West Surrey Thursday May 18th 2017





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Full Results
Novelty Prizes
Detailed Handicap Changes

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  1. Last time we were at West Surrey two years ago, I renamed it Wet Surrey in view of the downpours we encountered. So bad were they that most of the afternoon programme was abandoned and only two 18 holers managed the full round. This time even if history did not exactly repeat itself, it at least rhymed - as Mark Twain once famously commented. The morning was great and as the local rain was forecast for about 6pm, no one was unduly concerned – that is until it started raining around 2pm. The afternoon 18 holers for the most part saw it through and the 12 hole Team Stableford was also concluded but it was not a great afternoon experience. The course and setting there are so lovely, it is sad our fond memories will be tempered by the afternoon rain.
  2. Having said all that we had an exciting competition and in the end it was Mark Longhurst who got his hands on the Winteridge Trophy with 39 points including two 2s which gave him eight points as well as £20 in the sweep. This was his first BAGS victory but it completed a remarkable Longhurst treble as Dad Brian got his first place at Tandridge in 2001 and son Sam was triumphant in November 2015 at Hindhead. Success obviously runs in the family and past member Brian got a Guildford 4 ball as a consolation prize from a draw amongst the Captain’s Challenge participants at The Berkshire. There was a three way tie for second place on 38 with Andy Martin and Keith Marshall just nudging out Lawrie Arnold on Countback.
  3. Lawrie however leads in the Chairman’s with his second 38 pointer in succession and has already reduced his handicap from 12 at the year end to 10 today, a great start to his BAGS career. In the Memorial Mark leads by one point over Lawrie and Andy but their absence from the June event will give him an opportunity to widen that gap. It is encouraging to see that 30 members have played the first four events of the year so far and this is leading to an exciting race in this competition. In the Treasurer’s we shall see who is leading when players reach the qualifying level of five rounds next month.
  4. We now have just three weeks to go before our biggest event of the season when 116 players in 29 teams come together to battle for the Marsden trophy. Many of the arrangements are now in place including the all important event programme which lists all the exciting plans for the day. I also. These were distributed to many at West Surrey and more copies have since been posted out to other participants. I also hope to issue the OOP within the next 48 hours. You will see in the programme many attractive auction items which Jon and Ian will be presenting on the night and if you are not able to be there do consider putting in a bid for one or more of these which we will hold in reserve for the evening. Thank you to all who have helped so far with the arrangements and also to those non playing members who have answered John Davies’ call for assistance on the day. We really need your input to help make things go smoothly and appreciate your support. The only element we cannot control is the weather and the prayer mats are out for a rain free day with on the other side of the spectrum not too high temperatures.
  5. The KOs are proceeding well with most of the Preliminary rounds now played. The next deadline is mid June so time to get those e mails out to your potential opponents in case any holiday plans disrupt timings. With the long daylight hours here it is quite possible to schedule and finish a match starting around 4.30 though an earlier start is preferable in case you have a contest going to the fourth extra hole as was the case recently between John Davies and Peter Robertson.
  6. The proposed Cornwall Tour of 2018 is proving very popular and 33 players have now asked to be put on the provisional list. Numbers are even higher for Kent this year and if maintained they will eclipse the previous high of 39 on the Scottish Tour of 2004. Those on this tour will get a chance to play two of the courses – Princes and Royal Cinque Ports – in advance as they will form an auction lot on Charity Day and if you are not going to be in Kent don’t miss the opportunity to play these iconic links courses especially as we are putting £100 contribution towards your overnight accommodation costs.
  7. The second half of the year is now not far away and with numbers for West Sussex and New Zealand in November and December very high, the Committee has decided not to accept any further bookings for these two venues. If you have booked and already know you or your guest cannot play, please advise me so that I can keep up to date with each situation.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday and do take advantage of some of the excellent golf offers around our area. Whether or not you are a Club member, it is a good opportunity to play some attractive courses.

Full Results

Position Name Score Notes
1 Mark LONGHURST 39 BAGS Winner
2 Andy MARTIN 38 countback BAGS 2nd
3 Keith MARSHALL 38 countback BAGS 3rd
4 Lawrie ARNOLD 38
5 Barrie Street 37 Guest Winner
6 Steve ROUT 36
= Simon Windibank 36 Guest
= Chris Brown 36 Guest
9 Graham WRIGHT 35
= Richard Lister 35 Guest
11 Richard HOCKHAM 34
= Dan SAYERS 34
= David TAYLOR 34
= Glenn WARD 34
= Tom Longhurst 34 Guest
= Josh Longhurst 34 Guest
17 Roger BOYCHUK 33
= Chris PRESLEY 33
= Peter ROBERTSON 33
= Dan SHAW 33
= Luke Kirby 33 Guest
22 Hedley GREATBATCH 32
= Mike GRIESHABER 32
= Steve LITTLE 32
25 Andy HARPER 31
26 Tim AKERS 30
= Gary LANGFORD 30
= Geoff ROY 30
= Bernard Arnold 30 Guest
= Gordon Street 30 Guest
31 Peter BARKHAM 29
= Ian BARRETT 29
= Steve BOND 29
= Dave CHRISTIE 29
= Andy SKILTON 29
= Brian longhurst 29 Guest
37 Terry HULME 28
= Peter LAMBERT 28
= Alan LANGFORD 28
= Ian MARSHALL 28
= Dave SHAW 28
= Jon STEVENSON 28
43 Stuart SMILLIE 27
= Alan SPRIGGS 27
45 Lee Davis 26 Guest
= Leon Espley 26 Guest
47 Kevin HAWKINS 25
= Harry MEDHURST 25
= Brian WYNN 25
50 Ian MAKEPEACE 24
= Clive MURRELL 24
52 Jim CATTERMOLE 22
= Mark Browning 22 Guest
54 John HAWLEY 21
55 John DAVIES 19
56 Keith GATFORD 18
57 Andy BOND 16



Novelty Prizes

Description Name Note
Best front nine Graham Wright 21 pts
Best back nine Chris Presley 19 pts
Nearest the pin Mark Longhurst 34 in
Nearest the pin in 2 David Taylor 85 in
Longest Drive Dan Sayers
Charity Nearest the pin Peter Robertson 7ft 2in
Par 3 Winner Mark Longhurst 13 pts


Afternoon Team Competition - holes 1-12 - double points on holes 1,6 & 12

1st Clive Murrell, Andy Skilton, Simon Windibank with 74 points
2nd Keith Marshall, Andy Martin, Luke Kirby with 73 points
3rd Mark Longhurst, Chris Brown, Leon Espley with 65 points



Detailed Handicap Changes

Par for the course = 71
SSS for the yellow tees = 70
SSS stableford points = 37 points.
After adjustment for the conditions the Competition Scratch Score (CSS) was 36 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 15.0 15 30 6 15.1 15
Lawrie ARNOLD 10.7 11 38 -2 10.3 10
Peter BARKHAM 28.0 28 29 7 28.0 28
Ian BARRETT 16.4 16 29 7 16.5 17
Andy BOND 28.0 28 16 20 28.0 28
Steve BOND 26.4 26 29 7 26.5 27
Roger BOYCHUK 24.9 25 33 3 24.9 25
Jim CATTERMOLE 21.3 21 22 14 21.4 21
Dave CHRISTIE 7.6 8 29 7 7.7 8
John DAVIES 25.4 25 19 17 25.5 26
Keith GATFORD 25.7 26 18 18 25.8 26
Hedley GREATBATCH 19.6 20 32 4 19.7 20
Mike GRIESHABER 22.2 22 32 4 22.2 22
Andy HARPER 18.1 18 31 5 18.2 18
Kevin HAWKINS 22.1 22 25 11 22.2 22
John HAWLEY 23.7 24 21 15 23.8 24
Richard HOCKHAM 5.6 6 34 2 5.6 6
Terry HULME 21.8 22 28 8 21.9 22
Peter LAMBERT 18.3 18 28 8 18.4 18
Alan LANGFORD 12.5 13 28 8 12.6 13
Gary LANGFORD 11.0 11 30 6 11.1 11
Steve LITTLE 15.9 16 32 4 16.0 16
Mark LONGHURST 27.6 28 39 -3 26.4 26
Ian MAKEPEACE 18.9 19 24 12 19.0 19
Ian MARSHALL 17.5 18 28 8 17.6 18
Keith MARSHALL 7.5 8 38 -2 7.1 7
Andy MARTIN 11.8 12 38 -2 11.4 11
Harry MEDHURST 11.7 12 25 11 11.8 12
Clive MURRELL 9.5 10 24 12 9.6 10
Chris PRESLEY 22.3 22 33 3 22.3 22
Peter ROBERTSON 15.3 15 33 3 15.3 15
Steve ROUT 13.8 14 36 0 13.8 14
Geoff ROY 14.5 15 30 6 14.6 15
Dan SAYERS 17.8 18 34 2 17.8 18
Dan SHAW 12.8 13 33 3 12.8 13
Dave SHAW 17.9 18 28 8 18.0 18
Andy SKILTON 18.7 19 29 7 18.8 19
Stuart SMILLIE 21.8 22 27 9 21.9 22
Alan SPRIGGS 26.2 26 27 9 26.3 26
Jon STEVENSON 6.7 7 28 8 6.8 7
David TAYLOR 12.7 13 34 2 12.7 13
Glenn WARD 22.6 23 34 2 22.6 23
Graham WRIGHT 7.0 7 35 1 7.0 7
Brian WYNN 28.0 28 25 11 28.0 28