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March Golf Club hold their first open day

By Pete Woodhouse

Fine weather greeted March Golf Club’s first open day on Saturday, June 22, which allowed the outdoor activities to take place as planned.

Visitors enjoyed a free golf lesson and use of the driving range; a chance to use the three-hole pitch and putt course at the end of the practice area; a putting competition and free food. There was also an opportunity to look round the clubhouse, which is a popular local venue for social and other events.

The club would like to thank professional, Alex Oldham, for donating his time for free and the large number of volunteer members who gave up their time to help organise and run the event. MGC will be hoping to repeat the open day next summer, so if you would like the chance to give the game a try, check the website (www.marchgolfclub.co.uk/) for details.

March Golf club 6.19 winners President's Putter. (13238593)
March Golf club 6.19 winners President's Putter. (13238593)

The club also offers Academy (for junior and lady golfers) and Experience (practice ground) membership. For details, contact either Alex on 01354 657255, or club secretary, Michal, on 01354 652364.

On June 20, Tydd came to play at March GC, playing pairs. Mick Russell and Garry Brinn won the first match 5 and 4 against the Tydd captain and his partner, in a hard-fought match. The overall score was a draw, match results 3-3, after all the rain we have had the course and greens were in great condition.

The ladies played a 9-hole Stableford competition on Thursday. The winner was Georgie Millett (her first win at March Golf Club) with 15 points, beating Di Lefevre with 14 points, closely followed in 3rd Pam Wallis also with 13.

The Joint Captains Charity & McCormick Shield was played on Saturday and 25 pairs took part, which was a great turnout on such a hot day. The winners with a stunning 45 points were A Parsonage & T Cracknell, closely followed in 2nd place with 42 B Cracknell & D Gaughran, who beat in 3rd with 42 P Jones & D Rowlett.

March Golf club 6.19 group photo. (13238590)
March Golf club 6.19 group photo. (13238590)

Ten pairs took part in the President’s Putter competition played on Sunday in glorious conditions. The competition dates back well over 30 years and it was great to see some newer members taking part.

The winners were Lewis Hearn and Emma Norman (lady vice-captain) with a total of 37 points. The president, Richard Cannell, and his wife Lynn Cannell attended a meal with all the players afterwards where Richard presented the putter to the winners.

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