February Texas Scramble
Sunday's Texas Scramble was contested by nearly 100 players, with the the top four teams only separated by nett 1.8
The winners with a score of 55.0 were the team of Graeme Brown, Scott Coleman, Ian Mace, & Stuart Punt. They just edged the team of Andy Crisp, Alan Bidwell, Kevin Fitzgerald, & Stepehn Morris by .4. Third place went to the team of Anthony Smith, Jules Emeny, Bradley Pike, & Jon Fisher, with their score of 56.4. With the fourth and final prize going to the team of Bryan Holder, Bryan Cook, Brendan Lyell, & Paul Head with their score of 56.8.
February Wednesday Stableford
Only four players braved the cold conditions in the February Wednesday Stableford. Paul Kemp took the divison 1 1st prize with his score of 28 Pts. In division 2 Andy Hetherington took 1st place from Stephen George with his score of 33 Pts.
4BBB Stableford Sunday 18th February
Just under 100 golfers were treated to a beautiful sunny morning for the February 4BBB Stableford. Scoring was very close with only a single point separating the top 5 places.
The winners with 43 Pts were Karl Bowler & Micky Dolan, they edged Ray Flook & Barry (Bo) Bidle, and Kenny Sansom & Calvin Sherwood on a count back. Karl & Micky scored a level par gross 36 for 23 Pts on the back 9 to Ray & Bo's 21, and Kenny & Calvin's 20.
Fourth place were the in-form Dwayne Barber & Steve Whiteside with their score of 42 Pts, they edged Peter Bunn & Mark Elmy on a count back.
Seniors Stableford 14th February 2018
Despite the wind and rain 47 players took part in the February Seniors Stableford competition on Valentines Day. Brian Kay coped best with the conditions to record an impressive score of 39 Pts, and win by two from runner-up David Logan. David adged Andy Crisp into third place on a count back. Ian Matthews took fourth place with his score of 35 Pts, one clear of fifth place John Ward.
Ladies Corson Bowl Stableford (4) Tuesday 13th February 2018
Tough cold conditions greeted the ladies for the fourth of the five Corson Bowl Stableford competitions on Tuesday. Barbara Higginson took her first victory in division 1 since joining the club on 1st January. Her score of 31 Pts was one clear of runner-up Carole Bostock. Third place in division 1 went to Wendy Sherwood with her score of 28 Pts. In division 2 Carol Brown took victory by a single point from Kathy Holmes. Carol scoring 26 Pts in the tough conditions to Kathy's 25. Third place went to Bev Sampson with 22 Pts.
Winter Bogey Sunday 11th February 2018
Dwayne Barber & Kevin Jones were the division 1 and 2 winners of the Winter Bogey, a near full field of 84 players took part in the resurgent format. Before the change in handicap allowance (players now receive full handicap allowance), all bogey competitions were played off 3/4 handicap, which made it very difficult and put people off from playing, so much so that the Club changed the format of the Warner Cup from a Bogey to a Medal. Dwayne shot a gross 76 to record a score of +3, just edging runner-up Lee Humphreys and third place Stephen Powell by one shot. In division 2, Kevin Jones' score of +2 was one clear of runner-up Jason Laughland and two clear of third place Keith Bagot.
Yellow Ball AM-AM Sunday 4th February 2018
Over 100 golfers took part in Sunday's Yellow Ball AM-AM Stableford competition, players take it in turn to use the yellow ball with double points awarded for scoring using the ball. The top four prize winning teams were only separated by three points. First place went to the team of Martin Scott, Graeme Brown, Scott Coleman, & Gordon Maclean. Their score of 114 points was one clear of runners-up Daniel George, Anthony Smith, Jules Emeny, & Stephen Morris. Third place went to the team of Vice-Captain Mick Varley, Allan Holmes, Ralph Flatt, & Kenny Sansom with their score of 112 points. The fourth and final prize went to the team of Kevin Jones, Brian Poppy, Colin Platten, & Steve Cooca with 11 points.
Seniors January 4BBB Stableford
On a very wet Wednesday morning 30 pairs of seniors took part in a 4BBB Stableford competition. Despite the conditions scoring was good with Phil Large and Ian Davies taking the 1st prize with a score of 39 points. Runners-up with 38 points were the in-form Allan Holmes and Brian Poppy. The third and final prize went to David Pagan and Dennis Robbins with 36 points on a count back from Roger Hutton and Glen Kemp.
Ladies January Stableford Tuesday 30th January 2018
Lorna Stather and Carol Brown were the division 1 and 2 winners of the ladies January Stableford. Lorna beat Jayne George by two to take the division 1 first prize with her score of 30 points. Rosie Earl picked up the third and final proze in division 1 with her score of 25 points.
Carol had a more comprehensive margin of victory in division 2, her score of 29 points was 6 clear of runner up Lyn Lay and 7 clear of third place Jackie Hardiman
Guildford Greensome Stableford
Sunday 28th January 2018
Stuart Mortimer & Stephen Powell produced some superb golf to win the Guildford Greensome on Sunday. They beat 49 other pairs with their score of 45 points (1 under par gross). Runners-up were the father and son combination of Roger & Richard Boon with their score of 44 points. Graeme Brown & Gordon Maclean took third place on a count back from Barry Eastaugh & Mick Dolan, after both pairs scored 42 points. Graeme & Gordon scoring scoring 23 points on the back 9 to Barry & Mick's 22. The fifth and final prize went to Brian Bidwell & Adrian Wicks, with 41 points.
January Sunday Stableford
Another cold frosty morning greeted the 80 golfers who took part in the first qualifier of 2018. The gent's Sunday Stableford was split into 2 divisions (up to 13 & 14 to 28), with Ian Foxton showing Hambro Captain Chris Soanes that he is worth a place in this year's squad, after returning a very impressive score of 38 points to win division 1. Ian's superb back 9 of level par 36 gross included 1 birdie, 1 bogey, and 7 pars. Runner-up in division 1 was Richard Cook with his score of 37 points, with Mark Elmy edging Anthony Smith for third place on a count back after both players returned scores of 36 points. The division 2 1st prize went to Paul Gardiner with his score of 35 points, runner-up was Mike Chaplin with 34 points.
Ladies 14 Hole Stableford Tuesday 16th January 2018
Despite the cold and slightly damp conditions, the scoring in the Ladies January 14 Hole Stableford was excellent. To make the competition a little more interesting, double points were awarded on all the par 4 holes. Lorna Stather took full advantage of this to record a superb score of 35 points, and win division 1 by the huge margin of 8 points. Runner-up to Lorna in division 1 was Rosie Earl, who edged Veronica Dawson into third place by a point. Division 2 was much closer with Beverley Sampson taking first place with her score of 22 points. Diane Spall edged Juliet Haley on a count back for second place after both ladies returned scores of 20 points.
Seniors 4BBB Stableford
Last week's Seniors 4BBB Stableford produced some excellent scoring, the winners with 44 points were Norman Rodwell & David Matthews. They finished a point clear of senior Captain David Porter & Roger Boon, who in turn were a point clear of Keith Bagot & Nigel Goldspink. Fourth placed pair of Mike Reynolds & David Adams edged fifth place Philip Large & Ian Davies on a count back after both pairs scored 41 points.
Greensome Stableford Sunday 14th January 2018
Another cold morning greeted the 80 golfers who took part in the Greensome Stableford competition. Ian Howlett & Simon West carried on from where they left off last week, to claim another victory with a score of 41 points. They finished a point clear of Robert Halliday & Jim Chamberlin, with third place pair of Rob Dawson & Adrian Wicks scoring 38 points. Fourth place went to David Porter & Billy Donachie, they edged father and son combination of Roger & Richard Boon on a count back after both pairs returned scores of 37 points.
Wooly hats, beanies, base layers etc. were the order of the day on Sunday, as 80 players took part in the traditional RNLI season opener. The cold easterly wind made scoring diffcult.
Ian Howlett (Pictured below) and Simon West again showed why they have built a reputation as one of the best 4BBB pairings at Rookery. Their score of 42 points, was just enough to give them victory in Sunday's RNLI 4BBB Stableford on a count back from Dave Waldron & Richard Cook. Third place with 40 points were Allan Holmes & Steve Cooca, they edged Mark Saunders & Keith Shales on a count after both pairs returned score of 40 points. The fifth and final prize went to Craig Bloodworth & Club Captain Stuart Punt, with their score of 39 points.
Xmas AM-AM 2 Sunday 17th December 2017
The 2nd of the 2 Xmas AM-AM competitions took place on a cold and frosty Sunday morning, the conditions made scoring difficult with the winning score 13 points less than last year. Despite this the result was very close, with the team of Ralf Flatt, Ian Cook, Mick Varley, & Kenny Sansom scoring 108 Pts, to beat the team Steve Baldwin, Lee Humphreys, Kevin Jones, & Chris Laws on a count back. Third place with 104 Pts were the team of Pat Pawson, Mike Woods, Alan Weale, & Kevin Fitzgerald. The fourth and final prize went to the team of Steve Cocca, Matt Sherlock, Mike Chaplin, & Dave Brown with their score of 103 Pts on count back.
Ladies November Stableford Tuesday 28th November 2017
Carole Bostock & Kathy Holmes were the division 1 and 2 winners of the ladies November Stableford. Carole's score of 30 points was one clear of division 1 runner-up Sue Jackson. Whilst in division 2, Kathy's score of 24 points was also one clear of runner-up Margaret Talbot. The competition was a reductions only, as the ladies found the cold conditions tough going.