A very pleasant morning greeted the 30 Mallards that returned a score. Congratulations to Jonathan Watt for his net under - par round. Guy Newing had a very impressive run of 3 birdies in a row at the 9th, 10th and 11th (2,3,3)
1st : Jonathan Watt net 69
2nd: Peter Milnes net 73 (CPO)
3rd: Guy Newing net 73 (CPO)
4th: Brian Richardson net 73 CPO)
Two's: Tony McCormick, Guy Newing and Brian Richardson
The first competition of the Summer 2021 season following the 3rd Lockdown.
There was a hard frost , which meant the first 4 holes were on the winter greens, as well as the 10th. The sun was out so the conditions were very pleasant.
Surprisingly 36 points was the top score, although 5 Mallards achieved it. (NB. all those 5 have qualified for the Stableford Final at the end of the season). 35 scores were returned.
1st : Chris Seed 36 pts (CPO)
2nd: Jonathan Watt 36 pts (CPO)
3rd: Brian Richardson 36 pts (CPO)
4th: Tony McCormick 36 pts CPO)
Tony Robinson just missed out on countback
Two's: Vic Bee
A hard frost greeted our re-evaluation into Tier 4 from 2 on the Covid 19 scale. Winter greens throughout again, but the bounce was a lot more unpredictable ( for most anyway!) 18 Mallards braved the cold to return a score. Again some very good scores today on the shortened course.
A happy and healthy New Year to all the Mallards
1st : Sam McCormick 46 pts
2nd: Des Bitcon 44pts
3rd: Keith Stuttard 43 pts
4th: Gordon Grant 40 pts
Two's: Keith Stuttard
As it happens another clear, frosty day and winter greens throughout again. 27 Mallards returned a score following on from the Christmas Festivities. As expected some good scores today on the shortened course. There was a lot of snow around in the UK, so it was especially pleasing to get out and play.
1st : Bob Patterson 44 pts
2nd: Des Bitcon 43 pts
3rd: Billy Anson 42 pts (CPO)
4th: David Walby 42 pts (CPO)
Two's: Michael Laurie (another 2 on the 6th!)
A very poor turnout with only 11 cards returned - not enough for the competition to be counted in the Order of Merit. A clear, frosty day was a nice change from all the damp weather. Winter greens throughout again.
1st : Keith Studdart 40 pts (CPO)
2nd: John Roberson 40 pts (CPO)
(3rd: Gronwyn Hughes 38 pts)
Two's: Keith Studdart
34 Mallards entered scores today after it was probably touch and go whether we played or not. The course had been closed the day before.
We used all the winter greens and it was a damp, dreary day. Some excellent scores returned making full use of the shorter course with their handicaps.
1st : David Langley net 60
2nd: David Walby net 62
3rd: Frank Riley net 63
4th : Cyril Hankey net 64
Two's: Peter Marsden, Brian Richardson and a very impressive 2 on the long winter par 3 sixth by Gordon Grant.
Another mild and at times sunny day for our first team event for a while. Whilst everybody enjoys a Scramble it was a very slow round - 4.5 hours at the back of the field. Any feedback on whether it was the format , or looking for balls in the rough (even though you can choose which ball to play) would be helpful for the future.
15 pairs of Mallards returned a score today.
1st : Des Bitcon and George Bullamore 67.8
2nd: John Charlton and Malcolm Pearson 69.6
3rd: Paul Whitehouse and John Glendenning 71.8
The winning cards were duly checked to ensure the conditions were met.
A relatively mild day for December and with the fairways drying out, buggies were allowed for the first time after the 2nd Lockdown. Some excellent scores today suggesting that we don't need 14 clubs - 5 will do!! There was some mutterings about the inflated handicaps of some!
33 Mallards returned a score today.
1st : John Glendenning 43 pts
2nd: Paul Whitehouse 41 pts (CPO)
3rd: Bob Patterson 41 pts (CPO)
4th: David Walby ( 40 pts
Two's: Bob Patterson x2, John Glendenning and Guy Newing
A very foggy morning greeted the early Mallards. Despite the best efforts of a weak sun, the fog remained. 39 Mallards plotted their way around the course.
With the 6th hole lengthened into the corner from the Winter tees, there were no 2's today.
1st : Antonio Menezes 37 pts (CPO)
2nd: John Welch 37 pts (CPO)
3rd: David Langley 35 pts (CPO)
4th: Bob Patterson 35 pts (CPO)
5th: Michael Laurie 34 pts (CPO)
Nice to be back after our second Lockdown - this time all of November.
The weather wasn't great, but 34 Mallards were prepared to have a go.
This was also the first go with the new Handicap Index.
After a quick chat with Will, this event was classed as a non-qualifier as a few tees were changed. This will continue unless advised otherwise.
1st : Jonathan Watt 36 pts
2nd: John Thwaites 34 pts (CPO)
3rd: Brian Richardson 34 pts (CPO)
4th: Gronwyn Hughes 34 pts (CPO)
Two's: John Glendenning
Very wet conditions for the Summer's Medal Final. 36 Mallards entered a score.
Congratulations to today's winner, Antonio Menezes, who has therefore, as a qualifier, won the Mallard's Medal Cup for 2020.
Congratulations to Brian Richardson as the winner of the Summer 2020 Order of Merit.
Well done to both.
1st : Antonio Menezes net 68
2nd: Harry Smith net 71
3rd: Keith Stuttard net 73
4th: Malcolm Cooper net 74 (CPO)
Two's: Gordon Grant
Again we were fortunate with the weather and it was a mild morning after all the overnight rain. Only 34 Mallards returned a score.
Well done to Harry Smith coming in with an impressive 42 points, especially with the soft conditions making it seem to play longer.
Congratulations to Gronwyn Hughes , who as the leading qualifier in today's competition , wins the Mallard's Stableford Cup for 2020.
1st: Harry Smith 42 pts
2nd: Sam McCormick 37 pts (CPO)
3rd: Tommy Hudson 37 pts (CPO)
4th: Barrie Brown 37 pts (CPO)
5th: Tony McCormick net 72 (CPO)
Two's: Guy Newing, Barrie Brown and George Bullamore
Fortunately the weather forecast was wrong and we had a pleasant morning for the last medal qualifier . It was a good turnout as 44 Mallards returned a score.
The first 3 did well to return under par net rounds - well done to them.
1st: Malcolm Cooper net 68
2nd: Ray MacDowall net 69 (CPO)
3rd: Tommy Hudson net 69 (CPO)
4th: Jim Cruddas net 72 (CPO)
5th: Tony McCormick net 72 (CPO)
No two's today
After a slight drizzle for the early starters, the weather was very pleasant for the last round of the Summer Eclectic.
Congratulations to the overall winner, Michael Laurie, with a net 59 over the 4 rounds. For the full results go to the heading 'More' and Summer Eclectic.
1st: Antonio Menezes net 73
2nd: David Wrightson net 74
3rd: Peter Milnes net 75
4th: Brian Richardson net 76 (CPO)
Two's: Michael Laurie, Ken Sloan and Guy Newing
A combination of Mallards and Ladies played a Texas Scramble this morning.
1. G Newing,P Hoyle,J Clarke,T Hudson. 67.7
2. A R obinson, C Bartholmew,J Wannop,
P Hudson. 68.6
3. P Whitehouse ,D Wrightson,I Bingley,
Y Cargill 69.7
Even the very persistent drizzle couldn't prevent 36 Mallards returning a Stableford score, although many wished they hadn't bothered! There were 4 different Mallards added to the O of M today.
1st: Billy Anson 36 pts
2nd: Gronwyn Hughes 35 pts
3rd: Ken Sloan 34 pts
4th: Jim Robertson 33 pts
Two's: Gronwyn Hughes
Again after heavy overnight rain (quite the recurring theme these days), the course played well despite some very wet areas. The day itself was surprisingly pleasant and warm. 37 Mallards returned a score for today's Medal - 2 good under-par net rounds from the first two.
1st: Michael Laurie net 68
2nd: Des Bitcon net 70
3rd: Warren Holt net 72 (CPO)
4th: Gordon Grant net 72 CPO)
Two's: David Wrightson
After another storm over the weekend, the course had recovered sufficiently for us to play all 18 holes. 47 Mallards entered a score for today's Stableford. In the event it really was a pleasant day, although the later starters had some to rain to contend with.
1st: Malcolm Cooper 40 pts
2nd: Bob Patterson 38 pts (CPO)
3rd: Brian Richardson 38 pts (CPO)
4th: Harry Smith 37 pts
Two's: Peter Warren and Tony McCormick
After heavy rain during the night, it was a really pleasant day. 40 Mallards entered a score for today's Stableford.
1st: Brian Richardson 38 pts (CPO)
2nd: Gronwyn Hughes 38 pts (CPO)
3rd: George Bullamore 35 pts
4th: Keith Studdart 33 pts (CPO)
Two's: Brian Richardson
Another cool start, but it stayed dry and did reach 12 deg. C. An excellent round for Peter Warren today - net 66. Well done Peter.
1st: Peter Warren net 66
2nd: Tommy Hudson net 70
3rd: Warren Holt net 71
4th: Peter Hudson net 73 (CPO)
Two's: Henry Thompson
A chilly day with light rain later on increased the difficulty of the Medal Eclectic from white tees. Remembering it was white tees caused several problems.
The 50th different Mallard was added to the Order of Merit today - a very pleasing statistic!
1st: Sam McCormick net 73
2nd: John Glendenning net 75
3rd: Des Bitcon net 77 (CPO)
4th: Jim Cruddas net 77 (CPO)
Two's: Paul Whitehouse
Yet another warm day and 44 Mallards returned a score. An excellent score of 42 pts for today's winner, Paul Whitehouse and 'it could have been better'!! Well done Paul. Brian Richardson is having a fine consistent run at the moment that should have taken him to the top of the Order of Merit, but the computer wouldn't do it!! - just kidding.
1st: Paul Whitehouse 42 pts
2nd: Brian Richardson 37 pts
3rd: Sam McCormick 36pts (CPO)
4th: Malcolm Sutherland 36 pts (CPO)
Two's: Jonathan Watt and David Hoggard
Another fine day, but surprisingly only 33 Mallards returned a score.
1st: Pete Hudson 38 pts
2nd: Guy Newing 37 pts
3rd: Malcolm Cooper 36 pts (CPO)
4th: Brian Richardson 36 pts (CPO)
Only 1 two by David Wrightson
An extremely nice day, with temperatures getting up to 22 deg. C, greeted 14 drawn out teams of 3 for the ever popular Texas Scramble. The course was still playing long and some of the greens had been treated.
1st: Tony McCormick, Malcolm Sutherland and George Bullamore with a net 67.5
2nd: Brian Richardson, Paul Stoskowski and David Slater with a net 69.0
3rd: Des Bitcon, David Walby and Ian Castle with a net 69.4
It was very competitive as there were then 9 teams within 5 shots.
The Mallards entertained Brampton for what was the only home match of our strange season. The Mallards managed to win 3.5 to 2.5 and gain some revenge for the defeat at Brampton last month.
The rest of the Mallards played some social golf - a pleasant day.
Only 27 Mallards entered today's Stableford. The weather was rather inclement again.
1st. Paul Stoszkowski 40 pts
2nd. Tommy Hudson 36 pts
3rd. Ted Innes 35 pts
4th. Brian Richardson 34 pts
Only one Two today: Vito Amato
35 Mallards played in this event - an individual Stableford.
1, Sam McCormick with 35
2, Malcolm Cooper. With 35
3, Gronwyn Hughes with 34
4, Peter Milnes with 32
Nearest the pin second shot: Adam Atkin
Nearest pin: Mike Laurie
Nearest the line: Guy Newing
Twos,Peter Hudson,Paul Raffael , Mike Laurie,tommy Hudson
The course was even softer in places after a lot of rain since the last time. 38 Mallards entered and some good scores produced again.
1st. Ted Innes 39 pts
2nd. Sam McCormick 38 pts
3rd. Michael Laurie 37 pts
4th. John Glendenning 36 pts (CPO)
5th. Brian Richardson 36 pts (CPO)
No Two's today
The course was very soft in places after a lot of rain the day before, so 40 points was an excellent effort off a 12 handicap by Malcolm Cooper. A big turnout of 50 enjoyed the marvellous weather.
1st. Malcolm Cooper 40 pts
2nd. Adam Aitken 36 pts (CPO)
3rd. Keith Stuttard 36 pts (CPO)
4th. George Bullamore 35 pts (CPO)
4 Two's today: Ian Melrose, David Slater, Malcolm Sutherland and Ken Sloan
A very nice day greeted 13 teams of 3 for the popular Texas Scramble.
1st. David Smith, Keith Stuttard, Ian Melrose with net 66.5
2nd. Malcolm Cooper, Guy Newing, Michael Laurie with a net 67.3
3rd. Peter Milnes, Tony McCormick, Doug Pringle with a net 67.8
Nice to see some different names in the prizes - well done to the prize winners -good scoring.
Following a lot of heavy early morning rain, 30 Mallards braved the still inclement weather, which did improve as the round progressed.
1st. Malcolm Pearson 41 pts
2nd. Brian Richardson 38 pts
3rd. Michael Laurie 36 pts (CPO)
4th. Warren Holt 36 pts (CPO)
5th. Peter Milnes 35 pts (CPO)
No Two's today
Footnote: Chris Seed had the joy of his first ever 'Birdie' - a 3 on the 11th.
Another nice day with a surprising Easterly breeze. Some very good scores today with the 4 prize winners in the (net) 60's, notably George Bullamore with reputably his best ever gross score of 77.
1st. George Bullamore net 64
2nd. Steven Wong net 67
3rd. Ted Innes net 68
4th. Ken Sloan net 69
Two's: Antonio Menezes, Brian Richardson, David Smith, George Bullamore
There was a good turnout to support Ken's Captain's Day. Even the weather was good and after the golf the Mallards enjoyed Steak Pie & Chips followed by apple & rhubarb crumble all with a drink.
1st John Charlton 37 pts
2nd Ted Innes 36 Pts (CPO)
3rd Vic Hargreaves 36 pts (CPO)
There were also prizes for nearest the pin on all the par 3's: respectively Harry Smith, Malcolm Pearson, Brian Richardson and Tony Robinson.
Frank Riley was nearest the pin on his second shot at the 10th
A very pleasant day was enjoyed by 39 Mallards
1st. Peter Hudson 39 pts
2nd. Brian Richardson 38 pts
3rd. David Langley 36 pts
4th. Warren Holt 35 pts (CPO)
Two's: Gronwyn Hughes
A good turnout for the second Eclectic using the white tees - 42 returned an entered score. A very pleasant temperature for golf.
1st. Harry Smith net 69 (CPO)
2nd. Guy Newing net 69 (CPO)
3rd. Sam McCormick net 71
4th. Paul Whitehouse net 72 (CPO)
5th. Ted Innes net 72 (CPO)
No Two's today
After two washout days, the Mallards were determined to play despite the inclement weather. 34 Mallards took to the course.
1st. Brian Richardson 38 pts
2nd. John Glendenning 37 pts
3rd. George Bullamore 35pts (CPO)
4th. Michael Laurie 35 pts (CPO)
Two's: Peter Warren x2, John Glendenning and Bob Patterson
It was a pleasant day apart from a really heavy shower for the later starters. 46 Mallards played in the medal
1st. Paul Whitehouse net 69
2nd. Jim Cruddas net 70
3rd. John Glendenning net 72
4th. George Bullamore net 73 (CPO)
Two's: Paul Whitehouse
It was a pleasant day and 32 Mallards played following our Senior Open the day before.
1st. Antonio Menezes 39 pts
2nd. Ken Sloan 38 pts
3rd. Chris Small 37 pts
4th. David Walby 36 pts
Two's: Jack Carruthers, Gronwyn Hughes and David Walby
It was a poor day weather-wise, but encouragingly 46 Mallards turned out to support each other in the team.
1st. 64.7 M Pearson, P Stoszkowski, P Hudson
2nd. 67.2 C Small, A Aitken, F Riley
3rd. 67.8 were. W Holt, T Hudson, D Slater
1st Malcolm Pearson 41pts
2nd Jim Cruddas 37 pts
3rd Warren Holt 35 pts
4th Bob Patterson 34 pts (CPO)
Two's: Brian Richardson, Peter Hudson, John Roberson
1st Michael Laurie 70
2nd Harry Smith 71
3rd John Welch 72
4th Malcolm Cooper 73
5th Ken Sloan 76
1st George Bullamore 70
2nd John Glendenning 71
3rd Paul Whitehouse 71
4th Keith Stuttard 72
5th Michael Laurie 75
1st. Malcolm Pearson
2nd. Malcome Cooper
3rd. John Glendinning
4th. Michael Laurie
5th. Gronwyn Hughes
1st. Malcolm Sutherland
2nd. John Charlton
3rd. Gronwyn Hughes
4th. Paul Stoszkowski
5th. Gronwyn Hughes
1st. Malcolm Pearson, Des Bitcon & cyril Hankey
2nd. Malcolm Cooper, John Robersom & Bb Paterson
3rd. Tony McCormick, Brian Richardson & Ted Innes
1st. Vito Amato
2nd. Paul Stoszkowski
3rd. Andy Swanston
4th. Malcolm Sutherland
5th. Tony Menezes