Category: Seniors Captain

Garys monthly chatter box Jan and Feb

Well all I can say is “God bless global warming!”. Am I allowed to say that? Oops.

Okay, well what I mean is that the weather and course have been pretty good recently and us “recycled teenagers” have been turning out in force with definite regularity and enthusiasm. Firstly I must give a shout out to one of our most charismatic seniors who is out of action and residing in Kings Lynn hospital. We all know of his illness and pray he makes a full recovery. We also have another couple of our fellow golfers who are experiencing some life discomfort and again want you to know we are all here for you.

If any of you out there are 55+ and want a midweek game, just make sure you are down the club Monday, Wednesday or Friday at the unearthly hour of 7.45 am. You will be met with open arms by many of us, just forgive the one or two “walking zombies” (inc the club pro) at that time of the day!

These two “Turkish Delights” are always present at our Seniors Open and when they’ve finished playing in the cold weather of Turkey, they are sure to be golfing with us again.

I’ve got a seniors away day planned on the 14th June already and the Seniors Open 23rd August is all ready receiving many entries from other clubs. Don’t miss out, just go and register with the resident zombie asap please. The first quiz I ran at the end of January seemed successful. I received some great feedback albeit one, and the next one is scheduled for a 7pm start on Wednesday 27th March. Teams of four again, £12 per team with prizes and nibbles.

Wish us luck in our first match of the year in a CAGU knockout against Meridian on the 22nd March. Other results from the last month have seen some electrifying scores with cries of “bandit” being shouted with monotonous regularity. Finally a welcome to our new members Gary Tinnion and Chris Cowell, who join our club and section.

30/1/19 Winter Eclectic, 1st Darrell Ladds 46 points, 2nd Alan Hall 45 points, 3rd Danny Daniel 44 points

6/2/19 Winter Medal, 1st Roger Watts 67, 2nd Derek Wisbey 70, 3rd Paul Wood 70

13/2/19 Winter Electic, 1st Paul Wood, 2nd John Farnsworth, 3rd Paul Goddard

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.

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