North Hants Tuesday February 21st 2017



Andy Harper nears the end of his year as captain in a bunker on the 18th. The ball came out cleanly and landed in the middle of the green.


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Full Results
Novelty Prizes
Detailed Handicap Changes

Newsletter

  1. Our 24th season began in fine style at North Hants. We were lucky with the weather as Doris was still two days away and though there was no danger of getting sun burned, it was pretty good for the time of the year. I am sure too that retiring Captain Andy was relieved that his year of office ended in such reasonable conditions. The course too was in pretty good nick though it was a shame due to bunker work that we had two temporaries, especially on Index 1 which would have taken no prisoners had it played to its full length.
  2. Still it was the same for everyone and in the end it was a first BAGS win (as a member) for Ray Clarke who produced a score of 38 points to nick it on countback from Andy Martin whose maiden victory also cannot be far off. Two points back Mark Longhurst was obviously inspired by the presence in his group of his Dad and son and made a creditable third. Well done to you all on a great start to the new season. We need also to highlight an incredible Longest Drive by Dan which my group measured at 310 yards. Wow!! Wonderful also to see Harry playing his first golf in two years and we now look forward to his company on a regular basis.
  3. The Captain’s Bowl Strokeplay competition produced a very tight finish with three players on the same net score of 73. Countback therefore again came into it and Geoff Roy held off the challenges of Richard and Alan to win this very impressive trophy. Andy also got on the Honours Board with victory in the monthly par 3 competition, so he’ll be in the December Final at NZ.
  4. My apologies to the 18 hole only players at the back of their field whose last few holes were played in the fading light. With hindsight these groups should have started at 12.30 not 1.00 to give them more time, something which will be addressed in any future February 27 hole days.
  5. The AGM was mercifully short but produced the handover of the very successful Harper/Lambert partnership to a new one featuring Peter and Chris Presley. Thanks to all members of the Committee for a great 23 rd season and enjoy your well earned rest from BAGS Committees, Andy! The programme for 2018 is now official and can be seen on the web site. The March event at Walton Heath should be particularly memorable as it will mark our 25th anniversary and I know Chris has a few exciting plans in preparation to make it really special.
  6. Our Charity Campaign has continued to go well with £175 raised at NH in the Nearest the Pin Competition. Thank you for your participation and you will have seen there is another opportunity to help our efforts by taking part in the 4 ball for £100 draw. Do also support Keith Gatford in his Sign a Tenner campaign which will continue at each event right up to Charity Day itself. We are still awaiting confirmation of the prize for this but rest assured it will be a good one. Your Charity Committee is holding its monthly meeting tomorrow evening to push things forward and a day later I shall be briefing past Captain John Moody (now domiciled in Bulgaria but on a short visit to the UK) to start the planning of the Charity programme. So it’s all happening and so is the Captain’s Challenge, details of which will be released at the same time as the March OOP. Please support Peter to the full as he begins his year of office.
  7. With our day at the Berkshire only three weeks away – please pay the balance if you have not already done so – our numbers remain high and there will be three start points for the morning round so we can all get round in time to enjoy lunch which will be extended to allow plenty for the lads at the back (what a relief!). Look out for the OOP in the next few days. After the afternoon 9 on the Blue, there will a short Charity Auction run by you know who will be offering an item which will be worthy of the occasion.
  8. The tour to Kent has 40 takers and unless you are on SO the second tranche payment will be requested for payment during March. It also looks as though the 2018 tour to Cornwall will be equally popular and it is hardly surprising considering that two of the courses we are playing – St Enodoc and Trevose - are ranked in the top 100 in the UK and Ireland. Chris and I are travelling down there next week to put the final touches to the choice of accommodation and courses to ensure that those in the group get great value for money in this lovely part of the world.
  9. The KOs invitations have gone out and entries are rolling in. Whether you are an old campaigner in this competition or a new member, you will be most welcome to join in. If not already entered please e mail me when you have decided which you’ll go for. They are great fun.
  10. It is so sad that within a short period of time we lost members Richard and Neil, both to cancer. They both fought their illnesses with courage and dignity and we will miss their cheery presence at our events.

Full Results

Position Name Score Notes
1 Gideon September 40 Guest Winner
2 Ray CLARKE 38 countback BAGS Winner
= Andy MARTIN 38 BAGS 2nd
4 Mark LONGHURST 36 countback BAGS 3rd
= Patrick MURPHY 36
6 Kevin HAWKINS 35
= Terry HULME 35
= Steve ROUT 35
= Brian Longhurst 35 Guest
10 Lawrie ARNOLD 34
= Richard HOCKHAM 34
= Glenn WARD 34
13 Stuart HORREX 33
= Alan LANGFORD 33
= Geoff ROY 33
= Dan SAYERS 33
= Lee Davis 33 Guest
= Simon Windibank 33 Guest
= Jim Askew 33 Guest
20 Andy HARPER 32
= Paul HUNT 32
= Sam LONGHURST 32
= Dave SHAW 32
= John Rayner 32 Guest
= Luke Kirby 32 Guest
26 Steve BOND 31
= Dave CHRISTIE 31
= Mike GRIESHABER 31
= Jon STEVENSON 31
= Andy Spreadborough 31 Guest
31 Simon CHEUNG 30
= Keith GATFORD 30
= Steve LITTLE 30
= Ian MARSHALL 30
= Keith MARSHALL 30
= Alan SPRIGGS 30
= David WATLING 30
= Gordon Street 30 Guest
39 Steve HUNT 29
= David JACKSON 29
= Gary LANGFORD 29
= David TAYLOR 29
43 Tim AKERS 28
= Dan SHAW 28
45 Ian BARRETT 27
= Peter LAMBERT 27
47 Ian MAKEPEACE 26
48 Andy SKILTON 25
49 Roger BOYCHUK 24
= John DAVIES 24
51 Clive MURRELL 23
52 Ray MARSHALL 22
= Harry MEDHURST 22
54 Peter BARKHAM 21
55 Peter ROBERTSON 20
56 Andy BOND 19


Captain's Bowl

The Captain's Bowl is a stroke play competiton for the winners or, if the winners are absent or have qualified twice, the runners up in the major competitions of 2016. This year the top three positions all had a net score of 73 shots so the final positions were determined using countback as follows:

1st Geoff Roy 88 shots gross, handicap of 15, net 73
2nd Richard Hockham 79 shots gross, handicap of 6, net 73
3rd Alan Langford 87 shots gross, handicap of 14, net 73



Novelty Prizes

Description Name Note
Best front nine Gary Langford 20 pts
Best back nine Sam Longhurst 21 pts
Nearest the pin Lawrie Arnold 11 ft 9 in
Nearest the pin in 2 Keith Marshall 12 ft
Longest Drive Dan Shaw
Charity Nearest the pin Kevin Hawkins 38 in
Par 3 Winner Dan Sayers 10 pts


Afternoon Team Competition

Over nine holes, the best two scores on each hole to count.

1st Andy Martin, Glenn Ward with 43 points, won on countback
2nd Mark Longhurst, Brian Longhurst, Andy Bond with 43 points
3rd Jon Stevenson, Richard Hockham, Peter Robertson with 42 points

Detailed Handicap Changes

Par for the course = 70
SSS for the yellow tees = 70
SSS stableford points = 36 points.
After adjustment for the conditions the Competition Scratch Score (CSS) was 35 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 15.4 15 28 7 15.5 16
Lawrie ARNOLD 11.0 11 34 1 11.0 11
Peter BARKHAM 28.0 28 21 14 28.0 28
Ian BARRETT 16.3 16 27 8 16.4 16
Andy BOND 28.0 28 19 16 28.0 28
Steve BOND 28.0 28 31 4 28.0 28
Roger BOYCHUK 24.6 25 24 11 24.7 25
Simon CHEUNG 13.4 13 30 5 13.5 14
Dave CHRISTIE 7.3 7 31 4 7.4 7
Ray CLARKE 16.9 17 38 -3 16.0 16
John DAVIES 25.2 25 24 11 25.3 25
Keith GATFORD 25.6 26 30 5 25.7 26
Mike GRIESHABER 22.0 22 31 4 22.0 22
Andy HARPER 18.0 18 32 3 18.0 18
Kevin HAWKINS 22.4 22 35 0 22.4 22
Richard HOCKHAM 5.6 6 34 1 5.6 6
Stuart HORREX 22.4 22 33 2 22.4 22
Terry HULME 21.6 22 35 0 21.6 22
Paul HUNT 23.2 23 32 3 23.2 23
Steve HUNT 9.8 10 29 6 9.9 10
David JACKSON 28.0 28 29 6 28.0 28
Peter LAMBERT 18.0 18 27 8 18.1 18
Alan LANGFORD 13.9 14 33 2 13.9 14
Gary LANGFORD 10.8 11 29 6 10.9 11
Steve LITTLE 16.0 16 30 5 16.1 16
Mark LONGHURST 28.0 28 36 -1 27.6 28
Sam LONGHURST 15.3 15 32 3 15.3 15
Ian MAKEPEACE 18.6 19 26 9 18.7 19
Ian MARSHALL 17.4 17 30 5 17.5 18
Keith MARSHALL 7.3 7 30 5 7.4 7
Ray MARSHALL 24.5 25 22 13 24.6 25
Andy MARTIN 12.6 13 38 -3 11.7 12
Harry MEDHURST 11.5 12 22 13 11.6 12
Patrick MURPHY 16.7 17 36 -1 16.4 16
Clive MURRELL 9.2 9 23 12 9.3 9
Peter ROBERTSON 15.1 15 20 15 15.2 15
Steve ROUT 13.6 14 35 0 13.6 14
Geoff ROY 14.5 15 33 2 14.5 15
Dan SAYERS 18.0 18 33 2 18.0 18
Dan SHAW 13.0 13 28 7 13.1 13
Dave SHAW 17.6 18 32 3 17.6 18
Andy SKILTON 18.4 18 25 10 18.5 19
Alan SPRIGGS 26.0 26 30 5 26.1 26
Jon STEVENSON 6.4 6 31 4 6.5 7
David TAYLOR 12.6 13 29 6 12.7 13
Glenn WARD 23.3 23 34 1 23.3 23
David WATLING 27.3 27 30 5 27.4 27