Captains Day Saturday 23 June 2012
Results can be viewed here
DDGC has once again succumbed to bad weather as Captain Dave Price reluctantly cancelled Junior Captains Day because of a waterlogged course. When the players arrived in the morning sunshine they could not have expected such a disappointing outcome but rain from 6pm the night before made the decision inevitable
John Winter, Junior Organiser said, “I just couldn’t believe it. 34 players had entered this year and having played the course the day before I knew that it was in ‘tip top’ condition and with the breeze a real test. Captain Dave Price has quickly rescheduled the event for the next available day; Sunday 16th September”
John added, “I would like to extend my thanks to the members of DDGC who so generously supported the juniors the night before. Over £400 was raised for the prize pool and this has allowed Darren to line up some great prizes. With Captains Day tee pegs and pencils it was all set to be a day to remember…for a different reason”
If you have entered the competition this year your name will be carried over to September. We are mindful of the time of year and how it can encroach on other sporting events but we will make every effort to remain flexible. Looking positively, it will give us the opportunity to see if we can attract some new players too and the sick and absent will have another chance to enter.
How to Rake a Bunker Correctly!
1. Before playing your shot, find the best entry and exit point. Avoid walking down a steep face and walking a longer distance than necessary.
2. Enter the bunker with a rake. This is within the rules of golf and speeds up play.
3. Play your shot. You should leave the rake within reaching distance so you don’t have extra sand to rake retrieving it!
4. Smooth over the area where you played your shot and all your footprints. Use two hands. It is not possible to rake the bunker correctly using just one! Do not merely trail the rake behind you as you leave the bunker as this will reduce sand depth. If you are pulling too much sand towards you, push the sand back away from you with the rake.
5. Admire your work. When you are finished, the sand’s surface should be smooth, with no signs of footprints, and no excess sand pulled towards the bunker’s edge. Please ensure that the sand is in as good a condition or better than you found it in.
Please find below the start times for Sunday’s Captains Day. Please do not forget to bring your £8 entrance fee that includes a 2 course carvery meal in the evening. The presentations will be in the evening…parents welcome.
Prizes for nearest the pin, longest drive, closest in 2 on the 17th, putting competition, prizes in each category…and more. All of the Junior team look forward to seeing you at this event If you are unable to attend, then please let John Winter know BEFORE Sunday.
It is not too late to enter either as 1 x late entrant will testify already. AND the event will finish before the England match so do not worry
There has been some minor changes to the times below so make sure that you are up at the club at least 20 minutes before
|White Tees||White Tees|
|11:00||John Wright||16||11:48||Charles Draper||24|
|Luke Bisset||13||Sam Harris||25|
|Brandon Black||6||Shane O’Connor||25|
|11:08||Ryan Smith||6||11:56||Brad Howard||26|
|Joshua Whinnet||8||John Hawkins||28|
|Elliot Roch||9||Louis Peek||28|
|11:16||Ben Marshall||13||Yellow Tees|
|Danny Mortimer||16||12:04||Henry Hewitt||29|
|11:24||Jack Flanagan||16||Charlie Bodsworth||30|
|Jamie Smith||18||12:12||Charlie Allen||32|
|11:32||Ryan Shilleto||18||Louie Prewer||36|
|Jonathan Wyllie||19||12:20||Ben Wheatley||37|
|11:40||Freya Daniels||20||Charlie Beary||39|
|George Hewitt||22||Ewan Ions||40|
Result of Four Clubs played at Knebworth Golf Club
New date for this competition is Thursday 21 June 2012
Played Friday 1 June 2012
1st J Hill 42 pts
2nd Derek Whitehouse 40 pts ocb
3rd J Glover 40 pts
Second Round played Friday 8 June 2012 – Final Results
1st J Hill 46 pts
2nd P Mooney 45 pts ocb
3rd B Starkey 45 pts ocb
4th C Hockey 45 pts
Dunstable Players had great success in the County Championship with 3 players in the top 4.
Bedford and County Golf Club host a successful County & Colts Championship.
Bedford and County Golf Club, in their centenary year, hosted a successful County and Colts Championships. Their course was presented in wonderful condition and members and staff were most accommodating and are thanked for being such great hosts.
Held over the weekend of 9th & 10th June, 42 of the best golfers in the County battled very strong winds in the first round and the difficult conditions were reflected in the scores. The wind eased a little in the afternoon and with the scores improving 21 players made the cut into day 2. Defending Champion, Miguel Moitas (South Beds) with a two round score of 141 held a narrow one shot overnight lead over Rob Sutton (Dunstable Downs) with Mark Carter (Dunstable Downs) four shots back. These three players were grouped together for rounds 3 & 4 on a Sunday which was pleasantly warm, and with little or no wind score continued to improve. Mark Carter had a wonderful third round, shooting a 66 – the low round of the weekend – to overturn the deficit and take a two shot lead into round 4.
These three players continued their fine play into the afternoon with both Rob and Miguel shooting 68′s to Mark’s 71. This fine play made Rob Sutton the Bedfordshire County Champion for 2012.
County Championship – Results
Champion – Robert Sutton 281 Dunstable Downs Golf Club
Runners Up – Miguel Moitas 282 South Beds Golf Club
Joint Runner Up – Mark Carter 282 Dunstable Downs Golf Club
4th Ross Jones 289 Dunstable Downs Golf Club
14th Paul Kenna 303 Dunstable Downs Golf Club
16th Chris Spooner 306 Dunstable Downs Golf Club
Darren’s Saturday afternoon junior coaching sessions continue to go well and this is the perfect place to get your son/daughter or grandson/grandaughter their first taste of golf. Run every Saturday between 2 – 3pm Darren runs through a host of topics including …
- Learn about the Golf Swing
- How to hit your Woods & Irons
- Chipping & Pitching
- Putting & Bunker Play
- Playing on the Course
- Golf Rules & Etiquette
Most importantly, they get an opportunity to whack the ball down the practice field and Darren subtlety points out how they can hit it straighter and further. The subsidised sessions cost junior members £3 and non members £4 per lesson and is the perfect introduction to this great game.
NB. The sessions are limited to 8 pupils so you need to book your place in the Pro Shop Now– Tel 01582 662806
These sessions are open to Members & Non Members of all abilities between the Ages 5-13
Played Saturday 2 June 2012
1st M. Smith 62
2nd D. Wyllie 65
3rd K Craig 69
1st D. White 67
2nd C. Lovesay 68
3rd M. Robinson 70 ocb