Greetings from Mr Captain!
Last night I had the privilege of watching the Sitwell Gladiators Scratch team take on the best that Silkstone had to offer. We had a mountain to climb and we were 3rd in the division 4 points behind Tankersley.
My Spice Boys turned up determined to get the maximum points possible. The first out was Scary Spice(Mark) who did their best player on the 17th after a real scrap. Next to go was Posh Spice( Mike) who took the match down the 18th and then blew it. Third to go off was Short Spice (Russ) who ground his opponent into the ground winning on the 16th. Last to go was Old Spice (Haggers) first time out this year. It’s fair to say he was struggling at first 4 down after 3 holes. He battled hard and some of his shots on the last 3 holes were inspiring. It went down the 18th all Square. Haggers drive was perfect with the opposition in the trees. He chipped out and was still behind Steve. His 3rd shot left him a six footer for par. Up stepped Steve to fluff a chip onto the green leaving a 30 footer for a birdie. Steve rolled it up inside the bin lid for his par and his partner missed his putt to give us the point.
We ended up winning 6-2. Now over to Tankersley they were imploding under the pressure and ended up losing 7-1 to Wath.
The nett result means that the mighty Sitwell are now in Division 1 for the first time in their history.
Thanks to all members of the Squad for their performances over the season. Thanks to all the supporters it’s not easy being out in the pouring rain. A special thanks to all the caddies over the season with a special mention to Indiana Jones,s dad. Mike could not have managed without the support and mentoring from Dr Jones senior.
Bring on the 2020 season in the promised land.
Our Ladies section held their Spring Meeting on Wednesday 1st May. With the weather warming up, the rain keeping off, and a good turnout of keen good spirited ladies, we looked to be in for a good day’s golf.
With some great scores coming in at the end of the day the winners were
Morning round 18 hole Stableford: 1st place Jan Gaynor, 2nd Janet Grice 3rd Marion Allen, 4th Mags Oxley.
Front/Back 9: Elaine Wright & Ann Green.
Nearest the Pin: Sandra Rippon.
Afternoon fours: 1st place Mags Oxley & Ann Green, 2nd place Terrie Plowman & Elaine Wright
To finish the day off in fine style Sue, Gren and their team served us some excellent food, including Seabass, Lasagne, Chicken Caesar Salad, with Sticky Toffee pudding being one of 3 desserts.
A brilliant, but exerting day!!!!
Best wishes good golfing from Lady Captain – Marilyn Kilcommons
Pictured below are the winners (in sequence) with Lady Captain
Unfortunately due to complications carrying out essential work on the irrigation on the 5th hole, this will be on a temporary green today.
As we are not permitted to hold a qualifying competition on a temporary green with an non-conforming cup, we have had no option but to postpone today’s Medal A.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused, however it is essential this is carried out in preparation for the work to once and for all resolve the issues we’ve had with the 5th green which is due to start next Wednesday.
Our Quizmaster, Steve Cavill has arranged the next quiz night on Friday 10th MAY starting at 8.30pm.
As ever a supper of homemade pie, peas & chips is available, please pre-order by either calling Sue Cousins on 01709 792065 or the sheet in the Clubhouse.
Bring your own team or join a table and try and beat the Quizmaster
Unfortunately following consultation with Yorkshire Golf Union and CONGU, we are unable to use the maximum score option for Medal competitions and therefore this has been removed.
Members need to record their actual score as previously on their scorecards.
1996 Captain and Golf chairman of many years standing Roger Stirling was presented at the AGM with a commemorative bowl to mark his 50 years as a Sitwell member. Roger is pictured below with 2018 Captain Neil Widdop.
We have recently updated the Handicap/Competition software to Club V1, and this In order to reduce the number of small prize money pay outs in some competitions where there are a number of ties, the Golf Committee have decided to pay out prize money based on the top 3 in each division. Tied scores will be ranked based on the traditional back 9, back 6, back 3 scores.
Scores which are potential winning scores based on the Stableford Adjustment of the new Club V1 system may not be eligible.
Finally the closing date for entering this year’s knockouts is Monday 1st April, to make sure you’re in the draw please ensure that your entry and fees are completed by this weekend
We have recently updated the Handicap/Competition software to Club V1, and this will hopefully reduce the number of issues we have had with entering scores in recent times.
The software allows us to put an automatic Stableford Adjustment to scores set at 5 over par on any given hole. The effect of this is twofold. Firstly, if you are going to score more than 5 over par on a hole you can pick up as the system will automatically put a 5 over par score in when you put a 0, this should aid with speeding up play. Secondly, if you NR on a hole you can continue playing knowing that the recorded score for handicap purposes will be 5 over par. This should reduce the number of NR’s returned every week. This is approved by England Golf.
Additionally, anyone who enters the competition an fails to record a score, will have their score automatically entered at 5 over par on each hole. This way all scores/cards will be accounted for. This will impact on Competition Standard Scratch. It was trialled on Saturdays medal and had the effect of raising CSS from 71 to 72.
Have a great season.