ACGA HEADLINES 

 

Major One

                Stuartwin              

Captain Austrie outlasts the

competition to land the season's first Major:

@Belton Woods

 - Event report available below.....

 Remaining 2019 events

 

27th April Singles Qualifier Radlett Park GC

-Event details below-

 

10th May Major 2  Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands GC

-Booking details below-

7th June Major 3 (ACGA Open)  Wanstead GC

5th July  Major 4  Toot Hill GC

2nd August Major 5  Moor Park GC

20th-22nd September Major 6  Ashbury Park

11th October Captain’s Day – Major 7   Brookmans Park GC

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SAustrie

Ladies and Gentlemen of the ACGA family welcome to the 2019 season. Firstly, may I take this opportunity to thank the outgoing committee for all their hard work over the past two years. Secondly,I would like to say how truly humbled I am to be asked to be Captain again for a second time. I really look forward to working with the members of the new committee. Looking forward to the up coming season, we have a variety of courses to test all standards and skill levels of golf, which hopefully will make everybody happy.

Wishing you all the very best in golf this season. I hope to see as many of you as possible on our golf days.

Kind regards

Stuart Austrie

ACGA Captain 2019

 

 

The 2018/19 Committee

The team of individuals responsible for the management of season's events and activities for the association are nominated and elected by members at the Annual General Meeting with each officer required to serve for a two year term. The committee team work collectively to serve and develop the asssociation during their tenure, with an emphasis on continuing the aims and ethos of the association as a whole.

Captain - Stuart Austrie

Vice Captain - Phil Nugent

Secretary - Frank Skinner

Treasurer - Sophia Lodge

Handicap Secretary - Tyrone Carter

Social Secretary - Jacqui Harbour

 

 

First round has been booked for:

 

SATURDAY 27th APRIL

 

at

 

ELSTREE GOLF CLUB

 

cost is £35 + £10 entry fee - includes tea/coffee and bacon roll

 

1st tee 10:04am

  

 

 

  Oxfordshire Burnham Aldwickbury Nevill Moor Park Portugal Knole TOTAL Best 6 Results
Tyrone Carter 50 45 80 65 45 100 100 485 440
Frank SKINNER 70 85 85 80   85   405 405
Cassius Browne 65   65 40 60 75 85 390 390
Keith Murray 80 50 40 70 32 60 80 412 380
Stuart Austrie   38 75 34 38 80 90 355 355
Steve Garner 26 40 90 26 80   75 337 337
Ricky Coward 90 100 24 22   70 28 334 334
Frank BAPTISTE 30 16 60 30 50 90 24 300 284
Austin   Simmonds 75 80   90 22   12 279 279
Roger Goddard   36 100 75     65 276 276
Andy   Ferdinand 28 14   85 20 55 60 262 262
Tony Johnson 36 65 50 50 36   18 255 255
Colin Parson   70   55 75   45 245 245
Dean Witter   60 70 28 85     243 243
Jacqui Harbor 24 34 20 20 55 50 32 235 235
Gary Hobbs 60 90 22       50 222 222
Cora Edwards 45   28   34 45 55 207 207
Don McLeod 85 22       38 40 185 185
Malcolm   O'Garro   8 36   70   70 184 184
Mickey Griffin 22 12 12 100 24   14 184 184
Del   Manderson 100 24 14 18 18   10 184 184
Mike Woodstock   32 38   100     170 170
Phil Nugent 35     12 90   30 167 167
Terry Morris 38 18 32 32 28   16 164 164
Yvonne Brown 34     60   65   159 159
Greg Worrell   6 55 24 40   20 145 145
Sophia Lodge 40 20 26   16 40   142 142
Mark Henry 55     45     38 138 138
Richard Payne   4 10 16 65   34 129 129
Ingrid Clarke 20 30 18     36 22 126 126
Daniel Jones   75 45         120 120
Raf Roberts 18 10 30   30   26 114 114
Mayhe Bernard   55   36     8 99 99
Patrick Winkle 32 26   14     6 78 78
Ray Johnson   2     26 34   62 62
Bose Sreedham   28 16         44 44
Chris   Thomas   2         36 38 38
Ernie Owusu       38       38 38
Wayne   Callender     34         34 34
William   Burnett 16             16 16
Wilf Solomon     8         8 8

colinbwTraditionally the first ACGA Major of the season coincides with that other small event held in the U.S. – The Masters. However, this year, due to a scheduling change our first event of the season was held on the same weekend as the Grand National in Aintree, so by the end of Sunday we were to see who the thoroughbreds were and who would be ready for the knackers’ yard….

Twenty runners and riders were gathered for the event, including two new faces. Lynette Mapp, the Lady Captain at Wanstead Golf Club and Marcus Bernard, the son of longstanding member Mayhe “Mayhem” Bernard, who was a guest for the event. There was also a change of runner with Kevin Thomas pulling up lame and being replaced by Colin Parson.

Once all the friendly chat and banter was completed, and the betting slips filled in, the new Captain for the next two years – Stuart Austrie – opened proceedings with a welcome speech, followed by informing everyone of the running order for the weekend. With the formalities over, it was down to business. The groups made their way out of the stables bar and made their way to the driving range to warm up before heading to the first tee.

The first round was played on the more difficult Lakes Course. As the name suggests, there was water a plenty, and many a golfer found their shots coming up short like an old nag at Beecher’s Brook. Despite the carnage, a few of the old names found their way to the top of the field at the end of the round. Steve “Controversy” Garner led the way with 33 points, closely followed by Tye “Coach” Carter on 32 points. In 3rd and 4th places were Cass “Santiguan” Browne (30pts) and Colin “Dark Lord” Parson (29pts). There were a couple of surprising names trailing by a couple of furlongs after the first round – Keith Murray had an unusually frustrating day coming in with 21 points. He had good company with Andy Ferdinand (21pts).

Dinner Saturday evening was the usual enjoyable event, with plenty of drink, laughter and banter. Captain Austrie brought the formal part of the evening to an end by reading out the groupings for the 2nd day. This included calling out an unofficial pairs event in the last group where Keith Murray and Andy Ferdinand would lock horns with Lynette Mapp and Ingrid Clarke – More on that later…frankbw

Sunday morning came around a lot sooner than some would have wanted, and after breakfast, it was out for a lap of Belton Woods’ 2nd Course – The Woods. As usual, the leading group were the last out, with everyone waiting to see who out of Steve, Tye, Cass and Colin would bring home the spoils. As would become evident from the overall scores, the Woods Course played a lot easier than the Lakes, with the eventual winner being decided by who could most take advantage of the friendlier scoring conditions. Some notable scores from the day were Captain Stuart Austrie and Frank “Burger” Baptiste with 41 points and Colin Parson with 38 points. This all meant that just like the story of the two dogs fighting over a bone and a third running off with it, Stuart (67pts) came through from the penultimate group to pip Colin (67pts) to 1st place on countback. Frank (65pts) stormed through from an earlier group to take 3rd by a nose, leaving Steve (63pts) in Arsenal 4th and Cass (62pts) in 5th. Congratulations Stuart on an excellent victory.

At the presentation ceremony, Stuart also claimed both nearest the pin prizes and Keith “Teeeeeth” Murray made up for his poor showing over the weekend by winning the Longest drive. In the impromptu pairs competition, the ladies – Lynette and Ingrid – took the spoils, despite Andy winning the group (no thanks to his partner). Frank Baptiste also presented Tye with a pair of scissors to help in “adjusting” his handicap. We fear that something more akin to an Axe will be utilised, and Frank can kiss goodbye to his lucky number 24.

The blob money was collected on both days of the event which will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK, and as usual, we all gave generously (some a lot more than others), and in total £130 was collected for the very worthy cause. I’m still not sure whether to praise our collective generosity or lament at our poor golfing.

Stuart brought the event to a close and it’s onwards and upwards to Aspley Guise and Woburn on the 10th May.

 

ACGA – 2nd Major 2019 Season

Friday 10th May 2019

ASPLEY GUISE & WOBURN SANDS GOLF CLUB

WEST HILL, ASPLEY GUISE, MILTON KEYNES, MK17 8DX

Tel: 01908 583596

Itinerary For The Day

07.30 Arrival – Coffee, Tea Bacon/Egg Rolls

08.00 Groupings, Captain’s Address & Itinerary

09.00 1st Tee Time – 18 Holes Stableford Competition

15.00 Dinner

16.00 Prize Presentation – 1st – 5th plus 2 Nearest The Pin Prizes

17.30 Departure

Costs :-

Golfers : £68.00

Guest : £ 75.00

The closing date for entry is 3rd May 2019 but we would appreciate it if you would inform the Treasurer of your intention to attend

prior to this date as we are committed to a minimum number attending.

For convenience you can contact the committee via the WhatsApp forum

HOW TO BOOK

Please pay direct into ACGA Bank Account and inform the Treasurer giving her the reference for your payment.

Bank Details – Account Name : ACGA; Sort Code: 40-15-05; Account No : 62 27 10 36

IMPORTANT NOTES:-

Dress Code is smart casual wear for dinner, normal golfing dress standard and etiquette applies.

Please advise of any dietary requirements i.e. vegetarian, allergies etc., at the time of confirming your booking.

ASPLEY GUISE HAS A STRICT NO USE OF PHONES IN THE CLUBHOUSE OR ON THE COURSE EXCEPT IN EMERGENCIES

The 2019 membership fee has been reduced to £60. Could all members please remember to update their contact details (email addresses and telephone numbers) when they re-register.

All renewals must be received by 31st March 2019; failing to renew memberships by the aforementioned date, you will automatically become an associate member and will not qualify to win any MAJORSuntil you re-qualify by playing 2 MAJORS as a guest. All queries are to be addressed to the ACGA Treasurer.

All payments must be notified to email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone to 07702 684 599; Bank transfers are to be sent to Bank Ac 62271036 and Sort Code 401505, all cheques are to

be addressed to “Treasurer, 12 Valley Walk, Croxley Green. Hertfordshire. WD3 3SY.”

Thanks

The Committee

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Founders

Frank Skinner and Tony (TJ) Johnson 

Two of the founders of the ACGA were recognised and awarded Honorary Life Membership (HLM)

of the ACGA during the presentation ceremony at Harpenden GC. Wilf Solomon was also recognised

and awarded Honorary Life Membership for his contribution to setting up the financial management

of the society that has been instrumental in it running successfully to this day.

Congratulations, huge gratitude and respect from all the past, present and future members.

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PositionPlayerPointsNo. of
Comp's
Best Scores (Ascending)
123456
1 Goddard, Roger 495 6 75 80 80 80 90 90
2 Skinner, Frank 384 6 24 50 65 65 80 100
3 Carter, Tyrone 377 5 32 75 85 85 100  
4 Austrie, Stuart 363 6 30 38 40 85 85 85
5 Garner, Steve 358 6 38 45 50 60 80 85

Overall Position

Player

No of Majors

Total

1st

Colin Parson

6 439

2nd

Frank Skinner

433 

3rd

Terry Morris

6 400

4th

Don McLeod

6 379

5th

Keith Murray

6

372

Overall Position

Player

No of Majors

Total

1st

Keith Murray

6 372

2nd

George Grant

365 

3rd

Gary Cameron

5 365

4th

Randy Plowright

4 345

5th

Raf Roberts

4

320