Dabchick Golf Season 2019 – dates for the diary

By Keith DArcy Ryan

Dates for your Diary

Welcome to the 2019 Dabchick Golf Season – we had a great year in 2018 culminating in a slightly adjusted Club Championship with some fresh faces and new end of year Champions – congratulations Dave ‘5’ Newham, Paul ‘Harry’ Foster and me!

We also saw four new winners in the Society’s ‘Majors’. Harry Foster – Spring Shield, Gooders – Midsummer Open, James Collister – Society Shield and Chris Faulkner with his breakthrough victory at the Autumn Masters. The other qualifiers were won by some of the usual suspects – Remoulds, Barty, Me and new face Darrell Procter. We also had our Par 3 challenge at Cumberwell Park with Jenny, Alan and Mr Paget taking the honours!

Rather unexpected, Pete Keen and Clive Snashall had very poor year – I’m sure they’ll be looking to bounce back and set the record staright in 2019?

Who are the ones to watch for this year? Darrell Procter is looking good and very keen. Could this be the year for Wrighty to smash it or maybe for the male halves of the Niblock and Cooke households to out-shine their wives? It might be our genial host, Alan, with his ‘Pink Wand’ – expect some big things from Messers. McCulloch, Snook and Taylor this year too. Or how about the more established members; Matt Reynolds,  Doc and Donald are all due a victory. We have some brand new members threating to join up including Jeff Tucker and John Bulson, can they make some meetings this year?  It may even be time for the people we haven’t seen for a year or two: so many unanswered questions.

There is one question, I can answer – where and when are we playing at the start of this year. Here are the dates and venues for the 2019 season – I’ve gone for a mix of days in an effort to accommodate everyone.

Spring Warm-up Ogbourne Downs Sunday 14 April
Spring Cup Frilford Heath (Blue) Saturday 11 May
Midsummer Open Manor House, Castle Combe Sunday 23 June
Society Shield Cumberwell Park, Bradford-on-Avon Friday 26 July
Autumn Masters Newbury & Crookham Sunday 8 September
Finals Day St. Pierre Sunday 22 September
Christmas Cracker Ogbourne Downs Friday 6 December

All that’s left to do is a handicap review – oh yes! Looking forward to seeing you out on the Course.

Keith ‘Captain’ D’Arcy Ryan – 07989 413 519