Month: March 2019

CAGU DEREK BURRIDGE Report v St Ives

Match Report – March Golf Club v St Ives Golf Club  (Saturday 30th March)

CAGU Derek Burridge Knock-out

 

In the first round of the Cambridgeshire Area Golf Union Knock-out, the team from March Golf Club battled to a hard-earned win against a strong team from St Ives Golf Club. The match was a close encounter with three of the five matches going to the 18th green, and March winning by a score of 3 to 2.

Unlike two weeks ago, when the same two sides met in a CAGU League match, the weather was much kinder on both sides, with the standard of golf played reflecting the easier playing conditions.

Club Captain, Alan Jones, thanked both teams afterwards for a competitive match played in good spirit. He also thanked the members of the March team (Chris Elliott & Danny Daniel, Alan Jones & Ray Pescud, Mick Russell & Mark Athow, Simon Moore & Brian Newstead, Derek Wisbey & Roger Watts) for turning out to represent the club and for a very pleasing result.

A bottle of wine was presented to the winner of ‘nearest the pin’ on the 165 yard par 3 6th hole. A magnificent shot to about 12 feet secured the prize for Alan Jones from the home team.

Pictured, both teams gathered at the first tee prior to teeing off.

 

Are you aged 8 -19?

Bored with social media? Feel you need more exercise but can’t face going to the gym? Enjoy the company of like-minded older teenagers? Played pitch and putt with your family (and quite enjoyed it), or never held a golf club in your life?

If the answer to all (or at least some) of these questions is yes, then we might just have the answer for you at March Golf Club.

In 2018, March Golf Club launched a junior academy. This is aimed at younger golfers and many of our academy members have improved their games enough to start progressing onto the course itself.

Academy membership would be available for you and will include monthly group lessons with our resident PGA professional, assisted by enthusiastic volunteers from amongst the members.

Experience membership would give you full access to the practice facilities at March Golf Club. You would be able to benefit from, a full driving range, practice putting green, practice chipping green, practice bunker and a three-hole pitch and putt course. The club is also intending to raise sufficient money to fund a covered driving range in the near future. In short, everything you would need to learn the game and become a better golfer.

Intermediate membership for your age group offers full access to March Golf Club at a fraction of the price paid by adult members. A wonderful opportunity for you to learn and play a game which can be your hobby for the rest of your life.

So, if you don’t want your golfing experience to be like this:

and would prefer it to be like this:

then come and take advantage of these great opportunities.

 

So how much is this going to cost?

Academy membership will be £89 for the year and will include group lessons on a monthly basis.

Experience membership (which gives you full access to all practice facilities at the Club) is £49 for the year.

Intermediate membership allows you to play unlimited golf at the Club and would be ideal for someone who wants to become an active and regular golfer. You would also get unlimited use of the practice facilities and a handicap certificate allowing you to play in competitions and matches. This costs an unbelievable £99 for the year, starting from 1st April, and at less than £2 per week represents really good value for money.

 

Socially, you can enjoy a nicely-presented clubhouse and bar where you can purchase a range of liquid refreshments at member prices. Filled rolls are also generally available. The clubhouse is also open for social functions at various times where members and their family and friends will always be made welcome. Members who are 18+ can also book the clubhouse free of charge for their own social functions.Are you aged 16-19? Bored with social media? Feel you need more exercise but can’t face going to the gym? Enjoy the company of like-minded older teenagers? Played pitch and putt with your family (and quite enjoyed it), or never held a golf club in your life?

If the answer to all (or at least some) of these questions is yes, then we might just have the answer for you at March Golf Club.

In 2018, March Golf Club launched a junior academy. This is aimed at younger golfers and many of our academy members have improved their games enough to start progressing onto the course itself.

Academy membership would be available for you and will include monthly group lessons with our resident PGA professional, assisted by enthusiastic volunteers from amongst the members.

Experience membership would give you full access to the practice facilities at March Golf Club. You would be able to benefit from, a full driving range, practice putting green, practice chipping green, practice bunker and a three-hole pitch and putt course. The club is also intending to raise sufficient money to fund a covered driving range in the near future. In short, everything you would need to learn the game and become a better golfer.

 

Mens Captain 4Ball Better Ball

   Competition Report – Mens Captains 4-ball better ball  (Saturday 23rd March)

In the traditional opening club competition of the golfing season, 44 golfers from March Golf Club teed off in near perfect weather conditions. This was the first competition of the year played from the back tees, and the change to a longer course proved quite challenging for many of the pairs.

The winners, with an excellent score of 45 points were Andy Lilley and Tom Sharpe. Second were Hugh McGarvie and Darrell Ladds with a very creditable 42 points, closely followed by Stan Dunn and Mark Crawley with 40 points.

A bottle of wine was presented to the winner of ‘nearest the pin’ on the 162-yard par 3 15th hole. A  magnificent shot inside 6 feet secured the prize for Gary Holmes.

Prizes were also awarded to four players (Stan Dunn, Baz Smith, Mark Crawley and Gary Holmes) who secured birdie two’s on the day.

Club Captain, Alan Jones, would like to thank everyone who took part on the day. He would also like to thank the greenkeeping team for presenting the course in such good condition in the early part of the season.

Thanks also go to the team from Classic Catering for the very welcome bacon rolls half way round, to our professional, Alex Oldham, for organising the start sheet and cards and also to our Competitions Secretary, Derek Wisbey, for processing the scores.

 

Seniors Results 2019 Gary Brinn

Friday 22nd March v Cambridge Meridian CAGU 1st Round

Result was 2-1 to March

Wednesday 20th March Winter Eclectic

Winner Roger Watts 42 points

Winter Medal League

Winner Les Forrester

Overall Winter Eclectic

Winner Graham Twist with a nett 48 FULL REPORT

John Kirwan Trophy Wednesday 27th March

Winner Roger Watts with a nett 66

Reynolds Rose Bowls

Winners Alan Moody & Pam Hawes

Winter Pairs KO (Bill Hudson Salvers)

Winners Bruce Frost & Ray Pescud

Spring Meeting

Winner Peter Flint

Papworth Cup

Winner Les Forrester

Seniors Trophy KO

Winner Colin With

Shillings Shield

Winners Ray Pescud & Paul Goddard

Seniors v Ryston Park GC

March Won 5 1/2 to 1/2

Seniors v Thorney Lakes  ((A) Thursday 18th April))

3-3 Draw  FULL REPORT

Seniors Trophy Qualifier Wednesday 24th April

Winner Derek Wisbey Nett 70

Stableford Qualifier Friday 26th April.

Winner  Danny Daniel 36 points.

Stableford Qualifier 13th May

Roger Watts 36 points

Seniors Open

Winners Gary Brinn & Roger Watts

Mickey Dutton Wells Trophy

Winner Gary Brinn

Gary’s March Chat

Hello fellas, hope you have been enjoying your golf as much as me.

Well actually I’m lying, I’ve not been playing well recently but a lesson with our Golf Pro this week has considerably improved me and I’m looking forward to a nice run of weather and matches ahead.

Yesterday saw us host and knock out Cambridge Meridian in the CAGU first round. Result was 2-1 to March in the following manner …

Les Forrester and Danny Daniel lost 4&3

Derek Wisbey and John Farnsworth won 2&1

Mick Russell and Alan Jones won 5&4

So onwards and upwards to the next round. We will let you know.

 

Last Wednesday 20th saw us play a winter eclectic and the result such were …

Roger Watts 42 points

Danny Daniel 41 points

Ray Pescud 37 points

The winter medal league was won by Les forrester closely followed by Peter Coventry and Derek Wisbey.

Graham Twist won the winter eclectic with a nett 48. Well done to him. Second was Tom Dean 49 and third Paul Goddard 40.

Remember, any male player over the age of 55 retired or semi retired is welcome to play with us teeing off 8.00 am Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

We a looking forward to the Reynolds Rose bowl on Tuesday 30th April a tee 9.00 am. Any ladies are welcome as we have fulfilled our quota.

See you soon, Garry Brinn.

Ladies Results 2019 Sandra Russell

Tuesday 19th March Medal

Winner Valerie Cook Nett 80.

Thursday 21st March v Brampton Park

Unfortunately we lost 2 games to 1.  FULL REPORT

Sunday 24th March 9 hole Stableford

Winner Viv Snushall  16pts

Sunday 7th April Medal

Winner Jean Alerton Nett 77

Tuesday 9th April Macmillan Stableford

Winner  Valerie Cook 34 points

Jean Wilkinson County v Ely City  (A) Tuesday 16th April

Ely City Won  FULL REPORT

Ladies April Medal Thursday 18th April

Winner Ros Humphrey Nett 75

Ladies Addie Sole Rosebowl  Tuesday 23rd April

Winner  Michal Simpson Nett 73

Ladies Medal  Sunday 12th May

Winner Jean Allerton Nett 81

Ladies Medal Tuesday 14th May

Winner Viv Snushall Nett 76

Ladies Members & Friends 18th June

Winners Pam Hawes & Georgie Millet (March) and Sandi Carrington & Angela Storey (St Ives) 79 Points

Dunham Cup 20th June

Winner Emma Norman Nett 79 FULL REPORT

Presidents Day

Winner Emma Norman 40 points

Lady Captains Day 2nd July

Winner Emma Norman 37 points

Ladies Medal 4th July

Winner Emma Norman

 

Gold Crest on Tuesday 6th August.

Winner Gail Arnold  35 points

Medal on Sunday 11th August.

Winner Brenda Softley nett 76.
Clarks Trophy Thursday 15th August
Winner Brenda Softley 31 points.

 

Ladies Results March

March ladies had their first medal of the season on Tuesday 19th March.  The conditions were good and we had 11 ladies taking part and the winner with nett 80 was Valerie Cook.  Well done Valerie.

March Ladies had their first 4BBB friendly of the season against Brampton Park on Thursday 21st March. 6 pairs took part in which turned out to be a fantastic day weather wise.  The course was looking stunningly good for this time of year which would certainly be a great indication of the way it will look in the full swing of spring and summer.

The matches were well balanced handicap wise and made the matches very tight all the way through.  The result of the day was a well deserved 2 games to 1 to Brampton Park.  The day was completed by a lovely meal in the clubhouse.

Ladies 9 hole stableford on Sunday 24th March was won by Viv Snushall with 16pts on count back from Penny Gilbert with also 16pts and 3rd Pam Wallis with 13pts.

Captains Results 2019 Alan Jones

CAGU Greensomes League v St Ives ((H)Saturday 16th March)

In the opening club match of the golfing season, the team from March Golf Club battled to a hard-earned draw against a strong team from St Ives Golf Club. The match was in the balance through to the very last pairing who secured a win on the seventeenth hole to tie the match.  FULL REPORT

CAGU Derek Burridge Knock-out v St Ives ((H)Saturday 30th March)

Round One saw St Ives travel over again, however this time the home team from March came in winners.  FULL REPORT

Friendly v Lakeside Golf Club  ((H)Friday 5th April))

Lakeside Lodge Won 2 1/2 – 1 1/2  FULL REPORT

CAGU Greensomes League v Gog Magog GC ((A) Sunday 14th April))

Lost 0 -4  FULL REPORT

Friendly v Girton Golf Club ((H) Wednesday 1st May)

Won 2 1/2 – 1 1/2 FULL REPORT

Match Report – March Golf Club v Old Nene Golf Club  (Sunday 12th May)

Won 31/2 – 1/2

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