Leaders after 1st Round played Saturday 28 May 2011
M. Oborne 69
D. Price 69
R. Jones 70
2nd Round 10 Holes 1-10 in conjunction with Monthly Medal Saturday 4 June 11
Cast your minds back to the time when you first learnt to play. Losing golf balls was an unnecessary evil in your pursuit of a decent score. Finding a Pro V in the rough or in the woods was all part of the fun. But whereas I seem to find / buy / win more balls than I lose, over a season, this is not the same for our juniors. Losing 17 golf balls in a single game is the stark reality that they face on a windy day on the top of the downs.
So, to redress this imbalance, we need your help. We have placed a laundry basket by the side of the junior notice board, at the bottom of the stairs that we would like to see fed with old golf balls. If you have any ‘second user’ golf balls that you do not need then please leave them in the basket for our junior section.
This will go a long way in helping the juniors enjoy their golf and take more risks in their shot making with the busy summer months fast approaching
Captains Midsummer ball now on Sale
Played 22 May 2011 – Results
1st M. Jones 72
2nd B. Black 73 ocb
3rd D. Bishop 73
Played Saturday 21 May 2011
1st C. Spooner & R. Sutton 41 pts
2nd J. Todd & R. Pratchett 39 pts
3rd R. Jones & M. Robinson 38 pts
Derek Whitehouse Captain at Dunstable Downs in 2001 yesterday 17 May 2011 hosted The Bedfordshire Captains Golf Society – Captains Day followed by the Annual Dinner at the club.
It was a very successful day for Dunstable Downs with the Captain and Past Captains taking all the prizes, not least Derek Whitehouse winning his own day and also having a hole in ONE at the 9th.
Played Saturday 14 May 2011
1st I Daniels 67
2nd S Berry 68
3rd C Lovesay 69
Playing at home in the 2nd round of the Tavistock Trophy, 2010 winners John O Gaunt captured all 6 points. But the DDGC team are still in this and the match at Chalgrave will be key in who ill become the eventual group winners. The DDGC team of Ryan Smith, Brandon Black, Tom Howson, Alex Tipping, Elliot Roch and John Wright is strong under pressure evidenced by the fact that only 5 shots separated their gross scores. DDGC are performing well in the golfing equivalent of the ‘group of death’ but remain in contention. Next round away to Chalgrave on Saturday June 4th. Well played to all the squad.
Sunday 29 May 2011
On the back of two home losses it was a refreshing change to win a club men’s match. Obviously DDGC is a better away team and in spite of some interesting bounces on a course that obviously needed some rain the team came out as 61/2 matches to 1/2 victors.
Unusually for these matches there were two juniors competing and they obviously enjoyed themselves immensely-this was the first time that Alexander Winter and Sam Harris had represented the club at such a level and in spite of being very nervous on the first tee they acquitted themselves very well. Their actual junior match was declared a half as there was some mix up in the shot allocation however the experience was something they will remember for some time.
The Captain and vice-Captain’s game was a tight one as they were 2 down at the turn with the Beds and County Captain (Steve Holloway) playing virtual par golf off his 9 handicap. However after the refreshment hut which obviously installed a new lease of life into Graham and Dave the 2 up deficit was reversed by the end of the game.
In general there were some tight matches and Dave Gilligan and Phil Murphy just managed to hold onto a one hole difference in the last match to allow the team to end up with an impressive victory.
Unfortunately the scratch B team did not emulate the Club team as they were co-incidentally playing Beds and County in the morning. They lost 5 nil.
Ross Jones played in this match but he also subsequently played in the social club match so we think that he slept well after that marathon.