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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 alexoldham@btinternet.com   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

Captains Day 2019

The annual Captain’s Day competition was held at March Golf Club on Saturday 21st September. Sixty-two golfers took part in an open stableford competition which was played in glorious weather conditions. The day proved to be very competitive with many golfers returning good scores.

In the end, the main competition was won by Neil Traylen with 40 points, closely followed by the runner-up Gary Wiggins with 39 points. Third was June Count with 37 points and fourth was Emma Smith with 36 points.

Various other prizes were also on offer on the day. Nearest the pin on the par 3 second hole was won by Carl Barnes, with Nigel Goude winning the prize on the sixth hole and Mark Crawley on the ninth hole, despite a very difficult pin position.

The longest drive on the tenth hole was won by Thomas Chegwidden and the straightest drive on the eighth hole was won by Alex Wilson-Pearce.

 

Cash prizes were also won by any golfer scoring a two in their round and six competitors achieved that score (Derek Wisbey, Danny Daniel, Carl Barnes, Lady Captain Sandra Russell, Gary Wiggins and Thomas Chegwidden).

Club Captain, Alan Jones, would like to thank all those who supported him by playing on the day and sends his congratulations to all the winners. He would also like to thank Club Professional, Alex Oldham, for his organisational skills and Competitions Secretary, Derek Wisbey, for processing the scores. Alan would also like to say a big thank you to the greenkeeping staff at March Golf Club who presented the course in magnificent condition. 

Golf Seniors Open Morning

Monday 30th September March Golf Club

Are you aged 55+? Retired or semi-retired? Bored with daytime TV? Feel you need more exercise but can’t face going to the gym? Enjoy the company of like-minded re-cycled teenagers? Played golf many years ago but work and family commitments got in the way, 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.

The Men’s senior section at March Golf Club meets three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Mondays and Fridays are ‘roll-ups’ – all welcome, you just turn up at 7.45, draw partners and play. Various types of informal competitions are played on these days.
Wednesday is competition day where more ‘serious’ competitions are played and when we also play most of our friendly matches in the summer against other local clubs. Friendly matches are for golfers of all standards so new members are very welcome.
If your golf is a little rusty, or you have never played before, we have a PGA resident professional on site with whom you can book a course of lessons and buy all your equipment, and an excellent practice facility available to you to use in order to improve your game.
We currently have 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.

Having launched a Junior and Ladies Academy in 2018, we are intending to widen our offering to encourage older golfers to take-up the game.

We will therefore be running a men’s Senior’s open morning on Monday 30thSeptember from 10.00 (gather at 9.45) until 12.30 where you will have the opportunity to use the practice facilities under the expert eye of our resident professional, Alex Oldham, assisted by trained Academy volunteers. We will also be offering a golfing taster session with the opportunity for you to use the pitch and putt course or play a few holes on the main course.

Bring your own clubs if you have them – equipment can be provided if you do not. Sensible walking shoes would also be advisable – trainers would be fine.

After golf, you will also be made very welcome in the clubhouse at lunchtime where light refreshments will be available.
If you would like to take advantage of this offer, contact Alex, our club professional, on 01354 657255 or email alexoldham@btinternet.com

You can be sure of a warm welcome.

Early September 2019

The Ladies played in the Phil Potter/Championship on Tuesday 3rd September.  Twelve ladies took part on what was a lovely sunny warm day,
The winner once again was Emma Norman with a nett 74, in second place was Carole Wood with nett 77 and in 3rd place Pam Wallis with nett 82.  Well done to all.
The Seniors played the Stableford Qualifier.  In first place was Derek Wisbey with 38 points, 2nd ocb Kenneth Hocken 37 points from Ray Pescud also with 37 points.
The Ladies played at Colmworth Golf Club on their away day on Thursday 5th September.  What a great day weather wise, 12 ladies took part and the winner was Shona Kent with 31 points closely followed in second place with 30 points Penny Gilbert.  Nearest the pin on the 9th was won by Sandra Russell.  The hospitality of Colmworth was very welcoming and the day finished with a meal in the clubhouse.

Goodbye August 2019

Seniors Open 2019

The seniors played their Open Pairs on Friday 23rd August. A great day was had by all, the weather, the food, the course was all set for a great  seniors fourball better ball competition at March Golf club. Nearest the pin on 6th was won Brian Marriott (Boston), nearest the pin on the 9th was won by Garry Brinn. 4th place overall on count back was Vic Holman & Ian Owen (Dereham) 42 points, 3rd place on countback was David Tasker & Chris Brooks (Spalding) 43 points, 2nd place went tho local pair Darrell Ladds & John King on countback with 43 points and the winners with 44 points were Vice Captain Roger Watts & Captain Garry Brinn March Golf Club.  Thanks went to our Professional Alex Oldham for organising the day and prizes.

Bank Holiday Scramble

A Bank holiday Texas Scramble took place on Monday 26th August.  The winners were Lewis Hearn, Paul Turner, Nick Carter & James Campbell with 56.30, in second place was G Twist, C Findlay, A Moody & G Tinnian with 56.70 and in third place was J Kerrigan, D Bromley, Jon King and N Traylen with 57.40.

Clapham Cup

The Mixed Clapham Cup was won by Baz & Emma Smith with 30 points beating Paddy O’Connor and Gail Johnson in second place with 27 points.

Mickey Dutton Wells Trophy

The Mickey Dutton Wells Trophy was played on Wednesday 28th August. This format was stapleford and we had a full complement of players.The nearest the pin on the 2nd was won by Peter Coventry who also took 3rd place on countback with 36 points, 2nd place on countback went to Peter Flint with 38 points and 1st place capping of a very good week after winning the seniors open pairs last week Garry Brinn won with 38 points on countback.
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