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Club Night Friday 26 October - Get your food tickets from Paul.

Dine out at Longcliffe!!

Ladies Open

The Ladies Autumn Open took place on Thursday in lovely Autumn sunshine.  Congratulations go to all the prize winners and thanks go to Suzanne for the fantastic hampers an all those who helped to make the day such a success!!

News Update Friday 19 October 2018

Ladies Reverse Waltz  Tuesday 16 October 2018
Beating the next best by 5 points, congratulations to Julie Bowler, Suzanne Pretty and Claire Bottom who achieved a strong 72 points to win this week. Runners up with a creditable 67 points were Viv Allcock, Irene Moody and Jackie Haines. Well done ladies..

Ladies Autumn Am Am  Tuesday 9 October 2018
With beautiful blue skies and temperatures in early 20’s, course conditions continue to change week on week.  Nine teams set out to enjoy the climes, but it was Angela Austin, Sylvia Armson, Jane Ackling and Claire Bottom who made first place with a meritorious 81 points.  With the same worthy score, Ali Groom, Julie Bowler, Suzanne Pretty and Gilly Higgins narrowly missed top spot, falling short by 1 point on the back 9.  Congrats everyone....

It has not been a great season for Longcliffe Seniors. The final two matches away, at Rothley - lost 5 - 3 and at Ruddington Grange - lost 7.5 - 0.5.

The seasons' full results were:  2 cancelled matches, 12 lost, 7 won.  Better luck next year!!

Margaret Simpson Stableford Saturday 6 October 2018
Although the rain eased in the afternoon the conditions were still a challenge, however congratulations go to Dave Mountford who won with 38 points, Neil Cockbill in second place also with 38 and Chris Chambers in third place with 37.

October Course Report is now on the Members Section notice board.

Ladies Purnell Cup Final   Thursday 27 September 2018
An impressive number of ladies signed up for this year’s knockout matchplay with a mere 5 wins required to make the final round.  With plenty of blue sky and minimal wind, the weather for finalists Sue Overton and Kate Hammond could not have been better however, in the end Kate came out on top winning 3 and 2. Congratulations to both ladies for reaching the final - no small feat – but very well done Kate on your win. Many thanks to Gilly Higgins who kindly agreed to referee on the day.

Midweek Rollup Stableford  Wednesday 26 September 2018
As the September sunny weather continued congratulations go to Matthew Tyler who won with a solid 38points just ahead of Chris Tolley and Malcolm Riley, both with 36 points. 

Mixed v Willesley Park  Sunday 23 September 2018
With a stiff breeze and the course quite exposed in places, it was a chilly 18 holes.  Despite a couple of good wins from Longcliffe, Willesley managed to hold us to a 3 ½ - 3 ½ draw which included a half from Ricky and Rebecca Wood  who were nominated to play for Willesley (due to a last minute dropout) against Mick and Jo Barradell.  An excellent meal followed; possibly one of the best served outside Longcliffe itself!

This match marks the end of the Mixed friendlies for 2018. Huge thanks go to Andy de Wet for all his organisational efforts this year. We look forward to much of the same next year!!

Shepshed Ford  Saturday 22 September 2018
As we moved into autumn the penultimate competition of the year delivered some excellent scoring with Aidan Travers returning an excellent nett 66 (81 - 15) to win from Matthew Stevens with nett 67 (79 - 12) and Tony Linnel  (85 - 17) in third place with nett 68.  Steve Critchley took the gross prize with an equal par round of 72 which contained four birdies.  Congratulations also go to Division winners: Div 1 - Matthew Stevens, Div 2 - Aiden Travers, Div 3 - Norman Ellis nett 71 (90-19).
Junior Club Champion 2018

Congratulations go to Will Adamek who carded a fine score of nett 72 (77 - 5) to win this year's trophy from  Mitchell Fairbrother in second place with nett 75 (80 - 5).

Mens Combined v The Leicestershire  Wednesday 12 September 2018
The final match of the season was played in warm September sunshine against a Leicestershire team which included their Lady Captain who played off the whites and contributed to their narrow 3 - 2 victory. 

The sheet for the End of Season Comp and Dinner on Thursday 4 October is available in the locker room.  Don't forget to sign up!!

Mixed Paget Trophies  Sunday 9 September 2018
Having dodged the rain the day before, the course was damp and the wind made the course challenging.  Of the twelve pairs who set out from midday, it was Andy de Wet and Hayley Smith who capitalised on the Betterball Stableford format to attain an exceptional 44 points.  Hayley in particular, had a phenomenal day's golf. Runners up were Mick and Jo Barradell who returned an equally impressive 41 points.  Thanks to everyone who took part.

Mixed Deacon Squires
Mick and Jo Barradell will take on Captain Dave Hagger and Carol Wild in the final.  The qualifying round took place back in April which means the subsequent match play rounds have provided some fantastic (hard fought!) competition throughout the summer. We wish the finalists the very best of luck...

Ladies v Charnwood Forest  Thursday 6 September 2018
In the last match of the season Forest visited Longcliffe for a very friendly Am-Am which unfortunately coincided with possibly the wettest day of the summer and the consensus was to abandon play after 10 holes. The day was saved by a superb lunch before play and very welcome tea and cream cakes after our drenching.

Captain v Vice Captain Better Ball Stableford Saturday 13 October 2018

Despite the wind blowing a hoolie the scores were really good with Vernon Gubb and Neil Harris emerging the winners returning an excellent score of 45 points, beating Alex Bond and Richard Hogg on count back, also with  45 points, and Paul Winters and Nick Carter in third place with 44. 

Captain's Supper Tickets were up for grabs in each pairing so if you were not a winner you can get tickets from the bar - £12 each. 

Dave Hagger has been a really enthusiastic Captain this year so let's take this opportunity to celebrate Captain's Supper on Friday 9 November with him!!

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