Stags Away Day
Away days resumed for the Stags with the Autumn Away day held at the Hollywood Golf Club near Withall. This club had recently changed its name from Gay Hill, which I guess is an illustration of how language changes over time. PG Wodehouse, whose characters often enjoyed gay times, would be turning in his grave. This Away Day, the first since the result of that infamous vote of 2016 came to fruition, was beset by shortages. Shortages of Stags with only 36 attending, shortages of pigs for the supply of bacon, shortages of good scores but thankfully no shortage of generosity as a raffle after the game raised £210 for the Captain's Charity.
The weather started gloomily with a touch of mizzle developing which soaked the course and made shot length for some Stags quite difficult. Thankfully the weather improved and a glimpse of the sun was spotted by some Stags. The course was a delight, however, with lots of hidden traps, a surfeit of streams, loads of bunkers, and plenty of trees to get behind, but also plenty of opportunities to get a good score on a hole. As usual there was a range of scores with a few returning decent scores and many not!
Keith James was victorious, on count back from Keith Borer. Phil Youett won the longest drive by some yards and Malcolm Lunn, the nearest to the pin. Well done to all of them.
Full scores were as follows
Points Back 9
|18||John D Woodward||27||11|
Stags Four Nations
The Stags Four Nations tournament was played on Monday 13th September. Unfortunately the participation was down this year and only 34 playing eventually in the competition. However we were blessed with no rain, which had been forecast and some good scores were posted, with most participants wearing team colours. It was good to have the opportunity of playing and chatting afterwards with different players and lunch when it finally arrived was wholesome.
Congratulations to the eventual winners, by a significant margin of 33 points, Ireland reclaiming the trophy they last held three years ago. Congratulations also to the individual team winners.
Full results were as follows
|SCORE||TOP 8||SCORE||TOP 8|
|P TURNER||35||35||K JAMES||39||39||1st|
|R PEDRICK||36||36||A HEATLEY||35||35|
|D GROVER||35||35||K OWEN||30||30|
|R CATHCART||30||30||JD WOODWARD||33||33|
|R DEETH||31||31||A BATCHELDER||39||39|
|C WALKEY||38||38||1st||N PALMER||30||30|
|R SHAH||34||34||B CROFTS||35||35|
|T JASINSKI||35||35||G MATHIAS||29||29|
|TOTAL TOP 8||274||TOTAL TOP 8||270|
|SCORE||TOP 8||SCORE||TOP 8|
|T BRITTON||35||35||K BORER||38||38|
|M LUNN||36||36||C McHALE||33||33|
|M LLOYD||22||22||W FEELY||45||45||1st|
|R WHITEHOUSE||37||37||1st||R MAUDLIN||35||35|
|B RAY||37||37||P STEWARD||30|
|C STONE||33||33||N BURTON||37||37|
|L BENNETT||32||32||T DEVLIN||37||37|
|M GILBEY||36||36||S GREGORY||37||37|
|TOTAL TOP 8||268||TOTAL TOP 8||306|
Stags Away Match
On Wednesday we played an away match at North Warwickshire. The weather was excellent for golf and the course was in excellent condition. We had one late change to the team on Monday and I would like to thank Peter Jamieson for stepping in at such short notice.
The match itself was my first win 4-2 with Martin and myself also managing my first win this year 5&3. There were other wins for Mike & Ron, Bill & Phil and also for Dave T & Peter J on the 18th. Today was also notable for me as it is the first time in 16 months I have used a Bunker rake and Ball cleaner.... Afterwards we had a lovely Chicken salad and a few drinks which given the weather was exactly what was needed and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves.
Thanks to all the team for their efforts on the day and for making the day a pleasurable experience.
Team on the day : Dave Lole, Martin Darbey, David Templeton, Peter Jamieson, Mike Gilbey, Ron McNally, Alan Brushett, Terry Devlin, Bill Griffin, Phil Youett, Peter Timothy and Paul Steward.
Next Match : Home against Stratford Oaks on Friday 6th August.
If you would like to join the fun, put your name on the sheets in the changing room and/or send me an email for the matches we have in August and soon to be posted up for September.
Golf Club Update
Following the Prime Ministers announcement on a 2nd lockdown we will be temporarily closed from Thursday 5th November through to Wednesday 2nd December.
We were hoping the decision would be overturned for golf, but unfortunately this isn’t the case and the Golf Club will be closing its doors for a short period of time.
We hope that the next 4 weeks will go quick and we’ll see you all again on 2nd December.
We would like to thank you all for your continued support throughout this difficult year, we‘re hoping for a better 2021!
Take Care and Stay Safe
Johnny & The Team
Monday 19th October
|PLAYER A||PLAYER B||PLAYER C||PLAYER D||Medal||S'ford||Medal||S'ford||Medal||S'ford|
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