The latest newsletter can be found by clicking here.
This provides members with a round up of what has been happening at the club and plans for the future.
New Year's Day Captains' Drive In 2019
Outgoing Chairman Harry Fitzakerley thanked the past years Captains, Ted Eccleshall and Sue Boyes, for their contribution to another successful year for the club and welcomed the new Captains, Dave Stirling and Helen Dean, taking up their position for 2019 before handing over The Captains' badges. Fine weather saw good support from members who encouraged the traditional Captains' drives followed by a 10 hole round, with members that turned out to support their Captains for 2019 playing behind. The Club wish the best of golf and a successful year to the 2019 captains: Dave Stirling, Helen Dean, and their supporting Vice Captains, Allan Meacher and Lin Tongue.
Golf Rule Changes for 2019
Here's a useful video covering all of the major rule changes that apply from 1st January 2019
Men's Latest News
Mens Winter League
Sunday 20th January Round 8 of the Mens Winter League took place with 25 teams taking part. The format was a medal 2 from 4, marker and C, A and B played together for the first 6 holes, marker and B, A and C for the next 6 and marker and A, B and C for the next 6 holes.
The Winners on 123, 19 under par, were Hornet Busters, Andy Caudwell, Chris Simpson, Anthony Thompson and Jim Hughes.
2nd Shots Till Death, on 125 (60 B9), Stuart Connell, Paul Timms, Ralph Marshall and John Storey, marking the card.
3rd Parcel Force also on 125 (B9 62), Steve Dickman, Darren Steele, Brian Elmhurst and Gary Cheetham.
4th Birdie Boys on 126 (64 B9), Jason Hugill, Mick Bennett, Dave Hugill and on the pencil Neil Martindale.
5th Class Act also 126 (65 B9), Dave Jordan, Club Chairman Chris Scholey, The Captain and Gary Corr marking.
6th Hillbilly Bandits on 127.
7th Fiddle Wrecking Fiddle on 128.
8th RP's on 130 (63B9).
9th Charlies Angles on 130.
10th the last points scorers on 132 (B9 67) Walkers Wild Thing's.
James Freeman - PGA Coach at Retford Golf Club
James is the PGA Professional Coach at Retford Golf Club and we are very proud of the success he is experiencing this year.
During 2018 James entered the PGA Europrotour in April and qualified in 9th position from over 1,000 golfers through the UK and Ireland. Having his PGA degree meant that he could play in both sets of events.
On the PGA Europrotour James has played 12 out of the 15 events and made every halfway cut. His best finish is a 10th position at Longhirst Hall near Newcastle. He has been under par in virtually every round of golf this season. James has qualified for the PGA Europrotour Championships at Desert Springs in October.
He also sits at the top of the PGA English rankings having had a 2nd and a 3rd in the two PGA flagship events at Saunton, Devon and Little Aston, Midlands with a combined total of -25 (under par).
James is also the back to back winner of the Nottinghamshire Order of Merit 2017 & 2018, quite an achievement!
Recently just Qualified for the European Tour 2nd stage at Frilford Heath, Oxford, James finished in 6th position from 134 players from all over the world. The next round is in Spain in early November.
We wish James every success and will enjoy following his progress.
If you would like to book a coaching session with James you can contact him on 07704 016 082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.