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November 20, 2017

Latest reports, Premier Flooring / Dangerous Golf

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 3:49 pm

There was a return to summer last Sunday at the Mount for the second round of the Premier Flooring Winter League.  The calm conditions and super greens produced some good scores and tight matches with the sponsor himself enjoying a successful day.  ‘Carsey’ and partner Tim Calladine secured a fine 45-40 win over Dave Wilkinson and Ian Perry (subbing for Ryan Maddox), a win that sees them move to the top of the league.  Second on the day went to Steve Smith and Matt Nicholson (subbing for dad Andy) who triumphed over Marcus Avery and Jono Evans 44-41 which moved them up to second in the table, whilst Martin Wilson and Chris Mitchell also secured 44 points to finish third on the day as they beat Martin Cairney and Rob McIver.  Darren and Sam Crawford just missed out the prizes with their 44 on a countback, but did record their first victory of the campaign by defeating reigning winter league title holders Alex Carine and Dean Greenland.  The teams of Garside/Mason, Keenan/Wookey and Pigott/Nicholson maintained their respective 100 per cent starts, whilst there were first time wins for Horne/Darnill and Callister/Cain. The final two matches both ended in draws with the teams of Haxby/Breadner, Giddins/Tomlinson, Kewley/Christian and the Dancox’ sharing the points.

The previous day’s Dangerous Golf Winter series saw Marcus Avery come out on top with his 40 point return, followed by Dave Dancox and Rowany’s Graham Corlett respectively on 39.  Graham Hands, Keith Brown and Alastair Nash in that order rounded off the top six on 38.  Matt Nicholson continues to head the order of merit with Marcus moving up into the top three and Dave into the top five after Saturday’s result.

It’s same again this weekend, Dangerous Golf Series on Saturday and Winter League on Sunday.

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November 15, 2017

Premier Flooring Winter League

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 2:22 pm

The opening round of the Premier Flooring sponsored winter league took place at last Sunday with 24 teams doing battle on a cold and blustery morning.  Going straight to the top of the league table, and laying down an early marker, were the father and son pairing of Dave and Freddie Dancox who secured a comfortable opening day victory over Ben Locking and Harry Barbour 46-37.  However, that was not good enough to claim the daily honours as the team of Chris Darnill playing blind with Charlie Garside also scored 46 and took first place on a countback although not in the winter league.  Third on the day went to the new sponsor Paul Carson and partner Tim Calladine as they secured a 41-40 win over another father son pair Alastair and Chris Nash, whilst Dave Wilkinson and Ryan Maddox got their campaign off to a good start by defeating Andy Horne and Andy Cowin 41-33.  With no drawn matches in the first week the other winning teams were; Captain Alex Carine and Dean Greenland, Garside / Mason, Smith / Nicholson, Keenan / Wookey, Belcher / Clarke, Gandy / Doyle, Wilson / Mitchell, Love / Kelly and Pigott / Nicholson.   All the winning teams gained three points for their wins whilst Dave and Freddie were the only pair to secure a bonus point on the day which was on offer to any team scoring 42 or more.

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Dangerous Golf Winter Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 2:17 pm

Last Saturday’s Dangerous Golf Winter Series saw Matt Nicholson come out on top with a score of 42 points, a quite remarkable showing after a very ‘merry’ club dinner the night before.  Second went to John Shaw with 41 whilst Mark Davenport, Andy Horne, Bobby Quilliam, Tom Doyle, Roy Wilson and Charlie Garside respectively all scored 39 to round off the top eight.  Matt currently leads the order of merit from Ben Locking with the big mover from the weekend being John Shaw who  moves into the top ten.

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November 8, 2017

Points to note

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 9:55 am

With the green keepers doing their best to prepare the course during some pretty miserable weather, it is disappointing to see that some of us are not really helping.  The ground is soft so clearly you are going to leave pitch marks on the greens and take divots on the course.  Please take the time (seconds) to replace divots and repair pitch marks.  Some members are continuing to use buggies on the bottom side of the course despite notices saying that they are NOT allowed.  It should be obvious that the course is struggling to cope with the wet weather and by using a buggy you are just causing more damage.  Unless the green keeper says it is OK, no buggies are allowed on the bottom side of the course. Anyone not complying with this will be disqualified from the competition.  The green keepers have a hard enough job as it is and any restrictions put in place are for a good reason.

The Dangerous Golf series continues this Saturday, although there may be some sore heads out on the course as the club dinner takes place the night before.  Sunday sees the very popular Winter League get underway with a new sponsor in Premier Flooring.  Entries are being taken in the pro shop but you can enter on the day.  The draw for opponents and tees will take place in the club house at 8.15 before getting started with an 8.30 shotgun.  Please make every effort to be at the club in plenty of time.

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Winter Eclectic Rd 4

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 9:38 am

Sunday’s winter eclectic didn’t quite produce the same level of scores as Saturday, probably due to the hail storm, however Don Crossley made a welcome return to the winners circle with his return of 37. The top five was rounded off by a raft of 36 pointers with Matt Price taking second on the countback.  There was another strong showing from the juniors as Sam Crawford took third and Freddie Dancox fifth, whilst Ryan Maddox slotted between them in fourth.  Ryan is currently top of the eclectic table alongside Ben Locking on 63.5, but there are less than 3 shots separating the top eleven.

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Dangerous Golf Winter series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 9:37 am

It was certainly a little colder up at the Mount last weekend but that didn’t stop a good number taking to the course over both days.

The greens staff had done a tremendous job on the greens which were in superb condition for November and were most definitely to the liking of Ben Locking in Saturday’s Dangerous Golf Series.  Benj fired a very impressive 45 points (68 gross), after birdies on four of the first five holes got him off to a flyer.  With no dropped shots over the back nine Ben secured a comfortable seven shot victory over Mark Skelding, Sam Crawford and Peter Smith respectively who all finished on 38. Dave Dancox rounded off the top five on 37, but only on a countback from Chris Nash, Jono Evans and P Gelling. 

After four rounds Ben leads the Dangerous Golf order of merit from Matt Nicholson and they are already starting to open up a bit of a gap, although there is a very long way to go.

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October 23, 2017

Winter Eclectic

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:13 am

It would appear that winter is well and truly here with last weekend’s golf suffering at the hands of the weather.

Saturday’s Dangerous Golf series was a non starter as heavy rain, strong winds, and thick mist put pay to any ideas of a game as not even the hardiest of souls ventured out, except for two very keen juniors and even they only lasted five holes.

Sunday did offer some respite as the rain stayed away for the third round of the winter eclectic, but gale force winds, particularly in the morning, certainly didn’t make it easy, although Jason Clarke didn’t have too many problems as he fired a mighty impressive 40 points to take the honours.  Jason got off to a great start reaching the turn in 23 before playing solid golf over the closing holes to post his winning score.

Second on the day went to junior Freddie Dancox who continued his current run of good form by posting a fine 38 points, again built on a good start before consolidating over the back nine.

It was a similar story for Charlie Garside in third who played superbly over the front nine before a couple of unlucky breaks slowed him down on the back nine.  Charlie still returned an excellent 37 points though and had the best gross of the day with 74.

A number of players improved their eclectic scores on Sunday, even if they didn’t feature in the daily competition.  Ben Locking currently sits at the top of eclectic leaderboard on 65, followed closely by Charlie on 66, Peter Skelton and Ryan Maddox on 67, with Steve Ryder Clague in fifth on 70.

 

 

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October 16, 2017

Dangerous Golf Winter Series and up coming comps

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:45 pm

The mist did it’s best to disrupt last Saturday’s Dangerous Golf Winter series but we are hardy breed up here and almost zero visibility wasn’t going to stop play.  Mathew Oasgood led the way with his return of 38 followed by a trio of Tom Gandy, the inform Matt Nicholson, and Daryl Callister respectively on 37

Entries are now being taken in the pro shop for the Winter league which this year sees a new sponsor in the form of Premier Flooring. The winter league gets underway on Sunday 12th November so get those teams sorted.

The Dangerous Golf Series continues this Saturday with Sunday’s competition being the next round of the winter eclectic.

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Ricky Jupp Trophies

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:43 pm

Well at the third time of asking the Ricky Jupp Trophy finally got played last Sunday and there was a good turnout of members, visitors, seniors and juniors, to support the elder statesman of Mount Murray Golf Club.

Ricky started the event originally to support junior golf on the island, however over the years it has grown to incorporate a men’s competition for the members, as well as a prestigious ‘open’ under 23’s comp.

Despite a strong wind it was three of Mount Murray’s current crop of very promising young juniors who took the hours on the day with Sam Crawford leading the way home with his return of 38 points, a score that would have also taken the honours in the men’s competition.  Second went to Freddie Dancox who finished just one point further back on 37, with Emma Noon claiming third after her round of 34 points, just beating Matt Nicholson on a countback.

Ben Locking took the senior trophy with his return of 38 from Tom Doyle 37, and Steve Ryder Clague in third on 36 again on a countback from Chris Nicholson.

Ricky was on hand along with his good lady wife Debs afterwards in a packed club house to present the very generous prizes.  There is no doubt Ricky is extremely well respected by everyone at the club with his competition is right up there in a list of the ones you want to win, although some of us are more than happy with our ‘snack packs’ from Debs on a Sunday morning.  Thanks again Mr. and Mrs. Jupp for an excellent mornings golf.

 

 

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October 9, 2017

Up Coming events

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 3:45 pm

The Dangerous Golf series continues this Saturday whilst Sunday sees the re-scheduled Jupp Trophies up for grabs.  The men’s event is a closed club competition whilst the under 23′s category is ‘open’.   The competition gets under way with an 8.30 shotgun start followed by presentation.  Starting places are filling up quickly but there are still some available through the pro shop.

Don’t forget the annual club dinner on Friday 10th November, tickets are available through Bob Love or speak to any committee member.

Junior club nights continue on a Thursday evening at the range from 5.30pm. These are proving quite popular so if anyone out there is free to lend a hand then please Daryl know. 

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Dangerous Golf winter series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 3:42 pm

Saturday’s Dangerous Golf open winter series got off to a great start with a good field contesting the opening round.  Matt Nicholson led the way with a fine 40 points followed by Niall Keenan on 38 and the ever consistent Marcus Avery on 37.  Peter Smith, Mike Pigott and Tom Cain rounded off the top six with their respective scores of 36.

 

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Captain -v- President

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 3:40 pm

Last Sunday saw the annual battle between the Captain’s team and the Presidents men take place at a very benign Mount Murray.  The President’s team, led this year once again by Niall Keenan, has enjoyed more than it’s fair share of success over the recent years so it was a determined Captain, in the guise of Alex Carine, who set out to win back a bit of honour.  It turned out to be an extremely tight contest with the result after 11 better ball matches being a tie with five wins apiece and one halved match.  Unfortunately for the captain that it meant it came down to a countback which the saw the Presidents team retain the trophy by the narrowest of margins.  Best score on the day went to Phil Drowley and Ian Harrison who posted a superb 47 points for the Pres in their match against Jono Evans and Tom Doyle, whose 43 points in defeat at least earned the consolation of third on the day.  Second place, also for the Presidents men, went to Mike Pigott and Ben Locking also with 43 points.  Nearest the pin prizes went to Mike and Steve Smith.

 

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October 2, 2017

Juniors

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:52 pm

Well done to junior members George and James Harris, and Freddie Dancox who were part of the St Ninians team that won the inter schools golf last weekend along with team mates Lauren Haxby and Harry Wilson.  Freddie also took the individual honours but there were also notable performances from Tom Cain (QEII), Emma Noon, Scott Moffatt and Sam Crawford (all Ballakermeen)

The junior section held an end of summer series of competitions last week with prizes for putting, chipping, as well as a five hole mini comp over a range of different ages and categories.  The club house was full afterwards with juniors and parents alike and the future certainly looks rosy with some real talent amongst our juniors.

 

 

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Dangerous Golf Series / Storytime Club Nights

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:44 pm

The weather played a major role last week as firstly the final round of the Storytime Nursery Sponsored club nights fell victim to the atrocious conditions, as did the opening round of the Winter Eclectic on Sunday.  However sandwiched in-between, Saturday’s positively summer like weather meant the final round of the Dangerous Golf summer series did go ahead as planned. Leading the way home in this one was Steve Smith who returned a very respectable 42 points made on the back of a great opening nine holes.  One point back in second was Eddie Clague, who must be rueing the minor disaster on the last which proved so costly.  Third went to junior Freddie Dancox with his return of 40 points, whilst Peel’s Steve Rough, Mike Pigott and Iain Laing respectively completed the top six on 37.  Marcus Avery was confirmed as the Series winner, although he did actually secure the title some weeks earlier, with Mike Pigott finishing second and Tony Mansell third. Many thanks to Dean at Dangerous Golf for his support of the summer series of open competitions, although it doesn’t end there as the Dangerous Golf Winter Series starts this weekend.

Peter Skelton claimed the club night order of merit after the final round cancellation.  He had a slender lead over Mike Pigott with one round to play but with no golf possible on the night Peter took top spot. Again thanks to sponsor Lisa at Storytime Nursery for her continued support of the event.

 

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September 25, 2017

UP DATE

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 1:03 pm

This Wednesday is the final club night of the year. As usual the presentation for the club night order of merit will take place afterwards and with just the final round remaining there is still no clear winner, it’s all to play for!!

As its the final club night ‘Bamber’ Pigott will be running an end of season quiz afterwards. Lets try and have a good turnout for this one as it’s likely to be very quiet on Wednesday’s from then on.

The junior section will be running an end of season ‘mini’ comp on Thursday evening with a number of prizes on offer in all sorts of categories.  The junior nights will continue throughout the winter months on the range and all help will be gratefully received.

After last Sunday’s washout of the Jupp Trophy, this has now been re-arranged for Sunday 15th October, again with an 8.30 shotgun.  A new start sheet is the locker room.  The Sunday before will see the annual battle between Captain and President. No start sheet for this just be there for 8.15 for the draw.

Don’t forget the club dinner on Friday 10th November, see Bob Love for more info and tickets.

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August 30, 2017

This weekend

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 11:04 am

This weekend has the Dangerous Golf series continuing on Saturday with Sunday’s shotgun start being an individual stableford.  Both days competitions will be for the GreenKeepers benefit so please try and support one or both comps.  If you can’t make this weekend then you can still contribute to the benefit by leaving your donation in the pro shop.

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Pro’s comp / Storytime club night

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 11:02 am

Whilst the UK basked in the hottest Bank Holiday Monday on record the Isle of Man sadly didn’t enjoy such weather, in fact it was decidedly cold, wet, windy and misty up at the mount for the Pro’s sponsored open stableford.  That said it did not stop Chris Nicholson firing a great 41 points despite playing in the worst of the weather. Gareth Maguire (39) claimed second, whilst Daryl Callister’s 38 took third. The top five was completed Freddie Dancox (37) in fourth, just getting the better of dad Dave on a countback.

It was the same names again in last weeks Storytime Nursery Sponsored club night with Chris Nicholson taking first and Freddie claiming third, with Neil Harris splitting them in second.

 

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Monthly Medal

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:59 am

Last Sunday’s IOM Bank sponsored medal was also the final opportunity to qualify for the medal final in two weeks time. The top five on the day all returned net 71′s with Peter Skelton, Daryl Callister, Chris Mitchell, Tom Cain and Chris Darnill respectively only being separated on a countback. The top four all earned a place in the medal final, but with Chris, and sixth placed Dave Dancox already qualified, the final two places went to Andy Cowin and Brian Kelly who finished seventh and eighth respectively.  The full list of qualifiers is below.  Don’t worry if you haven’t made it through as there will be a separate competition run in conjunction with the medal final for all non qualifiers.

April; Jason Cubbon, Matt Nicholson, Mike Pigott, Tim Calladine, Tony Mansell, Chris Darnill

May; Richard Bray, Rob McIver, Charlie Garside, Marcus Avery, Don Crossley, Bobby Kelly

June; Dave Dancox, Jamie Tomlinson, Alex McAuley, Richard Creamore, Ryan Maddox, Dean Grenland.

July; Sam Crawford, Jason Clarke, Bob Love, John Belcher, Ben Locking, Ian Perry.

Aug; Scott MacGregor, Dave Wilkinson, Jon Carey, Bob Quilliam, Lee Cowin, Ben Kneale.

Sept; Peter Skelton, Daryl Callister, Chris Mitchell, Tom Cain, Andy Cowin, Brian Kelly.

 

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Dangerous Golf Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:36 am

It was a busy Bank Holiday weekend with three competitions over the three days. Last Saturday’s Dangerous Golf sponsored summer series got us underway with a decent field contesting the yellow tee stableford.  leading the way home on a tricky day were Alastair Nash, Matt Nicholson and Marcus Avery respectively who all returned an impressive 38 Points. A run of three bogeys in the last five holes put pay to Matt’s chances, whilst bogey’s on fifteen and sixteen didn’t help Marcus despite a good birdie on the last. Keith Reay and Andy Nicholson respectively completed the top five with returns of 37.

 

 

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August 8, 2017

Latest

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 2:59 pm

There was a new name in the winners circle at Mount Murray last week as Scott MacGregor claimed first in the Isle Of Man Bank sponsored monthly medal.  Scott’s return of 98-28=70 was just good enough to push club stalwarts John Belcher (83-12=71) and Dave Wilkinson (87-14=73) into second and third places.  Bob Love, Jon Carey and Marcus Avery also shot net 73′s but ‘Wilko’s’ stronger back nine got him onto the podium.  There was some consolation for Marcus though as his 75 gross was the best of the day.

The previous day’s Dangerous Golf Series had a more familiar look to it as Dave Hicks came out on top with his score of 38 points despite a rather unsightly triple of the 15th. Second went to Ian Harrison with his return of 37, which could have been so much better but for the dreaded blob on the easy 16th.  John Shaw claimed third with 36 with a host of players making up the lower places on 35. Biggest winner on the day though was Ben Locking who had the only two and cleaned up in the sweep.

Last week’s Storytime Nursery sponsored club night saw Mike Pigott (29) move to within a couple of points of the top of the order of merit as he took maximum points with his win on the night. Second went to Jason Clarke (28) with Peter Wood (27) in third. Peter Skelton’s fourth place saw him gain enough order of merit points to stay ahead of Mike at the top of the table.  Full results and up to date Order’s of Merit can be found on master scoreboard.

There was a bit of controversy in the scratch league last week with Castletown again being at the centre.  Daryl’s boy’s battled well at Douglas to keep our hopes alive despite going down 3.5 to 2.5, however Castletown’s no show at Ramsey saw the northerners (rightly) claim a 6-0 walkover.  Obviously this has had a major effect on the league standings with Ramsey now in a very strong position.  Captain Daryl has made our feelings known to the powers that be, so watch this space.

We have a number of our ‘older’ members taking part in the IOM Senior Champs this Sunday down at Rowany, so good luck to all playing. 

This week sees the Dangerous Golf Series continue on Saturday whilst Sunday’s competition will be a club stableford which replaces the re-scheduled Jupp Trophy.  This will now take place on Sunday 24th September with the under 21′s being an open.  The week before on Sunday 17th we host the final round of the Golf Union Nedbank series and Junior Order of Merit so access to the course will be very limited that entire day, however we would encourage as many as possible to enter the Nedbank via the golf union website. Although still a way off yet, the final club night of the year takes place on 27th September when the golf will be followed by a rules quiz compiled by Lester, and the order of merit presentation. 

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July 4, 2017

Latest events

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:04 am

Club Night this week is more of a club day.  The comp is an 18 hole stableford with order of merit points available.  We will be running a BBQ at the club house (in doors if the weather is bad) between 5pm and 9pm. Comp fee and BBQ is £10, with guests for the BBQ only paying £6.90.

The Dangerous Golf Series returns this Saturday whilst Sunday’s event is a yellow tee medal.  Tee times are limited for Sunday as the club hosts the IOM Junior Championship throughout the day, so check with the pro shop for availability. Good luck to all our juniors competing at the weekend and lets try and bring a trophy or two back to the mount.

 

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IOM Bank Monthly Medal / Storytime Club Night

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 9:58 am

With one or two nursing sore heads from the previous day, there was a smaller field than usual competing in the IOM Bank monthly medal on Sunday.  Clearly one of those who didn’t over indulge the day before was 12 year old Sam Crawford whose clear head saw him to the top of the pile with a return of 95-21=74.  Marcus Avery’s score of 76-2=74 was good enough to take second on the day and claim best gross. Mike Pigott 79-5=74 and Jason Clarke 84-10=74 completed the top four.

There was a good win for Dave Wilkinson in last weeks Storytime Nursery club night as his 31 points secured a three point victory from Ben Locking and Mike Pigott. Mike moved up to second in the club night order of merit as a result, although Peter Skelton still enjoys a bit of a cushion at the top.

 

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Captain’s Day

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 9:52 am

Popular Captain Alex Carine hosted a very successful ‘Captain’s’ day last Saturday with the excellent turnout testimony to the high regard in which Alex is held.

With a number of spot prizes on offer, and an array of ‘refreshments’ scattered about the course, a great day was all but guaranteed, even if the weather didn’t quite play ball.

Leading the way home in the stableford event was the captain’s close friend Dean Greenland who shot a fine 40 points to secure a two point victory over a chasing pack of five who finished with 38. Second place went to Steve Giddins by virtue of a countback from Sam Cannell and Mike Pigott respectively, with Sam Crawford and Richard Groenewald rounding off the top six on the same score.  The captain provided dinner for the players on the day followed by a presentation to the winners, where Dean revealed the secret of his success, which had less to do with his swing and more to do with being rather ‘merry’ thanks to his generous playing partner.  As if the day wasn’t successful enough, the members raised £500 for the captain’s charity, the Isle of Man Hospice.  Many thanks again to Alex for a great day and his generosity.   

 

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June 28, 2017

Captains Day

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 1:42 pm

The Dangerous Golf Series takes a break this Saturday as Captain Alex Carine hosts his day.  It all gets underway at 12.30 with coffee and bacon baps followed by a shot gun start at 1.30pm for the individual stableford comp.  The captain would then like all those taking part to join him for a drink and meal after the prize presentation.  Please contact the pro shop or check out the start sheet in the locker room to secure your place. 

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Dangerous Golf Series / Storytime Nursery Club Night

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 1:40 pm

Last Saturday’s Dangerous Golf Summer Series proved to be a bit of a mixed bag with the stiff breeze being a problem for all but the top two.  Dan Dooley led the way with a fine 41 points with Steve Heap second on 39, two great efforts given that the rest of the field could just manage par at best with Ray Hughes from Peel GC, Nick Haxby, and Jamie Tomlinson respectively rounding off the top five on 36.

Dave Christian secured his first win since returning to the club in last week’s Storytime Nursery club night as he shot 31 points.  He needed a countback however to get the better of Andy Horne and Jason Clarke.

The up to date Orders of Merit for both these competitions, along with a full result, can be found on master scoreboard. 

 

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NFU Mutual Stableford

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 1:37 pm

Mount Murray hosted the NFU Mutual sponsored stableford last Sunday on a fairly pleasant morning, although with the white tees in operation along with some very tough pin positions, scoring was never going to be easy.  However two of the clubs promising crop of juniors made light of any difficulties to dominate the day.  Leading the way home with an excellent score of 40 points was 12 year old Freddie Dancox who is starting to find a good run of form and see his handicap drop in the process.  Just behind Freddie was the even younger Sam Crawford who shot an equally impressive 39 points to claim second and also earn a chop to his handicap.  Completing a successful day for the family was Dancox senior who took third with his return of 38, from Paul Carson in fourth on 37 and Tim Calladine fifth on 36.  There were two nearest the pins on offer, one on the 11th going to Vice Captain Colin Halsall, and one on the 17th going to Jason Cubbon.  Once again the sponsor did us proud with the fantastic prizes on display at the presentation afterwards, with many thanks going to Dave Wilkinson and NFU Mutual for their support of the club.

 

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June 19, 2017

Sponors

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:44 am

For those that took part in any of the golf week comps you will appreciate how well this club is supported by our sponsors, especially when you saw the array of prizes put up.

So once again a big thank you to;  COMIS, HALDANE FISHER, DA VINCI’S BAR AND RESTAURANT, STORYTIME NURSERY, JIM’S MOWING, DEANWOOD, and Jon and Julie CROSSLEY.

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GOLF WEEK

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:38 am

Mount Murray’s Golf Week concluded last Sunday with the second round of the Haldane Fisher sponsored Mount Murray Cup bringing to a close another very successful and enjoyable week.   The Nicholson family were to the fore in many of the competitions and it was the youngest member Matt who came out on top in the prestigious Mount Murray Cup.  His second round 69, along with his best of the day 73 from round one, for a  total of 142, was good enough to secure a two shot victory over Peter Skelton who finished on 144, also after a second round of 69.  A late charge from Mike Pigott saw him move up to third overall on 148, whilst Daryl Callister just about cleaned up in the gross categories taking first overall on 148 as well as first in round one on 73. Jono Evans claimed the gross and net honours in the second round with his 73 (net 67).

The week got off to a rather dull and misty start with the Comis sponsored 4 person AMAM played on the first Saturday. The team of Charlie Garside, Andy Horne, Dave Wilkinson and Neil Atkinson coped best with the poor conditions to fire a very respectable 88 points to take the honours from Andy and Chris Nicholson, Peter Skelton and Brian Kelly (81).

Tuesday’s Da Vinci’s Bar and Restaurant sponsored Texas Scramble saw Matt Nicholson and Tom Cain take first place with 60.2, less than a shot ahead of Marcus and Julian Avery who were second on 61.  Sam Lowes and Zoe Campbell took third, again less than shot further back on 61.7.

There was another excellent turn out the following day for the Storytime Nursery sponsored individual stableford with first place going to Ben Locking on 40 points.  Charlie Garside claimed second on 39 with Jon Corke, Tony Mansell and Niall Keenan respectively completing the top five on 37.

Ben sponsored the ‘Jim’s Mowing’ medal the next day which once again saw Charlie Garside in the prizes as he took first with his 71-3=68, followed by Jim Sharples 83-13=70, and Connor Duggua 95-24=71.

Friday’s DeanWood sponsored FBBB had the young guns of Tom Cain and Freddie Dancox out in front with their return of 46 points followed by the ‘not so young’ John Stevens and Steve Heap on 45.  Chris Nicholson and Neil Atkinson claimed third on 44.

The remaining event was the Jon and Julie Crossley backed Eva Rose Bowl in support of Rebecca House. Lee Cowin won this one with a score of 44 points followed by George Harris (40), and Phil Drowley (38).  More importantly though there was another significant amount of money raised for the charity.

The week concluded at the well supported presentation evening last Sunday where the Captain Alex Carine and President Niall Keenan made a point of thanking all the sponsors who yet again did us proud with their support.  Special thanks also to the greens staff who had the course in fantastic condition throughout, the bar staff, and of course Allyn, Betty and Iain in the Pro Shop.

The full results for the whole of golf week can be found on master scoreboard via the link from the website.

 

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June 6, 2017

Up Date

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 1:14 pm

Mount Murray Golf week gets underway this weekend with the Comis sponsored AMAM on Saturday followed by the Haldane Fisher Mount Murray Cup first round on Sunday.  Comps run throughout next week, except Monday, with Tee times for all the golf week competitions are available on the notice board in the club house, or through the pro shop.

Daryl Callister has recently been appointed as the Junior Co-ordinator at the club with a remit to further develop our already successful juniors and to continue the good work done by Paul Noon.  Paul, Dave and Niall will continue to support Daryl but any member wanting to get involved, and we do need some, is asked to speak to Daryl or the Captain, Alex Carine, who is the appointed safeguarding officer.

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Dangerous Golf Series / Storytime Club Night

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 1:05 pm

There was another fine performance from Marcus Avery in Saturday’s Dangerous Golf stableford as his 67 gross equated to a great 42 points.  Second went to Shannon James with his return of 40, a score matched by Stewart Stevenson who missed out on a countback.  Phil Drowley claimed fourth on 39 with Peter Craddock fifth on the same score.  The result sees Marcus extend his lead at the top of the Saturday Order of Merit from Chris Mitchell, with Ryan Maddox in third.

Last weeks Storytime Nursery club night saw David Hicks take first with his 34 points for 14 holes.  Second went to Andy Kewley on 33 with Alex Wilson in third on the same score.

 

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IOM Bank June Monthly Medal

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 1:03 pm

There were some great scores returned at Mount Murray over last weekend, despite the rather windy conditions, although the course being in fantastic nick certainly helped. Sunday’s competition was the IOM Bank sponsored monthly medal played off the white tees which attracted a good field despite the roads being closed for most of the day. Leading the way home, and finally showing a bit of form, was Dave Dancox with his return of 74-6=68, although it did need a countback to get the better of Jamie Tomlinson 76-8=68 whose double bogey’s on the 10th and 12th proved costly.  Third place went to Alex McAuley with an excellent 69-0=69, which also secured best gross on the day. Richard Creamore and Ryan Maddox respectively rounded off the top five as they also recorded net 69′s.

 

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May 30, 2017

TE Cubbon Bogey

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:33 am

Mount Murray hosted the inaugural TE Cubbon ‘open’ bogey and shootout last Sunday and saw a large field, including some of the Islands top players, compete in this new knockout format.  The TE Cubbon trophy has been a regular fixture on the club calendar for a number of years with the basic format remaining unchanged.  Best net score in the par/bogey being the winner. However this year the competition was made an open with the top eight scratch scores going through to a six hole matchplay shootout, which although a little confusing to begin with, proved to be a real success.  The trophy on the day went to Matthew Oasgood who shot a very impressive 3up given that the wind had got up, the greens were lively and the white tees were in operation. Second went to Chris Darnill 2up whilst third on the day was Bobby Quilliam 1up, followed by Richard Bray also on 1up.  The top eight was completed by Tom Cain, Phil Drowley, Stuart Mason and Andy Nicholson respectively who all finished A/S.  It was a very different story for the top eight scratch scores, although there were still one or two surprise qualifiers for the six hole shootout.  Current Island Champion Paul Lowey was first up against one of the surprise packages Matthew Oasgood, who held his own initially before succumbing on the fifth.  Lowey’s win set up a semi final clash with the winner of the Alex McAuley / Liam Cowin match which proved to be the closest of the day.  They were all square through six and couldn’t be split after a play off hole, so it came to a nearest the pin shootout, with Liam’s superb approach finishing within four feet of the flag to take the win.  Probably the biggest cheer of the day came when it was announced that past captain Bobby Quilliam had made the knockout stages to set up a clash with fellow club mate Daryl Callister.  Unfortunately for Bobby, Daryl was not in a generous mood and secured a comfortable win on the fourth to set up a clash with the winner of the other, all Mount Murray, tie between Marcus Avery and Stuart Mason.  There was another surprise in this one as Mason came back from 1 down with two to play to win 1up.  Again Callister showed his class in the semi final and brought Mason’s fine day to an end, setting up a final against Lowey who overcame Liam Cowin in the other semi.  The final, as with all the matches, was played in great spirit but ultimately it was Paul who triumphed 1up after a closely fought six holes.  Many thanks must go to Jason Cubbon, not only for the sponsorship, but for coming up with the concept in the first place which I’m sure will remain a popular fixture in the years to come.

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May 22, 2017

This weekend

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:41 am

This weekend will see the Dangerous Golf series return to the yellow tees on Saturday as Sunday’s TE Cubbon sponsored bogey goes off the whites.  Sunday’s bogey is an 8.30 shotgun start and will be followed by a super 8’s shootout in the afternoon for the top 8 finishers.

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Storytime Nursery Club Night

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:40 am

Last week’s Storytime Nursery sponsored club night saw three club stalwarts battle it out as Bobby Quilliam, Bob Love and Jono Evans respectively, all finished on 32 points and needing a countback to determine the destination of the prizes.   Club nights are getting ever more popular and it’s for this reason that we ask you to go out in three’s after 3.30pm, to help those who cant get to the club until later complete their rounds before it gets dark.

 

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Juniors

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:37 am

Mount Murray’s juniors continue to feature prominently in the IOM Golf junior series with some excellent performances down at Rowany on Sunday Morning. Tom Cain took third in the under 18 Order of Merit, whilst Freddie Dancox claimed first in the under 14 Order of Merit followed by Emma Noon second, and Sam Crawford fourth. Emma and Freddie also did extremely well in the ladies and men’s Nedbank series with Emma winning the ladies net, and Freddie second net in the men’s.    There were also significant performances in the 9 hole, 6 hole, and flag competitions from Kase Phinney and Scott Moffat over nine holes.  Adam Holt, Shannan Hands, Jenna Crawford, Finlay Maguire and Callum Hunter over six holes, and Joe Stewart in the flag.

 

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Club Stableford

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:28 am

Sunday got off to a rather a dull start and although the mist did eventually lift the strong wind did little to improve conditions.  Lee Latus however seemed totally oblivious to any problems as he secured a six point victory in the yellow tee stableford event.  Lee’s 42 points earned him a decent chop in his handicap in the process.  It needed a countback to split second and third with Mike Christian just getting the nod over junior Freddie Dancox after they both returned 36’s.

 

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Dangerous Golf Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:27 am

Last Saturday proved to be very busy at The Mount with a number of visitors making the most of the fine day and course in great condition to play in the Dangerous Golf open stableford.

The stand out performance on the day came from Stewart Stevenson who amassed a fine 41 points for the white tee competition, which included a welcome birdie on the tough seventeenth hole.  Just one point behind in second was the in form Ryan Maddox (40), with Andy Horne and Chris Nash respectively in third and fourth on 39.  The ever consistent Marcus Avery returned the best gross of 73.

 

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May 15, 2017

Dangerous Golf / Pro’s Comp / Club Night

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 1:04 pm

A bit of a mixed bag weather wise at Mount Murray last weekend although both competitions went ahead with only Saturday morning proving to be particularly unpleasant.

The later starters had the best of a miserable day for the Dangerous Golf Summer series stableford which was played off the white tees on the day and which no doubt contributed to the scores returned.  Leading the way home was last man out Chris Nicholson who shot an impressive 37 points, four better than anyone else.  Chris only turned up late in the day to play a few practice holes but managed to find two willing juniors to go out and mark his card having already played in the competition. Second on the day went to Dave Dancox with his return of 33, followed by Brenton Hanson (32) and Andy Kewley (31).  Dave and Andy were also amongst the late starters with only Brenton of the top four playing through the worst of the weather.

Marcus Avery currently heads the Saturday Order of Merit along with Sam Crawford, whilst Chris Nicholson and Dave Dancox move into the top ten.

Club Pro Allyn Laing sponsored Sunday’s yellow tee medal with the bright and breezy conditions attracting a good field.  First home in this one was Adam Creamore with an excellent 87-22=65, compiled on the back of a very strong final third of the round.  Second went to the formidable Charlie Garside 70-4=66 who also claimed best gross on the day.  Matthew Oasgood  took third with his return of 80-12=68, followed by Neil Harris 77-7=70, and Tom Cain 85-15=70 respectively rounding of the top five.  Ben Locking took the longest drive prize whilst Bobby Quilliam claimed nearest the pin on the 14th.

Last week’s Storytime Nursery Club Night went to Phil Hicks with a phenomenal 35 points for 14 holes.  Niall Killey finished second on 34, but only just on a countback from Brian Downey.

This weekend will have the Dangerous Golf Open Series continuing on Saturday with tee times available through the Pro Shop.  Sunday’s competition is a club stableford with times available on the noticeboard in the locker room.

 

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May 8, 2017

Storytime Nursery Club Night / Juniors

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 2:04 pm

Last weeks Storytime Nursery sponsored Club Night saw Andy Nicholson come out on top in the twelve hole stableford with his score of 28 points.  Ian Harrison claimed second on 27 with Roy Wilson third on 26.  Harrison’s second place sees him join Peter Skelton at the top of the club night leaderboard with Dave Wookey sitting in third.

A big well done to juniors Sam Crawford and Freddie Dancox who finished first and second respectively in the IOM Golf under 14′s order of merit event at Peel last weekend, and to Emma Noon who finished in fifth in the same event, and Tom Cain who finished fifth in the under 18′s.  Our junior section continues to get stronger with Thursday’s junior nights becoming more and more popular.  If any members feel as though they want to put something back into the game and help out with the juniors ten please let a committee member know.

As you should be aware the matchplay draw has been made and is on master scoreboard as well as the noticeboard.  Please try and get the fixtures played by the stipulated date so as to avoid a back log later.  If there are any issues with getting your match played then speak to the comps committee who will try and resolve it amicably.

 

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Dangerous Golf Series / IOM Bank Medal

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 1:51 pm

The glorious weather last weekend saw a good number take to the course over both days to contest the Dangerous Golf Summer Series on Saturday and the IOM Bank monthly medal on Sunday.  The late starters seemed to get the best of the course on Saturday as two of the last players out occupied the top two places.  Leading the way home with an impressive 39 points was junior Sam Crawford who is currently in a very rich vein of form, and who would go on to win the following day in the IOM Golf junior order of merit.  Second on Saturday went to Mike Pigott who also scored 39 points only to miss out on top spot by virtue of a countback.  Tony Mansell claimed third on the day with his return of 38.  Chris Mitchell currently leads the Saturday Order of Merit by the narrowest of margins from Mike and Roy Wilson.  Sunday’s IOM Bank medal saw Richard Bray fire a mighty fine 83-16=67 to take first from Rob McIver 76-7=69, with Charlie Garside (70), Marcus Avery (70) and Don Crossley (70) respectively rounding off the top five.

 

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April 24, 2017

Up Date / Juniors / Matchplay

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 11:53 am

Mount Murray’s juniors enjoyed a fair bit of success at the KEB Junior Order of Merit event last week with notable performances from Tom Cain, Emma Noon, and Sam and Jenna Crawford who all featured in the prizes.  We have some very promising juniors at the club at the moment and any help from the members with the juniors on a Thursday evening would be most welcome.

The club matchplay is still open for entries in the pro shop, although the draw is due to be made at Club night this week, so if you want to play get that entry in ASAP.

This weekend will see the Dangerous Golf Series continue on Saturday whilst Sunday’s competition will be the NK Construction sponsored stableford which is an 8.30 shotgun start followed by presentation.  Bank Holiday Monday will see Pro Allyn Laing running another of his popular Bank Holiday competitions.  Tee times for Saturday and Monday are available through the pro shop.

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Storytime Nursery Club Night

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 11:47 am

Last week’s Storytime Nursery sponsored club night saw rising star Tom Cain take first place with his 26 points from a chasing group of three, Jamie Tomlinson, Andy Horne and Bob Love, who all scored 25.  Although very early days in the club night order of merit, Peter Skelton currently sits at the top on 22, followed by Jamie (18) and Jono Evans (15). Club nights are proving to be increasingly popular so if you want to play just turn up from around 4pm.

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Last Weekend

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 11:34 am

Last Sunday’s glorious weather produced some excellent scores in the club stableford competition with J Harris (sorry no Christian name), leading the way with a fine 44 points despite having three ‘blobs’ on the round.  There was another great showing from Karl Beadner in second who returned 43 points whilst Peter Skelton, Lee Latus, Stuart Mason and Captain Alex Carine respectively rounded off the top six, all with 40 points. The previous days Dangerous Golf Summer series proved to be a little more difficult to score, although this was probably down to the white tees being the order of the day.  Marcus Avery came out on top with his score of 38 points followed closely by Chris Mitchell on 37.  Lee latus featured up the leaderboard again by taking third place with his return of 36, with Phil Hicks and Phil Drowley respectively completing the top five also on 36.

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March 21, 2017

Pepsi Winter Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:53 am

Last Saturday’s conditions were only slightly better than Sunday’s for the penultimate round of the Pepsi Winter series but that didn’t stop Ryan Maddox shooting an incredible 45 points to take the win.  Matthew Oasgood finished second on 38 with Lee Latus, Dave Dancox, Ben Locking and Peter Wood respectively, close behind on 37.   Charlie Garside was already guaranteed the Series win prior to last week, but the podium places are still very much up for grabs in the final round this week with Lee Latus, Dave Dancox, Niall Keenan and Marcus Avery still in the hunt.

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Corbridge’s Winter League

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:50 am

After getting through the winter without any winter league cancellations it finally happened last Sunday for the final.  Although a few very brave souls ventured out for the final round of the plate conditions were such that no one was able to improve their overall position.  Chris Darnill took the daily honours with his fine effort of 34 points although he wasn’t in the plate anyway having missed the earlier rounds. Juniors Tom Cain and Freddie Dancox finished second and fourth respectively, separated by Steve Giddins who finished third.  Ultimately it was john Belcher who claimed the winter league plate with his combined score of 114 compiled from the first three rounds.  The knockout final has been re-scheduled for this week when Captain Alex Carine and Dean Greenland take on Dave Wookey and President Niall Keenan for the Corbridge’s trophy.  The presentation for all Winter League prize winners will be re-arranged shortly.

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March 13, 2017

This weekend

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 1:49 pm

The penultimate round of the winter series takes place this Saturday, whilst the Corbridge’s winter league reaches it’s conclusion on Sunday as Captain Alex Carine and partner Dean Greenland take on President Niall Keenan and Dave Wookey in the final of the knockout.  The plate competition also draws to a close on Sunday.  There will be a presentation for all the prize winners in the clubhouse afterwards.

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Pepsi Winter Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 1:48 pm

Last Saturday’s Pepsi Series went ahead despite some rather poor visibility (to say the least), although playing ‘blind’ seemed to work wonders for Phil Drowley as he negotiated his way round to a very impressive 42 points. Clearly local knowledge played a big part, being as this was Phil’s fifteenth round in as many days!!   Lee Latus, Alastair Nash and Charlie Garside respectively rounded off the top four after a countback after they all finished on 38.  Charlie now has an unassailable lead in the Pepsi Order of Merit but with two rounds remaining second place is very much for grabs. Lee’s second place sees him move up to second overall but just five points separates 2nd to 5th places.

 

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Red Tee Medal

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 1:46 pm

A slight change to the norm at Mount Murray last Sunday with a red tee medal being the order of the day, with most people, but not all, finding the red tees to their liking.  With over half the field shooting par or better it was going to take a particularly low score to claim the honours which was certainly the case for Tony Mansell whose return of 82-20=62 was just good enough to claim a one shot victory from Richard Creamore 74-11=63.  Finishing in third, just one further back, was junior Freddie Dancox after a fine 87-23=64, whilst Ryan Maddox headed a group of three on net 65 to finish in fourth just ahead of Martin Wilson and Chris Nash on a countback. Daryl Callister and Marcus Avery returned the best gross scores on the day with their respective 70’s.

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March 6, 2017

Up date

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 5:32 pm

The club recently held a 1,2,3 stableford which had Charlie Garside in the winner’s circle again along with team mates Andy and Chris Nicholson.  The weather on the day put pay to the planned large entry, but those that did venture out actually stayed dry if not wind swept.

Some of you will have noticed a slight change to your handicaps, nothing major just the odd point or two.  This follows the new course rating which has been been received from England Golf and the USGA.  They finally agree that the course is harder than initially rated and have changed SSS from 70 to 71 off the yellows, and from 71 to 73 off whites. 

This weekend sees the Pepsi continue on Saturday, whilst Sunday’s competition will be a break from the norm as we play a red tee medal.

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Pepsi Winter Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 5:23 pm

Saturday’s Pepsi Stableford went to Lee Latus with his score of 41, followed by Chris Nash and Tony Mansell respectively on 40.  Charlie Garside’s fourth place on the day cemented his position at the top of the order of merit which he leads by more than 40 points.  It’s unlikely Charlie will be caught but it is very tight for second, third and fourth with just 2 points between them.

 

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Corbridge’s winter league, Semi Finals and Plate Rd 3

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 5:20 pm

The forecast weather didn’t quite materialize over the weekend so Sunday’s comps went ahead as planned. Although a little wet underfoot the course is still holding up remarkably well, particularly the greens.

Sunday saw the two semi finals of the Corbridge’s winter league take place with Captain Alex Carine and Dean Greenland taking on Richard and Adam Creamore, whilst President Niall Keenan and Dave Wookey took on Andy Kewley and Mike Christian.  Both matches went to the 16th green where firstly Alex and Dean, and then Niall and Dave both closed out their respective games 4&2 to set up a final clash in two weeks time.

The rest of the field contested the third round of the winter league plate with Charlie Garside leading the way with his return of 42 points, just enough to get the better of Jason Clarke on a count back.  Dave Wilkinson took third with a score of 40 with Tim Calladine one further back after a 39.  Phil Drowley rounded off the top five as he headed a small group who all returned 38’s.  One of those was John Belcher who fired his third consecutive 38 to lead the plate order of merit on 114.  Andy Nicholson lies in second on 111, with Tim Calladine third on 109.  However all three have a score to drop and things can quickly change.

 

 

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February 20, 2017

This Week

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:37 pm

The Thursday morning roll ups are continuing from 9am and with it being half term hopefully a few more will put in an appearance.

The Pepsi series continues this Saturday whilst Sunday’s competition is a 3 Man Am Am.  This is a stableford event with the best score from three to count on the first six holes, best two from three on the next six, and all three to count on the last six.  Tee times for this are available on the start sheet in the locker room.

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Pepsi Winter Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:31 pm

In last Saturday’s Pepsi Series Steve Gardner overcame the mist to fire an impressive 41 points to claim first, Brian Sneddon was second on 40, with Charlie Garside cementing his position at the top of the order of merit by claiming third on 37. The full order of merit can be found on master scoreboard but it does look like Charlie will be hard to catch.

 

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Corbridge’s Winter League

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:29 pm

The quarter finals of the Corbridge’s winter league were completed last Sunday with victories for Niall Keenan and Dave Wookey, 4&3 over Chris Darnill and Richard Bray, and Andy Kewley and Mike Christian, also 4&3, over Chris Mitchell and Martin Wilson.  The two winning pairs now go on to meet each other in the semi finals in two weeks time.  The other semi will see Captain Alex Carine and partner Dean Greenland take on Richard and Adam Creamore after they defeated Andy Horne and Mark Skelding, and Alastair and Chris Nash respectively earlier on in the week.

In the second round of the plate competition Chris Nicholson produced the goods again with his winning score of 41 points, followed closely by dad Andy in second with his score of 40.  Third went to Dave Dancox also on 40 but missing out on a countback.  Andy currently leads the plate competition after two rounds along with John Belcher, followed by Mike Pigott and Steve Giddins although just 2 points separates the four of them.  Things will undoubtedly change though as don’t forget it is your best three scores from four to count.

 

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January 30, 2017

Pepsi Winter Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 3:17 pm

Sam Cannell produced an astonishing round in last Saturday’s Pepsi Series as he returned an incredible 50 points!!, which included a ‘blob’. 50 is a very rare score in a better ball so to do it in an individual comp takes some doing.  I’m guessing that’s one handicap coming down a lot.  Second went to junior Tom Cain who continues his rapid progress with a return of 43, whilst Steve Giddins’ run of form shows no signs of dropping off as he claimed third, also on 43.

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Corbridge’s Winter League

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 3:16 pm

It was a weekend of high drama and high scores last week as the Pepsi Winter Series continued and the Corbridge’s winter league reached it’s qualifying finale.  In the winter league daily competition Richard and Adam Creamore secured their knockout place by winning with a best of the day 46 – 43 over Colin Halsall and Jon Carey.  Phil Drowley and Steve Giddins also scored 46 in their win over Tony Collis and Brian Kelly (subbing for Tom Harris) to claim second on the day, however they just missed out on qualifying by the smallest of margins as Chris Mitchell and Martin Wilson took the final knockout spot, along with third on the day, as they beat John Callow and Don Crossley 45-41.  Collis and Harris were already safely through before Sunday’s result whilst Callow and Crossley miss out. Paul and Emma Noon finished top of the league and earned the number one seeding after defeating Tim Calladine and Paul Carson, and will now play sixteenth seeds Mitchell and Wilson in the first knockout round.  League runners up Chris and Alastair Nash are seeded two and take on the 15th seeds Bobby Quilliam and Bobby Kelly.  Captain Alex Carine and partner Dean Greenland are seeded third and will now take on Dave and Freddie Dancox whose 41 point win on Sunday was just enough to see them through in 14th.  A draw on Sunday was enough for Richard Bray and Chris Darnill to earn a first round match against Marcus Avery and Neil Dunwell who went through despite losing to Niall Keenan and Dave Wookey, who in turn earned themselves a match against fifth seeds Charlie Garside and Stuart Mason.  Andy Horne and Mark Skelding (6th seeds) take on Ryan Maddox and Dave Wilkinson (11), after the latter came out on top in the winner take all clash on Sunday against Andy Nicholson and Steve Smith.  In the remaining first  round ties for the knockout Jono Evans and Jason Cubbon (7) take on the Creamore’s (10), with Collis and Harris (8) playing Andy Kewley and Mike Christian (9).

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January 22, 2017

Next weekend

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 7:51 pm

The Pepsi continues on Saturday whilst the Corbridge’s winter league resumes on Sunday with the final qualifying round.  The draw for the knockout stages will be made immediately afterwards with the top sixteen teams being seeded according to their league positions.  Anyone inside the top ten should be pretty safe barring some freakish results, but everyone in the top 23 can still qualify.

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Pepsi winter series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 7:46 pm

Saturday’s Pepsi winter series was played in slightly chillier conditions with a breeze that gradually picked up throughout the day keeping the scores lower.  It needed a countback to separate the top two as President Niall Keenan and Dave Dancox respectively fired 39′s. Steve Gardner claimed third with his return of 38.  Keenan and Dancox both move into the top six of the Pepsi order of merit although Charlie Garside still enjoys a comfortable lead despite not playing at the weekend.

 

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Pro Fab winter eclectic

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 7:45 pm

It turned out to be a real birdie fest at Mount Murray last Sunday in the Pro Fab Welding sponsored winter eclectic, with Jason Cubbon and Daryl Callister leading the way with six a piece. It was Cubbon who came out on top though as he amassed a best of the day 43 points to secure a narrow one point victory over Matthew Oasgood (42) with Callister one further back on 41. It’s the gross scores that make impressive reading though as Callister returned a 65 having covered the back nine in just 30 shots, whilst Cubbon’s 68 saw him return in 31.  Steve Giddins finished just off the podium by virtue of a countback with Ryan Maddox rounding of the top five as he topped a group of three who finished on 40.  The up dated eclectic standings can be seen on master scoreboard.

 

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January 9, 2017

Alex Carine, Captain 2017

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:16 pm

As you will have seen in an earlier report Alex had his drive in last week and it was great to see so many there to see him get his year off to a fine start.  There is no doubt Alex will be a great captain and I’m sure we all wish him a very successful and happy tenure.

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Pepsi Winter Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:07 pm

After Andy’s win the previous week, Sharon Nicholson’s motivational techniques used on her boys certainly paid off as number one son Chris cleaned up in Saturday’s Pepsi winter series with a fine 44 points. There’s still a little more work to with Matt though as he mustered just 39 points to finish down in eighth!!  Second in the Pepsi went to Marcus Avery on 42 with Alastair Nash, Charlie Garside and Peter Wood respectively rounding off the top five with 41’s.  The Pepsi Order of Merit in full is on master scoreboard.

 

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Corbridge’s Winter League

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:06 pm

There were some fantastic scores recorded in last Sunday’s sixth round of the Corbridge’s sponsored winter league, with one team, Tom Harris and Tony Collis, already guaranteeing their place in the knockout stages. But before the competition got under way new captain Alex Carine got the year off to its official start with his drive in and ‘spanked’ the ball long(ish) and straight(ish) off the first tee. It was Tony Collis who got his day off to a good start by being closest with his guess for the distance the ball travelled.   Best score on the day went to Marcus Avery and Neil Dunwell who fired a mighty impressive 48 points in securing victory over Charlie Garside and Stuart Mason (40). Second went to the new captain and partner Dean Greenland who beat Tim Calladine and Paul Carson 47-40, whilst young Tom Cain came good as he helped partner Daryl Callister to a 46-43 win over Mike Christian and Andy Kewley which saw them claim third on the day.  Tom and Tone secured their knockout place after they moved to the top of the league by beating previous league leaders Adam and Richard Creamore 44-38, a defeat that sees them slip to fourth.  Marcus and Neil lie in second whilst Jason Cubbon and Jono Evans sit in third despite suffering a rare defeat at the hands of Niall Keenan and Dave Wookey who look comfortable in seventh.  The family pairings of the Noon’s and the Nash’s lie in fifth and sixth respectively after the Noon’s drew and the Nash’s won. It would be a real surprise if the current top seven didn’t all qualify for the knockout stages now.   There were also wins on the day for Tom Gandy and Tom Doyle, Steve Smith and Andy Nicholson, John Callow and Don Crossley, John Belcher and Jason Clarke, Ryan Maddox and Dave Wilkinson, Mike Pigott and Chris Nicholson, and Andy Horne and Mark Skelding.

 

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January 2, 2017

Notices

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 11:07 pm

This weekend sees the Pepsi Series resume on Saturday whilst new captain Alex Carine ‘drives in’ on Sunday before the sixth round of the Corbridge’s winter league.  Mr Captain will be teeing off on the first at 8.30am with a drive in the region of 300yds expected, apparently!!!  I know we all wish Alex a very successful and enjoyable year as captain. 

Many at the club were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Peel’s Golfing legend Godfrey Kelly over Christmas and send our heartfelt condolences to Godfrey’s family and many friends.  He will be missed enormously by the Isle of Man golfing community.

 

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Christmas / New Year Comps

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:58 pm

A busy festive period saw some good, and some not so good, golf played at Mount Murray during the three official competitions that ran over the holidays.  Christmas Eve’s competition saw a fairly small field take part in the stableford event which was won by Joe Raeside on his return home for Christmas.  Joe’s 40 points was two ahead of Lee Latus (38) with Brian Kelly taking third on 37 after a five way countback from Paul Sheffield, Ian Harrison, Stuart Mason and Marcus Avery.  Although some hardy souls took to the course for a Boxing Day Roll up, we had to wait until New Years Eve for the next competition and final Pepsi Winter Series of 2016.  It was another 40 points which took the honours as Peter Dixon ended the year on a high with a two shot victory over a field led by Marcus Avery (38), Tony Mansell (38), and Alastair Nash (38).  As we head into 2017 Charlie Garside still holds a comfortable lead at the top of the Pepsi order of merit with Ben Locking, Mark Skelding and Jason Cubbon currently vying for second third and fourth. The first competition of 2017 was on Bank Holiday Monday and was played in glorious spring like weather.  Andy Nicholson got his year off to a flyer by claiming first place with his return of 41.  Dave Dancox took second on 40 but only on a countback from Stuie Douglas. 

 

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December 12, 2016

Pepsi Series / This weekend

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 3:03 pm

In last weeks Pepsi Series Ben Locking and Charlie Garside both came in with excellent scores of 43 points with Ben’s birdie on the seventeenth proving pivotal for the countback.  It’s the other way round in the order of merit though as Charlie sits at the top with Ben in second.  The Pepsi continues this Saturday whilst Sunday’s ‘Christmas’ competition will be a red tee stableford.  It’s an 8.30 shotgun start and all those taking part are asked to bring a prize to win a prize.  The entry fee will go to the captain’s charity.

 

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Corbridge’s Winter league

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 3:03 pm

Having had the week off last week, Richard Bray and Chris Darnill returned to the fray on Sunday and pretty much as expected shot another score of 47 points to take the honours on the day and secure a Corbridge’s winter league win over Marcus Avery and Neil Dunwell, who themselves had a good score of 42 points which would have won most other match ups. Darnill and Bray move into the top ten as we head into the Christmas break, whilst Marcus and Neil slip to fifth.  Second on the day, and sitting just outside the top ten, are Andy James and Rob McIver who overcame Matt James and Dan Jones 45-35, a defeat that sees them drop out of the top sixteen.  Bobby Kelly and Alastair Crossley (subbing for Bob Quilliam) claimed third in the daily competition following their 44-42 win over Dean Greenland and Steve Ryder-Clague (subbing for Alex Carine), a result which has the ‘Bobby’s’ moving into a qualifying positon of fifteenth, just behind Dean and Alex.  Richard and Adam Creamore currently sit at the top of the league after a 44-39 triumph over Tim Calladine and Paul Carson, whilst Tom Harris and Tony Collis are very close behind in second place following their narrow 41-40 win over Paul and Emma Noon who drop to fourth. Jono Evans and Jason Cubbon lie in third despite going down 39-42 to Andy Kewley and Mike Christian who find themselves well inside the top ten as a result.  Charlie Garside and Stuey Mason (43-38 winners over Daryl Callister and Tom Cain), and Alastair and Chris Nash (40-37 winners over Mike Pigott and Joe Raeside) also sit comfortably in the top ten, as do Niall Keenan and Dave Wookey who beat Captain Iain Laing and Ben Locking 41-39.  There were also wins on the day for Andy Horne and Neil Moore (subbing for Mark Skelding), John Callow and Don Crossley, and Colin Halsall and Jon Carey, whilst Dave and Freddie Dancox tied with Dave Wilkinson and Ryan Maddox.

The winter league takes a bit of a break over Christmas and will resume on the 8th January 2017.

 

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December 5, 2016

Weekend Round up

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 11:43 am

It was a little chilly to say the least last Sunday for round four of the Corbridge’s sponsored Winter League, and although the scores were decent they were down on previous week’s efforts.

Leading the way were Tom Harris and Martin Cairney (subbing for Tony Collis) who secured a comfortable 42-32 win over Mike Pigott and Chris Nicholson moving them up to second in the league table in the process.  Matching the high score of 42 were Jono Evans and Jason Cubbon, who came second on the day by virtue of a countback, although their victory over Marcus Avery and Neil Dunwell took them to the top of the league with the latter dropping to fifth.  Third on the day went to Brian Kelly and Joe Raeside on 41 points although their performance doesn’t affect the league positions as they were only playing in the daily competition.

Adam and Richard Creamore sit third in the table after a 37-32 victory over Daryl Callister and Tom Cain, whilst the Noon’s, Paul and Emma, slip to fourth following a defeat playing blind against Evans and Cubbon.  Captain elect Alex Carine and partner ‘Dangerous’ Dean Greenland made big strides up the table with a 40-33 win over Phil Drowley and Sam Cannell (subbing for Steve Giddins).  There were also good wins for Charlie Garside and Stuart Mason 41-39 over Jason Clarke and John Belcher, Matt James and Dan Jones 40-38 over Dave and Freddie Dancox, Ryan Maddox and Ian Perry (subbing for Dave Wilkinson) 37-36 over Andy Kewley and Mike Christian, Tim Calladine and Paul Carson 39-38 v Andy Horne and Mark Skelding, Niall Keenan / Dave Wookey 40-38 v Colin Halsall / John Carey, Andy Nicholson / Steve Smith 34-31 v Chris and Alistair Nash, and Andy James and Rob McIver 38-33 over John Callow and Don Crossley.  Just one other match to mention which was a 40-40 tie between Captain Iain Laing and Ben Locking and Tom’s Gandy and Doyle.

In Saturday’s Pepsi Winter Series Mark Skelding came out on top after a countback with 41 points from Charlie Garside.  Third on the day went to junior Freddie Dancox on 39, again on a countback from Ryan Maddox.  Charlie’s second place gives him clear daylight at the top of the order of merit with Mark moving into second by the narrowest of margins from Jason Cubbon.

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November 28, 2016

Up Coming

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:46 pm

The Pepsi Series continues this Saturday whilst its round four of the Winter League on Sunday.  Even if you are not in the league still turn up and play in the daily comp if you fancy it.  8.15 draw for an 8.30 shotgun start.  Quite a few are now starting to turn up for a bit of a social on Wednesday evenings.  The plan has been to get on the range from about 6.30 / 7,  then in the bar for a drink.

 

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Haldane Fisher Mount Murray Cup

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:42 pm

Before play got underway last Sunday Jason Cubbon was presented with the Haldane Fisher sponsored Mount Murray Cup.  Jason won the trophy back in the summer after a couple of delays and Sunday was good opportunity to present the cup in front of a packed club house.  Many thanks to John Belcher of Haldane Fisher for his unstinting support of the club over many years and long may it continue.

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Pepsi Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:41 pm

Last Saturday’s Pepsi Series was a chilly affair for the early starters but sunny still conditions certainly made up for the cold.  Regular Saturday player Dave Braide took the honours on the day with a return of 39 points, just enough to get the better of Rob Hill on a countback. Bobby Quilliam claimed third with 38 points from Ben Locking, Freddie Dancox, and Jason Cubbon respectively on 36.

 

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Corbridge’s Winter League

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:40 pm

Having dominated the first two rounds of the Corbridge’s Winter League, Chris Darnill and Richard Bray found themselves on the receiving end on Sunday as they succumbed to a devastating 49-42 defeat at the hands of an inspired Ryan Maddox and Dave Wilkinson.  Clearly 49 points was enough to claim the daily prize but it could have been even better as they both missed putts on the last to reach the magical 50. Richard and Adam Creamore took second on the day with another good win as they overcame Chris and Alastair Nash 46-42, with Jono Evans and Jason Cubbon claiming third after their 45-39 win over John Callow and Don Crossley.   Paul and Emma Noon currently sit at the top of the league as the only team with maximum points after they secured another victory on Sunday. Their 40-32 win (with Rob subbing for Paul) over Niall Keenan and Dave Wookey consigned the latter to their third straight defeat.  Evans and Cubbon sit in second in the table whilst Marcus Avery and Neil Dunwell move up to third following a 44-36 win over Matt James and Dan Jones.  Last week’s leaders, Darnill and Bray, drop to fourth as the Creamore’s move into the top five.  Chris Mitchell and Martin Wilson move up to sixth after a 42-40 triumph over Andy Horne and Mark Skelding, whilst Tom Harris and Ian Harrison (subbing for Tony Collis) occupy seventh after a 43-41 win over Jason Clarke and John Belcher.  There were also wins for Andy Kewley and Mike Christian, Dave and Freddie Dancox, Bobbies Quilliam and Kelly, Phil Drowley and Steve Giddins, and Daryl Callister and Tom Cain.  It was great to see our three very promising juniors all winning on Sunday with all three playing a major part in their team’s scores. Well done Tom, Emma and Freddie.

 

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November 21, 2016

Corbridge’s Winter League

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 4:25 pm

Although bitterly cold at Mount Murray last Sunday it remained dry and bright for the second round of the Corbridge’s sponsored winter league which saw a full field take to the course and if the weather wasn’t hot the scoring certainly was.  For the second week running Chris Darnill and Richard Bray fired a best of the day 47 points in their hard earned victory over the luckless Tom Doyle and stand in partner Martin Cairney, whose 45 points would have won just about every other game.  Some consolation for team Doyle was their third place on the day, but to be winless after two scores of 45 must be a little hard to take.  Second on the day went to Chris Mitchell and Martin Wilson who returned a fine 46 points in beating Ben Locking and his stand in partner Bob Love.  Just missing out on the prizes in fourth were Phil Drowley and Steve Giddins who secured a 43-39 win over Dave and Freddie Dancox, whilst Bobby Kelly and Allister Crossley took fifth on the day by beating Tony Collis and Tom Harris 43-37.   Not surprisingly Chris and Richard sit at the top of the league with their maximum points and bonuses, with the only other team on maximum points, Paul and Emma Noon, lying in second after they defeated, playing blind, Alex Carine and Brian Kelly 40-39.  Marcus Avery and Neil Dunwell, 39-33 victors over Daryl Callister and Tom Cain, sit in third place overall whilst Jono Evans and Jason Cubbon look threatening in fourth following their 40-39 win over the Vice Captain.  Other results were; Callow/Crossley 41-40 Latus/Hill, Horne/Skelding 42-40 Pigott/Nicholson, Creamore/Creamore 39-37 Wilkinson/Perry, Calladine/Carson 40-39 Halsall/Carey, James/Jones 40-38 Clarke/Belcher,  Nash/Nash 37-33 Robinson/Turner, Nicholson/Smith 37-35 Keenan/Wookey, and  Kewley/Christian 40-39 Garside/Ryder-Clague.  The full league table can be found on the notice board.

 

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Annual Dinner

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 4:17 pm

Club Captain Iain Laing hosted the annual dinner at the club house last week which was fantastically well supported by members and guests alike, a tribute to the popularity of the captain.  A great night was had by all and many thanks to all those who made it possible.  I’m sure we all agree that Iain (Old Man Laing to his friends), as been a great ambassador for the club this year and will be a tough act to follow.

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Pepsi Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 4:14 pm

Last weeks Pepsi Winter Series saw Lee Latus claim a deserved win with his return of 41 points with Steve Smith taking second on 40.  Steve Giddins got his weekend off to a fine start by claiming third place with a score of 39 points which was just good enough to beat Andy Horne on a countback.  Charlie Garside finished in the points again and moves clear at the top of the order of merit from Niall Keenan and Jason Cubbon, whilst Lee’s win sees him move up into the top five.

 

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November 14, 2016

Corbridge’s Winter League

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:53 pm

Sunday’s opening round of the popular Corbridge’s sponsored Winter League opened up with a good field of old a new members alike.

The calm conditions and receptive greens made for some excellent scoring on the day including a gross 61 from Tom Gandy and Tom Doyle, although this still wasn’t good enough to claim a win in their opening match.

Top performers on the day were Richard Bray and Chris Darnill who fired a great 47 points on their way to securing a ‘blind’ win, whilst Charlie Garside and Stu Mason also shot 47 in their victory over Dan Jones and Matt James (39).  It was Chris Nicholson and Alex Wilson (subbing for Mike Pigott) who put the block on the ‘Toms’ as they shot 45 points to tie their match, and even then it needed a birdie on the last from Tom Gandy to secure the draw. Chris and Alex took third in the daily comp by virtue of a countback with Tom and Tom finishing fifth overall as Dave and Freddie Dancox took fourth with their 45 points as they beat Simon Robinson and Richard Turner.  Other results were Halsall/Carey 44-38 Wilson/Love, Nash/Nash 43-38 Capt/Locking, Nicholson/Smith 43-42 Skelding/Horne, James/McIver 42-40 Hill/Latus, Noon/Noon 42-39 Kewley/Christian, Avery/Dunwell 42-40 Quilliam/Kelly, Clarke/Belcher 42-38 Callister/Cain, Harris/Collis 42-37 Wilkinson/Maddox, Keenan/Wookey 41-36 Carson/Calladine, Greenland/Carine 40-39 Crossley/Callow, and one more drawn match between Creamore/Creamore and Evans/Cubbon on 41.

 

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Pepsi Open Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:27 pm

In Saturday’s Pepsi Open Series Stewart Stevenson came out on top with a score of 41 points, a total matched by Nick Haxby who just missed out on a countback.  Third on the day went to Dave Dancox on 39, with Mark Skelding, Jono Evans, and Lee Latus respectively rounding off the top six with their 38’s.  Dave, Jono and Lee were the main movers on the day as all three climbed into the top ten in the order of merit which is still lead by Niall Keenan, Jason Cubbon and Charlie Garside who are all tied at the top.

 

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November 8, 2016

Up Date

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 9:41 am

The Eclectic takes a bit of a break now as the Corbridge’s Winter League takes centre stage for the next few weeks.  Entries for this popular event are already good with more expected to sign up this weekend.  The competition gets underway this Sunday with an 8.30 shotgun start with competitors asked to sign in by 8.10 for the draw.

This year’s winter league will follow the same format as in previous years.  FBBB stableford matchplay with a draw for opponents made on the day. (3pts for a win, 2pts for a tie, 1pt for a loss )  no pairing to playing each other more than once in the qualifying rounds. In keeping with congu regulations , the handicap allowance will be 90% from the opening round.

There will be eight qualifying rounds with the best seven scores and points to count.  The top sixteen teams after round eight will be seeded according to position finished in the league and will qualify for the knockout stages and will play as follows; 1 v 16, 2 v 15, 3 v 14 etc. (the number of qualifying teams is dependent on the number of entries and may be amended to 12, in which case the top four seeds will receive a bye in the first knockout round, or even just eight qualifiers. The number of qualifying places will be finalised prior to the first round commencing).

The plate competiton, for those who do not make the knockout stages, will be an individual stableford with the best three from four scores added together to determine the winner.

Substitutes will be allowed in the qualifying rounds but must be drawn from players who are not already in a team entered into the winter league.  Teams may use two subs at the same time if they wish.  Substitutes may be used in the knockout stages and can be drawn from players who have previously entered the winter league but they must not have qualified for the knockout stages, ie outside the top 16.

The knockout rounds must be completed on the stipulated date, however there may be some leeway given with the consent of both teams and with the approval of the competition committee. In any case the match must be completed prior to the following round commencing

The Pepsi Series continues this Saturday with tee times available through the pro shop.

The club dinner takes place next Friday (18th) and a limited number of tickets are still available. Please contact Bob Love if you are interested.

Finally, the AGM is on Wednesday 23rd Nov at the clubhouse, commencing 7pm.

 

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Pepsi Series / Winter Eclectic

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 9:17 am

A very blustery weekend made for some tough scoring conditions on both days with just two players bettering par over the entire weekend.

In Saturday’s Pepsi open there was a new name to the winner’s enclosure as John Shaw came home with a mighty impressive 37 points to secure a one point victory over the consistent Chris Mitchell whose birdie birdie finish shot him up the leaderboard.  Jason Cubbon claimed third on the day with his return of 35 with Sam Cannell fourth on 34 and Niall Keenan fifth with 33.

There was no let-up in the wind on Sunday either, in fact it was probably a little stronger, for the fourth round of the Winter Eclectic.  Jason Cubbon again showed what a solid player he is as he returned a fine 38 points to claim a two shot win from Tim Calladine (36) and Mike Christian (34).  Stuart Mason and Daryl Callister respectively rounded off the top five with their scores of 33.

No surprise then to hear that Jason currently sits at the top of the Eclectic standings on net 62 followed by Bob Love and Chris Nicholson on 63, and a chasing pack of nine players two shots further back on 65.

 

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October 31, 2016

Yellow tee medal

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:59 pm

Last Sunday’s yellow tee medal saw the cream rise to the top as Daryl Callister returned an excellent 66+1=67, which included birdies on his first four holes, to claim a one shot victory over Marcus Avery 71-3=68.  Captain elect Alex Carine took third with his score of 89-20=69, just getting the better of Chris Darnill 84-15=69 on a countback.

 

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Pepsi Winter Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 12:58 pm

It was another busy weekend with both Saturday’s and Sunday’s competitions well supported.  Saturday’s Pepsi open stableford produced a clear winner in Ben Locking who fired a mighty impressive 42 points, four ahead of second placed Ryan Maddox (38).  Although a little damp and misty at times the conditions were generally good with receptive and true greens, albeit a little slow.  Ben certainly had no problems on the greens with just 24 putts being a major factor in his score.  Roy Wilson, Mike Pigott and Jason Cubbon respectively rounded off the top five with their returns of 37.  Charlie Garside’s sixth on the day saw him increase his lead at the top of the order of merit from Niall Keenan with Jason, Ben and Mike moving into the top five.

 

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October 24, 2016

This Week

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:13 am

The Pepsi Series continues this Saturday with Sunday’s Halloween bash being an individual medal played off yellow tees.  We are also starting to run a Thursday ‘roll up’ competition.  If you fancy it just turn up from 9am.

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Pepsi Winter Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:08 am

Saturday’s Pepsi Winter Series was won by Charlie Garside with his 40 points securing a one shot victory over Brian Sneddon and Lee Latus respectively.  Chris Nicholson, Alastair Nash, Keith Brown and Daryl Callister, who shot a 68 gross, all finished in the points with returns of 38.  Saturday’s win sees Charlie move to the top of the order of merit from Niall Keenan, whilst Sneddon moved up to third.  The Pepsi continues this Saturday and this ‘open’ event is proving very popular. Tee times are going quick so make sure you book with the Pro shop in plenty of time.

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Pro Fab Welding Winter Eclectic

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:05 am

A much better spell of weather saw a full two days of competition take place last weekend and well over 100 golfers out on the course. Sunday’s individual stableford, and Pro Fab sponsored eclectic third round, produced a wide range of scores with most people struggling in the breeze, although the receptive and true greens did help.  Only two of the strong field managed to better par on the day with Gareth Maguire leading the way home after his very impressive 42 points.  Jono Evans finished one shot back in second place with his return of 41 with the next best score being the 36 points of Stuart Mason and Ryan Maddox respectively.  Overall in the eclectic series it’s Chris Nicholson who leads the way on 63 followed by Jason Cubbon and Bob Love on 64, with Stuey and Ryan rounding off the top five on 65.

 

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October 16, 2016

Latest News

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:11 pm

The weather played a major part in proceedings last weekend with Sunday being a complete wash out and Saturday being damp to say the least, especially for those who played in the morning.  Just a mere 24 hardy souls took to the course for the Pepsi Winter Series with Chris Mitchell coming out on top as he scored 39 points.  Second went to Jason Cubbon on 37 who just got the better of Niall Keenan on a countback.  Niall and Jason respectively head the winter order of merit after three rounds, but with the series set to continue weekly until next April it’s way too early to predict who will be up there at the end.

Some dates for your diaries, the AGM has been moved to Wednesday 23rd November, and the annual dinner is on Friday 18th November.

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October 11, 2016

The Course – LOOK AFTER IT

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:00 am

I’m sure most, if not all, will agree the course has been in great nick all year and will have seen the tremendous amount of hard work being put in by Gary and his staff.

So why on earth do some, and it is only a small minority, insist on doing their utmost to ruin all the good work being put in!!  The number of un-repaired pitch marks on greens is becoming a real issue, as are the number of un-replaced divots.  It takes a matter of seconds to repair a pitch mark and you must know whether or not you have landed on a green.  As for the divots, before we hear the ‘it’s the seagulls’ it’s NOT.  The seagulls don’t go out and hit twenty wedges from the same spot on the fairway leaving behind a small crater!

If you know of, or see any of the culprits then please advise a committee member so that appropriate action can be taken to remedy the problem.

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Pepsi Winter Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 9:38 am

Lat Saturday’s Pepsi winter series stableford produced some excellent scores with Colin Russell taking first place on 43 points, just on a countback from the captain Iain Laing who must be ruing his double bogey on the 17th.  Mike Pigott claimed third with his score of 41, with Eddie Clague (40) and Dave Wilkinson (39) completing the top five.

 

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Capt V Pres.

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 9:36 am

The annual match up between the Captains select, led by Iain, and the Presidents select, led by Niall, took place last Sunday and although the score was close, the Presidents team came out on top yet again by a score of 5.5 to 4.5.  There were some outstanding scores in the FBBB format with Colin Halsall and Jason Clarke, playing for team Niall, firing a best of the day 48 points to claim the individual prize.  Second on the day went to Daryl Callister and Ryan Maddox who shot 45 points for the Captains team.   No doubt Niall will be hoping for three in row next year so lets hope Alex’ army can stop the rot.

 

 

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October 4, 2016

ANNUAL DINNER

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 9:38 am

The club annual dinner takes place on Friday 18th November at the club house.  This is a mixed ‘do’ remember so please bring wives, girlfriends, partners or even the whole family to this popular night.  Speak to Bob Love or any committee member to book your ticket.

 

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This Weekend

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 9:35 am

This weekend sees the Pepsi Winter series continue on Saturday with Sunday’s comp being the annual Captain v Presidents match.  This is as 8.30 shotgun so just turn up for 8 for the draw for teams and tees.

 

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Storytime Nursery Club Night

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 9:33 am

The Storytime Nursery sponsored club nights also drew to a close last week, although not in the manner we had hoped for as the bad weather caused the final round to be cancelled, meaning the winner of the order of merit stayed as the previous week with Chris Nicholson taking the honours followed by Niall Keenan, and Mike Pigott in third. Many thanks to Lisa and all at Storytime for their support this year.

 

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IOM Bank Medal Final

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 9:32 am

The IOM Bank medals reached there climax last Sunday with the Medal final taking place on a lovely autumn morning at Mount Murray.

36 players qualified for the final with the remainder of the field competing in a separate event.

Leading the way home in the medal final was Stuart Mason with an excellent score of 80-10=70 which secured a two shot victory over Jason Cubbon 76-4=72, who in turn was a further shot clear of Marcus Avery 76-3=73.  Andy Halsall 78-5=73, and Bob Love 79-5=74 rounded off the top five respectively.

In the non qualifiers event Dave Wilkinson came out on top with his return of 86-15=71, followed by vice captain Alex Carine 95-20=75, with Adam Creamore 99-23=76 in third, and Freddie Dancox 107-28=79 finishing in fourth.

Daryl Callister claimed two of the spot prizes for longest drives on the 8th and 15th, whilst Ben Locking took longest drive down the first.  Ian Perry (4th), Marcus Avery (11th) and Matt Nicholson (14th) claimed the nearest the pins.

In the Medal Order of Merit, Charlie Garsides 11th place on Sunday was just enough to give him a one point victory over Jason Cubbon.

Many Thanks to Ian Perry and The IOM Bank for their support of the medals throughout the year and for the fantastic prizes on offer, a thought reiterated by all the winners at the presentation afterwards.

 

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September 26, 2016

Matchplay / other news

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:40 am

The final of the club matchplay took place on Sunday between Andy Horne and Colin Halsall.  Despite having to give away a lot of shots Andy managed to push Colin all the way to the 18th but Colin just did enough to hang on and claim the title 1up.

This Sunday sees the IOM Bank medal final take place with an 8.30 shotgun start followed by presentation.  The full list of qualifiers can be found on this website below or on the notice board.  There is a separate category for those that didn’t qualify during the summer.

Club Nights conclude this week with the title going to either Chris Nicholson or Niall Keenan.  Also on club night this week Roy Moore will be presenting a nostalgia evening which should be a good laugh.

 

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Winter Eclectic

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:36 am

The second round of the winter eclectic took place on Sunday in conditions that were in stark contrast to the previous day.  Chris Nicholson continued his run of form to take the honours with a score of 41 points, despite a finish of three double bogeys in the last three holes.  Richard Creamore claimed second  with a return of 40 points, followed by Jason Cubbon and Steve Ryder-Clague respectively on 39.  Bob Love leads the eclectic after two rounds with a net 64, followed by Jason and Steve on net 66’s.

 

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Pepsi Summer Series Finale

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:35 am

The final round of the Pepsi Summer series took place last Saturday in far from ideal conditions.  In fact the weather was so poor that only those with any real chance in the league ventured out to try and secure the vital extra points needed.

The top five in the order of merit going into Saturday’s final round were so close that none of them could afford not to play but ultimately it was Ryan Maddox who topped the order of merit after claiming the victory on Saturday with a hard earned 31 points.  Marcus Avery secured a top five order of merit place after claiming second on the day with 30, whilst Jason Cubbon took fourth overall following his third place on Saturday also with a score of 30.  Jono Evans’ fourth place on the day saw him slip from OoM leader to second overall, whilst Charlie Garside secured third overall with fifth place on the day.   The Pepsi Series has proved to be extremely popular with well over 100 members and visitors taking part throughout the summer.  The Pepsi winter series gets under way this week with the same format and will continue to be ‘open’.

 

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September 19, 2016

News up date

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 11:47 am

The Pepsi continues this Saturday, as does the winter eclectic on Sunday, before the IOM Bank Medal final rounds off the summer season the following week.  The medal final is an 8.30 shotgun start followed by presentation. The qualifiers for the medal final are;

Dan Jones, Chris Nash, Jason Clarke, Matt Nicholson, Mike Pigott, Jason Cubbon, Brian Williams, Daryl Callister, Charlie Garside, Ian Perry, Stuart Mason, Andy Nicholson, Ben Locking, Neil Harris, Ryan Maddox, Tim Calladine, Richard Creamore, Dave Dancox, Bob Love, Tom Doyle, Connor Duggua, Marcus Avery, Neil Dunwell, Andy Kewley, Mark Skelding, Andy Halsall, Jono Evans, Richard Bray, Peter Skelton, Bobby Kelly, Steve Ryder- Clague, Alastair Nash, Dean Greenland, Nick Maybin, Colin Halsall, and Peter Smith.

The IOM GU are holding their annual dinner at Mount Murray on Friday 7th October, its a mixed dinner and tickets cost £30 a head.  Anyone wanting to go have a word with Bob Love or any committee member.

Winter League will be starting mid November so get your partner sorted and enter in the pro shop for this popular winter event.

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Storytime Nursery Club Nights

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 11:23 am

It’s so close in the Storytime Nursery sponsored club night order of merit with Chris Nicholson and Niall Keenan locked together at the top with just two rounds remaining.  The winner is going to come from one of these two as they hold an unassailable lead over third placed Mike Pigott.  In last weeks club night it was Chris who drew level with Niall at the top of the order of merit with his fourth placed finish, behind Jason Clarke, Jono Evans and Ben Locking.  The final club night is on Wednesday 28th when their will be a nostalgia evening at the club hosted by Roy Moore, as well as a number of presentations.

 

 

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Pepsi Summer Series

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 11:20 am

The Pepsi Summer Series is drawing to a close with just five points separating the top five. In last Saturday’s round Tom Doyle came out on top with his score of 41 points but it was second placed Jono Evans (40) who really benefitted as the result saw him move to the top of the order of merit.  Andy Horne claimed third on the day with 37, a score matched by Daryl Callister in fourth.  Check out the Order of Merit on master scoreboard to see the full list.

 

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Winter Eclectic 1st Round

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 11:18 am

With the summer competitions coming to a close it’s time to get the winter ones under way. This was the case last Sunday with the opening round of the winter eclectic getting off to a fine start in what were certainly not winter conditions.

Steve Ryder Clague continued his rich vein of form as he took the honours with 41 points and earning another handicap reduction in the process.  That’s a three shot chop in three weeks for Steve, although that wont go down well with his winter league partner!!

Chris Nicholson also returned with 41 points despite having three ‘blobs’, whilst Jason Clarke and Ryan Maddox both fired 40’s to claim third and fourth respectively.

 

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September 13, 2016

Changes to fixtures

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:04 am

This week sees the Pepsi Series continue on Saturday, whilst Sunday sees a change to the fixture list with the first round of the winter eclectic getting under way.  The eclectic will continue the following week before the re-scheduled medal final takes place on Sunday 2nd October.  The Capts v Presidents match remains the same, taking place on Sunday 9th October, before the re-scheduled NK Construction comp slots in after that in place of the winter eclectic which was moved forward.

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Stoytime Nursery Club Night

Posted by: Dave Dancox @ 10:00 am

Last weeks Storytime Nursery sponsored club night was won by Andy Halsall with a fine 27 points for eleven holes.  Niall Keenan and Jason Clarke were close behind on 25.  The result saw Niall increase his lead in the club night order of merit to seven points with just three rounds remaining, but anyone can still snatch the title from him.

 

 

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