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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