Betchworth Park Thusday June 15 2017



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Full Results
Novelty Prizes
Detailed Handicap Changes

Photos from the day

A warm afternoon on the 4th hole
Last few minutes of the progessive auction
Presentation to The Royal Marsden from lead sponsor Atlantic Trading
Romain Marsden trophy presented by Trish Romain to the winning team Lister's Layabouts

Newsletter

1. Seven months hard work of preparation produced a day to remember at Betchworth Park for our Charity Day and the weather made a major contribution with sunshine all day. In fact at about 8.00 am standing on the balcony I thought it was going to be TOO hot – now how often do we say that in BAGS? – but a welcome breeze on the course gave us some respite and meant that the length of the rounds was relatively acceptable considering the number of players on the course.

2. As we all know this is the biggest event hosted by BAGS in its golf year and it is only fitting to record our gratitude to those who help so effectively to put the show on the road. So it’s thanks first of all to Keith Gatford and Steve Secker for putting out the signage at 6.30 am then to starters Tom & Peter on the two tees for making sure all went well as the rounds unfolded. We then appreciate the commitment of David Watling, Janet Sewell, Peter Barkham, Brian Wynn and several BP members (thanks to Treasurer John) for ball spotting, especially in those temperatures and although he did find a shady spot to sit near the 8 th green we record with gratitude Jim Cattermole’s efforts in trying to coax one of 116 tee shots into the hole – 38” was the nearest he/they got! Next it’s thanks to Trish & Cathy for dealing with all the scores on cards attractively printed by Robin.

3. In the evening Jon and Ian gave us a wonderful auction, not only slick and amusing but very effective in raising money, Peter & Chris anchored the evening well sticking to the times so closely that we finished by 9.20, Hedley ran the Progressive in his usual efficient style and Keith organised the Marsden trio in their sales of Tenners and Raffle tickets. As always we are so grateful for the exceptional generosity of Mike Christieson in his event sponsorship and to Paul Hunt and the Presley family for their welcome donations of attractive accommodation in Turkey & France.

4. As I have not yet had the invoice from BP, it is difficult to be too precise on the fund raising side but I am hopeful that with new record figures from the two auctions and several other revenue areas matching previous years, we shall have at least equalled last year’s total. If you do still owe money from the evening, please pay it soon then we can plan to pass it over to the Marsden.

5. So let’s get to the results from the golf and the day was an individual triumph for Richard Hockham who not only led the BAGS contingent but actually finished first of the 116 players. His 38 points was enough to give him his first BAGS win in his third year as a member having had three runners up placings last season. With Ian’s adjustment as a result of this performance Richard now becomes our lowest current handicapper at 4.8 and could even become our lowest ever if he can shave it a little more. Well done Richard and to win the Mappin & Webb watch in the Tenners as well must have felt like all your Christmases came at once. Ian Marshall ran him close with 37 points and so had the difficult task of cutting his own handicap. It’s tough at the top Ian! In the team event the new group led by frequent guest Richard Lister won with 113 points and Gordon’s men achieved their highest ever position with 110 points.

6. Richard’s consistency this season – nothing less than 34 points over five events – has propelled him to the top of the Treasurer’s and Memorial’s leader boards by handsome margins and he is fourth in the Chairman’s too so it’s fair to say his season is looking promising as we go into the second half. David Taylor is in runner up spot in these two competitions with just one score under 30.

7. As you know our next day event is at Littlehampton in mid July when we hold our annual 27 hole competition. If any of the usual 18 holers wish to take part in this (two have already done so) please e mail me soon before I tackle the OOP. Can you also please pay the balance due of £60 if you are a member and £65 if a guest (both figures allowing for deposits) as we are now close to the deadline date. I will also be issuing the request for the Kent tour balances next month so if you are involved and not on SO please look out for that.

8. The KOs are proceeding generally to time and the new draws have produced some tasty matches with large galleries expected for the Hockham/Stevenson match! As we are now well into the holiday season please make contact with your opponent(s) as soon as possible to fix up a July date. You have long daylight hours at this time of year so work need not be as much of a block as usual.

9. Going back to the Charity thanks to all members who took part so enthusiastically especially those who sponsored holes or entered the fourball draw. Your contributions are much appreciated. We still have a few more fund raising events – Charity NPs etc – to go before we close the books on another successful Charity year and I am sure we can count on you to help us over the line.

Stay as cool as you can in this heat wave – it looks as if we may get some respite tomorrow.



Full Results

Team Competition

The winners of the 18 hole team competition for the Romain Marsden Trophy were Lister's Layabouts - Richard Lister, Paul Pealing, Richard Udny-Lister and Simon Barnes.

Position Team Name Points
1Lister's Layabouts113
2Gordon's Guinness Guzzlers110
3All the Gear - No Idea109
4Atlantic Warriors108
540 Something Foursome107
6Little Burnley106
7Barretts Allsorts105
8Cognoscenti102
9The Brothers Grimm102
10Hawk's Hackers101
10Old Christie Minstrels101
12Oxshott Occasionals100
13Zen under Par99
13Mike's Mavericks99
13Kings for the Day99
13The Not So New Boys99
17Fuzzy Ducks98
18Reigate Blues97
19The Four Skins95
20The Sharks94
21The DrawShank Redemptions93
21Doctor and his Threeball93
23Tyrrellswoodians91
24The Hillbillies90
24The G & Ts90
26The Wurzels88
26Sons 'n Pars88
26The Backmarkers88
26The Middlesexers88


Individual Scores

Position Name Score Notes
1 Richard HOCKHAM 38 Open and BAGS Winner
2 Jon SYRETT 37 countback Open 2nd
3 Andy GARNER 37 countback Open 3rd
4 Ian MARSHALL 37 BAGS 2nd
5 Adam ROMAIN 36
6 Alex Hawkins 36
7 Clive MURRELL 35 BAGS 3rd
= Paul Pealing 35
9 Peter LAMBERT 34
= Colin CAULFIELD 34
= Keith Wagner 34
= Rowland REID 34
= Simon Barnes 34
14 Liam CLARKE 33
= Liam O'NEILL 33
= Lloyd GALLAGHER 33
= Simon BUNCE 33
18 Gary LANGDON 32
= Chris PRESLEY 32
= Peter Caneparo 32
21 Dave CHRISTIE 31
= Stuart HORREX 31
= David TAYLOR 31
= Andy Pye 31
= David Gilliland 31
= Mark ROMAIN 31
= Mike Smith 31
= Richard Lister 31
= Will CARR 31
31 Tim AKERS 30
= Steve HUNT 30
= Keith MARSHALL 30
= Alan SPRIGGS 30
= Chris RAFTER 30
= David Gill 30
= Josh Longhurst 30
= Lawrence KITCHENER 30
= Paul King 30
= Richard Udny-Lister 30
= Roger Bowen 30
= Steve BUNTING 30
43 Simon CHEUNG 29
= Hedley GREATBATCH 29
= Andrew McCAFFERY 29
= Craig KETLEY 29
= Grant REID 29
48 Ian BARRETT 28
= Roger BOYCHUK 28
= Alan LANGFORD 28
= Alun DAVIES 28
= Chris COMLEY 28
= Fred DONES 28
= Lee Gallagher 28
= Mike MARGRETT 28
= Ryan O'NEILL 28
57 Terry HULME 27
= Paul HUNT 27
= Gordon PHILLIPS 27
= Jon STEVENSON 27
= Gary Zabel 27
= Jon Richards 27
= Les Simmonds 27
= Mario Viscione 27
= Matthew HALL 27
66 Darren FIELD 26
= Mike CHRISTIESON 26
= John DAVIES 26
= Charlie KEARL 26
= Patrick MURPHY 26
= Graham WRIGHT 26
= Bob Goodhall 26
= Cindy DAWES 26
= David Shannon 26
= Denis HOUSE 26
= Roger NORTHMORE 26
76 Ray CLARKE 25
= Steve LITTLE 25
= Bob MAIDLOW 25
= Brian WALDRON 25
= Darren Ketley 25
= Darren CLARKE 25
= Norman HUMPHREY 25
= Paul CARTON 25
= Robbie Goldfinch 25
= Tim DAWES 25
86 Mike GRIESHABER 24
= Andy SKILTON 24
= Stuart SMILLIE 24
= Terry TAYLOR 24
= Matthew PIDGEON 24
91 Robin SEWELL 23
= Jeremy Edwards 23
= Nigel WHINNET 23
94 Andy HARPER 22
= Kevin HAWKINS 22
= Tom LANGFORD 22
= Harry MEDHURST 22
= Geoff ROY 22
= Dan SHAW 22
= Derek SMITH 22
= Richard HUMPHRIES 22
102 Mark LONGHURST 21
= Peter ROBERTSON 21
= Dave SHAW 21
= Michael Cottrell 21
= Rob CULLEN 21
107 Gary LANGFORD 20
= Ian MAKEPEACE 20
109 David JACKSON 19
110 Colin Oliver 18
= Jim GRANT 18
112 Alex LEWIS 17
= Jonathan Northmore 17
114 Ian RIDOUT 15
115 Glenn WARD 14
116 Ray MARSHALL 7


Novelty Prizes

Description Name Note
2nd hole nearest the pin Peter Caneparo 5 ft
8th hole nearest the pin Mark Romain 3ft 2in
10th hole nearst the pin Gary Zabel
13th hole nearst the pin Jon Richards
15th hole nearst the pin Ian Marshall 2ft 6in
3rd hole nearest the pin in 2 Gordon Phillips 17ft 6in
12th hole nearest the pin in 2 Liam Clarke 15ft 6in
6th hole longest drive Grant Reid
Par 3 Winner Ian Marshall 14 pts
Best Front 9 Peter Lambert 17 pts
Best Back 9 Stuart Horrex 19 pts



Afternoon Texas Scramble - Front Nine

1st Place, Sharks, net score = 26.7

2nd Place, Little Burnley. net score = 27.9

3rd Place, Forty Something Foursome, net score = 28.1


Afternoon Texas Scramble - Back Nine

1st Place, Fuzzy Ducks, net score = 24.5

2nd Place, Hawks Hackers, net score = 25.7

3rd Place, Not So New Boys, net score = 27.7


Detailed Handicap Changes

Par for the course = 69
SSS for the yellow tees = 68
SSS stableford points = 37 points.
After adjustment for the conditions the Competition Scratch Score (CSS) was 34 points.

The detailed handicap changes from the event are shown below. This only shows the members who played at the event. For a full list of handicaps please see the Handicaps page.

Member Previous
exact Hcap
Previous
playing Hcap
Points from
event
Difference
from CSS
Revised
exact Hcap
Revised
Playing Hcap
Tim AKERS 15.1 15 30 4 15.2 15
Ian BARRETT 16.5 17 28 6 16.6 17
Roger BOYCHUK 24.9 25 28 6 25.0 25
Simon CHEUNG 13.7 14 29 5 13.8 14
Dave CHRISTIE 7.7 8 31 3 7.8 8
Mike CHRISTIESON 7.4 7 26 8 7.5 8
Ray CLARKE 16.1 16 25 9 16.2 16
John DAVIES 25.5 26 26 8 25.6 26
Hedley GREATBATCH 19.7 20 29 5 19.8 20
Mike GRIESHABER 22.2 22 24 10 22.3 22
Andy HARPER 18.2 18 22 12 18.3 18
Kevin HAWKINS 22.2 22 22 12 22.3 22
Richard HOCKHAM 5.6 6 38 -4 4.8 5
Stuart HORREX 22.4 22 31 3 22.4 22
Terry HULME 21.9 22 27 7 22.0 22
Paul HUNT 23.2 23 27 7 23.3 23
Steve HUNT 10.0 10 30 4 10.1 10
David JACKSON 28.0 28 19 15 28.0 28
Charlie KEARL 20.1 20 26 8 20.2 20
Peter LAMBERT 18.4 18 34 0 18.4 18
Gary LANGDON 5.8 6 32 2 5.8 6
Alan LANGFORD 12.6 13 28 6 12.7 13
Gary LANGFORD 11.1 11 20 14 11.2 11
Tom LANGFORD 10.2 10 22 12 10.3 10
Steve LITTLE 16.0 16 25 9 16.1 16
Mark LONGHURST 26.4 26 21 13 26.5 27
Bob MAIDLOW 24.9 25 25 9 25.0 25
Ian MAKEPEACE 19.0 19 20 14 19.1 19
Ian MARSHALL 17.6 18 37 -3 16.7 17
Keith MARSHALL 7.1 7 30 4 7.2 7
Ray MARSHALL 24.7 25 7 27 24.8 25
Andrew McCAFFERY 6.3 6 29 5 6.4 6
Harry MEDHURST 11.8 12 22 12 11.9 12
Patrick MURPHY 16.4 16 26 8 16.5 17
Clive MURRELL 9.6 10 35 -1 9.4 9
Gordon PHILLIPS 13.7 14 27 7 13.8 14
Chris PRESLEY 22.3 22 32 2 22.3 22
Peter ROBERTSON 15.3 15 21 13 15.4 15
Geoff ROY 14.6 15 22 12 14.7 15
Robin SEWELL 21.4 21 23 11 21.5 22
Dan SHAW 12.8 13 22 12 12.9 13
Dave SHAW 18.0 18 21 13 18.1 18
Andy SKILTON 18.8 19 24 10 18.9 19
Stuart SMILLIE 21.9 22 24 10 22.0 22
Derek SMITH 25.4 25 22 12 25.5 26
Alan SPRIGGS 26.3 26 30 4 26.3 26
Jon STEVENSON 6.8 7 27 7 6.9 7
David TAYLOR 12.7 13 31 3 12.7 13
Terry TAYLOR 20.7 21 24 10 20.8 21
Glenn WARD 22.6 23 14 20 22.7 23
Graham WRIGHT 7.0 7 26 8 7.1 7