Geko Trophy (Singles) – Draw for the last 32 – all matches to be played by 31st May 2018

B Rawle P Ellen
v v
R Syphas M Baker
R Howard R Maloney
v v
A Wilkins G Phillips
K Hardinge A Kirkpatrick
v v
P Murphy N Tomeszewski
J Stiles B Reid
v v
B Sarahs D Wanless
J Senior G Williams
v v
M Bawden R Tucker
S Maier R Duckett
v v
S Bambury G Westerhof
S Sands P Toms
v v
T Dyet B Layfield
R Bates B Bonfield
v v
C Taylor M Clark


Tom Gotzl Round Of The Last 16 To Be Played by Friday 1st June 2018


S Maier & R Bates                  Plays           R Maloney & J Senior


R Tucker & G Westerhof         Plays           A Kirkpatrick & A Wilkins


P Ellen& P Wynn                   Plays           K Hardinge & D Wanless


S Sands & B Rawle                 Plays           D Roberts & N Tomeszewski


C Howard & I Knights            Plays           B Reid & T Dyet


P Wheeler & P Figgins           Plays           M Clark & R Duckett


J Cotton & B Baker                Plays           R Howard & D Leen


S Bambury & P Murphy                  Plays           T Clark & P Pitts


It should be clear that these proposals are not aimed to get at anybody but to increase the potential enjoyment of all players. Much of this is common sense and already part of most player’s way of playing.

A typical 3ball could be round in 3hours 36 minutes if they spent 9 minutes on par 3s,12 minutes on par4s and 15 minutes on par5s.


  1. We propose to play READY GOLF, you play when it is safe to do so, regardless of the traditional order of play. The aim is to keep close to the match in front rather than gauging your progress on the group behind. It is the responsibility of all players to be mindful of the pace of their group.
  2. Work out your next shot as you approach your ball and take your practice swings while you are waiting not over the ball.
  3. ALWAYS PARK BUGGIES/TROLLEYS ON THE EXIT SIDE OF THE GREEN. If you need a chip or a pitch take your putter with you.
  4. On the green don’t wait for the bunker to be raked but play on. If near the hole (3 feet) put out rather than marking and waiting. The first to put out takes charge of the flag.
  5. Move off the green straight away, marking cards at the next tee.
  6. Play a provisional ball if there is ANY doubt, we all know where the trouble areas are. Others should play before joining the search. The proposal is to have only three minutes to search/play the next shot.
  7. If you can’t score then pick up, unless it is a qualifying round.

Recommendations for the Course

This will need negotiations with the ground staff!

1.The first cut of the rough should be short enough always to allow for the ball to be seen/found.

  1. Greens should be smooth and true rather than fast and firm.
  2. The ground around trees and shrubs should be maintained at a decent level. Being near or in trees is penalty enough without losing the ball.



Carswell Golf Club Information Briefing


Dear Members


I am delighted and very excited  to announce I will be joining Carswell Golf Club as an acting Director on Monday 2nd April 2018.  As most of you know I have been a member of Carswell for many years and I can honestly say I am very passionate about the Club and I believe I can make a difference.


Gerry will be assisting myself and Mark with course management.  Our main priority will be focussing on updating and upgrading the course.  Mark, Head Green keeper has been with Carswell for four years and has implemented many positive changes to the course during this time.  I am sure you will all agree Mark has been a valuable asset to Carswell. Mark and his team are fully committed and excited in moving Carswell to a new level which in turn will benefit both the Golf Club and its members.


I am in the process of interviewing for a PGA Professional and will keep you updated on the progress with this. As you can appreciate this is a lengthy process due to the candidates currently in active positions.  The successful Professional will join Carswell and work with the team to achieve our overall goals and vision.


On a lighter note we have many ideas but obviously don’t want to show all our cards at once!


I will work with Jonathan and Joe to ensure a smooth handover takes place during the next month and would like to continue with good relationships with both Jonathan and Joe moving forward.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jonathan, Joe and his team for all their hard work during the last five years, I am sure you will all agree we have seen many improvements at Carswell Golf Club during their time.  On behalf of Carswell Golf Club we wish them every success for the future.


I hope you will all support me in my exciting new venture and the key for me has to be communication and I will endeavour to keep all members of Carswell continually updated.


We look forward to sharing our new experience with you all.



Carole Avenell and Gerry Lisi



Course Maintenance Week 12 – 16 March 2018 has been cancelled again due to further adverse weather conditions and machinery problems.  It will now take place on 9 – 13 April 2018 depending on the weather, with some work being completed over weekend 7 – 8 April 2018 to try and stay on schedule.


Maintenance includes deep solid tining of greens, aprons, tees and fairways.  There will be temporary greens in play during this period.  We will try to keep disruption to a minimum but as we are operating with 2 members of staff it is anticipated that work will take longer than scheduled.


Work will not be stopped for golf but as stated disruption to play will try to be avoided.  Your cooperation and patience will be much appreciated.

Many thanks and kind regards

Mark Lewthwaite
Course Manager

AGM 2017 – Summary of Resolutions

Summary of the Outcomes of the Resolutions considered at the AGM 2017

To allow members to be aware of its content as soon as possible this Summary has been written without being checked against the Minutes that are to be prepared by the Hon Secretary who is on holiday. Please note the Resolutions have been abbreviated for this Summary.

  • To set up a small group to meet to make recommendations to the committee to enable us to speed up the typical 18 hole round. (Proposer Greg Phillips/Seconder Jerry Senior)
  • That the section of the computer system that generates tee times for players should be abandoned to be replaced by card based system (Barrie Layfield/Phil Toms)
  • That the Eclectic series be based on Seniors Handicap as of 1st January and not subject to change. (Glynn Williams/Steve Maier)
  • Seniors handicaps are not reset at the end of the calendar year but roll over year-on-year. (Cliff Davies/Bill Baker)
  • Do we keep the Open or change to a Seniors Championship over 2 rounds (Bill Baker/Richard Tucker)
  • Amendment/counter proposal: That the committee explore the possible introduction of a Seniors Championship.   AMENDMENT PASSED.