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Reminder to all members about the EGM tomorrow. For those attending, Saffron will be open for dining after the meeting.
The Scratch Challenge Cup has been played annually since 1891, with the exception for war breaks and Covid-2020. This year it is being scheduled as the first of the Club’s three remaining “majors”; all three to be played over consecutive weekends in June. These majors will bring the men’s season to an end.
The Scratch Challenge is a men’s individual 36-hole medal comp, open to all RMGC members, and played off scratch over two consecutive days; Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June. Besides the Cup itself and prizes for 1st – 3rd place, double order of merit points are awarded to the top-20 and ties based on gross score. Booking is open until Friday 4th June 11:00 CET via ClubV1/HDID/PSI, with entry fee at €12pp.
Members who enter the Scratch Challenge simultaneously compete for the Kinnaird Trophy. The Scratch/Kinnaird is one 36-hole event, but two competitions. The Kinnaird allows full playing handicap, with prizes for 1st – 3rd, and awards “standard” order of merit points for top-20 and ties, based on nett score. The two competitions are not exclusive to one another, which means a player may win a prize and/or earn OOM points in both comps.
On day1, Saturday 5th June, all competitors will play off the first tee in a matched 3-ball draw within the selected hourly zones. On day2, Sunday 6th, the field will be limited to max. 63 players. The top-24 gross scores after day1 will tee off the first tee, in 3-balls and in reverse gross score order, ie best scores last. The rest will tee off the 8th, 11th and 14th respectively, also in gross score order. The earliest tee off time on Sunday will be 07:50, and the latest 09:00.
All players who enter the Scratch Challenge/Kinnaird are obliged to:
- Check-in at the Reception Desk on both day1 and day2,
- Record and verify own score, and the score for who he is marking, on both day1 and day2. As the event is “qualifying”, no returns (NRs) must be entered too!
- Input, under supervision of his marker, the correct own score into the PSI/ClubV1/HDID system. Scorecards are still not being physically handled by CompSec.
- Sign up for day2 on PSI/ClubV1/HDID after, not before!, score entry on day1, and by not later than Saturday 5th June 17:30 CET. Failure to sign up online will mean omission from day2 start list and no play Sunday.
If sign up for day2 exceeds 63 players, then a cut will be necessary to determine qualification, as follows:
- top-31 gross scores and ties of those who sign up, plus
- the next best nett scores, with count-back if necessary, until a total of 63 players is reached from the day2 sign up list.
The day1 start sheet will be posted on Friday 4th circa 12:00, and the day2 start sheet will be posted on Saturday 5th circa 18:30.
yours in golf,
Of the players without an official handicap to date the best scores were Gaetan Aubin with 30 points based on a 54 Handicap and Julie Wright with 20 points.
Andrew Cassar entered his sixth nine hole card and was awarded a handicap index of 39.3 by the ClubV1 software.
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After a long awaited return to competitions as we know it, this penultimate round of the Captain’s League has seen a couple of teams gain on the leaders though it looks like the main fight is for 2nd place with Nigel Hall’s team way ahead. The final round for this league will be played on the 3rd of July followed by lunch and prize giving. A big thank you to the staff who have done a great job with the upkeep of the course, please do you part by repairing pitch marks.
ALLIANCE CAPTAIN‘S LEAGUE FINAL ROUND will be held on the 3RD OF JULY followed by LUNCH and PRESENTATION
Week 6 in the Captain’s league and there’s little movement in the standings, good battle for 2nd.
Exceptional scoring once again, with one birdie and 7 pars Ingo Sausmekat in first place after a card playoff beating Ivan Faure who both came in with a fantastic 43 points, 25 and 20 OOM points respectively, James Boyle in third with 42 points and 18 OOM points, 5 players share fourth spot with 41 points each collecting 17 points. Well done to you all.
11 two’s this week, 6 balls for each of your TWO’s. You may collect them from the ProShop, if not claimed, funds will be available in your account.
Scratch Challenge is next, 2 day comp. followed by The Captain’s Day Mixed Texas Scramble
A reminder to repair pitch marks and replace divots, lets help keep the course in the best possible condition.
B.Mangion, Handicap Sec.
Booking is now open for Captain’s Day which will be a Mixed Texas Scramble, Prizes for the winning team and runners up, nearest the line, and nearest the hole men and ladies. It will be a multi tee start. Should you not be able to field a mixed team, enter anyway, have a chilled Bank Holiday, and enjoy a round with friends. Only a mixed team will be eligible for team prizes. Nearest the pin and line prizes may be won by anyone.
The cost is €6, all of which will go towards the Captain’s Charity. A drink will be available for all on completion. Should you require lunch, I would advise booking a table with Saffron.
The following handicap calculation will be used for this texas scramble event:
25% + 20% + 15% + 10% from Lowest to Highest handicap. No twos.
Scores to be entered into the PSI machine or via the App on your mobile.
Please sign up, as the more we have, the more we can give to charity. Dar il Kaptan – http://www.darilkaptan.org/
Richard Waterhouse – Captain RMGC
Today was the 5th and final round of the Falcon Cup and Eyas Trophy sponsored by Blevins Franks.
31 ladies turned up to support their team and played this final round in great weather conditions.
The winning team for round 5 was Team Magpies, Captained by Beverley Hall.
Overall Results: best 4 out of 5 Rds.
1ST – TEAM MAGPIES WITH 570 POINTS OVERALL
2ND – TEAM EVERGREENS 558 POINTS OVERALL
3RD – TEAM ROBINS WITH 549 POINTS OVERALL
4TH – TEAM BLUE BELLES WITH 533 POINTS OVERALL
Eyas Trophy – Best overall individual for the tournament:
Violeta Scott – 143 points accumulated over her best 4 rounds.
Two’s for the day was Georgina Turkington on the 17th hole.
Violeta Scot took home the best individual for the day with a whopping 45 points.
The ladies enjoyed lunch and the pleasant atmosphere carried on until the late afternoon.
Below are the final team results including updated handicaps, OOM, and aggregate result for the Final Falcon round.
This concludes another successful tournament, and on behalf of our Lady Captain Rebecca Howes and all her committee, may we take this opportunity to thank you, the ladies, and Blevins Franks for your continued support.
Also, a Big Thank you also our four Team Captains: Rebecca Howes ,Beverley Hall, Maureen Borg and Joanne Cassar
Next Week: Our final Monthly Medal for 20/21 & Gilmores Girls .
Handicap Sec G Cranley