Charity Car Park Space Winner !!

The Winner of the Charity Car parking space is Alan Weddell (#66)

Thank you to everyone who entered in total 73 People so £730 for Newbury Cancer Care

Greenkeepers Revenge Results

We hope you all enjoyed the setup for the Greenkeepers Revenge. As always, the main focus of this day is to say thank you to Dave and his team for the fantastic job they do all year in keeping the course in such a good condition. The majority of the entry fees goes towards this thank you.

But of course it is still a competition and there were some winners. Congratulations to the following teams for taking the top 3 spots.

1st place with 118 points, the team of J Amor, M Amor, A Croxford and A Bell
2nd place with 115 points, the team of R Ford, A Ford, D Howe and S Holland
3rd place with 114 points, the team of N Monger, M Taylor, S Bartholomew and R Lewis

A good win for the Seniors against the Ladies on a delightful day for Golf. - Thursday 1st October.

The seniors retained the trophy following a mega match between the Ladies and Seniors involving 56 players (14 pairs matches) by 9.5 to 4.5.

Well done to Gill Lane for winning the Ladies nearest the pin and commiserations to all in the Seniors line-up as no-one managed to get their tee shot on to the 17th green to win the Seniors nearest the pin (!).

The weather and course were the best that autumn can provide and all the matches seemed to have been thoroughly enjoyed by all the participants. Well done to all who played and to those that starred (Isabel Ember, Simon Vines, Juliet Culley and Mike Lewsey come to mind and of course there were others).

This was further evidence of old and new members joining together to ensure that we all had a great day. 
Photos from the day can be viewed here.

202 Winter Knockout entries are now open

See Below to download the Entry forms for this years Winter Knockouts

All entrants must have a competition handicap as of the closing date for the competition.
Playing handicaps for the match are limited to 28 for Gentlemen and 36 for Ladies

Playing handicaps will be issued via the new WHS

Please read the Rules on the Entry forms before entering.

Please complete the form and and place in the Box in the Pro-Shop with your entry Fee.

If payment is not received you entry will be deleted.

Irish Trios - The Results

September TOGS, Thursday 24th September

We had the Luck-of- the-Irish with the weather yesterday. No rain and even some sunshine.

The major event was the best Irish Hat competition. It was between Mike Pritchard with his genuine Irish tweed cap, reputedly found in a genuine Irish bog, Alan Ravenhall in a number made by his good Wife and Cliff Waller who’s genuine Irish hat was made in China. Mike was the winner, selected by general acclaim of the assembled Togsters. He took home a bottle of quality bubbly.

Thirteen teams competed and most managed to navigate the scoring system, for those that found it a bit Irish our Senior’s Captain sorted it out.

  • The winners were Sue Foot, Terry Goodsell, Bradley Bolwell and Chris Tobin with a score of 118 points,
  • In second place were Ann McMahon, Brian Maisey, Mark Ottaway and Cliff Waller with 111 points.
  • In third place were Ann Maisey, Jan Torrance, David Aagaard and Mike Pritchard with 110 points.
  • In fourth place (on countback) were Julie Myall, Rosemary Madden, Dee Tomlinson and Fay Unsworth.

The most use of the course was won by an Irish mile by Sandra Bruce, Ron Cannings, Bob Batchelor and Darrell Banner. They took home, rather appropriately, a bottle of Corona beer each.

The winners and fourth place teams were not available to collect their prizes on the day. The Togsmeister will leave their prizes with Tom in the Proshop on Sunday afternoon for collection.

Looking forward to seeing you all again for another exciting TOGS on Thursday 22nd October.

Cliff - TOGSmeister

Nick Mitchell wins DG Pro-AM

Club Championships 2020

Full Results here

Rules for Stableford competitions

See below rules for stableford competitions run at DG under Covid-19 restrictions. Link to CONGU website

Please follow this link to DG rules

TOGS - First Competition Post Covid 19

Thursday 30th July

The first TOGS competition post Covid took place on a beautiful sunny day, perfect for good scoring and socialising.

We had a record turn out of 43 competitors who took part in teams of four to count the best score on par fives, the best two on par fours and the best three on par threes. Nearly everybody stayed for the prize giving which was held in great spirits on the club terrace after the event.

The scores were as scorching hot as the temperature on the day. The winners who posted a magnificent twenty under par 92 points were, Ofer Ben-David, Alan Weddell, John Headland and Malcolm Sheppard. In joint second place with 86 points were Iain Cottingham, Andy Willoughby, Ann Lawson, Katherine Hartwell, Graham Falconer, Chris Armitage, Sue Foot, and Andy Madeley. All went home laden with the best bottles of bubbly and wine that ‘Lidl’ could supply.

Thank you to all who took part and it was a real pleasure to welcome so many of our new members.
Looking forward to seeing you all again at the next TOGS on Tuesday 25th August.

Cliff Waller, TOGSmeister

Seniors Charity Bowl Winners

Congratulations to winners Barry Whittaker and Peter Drummond !

Read a full report of the day and the generosity of the competitors by clicking here.

Midsummer Madness results

The full results have been published now on Club V1 under competitions results

We would like to thank everyone for their support on the Midsummer madness Charity comp. We raised a total of just over £1200 for Newbury Cancer Care.
First prize is a lesson kindly donated by Dan Seymour and this will be going to David Williams, though not sure he needs it.
Prize winners are listed below, and they will all receive credit on their Pro-Shop account.

1st David Williams 45 Points Lesson with Dan Seymour
2nd Alex Ford 42 Points £40
3rd Kevin Beasley 40 Points £35
4th Ben Grindley 40 Points £30
5th Colin MacDougall 39 Points £20
6th Dan Houseman 39 Points £20
7th Robert Carvill 38 Points £15
8th Damian Carville 38 Points £10
9th Greg Humphreys 38 Points £10
10th Allan Furlong 38 Points £10

Thank you also goes to those that dressed for the occasion & these winners are:
Grant McNey for his very topical attire
Kim Richardson for scaring all the crows on the course
Craig Coleman for his golf attire of bright pink flamingos.
There will be a little something for you in the pro shop !!

Thank you, ladies...

Here are two of our lady members just doing a spot of weeding mid-round. What a pair of superstars! Thank you, Katherine and Jan for your help!



Pictures from Saturdays Midsummer Madness !!

See all the tee shots from Saturday

From this link into flicker you can download the high res images

Hole in one - 5th hole - Sunday 24th May

Some great news since the restart

Hole in ONE on the 5th hole on the 24th May Well Done Dave

Our Guinness is on Ice !!!

From this weeks NWN 21st May 2020

Well done to all the members for such great generosity and to Rob, Anne-Marie & Ian a great year

Champagne Roll up is coming on the 10th April

Currently Postponed new date TBA

Champagne Roll up is coming on the 10th April

Finally!!! The inaugural ‘champagne roll up’ for the 2020 season starts again on Friday 10th April. This is a nine hole roll up stableford competition. The course is booked from 4pm each Friday for those taking part.

Due to the success of previous year's the roll up will again alternate between the front and back nine. On the 10th April we will be using the front nine. The cost of entry is £3 and covers the cost of the champagne winning prizes. You also have the opportunity to purchase discounted meal after the golf at the very reasonably price of £7.

The presentation of prizes takes place around 8pm and each Friday we also run a members cash draw, to which the owners generously contribute £25 each week. This year the starting pot will be £25.00. If you are not in the bar at the time of the draw the money rolls over to the following week.

Tonight we will also be announcing the winner of the annual subscription fee draw for those paid in full by the 1st April and you could win

Join the DG Teams from the Club V1 App

Did you know you can join the various DG teams from the club V1 app available on your mobile phone both Android & Apple as well as the desk top version just search for Club V1 install the app and us your "How did I do" logins to connect with the DG database

From here you can select teams and join any team that suits you.
You can see all the fixtures and make yourself available for selection by the team managers.

For help to login in or any issues please see the DG pro shop staff.

You can see the full 2020 Diary here including golf & social events

TOGS 13th February 2020

It was a rather waterlogged course that greeted 14 stout-hearted souls who battled the 'Terrible Trio' TOGs pairs competition. Six holes greensomes, then six holes foursomes, finished off with six holes better ball.

The scoring was close but the winning pair with a creditable score of 33 points and winning a bottle of bubbly each were Brad Bolwell and Barry Whittaker (Barry, John R is looking after your prize). In second place were Hugh Powell and Andy Woodley, with Peter Robertson and our Seniors Captain Ian Gaskell in third place. The wooden spoon(actually two large bottles of Moretti lager) went to Steve Gridley and Colin Henley.
Next TOGS is on Thursday 26th March.  Remember, it's open to all members so we hope to see you there

At Last on Thursday 23rd January – a TOGS takes place!

At the third time of asking the course conditions allowed an end of year and now New Year TOGS to take place. Given the last minute arrangements, an excellent turn out of 30 had a thoroughly enjoyable day on a mostly almost dry course.

The format was four person teams playing a better ball mix-up with each team member playing six holes with a different partner. The better ball score from each pair being totalled for each hole.

All scores returned were below handicap and the winners (Sue Foote, Nick Marshall, Geoff Hawkins and Dave Lawson) were 19 under par with a score of 91! Andy Skelly, Daniel Boyce, Mark Buckley and John Headland were not far behind with a score of 88.

Well done to all who took part.


A Tough but Enjoyable Day

TOGS - Thursday 21st November

26 redoubtable Togsters faced up to a bit of a gluepot of a course to compete in a Lone Ranger with a Twist this Thursday.

Each member of a three ball team took turns to register a mandatory stableford score to be multiplied by the next best or least best score depending on the hole being played. Scoring was tough given the conditions and Craig Buchanan, Chris Tobin and John Headland were worthy winners posting an impressive 58 points.

Well done all who took part.

High Silver League Winners 2019

DG Ladies win the High Silver League checkout the ladies section for pics and information

TOGS latest challenge

TOGS Thursday 24th October

One lady and seventeen men ventured forth, despite dire predictions of rain. We played 4 clubs and a putter Greensome pairs. Conveniently the organiser had to go off first in a 2-ball so only got wet on the last 3 holes.

Scores varied from a Nil return to 37 points. The winners were Ian Flack and Alan Ravenhall, with John Headland and Joe Richardson second on 33 points and Andy Woodley and Peter Drummond third, all of whom received their customary bottles of wine.

Thank you once again to all those who braved the weather.

Hot golf on a hot day at TOGS

TOGS - Tuesday 27th August

The mercury rose to 28 degrees at DG today but some of the golf was even hotter!

24 turned out for a perennial favourite "Yellow Ball", although the actual yellow balls turned out to be a rather fetching Red as the Pro Shop were selling them off cheap. We soon discovered why - they're impossible to see against the lush green fairways at DG and even harder to spot in the clagging rough!

8 three-balls managed to return a total of three yellow balls - though one of the returns was from the wrong group !!

The "stinker" award went to Brad, Phil and Ian P who returned a creditable score of 49 despite losing their yellow ball with the very first shot of their round.

In third place on count-back were Pete S together with Sally and Mark O with 94 points
Second place was claimed by Graham A, Sue F and Chris T with 99 points
but the outright winners (and fastest round of the day to boot) were Andy M, Lydia R and Roger R with a magnificent 118 points.

Well played everyone. The next TOGS will be on Tuesday 24th September.

Green Keepers Revenge

Results from today’s Green Keepers Revenge

A good fun days golf with a nice buffet afterwards thanks Simon.

1st Place (111 Points)
Dave Knight
Nick Bowley
Sam Harding
Pete Page

2nd Place (110 Points)
Aaron Henry
Lester Hunt
Steve Wade
Jason Axford

3rd Place (110 Points)
Andy Storer
Alison Lillywhite
Steve Lillywhite
Sean Sargeant

Well done the green keepers for setting an interesting course up !!

Mid-Week Club Championship Results

We saw a full field of golfers take part in our annual Mid-week Club Championship.
The course was in fantastic condition, considering the past spell of bad weather. Our thanks to Dave Knight and his team.

Results were tight with a superb gross 72 from Aaron Henry (off scratch) leading throughout the comp until our Club Captain Rob Carvill came in late with the same score but with a better back 9

The trophy was presented by our current Lady Captain Ann-Marie Gane, of whom the whole club was delighted to see looking so well.
Men’s result
Robert Carvill 82 - 10c = 72
Aaron Henry 72 - 0c = 72
Tom Fulker 82 - 10c = 72

In the Ladies competition, again one of the very early competitors our 2007 Lady Captain, Jan King, posted an excellent score and tried to hang on as the rest of the ladies tried to better her score, something they were unable to do.

Trophy presented by The Club Captain Rob Carvill
Ladies result
Jan King 99 - 24c = 75
Ann MacDonald. 100 - 23c = 77
Katherine Hartwell. 95 - 18c = 77

Well played to all who took part

Trevor Evans Anniversary

Today saw a lovely afternoon in memory of a DG member on his 10th anniversary of him passing (Trevor thanks for the weather !!) it was a great turn out of old golfing friends from both DG & friends from the reading area

So the winners !!

Nearest the pins
5th Aaron Pluckett
7th Lyn Turner
15th Adrian Thompson
17th Aaron Pluckett

14th Nearest the Pin in two Darren Elborn

Most golf played today winner Jason Evans

The winners were

In1st place Mr dodgy Paul Slater (Paul your card is in to the committee)
In 2d place Carley Walsh

Many thanks to you all for coming and to Paul, Shaun & Lyn for the organisation

TOGS Fun in the Sun

Tuesday 23rd July

Many thanks to the 25 folks who turned out for a bit of TOGS Fun in the Sun today.

Today’s format was “All Mixed Up” or “Medalford” as it’s sometimes known. The front nine holes were played as stroke play (Medal) and the back nine as stableford. A player’s competition score was calculated by subtracting the stableford score from the medal score. Simples !

Well, the sun beat down on a fast running course and it wasn’t just the weather that was hot with some cracking scores being returned. A score of 18 would be a nett par return using this format and seven players beat that number.

In third place, with 16 points was Anthony O’Brien; in second place with 15 was Tom Lane, but out in front by a clear margin was Kevin Walker with a fantastic 11 points. Very well played Kevin.

Kim Richardson and Peter Darwin took home a sleeve of balls for winning the ladies and men’s nearest the pin whilst Ann Lawson was awarded the “value for money” prize of two tokens for the driving range !

Next TOGS will be on Tuesday 27th August and a reminder that, although TOGS is organised by the Seniors, it’s open to all members who’d like to play, so make a note in your diary and come along.

2020 Handicap Changes

2020 sees what is probably the biggest change to handicaps ever when all six of the world's handicap authorities come together to adopt the new World handicap System or WHS. Current literature suggest an implementation date in January 2020 but, at the moment, much later in the year seems more likely.

Please follow this link to see Steve Gridley's excellent summary of the changes

Presidents Day 2019

What a great day today some stunning golf and great scores well done Jonathan Stoney with a fabulous 44 points and well done to all other prize winners Including the Nearest the pin winners and their prizes Courtesy of Dick Lovett BMW in Hungerford.

Please follow this link to the flicker pictures which can be downloaded

Captains Plate Results

2019 Captains Plate

Well Played to everyone who played in the Plate this year it was a fabulous day's golf with some good scores
The results are as follows.

Well don Ron a great 40 points.

Captains Plate Results
1st Ronald MacDonald
2nd Tony Coleman

1st Rob Carvill
2nd Vince Hanniffy
3rd David Adams

1st Lyn Turner
2nd Fay Unsworth
3rd Alison Lillywhite

Nearest the Pin Men Vince Hanniffy
Nearest the Pin Ladies Fay Unsworth

Well done everyone

(Tony Coleman speechless now that's a first !!!)

2019 Mixed Open at Goring and Streatley.

Congratulations to Sarah & Phil

Sarah Jolly and Philip McTiffin who won the 2019 Mixed Open at Goring and Streatley

St Georges Day Competition Results

St Georges Day Competition Results

St Georges Day Competition Results

First Place Neil Caunt / Steve Farthing– 44 Points
Second Place Gary Rinaldi / Ross Hunter– 44 Points
Third Place Nick Bowley / Craig Coleman – 43 Points
Nearest the Pins.
5th Hole – Andy Woodley
7th Hole - Sarah Purvis
Best Dressed with “the Socks” Paul Slater

A great day well organised as ever now in its 4th year with great thanks to Kevin Beasley
This year £190 was raised for the Charity’s with 76 players taking part.

Also thank you to our club Captain for presenting the prizes

2 Holes in 1

Congratulations to Shey Walder and Justin Shell on both carding a hole in 1 on the 15th in Saturdays Medal. The odds of making a hole in 1 are approximately 12500/1 and to get two on the same hole in the same competition is brilliant.

Congratulations to you both

Results from Todays Captains Drive in

Texas Scramble
1st Jamie Stephens, Keith Birkin, Steve Call, Ray Ross - 53.7
2nd Miguel Frade, Liam Iles, Luke Morrison, Dave Knight - 57.8
3rd Dennis Sunderland, A. King, Damian Carville, A. Holmes - 59.6

Nearest the pin
7th Bottle of Champagne Men Vince Hanniffy
Bottle of Champagne Ladies Anne MacDonald
15th Bottle of Champagne Men Steve Lillywhite
Bottle of Champagne Ladies Maria Tillett

Guess the Captains drives
Club Captain Bottle of Champagne + £50 TC (donated to Captains Charity)
Lady Captain Bottle of Champagne +£25 each Paul Slatter and Sean Sergeant
Seniors Captain Bottle of Champagne + £50 Katherine Hartwell

Captains Day Report

From Anne-Marie

“I was told that I would enjoy the day and I certainly did. After helping with Registration it was soon time for the Drive In. The old wood, with a very shiny handle was produced for me to hit my ball. I was very relieved and delighted to see it launch into the air and down the driving range away from the members who had congregated to watch and who had taken bets on the distances hit by the Captains. The following Texas Scramble was a fun filled round of golf with the President, Club, Ladies and Senior’s Captains combining their skills to try and come in with a respectable score. We had our moments of brilliance but were not in the prizes.
My thanks to all the people who came together to make the day run smoothly: TC and Andy Storer for the Master of Ceremonies and the admin, Viv and Mike Lewsey for running the registration, Steve Lillywhite for taking the photos, Dawn and Sue for taking refreshments around the course during play, Molly for the flapjacks, Nigel and his team for the catering, Tom for organising the prizes, Dave and his team of greenkeepers for preparing the course in such good condition and lastly, all the club members who contributed so magnificently to raise £520 for the Rosemary Appeal.”

BB&O AGM Trophy

Well done Andy & Rob !!!

AGM Trophy

Thursday 21st March 2019, Yellow & Red Tees, The Oxfordshire

Results Points

1st Andrew Storer(12) Donnington Grove Country Club 37
2nd Peter Condon(16) Castle Royle Golf & Country Club 37
3rd Simon Brown(6) Richings Park Golf & Country Club Ltd 35
4th Clive Bailey(10) Burnham Beeches Golf Club 35
5th David Cowap(4) East Berkshire Golf Club 35
6th Mark Page(20) Forest Artisans Golf Club 35
7th Richard Squires(9) Chipping Norton Golf Club 35
8th Rob Carvill(9) Donnington Grove Country Club 35
9th Ashley Rump(10) 34
10th Mike Deller-Merricks(12) Calcot Park Golf Club

Results from the team day 10 March 2019

Results from Team Day
A great turn out today with 40 players playing in a little breeze!
Some great scores from the pairs Bogey comp for which you needed to beat the course to be in the prizes.
With some great scores the winners are as follows:
1st Craig Coleman & Luke Morrison 4 Up
2nd John Headland & Davide Aagaard 2 Up
3rd Rob Carvill & Simon Walker 2 Up
4th Phil McTiffin & Rob Panting 2 Up
All on Count Back
Then 4 teams on level
Nearest the pin in to a gale-force wind on the 7th was Rob Panting
Many thanks to Tom as ever for helping to organise this event as well as Andy Storer for overseeing the scores. Tony Coleman for presenting the prizes donated by Sandtrend, Sandy & Myself.
But a very special round of applause to Kim for making not one cake but 3 for the raffle and raising £120 for the Captains charity.

Members Memorial 2019

This weekend saw the Members Memorial take place with almost a full field. Scoring was good and the top three places were won with some incredible scores.

The Winners were as follows

1st : Nathan Redmond/ Nick Monger/ Jack Caunt/ Stephen Bartholomew on 98 Points
2nd: Andy Storer/ Sean Sargeant/ Steve Lillywhite/ Alison Lillywhite on 96 Points
3rd: Luke Batley/ Kevin Beasley/ Ross Hunter/ Gary Rinaldi on 90 points

Kim also managed to raise over £170 for the Captains Charity with her cake raffle. I think it was the Maltesers and Curly Wurly cake that did it :)

Congratulations to all who took part and thank you.

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