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Monday 24th April 2017

The Mallards were hosts to a party of senior golfers from Penrith Golf Club today. So it was a mixture of match play golf and social golf. The Mallrds won the match 5 – 4.


Thursday 20th April 2017

An excellent turnout by members, 46 taking part in today’s stableford competition. On a decent sort of day, dull with a bit of a stiff breeze on player returned and outstanding score and that was today’s winner, Bob Paterson with 45 points, runner up was David Parsons with 39 points, 3rd place went to Des Bitcon with 37 points and in 4th was Cyril Hankey also with 37 points. 2’s recorded by Bob Paterson x 2, David Hoggard x 2 and Brian Richardson


Thursday 13th April 2017

A cool but otherwise decent day for golf. A team event, a ‘Sixsome’ was today’s event, won by the pairing of George Bullamore & Peter Marsden with a net 64.5. Runners up were Adam Aitken & Alan Nixon with a net 67 and 3rd was the team of Dennis Massey & David Hoggard with a net 68


Monday 10th April 2017

Today was the first round of the medal ‘Eclectic’ in which 37 members of the Mallards took part which was very good as medal golf is not to everyone’s taste. Playing in pretty good conditions Harry Smith ran out the winner with a net 72. runner up was Frank Riley with a net 73 as did Peter Milnes, 3rd, on his first full competitive round since his knee op. 4th places went to George Bullamore and in 5th place was Guy Newing. No 2’s recorded


Thursday 6th April 2017

Match time again, the first of the summer. A party of 16 travelled to Kirkcudbright and for a change came away with a credible draw 4-4. A 9 hole competition was arranged for those members not playing the match, but for reason best left alone it was a bit of a shambles. Half those playing signed into the wrong competition and entered scores in the wrong competition. The correct competition developed computer problems and those that did put scores in found that it gave a faulty result.


Monday 3rd April 2017

Much better day, a mixture of sunshine and cloud and a slight breeze.Scores were so much better than last week. Once again a full house with 45 members taking part in a stableford competition. John Thwaites was first on a CPO with 41 points, Gronwyn Hughes was runner up also with 41 points. Jim Fihelebon was 3rd with 39 points and Brian Richardson 4th with 37 points 2’s recorded by David Hoggard & Brian Richardson.

Captains Corner updated


Thursday 30th March 2017

Finally the full course was open today but rather wet underfoot and made for heavy going. 44 members took part in a medal competition. The top 3 places all returned net 72’s so in order it was Ernie Duncan, David Harding and Peter Marsden, 4th place went to Malcolm Pearson. 2’s recorded by Bob Paterson, Steven Myers and David Walby

A reminder that the Annual Dinner and Presentation night will be held on Wednesday 5th April 2017 in the Marquee


Monday 27th March 2017

35 members took part in a stableford competition. The competition was played over 17 holes as the 3rd is still closed for maintenance. Winner today with 36 points was Gronwyn Hughes, George Bullamore was the runner up with 35 points. David Slater was 3rd also with 35 points and Bill Anson was 4th with 34 points. Guy Newing recorded the only 2 of the day.

A further reminder that Wednesday 5th April 2017 is the Annual Dinner and Prize Giving night.


Thursday 23rd March 2017

Another bitterly cold start to the day that improved as the morning wore on. Today was the opening stableford competition of the summer golf and was won by David Harding with 43 points. Runner up was George Bullamore with 38 points. 3rd was Bill Anson with 37 points, Bob Paterson was 4th with 36 points and again no 2’s recorded so 5th place went to Jim Fihelebon

It is the Mallards Annual Dinner and Prize Giving evening on Wednesday 5th April. If you are wishing to attend the event please do so by filling in the menu sheet on the notice board or informing the captain.


Monday 20th March 2017

Early morning it was doubtful as to whether there would be any golf but being the lucky ones the rain cleared nicely in tome for the first paring to start play and it turned to be rather a pleasant morning with some excellent score even if there was a couple of winter greens in play. (the main greens just a tad too soggy) Today was the opening medal of the summer season and a comfortable win for John Welch who returned a net 63 (and a GP reduction) runner up was Jim Fihelebon with a net 67, in 3rd was Adam Aitken with a net 70, 4th was Dennis Massey with a net 70 and as no 2’s were recorded 5th place went to Gronwyn Hughes with a net 71


Thursday 16th March 2017

A better day than was forecast in that the rain stayed away until late in the day. Today’s event was a Team Texas Scramble played over 17 holes, the 3rd closed. The winners with a net 60.8 were Malcolm Pearson, John Glendinning & Harry Smith, runners up were Harry Martin, Brian McLauchlan & John Welch with a net 61.8. In 3rd place was the team of Dennis Massey, David Harding & Ernie Duncan with a net 62.5. Thirteen teams took part in the event


Monday 13th March 2017

At last the summer season of golf has started. The event being the Captains Drive In, Jim Cruddas, followed by the Captain v Vice Captain match. An excellent turn out by members on a rather pleasant sping morning. 52 players, 13 matches and a win for the Vice Captains team 7 – 6


Thursday 9th March 2017

The final round of the winter season of golf was played today. It was also the final round of the Winter Medal ‘Eclectic’ A really good turn out by members in the 41 took part in the event played in rather pleasant conditions. The winner on the day was Des Bitcon with a net 67, runner up was David Parsons with a net 68. In 3rd place was the Captain, Jim Cruddas with a net 69. 4th was Gilmour McKellar also with a net 69. 2’s recorded by Adam Aitken, Harry Martin, John Glendinning x 2 and Ian Melrose.

As it was the last golf round of the winter season all winter trophy competitions were completed. The winner of the Snowball Trophy was Brian Richardson. The winner of the winter ‘eclectic’ was John Roberson. The play off for the Winter League was played yesterday, Wednesday 8th March and was won by Dennis Massey & Ian Melrose. Finally the winners of the Winter Greensome KO was Jim Fihelebon & Ian Castle. Congratulations to all.

Next up on Monday 13th March is the start of the Summer Season and commences with the Captains Drive in followed by the Captain v Vice Captain Match with a light lunch on completion of the golf


Monday 6th March 2017

Team event time again, this time a Team Medal with two scores to count on the par 4’s and 5’s and three scores on the par 3’s. Heavy rains over the weekend meant that just 16 holes were open for play, never the less some good score were returned. The team of David Parsons, David Langley & Stuart Richardson were he winner with a net 121. George Bullamore, Ernie Duncan & Peter Marsden were runners up with a net 122 and the team of Bill Anson, Douglas Pringle & Guy Newing were 3rd with a net 123


Friday 3rd March 2017

A bit of a problem with Thursday results delayed an update of the web pages. One bright spark recorded a 2 on the 12th hole and claimed 7 points. The problem has been resolved and the result is as it was. So the winner of Thursday’s stableford was Adam Aitken with 47 points, runner up was Jim Cruddas with 44 points In 3rd and 4th places with the best of a gaggle on 42 points was Cyril Hankey & Ernie Duncan. 2’s recorded by John Turner, Cyril Hankey & Adam Aitken.

Captains corner updated


Monday 27th February 2017

At least it was a dry pleasant morning but a rather soggy course following some heavy rain over the weekend. It was a mixture of social golf and Winter League Matches for those members playing today., It was the final round round a at least a half would have secured the League, sadly Dennis and Ian lost their final match allowing a win for George and John to tie the League. So a play of for the Winter League Championship is necessary which has been organised for the 8th March


Thursday 23rd February 2017

Unfortunately no golf today, the weather was the winner. Following the overnight rains the green staff decided to close the course for the day


Monday 20th February 2017

A very windy and showery morning made for some difficult scoring for the majority of the members taking part in today’s medal competition. As usual there are exceptions, non more so than Brian Richardson’s gross 73. Winner today was Jim Cruddas with a net 67, Runner up was Brian with a net 68, Ian Melrose was 3rd with a net 69 and Des Bitcon was 4th with a net 70. James Murrell recorded the only 2 of the day


Thursday 16th February 2017

Today saw the members taking part in a 5 club stableford competition, in reality, 4 clubs and a putter. Surprising the returns that are made with just the 5 clubs, it appears that the majority play better with just 5 clubs. On a rather mild day with a stiff breeze 32 members took part in the event. The winner today was Sandy Thorburn with 39 points, runner up also with 39 points was Malcolm Pearson, in 3rd place was Harry Smith with 38 points in 4th place also with 38 points was Bob Peterson. 2’s recorded by Peter Hudson, George Bullamore, David Parsons, Vic Winn & Malcolm Pearson x 2

Draw for next Thursday’s team event posted


Monday 13th February 2017

A mixture of Winter League matches and social golf for the members today. Bright sunny day with a bitterly cold wind.


Thursday 9th February 2017

Non of the top ten in the Order of Merit managed to gain a point in today’s medal competition which is most unusual. On a rather chilly morning, 17 holes were open for play with just 2 being on the winter greens so all credit to the low net returns by some members and the gross 74 by Adam. Winner today was Ian Castle with a net 65, runner up was John Thwaites with a net 66, David Harding was 3rd with a net 67 and David Slater was 4th with a net 68. 2’s recorded by David Harding, Guy Newing & Mike Dodd


Monday 6th February 2017

Yet another frosty morning for the 36 members that turned out to play a stableford competition. Big scores returned at least for a couple, Douglas Pringle and Harry Smith both returning 47 points for 1st and 2nd respectively. Dennis Massey and Peter Hudson both returned 42 points for 3rd and 4th place. 2’s recorded by Harry Smith, Jim Fihelebon & David Parsons


Thursday 2nd February 2017

A dry but blustery day for a stableford competition. A much shortened course and just 16 holes open a few good scores were returned. 37 members played in the event won by John Roberson with 42 points. John Glendinning with 41 points was runner up. Don Hill and David Slater were 3rd and 4th respectively, both with 40 points. There were eight 2’s today, recorded by David Wrightson, Harry Smith, Brian Richardson, Bill Anson, Mike Dodd, Frank Riley & Malcolm Pearson x 2


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