Millennium Cup Postponed
On 1st May 2017
The weather has caught up with us this morning. After continual rain overnight we have arrived this morning to a number of greens with significant surface water and no potential pin positions to escape it, flooded bunkers and fairways where finding a reasonable drop from casual water in the landing zones is extremely difficult.
With the weather radar telling us that this rain is circling above us rather than moving away to the east, and with no immediate sign of it stopping we have had to postpone today's competition. We will find another date for it later in the year.
In the meantime the course remains open for General Play; friends playing together can come up with compromises to deal with water and flooded bunkers etc., but such compromises are not going to concur with the Rules of Golf under which the competition must be run
We will advise a new date once determined
Successes for Torquay players
On 27th Apr 2017
It has been a pretty successful time for Torquay players away from the Club over the last month.
Juniors Craig Passmore and Scott Pym were part of the Devon Junior side that won the 4 Counties Salver at Weymouth GC in the week before Easter, defeating Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset to get to the title in the round robin match play event.
In the second Devon County Order of Merit event of the season, the Chris Hendriksen Open at Churston, Torquay players finished third, fourth and sixth. Will Farley produced scores of 72 and 70 to be third, at the same time reducing his handicap to scratch. Nathan Gilpin was fourth with 74 and 71, whilst James Thompson came sixth with two solid rounds of 73.
Meanwhile many miles north Robbie Thompson was in the Bournemouth University side that narrowly lost the British Universities Golf National Final 5-4 to St Andrews, winning a Silver Medal in the process. It is a fantastic achievement for the side who came second in the BUCS National Premier League South and although a disappointing result it remains a superb season. Robbie comes home to Devon to play for the County in their first Channel League match of the season on Sunday
And finally Tim Aggett beat a field including a number of internationals to win the West of England Seniors Championship, an England Golf National Senior Order of Merit event held at Burnham and Berrow. He returned scores of 71 and 72 for a 1 over par total of 143 to win by 5 shots from Mark Stones of Boyce Hill in Essex.
Upcoming Open Competitions
By Sian Charlesworth
On 24th Apr 2017
Please see the attached PDF for details of our forthcoming Open Competitions
Tom Blumire wins Hale Cup
On 20th Apr 2017
After the disappointment of losing the Birmingham Cup to the weather it was great to have a field of over 180 contest the next event, the Hale Cup. I have to say that when I arrived at 6.15 that morning it didn't look good - thick mist shrouded not just the course but the whole of the coastline I had travelled from home. Miraculously the murk began to break and we started with just a 15-minute delay, which was clawed back through the day.
Overall winner Tom Blumire (h'cap 12) gave himself a bit of a scare as he came down the stretch, with problems at 16, but held it together for a net 66 to beat Mike Goodrich (9) and Neale Sheppard (10) by a shot. Steve Thorne (1) won the scratch with 73.
In the Divisional Prizes, Keith Cook (9) took Div 1 with a net 68 and with that a big jump forwards toward his ambition for the year of getting down to 8 - achieved only 4 days later with a great performance in the Mid Month Stableford. Paul Keen (9) was second with 69 ahead of Richard Overton (12) on 70. Division 2 was also won with a 68, Tony Hererra (14) beating Steve Riley (15) on countback with Steve Richards (14) third on 69.
The Burcketts dominated Div 3, Paul (23) winning with 67 with David (18) third on (69). Ben Resuggan (26) was in between them with a 68.
CSS for the event was 70
Birmingham Cup falls foul of the weather
On 1st Apr 2017
Sadly our first individual event of the year fell prey to the weather today as heavy showers flooded some of the back nine greens for a period. The event was abandoned, and will be replayed in September.
The course was a wet one after very heavy rain overnight. The morning seemed promising, with only light showers, many of these passing inland. Sadly at around 1pm there was a major and prolonged downpour which gave us some issues. The massive shower at 4pm finished off any chance of completing today, with 13,14,15 and 16 all unplayable for a period. Although, and wouldn't you know it, the sun is now out (6pm) and it's looking lovely again!
The event has been rescheduled for Saurday 30th September. Today's scores have been calculated as an "Abandoned" event for handicap purposes, making it a Reductions Only event calculated from the SSS, 35 points.