Senior Member’s Captain
Monday 4th February
The course has been closed the last two days due to snow and ice. Please check course conditions tomorrow morning to see the state of play. If I can I will try and check and send out an update. Please be in the club house by 11.30am and the draw will take place at 11.45am. First tee is at 12 noon. The weather forecast is to be dry, but can we believe the forecast. Last week we had eighteen turnout and all played good golf. Even I managed to oil the old bones and got eighteen in. First place went to Howard Kemp with 39 points on count back. I think this will be the first of many times we see Howard on the podium. Second place was David Plant also with 39 points. David is really becoming very consistent. Third place went to Forster Holloway with 34 points on count back from George Siemaszko. Both are now getting back to some where we expect them to be. Well done to everyone and hopefully see you tomorrow. Forster is away on holiday so I might need some help.
Monday 28th January
Another excellent turnout for the time of year and also the cold damp frosty weather. Eleven monseniors went out and everyone returned with thirty or more points. In first place with forty two points was Mick Doxford. He is playing out of his skin just lately. Second place was Bob Wood with forty one points. Bob is becoming more and more consistent and looks to be regular with the team. Third place went to David Plant on count back with thirty eight points. This week the first tee is at 11.30am. Please be in the club house by 11am and the draw will take place at 11.15am. Please check the club website for course conditions as the forecast is not too good. Next week we revert back to the first tee being 12 noon.
Monday 21st January
It does not seem to matter what the weather throws at us we still had a very healthy eighteen turnout and with a excellent return of scores returned. In first place with 44 points was Richard Mullen playing off 22. I can’t see him keeping this handicap for long. Second place went to Bob Wood on count back with 38 points from Forster Holloway. Forster has got his mojo back so watch this space. Well done to everyone and hope the weather is kind to us this Monday and we get another good turnout. This Monday please be in the club house by 11am and the draw will take place at 11.15am. With the first tee off at 11.30am.
Monday 14th January
Last week was attended by twelve hardy souls and on a whole produced some excellent scores. This was an an excellent turnout for the first monseniors of 2019. I would like to formally welcome Howard Kemp (Mens Captain for 2019/20) to our merry band of wrinkles. Howard is going to be a great addition to the group. I know he had a enjoyable introduction last Monday and hope’s to be there this week. Last week saw club buggies back on which enabled Clem to turn out. Some wished he had not as with 38 points he scooped first place. The rest must have been good for him. In second place with 35 points was the consistent David Plant. Third spot was filled by the unreliable Mike Addison with 34 points. This was playing off five shots below his handicap. We might have to change our name to the Mike Addison Monday gathering. Well done to you all. This week the first tee is at 11.30am and will be till the end of the month. Please be in the club house by 11am and the draw will take place at 11.15am.
Monday 7th January
Last week saw seventeen turnout for the last time in 2018. The weather all being cold was kind to us and stayed dry. Some very healthy scores were recorded and gave a fine finish to the year. The day was won by John Waterson with thirty seven points just pipping George Siemaszko (Welcome back to the podium George) who had thirty six points. On count back Larry Thompson took third place from Mick Doxford on thirty four points. I can see that the competition for places in the team this year is going to be hard to select. All the better for us all. We should have a stronger team this year and hopefully we will be challenging come the end of the season. We are now back to our usual 12 noon first tee, so please be in the club house by 11.30am and the draw will take place at 11.45am.. It is going to be tight to get everyone in before the light disappears so speedy play is going to be required. The new rules of golf are now in place so we will see if they help.
Monday 31st December
Last week six brave souls took part in the monseniors game before Christmas. Five completed the round and I declared after 13 holes due to being unwell. Once again the honours were taken by the unstoppable Mike Addison with 33 points playing off 5. This was not a normal Monday as all played off their normal handicap. That is except Mike who played off his Monday handicap. Everyone returned excellent scores and only 5 points covered everyone. Once again I will be in the club house Monday 31st December by 11am for the draw to take place at 11.15am. First tee is at 11.30am. Can I wish everyone a Prosperous and Health New Year for 2019. Looking forward to another good year for the monseniors in 2019. See you all soon.