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Monday 12th November 2018

A team event for the members playing today and not the best of weather with quite a few heavy showers. 14 teams took part in a Sixsome. The winner were Malcolm Pearson & Harry Smith with a net 63. Second were Des Bitcon & John Charlton also with a net 63. 3rd were Ken Sloan & Ian Melrose with a net 67 and 4th was the pairing of Dennis Massey and Jim Cruddas with a net 68.5


Thursday 8th November 2018

Another pleasant autumnal morning for golf. At least all competitors completed their game before the rains came. A stableford competition was played today. Winner with 42 points was John Charlton, runner up was Peter Warren with 40 points. Adam Aitken was 3rd with 38 points and Jim Fihelebon 4th with 36 points. Adam recorded the only two of the day

Monday's team event pairing and tee time are available to view on the Team Event Start times link


Monday 5th November 2018

A pleasant autumn day. Today's event was round one of the Robert Waite winter Medal 'Eclectic'. Winner today was George Bullamore with a net 74. Runner up was David Langley also with a net 74. 3rd was Dennis Massey with a net 75. Guy Newing was 4th also with a net 75. Dennis Massey recorded the only 2 of the day


Thursday 1st November 2018

A pleasant day, cool but plenty of sunshine. Today's event was a Team Stableford in which 12 teams took part. Winners were Jim Fihelebon, Peter Marsden & Malcolm Pearson with 90 points, runner up were Harry Smith, Harry Martin & David Hoggard with 70 points and 3rd was the team of Frank Riley, Guy Newing & Vic Winn with 78 points

Monday 29th October 2018

Winter arrived early. Overnight frost brought the winter greens into play today. Playing a stableford competition 22 members took part in the event. (A party of members had travelled north to play some golf at Dalmahoy) Dennis Massey was today's winner with 40 points, runner up was Paul Whitehouse with 39 points. 3rd was Vic Hargreaves with 38 points. 4th was Chris Seed with 36 points. Two's recorded by Ted Innes and Warren Holt.


Thursday 25th October 2018

Much much cooler today and windy. 13 pairs took part in today's Sixsome event. Ian Castle & David Parson were the winner with a net 68.5, Runners up were David Wrightson & Cyril Hankey with a net 69. Guy Newing & David Hoggard were 3rd with a net 70


Monday 22nd October 2018

A Texas Scramble was the order of the day. Some 13 teams took part in the event. A decent autumn day, dry with little or no wind. Winners today was the team of Vic Bee, Harry Smith & Guy Newing with a net 63.6. Runners up was the team of Ken Sloan, Paul Whitehouse & Vic Hargreaves with a net 64. In 3rd place was the team of Gronwyn Hughes, Jim Cruddas & Ernie Duncan with a net 67.4


Thursday 18th October 2018

Monday's match against Maryport was cancelled due to the course being close following excessive rainfall over the weekend. Tuesday's fixture with Eden Ladies was also cancelled for the same reason. So it was good that the course was playable today though only the back 9 was open for play, twice round. There were some minor changes to the rules of today's competition, no doubt feedback to the committee would be welcome. Anyway 26 members took part in a medal competition, scores were understandably a bit higher than normal through playing the tougher part of the course twice. Winner today was Jim Cruddas with a net 75. Ray MacDowall was runner up also with a net 75. Sandy Thorburn was 3rd with a net 77. Harry Smith grabbed to only two of the day


Thursday 11th October 2018

Today was the last event of the summer season. The Captains stableford. Members represented either the Captain, Vice Captain or Past Captain. The top 8 scores to count to determine the winning team. The top four gaining a small prize. This year it was the Past Captains team that won with a score of 273 points. The Captains team had the same score but lost on a CPO. The Vice Captains Team had a score of 272. The format was slightly different in that a shotgun start was arranged and was quite successful. It meant that all those taking part were able to sit down together for a meal and presentation of the annual prizes


Monday 8th October 2018

The summer season of golf is all but over. Just the end of season Captains event on Thursday, followed by lunch and the seasons prize presentations. Today members played the Medal Final competition with 35 players taking part in dry but windy conditions. Winner today was Gronwyn Hughes with a net 70, runner up was David Slater with a net 73. Malcolm Pearson was 3rd also with a net 73 and George Bullamore was 4th with a net 74. Bill Anson recorded the only two of the day. Best of the qualifiers was Malcolm Pearson so congratulations to Malcolm on winning the Medal Trophy


Thursday 4th October 2018

The summer season of golf is closing quite rapidly, just the one week left. Today was the Stableford Final. 36 Members took part in the event, the early starters getting the better weather of the morning as the rain started just after midday and the later players getting rather damp. Today's winner was John Roberson with 44 points. Runner up was Keith Stuttard with 41 points, 3rd was Bill Anson with 37 points and 4th was Jim Cruddas with 36 points. Two's recorded by George Bullamore & Jim Fihelebon. The best of the finalists was Dennis Massey with 36 points, so congratulations to Dennis as winner of the Stableford Final Trophy.

Yesterday a Seniors Open Texas Scramble was played and the prize winners are listed on the Seniors Open Results Page


Monday 1st October 2018

Like last Thursday today was the penultimate medal competition of the season. A cool autumnal day greeted those taking part in the competition and cool it stayed all day. Winner was Malcolm Pearson with a net 68, runner up was warren Holt with a net 70. Peter Marsden and Dennis Massey both returned net 72's for 3rd and 4th place respectively. 2's recorded by John Roberson and Malcolm Pearson.


Thursday 27th September 2018

The penultimate stableford competition of the summer golf season. Next Thursday is the stableford final. Today's golf was played in dry but very windy conditions and taking that into consideration there were some good returns. Winner today was Guy Newing with 42 points, runner up was Adam Aitken with 39 points John Charlton was 3rd also with 39 points and Sandy Thorburn was 4th with 38 points. Sandy also recorded the only two of the day.

Adam's second place was good enough to secure his place at the top of the Order of Merit, so congratulations to Adam


Monday 24th September 2018

Today, in pleasant conditions, the Mallards took part in a Texas Scramble. Winners were Ray MacDowell, Paul Whitehouse & John Turner with a net 66, runners up were George Bullamore, Frank Riley & Malcolm Sutherland with a net 68.1 and 3rd was the team of Jim Cruddas, Vic Bee & Angus Miller with a net 68.4


Thursday 20th September 2018

A party of members travelled over to Powfoot for a match against the Powfoot seniors, the match was halved. Meanwhile at home a few remaining members played a 9 hole stableford won by Jim Fihelebon with 24 points. Runner up was Bill Anson with 21 points and Peter Marsden as 3rd with 20 points

Monday's update, a stableford competition comfortably won by Adam Aitken with 42 points, George Bullamore was runner up with 37 points. David Slater was 3rd also with 37 points and Frank Riley was 4th with 36 points. Two's recorded by David Wrightson and Adam Aitken x 2


Thursday 13th September 2018

Round 6 and the final round of the Medal 'Eclectic'. Bill Anson with a net 71 added yet another win to his collection today, his 7th of the season which must be a record for a member of the Mallards, yet he trails the Captain in the Order of Merit. Runner up today was the Captain, Adam Aitken whit a net 72. In 3rd place was David Hoggard with a net 73 and 4th was George Bullamore also with a net 73. 2's recorded by Adam Aitken, David Smith & John Roberson.

Congratulations go to John Turner as the winner of the Medal 'Eclectic' his net 56 pipped Bill Anson by one shot, Bill's total being a net 57


Monday 10th September 2018

A bit of a cool showery day. Members played a stableford competition and due to the excessive sand on a few greens a decision was taken to declare the competition a non qualifier. Judging by some scores sand or no sand didn't seem to have had made a great difference. Winner today was George Bullamore with 41 points. Runner up was Gronwyn Hughes with 38 points, 3rd was David Smith with 37 points, 4th was Adam Aitken with 35 points and 5th was Harry Smith with 34 points. No 2's


Thursday 6th September 2018

Autumn is just round the corner. Much cooler this morning though it did warm up as the morning went on then the rains came just after lunch and the later starters the sufferers. A medal competition was the order of the day and that man Billy Anson taking top honours again, his 6th win of the summer with a net 68. Runner up was John Charlton with a net 69, John Turner was 3rd with also with a net 69. 4th was John Thwaites and a net 69 for him as well. A bundle of 2's today with 5 being recorded, George Bullamore, Gronwyn Hughes, Harry Smith, David Hoggard & Adam Aitken.


Monday 3rd September 2018

A party of members travelled over to Maryport Golf Club for a match against the Bankenders. A nice win for the Mallards for a change, 5 - 3.
Meanwhile at home the 9 hole competition for other members was a no no, no one that keen to venture forth in the rain


Thursday 30th August 2018

Sadly the Match against Kirkcudbright seniors was cancelled. As a result a Texas Scramble was arranged as an alternative competition A good turn out saw 13 teams take part in the event. The winners were David Parsons, Bill Anson & John Roberson with a net 62. Runners up were Brian McLauchlan, George Bullamore & Adam Aitken with a net 65.8. 3rd placed team was that of Brian Richardson, David Smith & Barry Brown also with a net 65.8. 4th was the team of Malcolm Pearson, David Milligan, Frank Riley & Ken Sloan with a net 66.3


Thursday 23th August 2018

A damp, showery day for the members taking part in a Texas Scramble. A brolly and waterproofs day. 12 teams of three took part. The winners were Guy Newing, Des Bitcon & Paul Whitehouse with a net 137. Runners up were the team of Harry Smith, Peter Marsden & Ernie Duncan with a net 144. 3rd place team as that of Brian Richardson, David Smith & John Roberson with a net 145,

Next Thursday match against Kirkcudbright has been cancelled. A Texas Scramble will be played instead and the draw for this event can be found on the Team Event Start Times link


Monday 20th August 2018

On a cloudy but rather warm day 40 members took part in a stableford competition. The winner today was Ray MacDowell with 41 points, runner up was Sandy Thorburn with 39 points, Bob Paterson was 3rd also with 39 points and Guy Newing was 4th with 37 points. Adam Aitken recorded the only two of the day


Thursday 16th August 2018

The Nations Trophy, the annual English v Celts match was played today. The result being a win for the Celts 5 ½ - 2 ½


Monday 13th August 2018

The 5th round of the medal 'eclectic' was the order of the day. 30 members took part in the event. A decent day in that there was a mixture of cloud and sunshine and the rain stayed away. Winner today was Bob Paterson with a net 70, runner up was Adam Aitken with a net 71. David Smith, 3rd with a net 72, Malcolm Pearson, 4th with a net 74 and Jim Cruddas 5th with a net 75.


Thursday 9th August 2018

A decent day for golf, a mixture of sunshine and cloud and not overly hot. Today's competition was the second round of the Ralph Ramsden medal. The winner today was John Roberson with a net 68, runner up was Ray MacDowell with a net 72, David Slater was 3rd also with a net 72. Andy Swanston was 4th, he also returned a net 72. Two's recorded by John Roberson, Brian Richardson & David Langley

Congratulations go to Ray MacDowell as the winner of the Ralph Ramsden Trophy with a combined score of 142 (70 - 72)


Monday 6th August 2018

A bit of a dull day with little or no sunshine and some rain. Round 1 of the Ralph Ramsden Medal was played today. Bill Anson and Frank Riley both returned net 67's to take 1st and 2nd places respectively. 3rd and 4th were similarly tied with the Malcolm's Pearson and Sutherland both returned net 68's. Just the one two recorded today and Frank Riley claimed that prize. A good day for Frank


Monday 30th July 2018

A pleasant day for golf, Today 35 members took part in a stableford competition The competition was won by Warren Holt with 42 points. Runner up was one of our newest members, John Charlton, also with 42 points. 3rd and 4th were Jim Cruddas & Keith Stuttard respectively both with 38 points. Two's recorded by Des Bitcon & Brian Richardson


Thursday 26th July 2018

Another blistering hot day for the player to contend with. The fairways were running long and fast today, if you managed to hit them! 31 members to part in a Medal competition. David Wrightson was the winner with a net 68, runner up was Keith Stuttard with a net 69, Guy Newing was 3rd with a net 70. John Welch also with a net 70 was 4th. Gronwyn Hughes recorded the only 2 of the day


Monday 23rd July 2018

A warm pleasant day for those members out playing today. There was an occasional light shower of rain. 35 members took part in a stableford competition. The winner today was David Walby with 43 points. 41 points secured 2nd and 3rd places for Des Bitcon and Warren Holt respectively, 4th was Andrew Swanston with 39 points. 5 players had had handicap reductions including an exceptional score reduction for Warren Holt. Two's recorded by Adam Aitken, Bob Paterson & Jim Cruddas


Wednesday 18th July 2018

Seniors Open results updated


Monday 16th July 2018

Some overnight rain didn't do much other than dampen down the dust and make for a cooler day than of late. Today saw the members take part in a Texas Scramble. 12 teams entered. The winning team was pretty much what the 11 other teams predicted, so say no more. That team was Adam Aitken, Malcolm Pearson & Dennis Massey with a net 63.3. Runners up were David Hoggard, Keith Stuttard & Paul Whitehouse with a net 64.7. 3rd was the team of Guy Newing, Harry Martin & Malcolm Sutherland with a net 65.5


Thursday 12th July 2018

At least there was a bit of a cooling breeze today, but it was still nice and hot. Plenty of run for the ball on the hard fairways, but some heartbreaking bounce. 34 members took part in a stableford competition. Vic Winn with 40 points was the winner. John Roberson was runner up with 39 points. 3 players returned 38 points the best of those were Adam Aitken 3rd and Malcolm Pearson 4th. Two's recorded by Dennis Massey and Jim Fihelebon


Monday 9th July 2018

Another hot day but not a hot as last week, a bit of cloud cover and a gentle breeze kept the players fresher. For all that scoring seemed to be a bit difficult. 36 members took part in the 4th round of the Medal 'Eclectic'. Bill Anson with a net 7o was the winner. Brian Richardson was runner up with a net 71, David Wrightson was 3rd with a net 72 and David Smith 4th with a net 73. Two's recorded by David Smith, George Bullamore and John Roberson


Thursday 5th July 2018

Another cracking hot day for the members who turned out to play a medal competition. Judging by the scores returned the baking hard fairways were a definite advantage to the high handicap players, shortening the course for them. Winner today was John Thwaites with a net 66, runner up was Cyril Hankey with a net 67. John Glendinning and David Parsons, 3rd & 4th, were the best of 4 members returning net 71's. Two's recorded by John Thwaites, George Bullamore and Bill Anson


Monday 2nd July 2081

The great weather continues. Another match day for the Mallards, this time a home tie against Workington which sadly the Mallards lost 3 - 5. Social golf for the rest of the members who ventures out in the heat


Thursday 28th June 2018

Today was the Mallards Captains Day. It was another blisteringly hot day to be playing golf. 40 members took part in the event. The main event was a stableford competition, members playing for the Ian Carruthers 'Slipper Frog' trophy, the side event was a putting competition. Included in the competition was a nearest the pin on the 6th and the nearest the line on the 18th. The winner of the stableford competition and the 'Slipper Frog' trophy was Cyril Hankey with 39 points. 2nd was Vic Bee and 3rd was Sandy Thorburn. Winner of the nearest the pin on the 6th was Harry Martin. Nearest the line winner was Vic Bee. Guy Newing was the winner of the putting competition with 15 putts.

Group photo Eden

Congratulations the Cyril Hankey

 

 


Monday 25th June 2018

Wall to wall sunshine for the members out playing today. A bit hot for some. 18 pairs took part in a 4BBB stableford competition comfortably won by Guy Newing & Andy Swanston with 47 points Runners up was the pairing of Peter Milnes & Keith Stuttard with 43 points. In 3rd place were Harry Martin & Brian Richardson also with 43 points


Thursday 21st June 2018

The longest day of the year and it turned out bright and sunny for all. The Mallards played host to a team from Hexham Golf Club. The match was won by the Mallards 6 ½ - 1 ½. Other members played some social golf


Monday 18th June 2018

A bit of a windy day for all, but nowhere near as bad as last Thursday. At least the scoring seemed a bit better. A medal was played and the winner with a net 73 was Bill Anson. Runner up was David Smith with a net 74. Guy Newing also with a net 74 was 3rd and Jim Cruddas was 4th with a net 75. Two's recorded by John Turner and John Roberson


Thursday 14th June 2018

The weather forecast for this morning was showers and gales. Judging by the turnout today there could be a suggestion that quite a few members looked out of the window first thing and decided, "Not for me". The rain did stay away for the 24 members taking part, but the 50 mph plus gales persisted all morning. Today was the 2nd round of the Alex McPhee Trophy. Three members returned 35 points, so on a CPO David Wrightson was 1st, David Langley was 2nd & Jim Fihelebon was 3rd. Bob Paterson was 4th with 34 points. Combining Monday's score with today's score the winner of the Alex McPhee Trophy was Guy Newing with a total score of 73 points.

Congratulations to Guy


Monday 11th June 2018

Another bright sunny day and at last some good golf played to reflect the decent weather. 36 members took part in the first round of the Alex McPhee Trophy, a stableford competition played of 36 holes. Winner today was Guy Newing with 41 points, runner up was Bill Anson with 38 points. In 3rd place was Brian Richardson with 37 points and 4th was David Wrightson with 36 points. Just the one two and that was recorded by David Walby


Thursday 7th June 2018

Today was the 3rd round of the medal 'Eclectic' Playing in wall to wall hot sunshine 31 members took part in the event. Judging by the returns scoring was not easy. Lots of odd bounce. Winner today was Ray MacDowell with a net 73, runner up was Jim Cruddas also with a net 73, 3rd was Keith Stuttard with a net 75. Jim Fihelebon was 4th with a net 76 and David Milligan was 5th with a net 77


Wednesday 6th June 2018

A bit of a reduced party of Members left the Club car park at 8am this morning to travel over to Durham City Golf Club for a day's outing. Arriving around 10 am they enjoyed bacon butties & coffee/tea before going out to play golf. This year's competition was a 4BBB stableford. Most of the members found the undulating greens rather tricky. None the less a good score of 44 points was returned by John Roberson & John Welch to claim 1st prize. Runners up were Gronwyn Hughes & Ray MacDowell with 42 points. Third place went to Bob Peterson & Peter Marsden also with 42 points. Just the one two recorded and that was by Gronwyn Hughes. The nearest the pin prize went to Stuart Richardson and the longest drive went to Keith Stuttard


Monday 4th June 2018

A party of members travelled over to Workington today for a match against the 'Beck Watchers' The match was won by Workington 6 - 2

Meanwhile back a home the remained members had the opportunity to play in a 9 hole stableford competition. 22 members took part including Chris Small who is working his way slowly back into the game. Winner today was John Ross with 20 points, runner up was John Morton-Carruthers with 18 points, 3d was Chris Seed with 17 points, Joe Hardon was 4th also with 17th points. No two's recorded.


Thursday 31st May 2018

A stableford competitionplayed today. On a rather sultry day 38 members took part in the event. The top 4 places all returned 38 points so in order it was Ray MacDowell, 1st. Barry Brown, 2nd. Malcolm Pearson, 3rd. Guy Newing 4th. Andy Swanston recorded the only two of the day

Yesterday, a group of members travelled to Hexham for a match against the Hexham Seniors. The Mallards won 5 - 3.


Thursday 24th May 2018

Another glorious day for golf, wall to wall sunshine for the members taking part in a team event. Today it was a Yellowball Stableford. Winners today was the team of John Turner, John Roberson & Vic Winn with 80 points, runners up was the team of Harry Smith, David Harding & Peter Miles with 78 points and in 3rd place was the team of Adam Aitken, Malcolm Pearson & Paul Whitehouse with 74 points.

Yesterday the Mallards played host to a team from Penrith in the return match, the Mallards won 4 ½ - 3 ½


Monday 21st May 2018

Today's competition was the second round of the Phil Harrison Trophies. The day dawned bright and sunny, sadly the majority of scores returned weren't so. The highlight of the day was a 'Hole in One' for Des Bitcon on the 6th hole The second hole in one recorded in consecutive competition's at the same hole.
Today's winner was David Walby with a net 72, runner up was Malcolm Pearson also with a net 72. In 3rd place was Des Bitcon with a net 74 and 4th was Brian Richardson with a net 75. Andy Swanston recorded the only two of the day


Thursday 17th May 2018

The Mallards celebrated the 25h anniversary of the inauguration of the Seniors Section. The celebration included a number of past members being invited to the event. The morning was taken up with 60 plus members and guests taking part in a stableford competition which was won by Vic Bee with 38 points. After the competition some 74 members and guests sat down and enjoyed a meal. After the meal there was the presentation of prizes, a raffle draw and a couple of speeches. All in all a very good day. Harry Martin's highlight of the day was a 'Hole in One' on the 6th, congratulations Harry.

On Tuesday gone the Mallards played an away match against Kirkcudbright the Mallards lost 5 ½ - 2 ½


Monday 14th May 2018

A lovely bight sunny day for the first round of the Phil Harrison Trophies (Scratch & Handicap) Even though the course was in excellent condition scores returned we rather on the high side. Best gross score of today was 80. The winner today was Adam Aitken with a net 73, runner up was Sandy Thorburn with a net 74, oh and a handicap reduction due to stableford adjustments, 3rd place went to Vic Bee also with a net 74 and 4th was Allan Robinson with a net 75. Allan's first time in the prizes. Two's recorded by Malcolm Pearson & George Bullamore

Tee times for Thursday's anniversary competition are posted on the Team event Start Times page


Thursday 10th May 201

Blimey it was rather cool first thing this morning. It did not deter 41 members turning out to play in a stableford competition. Scoring was not as high as might have been expected but maybe the strong wind accounted for this, really just an excuse for poor play!!!!!!!!!!!!! Winner today was John Welch with 37 points, runner up was Adam Aitken with 35 points, Des Bitcon was 3rd also with 35 points and Jim Fihelebon was 4th with 34 points. David Smith recorded the only to of the day

A reminder the it is the Mallards 25th Anniversary event next Thursday the 17th and that there will be a two tee start form 9am


Thursday 3rd May 2018

Today's competition was the second round of the Medal 'Eclectic'. 30 members took part in the event. Tough going for those taking part, playing from the white tees making some holes really difficult for a few members. The winner was Bill Anson with a net 73, Warren Holt was runner up with a net 74, David Harding was 3rd with a net 75 and George Bullamore was 4th with a net 76. Two's recorded by John Roberson & Jack Carruthers


Monday 30th April 2018

Cool but bright sunny day. A mixture of social golf and match play golf. Today the Mallards hosted a match against the seniors from Powfoot. Some close matches but overall the Mallards won 6 - 2


Thursday 26th April 2018

A dry bright day but very very windy. A medal competition was the order of the day and scoring was not easy. 32 members to part in the event. George Bullamore was the winner with a net 73, runner up was Vic Bee with a net 75, Brian Richardson also with a net 75 was 3rd and Sandy Thorburn with a net 76 was 4th. Two's recorded by Brian Richardson, Declan Campbell & Vic Bee.

Let's wish Peter Hudson a speedy recovery, seemingly he is languishing in Thailand with two broken wrists after a fall while on holiday


Monday 23rd April 2017

A party of 16 members travelled to Penrith for a match against the Penrith Seniors and for a change the Mallards came away with a comfortable win 5 ½ - 2 ½ . For the remaining members a 9 hole stableford competition was arranged and 23 members took part in the event. The winner was Ken Sloan with 20 points, runner up was Sandy Thorburn with 17 points and 3rd was John Morton-Carruthers also with 17 points. Ken Sloan recorded the only two of the day


Thursday 19th April 2018

Another great day for golf, plenty of sunshine. 30 members too part in a stableford competition which was won by Jim Fihelebon with 36 points, David Harding was runner up also with 36 points. Dennis Massey was 3rd with 35 points and Malcolm Pearson 4th also with 35 points. Two's recorded by David Smith, Des Bitcon & Jim Fihelebon


Monday 16th April 2018

Perfect golf weather, sunshine and little or no wind. 39 members took part in a stableford competition today. All four prize winners returned the same score of 36 points, So in order on a CPO, it is Adam Aitken, Guy Newing, Dennis Massey & Malcolm Pearson. Proof if proof is needed that the greens have vastly improved in the past week is reflected in the fact that there was 5 two's recorded today, Guy Newing, Ian Melrose, George Bullamore, Dennis Massey & John Thwaites


Thursday 12th April 2018

After the glorious day on Monday it was back to a bitterly cold day today with a very strong wind. Members to part in a sixsome competition, playing in pairs it was 4BBB for the 1st 6 holes then greensome for the middle 6 holes then foursome for the final 6 holes. Winners today were Des Bitcon & Jack Carruthers with a net 69.5, Runners up were Gronwyn Hughes and Jim Fihelebon with a net 70 and in 3rd place was the pairing of Vic Bee & Ray MacDowell with a net 70.5


Monday 9th April 2018

Playing the first round of the Medal 'Eclectic' the only good thing about the day for the majority was that it was played in glorious sunshine. Playing from the white tee the course played extremely long for many players today. This ws reflected in the scores returned. The CSS for today was 75 and only two players returned scores better than that, Adam Aitken with a net 71 and Dennis Massey with a net 73. In 3rd place was David Smith with a net 76 and 4th was David Langley also with a net 76. Sadly Mr Langley had a stableford adjusted score and a handicap reduction. Just the one two recorded today and that was by Adam Aitken


Thursday 5th April 2018

Following two days of rain it was good to find that today was fine and sunny, a proper spring day. The good weather had a positive effect on members as 47 members turned out to play in today's stableford. Back on the full course for the fist time in months the scores reflected just how difficult it was adjusting. Winner today was Ray MacDowell with 37 points, Runner up was David Langley with 35 points, in 3rd place also with 35 points was Adam Aitken, Brian Richardson was 4th with 43 points. Chris Seed was 5th also with 34 points. No twos today

Wednesday's match at Kirkcudbright was cancelled

Don't forget the Annual Dinner on Wednesday 11th April, next Wednesday


Thursday 29th March 2018

Another frosty morning. Green staff were busy playing catch up working on the greens so it was a mixture of summer and winter greens for the members taking part in today's medal competition. A good turn out today with 41 members taking part in a medal competition. Winner was John Glendinning with a net 71, runner up was Andy Swanston with a net 72, 3rd was David Smith with a net 73 and 4th was Bill Anson also with a net 73. Two's recorded by Peter Milnes and Sandy Thorburn

A reminder that it is the Mallards Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation night on Wednesday 11th April


Monday 26th March 2018

Frost greeted the early morning starters. A rather a mixed bag in relation to which 'course' playing groups played. With the green staff taking advantage of the good weather, flags were moved between summer and winter greens while some urgently need work was done, so scores today are a reflection as to what 'course' a particular group played. Never the less Jim Fihelebon returned a great score of 46 points to take 1st place. Runner up was Jim Cruddas with 43 points, 3rd spot went to Guy Newing with 41 points and in 4th place was Andy Swanston with 41 points. Two's recorded by Jim Cruddas & Jim Fihelebon

There are 'meal' notices on the notice board for the Annual Dinner and Anniversary Day. By completing your meal request you are intimating your intention to attend the event


Thursday 22nd March 2018

A cool but pleasant day for golf. 37 players took part in the opening stableford competition. Ken Sloan was the winner with 42 points, David Parsons was runner up with 38 points. Adam Aitken and John Roberson also had 38 points for 3rd and 4th places. Two's recorded by George Bullamore and Ian Melrose x 2

A reminder, it is the Mallards Annual Dinner and Prize Giving on Wednesday 11th April

Also a reminder is the event of the Mallards 25th Anniversary on Thursday 17th May. A two tee start followed by a meal has been organised


Monday 19th March 2018

Heavy snow over the weekend gave concern that golf would be no no today but fortunately a good thaw meant that we did get to play and it was a decent day apart from the chilly wind. The scores returned, reflected the fact that we played a shorter course today. Bill Anson with a net 63 was the winner. 2nd 3rd and 4th all returned net 64's. So in order it was Sandy Thorburn, Peter Marsden & David Parsons. Adam Aitken recorded the only two of the day.


Thursday 15th March 2018

A dull, very windy day, greeted the members taking part in a Texas Scramble. Ten teams took part in the event which was won by the team of Gronwyn Hughes, Ray MacDowell & John Glendinning with a net 66. Ian Melrose. David Hoggard & Malcolm Pearson were runners up with a net 66.6. In 3rd place was the team of Brian Richardson, David Walby & Jim Fihelebon with a 68.1


Monday 12th March 2018

Group photo Eden Adam Aitken, Captain for the year 2018 drove into office today. He was welcomed on the 1st tee by a good number of fellow members including his Vice Captain, Peter Milnes. After striking the 1st ball with an 'ancient' wooden headed club the members took part in the Captain v Vice Captain match. On completion of the matches a light lunch was enjoyed by all. Overall the Captains team won by 6 matches to 3 with one halved. Weatherwise is was a decent day, hopefully an indication of things to come for the summer season.


Thursday 8th March 2018

At least Jim, on the last day of his Captaincy, went out with a bang. A glorious day weather wise and coming up trumps by winning the Snowball Order of Merit and the Medal 'Eclectic'.

Congratulations to Jim and many thanks for his 2 years in office

The really nice day made for some outstanding golf played today, A rarely seen member, Ray MacDowell swept the board today return a net 58 for 1st place. Runner up was Ian Melrose with a net 63, Harry Smith was 3rd with a net 64 and Gronwyn Hughes was 4th also with a net 64. Two's recorded by John Roberson & Peter Marsden


Monday 5th March 2018

The good news is that there is a thaw and if it continues we should be able to play some golf on Thursday. Obviously a lot of members have not been near the course for a few days so it's a case of turn up on Thursday fit in and play, it's the last competition of the winter season. The Texas scramble due for the 15th of March is lacking in numbers, again no doubt to members not being able to get to the course. Anyone not able to get to the course this week and wanting to play can contact Sandy.

Draw for the Captain v Vice Captain is posted. Hopefully we will get a good number of you attending for the Captains Drive In

It's the AGM tomorrow evening the 6th March. There are no problems getting access to the club


Monday 26th February 2018

A Bogey competition was the order of the day, not a favourite type of competition for many but it adds to the mix of competitions played by the Mallards. A bitterly cold day for those that did take part. It was a comfortable win for Stuart Richardson who returned a score of +9. Runner up was Andy Swanston with a score of +5. In 3rd place was Peter Hudson also on +5 and Frank Riley was 4th with +4. No two's recorded

A reminder that the AGM will be held in the Clubhouse next Tuesday th 6th March at 7 pm prompt


Thursday 22nd February 2018

Another frosty start to the mornings golf that soon gave way to a bright sunny but chilly day. Today's event in which 36 members, 18 pairs, took part was an Ambrose Scramble, (a pairs Texas Scramble). Winner on the day was the newest members Chris Garlick & David Milligan with a net 61.75, runners up was the pair of Gronwyn Hughes & Peter Hudson with a net 62.75. 3rd was the pair of John Thwaites & Sandy Thorburn with a net 63 and in 4th place was the pair of Malcolm Pearson & Frank Riley with a net 63.25


Monday 19th February 2018

For winter golf it was a good day to be out, the waterproof and windproof clothing abandoned. The 2nd round of the winter medal 'eclectic' was played today. 30 members turned out for the event and played a mixture of summer and winter greens and some excellent scores returned no more so than George Bullamore's gross 72, net 64, more than good enough for 1st place. Runner up was Jim Fihelebon with a net 68. In 3rd place was Jim Cruddas also with a net 68 and 4th was Peter Hudson with a net 69. Just the one 2 recorded today and that was by Douglas Pringle


Thursday 15th February 2018

At last there was golf today. A day in which a bitter cold 'gale' blew and an odd shower of hail, other than it was a good day judging by the scores returned. David Smith an early starter lead for most of the day but was pipped by the last man in David Walby. David Walby returned 45 points and David Smith 44 points. In 3rd place was Andy Swanston with 40 points and 4th was Peter Hudson with 39 points. Two's recorded by Malcolm Pearson, Ian Melrose, Guy Newing and Jin Fihelebon


Monday 12th February 2018

Yet again the weather is the winner. So no golf again today

Team event for the 22nd Feb added


Thursday 8th February 2018

No golf today, course closed due to snow covering a majority of the fairways

Details of a Second Seniors Open in October added


Monday 5th February 2018

A cold frosty morning. Hard ground and plenty of bounce for the early starters and judging by today's results the late starters were the beneficiaries as the morning wore on and the frost left the greens. Playing a 5 club stableford 31 members took part and the winner today was Frank Riley with 47 points. Runner up was Ian Castle with 43 points and in 3rd place was David Parsons with 42 points. Two's recorded by Bill Anson and Frank Riley


Thursday 1st February 2018

A frosty start to the morning for those members taking part in a Texas Scramble Eleven team took part in the event. The winners were the team of Jim Cruddas, Gronwyn Hughes & Sandy Thorburn with a net 63.6. Runners up were the team of Adam Aitken, Brian Richardson & Vic Winn with a net 63.8. In third place were Guy Newing & David Smith with a net 64. Guy & David's third team member withdrew so they had an amended handicap allowance


Monday 29th January 2018

Well January is almost over and just six weeks until the start of our summer season, something to look forward to. Today 32 members turned out to play an 'alternative stableford' competition, a bit of a variation on the scoring system, negative points for bogeys or worse. Today's winner by a 'country mile' was Sandy Thorburn with 48 points, runner up with 38 points was Malcolm Pearson, Adam Aitken was 3d with 35 points and Stuart Richardson 4th with 33 points. Two's recorded by Guy Newing, Brian Richardson and Sandy Thorburn x 2


Thursday 25th January 2018

A bright sunny morning welcomed the members turning out to play in a stableford competition. Winner today was David Langley with 43 points, runner up was Bill Anson also with 43 points. One of our recent new members David Smith was 3rd with 42 points and Adam Aitken was 4th also with 42 points. Just the one two recorded today and that good fellow was yet again Malcolm Pearson


Monday 22nd January 2018

A cool breeze, otherwise a decent day for golf. Format for the day was a Yellowball Team Stableford and it was good to see that all those that entered turned out to play. 30 members, 10 teams took part in the event. The winning team was that of John Turner, John Thwaites and Brian Richardson with 95 points. Runners up were Andy Swanston, Gronwyn Hughes and David Parson with 91 points and in 3rd place were Ian Melrose, Douglas Pringle and Ian Castle with 89 points


Thursday 18th January 2018

A light covering of snow on the course was enough for a few members to cancel any thought of playing. Never the less 9 teams did take part in a Sixsome competition and within a short space of time the snow cleared and the sun shone to make for a pleasant mornings golf. The winning pair were Paul Whitehouse and Guy Newing with a net 61. Runners up were Peter Milnes & John Turner with a net 65 and in 3rd place was the pairing of John Roberson & Peter Flynn with a net 66


Thursday 11th January 2018

A good day for golfing, little or no wind and warmer out than of late, 29 members took part in a Bogey competition, interesting format in that for the majority a gross birdie seemed for nowt. Three members returned scores of +8. So, on a CPO it was George Bullamore 1st, Dennis Massey 2nd and Bob Paterson 3rd. In 4th place with +5 was Jim Cruddas. Two's recorded by Peter Hudson, David Parsons & Warren Holt


Monday 8th January 2018

A cold, bright, frosty morning greeting members brave enough to turn out and play. 29 members to part in a medal competition and considering the unpredictable bounce there was some good returns. Non more so than that man again, Ken Sloan who returned a net 68. Runner up was Ernie Duncan with a net 69, Chris Seed was 3rd also with a net 69 and in 4th place was Brian Richardson with a net 70. Two's recorded by Brian Richardson and David Walby


Thursday 4th January 2018

Not the best of starts to the New Year. Today's competition cancelled and just the back 9 open for play

The committee wishes all members 'All the Best' for 2018 and hope you all have a good year's golf


Thursday 28th December 2017

Another frosty day for the members playing the final stableford of the year 2017. No doubt being the festive season family commitments took priority with just 24 members taking part. The top three all returned 41 points so on a CPO it was Ken Sloan 1st, Paul Whitehouse 2nd & Harry Smith 3rd. 4th place went to Warren Holt with 37 points and 5th place also with 37 points was David Hoggard.

See you all next year. The committee wishing all members a Happy New Year and good golfing during 2018


Thursday 21st December 2017

A really pleasant day for golf, especially on the shortest day of the year. The members took part in an Ambrose Scramble, (a Texas Scramble but played in pairs) It seems to have been a format that was enjoyed by all that took part. Winners were Bill Anson & David Parson with a net 61, runners up were Brian Richardson & Peter Hudson with a net 62, In 3rd place was the pairing of Adam Aitken & Guy Newing with a net 62.5. 4th pair was Des Bitcon & Dennis Massey with a net 63.5


Monday 18th December 2017

The Mallards Annual Christmas Cracker Stableford followed by Christmas Lunch. The start of the morning's golf was delayed, on the advice of the ground staff due to frost and slippery conditions Once play started 38 members took part in the event. There was a goodly number of prizes available today and numerous prize winners, to many to name, so the top 5 in order were John Welch, 44 points, Ken Sloan 42 points, Bob Paterson 41 points, George Bullamore 40 points and Stuart Richardson 40 points. Following on from today's results and some recent results, one member has qualified for an exceptional scores handicap reduction


Thursday 14th December 2017

Wet day. Hard ground, slippery underfoot, not the best conditions for golf. Quite a few members did venture out but the majority gave up for one reason or another. Just six hardy souls returned a score but that's it. No Snowball points gained today.

The committe would bring to your attention that Jim Samuel died last Friday, 8th December. Jim had been a member for many years until his illness. It is understood that it is to be a private funeral


Monday 11th December 2017

A cold, cold day, heavy frost over the weekend made for an interesting round of golf, good bounces for some, bad bounces for others. The full course was reopened at the weekend so it was back to playing 18 holes and some good scores recorded today despite the frosty ground. Winner was Jim Fihelebon with 43 points. Runner up was Brian Richardson also with 43 points. In 3rd place was Des Bitcon with 42 points and 4th was David Hoggard with 41 points. Two's recorded by Bob Paterson, Ian Melrose & Peter Hudson


Thursday 7th December 2017

Heavy overnight rain put any thoughts of playing at least 17 holes to one side. Still considering the wind and the chill that was there today the majority were happy to play just the 9 holes. All winter greens today and obviously suited John Glendinning as he returned the winning score of 26 points. Runner up was Ken Sloan with 25 points. Brian Richardson also returned 25 points for 3rd place and in 4th was Bill Anson with 23 points


Monday 4th December 2017

Good day for golf, dry and reasonably warm little or no wind. Just the back nine open for play but following a few days without rain there has been a remarkable transformation to the wet areas of the course, they are drying out nicely and with a bit of luck we will be playing the full course on Thursday. Back to today it was a stableford competition with 34 players taking part in the event. Winner today was Bob Paterson with 26 points, runner up was Sandy Thorburn with 23 points. In 3rd place was Dennis Massey with 22 points and in 4th was Jim Cruddas also with 22 points. Just the one 2 recorded by Bob Paterson.


Thursday 30th November 2017

Today was the first golf played since the 16th of the month and just the back nine holes open for play. 24 members turned out to play a stableford competition won buy one of our newer members. So in 1st place was Robert Guyan with 24 points, Malcolm Pearson was 2nd also with 24 points. In 3rd place was Ernie Duncan with 23 points and 4th was Kenneth Sloan also with 23 points. No two's

Monday's Stable/medal has be cancelled and a 9 holes stableford will be played over the back 9 holes as was done today


Monday 27th November 2017

Last Thursday there was no golf due to the course being closed, flooded in a few places. Likewise no golf today as the course is still closed. A bit of cleaning up to finish and all being well there will be some golf on Thursday. The team event on the 7th December is cancelled and a stableford competition will be played instead


Monday 20th November 2017

Sadly no golf today. The course was closed due to the the weather


Thursday 16th November 2017

Heavy overnight rain cleared in time for the start of today's Mallards competition, rather wet and soggy underfoot in places. Just a meagre 24 members turned out to play and 'Alternative Stableford' comfortably won by Ken Sloan with 31 points. Runner up was John Turner with 26 points. In 3rd place was Dennis Massey with 25 points and 4th was our newest member Andy Swanston with 24 points. Two's recorded by Frank Riley, Jim Fihelebon & Brian Richardson


Monday 13th November 2017

A cold and frosty start to the day, especially for the early starters. Within an hour the frost had gone. All the same the 10 teams taking part in today's Texas Scramble enjoyed a pleasant mornings golf, Winners today were Jim Fihelebon, John Roberson & Frank Riley with a net 63.8. Runners up were David Hoggard, Guy Newing & John Carruthers with a net 64.7. In 3rd place was the team of George Bullamore, Warren Holt & Ian Castle with a net 65.4


Thursday 9th November 2017

Lovely pleasant day for golf. 30 members took part in a stableford competition won by John Glendinning with 43 points. Runner up was Warren Holt with 40 points, In 3rd place was Paul Whitehouse with 39 points. 4th was John Twhaites also with 39 points. There being no two's recorded Harry Marting was 5th with 38 points


Monday 6th November 2017

Members turned out today to play a stableford competition. The early starters were greeted with a frost covered course. Playing a shorter course some good scores were retuned today. Winner was Malcolm Pearson with 44 points, runner up was John Roberson with 41, in 3rd place was Des Bitcon also with 41 points. Another with 41 points and in 4th place was Paul Whitehouse. Two's recorded by Peter Hudson, Malcolm Pearson, Paul Whitehouse & Harry Smith


Friday 3rd November 2017

An update on yesterdays golf. The members participated in team stableford and for a nice change it was a decent day all round 12 teams took part and was won by the team of Bob Paterson, Peter Hudson & David Langley with 90 points, runners up were Brian Richardson, Ken Sloan & George Bullamore with 89 points. In 3rd place was the team of Jim Cruddas, John Glendinning & Frank Riley with 84 points


Monday 30th October 2017

The first frost of winter greeted the early starters. It was the first round of the Mallards Winter 'Eclectic' 32 members took part and playing on all winter greens scores were expected to be good and so it turned out, the top eleven players recording net 70 or better. The winner today was Dennis Massey with a net 64, runner up was David Parsons with a net 65, John Turner in 3rd place also returned a net 65, in 4th places was Kenneth Sloan with a net 66. Two's recorded by John Turner & Sandy Thorburn


Thursday 26th October 2017

A decent day weather wise, no rain but the course was rather wet away from the fairways which were good. The members took part in a team event today, this time a Sixsome, a combination of 4BBB, Greensome & Foursome. Winners today were David Hoggard & Guy Newing with a net 63.5. Runners up were David Parsons & Bob Paterson with a net 64 and in 3rd place were Adam Aitken & John Turner with a net 65.5


Monday 23rd October 2017

Listening to the previous evenings weather forecast it was doubtful that there would be any golf this morning. As it turned out it was rather a pleasant morning for the 12 teams taking part in a Texas Scramble. Winners today were the team of David Harding, Sandy Thorburn & Malcolm Pearson with a net 62.8. Runners up were the team of Dennis Massey, David Langley & John Roberson with a net score of 65.1. 3rd place went to the team of John Welch, George Bullamore & David Parsons with a net 65.4


Friday 20th October 2017

A quick update on Thursday's competition. The 1st medal of the Winter Season. Played in decent weather conditions and a few winter greens it still seemed pretty tough as the best gross of the day was an 82. Best net was by the winner Bill Anson with a net 66, runner up was George Bullamore with a net 70. Malcolm Pearson was 3rd with a net 71 and in 4th was Jim Cruddas also with a net 71. David Hoggard recorded the only to of he day


Monday 16th October 2017

The first day of the winter season got of to a rather unusual start in that it was rather a dark glooming morning with shower for the first couple of hours and then it got brighter and warm. It was discovered later in the day that the gloomy start was caused by a sand storm whipped up from the Sahara Desert which gave the sun when it did appear a dark reddish colour. Anyway apart for that 29 members took part in a stableford competition which was won by Jim Fihelebon with 44 points, runner up was David Walby with with 40 points. Also on 40 points were the 3rd and 4th places, Adam Aitken and Malcom Pearson. Two's recorded by Jim Fihelebon and Adam Aitken


 

Thursday 12th October 2017

Considering the weather and rain that fell during the previous two days we were rather fortunate to be playing golf today. The green staff worked hard to prepare a course to allow the Captains end of season competition to proceed. Even though there were a number of cry offs there was a good turn out for the event and the lunch following the game. Members were either representing the Captain, Vice Captain or Past Captain. The Past Captains team took the honours this year, the Captains team were runners up and the Vice Captains team trailed in an honourable last.

So ends the summer season of golf and next Monday sees the start of the winter season. There is no winter league this year due to lack of support. It is hoped that there will be enough support to run the Greensome Knockout. Other than that we will endeavour to enjoy the winter golf as best we can


Monday 9th October 2017

Today was the last of the summer competitions, the Medal Final and a few trophies up for grabs. The order of merit, the Medal Final and the Super vets. 33 members took part, played in reasonable conditions, just the odd light shower and little or no wind and an odd ray of sunshine. The winner today was Frank Riley with a net 69, runner up was George Bullamore with a net 70, 3rd place went to Guy Newing with a net 71 and in 4th place was the Captain, Jim Cruddas with a net 72. Twos' recorded by George Bullamore, Gronwyn Hughes & John Thwaites. Highlight of the day was a 'Hole in One' recorded by Harry Martin on the 9th

George Bullamore's second place was good enough for him to retain his top spot on the Order of Merit table, He was also a Medal Final Qualifier so he won this trophy also. So congratulations to George. One other trophy was confirmed today and that is that David Slater wins the Super Vet's trophy. (Best over 75 on the Order of Merit)


Thursday 5th October 2017

A decent day for a change, sunshine all morning but a bit wet underfoot in places. Today the members took part in the Stableford final which was won by Brian Richardson with 39 points, runner up was John Thwaites with 38 points. Peter Milnes was 3rd also with 38 points and in 4th place was Warren Holt with 37 points Just the one 2 recorded and that was by John Roberson

Congratulations go to Brian on winning the Stableford Trophy


Thursday 28th September 2017

Lovely autumn morning for golf. Good turn out by members today, 42 taking part in a stableford competition. Winner today was Peter Marsden with 44 points, runner up was Ian Melrose with 43 points. in 3rd place was Bill Anson also with 43 points and 4th was Adam Aitken with 41 points. Two's recorded by Adam Aitken, Peter Hudson, John Roberson & Brian Richardson


Monday 25th September 2017

Yet another competition lost to the weather. Today's team event cancelled due to a rather wet course following heavy overnight rain. The course did reopen around 11am.

Last Thursday's 9 hole competition was also lost to the weather but rather fortunately the party of 16 members that travelled over to Powfoot for a match against the Powfoot Seniors did play. The rain having passed over the area by the time the match got under way and it was a very pleasant afternoons golf even though the Mallards lost 4½ - 3½. It was the last of the matches for the summer season


Monday 18th September 2017

After a run of medal competitions it was a welcome change for many that a stableford competition was played today. 34 members turned out for the event. The very early starters having to endure the rain for the first few holes. Winner today was Malcolm Pearson with 42 points, runner up was Guy Newing with 40 points, Harry Martin in 3rd place also returned 40 points. John Turner was 4th with 38 points. Guy Newing recorded the only two of the day

Tee time for next Monday's team event are posted


Friday 15th September 2017

A quick update on this weeks events, two medal competitions played but it seems the rain was a major player in that a few temporary greens had to be introduced to allow play. Monday's medal was won by Peter Marsden with a net 69. Peer Milnes was runner up with a net 70, 3rd was Adam Aitken with a net 73 and 4th was Frank Riley with a net 74, Two's on this day recorded by Brian Richardson & Vic Winn. Thursday's medal was the 5th round of the medal 'Eclectic' won by Jim Cruddas with a net 72, John Roberson also returned a net 72 to take the runners up spot. 3rd was Jim Fihelebon with a net 76, Guy Newing also returned a net 76 for 4th place. Two's recorded by Peter Hudson, Stuart Richardson & Mike Dodd


Thursday 7th September 2017

Rather a damp morning with regular showers. Still 30 members did turn out and play in a team medal which was won by the team of Doug Dixon, Des Bitcon & John Roberson with a net 136, second was the team of John Turner, David Slater and David Harding with a net 137. Third placed team was that of Jim Cruddas, Peter Milnes and Bob Paterson also with a net 137


Monday 4th September 2017

Mixed day weather wise, sunshine and showers. A party of members travelled over to Maryport today for a match against the Maryport seniors, The Mallards lost, (whitewashed) Other members played a 9 hole stableford competition, 18 member took part. Following some minor problems with signing in we have a provisional result, 1st Ken Sloan, 2nd Frank Riley and 3rd John Morton Carruthers. Full result will follow


Thursday 31st August 2017

A mixture of inter club match play and social golf. The Mallards played a match against Kirkcudbright Seniors and had a resounding win 7 matches to nil. On the social golf played today a mention and congratulations must go to Harry Smith for his Hole in One on the 6th. Shame it wasn't in a competition.

Team Medal Tee Times for the 7th September posted


Thursday 24th August 2017

The 4th round of the Medal 'Eclectic' got under way having been postponed from an earlier day. 24 members took part in the event and for a change it was played in quite pleasant conditions. 3 members returned a net 72 so on a CPO George Bullamore was the winner, runner up was Brian Richardson and 3rd was Peter Milnes, 4th was Warren Holt with a net 73 and as there were no 2's today Adam Aitken was 5th with a net 76


Monday 21st August 2017

A bit of a cold start to the day that improved as the morning wore on. 35 members took part in a stableford competition which was won by Harry Smith with 40 points, runner up was Peter Marsden with 39 points. Gronwyn Hughes was 3rd with 38 points and Brian Richardson was 4th also with 38 points. Just the one 2 recorded today and that was by Adam Aitken


Thursday 17th August 2017

A loveley bright warm sunny day which is more than cn be said for Monday's wash out. Today the Memebrs played the Annual Celts v English for the Nations Trophy and this year the Celts won,


Thursday 10th August 2017

Round two of the Ralph Ramsden Medal Trophy. Lovely warm sunny day for all taking part in the competition. 36 members played and today's round was won by Brian Richardson with a net 69, Harry Martin was runner up with a net 71. Gilmour McKellar was 3rd with a net 72 and in 4th place was Guy Newing with a net 72. Two's recorded by Brain Richardson & Gilmour McKellar.

Brian Richardson has won the Ralph Ramsden Trophy with a combined score of 140 net (71, 69). Congratulations to Brian


Monday 7th August 2017

Great start to the morning, a cloud burst causing havoc on the course for the early starters, green staff out sweeping the greens. After that a good morning for all. Some 30 plus players took part in round 1 of the Ralph Ramsden Trophy, a medal competition. Winner today was Peter Milnes with a net 68, runner up was Derek Smith with a net 69, (Derek's best return for some considerable time) In 3rd place was Brian Richardson with a net 71 and 4th was Bill Anson with a net 74. Two's recorded by George Bullamore, Ian Melrose, Guy Newing & David Slater

Seemingly there was problems with the computer terminal, hopefully the scores will be entered and recorded before the start of the 2nd round of the competition


Thursday 3rd August 2017

An update on yesterday's Captains Away Day. 31 members set of at 8am to travel to Gosforth Golf Club and had a very successful day. Other than a little shower the weather was good the course was good and the green a bit fast for the liking of some. After a bacon butty and cuppa the members played a stableford competition. John Turner was the winner of the Captains prize with 38 points, runner up was David Harding with 37 points, Bill Anson was 3rd with 35 points. Harry Martin recorded the only 2 of the day. Following the golf an enjoyable meal was had by all.

Today was the Frank Walker Trophy, usually well supported by members of the Mallards Section but a pretty poor turn out on this occasion with just nine members taking part, and at the time of writing Brian Richardson appears to have returned the best score


Monday 31st July 2017

Match day again. This time a home match against Maryport Seniors. Other members that did go and play early before the match had to contend with some very heavy showers as did the members playing the match, fortunately the good weather returned after playing 6 or 7 holes. The Mallards won the match 5 ½ - 2 ½


Thursday 27th July 2017

Captains Day, Wet Day. 40 members of the section turned out to play in the Captains Day Stableford competition vying for the 'Slippery Frog' Trophy. Sadly it was rather a wet day with regular heavy showers, so quite a few participants got rather 'drookit' as did the course with some greens flooding. Still a good day with an enjoyable meal after the golf. Winner on the day was Brian McLauchlan with 39 points. Runner up was John Thwaites with 38 points, 3rd and 4th places, Gronwyn Hughes and David Slater also returned 38 points. 2s recorded by Gilmour McKellar and Stuart Richardson

Congratulations to Brian McLauchlan on winning the Trophy


Monday 24th July 2017

A party of members travelled to Hexham for a match against the Hexham Seniors, The remaining members played a 9 hole stableford competition. The match was won by Hexham 4½ - 3½. The stableford competition was won by Bill Anson with 21 points, runner up was Jack Carruthers with 20 points, Brian McLauchlan was 3rd with 19 points, Jim Fihelebon and Brian Rowe were 4th & 5th respectively with 18 points. The green keeper declared that all bunker were GUR and as such the competition was a non qualifier. Not that there would have been any adjustments as the scoring system went on the blink again!


Thursday 20th July 2017

Following on from yesterday's Seniors Open a small number of members played a 9 hole stableford competition on the Hadrian's Course, a good challenge. Winner with 19 points was David McCulloch, runner up was Adam Aitken with 18 points, 3rd place went to David Slater also with 18 points. In 4th was John Turner with 17 points and in 5th place was Brian Rowe with 16 points


Wednesday 19th July 2017

Eden Seniors Open, click on the results link for the list of winner. Good to see that a variety of clubs were represents in the prizes


Monday 17th July 2017

Good to be back playing in warm to hot conditions. The members took part in a Texas Scramble won by the team of Ian Melrose, Brian McLauchlan & Bob Paterson with a net 65.6. Runners up were David Parson, Ernie Duncan & John Turner with a net 66.2. In 3rd place was the team of Adam Aitken, John Roberson & Jack Carruthers with a net 67


Friday 14th July 2017

A bit of a change playing a Mallards competition on a Friday. A cool day in which 28 members turned out to play a stableford competition. George Bullamore was the winner with 39 points, John Roberson was runner up with 37 points, Adam Aitken 3rd with 35 points. Gronwyn Hughes and David Parson's were 4th and 5th respectively also with 35 points. No 2s today.

28 players signed in and 27 scores were entered. Just a reminder that all players having entered and played in a competition are required to enter a score on completion of their round, even an N/R. Today is the third competition in a row which a score has not been entered


Monday 10th July 2017

Maybe the wet start to the morning was more than enough to put a few members of coming out to play, just a meagre 27 members took part in today's competition. The sunshine did appear later in the morning. It was round 3 of the Medal 'Eclectic' won by out captain Jim Cruddas with a net 72, Runner up was Peter Marsden with a net 73, In 3rd place was Harry Smith also with a net 73 and in 4th place was Peter Milnes, he to had a net 73. 2s recorded by Bob Paterson, George Bullamore, Brian Richardson & Frank Riley


Thursday 6th July 2017

A pleasant day for golf in which 36 members took part in a medal competition comfortably won by Adam Aitken who returned a gross 77, net 68. Runner up was Bill Anson with a net 70, Gilmour McKellar also returned a net 70 for 3rd place and Peter Marsden was 4th with at net 72. 2s recorded by Harry Martin and Gilmour McKellar


Monday 3rd July 2017

A mixtrue of social golf and an inter club match. Today's match was against Workington, the result being a win for the Mallards 5 - 3


Thursday 29th June 2017

Again, another day lost to the weather. Sadly it was the Captains day but the good news it that it has been rearranged. The new date is Thursday 27th July and there will be a two tee start that day allowing us to sit down together for the meal within an hour of the first groups finishing


Monday 26th June 2017

A really good day for golf, quite warm with some sunshine and very little wind. This was reflected in the score returned by the members taking part in a 4BBB Stableford. 16 pairs took part in the event which was split into two divisions. Harry Martin and David Wrightson comfortably won Division 1 with 46 points. Runners up were Vic Winn & Stuart Richardson with 42 points. 3rd was the pair of Bob Paterson & Gronwyn Hughes also with 42 points. Division 2 was won by John Turner & Des Bitcon with 42 points. 2nd place was the pair of John Welch & Alan Nixon with 41 points and in 3rd place was David Langley & Derek Smith. Good to see that some of the higher handicap members were in the prizes.

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Thursday 22nd June 2017

A bit of a cooler start to the day, perfect conditions for golf. Playing a stableford competition 31 members took part in the event. Three players returned the same score, 42 points. So in order it was Kenneth Sloan 1st, Cyril Hankey 2nd and Ernie Duncan 3rd. In 4th place with 41 points was Gilmour McKellar. George Bullamore and John Welch recorded the only 2s of the day.


Monday 19th June 2017

The delayed second round of the Phil Harrison Medal Trophies was played today, 33 members took part playing in very hot weather conditions, the hottest golf day for the Mallards so far this summer. Winner on the day was George Bullamore with a net 70. Brian Richardson was runner up, Adam Aitken was rd and John Turner 4th. The three of them returning net 71s. Brain Richardson & Des Bitcon shared the 2s pot.

An interesting result to the actual winners of the Trophies in that both Brian & Adam returned equal scores in both gross & net results. On each round of the competition Brain had the better gross back 9 and is therefore the winner of the Phil Harrison Scratch Trophy and Adam the winner of the Phil Harrison Handicap Trophy. Congratulations to both


Thursday 15th June 2017

Round two of the Alex McPhee Stableford trophy and it seems it's all about Brian Richardson. Playing in blustery conditions again, Brian returned a score of 40 points to take first place. Combined with his first round score of 37 points he was the overall winner of the Alex McPhee Trophy, piping Des Bitcon by one point. Brian Also recorded the only 2 of the day. Des was runner up today with 39 points. 3rd place went to one of the new members, Robert Guyan with 37 points and in 4th place was Peter Hudson also with 37 points.

Congratulations to Brian on winning the Alex McPhee Trophy


Monday 12th June 2017

At least it didn't rain today just blew a gale making scoring difficult for the majority. It was round one of the Alex McPhee Stableford Trophy in which 33 members took part. Des Bitcon, George Bullamore and Brian Richardson all returned 37 points and were 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively. In 4th place was Peter Marsden. Brian Richardson recorded the only 2s today, recording 2.


Thursday 8th June 2017

Not the best of weeks by any means. Just the one winner and that is the weather. The members that were travelling to Gosforth on Wednesday were nicely poised on the coach ready for the off when the organiser received word that the course was closed for the day. The reason being the course was waterlogged following heavy overnight rain. Similarly today's competition was cancelled due to the rain.

The away day to Gosforth has been re-arranged for Wednesday 2nd August 2017, travel arrangements as previously.


Monday 5th June 2017

There should have been a party of members travelling over to Workington for a match but due to the weather in Workington on Sunday evening this match was cancelled. The weather today was not the best, very windy and heavy showers but fortunately it was just a 9 hole medal organised for today. 17 members took part in it and it was a day of high score for all. Not sure why but the computer was deducting the full handicap for the nine hole scores being entered and was not giving a true result for the 9 holes. Regardless the winner on the day was Ernie Duncan with a net 35, runner up was Brian McLauchlan also with a net 53, 3rd place went to Douglas Pringle with a net 38 and in 4th place with the best of a number with net 40s was Ian Melrose. No 2s recorded

A REMINDER THAT ON WEDNESDAY FOR THE AWAY DAY THE COACH LEAVES THE CAR PARK AT 8 AM PROMPT


Thursday 1st June 2017

A perfect day for golf, quite warm with a slight breeze. Today's competition was a stableford in which 36 members took part. John Roberson was the winner on the day with 43 points, runner up was Harry Smith with 42 points, Jim Fihelebon was 3rd with 41 points and Guy Newing was 4th with 40 points. 2's recorded by John Roberson, Malcolm Pearson, Des Bitcon, Peter Marsden & Derek Smith


Thursday 25th May 2017

An early morning mist soon gave way to a blistering hot day, the hottest day of the year so far. Quite a few members raised their umbrellas to keep out the heat and glare of the sun. Today saw the members take part in a Yellowball Stableford, 13 teams took part in the event won by Harry Martin, John Thwaites and Cyril Hankey with 82 points. Runner up was the team of Sandy Thorburn, David Hoggard & Des Bitcon with 81 points. 3rd place was the team of David Harding, Jim Fihelebon & Ernie Duncan with 75 points

Yesterday a party of members travelled to Penrith Golf Club to play in a match against the Penrith Seniors, The Mallards lost on this occasion 5 - 4


Modnay 22nd May 2017

Is summer here at last? It was a lovely warm day interrupted by one heavy shower midway through the mornings play. 36 members took part in a stableford competition comfortably won by Dennis Massey with 41 points. Runner up was Jim Fihelebon with 39 points, in 3rd place was Warren Holt also with 39 points. Ernie Duncan was 4th; he returned the best of a few with 38 points. 2's recorded by David Langley & Malcolm Pearson


Friday 19th May 2017

Yesterday, Thursday 18th May 2017, 36 members took part in the delayed 1st round of the Phil Harrison Medal. A net 71 was the best return on the day recorded by 3 members. So in order the winner on a CPO was Brian Richardson, runner up was Adam Aitken, 3rd was Mike Dodd. 4th place went to Vic Winn with a net 72 also on a CPO. 2's recorded by Peter Marsden, Frank Riley and Harry Martin who eagled the 7th for his 2


Monday 15th May 2017

After weeks of dry weather the rain returned with a vengeance today. About a dozen brave hearts did go out and play the competition, which was the 1st round of the Phil Harrison Trophy. The majority had had more than enough after nine holes and gave up. The result being the competition was cancelled and will now be played over the following dates. Round 1 this Thursday the 18th May, round 2 will be played on Monday 19th June 2017

Team event start sheet updated


Thursday 11th May 2017

A stableford competition was played today. Results, order of merit and finals qualifiers pages updated


Monday 8th May 2017

A mixture of social and match play golf today. The Mallards were hosts to the seniors from Powfoot Golf Club. A rather cool start to the day that warmed up as the morning wore on. Very windy to boot. The result being a comfortable win for the Mllards 6 - 2

The Captains Corner has been updated


Thursday 4th May 2017

A rather cool start to the morning and as the morning warmed up the wind got stronger and made golf difficult. It was round to of the Medal Eclectic in which 37 members took part. John Glendinning was the winner with a net 72, John Welch was runner up with a net 73, John Tuner was 3rd with a net 74 and Jim Fihelebon was 4th with a net 75. Jim also recorded the only 2 of the day


Thursday 27th April 2017

A good day for golf, warm with a bit of a breeze and another good turn out by members. 46 took part in a medal competition, though only 44 entered their score. No one managed a 2 today and the top 5 all returned a net 70 so in order ti was David Slater 1st, Ernie Duncan 2nd, Brian Richardson 3rd, Sandy Thorburn 4th and David Parsons 5th.


 

Monday 24th April 2017

The Mallards were hosts to a party of senior golfers from Penrith Golf Club today. So it was a mixture of match play golf and social golf. The Mallrds won the match 5 - 4.


Thursday 20th April 2017

An excellent turnout by members, 46 taking part in today's stableford competition. On a decent sort of day, dull with a bit of a stiff breeze on player returned and outstanding score and that was today's winner, Bob Paterson with 45 points, runner up was David Parsons with 39 points, 3rd place went to Des Bitcon with 37 points and in 4th was Cyril Hankey also with 37 points. 2's recorded by Bob Paterson x 2, David Hoggard x 2 and Brian Richardson


Thursday 13th April 2017

A cool but otherwise decent day for golf. A team event, a 'Sixsome' was today's event, won by the pairing of George Bullamore & Peter Marsden with a net 64.5. Runners up were Adam Aitken & Alan Nixon with a net 67 and 3rd was the team of Dennis Massey & David Hoggard with a net 68


Monday 10th April 2017

Today was the first round of the medal 'Eclectic' in which 37 members of the Mallards took part which was very good as medal golf is not to everyone's taste. Playing in pretty good conditions Harry Smith ran out the winner with a net 72. runner up was Frank Riley with a net 73 as did Peter Milnes, 3rd, on his first full competitive round since his knee op. 4th places went to George Bullamore and in 5th place was Guy Newing. No 2's recorded


Thursday 6th April 2017

Match time again, the first of the summer. A party of 16 travelled to Kirkcudbright and for a change came away with a credible draw 4-4. A 9 hole competition was arranged for those members not playing the match, but for reason best left alone it was a bit of a shambles. Half those playing signed into the wrong competition and entered scores in the wrong competition. The correct competition developed computer problems and those that did put scores in found that it gave a faulty result.


Monday 3rd April 2017

Much better day, a mixture of sunshine and cloud and a slight breeze.Scores were so much better than last week. Once again a full house with 45 members taking part in a stableford competition. John Thwaites was first on a CPO with 41 points, Gronwyn Hughes was runner up also with 41 points. Jim Fihelebon was 3rd with 39 points and Brian Richardson 4th with 37 points 2's recorded by David Hoggard & Brian Richardson.

Captains Corner updated


Thursday 30th March 2017

Finally the full course was open today but rather wet underfoot and made for heavy going. 44 members took part in a medal competition. The top 3 places all returned net 72's so in order it was Ernie Duncan, David Harding and Peter Marsden, 4th place went to Malcolm Pearson. 2's recorded by Bob Paterson, Steven Myers and David Walby

A reminder that the Annual Dinner and Presentation night will be held on Wednesday 5th April 2017 in the Marquee


Monday 27th March 2017

35 members took part in a stableford competition. The competition was played over 17 holes as the 3rd is still closed for maintenance. Winner today with 36 points was Gronwyn Hughes, George Bullamore was the runner up with 35 points. David Slater was 3rd also with 35 points and Bill Anson was 4th with 34 points. Guy Newing recorded the only 2 of the day.

A further reminder that Wednesday 5th April 2017 is the Annual Dinner and Prize Giving night.


Thursday 23rd March 2017

Another bitterly cold start to the day that improved as the morning wore on. Today was the opening stableford competition of the summer golf and was won by David Harding with 43 points. Runner up was George Bullamore with 38 points. 3rd was Bill Anson with 37 points, Bob Paterson was 4th with 36 points and again no 2's recorded so 5th place went to Jim Fihelebon

It is the Mallards Annual Dinner and Prize Giving evening on Wednesday 5th April. If you are wishing to attend the event please do so by filling in the menu sheet on the notice board or informing the captain.


Monday 20th March 2017

Early morning it was doubtful as to whether there would be any golf but being the lucky ones the rain cleared nicely in tome for the first paring to start play and it turned to be rather a pleasant morning with some excellent score even if there was a couple of winter greens in play. (the main greens just a tad too soggy) Today was the opening medal of the summer season and a comfortable win for John Welch who returned a net 63 (and a GP reduction) runner up was Jim Fihelebon with a net 67, in 3rd was Adam Aitken with a net 70, 4th was Dennis Massey with a net 70 and as no 2's were recorded 5th place went to Gronwyn Hughes with a net 71


Thursday 16th March 2017

A better day than was forecast in that the rain stayed away until late in the day. Today's event was a Team Texas Scramble played over 17 holes, the 3rd closed. The winners with a net 60.8 were Malcolm Pearson, John Glendinning & Harry Smith, runners up were Harry Martin, Brian McLauchlan & John Welch with a net 61.8. In 3rd place was the team of Dennis Massey, David Harding & Ernie Duncan with a net 62.5. Thirteen teams took part in the event


Monday 13th March 2017

At last the summer season of golf has started. The event being the Captains Drive In, Jim Cruddas, followed by the Captain v Vice Captain match. An excellent turn out by members on a rather pleasant sping morning. 52 players, 13 matches and a win for the Vice Captains team 7 - 6


Thursday 9th March 2017

The final round of the winter season of golf was played today. It was also the final round of the Winter Medal 'Eclectic' A really good turn out by members in the 41 took part in the event played in rather pleasant conditions. The winner on the day was Des Bitcon with a net 67, runner up was David Parsons with a net 68. In 3rd place was the Captain, Jim Cruddas with a net 69. 4th was Gilmour McKellar also with a net 69. 2's recorded by Adam Aitken, Harry Martin, John Glendinning x 2 and Ian Melrose.

As it was the last golf round of the winter season all winter trophy competitions were completed. The winner of the Snowball Trophy was Brian Richardson. The winner of the winter 'eclectic' was John Roberson. The play off for the Winter League was played yesterday, Wednesday 8th March and was won by Dennis Massey & Ian Melrose. Finally the winners of the Winter Greensome KO was Jim Fihelebon & Ian Castle. Congratulations to all.

Next up on Monday 13th March is the start of the Summer Season and commences with the Captains Drive in followed by the Captain v Vice Captain Match with a light lunch on completion of the golf


Monday 6th March 2017

Team event time again, this time a Team Medal with two scores to count on the par 4's and 5's and three scores on the par 3's. Heavy rains over the weekend meant that just 16 holes were open for play, never the less some good score were returned. The team of David Parsons, David Langley & Stuart Richardson were he winner with a net 121. George Bullamore, Ernie Duncan & Peter Marsden were runners up with a net 122 and the team of Bill Anson, Douglas Pringle & Guy Newing were 3rd with a net 123


Friday 3rd March 2017

A bit of a problem with Thursday results delayed an update of the web pages. One bright spark recorded a 2 on the 12th hole and claimed 7 points. The problem has been resolved and the result is as it was. So the winner of Thursday's stableford was Adam Aitken with 47 points, runner up was Jim Cruddas with 44 points In 3rd and 4th places with the best of a gaggle on 42 points was Cyril Hankey & Ernie Duncan. 2's recorded by John Turner, Cyril Hankey & Adam Aitken.

Order of Merit 2017


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