Littlehampton (LH) Tues Aug 18



Photo credits: top photo Terry Hulme, bottom photo Keith Marshall


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Full Results
Novelty Prizes
Detailed Handicap Changes

Newsletter

1. Here’s the first newsletter in over five months reporting initially on last Tuesday’s event at Littlehampton and much more besides. Though the second event of Mike’s Captaincy was a long time happening, the new arrangements in the circumstances forced upon us worked very well and we had a surprisingly large attendance of 48 considering that our day’s golf was cut from 27 to 18 holes and that there was no dinner or prizegiving afterwards.

2. Taking full advantage of the relatively benign dry conditions with a headwind only on half the holes, Robin amassed a great score of 41 points which brought him one point clear of three players – Matt, Lawrie and Graham. In fact he was only spared the Countback by the computer correcting a Stableford miscalculation on his card which gave him a total of 40 points. This was Robin’s sixth day victory, a total exceeded by only five other players and his first for eight years. Well done Robin and I’m sure the thrill of getting your hands on the mid-summer trophy was not marred by your one shot cut ahead of the Tour.

3. As social distancing regulations prevented us from holding the prizegiving in the Clubhouse, we switched this to Zoom 24 hours later and were delighted 22 members tuned in. We’ll make sure all relevant prizes are delivered or handed over as soon as is practical.

4. In the Chairman’s, now that the three round qualification level has been reached, Mark has a handy seven point lead over Simon W. If he hangs on to that he will follow in the footsteps of son Tom who won this major last year.

5. The KOs are running smoothly and all are at the Quarter Final stage with two Pairs already having reached the semis those results now guaranteeing new winners of that particular trophy.

6. Though there have been no BAGS golf days for five months, we did manage to organise (thanks to the technical skills of Ian) a highly successful on line Charity auction which raised in excess of a much needed £15000 for The Marsden. Thank you so much for the generous bids during that week and it was really exciting taking part in a Zoom call with other members of the Committee watching the final bids coming in just before 9pm, the last one coming in for the West Midlands lot from Richard Hockham just 18 seconds before the deadline. Since then it got even better as Andrew has generously added a personal donation of £1000 to our total and made available a Worplesdon fourball valued at over £500 at summer prices which we intend now to use as a prize in the Tenners draw. I will be writing to you all separately on this initiative which has already realised £350 and we hope will achieve even more before the Charity deadline of the end of September.

7. That date brings me nicely to a mention of our next day event at Betchworth Park on Monday 28 September. As you may recall this replaces the Charity event which should have been held in June and is now to be a conventional (if that word applies to anything this year) day event. I shall again be writing to you separately about this to encourage you to take part and in addition to the pre round bacon roll, unlike Littlehampton we shall be offering a rolling one course meal in the Clubhouse after your round. Watch out for the on line sign up sheet in the next few days.

8. A few of you asked about our plans for the rest of this year and until recently it has been difficult to make too many as Clubs have varied in their response to the resumption of golf with some yet to open their course even to individual visitors unless they are guests of a member. West Byfleet falls into this category so our early October day has sadly been cancelled. We have however replaced this with a visit (postponed from April) to Burhill – now scheduled for Wednesday October 14 - and I am delighted that because they have a number of available dining rooms, we have been offered two which are contiguous and will allow not only 56 players to have a socially distanced meal but give Mike and Andy the chance to present the prizes in full sight of both sets of diners so that will be almost like the old days! Again watch out for the sign up communication by mid week.

9. Beyond that at this stage we cannot promise anything firm but will be talking soon to Hankley and Hindhead to assess the chances of having more than just a ‘golf and go’ visit. In some respects BAGS’ proposed numbers are a handicap at these venues as like all Clubs in the new normal they have severe dining room capacity restrictions. We will do what we can to get the best outcome for you all.

10. Even before Betchworth Park we have the tour in early September which was originally to be based in Le Touquet but with great foresight (as it turned out) was converted a while back into a three day Hampshire version based at Sandford Springs which was to have been the venue for our 27 hole Competition in July. We have 26 members and two guests taking part and look forward to an enjoyable three rounds of golf, the last of which will take us to nearby Weybrook Park, close to Basingstoke. This is now a very compact tour (apart from the social distancing!) taking only a little over 48 hours and with not much travel, the ideal combination for these difficult days.

11. Stay well and healthy and enjoy your summer golf in safety.

Full Results

Position Name Score Notes
1 Peter White 42 Guest Winner
2 Robin SEWELL 41 BAGS Winner
3 Bernard Marchant 41 Guest
4 Matt HALL 40 countback BAGS 2nd
5 Lawrie ARNOLD 40 BAGS 3rd
= Graham WRIGHT 40
7 Richard HOCKHAM 39
= Richard LISTER 39
= Martin Howes 39 Guest
10 Mark LONGHURST 38
= Simon WINDIBANK 38
12 Jon STEVENSON 37
13 Andy HARPER 36
= Stuart HORREX 36
= James Bennett 36 Guest
16 Gary LANGDON 35
= Keith Flack 35 Guest
18 Ray CLARKE 34
= Kevin HAWKINS 34
20 Keith MARSHALL 33
= Alan Woodley 33 Guest
22 Lee DAVIS 32
= Tom LONGHURST 32
= Harry MEDHURST 32
= David TAYLOR 32
= Mike WEAVER 32
= Troy Cox 32 Guest
= Steve Rout 32 Guest
29 Hedley GREATBATCH 31
= Clive MURRELL 31
31 Mike GRIESHABER 30
= Chris PRESLEY 31
33 Alan LANGFORD 30
= Andy SKILTON 30
35 Dougie PAULL 29
= Martin Terry 29 Guest
= Charlie KEARL 29
= Scott Stratton 29 Guest
39 Paul HUNT 22
40 Andy SPREADBOROUGH 28
41 Tim AKERS 26
= Terry HULME 26
43 Roger BOYCHUK 25
44 Sean Prendergast 23 Guest
= Stuart SMILLIE 22
46 Ian MAKEPEACE 19
47 David JACKSON 18
= David Lee 18 Guest


Novelty Prizes

Description Name Note
Best front nine Graham Wright 20 pts
Best back nine Richard Hockham 21 pts
Nearest the pin (3rd hole) Graham Wright 9ft 35in
Nearest the pin in 2 (7th hole) Steve Rout 14ft 10in
Nearest the pin in 2 (15th hole) Andy Spreadborough 46in
Charity Nearest the pin Matt Hall 79cm
Par 3 Winner Terry Hulme 15pts


Detailed Handicap Changes

Par for the course = 70
SSS for the yellow tees = 68
SSS stableford points = 38 points.
After adjustment for the conditions the Competition Scratch Score (CSS) was 38 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 15.9 16 26 12 16.1 16
Lawrie ARNOLD 10.0 10 40 -2 9.6 10
Roger BOYCHUK 28.0 28 25 13 28.0 28
Ray CLARKE 18.0 18 34 4 18.1 18
Lee DAVIS 24.0 24 32 6 24.1 24
Hedley GREATBATCH 20.5 21 31 7 20.6 21
Mike GRIESHABER 21.8 22 30 8 22.0 22
Matt HALL 15.2 15 40 -2 14.6 15
Andy HARPER 18.5 19 36 2 18.5 19
Kevin HAWKINS 20.7 21 34 4 20.7 21
Richard HOCKHAM 4.1 4 39 -1 4.0 4
Stuart HORREX 24.1 24 36 2 24.1 24
Terry HULME 23.7 24 26 12 23.8 24
Paul HUNT 24.7 25 22 16 24.9 25
David JACKSON 28.0 28 18 20 28.0 28
Charlie KEARL 20.8 21 29 9 21.0 21
Gary LANGDON 5.1 5 35 3 5.2 5
Alan LANGFORD 11.9 12 30 8 12.1 12
Richard LISTER 16.3 16 39 -1 16.0 16
Mark LONGHURST 20.8 21 38 0 20.8 21
Tom LONGHURST 19.1 19 32 6 19.2 19
Ian MAKEPEACE 21.2 21 19 19 21.4 21
Keith MARSHALL 8.0 8 33 5 8.1 8
Harry MEDHURST 15.8 16 32 6 15.9 16
Clive MURRELL 9.9 10 31 7 10.0 10
Dougie PAULL 24.2 24 29 9 24.4 24
Chris PRESLEY 20.9 21 31 7 21.0 21
Robin SEWELL 22.4 22 41 -3 21.2 21
Andy SKILTON 20.2 20 30 8 20.4 20
Stuart SMILLIE 24.2 24 22 16 24.4 24
Andy SPREADBOROUGH 17.3 17 28 10 17.5 18
Jon STEVENSON 5.1 5 37 1 5.1 5
David TAYLOR 12.0 12 32 6 12.1 12
Mike WEAVER 17.0 17 32 6 17.1 17
Simon WINDIBANK 10.2 10 38 0 10.2 10
Graham WRIGHT 9.2 9 40 -2 8.8 9