Seniors Section News Bulletin November 2018
Well, here we are in November – tempus fugit, carpe diem !!Frosty mornings, oncoming winter rules and early preparations for the big C celebrations in December.
The postponements of various early season Senior friendly matches, due to the harsh weather conditions at the start of the year, created a later than usual season of golf events and hence need for this briefer than usual Seniors News Bulletin, reporting Seniors golf activities in October.
Late season matches demanded an exceptional effort on the part of our hard working green staff and management team to produce the quality of golf course so proudly presented to our visiting golf club teams. Thank you David Jones and your team of Chris and Matt.
Tuesday social golf, enjoyed throughout the month in varying formats, produced lucrative wins for John Osborne, Colin Davitt, Martyn Taylor, Terry Rogers and Stan Wynne.
The ever popular and intensely competitive Celtic Cup, played between teams of Anglo Seniors and those of the Celtic variety, produced a win for Peter Whalley’s Anglos team over Chesney Britton’s Celts, 6 and 5. A reversal of the previous two year’s results and a rare Anglos victory inscription on the Celtic Cup trophy, presented by Chesney back in 2011.
The annual Ladies and Men’s Seniors golf match produced a very enjoyable round, competed in teams of 3 in Texas Scramble format, with a convincing win for the team of Joy Skinner, Chris Morris and Bill Pimble.
The 7th and final round of the summer league was won overall by Maurice Pell with 38 points. Division 1 winner was Keith James on 36 points and Mike Ingram on 31 points to win division 2.
The summer league series overall winner, combining the best 5 scores over the series of competitions was Graham Jones with a total score of 178 followed by David Savage, on count back sharing a score of 177 with Maurice Pell. Well done Graham on your consistent good performance.
Monmouth Seniors satisfying home friendly match wins against Ross on Wye 6 and 2 and against Raglan Park 4½ to 3½, completed a successful clean sheet of this season’s home matches and concludes what can only be described as a superb series of 20 matches against our traditional rivals, all played in wonderful traditional Seniors Friendly spirit.
We can now report, that through the very efficient management of our secretary, Graham Mitchell, preparations of match fixtures for 2019 are now complete and we can look forward to the new season of matches under the new captaincy of Peter Whalley.
November Seniors Golf Programme.Tuesday 6th November – – Social golf
Tuesday 13th November – Social Golf
Tuesday 20th November – Round 1 of the Winter League Competition. Played as individual Stableford score on full handicap, with the winner accumulating the best total 3 scores over the winter series.
Tuesday 27th November – Social golfFuture Golf and Social Events.
Thursday 1st November – Special General Meeting of all MGC members at 19.00 hours.
Tuesday 11th December – Seniors Christmas golf competition and after match lunch.
NOTE – Seniors are requested to enter their names for both golf and lunch on the list pinned on the Seniors notice board no later than Tuesday 27th November, please. (Dress code will be smart casual.)
Saturday 22nd December – Monmouth Golf Club Christmas party, featuring Mark Rubery.
(See Club notice board for list of attendees and further information.)
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 – Seniors AGM.
Other Matters.Seniors are requested to make every effort to attend the 1st November golf Club Special General meeting to discuss our Golf Club future strategy and resource management.