Ladies Invitation – Tuesday 3 September
Leek ladies and their invited guests enjoyed an excellent day’s golf. The course was in great condition and only a small amount of rain fell. Dave Allen kindly acted as starter and Disco Dave manned the halfway house serving drinks and cakes. Hilary Tovell, Jean Hickinbottom and Janet Allen registered all the players and the pro shop ran a 2s comp and checked the cards.
Nearest the pin on the 9th was won by Marilyn Boulton and Julie Postlethwaite (guest) and on the 13th by Jayne Baxter and Linda Gregory (guest).
In second place (countback on back 6) with 40 points was Nel Boulton and Julie Brown but the overall winners (countback on back 9) was Jenny Cordon and Julie Postlethwaite.
Well done ladies and hope to see you again next year.
Mixed friendly Match Leek v Stafford Castle
The ladies and gents of Leek Golf Club travelled to Stafford Castle for the mixed friendly match on Friday 30 August.
The weather once again was very kind to us and with the sun shining we took to the course.
The course was in great condition. Some of the holes were challenging.
Andrew Baxter found the 9th par 3 easy, with a fantastic hole in 1. Congratulations to Andrew and a big thank you for the bottles of wine you provided with our lovely meal.
After much anticipation the result was announced Leek 6 Stafford Castle 5. Well played everyone.
A return match will be at Leek in 2020.
Enjoy your golf
Club Championship & Boulton Salver Round 2 - Start Sheet
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP & BOULTON SALVER - ROUND 2 START TIMES
9.00 Matt Adams (75) Simon Nadin (75) Dennis Parkes (75)
9.10 James Dean (75) Nick Sharratt (74) John Hatton (74)
9.20 Pete Tomczak (74) Craig Stanier (74) Dave Sharratt (74) Aran Warren (74)
9.30 Chris Lilley (73) Martyn Pearce (73) Mike Southam (73) Gary Mycock (73)
9.40 Alan Lockett (72) Martyn Bourne (72) Dave Salt (72) Ben Stazaker (72)
9.50 Ian Pugh (71) Mike Leese (71) Pete Nixon (71) Matt Sneath (72)
10.00 Jason Reynolds (82) Adrian Briggs (82) Mark Dunning (82) Dan Duffield (68)
10.10 Darryl Spooner (82) Lee Machin (82) Lee Bowers (81) Andrew Baxter (82)
10.20 Adam Hewitt (79) Andy Blackhurst (79) Pat Leatherbarrow (79) Ralph Harrison (80)
10.30 Ian Hancock (77) Shane Dreya (77) Steve Matthews (76) Rob Thompson (78)
10.40 Dan Smart (75) Chris Flavell (76) Jim Willshaw (76) Nick Baines (76)
10.50 Ian Curley (72) Ross Salmon (73) Dave Robinson (73) Dom Green (74)
CAPTAIN'S CHARITY OPEN - SATURDAY 20TH JULY 2019
The 2019 Captain’s Charity Day was hosted by Leek Golf Club Captain Ken Hollins. All proceeds from the day will be donated to Ward 201/202 Haematology Department Cancer Unit at the Royal Stoke Hospital and the Peter Alliss Wheelchair Appeal.
The start sheet was full with the first tee off at 7.20am and the last group at 3.10pm.
The forecast for the day was mixed so fingers were crossed for the rain to hold off.
The format was 2 scores from 4 except on the 6th where 3 scores count and the 17th where all 4 scores count.
Various events were held to maximise the fund raising including a raffle, food and drink sales in the pavilion, beat the pro on the 11th and an auction.
Special thanks to Jacob who again stood on the 11th tee all day hosting a beat the pro. This event alone raised £572 which is a fantastic amount. Thank you very much Jacob.
The rain fell heavily around midday and it was looking like play would be suspended but thankfully it eased, and the remainder of the day stayed dry.
We think it is a great time to present the powered wheelchair on the day so that all the people who have supported the event can see the results of their generosity. It was great to see so many people in the clubhouse and there was a great atmosphere throughout the entire day.
The recipient for the wheelchair was 6-year-old Oliver Smith who attends Horton Lodge School. Oliver was born 11 weeks early and suffers from Cerebral Palsy. His current wheelchair gives him very little independence and the new powered chair will be his legs for the future. Oliver and his family were travelling to Disneyland Paris the next day, so Oliver was doubly excited! The presentation and interview with the family can be viewed on the Leek TV page on Facebook. Thanks to James who came to film this.
An auction was held after the wheelchair presentation with some fabulous lots on offer including a 7-night stay in a villa in Portugal and a fourball at the JCB golf course. Thank you to everyone for your very generous donations and to Steve Fryer for being the auctioneer. A huge thank you to everyone who bid on the auction.
Thank you to John Turner (Head Green Keeper) for his very kind donation of £100.
The total raised for the charities on the day was in excess of £10,500 which I am sure you will all agree is a fantastic amount. We are now looking at the possibility of purchasing a second wheelchair and will keep you updated on this.
A very big thank you to Greg and Karen who both put a tremendous amount of work in. Thank you very much to all the helpers on Saturday, the hole sponsors, the bar and catering staff, the members and visitors who entered and anyone who donated bottles etc. Without everyone’s help this day would not be possible and we are looking to grow this day year on year. If anyone would like to get involved in any way or has any ideas please speak to Clare, Bo or Greg.
1st - Craig, Stanier, Pete Nixon, Steve Fryer, Bo Robinson 92 points
2nd - Jeff Tyler, Chris Basford, Tony Griffiths, Sam Dawson 86 points
3rd – J. Stone, D. Stone, B. Stray, S. Smith – 85 points (43 back 9)
4th – Jayne Baxter, Jenny Cordon, Pete Cordon, Andy Baxter 85 points (39 back 9)
Nearest to the pins:
4th – Linden Davies
5th (in 2) – G. Sullivan
7th – Aaron Cooper
9th – Andy Tooth
13th – Steve Fryer
16th (Longest Drive) – Ed Lang
17th (in 2) – Howie Reynolds
Bo & Clare Robinson
Captain's Charity Organisers
Captain's Weekend Away
Thanks for a great weekend
Last weekend saw many Leek golfers, wives and partners travelling to Forest Pines Spa and Golf Resort Lincolnshire for Captains Weekend away.
For a few the weekend started on Thursday. Six of us joined Mr Captain and Carol for a very enjoyable meal. Mr Captain had to confess he had arrived without his golf shoes, one very necessary item for a golfing weekend. A phone call to his son who was arriving Friday to collect the shoes solved the problem. Trevor Ecclestone meanwhile due to a mix up at the bar had taken to drinking doubles, Pints that is!
Friday most of the golfers arrived. Friday was not a competition day but the Beeches Forest course was available for those wishing to play golf. The weather was kind to us staying fine and warm. The evening meal was served in the Newton Suit dress code being smart casual.
Saturday was competition day. A team competition off full handicap. 2 scores to count on every hole with holes 6 and 14 needing 3 scores. There were 2 nearest the pin holes being the 8th and 12th. This competition was played on the Forest Pines course. Once again, the weather was kind. For the non-golfers a coach was provided to take those who wished to visit the city of Lincoln. The coach departed the hotel at 11am and departed Lincoln at 4pm so plenty of time to see the sites and shop.
Saturday evening Mr Captain and Carol invited everyone to share pre dinner aperitifs and nibbles in the private reception room at the Newton Suite. Dress code was jacket and tie and I must say everyone looked very smart. The drinks were expertly served by 2 new barmen, Arthur Doherty and Trevor 2 pints Eccleston. By this time our numbers had swelled to 100. We had an excellent meal served in the Newton Suite followed by a disco where we were able to dance away some of the calories. The first on the dance floor were the vice vices Maria Wootton and Kevin Perkin and I think Kevin wins the prize for most time spent on the dance floor.
Sunday, I think there were a few bad heads and sleepy people. There were 2 competitions on Sunday. A 4bbb stableford and the 32nd Kenral annual golf competition, this was an individual stableford. Both competitions off full handicap and again on the Forest Pines course. The prizes for the Kenral competition were donated by Kenral Perfumery Leek. On finishing our round score cards were handed to Lincoln Boulton who acted as match secretary and produced the results. We all assembled in the Forest Suite for the prize presentation.
1st B Stazaker D Stazaker J Pennington P Nixon 86 points
2nd A Doherty L Boulton D Smith B Hughes 85 points
3rd N Damjanovic G Damjanovic A Damjanovic M Andrews 84 points
Nearest the pin
8th on Forest P Nixon
12th on Pines D Allen
1st L Boulton C Stanier 45 points
2nd N Wittich D Smith 43 points
3rd T Lovatt T Brindley
Nearest the pin
8th on Forest B Hollins
12th on Pines T Brindley
1st L Boulton 37 points 1st G Damjanovic 31 points
2nd N Wittich 36 points 2nd J Baxter 29 points
3rd S Davies 35 points
After the presentation of the prizes Dave Allen thanked Mr captain for a wonderful weekend and presented Carol with flowers and a voucher from us all. The weekend ended with soup sandwiches and chips before we all said our goodbyes.
A wonderful weekend I’m sure enjoyed by all. Thank you to Mr Captain and Carol. Apologies for anything I’ve got wrong. I would say to the ladies who did not play golf how about giving it a try, you never know you might like it.
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