Woking (WK) Mon Oct 11th





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1. Hard on the heels of our very busy September came the return to Woking after a couple of years gap. The weather could not have been better for early October and the course was in perfect condition as 65 players enjoyed not only the golf but the food afterwards.

2. Someone in the Club must have thought BAGS was loaded with single figure handicap players as the pin positions were tough to impossible – that last adjective being applied by my playing partner Luke to the pin placement on the par three 16th with its carry over water on to a green which undulated in so many different directions it was virtually impossible to get close with your tee shot and that’s assuming you got on the green in the first place.

3. So it’s not surprising that the winning score was ‘only’ 37 points and that came from someone who is our second lowest handicapper. I refer of course to Jon Stevenson who since his hand operation which kept him off golf for several months in the spring and early summer, has returned to the form which makes him a strong contender in every event in which he takes part. Whatever they did in that operating theatre has served him well and Jon has now taken his number of BAGS wins to 10 to put him level with Graham Wright who was previously top of the tree. What’s more because of other points scoring in podium placings and Majors, Jon has now reached 103 pts in the BAGS Order of Merit to lead Graham by five points. Well done on a great display on a superb course.

4. I am conscious of sounding like a broken record when I congratulate Luke on yet another podium place this time just two points behind Jon. He played some wonderful golf in our group and but for a tiny blip half way through the back 9 we might well have been celebrating another new winner. Surely though this event cannot be far away and in the meantime can look with pride at 10 runner up or third places in only 24 BAGS rounds. Keep it going Luke and that elusive victory can’t be far away.

5. Third place on a BAGS day does not often get much comment but Dougie has bounced back from a bad back condition which forced him to miss the tour and to withdraw from all three KOs where he had reached the semi final stage. Since then he has made an amazing recovery and his 34 points was sufficient to get third place on Countback from three others.

6. The Majors are now really hotting up with only two events to go. In the Chairman’s Jon is now level with Matt and Peter Barkham on 106 pts and along with Peter has a relatively low third best score of 31 to throw away to advance his overall score. Several other players are only a few points behind and the top ten are separated by just six points which means that a 36 or 37 pointer at either NZ or Worplesdon could be enough if the leaders on 106 don’t better their current score. Exciting stuff!

7. Likewise in the Treasurer’s which goes to the most consistent players, though Matt is in the lead there are a few players who have not yet reached the required qualification level of five events but are likely to do so at NZ. Depending on their performances there they could overhaul Matt so a great climax is also in store on this Major. This is not the case for the Memorial Trophy where Matt would appear only to need to turn up at NZ and Worplesdon to retain this trophy such is his lead.

8. The KOs have reached the Finals stage with last year’s Pairs Finalists battling it out again and in the Singles Capt Andy will take on Richard Hockham at Effingham. The Seniors Final has of course already been played with Andy Harper winning against Alan Spriggs not Stuart Horrex as I reported last time.

9. John has now confirmed that assuming the outstanding moneys from the Progressive and main Auctions come in, we shall be in a position to gift £24000 to Royal Marsden. We do however need the cooperation of members to pay what they owe without being chased so could you please check your records for courses or items you successfully bid for and transfer the money without delay so we can organise the presentation. Once the above figure is confirmed we will have raised £482000 for the Charity since we started this initiative. It is almost certain therefore that we will reach the half million mark by the time next year’s event is over.

10. As you already know, our next event is at NZ Golf Club which apart from Betchworth Park (23 visits – mostly for the Charity) is the course BAGS has played most with seven visits. It is without doubt our most popular general venue and we have about 75 players this time. The money is now due and this is £77 after your deposit for members and £81 for guests on the same basis.

11. We wish David Jackson a swift recovery from his cataract operation and Alan Langford a successful forthcoming knee replacement procedure. Maybe Alan should try to use the same surgeon who operated on Jon’s hand as it did wonders for his golf!

12. Our best wishes to Sam Longhurst on his imminent marriage to Kimberley. Friend since childhood Luke is to be best man and if his speech is as as good as his golf, the guests are in for a real treat….

This autumn weather is perfect for golf so make the most of it before the clocks go back at the end of October.



Full Results

Position Name Score Notes
1 Jon STEVENSON 37 BAGS Winner
2 Luke KIRBY 35 BAGS 2nd
3 Dougie PAULL 34 countback BAGS 3rd
4 Ian BARRETT 34
5 Oliver Kearl 34 Guest Winner
6 John Hansen 34 Guest Runner Up
7 Glenn WARD 33
8 Richard HOCKHAM 32
= Mark LONGHURST 32
= Stuart Jackson 32 Guest
11 Lawrie ARNOLD 31
= Andy MARTIN 31
13 Mike WEAVER 30
= Sean Kennedy 30 Guest
= Les Peters 30 Guest
16 Matt HALL 29
= Clive MURRELL 29
= Dan SHAW 29
= Neil Georges 29 Guest
20 Peter BARKHAM 28
= Terry Dunn 28 Guest
22 Charlie KEARL 27
= Richard LISTER 27
= Ian MAKEPEACE 27
= Niall NELSON 27
= Chris PRESLEY 27
= Geoff ROY 27
= Martin Howes 27 Guest
= Marcus Kearl 27 Guest
30 Tim AKERS 26
= Ray CLARKE 26
= Stuart HORREX 26
= Tom LANGFORD 26
= Ian MARSHALL 26
= Keith MARSHALL 26
= Simon WINDIBANK 26
= Dominic Kearl 26 Guest
38 David TAYLOR 25
39 Gary LANGDON 24
= Alan LANGFORD 24
= Graham WRIGHT 24
= Steve Lang 24 Guest
= Steve Hunt 24 Guest
44 Dave SHAW 23
= Andy SPREADBOROUGH 23
= Richard Verdin 23 Guest
47 Roger BOYCHUK 22
= Mike GRIESHABER 22
= Andy HARPER 22
= Andy SKILTON 22
= Justin Pollard 22 Guest
52 Terry HULME 21
= Paul Furneaux 21 Guest
= Neil McDonald 21 Guest
55 Lee DAVIS 20
= Alan SPRIGGS 20
57 Hedley GREATBATCH 19
= Paul HUNT 19
= Gordon PHILLIPS 19
= Stuart SMILLIE 19
61 Steve BOND 18
= John DAVIES 18
63 John RAYNER 17
64 Andy BOND 15


Novelty Prizes

Description Name Note
Best front nine Ian Barrett 17 pts
Best back nine Glenn Ward 22 pts
Nearest the pin (7th) Niall Nelson 1m 38cm
Nearest the pin in 2 (4th hole) Gary Langdon 1m 38cm
Nearest the pin (10th hole) David Taylor 2m 60cm
Nearest the pin in 2 (18th hole) Richard Hockham 40 inches
Par 3 Winner Peter Barkham 11pts


Detailed Handicap Changes

Par for the course = 70
SSS for the yellow tees = 70
SSS stableford points = 36 points.
After adjustment for the conditions the Competition Scratch Score (CSS) was 33 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 7 15.4 15
Lawrie ARNOLD 10.3 10 31 2 10.3 10
Peter BARKHAM 34.5 35 28 5 34.6 35
Ian BARRETT 19.1 19 34 -1 18.8 19
Andy BOND 36.0 36 15 18 36.0 36
Steve BOND 25.7 26 18 15 25.8 26
Roger BOYCHUK 36.0 36 22 11 36.0 36
Ray CLARKE 18.4 18 26 7 18.5 19
John DAVIES 27.6 28 18 15 27.7 28
Lee DAVIS 23.7 24 20 13 23.9 24
Hedley GREATBATCH 21.1 21 19 14 21.2 21
Mike GRIESHABER 22.0 22 22 11 22.2 22
Matt HALL 13.7 14 29 4 13.8 14
Andy HARPER 19.2 19 22 11 19.3 19
Richard HOCKHAM 3.8 4 32 1 3.8 4
Stuart HORREX 23.4 23 26 7 23.5 24
Terry HULME 24.4 24 21 12 24.5 25
Paul HUNT 28.6 29 19 14 28.8 29
Charlie KEARL 23.0 23 27 6 23.1 23
Luke KIRBY 8.3 8 35 -2 7.9 8
Steve Lang 8.0 8 24 9 8.1 8
Gary LANGDON 5.5 6 24 9 5.6 6
Alan LANGFORD 13.0 13 24 9 13.1 13
Tom LANGFORD 10.4 10 26 7 10.5 11
Richard LISTER 16.1 16 27 6 16.2 16
Mark LONGHURST 21.5 22 32 1 21.5 22
Ian MAKEPEACE 28.6 29 27 6 28.7 29
Ian MARSHALL 16.1 16 26 7 16.2 16
Keith MARSHALL 8.3 8 26 7 8.4 8
Andy MARTIN 11.2 11 31 2 11.2 11
Clive MURRELL 9.9 10 29 4 10.0 10
Niall NELSON 26.1 26 27 6 26.2 26
Dougie PAULL 21.7 22 34 -1 21.3 21
Gordon PHILLIPS 15.9 16 19 14 16.1 16
Chris PRESLEY 21.2 21 27 6 21.3 21
John RAYNER 14.5 15 17 16 14.7 15
Geoff ROY 16.2 16 27 6 16.3 16
Dan SHAW 13.5 14 29 4 13.6 14
Dave SHAW 23.2 23 23 10 23.4 23
Andy SKILTON 20.8 21 22 11 21.0 21
Stuart SMILLIE 28.5 29 19 14 28.7 29
Andy SPREADBOROUGH 18.4 18 23 10 18.6 19
Alan SPRIGGS 28.0 28 20 13 28.2 28
Jon STEVENSON 5.4 5 37 -4 5.0 5
David TAYLOR 10.5 11 25 8 10.6 11
Glenn WARD 23.3 23 33 0 23.3 23
Mike WEAVER 16.7 17 30 3 16.7 17
Simon WINDIBANK 10.2 10 26 7 10.3 10
Graham WRIGHT 9.6 10 24 9 9.7 10