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 Club Championships Gaines and Arneil to the fore Ramsey Golf Club Championships is always a special event and having forgotten the Mediterranean weather we enjoyed earlier in the year, the storms of recent days certainly hit the golf with a vengeance during the club’s Women’s Golf Championships at Ramsey. On Monday it proved a pleasant break from the weather and putting in a good score was vital with bad weather returning on Tuesday. The thought in players’ mind was that it is a two day competition and it is just a matter of not leaking too many shots to stay on the leaderboard right to the end. Tilly Davies and Sandra Kermode’s 80 looked to be well off the pace but by the end of the first day it wasn’t quite like that with scores not as low as expected. Jane Gaines made the most of the good conditions with a steady 75, closely followed by Jill Power on 77. On Tuesday as the day went on the weather got much worse with wind and rain making playing far from fun! Trollies and umbrellas were littered around the course and standing still was an achievement as the wind blew. Consequently a good score would be measured on a survival of the fittest basis. Joy Morris’s birdie on the 9th was probably the highlight of the day but 82 was disappointing, but might be good enough. As it turned out it was the benchmark for the second day with all players coming in with high scores. Jane Gaines certainly had to battle hard to defend her place as overnight leader, especially after an 8 on the opening hole. It really was a round of damage limitation and intelligent golf to stay the course and defeat the weather. Val Cook and Diana Cowley just about managed to survive with Val taking third place after a countback on 82. Of course there is always someone who just gets it right and after what seemed like an erratic opening 9, Gail Corrin managed a run of pars from 14 through to 16 and then managed fours on the windswept 17th and 18th holes to end with an excellent 71, best score of the day and leader over the two rounds, two shots ahead of Joy Morris. Jane Gaines had it all to do on the closing holes to retain the Championship and a par on the 17th was enough to give her a one shot lead over Gail Corrin. A four on the last maintained that lead and was enough for her to become the Ramsey Women’s Golf Champion for 2020, proving that the weather can be overcome, sometimes. There was a tight finish for the net prize as well with Wendy Hogan’s two round score of 163 saw her just one shot ahead of Diana Cowley. Photo (l to r): Club Captain, Dave Boswell, Diana Cowley, Gail Corrin, Jane Gaines, Stella Jelski, Joy Morris and Wendy Hogan. By stark contrast the Men’s Championships got off to a dry start. James Arneil was chasing his 8th title and started with a birdie on the first, second and fourth holes with a front 9 of 34 and back where he feels comfortable, in the lead. Just behind him playing measured golf was Danny Foulis, one shot behind. Stu Douglas dropped four shots on the opening 9 but over two days that was always retrievable so a birdie on the 10th and 14th and a 74 put him in contention. Fergus Murdoch had front 9 birdies on the second and ninth and a par on the last put him in a good position for the nett prize and smiling all the way back to the clubhouse. Alan Cook’s 68 was impressive and Graham Garrett’s opening 9 of 38 and a 67 put him just in front and very much in contention for the nett prize. Dave Simpson was in the hunt for a go at both prizes but bogeys on the 17th and 18th put a dint in his hopes after the first day. As things progressed Foulis continued to play quite beautiful golf. A birdie on the 10th put pressure on Arneil. A loose drive into the trees on the 13th didn’t see Foulis panic and the dropped shot was retrieved with finishing birdies on the 16th and 17th for a gross 68 and the lead. Did the closing dropped shots on the 17th and 18th signal Arneil was feeling the pressure? Sunday would provide the answer. With Foulis leading, a bogey on the opening hole was not in the script but a birdie on the 6th restored his confidence and at the turn he was within sight of resting the Championship from Arneil. Out on the course the Kinrade brothers were having their own battle. Martin Kinrade’s opening 34 gave him the edge but David fought back with a birdie on the first and fourth, picking up another on the 15th for a gross 70, net 66. He was one shot ahead of Martin who just lost out despite birdies on the 14th and 16th. Kerry Hiblen also shot a net 67 and was in third place for the day in the nett prize. Posting the same score was the ever delightful, Fergus Murdoch and his two round score of 136 was enough to take a deserved nett prize. The Championship was still undecided as the day progressed. Arneil dropped a shot on the eighth but was grinding out pars on the back 9, making no errors. Foulis’ run of bogeys on the 14th, 15th and 16th saw his one shot lead evaporate and Arneil’s flawless back 9 and a gross 70 was the work of a true Champion. Club Champion for 2020 was James Arneil on 142 with Danny Foulis on 144 and Stu Douglas third on 149. At the presentation Arneil commented that ‘this is the one trophy I always want to win’. You wouldn’t bet against him for 2021 but there was enough quality golf from Danny Foulis and David Kinrade to suggest they may have other ideas. The bar has been raised! Photo: Club Captain Dave Boswell, James Arneil and Fergus Murdoch
 Club Championships Gaines and Arneil to the fore Ramsey Golf Club Championships is always a special event and having forgotten the Mediterranean weather we enjoyed earlier in the year, the storms of recent days certainly hit the golf with a vengeance during the club’s Women’s Golf Championships at Ramsey. On Monday it proved a pleasant break from the weather and putting in a good score was vital with bad weather returning on Tuesday. The thought in players’ mind was that it is a two day competition and it is just a matter of not leaking too many shots to stay on the leaderboard right to the end. Tilly Davies and Sandra Kermode’s 80 looked to be well off the pace but by the end of the first day it wasn’t quite like that with scores not as low as expected. Jane Gaines made the most of the good conditions with a steady 75, closely followed by Jill Power on 77. On Tuesday as the day went on the weather got much worse with wind and rain making playing far from fun! Trollies and umbrellas were littered around the course and standing still was an achievement as the wind blew. Consequently a good score would be measured on a survival of the fittest basis. Joy Morris’s birdie on the 9th was probably the highlight of the day but 82 was disappointing, but might be good enough. As it turned out it was the benchmark for the second day with all players coming in with high scores. Jane Gaines certainly had to battle hard to defend her place as overnight leader, especially after an 8 on the opening hole. It really was a round of damage limitation and intelligent golf to stay the course and defeat the weather. Val Cook and Diana Cowley just about managed to survive with Val taking third place after a countback on 82. Of course there is always someone who just gets it right and after what seemed like an erratic opening 9, Gail Corrin managed a run of pars from 14 through to 16 and then managed fours on the windswept 17th and 18th holes to end with an excellent 71, best score of the day and leader over the two rounds, two shots ahead of Joy Morris. Jane Gaines had it all to do on the closing holes to retain the Championship and a par on the 17th was enough to give her a one shot lead over Gail Corrin. A four on the last maintained that lead and was enough for her to become the Ramsey Women’s Golf Champion for 2020, proving that the weather can be overcome, sometimes. There was a tight finish for the net prize as well with Wendy Hogan’s two round score of 163 saw her just one shot ahead of Diana Cowley. Photo (l to r): Club Captain, Dave Boswell, Diana Cowley, Gail Corrin, Jane Gaines, Stella Jelski, Joy Morris and Wendy Hogan. By stark contrast the Men’s Championships got off to a dry start. James Arneil was chasing his 8th title and started with a birdie on the first, second and fourth holes with a front 9 of 34 and back where he feels comfortable, in the lead. Just behind him playing measured golf was Danny Foulis, one shot behind. Stu Douglas dropped four shots on the opening 9 but over two days that was always retrievable so a birdie on the 10th and 14th and a 74 put him in contention. Fergus Murdoch had front 9 birdies on the second and ninth and a par on the last put him in a good position for the nett prize and smiling all the way back to the clubhouse. Alan Cook’s 68 was impressive and Graham Garrett’s opening 9 of 38 and a 67 put him just in front and very much in contention for the nett prize. Dave Simpson was in the hunt for a go at both prizes but bogeys on the 17th and 18th put a dint in his hopes after the first day. As things progressed Foulis continued to play quite beautiful golf. A birdie on the 10th put pressure on Arneil. A loose drive into the trees on the 13th didn’t see Foulis panic and the dropped shot was retrieved with finishing birdies on the 16th and 17th for a gross 68 and the lead. Did the closing dropped shots on the 17th and 18th signal Arneil was feeling the pressure? Sunday would provide the answer. With Foulis leading, a bogey on the opening hole was not in the script but a birdie on the 6th restored his confidence and at the turn he was within sight of resting the Championship from Arneil. Out on the course the Kinrade brothers were having their own battle. Martin Kinrade’s opening 34 gave him the edge but David fought back with a birdie on the first and fourth, picking up another on the 15th for a gross 70, net 66. He was one shot ahead of Martin who just lost out despite birdies on the 14th and 16th. Kerry Hiblen also shot a net 67 and was in third place for the day in the nett prize. Posting the same score was the ever delightful, Fergus Murdoch and his two round score of 136 was enough to take a deserved nett prize. The Championship was still undecided as the day progressed. Arneil dropped a shot on the eighth but was grinding out pars on the back 9, making no errors. Foulis’ run of bogeys on the 14th, 15th and 16th saw his one shot lead evaporate and Arneil’s flawless back 9 and a gross 70 was the work of a true Champion. Club Champion for 2020 was James Arneil on 142 with Danny Foulis on 144 and Stu Douglas third on 149. At the presentation Arneil commented that ‘this is the one trophy I always want to win’. You wouldn’t bet against him for 2021 but there was enough quality golf from Danny Foulis and David Kinrade to suggest they may have other ideas. The bar has been raised! Photo: Club Captain Dave Boswell, James Arneil and Fergus Murdoch
 Club Championships Gaines and Arneil to the fore Ramsey Golf Club Championships is always a special event and having forgotten the Mediterranean weather we enjoyed earlier in the year, the storms of recent days certainly hit the golf with a vengeance during the club’s Women’s Golf Championships at Ramsey. On Monday it proved a pleasant break from the weather and putting in a good score was vital with bad weather returning on Tuesday. The thought in players’ mind was that it is a two day competition and it is just a matter of not leaking too many shots to stay on the leaderboard right to the end. Tilly Davies and Sandra Kermode’s 80 looked to be well off the pace but by the end of the first day it wasn’t quite like that with scores not as low as expected. Jane Gaines made the most of the good conditions with a steady 75, closely followed by Jill Power on 77. On Tuesday as the day went on the weather got much worse with wind and rain making playing far from fun! Trollies and umbrellas were littered around the course and standing still was an achievement as the wind blew. Consequently a good score would be measured on a survival of the fittest basis. Joy Morris’s birdie on the 9th was probably the highlight of the day but 82 was disappointing, but might be good enough. As it turned out it was the benchmark for the second day with all players coming in with high scores. Jane Gaines certainly had to battle hard to defend her place as overnight leader, especially after an 8 on the opening hole. It really was a round of damage limitation and intelligent golf to stay the course and defeat the weather. Val Cook and Diana Cowley just about managed to survive with Val taking third place after a countback on 82. Of course there is always someone who just gets it right and after what seemed like an erratic opening 9, Gail Corrin managed a run of pars from 14 through to 16 and then managed fours on the windswept 17th and 18th holes to end with an excellent 71, best score of the day and leader over the two rounds, two shots ahead of Joy Morris. Jane Gaines had it all to do on the closing holes to retain the Championship and a par on the 17th was enough to give her a one shot lead over Gail Corrin. A four on the last maintained that lead and was enough for her to become the Ramsey Women’s Golf Champion for 2020, proving that the weather can be overcome, sometimes. There was a tight finish for the net prize as well with Wendy Hogan’s two round score of 163 saw her just one shot ahead of Diana Cowley. Photo (l to r): Club Captain, Dave Boswell, Diana Cowley, Gail Corrin, Jane Gaines, Stella Jelski, Joy Morris and Wendy Hogan. By stark contrast the Men’s Championships got off to a dry start. James Arneil was chasing his 8th title and started with a birdie on the first, second and fourth holes with a front 9 of 34 and back where he feels comfortable, in the lead. Just behind him playing measured golf was Danny Foulis, one shot behind. Stu Douglas dropped four shots on the opening 9 but over two days that was always retrievable so a birdie on the 10th and 14th and a 74 put him in contention. Fergus Murdoch had front 9 birdies on the second and ninth and a par on the last put him in a good position for the nett prize and smiling all the way back to the clubhouse. Alan Cook’s 68 was impressive and Graham Garrett’s opening 9 of 38 and a 67 put him just in front and very much in contention for the nett prize. Dave Simpson was in the hunt for a go at both prizes but bogeys on the 17th and 18th put a dint in his hopes after the first day. As things progressed Foulis continued to play quite beautiful golf. A birdie on the 10th put pressure on Arneil. A loose drive into the trees on the 13th didn’t see Foulis panic and the dropped shot was retrieved with finishing birdies on the 16th and 17th for a gross 68 and the lead. Did the closing dropped shots on the 17th and 18th signal Arneil was feeling the pressure? Sunday would provide the answer. With Foulis leading, a bogey on the opening hole was not in the script but a birdie on the 6th restored his confidence and at the turn he was within sight of resting the Championship from Arneil. Out on the course the Kinrade brothers were having their own battle. Martin Kinrade’s opening 34 gave him the edge but David fought back with a birdie on the first and fourth, picking up another on the 15th for a gross 70, net 66. He was one shot ahead of Martin who just lost out despite birdies on the 14th and 16th. Kerry Hiblen also shot a net 67 and was in third place for the day in the nett prize. Posting the same score was the ever delightful, Fergus Murdoch and his two round score of 136 was enough to take a deserved nett prize. The Championship was still undecided as the day progressed. Arneil dropped a shot on the eighth but was grinding out pars on the back 9, making no errors. Foulis’ run of bogeys on the 14th, 15th and 16th saw his one shot lead evaporate and Arneil’s flawless back 9 and a gross 70 was the work of a true Champion. Club Champion for 2020 was James Arneil on 142 with Danny Foulis on 144 and Stu Douglas third on 149. At the presentation Arneil commented that ‘this is the one trophy I always want to win’. You wouldn’t bet against him for 2021 but there was enough quality golf from Danny Foulis and David Kinrade to suggest they may have other ideas. The bar has been raised! Photo: Club Captain Dave Boswell, James Arneil and Fergus Murdoch
 Club Championships Gaines and Arneil to the fore Ramsey Golf Club Championships is always a special event and having forgotten the Mediterranean weather we enjoyed earlier in the year, the storms of recent days certainly hit the golf with a vengeance during the club’s Women’s Golf Championships at Ramsey. On Monday it proved a pleasant break from the weather and putting in a good score was vital with bad weather returning on Tuesday. The thought in players’ mind was that it is a two day competition and it is just a matter of not leaking too many shots to stay on the leaderboard right to the end. Tilly Davies and Sandra Kermode’s 80 looked to be well off the pace but by the end of the first day it wasn’t quite like that with scores not as low as expected. Jane Gaines made the most of the good conditions with a steady 75, closely followed by Jill Power on 77. On Tuesday as the day went on the weather got much worse with wind and rain making playing far from fun! Trollies and umbrellas were littered around the course and standing still was an achievement as the wind blew. Consequently a good score would be measured on a survival of the fittest basis. Joy Morris’s birdie on the 9th was probably the highlight of the day but 82 was disappointing, but might be good enough. As it turned out it was the benchmark for the second day with all players coming in with high scores. Jane Gaines certainly had to battle hard to defend her place as overnight leader, especially after an 8 on the opening hole. It really was a round of damage limitation and intelligent golf to stay the course and defeat the weather. Val Cook and Diana Cowley just about managed to survive with Val taking third place after a countback on 82. Of course there is always someone who just gets it right and after what seemed like an erratic opening 9, Gail Corrin managed a run of pars from 14 through to 16 and then managed fours on the windswept 17th and 18th holes to end with an excellent 71, best score of the day and leader over the two rounds, two shots ahead of Joy Morris. Jane Gaines had it all to do on the closing holes to retain the Championship and a par on the 17th was enough to give her a one shot lead over Gail Corrin. A four on the last maintained that lead and was enough for her to become the Ramsey Women’s Golf Champion for 2020, proving that the weather can be overcome, sometimes. There was a tight finish for the net prize as well with Wendy Hogan’s two round score of 163 saw her just one shot ahead of Diana Cowley. Photo (l to r): Club Captain, Dave Boswell, Diana Cowley, Gail Corrin, Jane Gaines, Stella Jelski, Joy Morris and Wendy Hogan. By stark contrast the Men’s Championships got off to a dry start. James Arneil was chasing his 8th title and started with a birdie on the first, second and fourth holes with a front 9 of 34 and back where he feels comfortable, in the lead. Just behind him playing measured golf was Danny Foulis, one shot behind. Stu Douglas dropped four shots on the opening 9 but over two days that was always retrievable so a birdie on the 10th and 14th and a 74 put him in contention. Fergus Murdoch had front 9 birdies on the second and ninth and a par on the last put him in a good position for the nett prize and smiling all the way back to the clubhouse. Alan Cook’s 68 was impressive and Graham Garrett’s opening 9 of 38 and a 67 put him just in front and very much in contention for the nett prize. Dave Simpson was in the hunt for a go at both prizes but bogeys on the 17th and 18th put a dint in his hopes after the first day. As things progressed Foulis continued to play quite beautiful golf. A birdie on the 10th put pressure on Arneil. A loose drive into the trees on the 13th didn’t see Foulis panic and the dropped shot was retrieved with finishing birdies on the 16th and 17th for a gross 68 and the lead. Did the closing dropped shots on the 17th and 18th signal Arneil was feeling the pressure? Sunday would provide the answer. With Foulis leading, a bogey on the opening hole was not in the script but a birdie on the 6th restored his confidence and at the turn he was within sight of resting the Championship from Arneil. Out on the course the Kinrade brothers were having their own battle. Martin Kinrade’s opening 34 gave him the edge but David fought back with a birdie on the first and fourth, picking up another on the 15th for a gross 70, net 66. He was one shot ahead of Martin who just lost out despite birdies on the 14th and 16th. Kerry Hiblen also shot a net 67 and was in third place for the day in the nett prize. Posting the same score was the ever delightful, Fergus Murdoch and his two round score of 136 was enough to take a deserved nett prize. The Championship was still undecided as the day progressed. Arneil dropped a shot on the eighth but was grinding out pars on the back 9, making no errors. Foulis’ run of bogeys on the 14th, 15th and 16th saw his one shot lead evaporate and Arneil’s flawless back 9 and a gross 70 was the work of a true Champion. Club Champion for 2020 was James Arneil on 142 with Danny Foulis on 144 and Stu Douglas third on 149. At the presentation Arneil commented that ‘this is the one trophy I always want to win’. You wouldn’t bet against him for 2021 but there was enough quality golf from Danny Foulis and David Kinrade to suggest they may have other ideas. The bar has been raised! Photo: Club Captain Dave Boswell, James Arneil and Fergus Murdoch
 Club Championships Gaines and Arneil to the fore Ramsey Golf Club Championships is always a special event and having forgotten the Mediterranean weather we enjoyed earlier in the year, the storms of recent days certainly hit the golf with a vengeance during the club’s Women’s Golf Championships at Ramsey. On Monday it proved a pleasant break from the weather and putting in a good score was vital with bad weather returning on Tuesday. The thought in players’ mind was that it is a two day competition and it is just a matter of not leaking too many shots to stay on the leaderboard right to the end. Tilly Davies and Sandra Kermode’s 80 looked to be well off the pace but by the end of the first day it wasn’t quite like that with scores not as low as expected. Jane Gaines made the most of the good conditions with a steady 75, closely followed by Jill Power on 77. On Tuesday as the day went on the weather got much worse with wind and rain making playing far from fun! Trollies and umbrellas were littered around the course and standing still was an achievement as the wind blew. Consequently a good score would be measured on a survival of the fittest basis. Joy Morris’s birdie on the 9th was probably the highlight of the day but 82 was disappointing, but might be good enough. As it turned out it was the benchmark for the second day with all players coming in with high scores. Jane Gaines certainly had to battle hard to defend her place as overnight leader, especially after an 8 on the opening hole. It really was a round of damage limitation and intelligent golf to stay the course and defeat the weather. Val Cook and Diana Cowley just about managed to survive with Val taking third place after a countback on 82. Of course there is always someone who just gets it right and after what seemed like an erratic opening 9, Gail Corrin managed a run of pars from 14 through to 16 and then managed fours on the windswept 17th and 18th holes to end with an excellent 71, best score of the day and leader over the two rounds, two shots ahead of Joy Morris. Jane Gaines had it all to do on the closing holes to retain the Championship and a par on the 17th was enough to give her a one shot lead over Gail Corrin. A four on the last maintained that lead and was enough for her to become the Ramsey Women’s Golf Champion for 2020, proving that the weather can be overcome, sometimes. There was a tight finish for the net prize as well with Wendy Hogan’s two round score of 163 saw her just one shot ahead of Diana Cowley. Photo (l to r): Club Captain, Dave Boswell, Diana Cowley, Gail Corrin, Jane Gaines, Stella Jelski, Joy Morris and Wendy Hogan. By stark contrast the Men’s Championships got off to a dry start. James Arneil was chasing his 8th title and started with a birdie on the first, second and fourth holes with a front 9 of 34 and back where he feels comfortable, in the lead. Just behind him playing measured golf was Danny Foulis, one shot behind. Stu Douglas dropped four shots on the opening 9 but over two days that was always retrievable so a birdie on the 10th and 14th and a 74 put him in contention. Fergus Murdoch had front 9 birdies on the second and ninth and a par on the last put him in a good position for the nett prize and smiling all the way back to the clubhouse. Alan Cook’s 68 was impressive and Graham Garrett’s opening 9 of 38 and a 67 put him just in front and very much in contention for the nett prize. Dave Simpson was in the hunt for a go at both prizes but bogeys on the 17th and 18th put a dint in his hopes after the first day. As things progressed Foulis continued to play quite beautiful golf. A birdie on the 10th put pressure on Arneil. A loose drive into the trees on the 13th didn’t see Foulis panic and the dropped shot was retrieved with finishing birdies on the 16th and 17th for a gross 68 and the lead. Did the closing dropped shots on the 17th and 18th signal Arneil was feeling the pressure? Sunday would provide the answer. With Foulis leading, a bogey on the opening hole was not in the script but a birdie on the 6th restored his confidence and at the turn he was within sight of resting the Championship from Arneil. Out on the course the Kinrade brothers were having their own battle. Martin Kinrade’s opening 34 gave him the edge but David fought back with a birdie on the first and fourth, picking up another on the 15th for a gross 70, net 66. He was one shot ahead of Martin who just lost out despite birdies on the 14th and 16th. Kerry Hiblen also shot a net 67 and was in third place for the day in the nett prize. Posting the same score was the ever delightful, Fergus Murdoch and his two round score of 136 was enough to take a deserved nett prize. The Championship was still undecided as the day progressed. Arneil dropped a shot on the eighth but was grinding out pars on the back 9, making no errors. Foulis’ run of bogeys on the 14th, 15th and 16th saw his one shot lead evaporate and Arneil’s flawless back 9 and a gross 70 was the work of a true Champion. Club Champion for 2020 was James Arneil on 142 with Danny Foulis on 144 and Stu Douglas third on 149. At the presentation Arneil commented that ‘this is the one trophy I always want to win’. You wouldn’t bet against him for 2021 but there was enough quality golf from Danny Foulis and David Kinrade to suggest they may have other ideas. The bar has been raised! Photo: Club Captain Dave Boswell, James Arneil and Fergus Murdoch