Big congratulations to Phil Ridden who after a challenging week came out as the winner of the prestigious title of County Champion. This is the first time Phil has won this event and it was certainly a tough route to the title. 36holes on Sunday to qualify and then last 16 match v Carl Mossom of Parklands, Thursday was the quarter finals v Craig Penny of Newbiggin, Friday was a Semi Final clash with Alex Dixon in what was a tremendous battle between the two City players.
Alex came away after the Renwick Medal for best 36 holes on the Sunday qualifiing event.
Saturdays final over 36 holes was eventually won on the 35th Hole v Andrew Gibson of Northumberland.
Well done Phil & his caddy 'Alex Dixon' and many thanks to all the City Supporters who followed the event during the course of the week.
Question & Answers
Q - How is the competition money paid out? is there a formula as the amount seems to differ each week.
A - In recent years the entry has been £2.50 and the pay out £122 total to 4 places. It was felt that this was unfair and adjustments were proposed and agreed at committee. Entry reduced to £2 and fund divided as follows; Total entry less 20% for club (this to cover admin, new equipment and upgrades for competitions, additional prizes where required) If it is a board competition requiring engraving/board names and replicas a £40 fee is taken to cover cost.
The balance of money is then paid out on weekends 1st 25%, 2nd 20%, 3rd 15% and 4 category prizes of 10%. Midweek 1st 45%, 2nd 30%, 3rd 25%.
The prize money being paid out with a reduced entry fee is considerably more than previously.
All new at the City
We are delighted that we have new 'aluminium cups, tour pins, and flags' out on the course today. Another step in the right direction as we continue to improve the course and the quality of product.
We must give a big thankyou to our new flag sponsor CK21 who have taken on a 3 year deal which has allowed the improvements to be made earlier than anticipated. Iain Hush of CK21 is pictured here today with the flags which have arrived just in time for his annual golf day.
Iain also sponsors the 3rd Tee, to see what CK21 are all about visit https://www.ck21.co.uk/
Senior Open Results
Senior Open Tuesday 20th June 2017
1st - D Corke & A Brown 48points £ 200
2nd - L Miller & A Minford 48points £ 100
3rd - G Turnbull & S Gordon 47points £ 60
4th - G Minton & M Smith 46points £ 40
Nearest Pin on 14th - D Bell Hole in One
Nearest Pin on 6th - G Minto Box of Balls
Nearest Pin on 18th - A Hill 4 ball voucher
Gents Invitation Day
Saturday 1st July is Invitation Day at the City.
This year we have made some alterations to the day in order to give better value to the members and guests.
- Shotgun Starts 7.00am, 11.30am, 4pm
- Bookings can be made by putting names on Notice Board
- Shot Gun 1. BaconRoll on Arrival from 6.00am/ Golf / Soup&Sandwiches from 11.30am
- Shot Gun 2. BaconRoll on Arrival from 10.30am/Golf/ curry & chilli rice and chips from 4pm
- Shot Gun 3. Bacon Roll Arrival from 2.30pm / Golf / curry & chilli rice and chips from 8.00pm
- Cost £20/pair
- 4BBB Stableford
- Prizes to Top 3 Pairs for the day value 1st £200, 2nd £150, 3rd £100
- Nearest the Pin Competition on all par 3's
- Optional twos and raffle with the Pro Shop and Golf Prizes a plenty
- Presentation approx 8.30pm
- Nearest the Pin Knockout Competition on 18th at approx 8.45pm Prize Value 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £30
More details to follow as we get closer to the event.