The Two Card Trick

Please note that new score cards currently available in the Parklands shop have new stroke indices for the white/yellow tees. Whilst these cards can be used for social golf and sweeps, they should not be used in the Men’s and Vet’s competitions until after the end of the current golf season. Cards issued for official club competitions and the computer scoring will continue to be against the old card and indices.

Hint; the cards look identical but the old card has hole 3 with an index of 17 and the new card shows 15.

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The Men’s Section – Your opinion matters

The Men’s Committee is currently considering a proposal to amend the qualifying conditions for members of Parklands to win the Men’s Club Championship.

Currently, the Championship can only be won by players whose home club is Parklands Golf Club.

The proposal being considered is that the Championship would be open to members who are defined as ‘away’ players at Parklands (ie they are members of another club which they have designated as their home club). The proviso is that to be eligible to win the Championship, they must also have played in at least 3 Sunday qualifying competitions prior to the Championship qualifiers.

If you have strong opinions on this proposal, please make them known to Kenny Shepherd, the Men’s Chairman or Tommy Watson, the Men’s Secretary, before the end of September.

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Last Inter Match at Stocksfield

Congratulations to Ian Thompson who scored an impressive 37 points at a windy Stocksfield in the last event of the season for the Parklands Inter team. The 37 points scored was enough to overtake Stu Parker as Parklands best player and thus its Ian that will represent Parklands at the NERGA Inter Finals day at Woodham on Sat 23/9/17. Best wishes for the Final and we hope you bring home a trophy.

The team finished in 6th position in the event and in 6th position in the league, a bit of a disappointment, but the team will now focus all their efforts on the “big one” – the annual challenge match against the Parklands Rabbits team on Sunday 12th Nov.

A big thanks to the 14 players who played for the Parklands Inter Team during the season, they all gave their best and were a credit to themselves, the team and the club.

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Rabbits Update

Excellent performance from the Rabbits team at Garesfield last weekend, best away result of the season, finishing 3rd. Billy Parker remains the top scorer for Parklands but a number of players are hot on his heels, all aiming to qualify for Finals day at Woodham on 30/9/17. See the Rabbits tab for scores and tables or the NERGA web site for full results.

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Busy Bank Holiday Weekend – Monday – McCallum Lamps

Traditionally the McCallum Lamps is played on an August Bank Holiday Monday and this year was no exception. On a pleasant, dry and often warm day, 20 pairs made the tee, to embark in the search for the best greensomes score. The results were very tight this year with only one point separating the first 3 scores. The winning pair were Anne Heatley and Ian McPhillips with 40 points, closely followed by Joan and Brian King; and Candy and Geoff Brown with 39 points. Well done to all who played and it was great to see a full clubhouse after the event.

 

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Busy Bank Holiday Weekend – Sunday – Men’s Chairman’s Day

Sunday 27th was a very busy day at Parklands with Kenny Shepherd’s Chairman’s Day and a full field of members and guests supporting the day for a 3 man Texas Scramble event. Kenny greeted all the players and guests while members of the family administered the competition which included a raffle, soft drinks on the first, barbecue (with a pirate theme) on the 9th, entertainment in the club house with a singer, band and disco and a generous prize table. The winning members’ team was K Mossom, D Finlinson, I Carroll with an incredible score of 55.5. The other results are available on the Men’s Results tab. Kenny remarked on Facebook “Well done Karl Mossom David Finlinson and ian Carroll on winning Parklands Men’s Chairman’s day also best guests Brian Maddison Ian Maddison and Dan Williams and all that played. A good day had by all; now time to enjoy Benidorm with me best-est helper Debbie Shepherd

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Busy Bank Holiday Weekend – Saturday – Lady Chairman’s Day

The Lady Chairman, Candy Brown, welcomed the lady members to a dry and partially sunny Parklands on Saturday, 26th August. The event was well attended and the weather ensured that there were no excuses for the scores. A halfway house brought drinks and snacks served from the back of Sarah Howson’s van and a few ladies blamed the gin and tonic for their declining performance on the back nine! The golf was followed by afternoon tea at the 19th with sandwiches and cakes to finish. This photo shows the winner of the Chairman’s Trophy, Chris Nicholson, collecting her trophy and prize voucher. Candy sends her sincere thanks to all the members and friends who brought her cards and generous presents for her second Chairman’s Day. Other prize winners and a few random photographs can be viewed by clicking the following link   https://www.flickr.com/photos/13753729@N03/albums/72157688210842165

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Men’s Chairman’s Day Raffle

A list of unclaimed prizes and ticket numbers has been posted on the Men’s Results page.

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Rabbits and Inter Teams – Results Update

Both the Parklands Inter and Rabbits teams won their home event in the last few weeks, but the results since then have been disappointing, and both teams are now out of the running for a place at the NERGA Club Champions event in September.

But the race to be top player and represent Parklands at the Individual Championship is very tight.

Stu Parker is currently in top spot for the Inter team, with another 5 players within catching distance, it will be a tight finish at the last event of the season at Stocksfield.

Keeping it in the family, its Billy Parker who is leading the race to be Rabbits top player, but with 2 events to go a number of players can catch and overtake Billy if they return a good score.

Full results on Rabbits section.

Iwan

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Past Captains 2017 Match and Dinner

It was the Past Captains Annual Match and Dinner at Parklands yesterday and the event was well attended by both current and former members. The match was 13 holes of matchplay between the Men’s and Lady Past Captains and the winning team (the Ladies of course) are shown happy after a super meal and the odd libation.

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