This page gives access to all of the Seniors results for trophy and qualifier competitions, events and matches.
Tuesday 13th April 2021 – April Monthly Medal
‘Medals for Steve Duckett and Ted Groves’
During the third week following easing of the latest covid-19 lockdown, the seniors section of New Forest Golf Club played its first competition of 2021. In mainly sunny and somewhat chilly conditions an enthusiastic field of 36 played in an eighteen-hole strokeplay competition for the Seniors April Monthly Medal. Division 1 was a close affair with Steve Duckett winning with net 71, 1 stroke ahead of Laurie Burn 72 who was also just 1 stroke ahead of third place Phil Wright 73 with Pete Ayres coming 4th with net 75. Division 2 was somewhat more decisive with Ted Groves’ net 68 being four strokes ahead of John Pickering 72, while third place went to Dave Barrett whose net score of 80 beat Neil Edmondson and Rob Young on countback.
Attached photo shows winners (l to r) Steve Duckett and Ted Groves (inset)
Thursday 15th April 2021 : Seniors Match v Ampfield (home)
‘Last year’s unblemished match record continues’
A fine morning, sunny with a bit of chill in the breeze, greeted both teams for what would be our first match of the season. A warm welcome was conveyed to our opponents Ampfield and the prospect of some friendly yet competitive golf after the past 12 months felt good. Coffee was taken out on the patio in line with the current “roadmap” regulations while the merits or not (mostly not!) of the new handicap system was discussed.
This being the first match under the WHS rules the Captain came ready prepared with a team sheet showing each individuals handicap index, course handicap and playing handicap, a good move as there were several queries/surprises/retorts about handicaps particularly from our Ampfield friends!
The course looked in fine fettle and didn’t disappoint and even a few donkeys made an appearance to greet our visitors. The match was played in good spirit and despite New Forest romping home 6-0 it was always about the day, enjoying being out there, the company and the uniqueness of the New Forest course. Ron Cocking from Ampfield took the nearest the pin prize. All in all a good day and a good one to start the season: we look forward to our return match in June when no doubt Ampfield will show us their skills and mastery on their par 3 course.