Month: January 2020

Rick Rankin drives off the 1st tee

Unstoppable Rick

Rick Rankin was in a class of his own last week when he emphatically won the January Stableford by a clear 5 points! In cold, damp conditions, With the course playing relatively long, it was a surprise to see such a good score, but Rick has been playing consistent golf for some time now. Rick …

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Frances Miller and Marilyn Carter

Ladies Prize Giving

The Ladies’ Section of Chesham & Ley Hill Golf Club recently held its Annual Prize-Giving event, at which all of this year’s ‘Honours Board’ competition-Winners were presented with their Trophies by the 2019 Ladies’ Captain, Marilyn Carter. ‘The Golfer of the Year’ honour was won by Frances Miller, who was presented with a magnificent silver Salver.  Frances …

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The Mid-Week League

In a close-run final the Mid Week league was won by Chesham 1879 Tennis Club. Last year’s beaten finalists triumphed 51-50 over EH Smith who were strong thhroughout the competition. Team captain Jayne McCarthy collected the £500 winners cheque and praised her squad of 10 players. There were some excellent scores on finals night and …

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Club Championship

Nigel Ford recorded rounds of 75 and 81 (gross) to win both the Scratch Cup and the Club Cup! Nigel had predictably fierce competition from the two ‘Ricks’ (Lewis & Rankin) in the Scratch event, which also saw terrific performances by John Holland and Les Kimber. But Nigel finished two shots clear of Richard Lewis …

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Hillman Cup Whitewash

Ley Hill were unfortunate to draw last years runners-up West Berkshire in the preliminary round of the Hillman Cup. We were also drawn away, and on an extremely windy Saturday in March we made the 90 minute journey to the hosts course near Newbury. We were also hampered by the absence of captain Ian Burrows …

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Recent Competitions

In previous winters the monthly medals have been dominated by the higher handicapper’s who have excelled on the temporary greens and shortened course. This winter has been different; following the instalation of greens drainage in 2018 we have not used a temporary green all winter, and the course has played much harder. The January and …

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