A cloudy, warm, but very breezy day. This was the sixth and final medal Eclectic of the summer, playing off the white tees. David Walby had the best round of the day with a net 68 - well done David.
1st: David Walby net 68
2nd: Brian Richardson net 72
3rd: Joe Roberts net 73
4th: George Bullamore net 75 (CPO)
Two's: Brian Richardson
The overall result is always extremely tight and this year was no exception with 3 all on the same net score of 56 - well done to John Roberson and John Thwaites, but on countback the winner of the Summer 2021 Medal Eclectic is Jack Carruthers.
Well done Jack.
Another very pleasant day. Only 11 entered the last 9 hole Stableford competition of the Summer Season. There were no two's, so 3 prizes have been allocated.
1st: Bob Patterson 19 pts
2nd: Jack Carruthers 17 pts
3rd: Jim Cruddas 16 pts (CPO)
The overall Winner of the 9 hole Summer 2021 Stableford Competition is Bob Patterson - One point ahead of David Langley. Congratulations to Bob and hard luck to David.
A bad day at the office for all the Mallards at Penrith as we lost 8 - 0.
A very pleasant day. Only 12 entered the 9 hole Stableford competition. There were no two's, so 3 prizes have been allocated.
1st: David Langley 20 pts (CPO)
2nd: John Thwaites 20 pts (CPO)
3rd: Jonathan Watt 20 pts (CPO)
A good day out at Powfoot, but the Mallards lost the match 5.5 to 2.5
A cloudy morning with occasional drizzle, but very mild. Ten teams of 3 competed in a normal Texas Scramble ( at least 5 drives each with 1 on par 3 and one on a par 5). The handicap is worked out now from adding 30%, 20% and 10% of the lowest to highest handicaps.
There were some low scores today and the card check is complete and the results are:
1st: Peter Brown, John Glendenning and Anthony Robinson net 57
2nd: Peter Milnes, Frank Riley and Jonathan Watt net 60
3rd: Robert Guyan, Paul Whitehouse and David Wrightson net 61
A damp muggy morning that did eventually brighten up. Only 34 Mallards ventured out today. Some very good scores again with the top 15 on net par or better. A good day for the Captain with the only 2 and 40 points. The 14th played the hardest and the 11th the easiest. The 58th Mallard was entered onto the Order Of Merit today - that must be close now to all the full round playing members.
1st: Ted Innes 42 pts (CPO)
2nd: Jonathan Watt 42 pts (CPO)
3rd: Robert Guyan 41 pts
4th: Brian Richardson 40 pts (CPO)
Two's: Ken Sloan
A cloudy but warm start that turned into a nice sunny late morning/afternoon. There were some very good scores with Robert Guyan and Doug Pringle at the top with net 64's. It's nice to see Doug up at the top of the leaderboard. The 12th and 15th played the hardest and surprisingly the 10th and 13th were the easiest.
1st: Robert Guyan net 64 (CPO)
2nd: Doug Pringle net 64 (CPO)
3rd: Des Bitcon net 68
4th: Jonathan Watt net 69
Two's: Vic Bee and Anthony McCormick
Last Wednesday the Mallards lost 5.5 to 2.5 at Hexham
Another hot day, but with a slight breeze. 32 Mallards entered the Stableford competition. Congratulations to Vic Bee in achieving 43 points off his 10 playing handicap. That equates to a 75 gross score - seriously good - well done Vic.
There were other good scores as well with the top 9 achieving net par or better.
The 15th played the hardest and the 8th was the easiest.
1st: Vic Bee 43 pts
2nd: Tommy Hudson 39 pts (CPO)
3rd: Keith Stuttard 39 pts (CPO)
4th: Jim Cruddas 38 pts
Two's: 6 of them today!!
Billy Anson, Vic Bee, Colin Dickinson, John Glendenning, Peter Milnes and Malcolm Pearson
At least the weather has improved - a very warm day greeted the 34 Mallards venturing out on the 5th Medal Eclectic and all that entails with the extra yardage from the white tees. The conditions were fairly soft, so with no run, the course was playing long - this was reflected in the scores with several 10's, 11's and a 12. The 5th played the hardest.
The summer Eclectic is building up to a very tight finish as always. (See 'More' then Summer Eclectic for the 1st sheet).
1st: Anthony Robinson net 73
2nd: Guy Newing net 75
3rd: Peter Warren net 76
4th: George Bullamore net 77 (CPO)
Two's: Billy Anson and David Hoggard ( both at the 2nd)
Again a cloudy, but warm day for what is an annual team medal event. The best 2 scores from a 3 man team with the option of all 3 scores on the 6th and 18th.
1st: Peter Warren, Des Bitcon, Guy Newing with a net 143 (CPO)
2nd: David Hoggard, Peter Brown, Mike Laurie also net 143 (CPO)
In the away match at Brampton yesterday the Mallards lost 6 matches and halved 2.
A cloudy, but warm day for the 41 Mallards that ventured out for the latest Stableford. More good results with the top 11 at net par or better and Frank Riley coming out well on top with 42 points. The hole that played the hardest was the 12th and the easiest was the 18th.
1st: Frank Riley 42 pts
2nd: David Walby 39 pts
3rd: Peter Brown 38 pts (CPO)
4th: Guy Newing 38 pts (CPO)
Two's: Antonio Menezes
Another pleasant day for golf. Playing off the white tees 34 Mallards returned their score. The course is playing longer now after recent rains and not surprisingly the 14th and 15th were the hardest holes. There were 5 gross birdies as well though.
1st: Gordon Grant net 69
2nd: Peter Milnes net 72 (CPO)
3rd: Guy Newing net 72 (CPO)
4th: Gronwyn Hughes net 73
Two's: Brian Richardson
The forecast was not great for the Annual (apart from last year with Covid) England v Celts. In the event the weather behaved itself and we got round dry. One member we expected did not turn up and unfortunately another member had to go home without a game. Thanks to the 2 that let me know the day before. It was an enjoyable event with people mixing around more than in recent times. Please give some feedback to a committee member.
Overall a win this year for the Celts 6.5 to 3.5
A breezy, but warm morning. The Mallard's achieved the double over Workington for the first time ever with a 5-3 home win, after winning 6-2 against them at Workington earlier in the year.
There was only 15 entrants for the 9 hole competition.
1st: Peter Warren 22 pts
2nd: David Slater 19 pts
3rd: Alan George 18 pts
Two's: Peter Warren
Another pleasant day with the temperature in the high teens. A good turnout with 43/44 entering a score.
Chris Seed is on a good run at the moment - 42 pts this time. Make the most of it Chris. Again the standard is keeping up with the top13 at par or better.
1st: Chris Seed 42 pts
2nd: Billy Anson 39 pts
3rd: David Langley 38 pts (CPO)
4th: Malcolm Sutherland 38 pts (CPO)
Two's: Ted Innes
The weather was a lot fresher and cloudier today. We even had some rain showers into the early afternoon. This competition was open to all Eden members, who were 55 or over. There were 37 scores entered.
The winner of the Frank Walker Trophy was Gordon Grant. Congratulations to Gordon.
1st: Gordon Grant 45 pts
2nd: Edward Innes 44 pts
3rd: John Roberson 42 pts
4th: Robert Guyan 40 pts
Two's: John Comber x2 and Gronwyn Hughes
The good weather continues, although it was cloudy for the most part, but still very warm. The Mallards are obviously enjoying the extra run on the dry fairways as nearly half (19 out of 41) achieved level par or better in a medal - I am sure that is unprecedented in Mallard's history. The top 7 broke net 70! There were also 15 birdies today, including the 3 two's - I would think that was a record as well.
As this was Round 2 of the RR Trophy, the net scores were aggregated to produce the winner of the trophy. George Bullamore came out as the Ralph Ramsden Trophy winner for 2021 - just piping Chris Seed by 1 shot!!
George Bullamore net 70 +67=137
Chris Seed net 68 +70= 138
1st: John Thwaites net 67 (CPO)
2nd: Joe Roberts net 67 (CPO)
3rd: George Bullamore net 67 (CPO)
4th: Andy Hopkins net 68
Two's: Tom Hudson, Gronwyn Hughes and Paul Whitehouse (all on the 6th)
It was the hottest day of the year and an excellent turnout for this year's Captain's Day. The Captain as in recent tradition didn't play. He did an admirable job bringing round welcome cold bottles of water and flapjack. Following the golf we had a drink and a 2 course meal in the Marquee. This was possible as we had a shot-gun start on the golf, so that people were finishing around the same time. The presentation of the trophies from the last year or two, that had been postponed with Covid, were made after the meal. Sally very kindly presented the prizes after playing the golf as well.
1st: George Bullamore 41 pts
2nd: Andy Hopkins 40 pts
3rd: Peter Milnes 39 pts
4th: Paul Raffle
5th: Stephen Wong 37 pts (CPO)
6th: Billy Anson 37 pts (CPO)
There was also prizes for nearest the pin on all 4 par 3's:
Hole 2: Keith Stuttard
Hole 6: Tom Hudson
Hole 9: Guy Newing
Hole 13: John Charlton
Also the prize for nearest the pin on the green after 2 shots went to Gronwyn Hughes
The 9 hole competition winner of the more senior Mallard's group was Joe Hardon. Well done Joe again!
Congratulations to all the the prize winners and a big thank you to the Captain and his team for a well organised and enjoyable day.
Another very hot day 25 -26 deg C. A reasonable turnout of 38 for the medal (Rnd 1 with Rnd 2 next Monday).This was the first day with some restrictions lifted - so we marked a playing partner's card and swapped at the end on agreement, flags could be removed and rakes were back in the bunkers, although there is still an option not to use them. Well done to Chris Seed with a net 68. The top 7 were at net par or better. Interestingly there were 7 birdies, but only 1 was a two.
1st: Chris Seed net 68
2nd: George Bullamore net 70
3rd: Gronwyn Hughes net 71 (CPO)
4th: Peter Brown net 71 (CPO)
2's: Paul Stoszkowski
A very hot day with temperatures up at 25 deg C. Following on from the Mallards Senior Open yesterday, the turnout was predictably lower today - 30 scores were returned. Some very good scores with the top 9 at net par or better with John Roberson the best with 41 pts. Well done John.
1st: John Roberson 41 pts
2nd: Billy Anson 39 pts (CPO)
3rd: Anthony Robinson 39 pts (CPO)
4th: Gronwyn Hughes 38 pts (CPO)
Two's: John Glendenning and Ted Innes
The indifferent forecast proved to be wrong as it turned into a nice warm morning. 32 Mallards met the challenge of a medal off the white tees. Robert Guyan was the only one under net par - well done Robert.
The 14th hole proved to be the hardest today with the 11th as the easiest.
1st: Robert Guyan net 68
2nd: Peter Milnes, net 72
3rd: Malcolm Pearson net 74 (CPO)
4th: Ken Sloan net 74 (CPO)
Two's: Ken Sloan with an impressive 2 on the 13th from the white tee.
A disappointing turn out for the normally very popular Las Vegas Scramble. Also very disappointing is that 2 teams were left one short by people signing up and then not appearing - letting their teammates down. The dice determines which tee shot is taken and so introduces an element of chance. The weather improved through the morning and became very warm.
1st: Alan George, Joe Roberts, Malcolm Sutherland net 62 (CPO)
2nd: Robert Guyan, Peter Milnes, Peter Warren net 62 (CPO)
3rd: George Bullamore, Kenneth Sloan, Harry Smith net 64
The home match against Hexham was cancelled by Hexham.
Consequently there was a bigger turnout for the scheduled 9 hole Stableford. Despite some early drizzle and large, ominous dark clouds, 32 Mallards ventured out. In the event the weather improved.
The hardest hole today was the 1st. The easiest was perhaps not surprisingly the 6th.
1st: Peter Warren 20 pts (CPO)
2nd: Bob Patterson 20 pts (CPO)
3rd: Paul Whitehouse 19 pts (CPO)
4th: David Slater 19 pts (CPO)
Two's: Billy Anson
A very hot day for golf. 36 Mallards returned a score of some sort for today's Medal. Very good scoring again with the top 8 at net par or better. However the star of the day was undoubtedly Cyril Hankey with a winning net 67. Well done Cyril.
The hardest hole today was the 14th,followed by the 4th. The easiest was the 8th.
1st: Cyril Hankey net 67
2nd: Peter Brown net 68
3rd: Steven Wong net 69 (CPO)
4th: Brian Richardson net 69 (CPO)
Two's: Brian Richardson
A very pleasant day for golf. 19 Mallards turned out for the 9 hole competition at home. Some very good scores with David Slater top of the pile today. Well done David.
In the away match at Workington the Mallards achieved a resounding 6 - 2 victory over the Beckwatchers. An excellent result as not many teams win there.
1st: David Slater 21 pts
2nd: David Langley 20 pts (CPO)
3rd: Ray MacDowall 20 pts (CPO)
4th: Jack Carruthers 18 pts (CPO)
A cloudy start to the day. It was warm enough and there was significant breeze. Eventually the sun got through. Just 36 Mallards ventured out today again with some good scores. The hole ranked the hardest today was the 12th, followed by the 1st. The easiest today was the 9th and 18th ranked together.
1st: Paul Whitehouse 40 pts (CPO)
2nd: Ted Innes 40 pts (CPO)
3rd: Vic Bee 39 pts (CPO)
4th: David Walby 39 pts (CPO)
Two's: John Welch and Paul Whitehouse
A cloudy fresh day for the longest day of the year. There was even a drizzle for a while, but the weather did improve. A good turnout for the Medal - 45 players entered.
There was some excellent scoring today - predominately by the higher handicappers. A net 73 did not guarantee you a place in the top ten!!
1st: Ray MacDowall net 64
2nd: George Bullamore net 66 (CPO)
3rd: Paul Stoszkowski net 66 (CPO)
4th: David Langley net 68
Two's: Paul Stoszkowski
A very warm day 21 deg C with a little breeze greeted the 39 Mallards playing round 2 of the Alex McPhee Trophy. Again some good scoring with Peter Milnes achieving the top score of 40 points.
When combined with Round 1 there is a clear winner of the Alex McPhee Trophy for 2021 by 4 points - congratulations to David Langley with a total of 80 points (43 + 37).
1st: Peter Milnes 40 pts
2nd: Thomas Hudson 38 pts
3rd: David Langley 37 pts (CPO)
4th: Peter Brown 37 pts (CPO)
Two's: George Bullamore, Thomas Hudson and Malcolm Pearson (again!!)
After significant overnight rain, the course played well and the top 11 had 36 points or better. Congratulations to the 3 David's taking the first 3 places, with very good returns from David Walby and David Langley. A warm, but breezy westerly wind.
1st: David Walby 43 pts (CPO)
2nd: David Langley 43 pts (CPO)
3rd: David Slater 39 pts
4th: Warren Holt 38 pts
Two's: Peter Brown and Malcolm Pearson
A cloudy, but pleasant day. 46 Mallards turned out for the second Medal Eclectic of the summer off the white tees. There were 2 excellent scores form Joe Roberts and Antonio Menezes. Apparently there was 1 eagle and 8 birdies achieved today. Well done as well if you got one of those - perfect for the Eclectic.
1st: Joe Roberts net 65
2nd: Antonio Menezes net 67
3rd: John Charlton net 73 (CPO)
4th: Peter Milnes net 73 (CPO)
Two's: Gronwyn Hughes
Another fine day and the scores reflected it. The top 12 achieved 36 points or better in the Stableford. It was good to see David Hoggard at the top - well done David with an excellent 42 points, just piping Paul Whitehouse on countback. Paul is certainly on a roll at the moment.
A very good turnout with 46 Mallards competing. There were 6 two's today as well - two on each of the par 3's apart from the 2nd.
1st: David Hoggard 42 pts (CPO)
2nd: Paul Whitehouse 42 pts (CPO)
3rd: Thomas Hudson 39 pts (CPO)
4th: Vic Hargreaves 39 pts (CPO)
Two's: Vic Hargreaves, Bob Patterson, Malcolm Pearson, Brian Richardson, Chris Seed, Paul Stoszkowski
A pleasant, muggy day with a very light drizzle for the later starters. Paul Whitehouse did well to continue his good scoring after his effort at Lochmaben yesterday. 34 Mallards returned a score today.
1st: Paul Whitehouse 41 pts
2nd: John Roberson 39 pts
3rd: Frank Riley 38 pts CPO)
4th: Tony McCormick 38 pts (CPO)
Two's: John Roberson and Warren Holt
A good choice by Captain Ken. The weather was glorious with a nice breeze. He did a lot better with that than trying to find his own golf balls today!!
When they all finally turned up we had 26 that played today, including Will as a welcome guest.
We enjoyed the pre - golf bacon buttie and a 2 course meal afterwards.
It was a Stableford competition.
1st: Robert Guyan 38 pts (CPO)
2nd: Paul Whitehouse 38 pts CPO)
3rd: George Bullamore 38 pts CPO)
4th: Ted Innes 36 pts
Two's: John Roberson and Will
Nearest the pin on the 8th hole: Peter Milnes
Nearest the pin with 2nd shot on 18th: Paul Whitehouse
A very warm morning greeted the visiting BramptonTeam. The ground was soft after a lot of recent rain, but the greens played really well. Some close games with Eden just coming out as winners 5-3.
Only 14 entered the 9 hole competition.
1st: David Hoggard 18 pts
2nd: John Thwaites 17 pts CPO)
3rd: Gordon Grant 17 pts CPO)
This morning we were very fortunate with the weather. After a lot of rain Sunday and through the night, it was fairly pleasant for the team Yellowball. Team of 3 with each rotating the yellowball for a hole. The best other net score to count as well.
1st: 81pts , Bill Anson, Frank Riley, Peter Brown
2nd: 75pts, Edward Innes, Paul Stoszkowski, Richard Lakin (CPO)
3rd: 75pts, Brian Richardson, Jack Carruthers, Tony Robinson (CPO)
Unfortunately the forecast proved correct and eventually the wind and rain came together (golfer's nightmare). 30 Mallards braved the elements.
Results of today's comp are posted below as normal, but as this was Round 2 of the Alexander Thorburn Trophies, we have 2 separate winners.
Overall net winner: Antonio Menezes with 146 (74 + 72). This was very tight. as 2nd, 3rd and 4th were all within 3 shots.
Overall gross winner: Brian Richardson with 174 (90+84).
Congratulations to both winners.
1st: Billy Anson net 71
2nd: Bob Patterson net 72 (CPO)
3rd: Antonio Menezes net 72 (CPO)
4th: Jonathan Watt net 73 (CPO)
2's: Warren Holt and Brian Richardson
A very pleasant morning greeted the Penrith team for the first match of the season. The Mallards won 6-2.
Also taking place was the first 9 hole Stableford of the season and 21 Mallards returned a score in that.
1st: Thomas Hudson 19 pts (CPO)
2nd: Billy Anson 19 pts (CPO)
3rd: Bob Patterson 19 pts (CPO)
2's: David Hoggard
This was the first time we have had chance to play for this trophy - it was obviously cancelled last year. It has replaced the Phil Harrison Trophy and is so named to acknowledge the tremendous amount of work and insight of Alexander (Sandy) Thorburn. He set up and organised the original Mallard's web-site and the variety of the competitions.
A very pleasant start greeted the 40 Mallard's for this medal. The clouds came over later, but we all remained dry.
1st: Thomas Hudson net 72 (CPO)
2nd: John Glendenning net 72 (CPO)
3rd: George Bullamore net 73
4th: Antonio Menezes net 74
2's: George Bullamore, John Glendenning and Malcolm Pearson
What a turnout today - 52 Mallards entered a score. Whether this was a reason it was so slow for the later starters - it shouldn't be, as we were playing a Stableford, so if you are not scoring on a hole, pick up and move on. ( and enter NS on the computer). Please avoid slow play.
Weather - wise we got the delayed April showers today.
1st: Des Bitcon 41 pts
2nd: Sam McCormick 38 pts
3rd: Gronwyn Hughes 37 pts
4th: David Langley 36 pts
2's: Adam Aitken and Peter Warren
A very chilly day greeted the 33 Mallards venturing out on the first Medal Eclectic of the summer (off the white tees of course).
After all the recent rain and hail, the course was probably playing longer and the cold didn't help. Certainly the scores reflected this.
1st: Bob Patterson net 72
2nd: John Robinson net 73
3rd: Tony McCormick net 75
4th: John Thwaites net 76
2's: Antonio Menezes
A day of all the seasons greeted the 35 Mallards that returned a Stableford score today. We had warm sunshine, chill east and west winds, rain and hailstones.
Some very good scoring with the top 9 doing better than their handicap.
1st: Paul Whitehouse 41 pts
2nd: Bob Patterson 40 pts (CPO)
3rd: Brian Richardson 40 pts (CPO)
4th: Gronwyn Hughes 39 pts (CPO)
2's: Brian Richardson x2
A rather chillier day for the first Team Event of the summer - the popular Las Vegas Scramble, where the drive is determined by the throw of a die.
It was the first time the Mallards have used the computer for a team event and so we followed the new practice of 30%/20%/10% of handicaps low to high, instead of the old 10% of the total. This is considered a fairer system for all.
Keith Stuttard deserves a mention for his 2 brilliant shots into the 17th to give a tap in birdie for his team. Bob Patterson was also heard chipping in at the 13th for a 2.
There were 13 teams of 3 playing and all were remarkably within 7 shots.
1st: Des Bitcon, Keith Stuttard and George Bullamore net 59
2nd: Weston King, Robert Paterson, John Thwaites net 60
3rd: John Glendinning, Gronwyn Hughes, Malcolm Sutherland net 61
The weather was amazing again - I will have to find something else to write about!! Congratulations to Des Bitcon - 42 points today. Only 33 Mallards returned a score today.
1st: Des Bitcon 42 pts
2nd: Tony McCormick 38 pts
3rd: David Walby 37 Pts (CPO)
4th: Paul Whitehouse 37 pts (CPO)
2's: Tony McCormick
Another very pleasant morning greeted the 40 Mallards that returned a score. Some very impressive rounds especially by the first two. The top 6 were all net under par.
1st : Keith Stuttard net 65 (CPO)
2nd: Antonio Menezes net 65 (CPO)
3rd: John Thwaites net 70 (CPO)
4th: Jonathan Watt net 70 CPO)
Two's: Billy Anson
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