News
John Williams starts as President of England Golf
Written by Administrator
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 22:32

Congratulations today to John Williams who officially took over his role as President of England Golf. We wish him a successful year.

At the same time the CAGU President Doug Poole was appointed to the Board of England Golf.

Cambridge may be one of the smallest areas in terms of clubs and golfers but without doubt we are well represented in the golfing world.

 
County Fourball
Written by Administrator
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:22

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The first major competition of the year was played at the St Neots golf club yesterday on a glorious sunny day.

The course was in good condition considering the long spell of dry weather this Spring. The early scores indicated that players were finding the putting tricky due to the coring of the greens a couple of weeks ago, and because of the unusual dry weather, they had not recovered as quickly as anticipated.

Despite this, at the end of the 1st round there were eight pairs with a score of 40 points or better. Leading for most of the morning round were Vincent Davies & James Rowe from Brampton and Mbachi Knana & Allan Young from Elton Furze with 41 points. They were overtaken by the last pair out Danny Loveday of Brampton and Craig Swallow of the home club with an excellent 43 points. Danny is a current County player and former member of St Neots.

Early scores returned for the afternoon round indicated that it was going to be a close run thing. The wind speed had increased and some holes were difficult into the wind but the scoring continued to be good with a number of pairs returning 40 points or more. Former County Captain Owen Davies and his partner Tyrone Allen scored a very creditable 44 points but a poor morning round of 34 points left them off the pace.

Tied for the lead on 80 points were Owen’s father Vincent Davies and partner James Rowe who added a 39 points to their morning 41 points along with Gog Magog’s Dave Quinney and Chris Fitt also on 80 points.

The whole competition was then blown apart by the Ryan boys from Ely City. Luke, a county A team player, playing with his dad Terry, a County legend, recorded a fantastic score of 44 points to go with their 39 points in the morning for a total of 83 points. They played the last 5 holes gaining 15 points. Terry had been in tremendous form recently and won the Seniors Spring meeting at Gog Magog with a fine 71 gross in windy conditions.

The only ones left out on the course who could get near this score were Loveday and Swallow and in the end they fell just 1 point short on 82 points.

Finishing in 3rd spot with 81 points were Martin Hollands and Olly Wright, members of the Ramsey Golf Club scratch team.

Amazingly it was then revealed by Terry that he had also won the County Fourball in 2004 at the same course with his other son Carl with 78 points.

CAGU’s thanks go to the catering and bar staff for their wonderful service throughout the day and to professional and manager Paul Toyer and his staff for their invaluable assistance during and leading up to the event.

Next year’s County Fourball will be held at Ely City Golf Club on Sunday April 8th 2018.

 

  COMPETITORS CLUB HANDICAPS AM PM TOTAL 
1 Luke Ryan & Terry Ryan Ely City 2 & 3 39 44 83
2 Danny Loveday & Craig Swallow brampton park & St Neots Scr & 14 43 39 82
3 Martin Hollands & Olly Wright Ramsey 1 & 5 40 41 81
4 Dave Quinney & Chris Fitt Gog Magog SCR & 4 37 43 80
5 Vincent Davies & James Rowe Brampton Park 11 & 17 41 39 80
6 Tyrone Allen & Owen Davies Brampton Park 6 & +2 34 44 78
7 Tom Rogers & Allan Campbell Gog Magog 4 & 5 40 37 77
8 Brian Whittingham & PAUL BRISTER St Neots 13 & 6 38 39 77
9 Nigel Baker & P McNally Brampton Park & Ely City 7 & 15 39 37 76
10  Mbachi nkana & Allan Young Elton Furze 6 & 7 41 35 76
11  Gerard De Wolff & Steve Jarvis   Gog Magog 5 & +2 39 37 76
12 Josh Smith & Dominic Woods Elton Furze 16 & 20 38 37 75
13 Matthew Hartley & Lee Allen Links Newmarket 2 & 4 40 35 75
14 Andy Stubbs & Craig Sutherland Bourn 3 & 5 35 39 74
15 Shane Hornsey & David Hornsey Ely City 6 & 7 34 40 74
16 Mike Gays & James Wise Brampton Park 5 & 8 37 37 74
17 Mark Dutton & Keith Moore St Ives 7 & 5 39 34 73
18 Chris Brown & Christian Puttock Links Newmarket 4 & 4 36 37 73
19 Graeme Starkey & Peter Bellamy Elton Furze 10 & 15 40 32 72
20 Josh Muir & Paul Hodgkin Ramsey 7 & SCR 37 35 72
21 Ross Wilson & Joshua Bailey Ely City 4 & 4 37 34 71
22 Ed Harper & Mike Tully Gog Magog 2 & 8  38 33 71
23 Paul Farrance & Joseph Dickinson Elton Furze 5 & 10 40 31 71
24 Chris Cooke & Phil Graves Gog Magog 6 & 16 35 35 70
25 James Clough & Gareth Bell Links & Gog Magog 5 & 4 34 36 70
26 Alan Todd & Tom Gooch Ely City 7 & 10 33 37 70
27 Mark Doody & Steven Nicholls Elton Furze 9 & 10 33 37 70
28 Dan Wait & Richard Baker St Neots 8 & 9 36 34 70
29 Andrew Green & Yan Casserta St Ives 8 & 9 39 30 69
30 John Davy & Brian Thomas Brampton Park 8 & 11 36 33 69
31 Paul Johnson & Andrew Compton Gog Magog 10 & 6 38 31 69
32 Mark Critoph & Lance Key Gog Magog 10 & 6 34 35 69
33 BRIAN FETT & MARK WHITE Brampton Park 8 & 10 37 31 68
34 Iain Clark & Adam Chesters Bourn 5 & 5 37 30 67
35 Ian Bailey & Alan Maddy Gog Magog 11 & 12 35 32 67
36 Ian MacDonald & Olly Tuck Saffron Walden 3 & Scr 33 33 66
37 Carl Beynon & Chris Ellis Ely City 5 & 11 31 34 65
38 Steven Hollis & Ian Chapman Gog Magog 6 & 13 38 22 60
39 Andrew Barnard & David Greef Bourn 6 & 8 27 32 59
40 James Vallins & Damian Alltree Saffron Walden 4 & 12 33 26 59
41 Alan Wood & Harry Bailey Brampton Park 9 & 7 32 25 57
42 Mark Parsons & Stuart Bradford Gog Magog 8 & 9 29 28 57
COMPETITORS CLUB HANDICAPS AM PM TOTAL 
1 Luke Ryan & Terry Ryan Ely City 2 & 3 39 44 83
2 Danny Loveday & Craig Swallow brampton park & St Neots Scr & 14 43 39 82
3 Martin Hollands & Olly Wright Ramsey 1 & 5 40 41 81
4 Dave Quinney & Chris Fitt Gog Magog SCR & 4 37 43 80
5 Vincent Davies & James Rowe Brampton Park 11 & 17 41 39 80
6 Tyrone Allen & Owen Davies Brampton Park 6 & +2 34 44 78
7 Tom Rogers & Allan Campbell Gog Magog 4 & 5 40 37 77
8 Brian Whittingham & PAUL BRISTER St Neots 13 & 6 38 39 77
9 Nigel Baker & P McNally Brampton Park & Ely City 7 & 15 39 37 76
10  Mbachi nkana & Allan Young Elton Furze 6 & 7 41 35 76
11  Gerard De Wolff & Steve Jarvis   Gog Magog 5 & +2 39 37 76
12 Josh Smith & Dominic Woods Elton Furze 16 & 20 38 37 75
13 Matthew Hartley & Lee Allen Links Newmarket 2 & 4 40 35 75
14 Andy Stubbs & Craig Sutherland Bourn 3 & 5 35 39 74
15 Shane Hornsey & David Hornsey Ely City 6 & 7 34 40 74
16 Mike Gays & James Wise Brampton Park 5 & 8 37 37 74
17 Mark Dutton & Keith Moore St Ives 7 & 5 39 34 73
18 Chris Brown & Christian Puttock Links Newmarket 4 & 4 36 37 73
19 Graeme Starkey & Peter Bellamy Elton Furze 10 & 15 40 32 72
20 Josh Muir & Paul Hodgkin Ramsey 7 & SCR 37 35 72
21 Ross Wilson & Joshua Bailey Ely City 4 & 4 37 34 71
22 Ed Harper & Mike Tully Gog Magog 2 & 8  38 33 71
23 Paul Farrance & Joseph Dickinson Elton Furze 5 & 10 40 31 71
24 Chris Cooke & Phil Graves Gog Magog 6 & 16 35 35 70
25 James Clough & Gareth Bell Links & Gog Magog 5 & 4 34 36 70
26 Alan Todd & Tom Gooch Ely City 7 & 10 33 37 70
27 Mark Doody & Steven Nicholls Elton Furze 9 & 10 33 37 70
28 Dan Wait & Richard Baker St Neots 8 & 9 36 34 70
29 Andrew Green & Yan Casserta St Ives 8 & 9 39 30 69
30 John Davy & Brian Thomas Brampton Park 8 & 11 36 33 69
31 Paul Johnson & Andrew Compton Gog Magog 10 & 6 38 31 69
32 Mark Critoph & Lance Key Gog Magog 10 & 6 34 35 69
33 BRIAN FETT & MARK WHITE Brampton Park 8 & 10 37 31 68
34 Iain Clark & Adam Chesters Bourn 5 & 5 37 30 67
35 Ian Bailey & Alan Maddy Gog Magog 11 & 12 35 32 67
36 Ian MacDonald & Olly Tuck Saffron Walden 3 & Scr 33 33 66
37 Carl Beynon & Chris Ellis Ely City 5 & 11 31 34 65
38 Steven Hollis & Ian Chapman Gog Magog 6 & 13 38 22 60
39 Andrew Barnard & David Greef Bourn 6 & 8 27 32 59
40 James Vallins & Damian Alltree Saffron Walden 4 & 12 33 26 59
41 Alan Wood & Harry Bailey Brampton Park 9 & 7 32 25 57
42 Mark Parsons & Stuart Bradford Gog Magog 8 & 9 29 28 57
 
Paul Daw
Written by Administrator
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 00:00

It is with great regret that we have to report the death of Paul Daw.

Paul was known to very many golfers in the County through the Friendly Golf organisation which he ran most efficiently from its creation until he was forced to step down last year due to illness. Paul was a quiet unassuming man but one who made a very significant contribution to Cambridgeshire Golf through his tireless work on behalf of players at all levels.

The funeral will be held at:

All Saints Church
Cottenham
Monday April 10th at 2.30 pm

 
The Cambridge Evening News Trophy Final
Written by Administrator
Monday, 27 March 2017 22:12

It was a glorious sunny day when the competitors set out for 36 holes of foursomes medal play yesterday at the Girton Golf club.

The course was in wonderful condition for late March and although foursomes is a difficult format to score low, much was expected from a field that contained more than 50% of single figure handicaps.

Early scores suggested otherwise until Simon Gribble and Richie Murfitt from Ely City recorded an excellent 71 net. James Hart and Bob Reader of St Ives then came in to pip them by half a shot with a fine 70.5 net.

In 3rd place with 74 were John and Mathew Wood of Bourn and then there was a gap to three other pairs on 77 net.

The two leading pairs struggled to the turn in 45 and 44 respectively and at this stage the leaders after 27 holes were John and Mathew Wood, who, with 12 shots to play with, were out in a very respectable 42 strokes. Unfortunately for them they then dropped 7 shots in the next 3 holes and fell out of contention.

In the end Gribble and Murfitt held it together on the back nine to come home with a net 76 and a winning total of 147, closely followed by Hart and Reader with 148.

In 3rd place were John and Mathew Wood from Bourn with a score of 150.

The afternoon net prize went to Nigel Baker and Tom Strand of Brampton Park with a 71 net.

Our thanks go to the Girton Golf Club for the 1st class hospitality from the bar and catering staff and to the head greenkeeper and his staff for their excellent preparation of the course.

Next year’s Cambridge News finals will be held at the Gog Magog Golf Club on Saturday 24th March.

Scoreboard

COMPETITORS CLUB 1ST H/C NET 2ND H/C NET TOTAL  
David Kirk & Oliver Kirk Links, Newmarket 89 11.5 77.5 89 11.5 77.5 155
Nick Court & Dave Byatt St Neots 108 22.5 85.5 108 22.5 85.5 171
John Wood & Nigel Alban Orton Meadows 85 8 77.0 89 8 81 158
Chris Mertens & John Milton Cambridge Meridian 85 8 77.0 94 8 86 163
Graham Handscombe & Steve King Heydon Grange 97 12.5 84.5 97 12.5 84.5 169
Simon Gribble & Richie Murfitt Ely City 79 8 71.0 84 8 76 147 WINNERS
James Hart & Bob Reader St Ives (Hunts) 81 10.5 70.5 88 10.5 77.5 148 RUNNERS UP
Anant Maher & Stuart Chalmers Thorpe Wood 91 11 80.0 90 11 79 159
John Wood & Mathew Wood Bourn 86 12 74.0 88 12 76 150 3RD
Iain Caville & Stuart Randall Orton Meadows 89 12 77.0 90 12 78 155
Gary Bethnell & Ken Chatteris Ely City 91 10 81.0 83 10 73 154
Andy Gore & Scott McMinigle St Neots 86 7 79.0 84 7 77 156
Nigel Baker & Tom Strand Brampton Park 87 7.0 80.0 78 7.0 71 151 BEST PM NET
Kev Daunt & Adam Scott Elton Furze 81 4.5 76.5 83 4.5 78.5 155
 
CAGU vs Essex
Written by Ed Dimambro
Monday, 13 March 2017 11:12

CAGU v ESSEX – SAFFRON WALDEN GOLF CLUB – SUNDAY 5 MARCH 2017

 

CAGU hosted the annual Hall Trophy match against Essex at Saffron Walden Golf Club. Unfortunately the weather was wet, windy and most unpleasant for much of the day. The course though was in great condition and the greens were exceptional for the time of year. Both Counties were very well looked after by Saffron Walden Golf Club.

 

Team : Mark Reeve (Capt), Owen Davies, Danny Loveday, Olly Tuck, Luke Ryan, Chris Vince, Paul Hodgkin, Aron Kumar, Callum Brookes and Ollie Rust.

 

Foursomes : The foursomes did not get CAGU off to a good start. Top pair Owen Davies and Danny Loveday looked to be cruising to victory but lost the last two holes to leave them with a half. The three middle pairings of Mark Reeve/Olly Tuck, Luke Ryan/Chris Vince and Paul Hodgkin/Aron Kumar all lost fairly comprehensively by 5/4  margins. However, the young pairing of Callum Brookes/Ollie Rust played their anchor role well by winning their match 2/1.  This left CAGU trailing 3.5 to 1.5 at lunch.

 

Singles : The singles proved to be much closer overall.  Owen Davies playing top played well and won his match. However, the next two matches were lost by Danny Loveday and Mark Reeve but they were followed home with a resounding win from Olly Tuck and another point from Luke Ryan.

Chris Vince and Paul Hodgkin then went down in the next two matches before Aron Kumar achieved a half in his match – unfortunately losing the par three 18th to a “gimme” birdie two!  Callum Brookes followed by winning his match 2/1 and thereby obtaining maximum points for the day. The final match saw Ollie Rust losing his match to an opponent who was well under par for the afternoon.

This left Essex edging the singles 5.5 to 4.5 giving an overall match win 9-6 to a strong Essex side.

 
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