Seniors Match Update 2017
Seniors v Northants County Monday 19 June 2017
The match was played in extremely hot weather conditions, with some players having to come off the course due to the heat. The course was in good condition, with the ball running well in the dry weather. Our visitors really appreciated the course and the meal afterwards, but we all appreciated getting back in the club house for a much needed cool drink. The match score was an honourable half, 4 matches each!!
Seniors v The Leicestershire (away) Thursday 8 June 2017
The weather was rather cold, overcast and windy, however the course was excellent condition. The greens were fast and Longcliffe found it difficult to challenge the pins and the team lost 5 matches to 1. As usual the hospitality was very friendly and the meal was enjoyed by all.
Seniors v Kibworth Thursday 1 June 2017
The match was played in excellent conditions and the Kibworth team were full of praise for the course. Andy Wallace enjoyed his first outing for the Seniors and we look forward to him playing many more seniors' matches. The teams were evenly paired with most results being very close and the match result was a draw 4 matches each. Many thanks to Alan Webster he filled a slot at short notice. The visiting team praised our catering staff and the quality of the meal. Well done Paul.
Seniors v Burton Thursday 25 May 2017
The Seniors inconsistent start to the season continued with a 5 - 2 defeat at home to Burton. The match was played in the usual good spirits which continued in the clubhouse. Thanks to Paul and his team for the excellent after match meal!
Seniors v Lingdale (away) Thursday 18 May 2017
It was sunny and the course had dried out pretty well following the heavy rain on Wednesday. Lingdale took advantage and managed to win 5 1/2 - 2 1/2, although all the matches were close. Many thanks to Roy Longthorn and Trevor Todd who filled in for the Longcliffe team at the last minute.
Seniors v Kedleston (away) Friday 12 May 2017
Roy Longthorne and Dave Beswick were the only winners as the Seniors unfortunately went down 5 - 1 to better opponents at Kedleston.
Seniors v Charnwood (away) Friday 28 April 2017
The Seniors first away match at Charnwood resulted in a 4 1/2 to 1 1/2 defeat. Norman Ellis and Arthur Plater were our only winners. This was Roy Longthorne's first match as Vice Captain so he will try to do better next time!!
Seniors v Erewash Thursday 6 April 2017
Today we had our first match against Erewash at home. The weather was excellent. We nearly had to get the suntan cream out!! There were seven matches and Longcliffe won 5 1/2 to 1 1/2, so it turned out to be a good to start the season - long may it continue!
The course was in excellent condition and our visitors were impressed that the course was in such good order so early in the season. There was a slight delay at the start as one of the visitors had forgotten to put his clubs in the car and had to back for them..... another senior moment!!
As usual the food was excellent and our guests were very complementary about the catering presentation. Many thanks to Paul and his staff.
Seniors Christmas Competition Monday 12 December 2016
The weather was kind and golfing conditions were good for mid December as a great turnout of 44 Seniors played an AmAm in teams of four.
The results were very close with three teams returning respectable scores of 83 Stableford points. The winners on count back were Frank Fay, Don Marshall, Ian McCara and John Strodachs. Dave Vosper, Stuart Kynoch, Peter Taylor and Les Simpson took second place ahead of Geoff Allcock, Norman Ellis, Dave Wilkinson and Stuart Rackley.
Everyone enjoyed the day and the Christmas meal provided by Paul and his team was excellent as usual. Seniors Captain, Bill Sutton, wished all the Seniors a very Merry Christmas and a successful golfing New Year and thanked all those who kindly donated prizes.
Ladies and Seniors AmAm Monday 3 October 2016
The annual mixed Ladies Seniors AmAm, with one gentleman and one lady to score on each hole and all to count on 18, was won by Carol Devonport, Trevor Todd, Rachel Miller and Dennis Wain. Nearest the pin on 15 went to Jayne Harris. It was an enjoyable day as usual which ended with a lovely afternoon tea.
Seniors Captain's Away Day 2016
Our annual Captains Away Day was held on Wednesday 29 June with 35 players making the trip to Melton Mowbray. The weather could only be described as horrendous, with non-stop rain for the whole day. The majority of players heroically completed all 18 holes in very difficult conditions. We obviously did not see the course at its best, but with the exception of some standing water the greens were very good. Melton Mowbray made us very welcome and provided us with excellent catering. It was great value day out. The winning team was Mike Pearson, Ken Jones, Dennis Wilcockson and Charlie Kean. A great effort on the day. (They must all have been on survival training.) Nearest to the pin prizes were won by Norman Ellis, Chris Higgins and Pete Dakin.
I would personally like to thank everyone who turned out to support me, this was much appreciated. Finally, everyone who was not wearing a Seniors tie or Club tie at dinner was fined £1 each which was donated to the Club Captains Charity.
Chris Frith Seniors Captain
Seniors Winter Knock Out
Congratulations go to Vernon Gubb and Paul Dawson who met George Hay and Martin Litherland in the final of the Seniors Winter Knockout and after a tight game emerged the worthy winners.