Competitions Update 2017

Pidduck Trophies  Boxing Day  2017
Paul Reed and Gary Titterton threw off the excesses of Christmas Day to win with a solid 34 points.  Dave Chambers and Graham Armston were close behind in second place also with 34 and Neil Shipway and Andy Deardenwere third with 33.

Captain versus Vice Captain  Saturday 14 October 2017
Tickets for the Captain's Supper were on the line in the annual Captain versus Vice Captain comp and were hard fought for with Kevin Moore and Tom McKenzie, representing Vice Captain Dave Hagger's team, winning the overall prize with 45 points.  Paul Reed and Gary Titterton, representing Captain Dave Vosper's team, came a close second also with 45 points.  Nick Carter and John French were third also with a commendable 45 points.  The Captain's team won 13 up....!!  If you did not win your ticket they are available from the bar price £12.

Margaret Simpson  Saturday 7 October 2017
Congratulations go to Andy West who returned a gross score of level par 72, which included 5 birdies, to win with 41 points.  Chris Cooper came a close second on 40 points with Tony Parrish in third place on 37.

Midweek Roll Up Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 September 2017
Congratulations go to Jake Croshaw who won with 40 points, Trevor Hall came second with 38 just ahead of James Pretty on 37 points.

Shepshed Ford  Saturday 23 September 2017
As the competition season draws to a close Phil Cowell saved his best to win the Shepshed Ford, and Div 2, with an impressive nett 66 (83-17).  Paul Argument came second with nett 68 (85-17) edging out Harry Worden and Tony Stretton also with nett 68.   Harry posted the best score in Div 1 and Vernon Gubb scored nett 69 (88-19) to win Div 3.  Martin Downing won the best gross prize with a level par round of 72.  Congratulations to all!!

Stubbs Cup  Sunday 17 September 2017
The move to a Sunday competition certainly suited Rich Wells who posted the best gross score of 69  and the best nett of 67 (69-2) to win the Stubbs Cup.  John Rawson continued his run of good form to come second, and win Div 2, also with nett 67 (83-16).  Trevor Hall came third with nett 68 (81-13) and Kevin Moore posted the best nett of 70 (89-19) in Div 3.

Charles Hull Trophy  Saturday 9 September 2017
The morning stayed dry and Simon Whittaker took full advantage, posting an impressive nett 67 (71 - 4) to win from Tom Adamek, nett 68 (71 - 3) , who also took the best gross prize on count back with 71.  John Rawson came a creditable third, also with nett 68 (85 - 17), and won Division 2.  Division 3 was won by Jeff Hardy with nett 69 (96 - 27).

Falcon Cup Saturday 2 September 2017
Graham Moody posted the best gross score and won the Falcon Cup with an impressive 75, nett 67 (75- 8).  Kevin Marshall took second place with nett 69 (79 - 10) on count back from Mark Bond also with nett 69 (78 - 9).  Blake Francis won the Division 2 prize with nett 72 (88 - 16) and Tony Cose topped Division 3 with nett 76 (103 - 27).

Midweek Roll Up Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 August 2017
Congratulations go to Shaun Wiggins who narrowly pipped James Pretty to the winning post, both with 39 points,   with Darren Croshaw close behind in third place with 38.

Denham Cup/King Rabbit Saturday 5 September 2017
Play was suspended as thunder and lightning crossed the course, however play resumed to see Blake Francis return a good score of 38 points to win the Denham with Richard Davie and John Rawson close behind on 37.  King Rabbit was won by Mathew Vann with 40 points with Neil Harris second on 34 and David Bonner third with 33.

St John's Cup Wednesday 2 August 2017
Congratulations go to Phil Dearden who won with a solid score of nett 71 (82-11).  Dave Gray (80-9) came in second  and Dave Beswick (87-16) third both with nett 71.  The gross prize went to Jon Steel with 77.  Winner of Division 3 was Alan Clarke, nett 74 (97-23).

Midweek Roll Up 26 and 27 July 2017
Conditions were wet and miserable on the Wednesday, but improved on Thursday to find Matthew Tyler take the honours with a solid nett 68 (78-10) from Will Adamek with nett 70 (79-9) and Blake Francis on nett 71 (89-18).

President's Day Saturday 22 July 2017
To end a glorious week the weather stayed fine almost until the final groups came to the turn, but unfortunately some were caught in the rain which persisted throughout the evening.  However, with the course in excellent condition and softened by overnight rain, Mark Bryant returned a fine score of 42 points to win from Ian McKendrick on 41 and Harry Coe on 40.  

President's Midweek Stapleford Wednesday 19 July 2017
The fine weather continued and with course in good nick, but with golfers experiencing some tricky bounces, Gary West produced a fine round, which included 2 birdies and 10 pars, to win with 41 points from Steve Carvell also with 41.  John Hughes came third with a solid 39 points.   

Help the Aged Medal Wednesday 12 July 2017
Another fine day on the golf course saw Dave Coley return an impressive score of nett 66 (89 - 23)to win.  John Price continued his good form to take second place with nett 69 (79 - 10) with Graham Moody in third place with nett 71 (80 - 9).  Jake Crowshaw returned the best gross score of 76.  Division winners were: Div 1 John Price; Div 2 Andy Moss  71 (88 - 17); Div 3 Dave Coley.

Captain's Day  Saturday 8 July 2017
What an excellent end to a brilliant Week??  The sun continued to shine on Captain, Dave Vosper, as the field took on the challenge of Longcliffe at its best.  Congratulations go Sandy Allen who took the Captain's prize with an impressive 42 points on count back from Paul Reed, also with 42.  Pritesh Chandarana took third place with 39.  All prizes will be presented on the evening of the 22nd July.  Thanks go to Dave and his family for their hospitality at the halfway house!!

Captain's Midweek Stableford  Wednesday 5 July 2017
It was hot enough to boil water.....well, not quite......but on a glorious day, and the course in excellent condition, the scores were pretty good with Harry Coe coming out on top, sinking 6 birdies, with 43 points,  Charlie Kean came a close second with 42 and Alan Miller in third place with 39.  All prizes will be presented on the evening of the 22nd July.  

Wagg Bowl Sunday 2 July 2017
Foursomes is not the easiest game, but when the weather's fine and the course is playing well, as it was on Sunday, then it's good challenge as Andy West and Darren Croshaw found when they returned their score of 72.5 to win from Andy Harding and Chris Chambers, also with 72.5.

Midweek Rollup Stableford  Wednesday/Thursday 28/29 June 2017
Despite the wet and miserable conditions, 38 golfers braved the elements with Gus Younger returning 39 points to win from George Griffiths on 36 and Fabio Brunetti on 34.

Dixon/Armstrong  Saturday 24 June 2017
The blustery wind made the course tricky with the standard scratch at 74, but this caused Adam Brind no problems as he rose to the challenge to win the Dixon Trophy with an excellent nett 67 (73-6).  Pete Black came a close second with 68 (76-8) on count back from Andrew Tyson, also on 68 (78-10).  The Armstrong Cup was won by Paul Farmer, who scored 70 (89-19), with Captain Dave Vosper in second place with 72 (92-20) on count back from David Wordsworth also with 72 (87-15).  The gross prize went to Gary Titterton with a fine level par round of  72.  Paul Farmer won Division 1 and Dave Vosper won Division 2.

Sturton Cup Wednesday 14 June 2017
On a fine day with the course in excellent condition....great work from Michael and his greens team....Chris Miller won with a fine knock of nett 69 (76-7). Rob Pretty was close behind with nett 70 (79-9) and Martin Litherland was third with nett 71 (91-20). Chris win Division 1, Michael Barradel won  Division 2 with a nett 72 (84-14) and Martin Litherland won Division 3.  John Siddons returned the best gross score of 69.

Spears DeLisle  Saturday 3 June 2017
Although it was windy, the conditions remained dry which encouraged some low scoring.  Congratulations go to Rob Pretty who won the Spears Cup with an impressive nett 66 (77-11) from Martin Downing 68 (71-3) and Andy West 69 (74-5).  The best gross was Jon Siddons with a fantastic 68.  Daniel Hart won the De Lisle with a a fine nett 66 (83-17) from Andy Moss in second place with 70 (88-18) and Paul Farmer in third also with 70 (91-21).

Midweek Roll up Wednesday 31 May 2017
In great weather and the greens improving Graham Johnson won with 39 points, which included two birdies, from Rob 'Doc' Docherty in second place with 38 and Shaun Wiggins in third with 37.   

Victory Cup Saturday 27 May 2017
For most of the morning it was fine, sunny and warm, although we had one heavy shower.  By midday the wind strengthened and it clouded over. With the course still improving and the greens becoming truer Darrell Timson scored 41 points and won with 3 birdies and 7 pars beating Tony Sheppard on count back also with 41. George Santaney came in third with 38. 

Roll Up Stableford Sunday 21 May 2017
In a very tight finish James Littlewood returned a solid score of 38 points to win from Simon Whittaker, also with 38.  Nathan Fisher secured third place with 36 points.          

Coalville Cup  Saturday 6 May 2017
The weather was fine, a cold wind made scoring tricky, but this did not deter Vernon Gubb and Alex Herriot who returned a fine better ball score of nett 65, beating Wayne Bown and Nic Moore into second place with Tony and  Tim Linnell in third, also with nett 65. 

Centenary Rose Bowl Friday 29 and Saturday 29 April 2017.
Good weather on both days, and with the course presented well by the greens staff team, a large field enjoyed the challenge and returned some consistently high scores.  Congratulations go to Paul Dearden who led the field on Friday with 42 points.  He held on to his lead, although he was nearly overtaken by Scott Middleton on Saturday, who came second on 41, closely followed by Darren Wade in third place also with 41 points. 

Midweek Roll Up Stableford  Wednesday 26 April 2017
Congratulations go to Paul Graveling who won the first Midweek Roll Up of the year with a score of 38 points from Gordon Machej in second place with 37 and Phil Dearden in third place with 36 points.

National PGA Pro/Am Qualifier Saturday 22 April 2017.
On a sunny spring day Paul Winter returned a fine nett 67 (77-10) to win and partner David Mee in the next round.  Brian Lawrence came in second with nett 70 (82-12) on countback from George Santanay also with nett 70 (78-8).  Winner of best gross was Jon Siddons with 70.  Division 2 winner was Daniel Hart nett 70 (88-18) and Division 3 was won by David Bonner nett 72 (94-22).

MacFarlane Tankards  Easter Monday 17 April 2017
Congratulations go to the pairing of Simon and Morgan Whittaker who posted a great score of  +8 on a chilly Easter Monday, despite the tricky dressed greens.  Henry Hosking and Steve Carvell came in a creditable second place with +7, with Kevin Whittle and Steve Clarke in third on +6.

Stockhall Trophy Greensomes Stableford Saturday 8 April 2017
What a great start to the playing season!! The weather was fantastic for early spring and the course looked terrific, and played very well, as Victor Patino and Dave Wilkinson returned a great score of 44 points to win.  Craig Spooner and Andy Rumming came second with 42 points followed closely by Craig and Nick Turner with 40 points.