Guildford Monday October 2nd 2017



Guildford 6th Green - 431 yard par 4, with 8th hole in background
Steak and Ale pie being served





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Detailed Handicap Changes

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1. There was a good turnout of 54 at the Guildford event especially when you consider it had to be rescheduled from May due to West Surrey making a mess of their Society diary. Those there on the day were rewarded with a rain free event, a course in good autumnal condition and excellent food with a steak and ale pie which was brought to the table in trays of a size to match the ten appetites waiting for their main course. See the web site photographs of Peter and David as they contemplated the appropriate servings.

2. Alan Langford brought most of the family along to the event including his daughter Steph who only came home from Oz for a few weeks but found herself playing as a guest in a BAGS event many thousands of miles from her adopted Melbourne home. Her Dad's performance however did the family proud and he romped home for his third win of the season - only Stuart Smillie has ever achieved that distinction before in his vintage year of 1999 - with a score of 39. I was playing just behind the Langford clan who in turn were following Alan and the scores being flashed back were pretty inspiring and only a blob at the 18th prevented him from reaching 40+ for the third time this season. This still left him three points ahead of Kevin and Patrick and further strengthened his hold on the Chairman's which he now leads by 12 points from Richard. This was Alan's 6th day win in 91 events since he joined BAGS and in an effort to stem the tide Ian has now reduced him to a handicap of 10.

3. The Stick Competition provided a tussle between Captain and VC with Peter's tee shot at the 10th being the difference. He was also accompanied by his two sons as his guests so having your family around you would appear to have a good effect on your performance.

4. Richard still leads in the other two Majors and looks almost certain to retain the Treasurer's, such is his consistency but his absence from the NZ event will give those behind him an opportunity to seize the prize in the Memorial Trophy.

5. The KOs were completed by the end of September so well done to the organisers John and Roger as well as all the participants for broadly keeping to the deadlines. The results of the Finals produced new names on each of the Trophies as Stuart Smillie beat Peter Barkham in the Seniors at the 18th at Effingham, Richard Hockham despite losing a five hole lead over David Taylor, won the Singles on the 19th at West Sussex and in a big upset Kevin and Tim defeated holders Ian and Keith Marshall at Crowborough Beacon.

6. So we move on to West Sussex and with our numbers at 78, their Dining Room (scene of so many wonderful meals) will be full to bursting. Thanks to those who have already paid their balances and if by chance you cannot now make it please let me know soonest so we can let someone else enjoy the occasion. I was chatting recently with the Pro at Croham Hurst and he said that in his view and many of his colleagues West Sussex is the best course in the South East with New Zealand and Hankley Common close behind. He did not know this but it so happens that our next three events are at just those three venues then our encore is Walton Heath in March! Can't be bad.

7. You will have seen on the web site the picture of Hedley and Mike C presenting the BAGS cheque to the Marsden representatives. This will help fund the training of surgeons who will use the revolutionary methods now being used in Robotic Surgery which will benefit many cancer patients. The Committee will soon be sending out thank you letters to all the Clubs who have helped us make this year so successful.

8. You will have received confirmation of the date of Friday January 19 for the Annual Dinner at Effingham. We would like to get some of the more recent BAGS members along to this event as it is a fun evening and kicks off the New Year in fine style. Regular guests are also welcome so do join us for an excellent meal at £25 per head.

9. Bookings have been heavy for the Cornwall Tour next September and we are now very close to the 40 we envisaged. If you do wish to join us for this very special trip which features some great courses set against wonderful coastal scenery please act fast so we can finalise the accommodation which will be on an apartment/villa basis with meals taken in the Clubhouse.

Enjoy your golf in the last Quarter of the year when there are many days ideal for an enjoyable round. Let's hope we get two of them on Nov 8 and Dec 12!



Full Results

Position Name Score Notes
1 Alan LANGFORD 39 BAGS Winner
2 Kevin HAWKINS 36 countback BAGS 2nd
3 Patrick MURPHY 36 countback BAGS 3rd
4 Richard HOCKHAM 36
= Gary LANGDON 36
6 Lawrie ARNOLD 35
= Gary LANGFORD 35
= Simon Windibank 35 Guest Winner
= Steph Langford 35 Guest
10 Luke Kirby 33 Guest
11 Tom LANGFORD 32
12 Keith MARSHALL 31
13 Ian BARRETT 30
= John HAWLEY 30
= Sam LONGHURST 30
= Clive MURRELL 30
= Geoff ROY 30
= Brian WYNN 30
19 Andy BOND 29
= Peter LAMBERT 29
= Mark LONGHURST 29
22 Dave CHRISTIE 28
= Mike GRIESHABER 28
= Jon STEVENSON 28
= Graham WRIGHT 28
= Andrew Lambert 28 Guest
27 Tim AKERS 27
= Terry HULME 27
= Peter ROBERTSON 27
= Alan SPRIGGS 27
31 Darren Nichol 26 Guest
= Trevor James 26 Guest
33 Chris BOWER 25
= Steve LITTLE 25
= Chris PRESLEY 25
= Robin SEWELL 25
= Mark Browning 25 Guest
= Richard Lister 25 Guest
39 Ian MARSHALL 24
40 Harry MEDHURST 23
= Glenn WARD 23
= Gordon Street 23 Guest
43 Roger BOYCHUK 22
= Terry TAYLOR 22
45 Hedley GREATBATCH 21
= Richard Lambert 21 Guest
47 Peter BARKHAM 20
= Roger Bowen 20 Guest
49 John DAVIES 19
= Keith GATFORD 19
51 John Rayner 18 Guest
52 David JACKSON 16
= Andy SKILTON 16
54 Ian MAKEPEACE 15



Novelty Prizes

Description Name Note
Best front nine Gary Landon 21 pts
Best back nine Gary Langford 18 pts
Nearest the pin Ian Makepeace 31ft 6in
Nearest the pin in 2 (9th) Lawrie Arnold 78in
Nearest the pin in 2 (18th) Simon Windibank 29ft 2in
Charity Nearest the pin Richard Lister 160in
Par 3 Winner Andy Bond 12 pts


Detailed Handicap Changes

Par for the course = 69
SSS for the yellow tees = 69
SSS stableford points = 36 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 15.2 15 27 7 15.3 15
Lawrie ARNOLD 10.5 11 35 -1 10.3 10
Peter BARKHAM 28.0 28 20 14 28.0 28
Ian BARRETT 16.6 17 30 4 16.7 17
Andy BOND 28.0 28 29 5 28.0 28
Chris BOWER 18.8 19 25 9 18.9 19
Roger BOYCHUK 25.1 25 22 12 25.2 25
Dave CHRISTIE 7.9 8 28 6 8.0 8
John DAVIES 25.8 26 19 15 25.9 26
Keith GATFORD 25.8 26 19 15 25.9 26
Hedley GREATBATCH 19.9 20 21 13 20.0 20
Mike GRIESHABER 22.4 22 28 6 22.5 23
Kevin HAWKINS 22.3 22 36 -2 21.5 22
John HAWLEY 23.9 24 30 4 23.9 24
Richard HOCKHAM 4.8 5 36 -2 4.6 5
Terry HULME 21.7 22 27 7 21.8 22
David JACKSON 28.0 28 16 18 28.0 28
Peter LAMBERT 18.5 19 29 5 18.6 19
Gary LANGDON 5.8 6 36 -2 5.4 5
Alan LANGFORD 10.7 11 39 -5 9.7 10
Gary LANGFORD 11.4 11 35 -1 11.2 11
Tom LANGFORD 10.3 10 32 2 10.3 10
Steve LITTLE 16.2 16 25 9 16.3 16
Mark LONGHURST 26.6 27 29 5 26.7 27
Sam LONGHURST 15.4 15 30 4 15.5 16
Ian MAKEPEACE 19.1 19 15 19 19.2 19
Ian MARSHALL 16.7 17 24 10 16.8 17
Keith MARSHALL 7.2 7 31 3 7.3 7
Harry MEDHURST 12.0 12 23 11 12.1 12
Patrick MURPHY 16.5 17 36 -2 15.9 16
Clive MURRELL 9.5 10 30 4 9.6 10
Chris PRESLEY 22.5 23 25 9 22.6 23
Peter ROBERTSON 15.5 16 27 7 15.6 16
Geoff ROY 14.7 15 30 4 14.8 15
Robin SEWELL 21.5 22 25 9 21.6 22
Andy SKILTON 18.6 19 16 18 18.7 19
Alan SPRIGGS 24.8 25 27 7 24.9 25
Jon STEVENSON 6.9 7 28 6 7.0 7
Terry TAYLOR 20.8 21 22 12 20.9 21
Glenn WARD 22.8 23 23 11 22.9 23
Graham WRIGHT 7.3 7 28 6 7.4 7
Brian WYNN 28.0 28 30 4 28.0 28