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The harvest Festival Auction raised £890 for our chosen charities this year. Football tickets and a £100 food voucher at PRIME STEAK AND GRILL were the star items this year. The duds included some expired Chinese Liquer-you should be ashamed!

Upcoming Events

On Sunday November 18th we play the Poppy Cup- If the new cooker is functioning there could be burgers on offer

The list is up fo Race Night on Dec 8th. All welcome , come along and lose your shirt

 

A few words from the Past-Captain

On the morning of the Captain's Drive ,despite some heckling on the first tee I hit what turned out to be just about my best drive of the year ,214 yards( into the wind). I believe Kenny Martin picked up a few bob for guessing the distance correctly.

We had a very succesful Harvest Festival Competion. It's always a very good day at the club. There were excellent auction prizes, Custard creams, Marmite chocolate. We raised a good sum for my chosen charity, Buckinghamshire Mind.

 

Poppy Day went very well, won by Paul Atkins wearing banana coloured trousers, very brave.

The Chairman of the Beaconsfield British Legion thanked us for the £500 cheque we raised for this local charity.

During the winter, as you know we provide ourselves with something nice a warming on Sunday afternoons. It's often just enough to take away the pain of the golf. This year, because of my captains duties I haven't been able to offer my services but Dave Wright volunteered to take over the organising of this and I am very grateful.

Food provision for the various Artisan events is alway a challenge and I sincerely thank those who have stepped up to offer their services, Phil Strawa, Pete Grey, Glens Douglas special friend Laura and her daughter .... , Steve Reed's daughter and wife Jane and Gemma, Stuart Smith, Danny Street and Ben Eliot for the BBQ. Also thanks are due to others that I have missed

 

One of the many things that worry less outgoing captains like myself is the meeting, greeting and schmoozing with the dignitaries from Beaconsfield and other clubs . I have to say though that everyone I have met over my year has, without exception been fantastic.

 

My year as captain has been a mixed bag. The weather , like my fitness has been a bit up and down. The weather was so poor at the beginning of my year that I believe we still have a turkey in the freezer from the cancelled Turkey Shoot competition. (Health and Safety) I seem to have timed my injuries pretty well though. I had my first lay off when the cold and rain was at its worst in late winter/early spring and my swing related injury just as the heatwave was breaking- I wish I had said I had fallen off a ladder- a much more appropriate Artisan injury. It would have spared me a lot of mickey taking.

 

Due to bad weather our season opening match with the parent club was postponed but we played the Lidgely Shield later on in July. During this match I learnt a few new words from club captain Patrick , when we were walking down the 6th and the heavens opened

. The Ladies Match in April was a joy. I remember this being one of the first sunny days- a precursor to this generally incredible summer. Andy Prickett and I had a great day in the company of Jane and Sue Goodliffe. It was lovely to sit outside afterwards and enjoy the lovely tea you always put on for us. Later in the year, Vice Captain Glen and I enjoyed another sparkling day with Jane and then Lady Vice Helen I am sure I'm preaching to the converted here but if any of you haven't played in the ladies matches, put your names up for selection next year, they are without doubt two of our best golf days each year. I wish the new Lady captain Helen Morris all the best for the year ahead

 

As our golfing year progressed it turned into another-what could have been- years. We needed to win our penultimate league game to get a chance of topping the league. Sadly we only got a draw against Denham and went on to get our usual hammering away at Maidenhead who went on to win this year’s league by 2 points

 

We had a fine result at the BB and O Artisan Championships at Caversham Golf Club and brought home some impressive silverware................

 

The Hillman didn't go so well, but nothing new there. Thank you to Dave for organising those games, better luck next year.

 

We won both our friendly home-and-away matches. Ashridge is always a great test of golf, in a format not everyone is comfortable with. The Temple match was memorable for winning the tie from such a long way behind.

 

I would like to thank all those who made it not only easy but also a lot of fun.

I suppose, like most I didn't apreciate the work that the committee do in keeping the foundation of our club as stable as it is. Steve Reed, is always available to offer help and advice. Glen Toudup is also a fantastic asset for our section. Often the first in and last out- he makes sure everything is as it should be. Danny Saia- always putting his hand up to say-I'll do that.John Harris, always happy to give time to halp with the fabric of the club ( must mention non committee guys who help, Paul Woodbridge, Tony Beale, etc) , Dave Wright, Andy Prickett, Dennis Oliver,Billy Eyers, all ready to offer opinions-and these opinions really matter because they shape our behaviour as a club.

 

I would like to thank Beaconsfield Golf Club for being ,possibly the best parent club in the world. Katy in the office is always helpful and indeed all the interactions we have with the top club seem very positve we hope you can say the same about us. I very much look forward to regaining the Lidgely Shield next year and I am poised ready to add my name to the list for matches especially the ladies fixtures.

Have a great rest of the yeard, and thanks for the memories.......

 

Frank Wood , Captain 2017-2018

 

 

Recent Results and Happenings

HARVEST FESTIVAL 10/11/2018

1st Franco Grieco 37

2nd Jim Smith 37

3rd Glen Toudup 37

4th Danny Saia 37

 

 

BOB BAKER 3/11/2018

1st Glen Toudup 79- 13 = 66

2nd Rob Salczynski 84- 17= 67

3rd Danny Tucker 70-3=67

 

 

August 11th

We beat Ashridge in the home match to win the ABC Cup

 

Lifeboats Foursomes 4th August

The winners were Kevin Ledgar and Dave Wright

22 played

 

Montrose Cleote 29th July

1st Danny Saia 39

2nd Tony Mayhook 38

3rd Bob Lomas 37

Lidgeley Shield 21st July

The parent club retained the trophy

 

Pro's Prize Week 2 15th July

1st Paul Woodbridge 85-17=68

2nd Nathan Graham 80-8=72

3rd Peter Grey 86-12=74

 

Pro's Prize Week 1 8th July

1st Glen Toudup 86-13=73

2nd Paul Woodbridge 93-16=77

3rd Nathan Graham 86-8=78

Ladies Cup 24th June

1st Dave Gibson 38

2nd Bob Lomas 36

3rd Lee Homer 34

Frank Batting Trophy 17th June

1st

2nd

3rd

 

Cripwell Cup 10/06/2018

1st Rob Salzcynski 69

2nd Stuart Smith 72

3rd Steve Reed 73

4th Richard Lewis 73

(scores corrected)

 

R.W.Bishop 7/06/2018

1st David Gibson 38

2nd Kevin Tucker 37

3rd Mick Monahan 35

 

Du Pre Cup3/06/2018

1st

2nd

3rd

 

C.V Rafferty 1st Round 20/05/2018

1st Billy Eyers 85-14=71

2nd Phil Strawa 90-18=72

3rd Kevin Tucker 83-11=72

 

 

Obrion Taylor Cup 13/05/2018

1st Danny Tucker 71-3= 68

2nd Tony Beale 80-8=72

3rd Robert Lomas 84-12=72

 

Jardine Eclectic Result

Winner Tony Mayhook 69

 

Jardine Week 2 Non Qualifying Medal

1st T. Mayhook 69

2nd K.Tucker 71

3rd K. Ledgar 72

 

Jardine Eclectic 29/04/2018

Week 1

1st Tony Mayhook 89- 18= 71

2nd Tony Beal 82-8 = 74

3rd Andy Martin 90-16=74

 

Eddie Bovingdon

22/04/2018

1st Mick Monaghan 78-9=69

2nd R. Salczynski 89-17 =72

3rd D. Gibson 83-11=72

 

Our second match was also against Flackwell, this time away. Unfortunately we narrowly lost 3/2.

 

 

Our first match was against Flackwell Heat at home and we won comfortably, 41/2 to 1/2. A great start but we have the return fixture on the next saturday- Lets hope we can get a win there.

 

Our day out at Burnham Beeches was a great success, not even marred by the fact that reigning champion Danny Saia won again-shame he doesn't get cut!

The weather was amazing as was the hospitality of the golf club. We plan to go back next year.

 

Mick Holtby Trophy

1st Nathan Graham 76

2nd David Gibson 67

3rd Craig Gibson 64

4th Glenn Toudup 61

Qualifying Stableford 11/03/18

1st Danny Saia

2nd Danny Tucker 34

3rd Gary Hobbs 32

Golf Fanatics Trophy 25/02/18

Very tough day for most. The only one to get a good score was Nathan Graham who won with 38 points. In second place was Danny Tucker with 33 and 3rd with 32 was Kevin Ledgar

 

Veterans Cup and Qualifying Medal 18/02/18

By far the best score came from Dave Wright (again) He stormed the medal with a net score of 65. The second spot went to John Harris, who wins the Veterans Cup with a Seve like performance and a score of 68. Third was Jimmy Smith with 69 ( a gross score of 76)

The Magic 2 was claimed again. This time by Kevin Ledgar.

Mystery Prize 11/02/18

Another freezing cold Sunday.The highlight for most was the apres golf, steaming plate of Bratwurst and Chilli, in the comfort and warmth of the club house.Dave Wright, Assistant chef to the mercurial culinary star that is Phil Strawa, played superbly and waltzed away with the Mystery Prize(no-one knows what that is yet)

1st Dave Wright 40

2nd Dave Gibson 38

3rd G. Toudup 37

The Magic 2 was finally won after 8 competitions. The spoils were divided by Franco Grieco(nice to seem him hanging around after) and Dave Gibson. HMRC have been notified.

 

Wally Weston Qualfying Stableford 04/02/2018

On a cold and wintry day Andy Martin produced a fantastic 42 points to claim the cup. David Gibson and Jimmy Smith continue to impress with 39 and38 points respectively.

 

Grandfathers cup

The annual challenger against a man with 10(or more) grandchildfen was lost by the club. Dennis again was victorious

The qualifying Stableford was won by Nathan Graham-4 shots clear of the field with a sparkloing 42 points. This puts Nathan on to a handicap of 8. Well done to him

Second place was David Gibson and third, Kevin Tucker

 

Turkey Shoot and Qualifying Stableford 14/01/2018

Great turnout on a nice, calm January day and no holdups on the course. This was reflected with some very good scoring, meaning the standard scratch was 69. Interestingly this led to Danny Tucker's handicap going out even though he went round in a one over gross par score of 37 points.

The winner on the day was Mick Monaghan with 39 points

2nd John Harris 39

3rd Wayne Shurey 38

Qualifying Stableford 07/01/2018

Very cold, very windy and very slow, But thats enough about the secretary. We were caught behind a very ponderous ladies match but it was still good to get out again. We welcomed new member Mick Dancer to the ranks who discovered that our course has a little bite. I am sure he will soon be challenging for silverware though.

1st Frank Wood 38 points

2nd Glen Toudup 35

3rd Tony Beale 33

 

Qualifying Stableford 3/12/2017

1st Steve Reed 37

2nd Danny Tucker 36

3rd Kevin Ledgar 36

Dougie Gant 26/11/17

Jimmy Smith is back! An excellent 40 points saw him take the trophy on a cold bright day.

2nd place went to Frank Wood and 3rd, on countback with 38 points, Dave Gibson.

Golf was followed by a lovely burger and chips.

 

Please look at the notice board for forthcoming events. We have a Race Night

on December 9th, starting at 7.30.Also, make a space in your diary next March

for our day out to Burnham Beeches

 

Poppy Cup 19/11/2017

Dick Smith, the Chairman of the Beaconsfield British Legion came over and presented the winners of the Poppy Cup Medal Competition with wine. He told the assembled golfers that although the Legion Club in Candlemas Lane was no longer operating the Legion itself was still functioning and thanked the Beaconsfield Artisans for the £500 cheque presented to the local charity.

On a very fine afternoon, maybe the last of the year with such glorious colours, the golf was won by Paul Atkins . Despite banana coloured trousers (or because of them) he managed to beat Wayne Shurey on countback. The captain surprised himself coming in 3rd place .

1st Paul Atkins 69

2nd Wayne Shurey 69

3rd Frank Wood 70

 

Harvest Festival 12/11/2017

Always a very good day at the club. There were excellent auction prizes, including football tickets, Vintage Port and a meal at Buon Cibo in Rickmansworth. There was also the bizarre, custard creams, Triffids and Marmite chocolate. Much money was raised for charity.

The golf was played in cold and windy conditions . The winners were:-

1st Glenn Toudup 37

2nd Paul Woodbridge 36

3rd Kevin Tucker 36

 

05/11/2017

Captains Drive In and Bob Baker Medal

A 214 yard drive into the wind was the one and only good shot made by the new captain, The length succesfully guessed by Ken Martin

The Bob Baker Trophy was won on countback by David Gibson He was one of 7 to get a net 71

1st Dave Gibson

2nd Steve Reed

3rd Andy Martin (also winner of the Magic 2)

AGM

All passed smoothly. The meeting was chaired by Beaconsfield Golf Club's new Manager, Chris Gottler

Dennis Oliver presided at his last event and thanked club members who had helped him in his year as captain.

The new Captain will be Frank Wood, the new Vice Captain, Glen Douglas.

 

29th October 2017

Qualifying Stableford

1st Franco Grieco 41 points

2nd Kevin Ledgar 35

3rd GlennToudup 34

2017 DENNIS OLIVER'S

CAPTAINS DAY

This will be an 11.30 kick off. There will be a BBQ afterwards.

Please support the captain and the club, this will be a brilliant day.

 

15/10/2-17

Absent Friends

Qualifying Stableford

1st Andy Martin 44 points

2nd John Harris 38

3rd Dave Wright 37

8/10/2017

Nancy Mitchell Bogey Competition

Winner- Franco Grieco 1up on the course

2nd Dave Gibson- level

3rd Neil Spicer- level

01/10/2017 Qualifying Stableford

1st Jimmy Smith 43

2nd Frank Wood 36

3r Steve Reed 36

 

25th September

Congratulations to Paul Woodbridge and John James who have won the Schweppes and Brownie Trophies respectively. It was a glorious day, a last gasp of summer. Dave Gibson and Andy Prickett put up a good fight(well they both turned up) but it was just not their day. The finalist enjoyed their moment in the sun and enjoyed the support of club members that turned out to support them.

 

 

 

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