Seniors Monthly News Letter
August 4th 2016
Welcome to the fourth edition of the 2016 Seniors News,somewhat delayed but it has been a busy time.
The Seniors Championship has just concluded having this yearbeen run over two days and 36 holes. A very successful event
saw an entry of 44 players, including nine single figure handicaps. The overall gross winner was Paul Lewis for the
second consecutive year with a gross score of 151, with Rod Jelly second on 160 followed by Brian Brookes, Malcolm Lloyd
and Joe Hearn. The nett winner was Brian Brookes on 137 withPaul Lewis second on 141, followed by Ray Clarke, Pete
Maunder and Nick Wigzell. Congratulations to Paul and Brian
The Men's Club Championship was held in July with a strong Seniors representation. Played over 36 holes off white tees on
consecutive days the event produced a notable first round score of 75 ( nett 70 ) from Malcolm Lloyd. Unfortunately Malcolm
couldn't maintain that form in the second round, but still a terrific performance.
The friendly matches have produced mixed results but our form over the last two months has been much improved with our
record over nineteen games showing six wins, six draws and seven defeats, middle of the table stuff but we are invariably
giving shots. We recently beat Burnham at home, having held them to a draw at Burnham, to record a notable win against a
strong team. I am of course grateful to all those that contribute by regularly turning out for what are always most enjoyable
days and welcome any members who would like to represent the Club, just sign up on the notices posted on the Seniors board.
I would like to draw your attention to a few upcoming events.
The Captains Charity Day is being held on Saturday 20th August. The format will be a Bowmaker four ball with entry at
£25 per player, the amount being the same for all members, 5 and 7 day, and visitors. There will be a considerable number of
prizes and all proceeds, including the entry fee, will go to Dorothy House Hospice Care. I urge you to enter and support
this very worthwhile cause.
The Vets Vase Stableford will be held on Monday 15th August. The event is open to all Seniors with the Vets Vase being
contested by those aged 70 and over, ( includes you Terry! ).
The second Seniors Away Day is to be held on Thursday 15th September at Cumberwell Park, notices will be displayed
On a sad note our colleague and popular Seniors member Mike Small passed away last week. Earlier this year Mike donated
the magnificent Beechcroft trophy to be presented annually to the nett winner of the Seniors Championship. Mike's funeral is
to be conducted by Colin Horn and will be held at Upton Lovell
on Wednesday 10th August at 2.30.
I also understand that former member Alf Edmundson passed away last week, at the time of writing I do not have funeral
Finally, my thanks to the Management and staff at Orchardleigh for the continued excellent presentation and condition of the
Course, which many of us believe has never been better.
With best wishes to you all,
Seniors Captain 2016
Seniors Club Championships 2016
The new format to the Seniors Championship at Orchardleigh Golf Club (now played over two rounds) saw last year’s champion, Paul Lewis, successfully defend his title with a total of 151, a magnificent nine shots ahead of Rod Jelly in second place. Paul’s scores were good enough to also take second place in the nett competition (74 and 77 minus his handicap of 5 making a total net of 141). In first place for nett score over the two days, winning the Mike Small Trophy, was Brian Brookes, playing off 12, who scored a brilliant 77 on day one (65 nett) and 84 (72 nett) on day two to win by four shots. Brian also won the Phil Jefferies Trophy for best nett on day one, while the John Scott Trophy, for best nett on day two went to Paul Moakes (85 nett 68).
Seniors Captain, Pete Maunder, presented the prizes with some sadness as Mike Small, who had given the trophy for the overall nett winner, sadly passed away last week. Alf Edmundson, another long standing Senior golfer at Orchardleigh, also passed away last week. Both will be long, and fondly, remembered.
Seniors Champion – Paul Lewis (151)
Runner Up – Rod Jelly (160)
Mike Small Trophy (Best nett overall)– Brian Brookes (137 nett)
Runner Up – Paul Lewis (141 nett)
Phil Jefferies Trophy (Nett day one) – Brian Brookes (65)
John Scott Trophy (net day two) – Paul Moakes (68)