April 2014 – Diary

Wed     2    8.00am Midweek Stableford, (Q), No Starting Sheet

                  3.00pm to 4.00pm ‘B’ Team v Sutton (H)

Thur     3      9.30am to 10.00am Flame (GS

Sat       5    8.00am Monthly Medal, (Q), Starting Sheet

Tues     8    9.00am Tuesday Medal

Wed     9    8.00am Midweek Stableford, (Q), No Starting Sheet

                  8.45am to 9.30am Seniors v Sutton (H)

                   3.00pm ‘B’ Team v Walsall (A)

Thur    10   1.00pm to 1.30pm Worcester Golf & Country Club, Past Captains, (GS)

Sat      12   1.45pm to 2.30pm WML Team v Scratch Team

Sun     13    8.00am Winter Stableford. Course closed until 12.00 noon

Mon    14   9.30am Seniors v Sandwell Park (A)

                  12.00 noon to 1.00pm Warwickshire Seniors Trials

Tues   15    9.00am Ladies Cancer Relief Stableford

                  1.00pm to 2.00pm British Airways (GS)

Wed   16    8.00am Midweek Medal, (Q), No Starting Sheet

Thur   17    4.00pm to 4.45pm ‘A’ Team v Maxstoke Park (H)

Fri       18   Good Friday 

Sun    20    Easter Sunday

                  1.30pm to 4.30pm Bert Truman Social Event

Tues   22    9.00am Ladies Coronation Foursomes

                  10.45am to 11.30am & 1.30pm to 2.15pm Central (GS)

Wed   23    8.00am Midweek Stableford, (Q), No Starting Sheet

                  2.30pm ‘B’ Team v Robin Hood  (A)

                  7.00pm for 7.30pm St. George’s Day Dinner

Thur   24    9.00am Seniors v Sutton (A)

                  10.30am to 11.00am Junior Easter Competition

                  4.00pm WML Team v Sandwell Park (A)

Fri      25   1.30pm to 2.30pm Tamworth Rugby Club, (GS)

                  7.30pm for 8.00pm Vice Presidents Evening

Sun    27    10.30am to 11.30am Mason Arms, (GS)

                  1.00pm to 2.30pm Ladies Nance Pountney (Q)

Tues   29    9.00am Ladies Ping Fourball (Q)

                  2.00pm ‘B’ Team v Sutton (A)

 Wed    30   8.00am Midweek Stableford, (Q), No Starting Sheet

 

 

Handsworth Golf Club Open Competitions 2014

Dates for the Handsworth Golf Club 2014 Open Competitions have been announced.

Further details and entrance forms can be downloaded below.

Mens Open Meeting

Ladies Open Meeting

Junior Open Meeting

Bridget Jackson Bowl

Mixed Open Meeting

Mens Midweek Open Meeting

Midweek Senior Mixed Open

Ladies 3 Ball Alliance

Seniors Open for Ladies & Gentlemen

Men’s Seniors Open Winter Pairs

Handsworth Members Raise £6,695.00 for Camp Quality UK

Sunday 22nd December saw 48 members turn out for the annual Mixed Texas Scramble. Each team consisted of one lady and two men. It was a hard fought contest  with Jenny Brown leading her men John Morris and Dave Woodward to 5under par which was good enough for victory.New Captain Paul Stewart, presents the prizes to the winning team Dave Woodward, Jenny Brown and John Morris

New Captain Paul Stewart, presents the prizes to the winning team Dave Woodward, Jenny Brown and John Morris

Following the golf the players were joined by their other halves as 70 people enjoyed the post game meal. Karen as usual presented an excellent meal enjoyed by all. To conclude the proceedings, Gary Thompson and Jenny Brown organised a charity cheque which was handed over to last year’s Captains and Lady Presidents charity, Camp Quality UK.

2013 Captain Dave Trueman and Lady President Sheree Thompson hand over the cheque fpr

2013 Captain Dave Trueman and Lady President Sheree Thompson hand over the cheque for  £6,695.00 to Camp Quality UK

 

Peter Butler and Robert Broadhurst win the Winter Senior Pairs Title

The winter senior pairs held on the 7th November was blessed by the best day of the week. After continual overnight rain Adam and his greenstaff worked wonders in getting the course fit for play for the 10.30am shot gun start. The course looked a gem and praise for the greens staff was well in order.

The competition in its sixth year attracted 124 players from 35 different clubs and was full again well before the end of August.The winners Peter Butler and his partner Robert Broadhurst both from Atherstone scored 42 pts with Don McColl and Roger Hickman both Handsworth members finished in second place with 41 points.

The winners presentation Peter Butler (left) Dave Trueman Handsworth Captain, Broadhurst and organizer Handsworth Vice Captain Bert Truman

The winners presentation Peter Butler (left) Dave Trueman (Handsworth Captain), Robert Broadhurst and  Bert Truman (organizer (Handsworth Vice President)

To start the presentation the Captain thanked Ian and Karen Needham for looked after the players needs and provided the early arrivals with a choice of food for breakfast then after the golf the Chicken Curry and Lasagna was very popular. He also thanked Bert Truman for all the work he had put in organizing an excellent event.

Full result are below:

 

Results
Mens Senior Pairs Stableford 7th November 2013
P Butler/R Broadhurst ATH 42pts  1xTWO 1st
D McColl/R Hickman HW 41pts 2nd
D Trueman/J Moore HW 40pts 3rd
J Whelan/E Mason HW 40pts 2xTWO OVER 140 COM AG
B Coldrick/M Lester HAL 39ptsBB9 1xTWO 4th
J Rushworth/T Hampson VAL 39ptsBB9 5th
P Stewart/W Pulisiano HW 39ptsBB9 1xTWO 6th
P Craddock/M Odonnell RED 38pts
B Gardner/P Eccles WGC 38pts
A Badger/N Spearing LEA 38pts
P Marsh/K Truby HW 38pts
A Ward/M Evans COVH 37pts
D Noels/M Pulisciano HW 37pts
G Bisland/M Warren HH/BUR 37pts
F Butler/B Hall COVH 37pts
A Haywood/C Leggitt KEN 37pts
B Willetts/J Stevenson HW/WAM 37pts 1xTWO
B Evans/P Davies KN 37pts
R Goodwin/ D Perla HW 36pts 1XTWO
J Wadding/A Seery HW 36pts
R Byrne/K Redding COVH 36pts
M Edwards/R Billingham HW/DW 36pts
C Evans/A Roberts HW/BOL 36pts
J Barton/B Platt COVH/FA 36pts
C McMillan/D Johns OLT 36pts
A Taylor/G Mansell HW 35pts 1XTWO
J Bednall/D Allman BD/CH 35pts
A Harder J Elliott GL 35pts
R Yeates/R Spears KN 35pts     
J Pipitone/Dr Clowes LEA 35pts
J Wharton/D Jones HW 35pts
I Ashford/A Millward HW/ENV 35pts       
C Biddle/A Kalsi SAN/HW 35pts
B Duley/V Burns HAG 34pts
R Brown/M Giles HW 34pts 1xTWO
R Round/B Tranter HAG 34pts 2xTWO
S Harris/M Davis BP 34pts
W Jackson/J English  HW 34pts
R Simms/T Hartley GL 34pts
M Norris/P Onion COS 34pts 1xTWO
A Tanner/M Morrissey HW 34pts
S Rennie/T Greenhalgh SA/NUN 34pts
M Widows/A Michaelidies HW 34pts
F Lilies/B Richardson HIN 33pts
J Clark/D Horniblow HW 33pts
M Remmington/S Hemmings GG 33pts
J Lucas/J Bennett HW 33pts 1xTWO
A Munce/A Kennel COVH 32pts
G Biddle/M Black RH/OLT 32pts
J Brown/R Brookes HW 32pts 1xTWO NEAREST THE PIN
f Summers/S Fairweather HH 31pts
P Tedstone/D Cribbett SAN 31pts
M Stanley/B Johnson HT/DP 31pts
D Colwell/C Pegg KID 31pts
R Secker/R Price KID 31pts
D Pulling/I Whitehead DW 30pts
P Upperdine/L Rumsey HAG 29pts
B Close/A Close PH/WYC 29pts
L Strong/B Milner MOS 29pts
B Howe/D Gibbons HW/BW 27pts
T Purdue/K Crawford WAL 25pts 1xTWO
G Clayton/R Sharp VAL Did not return card

B Team celebrate another successful season

The B team celebrated another successful season on Tuesday 12th October.The B Team play other clubs in team matches over the year. There is no handicap limit to playing, so this gives all members of the club a chance to represent the club, in friendly but competitive matches.

Captain Amrik Kalsi had selected the one dry day in the week for the event. As tradition dictates he invited all the opposing team captains to come along to the day and play a competition amongst themselves. There was a competition between the Handsworth players and also a team comp. So plenty going on.

After the round everyone had an excellent meal then sat back for the presentation. The visitors prize was won by Gess Moore Sutton Coldfield’s B team Captain who had his round of the year shooting 43 points, this included holing out from the fairway for an eagle 2 on the 3rd. Second was N Patel from Olton Golf Club with a very commendable 40 points.

Amrik presenting Gez his prize

Amrik presenting Gess his prize

The Handsworth team members competition was tighter won by last years Club Captain Ken Hatton with 37 points – there is some question over whether he should have been disqualified as he did have some coaching early in his round from ex Handworth member Anas Patel ! He was let of, as nobody could believe he listened to Anas! In second was Paul Guest on 36 points.

Amrik presenting Ken his prize

Amrik presenting Ken his prize

The team competition was very close also with the top two teams finishing with 98 points, the prize was won on the back 9 count back by Chris Biddle, Joe Tambe , Paul Guest and Gary Thompson

he team prize winner from the left Sandwell Joe Tambe Walmley Club Captain, Paul Guest and Gary Thopson

he team prize winner from the left Chris Biddle Sandwell, Joe Tambe Walmley Club Captain, Paul Guest and Gary Thompson

The previous Saturday the Handworth Team members had played for the B Team Cup, this was a tough competition as it was played of the white tees and in steady rain. Nigel Gowing in his first year playing for the B team, won through with 37 points. Second was Captain Kalsi with 34 points and in 3rd Rob Anglin with 33 points. There was further controversy as Rob’s group lost a player on Saturday – but no one knew what the penalty was for that !

Nigel with the converted B Team Cup

Nigel with the converted B Team Cup

To conclude the presentation Amrik made a short speech thanking his players for the year, he then announce the team results which were;

Played 21
Won  9
Lost 7
Halved 4
Cancelled 1

He then went on to announce the B team player of the year who was Pinder Kular.

Pinder collecting his B team player of the year award

Pinder collecting his B team player of the year award

The evening was concluded with everyone being entertained by Liverpudlian comedian Jed Stone.

 

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Recent Vistior Reviews

Recent Reviews

Over the past few months we have had many visitors to the Club and here are some of their comments;

Keep up the hard work that they put into keeping the course in fabulous condition, the greens are in top condition.
07 September, 2013

Very pleased with round, will definitely be back.
07 September, 2013

Very friendly club, lovely food
07 September, 2013

The reception in the Pro Shop was very friendly, courteous and informative and set the visit up very nicely. The course was in excellent condition and well worth the visit. After the game the staff in the clubhouse provided first class service and my colleague and I enjoyed the excellent meals we were served
07 September, 2013

Very pleased with visit. Would be interested in joining
18 August, 2013

The club members were all very polite and welcoming. Really enjoyed my 1st visit to the club and would go again if opportunity ever arises. Thank you for a great game golf, thoroughly enjoyed
18 August, 2013

Friendly club pro, made welcome, not rushed, good well established course, not to long so good for medium handicap, if you hit it straight! Very enjoyable
18 August, 2013

Very well maintained course and great clubhouse with friendly staff
18 August, 2013

Really enjoyed our day out , will be back in future.
18 August, 2013

We had a great day out, Welcomed by nice friendly people, and enjoyed the superb golf course.
29 June, 2013

The course was a real challenge and in excellent condition. The staff  were really friendly particularly the barman who made us really welcome. He had great people skills. All my group really enjoyed the course.
29 June, 2013

Mike Edwards Wins Vice Presidents Away Day

 

Handsworth Golf Club’s Vice Presidents Day Out was held on Friday 3rd of October at Druids Heath Golf Club.

 

The field was fairly small with 13 past Vice Presidents taking part in the golf .The weather forecast was for showers and they duly arrived giving everyone a good soaking. Considering the poor weather conditions the standard of golf was very good.Two more past Vice Presidents joined them for the 3 course meal after the golf.
The winner of the Vice Presidents Trophy was Mike Edwards with 37 points, won on the best back nine from David Horniblow with Karl Smith in third place with 36pts.
Mike Edwards receiving the Trophy from current Vice President Bert Trueman

Mike Edwards receiving the Trophy from current Vice President Bert Trueman

As part of his winning speech Mike thanked current Vice President Bert Trueman for organizing a great event – he did request he work’s harder on the weather in future!
Dave Horniblow accepting his second place prize

Dave Horniblow accepting his second place prize

Handsworth Mixed regain Trophy

On Sunday 6 October, Handsworth played Walmley in the annual Mixed Greensomes match at Walmley.

Although a “friendly”, a trophy was being played for – having been presented by the then Handsworth Captain Derek Trueman in 2006.

The event, which has been dominated by Walmley since its inaugural year – was a great success.  This year the trend was bucked with Handworth’s lower order coming to the fore and securing an unexpected 6 – 5 victory.

Afterwards a lovely three course meal was served by the Walmley catering team, the trophy was handed over by Walmley’s captain, Joe Tambe to Handsworth’s Lady President, Sheree Thompson.

Sheree gratefully received the trophy from Joe

Sheree couldn’t keep the smile off her face whilst gratefully receiving the trophy from Joe

Sheree then gave a short speech thanking all those involved in the day especially the organisers – Liz Blake of Walmley and Jeanette Willetts of Handsworth.

Despite it being a Mixed event the Handsworth Ladies wanted a picture with the trophy - so from the left Janette Willetts, Irene Patterson, Pat Wallington, Moira McGarry, Pauline Perla, Sue Edwards, Beryl Whittaker, Sheree Thompson, Jayne Hutchings and Tina Reddall

Despite it being a Mixed event the Handsworth Ladies wanted a picture with the trophy – so from the left Jeanette Willetts, Irene Patterson, Pat Wallington, Maura McGarry, Pauline Perla, Sue Edwards,  Sheree Thompson, Jayne Hutchings and Tina Reddall – absent Nicky Edwards and Beryl Whittaker

Scratch Team promoted to Div 1

WHAT A YEAR!

The Scratch team have had a real roller coaster season, they have lost some excellent players over the last two seasons so this year was always going to be a challenge.

The aim is to win all the home matches to avoid relegation, so when they lost their first home match the challenge to survive relegation to Div  3 was really on, Handsworth have never been lower then Div 2.

The team bounced straight back by winning their next away match at Ingestre, an excellent result for the team. The rest of the season went as expected lost away but won at home until the last match of the season at Redditch. This match decided who gains promotion to Div 1 and with some excellent play from the Handsworth team won 4.5/3.5, well done team pictured below.

The team that won at Redditch from the left Phil Murphy, Warren Bingham, John Crawford, Dave West wood, Ryan Wallace, Karl Smith, Adrian Turton and Ahmed

The team that won at Redditch from the left Phil Murphy (Captain), Warren Bingham, John Crawford, Dave West wood, Ryan Wallace, Karl Smith, Adrian Turton and Ahmed Ismail

The results for the season are on the notice board in the gents locker room.

Ted triumphs with his 3rd Lady this year.

Sunday 8th September was a beautiful barmy late summer’s day when the  Diamond Jubilee Mixed Foursomes was played for. This is the delightful format of mixed foursomes medal – just what you want the day after the September medal!

The pairings were drawn for and there were a number of favoured pairing which left the competition wide open. In the end it was, as expected, tough with Ted Mason and Pauline Perla coming out on top with a credible score of 71.5. They just pipped Mike Edwards and Alison Shinebaum on 72.

This now means the Ted holds all the mixed titles – the Spring Mixed Foursomes with Maura McGarry, The Rogers Cup with Val (his wife) and  this one. The pressure is now on as Ted and the Lady President, Sheree Thompson are in the final of the Mixed Knock Out which if they win gives him the Mixed Grand Slam !

Lady President Sheree with winners Ted Mason and Pauline Perla

Lady President Sheree with winners Ted Mason and Pauline Perla

Mike who's favourate film is "A Women in Red" with his two Sheree and Alison

Mike whose favourate film is “A Women in Red” with his two –  Sheree and Alison

Third place, and one of only two other couples under 80 were Jake Wharton and Sharon McIntosh

Jake Wharton with Sheree and playing partner Sharon MacIntosh

Jake Wharton with Sheree and playing partner Sharon McIntosh

After an excellent carvery Ted gave an acceptance speech thanking Jayne Hutchings for organising the event.