Very good scores recorded today in the Blue Butterfly, not least by Andy Borg with a gross 61 off a -2 handicap giving him 41 points – amazing scoring and close to the course record.
Three other competitors achieved 41 points also, Gay Kenyon-Muir was also at that level but had not recorded 54 holes of competitive golf at RMGC so unfortunately could not be considered for the prizes on offer.
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Blevins Franks kindly sponsor the competition to guarantee a minimum of €500 is raised for the Environment Committee.
The competition is played on 31st March, a public Holiday, Freedom Day, as a mixed singles Stableford, multi-tee start with prizes for 1st and 2nd men and Women. The overall winner gets their name on the trophy. The competition is qualifying for handicap and is open to all members of the RMGC with a current handicap.
Sign up is open via HowDidIDo, ClubV1 Member’s App or PSI.
With the advent of the Wedgwood Trophy it is time for us to pay respect to past RMGC member Mr. John Delia. Through his business Gio. Batta Delia, John provided the beautiful white-on-blue Wedgwood lidded vase trophy in 1991, and he and his family have also sponsored the competition for many years. Sadly, John passed away in 2011 at the age of 73. He is remembered with much love by his family and friends, notably by his granddaughter Emma, aka Ms Ruud Critien. Rest in peace dear John.
The Wedgwood 36-hole competition is one of the Club’s four majors, played over two consecutive days with a playing handicap limit of 18. It is qualifying, and is played in a “medal-ford” format, ie round #1 medal and round #2 stableford. The playing handicap for round #2 will be the same as for round #1. At the end of both rounds, the stableford points of #2 will be deducted from the nett medal strokes of #1, and the competitor with the least resultant strokes will be declared the winner. Double order of merit points will be awarded to the top-20 and ties. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd: (a) overall, (b) round #1, and (c) round #2 – with the proviso that there will be one prize per competitor. The Two Sweep will be on for both rounds.
The competition is set-up on ClubV1/HDID/PSI and registration for round #1 is now open. Re-registration for round #2 is mandatory, and must be done after round #1 and by not later than Saturday 2nd April 16:00. Entry fee is €12pp. As always, participants are expected to input their gross scores into the system after the end of each round, and deposit their scorecards in the box immediately afterwards. There may be a cut for round #2 so as to limit the start-sheet to a max. of 84 participants.
Please ignore the fact that the comp has been set up on ClubV1 as a two-day stableford. This is because ClubV1 does not support the “medal-ford” format. For this reason the live leaderboard function will not be enabled.
The current holder of the Wedgwood Trophy is Stephen Knights (medal 60 – stbl 37 = 23) who won the 2021 event by two strokes over Gernot Schmid (65-40=25) and Peter Satariano (63-38=25).
A complimentary lunch will be offered to all participants on Sunday 3rd April immediately after the result announcement and the presentation of the Wedgwood Trophy.
Next Week’s competition. The the Blue Butterfly competition sponsored by Blevins Franks is scheduled for Thursday 31st March (public holiday), and booking is now open. The comp will be qualifying, mixed, individual, stableford with prizes for best and runner up woman and man, plus prizes for the Two Sweep. The overall winner will be presented with the attractive Blue Butterfly shield. Blevins Franks’ sponsorship money of €500 goes directly to the Environmental Fund of the RMGC and it will be spent on nature-related upgrades and embellishments of our golf course. Your support of this event is appreciated
RMGC has been informed of the recent passing of Dodie Waterhouse who was an active member of our Women’s Section from 2002 to 2016. During those years Dodi would spend six months of the year here in Malta & playing regular golf was one of her favorite pastimes. She was a competitive player & participated in our regular Thursday morning competitions. Dodie was also a keen bridge player. Her warm & friendly nature together with her wonderful smile will be remembered by many. May she rest in peace.