Captains Blog - July 2022

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Captains Blog – July 2022

July started with another well-run quiz night, congratulations to Gareth Leyshon and team who were winners on the night, Ian Jacob quizmaster, superb again.

2nd July 2022 was only momentous because 69 years ago my poor Mum had me lol.

That weekend was our club championship over 36 holes and finally after several years trying

Nigel Rhodes was victorious.


Tripartite week started at 6am on Monday 4th July with Simon Horton & me competing against Nuneaton GC and Hinckley GC Captains & Vice Captains in the 54 hole challenge, Atherstone GC winning again, since its inception in 2010 we have never lost.

It was a glorious week for our players and caddies, AGC winning at Junior, Ladies & Senior level bringing home The Chadaway Trophy, The Rose Bowl & Hodge Trophy.

All these trophies can be seen in the right-hand trophy cabinet.

Thank you to all the team captains and helpers who made it a great week for Atherstone GC, personal thanks for their help to Simon Horton, Gary King, Jayne Shaw, Phil Challis, Keith Guild, Neil Smith not forgetting Mark Sedgwick and our bar staff team.


The month ended as it started with very dry weather, congratulations to Rob & his team for keeping our course in so good condition during this drought.

July Competition Winners

Club Championship – Nigel Rhodes

Extra Stableford – Lee Bull

Tuesday Stableford 5th  – Mike Ferguson

Lowest Net Score Hodge Trophy – Bob Pointer – 68 Net

Lowest Net Score Rose Bowl – Joy Pointer – 68 Net

Ping Mixed – Heather Boyce & Gareth Leyshon

Sale Cup – Carl Bellion

Tuesday Stableford 12th – Martin Norton

Dugdale Cup – Wayne Moore

Tuesday Stableford 19th – Brian Mulligan

Ladies Captain Stableford – Ann Leggatt

Terry Smith Claret Jug July – Trevor Clark

Challenge Cup – Dave Brotherhood

Tuesday Stableford 26th – Corey Sweet

Stafford Salver Medal – Jayne Shaw

Beesley Bowl – Sherrie Carter & Shaun Carter

Hunt Salver – Nick Fenton

Congratulations to husband & wife team Shaun and Sherrie Carter for their second success in mixed pairs competitions at Atherstone GC.


Again, mixed fortunes this month for our teams.


On a personal note this month has been very trying both at our great golf club and health wise, I’ve been very moved by the kind words I have received from our members, this is in my opinion the best golf club in our area both on and off course.


On a lighter note, Nuneaton Vice Captain Lee Wright quoted me regarding our rivals when I received the inaugural Cliff Wright Trophy on behalf of Simon & Myself.

Hinckley – Best pitch & putt in Leicestershire

Nuneaton – Best golf course in Whitestone


Bob Waters

AGC Captain

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