Month: October 2019

October Club Results

Watch out you Turkeys

50 men took part in the Turkey Trot on Saturday 19th October. James (I want to play off 18) Campbell won with 2 birdies and 4 pars finishing with 39 points and beating Lewis “The Slayer” Hearn in second place with 38 points and in 3rd place Danny Daniel with 37 points.

Lakeside Lodge loved the Speed of the Greens

The last Mixed match of the season was played at home against Lakeside Lodge on Sunday 20th October.  After a hearty breakfast the 6 pairs played in good spirits and the match was very close with an overall win to March of 4 games to 2.

Ladies Autumn Meeting

On Tuesday 22nd October the Ladies played the re-scheduled Autumn Meeting.  Twenty two ladies took part in an individual stableford with a Canada Cup team format added on.  The weather could not have been better with glorious sunshine to finish the season.
Nearest the Pin on the 2nd/15th was won by Emma Norman, Nearest the pin on the 2nd/11th was won by Carolyn Morton who had a fantastic day and also won the Nearest the line on the 8th.
Not only did Carolyn win these two prizes she also won overall in the individual stableford with 30 points beating Emma Norman into 2nd place with 28 points and Margaret Butt in third place with 26 points and was part of the Canada Cup Team (Carolyn Morton, Lady Captain Sandra Russell and Carole Wood).
Lady Captain Sandra Russell also presented to Carolyn a £100 voucher that was donated from Miss Designer Golf to the winner of our Clarkes Trophy which was played earlier in the season.

Captains Eclectic Challenge

As part of his fund-raising activities for the year, March Golf Club Captain, Alan Jones, took part in a 3-round Eclectic Challenge. All three rounds of golf were completed on the same day, Thursday 17th October, with an early start at 7.12am. The three rounds were completed at 14.22pm making a total of 7 hours 10 minutes for the 54 holes.

The aim of an eclectic challenge was to complete each hole in the lowest possible score with only the best score counting to the final total. Alan completed the challenge with a final gross score of 76 (against a par of 70) which was a decent effort for a 12-handicap golfer.

Club members were given the opportunity to guess the final score and four members (Graham Twist, Baz Smith, Simon Moore and Danny Daniel) correctly picked the final total.

Prizes were on offer to those members who got the correct final total and, in the draw carried out straight afterwards, Graham was the lucky winner of a free 4-ball voucher for Stoke Rochford Golf Club. It is a fine course to visit and Graham and three other members will have a great day out. The runners-up, Simon, Danny and Baz won a £10 credit voucher to spend in the professional’s shop at March Golf Club run by our resident PGA professional, Alex Oldham.

Alan would like to express his thanks to all the members who paid to sponsor him for his Captain’s Challenge with a good sum of money raised for his Captain’s project for the year.

Alan would also like to thank those members who supported him on the day. Without the help and support of Mick Russell, Gary Brinn and Ray Pescud, the challenge could not have been completed.

Ladies Golf Academy Winter LAUNCH


#Womeninsport. Beginner, budding or improving – golf sessions for women.

Come and join us at March Golf Club this coming Saturday 26th October at 1.15 pm. Completely free of charge to all attendees, come and make new friends, hit better golf shots and work towards your goal, whatever that may be. Here at March Golf Club, my volunteer assistant Baz and myself are committed to welcoming you to our club and providing a warm friendly environment for you to improve or learn the game. For current Academy members, please bring a friend. All equipment will be provided free of charge, we just need you, your enthusiasm and a willingness to learn our great game.

Some of our current ladies have progressed so quickly through the Academy that they are now competing. This is not a necessity however, and we encourage any amount of play or ability. Going hand in hand with golf is the social side and equally as important.

So I ask you not to be nervous or shy and come and join us Saturday. If you need any advice, help or have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch, you`ll be assured of a friendly welcome.

Alex Oldham, PGA Professional March Golf Club   01354 657255

But, don’t take my word for it…

“I started coming to the Ladies Academy sessions at March Golf Club as a beginner last winter. I quickly started to see progression in my abilities and soon developed a love of the game.  Alex is so supportive and is such an approachable teacher.  He makes the sessions fun and I always look forward to the next one.  Alex really puts me at ease when he is teaching and I like how he breaks things down, making them easier to learn and put into practice.  The Academy is a very friendly group and I have made lots of new friends there.

“By the middle of the summer I felt ready to join the club as a full member, still as very much a beginner.  Since then, I have won several competitions, including a team match at another club, I have been to some wonderful social events at the clubhouse, and have met some truly lovely people.

“I would encourage anyone to give golf a try.  It has become a huge part of my life that I am thoroughly enjoying, and it all started at the Ladies Academy.”

Emma Smith

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