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Thursday, August 25 2011 - Alex MacBeath - Grande Meadows Junior Golfer

Grande Meadows, known for a great Junior Golf Program continues to develop female golfers who have done well on the provincial golf scene but has been noticeably lacking in the development of young male golfers. Although many junior aged male golfers take part in the Grande Meadows Junior Program none had taken part in a provincial junior golf tournament for several years until Alex MacBeath entered the 2010 Provincial Junior Golf Championships held at Harmon Golf Course in Stephenville. MacBeath also entered the 2011 Provincial Junior Golf Championships held at the Wild's earlier this summer. Although not making the provincial junior golf team, his game has steadily improved over the past two years and Alex could be a force on the Provincial Junior scene in the next couple of years.

MacBeath, now aged 15 and a Grade 11 student at MCHS in Marystown who has aspirations to attend the University of Waterloo in Ontario to study physics. Alex has been playing golf for the past 7 years. Since both his parents have been golfers for a long time it was inevitable that Alex who participates in other sports such as soccer, hockey, swimming and tennis would take to golf. Don, Alex's father says “Alex is now a much better golfer than me”.

As well as playing in the Grande Meadows Junior Golf program for years Alex has played in the Provincial Junior Golf Championships and taken part in the Tely Tour which holds tournaments in different golf courses around the province.

This year as well Alex is a full time member of Grande Meadows and has entered the Men's Match Play Tournament at the club. In round robin matches MacBeath held his own losing to Barry Stacey 4 and 3 while falling to Charlie Loughlin 1 up. In his third match he took Jeremy Cribb to the 15th hole before falling 4 and 3. The tournament provided a great experience for MacBeath.

Alex lists his favourite courses to play as Terra Nova and The Wilds in Newfoundland while outside the province it's Crow Bush Cove in PEI.

For his golfing future MacBeath will continue to play for fun and attend Provincials and Tely Tours as long as he remains junior aged. Along the way he credits golf teacher, Jim Stick and his uncle Keith Roberts with helping him improve his golf game.

Congratulations Alex and conitnued success with your golf game.

 

Photo Gallery of Alex MacBeath

Tuesday, August 16 2011 - 2011 Match Play Tournament

Bob Banfield captured the 2011 Grande Meadows Matchplay competition recently by defeating Charlie Loughlin 2 up in the final match.  Banfield advanced to the semifinals by defeating Joey Smallwood 1 up in one semifinal while Loughlin advanced to the final by getting by John Bugden 4 & 3 in the other semifinal match.  

In the battle for third place Joey Smallwood got by John Bugden 5 & 3 for his best finish in the Grande Meadows Match play.

 

L to R: Bob Banfield, Charlie Loughlin, John Bugden, Joey Smallwood

John Bugden won Division A over Stan McCarthy in a playoff after both players tied after round robin play while Charlie Loughlin won in Division B.  Joey Smallwood won Division C by defeating Dick Hanrahan 2 & 1 in a special playoff after Hanrahan had defeated Smallwood 3 & 2 to tie Smallwood in round robin and force the playoff.  Bob Banfield won Division D with 2.5 points in 3 matches.

This season the organizers came up with a different format which consisted of four (4) Divisions with 5 players in each Division. Each player is to play the four (4) other opponents in that Division in an 18 Hole Round, using the handicaps on the particular day they play.

There will be 1 point awarded for a win and if there is a tie after the 18 holes, each player will be awarded ½ point. At the end of the competition, the winner of Division A will play the winner of Division B and the winner of Division C will play the winner of Division D. The two losers will then play for 3rd and 4th place and the winners will play off for the Matchplay Championship. If there is a tie to determine the winner in either Division, there will be an 18 hole playoff. All Division winners must be decided by Monday August 29th.  

 

Division A Division B Division C Division D
Frank Blagdon Barry Stacey Perry Stone Bob Banfield
Gerard Cooke Edmund Antle Frank Haskell Matthew Hackett
Stan McCarthy Charlie Loughlin Joey Smallwood Richard Kelly
Bill Buffett Jeremy Cribb Clayton Welsh Rod Power
John Bugden Alex MacBeath Dick Hanrahan Kevin Carvery

Division A Schedule

  Players Winner Score
1 Frank Blagdon vs Gerard Cooke   DNP
2 Frank Blagdon vs Stan McCarthy   DNP
3 Frank Blagdon vs Bill Buffett   DNP
4 Frank Blagdon vs John Bugden   DNP
5 Gerard Cooke vs Stan McCarthy Gerard Cooke 1 UP
6 Gerard Cooke vs Bill Buffett    
7 Gerard Cooke vs John Bugden John Bugden  
8 Stan McCarthy vs Bill Buffett Stan McCarthy  
9 Stan McCarthy vs John Bugden   AS
10 Bill Buffett vs John Bugden    

 

 

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Division B Schedule

  Players Winner Score
1 Barry Stacey vs Edmund Antle Cancelled due to injury  
2 Barry Stacey vs Charlie Loughlin Charlie Loughlin 1 up
3 Barry Stacey vs Jeremy Cribb Jeremy Cribb 3 & 2
4 Barry Stacey vs Alex MacBeath Barry Stacey 4 & 3
5 Edmund Antle vs Charlie Loughlin Cancelled due to injury  
6 Edmund Antle vs Jeremy Cribb Edmund Antle 5 & 4
7 Edmund Antle vs Alex MacBeath Cancelled due to injury  
8 Charlie Loughlin vs Jeremy Cribb Charlie Loughlin 1 up
9 Charlie Loughlin vs Alex MacBeath Charlie Loughlin 1 up
10 Jeremy Cribb vs Alex MacBeath Jeremy Cribb  4 & 3

 

 

 

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Division C Schedule

  Players Winner Score
1 Perry Stone vs Frank Haskell Perry Stone 5 & 4
2 Perry Stone vs Joey Smallwood Joey Smallwood 4 & 3
3 Perry Stone vs Clayton Welsh Perry Stone 2 & 1
4 Perry Stone vs Dick Hanrahan Dick Hanrahan 4 & 3
5 Frank Haskell vs Joey Smallwood Joey Smallwood 3 & 1
6 Frank Haskell vs Clayton Welsh    
7 Frank Haskell vs Dick Hanrahan Dick Hanrahan 1 up
8 Joey Smallwood vs Clayton Welsh Joey Smallwood 1 up
9 Joey Smallwood vs Dick Hanrahan Dick Hanrahan  3 & 2
10 Clayton Welsh vs Dick Hanrahan Clayton Welsh 3 & 2

 

 

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Division D Schedule

  Players Winner Score
1 Bob Banfield vs Matthew Hackett   AS
2 Bob Banfield vs Richard Kelly Bob Banfield 3 & 1
3 Bob Banfield vs Rod Power DNP  
4 Bob Banfield vs Kevin Carvery Bob Banfield 3 & 1
5 Matthew Hackett vs Richard Kelly Richard Kelly 2 & 1
6 Matthew Hackett vs Rod Power DNP  
7 Matthew Hackett vs Kevin Carvery Kevin Carvery 3 & 2
8 Richard Kelly vs Rod Power DNP  
9 Richard Kelly vs Kevin Carvery   AS
10 Rod Power vs Kevin Carvery DNP  

 

 

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Saturday, August 6 2011 - Randy Douglas Memorial Tournament

 

The first Randy Douglas Memorial Golf tournament was held on Friday August 5 at Grande Meadows Golf Course. Randy was an avid golfer and member of Grande Meadows who passed away suddenly last October. The tournament which was a 9 Hole Best Ball format with teams of 5 golfers was hosted by Randy's family members and over 90 golfers turned out for a very successful event.

 

The Douglas family donated a lovely bench with Randy's picture on it to Grande Meadows Golf Course to be used on Hole #3. It will get lots of use during best ball tournaments which were a favourite of Randy's. The family also had a trophy made up for the occasion which holds Randy's favourite golf club, his beloved “5 Wood”. The tournament winners names will be engraved on the trophy. Click here to see the Bench.

After the 9 hole best ball format tournament three teams were tied with scores of 5 under par which resulted in teams going to a sudden death playoff on Hole #9. Team One consisted of Mike Russell, Perry Stone, Frank Haskell and Joey Smallwood while Team Two was made up of Richard Kelly, Barry Stacey, Eldon Roul and Harold from Dynamic Air Shelters . Team Three golfers were Jim Farewell, Ben Grandy, George Bennett, Cyril Abbott and Cecil Trimm. Teams One and Two managed to par the playoff hole while Team #3 bogeyed and were eliminated.

Teams One and Two went to a second tiebreaker where each team member had a shot at the green from 100 yards out with the closest to the hole being the winner. After shots were made Mike Russell edged out Barry Stacey by a couple of feet to secure the win for his team.

 

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