Final positions Swindle 2019 / 2020
Many congratulations to Malcolm Norton, both on superb organisation during the 12 months and victory in the competition over the year - 6 Swindle scores to count.
1st Malcolm Norton 237points
2nd Roger Davies 235 points
3rd = Dick Lumsden 233 points
3rd = Tony Denmead 233 points
5th Tony Carman 229 points
Wednesday 4th November
1st Tony Carman 37 pts on c/b - 21 on back 9
2nd Peter Hele 37 pts - 20 on back 9
3rd Allen Smith 35 pts
Monday 26th October
Today’s swindle was played on the Constable course, due to the heavy rain and intermittent sunshine of late, the greens were a bit fluffy and somewhat slower than of late.
After a bit of re calculation and a lot of banter, today’s winners were.
1st place was Mal Jones with 37 points,
2nd went to Ian Archer with 36
3rd on countback went to Roger Davies with 35.
Next week is the last swindle of the season, a superb turnout of 44 golfers is expected.
All to play for with golfer with the six best scores of the season lifting the trophy.
Monday 19th October
Today’s swindle on the Constable course saw 27 golfers making good use of the mild and somewhat dryer conditions, there were some good scores in too.
1st Allen Smith 40 points
2nd Neil Farmer 38 points
3rd Roger Davies 37 points on c/b
Wednesday 14th October
1st John Williams 39 points
2nd Malcolm Norton 36 on c/b
3rd Mike Moore 36 on c/b
Monday 5th October
After the torrential rain of late, the Constable course played very well. I think everyone approves of the foam inserts on the flagsticks.
Preferred lies certainly came at the right time as this gave you a chance to clean your ball.
Despite the conditions, a few people managed some great scores.
1st Tony Carman 41 points
2nd Collin Broadhurst 38 on c/b
3rd Ian Mc Kay 38
4th Allen Smith 38
Many thanks to all of you so far that have made a swindle fee donation to captains charity, to date we have collected nearly £700.00
Wednesday 23rd September
Today’s swindle was played on the Constable course and attracted a good turnout, this was despite the threat of rain.
Hopefully it won’t be too long before we adopt the foam inserts that we have on the other course, this must make putting easier.
Today we welcomed a new member, Mark Clark who plays off 12 handicap, he’s been a member at Stoke for over a year and had just joined our section. I had the pleasure to play with him and to witness his excellent ball striking, he can even hit a 1 iron.
There were some really good scores in today which was no doubt helped by the excellent greens.
1st with 44 Mark Clark
2nd with 42 Robert Ogles
3rd with 41 Tony Denmead
4th with 40 Roger Gardiner
Wonder how Mark will enjoy his new handicap of 8.
No swindle next week as we have 2 competitions
Wednesday 16th September
Today’s swindle saw 27 players making use of the excellent playing conditions on the Gainsborough course, the recent hot spell making the course play a lot shorter than of late. This was confirmed by some of the cracking scores in.
We were however one player short, this was due to our captain double booking himself to ref the final of the summer knockout.
Today’s winners were:
1st John Wheatley 43 points
2nd Andy Higginson 41
3rd Roger Davies 38 on c/b
Monday 7th September
1st Eric Fisher 40 points
2nd David Drew 38
3rd Rod Harman 37
Wednesday 2nd September
Today’s swindle on Gainsborough attracted another group of 30 golfers all taking advantage of the late summer sunshine. The sunshine however, made it difficult to locate balls on some of the early holes.
The course, bunkers and greens, all looking immaculate.
Today’s winners were:
1st Bob Filer - 38 points.
2nd Robert Ogles - 37 points.
3rd Ian Mc Kay - 34 points
With the new world handicap system coming in November and the men’s section insisting on seven qualifying cards to gain a competitive handicap.
Although this is NOT a swindle requirement,
Those golfers that need to, could play a supplementary round alongside the swindle.
It’s very easy to do, just sign up on the day online and enter your score.
Monday 24th August
Today’s blustery weather didn’t put off the 33 people that took place in our last swindle in August. Yes, it’s September next week !!
There were some great scores today but the winner was our captain Terry, this was despite a very obvious attempt to protect his handicap on the last hole by putting his ball in the lake.
However, as is customary for coming first and getting 40 points, he’s now playing off 15.
1st place with 40 was Terry Mitchell.
2nd place on count back with 38 was Mike Moore.
3rd place also with 38 was Tony Denmead.
Next weeks swindle is on the 2nd
And shortly after on the 7th.
Spaces still remain for both
Wednesday 19th August
Despite the recent storms and the threat of heavy rain, 36 players enjoyed the Gainsborough course, playing longer than of late but still in great condition.
Thanks to all players for generally picking up the pace of play after some slow rounds of late.
This weeks winners were as follows:
1st with 41 points was Neil Farmer
2nd was Dick Lumsden with 40 points
3rd was Allen Smith with 39
GUR Bunkers: There were a few people that played bunkers and a few that didn’t, it mattered not, it’s only for fun.
See you all on Monday
Wednesday 12th August
Today the swindle attracted 28 players who braved the sweltering conditions and played the Constable course which, despite the recent heatwave was looking and playing very well.
Steve and the green keepers working extremely hard to give us great greens to play on.
Numbers were a bit down this week due to some of our members playing in the club comp.
It is nice to see some new winners this week, although as we know, the real winner will be Captains charity.
First place with 39 was Alex Giddens
Second place with 38 was John Wheatley
Third Place with 37 was Brian Castle
Fourth place with 36 on c/b was Dick Lumsden
Next week the 19th we are on Gainsborough
And because there’s a comp on the 26th, the Swindle is on Monday the 24th and there are still spaces available.
Wednesday 5th August
36 members competed in today’s Swindle on a Gainsborough course, excellent tees and greens but very dry fairways. Congratulations in particular to Roger Gardiner with an outstanding 46 points, and Peter Hele whose 45 points would have been a clear winner on nearly every other week.
1st Roger Gardiner 46 points
2nd Peter Hele 45 points
3rd Dick Lumsden 39 points
4th Roger Davies 38 points
We take your six best scores from each Swindle you play in.
There are still several months left for you all to improve your scores.
Leaders at present are:
Malcolm Norton 236
Roger Davies 230
Dick Lumsden 227
Norman Davidson 225
All still very close, you’ve got to be in it to win it.
Wednesday 29th July 2020
Today saw the return of the Wednesday swindle.
Many thanks to the 38 people that turned up to play the Gainsborough course which despite recent events, was in excellent condition.
A special thanks to a small group of fellow golfers who get up at 6am to make sure we get to play our swindle at a similar time.
You will know by now that we are not allowed to exchange money, instead your entry fee of £2.00 will go to captains charity. The swindle runs until November, we can all pay our dues then.
This weeks winners were:
1st Phil Hickley with 43 points
2nd Paul Sheffield with 37 points
3rd Malcolm Norton 35 points ( on Countback)
Finally, let’s all wish Norman and Barry, our very best wishes after their accident !
SWINDLE IS BACK
This is how it works,
There will be a designated group of people that will book their 4 ball tee times at their allocated times, this is as near as we are able to getting block bookings, if you try to book your tee and it’s taken then don’t worry. My minions will confirm they have booked.
For those of you that wish to play, the cost will still be £1.00. I’ll keep a record of whose played and how much you owe, all proceeds going to Captains charity. No prize money paid.
I will need to know who is playing and you can contact me via the usual channels.
Once the entries are in, I will allocate you a tee time.
Don’t worry, my intention is to mix the groups up so you get to play and meet new people each time you play.
If we get a situation where we have more golfers than tee times, I’ll let you know and would ask someone to book a tee as required.
Once you’ve played, someone from your group will let me know your scores, don’t need cards, just points. I will then amend your handicaps as usual. You will be notified if your handicap changes.
New members to the swindle will use their club handicaps.
Let’s make this work !!!