Result of the Race to Woodhall Spa 2017

Well done to Mick Wilson for achieving the Double winning the Race to Woodhall Spa on Saturday and also in August the Club Championship 

Mick Wilson crowned a memorable year by adding the Race to Woodhall Spa Trophy to his earlier victory in the Club Championship. Just getting to the final proves consistency as the top 30 in the Order of Merit which is based on 25 competitions throughout the season, had a ‘shootout’ over 18 holes 2 weeks ago to see which 5 would join the Order of Merit winner, Brendan Boyce, in the final at the world famous Hotchkin Course at the home of England Golf in Woodhall Spa. Brendan was joined by last year’s winner David Poolan, Steve Goddard, Neil Farish, Mick Wilson & Neil Eaves. The 6 finalists are pictured with their caddies alongside the Hotchkin Starting Clock on the first tee.The final was played as a Stableford Competition but scoring proved difficult with the very high winds.

Wilson got off to a very poor start with just 1 point in the first 2 holes and after 6 holes Boyce and Goddard shared the early lead with 10 points each followed closely by Wilson and Farish on 9 points.At the half way stage Wilson and Farish had edged ahead with 15 points apiece followed by Goddard and Boyce on 13 each. After 11 holes it was a 3 way tie for the lead as Goddard joined the leaders following a birdie.The wind increased even more on the very tight finishing holes which suited Wilson and by the 15th he had a 2 point lead over Boyce with Goddard and Farish a further point back.

Wilson hung on in the gale force winds to crown a great year by winning the final on 31 points with Goddard second on 28 points followed by Boyce on 27 points

Well done to all who played


Our Club’s annual Race to Woodhall Spa competition came to a climax on Sunday. Brendan Boyce, who had already claimed one of the places by coming top of the year’s Order of Merit, teed off first, and he was joined by another 29 members , vying for the other 5 places available.  The weather was damp and breezy, not ideal conditions for good golf, but despite this some good scores were achieved.

At half way the lead was held by Kevin Robertson who was 3 under his net par, with 4 others 1 under their pars and 5 level par. As the round progressed the wind strengthened and good scoring was harder.

After 18 holes the winner was David Poolan, last year’s victor at Woodhall Spa, with a net 67; Steve Goddard was second with 68; and Mick Wilson and Neil Farish were equal third with 70. This left one place still up for grabs as there were three players tied for 5th place on 71, these were Matt Catton, Sam Pollard, who were both previous winners at Woodhall Spa,  and Neil Eaves. Initially there was a 3-hole playoff, which still wasn’t enough to decide the winner with both Matt and Neil finishing on the same net score. They both went on to a sudden death playoff, the first extra hole was again tied, but the second was won by Neil, who kept his composure to win the hole with a net par. This completed the 6 who will pay at the home of English Golf on October 21st.  Congratulations to those six and good luck at the final

RWS Final Competition 16th September

Result of competition on 16th September Click here

There was a good field for the final individual board trophy competition on Saturday.  The Leigh, Hayes and Hill Trophies are played for by golfers in the 3 handicap divisions whilst the competition also served as the final counting result to the RWS season before the end of season shoot out for the top 30 players next month.

Conditions were tricky as reflected by the standard scratch of 71.  Geoff Townsend continued his recent good form with a nett 70 to win the Leigh Trophy (Div 1) on countback from Matt Catton with Sam Pollard 3rd on nett 71.

The Hayes Trophy (Div 2) was very competitive and was won by Chris Vose with an overall best of the day nett 67 which also captured the maximum RWS points.  Dougie Bryce came 2nd with a nett 68 followed by Antony Halls in 3rd with a nett 69

The Hill Trophy (Div 3) was won by Alan Parkes with a nett 74 with Roger Alexander 2nd with a nett 75.

RWS Monthly Midweek Medal Wednesday 13th September 

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The penultimate RWS qualifying round had an exciting finish with 3 players all carding a nett 67.  Nick Baines came out on Top on countback from Geoff Townsend – runner and 3rd placed Chris Owen.  Current RWS trophy holder, David Poolan, finished 4th with a nett 68 on countback from Steve Wright.  With only 1 competition to go to qualify in the top 30 the RWS race is wide open with only 55 points between 30th and 34th place.  Good luck to everybody in Saturday’s final round in the 3 trophies – Gerard Leigh Bowl, Hayes Cup and Wally Hill Trophy

RWS Monthly Medal Saturday 9th September

September Monthly Medal RWS Result 

Billy Kevan’s 8 under handicap nett 62 earned him 400 points and moved him 7 places up the table to 3rd position.  Well done to runner up Garry Taylor on countback and 3rd place Mick Pollard, 4th Chris Owen, 5th Mark Lewis all on nett 67 – what you call a close competition.  There is still plenty of time to finish in the top 30 – Good luck to everybody on the last 2 rounds

RWS Stableford – Saturday 3rd September

September RWS Stableford Result

Stableford winner, Kevin Rate’s 41 points was one clear of Steve Riley and Danny Raven both shooting 40 points to better Mark Lewis in 4th place with 39.  The race for the top of the leaderboard is on. Brendan Boyce sits on top without carding a win but has played steadily and finished in the top ten 12 times!. he is being chased by Mezz Watchorn in second place only 200 points adrift. HOWEVER there are still 3 rounds to play to finish in the top 30 between 1st and 30th spot is only 1300 points. Anyone outside the top 30 still have a terrific chance to make it and take part in the  October 1st Top 30 play off. Good Luck everybody.

August Monthly Medal – Saturday 19th August

2017 08 19 RWS Medal Result

Peter Poolan just pipped in form Gerry Stephens and Brendan Boyce in the August Monthly medal. Pete shot a net 68 to steal the medal with Gerry 2nd and Brendan 3rd.

Monthly Mid Week Medal RWS – Saturday 12th August

Medal August 12th Result Sheet

Phil Curtis net 67 topped the table in the Saturday medal just beating the net 68 scores of Neil Farish (2nd) Brendan Boyce (3rd) and Gerry Stephens (4th)

Mid Week Stableford RWS – Wednesday August 2nd

Mid Week Stableford Result RWS August 2nd 

Winner Mark Lewis scored 40 points from runner up Mick Wilson 39 and third placed Colin Kitchen on count back from David Taylor in 4th spot.

July Monthly Medal & Abbots Trophy – Saturday 30th July

Medal & Abbots Trophy Result sheet

Bob Barnes won the seniors Abbots Trophy and the July monthly medal on Saturday with a six under handicap net 64. Medal runner up was Tony Robinson with a net 67 one ahead of third placed Brian Haines, net 68

Goodacre Rosebowl RWS – Sunday 23rd July

Goodacre Rosebowl Result Sheet

Jordan Spieth may have come out on top at Royal Birkdale on the final day of the Open Championship but it was English golfer Matthew Southgate’s performance which delivered the Goodacre Rose Bowl to Melton member Steve Riley on Sunday.

Steve was one of three Melton golfers who scored 39 points in the morning Stableford competition prior to the last round of the Open, which was only bettered by a superb score of 40 points by Ady Stokes.

However Steve was fortunate enough to draw Southgate as a partner and his fantastic final round of 65 at Birkdale gave the pair a winning net score of 26 points, which was 5 points clear of the rest of the field.  John Webb, Mezz Watchorn & James Daulby finished tied on 31 points.

July Monthly Mid Week Medal

2017 07 19 July MW Medal Result

Winner of the medal was Geoff Townsend with a net 69 on count back from  Steve Wright. In third place was Pete Poolan with a level net 70.

Presidents Putter Round 2 & Compton Cup 5 – Saturday 15 July

Presidents Putter Round 2 Result Sheet

Net 66 was the score of the day in the 2nd round of the Presidents Putter Matt Catton sealing a win on count back over the back nine from Mick Curtis. Mick Peaker’s net 67 secured him third place and 1 shot further back were Billy Kevan and Ricki Curtis net 68.

Presidents Putter Round 1 & Compton Cup 4 – Saturday 8th July

Presidents Putter Round 1 Result Sheet

What a first round in the red hot Presidents Putter two round contest with 6 players carding net 66 or better! Congratulations to 1st round winner Mark Pedge with a net 64 taking first spot on count back from runner up Kevin Robertson. 4 players all returned a net 66 score, Tony Robinson, Cliff Daulby, Kris Owen and Rob Allen.

June Mid Week Monthly Medal RWS- June 29th

2017 06 29 June Mid Week Medal RWS  Result Sheet

A net 68 from Mick Wilson secured top spot on count back from Garry Taylor. Big pal of Mick’s, Guy Rayson, finished in third place with a net 69 Well done all three. Only two two’s on the day though by Ian Townsend and Matt CAtton

Petfoods Trophy & Compton Cup Rnd 3 – Saturday 24 June

Petfoods Trophy & Compton Cup RWS Result Sheet

Congratulations to Trophy winner Steve Goddard with a net 64 just taking the trophy on count back from Mick Curtis. Steve also scored the best gross on the day.

June 18 Monthly Medal Result- Sunday 18 June

June Monthly Medal RWS Result  

An 8 under handicap net 62 won the June Monthly medal on the 18th June. Gary Kitchen had a storming game to card the eight underscore but didn’t manage to record a two on his card. Second place went to Jonathan Wade with a net 66 and Brendan Boyce returned to form with a net 67 finishing third on count back from Guy Rayson also net 67.

Ludlow Bowl Major Trophy – RWS Saturday 10th June

Ludlow Bowl/Compton Cup One Division RWS Points Result Sheet

Ludlow Bowl/ Compton Cup Result Sheet

A count back between Richard South and Bill Hurrell decided who won the top RWS points on Saturday in the Ludlow Bowl, the second Major Trophy Competition  of the season. Richard came out on top to earn 600 RWS points  the reward for a major trophy win. His score of +3 only equalled by Bill hurrell. Third and fourth places were also decided by count back between Brian Haines (3rd) and Keith Tomblin (4th) both carding a +1 result.  Finishing level with the course and level handicap were Jack Inguanta, David Bailey and David Haylock (Compton Cup competitors) – Well done to everyone who took part.

The Competition RWS points sheet is above click the link and click the Leaderboard link for the 8th round RWS Leaderboard.

Next RWS Competition – Thursday June 15th Mid Week Medal, –

Saturday 18th June – June Monthly Medal


Bridgestone Chase Your Dreams RWS Medal- Saturday 27 May

CLICK HERE for Bridgestone Chase your Dreams Medal Competition Result

CLICK HERE for Bridgestone Medal RWS Points

Twelve of the top 20 players in the Bridgestone Medal on Saturday 27 May finished within two or better of standard scratch. A net 67 from Nigel Blunt was the best score of the day and secured him 1st place. 2nd placed Billy Kevan was one adrift with a net 68. Guy Rayson finished third on count back from Steve Goddard in fourth place both shot a level handicap net 70. 5 competitors finished on net 71 (See competiiton result sheet). Todays scores may have shaken up the RWS Overall Leaderboard which can be found on the RWS Leader Board Page

NEXT RWS COMPETITION – SATURDAY 10th JUNE – LUDLOW BOWL /COMPTON CUP ROUND 2 Available to enter on BRS from 11.00 pm Saturday 27 May

5 Under Handicap Wins RWS May Monthly Midweek Stableford – 24 May

CLICK HERE for May Monthly RWS Stableford Competition Result    

CLICK HERE for RWS May Monthly Stableford Points

Melton Mowbray Golf Course was in fantastic condition for the May Monthly RWS Mid Week Stableford reflected in the winner Anthony Halls score of 41 points – 5 under handicap which resulted in a 2 shot cut for Anthony. Former greens Director, Phil Curtis finished in second place with 39 points one clear of third placed Brendan Boyce’s 38 points. Brendan currently tied third after 5 events in the overall leaderboard is playing steadily in the RWS Race.

The next  Overall position leaderboard will be produced after the Bridgestone Chase Your Dreams RWS Medal on Saturday 27th May

Anthony Halls (centre) seen here being presented with the Autumn trophy in March 2016

Mezz Trounces the Course Winning The Marsh Cup 5 Up – 13 May 

 Marsh/Compton Cup One Division Competition Result Sheet  

 Marsh Cup/Compton Cup One Division RWS Points Result 

Mezz Watchorn stormed the course on Saturday 13th May to win the first Major Trophy competition of the year, The Marsh Cup. His +5 up result secured the trophy 3 holes better than runner up Brian Cole’s +2 who battled it out with 3 other players, Billy Kevan, Doug Woolley  and Mick Wilson on +2 to secure his second spot by count back. Billy Kevan was 3rd, Doug Woolley 4th and Mick Wilson 5th.

For RWS purposes the result is calculated as one division, however the actual competition is played in two divisions as the players 18 to 28 handicap played the first round of five for The Compton Cup

The reward for playing in a Major trophy was 30 out of the 80 players taking part earned RWS points for their position in the competition, the rest of the field earned 25 points for taking part.

Adie Stokes Wins 4th Round of RWS  – 10th May Mid-week Medal

10th May Midweek Medal Result Sheet RWS                    10 May Midweek Medal RWS Points

Adie Stokes shot a 6 under handicap net 64 in the fourth round of the RWS competition to clinch first place.  Gary Kitchen was once again in the mix in second place, net 67, and Brendan Boyce continued his steady form finishing 3rd on count back from Sam Pollard in 4th place both scoring a level handicap net 70. Well done to  the 26 that played and the top ten players on gaining those much sought after points! Remember everyone entered receives 25 points for taking part unless they NR by not returning their scorecard.



Stephen Draisey shoots Hole In One in April Monthly Stableford RWS – Saturday 29th April!

Steve Draisey

The first Hole In One in the RWS 2017   competitions was shot by Stephen Draisey playing off the 203 yard white tees on the Par 3 16th during his round in  Saturday’s RWS  Stableford Competition. Stephen was thrilled to bits with his achievement made harder as it was hitting stright into the wind. Playing partner Brendan Boyce commented on how well Stephen had struck the ball with high fives all round when it ran into the hole. Sadly no extra RWS points were earned for it.

Well done to Dave Bailey 39 points put him in first place 2 points clear of runner up Brendan Boyce 37 points on count back knocking Chris Shardlow into 3rd spot.

 29 April RWS Stableford Result            29 April Gents Stableford(RWS) Points Result

April 26th – Midweek Medal RWS

The return of winter weather on Wednesday and the greens at one point covered in ice didn’t put off the players in the RWS Midweek Medal. Garry Taylor shot a 2 under par net 69 to finish in first place, secure the medal and 300 points available for top spot in Race to Woodhall Spa.   (RWS Points Distribution) Jake Mogg, Junior Captain was second net 71, 3rd, Steve Wright net 72, 4th Colin Kitchen on count back from 5th placed Jim Dobbin – both net 73.

RWS Midweek Medal Points Table               Click Here RWS April Midweek Medal Result Sheet

The third RWS competition this Saturday – Stableford format. Good luck everyone.


97 Begin their journey to Woodhall Spa –  Mark Lewis leads the field with a fantastic net 63

The first Race to Woodhall Spa Competition took place this Saturday 22nd April. 97 players took part. Saturdays glorious weather and the  hard work carried out by the greenstaff and artisans preparing the course saw it presented in super condition reflected in the superb scores returned in the top 20 RWS table. – 9 scores better than handicap, 6 played to level handicap and 5 within 2 of their handicap.

Mark Lewis won  with an outstanding net 63, in second place Guy Fishwick  net 65 and Tom Smith third  net 67,  Tom also shot the best gross of the day. Well done everyone.

Click Here to view the Lombard PGA Medal results sheet


Next RWS fixture – Wednesday 26th April – Midweek Monthly medal (RWS)

An RWS League Table Page will be set up to appear after next Saturday – 29th April’s competition.

Remember to check the Fixtures table for forthcoming RWS dates and check the messages at the top of the timesheet in BRS which will also highlight RWS competitions.

You can book online through BRS from 11.00pm 2 weeks before the competition date. ALL competitions are  available to enter/play all day. It’s not too late to enter the Race it’s a long journey!


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