Mill Ride (MR) Thurs Aug 15



Mill Ride 3rd hole - 192 yards par 3
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Full Results
Novelty Prizes
Detailed Handicap Changes

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1. The weather gods were certainly on our side for our visit to Mill Ride. The day before was a total washout and even the next day saw heavy rain so when you consider the event was booked eighteen months earlier and could easily have been arranged for either of the alternative dates we were indeed lucky. The course was tough enough anyway and would have been too much for most of us had the weather not been kind. As it was the wind got up in the afternoon and did make scoring even more difficult.

2. The way Jon played there could have been a hurricane blowing and you feel he would still have come through with a good score. 37 points when only five people achieved over 30 is fine by any standard and his 8 th day victory brings him level with Peter Lambert and Ian Barrett and only two behind Graham Wright who has the advantage of having played 101 more BAGS rounds. Well done Jon and it was good also to see Richard Hockham who was nursing a hand injury during the first half of the season returning to form with a 36 pointer. This has brought him down to a 3.8 handicap, the lowest ever achieved by a BAGS member so a great recovery. And how about Gary finishing birdie/eagle to snatch third place on Countback from none other than his Dad. Hope that didn’t spoil your special birthday celebrations too much, Captain….

3. All this happened in the afternoon but in the morning we held the annual Stick Competition won by Stuart Horrex who finished his shot allowance well down the 10th just ahead of Harry. A few hours later in the 18 holes Competition Stuart was obviously so overcome with the emotion of his first BAGS ‘silverware’ that he actually managed to get his handicap increased…..and that just before the tour! Crafty devil…….

4. On now to the majors and though Lawrie wasn’t at Mill Ride, he retains his leads in the Chairman’s and Treasurer’s. Jon however has reduced the gap slightly in these and took full advantage in the Memorial which he now leads by a cool 14 points. Given that he will be playing in the three remaining events of the year, it would need a real collapse by him and something special from the chasing pack to prevent him from winning this trophy for the second time.

5. All eyes are now on the tour which starts three weeks today and though no handicap adjustments are made during or after the four rounds, we can expect a real scrap for the Secretary’s Cup as Richard Lister defends his title. Last year was one of the tightest ever results with only three points separating the first five players. For the lesser mortals there is always the Plate to go for but when you see Captain Al and the Silver Fox were last year’s winner and runner up respectively you realise the standard of golf you need to reach on tour to come away with something. Still it is all great social fun as well and 33 members and three guests will I am sure have a great time at our four hand picked courses and our very special hotel. In fact 23 of the tourers can hardly wait to get there as they are spending the Sunday extra night in the area partly to avoid the Monday morning traffic but in quite a few cases to play another round as a warm up! That’s commitment…..

6. Looking beyond the tour we have in prospect an end to 2019 which is at least the equal of any in previous years. This quality has been recognised and we are now full at both Woking and New Zealand. As buggies are restricted at both courses I suggest that those wishing to use one for the 18 holes call the Clubs immediately to reserve one. Please then let me know so I can pair you up in the OOP with someone else wishing to hire one.

7. The KOs have now reached the semi final stage with the matches due to be played within the next two weeks. Well done to Alan Spriggs who is still in the Singles and Seniors Competition and there is an attractive repeat of the 2017 Pairs Final when the Marshall brothers take on Tim and Kevin. Best wishes to all involved and our thanks to John and Roger for keeping the matches within the time limits.

As the nights draw in we can always hope for a sunny September, hopefully starting on the 9th!!



Stick Competition

The morning stick competition was won by Stuart Horrex who played two shots on the 10th.

The guest stick prize was won by Dougie Paull.



Full Results

Position Name Score Notes
1 Jon STEVENSON 37 BAGS Winner
2 Richard HOCKHAM 36 BAGS 2nd
3 Gary LANGFORD 31 countback BAGS 3rd
4 Alan LANGFORD 31
= Tom LONGHURST 31
6 Lee DAVIS 30
= Mike GRIESHABER 30
8 Dave CHRISTIE 29
= Kevin HAWKINS 29
= Mark LONGHURST 29
11 Mike Stanger 28 Guest Winner
12 Luke KIRBY 27
= Keith MARSHALL 27
= Harry MEDHURST 27
= David TAYLOR 27
16 Tim AKERS 26
= Tom LANGFORD 26
= Graham WRIGHT 26
= Dougie Paull 26 Guest
20 Dave SHAW 25
= Gordon STREET 25
= Niall Nelson 25 Guest
23 Patrick MURPHY 24
= Simon WINDIBANK 24
25 Simon Dalton 23 Guest
= Steph Langford 23 Guest
27 Steve BOND 22
= Stuart HORREX 22
= Ian MARSHALL 22
30 John DAVIES 21
= Steve LITTLE 21
= Andy SKILTON 21
33 Paul HUNT 19
34 Alan SPRIGGS 18
35 David JACKSON 17
= Geoff ROY 17
= Mike Weaver 17 Guest
38 Roger BOYCHUK 12
39 Terry HULME 11


Novelty Prizes

Description Name Note
Best front nine Lee Davis 16 pts
Best back nine Kevin Hawkins 18 pts
Nearest the pin (8th) Harry Medhurst 236cm
Nearest the pin in 2 (6th hole) Harry Medhurst 5 ft
Nearest the pin in 2 (16th hole) Mike Stanger 5ft 10in
Charity Nearest the pin Simon Windibank 239cm
Par 3 Winner Kevin Hawkins 11pts


Detailed Handicap Changes

Par for the course = 71
SSS for the yellow tees = 72
SSS stableford points = 35 points.
After adjustment for the conditions the Competition Scratch Score (CSS) was 31 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 15.3 15 26 5 15.4 15
Steve BOND 25.1 25 22 9 25.2 25
Roger BOYCHUK 27.4 27 12 19 27.6 28
Dave CHRISTIE 8.8 9 29 2 8.8 9
John DAVIES 27.3 27 21 10 27.4 27
Lee DAVIS 23.6 24 30 1 23.6 24
Mike GRIESHABER 21.2 21 30 1 21.2 21
Kevin HAWKINS 20.3 20 29 2 20.3 20
Richard HOCKHAM 4.3 4 36 -5 3.8 4
Stuart HORREX 23.4 23 22 9 23.6 24
Terry HULME 23.2 23 11 20 23.3 23
Paul HUNT 24.2 24 19 12 24.4 24
David JACKSON 28.0 28 17 14 28.0 28
Luke KIRBY 9.6 10 27 4 9.7 10
Alan LANGFORD 11.5 12 31 0 11.5 12
Gary LANGFORD 10.4 10 31 0 10.4 10
Tom LANGFORD 10.1 10 26 5 10.2 10
Steve LITTLE 17.2 17 21 10 17.4 17
Mark LONGHURST 26.0 26 29 2 26.0 26
Tom LONGHURST 23.6 24 31 0 23.6 24
Ian MARSHALL 16.2 16 22 9 16.4 16
Keith MARSHALL 7.5 8 27 4 7.6 8
Harry MEDHURST 16.0 16 27 4 16.1 16
Patrick MURPHY 15.3 15 24 7 15.4 15
Geoff ROY 15.7 16 17 14 15.8 16
Dave SHAW 19.9 20 25 6 20.0 20
Andy SKILTON 19.5 20 21 10 19.7 20
Alan SPRIGGS 26.2 26 18 13 26.4 26
Jon STEVENSON 6.9 7 37 -6 5.7 6
Gordon STREET 14.6 15 25 6 14.7 15
David TAYLOR 11.5 12 27 4 11.6 12
Simon WINDIBANK 10.5 11 24 7 10.6 11
Graham WRIGHT 8.7 9 26 5 8.8 9