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Thursday 23rd February 2017
Unfortunately no golf today, the weather was the winner. Following the overnight rains the green staff decided to close the course for the day
Monday 20th February 2017
A very windy and showery morning made for some difficult scoring for the majority of the members taking part in today's medal competition. As usual there are exceptions, non more so than Brian Richardson's gross 73. Winner today was Jim Cruddas with a net 67, Runner up was Brian with a net 68, Ian Melrose was 3rd with a net 69 and Des Bitcon was 4th with a net 70. James Murrell recorded the only 2 of the day
Thursday 16th February 2017
Today saw the members taking part in a 5 club stableford competition, in reality, 4 clubs and a putter. Surprising the returns that are made with just the 5 clubs, it appears that the majority play better with just 5 clubs. On a rather mild day with a stiff breeze 32 members took part in the event. The winner today was Sandy Thorburn with 39 points, runner up also with 39 points was Malcolm Pearson, in 3rd place was Harry Smith with 38 points in 4th place also with 38 points was Bob Peterson. 2's recorded by Peter Hudson, George Bullamore, David Parsons, Vic Winn & Malcolm Pearson x 2
Draw for next Thursday's team event posted
Monday 13th February 2017
A mixture of Winter League matches and social golf for the members today. Bright sunny day with a bitterly cold wind.
Thursday 9th February 2017
Non of the top ten in the Order of Merit managed to gain a point in today's medal competition which is most unusual. On a rather chilly morning, 17 holes were open for play with just 2 being on the winter greens so all credit to the low net returns by some members and the gross 74 by Adam. Winner today was Ian Castle with a net 65, runner up was John Thwaites with a net 66, David Harding was 3rd with a net 67 and David Slater was 4th with a net 68. 2's recorded by David Harding, Guy Newing & Mike Dodd
Monday 6th February 2017
Yet another frosty morning for the 36 members that turned out to play a stableford competition. Big scores returned at least for a couple, Douglas Pringle and Harry Smith both returning 47 points for 1st and 2nd respectively. Dennis Massey and Peter Hudson both returned 42 points for 3rd and 4th place. 2's recorded by Harry Smith, Jim Fihelebon & David Parsons
Thursday 2nd February 2017
A dry but blustery day for a stableford competition. A much shortened course and just 16 holes open a few good scores were returned. 37 members played in the event won by John Roberson with 42 points. John Glendinning with 41 points was runner up. Don Hill and David Slater were 3rd and 4th respectively, both with 40 points. There were eight 2's today, recorded by David Wrightson, Harry Smith, Brian Richardson, Bill Anson, Mike Dodd, Frank Riley & Malcolm Pearson x 2
Monday 30th January 2017
The Winter League matches resumed today and for the rest out enjoying the sunshine it was social golf
Just a reminder that your 2017 subs are due and the Treasurer will be delighted to recieve them
Summer Fixtures page updated
Thursday 26th January 2017
Another cold frosty morning with plenty of sunshine. A few comments were being bandied around about needing the suntan oil. It was another team event this morning. This time a 'Sixsome' - 4BBB, Greensome and Foresome., Winners were Guy Newing and Harry Martin with a net 58, runners up were Derek Smith and John Roberson also with a net 58. In 3rd place were David Harding and Sandy Thorburn with a net 58½
Monday 23rd January 2017
A cold frosty morning greeted the members turning out to play in a 'Gruesome' (Similar to a 'Greensome' but the opponents select the ball to be played forward) WInning pair was Guy Newing and John Thwaites with 40 points, runners up was Adam Aitken & Jim Fihelebon with 38 points and in 3rd place was Dennis Massey & Jack Carruthers with 36 points
It is with regret that the committee announce the sudden death of Bill Chisholm on Sunday 22nd January 2017. Bill was a member of the Mallards a few years ago but left due to work committments, He rejoined the Mallards in the late Spring of 2016
Thursday 19th January 2017
Another perfect day to be out playing golf. 36 members enjoyed a stableford competition today. With just 16 holes in play today there were a few exceptional scores which brought about rule 19! being applied to certain members. Des Bitcon on his first outing for a few weeks returned 47 points for 1st place, runner up with 45 points was John Thwaites, in 3rd place also with 45 points was Bill Anson. Stuart Richardson was 4th with 41 points. 2's recorded by Stuart Richardson, Harry Martin & Don Hill
Monday 16th January 2017
Perfect conditions to be out playing golf. Lovely mild winters day with no wind. Today's event was a Stable/Medal, (9 holes stableford 9 holes medal, well actually 7 holes stableford the 3rd and 6th not in play today) Winner today was Gilmour McKellar on 9, runner up was Jim Fihelebon on 10, David Parsons was 3rd also on 10 and Dennis Massey was 4th on 13. 2.s recorded by Sandy Thorburn, David Wrightson, Gilmour McKellar, Dennis Massey & Peter Hudson x 2
Next Monday's team event start time posted
Thursday 12th January 2017
A dry but bitterly cold day. Format today was a Bogey competition in which 30 members took part. Winner was Harry Martin with +8, runner up was Vic Winn with +6, 3rd place went to David Wrightson with +5 and in 4th place was George Bullamore with +4. Just the one 2 recorded today and that was by David Parsons.
At a committee meeting this morning a discussion took place on the Captaincy for 2017 season. A proposal was put forward and approved by the committee that Jim Cruddas would continue in the roll of Captain and that the roll of Vice Captain would be shared by Chris Small and Adam Aitken. The roll of Captain for 2018 would be resolved late in 2017. This of course will be put to the members at the AGM for approval
Monday 9th January 2017
Sadly no competitive golf today. Heavy overnight and early morning rain forced the closure of the course at least until midday.
Captains corner updated
Thursday 5th January 2017
A bright crisp cool morning greeted the members turning out for the first competition of 2017. Playing a stableford competition 37 members took part in the event including 2 new members turning out for the first time, Warren Hold & David Walby. Winner today was George Bullamore with 44 points, runner up was John Glendinning also with 44 points. In 3rd place also with 44 points was David Slater, 4th with 42 points was Bill Chisholm. 2's recorded by David Langley, Peter Hudson, David Wrightson, George Bullamore & John Glendinning
Thursday 29th December 2016
The last competitive competition of 2016. Being the festive holiday week there was a much reduced field taking part in today's medal competition, a mere 24. Winner today was Harry Smith with a net 65, runner up was David Wrightson with a net 68 and in 3rd place was David Hoggard with a net 69. 2's recorded by Brian Richardson and Dennis Massey
Thursday 22nd December 2016
The wild cold weather was more than enough for a few members to cry off today which caused a few problems as it was a team event. There was a bit of shuffling by those that did turn out to make up teams in order that the event was played as a team event. 8 teams did get out and play a Yellowball Stableford won by the team of Dennis Massey, David Slater & Gilmour McKellar with 83 points. Runners up was the team of Peter Hudson, Ian Anderson & David Wrightson with 77 points
Monday 19th December 2016
A cloudy but mild morning for the members taking part in a stableford competition. 30 members turned out to play and with the full course open it seemed like the course was playing 500 yards longer. This was reflected in the lower than normal returns. Never the less 2 members did return 37 points and on a CPO Brian Richardson with 37 points was the winner, George Bullamore also with 37 points was runner up. Gilmour McKellar with 36 points was 3rd and John Thwaites was 4th, the best of a number returning 34 points. John also recorded the only 2 of the day
Thursday 15th December 2016
Another pleasant winters day for golf. For a change it was a 4 club including a putter stableford competition that the members enjoyed today. 34 took part and considering that it was the full course that was played some decent scores were returned. Bob Paterson with 36 points was the winner. Malcolm Pearson was runner up with 33 points and Adam Aitken also with 33 points was 3rd. 4th place went to Harry Smith with 32 points. 2's recorded by Malcolm Pearson & Guy Newing.
Start sheet for next Thursday Yellowball Stableford posted
Monday 12th December 2016
Twelve months ago the course was recovering for severe flooding and the Christmas Cracker was cancelled. No such problems this year and as luck would have it, it was a very mild morning and the full course was open for those members taking part in this years Christmas Cracker. 48 members took part in the event and following play they all enjoyed a Christmas Lunch and the distribution of prizes, which was a mixture of bottle, biscuits and chocolate. Top 4 prize winners were Ian Anderson with 41 points, John Ross with 37 points, Ian Melrose, 37 points and Frank Riley 35 points
Thursday 8th December 2016
A bit of a damp foggy morning and the weather is reflected in the number that turned out to play in today's Medalford, a meagre 20. Winner was Peter Marsden with 17 points, Ian Anderson wasa runner up with 20 points and Adam Aitken was 3rd. 2's recorded by David Slater,Adam Aitken & Peter Marsden
Monday 5th December 2016
A very cold morning for the members playing their Winter Laegue matches and the few members that ventured out for some social golf and decided 9 holes was enough
A reminder for members playing in the stableford competition to 'SIGN IN BEFORE GOING OUT TO PLAY'
Thursday 1st December 2016
Winter golf it may be but it was perfect conditions for golfing, nice and mild, sunshine and calm. Considering the conditions it was a surprisingly small entry for today's stableford competition with just 25 taking part. The winner today was Cyril Hankey with 41 points, runner up was Ernie Duncan also with 41 points. In 3rd place was David Wrightson with 39 points, 4th was Bob Paterson also with 39 points. Just the one 2 today, recorded by David Wrightson
Start times for the Christmas Cracker are posted. For those starting at the 10th be aware of the reserved tee time on the 1st
Monday 28th November 2016
A bit of a frosty start to the morning that soon gave way to quite a pleasant morning to be playing golf. Twelve teams turned out to play in today's Texas scramble. The winning team was that if Brian McLauchlan, Ian Melrose and Ernie Duncan with a net 62.5, runners up was the team of George Bullamore, John Turner & Dennis Pearson with a net 62.9 and in 3rd place was the team of Stuart Richardson, Jim Cruddas & Ian Anderson with a net 63.5. The handicap allowance was the deciding factor in today's results
Thursday 24th November 2016
The second round of the Winter 'Eclectic' was today's event. A cold frosty morning greeted those members who turned out to play. 30 members took part and the winner was Ernie Duncan with a net 63. Runner up was Dennis Massey with a net 65, David Wrightson was 3rd with a net 69 and John Glendinning 4th also with a net 69. Five other members also had net 69's. 2's recorded by David Wrightson & Vic Winn
Monday 21st November 2016
Winter League matches and social golf for the members today. Rather frosty conditions made for some interesting golf, especially on the 'greens'
Start time for next weeks Texas Scramble posted
Thursday 17th November 2016
A bit of a washout today, the rather wet morning was more than enough for the majority of members not making the effort today. For those members that did make the journey to the club there was a reluctance to go out and play so the Captain took the decision to cancel today's competition.
Chris Small is recovering, he has been moved out of the ICU to a ward.
The funeral of Peter Gouge will be held at St Bede's Church on Wigton Road on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 at 11.30am
Monday 14th November 2016
Bit of a damp day and soggy playing conditions for those taking part in a medal competition. Winter greens were in play, hence the low scores. Winner today was Ernie Duncan with a net 62, runner up was John Thwaites with a net 63. Peter Marsden and Don Hill were 3rd and 4th respectfully both returning net 66's. 2's recorded by John Turner and David Hoggard
It is with regret that the committee announce that Peter Gouge died on Saturday 12th November 2016
Thursday 10th November 2016
Heavy overnight rain made the course a bit wet in places today resulting in 3 winter greens being used. A stableford competition was played today and 31 members took part, quite a few withdrew, no doubt concerned that the weather was going to be wet but it remained dry for the morning golf. Winner today was Brian Richardson with 39 points, runner up was John Turner with 36 points, in 3rd place was Jim Fihelebon also with 36 points, 4th was Bill Anson with 35 and in 5th place was David Parsons with 34 points. No 2's recorded today
Monday 7th November 2016
Another morning for social golf and Winter League Matches, The members were greeted with the first frost of the winter and as a result not many turned out for social golf today.
Captains corner updated
Thursday 3rd November 2016
A cool damp day with light showers on and off all morning. A team stableford was today's event and a win for the team of Stuart Richardson, David Wrightson & David Parsons with 85 points, Runners up was the team of Peter Milnes, David Hoggard and Chris Small with 83 points and in 3rd place was the team of Gilmour McKellar, Jim Fihelebon and Ken Sloan with 81 points.
Next team event is Monday 28th November, a Texas scramble
Monday 31st October 2016
Early morning mist and a heavy dew soon gave way to a bright warm day. 31 members took part in a medal competition. Winner on the day was Bill Anson with a net 68. runner up was Malcolm Pearson with a net 69. in 3rd place was Dennis MAssey with a net 70. Also with a net 70 was Brian Richardson in 4th place. 2's recorded by David Wrightson and Dennis Massey
Thursday 27th October 2016
A wild blustery morning greeted the members turning out to play a team event. Today it was a sixsome, consisting of 4BBB, greensome and foursome. Winners were Adam Aitken & Ian Melrose with a net 66.5, runners up was the pairing of David Slater & David Parson with a net 67, 3rd place pairing was that of Peter Marsden & Brian Richardson with a net 68
Monday 24th October 2016
Winter League matches and social golf was the order of the day. A pleasant day for the 1st round of the matches
Thursday 20th October 2016
Following on from Monday's dismal start, our Winter Season finally got under way with 33 members turning out to play a medal competition. Winner on the day was Malcolm Pearson with a net 69, runner up was Ken Sloan with a net 73, Bill Anson was 3rd with a net 74 and Harry Smith was 4th also with a net 74. 2's recorded by Malcolm Pearson & Frank Riley.
One big change for this winter is that the new computer system came online on Wednesday and allows us to record our individual competitions throught the winter. The system has created a Winter Handicap, which in no way effects your club handicap. So if your amended Winter Handicap is not displayed on the noticeboard you can check it on the ClubV1 system before heading out to play. One important part to remember is to sign in before heading out to play a medal/stableford competition
Monday 17th October 2016
Not the best of starts to the Winter Season. Heavy rain through the night caused to course to be closed and the competition to be cancelled. There was hope that it would open later in the morning. The course did open by 10 am and members did go out and play some social golf.
Tee times for Sixsome Team Event posted
Monday 10th October 2016
The last of the summer competitions and it was the Medal Final. 33 members took part in the event. Weather was ideal, warm and sunny with little wind. Adam Aitken took top spot with a net 70, Runner up was Peter Marsden with a net 71, Bill Anson was 3rd with a net 72 and David Slater 4th with a net 73. 2's recorded by John Turner, Gilmour McKellar, Ian Melrose & Brian Richardson.
Congratulations to Adam Aitken, winner of the Medal Final
Thursday 6th October 2016
Today was the first of the finals competitions, the Stableford Final, open to all members and qualifiers. Played in bright sunshine 38 members took part in the event. Peter Miles was the winner with 41 points. Runner up was Gilmour McKellar with 38 points. Brain Richardson was 3rd with 37 points and John Turner 4th with 36 points. 2's recorded by Adam Aitken, Peter Milnes and Bill Anson.
Congratulations go to Gilmour McKellar on winning the Stableford Trophy, being the top qualifier.
Congratulations also go to George Bullamore and winner the Order of Merit, with just one round to go he is in the enviable position of not being overtaken
Members are asked to return any trophy they hold to the club as soon as possible
Monday 3rd October 2016
The penultimate medal round of the summer season. Played in excellent conditions 33 members took part in the competition. The winner was Brian Richardson with a net 70, runner up was George Bullamore with a net 74, Harry Martin was 3rd and David Hoggard was 4th, both also returned net 74's. 2's recorded by David Langley and Doug Dixon x 2
Captains Corner for September included
Thursday 29th September 2016
First thing this morning it was very doubtful as the whether or not there would be any golf played. Fortunately the heavy rain gave way to a reasonable day and a mornings golf got of to a delayed start. Still it was tough going in the strong wind with occasional heavy showers. 30 members took part in a stableford competition. Bill Anson was the winner with 38 points. Gilmour McKellar was runner up also with 38 points. In 3rd place was Ian Anderson with37 points and Jim Cruddas was 4th with 36 points. The only 2 of the day was recorded by Gilmour McKellar
Monday 26th September 2016
Autumn is most certainly with us now. A rather cooler day with quite a few showers. It was team event time again, this time a Texas Scramble with 13 teams taking part. Because of the damp scoring was tougher than normal with no one team managing to break par. Best gross score on the day was a 74 with a number teams recording gross 76's. Winner on the day was the team of Harry Martin, Peter Marsden & Bill Anson with a net 68.4. Runners up was the team of Chris Small, Jack Carruthers & Stuart Richardson. 3rd was the team of Peter Milnes, Ian Melrose and Douglas Pringle.
Thursday 22nd September 2016
The Captain took a party of 14 members to Powfoot for a match against the Powfoot Seniors. Meanwhile for members left at 'home' they had the option of social golf or playing a 9 hole stableford competition. 18 members took part in the competition won by John Thwaites with 20 points. Runner up was John Ross with 18 points, 3rd place went to Brian McLauchlan with 17points and Cyril Hankey was 4th with 16 points. No 2's
The match result was a win for the Mallards 5 ½ - 1 ½
Monday 19th September 2016
A pleasant warm early autumn day welcomed the members taking part in a stableford competition. 34 members took part in the event with Peter Marsden taking top spot with 42 points, runner up was Ian Melrose with 40 points. In 3rd place was Frank Riley with 37 points. Jim Fihelebon with the best of a number of players with 36 points was 4th. 2's recorded by Peter Marsden, Peter Hudson, John Turner & John Roberson
Thursday 15th September 2016
Final Round of the Medal 'Eclectic' A bit of a damp foggy start to the morning's golf that soon gave way to a hot humid day. 32 members took part in the competition. Winner was Harry Martin with a net 68. Runner up was Brian Richardson with a net 70. In 3rd and 4th places were Bill Anson & Gilmour McKellar both with net 72's. Harry Martin, Gilmour McKellar and Jim Cruddas each recorded a 2.
With all rounds of this years Medal 'Eclectic' completed the winner of the Trophy is Vic Winn with a net 55. Runner up was Harry Smith with a net 57. Congratulations to Vic.
Start times for the 26th team event are posted.
Monday 12th September 2016
A warm and very windy day with some sunshine and the odd shower. Another medal competition was played today with 36 members taking part and a comfortable win for David Langley with a net 67, runner up was Bill Anson with a net 69, 3rd place went to Peter Hudson with a net 70 and David Hoggard was 4th with the net 72. Ian Melrose recorded the only 2 of the day
Thursday 8th September 2016
Not the best of day's No sooner had we set off to play a team event, the rain started. So much rain that the greens soon flooded and the competition was abandoned.
Yesterday, Wednesday the Mallards played a match at Maryport against teh Maryport seniors and lost 7 -1
Captains Corner updated
Monday 5th September 2016
A pleasant day with a strong breeze blowing which seemed to be against no matter which direction the hole ran. Today's competition was a stableford and 35 members turned out to play. It was a very good day if your name was Richardson. Stuart Richardson was the winner with 40 points. Brain Richardson was runner up with 38 points. Gilmour McKellar was 3rd with 37 points, 4th was David Slater also with 37 points, two other members also returned 37 points and lost out on a CPO. 2's were easy peasy today there being 6 recorded. Sandy Thorburn, Guy Newing, David Langley, Ernie Henderson and Brian Richardson with two
Thursday 1st September 2016
The Mallards were hosts for the match against the seniors from Kirkcudbright Golf Club, better known as the E.G.G.S The Mallards won the match 5 - 1. Other members played some social golf
Friday 26th August 2016
Our normal Thursday golf was moved to today as a result of club commitments on Thursday. A warm day with a strong wind greeted those members turning out to play a Medal competition. A much smaller field than of late took part in the event, a mere 26. Winner was Jim Cruddas with a net 71, George Bullamore was runner up also with a net 71, John Turner was 3rd with a net 72. Our newest member John Glendinning was 4th also with a net 72 and in 5th place was Guy Newing with a net 73.
It is with regret that the committee announce Ted Ruddick died on the 23rd August 2016. His funeral service will be held at Carlisle Crematorium, 2.15pm on Monday 5th September 2016
Monday 22nd August 2016
No doubt a bit of relief for a number of the members, getting away from a run of medal competitions and playing a stableford competition today. A damp start to the morning soon gave way to a dry warm day. 39 members took part in the event won by Dennis Massey with 42 points, followed by a number of members with 40 points the following three were in the prizes. Runner up was Peter Hudson, 3rd was John Turner and 4th was Bill Anson. 2's recorded by Peter Hudson & Ian Melrose
Thursday 18th August 2016
The 'Nations Trophy', the annual joust between English and Celtic members of the Mallards in 4BBB match play. 9 matches were played today and it was a comfortable win for the England Team 5 ½ - 3 ½. Congratulations to the England boys
Monday 15th August 2016
Another medal round, this time it was the 4th round of the Medal 'Eclectic'. Playing from the white tees makes it a wee bit tougher for some members especially the 5th, it's dam near a 200 yard drive to the fairway. Winner today was Malcolm Pearson with a net 72, runner up was Jim Fihelebon with a net 73. Ernie Duncan was 3rd with a net 74 and in 4th place was Vic Winn also with a net 74. 2's recorded by Peter Hudson & Ernie Duncan
Thursday 11th August 2016
Rather a wet start to the morning the result eing that a number of members cried off playing today. As it turned out the rain stopped shortly after the early starters set off and stayed away for the rest of the morning. So in the end just 29 members took part in the second round of the Ralph Ramsden Medal. Gronwyn Hughes took 1st place with a net 71, Runner up was John Roberson also with a net 71. In 3rd place was Sandy Thorburn with a net 72 and David Slater in 4th place was the best of a number of members returning net 73's. 2's recorded by Gronwyn Hughes, Peter Milnes and Vic Winn x 2.
Congratulations go to George Bullamore on winning the Ralph Ramsden Trophy
Monday 8th August 2016
The number of members turning out to play in competitions is excellent and seems to be increasing each week. Today 42 members turned out to play. Hopefully the turnout keeps up. It was the 1st round of the Ralph Ramsden Medal Trophy today which was won by Gronwyn Hughes with a net 65, runner up was Brian Richardson with a net 67 (gross 77), in 3rd place was David Hoggard with a net 68. 4th was Peter Milnes also with a net 68 and there being no 2's recorded today 5th place went to George Bullamore also with a net 68.
Congratulation go to David Wrightson, Frank Riley & Peter Milnes on winning the Open Team Event held last Saturday. George Bullamore, Doug Dixon & Sandy Thorburn grabbed 5th place, (equal 3rd really but lost on a CPO)
Friday 5th August 2016
Yesterday was the Frank Walker Trophy, a men's section competition for men aged 55 and over. 44 members took part and it was won by Ernie Duncan, on a CPO. with 39 points
Captains Corner has been updated
Monday 1st August 2016
Match day again, this time a home match against the Maryport 'Bank Enders' A nice win for the Mallards 5 ½ - 2 ½. Other members not taking part in the match enjoyed some social golf on a nice warm sunny morning
Thursday 28th July 2016
Not the best start to the day, heavy rain greeted those members that did turn up early. A few did brave the weather and go out to play, but the majority went home or just didn't turn up. With the club telephone system being out of order it would difficult for members to check the status. By 10 am the rain had stopped and the rest of the morning was interspersed with the odd light shower. In the end 16 members played a medal competition won by George Bullamore with a net 70. Runner up was Ian Anderson with a net 72 and Brian Richardson was 3rd with a net 75. Just the one 2 recorded by Peter Hudson
Monday 25th July 2016
A totally different kind of day compared to last week. Very windy and much much cooler with a few showers. 42 members turned out to play in today's stableford competition comfortably won by John Turner with 43 points. Runner up on a CPO was Ernie Duncan with 39 points, 3rd, also with 39 points was that man again, Harry Smith and in 4th place was George Bullamore with 38 points. 2's recorded by Peter Hudson & Frank Riley
Thursday 21st July 2016
A good day for golf, plenty of sunshine and little wind. 38 members took part in a stableford competition. George Bullamore with 42 points was the winner, runner up with 40 points was Adam Aitken, in 3rd place with 38 points was Malcolm Pearson and 4th place went to Ian Anderson with 37 points. 2's recorded by Adam Aitken, Stewart Mowbray & Ernie Henderson
Monday 18th July 2016
Perfect golfing conditions today, nice and warm under a cloud base. No doubt if the sun had broken through the temperatures would have soared and those members out playing would have wilted in the heat. Playing a Texas Scramble 13 teams took part in the event. Winners were Des Bitcon, David Parsons & Harry Smith with a net 64.1, runners up was the team of Sandy Thorburn, Ian Castle and Vic Winn with a net 65.2, in 3rd place was the team of Adam Aitken, John Roberson and Brian McLauchlan with a net 6.1
Thursday 14th July 2016
Following on from yesterday's Seniors Open it was just a 9 hole competition today. Playing the Hadrian course 18 members took part. The mornings play was all over done an dusted within 2 hours. Winner was George Bullamore with 21 points, runner up was Ernie Duncan with 20 points, in 3rd place was Jim Fihelebon with 18 points. Sandy Thorburn was 4th with 17 points. No 2's
Wednesday 13th July 2016
Eden Seniors Open day. Good day cloudy with plenty of sunshine. 46 matches, 92 pairs, 184 players from various parts of the counrtry took part in the event. Peterborough was the most southerly point, Lanark the most northery point and of course numerous clubs from the North East.
Monday 11th July 2016
A rather damp showery day greeted the members turning up to play a Medal 'Eclectic' competition. 39 members took part in the event. Playing from the white tees, a combination of the much longer course and the weather made for scoring to be a bit higher than of late. Peter Milnes returned a net 71 to take 1st place. Runner up was Malcolm Pearson with a net 72, in 3rd place was David Parsons also with a net 73 and 4th was James Murrell with a net 73. 2's recorded by David Parson, James Murrell & Vic Winn
Friday 8th July 2016
Due to club commitments on Thursday the Mallards day was moved to Friday this week. A bit of a mixed morning weather wise in that all those taking part in a medal competition got a bit wet during a rather heavy shower. This was not in the least reflected in the scores returned. Harry Smith was the winner returning a rather excellent score of net 57 and a hefty handicap reduction. Ernie Duncan was runner up with a net 69, Peter Milnes was 3d with a net 70 and Peter Hudson was 4th with a net 72. Another 'Hole in One' was recorded today, this time by David Harding on the 6th. 2's recorded by Jack Carruthers and Bill Anson
Captains Corner updated and the tee times for the Texas Scramble on the 18th posted
Monday 4th July 2016
Another match day, this time the Mallards were hosts to a team of seniors from Workington Golf Club. Quite a stiff tussle in which the Mallards won 4½ - 3½ . Memebers not playing in the match enjoyed some social golf and as far as the day went we were lucky in that the rain held of until completion of the match.
A reminder that the next competition is on FRIDAY this week
Thursday 30th June 2016:
It was that time of year again, the Captains Day and fortune shone on the 41 members taking par in the event in that it was a dry, pleasant day. It was a stableford competition with some novelties thrown in. The winner on the day was David Slater with 42 points taking the Captains prize and the 'Slippery Frog' trophy. Runner up was Vic Winn with 40 points, 3rd place went to Bill Anson with 39 points and Harry Smith was 4th with 38 points. On the novelty side the nearest to the pin on the 13th hole was won by Vic Winn, the nearest to the pin with their second shot to the 11th green was won Bill Anson. The nearest to the centre line on the 18th was won by Ian Melrose
The putting competition turned out to be a tie, Harry Martin & Des Bitcon both returned 17 strokes seemingly identical on each hole so shared the prize. The team prize went to David Langley, Brian Richardson and Chris Small.
Following the competition the members enjoyed a lunch and the presentations
Monday 27th June 2016
The competitions secretary put up a 4BBB team event with a difference today, in that he created 2 divisions by way of the handicaps. Division 1 was low to middle handicaps and Division 2 was the higher end handicaps. On a rather cooler day, breezy and with the odd shower 18 pairs took part in the event. Division 1 winners were Dennis Massey & John Turner with 43 points, runners up were Peter Milnes & David Wrightson also with 43 points and in 3rd place was the pairing of George Bullamore & Dennis Pearson with 42 points. Division 2 winners were Harry Smith & Brian McLauchlan with 41 points, runners up were John Ross & Ted Coles also with 41 points and 3rd were Gordon White & David Slater with 39 points
Thursday 23rd June 2016
A day for social golf and match time. Today the Mallards played host to a team of seniors from Hexham Golf Club and had a comfortable win 6 -2
Monday 20th June 2016
One of the wettest day's we've had for a while, a morning sprinkled with heavy showers, enough for a few members to decline to go out. 34 members took part in a medal competition which was won by Gilmour McKellar with a net 70, runner up was David Hoggard with a net 71. David Wrightson was 3rd with a net 72, Also recording a net 72 was Frank Riley who took 4th place. 2's recorded by Brian Richardson, Adam Aitken & Malcolm Pearson
Next weeks 4BBB tee times posted as are the tee times for the Seniors Open on the 13th July also posted
Thursday 16th June 2016
Today was the second round of the Alex McPhee Stableford Trophy. 35 members took part in the event. Playing conditions were very favourable today, cloudy and warm with little wind and the greens and course in good condition. This was reflected in the high scores returned. Winner today was Ernie Duncan with 44 points, runner up was Vic Winn with 43 points, in 3rd place was Guy Newing also with 43 points and in 4th place was Sandy Thorburn with 42 points. There was a number of players with 40 points. 2's recorded by Ian Anderson, Ian Melrose & Guy Newing.
Congratulations go to Guy Newing as the winner of the Alex McPhee Trophy with a combined score of 84 points, (43-41)
On a lighter note the Captain has mentioned that there appears to be a lack of 'Bullamore's' being marked on cards and asks that members do mark their card when they have a 'Bullamore'. Today's returns seem to suggest that there were none 'Huh' extremely doubtful.
Monday 13th June 2016
Much much cooler day with the odd shower of rain, still a good day for golf. 39 members turned out to play in the 1st round of the Alex McPhee Trophy, a stableford competition. Winner today was Guy Newing with 41 points, runner up was Ted Cole also with 41 points, 3rd place went to Frank Riley with 40 points and in 4th place with 39 points was Peter Milnes, the rest of the field were 36 points or less. 2's recorded by Peter Milnes and Don Hill
Thursday 9th June 2016
Another very hot day. Today's competition was the second round of the Medal 'Eclectic' in which 39 members took part. David Wrightson with a net 68 was today's winner. Runner up was Chris Small also with a net 68 was. In 3rd place on a CPO was Harry Smith with a net 71 and in 4th was Ted Cole also with a net 71. 2's recorded by David Harding, Angus Miller and Brian Richardson, Brian's 2 was on the 11th.
Tuesday 7th June 2016
On Monday a small party of members travelled over to Workington for a match against the Workington Golf Club Seniors. A very hot day for them and the result may suggest they melted in the heat as they lost 6½ - 1½
Meanwhile those left at home played a 9 hole stableford competition on the Eden course, won by David Langley with 20 points, hopefully he will have had a handicap reduction!!!!!!!!!!, Runner up was Joe Hardon also with 20 points and 3rd place went to Stan Sherlock, yet another returning 20 points
Captains corner updated
Thursday 2nd June 2016
Great day for golf, warm sunshine all morning, good running on the fairways and some good scoring. 35 members turned out to play a stableford competition. Highlight of the morning was a Hole-in-One recorded by Adam Aitken on the 6th, Congratulations to Adam.
Winner on the day was Vic Winn with 42 points, runner up was Guy Newing with 39 points, John Thwaites was 3rd also with 39 points and 4th was Gordon White with 38 points. 2's recorded by John Roberson & Frank Riley.
Congratulations are also in order for Guy Newing who had a Hole-in-One at Arcot Hall yesterday during the Mallards Away Day, reported on the Away day page.
Sunday 29th May 2016
A quick update on the previous weeks events. Monday was the rather belated Xmas Cracker in which 45 members took part the stableford competition, Winner was Bill Anson with 41 points, runner up was Des Bitcon with 39 points, 3rd place as Vic Winn also with 39 points and in 4th place was David Wrightson with 38 points. 2's recorded by Peter Milnes and David Parsons. Mystery team prize, Bill Anson, Harry Martin & Peter Milnes
Wednesday 25th, a party of members travelled to Penrith for a match against Penrith Seniors, The Mallards lost 5 - 4. After Monday's rather warm pleasant conditions the woolly hats came back out. A dry day but a bitterly cold wind blew
Thursday was a Yellowball team stableford, 13 teams took part in the event,. Winners were David Slater, Don Hill & Malcolm Pearson with 86 points, runners up was the team of Bill Anson, Peter Marsden & guy Newing with 83 points and in 3rd place was the team of Harry Martin, David Parsons & John Thwaites
Thursday 19th May 2016
Another strong field in that 44 members turned out to play the second round of the Phil Harrison Trophies. Cool, dull kinda day and overall the scoring was higher than on Monday's 1st round. The rain forecast did catch the late starters. Winner today was Dennis Massey with a net 68, runner up was John Turner with a net 70. Vic Winn was 3rd also with a net 70 and in 4th place was George Bullamore who had the best of a number with net 72's. Just the one 2 recorded today and that was by Peter Marsden.
Winner of the Phil Harrison Scratch Trophy was Brian Richardson 80-85-165
Winner of the Phil Harrison Handicap Trophy was David Wrightson 67-74-141
Congratulations to both
Monday 16th May 2016
Round one of the Phil Harrison Medal Trophies was the order of the day. 39 members turned out to play in rather pleasant conditions, this was reflected in some rather good scores being returned. Winner was Bill Anson with a net 66, runner up was David Wrightson with a net 67. 3rd place with a net 68 was Sandy Thorburn and in 4th place was Stuart Richardson also with a net 68. 2's recorded by Jack Carruthers, Malcolm Pearson and Harry Smith
Team sheet for the Yellowball Team Event is posted
Thursday 12th May 2016
An excellent turn out by members today, Shows what a good day weatherwise does, it' brings people out to enjoy some golf in the sunshine. A warm bright sunny day but very windy. 45 members took part in a stableford competition, the best entry for some considerable time. Winner was John Turner with 43 points, runner up was Stan Sherlock with 41 points, Harry Smith was 3rd with 40 points and David Hoggard 4th with 39 points. 2's recorded by Harry Martin, Harry Smith and Malcolm Pearson
Tuesday 10th May 2016
Monday the Mallards played a match at home against the Powfoot seniors and had a comfortable win 8 matches to nil
Captain corner updated
Thursday 5th May 2016
The weather and the course improving rapidly which is great for all. Today was the first round of the Medal 'Eclectic' and some really good scores returned. Peter Marsden as the winner with a net 66, runner up was George Bullamore with a net 68, 3rd was Cyril Hankey with a net 70 and 4th was Ian Melrose also with a net 70. 2's recorded by David Wrightson, Dennis Massey and Cyril Hankey