May 2018 - Captains Update
The monthly medal was also the NAPGC qualifier. It was won by Ziggy Yousaf Division 1 and Mick Woods Division 2. Given the number of entries 17 players have qualified for the regional final at Farnham Pak on 1 July.
The Club day on 12 May saw Arun Patel win the J Clarke Salver and Dilip Vithlani the Club Day Shield.
The Clifton Cup saw Maurizio Patane back in the frame, winning with 67. The midweek stableford meanwhile was won by George Handley (it was a very small field!).
The Annual Tigers Foxes and Rabbits Cups were competed for on Sunday 27 May. John Holyoake took the Foxes with a best of the day 64, while Maurizio was again in the frame with 66 to lift the Tigers and Daren Butler the Rabbits with 65. Three players qualified to represent the Club at Sudbury in the Middx Coronation Bowl on July 11
There were no entries for the Gibbons seniors cup which will be rearranged for a later date if possible.
Team wise we are still going great guns particularly the Middx 6's team who have reached the quarter final.
April 2018 - Captain's Update
The first monthly medal of the season (April) was won by Pratik Thakkar Division 1 and Adrian Green was back in the frame to take Division 2.
Our first big day of the year raised £300 for the Captain’s charity which is prostate cancer while Ross Talbot won the day to lift the Charity Day JMC and JT Trophy.
The H May Cup stableford was moved to April, with medal events pushed back. Maurizio Patane prevailed to lift the trophy with 40 points.
The Spring Shield at the end of April was also the UKPCC qualifier with Brian Maguire on top with 42 points. 14 players qualified for the UKPCC final which is on 6 August at Haste Hill - good luck!
On the team front we've made a great start to the season with teams running on all fronts good luck to all those epresenting the Club.
The Club KO drawshave now been made so good luck also to all competing. Please make sure yo play your games in good time!
March 2018 - Captain's Update
The bad weather hit the start of March, but the Captains Drive in Scramble was able to go ahead and Captain Clasby along with Bob Smith, Cel O’Connor and Denis Rafferty prevailed in the scramble.
The midweek stableford was won by Graham Howard.
Afzal won the weekend Spring Cup with 43 points and Terry Tregear took the Team Players Salver at the end of the month.
Entries for the NAPGC KO sries have now been made with a mix of tournaments entered to cater for all handicaps within the Club.
February 2018 - Captain's Update
Rob Suh won Division 1 and Adrian Green Division 2 in the February Stableford.
Liam Cella on his first outing of the year then partnered dad Stuart to win the Greensomes team trial.
The birdie chase as per last year took place on prizegiving day with the team of Dave Digweed, James Dowling. Graham Leadbetter and Bill Stevenson prevailing with -22.
The midweek stableford was won by Bob Taylor.
The final event of February the competition players Rodgers Shield was then won by Tariq Khandker.
January 2018 - Captain's Update
The year kicked off with the January Stableford with Dipesh Patel winning Division 1 and Kevin Byrne Division 2.
The first trophy event, the order of merit final for the Jackie Taylor Salver followed, with Stuart Cella defending his title with a massive 44 points.
Jimmy Cooley then won the Crabbies Cup winter better ball in partnership with his son Calum.
The month concluded with Graham Golding Division 1 and Adrian Green Division 2 winning the Bogey event.
CAPTAIN’S MESSAGE JANUARY 2018
Thanks to the committee for indorsing my return at captain for 2018 and to all you members for supporting me on my return.
The new 2018 committee have settled in very quickly and are really eager to get involved and press ahead to make this a great year for Haste Hill Golf Club. Haste Hill Golf Course has recently benefited from a much welcomed investment and can now boast of a new irrigation system, an extended car park and a newly decorated club house.
The Christmas and New Year festive period is now only a memory and we all have made our assault on the new golfing season. Unfortunately, the poor weather that we have had to contend with so far has not helped. But we all share to love of the game and we look forward to enjoying our golf and chasing our dreams.
Our membership is growing fast and is expected to reach record levels this season. We have a fantastic range and depth of quality golfers and are able to field teams that are capable of competing with any club and challenge for trophies at all levels. I encourage all members to put themselves forward for team selection and together we can enjoy much success.
There are major changes to the rules of golf, handicaps and course ratings in the pipeline both this year and next year. Our committee will keep you updated with details of these changes and when they are coming into effect.
Enjoy your golf, experience the camaraderie and most importantly have fun.
HASTE HILL GOLF CLUB CAPTAIN 2018