Hurst Claims Trophy

Ray Hurst claimed the Sam Mates Trophy with the best strokeplay scorecard of the day showing nett 63.

The trophy was donated to the seniors section at New Forest Golf Club in 1986 by Sam Mates who ran for Great Britain in the 1936 Olympics and was the father of MP Michael Mates and grandfather of the television news reader James Mates.

Competition Nett Results :

Division 1

1st and Overall winner Ray Hurst 63

2nd Richard Hammond 65

3rd Colin Showell 66

Division 2

1st Ted Groves 64

2nd Kevin McLaren 68

3rd Mick Wheeler 70
Ivor Griffiths
Head of Marketing
New Forest Golf Club

Merrett Wins Ladies Club Championship

Frances Merret, Lady Champion 2012.
A score of gross 186 was enough over two rounds of golf for Frances Merrett to win the New Forest Golf Club Ladies Championship.  Four shots behind in second place was Tracy Grimes with 190.

The best nett score went to Joanna Harvey on 142 whilst the best morning and afternoon scores went to Di Ledger and Sandra Gates respectively.  The winner of the 14 hole competition was Eunice Dyke nett 53.

Ivor Griffiths
Head of Marketing
New Forest Golf Club

Nolan Claims New Forest Club Championship

2012 Club Champion Kevin Nolan.

Members turned out to compete in the seasons big day at the New Forest Golf Club, the 36 hole Club Championship.

Entrants were not only competing for the prestigious Club Championship Trophy which is awarded to the Best Gross over 36 holes, but for the Martin Tadgell Trophy for Best Nett 36 holes, the Trigger Newman Trophy for Best Gross 18 holes and the Dougie Briggs Trophy for Best Nett 18 holes. A tense day where it was key for each player to take to the course with the right positive mindset.  The morning round was a dismal affair weatherwise with persistent heavy drizzle.

Kevin Nolan was leader in the clubhouse after the first round with a superb score of gross 67, two under par for the course and three shots better than his nearest rival Steve Holland, with Josh Young one shot further back.

A snack lunch was provided in the Clubhouse to revitalise the competitors after their first 18 holes and the scoreboard was available to indicated how they stood on the leader board.

The weather improved during the afternoon's second round which saw Josh Young, the 16 year old NFGC Juniors Captain, give an outstanding performance to card 68 to add to his 71 from the first round. Kevin Nolan used his experience to overcome the pressure of Josh during the afternoon by producing a second round score of 68 giving him a 36 hole total of 135, which was enough to take the Club Championship title by a margin of four strokes. Josh Young's two fine rounds totalled 139 off a handicap of 4 which enabled him to take the Nett Championship title with a total of 131 having had a better final round than O'Donnell and Palmer who also totalled nett 131 for their two rounds. A buffet dinner was served followed by the presentation of prizes by Club Captain Liam Finnegan.
Competition Results :
Club Champion gross scores

1st Kevin Nolan 135

2nd Andy Hales 147

3rd Steve Duckett 147

4th Jonathan Withnall

Nett Club Champion Martin Tadgell Trophy

1st Josh Young 131

2nd Peter O'Donnell 131

3rd Terry Palmer 131

4th John Ledger 135

Trigger Newman Trophy for Best Gross over 18 holes

Kevin Nolan gross 67.

Dougie Briggs Trophy for Best Nett over 18 Holes

Terry Palmer nett 63.
Ivor Griffiths
Head of Marketing
New Forest Golf Club

Commans wins at Alresford

ALRPA12-Winning Pro
John McIlree (Captain, Alresford GC) with Ron Commans and Chris Pope.

Ron Commans (The Wisley) won Alresford Golf Club Pro-Am Tournament.
Commans (67) was the only Pro to break par with Swanmore's Martin Adams (69) in second place. Commans won a cheque for £1,000.00 and the Pope Memorial Chalice for the best pro score.
Southwood's Chris Hudson won the pro-am with his team of Jon Fox, David Fox and David Baker (130). They finished one shot ahead of five teams on 131.
51 teams played in the HA Fox sponsored Tournament, the biggest pro-am tournament in Hampshire this year.
A tenth place finish for Hockley's Gary Stubbington means he now has a 71 point lead in the Hampshire PGA's 2012 Lawrence Clarke Order of Merit. There are four OM events left in the 2012 season.
David Wheeler
Hampshire PGA

Photo by Ed Laine

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