PRGC Mens and Ladies Sections
Monthly Newsletter - March 2020
The observant amongst you will have noticed that this monthly briefing is now headed up “Men’s and Ladies Sections”. We think it’s time to get everyone together a bit more so ladies read on and you’ll learn about the men’s activities and your own, and guys – take a moment to see just how much golf the ladies play – weather permitting!
Who would have thought it!! Last winter it was the Beast from the East that created golf havoc. With the winds in the opposite direction, this year is it the Dump from Trump?? We have never experienced such heavy rain for such a protracted period of time and it is certainly keeping John and Jake on their toes (flippers??). Despite that, as of this writing the Men’s Seniors Stableford and Club Stableford were both played on the scheduled dates which is an achievement. And the ladies have finally caught up with their scheduled competitions too and have managed to play some informal morning games as well.
We have the Monthly Men’s Club Medal planned for the weekend 21, 22 and 23 February 2020, so fingers crossed we can get that delivered too.
Men’s Winter Eclectic
This competition is ongoing and there is still plenty of time to play in this competition which is based on submitting 10 designated cards over the winter period. Due to the poor weather we have decided to extend the closing date to 30th April so even more time to get the cards in. If you have not yet signed up, please do so, put your £5 in the eclectic box and get on and play in this our premier winter event. There is money to be won!!
RyderHeim Cup 2019
Not a typo as the observant amongst you will recall we had to cancel this event back in September 2019 due to anticipated inclement weather-which actually never appeared!! Clearly the deluge came later.
We were asked to find an alternative date and this is set for Saturday 28th March 2020. This is a fun day for ladies and gents, played in teams of four over 27 holes with a ploughman’s lunch and light buffet included. The Sunday Strollers ae still in possession of the magnificent Gold Cup and it is time to wrest it from them.
Sign up sheets are on the board so please sign up in teams or individually and let’s kick off 2020 with another great day on the golf course for all.
TOFFS and Ladies American Foursomes
It is that time of year when our sophisticated senior golfers join forces with our magnificent ladies to play in this unique golf event. The competition will be played on Thursday 12th March. There are still spaces available so TOFFS and ladies should sign up and play. The sign-up sheets are on the board.
BB&O Men’s Hillman Trophy Inter-Club Knock out
We have been drawn to play Chartridge Park in the preliminary round this year and this match will be played on Sunday 29th March 2020 with a tee off at 12 noon. This is singles match play golf and our team must consist of three group two players and four group three players. Our team is selected on merit so I will be looking at the medal and stableford results to ensure the “form” players are picked!
Last we reached the last 16 (out of circa 400 clubs who entered) so let’s see if we can improve this year.
Ladies’ Summer Competitions
Sign-up sheets are on the board for Ladies Summer Pairs and the Ladies Singles Knockout. These are always fun competitions so do please put your name down. Want more information? Then contact Jacqui Taylor.
The Hutley Cup
The Hutley Cup has been part of our golfing landscape for many years, bringing together both sections of our Club in a mixed knockout format. No partner? Don’t despair, the organizers will help you find the right person. So look on the noticeboards in the Locker Rooms and put your name down, or contact Jacqui Taylor for more information.
MARCH COMPETITION DATES AND CLUB MATCHES
• Club Stableford: Friday 06, Saturday 07 and Sunday 08 March
• Seniors Stableford: Tuesday 10 March
• Club Medal: Friday 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March
• Seniors Match WHITELEAF: at home on Thursday 19 March
• Seniors Match WESTON TURVILLE: at home on Thursday 26 March
• Wednesday 26 February – informal morning – Blind Holes – contact Anne Ward for more information
• Wednesday 4 March – informal morning – Bonus Golf – contact Jill Peppett for more information. The ladies look forward to welcoming Craig Whitworth to their Bangers and Mash lunch which will follow this competition. More information on the lunch from Anne Ward or Chris Hallett.
• Saturday 7 March/Wednesday 11 March – Monthly Stableford – sign-up sheets are on the board in the Locker Room
• Wednesday 18 March – Multipy Magic – contact Sue D’Arcy for more information
• Wednesday 25 March – Fewest Putts – contact Chris Hallett for more information
• Monday 30 March/Tuesday 31 March ¬– Ladies Away Days at the Cotswold Hotel & Spa. More information from Jill Peppett.
Captains Rock n Roll Night
Final reminder that our Captain Craig Whitworth will be hosting this fun night - let's get behind this event and have some fun!