ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  March 2016

The 24th Annual General Meeting of Colmworth and North Bedfordshire Golf Club took place on Thursday 10th March, at 8.00 p.m. in the Club House.

The minutes of the meeting have been posted on the notice board, and may also be seen on the following link:

AGM 2016 Minutes

COMMITTEE 2016

The full list of Committee members elected at the recent AGM, together with their contact phone numbers and e-mail addresses can be seen on the following link:  

Committee Contacts 2016

 

SENIORS’ ROLL of HONOUR 2015

Very well done to all the winners in 2015. The Roll of Honour can be seen on the attached link.

Seniors Roll of Honour 2015

100 CLUB – March 2016 DRAW 

Congratulations to the 3 winners of the 100 Club March 2016 Draw 

A list of winners is on the attached link.  : 03 16 draw

 

NEW STROKE INDICES AND STANDARD SCRATCH SCORES

Notice to all members

Following the adjustment to the length of some of the holes on this course, a new card with a revised stroke index sequence has been produced. 

The new card, together with the new stroke index sequence, will be introduced for all competitions and supplementary scores as from 0800 on Tuesday 1st December.

The Standard Scratch Scores for the white yellow and red courses are unchanged.

 

 SUPPLEMENTARY SCORES

Notice to all members

Your Committee wishes all members to be reminded about the correct procedure for submitting Supplementary Scores for the purpose of handicap retention/adjustment.

Please see the attached notice, issued by John Wadham : Supplementary Scores

CONSTITUTION

The Club Constitution has been re-written, in order to bring it up to date, and the document  has been approved by the Members and the Proprietor.

The document may be seen on the Members News page of this web site, and on the notice board.

WINTER RULES

Please note that the Committee has decided that “Winter Rules” will come into force, as from Sunday 25th October 2015

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COMING UP!!!

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 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of Colmworth Golf Club (members) will be held on Thursday 10 March at the Club House – at 8.00PM.

The Agenda for the meeting, and last year’s AGM minutes, can be seen by opening the links below. Additionally, the Agenda, together with nomination forms for officers of The Committee , will be posted on the notice board. 

Agenda 2016

AGM 2015Minutes

Nomination form 2016

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RECENT EVENTS!!!

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CHRISTMAS PRESENTATIONS

Friday 18th December was the occasion for the presentation of awards for seniors competitions throughout the year, followed by that other long awaited presentation of “Woody’s Christmas Crackers”.   Much hilarity with as many people involved as possible, all harmless fun.

The list of winners can be seen on the item below “Seniors’ Roll of Honour 2015″.

Dave Woods’ full report of the presentations can be read on the attached link.  

2015 Christmas Awards

 

COLMWORTH SENIOR’S CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA

Well done John (I did it my way) Smith for organising a fabulous Christmas spectacular again this year.  We had great food, and were royally entertained by Elvis, plus music by Frank Sinatra, Neal Diamond, and others. Even Santa himself turned up, but the star performance by Frank John Smith Sinatra singing “I Did it My Way” was the highlight of the show.  

Michael MacIntyre Woods took us through an unusual playing card draw for a sumptuous hamper, followed by a multiple choice raffle with prizes ranging from cuddly toys to bottles of wine. All in all a great evening, which also raised in the order of £300 for The British Heart Foundation.  

John, you did it your way.  Well done, and many thanks.

 

POPPY DAY OPEN  2015

Fagg leds the field home

Graham Fagg snatched the 2015 Poppy Day top score prize in a count back victory over John Wadham.

Fagg who had been tipped to win needed a superb back nine total to finish on 43 points beating fellow playing partner Wadham by the slenderest of margins.

Fagg thought he had blown his chances late on when he stubbed an easy chip but recovered to rise like a pheonix from the Ashes as he rolled his own ball to within inches of the cup to lift the crown.

It was ironic that the first and second players came from the same group of four who were first on the course of the twenty three groups who took part and that third and fourth placed Dave Lanyon and Harry Day were in the final group of the day. Christina Baxter from Abbotsley bagged the Ladies prize with Yan Caserta from St Ives netting the visiting Congu handicap players spoils. Ever present in all eight Poppy Day challenges Dave Bevans, Fens Gas, took the society player prize.

Full list of scores in the Members Club page

Biggest winner on the day was once again The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal which received a cheque totalling £1,160.

Winners photos attached:  2015 photos

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THE ALMA TROPHY  Aug 31st

The Alma trophy was played on the August Bank Holiday Monday. This year a Texas Scramble format has been adopted which attracted 18 players from all sections of the club with one lady member in each team of 3.


The competition had to be shortened to 9 holes as the rain became more persistent. Despite the weather everyone enjoyed themselves, returning some very good scores.

4 of the 6 teams were level gross at 37 with Rachel Smith, Roy Hopperton & Rob Brand coming 3rd with a net score of 33.5.

2nd place went to Lesley Darlow, John Hughes & Chris Demetriou with 36 gross & 32.8 net.

The winning team was Hilary Harris, Jim Murry & John Wadham with a gross of 34 & net of 31.05. The last put of their round securing a birdie on the par 3 ninth hole.

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THE BIRDIE TROPHY  2nd September

The first Colmworth Birdie Trophy event was held on 2 September.

Find out what this was all about, and see the first year’s results here:  2015 Birdie Report and Scores

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SENIORS’AWAY DAY  12th August

36 seniors took on a tough course at Toft, near Bourne, in Lincolnshire, which proved a challenge for all but the mighty.

Who would have thought that such a hilly course could exist in that county.

A full report by Dave Woods can be seen by going to the following link:  Toft Report 2015

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THREE TEE CHALLENGE  Wednesday 1st July

NIGEL STEVENS sponsored this new “Novelty Competition” for the first time and an encouraging 25 players entered the fray on what was without doubt one of the most difficult days to play competition golf.

With temperatures soaring above 30c and close muggy conditions it was noticeable that late in the round may players struggled.

Players played to a Stableford format but teed off for the first six holes off the Yellow tee’s followed by Red tee’s for the second six finishing with six off White tee’s to end the round.

Two sections were completing for identical prizes. The high handicap (20+) were led home by Mick Avery 38pts with Jim Murray taking second with 33, Chris Ray ran away with the up to 20 handicappers with a massive 44pts with Bob Jewell  39ocb snatching second. Kelvin Waller took the nearest the pin second shot on 15th with Bridget Stone on the mark for the nearest the pin on 9th.

Overall the competition was rated a great success but let’s have a slightly cooler day for next year’s competition

For competition results, press here: Three Tee 2015 results

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BUFFY CUP  Wednesday 24th June

The BIG day of the year is always the 27 hole Buffy Cup sponsored by Eric Stanton and we broke all records this year both with numbers entering and the winners final score

Alec Ivings led after 18 holes with a seven ( yes severrrrrn) under par 65 at 18 holes and held his nerve to pip John McIntyre to the post with a net 100 for the 27 holes, three better than John

Paul Habershon and Barry Snelson tied in third place with 104net.

Garth Blackette had also donated a new trophy (Blackette Trophy) for those who had reached the ripe old age of 70 or 25+ handicaps, this being determined over the first 18 holes.

Craggy veteran John “you’ve got to get up early in the morning to catch me” Hughes weighed in with net 71 closely followed by the rejuvenated Harry Day 72 with third place once again tied withBridget Stone and Ron Harding sharing the spoils. Nearest the pin went to John Hughes

For full results on the day go to this link: Score Board for Day

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COLMWORTH OPEN  Thursday 11th June 

Well done everyone for a successful Open Day which raised almost £1ooo for Macmillans Appeal.   Alec Ivings is presenting the cheque to the Macmillan Reps on Monday 29th June.

Barry Snelson was the top man on the day and Bridget Stone lifted the ladies title.

Please thank all your guests who supported the day. And please make a big effort to thank anyone who came along and made an additional sponsors donation.

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PRESIDENT’S CUP  Sunday 7th June 2015

This competition took place on 7th June under cloudless skies and in good spirit

The format was unusual in as much that the teams (allocated by Rose) recorded the best gross score and the best nett score; something of a nightmare for the scorers and a bigger headache for the recorder as all three teams presented a score of 144…. and thus the count backs started!

In third place was Matt Knights, Bob Smith and Clive Cardy; in second place was Gary Nicholson, Damian Matthews, Kevin Hand and Rachel Smith and worthy winners were Paul Woodroffe Dave Cambers and Peter Jennings.

Well done to all three teams for parring the course.

Alec Ivings