Les Mielles versus Royal Jersey

Les Mielles are taking on Royal Jersey on our home patch next month. If you are interested in taking part in this club match please add your name to the sheet on the noticeboard where a team will be selected.

Venue: Les Mielles Golf and Country Club
Date: Sunday 13th May 2018
Times:
08:00hrs Bacon Rolls
08:48hrs Golf
14:00hrs Lunch
Format: 4bbb
Dress Code:
Golf Club Shirts and Black Trousers
Lunch Club Ties and Jackets

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.

Qualifying golf finally arrives

After nearly 5 months since the last qualifying it was good to finally get our back tees back to the their normal positions

In Division 2 there were quite few nett 71s in the top 10 but with a nett 69 was Frank Booth who took 3rd spot. Steven Tindall equaled Franks score with a stronger back 9 which gave him the runners up spot on count-back but Matthew Cornic lead the way with his 68.

Martin Smith shot the lowest gross of the day with his 74 but this wasn't enough to break into the top 3. After his fine debut win in the Hampshire 7s, Peter Dixon continued his good form with a solid 68 for third spot. A pair of nett 66s occupied the top 2 spots with Paul Horton stronger back 9 taking the win from Jonathan Le Brocq on count-back.

Les Mielles beat St Clement in 7s

In a close match, Les Mielles overcame St Clements on Sunday 18th to progress to the next round where they will meet La Moye.

The team consisted of 4 guys making their debut in this competition and they were playing a strong St Clements side who had picked most of their top players so it was a good victory

                                   HCP                                HCP       RESULT
A. MACLACHLAN    6    BEN BEELEY          12             W 2UP
MARTIN SMITH       5    PETER CRAGGS      6            W 2&1
STEVIE MUIR          14   CHRIS McNAB         8            W 6&4
SCOTT HENRY         8    SI AZIZ                      6      L1 DOWN
ANDY HOOD           11   A. FERGUSON        7              L 5&4
PETER DIXON        10    ANDY WISEMAN     7             W 2&1
CHRIS FROST         10   MICKY BROOKS     11             L 3&1

Les Mielles won 4 to 3

LMGC Classic 3 - Spring Medal

The weather couldn't of been further from spring with a big downpour in the morning and force 6 winds in the afternoon which brought a winter chill with it.

Andy Wood went out early in the morning and set the score to beat with a nett 64 that consisted of 4 birdies.
Joe Straiton found some of his form from earlier on in the year to shoot a nett 63 but winning the day was Brian Williams who's 2 over back 9 and 3 birdies gave him the best score of the day with a 62.

Winter league week 10

The winter series 2018 was concluded last week with the snow paying havoc to the midweek golfers trying to get into the top 3.

Current leader Peter Dixon scored another solid score of 37pts to improve his total slightly. Tom Park was only 1 point behind and was one of only two people that managed to submit a card during the week. His score of 33pts would not be enough to get top spot.

Some big scores were scored in the final week. Kenny Mitchell shot a level par round for his 44pts with Stan Irvine going one better with his 45pts. Winning the final week was 2017 champ Paul Gicquel who shot a big 47pts which included two blobs and a 25pts front 9.

The final table can be seen in the leagues section, well done to the top 3 and to everyone else who took part in this years main winter competition.

Dates & details for Chateau Des Ormes

The Committee are pleased to announce the confirmed dates for our annual match versus Chateau Des Ormes.

This year we start off the defence of our annual club match with the away leg on Sat 14 and Sun 15 April at Chateau Des Ormes for which we require a 12 man team. The match will be played in the usual four ball better ball matchplay format on the Saturday, followed by singles matchplay on the Sunday. Please see the below itinerary to give you an idea of what to expect:

Sat 14 April
• Registration at Elizabeth terminal for 0800
• The ferry departure is 0905 arriving at St Malo at 1130
• A coach will be there to meet us and transfer the party to Chateau des Ormes
• The rooms will be available for check in or a facility for the storage of luggage.
• 1330 first tee time for the four ball better ball matchplay
• Dinner will be served at 2000 at the restaurant, smart casual dress code (jeans are allowed)

Sun 15 April
• 0830 first tee off for the singles matchplay matches
• Lunch and presentation
• The coach will collect the team at around 1430
• Ferry departs St Malo at 1630 and arrives in Jersey 1700

The cost of the trip is £150 per person which includes your travel, accommodation and two rounds of golf.

This match has quickly become one of the highlights of our season and so if you are interested in getting involved, please put your name up on the selection sheet which will be up on the board from this weekend.

The home leg will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June at Les Mielles.

4 way tie for Mons Hamon

Only 26 players took part in the last non-qualifier before the tees go back and qualifying golf begins.

Peter Dixon went out early and continued his good golf of late to post 37pts and hold the lead for most the day.

The afternoon slots had to deal with stronger winds but this didnt hold back the scoring with 4 people scoring 38pts

Dave Belo had the best front 9 of the day with 22pts but couldn't keep it going on the back 9. Frank Booth and Stan Irvine also scored 38pts but with 20pts on the back 9 Alan Cabot won the day on CB with his 38pts.

Dolmens Trophy

Finally a dry day greeted the 65 golfers taking part in this weekends stableford competition.

The scoring was pretty impressive today with 44pts just sneaking you into the top 10.

Dnaiel Treacy went out early and see the pace with a solid 46pts but this was soon over taken by Pau Gicquel with his 47 that included a 27pts front 9. Mike Veillard shot a level gross back 9 on his way to 48pts but this was only good for 2nd spot as going out in the penultimate group of the day was Lawrence McManus who continued his recent good form to take the win with his 49pts.

Next weekend sees the start of the last week of the winter league series with the Mons Hamon stabelford comp also being played on the sunday

Penultimate winter league report

Week 9 of the winter league was interrupted by the rain which has been a common theme over the last couple of months and only gave the chance to a handful of golfers to submit a card during the week.

Phil Hunt went out early on Saturday morning and set the score to beat with a solid 44pts. John Lindsay and Paul Horton both shot 42pts on Sunday and during the week Roger Harris shot a good 41pts which left Phil on top for this week.

The league has a new leader with Peter Dixon overtaking Tom Park by 1 point. Plenty of other contenders are still with in chance of winning the winter series with at least 5 people below the top 2 places still in with a chance, who can hold their nerve in week 10

Table can be seen in Club Leagues

12 Over and 13 Over winners decided for 2018

Today saw the last round of the 12 Under / 13 Over series played in windy conditions which made scoring difficult but achievable.

In the 12 Under section Paul Horton, John Lindsay and Chris Whur all shot low scores of nett 64 but it was Chris 1 over gross back 9 that won on CB.

Stevie Muir took 3rd spot in the 13 Over with 39pts but this was beaten by Clive Malone who shot a solid 41pts, impressive scoring in his first competition. Top spot went to Craig Harley who scored 42pts.

You can find out who one their respective sections by going to the Club Leagues page

Captain v Vice rearranged 2017 + presentation

The postponed Captain v Vice 2017 match has been scheduled in for Saturday March 10th with slots starting from 13:00.

This will be followed by a meal and presentation which commences at 1830 and sees us celebrate the victories of the major winners of the 2017 season.

A sheet will be put up this weekend with full details and a place to enter your name if you are interested.

February Medal

Not a bad turn out of 48 for the February medal considering another wet day greeted everyone and well done to the 34 that battled it out and completed 18 holes.

In division one there were quite a few scores of 69 in the top 10 with Andrew Bartons being the best of the them to give him 3rd spot. Matt Duffy shot a solid round of 68 to take 2nd spot but leading the way was Peter Dixon who continues his good winter with another low score of 65

Division 2 saw David Nolan and Adrian Huckson score nett 71 to take 3rd and 2nd place but with a 3 over back 9 and winning this division was Terry Vaughan with his nett 68

Division tables will be updated during the week

LMGC Classic 2 - Winter Medal

The re-arranged LMGC Classic was played on a drizzly Sunday with a good number of 48 taking part.

The weather certainly didn't dampen the scoring with some low scores being submitted throughout the day.

Mark le Vesconte and Stevie Muir both scored decent nett 63 but this was only good for 4th and 5th place

Lawrence McManus shot a low 61 but this wasnt enough to topple Mike Veillard who's 61 scored in the first group of the day just pipped him on CB.

Top score of the day went to Daniel Maclaughlin who scored a very solid round of nett 60 to win the day, well done Daniel

Details for match versus La Moye

Evening All

Our first annual inter club friendly match of the new year kicks off with a home match against our old friends up the hill, La Moye Golf Club.

This is always a popular fixture which we invite you all to get involved in and there is now a sheet up on the club notice board for those of you who are interested/available in registering yourself for selection.

The Committee would like to stress that members of ALL abilities/handicaps are welcome, especially those who have never participated in club matches before. Whilst it is always nice to get the victory in these matches, they are always fun and played in good spirit, win lose or draw and are a great day out.

Sunday 18 Feb at Les Mielles Golf Club

0800 - Meet for Coffee & Bacon Rolls
0900 - First Tee Time
1400 - Lunch

8 x Singles Match Play
4 x Four ball Better Ball Match Play

Dress Code:
Golf: Club Colours
Lunch: Jackets and club ties (available to buy from pro-shop)

If selected, team members will be required to pay their own green fees and provide a match fee of £15 which will cover their lunch.

If any of you who have any questions about the day which are not addressed above, or would like to register yourself for selection please contact Paul King on 07797 729039 or by email at pekay57@yahoo.co.uk.

The Committee

12 Under / 13 Over round 3

41 players took part in this weekends round 3 of the 4 round series and with the weather again being calm it was a chance to put a low score in.

Peter Dixon continued his good form with a nett 64 and Alan Cabot was his usual steady self and shot a 63. Chris Whur backed up his last low score with another great score of 62 but this was just beaten by James Hibbs on count-back who's 2 over gross back 9 gave him the lowest score in the 12 Under

In the 13 Over section Frank Booth and Joe Straiton both scored a solid 45pts which ended up not good enough to get into the top two. Paul King scored a tidy 24pts on his front 9 to help get his final total to 46pts but this fell just short as Danny Teixiera pipped him by 1 shot to take top spot with 47pts

Midweek win for Martin

A nice day greeted those that managed to get out in the Atlantic Cup.

Going out early was Jerry O'Connor who shot 45pts which included a level gross back 9.
Carl Gray had another storming front 9 which gave him 25pts but a sloppy start to the back 9 slowed his progress and his 45pts wasn't enough to topple Jerry.
Leading the way with 24pts on the front 9 and a whopping 27pts on the back was Martin De Gruchy who's total of 51pts lblew the rest of the field away. Well played Martin

Big scoring in the January Medal

With the tees moved forward due to the recent wet weather and a surprising calm day, all the ingredients were there for some low scores .

In division 2 the top 3 scores all hit scores below 60 with a nett par 70 only good for 25th place :)
Peter Clark came 3rd with a strong back 9 giving him a nett 59 but Terry Vaughan managed to pip him on count-back to second spot with his 1 under back 9. Top spot went to Stephen Allaway who also shot a 1 under back 9 to give him a gross 70 / nett 57, great scoring Stephen.

Not so many scores in the 50s in division 1 but still some solid scoring was on show.
Craig Tucker hit 5 birdies to shoot the lowest gross of the day but his 69 / nett 62 was only good for 3rd spot. Second spot went to Peter Dixon with his nett 61 continuing his run of low scores in comps. Top of the tree was Chris Whur who birdied 2 of the last 3 holes to give him a nett 59, well played Chris.

Winter League week 6

Even with the extended week over the festive period only 32 players managed to submit a score with the north side closed for most of the second week.

On the first weekend Peter Dixon continued his big scoring from last week with another solid score of 46pts which consisted of a hole-in-one on the 6th

Tom Park scored another solid score of 45pts during the first week to keep his good scoring in this year series.

Topping week 6 was Carl Gray who shot an excellent 25pts on the front 9 and followed this up with 22pts on the back to give him a very nice 47pts.

League table will be updated over the weekend

Winter League 5

Only 33 members could get their winter league card in for week 5 with the weather unplayable for a lot of the week

Alan Cabot scored a solid 42 pts to get him up towards the top of the table and Simon Bell also propelled himself into the top 10 with his 43pts.

Top scorer this week went to Peter Dixon with his solid 45pts, the top score of the winter series to date.

Week 6 starts on December 23rd and is extended for 2 weeks due to it being over the festive period.

Current table can be seen in the Club leagues section

December Medal

We wont have many better days this winter than the 50 players faced today and the scores certainly reflected the conditions.

In division 1 Chris Haws and a great run on the back 9 to give him a 69 gross / 63 nett. In second place was Kenny Mitchell with a nett 62 but leading the way was Steve Pearson with a gross 68 / nett 61.

Division 2 scoring was just as impressive with Frank Booth nett 63 and Simon Bells 62 taking 3rd and 2nd respectively. Shooting the lowest score of the day and winning div 2 was David Nolan with his nett 59, great scoring !

Winter week 4

A reversal of the last round of winter league with most of the top scorers coming from the weekend players.

40pts was only good enough for 6th and 5th place with Noel Quinn's 41pts taking 4th place. Carl Gray and Lawrence McManus both scored 42pts but a strong finish on the back 9 from Lawrence gave him second spot.

Top of the league this week was Frank De Ornelas who made it 2 wins in a week with his 43pts from Sundays round, well done Frank.

League will be updated over the weekend

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

12 Under / 13 Over round 1

Small field today with only 21 players taking part in round 1 of the 12 Under / 13 Over series

In the 12 under section there were some strong nett 66s from Alan Cabot and Peter Dixon with Peters stronger back 9 giving him runners-up spot. Top of the tree was Frank De Ornelas who continued his strong golf of late with a nett 63, a good start to the series.

The good scoring was also on show in the 13 Over with Ben Holts and Richard Cornick 38pts taking 4th and 3rd spot. Arno Chilvers has been putting some good scores together recently and his 42pts today was another decent score to give him 2nd spot. This wasn't enough to beat his playing partner Frank Booth who birdied his last 2 holes to give him 43pts

Winter League 3

This was certainly a week for the midweek golfers with the top 10 scorers all coming from the people playing during the week after the weekend of wind and rain

Reigning champion Paul Gicquel scored well over the weekend with a solid 38pts but this wouldn't be enough to hold off the midweek challengers

On Tuesday Tom Park backed up weeks 2 victory with another good score of 42 but top score on this day went to new member Dan Garland who's 7 birdies and gross 31 back 9 gave him 43 points.

Arno Chilvers shot a brilliant 27pts back 9 on Thursday to take runners up spot but winning week 3 with 44pts on Friday afternoon was David Streets.

The table after 3 weeks will be posted tomorrow night in the club leagues section

November Medal

A hard scoring day at Les Mielles today with the a constant strong wind and teh odd shower through the day.

In Division 1 Martin Smith continued his good form with a solid gross 74 / nett 69 but up stepped Frank De Ornelas who is also swinging well to take the lead. Frank must of thought he had won the day being in the penultimate group but Paul Horton had other ideas and shot the round of the day with his 73 / nett 62 to storm to victory.

Division 2 was heading for a tight finish with Tom Carolan and Paul Biddulph both sitting on nett 69s but Gerry Brennan shot a great round of nett 64 to take top spot by a big margin and earn himself an ESR on the last qualifying comp of the season.

Chateau des Ormes away match report

With a lead of 16 - 2 from the home match earlier on in the year, 12 Les Mielles set off with the intention of bringing the trophy back to Jersey for the first time since this Club match was setup.

Saturday afternoon was the foursome matches and the team were looking to get the job done as quick as possible. Chateau des Ormes had other ideas though and won the first 2 games of the day only for Fabio and Martin Smith to peg it back for Les Mielles way with a victory. Unfortunately the last 3 matches all went to the french team for them to take the the first day 5 - 1 and reduce the overall score to 17 - 7.

The single matches on the Sunday was a more even affair with Arno Chilvers having a big 6&5 victory and Martin Smith also winning big 4&2 to finish the weekend unbeaten, which is more than we could say for Chris Frost who ended up winless after his 5&4 tonking in the singles. Martin Saunders, Mike Veillard, Mike Burley and David Nolan also won their matches to make the singles a 6 - 6 tie and gave Les Mielles a resounding victory of 23 to 13. 

Thanks to Fabio for getting this all organised and well done to all the players.

Photos of the weekend can be seen in the Photos section

President report

You couldn't have asked for a better day to greet the 63 players taking part in the President Trophy.

The competition was organised only recently but our President has whizzed around the last couple of weeks getting his prizes and making sure the numbers were well represented for the presentation and dinner. Great to see this sort of effort and it shows what can be achieved, well done Herbie !

Chris Frost went out in the first group and set the clubhouse lead with a nett 68 which could of been so much better if his pin seeking tee shot on the 6th hadn't ran past the OB post. Martin Smith quickly topped this shooting the lowest gross of the day with a 72 / nett 66.
Surprisingly this kept the lead until the last person of the day returned his card when Frank de Ornelas matched Martins score of nett 66 but had a stronger back 9 to take top spot on CB.

Photos can be seen below of the dinner and the multiple winners of the final top 3 and various closest the pins and category winners

October Medal kicks of the new season

A miserable day at les mielles today that started off windy and got windier and wet as they day went on with no afternoon players returning a score.

With only 3 scores in Division 1, Craig Hartley secured 3rd place with a solid nett 86. Trevor Simon took second spot with a nice 74 but with the lowest gross of the day and winning score in division 1, Andrew Barton won the day with a nett 72.

Division 2 produced some more competitive results with Adrian Huckson taking 3rd spot with his nett 72 and Gerry Brennan getting runners up spot with a nett 70. Well done to Martyn Jubb for shooting the only score under par and with it winning Division 2 with a great score of nett 67

Match versus Baden Golf Club

Les Mielles took on another french team on Sunday 16th April with Baden Golf Club bringing over a mixed team to take us on at Les Mielles. 
Click on link below for a match report 

Match Report

Report for match versus Chateau Des Ormes

The players were treated to a great weekend of sunshine for the first leg of the match versus Chateau Des Ormes. Click on the link below for the report and result (pages 2 and 3)

Chateau Des Ormes report

Pictures of the day can be seen in the photo section

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.

I am also selling some ProV1 golf balls and tees at a discount price to ensure you are ready to play your next round. Please let me know if you require any of this delivered to your door I addition to cleaning your clubs.

Please do also view our Facebook page www.facebook/clubcleanjersey and share/like/review our service.

Many thanks and look forward to hearing from you.

Nick Barber
Club Clean Jersey
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07797822023
Clubcleanjersey@gmail.com

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