Hayling (HA) Tues Mar 19



Alan Langford starts his year as BAGS Captain.
Photo credits Terry Hulme and Keith Marshall.

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Full Results
Novelty Prizes
Detailed Handicap Changes

Newsletter

  • We were very fortunate in our choice of week at Hayling as a few days earlier we would have had to contend with high winds which would have made the course virtually unplayable. Indeed the Club had postponed a large booking for this very reason, just a week before our visit. As it was we had benign conditions with even at times some sunshine so we were able to appreciate the setting of what is undoubtedly a lovely course despite the fact that due to winter weather conditions the fairways were not at their best.
  • It is always good to report a new winner, especially when that person has been close on several occasions with two runners up, one third and several fourth places in just three seasons as a BAGS member. So step forward Andy Martin whose 40 points took him to the top of the leaderboard ahead of Gary Langford and Lawrie. When Andy first joined us as a guest he was off 14 and this win takes him down to 11 and within a decimal point of 10 so it proves that playing with BAGS is good for your handicap. How I wish that were true in all cases!! Great performance Andy and well done also to Gary on his fifth podium place in under a year.
  • Gary had another job to carry out at Hayling which was to be part of a triple drive in along with brother Tom on either side of their Dad as he began his Captaincy in fine style – see the web site for them driving off together. As Alan ruefully admitted over dinner, his drive in effort at the par 3 was his best of the day and his partners on that tee did rather leave him behind in the Stableford score department. That’s kids for you, Alan!
  • Gary has laid the foundations for a good season with his 38 at Hayling coming on the back of a 36 at Worplesdon though he is being closely chased by Lawrie, Chris and Keith. With all playing at Royal Ashdown in a couple of weeks, it will be interesting to see if that form is maintained over the very tough heathland challenge presented by the Old Course after the warm up 9 on the West in the morning.
  • We have a large field at RAF – currently 66 which is as high as the day can support – and if you have not yet paid your balance please do so soon to avoid chasing e mails which are no doubt as big a nuisance to you as they are to me. Because of the 9+18 format the day will start at 9.30 with the afternoon only guys going out around 12.00 after their full English breakfast.
  • Just a reminder that if you wish to enter the KOs this year you have just over 24 hours (less if you count the clocks going forward tonight!) to get your entry/entries in. I am told that the Draws will be made early next week so keep an eye out for these then you can get off to a flying start in making the arrangements for your match(es). I am hoping soon to issue a new list of members’ details for 2019 which will give you the contact details you need. Please ensure that this list is not used for any other purpose than to contact your fellow BAGS members.
  • Many thanks to the West Midlands tour men for making the second tranche payment. We now have 36 on the trip in September and half of them will be travelling on the Sunday to enjoy a leisurely Monday morning before they tee off at the highly rated Little Aston course.
  • Your Charity Committee are meeting monthly to ensure that all the arrangements are in place for the June Charity event. With only ten weeks to go before the biggest event in our calendar, its members are only too well aware of the mountain we still have to climb but we’ll get there in the end! If you can support us in any way either on the day if you are not playing or in advance by helping with Raffle prizes or sponsorship, that would be much appreciated.
  • Good to see Mike Corliss over breakfast at Hayling, now fully recovered from his operation and also to Hedley and Kevin who, though unable to play due to injury, still made the trip to be part of the drive in action. In fact Kevin stayed for the whole day which was a great gesture to the new Captain whom he first introduced to BAGS as a guest at Farnham in 2009.
  • I’m not sure if anyone at Hayling took advantage of the new BAGS rule on balls being lost or going OOB when no provisional has been played in an effort to speed up play but the overall pace did seem slightly faster on the day. Let’s keep up the good work and thanks to Alan for producing the explanatory leaflets.

Good golfing weather at the moment and the Masters only two weeks away – happiness!

Full Results

Position Name Score Notes
1 Andy MARTIN 40 BAGS Winner
2 Gary LANGFORD 38 BAGS 2nd
3 Lawrie ARNOLD 36 BAGS 3rd
= DAVID SUTCLIFFE 36 Guest Winner
5 Keith MARSHALL 35
= Chris PRESLEY 35
= Steve ROUT 35
= Dan SHAW 35
9 Keith GATFORD 34
= Harry MEDHURST 34
= LARRY HEALE 34 Guest
12 Peter LAMBERT 33
= Tom LANGFORD 33
= John RAYNER 33
= MARTIN HOWSE 33 Guest
= JASON BETTINSON 33 Guest
17 Ian BARRETT 31
= Terry HULME 31
= Gary LANGDON 31
= Clive MURRELL 31
= Glenn WARD 31
22 Patrick MURPHY 30
23 Steve BOND 29
= Ian MAKEPEACE 29
= Mathew HALL 29 Guest
= MIKE WEAVER 29 Guest
= JOHN WOODS 29 Guest
28 Tim AKERS 28
= Geoff ROY 28
= Graham WRIGHT 28
= PETER GALLAGHER 28 Guest
32 Jon STEVENSON 27
= David TAYLOR 27
= NICK COLLINS 27 Guest
35 Lee DAVIS 26
= MARK PROUDLEY 26 Guest
37 Roger BOYCHUK 25
= Gordon STREET 25
39 Mike GRIESHABER 24
= Alan SPRIGGS 24
41 Alan LANGFORD 23
= ANDY SPREADBOROUGH 23 Guest
43 John DAVIES 22
= CHRIS BOWER 22 Guest
45 Peter BARKHAM 21
= Andy BOND 21
= Simon CHEUNG 21
= Gordon PHILLIPS 21
= Dave SHAW 21
= Stuart SMILLIE 21
= ALAN STEVENS 21 Guest
52 Andy SKILTON 20
53 Paul HUNT 19
54 Jim CATTERMOLE 18


Novelty Prizes

Description Name Note
Best front nine Steve Rout 21 pts
Best back nine Ian Barrett 20 pts
Nearest the pin (16th) Gary Langford 6ft 6in
Nearest the pin in 2 (10th hole) Gary Langdon 2ft 3in
Nearest the pin in 2 (13th hole) Gary Langford 3ft 2in
Charity Nearest the pin (5th hole) Dave Sutcliffe 4ft 5in
Par 3 Winner Peter Lambert 10 pts


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 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 14.9 15 28 7 15.0 15
Lawrie ARNOLD 11.2 11 36 -1 11.0 11
Peter BARKHAM 28.0 28 21 14 28.0 28
Ian BARRETT 17.6 18 31 4 17.7 18
Andy BOND 28.0 28 21 14 28.0 28
Steve BOND 24.9 25 29 6 25.0 25
Roger BOYCHUK 26.4 26 25 10 26.6 27
Jim CATTERMOLE 28.0 28 18 17 28.0 28
Simon CHEUNG 13.7 14 21 14 13.9 14
John DAVIES 27.0 27 22 13 27.1 27
Lee DAVIS 23.2 23 26 9 23.3 23
Keith GATFORD 26.5 27 34 1 26.5 27
Mike GRIESHABER 21.8 22 24 11 22.0 22
Terry HULME 22.8 23 31 4 22.8 23
Paul HUNT 24.0 24 19 16 24.2 24
Peter LAMBERT 19.0 19 33 2 19.0 19
Gary LANGDON 5.4 5 31 4 5.5 6
Alan LANGFORD 10.9 11 23 12 11.1 11
Gary LANGFORD 10.6 11 38 -3 10.0 10
Tom LANGFORD 10.5 11 33 2 10.5 11
Ian MAKEPEACE 20.2 20 29 6 20.3 20
Keith MARSHALL 7.6 8 35 0 7.6 8
Andy MARTIN 11.6 12 40 -5 10.6 11
Harry MEDHURST 15.8 16 34 1 15.8 16
Patrick MURPHY 15.0 15 30 5 15.1 15
Clive MURRELL 9.3 9 31 4 9.4 9
Gordon PHILLIPS 14.5 15 21 14 14.7 15
Chris PRESLEY 20.6 21 35 0 20.6 21
John RAYNER 13.7 14 33 2 13.7 14
Steve ROUT 14.6 15 35 0 14.6 15
Geoff ROY 15.5 16 28 7 15.6 16
Dan SHAW 12.9 13 35 0 12.9 13
Dave SHAW 19.3 19 21 14 19.5 20
Andy SKILTON 19.7 20 20 15 19.9 20
Stuart SMILLIE 23.0 23 21 14 23.2 23
Alan SPRIGGS 25.8 26 24 11 26.0 26
Jon STEVENSON 6.7 7 27 8 6.8 7
Gordon STREET 14.0 14 25 10 14.2 14
David TAYLOR 11.2 11 27 8 11.3 11
Glenn WARD 22.3 22 31 4 22.3 22
Graham WRIGHT 8.2 8 28 7 8.3 8