On a rather soggy 29th October 21 hardy souls braved the elements for the Poppy Appeal Stableford. The Results were as follows; 1st on countback Andy Chambers(36 points), 2nd Dave Jones(36 points) and 3rd Rob Head(35points). Mike Privett had the only 2. Just a quick note to all to be aware of wayward shots on the course. During the competition another player was struck on the head. Luckily for him there was no permanent damage caused. There was a shout of fore but was unheard by the group affected. If you are unsure just shout loudly as it is better to shout and be short or wide than not to shout and hit someone. Please check nhs apps or with the club or emails for more information as to what happened with covid yesterday (Thursday).
Results of the 3 man Texas Scramble played on 22nd October. 1st with nett 59 were Iain Ashcroft, Rod Garvey and Adrian Morris. 2nd with nett 61 were Phil Green, Dave Jones and Malcolm Davies. 3rd with nett 62(on countback) were Rob Head, Stephen Palmer and Jeremy Finney. Congrats to all winners. There were 4 2’s recorded and details are on Master Scoreboard. This Thursday 29th October is the Seniors Poppy Day Appeal. Please support if you can a very good cause. The World Handicap System starts on Monday 2nd November can you all make sure that either Iain Ashcroft or Andrew Stubbs has your details to be able to register.
Seniors Captain .v. Vice Captain team stableford competition. In a closely fought contest the vice capt. team won by 529 points to 525. The top 2 scorers from either team won a prize. Dave Jones(39) points and Rob Tracey(38points) for the captain and Roger Richards(35points) and Andy Chambers(35points) for the vice.
Presidents Cup. 23 players took part in the Presidents Cup on 15th October and the results were: 1st Ernie Sznapka(89-21=68), 2nd Steve Cadney(76-5=71) and 3rd Tony Green(77-5=72). Steve Cadney was best gross and Rob Tracey had the only 2 in the cup competition.
On the same day as the Presidents Cup was a stableford competition which was won by Rod Garvey(37points), 2nd Graham Lloyd(35points) and 3rd Rob Harris(33points). There were 3 2’s Phil Green, Ian Fraser and Dave O’Dowd. Congratulations to all the winners and hope to see you all at the Texas Scramble on 22nd October.
Seniors October Medal. Played on the 1st October. On a fine but chilly day 33 players took part in the medal. The winners were 1st. Alan Hooper(75-13=62) 2nd. Robert Head(82-12=70) and 3rd. Dave Jones(83-12=71). Alan also won best gross. Congratulations to all. It seems that the trials and tribulations and, “pressure”, of being the seniors section secretary have been lifted from Alans shoulders and allowed his game to florish!!!!
Qualifiers for the Presidents Cup as of 2nd October 2020;
Kevin Room, Jim Shaddick, Ernie Sznapka, Andy Chambers, Kevin Waterman, Terry Carver, Steve Cadney, Dave Jones, Malcolm Clark, Charlie Tune, Mike Privett, Alan Hooper, Dave O’Dowd, Derek Langford, Bill Brown, Tony Green, Phil Samuel, Steve Fletcher, James Forrester, Wayne Barton, Iain Ashcroft, Mike Williams, Trevor Perry, Alex Kelly, Stephen Palmer, Ron Plant and Alan Hooper. (27 players). There is a list of qualifiers on master scoreboard.
Seniors Weston Cider Cup. This comp was played on 24th September. Winners were Roger Richards & David Stephens(74-9,0=65), 2nd Robert Tracey & Bob Holloway(88-21=67). The comp was played in changeable conditions but 22 pairs finished.
Qualifiers for the Presidents Cup as of 25th September 2020;
Kevin Room, Jim Shaddick, Ernie Sznapka, Andy Chambers, Kevin Waterman, Terry Carver, Steve Cadney, Dave Jones, Malcolm Clark, Charlie Tune, Mike Privett, Alan Hooper, Dave O’Dowd, Derek Langford, Bill Brown, Tony Green, Phil Samuel, Steve Fletcher, James Forrester, Wayne Barton, Iain Ashcroft, Mike Williams, Trevor Perry, Alex Kelly, Stephen Palmer and Ron Plant. (26 players). There is a list of qualifiers on master scoreboard.
The committee meeting scheduled for 1st October has been postponed until the 5th november.
1. Senior Bircher Bowl & Tedd Trophy
44 players took part in todays competition. The course was in great shape and the rain kept away which was good. Congratulations to Ernie Sznapka (89-22=67) and Andy Chambers (82-12=70) in winning the Tedd Trophy and Bircher Bowl respectively. Also congrats to Steve Cadney on the lowest gross of 76 strokes. There were 3 2’s who were Steve Cadney on the 6th, Jim Shaddick 6th and Ian Taylor 17th. My thanks to my playing partners Mark Cooper and Stephen Palmer who as well as me would have had much better scores if only we could putt!
So on we go to Monday 6th July for the first round of the Seniors Club Championship. See you all then and stay safe.
Just a few words on last weeks seniors club championship. Congratulations to Steve Cadney on his win and Tony Green on his second place in the gross score competition. There were three gross 80’s on Monday, Steve Cadney 80-6 =74, Roger Richards 80-6=74 and Kevin Waterman 80-18=62(lowest Nett). Kevin also had a 2 on the 2nd hole!!!
The nett competition was won by Kevin Waterman with a 138(62-76) total and second place went to Kevin Room total 143 (70-73). The consolation Stableford on Thursday was won by Tony Green(40 points) and second was Graham Flowers(38 points).Good luck to the Seniors playing at Llanymynech on Tuesday 14th July. Also Mr. Alan Hooper has bought a Motocaddy trolley and is looking for anyone who has a set of Motocaddy winter wheels and will swop them for his set of Powakaddy winter wheels. There will be a commitee meeting on Thursday 23rd July somewhere inside or outside depending on the weather.
Play well and stay safe.
27th July 2020
Belated congratulations to Terry Carver on his win in the Newtown Cup with an excellent 41 points. Also congrats to Kaz Rudnicki (37 points) and Terry Bufton (36 points).
At the Llanymynech Seniors Pairs Open a creditable 43 points were scored by Iain Ashcroft & Tony Green. It was enough to win the money of all the other Leominster pairs but not enough to get to the main comp. prizes. A prize was won by myself of the longest drive although it was thought to be in the rough by 1 or 2 of our seniors the prize was awarded anyway.
On the 23rd July the Seniors July Medal was played with the following results;
Division 1 winner Dave Jones (79-12=67). Division 2 winner Phil Samuel (83-21=62) Division 3 winner James Forrester (101-34=67). The best gross was Tony Green with a 75. Well done to all.
At the recent committee meeting the following decisions were proposed and carried;
For the Seniors Club Championship all changes of handicaps will be made after the competition has finished.
All qualifiers for the Presidents Cup will be posted on the Seniors Newsletter and on the notice board.
Jim Shaddick was asked and agreed to be the Seniors representative on the main club committee.
The best gross score in all medal comps from this date will receive a prize. The first medal prize will be a bottle prize and thereafter it will be £5,
Qualifiers for the Presidents Cup as of 27th July2020;
Dave Jones, Jim Shaddick, Kevin Room, Tony Green, Andy Chambers, Eddie Sznapka, Terry Carver, Steve Cadney, Kevin Waterman, Phil Samuel and James Forrester.
Stay safe and see you all at Captain Day on 30th July.
CAPTAINS DAY 30th July 2020
A total of 49 players took part on a very hot day. The course looked amazing and played very well. Many thanks to Dave Jones and Dave O’Dowd for organising the day and sorting out the vast array of prizes of which all 49 players received at least one. Many thanks also to Rob for the soup and sandwiches, very enjoyable. Dave Jones also asked if any seniors were interested in playing in a 4 person team Texas Scramble on Saturday 15th August 2020. See Andy in the pro shop for details. I’m sure you will agree it was very nice to see Malcolm Clark back on the course where he belongs. Welcome back Malc.
The results of the Captains Day were as follows; 1st Malcolm J. Davies 40points, 2nd Wayne Barton (President) 38points and 3rd Kevin Room 37points (on countback). Congratulations to all and the next comp is the David Kent Cup on 6th August.
Play well and stay safe
Result of David Kent Cup played on 6th August 2020.
1st Dave Jones(79-12=67, 2nd Charlie Tune(104-33=72), 3rd Dave O’Dowd(90-18=72) congratulations to all. Once again the course was in excellent condition with a few tricky pin positions. The next comp is the August Medal. If there are any seniors who are willing to share a buggy would they let Dave Jones or Dave O’Dowd know to allow other seniors to play due to the lack of buggies due to Covid.
Qualifiers for the Presidents Cup as of 7th August 2020;
Dave Jones, Jim Shaddick, Kevin Room, Tony Green, Andy Chambers, Eddie Sznapka, Terry Carver, Steve Cadney, Kevin Waterman, Phil Samuel, James Forrester, Charlie Tune, Dave O’Dowd.
Play well and stay safe
14th August 2020 Results from August Medal. 1st Mike Privett(77-12=65), 2nd Iain Ashcroft(77-11=66) and 3rd Kevin Room(83-16=67). Congratulations to all winners and hopefully most managed to miss the rain.
Qualifiers for the Presidents Cup as of 20th August 2020;
Dave Jones, Jim Shaddick, Kevin Room, Tony Green, Andy Chambers, Eddie Sznapka, Terry Carver, Steve Cadney, Kevin Waterman, Phil Samuel, James Forrester, Charlie Tune, Dave O’Dowd, Bill Brown, Mike Privett and Steve Fletcher.
45 players took part in the Memorial Cup on a rather blustery Thursday. 1st Steve Fletcher(79-15=24), 2nd Steve Cadney(75-6=79), 3rd Iain Ashcroft(80-11=69). Steve Cadney won best gross. Congratulations to all winners. Next competition is the Bob Goodyear Memorial Bogey Trophy on 27th. Unfortunately, due to Covid 19, the decision has been taken, by all of the teams concerned, to cancel the 2020-2021 Round Robin competition. Hopefully in the new year we will be able to play friendlies but for now we just have to grin, swing and bear it.
Bob Goodyear Memorial Bogey Competition. On a very wet Thursday 41 players started the competition. Many didn’t finish their round due to the rain but a few hardy souls did. The winner was Tony Green(3up on the course), 2nd Mike Privett(2up) and 3rd Terry Bufton(1up) these were the only players who beat the course. Dave O’Dowd has put out an email for the Weston Cider Pairs. The change to the competition is that you can pick your partner for the comp and put both names onto the BRS system. Due to the lack of buggy space the competition for Thursday 3rd September will be a 3 division medal. As Tony Green had already qualified for the Presidents Cup there are no new names on the qualifying list.
On a very wet Wednesday at Builth Wells the Past Captains Cup was retained by Alan Hooper and the Committee Cup was won by Phil Samuel. Congratulations to you both. On Thursday 3rd September 42 players took part in the 3 division medal. Winners of each division were; Div.1 Steve Cadney(72-6=66), Div.2 Wayne Barton(86-15=71) and Div.3 Mike Williams(92-22=70). Steve Cadney had best gross. Vice Captain Tony Green had the only 2 and won 8(EIGHT) dozen golf balls. Congratulations to all winners.
Qualifiers for the Presidents Cup as of 4th September 2020;
Dave Jones, Jim Shaddick, Kevin Room, Tony Green, Andy Chambers, Eddie Sznapka, Terry Carver, Steve Cadney, Kevin Waterman, Phil Samuel, James Forrester, Charlie Tune, Dave O’Dowd, Bill Brown, Mike Privett , Steve Fletcher, Wayne Barton, Mike Williams and Terry Bufton. (19 players).
Play well and stay safe
Derrick Jones Trophy. 40 players took part in the competition and the results were as follows: 1st James Forrester(40points off 33hcap), 2nd Andy Chambers(39 off 13) and 3rd Alex Kelly(37 off 35). The course was in very good condition with the greens being a bit more challenging due to the thyning and sanding. Congrats to the following seniors; Alex Kelly for his hole in one on Wednesday 9th and to Alan Hooper and Dave O’Dowd for winning first prize at the Lillybrook seniors pairs open.
Qualifiers for the Presidents Cup as of 10th September 2020;
Dave Jones, Jim Shaddick, Kevin Room, Tony Green, Andy Chambers, Eddie Sznapka, Terry Carver, Steve Cadney, Kevin Waterman, Phil Samuel, James Forrester, Charlie Tune, Dave O’Dowd, Bill Brown, Mike Privett , Steve Fletcher, Wayne Barton, Mike Williams, Terry Bufton and Alex Kelly (20 players).
Captains charity prize winners; 1st Kevin Room £30, 2nd Tony Green £20, 3rd Ernie Snzapka £10 and Steve Fletcher £5. Next draw will be in December.
Play well and stay safe.
Terry Carver Trophy; 35 players took part and the winners were: 1st Stephen Palmer(88-22=66), 2nd Alan Hooper(81-13=68) and 3rd Paul Oatley(97-28=69). Alan Hooper had the lowest gross and Rod Garvey and Ron Plant had the only 2’s. Ron Plant was the winner of the Ancients Cup. Congratulations to all the winners.
There was a presentation to Charlie Tune of a signed card, a golf themed birthday cake and a bottle of whisky to celebrate his upcoming 90th birthday. (Its on Sunday 20th if anyone sees him).
Qualifiers for the Presidents Cup as of 18th September 2020;
Kevin Room, Jim Shaddick, Ernie Sznapka, Andy Chambers, Kevin Waterman, Terry Carver, Steve Cadney, Dave Jones, Malcolm Clark, Charlie Tune, Mike Privett, Alan Hooper, Dave O’Dowd, Derek Langford, Bill Brown, Tony Green, Phil Samuel, Steve Fletcher, James Forrester, Wayne Barton, Iain Ashcroft, Mike Williams, Trevor Perry, Alex Kelly, Stephen Palmer and Ron Plant. (26 players).
There will be a committee meeting on Thursday 1st October. If any seniors have any items they want to be discussed at the meeting please give them to any committee members.
Play well and stay safe.