Day: December 1, 2018

Seniors Results 2018 Les Forrester

The last Seniors match was played on Tuesday 9th October against Ryston Park GC and March GC Seniors won 3.5 to 2.5.

Medal – 10th October

The seniors played a medal competition on 10th October and the results were 1st Graham Twist with a nett 71, 2nd Kenneth Hocken with nett 72 ocb and 3rd Ray Pescud with nett 72.

Mickey Dutton-Wells

Seniors Mickey Dutton-Wells held on 29-08-18. 1st Alan Jones with 40 Points, 2nd Paul Wood with 37 Points, 3rd Roger Watts with 35 Points.

Stableford – 20th August

MGC Seniors v Ely City GC

The Seniors match took place at home against Ely on Wednesday 8th August. The match was a very social game played on a course that had stood up very well to the very dry conditions that we have experienced over the last few months with the successful outcome to March with a results of 4 games to 2.

Stableford 3rd August

Seniors Stableford competition was played on Friday 3rd August. The results were: 1st Peter Coventry with 38 points, 2nd Fred Gordon with 37 points and 3rd Paul Wood with 36 points.

MGC Seniors v Girton

The Seniors played a friendly against Girton at home on Wednesday 25th July. Six pairs played and March won 5 1/2 to 1/2.

Seniors Stableford was played on Monday 16th July

The results were as follows: 1st Tom Dean with 39 points, 2nd Les Forrester with 39 points and 3rd Tom Robertson with 35 points.

Old Nene GC v MGC Seniors

The Seniors v Old Nene (A) was played in overcast conditions on Thursday 12th July. 6 pairs took part in the match which resulted in March winning 3.5 to 2.5.

Seniors v Old Nene

The Seniors played a friendly at home to Old Nene on Wednesday 27th June. 6 pairs took part and the result was 4/2 to March.

Seniors v Thorney Lakes

On Monday 18th June March Seniors defeated Thorney Lakes Seniors 5 matches to 1 and on Wednesday 20th June gained a creditable 3-3 halved match with Tydd St Giles Seniors.

Ely City GC v Seniors

The Seniors played a friendly at Ely City Golf club on Monday 25th June. A wonderful sunny day 6 pairs took part and the result was 4/2 to Ely.

Brampton Park GC v Seniors

The seniors played a return friendly with Brampton on Monday 4th June. After beating them at home two weeks ago 4-2 unfortunately the team lost 5-1. Pairings were Les Forrester & Bruce Frost. Gary Brinn & Paul Goddard, Derek Wisbey & Roger Watts. Ray Pescud & Alan Hall, Alan Jones & Peter Flint. John Farnsworth & Peter Coventry.

Seniors v Ramsey GC

The Seniors won their match on 23rd may against stiff opposition from Ramsey GC on a cold and very windy day by 4 & 2 at home.

Trophy Qualifying Round – 11th May

The Seniors played their Trophy Qualifier medal round on Friday 11th May where the sixteen lowest nett scores go forward to a knockout competition for the trophy. Winner on the day was Roger Watts (off 24) with a nett 66, although with a maximum Competition handicap of 21 his score for the day became 69. The sixteen qualifiers in order of scores were:- Roger Watts,Alan Hall, Mick Russell, Ken Pope, Doug Lamb, Darrell Ladds, Peter Southgate, Gary Brinn, John Farnsworth, Ken Leys, Paul Wood, Derek Wisbey, Peter Flint, Dave Henchley, Alan Yorke and John Taylor.

Stableford – 14th May

The Seniors held a stableford competition Monday 14th May with 21 players entering and below are the top 5 places. 1st Alistair Hopkins with a magnificent 40 points, 2nd Les Forrester with 35 points, 3rd Peter McAuliffe with 34 points, 4th Roger Watts with 32 points, 5th Darrell Ladds on count back with 32 points.

MGC Seniors v Sutton Bridge

Seniors v Sutton Bridge 16th May away – unfortunately they lost 4 ½ to 1 ½.

The Papworth Hospital Cup

The Papworth Hospital Cup for the seniors was played on Friday 18th May with 21 participants in glorious conditions. The winner was Daryll Ladd with 40 points, 2nd Ken Pope with 35 points on count back from Derek Wisbey also with 35 points. A total of £310.00 was raised on the day for Papworth Hospital.

Spring Meeting 2018

Spring Meeting saw in excess of 20 turned out for the first big meeting of the season. Again the weather was ideal and good scores were achieved. The winner was Club Captain Mick Russell with a resounding 39 pts including1 birdie and 6 pars which has reduced his handicap to 11.8 (some might say about time…….!!!), in second place was Peter Coventry with 33 pts, in third place was Seniors Vice Captain Gary Brinn with 32pts.

Thorney lakes v MGC Seniors & St Ives

MGC Seniors won their second match of the season on 19th April away to Thorney Lakes by the same score as our first – 5 matches to 1. However we were bought back down to earth 3rd May when se lost to St Ives 4-2.

Thorney lakes v MGC Seniors

The seniors played a friendly at Thorney Lakes on April 19th in superb sunny conditions and had a resounding win 5/0. March Men played in the CAGU Inter Club Greensomes competition at Meridian on Sunday 22nd April. The day was enjoyed by all even though the result was favourable to Meridian on this occasion 2 1/2 to 1 1/2.

MGC Seniors v Ryston Park

With Captain and Vice Captain of the Seniors away on a golfing break in Devon, last year’s Captain, Derek Wisbey led the Seniors to a resounding 5- 1 victory in their first match of the season against Ryston Park. A bottle of wine for nearest the pin on the 6th & 15th hole was won by John Farnsworth.

Seniors results over the winter

Seniors results over the winter:Winter Pairs k/o winners: Darrel Ladds & Dougy Lamb. Medal League Winner  Les Forrester: Runner up Alan Hall: Third Derek Wisbey. Winter Ecletic Winner: Derek Wisbey: Second: Darrel Ladds, Alan Hall & Tom Dean (Equal).

John Kirwan Trophy

In excess of 20 seniors played in very tough conditions of pouring rain the John Kirwan Trophy on Wednesday 28th March which resulted in the following:  1st Paul Goddard with 35 points, 2nd Roger Watts with 34 points, 3rd Captain Les Forrester 32 points.

Captains Results 2018 Michael Russell

March Golf Club Past Captain

Captains Day on 22nd September was very well supported with Men and ladies taking part in an individual stableford competition. There were burgers and hot dogs cooked for the players at halfway house along with drinks to keep them going. The weather stayed dry until early afternoon when a few spots of rain appeared but it did not dampen the day. The spirit of comaraderie was evident throughout the day with a great atmosphere. So many people said that they had never seen the car park so full. The results were: Nearest the pin in two on 5th/14th was won by Lewis Hearn who also won the bunker competition. Nearest the line on 8th/17th by Danny Daniel. Longest drive was won by Tom Sharp on 8th/17th. Nearest the pin on 2nd/11th was won by Simon Adams. Nearest the pin on 6th/15th was won by Simon Moore. Nearest the pin on 9th/18th was won by Garry Brinn. The putting competition was won by James Campbell. The winner of the day for the men was Simon Moore with a score of 40pts. 2nd was Mark Crawley with 39pts and 3rd Barry Grounds with 37 pts. The Ladies results were 1st Emma Norman with 31pts. 2nd Michal Simpson with 29pts ocb from Viv Snushall also with 29 pts. The Past Captains Day prize was won By John Church. A great day was enjoyed by all which finish in the evening with a disco and buffet for all family members and a grand raffle (for which donations were given very generously). The total raised on the day was £1200.

Mixed Friendly v Ely City GC

March played a mixed friendly against Ely on Sunday 16th September. 6 pairs took place and it was a really close game ending in a draw.

MGC Mixed v Ramsey GC

A Mixed friendly match was played at March against Ramsey on Sunday 5th August. 6 Pairs took part in the greensomes match and the weather was once again glorious and hot. The result was March won 4 games to Ramsey’s 2 games. A meal together afterwards was well received.

St Ives GC v MGC – Mixed

Their was a mixed match against St Ives away which resulted in a 4/1 win to St Ives.

MGC v Ramsey GC

March men played a friendly against Ramsey on 25th July. The result was an outstanding win March 4 /0 Ramsey.

Inter Club Match – MGC v Meridian

March Men played the last inter club league greensomes match of this season against Meridian at March on Saturday 14th July. After a very close match March was very unlucky to lose by only one hole.

MGC v Sutton Bridge Mixed Match

Mixed match against Sutton Bridge took place at home on Sunday 8th July good company good food and the weather glorious. March won 5 out of the 6 matches.

Sutton Bridge GC v MGC

March men played a friendly again Sutton Bridge away on Friday 29th June resulting in 2 all draw.

Newmarket Links v MGC

March men played an inter club league match against Newmarket Links on Saturday 23rd June at the Links. Unfortunately it resulted in a 3 – 1 defeat.

Derek Burridge Trophy against Gog Magog

Vice captain Alan Jones really stepped up to the mark to support captain Mick Russell through a very difficult time with family illness when he captained the 2nd round of the Derek Burridge trophy against the Gog Magog golf club at home. It was a closely fought match against 5 single handicap players and no one higher than 12 handicap. The team from March played exceptionally well and managed to beat the Gogs 3/2. Alan was very proud of the team and the Captain of the Gogs was very gracious in defeat and wished March all the best in the next round which is the semi final against Brampton Park.

MGC v Brampton Park GC

March Golf Club won their match against Brampton Park on 31st May on home turf 2.5-1.5. Malcolm George & Andy Lilley won 3&2 Barry Cracknell & Ivan Roberts won and Ken Roberts & Mark Athow got a half … well done boys!

May Bank Holiday Texas Scramble

On bank holiday Monday a turnout of 56 players played in the Texas Scramble, The winning team was Simon Bradshaw, Paul Turnerand Gary Neugebauer led by team Captain Catherine Goakes achievinga score of 59.75. Closely followed was Jed Vawser, Margaret Butt, Alan Jones and Carl Barnes with 60.65, just pipping the 60.75 score of Shona Kent, Jean Alterton, Mark Athow and Emma Norman. Thanks to all who played in the most wonderful weather albeit it was a little breezy!!!

May Texas Scramble

The Bank Holiday Texas Scramble mixed competition was played in fantastic weather conditions with 14 teams of 4 taking part throughout the day including 11 ladies. The scores were very impressive with the winners Lewis Ogden, Lewis Hearn, Andy Lilley & James Campbell coming in with a great score of 54.1, in second place was Ken Roberts, Tina Roberts, Malcolm George and Michal Simpson with a score of 62.7 and closely followed in third place was Mark Athow, Shona Kent, Emma Norman & Jean Alterton with a score of 62.75.

First Friday Night Event of Year

Friday 4th May saw a fantastic turnout for the first Friday night event of the year with a barbeque. 50 people enjoyed burgers and sausages in the evening after a full start sheet competed for some prizes. Nearest the pin was won by Derek Rowlett on the 6th hole. The ladies prize was scooped by Brenda Softley and the mens was shared between Jon King and Captain Mick who enjoyed 21 points each having had their stableford points score doubled on the hidden hole that was the 7th hole. A super evening and we all look forward to the next one in June.

Derek Burridge Knock Out Trophy – Elton Furze

Mick Russell (Club Captain) and his team played in the CAGU competition the Derek Burridge Knock Out Trophy at Elton Furze on Sunday 15th April and got through to the next round with a stunning 5/0 victory. What a great away result!!!! On Monday 16th April the Captain and his partner Gary Brinn played two very good players from Ely City in the third round of the Daily Mail Foursomes which was a close fought contest which resulted in a win for the Ely pair.

MGC v Gog Magog and MGC v Newmarket GC

We have played two Inter club Greensomes matches, the first at The Gog Magog golf club resulting in a defeat 3/1 and the second very creditable draw at home to The Links Newmarket. My thanks to all players involved and to Vice Captain Alan Jones for looking after the match against the Links. We have also played in the CAGU Jock Stewart k/o where we suffered a loss away to Meridian Golf club.

Captain’s 4 Ball

The Captains 4BBB competition with 52 participants took place on Saturday 24th in spring-like conditions.  The scores reflected a very good round of golf with the winners P Turner & Chairman B Cracknell coming in with a total of 45 points, 2nd was B Newstead and D Ladd with 44 points, 3rd (on count back) P Smith and S Canavan with 43 points ahead of  D Boughton & R Pescud 43 points (on count back) from D Wisbey & A Jones again with 43 points.  A sum of £65 was donated by participants for the Captain’s Charity.

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