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The Martyn Rowlands Memorial Hole in One Cup

President Ken Adams presentation of the “Martyn Rowlands Memorial Hole in One Cup” to previous “hole in oners” Steven Barker and Jason Wood.

Hole in One Trophy – Steven Barker – Presented by Ken Adams
Hole in One Trophy – Jason Wood – Presented by Ken Adams

Ken sponsored the cup in memory of friend and fellow EPIC member Martyn who sadly lost his battle against cancer last year and was the only other person in the society to get a hole in one!! Congrats to them and thanks to Ken for sponsoring the cup!!

Moor Park – Golf again!!!!

What a great turnout on Thursday (49 members and guests). Thanks to all who attended and enjoyed the course at it’s very best, with super-quick greens and beautifully manicured fairway and bunkers.
It was a great shame that we couldn’t network in the usual manner after the golf but as many have said to me “at least we are playing golf again!!”.
Thanks to all of your generosity we raised a whopping £380 for Rosie’s Rainbow Trust from the attendees £10 stake. The winner of the £75 voucher, drawn randomly this morning by my wife Christine, was Heather Last who will receive her voucher shortly via Steven Barker. Congrats to her and many thanks to you and your guests.
So to the results.
Following some adjudication by the secretary (which will not be subject to appeal) and some resulting minor adjustments to the leading scores the winners are as follows
  • Nearest the Pin on 18 – Martyn Howie
  • Nearest the Pin in 2 on 7 – Mark Mackenzie-Crooks
  • Team Winners with 41 points – Chris White and Nigel Bobroff (22 back 9) from Neil Blundy and Michael Trott also with 41 points (21 back 9)
  • Guest Winner – Michael Armstrong playing off 2 with a superb 35 points (17 back 9) from Mark Mackenzie-Crooks also on 35 (15 back 9)
  • Finally despite the secretaries best efforts to adjudicate otherwise the winner of the coveted Spring Cup was Neil Blundy with 38 points (Cut 2) from Steve Hurworth on 37 (Cut 1).
  • Due to the COVID restrictions the Cup will be presented at a later in the year!!

I will be sending vouchers out to all winners shortly. (those for guests will be sent to their member invitee for onward transmission)

Congratulations to you all.
The next event is at Burhill on 26th May 2021. Golf from 1pm. Please put it in the diary!!  Full information will be issued next week!!

Abridge

We thought we’d get away with a dry day! How wrong we were!!!! Although it started well there was some torrential rain for all on the front 9. The course was very wet anyway after record rain in early October.

Abridge Golf Club were absolutely fabulous at catering for us during these Covid times!! We were treated to a great meal in pleasant surroundings organised so well that at times one forgot we were in the middle of a pandemic!! Many thanks to the staff.

The Ball sweep added £325 to the Rosie’s Rainbow Fund coffers. Thank you all.

Scoring was excellent, by some, considering the conditions.

The President’s Cup, for EPIC Members, was won by Matthew Jones on 37 points (Cut 2) who received the trophy form Captain and runner-up Ian Stevenson 35 points (Cut 1)

The Guest Prize was won by Stuart Norris again with a great 37 points

The Team competition was the closest fought with the “Dream Team” of Luke Croll and Jamie Dredge on 45 points narrowly beating two teams on 44 points to snatch the prize.

Charles Gjertsen won Nearest the Pin in 2

Guest Oliver Tobin won Nearest the Pin.

Well done to all our winners

The next event is Letchworth for “Family and Friends” on Tuesday December 29.

Burhill in Glorious Sunshine

A great day out was had by 18 members and 15 guests playing the old course at Burhill, a new venue for EPIC and one I’m sure we’ll return to next year!

A ploughman’s lunch greeted guests and members alike followed by a sort game clinic prior to the main event starting at 1.10 from the first tee.

The short game clinic didn’t seem to assist many players as the scores lay testament to the difficulty of the read and speed of the greens – fast and with some amazing borrows!!

Burhill Golf Club and their staff were magnificent throughout the day and we were treated to a great 3 course dinner in the clubhouse.

We received a complimentary driver from the cancelled  golf tour to La Baule this year and Captain Iain supported by committee elected to raffle that for Ken Adams’s chosen charity Rosie’s Rainbow Trust. The driver was won by guest (soon to be member, we hope) Stewart Kirkwood. The raffle raised an amazing £590, congratulations to all who participated.

Left over from the AGM 2020, the following

Neil Blundy – Last years Captain presented Robert Seeley with his replica trophy for his win at the La Cala Tour 2019

After dinner Captain, Iain Stevenson, presented prizes for Burhill as follows.

Guest Glen Payne – Nearest the Pin
Steven Barker – Nearest the Pin in 2
Suzanne and John Biscoe – Team Prize

The Guest Prize was won by Tony Humberstone playing off 9 with a magnificent 37 points. Tony was unable to stay for dinner.

Iain Stevenson (2nd on 34 points and losing to) Gavin Tuck presented the Captains’ Cup to him having lost on count-back!!!  Well done Gavin Cut 2 and bad luck Iain Cut 1!!

Thanks to all who attended and a reminder that we hope to keep the event at Abridge 15th October 2020 live following HMG’s latest Covid changes. More later!!!

 

 

Addington 2020

Well that didn’t quite work out as planned.

Thanks to all who attempted to play the Addington last week and hats off  to those who completed the course despite the deluge.

We are sure that we will be able to rearrange at a later date and watch this space for an update on what we propose to do re money received.

Members why not book for Burhill. See members section, WhatApp or the email sent on 19-08-20.

2020 AGM – Percy and Founders – 13th February 2020

25 members attended the AGM and enjoyed a great dinner on 13th February.

You can read the minutes at Minutes of AGM 2020

After the AGM the presentations were as follows.

Captain Neil Blundy presents trophies to Digby Hebbard – “Player of the Year” and Rob Seeley – “Jubilee Cup Winner for the 2019 Tour to La Cala”.  Also unavailable on the night  Michael Trott winner of the “Autumn Cup” on 40 points. All proved difficult to see in the picture!!!

 

 

Jason Wood received the Spring Cup for his 36 points at Moor Park

 

 

 

 

 

John Biscoe scored a creditable 33 at the Buckinghamshite to secure the Captain’s Cup

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Anderson came in with a magnificent 38 points round the challenging Ashridge GC to secure the Finlinson Cup

 

 

 

 

Joel Evans scored an outstanding 39 points to take home the Presidents Cup from the well presented Abridge GC.

 

 

 

 

Neil Meixner won the Recessionary Bowl for the second year in a row with 35 points mainly because he was the only member who bothered to turn up!! Not true quite there were 6 others!!

 

 

 

John Bush and Ken Adams presented the Bush Trophy for services to the EPIC Golfing Society to Darrell Lewis

Letchworth – 30th December 2019

What a lovely day and a great course. Despite the huge amount of rain we’ve all had over recent weeks Letchworth Golf Course was in magnificent condition. The sun shone and it actually got quite warm after chilly conditions first thing!!

28 players – but only 7 members experienced this lovely course and had a memorable 2-course late lunch afterwards.

Winners were

Nearest The Pin – Peter Webster                   

Nearest the Pin in 2 – Gary Chisnall             

Guest Winner  – Michael Cronin on 39 points from Peter Webster on 37 and Team Winners – Julian Bunting, Ray Gaughan, Michael Cronin and Brian O’Riordon on 84. Won on countback!!         

Recessionary Bowl Winner and retaining the trophy was Neil Meixner on 35 points playing with a 2 shot penalty off 9  

Well done to everyone who took part and don’t forget to let Neil Meixner know if you want to attend the AGM on 13th February 2020 if you haven’t already confirmed!!