Greenkeepers Revenge results

Results from Yesterdays Competition

A great but very wet day with the course having some interesting twists

Thanks to Dave & his team for a great golf course but please don't arrange for the rain again !!

Many thanks to Tom for Registration & compiling the results from some very soggy cards.

1st Place A. Mauree / S. McGuckin / D. Swan / J. Miles (the vouchers have been added to your shop account)
2nd Place C. Adlem / D. Boyce / P. Seymour / B. Beaven
3rd Place B. Bolwell / K. Walker / C. Buchanan / I. Flack (the vouchers have been added to your shop account)

September 2021 Competition Winners

Follow this link to see prize winners for September

Results from Captains Plate 2021

Captain Plate winner Alan Ravenhall 40 Pts
Runner Up Andy Storer 39 Pts

1st Men Graham Attridge 39 pts
2nd Men Peter Drummond 38 pts

1st Ladies Alison Lillywhite 38 Pts
2nd Ladies Ann Lawson 35 pts

Nearest the in Men Malcolm Kingham
Nearest the Pin Ladies Kim Richardson

Quiz Night on the 29th Sept

Wednesday 29th September @7.30pm

Teams of up to 6 £10 Per Person

Chicken Tikka Skewers, Onion Bhaji, Vegetable Samosas, Saag Aloo, Coriander & Garlic Naan with dips.

To reserve your space email

Charity Parking Space Raffle

Purchase as many squares as you would like.
Write your name in a box, put money in an envelope with your name & square numbers on the front.

Parking space term from 1st November 2021 until 31st October 2022
Raffle closes on Thursday 28th October.

The winner will be announced the following day at the Captains Swansong.
Enter in the Pro-Shop

TOGS - 14th Sept

Bomb Scare for TOGsters at the September TOGS

The September Red, Yellow and White TOGS Competition got off to a shaky start when a suspicious package was discovered at Newbury Station. It just turned out to be a pack of fried chicken, but that did not stop Newbury grinding to a halt. The gallant TOGsters battled through the traffic and the appalling early morning weather to arrive almost on time at the course. At the end of the day some players had still not arrived so must have disappeared in the chaos. The Competition was won by Maria Tillett with an impressive 38 points closely followed by Rob Carville and Rob Martin with 37. Dave Lawson must have cured his S***K as he was 4th with 36 points.  All won a bottle of bubbly.

Prizes of red or white wine went down to 16th place and of course there were bottles of Covid beer for those who found the conditions a bit tricky. 

A full list of placings and prize winners is on the website

I’m afraid to say there was still some evidence of slow play. We TOGsters must try to keep up with the group in front by playing ‘ready golf’ when necessary. This means being ready to play when it is your turn, spending only 3 minutes looking for a ball, playing a provisional ball when yours has disappeared into the rough and playing your ball before helping others to look. 

The Prize winners can collect their prizes from the pro-shop for the next two weeks.

See you all next month for another mind-bending TOGS experience. 

 Your TOGmeister

Charity Day Auction lots are now listed

Follow this link
Captains Swansong Party Night
Captains Charity Dates announced

August TOGS - Tuesday 24th

TOGS Yellow Ball Triumph

The yellow ball competition encouraged a full house turnout on a lovely sunny day.

The intimidating effect of the yellow ball was mastered by few but many battled through to a creditable score even after losing their yellow friend. 

The Champions with a super score of 165 points out of a possible par score of 180 were Sally Ottaway, Teresa Talmage, Michael Margetts and Chris Webb. The Togsmeister’s team, who shall remain nameless, kept their yellow ball to the end but still managed to win the wooden spoon prize of a bottle of COVID beer. 

I’m afraid to say it was a bit unfortunate that some slow play meant it was quite a long round for some of the later starters. We TOGsters must try to keep up with the group in front by playing ‘ready golf’ when necessary. This means being ready to play when it is your turn, spending only 3 minutes looking for a ball, playing a provisional ball when yours has disappeared into the rough and playing your ball before helping others to look. More guidance on avoiding slow play can be found HERE

Prize winners (a full list here) can collect their prizes from the pro-shop for the next two weeks. 

In all though a great day’s fun was had by all and we look forward to another devilish TOGS next month.

Family Fun Treasure Hunt & Picnic

Sunday 15th August from 2pm

Bring your children, grandchildren & man’s best friend Pack a picnic and enjoy a relaxed catch up with friends.

Kids & Adults Treasure Hunt

Open to members and their guests

Please let Kim Richardson know if you would like to come to this event. or 07748 621031

Due to the time this will take to set up we need at least 10 families to make this event viable

July TOGS - 20th July

Chicago Scramble Match Report

It was a hot and humid morning when 40 Togsters arranged into 10 teams took to the course.
After some brain numbing calculations, the Elves arrived at the team handicap.

Amazingly all teams were given a handicap of 10 or 11.
It was good to see that a few teams had stayed for the prizegiving and were able to be presented with their prizes by the Togsmeister. 

In first place with a magnificent 51 points and winning a bottle of bubbly each were Geoffrey Hawkins, Scott Holland, Judith Whittle and Robert Martin. 15 net birdies in the round is some going, well done. 

Second place with 48 points and winning a bottle of Malbec were Rob Leeson, Gill Lane, Alan Ravenhall and Sandra Bruce. 

Third on countback with 46 points were Kim Richardson, Ian Cottingham, Jonathan Williams and Ann McMahon.

The final winners for the most use of the course and winning a bottle of Corona beer were Fay Unsworth, John Brazendale, Brian Maisey and Maggie Smith. 

The prizewinners who have not received their prize can collect from the pro-shop. Any prizes not collected by August 11th will be donated to next month’s TOGS. 

The full results can be found HERE.

Thursday 8th July

Ladies v Seniors - The battle report !

11 pairs of carefully matched Donnington Seniors were pitted against 11 pairs of Donnington Ladies on Thursday 8th July.

Many of the matches were extremely close and everyone reported that they had had a really good time not least because the weather remained dry throughout.

Things were looking close after the first four matches with one win each and two draws. Thereafter the Seniors rather ran away with it winning 6 of the remaining seven matches and drawing the last. The overall result being a resounding victory for the Seniors by 8.5 to 2.5.

There was some muttering from the ladies about 'bandits' and a need for some practice before a return match but it was all played in very good spirits!!!

New Members Cup 2021 Results

Played this year with a very large field 60 players including a few committee members, on what threatened to be a stormy afternoon but in the end it only rained and many players completed 18 holes.

The competition was played over the front 9 in case the threatened lightning came.
So individual stableford over 9 holes the winners are as below

1st with 20 Points Mathew Goddhead

2nd with 20 Points on countback was Berni Martin

Joint 3rd all on 19 points Adrian Chapman, Joe Hicks, Frits Mans-Cornwell, Alex Mauree

Well played to everyone and welcome to DG we hope you had a good day

DG Committe

TOGS - June 22nd

Multiplier Pairs Competition

June’s TOGS was designed to encourage peace and harmony between playing partners, or possibly a very frank discussion, as partners stableford scores were multiplied together to get the team score! 

The prizes were competed for by 48 players and happily there were no reports of GBH between partners.The winners were Jan Torrence and Nick Wood with a score of 66 point. In second place were Neil Cook and Roger Rapley with 62 and Malcolm Clarke and Chris Tobin were third. The smart prize goes to Christine Palmer and Mark Richardson who both pick up a bottle for their 29 points. 

The full results can be found HERE

 The 24 prize winners can pick up their lovely Laithwaites wine from the pro-shop. There is a selection of red and whites to choose from, so the earlier you pick up your prize the more choice you will have. Please tick the check box on the side of the wine box when you have selected your bottle. Any prize not picked up by the 5th of July will be donated to the following month's TOGS competition

Well played everyone and see you next time.

Quiz night on the 30th July

Unfortunately the Hotel have cancelled this event due to the changes in Covid guidelines. We will be running it asap

Midsummer Madness results

Well done to everyone who played and supported the us on Saturday

Well done to the comp winners

Katherine Hartwell 41    First prize lesson with Chris Devonshire
Ian Johnston 41 Prizes in pro shop on Sat
Gary Rinaldi 40 Prizes in pro shop on Sat
Michael Weatherley 39 Prizes in pro shop on Sat

Thank you to everyone that supported the Midsummer Madness competition on Saturday. 

We had 82 players taking part, some of whom took up the challenge of fancy dress and mad golf attire, between little weed and the frogmen it was a great day. 

The cake stall once again proved extremely popular, so thank you to all that baked. 

The day raised a total of £1252.11. 

A fantastic sum of money raised for a charity that is close to all our hearts. 

Well done to Katherine Hartwell with 41 points

Winner of the fancy dress/mad golf attire has
to go to Sarah & Richard Deal, how on earth they played 18 holes in wet suits I have no idea. 

Some photos below and the link to flicker were they can be downloaded.

They will also be on Facebook

Prizes will be in the pro shop at the weekend.

Midsummer Madness

Midsummer Madness

Midsummer Madness in aid of Newbury Cancer Care.

Midsummer Madness in aid of Newbury Cancer Care.
Saturday 19th June from 7am.

Singles fun Competition £5 per person, Prizes 1st - 4th.

Prize for Best Fancy Dress & Maddest Golf Attire

Book on BRS

Charity Cake & Drink Stall & photos on the 1st Tee

Tuesday 25th May

Ladies & Gentlemen’s Senior Pairs Charity Bowl

A big "Thank You" to everyone who played in this event for your great support and particularly to those who gave more than the minimum entry fee.

We had and a good turnout of nearly 56 members. Generally, scores were lower than last year due to the sticky playing conditions. I would also like to thank Tom Fleming and his team for helping out with the organisation and particularly for manning “Beat the Pro” on the 5th . The winning team was Sarah Fowler and Rob Leeson with 68 points. Well done to you both. In second place were Peter Robertson and Joe Richardson on 63 points beating Davide Aagaard and Maria Tillet on countback.

Congratulations to Sarah and Rob; your £20 vouchers will be waiting in the pro shop for you. 

So once again, thanks very much for your support.

Thanks to your generosity we raised £1,000 on the day for Newbury Cancer Care and thank you to those who completed the Gift Aid forms.

I thought you would like to know what your hard earned or squirreled money will go towards supporting so I asked the current chairperson, David Ormrod, to tell us.

For your information:
Recent projects and successes include:-
- Fund-raised for "cuddle beds" for the Rainbow Rooms (end of life care rooms) at WBCH
- Provided £30k of funding in 2020 for Sue Ryder services operating out of the Rosemary Centre
- Supported 117 patients with transport for 602 hospital appointments in 2020
- Awarded over £8k in hardship grants in 2020

Current and planned projects
- Provided direct access to the memorial garden for the two ground floor Rainbow Rooms via new patio doors, and upgraded the garden area with a patio, repainted walls and an imminent mural by a local artist
- Improving the experience of visits to the Rosemary Centre reception with a TV, chairs by the lift and auto opening access doors
- A covered walkway joining the rear access from the WBCH to the entrance to the Rosemary centre.

Hope you enjoyed the day.
Many thanks.
Mike Pritchard (competition organiser)

Tuesday 11th May

TOGS 666 Competition Report

It was a day of changeable weather when 68 TOGsters turned out for a diabolical 666 competition. Teams of two played six holes greensomes, 6 holes foursomes and six holes better ball. Competition was fierce but clear leaders emerged with a winning margin of four shots. Well done and congratulations to Daniel Boyce and Ann Maisey with a score of forty one points. Prizes of fabulous bottles of Laithwaites wine go to the first eleven teams and the couple who made the most use of the course.  

 The full set of scores is on the Seniors website so you can see who the prize winners were and how you fared. If you were not lucky enough to win this time – better luck at the next TOGS.

Mixed Match Report v Sandford Springs

The mixed match season got off to a fantastic start yesterday when the following members played in a friendly against Sandford Springs.
Ali & Steve Lillywhite, Gill & Tom Lane, Ann & Brian Maisey, Maria & Roger Tillet, Rob Hinson, Jan Williams, Sarah Fowler & Ted Shaw.

The weather was kind and the matches well fought & it was a very close call

with the final result being all square.

Thank you to all that played.

Many Thanks


Champagne Roll-Up 2021

From Friday 21st May 3pm - 6pm

Champagne Roll-Up

£3 per person (pay in Pro-Shop)
From Friday 21st May Book on BRS in the allocated Champagne Roll Up Tee Time
Please do not mark slots as reserved, you must enter names

From Friday 25th June Roll up only, no booking of tee times
Rules attached

St Georges day results

The Winners from Sunday are as below a lovely day DG looking good

47 Points – 25 on the back 9 - Ian Panting/ Josh Bosley 1st – Voucher and Prize sponsored by Kevin Beasley
47 Points – 22 on the back 9 - Steve/Alison Lillywhite ( unlucky skipper) 2nd – Voucher and Prize sponsored by Kevin Beasley
46 points – 26 on the back 9 – Ewen Thompson/ Sandy Byfield 3rd – Voucher and Prize sponsored by Kevin Beasley
46 points – 23 on the back 9 – Nick Monger/Rhys Williams
46 Points – 22 on the back 9 – Giles Bennet/ Chris Mobbs-McQuilkin
45 Points – James Percy/John Bishop

Nearest the Pin on 7 Men – Tom lane - prize sponsored by Gary Rinaldi
Nearest the pin on 7 Ladies – Toni Prince – prize sponsored by Gary Rinaldi
Nearest the pin on 14 in 2 – Rob Panting – prize sponsored by Ross Hunter

44 teams played and a total of £440 raised for the charity

Prizes can be picked up from the shop

A massive thanks to Kevin Beasley for organising the day

Sad News

Dear members and friends.
It is as President I have the very sad duty of informing you of the passing of our 2019 Ladies Captain
Anne-Marie Gane. Anne Marie lost her long fight with cancer yesterday 22nd April.
Our hearts and condolences are with her family at this sad time.


The picture attached is of Anne-Marie holding the High Silver League Trophy with Fay Unsworth and the rest of the team.
Anne-Marie the day she became Ladies Club Captain
Anne-Marie winning the presidents putter

Upcoming Events for 2021

Please see below for key dates in 2021

Sun 25th April - St George’s Day fun Comp
Sat 19th June – Midsummer Madness
Fri 25th June – 1st Champagne Roll Up, BBQ & Band
Sun 27th June – New Members Cup
Sat/Sun 10th/11th July – Club Champs
Wed 11th August – Midweek Champs
Sat 14th August – Captains Plate
Sun 15th August – Family Fun Treasure Hunt
Fri 3rd September – Members Invitation
Sat 18th September – Charity Day
Sat 25th September – Tournament of Champions
Fri 24th September - Last Champagne Roll Up
Sat 2nd October – Greenkeepers Revenge
Sat 23rd October – Presentation Evening
Fri 29th October – Captains Swansong, Spooktacular Party
Sat 6th November—Captain’s Drive In
Sat 11th December—DG Members Christmas Ball

Look out for our monthly Quiz night & the relaunch of Donnington Diners

DG interclub Teams information

Please use the Club V1 app to join the squads

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

(and get involved by posting all those funny moments on Facebook!)


Join the DG Teams from the Club V1 App

Did you know you can join the various DG teams from the club V1 app available on your mobile phone both Android & Apple as well as the desk top version just search for Club V1 install the app and us your "How did I do" logins to connect with the DG database

From here you can select teams and join any team that suits you.
You can see all the fixtures and make yourself available for selection by the team managers.

For help to login in or any issues please see the DG pro shop staff.

You can see the full 2021 Diary here including golf & social events

Mixed Match Dates For DG

Please see below confirmed Dates

Please see below confirmed Dates for DG mixed inter club matches please use the club V1 app to join the squad or email Ali

TOGS Christmas Extravaganza Results

We had some great weather yesterday and actually saw the sun for the first time in a long time. The highlight of the day for me was the mulled wine (the best I’ve ever tasted), mince pies, Fererro Rochas and Quality Street at the half way house, kindly donated by Tom and Nigel. Thanks Guys.

The major event was, of course, the best Santa beard competition. The Elves did an astonishing job of photographing all the beards and then by some magical jiggery pokery on the inter-web arranged an on-line vote for the best beard. After several re-counts, legal challenges and referral to the Supreme Court, Santa Number 6 was declared the winner by the Electoral College with 36% of the vote. Santa 6 just happens to be your esteemed Togsmeister so thanks to all who voted for me.

The results of the questionnaire revealed some interesting findings. Nobody felt that they only played in TOGS because they could not get a tee time otherwise. Forty Togsters would like to see enough tee times allocated so all who wanted to play could play, and 34 thought a shotgun start would be good. A surprising number, 32, thought some 9 hole competitions would be fun, especially in winter. We will see what we can do.

Ah, I almost forgot, what about the competition? Well, unfortunately we had a few last minute withdrawals so some teams had only three members. This problem was overcome by the clever Elves who came up with some advanced mathematics which allocated an extra 5% to their score to restore equity.
My playing partner, Alan, had an exciting round. He slipped over twice, fortunately unhurt, but looking like a mudlark, his hearing aids packed up on the 9th and he broke his 5 iron on the third hole and bravely played on with only two clubs and a putter. I think he deserves an award for gallantry.

The competition was ‘aced’ by the penultimate group, Rob Carvill, Peter Robertson, Jan Torrence and John Headland who carded a magnificent one under par 107 points. It was great that they were in the clubhouse to pick up their bottles of Christmas bubbly. In second place, a massive 11 points behind were Jamie Armour, Rosemarie Madden, Luis Iglesias and Trevor Pinder. Third place with 91 points were Robert Maguire, Andy Willoughby, Ann McMahon and Joe Richardson. In forth place on countback was the three person team of Gill Lane, Geoffrey Hawkins and Martin Amour. The coverted COVID beer prize went to David Aagard, Chris Tobin and Sandra Bruce. The full result sheet can be found on the Seniors Hub.

Looking forward to seeing you all again at the next exciting TOGS on Thursday 14th January.
Wishing all my fellow Togsters a very Happy Christmas and a healthy Covid free New Year.

Stay safe,
Your Togsmeister

Casual Play Cards from 2nd Nov 2020 under WHS

Please see the process in the Casual Play Section

TOGS Yellow Ball Competition

Tuesday 27th October

A wet and windy Grove met the valiant band of some 50 Togsters who donned their waterproofs, braved the conditions and set forth with the dreaded yellow ball.

I am delighted to report that all survived to the 9th hole - (no one drowned as far as we know) when thankfully the competition was abandoned - thanks to the wisdom of the first group out! This had the benefit of more time in the cosy/covid approved bar to relax, dry out and enjoy the prizegiving.

The competition was won with a magnificent 3 under par 57 points by Sally Ottaway, John Sayers, Rob Carvill and your Togsmeister - I promise the result was not a fix. The prizes went all the way to 5th place with a special Coronovirus beer for the wooden spoon. The full results can be found here.

The next TOGS is on the 17th November when another 'diabolical' challenge will meet the Togsters. Watch this space!

Charity Car Park Space Winner !!

The Winner of the Charity Car parking space is Alan Weddell (#66)

Thank you to everyone who entered in total 73 People so £730 for Newbury Cancer Care

Greenkeepers Revenge Results

We hope you all enjoyed the setup for the Greenkeepers Revenge. As always, the main focus of this day is to say thank you to Dave and his team for the fantastic job they do all year in keeping the course in such a good condition. The majority of the entry fees goes towards this thank you.

But of course it is still a competition and there were some winners. Congratulations to the following teams for taking the top 3 spots.

1st place with 118 points, the team of J Amor, M Amor, A Croxford and A Bell
2nd place with 115 points, the team of R Ford, A Ford, D Howe and S Holland
3rd place with 114 points, the team of N Monger, M Taylor, S Bartholomew and R Lewis

A good win for the Seniors against the Ladies on a delightful day for Golf. - Thursday 1st October.

The seniors retained the trophy following a mega match between the Ladies and Seniors involving 56 players (14 pairs matches) by 9.5 to 4.5.

Well done to Gill Lane for winning the Ladies nearest the pin and commiserations to all in the Seniors line-up as no-one managed to get their tee shot on to the 17th green to win the Seniors nearest the pin (!).

The weather and course were the best that autumn can provide and all the matches seemed to have been thoroughly enjoyed by all the participants. Well done to all who played and to those that starred (Isabel Ember, Simon Vines, Juliet Culley and Mike Lewsey come to mind and of course there were others).

This was further evidence of old and new members joining together to ensure that we all had a great day. 
Photos from the day can be viewed here.

Irish Trios - The Results

September TOGS, Thursday 24th September

We had the Luck-of- the-Irish with the weather yesterday. No rain and even some sunshine.

The major event was the best Irish Hat competition. It was between Mike Pritchard with his genuine Irish tweed cap, reputedly found in a genuine Irish bog, Alan Ravenhall in a number made by his good Wife and Cliff Waller who’s genuine Irish hat was made in China. Mike was the winner, selected by general acclaim of the assembled Togsters. He took home a bottle of quality bubbly.

Thirteen teams competed and most managed to navigate the scoring system, for those that found it a bit Irish our Senior’s Captain sorted it out.

  • The winners were Sue Foote, Terry Goodsell, Bradley Bolwell and Chris Tobin with a score of 118 points,
  • In second place were Ann McMahon, Brian Maisey, Mark Ottaway and Cliff Waller with 111 points.
  • In third place were Ann Maisey, Jan Torrance, David Aagaard and Mike Pritchard with 110 points.
  • In fourth place (on countback) were Julie Myall, Rosemary Madden, Dee Tomlinson and Fay Unsworth.

The most use of the course was won by an Irish mile by Sandra Bruce, Ron Cannings, Bob Batchelor and Darrell Banner. They took home, rather appropriately, a bottle of Corona beer each.

The winners and fourth place teams were not available to collect their prizes on the day. The Togsmeister will leave their prizes with Tom in the Proshop on Sunday afternoon for collection.

Looking forward to seeing you all again for another exciting TOGS on Thursday 22nd October.

Cliff - TOGSmeister

Nick Mitchell wins DG Pro-AM

Club Championships 2020

Full Results here

Rules for Stableford competitions

See below rules for stableford competitions run at DG under Covid-19 restrictions. Link to CONGU website

Please follow this link to DG rules

TOGS - First Competition Post Covid 19

Thursday 30th July

The first TOGS competition post Covid took place on a beautiful sunny day, perfect for good scoring and socialising.

We had a record turn out of 43 competitors who took part in teams of four to count the best score on par fives, the best two on par fours and the best three on par threes. Nearly everybody stayed for the prize giving which was held in great spirits on the club terrace after the event.

The scores were as scorching hot as the temperature on the day. The winners who posted a magnificent twenty under par 92 points were, Ofer Ben-David, Alan Weddell, John Headland and Malcolm Sheppard. In joint second place with 86 points were Iain Cottingham, Andy Willoughby, Ann Lawson, Katherine Hartwell, Graham Falconer, Chris Armitage, Sue Foot, and Andy Madeley. All went home laden with the best bottles of bubbly and wine that ‘Lidl’ could supply.

Thank you to all who took part and it was a real pleasure to welcome so many of our new members.
Looking forward to seeing you all again at the next TOGS on Tuesday 25th August.

Cliff Waller, TOGSmeister

Seniors Charity Bowl Winners

Congratulations to winners Barry Whittaker and Peter Drummond !

Read a full report of the day and the generosity of the competitors by clicking here.

Midsummer Madness results

The full results have been published now on Club V1 under competitions results

We would like to thank everyone for their support on the Midsummer madness Charity comp. We raised a total of just over £1200 for Newbury Cancer Care.
First prize is a lesson kindly donated by Dan Seymour and this will be going to David Williams, though not sure he needs it.
Prize winners are listed below, and they will all receive credit on their Pro-Shop account.

1st David Williams 45 Points Lesson with Dan Seymour
2nd Alex Ford 42 Points £40
3rd Kevin Beasley 40 Points £35
4th Ben Grindley 40 Points £30
5th Colin MacDougall 39 Points £20
6th Dan Houseman 39 Points £20
7th Robert Carvill 38 Points £15
8th Damian Carville 38 Points £10
9th Greg Humphreys 38 Points £10
10th Allan Furlong 38 Points £10

Thank you also goes to those that dressed for the occasion & these winners are:
Grant McNey for his very topical attire
Kim Richardson for scaring all the crows on the course
Craig Coleman for his golf attire of bright pink flamingos.
There will be a little something for you in the pro shop !!

Thank you, ladies...

Here are two of our lady members just doing a spot of weeding mid-round. What a pair of superstars! Thank you, Katherine and Jan for your help!



Pictures from Saturdays Midsummer Madness !!

See all the tee shots from Saturday

From this link into flicker you can download the high res images

Hole in one - 5th hole - Sunday 24th May

Some great news since the restart

Hole in ONE on the 5th hole on the 24th May Well Done Dave

Our Guinness is on Ice !!!

From this weeks NWN 21st May 2020

Well done to all the members for such great generosity and to Rob, Anne-Marie & Ian a great year

Join the DG Teams from the Club V1 App

Did you know you can join the various DG teams from the club V1 app available on your mobile phone both Android & Apple as well as the desk top version just search for Club V1 install the app and us your "How did I do" logins to connect with the DG database

From here you can select teams and join any team that suits you.
You can see all the fixtures and make yourself available for selection by the team managers.

For help to login in or any issues please see the DG pro shop staff.

You can see the full 2020 Diary here including golf & social events

TOGS 13th February 2020

It was a rather waterlogged course that greeted 14 stout-hearted souls who battled the 'Terrible Trio' TOGs pairs competition. Six holes greensomes, then six holes foursomes, finished off with six holes better ball.

The scoring was close but the winning pair with a creditable score of 33 points and winning a bottle of bubbly each were Brad Bolwell and Barry Whittaker (Barry, John R is looking after your prize). In second place were Hugh Powell and Andy Woodley, with Peter Robertson and our Seniors Captain Ian Gaskell in third place. The wooden spoon(actually two large bottles of Moretti lager) went to Steve Gridley and Colin Henley.
Next TOGS is on Thursday 26th March.  Remember, it's open to all members so we hope to see you there

At Last on Thursday 23rd January – a TOGS takes place!

At the third time of asking the course conditions allowed an end of year and now New Year TOGS to take place. Given the last minute arrangements, an excellent turn out of 30 had a thoroughly enjoyable day on a mostly almost dry course.

The format was four person teams playing a better ball mix-up with each team member playing six holes with a different partner. The better ball score from each pair being totalled for each hole.

All scores returned were below handicap and the winners (Sue Foote, Nick Marshall, Geoff Hawkins and Dave Lawson) were 19 under par with a score of 91! Andy Skelly, Daniel Boyce, Mark Buckley and John Headland were not far behind with a score of 88.

Well done to all who took part.


A Tough but Enjoyable Day

TOGS - Thursday 21st November

26 redoubtable Togsters faced up to a bit of a gluepot of a course to compete in a Lone Ranger with a Twist this Thursday.

Each member of a three ball team took turns to register a mandatory stableford score to be multiplied by the next best or least best score depending on the hole being played. Scoring was tough given the conditions and Craig Buchanan, Chris Tobin and John Headland were worthy winners posting an impressive 58 points.

Well done all who took part.

High Silver League Winners 2019

DG Ladies win the High Silver League checkout the ladies section for pics and information

TOGS latest challenge

TOGS Thursday 24th October

One lady and seventeen men ventured forth, despite dire predictions of rain. We played 4 clubs and a putter Greensome pairs. Conveniently the organiser had to go off first in a 2-ball so only got wet on the last 3 holes.

Scores varied from a Nil return to 37 points. The winners were Ian Flack and Alan Ravenhall, with John Headland and Joe Richardson second on 33 points and Andy Woodley and Peter Drummond third, all of whom received their customary bottles of wine.

Thank you once again to all those who braved the weather.

Hot golf on a hot day at TOGS

TOGS - Tuesday 27th August

The mercury rose to 28 degrees at DG today but some of the golf was even hotter!

24 turned out for a perennial favourite "Yellow Ball", although the actual yellow balls turned out to be a rather fetching Red as the Pro Shop were selling them off cheap. We soon discovered why - they're impossible to see against the lush green fairways at DG and even harder to spot in the clagging rough!

8 three-balls managed to return a total of three yellow balls - though one of the returns was from the wrong group !!

The "stinker" award went to Brad, Phil and Ian P who returned a creditable score of 49 despite losing their yellow ball with the very first shot of their round.

In third place on count-back were Pete S together with Sally and Mark O with 94 points
Second place was claimed by Graham A, Sue F and Chris T with 99 points
but the outright winners (and fastest round of the day to boot) were Andy M, Lydia R and Roger R with a magnificent 118 points.

Well played everyone. The next TOGS will be on Tuesday 24th September.

Green Keepers Revenge

Results from today’s Green Keepers Revenge

A good fun days golf with a nice buffet afterwards thanks Simon.

1st Place (111 Points)
Dave Knight
Nick Bowley
Sam Harding
Pete Page

2nd Place (110 Points)
Aaron Henry
Lester Hunt
Steve Wade
Jason Axford

3rd Place (110 Points)
Andy Storer
Alison Lillywhite
Steve Lillywhite
Sean Sargeant

Well done the green keepers for setting an interesting course up !!

Mid-Week Club Championship Results

We saw a full field of golfers take part in our annual Mid-week Club Championship.
The course was in fantastic condition, considering the past spell of bad weather. Our thanks to Dave Knight and his team.

Results were tight with a superb gross 72 from Aaron Henry (off scratch) leading throughout the comp until our Club Captain Rob Carvill came in late with the same score but with a better back 9

The trophy was presented by our current Lady Captain Ann-Marie Gane, of whom the whole club was delighted to see looking so well.
Men’s result
Robert Carvill 82 - 10c = 72
Aaron Henry 72 - 0c = 72
Tom Fulker 82 - 10c = 72

In the Ladies competition, again one of the very early competitors our 2007 Lady Captain, Jan King, posted an excellent score and tried to hang on as the rest of the ladies tried to better her score, something they were unable to do.

Trophy presented by The Club Captain Rob Carvill
Ladies result
Jan King 99 - 24c = 75
Ann MacDonald. 100 - 23c = 77
Katherine Hartwell. 95 - 18c = 77

Well played to all who took part

Trevor Evans Anniversary

Today saw a lovely afternoon in memory of a DG member on his 10th anniversary of him passing (Trevor thanks for the weather !!) it was a great turn out of old golfing friends from both DG & friends from the reading area

So the winners !!

Nearest the pins
5th Aaron Pluckett
7th Lyn Turner
15th Adrian Thompson
17th Aaron Pluckett

14th Nearest the Pin in two Darren Elborn

Most golf played today winner Jason Evans

The winners were

In1st place Mr dodgy Paul Slater (Paul your card is in to the committee)
In 2d place Carley Walsh

Many thanks to you all for coming and to Paul, Shaun & Lyn for the organisation

TOGS Fun in the Sun

Tuesday 23rd July

Many thanks to the 25 folks who turned out for a bit of TOGS Fun in the Sun today.

Today’s format was “All Mixed Up” or “Medalford” as it’s sometimes known. The front nine holes were played as stroke play (Medal) and the back nine as stableford. A player’s competition score was calculated by subtracting the stableford score from the medal score. Simples !

Well, the sun beat down on a fast running course and it wasn’t just the weather that was hot with some cracking scores being returned. A score of 18 would be a nett par return using this format and seven players beat that number.

In third place, with 16 points was Anthony O’Brien; in second place with 15 was Tom Lane, but out in front by a clear margin was Kevin Walker with a fantastic 11 points. Very well played Kevin.

Kim Richardson and Peter Darwin took home a sleeve of balls for winning the ladies and men’s nearest the pin whilst Ann Lawson was awarded the “value for money” prize of two tokens for the driving range !

Next TOGS will be on Tuesday 27th August and a reminder that, although TOGS is organised by the Seniors, it’s open to all members who’d like to play, so make a note in your diary and come along.

2020 Handicap Changes

2020 sees what is probably the biggest change to handicaps ever when all six of the world's handicap authorities come together to adopt the new World handicap System or WHS. Current literature suggest an implementation date in January 2020 but, at the moment, much later in the year seems more likely.

Please follow this link to see Steve Gridley's excellent summary of the changes

Presidents Day 2019

What a great day today some stunning golf and great scores well done Jonathan Stoney with a fabulous 44 points and well done to all other prize winners Including the Nearest the pin winners and their prizes Courtesy of Dick Lovett BMW in Hungerford.

Please follow this link to the flicker pictures which can be downloaded

Captains Plate Results

2019 Captains Plate

Well Played to everyone who played in the Plate this year it was a fabulous day's golf with some good scores
The results are as follows.

Well don Ron a great 40 points.

Captains Plate Results
1st Ronald MacDonald
2nd Tony Coleman

1st Rob Carvill
2nd Vince Hanniffy
3rd David Adams

1st Lyn Turner
2nd Fay Unsworth
3rd Alison Lillywhite

Nearest the Pin Men Vince Hanniffy
Nearest the Pin Ladies Fay Unsworth

Well done everyone

(Tony Coleman speechless now that's a first !!!)

2019 Mixed Open at Goring and Streatley.

Congratulations to Sarah & Phil

Sarah Jolly and Philip McTiffin who won the 2019 Mixed Open at Goring and Streatley

St Georges Day Competition Results

St Georges Day Competition Results

St Georges Day Competition Results

First Place Neil Caunt / Steve Farthing– 44 Points
Second Place Gary Rinaldi / Ross Hunter– 44 Points
Third Place Nick Bowley / Craig Coleman – 43 Points
Nearest the Pins.
5th Hole – Andy Woodley
7th Hole - Sarah Purvis
Best Dressed with “the Socks” Paul Slater

A great day well organised as ever now in its 4th year with great thanks to Kevin Beasley
This year £190 was raised for the Charity’s with 76 players taking part.

Also thank you to our club Captain for presenting the prizes

2 Holes in 1

Congratulations to Shey Walder and Justin Shell on both carding a hole in 1 on the 15th in Saturdays Medal. The odds of making a hole in 1 are approximately 12500/1 and to get two on the same hole in the same competition is brilliant.

Congratulations to you both

Results from Todays Captains Drive in

Texas Scramble
1st Jamie Stephens, Keith Birkin, Steve Call, Ray Ross - 53.7
2nd Miguel Frade, Liam Iles, Luke Morrison, Dave Knight - 57.8
3rd Dennis Sunderland, A. King, Damian Carville, A. Holmes - 59.6

Nearest the pin
7th Bottle of Champagne Men Vince Hanniffy
Bottle of Champagne Ladies Anne MacDonald
15th Bottle of Champagne Men Steve Lillywhite
Bottle of Champagne Ladies Maria Tillett

Guess the Captains drives
Club Captain Bottle of Champagne + £50 TC (donated to Captains Charity)
Lady Captain Bottle of Champagne +£25 each Paul Slatter and Sean Sergeant
Seniors Captain Bottle of Champagne + £50 Katherine Hartwell

Captains Day Report

From Anne-Marie

“I was told that I would enjoy the day and I certainly did. After helping with Registration it was soon time for the Drive In. The old wood, with a very shiny handle was produced for me to hit my ball. I was very relieved and delighted to see it launch into the air and down the driving range away from the members who had congregated to watch and who had taken bets on the distances hit by the Captains. The following Texas Scramble was a fun filled round of golf with the President, Club, Ladies and Senior’s Captains combining their skills to try and come in with a respectable score. We had our moments of brilliance but were not in the prizes.
My thanks to all the people who came together to make the day run smoothly: TC and Andy Storer for the Master of Ceremonies and the admin, Viv and Mike Lewsey for running the registration, Steve Lillywhite for taking the photos, Dawn and Sue for taking refreshments around the course during play, Molly for the flapjacks, Nigel and his team for the catering, Tom for organising the prizes, Dave and his team of greenkeepers for preparing the course in such good condition and lastly, all the club members who contributed so magnificently to raise £520 for the Rosemary Appeal.”

BB&O AGM Trophy

Well done Andy & Rob !!!

AGM Trophy

Thursday 21st March 2019, Yellow & Red Tees, The Oxfordshire

Results Points

1st Andrew Storer(12) Donnington Grove Country Club 37
2nd Peter Condon(16) Castle Royle Golf & Country Club 37
3rd Simon Brown(6) Richings Park Golf & Country Club Ltd 35
4th Clive Bailey(10) Burnham Beeches Golf Club 35
5th David Cowap(4) East Berkshire Golf Club 35
6th Mark Page(20) Forest Artisans Golf Club 35
7th Richard Squires(9) Chipping Norton Golf Club 35
8th Rob Carvill(9) Donnington Grove Country Club 35
9th Ashley Rump(10) 34
10th Mike Deller-Merricks(12) Calcot Park Golf Club

Results from the team day 10 March 2019

Results from Team Day
A great turn out today with 40 players playing in a little breeze!
Some great scores from the pairs Bogey comp for which you needed to beat the course to be in the prizes.
With some great scores the winners are as follows:
1st Craig Coleman & Luke Morrison 4 Up
2nd John Headland & Davide Aagaard 2 Up
3rd Rob Carvill & Simon Walker 2 Up
4th Phil McTiffin & Rob Panting 2 Up
All on Count Back
Then 4 teams on level
Nearest the pin in to a gale-force wind on the 7th was Rob Panting
Many thanks to Tom as ever for helping to organise this event as well as Andy Storer for overseeing the scores. Tony Coleman for presenting the prizes donated by Sandtrend, Sandy & Myself.
But a very special round of applause to Kim for making not one cake but 3 for the raffle and raising £120 for the Captains charity.

Members Memorial 2019

This weekend saw the Members Memorial take place with almost a full field. Scoring was good and the top three places were won with some incredible scores.

The Winners were as follows

1st : Nathan Redmond/ Nick Monger/ Jack Caunt/ Stephen Bartholomew on 98 Points
2nd: Andy Storer/ Sean Sargeant/ Steve Lillywhite/ Alison Lillywhite on 96 Points
3rd: Luke Batley/ Kevin Beasley/ Ross Hunter/ Gary Rinaldi on 90 points

Kim also managed to raise over £170 for the Captains Charity with her cake raffle. I think it was the Maltesers and Curly Wurly cake that did it :)

Congratulations to all who took part and thank you.

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