Puttenham (PT) Thurs Oct 11





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Full Results
Novelty Prizes
Detailed Handicap Changes

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  • We were slightly unlucky with the weather at Puttenham as a lovely day changed mid afternoon into first drizzle, then steady followed by heavy rain. While this meteorlogical turn round did not affect the first half of our 27 hole group, it did impinge both on the 18 holers who were only half way through their round when the change came and of course the later players in the Stick Competition. A great shame but I am sure it has worked the other way round on previous occasions as I am sure the earlies will be quick to remember. The course was in good condition with fast greens and Puttenham is living proof that though a 5750 yard challenge naturally requires some holes to be shorter than on some of its longer neighbours, you still have to be straight and of course sink those putts.
  • Which is just what Captain Chris must have done as he scored 40 points to win on Countback from Richard Hockham. It is always a great achievement for a Captain with his responsibilities on the day, to win an event - the last time it happened was when Jon won in December 2013 and February 2014 - so very well done to Chris on a superb round. For Richard there was the consolation of a handicap cut to 4 which makes him (with Richard Dakin) the lowest BAGS handicapper though RD did reach a decimal of 4.1 in August 2012. Congratulations to you both.
  • In the Stick Graham produced a great round of 8 to reach the 10 th fairway. As I know there is great rivalry between Graham and Jon for leadership of the Order of Merit, Graham will be disappointed that success in this Competition is worth precisely nul points. Never mind - you still lead your tour room mate by 8 overall.
  • That leads me nicely into the tour and what a great 4/5 days it was. Not only did we have superb weather with the only rain being fairly light drizzle on the Tuesday at Carlyon Bay - and what wonderful views there when it stopped - but we enjoyed the sunshine at Trevose twice and of course at St Enodoc which was all we ever hoped it would be. The Trevose villas and bungalows were superb and we had great food and drink in the comfortable Clubhouse as well as a fun evening meal at the Golden Lion in Padstow. All in all one of the best ever tour packages and we had a competition to match all this with a tie on points for first place in the Secretary's Cup between Richard Lister and Gordon Street with Richard's higher best round just giving him the edge on Countback. So an enthralling contest and well done to all those who made the cut. Of those who did not, Alan Langford won the Plate from Jon by three points. If you want to capture at least some of the flavour of BAGS in Cornwall, take a look at the web site where Ian has set up a great series of pictures which go some way to show you how memorable our visit was.
  • One tour ends and another begins in that bookings for the next one will be accepted shortly. The 2019 version will be to the West Midlands where we have packaged together some of the best courses in that part of the world with a great hotel to complement them. Watch out for the details.
  • It's getting closer in the Majors as we approach the season's end. In the Chairman's Luke's lead has been cut to just two points with Patrick's 36 at Puttenham helping him to narrow the gap. In the Treasurer's Patrick now leads from Glenn having qualified with his 5 th round while in the Memorial, Luke still has a commanding lead of 10 points.
  • In the KOs it's Finals time with David Taylor playing Gordon Street in the Singles and Andy Skilton taking on 2016 Winner Alan Spriggs while in the Pairs Andy Skilton and Mike Grieshaber are up against the Marshall brothers who will be playing in their third consecutive Pairs Final.
  • We have now fixed the date and venue for the Annual Dinner and you will be receiving all the details soon. I can though confirm it will be on Friday 18 January at Clandon Regis. I am sure it will be the usual lively antidote to those January blues so start planning your tables now!
  • As you know our next event will be at Royal Blackheath on Monday November 5 so please pay your balance soon. To avoid the Monday morning traffic quite a few of us have booked into the local Premier Inn, only half a mile from the Club and the last time I heard, single rooms on the Sunday evening were going for a bargain £24. For those involved Captain Chris is planning a local curry on the 4th so if you want to join in, do let him know then he can book in the right number.

Enjoy the wonderful autumnal colours as you walk the fairways.

Full Results

Position Name Score Notes
1 DAVE KIRBY 41 Guest Winner
2 Chris PRESLEY 40 countback BAGS Winner
3 Richard HOCKHAM 40 BAGS 2nd
4 BERNARD MARCHANT 39 Guest
5 Kevin HAWKINS 38 BAGS 3rd
6 Ian MARSHALL 37
7 Patrick MURPHY 36
= Glenn WARD 36
= BERNARD ARNOLD 36 Guest
10 Keith GATFORD 35
= Tom LANGFORD 35
12 TOM LONGHURST 34 Guest
13 Ray CLARKE 33
= Steve LITTLE 33
= Mark LONGHURST 33
= Peter GALLAGHER 33 Guest
17 Dave CHRISTIE 32
= Gary LANGDON 32
= Gary LANGFORD 32
= Clive MURRELL 32
= BRIAN LONGHURST 32 Guest
22 Lawrie ARNOLD 31
= Mike GRIESHABER 31
= Ian MAKEPEACE 31
= Andy MARTIN 31
= Harry MEDHURST 31
= David WATLING 31
= Simon WINDIBANK 31
29 Luke KIRBY 30
= Richard LISTER 30
31 Andy HARPER 29
= Alan LANGFORD 29
= John RAYNER 29
= Andy SKILTON 29
35 Roger BOYCHUK 28
= Richard DAKIN 28
= David JACKSON 28
= Gordon STREET 28
= Graham WRIGHT 28
40 Tim AKERS 27
= John DAVIES 27
= Hedley GREATBATCH 27
= David TAYLOR 27
= JOHN MILNER 27 Guest
= ANDY SPREADBOROUGH 27 Guest
46 Dan SAYERS 26
= TERRY TAYLOR 26 Guest
48 Steve BOND 24
= Chris BOWER 24
= Steve ROUT 24
51 Alan SPRIGGS 22
52 NICK COLLINS 21 Guest
53 Terry HULME 20
54 Jim CATTERMOLE 19
55 Andy BOND 18



Novelty Prizes

Description Name Note
Best front nine Keith Gatford 21 pts
Best back nine Tom Langford 20 pts
Nearest the pin Peter Gallagher 18 cm
Nearest the pin (18th hole) Luke Kirby 80in
Nearest the pin in 2 Richard Daikin 219in
Charity Nearest the pin Chris Bower 4ft 6in
Par 3 Winner Keith Gatford 9 pts


Afternoon Stick Competition

The BAGS stick competition was won by Graham Wright, who reached the 10th fairway.

The guest stick competition was won by Dave Kirby, who reached the 10th green.



Detailed Handicap Changes

Par for the course = 71
SSS for the yellow tees = 69
SSS stableford points = 38 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 14.8 15 27 9 15.0 15
Lawrie ARNOLD 11.0 11 31 5 11.1 11
Andy BOND 28.4 28 18 18 28.0 28
Steve BOND 24.7 25 24 12 24.8 25
Chris BOWER 19.2 19 24 12 19.4 19
Roger BOYCHUK 25.9 26 28 8 26.0 26
Jim CATTERMOLE 21.8 22 19 17 22.0 22
Dave CHRISTIE 8.2 8 32 4 8.3 8
Ray CLARKE 16.7 17 33 3 16.7 17
Richard DAKIN 5.8 6 28 8 5.9 6
John DAVIES 26.7 27 27 9 26.8 27
Keith GATFORD 26.2 26 35 1 26.2 26
Hedley GREATBATCH 19.7 20 27 9 19.8 20
Mike GRIESHABER 21.5 22 31 5 21.6 22
Andy HARPER 18.0 18 29 7 18.1 18
Kevin HAWKINS 20.2 20 38 -2 19.6 20
Richard HOCKHAM 4.7 5 40 -4 4.3 4
Terry HULME 22.5 23 20 16 22.6 23
David JACKSON 28.0 28 28 8 28.0 28
Luke KIRBY 9.3 9 30 6 9.4 9
Gary LANGDON 5.1 5 32 4 5.2 5
Alan LANGFORD 10.5 11 29 7 10.6 11
Gary LANGFORD 10.3 10 32 4 10.4 10
Tom LANGFORD 10.5 11 35 1 10.5 11
Richard LISTER 16.2 16 30 6 16.3 16
Steve LITTLE 16.9 17 33 3 16.9 17
Mark LONGHURST 26.9 27 33 3 26.9 27
TOM LONGHURST 25.0 25 34 2 25.0 25
Ian MAKEPEACE 19.7 20 31 5 19.8 20
Ian MARSHALL 17.2 17 37 -1 16.9 17
Andy MARTIN 11.1 11 31 5 11.2 11
Harry MEDHURST 15.5 16 31 5 15.6 16
Patrick MURPHY 14.6 15 36 0 14.6 15
Clive MURRELL 9.4 9 32 4 9.5 10
Chris PRESLEY 22.1 22 40 -4 20.5 21
John RAYNER 15.0 15 29 7 15.1 15
Steve ROUT 14.2 14 24 12 14.4 14
Dan SAYERS 18.3 18 26 10 18.5 19
Andy SKILTON 19.3 19 29 7 19.4 19
Alan SPRIGGS 25.3 25 22 14 25.5 26
Gordon STREET 13.8 14 28 8 13.9 14
David TAYLOR 12.4 12 27 9 12.6 13
Glenn WARD 22.2 22 36 0 22.2 22
David WATLING 27.7 28 31 5 27.8 28
Simon WINDIBANK 10.2 10 31 5 10.3 10
Graham WRIGHT 7.9 8 28 8 8.0 8