Donnington Diners

A Tasting Menu Treat at the 5 Bells

After the hugely successful event last year, we’re back to Duncan Jones’s restaurant at the Five Bells in Wickham for May’s outing.
Duncan was previously Marco Pierre White’s chef at the Yew Tree in Highclere before it was sold. As a special favour he is providing us with our own Tasting Menu of 6/7 courses at £60pp.

The menu can be seen HERE. No need to decide on whether you want the wine option until the evening.
Anyone interested in attending or wishing to be placed on the mailing list should contact Tim Brunsden at
Guests welcome. No deposit required.

St George's Day

Sunday 21st April

St Georges day is on Sunday the 21st April
Pairs better Ball

£10 per player
Use Club V1 to Register
Registration in the upstairs bar from 7:30
Breakfast included from 7:45
9am shot gun start
Full Handicap

Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Nearest the Pins on all Par 3’s
Prize for Best Dressed

This event is kindly sponsored by
Kevin Beasley

2024 Champage Roll up is back

Friday 5th April 2024

Play after 4pm and hand scorecard in to the Bar after play
Roll up & join up with other members, please try to make up 4 balls

Rob Hinson & Toni Prince will be running the event this year.

Click the image for more info

Donnington Diners 2024

HARTLEY ARMS Donnington Village

The DD’s will start the New Year at the Hartley Arms in Donnington Village.

Anyone interested in attending or wishing to be placed onto the mailing list
should contact Tim Brunsden at

Guests welcome. No deposit required.

A menu will be sent to those wishing to attend nearer the date for a pre-order.

Click here for Flyer

Xmas Party 2023

Please see below some pictures from Saturday night
I think everyone who went had a great time well from the pictures they have !!

Great entertainment to "Sing out Sisters" they were fabulous ( Claire does have some pictures so watch out)Great backing singers & dancers !!

Well done to Andy for organising the event with his great team of helpers.

If you would like some higher res pictures please drop me a line or WhatsApp.

looking forward to next year

Happy Holidays DG

Drive in for the 2024 Captains

On Saturday the Drive in for our 2024 Captains took place  

Captains for 2024: 

Club Captain Andy Meredith 

Ladies Captain Helen Lake 

Seniors’ Captain Iain Cottingham

Please See pictures below

Winners for the day were

1st M. Berry / D. Swan / J. Ward / H. Teal 54.0

2nd Farthing / S. Gould / G. Burfield / G. Canning 56.0

3rd P. Slatter / B. Pagliaroli / T. Brunsden / K. Berry  56.0

4th T. Coleman / S. Jolly / S. Warren / K. Watson 57.0

Lowest Gross

G. Bennet / N. Hills / J. Axford / M. Frade

Ladies NP Zhana Powers

Mens NP Fungai

For more information see the committee page on this website.

Concorde League win for DG

With a nail biting win by half a point on the last day of the season down to the last game DG win the League for the 4th time

The top 4 in the league separated by only a Single point

Great effort guys sign up for next year on club V1

Christmas Ball 2023

Please follow the link to find out more

Results from the Green keepers revenge

Green keepers results and Charity parking space

The results of the Green Keepers Revenge team event are.

1st with 91 points P. Greening, D. Ashworth, C. Adlem, B.Beavan

2nd with 89 points J. Amor, L. Inglut, M. Amor, L. Felton

3rd with 82 points (on count back)K. Hannah, L. Goree, D. Bailey, J.Bosley

4th also with 82 points J. Gosling, A. Monger, N. Monger, B. Black.

The draw for the Captains Charity Car Parking space goes to Number 12 Paul Cable. A total of 64 numbers were entered raising £320 for Newbury Cancer Care.

TOGS - 19th October

Red, Yellow, White

This month’s TOGS was an individual competition which is a rare event for TOGS as most of our formats are team based.

As it happens, TOGSY and his elves were most grateful for this as we had quite a few late withdrawals and even a no-show on the day. This always makes it difficult for team formats but was relatively straightforward to manage for a singles comp. Many thanks for the forbearance of our competitors as tee times and playing groups were switched around. We were very fortunate with the weather with only a few lightish rain showers and none of the heavy rain that was forecast. 

Our eventual winner was a newcomer to TOGS – Philip Holloway with an impressive score of 37 points. In second place was Sue Foote who pipped Ted Shaw on countback. Ted also picked up the award for the most incomprehensible score card, though a few others ran him close ! 

The full list of runners and riders can be seen HERE. Winners have two weeks to pick-up their prize from the pro-shop after which any unclaimed winnings will be recycled into next months event (21st November).

Donnington Diners

Thursday 19th October 2023

We’re back to Duncan Jones’s restaurant at the Five Bells in Wickham for October’s outing. 

Duncan was previously Marco Pierre White’s chef at the Yew Tree in Highclere before it was sold.
As a special favour he is providing us with our own Tasting Menu of 6/7 courses at £65pp 

Anyone interested in attending or wishing to be placed on the mailing list
should contact Tim Brunsden at

Guests welcome. No deposit required. 

A menu will be sent to those wishing to attend nearer the date for a pre-order.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Donnington Grove Golf Club will be held Wednesday 8th November 2023 at 19:30

Notices of this meeting have been published as per the club’s constitution and displayed on all notice boards and in various other areas throughout the club.

Members wishing to submit a motion to the attention of the committee and owners to be included in the meeting's agenda and put to the membership, subject to approval, will have to do so prior to Wednesday 18th October 2023 in writing, proposed and seconded and handed in to either the hotel reception or the pro-shop marked for the attention of Andy Storer Club President. Motions submitted after this date will not be accepted.

Refreshments will be kindly provided and served in the bar after the meeting kindly donated. By Sandtrend Ltd

Members are reminded that the AGM is about the Golf Club, the course, club competitions and the membership and not about Sandtrend Ltd or the hotel.

Agenda, financial statement and minutes from the last AGM for approval will be provided on the night.

Andy Storer

Donnington Grove

Link to This weeks DP Event at DG

Link to the DP world tour qualifying results from DG

72 Hole Challenge BMW ticket winner

The winner of the draw for 2 tickets to go to the BMW at Wentworth was Adrian Monger
Many Thanks to the DP world tour for donating the tickets
This draw raised £300 to add to the total

Many thanks to you all for supporting this great cause.

its not to late to donate please follow the link click here

Presidents Day result 2023

Presidents Day result 2023

The winners of the 2023 Presidents day are as below
Great fun day to the birthday boy

1st - Luke Batley (40)
2nd Greg Humphreys (38)
3rd Rob Leeson (38)
4th Maria Tillett (38)

5th Kevin Coyle
7th Zhana Powers
15th Maria Tillett
17th Dave Collins

Best Gross Greg Humphries (73)

1st Blind
Sami Ahto
Steve Farthing
James Percy
Paul smith

2nd Blind
Michael Weatherley
Kev Bowley
Chris Leesoon
Greg Humphries

Lowest Lady
Linda Sayers

Lowest Man
Ash Raeside

Well played everone.

TOGS - 22nd August

We had a full house for today's TOGS, although a booking mix-up meant some last minute adaptations were necessary by TOGSY's apprentices on the day. Many thanks to Paul Cable, who gallantly sat out the competition in order to make the numbers work.

The competition itself was an ever popular Texas Scramble and the Winners Laurels (actually bottles of Malbec) were awarded to Ian Flack, Chris Armitage and John Headland who came in with an excellent score of 60.5, well ahead of the chasing pack. The full results table can be seen by clicking HERE.

Next TOGS is on Thursday 19th October since the course will be closed for the DP Tour event in September.


2023 Captains Charity Day

9th September

Shotgun start @ 9am - Book Via Club V1

Registration from 7.30am with bacon rolls & coffee

Florida Scramble (Teams of 4)

£15 per person Lunch Included

Beat the pro

If you wish to sponsor a hole
please contact Rob or Toni

Rob -
Toni -

Join us for the Captains Charity Auction

TOGS - Tuesday 18th July

The field was a little depleted this month as a combination of holidays, club matches and a mini tour to the Cotswolds took a few TOGS stalwarts away! Even TOGSY himself was away on vacation, leaving a couple of his elves to run the competition.

Never-the-less, twenty two members entered, including a few new faces. The numbers meant that two teams had to play with a “ghost” player and Ted Shaw and Jan Williams were the lucky two who filled that role admirably. For Ted, in particular, it proved a good break as his ghostly duties resulted in him and his playing partners scooping a prize.

Congratulations to the overall winners, Luis Iglesias, Hilly Armitage and Paul Cable, who romped home with an impressive score of 154.

The full results can be viewed HERE.

2023 72 hole challenge

4 Golfers, 4 Rounds , 4 Charity Better off being caddies!

Paul Greening, Steve Lillywhite, Cliff Westley & Dave Ashworth are once again the completed 72 Hole Challenge on Monday 19th June 2023.

With all donations going to Macmillan Cancer Support

The just giving page is still open please click (text or image) to follow the link

Currently the total stands at £2135 with around £600 to collect.

We have also been donated 2 tickets to go and watch the BMW at Wentworth in sept. donated by the DP world tour. (Thanks Katie)
These will be raffled as per last year, their will be a board in the pro shop so just pick a square add your name, then put £10 in an envelope in the box with your name @ # on

The draw will be done on the 18th August at the rollup

Many thanks to all our sponsors & helpers on the day as well a s members walking the last few holes with us it does really help.

Their have been other 72 hole challenges this year at DG please contact me to tell your stories - Steve

30th Anniversary

Please see below some of the pictures from the Day
I have not uploaded any with your children as this would not be acceptable without permission, however i do have some nice pictures which i can send the parents, if you think i might have take some then please contact me by email here so i can send them to you.

The Longest Day…

4 Golfers, 4 Rounds , 4 Charity Better off being caddies!

Paul Greening, Steve Lillywhite, Cliff Westley & Dave Ashworth are once again undertaking the 72 Hole Challenge on Monday 19th June 2023.

They would also like to see you supporting them on the course by walking a few holes with them or welcoming them on the final 18th green at around 9pm.

Last year we raised over £4000 so lets see if we can beat it !!!

Click the Picture to to our Just Giving page

Club Champs 2023

This year's club championships, to be held over the weekend of 8th and 9th July.

Eligible members should complete the form and post in the box in the Proshop with the £20 fee that will include food on Day 2.
If you prefer you can pay the £20 by card in the Proshop and staple the receipt to the completed form, and post in the entry box.

Qualifying criteria: Six qualifying scores since 11th July 2022, two of which must be Donnington Grove competitions.

Deadline for entry will be 17.00 on Sunday 25th June.

Click here or the image for entry sheet

TOGS - Tuesday 9th May


A pleasant spring day greeted 30 Togsters who were determined to show the Togsmeister how this fiendishly tricky format could be mastered - and indeed they did!

The scoring was amazingly close with first five places separated by only two points! Unfortunately, only twelve bottles of wine were up for grabs so the 5th placed team narrowly missed out, losing on countback after the back nine then the back six.

Our esteemed Senior Captain’s team were guilty of the beginner’s error of forgetting to hand their scorecard in.

In fact, it was posted in the Club Competition Box and as far as the Elves know, is still there.

A number of Togsters stayed after the competition so for the first time in a long time we were able to present most of the prizes in the bar, which was great fun.

The winners of the bubbly with 56 points, on countback, were Shaun Leahy, Chris Tobin and Sarah Deal. In second place on the same score were Katherine Hartwell, Tim Robinson and Ian Flack, also with 56 points.

Well done to all our winners who can collect their prizes from the pro-shop from Wednesday 10th May afternoon.

The full results and prize winners can be seen by clicking HERE.

St Georges Day results form today

What a great day today at DG with 114 players playing in the St Georges day competition

Firstly many thanks to Kev Beasley for sponsoring this event again.

Nearest the pin sponsors Terry Alexander, Ross Hunter, Paul Smith & Luke Batley many thanks for your support.

Also with the Comps committee for registration & scoring.

The winners from today are as follows
Nearest the Pin 5th Bernie Martin
Nearest the Pin 7th Vinny Hannify
Nearest the Pin 15th Sue Foote
Nearest the Pin 17th Adrian Monger

The winning scores today required 45 points and all decided on countback

1st place Andrew Dempster & Oliver Cable
2nd place Gordon McNair & Roddy Philips
3rd place Martin Lambourne & Paul Culley

Also for the charity this year £264 was added

Not forgetting best dressed Tony Coleman

Many thanks to everyone who played & helped out.

TOGS - Tuesday 11th April

Irish Trios

Glorious sunshine greeted our intrepid TOGSTERS as they strode out to play their round of Irish Trios with no one quite sure what would constitute a decent score.

Sadly, the rain came through, as predicted, just before most were able to complete their rounds leaving everyone slightly damp and one or two distinctly moist. Hopefully that didn’t put a dampener on the day, though the scoring might have done for some ??
  •  Congratulations go to Steve Berry, Rob Leeson and Tim Robinson who win the bubbles with a very creditable score of 131. 
  • Next in line were Katherine Hartwell, Peter Russell and Tom Reseigh with a score of 125. 
  • At the other end of the table, and winning the Irish Champagne, were Ted Shaw, John Headland and Diana Ash. 
The full results table can be seen HERE
Hope to see you all for the next TOGS which will be held on Tuesday 9th May.

Quiz night 14th April

Quiz Night @ DG 8:15PM

Straight after the Champagne Roll Up Results

Donnington Diners 20th April

Come & join us on Thursday 20th April 2023 at the BladeBone Inn (Chapel Row)


Next up on our gastronomic wanderings is The Bladebone Inn in Chapel Row, which has been a recent past winner of Gastro Pub of the Year from The Foods Award England.

Numbers are limited and places allocated on a first come, first served basis.

4 courses at £35pp.

Anyone interested in attending or wishing to be placed on the mailing list should contact Tim Brunsden at

Guests welcome.

See Below for the menu and a pre-order will be required by 13th April.

Click the image to find out more

Race Night

Friday 31st March 2023 @ 7:00 PM

7pm (1st race at 7.30pm)

Entry is free

For those who are unaware, the Race Night consists of 8 races from foreign or other obscure races shown on the TV or screen in the main bar.

There is a tote betting machine allowing you to bet on the horses. The odds are worked out by the machine depending on the amount placed on each horse.

There will be a 30 minute break after the 4th race to cater for food. This can be ordered from the bar menu at the going prices.

The subsidised food that was originally circulated has not been taken up so has been withdrawn.

Hope to see you there. It is always a fun night.

TOGS - Tuesday 7th March

Satan's Multipier

Potentially, the coldest day of the year awaited the Togsters. Fortunately, the BBC weather forecast proved to be wrong and we were treated to a ‘warmish’ and almost dry day. 

The format lived up to it’s Satanic name making a below par score difficult to find. In spite of this, the winners, Rob Leeson, Ron Cannings and Dorothy Hawker recorded a very creditable score of 74 points, 11 points clear of the rest of the field. I understand the good scoring was mainly due to the efforts of Dorothy. Well done Dorothy! 

In second place with 63 points were Simon Vines, Sandra Bruce and Ted Shaw. Nice to see you back at TOGS Ted.

Third place went to Katherine Hartwell, Peter Russell and Ann Lawson. 

Picking up the beer were Sue Foote, Isabel Gowers, and Graeme Hartwell (making it a double “win” for the Hartwell household). 

Well done to the winners who can collect their prizes from the pro-shop from this Wednesday 8th March afternoon. Any prizes not collected by 21st of March may be donated to next month’s TOGS. 

The full results and prize winners can be found HERE.

TOGS - 16th February

5 club and Yellow Ball Challenge

A good turn-out of 35 Togsters all arrived on time for this month’s competition.

The Togsmeister managed to achieve his customary degree of confusion by mistakenly substituting the course handicap for the playing handicap on the scorecards. This made no difference to the men’s handicap but penalised the ladies by five strokes! It was thankfully spotted by the eagle eyes of the past Ladies Captain, Sarah, so the mistake could be rectified before a riot broke out ??.

Only one yellow ball was lost (on the 14th hole) and in spite of this handicap, the team in question still avoided winning the beer by one point.

One team went out as a two ball and recorded a score of 90 points but after careful review by the Elves, their score was rationalised to a three ball score of 122 points.

The winners by one point with 134 were Nigel Thorne, Ann McMahon and Alan Cairns closely followed by John Headland, Andy Skelly and Katherine Hartwell (nice to see her back playing with TOGS).

Picking up the beer were Diana Ash, Clayton Thornton and Steve Warren.

Well done to the winners who can collect their prizes from the pro-shop from this Saturday 18th February afternoon. Any prizes not collected by 1st of March will be donated to next month’s TOGS.

The full results and prize winners can be seen HERE.

TOGS - 10th January

The New Year's Xtravaganza !

The rain came down, Newbury was gridlocked (again), but this did not deter 32 intrepid Togsters who braved the conditions to compete in the four clubs and a putter competition.

The day started at registration with an awakening nip of spiced tequila or spiced rum to warm the cockles of the players’ hearts.

The daft hat competition got off to a good start with Jonathan William’s playboy bunny hat and Chris Tobin’s shivering snowman creation. Cliff Waller’s turkey inspired effort was a clear ‘also ran’. The jury was unable to separate the bunny and the snowman (pause whilst you conjure up that image) so the result was decided by the toss of a coin with the Bunny coming out on top. Well done Jonathan, you win a bottle of bubbly.

There was supposed to be bubbly for the nearest the pins on the par threes, but those naughty Elves forgot to put the markers out. Nobody thought to put a marker on the green to record their good shot (maybe nobody got onto the green?), so no bubbly was won.

In view of the weather conditions, the round was limited to nine holes and would finish with hospitality in the halfway hut. A big, big, thank you to Tom F who had generously donated a fine array of treats for the Togsters. These included, mulled wine, a lovely bottle of Scotch, teacakes, apple pies, French fancies, almond slices and probably other goodies that had disappeared by the time the last group arrived. Thanks again to Tom for his generosity.

The competition winners with 41 points were John Headland, Ann McMahon and Barry Whittaker who take the bubbly home. Three groups came in with 40 points. In second place on countback were Jonathan Williams, Sue Foote and Alan Cairns and third were Frits Mans-Cornwell, Andy Skelly and Chris Tobin.

Unlucky in fourth place on countback were Lydia Rayne and new club member Clayton Thornton who were, unexpectedly, a team of two. The Elves decided to randomly select a ghost player for their team, who turned out to be Frits, which boosted their score to 40 points.

Picking up the beer were Nigel Thorne, Diana Ash and Hugh Powell.

Well done to the winners who can collect their prizes from the pro-shop from this Friday, 13th January afternoon. Any prizes not collected by 1st of February will be donated to next month’s TOGS.

Full results can be found HERE.

Amazing Grace gets her first Hole in 1

Grace's Hole in 1

A massive congratulations to Grace Canning one of our Junior members on getting her 1st Hole in 1 on the 15th hole yesterday playing with her Father Ben and a family friend.

After her Father Ben hit a shot to a very respectable 5ft Grace stepped up with a Pitching Wedge and showed them how to do it.

However they did not know until they walked up to the green and there was a ball resting in the hole.

This caps off a great year for Grace who has come down from 54 Handicap to 31 this year and what a way to finish with the perfect golf shot.

Congratulations from everyone at Donnington Grove, what a great year!!!

Donnington Diners

Thursday 26th January 2023 - 7.30pm

HARTLEY ARMS Donnington Village

The DD’s will start the New Year at the Hartley Arms in Donnington Village.

Anyone interested in attending or wishing to be placed onto the mailing list

should contact Tim Brunsden at

Guests welcome.

No deposit required.

A menu will be sent to those wishing to attend nearer the date for a pre-order.Click the Image for more information

check out the social section for future events

Tuesday 22nd November

TOGS - 18 hole multiplier

The Togsters waited with bated breath to find out if the course had been opened after wet weather had caused it to be closed the day before. Our prayers were answered and we were greeted by a sunny day with little wind. 

In order to get some data on the pace of play, the team Captains were asked to record the time they teed off, the time they arrived at the halfway house, the time they teed off on the 10th and the time they finished their round. The Elves are in the process of analysing the results which should give some interesting insights. 

The Senior Mens’ Vice Captain was, again, in the winning team partnered by Debbie Godsell and Ron Cannings with 67 points. The format of the competition led to a wide variation in scores, the range was 67 to 41. 

Well done to the winners who can collect their prizes from the pro-shop from this Thursday, 24th November afternoon. 

Any prizes not collected by 6th December will be donated to next month’s TOGS. 

The full results and prize winners can be found HERE.

R&A and USGA Announce 2023 Rules of Golf Update

Here are the 5 Key Changes


Thursday 20th October

TOGS: House of Cards

A grey, damp and drizzly early morning greeted the Togsters, many of whom would have preferred to have remained curled up in bed. A quick committee meeting decided that the competition should be limited to nine holes if only to help prevent drowning. In the event our worst fears did not materialise and we were rewarded by mild temperatures and some spells of sunshine.

It was interesting that most of the ladies selected ‘hearts’ as their chosen suit of cards, and coupled with the fact that seven of the nine holes included ‘hearts, they were on to a winner.

Unfortunately, for the first time in the history of TOGS we had a non-return of the team card so I’m afraid “no cigar” for that team.

The winning combo was Dorothy Harker, Iain Cottingham and Peter Drummond with 45 points. In second place were Ann Lawson, John Headland and Andy Skelly on 43 points – much helped by Ann’s score of 12 points on the 7th hole!

The beer was convincingly won by Isabel Ember,Alan Ravenhall and Dave Lawson. I think Ann has bragging rights in the Lawson household.

Well done to the winners who can collect their prizes from the pro-shop from this Friday, 21st October afternoon. Any prizes not collected by 3rd November will be donated to next month’s TOGS.

Full results can be seen HERE

Gross Order of Merits for 2022

Congratulations to the winners for 2022
For the Ladies Toni Prince
For the Men Nick Hills

Please see the links below for full results

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Donnington Grove Golf Club will be held Wednesday 2nd November 2022 at 19:30

Follow this link for more info

20th September

TOGS; The Jolly Jokers Competition

A lovely summer’s day greeted 30 Togsters who had studied hard to master the convoluted rules of the competition.
The course was in great shape having benefitted from the welcome rainfall over the last few weeks.

The winners, out-stripping the field by 5 points with a score of 149 points were – Isabel Ember, Neil Cook and Mike Pritchard (well done Mike, it makes a change from the beer).

The battle for the beer was hard fought but winning on countback were – Lydia Rayne, Dave Lawson and Alan Cairns.

Well done to the winners who can collect their prizes from the pro-shop from this Friday, 23rd September. Any prizes not collected by 15th October will be donated to next month’s TOGS.

The full results and prize winners can be found at

Members Invitational

16th Sept 2022

Entry Fee £50 Per Pair - Enter in Proshop

Deadline for Entry Friday 9th Sept 17.00

To be played as a Pairs Betterball Stableford

85% Handicap Allowance

Pairs can be 2 Men, 2 Ladies or Mixed

There will be Tea/Coffee and Bacon rolls from 07.30
Shotgun Start at 09.00
Starting holes to be Drawn at Random

Two Course Buffet After Play

Nearest the pin prizes for Men and Ladies, Member and Visitor

Team Prizes from First to Fifth Place

Members Invitational

16th Sept 2022

Link to Entry Form

72 Hole news update

Well done to Kevin Bale for winning the BMW tickets from the draw completed last Sunday.

The total now stands at £3225 including the £690 from the BMW draw.

We still have to add the cash which are on Pauls list so if you have not paid him please do so this will be approx. £700 once all collected so the final total will be around £4000

What a great effort thank to everyone who supported us.

TOGS, 23rd August

What a Shambles

A lovely summer’s day greeted a great turn-out of 38 Togsters. The greens had been hollow tined and sanded but after they had been ‘ironed’ ran surprisingly true.  

The format was considered by some to be a bit unfair when a low handicapper was in the same team as a very high handicapper. However, rather surprisingly, this proved not to be the case as the competition was very close. In fact, 10 teams with widely differing handicaps were within 9 shots of each other. 

The exception to the above was our winning team of Isabel Gowers, Mike Coxhead and Tim Brunsden who came in with a magnificent 118 points, beating the rest of the field by a clear 9 points!  

It was a delight to welcome Alex Ford, Ray’s son, to the Togster’s fold and an even greater pleasure to award him and his team a prize for coming fourth. Alex, I’m afraid you won a bottle of wine, but if you get your Dad to collect it, I’m sure you will be able to negotiate an exchange for a prize of your choice.  

The Elves scratched their heads and used their super-computer to think of a fair way to compensate Chris Tobin and the Togmeister for having only two in their team, but the computer blew up and the Elves went down the pub. So, no compensation, bad luck lads, it’s a bottle of Covid Beer for you. 

Well done to the winners who can collect their prizes from the pro-shop from this Thursday, 25th August. Any prizes not collected by September 14th will be donated to next month’s TOGS.
Full results can be found here.

72 holes completed

 News the BMW tickets are valid for all 6 Days !!

So, after last week’s marathon 72 holes completed by the 4 DG members
The first Tee was at 4:40 yes AM (driving range at 4:20)
All 4 rounds were completed, and we were in the bar at 9:05 PM
Many thank to all players who let us through during their round and all the support we had along the way.
Many thanks to the Caddies on the last round and supporters it was a great lift.
So, to date we have a figure of £2535 on the portal a great figure, we also have approx. £500 in cash making the total over £3000
We have one more item to help raise some more cash for a great charity, we have been given a pair of tickets to Wentworth for the BMW in September, these will be raffled as the below info in pro shop as below.
To the scores for the comp best 2 score to count on each hole yes, we did play seriously!!
RD1 90 points
RD2 87 points
RD3 87 points
RD4 81 points
Making a total of 345 points
WIN! 1 pair of tickets for every day 
Tue, Sep 6, 2022 - Sun, Sep 11, 2022
Entry to the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

£10 per square
Please enter in the Pro Shop
Add your name to the square you chose on the board

Write your name on an envelope with the square number, include either £10 cash or the PDQ till receipt from the shop into that envelope.

Place competed envelope in box provided

Tickets donated by DP World Tour to be raffled as part of the 72-hole challenge which is in aid of MacMillan Cancer Care.


It was the hottest day of the year with temperatures reaching nearly 40 degrees when a rather depleted number of Togsters took to the fairways. The fairways looked very much like and played just as good as the ones on the Old Course at St Andrews where the Open had just finished. Our merry band ventured forth covered in sunscreen, big hats and fully hydrated to complete the competition which had been reduced to 9 holes.

A special thank you to Tom who supplied life giving water on the 6th tee, which was much appreciated by all the players.

Unfortunately there was one no-show, so the Elves had to scratch their heads and come up with a cunning plan to salvage the situation. A player was selected at random to provide the missing score. Luckily the card chosen was Ann McMahon’s which increased the team’s score by 8 points and put them in the prizes.

In first place with a magnificent 45 points, and winning a bottle of bubbly each were Katherine Hartwell ,Bob Batchelor and Frits Mans-Cornwell.

In second place were Dorothy Hawker and Nigel Thorne who with the help of Ann McMahon’s card win bottle of red wine. The Elves decided that it would be appropriate to award Ann a special prize of a bottle of white wine. Lucky Ann.

Well done to the winners who can collect their prizes from the pro-shop from this Wednesday, 20th July. Any prizes not collected by July 31st  will be donated to next month’s TOGS.

The full results cam be found here.

TOGS - 21st June

Cha Cha Cha

It was the longest day of the year but fortunately it was not the longest round of the year. Thanks to all Togsters who are playing ‘ready golf’. It really speeds the game up and enhances the enjoyment of everyone. The day was sunny and warm – what’s not to love! 

Unfortunately, there was one no-show which meant one team was short of a player. This of course discombobulated the remaining two players for the first few holes but they settled down when they realised the Togsmeister had come up with a cunning plan to circumvent their disadvantage. The plan was so cunning that after much reviewing, the bubbly eventually went to the disadvantaged two man team. A plea from the Togsmeisterif you can’t make it please let the pro-shop know as soon as possible so the start sheet can be modified in time. 

In first place with a magnificent 90 points, a full 6 points clear of second place, and winning a bottle of bubbly each were John Headland and Richard Deal. 

Second place with 84 points and winning a bottle of wine were Brad Bolwell, Jon Williams and IainCottingham. 

Our esteemed Seniors Captain Mike Pritchard and his team once again won a bottle of Corona virus beer for the most use of the course. 

Even though the prizes went all the way down to 5th place the Togsmeister once again missed out. 

Well done to the winners who can collect their prizes from the pro-shop from this Friday, 24th June. Any prizes not collected by July 11th will be donated to next month’s TOGS.

The full results table can be found here.

Jubilee Charity Duck Race—June 2nd 2022

Seniors Charity Bowl 2022

A very  BIG THANK YOU to all the seniors and ladies who turned out to play in this year's Charity Bowl pairs competition.
As you will know, the objective for the day was to have some fun playing golf and to raise money for our Captain's Charities.In terms of fundraising - the event raised a whopping £637 so thank you all for your generosity.

In terms of fun golf, the pair who undoubtedly had the most fun were Chris Leeson and Steve Martin who returned a whopping score of 48 stableford points.

So, many congratulations to Chris and Steve who have now been presented with the prestigious Charity Bowl trophy and their even more prestigious wine. 

Full results and photos can be found here.

Champagne Roll Up 27th May

On Friday 27 May we had 45 players enter the champagne roll up and gave out 8 lovely bottles of bubbly. You needed 18 points to win a bottle.

Congratulations to Maria Tillett with an impressive 20 points achieved with a points deduction after a previous win!.

The cash draw stood at £555 and would have been won by Grant McNey but instead rolls over to £585 next week. It was great atmosphere in the bar.

Look forward to seeing even more members last week.

Graham & Geoff.

One Day…72 holes…

Support your ‘Awesome Foursome’

Donnington Grove Golf Club
Monday 4th July

David Ashworth, Paul Greening, Cliff Westley & Steve Lillywhite
are doing the 72 hole challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

If you would like to sponsor them please follow the link below

Steve will be running a sponsor sheet for the number of Birdies they make and the number of balls they loose.
If you wish to make a guess please email

we are also looking for helpers ie ball spotters etc please see one of us if you have some free time on the 4th

The Membership draw for 2022

Draw was done at the Friday night roll up on the 6th May.

Congratulations to the winners :

The Membership draw was won by Harry Gent
2nd place was Rick Paull Winning £200
3rd Place was Mark Gimingham Winning £100

The members cash draw was at £465 and would have been won by Frits Mans-Cornwell. this will be rolled over to next Friday to £495

St Georges Day 2022

Results from St Georges day

1st J. Torrance / D. Torrance
2nd M. Tillett / R. Tillett
3rd S. Jolly / B. Beaven

Nearest the pins,
D Aagaard
S Jolly
S Lillywhite

Best Dressed - Mark Richardson

A great day organised as ever by Kevin Beasley as ever thank you from all the members. raising £400 ? for the captains charities.


666 Competition report

It was a game of two halves. The weather on the first nine holes was very ‘iffy’ but on the back nine it brightened up into a perfect spring day. I am pleased to say that the speed of our golf has improved and we all got round in reasonable time. Thanks to everyone and long may it continue.

The ‘666’ format was a team of three event. Unfortunately due to injuries of various kinds two teams had only two players. The Togmeister and his Elves determined that a 10% increase in their posted score was appropriate in the spirit of fair play.

The competition was a close run affair, with only nine points covering all eleven teams. Winning the bubbly with 69 points, on countback, were our Ladies Captain Sarah Fowler, Richard Deal and Iain Cottingham. Missing out on countback were Mark Richardson, Maria Tillet and Chris Tobin. In third place, with an adjusted score of 67 points, were Kim Richardson and Ian Gaskell, an excellent score for two players and a fine haul of prizes for the Richardson Family. Fourth with 65 points were Christine Palmer, Alan Ravenhall and Jonathan Williams. Winning the coveted Covid beer on countback were Ted Shaw Brian Maisey and Rob Leeson.

We look forward to seeing all again for the next fun filled TOGS on Tuesday 21st June.

The full results can be found HERE. Prizes will be available for collection at the pro-shop from Thursday 12th May.

Presentation Evening for 2021

On Friday 22nd April Donnington Grove Golf Club held its 2021 presentation evening to recognise all trophy winners within the club.

It was also an opportunity for Ali & Steve Lillywhite, the Captains for 2020 & 21 to present their Charity with monies raised during their Captaincy.

Dave Ormrod from Newbury Cancer Care attended the cheese & wine evening to be presented with a cheque for £26,962.03 some of which has already been used to help purchase two cuddle beds for their Rainbow rooms.

Facilitating events that have raised such a significant amount of money during the pandemic has been difficult, but the generosity of our members has been amazing, we are both very proud to be able to present this amount of money on behalf of our members.

So thank you to all DG members on raising a amazing amount of money for a local charity.

Ali & Steve x

National Pro-Am Qualifier

The May Medal competition at Donnington Grove on 7th May will
be used as a qualifier for the National Pro-Am.

The lowest overall Net score from the competition will be entered
into the National Pro-Am with a professional from Donnington

Entry is optional alongside the Medal, and there will be an extra
entry fee on the day of £3 per player.

The winner and Pro will then play in a regional final at either Kings
Hill on 28th September or West Surrey on 6th September.

The Final will be contested in Turkey from 27th November to 1st
December 2022.

Champagne Roll Up 2022

Its that time of year again the Champagne Roll Up is here!!!!!

This competition is a Donnington Grove favourite and is a weekly competition through the summer every Friday

It is great competition to get to play with some new people and a fun way to end the week

Played over 9 holes stableford (alternating each week front 9 to back 9)

Entry is £3 and the bar and restaurant will be running 2 special menu choices every week for £8 from 17:00 - Winners will of course all get a Bottle of - you guessed it Champagne.

Over the past 2 years with Covid we have not really been able to have the roll up part of it so this year we want to make a big effort to get this back.

Tee times will be reserved every Friday from 16:00 - 18:00 expressly for the roll up part of the event but you can enter if you happen to be playing earlier.

Meet outside the shop or on the 1st tee

Sandtrend will also continue to run a members draw every week for £30 which will roll over each week it is not won. Note you must be in the bar at 20:00 to have a chance to win it

It would be great to see lots of people joining in and enjoying their Fridays down at the club

On this first Friday we will also be announcing the winner of the membership draw. So one lucky member will have their membership fees returned to them. To be eligible you need to be fully paid up by this Friday.
Hope to see you there.

Graham & Geoff

Jokers run wild at March TOGS

A chilly start but clear blue skies awaited our Togsfolk as they approached the first tee.  With the course beginning to dry out and the fairways starting to suggest they might run, hearts were full of hope and expectation, negating the nagging doubts supplied by the brain and based on weeks of exasperating experience.

The Jolly Jokers format proved to be enjoyable and thought provoking and could well form the basis of some future competitions.

It was difficult to judge the success of the team scoring,so much so that the eventual winners left the ninth green convinced they were serious contenders for the booby prize!

TOGSY had taken a well-deserved day off leaving a humble apprentice in charge of proceedings.  Sadly, the issue of prizes hadn’t been much discussed between the two of them, so no one knew how many prizes were being awarded nor what the prizes were, all of which made the awards presentation rather interesting!

That issue has now been resolved and the prize winners and their prizes can be seen here.

As usual, winners can pick up their prizes from the pro-shop between 10th and 31st March, after which time any unclaimed prizes will be put back in the pot for next month’s TOGS which will be held on Tuesday 12th April – put the date in your diary.

Thursday 17th February

TOGSTERS have the devil of a time

Storm Dudley had passed over and storm Eunice had not yet arrived so the Togsters were greeted by sunshine and a pleasant south-westerly breeze. It was a fine day for what turned out to be some very challenging golf. 

The nine-hole format was much appreciated and will be used for the rest of the winter season or until we get some decent weather and conditions improve. 

After some confusion about the scoring system and much scrutinising of the score cards by the elves, the winners were declared. 

In first place with a magnificent 29 points, a full 4 points clear of second place, and winning a bottle of bubbly each were Ann Maisey, Peter Russell and Davide Aagaard.

Second place with 25 points and winning a bottle of wine were Andrew Skelly, Lydia Rayne and Dorothy Hawker. 

Third with 23 points were Roger Tillet, Alan Ravenhall and Sue Foot. 

The final winners for the “most use of the course” and winning a bottle of Corona beer were our esteemed Seniors Captain Mike Pritchard, Jan Torrance and Jonathan Williams. 

Well done to the winners who can collect their prizes from the pro-shop from this Sunday. Any prizes not collected by March 11th will be donated to next month’s TOGS. 

The full results can be found HERE:

A Boozy Christmas Extravaganza at the December TOGS

The Christmas Extravaganza TOGS Competition got off to boozy start with a shot of Chilli Tequila for all, kindly donated by Yards Distillery based in Fowey, Cornwall. The spicy beverage put hair on Ladies chests and put 30 yards on everyone’s drive! 

The boozy theme continued at the Halfway house with a delicious mulled wine and mince pie prepared by Dawn and kindly sponsored by Donnington Grove.

The format was a team Stableford with the best two scores counting. Despite only two of the four scores being required, I’m afraid some slow play resulted in a round of over 5 hours for the later tee times. I’m sorry if you think I keep banging on about this but it does result in frustration for those affected, and in the cold weather the possibility of frostbite!  Please, please try to keep up with the group in front.

The Competition was won by John Headland, Roger Tillet, Geoffrey Hawkins and Scott Holland with a magnificent 93 points (21 under par!), a full 6 points ahead of Shaun Leahy, Rob Sim, Peter Dunmore and Katherine Hartwell on 87 points. Mark Richardson, Jim Wallace, Andy Skelly and Sue Foote were third on countback also with 87 points.A full list of placings and prize winners is shown here.

Competitions News 2022

The club diary has now been updated with the club competitions for 2022.

The Monthly Stablefords from January to March and from October to December ( Generally the first Saturday of month) have been set up as bookable competitions.
They will be 3 balls at 8 minute intervals. This will assist with a consistent pace of play as all groups are the same size.
The competitions will show on ClubV1 members App one week before booking opens.
The Monthly Medals from April to September have all been set up as zoned booking, with start sheet draws to be made the day before the competitions commence.
We will be introducing a Gross Score ‘Order of Merit’ competition in 2022. There will be a separate Gentlemens and Ladies competition. There will be no separate entry fee for the ‘Order of Merit’.
We intend to use all six Monthly Medals from April to September, both club championship days, the midweek championship and the Parasampia cup as the ten qualifying tournaments.
Points will be awarded to top Ten places (Gross Score) descending from 10 points to 1 point. Standings will be posted on the notice board.
There will be a prize for the winners of each Order of Merit.
We will soon circulate a bullet point list explaining the rules when inclement weather affects competition play. A copy will also be posted on notice board.
We will be providing Starters for all Board Competitions in 2022.
The function of the Starters will be to provide competition information to competitors and to ensure the timely progress of tee times.
All starters are volunteers giving their time to enhance your golfing experience, please listen to them and communicate in a respectful manner.
Finally, please take care to fill in scorecards correctly with all necessary information. This is still a requirement under England Golf rules which we have a duty to enforce.
Ensure both Player and Marker names are on the card and that both names are clear. Along with competition played, date, tee time and handicap.
At the end of your round, double check the marker has correctly recorded your scores, BOTH marker and player to sign card.
Deposit cards in box under PSI after entering scores.

Remember to maintain your golf course, repair pitch marks and divots, rake bunkers.

Enjoy your golf and play well - Competitions Committee.

Tuesday 23rd November

November TOGS - Our "Thanksgiving" American Scramble yields birdies and Turkeys

A chilly start to November’s TOGS, but some of the golf soon raised the temperature with some very respectable scores given the conditions. Congratulations go to Maria Tillett and John Headland who topped the leader-board with a terrific 37 points. Also to Ray Ford and Helen Lake, just behind in second place with 36 points. 

Thanks to the generous nature of your TOGsMeister, there was an impressive prize pool this month, but commiserations must go to Peter Russell and Rob Martin who peaked too soon and therefore missed out on a prize on count-back ! 

A full results table can be found HERE

The “American Scramble” format seemed to work well although it did nothing to help speed-of-play which was, again, well below par with rounds of up to 5 hrs 20 mins. Your TOGsMeister is going to have to get his thinking cap on to see what we can do to improve on this as it rather takes the edge off the day’s enjoyment, both for the TOGS participants and for the poor folks stuck behind us ! 

Till next time when we’ll be running a TOGSmas Spectacular to celebrate the season. 


Captains’ Swansong

Spooktacular Party

Great night thanks to everyone for supporting our final event of the year
The Consuls were on form playing some great music.

Thanks to Kev Bale for putting up £100 for the spot raffle which raised £315 for our charity, many thanks to you all the Winner of the £100 was Mary !! well done.

Special thanks to everyone who dressed up some amazing outfits we did have a spot prize but can you guess who it is !!

Charity Car Parking Space

Congratulations to Luke Batley for winning the use of the charity car parking space from the 1st Nov for 1 year in total £630 was raised for the Captains Charity, Newbury cancer care many thanks to everyone for entering.

Thursday 21st October

TOGS 3,2,1, Competition

A gloriously sunny autumn day greeted the Togsters for our individual 3,2, 1 competition. This was truly remarkable as the night before torrential rain was threatening to close the course in the morning. Despite the heavy rain causing some flooding of the bunkers the course held up remarkably well and it was a pleasure to be out playing.

The round was once again plagued by slow play. One group lost 3 holes and the poor Togs meister in the final group was subjected to a 5 hours and 45 minute round! We must all get up to speed and play ‘ready golf’, details of which can be found on the Seniors Hub by clicking HERE.
Also, several cards were submitted with no names. Normally this would result in disqualification, but as the Togsmeister was in a good mood, he and his Elves, after racking their brains, were able to solve the mystery and the miscreants still won their prizes.
Well, rant over and it is time to congratulate the winners. John Headland wins the bubbly with a magnificent score of 74 points. He was closely pursued by another member of his four-ball, Katherine Hartwell with 73 points. Brian Maisey was in third place, also with 73 points.

A full list of placings and prize winners is shown HERE.

The Prize winners can collect their prizes from the pro-shop for the next two weeks.

Greenkeepers Revenge results

Results from Yesterdays Competition

A great but very wet day with the course having some interesting twists

Thanks to Dave & his team for a great golf course but please don't arrange for the rain again !!

Many thanks to Tom for Registration & compiling the results from some very soggy cards.

1st Place A. Mauree / S. McGuckin / D. Swan / J. Miles (the vouchers have been added to your shop account)
2nd Place C. Adlem / D. Boyce / P. Seymour / B. Beaven
3rd Place B. Bolwell / K. Walker / C. Buchanan / I. Flack (the vouchers have been added to your shop account)

September 2021 Competition Winners

Follow this link to see prize winners for September

Results from Captains Plate 2021

Captain Plate winner Alan Ravenhall 40 Pts
Runner Up Andy Storer 39 Pts

1st Men Graham Attridge 39 pts
2nd Men Peter Drummond 38 pts

1st Ladies Alison Lillywhite 38 Pts
2nd Ladies Ann Lawson 35 pts

Nearest the in Men Malcolm Kingham
Nearest the Pin Ladies Kim Richardson

TOGS - 14th Sept

Bomb Scare for TOGsters at the September TOGS

The September Red, Yellow and White TOGS Competition got off to a shaky start when a suspicious package was discovered at Newbury Station. It just turned out to be a pack of fried chicken, but that did not stop Newbury grinding to a halt. The gallant TOGsters battled through the traffic and the appalling early morning weather to arrive almost on time at the course. At the end of the day some players had still not arrived so must have disappeared in the chaos. The Competition was won by Maria Tillett with an impressive 38 points closely followed by Rob Carville and Rob Martin with 37. Dave Lawson must have cured his S***K as he was 4th with 36 points.  All won a bottle of bubbly.

Prizes of red or white wine went down to 16th place and of course there were bottles of Covid beer for those who found the conditions a bit tricky. 

A full list of placings and prize winners is on the website

I’m afraid to say there was still some evidence of slow play. We TOGsters must try to keep up with the group in front by playing ‘ready golf’ when necessary. This means being ready to play when it is your turn, spending only 3 minutes looking for a ball, playing a provisional ball when yours has disappeared into the rough and playing your ball before helping others to look. 

The Prize winners can collect their prizes from the pro-shop for the next two weeks.

See you all next month for another mind-bending TOGS experience. 

 Your TOGmeister

August TOGS - Tuesday 24th

TOGS Yellow Ball Triumph

The yellow ball competition encouraged a full house turnout on a lovely sunny day.

The intimidating effect of the yellow ball was mastered by few but many battled through to a creditable score even after losing their yellow friend. 

The Champions with a super score of 165 points out of a possible par score of 180 were Sally Ottaway, Teresa Talmage, Michael Margetts and Chris Webb. The Togsmeister’s team, who shall remain nameless, kept their yellow ball to the end but still managed to win the wooden spoon prize of a bottle of COVID beer. 

I’m afraid to say it was a bit unfortunate that some slow play meant it was quite a long round for some of the later starters. We TOGsters must try to keep up with the group in front by playing ‘ready golf’ when necessary. This means being ready to play when it is your turn, spending only 3 minutes looking for a ball, playing a provisional ball when yours has disappeared into the rough and playing your ball before helping others to look. More guidance on avoiding slow play can be found HERE

Prize winners (a full list here) can collect their prizes from the pro-shop for the next two weeks. 

In all though a great day’s fun was had by all and we look forward to another devilish TOGS next month.

July TOGS - 20th July

Chicago Scramble Match Report

It was a hot and humid morning when 40 Togsters arranged into 10 teams took to the course.
After some brain numbing calculations, the Elves arrived at the team handicap.

Amazingly all teams were given a handicap of 10 or 11.
It was good to see that a few teams had stayed for the prizegiving and were able to be presented with their prizes by the Togsmeister. 

In first place with a magnificent 51 points and winning a bottle of bubbly each were Geoffrey Hawkins, Scott Holland, Judith Whittle and Robert Martin. 15 net birdies in the round is some going, well done. 

Second place with 48 points and winning a bottle of Malbec were Rob Leeson, Gill Lane, Alan Ravenhall and Sandra Bruce. 

Third on countback with 46 points were Kim Richardson, Ian Cottingham, Jonathan Williams and Ann McMahon.

The final winners for the most use of the course and winning a bottle of Corona beer were Fay Unsworth, John Brazendale, Brian Maisey and Maggie Smith. 

The prizewinners who have not received their prize can collect from the pro-shop. Any prizes not collected by August 11th will be donated to next month’s TOGS. 

The full results can be found HERE.

Thursday 8th July

Ladies v Seniors - The battle report !

11 pairs of carefully matched Donnington Seniors were pitted against 11 pairs of Donnington Ladies on Thursday 8th July.

Many of the matches were extremely close and everyone reported that they had had a really good time not least because the weather remained dry throughout.

Things were looking close after the first four matches with one win each and two draws. Thereafter the Seniors rather ran away with it winning 6 of the remaining seven matches and drawing the last. The overall result being a resounding victory for the Seniors by 8.5 to 2.5.

There was some muttering from the ladies about 'bandits' and a need for some practice before a return match but it was all played in very good spirits!!!

New Members Cup 2021 Results

Played this year with a very large field 60 players including a few committee members, on what threatened to be a stormy afternoon but in the end it only rained and many players completed 18 holes.

The competition was played over the front 9 in case the threatened lightning came.
So individual stableford over 9 holes the winners are as below

1st with 20 Points Mathew Goddhead

2nd with 20 Points on countback was Berni Martin

Joint 3rd all on 19 points Adrian Chapman, Joe Hicks, Frits Mans-Cornwell, Alex Mauree

Well played to everyone and welcome to DG we hope you had a good day

DG Committe

TOGS - June 22nd

Multiplier Pairs Competition

June’s TOGS was designed to encourage peace and harmony between playing partners, or possibly a very frank discussion, as partners stableford scores were multiplied together to get the team score! 

The prizes were competed for by 48 players and happily there were no reports of GBH between partners.The winners were Jan Torrence and Nick Wood with a score of 66 point. In second place were Neil Cook and Roger Rapley with 62 and Malcolm Clarke and Chris Tobin were third. The smart prize goes to Christine Palmer and Mark Richardson who both pick up a bottle for their 29 points. 

The full results can be found HERE

 The 24 prize winners can pick up their lovely Laithwaites wine from the pro-shop. There is a selection of red and whites to choose from, so the earlier you pick up your prize the more choice you will have. Please tick the check box on the side of the wine box when you have selected your bottle. Any prize not picked up by the 5th of July will be donated to the following month's TOGS competition

Well played everyone and see you next time.

Midsummer Madness results

Well done to everyone who played and supported the us on Saturday

Well done to the comp winners

Katherine Hartwell 41    First prize lesson with Chris Devonshire
Ian Johnston 41 Prizes in pro shop on Sat
Gary Rinaldi 40 Prizes in pro shop on Sat
Michael Weatherley 39 Prizes in pro shop on Sat

Thank you to everyone that supported the Midsummer Madness competition on Saturday. 

We had 82 players taking part, some of whom took up the challenge of fancy dress and mad golf attire, between little weed and the frogmen it was a great day. 

The cake stall once again proved extremely popular, so thank you to all that baked. 

The day raised a total of £1252.11. 

A fantastic sum of money raised for a charity that is close to all our hearts. 

Well done to Katherine Hartwell with 41 points

Winner of the fancy dress/mad golf attire has
to go to Sarah & Richard Deal, how on earth they played 18 holes in wet suits I have no idea. 

Some photos below and the link to flicker were they can be downloaded.

They will also be on Facebook

Prizes will be in the pro shop at the weekend.

Midsummer Madness

Midsummer Madness in aid of Newbury Cancer Care.

Midsummer Madness in aid of Newbury Cancer Care.
Saturday 19th June from 7am.

Singles fun Competition £5 per person, Prizes 1st - 4th.

Prize for Best Fancy Dress & Maddest Golf Attire

Book on BRS

Charity Cake & Drink Stall & photos on the 1st Tee

Tuesday 25th May

Ladies & Gentlemen’s Senior Pairs Charity Bowl

A big "Thank You" to everyone who played in this event for your great support and particularly to those who gave more than the minimum entry fee.

We had and a good turnout of nearly 56 members. Generally, scores were lower than last year due to the sticky playing conditions. I would also like to thank Tom Fleming and his team for helping out with the organisation and particularly for manning “Beat the Pro” on the 5th . The winning team was Sarah Fowler and Rob Leeson with 68 points. Well done to you both. In second place were Peter Robertson and Joe Richardson on 63 points beating Davide Aagaard and Maria Tillet on countback.

Congratulations to Sarah and Rob; your £20 vouchers will be waiting in the pro shop for you. 

So once again, thanks very much for your support.

Thanks to your generosity we raised £1,000 on the day for Newbury Cancer Care and thank you to those who completed the Gift Aid forms.

I thought you would like to know what your hard earned or squirreled money will go towards supporting so I asked the current chairperson, David Ormrod, to tell us.

For your information:
Recent projects and successes include:-
- Fund-raised for "cuddle beds" for the Rainbow Rooms (end of life care rooms) at WBCH
- Provided £30k of funding in 2020 for Sue Ryder services operating out of the Rosemary Centre
- Supported 117 patients with transport for 602 hospital appointments in 2020
- Awarded over £8k in hardship grants in 2020

Current and planned projects
- Provided direct access to the memorial garden for the two ground floor Rainbow Rooms via new patio doors, and upgraded the garden area with a patio, repainted walls and an imminent mural by a local artist
- Improving the experience of visits to the Rosemary Centre reception with a TV, chairs by the lift and auto opening access doors
- A covered walkway joining the rear access from the WBCH to the entrance to the Rosemary centre.

Hope you enjoyed the day.
Many thanks.
Mike Pritchard (competition organiser)

Tuesday 11th May

TOGS 666 Competition Report

It was a day of changeable weather when 68 TOGsters turned out for a diabolical 666 competition. Teams of two played six holes greensomes, 6 holes foursomes and six holes better ball. Competition was fierce but clear leaders emerged with a winning margin of four shots. Well done and congratulations to Daniel Boyce and Ann Maisey with a score of forty one points. Prizes of fabulous bottles of Laithwaites wine go to the first eleven teams and the couple who made the most use of the course.  

 The full set of scores is on the Seniors website so you can see who the prize winners were and how you fared. If you were not lucky enough to win this time – better luck at the next TOGS.

Mixed Match Report v Sandford Springs

The mixed match season got off to a fantastic start yesterday when the following members played in a friendly against Sandford Springs.
Ali & Steve Lillywhite, Gill & Tom Lane, Ann & Brian Maisey, Maria & Roger Tillet, Rob Hinson, Jan Williams, Sarah Fowler & Ted Shaw.

The weather was kind and the matches well fought & it was a very close call

with the final result being all square.

Thank you to all that played.

Many Thanks


St Georges day results

The Winners from Sunday are as below a lovely day DG looking good

47 Points – 25 on the back 9 - Ian Panting/ Josh Bosley 1st – Voucher and Prize sponsored by Kevin Beasley
47 Points – 22 on the back 9 - Steve/Alison Lillywhite ( unlucky skipper) 2nd – Voucher and Prize sponsored by Kevin Beasley
46 points – 26 on the back 9 – Ewen Thompson/ Sandy Byfield 3rd – Voucher and Prize sponsored by Kevin Beasley
46 points – 23 on the back 9 – Nick Monger/Rhys Williams
46 Points – 22 on the back 9 – Giles Bennet/ Chris Mobbs-McQuilkin
45 Points – James Percy/John Bishop

Nearest the Pin on 7 Men – Tom lane - prize sponsored by Gary Rinaldi
Nearest the pin on 7 Ladies – Toni Prince – prize sponsored by Gary Rinaldi
Nearest the pin on 14 in 2 – Rob Panting – prize sponsored by Ross Hunter

44 teams played and a total of £440 raised for the charity

Prizes can be picked up from the shop

A massive thanks to Kevin Beasley for organising the day

Sad News

Dear members and friends.
It is as President I have the very sad duty of informing you of the passing of our 2019 Ladies Captain
Anne-Marie Gane. Anne Marie lost her long fight with cancer yesterday 22nd April.
Our hearts and condolences are with her family at this sad time.


The picture attached is of Anne-Marie holding the High Silver League Trophy with Fay Unsworth and the rest of the team.
Anne-Marie the day she became Ladies Club Captain
Anne-Marie winning the presidents putter

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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 2021 Diary here including golf & social events

TOGS Christmas Extravaganza Results

We had some great weather yesterday and actually saw the sun for the first time in a long time. The highlight of the day for me was the mulled wine (the best I’ve ever tasted), mince pies, Fererro Rochas and Quality Street at the half way house, kindly donated by Tom and Nigel. Thanks Guys.

The major event was, of course, the best Santa beard competition. The Elves did an astonishing job of photographing all the beards and then by some magical jiggery pokery on the inter-web arranged an on-line vote for the best beard. After several re-counts, legal challenges and referral to the Supreme Court, Santa Number 6 was declared the winner by the Electoral College with 36% of the vote. Santa 6 just happens to be your esteemed Togsmeister so thanks to all who voted for me.

The results of the questionnaire revealed some interesting findings. Nobody felt that they only played in TOGS because they could not get a tee time otherwise. Forty Togsters would like to see enough tee times allocated so all who wanted to play could play, and 34 thought a shotgun start would be good. A surprising number, 32, thought some 9 hole competitions would be fun, especially in winter. We will see what we can do.

Ah, I almost forgot, what about the competition? Well, unfortunately we had a few last minute withdrawals so some teams had only three members. This problem was overcome by the clever Elves who came up with some advanced mathematics which allocated an extra 5% to their score to restore equity.
My playing partner, Alan, had an exciting round. He slipped over twice, fortunately unhurt, but looking like a mudlark, his hearing aids packed up on the 9th and he broke his 5 iron on the third hole and bravely played on with only two clubs and a putter. I think he deserves an award for gallantry.

The competition was ‘aced’ by the penultimate group, Rob Carvill, Peter Robertson, Jan Torrence and John Headland who carded a magnificent one under par 107 points. It was great that they were in the clubhouse to pick up their bottles of Christmas bubbly. In second place, a massive 11 points behind were Jamie Armour, Rosemarie Madden, Luis Iglesias and Trevor Pinder. Third place with 91 points were Robert Maguire, Andy Willoughby, Ann McMahon and Joe Richardson. In forth place on countback was the three person team of Gill Lane, Geoffrey Hawkins and Martin Amour. The coverted COVID beer prize went to David Aagard, Chris Tobin and Sandra Bruce. The full result sheet can be found on the Seniors Hub.

Looking forward to seeing you all again at the next exciting TOGS on Thursday 14th January.
Wishing all my fellow Togsters a very Happy Christmas and a healthy Covid free New Year.

Stay safe,
Your Togsmeister

Casual Play Cards from 2nd Nov 2020 under WHS

Please see the process in the Casual Play Section

TOGS Yellow Ball Competition

Tuesday 27th October

A wet and windy Grove met the valiant band of some 50 Togsters who donned their waterproofs, braved the conditions and set forth with the dreaded yellow ball.

I am delighted to report that all survived to the 9th hole - (no one drowned as far as we know) when thankfully the competition was abandoned - thanks to the wisdom of the first group out! This had the benefit of more time in the cosy/covid approved bar to relax, dry out and enjoy the prizegiving.

The competition was won with a magnificent 3 under par 57 points by Sally Ottaway, John Sayers, Rob Carvill and your Togsmeister - I promise the result was not a fix. The prizes went all the way to 5th place with a special Coronovirus beer for the wooden spoon. The full results can be found here.

The next TOGS is on the 17th November when another 'diabolical' challenge will meet the Togsters. Watch this space!

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.

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 Foote, 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

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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