News Update Monday 23 April 2018
National PGA Qualifier Saturday 21 April 2018
The course was showing the first signs of spring and in excellent condition following the recent wet weather, and proved a tough challenge from the back tees. Five golfers returned nett scores of 71 with Alan Scott (90 - 19) coming out on top. Harry Worden (80 - 9) was second, Jerry Brown came third (79 - 8), Dave Wilkinson (77 - 6) came fourth and in fifth place was Mark Lawrence(73 - 2). The Best Gross Prize was won by Ollie Willson with 72. Division winners were Harry Worden, Kyle Bentley (86 - 14 = 72) and Alan Scott.
Jerry Brown qualified for the PGA Pro Am and will partner David Mee in the next round.
Daily Mail Foursomes Sunday 22 April 2018
Congratulations go to Andy West and Darren Croshaw who secured a solid 2 and 1 victory at Birstall and go into the hat for the next round.
Stockhall Trophy Greensomes Stableford Saturday 7 April 2018
The weather stayed dry...almost...and although a bit sticky in places, the course had recovered well from the midweek rain for the first men's comp of the year. Congratulations go to winners Graham Moody and Lee Griffin, who returned an impressive 42 points. Simon Whittaker and Gary West came second with 41 on count back from Rob Docherty and Nick Howlett also with 41. Matthew Vann and Lee Southall were fourth with 40.
Seniors v Erewash Thursday 5 April 2018
This was the second outing of the Seniors, with many new faces both in ours and the Erewash team. We caught a window of sunshine and very welcome it was too. Whilst the course was still damp in many places the ground staff should be praised on how well they have prepared it, under very difficult circumstances. The Erewash players also commented on how well the course was playing.
As the Erewash course has been closed for many weeks this may have reflected in the overall score which went 5.5 to 1.5 in Longcliffe's favour. Congratulations to all who played in a very congenial atmosphere. New friends were made all round.
Again, Paul and his staff did us proud with an excellent post match meal and for providing the nearest the pin prize, which went to Erewash.Ladies Barlow Elsom Tuesday 2 April 2018
April Course Report is now on the Members Only Section notice board.
Mixed - Deacon Squires.
Taking close to six months to conclude, well earned congratulations go to Mick and Jo Barradell who beat Andy De Wet and Hayley Smith 4 and 3 to win the Deacon Squires competition for 2017.
The initial qualifying comp for this has been moved to Sunday 22nd April for 2018 in order for the match play rounds to take place in warmer climes (we hope). Please add your names to the sheet which is now up on the Mixed Comps Board.Ladies St John's Cup Tuesday 27 March 2018
£175 John Smith £75 Steve Andrews
County Honours Longcliffe Members
Richard Barker has been confirmed as President Elect of the Leicestershire and Rutland Golf Union and Jake Croshaw will be the Under 18 County Captain for 2018. Congratulations go to both and we wish them every success in their new roles!!
April Club Night Draw
Don't forget to get your Cheese and Wine tickets. £5 from the bar!!
Home Food Gift Fair
It's another rollover..........!!
Congratulations and commiserations go to Lloyd Thomas....if only he'd been at the Fish n Fizz Club Night he would have gone home £600 richer. So make a date for the next Club Night on Friday 27 April when the prize will be £800.
The clubhouse was packed with members and guests enjoying games, quizzes and fish and chips....not to mention the fizz!! Thanks to all who made the evening such a success.
Considering that the course had been covered in snow and was closed earlier in the week, it was in fine condition to welcome 25 Fourballs to play in our first Open of the year. The weather was good....almost springlike.... which encouraged some reasonable scoring.
Congratulations go to Richard Wileman who had a 'Hole in One' on the first!!
Thanks go to Vice Captain, Rich Brind, and the office staff for organising the event, Paul and his team for the excellent roast beef dinner, Ladies Captain, Jenny Chambers and Vice Captain, Margaret Norris, for teas and coffees at the Half Way House and David Mee for doing cards and prizes.
Congratulations to the Prizewinners:
1st: Mick Barradell, Harvey Bradbury, Justin Concannon and Antony Fleming. 85 points
2nd: Derek Bloor, Norman Ward, Rchard Wilemanm Roy Goulding. 84 points
3rd: Vaughan Harris, Stuart Chaplin, Andy Whitmore and Steve Parkes. 81 points
4th: David Manson, Ian Nicol, Mark Simpson and David Low. 80 points