My apologies for not updating this area for some time. Suprisingly things have been very busy since the END of the league season.
You will be aware that the mens team won the league for a historic 3rd season in a row and since then we have gained a number of extra honours.
In September the Club, represented by a team of seven, Phill Ridden, Alex Dixon, Mark Wharton, Ken Cairns, Johnny Todd, Mark McCarthy and Zak Laws, won the Dixon Cup which was held at Burgham Park and to top the day off Alex Dixon won the Presidents Cup for the best individual score of the day.
The league Players Championship was held at The City on 17th Sept. This again saw the team of Alex Dixon, Mark Wharton and Mark McCarthy take the teams trophy with Mark Wharton pipping Alex Dixon for individual honours on count back.
Having won the County Div 1 Team Championship earlier in the year the Club represented the County in the final of the England Club Tournament in Devon over the weekend 23rd /24th. The team of Phill Ridden, Mark Wharton and Alex Dixon achieved one of the Clubs highest honours in its history by winning this event by a margin of 14 shots. An amazing aceivement considering they were pitted against the best 33 club teams in the country. Well done Phill, Alex and Mark. The team will now represent England in the European Club Trophy to be held in Bordeaux at the end of October.
A full list of honours is given in the AGM booklet.
As I prepare to hand over the reins to our new Captain elect, Dave Lamb, I would like to say a few thank you's.
Firstly to the past Captains who have been so supportive during my 12 month tenure. Secondly to the band of merry men who have supported the league team at home and away and in all weathers throughout the season. And finally to the players who have given their time and effort in ensuring that this has been, probably, the most successful year in the teams history.
I stated in my acceptance speech that it was an honour and a priviledge to be given the opportunity to be Mens Captain for 2016/17 and that I would serve the club to the best of my abilities. I trust that I met YOUR expectations.
Thank you for your support and best of luck to Dave.
Almost Past Captain
City take the League Championship for the 3rd season in a row
Although the team were beaten for only the second time this season, on Thursday, other results went our way and we now have an unassailable lead going into the final match. The final match is against Northumberland Golf Club at home on Thursday 10th August. The Club will be providing a buffett for the supporters as a thank you for their continued support throughout the season. It would be great if as many of you as possible could attend on Thursday to see the lads pick up the trophy for the third year in a row for the first time in the clubs history.
League table to-date
Week 7 Table ... nearly haff' way!
1 City of Ncle 64
2 Tyneside 60
3 Morpeth 58
4 Whitley Bay 54
5 Prudhoe 53
6 Newbiggin 49
7 Westerhope 43
8 Tynemouth 42
9 Blyth 41
10 Arcot 40
11 Northumberland 36
12 Ravensworth 34
13 Ponteland 30
14 Backworth 29
15 Newcastle Utd 24
16 Gosforth 15
Next game away to United on 22nd
Next home game Morpeth on 29th
Captain's Day Results
1st - L. Shanley
2nd - G Shord
Gross - J Todd
Senior - V Elliott
Past Captain - J Harrison
Junior - R Parsons
Guest - D Boyes (Gosforth)
Nearest the Pins
Collect any unclaimed from the office.
Captains Day Format 11/06/2017
Entry for Captains Day is free of charge, members must still log in using Howdidido terminal but no fee will be deducted from the members card.
Entrants will however be invited to make a £1 donation towards The North East Air Ambulance Charity.
All entrants will also have the option to enter the nearest the pin competition at a cost of £3. Nearest the pins at Holes 2, 6 and 14 will share equally all monies collected. There will also be a two's competition run by the Pro's shop at the usual £1 entry fee. Total cost to enter all options is £5. These payments will be made in the Pro Shop when signing in to the competition.
Prizes will be as follows-:
Overall competition winner will take the Captains Salver and fisrt prize
Best Senior -Over 60
Best Junior - Under 21
Best Past Captain
3 x Nearest the pin 2, 6 and 14
No entrant can win more than 1 prize except for nearest the pins and 2's
There will be a hospitality tent behind the 7th green