The John Lattey Trophy 2017/18
The draw for the Winter John Lattey Trophy is now posted on the Seniors noticeboard and pairs are encouraged to arrange their first round matches as soon as possible while the weather is still kind. The deadline for Round One completion is 10th January, so plenty of time, though finding mutually acceptable dates for four golfers often seems like three-dimensional chess.
Remember, there's a stunning trophy worth pride of place on anyone's mantelpiece at stake - so the best of luck to all!
Seniors Yellow Ball Comp 17th Oct 2017
A beautiful afternoon for the Yellow Ball Competition and a great turn out of 40 seniors in teams of four. Full handicap stableford with the best two scores to count - one of which must be the yellow ball - and the yellow ball points are doubled. Judging by the state of the yellow balls handed out this competition has been going for many years. A greenkeeper's work is never done and this afternoon one of the team was engaged in blowing compressed air into the greens to combat compaction. This took the 15th out of play - though no one told yours truly who jogged 140 yards to the green and back to replace the flag, scored a 3 nett 2 for 3 points - which then didn't count.
Anyway, most the important point was that the deserved winners were the team of Peter Harrison, David Mosley, David Newman and Jim Wilde with a score of 103 points. The runners up, 5 points adrift, were Malcolm Traves, John Belcher, Stan Birch and Dick Birkin.
Seniors Autumn Pairs Open 12th Oct 2017
A beautiful autumn day saw a good turn out of mainly visitors for the last Seniors Open Pairs Competition of the year. The course was immaculate as ever and the visitors appreciated not only that, but a good lunch to boot. Scoring was good with all five placed teams with well over 40 points. There were also a number of "two's". The winners were R Unwin and C Patrick from Lingdale GC near Loughborough with an excellent 46 points. Thanks to Dennis Pick, Tony Beer, Tony Sumpter and our new Captain Terry Hanley for putting together an excellent day where once again, OGC was the star.
Seniors Final Stableford 5th October 2017
A lovely day for the Seniors Final Stableford Competition and AGM. This year's "big kahuna" was Jim Wild with an excellent score of 36 points. Well done Jim and also a big thank you to Brian Warren who has captained the Seniors for two very enjoyable years. You can now relax and enjoy your golf.
Finally the best of luck to Terry Hanley who now takes over. Let's give Terry all the support we can.
Seniors vs Ladbroke Park 2nd Oct 2017
Monday 2nd October saw Brian's last inter-club match as Captain and despite an upturn in results in recent days, he couldn't go out with a bang. He reports "It was a good match with everyone trying their best, but some of us really came up against good opposition. For example one of the Ladbrook team went round in gross 73 (off an 8 handicap) in wet conditions with no run on the ball at all. To make it worse his partner also played under his 20 handicap"!
Not a lot you can do about that, but some bright spots came from Terry Smith and Tony Sumpter and Gary Miller and Ken Davies who won and John Martin and Stan Birch who had a half.