Captain's Drive-Out Texas Scramble

Captain's Drive-Out Texas Scramble Sunday 19th March

A lovely bright but breezy morning greeted the 100+ golfers who took part in Martin Scott's last competition as Club Captain. The Texas Scramble format is always popular as it gives the teams plenty of opportunity to score a few birdies and eagles. The winners with a superb score of nett 51.6 were the team of Conal Downing, Reece Ritchie, Ross Ritchie, and Russell Ritchie. Runners-up with nett 52.4 were the team of Paul Durrant, Paul Gardiner, Ray Constantine, and Mike Chaplin. Third place were the team of Steve Whiteside, Matt Freeman, Steve Powell, and Julian Peak with nett 53.8. With the team of Jack Blowers, Guy Mummery, Calvin Sherwood, and Neal Davey in 4th with their score of 54.0. Nearest the pin prizes went to, 4th Glen Kemp, 9th Darren Theaker, 11th Jack Blowers, 14th Keith Shales, and 16th in 2 Trevor Gooch. 

Following the prize presentation Martin gave a speech in his own unique style, thanking members for their support over the last year. Martin is a bit of a whizz when it comes to the technology side of things, and he used some sound bites via the PA system to add a little bit of humour to the speech.

Left to Right: Reece Ritchie, Roos Ritchie, Martin Scott, Russell Ritchie, and Conal Downing

Left to Right: Reece Ritchie, Roos Ritchie, Martin Scott, Russell Ritchie, and Conal Downing

2 in a row for Carol

Weekend Ladies March Stableford & Ladies March Stableford

Carol Bostock continued her excellent early season form with two victories in four days. On Saturday Carol won the Weekend Ladies March Stableford with her score of 30 points, then on Tuesday she won division 1 in the Ladies March Stableford with a score of 33 points. Lorna Stather finished runner-up to Carol on Saturday, with Veronica Dawson runner-up to Carol on Tuesday. In division 2 of the ladies March Stableford Diane Spall picked up first prize from Lady Captain Carol Brown.

 

 

Barber & Coleman 2 Ball Scramble Champions

2 Ball Texas Scramble Sunday 12th March 2017

Andy Coleman & Dwayne Barber continued their early season form by winning the 2 Ball Texas Scramble. Their score of nett 60.4 was .6 clear of runners-up Bo Bidle & Micky Dolan. Third place went to Dan Bolton& Phil Hetherington with 61.7. Gordon MAclean & Graeme Brown edged Guy Mummery & Jack Blowers on a count back for 4th place after both pairs returned scores of nett 62.1.

Full results can be seen on the Club's Howdidido web page www.howdidido.com

Left to Right: Andy Coleman, Martin Scott (Club Captain), & Dwayne Barber

Left to Right: Andy Coleman, Martin Scott (Club Captain), & Dwayne Barber

Ladies March Medal

Ladies March Medal Tuesday 7th March

Carol Bostock & Diane Spall were the division 1 and 2 winners of the ladies March Medal. Following a few days of wet weather the course was playing very long with little or no run on the ball. Carol won division 1 with a nett 81, 2 shots clear of Julia Calver and 3 clear of Jenny Ives. In division 2 Diane (nett 83) had a 4 shot victory over Margaret Talbot, with Lady Captain Carol Brown picking up third place.

Shillings & Nicholls Take Bogey Honours

Winter Bogey Sunday 26th February 2017

Graham Shillings and Phillip Nicholls were the division 1 and 2 winners in Sunday's Winter Bogey. Conditions were excellent as the 80 players did battle in what is regarded as one of the toughest forms of golf. Graham won a tight division 1 on count back from Anthony Smith, Brian Poppy and Kevin Fitzgerald, after all four had returned scores of 2 up. In division 2 Phillip also came in with 2 up to edge Trevor Gooch by 1. Third place in division 2 went to Mick Henwood.

Graham Shillings Division 1 Winner Winter Bogey

Graham Shillings Division 1 Winner Winter Bogey

Phillip Nicholls Division 2 Winner Winter Bogey

Phillip Nicholls Division 2 Winner Winter Bogey

Winter Quads (4BBB Stbfd)

4BBB Stableford Sunday 19th February 2017

Bagot & Youngman combine to win February 4BBB

Keith Bagot & Ian Youngman, who had never played together before combined superbly to win Sunday's 4BBB Stableford competition. Their score of 45 Pts including a run of 22 Pts in 7 holes from the 7th, was just enough to edge runners-up Mick Varley & Richard Doddington by one point. Third, fourth and fifth place pairs of Martin Scott & Graeme Brown, Ian Foxton & Brian Poppy, and Steve Morris & Anthony Smith, all scored 42 Pts.

Left to Right: Ian Youngman, Martin Scott (Club Captain), & Keith Bagot

Left to Right: Ian Youngman, Martin Scott (Club Captain), & Keith Bagot

 

Yellow Ball AM-AM

Yellow Ball AM-AM Sunday 5th February 2017

A team consisting of Jack Blowers, Ian Foxton, James Nolloth, and Brian Poppy scored a record 123 points to win the Yellow Ball AM-AM competition. The best two stableford scores count with players using the yellow ball in sequence, players using the yellow ball score double points. With near perfect conditions Jack, Ian, James, and Brian took full advantage of the conditions to win by four points. Runners-up were Tony Atkinson, Ian Howlett, John Marjoram, and Simon West. Third place with a score of 118 points were the team of Simon Goldsmith, Carl Fisher, Jon Fisher, and Geoff Reeves, with the team of Kevin Blowers, Trevor Gooch, Kevin Snowling, and Nigel Wigg picking up the fourth and final prize with their score of 116 points.

Left to Right: Brian Poppy, Ian Foxton, Martin Scott (Captain), James Nolloth, & Jack Blowers

Left to Right: Brian Poppy, Ian Foxton, Martin Scott (Captain), James Nolloth, & Jack Blowers

Allen & Turner take seniors 4BBB prize

Seniors 4BBB Stableford Wednesday 1st February 2017

Bernie Allen & Robin Turner coped superbly in difficult conditions to win the February Seniors 4BBB Stableford. Teeing off at 9:32, they had to cope with some miserable weather towards the end of their round to score a very respectable 41 Pts, runners-up also on 41 Pts were the in-form Roger Milton & Ian Matthews. Third and fourth placed pairs of Roger Hutton & Colin Cook and Martin Scott & Mick Varley were also separated on a count back after both pairs scored 40 Pts.

 

Punt's Hot Putter warms up cold morning

Guildford Greensome Sunday 29th January 2017

Vice-Captain Stuart Punt and Secretary Robert Pettett won a very keenly contested Guildford Greensome Stableford on Sunday 29th January. Their score of 40 Pts was just enough to edge Tolly stars Scott Coleman & James Hogg on a count back. A run of 15 points in 5 holes at the end of their round propelled them to victory. Third and fourth place pairs Julian Peak & Richard Doddington, and Ian Foxton & Brian Poppy also scored 40 Pts, with Kevin Snowling & Bob McGill picking up the fifth and final prize with 39 Pts.

Left to Right: Stuart Punt, Martin Scott (Club Captain), & Robert Pettett

Left to Right: Stuart Punt, Martin Scott (Club Captain), & Robert Pettett

Milton shines as Bidwell scores 'Hole in One'

Gent's Sunday Medal 22nd January 2017

Roger Milton and Lee Humphreys were the divisional winners in the Gent's January Sunday Medal. In tricky frosty conditions, Lee edged Jack Blowers to first place in division 1 on a count back after both players scored nett 73. Third place in division 1 went to Brian Bidwell, who also recorded the 1st 'Hole in One' at Rookery Park in 2017. Brian aced the 9th on his way to a nett 74.

Roger Milton scored a superb nett 68 to win division 2 by four shots from Andy Hetherington. Third place went to Julian (Jules( Emeny).

Brian Bidwell

Brian Bidwell

Barber & Coleman win close Greensome Stableford

Greensome Stableford Sunday 15th January 2017

Andy Coleman & Dwayne Barber coped well in difficult wintery conditions to win the January Greensome Stableford. Their score of 37 points was one clear of Graham Shillings & Steve Cocca and Scott Coleman & Brian Bidwell, with Graham & Steve edging Scott & Brian on a count back. Fourth place went to the in-form Ian Howlett & Simon West with 35 points, edging Steve Morris & Jules (Julian) Emeny on a count back.

Left to Right: Andy Coleman, Martin Scott (Club Captain), & Dwayne Barber

Left to Right: Andy Coleman, Martin Scott (Club Captain), & Dwayne Barber

Thursday January Stableford

Thursday January Stableford 12th Jan 2017

Julian Peak and Alan Soanes were the division 1 and 2 winners of the January Thursday Stableford. Julian had a very impressive score of 39 points (gross 76) on his way to a four point victory over Phil 'Bigman' Hetherington in division 1. Alan had a three point victory in division 2 over Patrick Fitzgerald.

Julian Peak: Winner division 1 January Thursday Stableford

Julian Peak: Winner division 1 January Thursday Stableford

RNLI

RNLI 4BBB Sunday 8th January 2017

The first gent's Sunday competition of 2017, the RNLI 4BBB has been won by Club Captain Martin Scott and Mick Varley. Their impressive score of 46 points was just enough to edge Graham Shillings and Richard Doddington into second place by one point. Three pairs all recorded scores of 44 points, with Pat Pawson & Craig Bloodworth pipping Steve Morris & Kevin Fitzgerald, and Steve Cocca & Jon Fisher on a count back. 

£120 was raised for the RNLI from entry fees.

Bunn & Elmy take advantage of conditions to win Turkey 2

Turkey 2 Sunday 30th October 2016

Peter Bunn & Mark Elmy took advantage of near perfect conditions to win the second of the annual Turkey competitions. The 104 players were treated to a beautiful, warm, calm, and  sunny October morning and the quality of golf on show reflected the conditions. Peter and Mark's superb score of 47 Pts was two clear of runners-up Kevin Fitzgerald & Anthony Smith. Third place on count back were Mike Penney & Club Secretary Robert Pettett, they edged Kevin Jones & Lee Humphreys after both pairs had scored 44 Pts. The fifth and final prize went to Graham Shillings & Steve Powell with their score of 43 Pts.

Left to Right: Mark Elmy, Martin Scott (Club Captain), & Peter Bunn

Left to Right: Mark Elmy, Martin Scott (Club Captain), & Peter Bunn

Ladies Corson Bowl 1

Corson Bowl 1 Tuesday 18th October 2016

The first of the five Corson Bowl stableford competitions took place on Tuesday 18th October, the best 3 aggregate scores from the five competitions count towards the overall winner. Tuesday's competition was affected by the rain, and this reflected in the scoring. Judy Taylor took the division 1 fist prize from Janet Church with her score of 23 points. In division 2 Debra Lowe had a comfortable 7 point victory over Jackie Hardiman.

Judy Taylor: Division 1 winner Corson Bowl 1

Judy Taylor: Division 1 winner Corson Bowl 1