Members Newsletter 09th August 2014

By BR - August 10 2014
Members Newsletter 09th August 2014
Newsletter 9th August Members Newsletter for 09th August 2014


Not too much to report from the Men’s section as far as competition results go this week as both Captains Day and the midweek competition fell victim to the weather. The new date for Captain’s Day is next Saturday 16th August and the start sheet is up in the locker room so fingers crossed that the weather is a little kinder then.

The Lady Captain Gloria Melrose also had her day interupted by heavy rain on Friday 1st August and as a result the competition was shortened to 9 holes. Despite the weather Gloria enjoyed the day and would like me to pass on her thanks for all the lovely cards and gifts she received. After a thoroughly enjoyable meal the prizes were presented to the winners which included Best Gross for Lesley Barnes and Best Nett for Liz Barnett who also won the Best Past Captain prize. Category prizes were as follows:

Category 1,2 & 3

1st        Lorraine Whiteman

2nd      Ros Windows

3rd       Sylvia Findlay

Category 4

1st        Ros Campbell

2nd      Jean Knaresborough

3rd       Adrianne Thompson

Category 5

1st        Ronnie Price

2nd      Barbara Coulson

3rd       Margaret Spence

Lorinda Russell won the prize for the fewest putts with a total of 16.

Other Ladies results that have not been included in recent emails are that Jane Bainbridge won the Ella Barrett Stableford Cup with 37 points by 1 from runner up Pat Addy. Pat went 1 better in the Bronze Championshio Final where she beat Pat Titterington to claim the trophy.

Jane Bainbridge and Ros Windows played out a closely fought Club Championship Final having defeated Doreen Swinburne and Lorinda Russell respectively in their semi final matches. Jane proved victorious beating Ros on the final hole 1 up.

The Gaskin Trophy was won by Doreen Mallen with a nett 72 by three shots from runner up Sylvia Findlay and Ros Windows and Adrianne Thompson won the Reay Salvers with Lorinda Russell and Doreen Mallen second.

The Men’s Team finished in 10th place in the Newcastle and District Golf League an improvement on last year’s 14th place and this was due in no small part to the form of Steven Ashley who not only finished as the highest points scorer in our team but ended up as the top points scorer in the entire league winning the Player of the Year title. Other members have the team have asked me to point out that as he played number 5 or 6 all year he had easier matches than they did but well done Steesh for a very consistant year winning 23 out of a possible 28 points. Steven has also asked me to point out a mistake in my last email where I said he had finally broken par with a score of 69 and he would like it known that he shot 68 not 69. In my defence I was so shocked that he had finally broken par that I had not checked by how much.

Thank you to all the members who have brought in practice balls for the Junior lessons which has replenished the stocks somewhat but we could always do with more so please keep them coming if you have any spare.

The Captain’s outing to Eaglescliffe takes place on Wednesday 20th August and there are still some places available. Any members who are interested should enter their name on the list in the locker room. Also the start sheet for the Captain’s Charity Day on Sunday 31st August will be posted in the Lounge early next week. Both Captains have asked me to let you know that the event is open to all and is a 4 person team event at the cost of £40 per team.

Finally this week a reminder that the aeration work on the greens will start on Tuesday 19th August and continue the rest of that week. The greens will be hollw tined and also treated using the Graden Sand Injector which as well as reducing the levels of thatch in the greens will also be overseeding them at the same time. A word of warning, there will be some disruption to play on the course that week and also to the putting surfaces but they should recover fairly quickly. This is part of the ongoing programme of work to improve the greens and we hope that members understand that this work is essential if we are to continue to make improvements to the profile and the surface of the greens. Anyone interested can see how the Graden works and what it does by going onto Youtube and watching one of several demonstration videos on that site.

That’s it for this week. Kris has returned from his holiday in Sweden and Jack is going away for 2 weeks from the 18th August so I am planning to try and take a few days off this coming week myself. Next newsletter will therefore be send out sometime after the 18th. 

Kind Regards    


Brian Rumney