EVENTS - This Month's & Recent

CAPTAIN'S AWAY DAY

On Friday 25th September, Hawkstone Park Golf Club members ventured into Wales to play the Championship links course at Harlech which is the second Club of our Captain Stuart Apperley and had been rearranged from April due to lockdown.

We were all made very welcome and enjoyed a fabulous day with testing windy conditions, some great golf and brilliant company. Stuart also invited guests from RSD to join us.
Like Hawkstone there have been improvements made over the last six months producing wonderful greens and fairways.
Captain Stuart welcomed everyone with a bottle or two of sloe gin!

The stars of the day were:
Best Gross - Rowly Jones 74
Div 1
1st Ian Balmforth 33 pts
2nd Ashley Burdock 32 pts
3rd Michael Lewis-Wright 31 pts
Div 2
1st Terry Nixon 35 pts
2nd Mark Bates 34 pts
3rd Ian Vickerstaff 33pts

Ladies
1st Louisa Goff 33 pts
2nd Sharon Jones 30 pts
3rd Wendy Simpson 27 pts

Captain Stuart thanks everyone for their support and friendship.

Presidents Day September 2020

President Dale celebrates her special day. Click on image to view the results

Centenary President Mrs Dale Benbow hosted a superb Centenary Presidents Day on the Hawkstone Course, which was a great day for her and the club. Organised within the Covid regulations, around 140 members and guests played on the day. Members were greeted on the first tee by Dale’s son James who presented each member with a Centenary logo’d coaster and golf ball, a lovely memento of the day. President Dale and Les Benbow ran a Halfway House at the 11th tee to replenish the golfers.

Members competed for two Men’s white tee divisions, a Seniors division, Ladies and Junior divisions and the star prizes of the day were the President’s Prize and putter which was the best Stableford points overall, and Best Gross.

ENGLAND GOLF

In preparation for the launch of the World Handicap System (WHS), England Golf has provided all clubs with the wording of the England Golf WHS Privacy Notice. England Golf take the principles of Data Protection very seriously. They are committed to being transparent about how they collect and use our members’ data, and the privacy notice is an important part of that commitment.

Click to view the England Golf WHS privacy notice, which has also been provided to all those Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) that have been licensed by CONGU to have access to the WHS platform in England and will be displayed by ISVs on their platforms.

CENTENARY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FINALISTS 2020

Finalists - Club Championships

After some tough knockout rounds the finalists for the Club Champions are:

MENS:
Rowly Jones, current Club Champion after beating Nigel Chesters in the final last year. A scratch golfer, he beat Keith Forster in the semi finals on the 20th hole! He won the Captain's gross prize shooting level par 2 weeks ago.
Josh Gresty, a 3 handicapper who has been on great form winning the Masters Trophy last week. This is his first time in the final and these two should have a great match - the date will be announced soon.

The ladies Club Championship finalists are:

Louisa Goff, an 8 handicapper and previous Champion, she lost out to Molly Moore in last years final and is hoping to regain the title. Her opponent is Julie Wales, playing off 17, this is her first time in the final. She is an tough match player winning through to 5 finals this year.
Their match is on Monday 14th September at 3pm on the Hawkstone Course.

The Senior's Club Championship is to be contested by the reigning Champion, Nigel Chesters, playing of scratch. He will play John Gallagher who should give him a good match playing off 8.

All matches are scratch knockout competitions.

Good luck to all .....

Captains Day 23rd August 2020

Centenary Captain Stuart Apperley celebrates his special day. Click on image to view the results.

Club Captain of HPGC Stuart Apperley hosted a fantastic Centenary Captains Day on the Hawkstone Course, which was a great day for him and the Club.

Organised within the Covid regulations, 140 members and guests played on the day. They were started by Hayley, and Lady Captain Christine and Kate ran a Halfway House at the 12th tee to replenish the golfers.

Members competed for two Men’s white tee divisions, a yellow tee division, Ladies and Junior divisions and the star prizes of the day were the Captain’s Prize which was the best nett overall, Best Gross and Guest prize.

Stuart said he was thrilled with the support from members, the condition of the course and the amazing feedback he has received. He said it was a such an enjoyable and memorable day, and thanks everyone who helped to make it such a success.

See Gallery Page for more pictures from the day

Hawkstone's Youngest Master Golfer?

27 year old Josh Gresty, possibly the youngest member to win his Master's Green Jacket, posted impressive scores of 70 & 68 = 138 to win this prestigious event and beat 2010 champion Keith Forster on a count-back.

Josh, who plays off a handicap of 2, has been a keen golfer since the age of 11, a member of the Club since he was13 and has been a category one golfer since the age of 15. And Josh attributes his success on the course to his coach Michael Welch.

Josh lives in Whitchurch with his girlfriend Abby and their 12 month old Black Labrador Zola and having recently renovated their home he is now working on the garden where he hopes to get the lawn running just like a putting green!!

Josh is looking forward to joining his fellow Master Golfers for the 2021 Master of Masters event on Friday 23 July 2021 when, together with this years Lady Master Golfer, he will be invited to select the post golf dinner menu.

Meanwhile, the delayed 2020 Master of Masters will be played on Friday 09 April 2020 when the 2019 Champions Kevin Aitkinson & Issi BrIsbourne will be welcomed into the fold.

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RETURN TO COMPETITION GOLF

HPGC are making some tentative steps towards returning to some form of competitive golf. The playing of qualifying competitions has been set up with the guidance of England Golf, however we will continue to monitor this situation on a weekly basis.

Click here to view the framework of regulations

Play Safe Stay Safe

England Golf has been working closely with partners from across the sport, including The R&A, other Home Nations and industry associations to draw together a framework under which they believe golf can safely be played on its return after the lockdown from Coronavirus. They also advise that clubs may choose to run competitions from Monday 1 June provided all social distancing and safety rules are strictly observed. These new rules have been updated on 23rd September 2020

Please click on image to see England Golf's Framework

England Golf Update

Update from England Golf after Prime Ministers decision regarding lockdown 11th May 2020

Please click to read England Golf's statement

Course update

Who has been busy on the course? ....

Click here to check out updated photos

April Course update

Find out what has been happening on the course recently ...

Click here to see the report.

COVID 19 - CORONAVIRUS

UPDATE

We are taking appropriate steps to make sure we minimise the risk of infection from the COVID-19 virus. Please check your emails for updates in connection with events happening up until the end of April 2020.

Check out the England Golf website for their advice.

Coronavirus Update

National Club Golfers advice

6th Time Lucky for Rowly!

Rowly Jones won his first Club Championship title by defeating his good golfing friend and defending Champion, Nigel Chesters.

After a tight game in the morning round on the Championship course, Rowly went into the afternoon round on the Hawkstone course with a 2 hole lead and when Rowly won 3 holes on the bounce he extended his lead to 5 up.

On the 9th hole Rowly chipped in from the edge of the green for two with Nigel sitting 10ft away from the pin after hitting a great shot in only to proceed to miss his putt!

So the match ended on the 11th with Rowly winning by 8 and 7.

Very well done Rowly!



Meanwhile, Molly Moore won her second Ladies' Club Championship title with some wonderful golf to beat defending Champion, Louisa Goff, also by 8 & 7.

2019 MASTER of MASTERS - Friday 26 July

Chris Cooper, who recently won the Marshall Stocker Bowl, continued his good form to post an impressive 41 points to win the coveted trophy and beat Shrewsbury's SHUGC second team Captain Nick Evans by 4 points. Impressive play indeed!!!

Click image for full results

PRESIDENT’S DAY - 27 May 2019

Hawkstone’s trio of proud President’s Day winners with their Putter Trophies!

Overall Winner - Robin Gemmill 39 pts

Men Division 1 Stewart Mills 35 pts

Men Division 2 John Hampson 37 pts

Seniors Barry Roylance 41 pts

Ladies Gina Chesters 33 pts 

Juniors Tom Welch 32 pts

Click on image to view pics of the day

SENIORS & LADIES CANADIAN GREENSOMES - 23 May 2019

The Seniors Section are sure that the Ladies enjoyed the match as much as they did and it is hoped that the function will be repeated soon and certainly next year!

1st Kath Gleave & Dave Robson           66 4
2nd Elaine Brown & Allan Pilkington    67.8

3rd Cheryl Greaves & Dave Samuel      71.0

4th Molly Moore & Lawrence Ellerby    72.4

2019 CAPTAINS’ AWAY DAY

On Friday 10 May @ Vale of Llangollen

36 members enjoyed a day of "mixed" spring weather on a course in excellent condition.

Men 1st Mike Powell
Men 2nd Barry Roylance
Men 3rd Richard Aston

Ladies 1st Nicola Jones
Ladies 2nd Louisa Goff
Ladies 3rd Cheryl Greaves

Men Best Front 9 Robin Mackness
Ladies Best back 9 Sharon Jones
Hidden Pairs 1st Ian Balmforth & Nick Rothwell
Hidden Pairs 2nd David Morris & William N'Cube
Nearest the pin - Ladies 18th Nicky Jones
Nearest the pin - Men 18th Richard Aston

2019 AWAY DAY PICS

Click on the image of Nicky to view

2019 CAPTAIN’S v PRESIDENT’S MATCH - 28 April

A closely fought match ended in the first ever tie with 7 1/2 games each!

So since the match was first played in 1996 the President’s team still only have one victory to their name which was secured under Richard Jones-Roberts’ Presidency!

Pictured is Captain “DDV” announcing the result after an excellent meal in the hotel.

And pictured before “battle commenced”, from left, President Dale Benbow, HPL Managing Director David Sims, Captain David Driver de Valle and Ladies’ Captain Francine Nutt.

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