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Club Match Information from the Vice Captain

Gentlemen’s Club Team matches will begin next month, with the opening 
fixture being a home match with Stoke Rockford Golf Club on Saturday 9th 
March. Members who are available and wish to be considered for selection 
are warmly invited to add their name to the team sheet that has been put 
on the Noticeboard in the Men’s Changing Room. There is a further team 
sheet for the home match with Blankney on Saturday 30th March. Team 
sheets will be posted in the month preceding the matches in the next 
month (i.e. team sheets for all April matches will go on the Noticeboard 
on Friday 1st March) giving at least 4 weeks notice of a match. Teams 
will be selected and notified on the website and in the Changing Room 7 
days before the date of the match.

Most matches require a team of 6 pairs (12 golfers) and, as in previous 
years, we will aim to select players who make themselves available for 
both home and away matches. We intend to continue to offer brunch before 
home team matches where we can rather than a post-match meal recognising 
that a late finish on a Saturday evening is less popular with most 
members. However, where there is a meal after the match, the Club’s 
expectation is that those who play will attend the meal; if you know 
that you will not be able to stay for post-match refreshment, please 
leave your name off the team sheet.

Captain Howard and I are keen to encourage as many members as possible 
to participate in Club Team matches. If you haven’t played before, 
please think about playing: it’s a great way to play other courses and 
to socialise with other members of the Club. If you would like to play 
and want to find out more, please email me, send me a text or call me 
and I will do my best to answer any questions you may have. Equally, if 
you see either of us in the Clubhouse, feel free to come over and have a 
chat with us.

Keith Whitfield
Vice Captain

  mobile: 07538 088325

Captains Charity Day 2018


Firstly thank you to the Ladies' Captain, Josie and Tracy Ferguson for running the Halfway House, my daughter Laura for baking the cakes and a BIG thank you to everyone who played in my Charity Day.

The competition entries less the prize fund halfway house donations and raffle raised in total £546.20

The Pros Team were a little disappointed in their performance scoring 59.9 something about no luck on the greens.

Seven teams were able to beat this with each team recieving £44

The teams were:

Richard Sperke, John Cooke Snr, John Cooke Jnrand Tim Cooke = 57.5

Kevin Ferguson, Tracy Ferguson, Simon Bean and Sue Bean = 58.1

Sam Gallop, Luke Parsons, Alex Hales and Steve Carty = 58.2

Dave Tilbury, Ricky Todd, Luke Hutchinson and Mark Hillier = 59.0

Chris Oxley, Jason Gilman, Gary Bruce and Steve Patterson = 59.1

Russ Ashmore,Mike Davies, Keith Whitfield and Mark Lally = 59.1

Nigel Walker, Derek Fletcher, Chris Stitson and Roger Mayes = 59.7

Thank you once again for supporting the event in aid of the Notts, Lincs Air Ambulance.

Captain Kev

Oldham Cup - Back where it belongs

Sunday 24th September saw the the long standing, traditional match against Seacroft GC for the Oldham Cup.

The teams for the match are put together from the Club's respective Directors and Committee members and has been taking place since 1931. Although Newark has recorded the most victories over that time, recent years have seen a slump in form so our Captain, David Yarnell was delighted when he and Professional Paul Bagshaw set the tone by winning their game. Fortunes shifted however with the next three pairs all losing before fortunes shifted dramatically once again as the NGC tail wagged. The last four games all returning wins meaning the gleaming golden trophy is once more back in the NGC trophy cabinet where it belongs!

Winter Knockout Final

This year's final was contested by Ben and James Hazzledine against George Bower and John Wade. After starting off with halfs on the first two holes, Ben and James took the lead on the third, before slowly extending it to three by the tenth. George and John then used their shots wisely pulled it back to all square by the sixtenth making for a tense finish. Ben and James both hit the green on seventeen to put on the pressure with John short on the front right and George in the sand on the left resulting Ben and James winning the hole to go 1 up, John had a shot on eighteen taking five net four but Ben making a par four secured the match 1up.      
Well done to both teams on making the final and congratulations to Ben and James

Celts v Sassenachs and Burns Night

I would like to thank everyone for turning out on Saturday in the cold to play in the annual Celts v Sassenachs match, where the Celts were successful, winning 11.5 points to 8.5 points. Congratulations to the Celts team and Vice Captain Kevin.      

Burns Night Celebration evening was very successful where all who attended enjoyed the excellent food, entertainment, singing and dancing. Many thanks to all involved in making it a great success, those that couldn't make it missed a  very fun evening.  


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