August Newsletter

August newsletter

Les Mielles lose narrowly in the 7s

In a close match at Les Mielles, St Clements beat Les Mielles 4-3 to progress in the Hampshire 7s KO.

The match went down to the final match and to the final hole with St Clements winning the 18th hole to take the match.

Well done to everyone that took part

Winter League winner

Well done to Sandy Cameron for wining the 2021 winter league. Sandy had a purple patch in the middle weeks to storm ahead in the league and made it tough for anyone to cath him up.

Ian Ritchie scored big in week 10 to propel him into second spot with Stephen Morrison hanging onto 3rd spot.

If was a high scoring year with some big scores winning the individual weeks, well done to everyone that took part this year !

Final table can be seen in the league sub-section

Winter League taking shape

We are 3 rounds into the winter league series and thankfully the weather has been kinder to us than last year.

In week 1 we had some strong scoring with the top three players all shooting in the 40s. Chris Haws shot a level gross back 9 helping him to 40pts. Going one better was Michael Brooke who fired in 41pts but winning the first week was Paul Horton who also shot 41pts. Pauls one over back 9 gave him 21pts which was one point stronger than Michaels.

The rain hit hard for week 2 with the north side being closed Monday to Friday so the round was extended by another week. The strong winds made scoring hard with no one getting into the 40s. Joe Lee came 3rd with 37pts with Peter Dixon shooting 38pts for 2nd. Top score this round went to Peter Roscouet with his 39pts.

Week 3 saw 78 entrants taking part and it was a week of strong scoring. Paul Sunter fired in a one over gross back 9 to take him to 40pts. Going one better was Kenny Mitchell who's 72 gross got him to 41pts. Winning this week was Jon Breeze who shot a 22 and 21pts round to give 43pts and the victory

Ill be displaying the league table after week 4 result on the website.

Bogey Cup

Intermittent heavy showers greeted the morning players taking part in the midweek competition and with the weather imrpoving in the afternoon it gave the late starters the best of the conditions.

Chris Haws and Tom Park both played well early on in the morning beating the course by 1 shot but this wasnt enough for the clubhouse lead which was held by Daniel Brannan who had played solid golf to be 3 up on the course.

Clive Malone matched Daniel score in the afternoon but going one better was Bryan Cobbold who went one better to beat the course by 4 shots and take the victory.

36 Hole Club Championship result

We had a good turnout of 47 players taking part in the 2020 36 hole competition.

As if 36 holes isnt a big enough test the players were once again faced with a testing wind which made scoring difficult.

Steve Pearson won the club championship (gross) beating Matt Cooper by 1 shot. Steve shot the lowest score of round 1 but Matt came back hard shooting the lowest score of the day in round 2 but it fell short by the smallest of margins. Well done steve.

In the Elaine Plain (nett) Clive Malone came out on top, also winning by a shot. There were 3 players tied for second spot with Matt strong second round giving him second spot.

Braybrooke Salvers Mixed Foursome

16 couples took part in the mixed foursome competition that is held every year by the ladies. 
Conditions were tough with a strong wind sweeping across the course but a good day was had by eveyone taking part.
Full result can be seen by clicking Here

L'Etacq Cup

There was no excuses today as a calm sunny day greeted the player taking part in this weekend’s medal.

Early scores in the clubhouse consisted of a 66 by Chris Whur and a 65 by Arno Chilvers but both these scores wouldn’t trouble the top scorers.

In 3rd spot was Jamie Roberts who after shooting a 12 on the first hole might of thought this was going to be a day to forget but he knuckled down and played amazing golf for the remaining 17 holes to finish with a nett 63 which also earned him an ESR.

Paul Horton had the opposite start to his round kicking off with an eagle 3 and continued this solid golf for his round firing in another 2 birdies on his way to a gross 71 / nett 62.

Lowest score of the day went to Paul Canas who shot a great nett 60 which could of been in the 50s if not for a 7 on the last. Paul shot a very classy 3 over on the front 9 and kept it steady around the back 9 to earn him his first win at the club, well done Paul.

LMGC Open 2020

This weekend saw Les Mielles Gents play their open for the year with the competition only being open to les mielles members. It was great to see a good turnout for this event.

With prizes for the top 10 and the best gross there was a lot to play for and although the weather was relatively calm, it was a tight scoring competition.

Simon Bell always has the capability of going low and going out early in the day he returned a nett 65 to take the clubhouse lead.
Scott Henry was also out early and he pushed Simon down a place which another nett 65 but a stronger back 9 .

LMGC Open champion of 2020 was Stuart Hall. Stuart was 1 under gross after 12 holes but went on to drop 6 shots in the next 3 holes but he kept his composure to par his way home and finish with a nett 64.

The lowest gross winner was the form man Chris Haws who secured his prize with a 74 round.

Alderney Cup

A windy day greeted the 47 players competing in the latest midweek competition.

There were six 37pts grouped in the top 7 places. Ian Gingell 19pts on the back 9 saw him finish 3rd place with Richard Cadoret scoring 21pts on the back 9 to finish in 2nd spot.

Winning the Alderney Cup was Peter Roscouet who shot 2 over gross on both nines taking him to a total of 39pts.

LMGC Classic 4 - Captains Trophy

With the white tees finally accessible and force 5/6 westerly winds, scoring was always going to be interesting especially on the first hole.

We had 73 players taking part with only 4 players going lower then the par 70.

Paul Canas had a steady front 9 and back it up with a strong back 9 to finish with a 68 nett and 3rd place.
Second spot went to Stewart Bridge who played some good golf on his way to a 65 nett.
The winning score went to Matt Cooper who also shot a 65 but with 2 birdies and a 1 under gross on the back 9 he beat Stewart on count-back. 

The Captain had played a tee shot down the 2nd and Paul Roberts claimed the prize of getting his ball closest to the Captains.

Jubilee Cup

The first midweek qualifying competition saw a big turnout tackle the tough windy conditions.

Peter Dixon and George Bryan-Orr both shot solid nett 66s which gave them 5th and 4th place respectively.
Best of the nett 66 went to Chris "eagle" Haws who has been playing some sublime golf over the summer and shot a 1 under back 9 to give him 3rd spot on count-back.
Runners up spot went to Joel Pinto who has only just returned to playing competition golf but is finding his feet firing in 3 birdies on his way to a 65.
Best score of the day went to Michael Oakes who has been creating some ripples on the senior tour and brought his form to the main tour scoring a 1 over front 9 on his way to nett 63 and a deserved win...well done Michael.

Qualifying golf returns

After a 10 month wait we finally got some qualifying golf and we got a healthy turnout with 77 players taking part.

With the mild conditions and the competition being played from the yellow tees the scoring was always going to be low and the players didn't disappoint.with a nett 64s just getting you into the top 10.

Fresh of his summer comp victory Kevin Jubb continued his good golf and fired in another nett 62, a winning score on any other day but not good enough for the top 3 this weekend.

The top 3 all shot nett 61 so a strong back 9 would win the day. Simon Bell shot a very strong front 9 but let a few shots go on the back to finish 3rd. In 2nd place was Kenny Mitchell who shot a level gross round which consisted 2 birdies.
Taking top spot was Andrew Green who has been showing glimpses of golf form over the summer and put it all together this weekend for his victory. Andrew had a strong start then dropped 4 shots on the last 3 holes of the front 9 but bounced back and shot a level gross back 9 to take the win on count back.

Summer Comp 10

The last summer competition was played this week with qualifying competition now starting this weekend.

Stephen Allaway kept his good form going with 42pts which included a 22pt back 9 giving him 3rd place
Paul Horton shot a 2 under back 9 and also fired in 5 birdies taking him to 43pts and 2nd spot.
Out on his own was Kevin Jubb who accumulated 25pts on the front 9 and backed this up with another 21pts giving him a winning total of 46pts, great scoring Kevin.

Good luck to everyone taking part this Saturday

Summer Comp 8

The latest Summer Comp finished on Friday with week 8 seeing 57 players taking part.

The impressive scoring continued in these comps with the highlight being Graeme Hebentons 2 eagles in the same round.

Well done to Stephen Allaway for wining this week with a great score of 45pts, shooting 2 over gross on both 9s.

S.Allaway      -  45pts
F.De Ornelas  -  45pts
P.Roscouet     -  43pts c/b
B.McGarry    -  43pts
G.Hebenton   -  42pts

Full results can be seen on HDID

Seniors Weekly comp

38 players took part in the 18 hole stableford comp with 12 playing in the 9 hole format

There was some big scoring, see below for the top results

18 Hole

S.Lusby           -   47pts C/B
D.De La Haye   -   47pts
J.Straiton           -   40pts
B./asefield         -   39pts
M.Le Brocq      -   38pts

9 Hole

J.A'Court      -  22pts C/B
M.Le Brocq  -  22pts
J.O'Connor   -  20pts C/B
R.Cadoret     -  20ptsC/B
J.Straiton      -  20pts

Summer Comp 6

66 players took part in week 6 of our summer comp series.

James McManus shot a 1 over gorss on his back 9 for 24pts which gave him a total of 41pts and 5th spot.
Alan Cabot and Brian McGarry both shot 42pts with Alan's level gross back 9 22pts giving him 3rd place.
Brian Williams has been scoring some strong scores recently and he put in another nice round to grab 2nd spot with 43pts.
Winning this week was Martin Carolan who played a solid round with a strong last 6 holes taking him to 44pts.

We will continue to play the summer comps till we can offer some qualifying golf

Seniors Comp

The latest seniors comp was completed on Friday with 34 players taking part in the 18 hole format and 15 in the 9 hole.

In the 18 hole comp there was some high scoring with + 40pts covering the top 6 places. 

1st -  P.King -    45pts
2nd - C.Haws -  43pts
3rd - J.Harris -   41pts C/B
4th - C.Jones  -  41pts C/B
5th - J.A'Court - 41pts C/B

In the 9 hole rounds Ken Richard won the day with his 22pts

1st - K.Richard - 22pts
2nd - J.A'Court - 21pts
3rd - C.Frost  -    20pts

Summer Comp 5

There was some big scores this week with 40pts only getting you 8th spot

Once again Tony Burt went low with a 70 gross giving him 42pts but this was only good enough for 3rd spot.
Brian Williams played some solid golf on his way to 23pts on the front 9 and he continued his scoring on the back 9 with 21pts, giving him a total of 44pts.
Winning this week was Peter Roscouet who shot a 68 gross / 46pts to grab the win. Peters consistent scoring this year has seen him reduce his handicap from 12 to 6,

Summer Comp 4

We had 60 players taking part in the 4th summer comp.

There were 3 of the top 6 all tied on 40pts with the Captains 21pts on the back 9 giving him 4th place.
Tony Burt has been playing some top quality golf these last few weeks and he continued this form with another strong round of 71 gross giving him a total of 41pts.
Also scoring 41pts and runner up this week was Danny Teixeira who scored 23pts on his back 9 to pip Tony.
Winning his first competition was Jason Byrne who shot a level gross front 9 for 24pts and followed this up with another 22pts to leave him 5pts clear at the top.

The gents club will continue with the summer comps until they can offer qualifying competitions.

Seniors latest result

The latest senior week competition ended on Friday with 36 players taking part in the 18h hole competiton and 4 in the 9 hole competition.

18 hole top 5

1st - S.Lusby - 44pts
2nd - G.Sykes - 43pts C/B
3rd - C.Haws - 43pts
4th - M.Oakes - 42pts
5th - A.Cross - 40pts

9 hole result

1st - A.Cross - 23pts
2nd - T.Murphy - 21pts
3rd - R.Cadoret - 20pts
4th - J.Harris - 20pts

Lawson strikes again

We saw some great scoring this week with 68 and 69 gross, 26pt back 9 and 58 birdies in total.

Some highlights of the week was Chris Haws with his 69 gross / 44pts for 6th and just infront of him was the lowest gross of the week from Tony Burt who shot 68 gross / 44pts.
George Bryan-Orr shot 8 pars on the back 9 for 26pts which took him to 4th spot and continuing his good form was James Roberts who grabbed 3rd place with 45pts.
Daniel Brannan has been a daily player at the golf course this year and its no concidence that this regular golf has done wonders to his game. Dan shot a level gross back 9 and 47pts for runners spot and has now reduced his handicap by 6 shots this year to 10hcp.
Top spot went to Allan Lawson who is another player that has played several times a week over the last few months and taken his game to the next level. Allan shot a 75 gross giving him 24pts on both sides for 48pts and with that got a deserved big handicap cut which has taken him down to 12.

Guess there is some truth in the saying that practice makes perfect

Mobile Score Input

HowDidIDo always had intentions of developing ways of inputting scores for the World Handicap System (WHS) that is coming in November but since Covid struck they were asked to accelerate this to enable golfers to submit scores via a mobile app.
This has been in beta test for a few weeks and it was enabled for Les Mielles this week so we can now submit a score as we would on the PSI, via the HDID Mobile App.
With the app also comes with the option of signing in for competitions which is a great feature for the current summer comps we are running and which in the future will be used for WHS as you can submit any round of golf that you wish but must show your intent before you play by signing in.

Main points.
. sign in - when you decide the day your playing your round, before you tee of go to the HDID app, click the option tab in the top right hand corner and select Today Golf. Select the Sign In option and click the Sign In button. This sends me the date and time you signed in so this must be done on the day your playing and before you tee off.
. use a card as normal during your round and then when you have finished go back to the app, select Todays Golf and then select Score Entry. You can then select Enter Scores and put your total in for each hole. You mush Sign In first before you can use Score Entry.
. sign card, put handicap on card and forward to me as you have been over the last couple of weeks

The rules of R&A have added mobile score input as a way of inputting an offical score in their rules so once the verification option has been developed this will replace the scorecard for those that wish to.
Once things are back to some sort of normal you will be able to do all of the above on the PSI but for now having the mobile app is really beneficial.

If you have any quesitions, concerns or feedback dont to hesitate to contact the club on our email address

Summer Comp 3

The scoring continues to be high playing from the yellow tees with 40 points just squeezing you into the top 20.

Alan Cabot continued his good form shooting 43pts for 5th and Andrew Green shot a level gross front 9 (25pts) helping him to 44pts and 4th spot.

Peter Roscouet and Ian Ritchie both accumulated 45pts with Ian's 24pts on the back 9 giving him 2nd spot.

Winning the goodie bag this week was Paul Roberts who scored 25 and 24 points giving him a total of 49 and a deserved.

Weather looks good for the coming week so good luck in week 3

Seniors Week 2

With some rain around during this week the numbers for the second week were slightly lower for the seniors.

In the 18 hole competition 31 players took part with the top 4 being seperated by 1 point

1st -  G.Sykes       44pts
2nd - K.Mitchell   44pts 
3rd - C.Haws        44pts
4th -  A.Cabot       43pts
5th -  M.Le Brocq  41pts

In the 9 hole competition there was only 1 entry with John Pasturel scoring 24pts

Gents comps up and running

The first week of the Summer Series comps was completed on Friday with 52 players taking part.

Steve Campbell and Jamie Roberts got some good scores in over the weekend with 42 and 43 respectively. Daniel Brannan continued his good form with a 43 on the Monday and Frank de Ornelas shot a big 45pts midweek which included 4 birdies.

Winning the first competition this summer was Allan Lawson who also scored 45pts. Allan and Frank both scored 23pts on the back 9 but with Allans last 6 holes being slightly stronger this gave him the win on count back.

Thank you to everyone that took part and for following the strange processes that we currently have in place.

Welcome back Competitions

After the strangest 3 months of my life time the seniors kicked of their non-qualifying comps on June 1st. They are running weekly comps from Monday to Friday with the best 18 hole score and best 9 hole score ( 18 & 9 comps must be played on seperate days)

In the first week, 38 seniors entered the 18 hole competition with Michael Oakes taking the honours with 45pts

1st - Michael Oakes 45pts (25pts B9)
2nd - Alan Cabot 45pts (21pts B9)
3rd - Tim Murphy 42pts
4th - Stuart Hall 41pts (best back 6)
5th - Chris Haws 41pts

In the 9 hole competition Phil Slaters 22pts came out on top of the 10 seniors that took part

1st - Phil Slater 22pts
2nd - J O'Connor 21pts
3rd - Chris Haws 19pts
4th - D Brannan 18pts
5th - Chris Frost 18pts

Summer Tee slots

Here are the slots for the summer ( up to end of October )

8:03 - 8:48       South
8:57 - 9:24       North
9:33 - 10:18     South
13:00 - 13:27   North
13:36 - 13:54   South

LMGC Classic 1 - Les Mielles Salver

The re-arranged Les Mielles Salver from November was played today and the scoring was definitely worth waiting for.

Ian Gingell continued his strong scoring of late with a nett 62 but this was only good enough for 3rd spot.
Gerry Brennan shot a 1 over back 9 taking him to a 76 gross / nett 60 and must of thought this was a winning score but not today.
Daniel Brannan shot a big score during the week for his winter league and backed it up today with a 73 gross / nett 57, a total deserving of the victory.

Winter league 7 is completed

Winter league 7 came to an end on Friday 24th after another extension due to the closure of the back 9.

The big scores continued with the top 12 all in the 40s and 4 of the top 6 all scoring 42pts. Best of the 42s was our Captain who scored a solid 24pts back 9 to take 3rd spot on CB.
Chris Jones shot a 70 gross which consisted a 2 under back 9 to give him a total of 43pts.
Top of the table this week was Peter Roscouet who's level gross back 9 gave him 23pts and a winning total of 44pts

The table after week 6 can be seen in the Club Leagues sub section and it will be updated during the week

November Medal finally played

On the 3rd attempt the November medal was able to be played with the course being open.

The wind was tough for the majority of the day and with the back 9 greens being a lottery it wasn't the easiest day to score on.

It was close at the top of division 2 with the top 5 separated by 1 shot. Best of the nett 66s was Carl Gray who shot a solid back 9 to take 3rd spot. Daniel Brannan played a steady round and his 65 gave him second spot but topping this division was Stephen Allaway who shot a level gross back 9, giving him the win on count back.

In division 1 Chris Whur and the Captain were tied on nett 64 but the Captains birdie, par, birdie was enough to give second spot on count back. Out on this own with the best score of the day was James O'Hara who continued his good recent form to shoot a bunch of birdies giving him a winning score of nett 62

January Medal

After a very frustrating period where half the course has been closed, we were finally able to play a competition with the North side opening.

With the forward tees and the greens being very receptive it was always going to be a low scoring day.

In division 1 Alan Maclachlan shot a sub par round consisting of 3 birdies but his nett score of 63 was only good for 3rd spot. Going out in the first slot was Peter Roscouet who helped himself to 4 birdies and the clubhouse lead with a nett 61. Topping this division was Peter Dixon who shot a 1 under gross front 9 which lead him to a level gross 70 and a winning nett score of 59. Well done Peter

Division 2 scoring was just as impressive with a nett 64 only good for 5th place. 
3rd spot went to Paul Roberts who is finding his feet in competitions shot a solid round for a nett 63. Joe Straiton continued his good form and shot a 2 over back 9 to give him a nett 62 but pipping him by 1 shot was Brian Williams who's nett 61 won division 2

In the 2s sweep we had our biggest entry with 29 people taking part. There were 16 birdie 2s but only 9 of those had entered the sweep to they get a share of the pot.

December Medal

After 6 weeks of the North side being closed we finally got a chance to play 18 holes and get a medal played.

With the tee boxes moving even further forward and the greens playing soft it was setup for some low scoring.

In division 1 Peter Dixon and Kenny Mitchell shared a nett 64 but Kenny stronger last 6 holes earnt him 3rd spot. Chris Haws shot the lowest gross of the day of 70 which included 5 birdies and nett score of 63. Winning this division was James O'Hara who shot a level gross back 9 helping him to a nett 62.

Division 2 brought the low scores of the day with a nett 66 only earning you 10th spot and a 61 giving you 5th.
Jeremy Williams took 3rd spot with a nett 60 on count-back from 4th spot. Its hard to believe that a nett 59 wouldn't win you the competition but this was the case with Ian Ritchie who played some great golf but was just pipped at the post by Phil Hunt who also shot a 59 but his better back 9 gave him top spot..Phil shot a 1 over back 9 which consisted of his last 8 holes all being 4s, well done Phil

In the two's sweep, there was a total of 17 two's but only 5 of the 17 has entered the sweep so they get to split the pot

World Golf Handicapping update

The latest presentation of the World Golf Handicapping system was given for all Channel Island Golf Clubs at La Moye Golf Club on Tuesday 26th November 2019 and was attended by Captain Chris Frost and Tom Park.

In summary, this new system will commence on 02nd November 2020 and in the meantime all courses will be getting a ‘Course rating’ (new) along with a ‘Slope rating’ (new) and it is anticipated that all Courses will achieve this by April 2020.

Players do not have to do anything prior to the new system being introduced but are encouraged to play in as many Qualifying competitions as possible prior to this date. The reason for this is that the Handicap software systems will take the players most recent 20 rounds of qualifying golf and then calculate the average of his best 8 rounds to arrive at a players ‘handicap index’(new).The average best 8 from 20 is a continually moving process.

Under the new system a player may have a different handicap for different courses being played. ‘Handicap Lookup Charts’ (new) will be displayed and a players ‘handicap index’ can be lined up against the Course being played and this will give a player his ‘Course Handicap’ (new) which he will use when playing that particular Course.

Les Mielles White and Yellow tees are regarded as seperate courses on the lookup chart and a player will also use their ‘handicap index’ to establish their ‘Course Handicap’ when playing away courses.

Perhaps the most important factor to grasp is that a players handicap will not automatically increase with a poor round or come down in chunks following a good round due as the Competition Scratch Score (CSS) will no longer exist instead the system will use the average of best 8 scores from previous 20 rounds (continually moving).

The assorted Computer Handicap software systems are responsible for making these calculations and a players ‘handicap index’ will be available the day after the round played.

Further information will be published as it becomes available.

Gents victorious over the Ladies

The weather wasnt kind for this annual match but the players knuckled down and played their match .

There was 7 matches played and the gents proved to strong this year for the ladies taking the match 6-1

Well done to everyone that took part in this fun event, a good day was had by all and it was a good start to Chris reign.

Kenny wins Winter League 2

Week 2 of the winter series was a pretty wet one with a lot of the week washed out.
There was plenty of scores in the 40s over the weekend but leading the way was Stephen Allaway who had a strong back nine of 22 pts which helped him to 42pts. Scott Henry lead the way after the weekend with a great score of 45pts.
Making the most of a dry Monday, Joe Straiton and Kenny Mitchell went out hoping to topple the weekend scores. Joe shot a 1 under back nine for 25pts but his front nine total wasn't quite as strong and Joe finished on 44pts, good enough for 3rd spot. Kenny shot a 1 under front 9 to give him a strong start of 24pts and he backed this up on the back 9 with a level gross back to give him a total of 46pts (69 gross) and a well deserved victory

Winter League series is up and running

Week 1 of the winter league was played last week with 54 players squeezing in their rounds between the constant.

The scoring was solid with 40pts + occupying the top 6 places

Karl Rockett has found some good form over the last few weeks and his 41pts continued this streak.
Stephen Murray had a strong start to his round with a 23pts front 9 which he followed up with 19 on the back to give him a total of 42pts.
Out on his own was Paul Horton who shot a 1 under front 9 giving him 24pts. He followed up his birdie on the front 9 with another 2 on the back to help to 21pts and a total of 45pts, a very strong start to the series.

Week 2 starts on the 26th October and hopefully the good weather forecast stays true

Captain conquers the Vice

This weekend saw the annual Captain v Vice matchplay match followed by the presentation for the last 6 month winners of 2019.
The weather was kind and it was amazing to see 48 players turn out in their club colours to support this event.

There was some big wins in the 24 matches but the biggest winner was the Gents Club.

Photos of the day and night can be seen in the photos section

Click below for all the results

Captain v Vice results

Tim wins the Bogey

A dry but windy day for the midweek Bogey Cup could only attract 24 players to take part.

Karl Rockett has been playing well recently and after his front 9 of +4 he was in with a chance of a big score but things leveled off on the back 9 and this final total was +4. 
Chris Jones shot a solid 75 gross in the tough wind and he also finished on +4 but with a stronger back 9 pipped Karl to 2nd spot.
Out in front was Tim Phelan who's front 9 saw him cross over +2 and he continued his strong scoring on the back 9 to see him finish on +5 and win the cup by 1 point.

October Medal sees the start of 2019/2020 season

The first medal of the new season was played last weekend with some players shooting some great scores to get their year off to a good start

In division 1 Alan Cabot continued his solid scoring with a nett 67 for third spot with Craig Tucker also shooting 67 but his stronger back 9 edging out Alan for 2nd. Winning the medal was Frank de Ornelas who shot the lowest gross of the day and blitzing the rest of the field with his round of 75 / nett 63.

In division 2 the scoring was a lot tighter at the top. Luke Kellett and Phil Hunt both played great rounds for their nett 64s, giving them 3rd and 2nd spot respectively. Also winning this division with a nett 63 was Karl Rockett who finished strongly with a 4 over back 9, good golf !

In the two's sweep we only had 7 people taking part. There were 10 two's in total with only 2 of them being people that had entered the sweep resulting in them splitting the pot

3 way tie for the summer Thursday Medal league

The last midweek Thursday medal was played this week and it resulted in the closest of finishes.

With the weather at its worst only 21 players took part with the first 11 that tee'd off before midday all returning N/Rs.

nett 74 was good enough for 3rd spot with Andy Perchard strong back 9 giving it to him on countback. Alan Maclachlan went out last and shot a 1 over gross back 9 for a nett 72 but Peter Roscouet also shot a nett 72 but with his 2 over gross on the back it gave him his first victory on countback.

In the league Jerry O'Connor and Frank Booth were both tied at the top with neither of them improving on their totals this week. Alan Maclachlans 72 brought him level with the leaders giving us a 3 way tie. League ties are then decided by lowest scores which went to Jerry and Alan who both had 66s. The next tie decider would be who had won the most comps from the 7
comp series and this still couldnt split them with both winning 1 each. It was decided by the committee to award all 3 members winners vouchers.

Full league can be seen in the Club Leagues section

Eclectic series comes to an end

Today was the last round of the Eclectic competition that started back in May.

Anthony Boye held the lead after round 3 with a score of 52 but would his 4 shot cushion be enough to keep him top.

In today's round 4, Anthony went out early but his recent good form deserted him today shooting a nett 78 which only improved his eclectic score by 1 shot.

Andrew Perchard is an eclectic expert and is always at the top end of the final league and this year was no different, improving his score by 5 shots today to give him 3rd spot overall.

Chris Whur was lying second after round 3 and this is where he stayed after not playing today

In the competition today Daniel McLaughlin shot a nett 66 which propelled him to 8th spot.
Winning the comp today was Jonny Buesnal who shot a gross 78 / nett 60 and must be a threat to the leader..

Unfortunately this was Jonny's only score in this years series so Anthony keeps his top spot and wins the Eclectic for 2019, well done !

The full eclectic positions can be seen in the Club Leagues section

Final Medal leagues for 2019

The final medal leagues can be seen in the club leagues section after the September Medal brought the series to a close.

Special mention to David Somma and Peter Dixon who consistently played well throughout the year and occupied the two top positions in two of the leagues.

Well done to all the winners and to everyone else who made these leagues competitive all season

October Medal marks the start of the 2019 / 2020 season so good luck to everyone.

September Medal

September Medal brings an end to the monthly medals for 2019 with the leagues now being decided.

Division 2 gave us some low scores with Paul Biddulph nett score of 66 in the morning setting the score to beat in this division. Luke Kellett shot a 2 over gross on his back 9 to give him a nett 65 and 2nd spot but Frank Booth score of 64 pipped Luke by 1 shot and gave him the win. Good scoring by the top 2 who's scores were the best of the day. 

In Division 1 the club champion of 2019 James Laverty setting the standard with a nett 67 but this was soon eclipsed by Peter Dixon who has continually scored well all year and his nett 66 gave him runners up prize. Topping division 1 was Peter de Momme who also show a nett 66 but a stronger back 9 saw him take the win.

In the two's sweep we had 21 players taking part which gave us a pot of £42. We had a total of 5 birdies in the competition but only 3 of those had entered the sweep so they split the pot between them

League tables will be updated during the week

President day

You cant just beat the president day and it was great to so many people turn out and show Herbie the respect he deserved. We 71 gents, 15 ladies and 10 visitors from Plassey Golf Club all taking part and a strong wind to test them all.

Near on 60 people stayed for dinner and the presentation and there was certainly a buzz in the air.

We had many winners on the night which ive listed below but a special mention goes to the President Salver winner Gerry Brennan who went out in the morning when the wind was at its strongest and scored 40pts to win the last major of the season by 1 point. Well done Gerry.

Winners are listed below and the photos of the night will follow later on in the week. Thank you to everyone for making this a day to remember for our President Herbie, he is the perfect example of how to lead this gents club.

President Salver
Winner - Gerry Brennan
R/Up - Chris Frost
3rd - Peter Garforth
4th - Steven Cleary
5th - Daniel Brannan

Winner - Carl Gray
R/Up - Alan Cabot
3rd - Roy Gallichan

Super Senior
Winner - Brian Hudson

Winner - Sandra Vignando
R/Up - Helen Hansford

Winner - Stephanie Williams


Following the AGM Monday 7th November I have been asked to clarify what the options are for balls played from the tee at the first hole. There appears to be a lot of confusion with members quoting a new local rule that has been explained to them by the course representatives. I am writing to the rules committee of the R & A for a definitive ruling on this matter. Until that ruling has been given then the following interpretation of the rules will stand. I would urge all members to comply with this until further notice and to explain this to other players. Failure to comply with this ruling during a competition may result in disqualification.

1. There is no new local rule that applies to the playing of this hole.
2. A ball played to left of the new white stakes between the 1st and 4th holes is out of bounds and another ball must be played from the tee under penalty of stroke and distance (3 off the tee, 5 off the tee, 7off the tee etc).
3. This obviously also applies to balls that go left and enter the water hazard on the 4th hole.
4. Out of bounds runs in a straight line from stake to stake from the first stake near the 1st tee box to the furthest most stake behind the 4th tee.
5. If a ball is played from the tee that goes to the right and it not virtually certain that the ball has entered the water hazard then a provisional ball should be played from the tee.
6. If the original ball is found outside the water hazard then it must be played as it lies or if it is unplayable it may be declared unplayable and it may be dropped using any of the options available under Rule 28.
7. If the original ball is found in a water hazard then it may be played as it lies or under the penalty of one stroke it may be dropped using any of the options available under Rule 26.
8. If the original ball is not found then the player must continue with the provisional ball or if a provisional has not been played then he must return to the tee and play again.

It is important to understand that the player and his marker must be virtually certain of where the ball crossed the margin of the hazard in order to invoke Rule 26. This basically means that someone (the players in your group, the course ranger, another player on the course playing nearby) saw where the ball went. It cannot be assumed that the ball is in the hazard just because it cannot be found outside of the hazard.

Full explanation of rules 26 and 28 are in the rules of golf booklet available in the club house I recommend that all players carry one.

Chris Frost
Competition Secretary
Les Mielles Golf Club


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