On Saturday 15th October Easthampstead Golf Club played Downshire Golf Club for the Matt Carroll Trophy. After much deliberation it was decided to play pairs matchplay, with the front nine holes greensomes and the back nine holes fourball better ball. With 12 points available it required six and a half to secure the trophy and Easthampstead ran out comfortable winners by 8 points to 4. Well done to all those who took part and contributed to a well deserved victory.
What a fantastic day we all had. As always with ELGC ladies played in the best of humor and general good fun. The result was a draw, which really reflected the whole day. The Captain's Pinky team did her proud, as did Vice Captain’s eclectic mix of colours.
Nearest pin winners, Anne B.,Denice and Anita.
Thanks again to all who turned out. Deffinitely one you want to make sure you play in next year.
ELGC played Downshire Men for the Red and White Trophy today and I am delighted to report that ELGC won 3 and 2.
They say things come in 3s so only fitting that Easthampstead ladies are celebrating another win.
Captain Mo Barnaville and Norma Moran won the Ladies Pairs Golf Tour 4BBB, when 24 teams played at Badgemore on Monday & Sonning on Tuesday.
Mo and Norma scored a whopping 45 points on Monday, and held onto their lead with 38 points on Tuesday. An excellent performance!
BCLGA held a team competition at the Downshire on Saturday. Teams comprised a low, medium and high handicapper, with 2 scores to count.
ELGC took the first 3 places, and the photo shows the winners: Barbs Hudson-Reed, Neli Ladak and Carole Winter with the County President Elspeth Cooper.
We started the competition back in April and got off to a good start by beating White Lodge A at Richmond Park. Then, later in April, we met Little Hay C on our home course at Downshire. Then came Hoebridge C, again at Downshire. This win took us into the area final where we played against Farnham Park F, at Farnham Park.
The semi-final was against Farnham Park C and we played at Little Hay.
Then on to the final at Frilford Heath GC where we won on the 18th.
We really enjoyed this competition and will certainly enter again next year.
Good Morning Everyone
Big congratulations to Chris Smith and Kevin Lee who are the winners of Greensomes 2016! Closely followed by Norma and Jamie Sheehan in 2nd place and Denice and Michael Moran in 3rd place.
Also well done to all of the monthly winners Hedda,Louise, Vicki, Neil, Brian and Bill.
Thanks to everyone who came along to the meal and presentation last night I hope you all enjoyed the evening.
It has been fun running the Greensomes but as most of you know Chris and myself are unable to continue next year so anyone interested in doing this please let Maureen, Ish, Dean or Steve Cross know. Or it may not happen next year which would be a shame.
See you all soon
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Congratulations to Riaan who won with a score of 151 finishing his round off with an eagle to win by 3 shots from Kirrill who himself finished with a birdie!
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Today the team of Ishbel Thomson, Alex Cram, Suzanne Richards, Ritva Dean and Lynda Atherton (with caddies Linda McLeod, Hazel Rogers, Maureen Barnaville, Fi Hobbs and Barbara Hudson-Reed) played the final at Mill Ride against Donnington Valley and won 3 - 2. The last time ELGC won this trophy was 1989! Well done everyone.
Today ELGC were represented by Sue Lucas and Rachel Pavitt at Gainsborough Golf Club and came 4th! Well done Ladies, particularly with the recent handicap cuts.
A tense and competitive Regional Final against local rivals Downshire GC resulted in a fantastic last gasp victory for the Easthampstead men. An eagle on the final hole of the final match clinched the win by 243 points to 240. This takes the team through to the National Final which will be played at Frilford Heath on 25th September. Well played everybody!!