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Folke Lane,  Alweston,  Sherborne,  Dorset DT9 5HR  Tel: 01963 23330 and “Seasons“  Restaurant Folke Golf Centre Info@folkegolfcentre.co.uk

Captain:

Mike Weston

Tel: 01935 862472




Email:

westons1967@gmail.com

Tiger Trophy

 For  information on the 2017 Tiger Trophy Leader Board  please click HERE.  The detailed results from the latest round when available are shown on the Results Page.   


Medal Competition Results

The monthly and Thursday medal results can be seen on the Results Page

Senior Events - 2017

Click the calendar thumbnail to see  the  schedule of Senior Events for the next  few months.

Club Committee Meetings

For Notes from the latest meeting and to see the 2017 Officials click HERE.  All members are invited to attend and participate in club committee meetings.

 Knockout Competitions

Harry Eden  narrowly lost out to Simon Lloyd in the Club Winter Knockout, losing 4 & 2 but played Terry Cotton in the delayed Senior Winter K/O winning 2&1. (See the Special Events Page)


The Summer Knockouts are now underway and the pairings and status can be seen via these links.


Club Summer Knockout  

 

Senior  Summer  Knockout



County Card Trophy

The April event  took place at Wheathill on Thursday 27 April and with the spring weather returning after a cold few days it was a pleasure to be out in the beautiful Somerset countryside. Nineteen of our Seniors were joined by Club Captain Terry (to walk round only-no golf yet) for the first ti½ since his enforced departure from the Kingweston match a few weeks ago and it was good to have him there (complete with built in defibrillator). The usual banter was in full flow and even more so with Terry's presence.


Six groups set off in the sunshine and despite slow greens there was some good scoring. When all had returned to the clubhouse the scores were totted up with Grahame, Harry and Ian all coming in with a very respectable 39 points. After the cards were checked Grahame was declared the winner on countback and received the trophy and prize from Terry- Harry and Ian were in joint second place and the team prize was won by Dave Guy, Mark Maguire and Peter Gibson with George Taylor winning the nearest the pin bottle of wine. .A big thank you to Wheathill for their warm welcome and see below for the details of the next CCT event. ½


Having halved the match at Folke, 14 of our finest set off for Kingweston with the hope of a first ever triumph in the annual Folking Cup competition that Kingweston have won since its inauguration 4 years ago. After a week of scorching weather the grey clouds and cool wind presented a rather gloomy backdrop as the players set out round the course.  Unfortunately, although the weather warmed up, the gloom of our heroes increased as the score deficits began to mount up. Many of the matches were over long before the final hole was played and it soon became clear that the trophy would be staying put for another year. None the less, the usual friendly banter and warm spirit were there in abundance as the teams met up at the local hostelry for the much welcomed refreshments and hot lunch. Captain Mike announce the score  of 7:0 and presented the trophy to Kingweston Captain Rod Burnell. Although we didn’t win any matches our man Doug did manage to to get a  two - in the pudding  queue.  Big thanks to Rod and the Kingweston Team and to the staff of the Quarry Inn for a good days’ golf. We promise to try harder when we meet again  in the 3 way match later in the year.


Terry Cotton presents the trophy to overall winner Grahame Knight

Next County Card Match


The next CCT event is at Crane Valley Golf Course  on Thursday 29 June. The first tee off is at 10:36 am and the cost will be £20 plus £2 prize money.   Bacon rolls (£3.95) are available in the bar/restaurant  and the Entry Sheet is on the club Notice Board.

Pairing

Result

Mike Weston

Harry Eden

Lost

3 & 2

George Taylor

Ian Sandy

Lost

8 & 6

Terry Cotton

Roy Brace

Lost

2 & 1

Grahame Knight

Doug Butler

Lost

3 & 2

Geoff Bannister

Dave Guy

Lost

5 & 6

Ian Tinsley

Gareth Lewis

Lost

3 & 2

Stuart Beardsley

Bill Heybourne

Lost

5 & 4

Kingweston (Away) - 22 June


Pairing

Result

Mike Weston

Bill Heybourne

Won by 1

Geoff Bannister

Kevin Thomas

Halved

Norman McCabe

Richard Robinson

Won

2 & 1

Gareth Lewis

Keith Moore

Lost

by 1

Stuart Beardsley

Dave Guy

Won

2 & 1

Doug Butler

Ian Sandy

Lost

3 & 1

Dave Smith

Nigel Bailey

Won

 3 & 1

Grahame Knight

Terry Cotton

Lost

6 & 5

Gary Giobbs

John Vinson

Lost

7 & 6

Sturminster Marshall (Away) -  20 June


This popular fixture took place on a scorching hot day that produced a vast array of  shorts, knobbly knees, and headgear.  The fourballs formed up and made their way to the assigned tees for the shotgun start. The pretty but tricky parkland course proved quite a challenge especially in the mid-day heat and fortune favoured the straight shots down the tree lined fairways. One errant drive resulted in a cut head for Sturminster’s Alan Spencer who was patched up and carted off to hospital by Kev Thomas. Everyone was very relieved to see them back in the clubhouse later in the afternoon complete with Alan’s ‘superglued’ hairstyle.


Back in the clubhouse the staff managed to lay on a welcome cold buffet in spite of  the massive renovations that were underway. With everyone revived and refreshed the scores were announced and the overall result was a 4½ : 4½ draw (see the detailed result Table). A big thank-you to Sturminster captain Dave and his team for the usual warm hospitality and thanks also to the Club Staff for the lovely course and the cold buffet. We look forward to our next visit and seeing the results of the renovation and refurbishments.

Team debut player Kevin about to birdie the 12th  

Alan Spencer complete with new Scottish

hairdo,

Pairing

Result

Mike Weston

George Taylor

Halved

Peter Gibson

Dave Guy

Won

5 & 4

Terry Cotton

Stuart Beardsley

Won

by 1

Ian Tinsley

Doug Butler

Won

8 & 6

Bill Heybourne

Richard Robinson

Won

3 & 2

Norman McCabe

Grahame Knight

Won

7 & 6

Post match drinks with the Kingweston

 team in full uniform!!

Mike gets his hands on the cup

 - to present it back to Rod

Parley Court (Home) - 27 June

June 27 was  a good morning - the weather was warm and, despite the forecast, just about held out so brollies and wet gear were not needed. Things did not go well for Parley captain Mike Travis. One of his  players did not arrive so Ian and Doug played against a sole opponent who struggled against the inform Folke pairing  and then went home without waiting for the after match meal. Another Parley player playing against Norman and Grahame, went home after feeling ill part way through the match.


It was soon obvious that things were going well for Folke. Captain Mike Weston and George  had a close match against Mike Travis and  Parley vice captain Andy Keenan and George holed a 10 footer on the 18th to secure a half. Stuart and TC were 4 down at one stage and fought back to win by one hole but the other matches, (see the Table) were fairly clear cut. After the match, the remaining players  sat down to one of Lisa's splendid cold buffets followed by apple pie and ice cream so we all went home pretty happy. The return fixture is on October 5th when we look forward to seeing Parleys new course - apparently only one hole remains from the old course that we know and love (apart from the 5th!!).


Seniors 2017 Events

Notes:


  1. Cards will be drawn 15 minutes prior to the first tee-off.  

  2. Thursday start time confirmed as 8:00 am

Close           Panel

Month

Day

Date

Event

Start Time



Match

Results

Tues

21 Mar

v Kingweston (Home)

Halved

Tues

28 Mar

 v  Fosseway (Away)

Won 4 : 2

Tues

4 Apr

 v Sturminster Marshall (Home)

Won 6 :3

Tues

11 Apr

 v  Wincanton (Away)

Lost 5:1

Tues

16 May

 v Charminster (Away)

Lost 6:1

Tues

23 May

 v  Westbury (Home)

Lost 5:1

Tues

6 June

v Wincanton (Home)

Won 5:1

Tues

20 June

v Sturminster Marshall (Away)

Halved

Thurs

22 June

v Kingweston (Away)

Lost 7:0

Tues

27 June

v Parley Court (Home)

Won 5½ : ½

June

Thurs

29

County Card Trophy  -Crane Valley

10:36 am


Tues

4

Tiger Trophy

8:00 am


Thurs

6


8:00 am


Sun

9

Medal

8:00 am


Tues

11


8:00 am

July

Wed

12

Meeting

8:00 pm


Thur

13

 v Cannington (Away)

10:30 am


Fri

14

Partners Evening

5:30 pm


Tues

18

v Charminster (Home)

9:30 am


Thur

20

Medal

8:00 am


Tues

25

v Cannington  (Home)

10:00 am


Thurs

29


8:00 am


Tues

1

Tiger Trophy

8:00 am


Thurs

3

 v Canford School (Away)

9:30 am


Sun

6

Medal (Date To be confirmed)?

8:00 am


Tues

8




Thur

10



August

Tue

15

 v Wincanton (Ryder Cup, Home)

9:30 am


Wed

16

 Meeting

8:00 pm


Thur

17

Medal

8:00 am


Tues

22

 v Fosse Way (Home)

9:30 am


Thur

24




Tues

29




Thur

31

 v Canford School (Home)

9:30 am