Dear March Golf Club
Greetings, to members old and new, to the ladies and the gents, to the social members and the scratch team, to the Lady Captain Shona Kent, to all those on the committee and the Chairman Stephen Layton, Pro. Alex Oldham, to all the staff and green keeping team, this club involves each and every one of you and as Captain I will try to represent you as well as I possibly can in the coming year. I'm looking forward to 2015 it's up to each and every one of us to make it a memorable one!
Yours sincerely, Malcolm George - Club Captain 2015
Hello to all members and prospective members of March Golf Club. It is an honour to be Ladies Captain and I am looking forward to my year in office albeit with some trepidation as I have some hard acts to follow. I am hoping that my golf will improve as I will be playing more and I am also looking forward to playing in some mixed matches.
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The annual "Roger's Do" was held in the Clubhouse on Saturday the 6th December. Twenty six players took part in the competition, organised by Nick Carter, and some forty members and guests attended the traditional evening beef dinner. The overall winner was Ivan Roberts (36 points) with John Saywell second (35 points) and Steve Parrish third (34 points). The Canada Cup was won by the team of Steve Parrish, Graham Welland, Andy Parsonage and Stephen Layton. In his winner's speech, Ivan thanked Nick Carter for his work in organising the event together with commenting upon the fact that "he couldn't ever remember the greens being in such a good condition for the time of year".
Ladies Daily Mail Foursomes
Winner of the Ladies Daily Mail Foursomes was Jean Alterton and Emma Norman, Second was Ros Humphrey and Victoria Collett.
Winner of the Ladies medal and Phil Potter Scratch Cup was Ros Humphrey, second was Emma Norman.
Ladies from March Golf Club with their trophies after being presented with them by past captain Lydia Molyneux at their recent AGM.
(Left to right - Sarah Oldham, Fiona Wood, Jo Rowlett, Viv Snushall, Emma Norman, Jean Alterton, Shona Kent, Anna Robinson, Brenda Softly and Teresa Layton).
March Seniors v Ryston
March lost 2 – 4 in their match against Ryston. Team: Bruce Frost & John Farnsworth, Fred Gordon & Chris Bateman, Tony Smith & Sid Riches, Ray Pescud & John Taylor, Peter Flint & Charles Findlay, Graham Twist & Alan Hall.
The 2014 Selby-Taylor Trophy was once again generously sponsored by Selby-Taylor Opticians and was held on a warm summer's day on the 7th July. The Men's winner was Peter Jones, with a total of 41 points (second and third ocb was Barry Cracknell and Stan Dunn with 38 points) and the Ladies winner was Fiona Wood with 31 points (cob from Penny Gilbert and Brenda Softley). Prizes were presented by Steve Barclay MP at a delicious Indian meal cooked and provided by the Kalsi family. Click on Read More for further photographs.
Winner of the Men’s Stableford was Malcolm George with 37 points, second David Bromley with 36 points.
Friday Night Event
Winner of the Friday Night Event was Barry Groves with 30 points and second was Ross Willis with 29 points
The results of the 2014 Club Championship are as follows:
Club Scratch Champion - Dean Gaughran (gross 72/77), Second: Gary Neugebauer
Handicap Champion - Adrian Abbs (net 65 & 69), Second: Dean Gaughran
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March v Whitemoor
March Golf Club won 4 – 2 in their match against Whitemoor. Team: Malcolm George & Steve Bates, Adrian Abbs & Ralph Braam, Hugh McGarvie & Peter Ridgway, Ross Willis & Simon Moore, Alan Moody & Nigel Goude, Rob Henshaw & Andrew Fox.
Club President, Mrs Eileen Clapham, held her 2014 President's Day on Sunday the 22nd June on a gloriously sunny day. The winner of the Men's competition was Cliff Jones and in second place was Rob Henshaw. Anna Robertson won the Ladies competition and Jo Rowlett was second. Click on "Read More" for further photographs.
On Sunday 31st August March Golf Club held their annual Men’s Invitation day. Thirty two men took part on a glorious day and enjoyed lunch and an evening meal in the club house. The eventual winners of the 27 hole competition was club captain Malcolm George and his guest Paul Emmington from Spalding Golf Club. Various other prizes were also played for and a good time was had by all. Pictured with their prizes are Club Captain Malcolm George playing partner Paul Emmington with Handicap Secretary Bruce Frost and Club Chairman Stephen Layton.