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Ladies Golf 2017

by Office

on Tue September 26, 2017

Sue Clarke has captained the 12-24 Interclub Knockout Handicap and the Taskers teams for the last 4 years. This year has been a great success for both teams. The 12-24 team narrowly lost 3-2 in the semi-final against Aston Wood and the Taskers team have won through to the final of the Ian Burtoft Trophy.

The Taskers team beat Charnwood Forest in a closely fought semi-final 4-3. The team will now play Branston Golf and Country Club in the final at Wollaton Park on Sunday 8tth October.

Sue would like to thank all those who have played, caddied and supported the teams this year. Sue says she is chuffed to bits and wishes the team all the best in the final, which, unfortunately she can’t attend.

Lastly, the Mail On Sunday competition finished in 2016 and has been replaced by the Annodata Match Play team competition. Jayne Fletcher captained our team which unfortunately lost in the quarter finals to Kibworth Golf Club. So, no trip to Spain this year. Well done and many thanks to all who played, caddied and supported this competition.

The Ladies section has had a fabulous year let’s hope we can continue next year.

Mixed Open Winners 2017

by JennyBurton

on Thu August 17, 2017

This year’s competition was won by Martin and Sue Butler regular entrants in our Mixed Open. Martin and Sue are members at Shirley and Robin Hood Golf clubs in Birmingham. Sue says “We play every year and love your course, and fortunately it loved us too this year.”


Congratulations Sue and Martin.


1st Martin and Sue Butler from Shirley and Robin Hood          43 points

2nd Chris Scott and Julia Gaunt from Whittington/Drayton      39 points BB9 BB6

3rd Howard and Sue Sims Whittington                                     39 points

4th Peter and Hilary Dixon from Olton                                      39 points

5th Pete and Marie Gilchrist Coxmoor                                      39 points BB9

Army Golf Association results

by JennyBurton

on Sun August 6, 2017

Army Golf Association
The Army Golf Association held an excellent golf Championship at Whittington Heath GC on Tue 1 and Wed 2 Aug 17. This event was played over 72 holes and is primarily for the higher handicapped players. For the first time, they had to ballot out 4 players (very low handicaps) due to the event being oversubscribed as we could only take 72 golfers.
2017 is clearly the year for the Infantry as yet another Infantry golfer took the honours. Fus Lewis Phillips RRF, playing off a handicap of 4, (was balloted out but got in as the first reserve following a withdrawal) equalling the best score for the event with 156 pts from the 72 holes, an average of 39; this equated to him playing level par for the competition; a huge achievement. He was the runaway winner with Sgt David Hughes REME in second place on 147; this latter score would have won the event on numerous previous occasions. Needless to say that Phillips’ handicap will be 4 no more! He is definitely on the Captain’s list for future Army team events. The main results are as follows:
• Champion – Fus Lewis Phillips RRF (Handicap and Scratch).
• Senior (Over 45) Champion – Maj Steve Johnson RAMC.
• Runner Up – Sgt David Hughes REME.
• Third – ATpr John Craddock AAC.
• Fourth – LCpl James Watson R Signals.
• Fifth – Sgt James Cheesman AAC.
Great event and very well hosted by the Whittington Heath Golf Club.
Pictured are Fus Phillips 1 RRF - Major Johnson RAMC

Prize Draw Winner – with a little help

by Office

on Tue July 25, 2017

Member Melvyn Fern is celebrating success after winning free golf membership for 2018 thanks to the late intervention of his wife!

For the last 6 months, members have been able to select and buy an exclusive number in a lottery with just one, very attractive prize, but the winning number was the one Melvyn’s wife Anne selected just a couple of hours before the draw was made at the end of Men’s Captain’s Day on July 15th.

Captain Ray Scambler takes up the story: “We’d been selling remaining numbers at the Halfway House to players in the competition and were just packing up when Anne arrived at the back of the 9th asking if she was too late to enter Melvyn in the draw. He was playing in the event and hadn’t entered, but then the number Anne wanted to buy on his behalf, 157, had already gone. So instead, she took 158 as the nearest alternative and out it came when we made the draw in front of everyone later in the day.”

One of the most lucrative prizes ever offered by the club prompted healthy interest from several hundred members who each paid £10 for a number in the one-off draw. The balance of the proceeds has added around £1,600 into the Captains’ charity pot for this year’s beneficiary, Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Senior Men's Open - Results

by DougPinnington

on Mon July 3, 2017

Seniors Mens Open Results 

OverallFirst David Vass (Crewe) 39
 Second Barry Whitmore (WHGC) 38
 Third Keith James (Stoneleigh) 37
Category AFirst Maurice Moore (Worcester) 37
Hcap 0-12Second Michael Dufty (Druids Heath) 36
 Third Neil Mallett (Warley Woods) 35
Category BFirst Nick Redrep (Oxley) 37
Hcap 13-18Second Alan Sanderson (Nuneaton) 36
 Third Paul Daniel (Nuneaton) 36
Category CFirst William Brice (WHGC) 37
Hcap 19-24Second Alan Lewis (Nuneaton) 36
 Third John Dickens (Nuneaton) 36

 

 Nearest the pin Prizes

4th - Clive Patrick (Lingdale)

7th - Chris Scarratt (Crewe)

13th - Brian Storey (Wollaton Park)

15th - P Turner (Stonleigh)

"Neate" Six - Score on 6 random holes (4th, 6th, 8th, 111th, 13th, 18th) - Barry Whitmore (WHGC)

 

 

You can check your position when the Full Results are posted within the "Opens" section of the Website by 4th July.