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 Lydia MolyneuxĀ and her vice 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 2014 it's up to each and every one of us to make it a memorable one!
Yours sincerely, Malcolm GeorgeĀ - Captain 2014
I am really looking forward to my captaincy and I pray for good weather (yes I'm a fair weather golfer) and good health. As always we have a very busy calendar with many friendly, county and club competitions and again I look forward to welcoming other clubs to our course as well as enjoying theirs.
The annual Town v Country Match was held on a cool but dry Good Friday. Following the compeition, the teams had the traditional fish and chip supper, embellished with mushy peas and bread rolls. The result was somewhat immaterial, as a good time was enjoyed by all .... by Country won by 3 matches to 2. The photograph shows the Captain prepared to tee off. Click on Read More for further photographs.
March v Ramsey - Jock Stewaart
March beat Ramsey 2-1 in the 1st round of the Jock Stewart competition. Congratulations to the team: Mark Crawley, Steve Parrish, John Saywell, David Henchley, Malcolm George (Captain) and Nick Carter.
Lombard Pro Am Qualifier
Division 1 winner was Peter Jones with a net score of 68, second was Gary Holmes with net 69 and third Les Forrester net 72.
Division 2 winner was Paul Crofts with a net score of 67, second Rob Henshaw net 70 and third Steve Smith net 72. The winner of the mens Stableford competition played on the 6th April was Mark Westbrook with 34 points and second Rob Henshaw with 33 points.
Grace Norman - Brampton Park
March Ladies lost their Grace Norman match against Brampton Park, but it was very close game. Brampton won by winning 2 of their foursome matches (3 matches in total).
Players were the Lady Captain, Gail Arnold, Penny Gilbert, Sarah Oldham, Shona Kent and Jean Alterton.
Seniors v Ryston
March Seniors halved in their match against Ryston Park. Team: Alister Hopkins (Captain) & Les Forrester, John Kerby &John Farnsworth, Ron Green & Peter McAuliffe, Peter Flint & Fred Gordon, Bruce Frost & Chris Bateman, Alan Jones & Tony Smith
The winners were Ivan Roberts and Malcolm George with 43 points, Second was Simon Moore and Adrian Abbs with 42 points and third was Tom Cracknell and Lewis Ogden with 40 points on countback.
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CONGU have announced the following changes to the handicap system as from the 1st March 2014:
1. Competition/ Non-Competition Handicaps
England Golf will join with the Scottish and Welsh Unions in using the ācā notation to denote a competition handicap and the āiā notation will no longer appear. Any non-competition handicap will have no notation after it.
The Club Captain Malcolm George would like to challenge all members or guests (those with a current handicap certificate) to the following: 18 holes of Match play golf.
Minimum stake Ā£10.00 maximum stake Ā£50
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