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Seniors Match Update 2017

Seniors v Ruddington Thursday 5 October 2017
It started off pretty windy, however the final match of the season was eventually played in calm conditions with plenty of sun.  We had to make some late replacements but managed to field a full team.  The Ruddington team enjoyed the course, with many playing it for the first time.  It was a close result with Longcliffe  winning  4.5  to 3.5.  A  good result for the last match of the season!!  As always the meal was much appreciated.  Many thanks go to Paul and his staff for the excellent food and service throughout the season.
Seasons Results:  Played  21  Won 8  Lost  11  Drew 2.  It ends a reasonable season with just one home match lost and one away win at Erewash.

Seniors v Stoke Rochford (away)  Monday  18 September 2017
Stoke Rochford was very picturesque, with great views of the hall, lake and river, and  greens which  were very tricky to read.  This clearly distracted the Longcliffe team who lost the match by 5 matches to 3 .

Seniors V Burton on Trent (away)  Monday 11 September 2017
Not the best of conditions for golf, which showed as the Longcliffe team went down at Burton by 6.5 matches  to 1.5.

Seniors v Church Brampton (away) Monday 4 September 2017
The match started in very low cloud and light rainy conditions, but it quickly improved and the game finished in bright sunshine.  The course was in immaculate condition (next year they are hosting one of the qualifying rounds for the Open ).  The hospitality was good and the meal excellent as usual.  The match was very close, going down to the last game, and resulted in a 4.5  to 3.5 win to Northamptonshire  County.

Seniors v Luffenham Heath Thursday 31 August 2017
The match was completed before the rain showers started and the Luffenham Team thought that the course was excellent. The halfway house service provided by David Gray and his wife was much appreciated by all.   As always the food was excellent, so thanks go again to Paul and his staff.  Nearest to the pin competition on the 15th was won by our own Ian McAra, and the  Longcliffe team won the match 5 matches to 3 giving us "revenge " from our defeat at Luffenham.  Hoping for a strong finish to the season!!

Seniors v Beeston Fields  Thursday 17 August 2017
In a very tight game Longcliffe Seniors emerged winners  by 4.5 to 3.5. 

Seniors v Luffenham Heath (away) Monday 7 August 2017
It is always a delight to go to Luffenham and our Seniors are keen to travel there to enjoy the course. The match was played in good conditions - no rain  for a change.  The course was in excellent condition, with greens and fairways showing that the course is not used was millionaires golf! 

The Luffenham team looked after us very well with an excellent meal to finish the day.  The match was  very close, with several matches going to last hole, however Longcliffe lost 5 matches to 3. We look forward to a better result at Longcliffe at the end of August!

Seniors v Rushcliffe Monday 31 July 2017
 A convincing win 5-2.

Seniors v Wollaton Park (away) Monday 24 July 2107
The match started in very cloudy and windy conditions, however the course had been prepared for a PGA event and was in excellent condition.  It is an enjoyable venue to play with the deer roaming the course adding pleasant dimension to the round.  The weather improved, the conditions were fine for golf and as usual our hosts made us most welcome with an enjoyable meal at the end.  Unfortunately Longcliffe lost  2.5  to 3.5, which  ends our mini run of victories!! 

Seniors v Hinckley Monday  17 July 2017
The weather was extremely hot, the course was in excellent condition and the ball running well, providing it was on the fairway.....!  Holes 2 and 4 were used as extra starting points, which allowed matches to finish around the same time and therefore the after match meal was enjoyed earlier.  The game was close with Longcliffe winning 3 1/2 to 2 1/2.  Hopefully we can look forward to  strong finish to the season!!

Seniors v Erewash (away)  Thursday 13 July 2017
The Seniors got back into winning ways with a comprehensive 4-1/2 to 1-1/2 win away at Erewash.  A special mention goes to Neil Harris who 'played exceptionally well' according to the Erewash team captain.....!

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 Away Day Stanton on the Wold Wednesday 28 June 2017

It rained non stop on Bill Sutton's Seniors away day at Stanton on the Wold, so the playing conditions were rather tricky to say the least.  36 Seniors took part which, was very pleasing, and apart from the rain everyone enjoyed the day, which was followed by an excellent meal and a chance to dry out.

The winner of the Individual Prize was Chris Frith with 37 points.  An excellent score in the conditions.  Dave Beswick was runner up with 34, followed by  Alan Williams with 33.

 The Team prize was won by Pete Dakin, Alan Webster, Brian Hall and George Hay with 80 points.  Runners up  were  Geoff Allcock, Trevor Todd, Dave Vosper and Don Marshall and third place went to Chris Frith, Bill Sutton ,Chris Higgins and Roy Longthorn also with 80 points

Nearest to the pins prizes on the  par 3's were  Chris Higgins, Chris Frith , Trevor Todd and  Brian Hall.  The longest drive prize went to  Brian Armitage with Henry Hosking runner up.

Thanks  go to Paul Carroll and Alan Webster for sorting out the very wet cards and to those Seniors who donated prizes. This is second successive year we have been nearly washed out by the rain , so perhaps next year we may go for a date in January !!

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

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