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Simister Cup Results

The first round of the Simister Cup was finally played on 18th November. In pole position on 21 pts was Mike O’Regan on a card play off from Mike Troup & Derek Shenton.  Drew Sutton also qualified for the final on 20 pts, on a back 1 card play off from 4 others. 

Bill Bennett won the 2nd round on 2nd December, again with 21 pts, on a card play off from Phil Mason.  Pete Wood & Dougie Burns pipped Andy Slater to the final qualification spots, all with 20 pts.

The next competition will be the Christmas comp on 16th December, followed by the 3rd round of the Simister Cup on 23rd December. 

Closing Sides Presentations

At Closing Sides, the winners of the season long competitions were presented with their prizes:

Kennaugh Trophy - Dan Featherstone, Runner-Up - Mike Troup

Scratch Salver - Mike Troup, Runner-Up - Gary Johnstone

Fourball KO - Mike Davies & Gary Johnstone, Runners-Up - Gordon Stewart & Nigel Howells

President's Putter - Nigel Featherstone, Runner-Up - Andy Wells

Club Championship - Dan Featherstone, Runner-Up - Andy Wells, Best Nett - Andy Slater

This is the 7th time in 18 years that Mike Davies has won the Fourball KO, with three different partners.  Mike Troup's 6 medal rounds to win the Scratch Salver show his remarkable consistency.  Dan Featherstone was a worthy winner of the Club Championship, by 6 shots, with an excellent 2nd round of 73 in very difficult weather conditions.  Although just missing out on three majors, Andy Wells has had an excellent season, he's reduced his handicap to 7 (briefly 6) and has been very consistent.

Many congratulations to all the winners. 

The Captain also announced that the Captain for 2018 will be Simon Barber, the President will be Rick Ford, and the Vice-Captain will be Trevor Rathbone.  We wish them all the best for a great year, I know they will all have the full support of the Membership.


Take care on the 2nd hole

Further to a recent serious incident, we have re-instated signs on the course reminding all players of the necessity to carefully consider their club and shot choice to the 2nd /11th Green. We expect all members to pay full respect to these notices, as the Club has a duty to safeguard the neighbours that live close by and ensure an ongoing amicable relationship.

We also request that when the new scorecards are rolled out at the end of this month, that you take time to read the revised Health and Safety notices in detail.

All Members are reminded to report all incidents related to golf balls leaving the environs of the course to either the Professional, Steward or Office when coming off the course.

AEGC Council.

President's Day

President's Day was concluded at the third time of asking on Saturday in warmth more reminiscent of July and wet ground more typical of February.  Conditions weren't easy with balls plugging deep into fairways and disappearing under leaves, contributing to a CSS of 69.

One man found conditions to his liking though.  Gav Elly won by three shots with a stunning gross 72, net 62, including 12 pars and a birdie.  Many congratulations to Gav.

Roy Parker came 2nd with nett 65, attracting an Exceptional Scoring adjustment bringing his handicap down to 14 and Steve Corfield took 3rd prize with a nett 66.

The President was received with acclamation at the Presentation.  The Captain paid tribute to the excellent contribution the President has made over the last 2 years, especially his calming voice of experience & commonsense.  You have a sense that some Presidents will be good, but its only with hindsight that you know whether they were great.   I think we can all agree Dave has been a great President.

Simister on Saturday 21st October

The first round of the Simister Cup, which was abandoned on Saturday, will be replayed on Saturday 21st October. If for any reason, President's Day does not complete this Saturday, the 14th, it will be replayed on the 21st in place of the Simister.

The BRS entry sheet for the 21st has been re-published in threes instead of fours. Those who were already down to play have been re-entered, at nearly the same tee-times. I hope those who find themselves with different playing partners won't have too much objection. You should already have received e-mails with your revised times. Please let me know if it has created any issues.

Let's hope for some dry weeks to complete the season's programme.


Alzheimer's Society Charity Donation from AEGC Members

On Saturday 30th September, last year's Captain Pete Wood thanked all AEGC Members for their support, and Brian Foden for Organising yet another Charity Day. The club raised over £4,310 pounds which was donated to the Alzheimer's Society and Pete Wood was very pleased to present the cheque to Jo Hawkins from the Alzheimer's Society. Pictured are Mr Captain, Jo Hawkins, Pete and Mr President.

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