ALLIANCE CAPTAIN’S LEAGUE RD5 – Results & Reports

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Week 5 in the Captain’s league and there’s little movement in the standing but top 4 still very much in it.

Another exceptional score this week, Chris Rikards in first place came in with a fantastic 44 points and 25 OOM points, Gary Baines and Maurice Gruppetta in second with 41 points and 19 OOM points each, in fourth with 40 points is Harri Lehtiniemi collecting 17 points. Well done to you all.

14 two’s this week, 5 balls for each of your TWO’s. You may claim your prize at the ProShop.

OTHER REPORTS

BoV March Monthly Medal is next…..book your slot.

A reminder to repair pitch marks and replace divots, lets help keep the course in the best possible condition during this difficult time of year.

B.Mangion, Handicap Sec.

Junior Academy Competition Start Sheet Sunday 28th Feb.

The Wedgwood Trophy, sponsored by Laferla Insurance

The Wedgwood Trophy is the RMGC’s second major competition of this season, and is scheduled to be played on Saturday 13th (medal) and Saturday 20th (stableford) March over two rounds. More about the comp later. First, a bit of history behind this prestigious and important event.

The Wedgwood Trophy

The Wedgwood competition was first held in 1992 season. The trophy itself was presented to the RMGC, then captained by Mr John Earland, by one of its own members Mr John Delia of firm Gio. Batta Delia, local representatives of Wedgwood china and porcelain.

Patrick Delia, John Earland, and John Delia

Besides being an accomplished golfer (two holes-in-one!) and a keen tennis player, John Delia was an all-round sportsman who excelled in football, where he represented Malta amateurs at international level. John was a respected gentleman, a loving family man, and a friend to all at the RMGC until he passed away in 2011. John’s legacy at the RMGC lives on also because his grand-daughter Emma is Mrs Ruud Critien, two-time Club champion 2015 & 2018. May John rest in eternal peace.

John Delia in 1991

John Delia was very much involved in the format of the Wedgwood competition. Originally, it was held in stableford-medal format over two consecutive Saturdays. However, more recently that reversed to medal-stableford so as to allow for multi tee starts, lunch-for-all, and prize giving on day2. Regrettably, the pandemic situation still prevails, and day2 will see all tee off the 1st hole.

The winner of the Wedgwood Trophy is the one with the most points after the stableford score is deducted from the medal score. As it is a major, double order of merit points are awarded. While all RMGC members with a handicap index are eligible to participate, there is a maximum playing handicap allowance of 18. The handicap played on day 1 is retained for day 2. Day 1 will be a “matched” draw off four selected tee time zones; day 2 will be in reverse day 1 score order.

Matthew Mangion lifting the Wedgwood Trophy in 2019

The RMGC sincerely thanks Laferla Insurance, and especially its own Keith Laferla, for the kind support and the generous sponsorship of the Wedgwood competition.

Booking on ClubV1/howdidido/PSI is now open. Comp fee €12.

Best in golf,

Victor, CompSec

Three Sixes Ladies Results and International Women’s Day

Well done to our Winners & Runners Up who were as follows:-

Winning Team:

Beverley Hall, Emily Bromage,Terry Davies (89)

Runners up:

Angela Mahoney ,Catherine Milet, Anne Vandendael (84)

TWOS:

Claire Arrigo: two on the 7th hole.

Yvonne Van Beek: two on the 13th hole.

Next week’s competition is the IBM March monthly medal & The Gilmore Girls trial monthly stableford. In addition to the medal players there will be allocated tee slots on Thursday for The Gilmore Girls with a playing handicap of 39 & over who will play a qualifying Stableford competition.  This proved to be very successful last month so let’s keep it running. 

With International Women’s Day coming up soon – March 8th the Ladies Committee would like to suggest that we contribute in some small way to bring a little joy to those ladies less fortunate than we are. 
In conjunction with Fem.Community  action-for-good-events,  we would like to ask you to bring along a bag which you no longer use or have need for & in it place the items listed. These bags, if brought to the club on Thursday March 4th, can then be delivered to one of the drop off  points later that afternoon.

Ladies Committee

Happy Gilmores 26/02/2021

Start Sheet:

1st Tee14:00Joanna Saltford Beaman Nick Cotton Jan De Groot
14:10Mitchell OvertonRaymond Grixti Andrew Cassar 
14:20Martin Renson Piero PiconeJoelle Picone
14:30Andreas StolteAdriano Claudio BonazzoliErika Ripard
14:40Dorien Mece Marco Trucco Emily Bromage
3rd Tee14:00Edward HeukelsIna Heukels-Boers
14:10Guy ChamberlainGuan Mingqi
14:20Gay Kenyon-MuirJohn Kenyon-MuirJuan Covacevich

OOM, Eclectic & Handicap Reports

Apologies for the delay gents, we’re having some issues with the software, please take some time to make sure your OOM points add up.

B. Mangion. Handicap Sec.

Captain’s League round 5 this week, still some slots available.

Ladies 3 Sixes – Start Sheet

Ladies, Please note that some of the tee times have been moved to make the field flow easily.

Please remember that this is a Team competition.

Gilmore Girls – Qualifying Stableford

Ladies,

Last month we introduced a Qualifying Stableford for the ladies that have a playing handicap higher than 39 to run alongside the ladies that are playing the Monthly Medal.

The next IBM Monthly Medal is due to be played on the 4th March (Saturday play for this is the 27th February). So, once again we are running a Qualifying Stableford – Gilmore Girls. Booking for this competition is now open and we hope to see a number of you ladies sign up for this. Any problems signing up, please do not hesitate to contact any of the committee or the ladies in Reception.

MGA men – results

Prizes, max. one per player, to be announced by Malta Golf Association shortly. These include:

a. Best nett overall 1st – 5th place,

b. Best nett youth (<18),

c. Best nett senior (>65),

d. Best nett Day 1,

e. Best nett Day 2.

It’s the Alliance Captains League #5 this weekend, Thu 25th – Sat 27th. Only Captains League participants are allowed to sign up. Entry into this 8-round comp is still open. Comp fee €31.50.

Regards,

Victor, CompSec

MGA Ladies