Greensome Stableford

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.

Left to Right: Simon West, Stuart Punt (Club Captain), & Ian Howlett

Left to Right: Simon West, Stuart Punt (Club Captain), & Ian Howlett

 

 

RNLI

RNLI

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. 

Stuart Punt (Left) & Ian Howlett (Right)

Stuart Punt (Left) & Ian Howlett (Right)

Xmas AM-AM 2

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.

Left to Right: Stuart Punt (Club Captain), Ralph Flatt, Mick Varley, & Ian Cook. Kenny Sansom missing from Photo.

Left to Right: Stuart Punt (Club Captain), Ralph Flatt, Mick Varley, & Ian Cook. Kenny Sansom missing from Photo.

                  

Ladies November Stableford

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.

Kathy Holmes: WInner of Division 2 Ladies November Stableford

Kathy Holmes: WInner of Division 2 Ladies November Stableford

Garrod & Maclean form new partnership

Turkey 5 Sunday 3rd December 2017

Graham Garrod & Gordon Maclean looked to have formed a formidable partnership following their impressive win in Sunday's Turkey 5 competition. With the prize table boosted to a bumper 14 prizes, there was everything to play for for the 46 pairs that took part. Graham & Gordon's score of 48 Pts included 6 birdies and incredibly two 1 pointers on the 3rd and 4th holes. Runners-up with 45 Pts were Mark Saunders & Ian Foxton. They edged 3rd place Ady Wicks & Brian Bidwell and 4th place Roger & Richard boon by a point. Special mention to Brian Bidwell who holed his 2nd shot on the par 4 13th and immediately followed that up with another 2 on the 14th. Fifth place went to the in-form Simon Goldsmith and partner Kevin Utton with 43 Pts, beating Sean Pike & Carl Fisher on a count back.

Left to Right: Graham Garrod, Stuart Punt (Club Captain), & Gordon Maclean

Left to Right: Graham Garrod, Stuart Punt (Club Captain), & Gordon Maclean

Xmas Scramble 1

Xmas Scramble 1 Sunday 26th November

96 players took part in the first Xmas Scramble on a bitterly cold November morning. A slight twist to the format (a maximum of 6 drives from any one player, as well as the usual minimum of 3 drives per player) made for some incredibly close scoring. A team consisting of Peter Bunn, Mark Elmy, Pat Pawson, & Mike Woods won with an impressive score of nett 49.6. Three teams all recorded scores of nett 54.4, with the team of Alan Soanes, Matt Freeman, Chris Laws, & Ashley Bessey, edging the team of Simon Howes, Martin McColgan, Trevor Gooch, & Mike Penney, and the team of Gordon Maclean, Graham Bunning, Kevin Utton, & Jason Laughland on a count back. 

Left to Right: Mark Elmy, Stuart Punt (Club Captain), Peter Bunn, Mike Woods, & Pat Pawson

Left to Right: Mark Elmy, Stuart Punt (Club Captain), Peter Bunn, Mike Woods, & Pat Pawson

Ladies Christmas Stableford

Ladies Christmas Stableford (Sat 19th & Tues 21st Nov)

Carole Bostock and Jackie Milton were the division 1 and 2 winners of the Ladies Christmas Stableford. Carole scored 32 Pts on Saturday to beat Sue Jackson (who played on Tuesday) and Lorna Stather (Saturday) by a point. In division 2, Jackie Milton gained her first success since obtaining her handicap in July. Her score of 32 Pts, was three clear of runner-up Lyn Lay, and four clear of third place Diane Spall.

Magic 50 wins Seniors 4BBB Stableford

Seniors November 4BBB

On a tricky windy day, 60 seniors (30 pairs) took part in the November Seniors 4BBB Stableford. Steve Newman & Colin Burn became the second pair this year after Ray Flook & Bo Bidle, to score what is now regarded as the magic 50 Pts. Steve & Colin finished a massive 8 points clear of runners-up Colin Cook & Vic Wyatt, and 3rd place Norman Rodwell & Paul Harrison. Fourth place went to Shane Buckingham & Andy Deal with their score of 41 Pts (OCB).

Steve Newman: Who along with Colin Burn, scored 50 Pts in the Seniors November 4BBB

Steve Newman: Who along with Colin Burn, scored 50 Pts in the Seniors November 4BBB

Xmas AM-AM 1

Xmas AM-AM 1 Sunday 19th November 2017

A bright frosty morning welcomed the 92 players in the first Christmas team event of the year. A team consisting of Craig Bloodworth, Graeme Brown, Kelly Gooch, & Colin Platten scored 94 Pts to win the Xmas AM-AM 1 competition. Runners-up were the team of Steve Cocca, Scott Coleman, Matt Freeman & Julian Emeny, with their score of 91 Pts. Third place went to the team of Rob Cook, Richard Cook, Barry Branch, and Dave Brown. They edged the fouth place team of Matt Sherlock, Lee Humphreys, Ian Youngman, & Greg Burgess on a count back, after both teams scored 90 Pts.

Left to Right: Craig Bloodworth, Kelly Gooch, Mick Varley (Vice-Captain), Graeme Brown, & Colin Platten.

Left to Right: Craig Bloodworth, Kelly Gooch, Mick Varley (Vice-Captain), Graeme Brown, & Colin Platten.

Ladies Essex Scramble

Tuesday 14th November Ladies Essex Scramble

A team consisting of Janet Church, Pat Powell, & Debra Lowe have won the Ladies Essex Scramble (all players tee off, the player who ball is chosen does not play the next shot and so on until they reach the green where all players putt). Their score of nett 49.4 was just enough to edge the team of Rosie Earl, Carole Bostock, & June Soanes on a count back. Third place went to  Sue Jackson, Marilyn Tallamy, & Bev Sampson with their score of nett 51.6.

Debra Lowe

Debra Lowe

Players brave the weather on Remembrance Sunday

Turkey 4 Sunday 12th November 2017

A beautiful morning greeted the 88 golfers who took part in the Club's 4th Turkey trot. As soon as the two minutes silence (impeccably observed) for Remembrance Day was concluded, the rain began to fall making conditions difficult to say the least. Dwayne Barber and the in-form Matt Freeman (winner of Turkey 2) came in with an impresive score of 43 Pts, to win and beat runners-up Steve Whiteside & Keith Bagot by a single point. Third, fourth and fifth placed pairs all scored 41 Pts, with Jack Blowers & Calvin Sherwood edging Tom Jermy & Julian Peak, and Jon Fisher & Carl Fisher on a count back. 

Left to Right: Dwayne Barber, Stuart Punt (Club Captain), and Matt Freeman

Left to Right: Dwayne Barber, Stuart Punt (Club Captain), and Matt Freeman

Fishermen's Mission 4BBB

Fishermen's Mission 4BBB Sunday 5th November

Stephen Morris & James Hogg produced their own fireworks to win the 8th running of the Fishermen's Mission competition. Their score of 43 Pts was just enough to beat 4 pairs by one point, with Peter Bunn & Mark Elmy edging Scott Coleman & Paul Soloman, Graeme Brown & Calvin Sherwood, and Glen Burwood & Paul Bush on a count back.

Nearest the Pin prizes went to Martin Scott (9th) & Kevin Snowling (14th).

Frieda Waldron again organised a superb raffle which raised £350 on the day, combined with the money raised from entry fees, the total raised on the day was £534. Tim Jenkins, Superintendent of the Lowestoft branch of the Fishermen's Mission, presented the prizes and thanked everyone for their generous support on the day.

Left to Right: James Hogg, Tim Jenkins (Fishermen's Mission), & Stephen Morris

Left to Right: James Hogg, Tim Jenkins (Fishermen's Mission), & Stephen Morris

Turkey 3

Turkey 3 Saturday 4th November

Despite some unpleasant conditions, scoring in the Turkey 3 competition was still impressive. 3 pairs recorded scores of 45 Pts, with Nigel Goldspink & John Reynolds edging the in-form Matt Freeman & Graham Shillings, and Paul Tabiner & Bryan Holder for 1st prize. Fourth place also on a count back were Dwayne Barber & the man of the moment Andy Coleman, they edged Geoff Edwards & Peter Bunn after both pairs scored 44 Pts.

Wilderspin shows good end of season form

Seniors November Stableford

County Secretary Charlie Wilderspin continued his recent run of form with a hard fought victory in the Seniors November Stableford. Charlie's score of 40 Pts, was one clear of runner-up Cedric Smith and 3rd place Bernie Allen. Another in-form player Allan Holmes picked up 4th place with his score of 38 Pts, one clear of 5th place Graham Smith.

Charlie Wilderspin

Charlie Wilderspin

2 in a row, as President wins Mashie Niblick

Mashie Niblick Sunday 29th October 2017

The annual Mashie Niblick challenge match between the President (Pat Barton) and Captain (Stuart Punt), has been won for the second year in a row by the President. Following last years victory by 2 points, Pat's win this year was a far more comfortable 16 points (828 - 812). In the pairs competition, John Marjoram & Tony Atkinson overcame some tricky conditions to record an impressive 45 Pts. Runners-up were Greg Burgess & Lee Humphreys, they edged David Porter & Mark Saunders on a count back after both pairs scored 44 Pts. Fouth place went to Paul Durrant & Paul Gardiner with a score of 43 Pts, the fifth and final prize went to Mick Dolan & Mike Woods with their score of 42 Pts on count back.

Left to Right: Stuart Punt, John Marjoram, Tony Atkinson, Pat Barton

Left to Right: Stuart Punt, John Marjoram, Tony Atkinson, Pat Barton

The stunning scores keep on coming

Bob Bagshaw Senior/Junior Trophy Mon 23rd Oct 2017

First played for in 2008, the Bob Bagshaw trophy is a popular event with both the senior and junior sections. The trophy was donated by the late Bob Bagshaw, who was a great supporter of the Club's juniors. The competition format is now a team of 3/4 AM-AM made up of two seniors and 1/2 juniors. This year's competition followed the recent trend of high scores, with the winners Ben Newman, Joe Ford, and Steve Newman coming in with a remarkable 92 Pts, 15 points clear of runners-up Matthew Clark, Mike Bryan, and Allan Holmes. Third place went to Jarred Lansdale, Roger Boon, and Peter Bunn. 

Senior Captain David Porter presented the trophy to the winning team, and thanked everyone for supporting the event. Players enjoyed a light lunch of sausage rolls and chips after the competition.

Left to Right: David Porter (Senior Captain), Ben Newman, Joe Ford, & Steve Newman

Left to Right: David Porter (Senior Captain), Ben Newman, Joe Ford, & Steve Newman

2 in a Row for In-Form Coleman

Turkey 2 Sunday 22nd October

What a difference a week makes, last Sunday shorts and polo shirts were the order of day, this Sunday the 80 players who took part in Turkey 2 donned windcheaters and jumpers as the country suffered the tail end of storm Brian. The weather did not affect Andy Coleman from carrying on where he left off last week, with another impresssive perfomance to win Turkey 2 with partner Matt Freeman. The 2 shot cut in handicap as a result of last weeks win, had no real impact as Andy scored on 12 of the 18 holes as the pair racked up a score of 45 Pts. Runners-up with 43 pts were Steve Cocca & Ian Cook. Three pairs scored 42 Pts to pick up the remaining three prizes, Paul Perry & Gordon Maclean edging Stephen Morris & Anthony Smith, and Kenny Sansom & Brian Jillings on a count back.

Left to Right: Matt Freeman, Stuart Punt (Club Captain), & Andy Coleman

Left to Right: Matt Freeman, Stuart Punt (Club Captain), & Andy Coleman

Bostock & Hardiman take early Corson Bowl lead

Ladies Corson Bowl 1 Tuesday 17th October

The ladies played the first of the five rounds of the Corson Bowl on Tuesday 17th October. In warm slightly breezy conditions Carole Bostock and Jackie Hardiman both recorded 2 point victories in division 1 and division 2. Carole's 37 Pts was two clear of Rosie Earl & Wendy Sherwood, with Rosie edging Wendy on a count back. Jackie's 33 Pts was two clear of Molly Jones and three clear of third place Carol Brown.

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Stunning Score wins Turkey 1

Turkey 1 Sunday 15th October

Near perfect conditions greeted the 98 golfers who took part in the first of the 5 annual Turkey competitions. Andy Coleman & Dan Bolton combined superbly to blow away the field with 49 Pts, six clear of runners-up Craig Bloodworth & Graham Garrod. Third place, also scoring 43 Pts were Paul Perry & the in-form Graeme Brown. Fourth place went to Julian Peak & Keith Bagot, they edged another in-form pair of Geoff Edwards and Paul Harrison on a count back after both pairs recorded score of 42 Pts.

Left to Right: Dan Bolton, Mick Varley (Vice-Captain) & Andy Coleman

Left to Right: Dan Bolton, Mick Varley (Vice-Captain) & Andy Coleman