threeball: First : Jon Falcus, Dilly Jones, Dave Fergus 108 points £4.00 each Second: Barry Evans, Billy Spilstead, Damian Atkin 94 points £2.00 each Result - Fourball: First: Bill Kelleher, Tom McGrady, David Jones, Nigel Davies 109 points £4.00 each Second: Peter Taylor, Bernard Fildes, Steve Monk, Bob Jarvis 106 points £2.00 each Mike Healey
15 September, 2021
Gentlemen - where do I start? Firstly - today's kitty comp organised and resolved, once again, by Steve Monk (Thank you). They held an individual Stableford comp between themselves and the winner was Bill Kelleher - 36 points (£5.00) and Bob Brown - 33 points(£2.00) was second - pipping Steve Monk with the same score on countback. At the same time, Malcolm Williams organised sixteen Seniors to do battle against a reasonably strong Harwarden team. The handicaps and matching of pairs went very smoothly and all of the tees got away on a positive note. After a dreadful weather forecast and early morning rain, we were extremely fortunate to have cloud cover and warm conditions. The course played very well until......we all met with the sand piles on the greens across the back 9 holes. The tining and sanding had always been advertised on the calendar for these two days and was expected but it just took the shine off what was a very good team game of golf. Clays ended up taking the result 4 and a half matches to 3 and a half and we remain unbeaten for the entire season (both home and away) so far. Three twos were scored during the match on the 2nd and 5th holes - all by Harwarden players. We have one more team match a week on Thursday against Mold away. Malcolm has taken the list down and will inform players of playing partners in due course. Today's match was followed up by Hayley's magnificent carvery plus sweet and a good time was had by all. Coming back to the sand..... members of your Senior committee debated the futility of a Stableford Qualifier this coming Thursday (see calendar) given the condition of the greens. We will therefore play a Multiplier kitty comp this week (Thursday16th) and move the Qualifier to Tuesday (28th). ALSO - The tally draw is moving back to roll-up before 8.45am(draw) and be prepared to play at 9.00am from the same three tees (1st,14th,16th) starting this week. I
13 September, 2021
09 September, 2021
Seniors - Thirty plus members were involved in the Seniors Open at Arscott today - results to follow. Back at Clays, the weather forecast may have put some people off but nevertheless, there was a nice round number of twelve players turning up for a kitty competition. They decided on a format of 4 x 3-balls, with the best 2 stableford scores on each hole to count. The weather turned out to be better than forecast during the morning so the whole round was played in pleasant, dry and warm conditions. All 12 players gathered in the clubhouse after the game for refreshment and the winners were announced, taking the entire kitty between them: Best Two to Count: Winners: Tom McGrady, Ivan Corlett and Harold Hughes, with a score of 78 points £4.00 each Other scores were not too far behind so a fairly close and enjoyable game was had by all. K S Monk
07 September, 2021
Good Afternoon Seniors. Firstly, Seniors Captain - Barry Dare announced all the Division winners from the last Senior medal and presented our new tiles in commemoration of the event. Div 1 - Dave Palferman, Div 2 - Graham Bryne and Div 3 - Peter Bowen. Secondly, for all senior members who were not present today, Steve Monk arrived with an extremely well-organised file, full of envelopes containing your outstanding winnings from the "covid" kitty competitions. At the very least, there must have been a little residue for you, so make sure you approach him at your next visit to the club. I have registered my thanks before and re-iterated them today in the clubhouse, but the financial side of covid comps would not have happened without him - thank you again Steve. Moving on to today's Shamble - this format is a bit of an eclectic mix. Once the teams sorted out their four drives, it was a question of the best 2 scores added together on the card. The conditions were perfect for golf. The greens had been watered, so not quite as fast as they have been of late but the course was in great condition. The greenkeepers are now working hard on course improvement, flatter tee greens and steps on the 7th tee!! The temperature started at warm and built to 28c by the close of play. The ever so awkward number of 35 members turned out so 2 separate competitions of three and four balls were played. Texas Shamble Result: Fourball: First: Richard Collier, Alan Bottomley, Stuart Leyland, Ralph Hardy 95 points £4.00 each Second: Bob Brown, Graham Bryne, Steve Monk, Mike Parkes 93 points £1.00 each Threeball: First: George Hughes, Mike Healey, Malcolm Williams 98 points £4.00 each Second: Ian Ketland, Phil Morris, Tony Jackson 88 points (c/b) £1.00 each
03 September, 2021
Division one First: Dave Palferman 82-16=66 Second: Richard Collier 77-11=66 Third: Thomas Blackshaw 89-19=70 Division two First: Graham Bryne 92-24=68 Second: Dilly Jones 93-24=69 Mike Hollings 94-24=70 Division three First: Peter Bowen 98-37=61 Second: David Fergus 100-29=71 George Hughes 101-29=72 There were 3 2's today Mike Healey at the 9th Mike Hollings at the 12th Dave A Jones at the 2nd Mike Healey had his 2 at 9th using driver and then 8 iron from 123 yards out into the hole.
02 September, 2021
AmAm comp . Tony Harcombe and Stuart Leyland, together with their 2 Holywell partners won the competition (best 2 to count) with 88 points. It was a very enjoyable morning, despite the drizzly rain and cold Halkyn Mountain wind as we were made very welcome by our Holywell hosts. We've two more matches left - v Hawarden , home on Tuesday, 14th Sept and v Mold , away on Thursday, 23rd Sept
SENIORS COMPETITIONS SEPTEMBER 2021 DATE KITTY COMPS – BLUE COMMENTS OTHER COMPS – BLACK Wednesday 1st Sept CHESTER CURZON PARK SENIORS OPEN See Tony Harcombe for details Thursday 2nd Sept SEPTEMBER MEDAL (Strokeplay)(Men - White Tees; Ladies - Red) plus 9-HOLE COMPETITION (Yellow tees) Book in advance via e-mail/phone with Don or reception for late entries SAT/SUN 4th-5th Sept HONOURS BOARD FINALS Tuesday 7th Sept TEXAS SHAMBLE Four drives from each member including a par three Thursday 9th Sept ARSCOTT SENIORS OPEN See Tony Harcombe for details Thursday 9th Sept T.B.D. Decision on day Tuesday 14th Sept SENIORS MATCH V HARWARDEN (H) If not involved - please book own tee Thursday 16th Sept IND. STABLEFORD QUALIFIER Tuesday 21st Sept WALTZ Thursday 23rd Sept SENIORS MATCH V MOLD (A) Thursday 23rd Sept T.B.D. Decision on day Tuesday 28th Sept MULTIPLIER Thursday 30th Sept 3 CLUBS AND A PUTTER Tuesday 5th Oct PAIRS - BOTH TO COUNT Thursday 7th Oct OCTOBER MEDAL (STABLEFORD) (Men - Yellow Tees; Ladies - Red) plus 9-HOLE COMPETITION (Yellow tees) Book in advance via e-mail/phone with Don or reception for late entries
Another busy golfing month draws to a close. I start with a big thanks to all those members who contributed to a successful Captains Charity Day. The continued good weather ensured golf was played in ideal conditions on a course in excellent conditions. It was also good to see and hear a good buzz in the bar afterwards. The winner of the Texas scramble was a worthy team of seniors comprising; Mike Healy, Graham Bryne, Harry Collins and Bob Brown. Apologies for the rather complex formulae for working out the team handicap, blame the R&A and PGA who thought it was a good idea! Our collective efforts raised £700 on the day. This sum, combined with monies from earlier fundraising activities, means we have raised a total of £1715 in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. If any member, who was unable to make the charity day, wishes to make a donation, please do so direct into the members bank account, details below, or leave an envelope at golf reception. Sort code: 40-47-26 Acc. No. 42557584 Ref: CCharity The seniors are on a bit of a winning streak in opens at away courses. At the recent Pryors Hayes Senior Open they took three of the top four prizes. The winning score being 49 points by Stuart Poole and Brian Beaton. This builds on previous wins by seniors at Ruthin PG and Antrobus. The seniors are also on a winning streak in inter club matches. Winning all matches completed by slightly embarrassing margins, home and away. Keep up the good work guys. The recent bank holiday weekend saw WG Team Handicap final at Celtic Manor. The feedback from one of the team, Jon Falcus, suggest the course was set up for a professional tournament. Playing at its maximum length and greens like Augusta. So not the best experience, however, as Jon notes, the team from Clays are still County Champions. Well done team. Going forward, next weekend 4th and 5th September is finals weekend. Why not come down and support your fellow members who have worked hard to reach finals. You are all invited to walk round the course and see some good golf while creating a positive atmosphere for the finalists. Good luck to all who have reached a final. Finally, can I ask those who have put their name down for the Captains Away Day to pay their fees as soon as possible. All tees are now taken, thanks for your support. If you would like to pay by bank transfer then text me on the number below for my bank details. You can also leave your payment in an envelope at Golf Reception. Dave Palferman Captain 2021 Mob:07760414976 email@example.com
Prize winners in Arscott Seniors Three Man Team Open First Place C Jones /R Adamson /A Barnsdale (Clays) Second Place J Rimmer/A Davids...
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