THE GEMS
Oldham Golf Club (Seniors)

Oldham Golf Club, Lees New Road, Oldham, Lancs OL4 5PN



OLDHAM GOLF CLUB TELEPHONE NUMBER 0161 624 4986

(Extension 1 for The Office, Extension 2 for the Club Shop, Extension 3 for the Bar)







Welcome to the Web Site

(Last updated on Thursday 26th March 2020 at 1.44pm)






OFFICERS FOR 2020


TREASURER CAPTAIN VICE CAPTAIN HANDICAP SECRETARY
John Billington Charlie Middlewood Brian Best Mike Dunkerley





GEMS NEWS



The GEMS (Gentlemen Elderly Members Section)

meet every Thursday morning

playing over 'The Championship Eleven' holes.

Different forms of Competitions are played each week throughout the month.

Click here for the weekly format





ALL GEMS COMPETITIONS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

In the meantime if anyone has some news they wish to share,
or a photograph of how they are spending their newly found 'leisure time',
then please contact either the GEMS Captain or the Web Site Editor.

The Site will be updated weekly.






THE OLDHAM SENIORS OPENS

The 30th April event is cancelled. Entry Fees will be refunded when circumstances allow.

The 1st October event is still on, but is subject to review nearer the time.





A LOOK BACK IN TIME - WHEN GEMS MEMBERS WERE YOUNG(ER)

March 17th 2011 March 8th 2012 March 21st 2013
Winners of the 'End-of-Winter' competition Second in the Texas Scramble Winners of the
'Arthur Burgess Trophy' competition



GEMS MEMBERS IN NON GOLFING ACTION
The Captain in the process of building a social distancing escape route from his back garden on to the adjacent Pennine Bridleway.

With a cup of Yorkshire Tea in hand he can clearly be heard singing Eddie Cochran's 1960 hit of "Three Steps To Heaven......!"





GEMS POSSIBLE COMPETITION DATES IN 2020

Thursday 9th July

Prime of Life Cup

Thursday 30th July

Les Eyre Rose Bowl at Dukinfield G.C.

Thursday 10th September

Lady President's Prize

Thursday 17th September

Autumn Shield

Thursday 1st October

Oldham Seniors Open

Thursday 10th December

Commemorative Cup and Christmas Lunch



POSSIBLE CHANGE OF 2020 GEMS DAYS FROM THURSDAY TO TUESDAY

Tuesday 28th July

NOT

Thursday 30th July

Tuesday 4th August

NOT

Thursday 6th August

Tuesday 29th September

NOT

Thursday 1st October





GEMS COMPETITIONS SINCE NOVEMBER 2019


Click here for the list of Weekly Winners from the 1st November 2019.

Click here for the list of Photographs and Detailed Results from the 1st November 2019 to the 29th December 2019



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THURSDAY 12th MARCH 2020

3 MAN TEXAS SCRAMBLE

21 PLAYERS

THE WINNING TRIO
MIKE SMITH, JOHN SMITH AND MIKE DUNKERLEY (36.75 net)


SECOND :- Geoff Allen, Brian Best and Ken Lunn (38.25 net)

THIRD :- Dave Elstub, Charlie Middlewood and Jack Simpson (39.25 net)





'THE COCK FLAVOUR SOUP AWARD'
The GEMS Captain (left) achieved a hat-trick of landing his ball on wrong greens. Fortunately those who were on them live to tell the tale!

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THURSDAY 5th MARCH 2020

THE FIRST OF EIGHT MONTHLY SINGLES COMPETITIONS TOWARDS THE BRIAN RADCLIFFE TROPHY

26 PLAYERS



MILLSY DOES THE DOUBLE....
THE WINNERS OF THE TEAM COMPETITION:- Steve Smith, Steve Mills and Gordon Howard (53 points)




THE WINNER OF THE SINGLES COMPETITION :- STEVE MILLS (21 points)

SECOND :- Mike Dunkerley (20 points)

THIRD:- Dave Taylor (19 points cpo)

FOURTH:- Harry Pass (19 points)

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THURSDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2020

NO COMPETITION - HEAVY SNOW





IN THE MEANTIME A NEW MEMBER OF THE GEMS WILL HAVE TO WAIT BEFORE MAKING HIS DEBUT .


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THURSDAY 20th FEBRUARY 2020

NO COMPETITION - HEAVY RAIN

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THURSDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2020

3 MAN TEXAS SCRAMBLE

17 PLAYERS

THE WINNING THREEBALL
JOHN BILLINGTON, MIKE SMITH AND ALLAN FROST (37.50 net)


SECOND PLACE:- Trevor Cash, Mike Dunkerley and Charlie Middlewood (38.00 net cpo)

THIRD PLACE:- Brian Spary, Stuart Wagstaffe and John Waterhouse (38.00 net)



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THURSDAY 6th FEBRUARY 2020

THE MONTHLY SINGLES COMPETITION

23 PLAYERS



PAUL PROVES TO BE STREETS AHEAD.....
THE WINNERS OF THE TEAM COMPETITION:- Chris Jones, Paul Street and Mike Dunkerley (45 points)




THE WINNER OF THE SINGLES COMPETITION :- Paul Street (19 points)

SECOND PLACE :- Geoff Allen (17 points cpo)

THIRD PLACE:- Trevor Cash (17 points)

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THURSDAY 30th JANUARY 2020

4 BALL BETTERBALL

18 PLAYERS



THE WINNING DUO
BRIAN ALLEN AND BRIAN BEST (25 points cpo)


SECOND:- John Billington and Peter Schofield (23 points)

THIRD:- Keith Jackson and Paul Street (22 points)

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THURSDAY 23rd JANUARY 2020

4 BALL BETTERBALL

22 PLAYERS



THE WINNING PAIR
BRIAN SPARY AND DAVE TAYLOR (25 points)


SECOND PLACE :- John Waterhouse and Stuart Wagstaffe (24 points)

THIRD PLACE:- Allan Frost and John Wood (21 points)

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THURSDAY 16th JANUARY 2020

3 MAN TEAM (2 TO SCORE)

20 PLAYERS


THE WINNING THREEBALL
STEVE HUNT, TREVOR CASH AND ALLAN FROST (43 points)


SECOND:- Brian Allen, Brian Best and Jack Simpson (35 points)

THIRD:- Dave Elstub, Steve Mills and Brian Spary (34 points)





THE GEMS CAPTAIN ADMIRES THE STRENGTH OF HIS DRIVE ON THE 4th FAIRWAY


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THURSDAY 9th JANUARY 2020

3 MAN TEXAS SCRAMBLE

12 GOOD MEN AND TRUE TURNED OUT

THE WINNING TRIO
CHARLIE MIDDLEWOOD, GEOFF ALLEN AND JOHN SMITH (37.75 net)


SECOND:- Brian Best, John Billington and Jack Simpson (38.25 net)

THIRD:- Paul Street, Alan Taylor and John Wood (39.25 net)

AN HONOURABLE FOURTH:- Mike Dunkerley, Dave Taylor and Stuart Wagstaffe (40.00 net)

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THURSDAY 2nd JANUARY 2020

THE MONTHLY SINGLES COMPETITION

21 PLAYERS



'TWAS A GOOD MORNING FOR CHRIS....
THE WINNERS OF THE TEAM COMPETITION:- Chris Jones, Jack Roberts and Charlie Middlewood (43 points)




THE WINNER OF THE SINGLES COMPETITION :- Chris Jones (18 points)

SECOND :- Geoff Allen (17 points)

THIRD:- John Waterhouse (16 points)

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THE HISTORY OF THE GEMS

CLICK BELOW FOR GEMS INFORMATION AND PHOTOGRAPHS



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GEMS INFORMATION SINCE DETAILED RECORDS BEGAN IN NOVEMBER 2004

COMPETITION

BEST SCORE

PLAYERS

DATE

SINGLES

29 points


Barry Robinson

Steve Smith

Ian Wooliscroft


13th March 2008

4th September 2008

15th January 2009

3 MAN TEAM
(ALL TO SCORE)

79 points


Dave Price, Ken Sharp and Jack Simpson


13th March 2008

3 MAN
TEXAS SCRAMBLE

29.25 net


Peter Farrimond, Ken Sharp and Jack Simpson

Geoff Allen, Barry Robinson and John Stringer


6th March 2008

20th November 2008

3 MAN TEAM
(2 TO SCORE)

59 points


Jack Simpson, Steve Smith and Bill Taylor


23rd December 2008

4 BALL
BETTERBALL

32 points


Alan Chadwick and Jack Simpson

Peter Farrimond and Jack Simpson


20th December 2007

20th December 2007




DATES

AVERAGE
ATTENDANCE

HIGHEST
ATTENDANCE


November 2018 to October 2019


24.6


36


November 2017 to October 2018


22.4


33


November 2016 to October 2017


20.5


28


November 2015 to October 2016


21.6


32


November 2014 to October 2015


23.1


32


November 2013 to October 2014


23.0


33


November 2012 to October 2013


23.8


31


November 2011 to October 2012


25.4


35


November 2010 to October 2011


26.1


35


November 2009 to October 2010


24.1


36


November 2008 to October 2009


23.9


29


November 2007 to October 2008


21.7


27


November 2006 to October 2007


20.8


28


November 2005 to October 2006


19.5


24


November 2004 to October 2005


17.1


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