Club Defibrillator: This has now been moved to the entrance door to the bar by the bowls green room for easier/quicker access for both members and the public. The location is to be publicised and the unit registered so that anyone can obtain an access code by ringing the emergency services.
A number of volunteers came forward today to fill the ever appearing cracks on the fairways. With 24 man-hours expended today, many repairs were completed on the 8th & 14th fairways.
The work will continue tomorrow and next week.
If anyone would like to join the workforce next Monday at 0930hrs, you would be most welcome and we meet at the Green Keepers hut.
Thank you once again to today’s workforce……
Vice Captain Phil
The course is very dry in common with your own grass we are sure, so after much consideration in line with advice given and in line with other clubs, please note that we have introduced a smoking ban whilst out on the course as there is a real risk of fire. Anyone found to be smoking will be asked to leave the course immediately.
We appreciate your cooperation at this challenging time.
The greens staff continue to do an amazing job on our course with us receiving constant praise regarding its condition, our staff and the friendliness of our members.
A special mention for Head Greenkeeper Richard who on Friday was due to attend a concert with friends made the personal sacrifice to instead drive over 200 miles to Suffolk to collect a part required to repair the irrigation system – what timing with the heatwave. With such modesty he just simply said “It’s not the right time to totally lose all our irrigation. Plus getting a company in would have cost thousands over the weekend”.
I was at the club with some new members on Friday evening so was luckily able to thank him and his mate who he had dragged alone to help him, whilst the pump was down provided both with a Pint of golden water – Stella to keep them going.
I am sure you will all join me in thank Richard, the Greens team, volunteers and now the newest recruit Richard’s mate Wayne – many thanks one and all.
Many thanks for so many turning out in the heat yesterday to play in the very popular RAF Trophy, from the feedback it was a great day and we thank all those that made it happen.
Vice-Captain Phil and I were sorry to have missed it but we were with some of our members at Newmarket Links as they wore the Club colors with much pride in yesterday’s Jock Stewart Final at Newmarket, it was an honor to be in attendance as the Club Captain, Phil doing a great job to manage the squad thro to the final will provide a summary for you. Thanks to all players that contributed throughout the competition.
Hurricane Fly Past – I was sitting alongside Phil in the buggy and heard his mobile vibrate, upon reading the message from the Hurricane Pilot he simply put his head into his hands at the news received. I am so sorry that they had to call-off the fly past and also sorry for VC Phil who had put all the effort into trying to organise it in the first place. Better luck next year Phil…
Congratulations to the Winners Dan Brand and Tom Burrows and the Runners-up Dan Evans and Jon Coleby.
The Ball draw was won by Joe Thompson
Many thanks to you all for your continued support.
RGC Club Captain 2022
|Ramsey Golf Club played their part in the ‘most closely contested Jock Stewart Final in living memory’ (to quote County President and starter Alan Duggins).|
In blistering heat, our Team of 6 players played 18 holes in the morning followed by 18 holes in the afternoon. After 18 holes, Ramsey were all square in two of the matches and just 1 down in the third following a 5 down comeback.
Newmarket had the home advantage and were more than surprised at the skill and endurance of the Ramsey Team.
The 18 holes in the afternoon were equally tight as the first two matches ended with a win for each team on the 16th hole. All the focus was now on the last match where Ramsey were 2 down with 5 to play. Ramsey created numerous chances to peg Newmarket back in the next 3 holes with some stunning recovery golf, but couldn’t quite get a win over those three holes.
Everyone was now following this match as Ramsey went to the 17th tee, 2 down. A must win situation.
Newmarket were first to tee off and (not for the first time) had a little luck as their drive on the 200 yd par 3 hit a bunker mound, and rolled over the back to within 2 feet of the hole! Facing an impossible task, Ramsey hit their tee shot which rolled off the green and onto the rough. All eyes were on the next shot which was a good 15-20 yds to the flag. Joel Akril was his usual calm self, and with all the attention and pressure, duly played a wonderful chip and holed for a birdie! Everyone (including the opposition) erupted with applause…..it was an unbelievable moment and achievement!
It left Newmarket with a knee knocking 2 foot put to win…..and his knees were knocking.
Unfortunately, Newmarket sunk the putt ……..and won the Trophy.
The whole event was played in a wonderful spirit, and Captain Paul & I could not have been more proud of the way our players represented Ramsey Golf Club on that extremely hot day. Newmarket players and officials could not have given higher praise, and felt very lucky to have triumphed against a very resilient opposition.
Well done and thank you to all those involved throughout the campaign; either playing or supporting; inc Scotty & Mark for providing a number of drinks for the Team
Ramsey GC Team :
Ollie Wright & Nathan Long (Andrew Coulthurst)
Chris Brown & Richard Mason
Derrek Lines & Joel Akril
Jock Stewart Team Captain Phil Ackers
Played at Ramsey on 10th August
Sharren Kjenstad winner Seniors Cup Gross 80. As the player with the best gross score Sharren will be eligible to enter the England Golf Senior Women’s County Champion of Champions tournament in September at Woodhall Spa.
Judy Freeman winner Super Seniors Cup Gross 88 (aged 69 and over)
Linda Day winner Handicap 25-40 Nett 69 – just missed winning the President’s Salver OCB
Did’t they do well !!!!!!!
Winners: D Brand and T Burrows 46 Points
Runners-up: D Evans and J Coleby 44 Points
40 Pairs played
Presentation by IPC Alan Mawhinney
For those of you expecting to see the fly past the following message was received from the BBMF pilot:
My sincere apologies but unfortunately the Hurricane will not be able to support your event this afternoon. The aircraft is operating on the limits with both oil and radiator temperature, with the afternoon getting hotter there is a significant possibly of overheating at low level.
I hope the event remains a success and we hope to see you next year.
Kind regard Mark Long (hot hurricane pilot)