December Medal

A soggy day at les mielles saw 33 players brave the weather and take on the shortened course for this weekends medal.

There was some strong scoring in Division 1 with David Somma shooting a nett 67 for 3rd place and the scoring machine Peter Dixon scoring a gross 74 / nett 64 for runners spot. Topping this section was Max Delph with a 70 gross /nett 62, great scoring in the conditions.

Division 2 was a much tighter affair with Tom Carolan, Ian Ritchie and Stephen Higginson all scoring nett 66s. Going 1 better and winning division 2 was Paul le Marquand with his nett 65, well done Paul

In the 2s sweep we had 15 players taking part which was nearly 50% of the field which is great. There were 12 x 2s in the competition but only 8 of them had entered the sweep, gaining them a share of the pot

Qualifying golf comes to an end

Today saw the final qualifying competition played in mild conditions which was a nice surprise considering he forecast.

This weekends comp was the first round of the 12 Under / 13 Over series and there were some strong scoring on show

In the 12 Under section, Dave Belo went out early morning and with a 74 gross / nett 64 set the score for everyone to beat. James Laverty matched the earlier 64 with a round that consisted of 4 birdies but Dave's stronger back 9 kept him in the lead on CB. In the afternoon only Alan Cabot could shoot a sub par score but his 68 wasn't enough to challenge the leaders.

There was some big scores in the 13 Over stableford half with multiple players shooting in the 40s. Stephen Higginson came 3rd with 41pts, 23 of those being on a strong front 9. Stevie Muir went 1 better with a 22pts front 9 and 20 back for a total of 42pts but this wasn't enough to catch the winner who was Arno Chilvers with a big 45pts. Arno's back 9 total of 24pts included 2 x 5pts holes and he could even afford a blob on the last with such a strong score in the bag

First Classic of the season

59 players braved the cold front at Les Mielles this weekend for the penultimate qualifying round of 2018 .

There were a few nett 67s in the top 5 with Peter Dixon hitting an eagle on the par 4 4th but Carl Grays strong back 9 gave him 3rd spot on CB.

Rab Brown played a solid 18 holes for his gross 77 / nett 67 but winning the day with a 2 over gross back 9, helping him to a nett 65 was Joe Straiton

In the 2s we had 10 people entering the sweep. There was a total of 9 2s in today's comp and 3 people that took part grabbing 5 of those 2s.

Next Sunday sees the last qualifying competition of the year with the tees moving to their forward position on Friday 30th November

Les Ormes GC take the honours

The match was played early morning in blustery damp conditions, however thankfully whenever the wind picked up the rain would subside.

As usual the green staff presented a course which was a joy to play on even with extensive works taking place laying a new irrigation system.

Despite us fielding strong looking team with home advantage Les Ormes powered to a 6.5 to 2.5 win.

Graeme's hot streak continues

Graeme Hebenton continued his good form with another victory in this weekends medal. Going out in the first slot of the morning on a tough scoring day, Graeme shot a level gross front 9 and 1 over back 9 to shoot a 71 gross / nett 64. Ken Mitchell and Craig Tucker came closest to chasing Graeme down with their 67 and 68 but couldn't topple the leaders score.

In division 2 , Jon McCulloch and Simon Bell both scored a net 69 to finish 2nd and 3rd respectively but leading the way in this division was Stephen Allaway who dropped 4 shots in the first 2 holes but went on to play some solid golf to finish with a 68.

In the twos sweep, we only had 9 players taking part. There were 7 two's in the competition but only 2 of these had entered the sweep leaving Chris Frost and Tom Brown sharing the pot.

O'Hara & Malone grab the Pairs title

The last KO final was played this weekend with James O'Hara / Clive Malone taking on Paul Horton / Dave Belo in the Francis Paris Doubles Final.

The front 9 was a close affair with Clive using his shot on the 2nd hole to go 1 up but this was quickly leveled up on the 3rd with a birdie by Dave which was then extended to a 2 up lead with wins on the 4th and 5th. Back came James / Clive with a win on 6 and a par on 7 for a nett 3 which squared up the match. A monster 30ft birdie putt by Clive on the 8th swung the game in their favor giving them a 1 shot lead at the half way stage.

It was all to play for on the back 9 but Clive soon flexed his muscles on the 10th with a superb tee shot to 3ft which gave them a 2 shot lead and this was extended on the 12th with James winning the hole with a nett birdie 3. James made it dormi after the 14th and the match was wrapped up on the 15th by James who sunk the putt for a halve and a 4&3 win.

A fully deserved victory by the pair who played some great golf on their way to their win.

Bogey Cup goes to Masefield

With the course being graded today it would of been a shock to the 39 players taking part in today's competition to find the white tees positioned at their maximum length.

There were multiple players that finished on a level net par of 0 in the bogey scoring with 3 players tied at the top with +2

Paul Gicquel, Steve Campbell and Barry Masefield all had solid rounds but Barry won the day with a strong back 9 to take top spot on CB.

Special moment for our President

Our President hopped over to North Wales to take part in his daughters Lady Captain Day at Plassey Golf Club.

Not wanting all the limelight to be on his daughter Herbie stepped up on the 167 yard par 3 and grabbed himself his first hole-in-one after 59 years of golfing.

Well done Mr President, a truly great moment shared on your daughters big day, special memories !

Martin Smith wins the Scratch KO 2018

The final of the scratch matchplay was played at the weekend in what turned out to be a fitting end to the competition.
A full report of the match was provided by our Vice Chris Frost and can be read by clicking on the link below.

Scratch KO 2018

Vice lights up the new season

After a summer of near perfect conditions for our competitions the small field that braved the forecast were greeted with a pretty damp day.
It was a case of deja vu for today's medal with the early starters getting a dry front 9 before the rain came for the rest of the day.

Dave Belo continued his good form with another top 3 finish with his nett 67 but this was soon beaten by Max Delph who shot the best gross of the day with a 74, nett 66. Nobody could come to close to the winner Chris Frost who played great golf and shot a low 63 for a deserved victory.

In division 2 Jon Breeze had another good result with his nett 66 and this was matched by Matthew Cornic who just pipped him to second spot with a stronger back 9. Topping the division with the best nett score of the day was Mike Veillard with a superb 62.

In the 2s sweep we had 13 players taking part. There were 7 2s in the competition but only 2 of those had entered the sweep so well done to Scott Henry and Mike Burley who split the pot

Lindsay wins the Handicap Singles KO

With the finals unfortunately being played over various weekends due to finals day falling on Ryder Cup singles day, John Lindsay took the first title in the Handicap KO beating Dave Belo in todays final

John played some steady golf only dropping 1 shot in the first 6 holes which gave him a 2 hole lead and with Dave in trouble on the 7th and 9th his lead was extended to 4 at the half way point.

John continued his dominance on the 10th to go to 5 up and then each player won a hole each on 11 / 12 to leave John up by 5 on the 13th tee. Dave managed to find some good pars over the next 4 holes which gave him wins on 13,15 and 16 to bring the match back to only 2 with two holes to play. Both players found the 17th green and with John putting up close the hole was conceded giving John a 2&1 victory

Well done John on a deserved victory

The 36 hole Scratch final is being played on October 7th with the pairs final scheduled for October 14th

2018 season come to an end

Today saw the last medal of the 2018 season take place on a wet and windy day.

The morning starters certainly had an advantage with it being pretty dry for he first 2 hours before the rain set in for the rest of the day.

Dave Belo made the most of this shooting a strong 2 over back 9 for a nett 66 with a 7 on the last. Paul Gicquel came closet to toppling Dave with a nett 67 which included an eagle on the par 4 4th. Fabio played a solid round for another 67 but no one could quite catch Dave score giving him the win.

For the two's sweep we had 8 people taking part. There were 5 two's but only one of those had entered so well done to Chris Frost who takes the £16

The final table of the LMGC Classic series can be seen in the Club Leagues sub-section

Penultimate Medal of 2018

With only the LMGC classic medal remaining of the 2018 season, 40 players took part in the L'Etacq Cup on another glorious day.

Michael Burley went out in the first slot and shout 2 x 38 to give him a gross 76 which gave him a strong nett 60. Richard Summerfield shot a 2 over front 9 and with a birdie on 10 was well on course to go sub 60 until the 16th came along and put a dent in his hopes which left him with a nett 64. Stephen Murray had a tough front 9 but this behind him to shoot a a 4 over back 9 which gave him a nett 63 and 2nd spot.

Continumm Mixed Greensomes 2018


September 8th saw the annual Continuum Mixed Greensomes take place at Les Mielles with over over 34 pairs taking part in the event.
The winner would be the best gross score of the day with there also being prizes for the best nett scores and stableford score. Teams had the choice of entering the stableford format after the 12th hole and before teeing of on the 13th but this would forfeit them from the gross and nett prizes. 
It was so nice seeing many golfers from various clubs playing in this event and with Dan the sponsor throwing in some subtle challenges it was a day that kept giving.
The evening dinner and presentation was attended by virtually everyone and it was great to have the whole restaurant to the golfers which created a real buzz.
Big praise to the ladies (especially Annette) for organizing the event so well and providing great comms during the week. A special thanks to Dan Hare for once again sponsoring the event and being a great host. Only Dan could get everyone playing heads and bums for bottles of wine...! Well done all and i can see this event really growing into something special.
Congratulations to all the winners who can be seen by clicking on the link below and ive also added some photos of the night in the photos sub-section. 

 Continuum winner 2018

Eclectic last round

Another stunning day at les mielles was welcomed by everyone taking part in the last round of the Eclectic series.

Dave Ferre continued his strong form with another sub par 68 but Stan Irvine and Dave Belo both beat this by 1 shot with Dave's stronger back 9 giving him 2nd spot.
With a nett 64 and winning his 2nd comp was Anthony Boye who seems to have taken to competition like a duck to water as well as earning himself an ESR.

Final Eclectic standings will be added to the leagues sub section during the week

September Medal result

It was a glorious day at les mielles for the last monthly medal of the 2018 season and there was some high caliber golf on display.

In division 1 Andy Hood continued his good scoring with a nett 66 but but this wasnt enough to topple Martin Smith who shot the lowest gross of the day with a 69 giving him a nett 64. Martin held the lead until the penultimate group of the day where Ben Holt went out in 1 under gross and held his composure on the back 9 to shoot a nett 63 and take the victory.

Alan Warren took 3rd spot in Division 2 with a nett 66 but with another low score was Daniel Mclaughlin with a nett 65 to take runners up spot. Winning his first comp with a nett 63 was Jon Breeze who shot a very steady round of golf, well done Jon.

The Medal leagues will be updated over the next few days and posted in the leagues sub-section

In the 2s sweepstake there was 21 entries and 8 people shooting a 2 with only 3 of those 8 entering the sweep and gaining a share of the pot.

Martin Smith - 2 @ 8 and 17
Dave Ferre - 2 @ 17
Michael Veillard - 2 @ 8

Thursday Summer medal series comes to an end

The 7th and last Thursday Medal was played this week with the scores tight at the top so it was all to play for.

The morning players got the best half of the day with hardly any wind during the morning and the scores certainly reflected this.

Kenny Mitchell scored the best gross of the day with a gross 72 / nett 64 but this was soon beaten by Peter Gow who's nett 63 sealed him second spot. Topping the day was Richard Cadoret who shot a terrific nett 60 which also earn't him an ESR on his handicap.

The final league will be posted over the weekend with the top spots ending up really close

President Day 2018

It was great seeing the members get behind our president giving him the day and night he deserves

On the golf side the course was in pretty good condition which helped deliver some strong scores throughout the day. There were multiple 67s in the top 10 but holding the clubhouse lead early doors was Andy Wood who had 3 birdies on 4,5 & 6 for a 2 under front nine and a nett 64 for his 18 holes. Andy Hood continued his good form of late to go one better with his nett 63 but this wasnt enough to topple the leader Dave Ferre who shot a 1 over back 9 for a nett 61, a great score to win the day.

The 2s sweep was run for the first time with 30 people taking part. There were 11 2s but only 5 of those had entered the sweep to take a cut of the winnings.

The golf was followed by the meal and presentation with over 50 members attending, really good seeing this support for the President and im sure he was very proud of his day

Well done to all the winners, you can see some pictures from the evening in the photos sub-section

Thursday Medal 6

The penultimate Thursday Medal took place today on a day that started dry, got wet and then ended in sunshine.

Only the top 3 managed to get a reduction on their handicap which highlighted how tough the scoring was.

Paul Canas teed of late and had a tough start but dug in and had a steady 17 holes to finish 3rd with a nett 66.
Teeing off in the last group was Colin Wood who made the most of the calmer conditions to shoot a nett 64 but this wasnt enough to topple the clubhouse leader with Karl Rockett's 64 holding out as his very strong back 9 gave him top spot on count-back.

The league table will be updated in the next few days with only 1 more medal remaining this year. Best 4 scores from the 7 rounds count for the final total

Leagues and KO draws updated

The medal leagues and KO draws are coming to an end and you can see the latest standings in the Leagues and Knockout sections

The KOs have been a good success this year with only 3 matches being lost to byes so a big thank you to everyone for playing their matches promptly.

Squad for St Clements match

Many thanks for putting your name forward to play in next weekend’s match against St Clements, please see below for the full squad and match details

Captain,  Paul Ashton,  Frank Booth,  Tom Brown,  Mike Burley,  Richard Cadoret,  Arno Chilvers,  Richard Cornick, Chris Frost,  Carl Gray,  Brian Hudson,  Jimmy Hughes, Herbie Jennett,  Paul King,  James Laverty,  Jason McKusker,  Chris O’Connor,  Tim Phelan,  Scott Spencer,  Mike Veillard.

Venue - St Clements Golf and Recreation Grounds
08:00 - Bacon Roll and Coffee
08:45 - Golf
Followed by lunch, approx 2 o’clock

Dress Code
Golf: Club Shirts and Black Shorts/Trousers
Lunch: Smart Casual.....No Jeans or Trainers

Good luck

August Medal

Great to see a big field take part in the weekend medal. The steady wind seemed to ease off during the day but scoring was tough for the majority of the day

In Division 1 Martin Smith continued his good form and shot the lowest gross of the day with a gross 73 giving him a nett 68 and 3rd spot. James Laverty and Andy Hood shared the best nett scores in this division with Andy's 1 over gross on the back 9 giving him the victory on CB.

Allan Lawson and Barry Shelton both came in with a nett 67 for a 4th and 3rd spot in division 2. Stephen Allaway shot a solid nett 66 for second spot but leading the way was Tom Carolan who shot the best score of the day with a low nett 63

President Day

Our President Herbie Jennett has worked some magic and got some extra slot for his his President Day and also managed to secure the whole restaurant for the dinner and presentation.

With 6 weeks notice for this event we really hope that everyone will make an effort in supporting our President and attend the evening do. This is a great opportunity to have a few beers with your fellow members and enjoy a good social night at our club house.

Look forward to seeing you all on the 25th

Corbiere Cup result

A small turnout took part in the Sunday medal on a hot day for the weekend medal.

Rab Brown, Phil Grehan and Peter Dixon all had good rounds with a nett 67 with Phil's 1 under back 9 giving him 3rd spot o CB.

Gerry Brennan found some form this weekend shooting a low 65 but winning the day was David Somma who followed up his level gross front 9 with a steady back 9 for the lowest gross of the day and a nett 63, well done David

July Medal

Another glorious day at Les Mielles greeted the 73 players taking part in the July Medal.

In Division 2 Brian McGarry went out early doors and set the score to beat with a very solid nett 63. Kevin Jubb came close with a nett 65 and Nic Butt shot a one over back 9 to shoot a nett 64 but no one could overcome Brian's score.

There was some good scoring in Division 1 with Chris Whur and Graeme Hebenton both shooting nett 65 and Martin Smith shooting the best gross of the day with his 69 / nett 64. Winning the day with his nett 63 and following on from his good result in the Open was Andy Wood who 8 pars and 1 bogey on the back 9 got him the win.

O Hara wins the Open

A great turnout this year saw 112 players take part in the 2018 LMGC open.

The course was in good condition but a swirling wind that got stronger through the day made scoring difficult.

The top 3 places all went to early starters. Phil Grehan had a point to prove today and went out and shot 1 over gross on both sides which included 3 birdies and a nett 64 for 3rd spot.
Andy Wood took runners up spot with a nett 63. A strong front 9 started to unravel at the beginning of the back 9 but Andy dug in and finished well to completed a good round.
Top spot went to James O'Hara who continued his excellent start to his comeback at Les Mielles by shooting a nett 62 which consisted a level gross front 9. Well done James

Best gross of the day went to Jeremy Phillips with a 1 under back 9 giving him a 70 gross

Well done to everyone that helped put this day together !

Alderney Cup report

A glorious day at Les Mielles today for a rare stableford competition.

The recent rain has brought the lush green back to the course but also greens that were playing very slow.

There were some very good scoring in the morning slots with Harry Carver scoring 43pts which was matched and bettered on count back by our very own President Herbie Jennett.

A couple players in the afternoon shot solid scores in the 40s but only one person managed to topple the morning early with Steve Pearson shooting a level gross 70 for 44pts.

Thursday Medal 2

Seems like players are getting to grips with the white tees with some low scores today and 12 players of the 33 beating par.

The morning starters set the scores to beat with Stephen Cleary, Jerry O'Connor and Joe Straiton all shooting nett 65 but it was Joe who had the stronger back 9 to have the clubhouse lead. Dave Belo and Karl Rockett got close to the leaders with nett 66 in the afternoon but it was Clive Malone who stole the show with a nett 62 and a first win, well done Clive

Eclectic / Deontic 1 and KO update

We have been blessed with some really good weather since qualifying golf began in March and it was no different for the medal comp on Sunday.

Andrew Perchard always does well in the eclectic series and he got of to a solid start this year with a nett 67. Alan Cabot has to be the most consistent golfer this year, always challenging for the top spots and his 67 was good enough for 2nd spot on CB. Taking top spot this weekend was Dave Belo who shot the best gross of the day and a nett score of 64 to win by 3.

Knockouts - the matchplay comps have given us some shock results with current holders being knocked out and hot favorites getting beaten. We have also only had a few bye's which is a big improvement on last year. Ive updated the KO sheets to show the latest results and will continue to update them every few weeks, these can be found in the knockout sub-section.

Mings Dynasty Cup

Only 22 players competed in the midweek stableford competition.

Most of the good scores came in the afternoon when the wind seemed to die a little after a breezy start. Steve Campbell had a solid back 9 of 23pts for a total of 38pts but this was beaten by 2 x 39pts from Jonny Buesnel and Peter Simon with Peter's 19pts on the back 9 giving him 2nd spot on CB.

With 40pts and taking top spot was Frank Booth. Frank had a good front 9 of 22pts and backed this up with 18pts to the win the the day.

LMGC Classic 4 - Captains Trophy

Another good day at Les Mielles was welcomed by the 70 players taking part in the 4th Classic of the 6 comp series.
The rain overnight had improved the greens slightly but they we were still giving out some surprises when putting which went unnoticed by the leaders, for this competition at least.

With the CSS set at 68 their were numerous players receiving a reduction for their nett 67 which was a nice surprise.
David Nolan and Ben Holt went 1 better and with a stronger back 9, Bens 66 gave him 3rd spot.
Micahel Veillard shot a nett 63 which on any other day would of won him the competition but going out in the first slot was Phil Grehan who shot 6 birdies on his a way to the lowest gross of the day and a nett 62. Well played Phil

Summer Medal series begins

A lovely spring day today at Les Mielles greeted the players taking part in the first Thursday Medal of the seven compmseries.

The course is still recovering from the long winter and with the greens in pretty poor condition it made scoring difficult.

There were a few decent scores of nett 70 from the morning starters but in the afternoon Alan Cabot and Carl Gray both shot 69 with Alan's 1 over gross back 9 giving him 2nd spot

Way out in front and grabbing the win today was Daniel McLaughlin who shot a magnificent nett 61, great scoring Daniel

O'Hara wins his first competition

The weather wasn't at its best for Sunday's Grantez Cup and with the greens running pretty bumpy scoring was never going to be easy.

Alan Cabot once again shot a solid round with a nett 71 but this was wasn't enough for a spot in the top 3 with Martin Smith and Adrian Huckson taking 3rd and 2nd spot respectively with their nett 70.

Out on his own was James O'Hara who teed off in the first group and shot the only score below par, winning his first competition with his nett 66, well done James.

Graeme Hebenton stars in the JGU Foursomes

Well done to Graeme Hebenton and his partner for winning the handicap JGU Foursomes held at the Royal Jersey Golf CLub over the weekend.

After playing a solid 36 holes on the Saturday to qualify for the matchplay rounds on the Sunday, they continued their good form to win their matches and take the title.

Well done Graeme

The full results of the Saturday and Sunday rounds can be seen by clicking on the photo

April Medal

Great to see 80 players taking part in this weekends medal, a good sign for the upcoming season.

Three players managed to beat par in division 2 with Steve Higginson 69 good enough for third spot. Paul Le Marquand shot a strong front 9 which helped him secure second spot with a 68 but winning division 2 with the best score of the day was Carl Gray with a 66.

In division 1 we had a bunch of 69s in the top 7 but with a nett 68 and taking third place playing his usual steady golf was Chris Jones. Dave Belo took second spot with a nett 67 but missed out on top spot on CB with James Laverty back 9 proving the stronger, well done James.

2017 Financial report

I have added the financial report for last year in our members section in the news section

I will add the minutes from last nights AGM over the next couple of days but if you have any questions then please send us an email

1st HOLE NOTICE

Following the AGM Monday 7th November I have been asked to clarify what the options are for balls played from the tee at the first hole. There appears to be a lot of confusion with members quoting a new local rule that has been explained to them by the course representatives. I am writing to the rules committee of the R & A for a definitive ruling on this matter. Until that ruling has been given then the following interpretation of the rules will stand. I would urge all members to comply with this until further notice and to explain this to other players. Failure to comply with this ruling during a competition may result in disqualification.

1. There is no new local rule that applies to the playing of this hole.
2. A ball played to left of the new white stakes between the 1st and 4th holes is out of bounds and another ball must be played from the tee under penalty of stroke and distance (3 off the tee, 5 off the tee, 7off the tee etc).
3. This obviously also applies to balls that go left and enter the water hazard on the 4th hole.
4. Out of bounds runs in a straight line from stake to stake from the first stake near the 1st tee box to the furthest most stake behind the 4th tee.
5. If a ball is played from the tee that goes to the right and it not virtually certain that the ball has entered the water hazard then a provisional ball should be played from the tee.
6. If the original ball is found outside the water hazard then it must be played as it lies or if it is unplayable (under one of the bushes in front of the water hazard but not in the hazard) it may be declared unplayable and it may be dropped using any of the options available under Rule 28.
7. If the original ball is found in a water hazard then it may be played as it lies or under the penalty of one stroke it may be dropped using any of the options available under Rule 26.
8. If the original ball is not found then the player must continue with the provisional ball or if a provisional has not been played then he must return to the tee and play again.

It is important to understand that the player and his marker must be virtually certain of where the ball crossed the margin of the hazard in order to invoke Rule 26. This basically means that someone (the players in your group, the course ranger, another player on the course playing nearby) saw where the ball went. It cannot be assumed that the ball is in the hazard just because it cannot be found outside of the hazard.

Full explanation of rules 26 and 28 are in the rules of golf booklet available in the club house I recommend that all players carry one.

Chris Frost
Competition Secretary
Les Mielles Golf Club

NEED YOU'RE CLUBS CLEANING ?

Club Clean Jersey are doing some sessions over the next couple of weeks if anybody is interested

The next event is this Saturday 10th September at St Clement, followed by 17th September at Les Ormes. At these events you can get a full set of clubs, including grips cleaned for just £6

We are also offering a pickup/drop off from your house service for £10 or a drop off / collect from our premises for £8.

We will be getting a mobile service up and running in the new future so I can clean your clubs on your doorstep without having to take away to make it more convenient.

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