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Stags Charity Day

"A gorgeous day, the course looking in fine condition and little wind added a sparkle to the Stags Charity competition on Wednesday 13th June. Thanks to fantastic support of Stags and John Reay who contributed all the gifts for the major raffle, the players raffle, the nearest the pin and longest drive competitions and the mystery hole competition, we were able to raise a massive £2491 for The Pam Britton Charity. 

 75 Stags, including two Ladies and one aspiring Stag, played in a two ball Texas Scramble. There were nine prizes for the competition , 14 prizes in the major raffle, four prizes in the players raffle and three prizes in the mystery hole competition.

 There were some fantastic scores made and the worthy winners were Jeff Goddard and Keith Wykes with a massive 56 points. However perhaps the most amusing prize was for the pair who received the lowest score in the mystery hole competition who received a free half hour lesson from Rob Hunter. 

 There were a variety of winners in the longest drive and nearest the pin, most notably , Steve Hyland's terrific driving on 1st and 16th and nearest the pin on 6th,and Frank Rounthwaites nearest the pin on 17th.

Ann Lloyd won a four ball at Coventry Golf Club and Norman Powell a bottle of champagne in the players raffle, Richard Parham won a fourball at Moor Hall and Dave Lawrence a £100 voucher for a meal at the Stag in Offchurch in the major raffle.

 Full Results were

1 Keith Wykes Jeff Goddard 56 28 14
2 Kevin  Simmons Tony Lee 53 27 8
3 Phil Bhogal Hunt Steve Kenny 52 26 11
4 Mike Gilbey Bill Griffin 52 25 9
5 Paul Abbott Roy Pickering 52 25 10
6 Nick Kirby Colin Walkey 51 24 10
7 Alan Heatley Malcolm Lunn 51 20 10
8 Barrie Nutter Barry Spring 50 27 11
9 Martin  Darbey Dave  Lawrence 50 26 11
10 Graham Miles Gordon  Mathias 50 25 8
11 Roy Walker John Williams 50 24 14
12 Brian Shaw Sandra Curtis 49 26 11
13 Jim  Bradfield Roger  Burton 49 25 10
14 Phil Youett Roger Hamilton 49 25 11
15 Steve Hyland Keith Owen 49 23 11
16 Wilf Feely Paul Mayman 48 26 12
17 Paul Steward Bill Crofts 48 22 10
18 John F Woodward Len Bennett 47 24 11
19 Ken Wykes Reg Dann 47 24 11
20 Mick Lloyd Frank Rounthwaite 47 22 11
21 Brodie Aziz Graham Pidgeon 46 25 9
22 Mick Jephcott Bernie Ray 46 24 11
23 Tony  Britton Richard Parham 46 24 9
24 Paul Turner Nigel Palmer 46 23 12
25 Peter Timothy Peter Jamieson 46 22 8
26 Len Trill Terry Haynes 46 22 13
27 Jim Jobson Phil Glendinning 46 22 13
28 Chris McHale Alan  Brushett 45 25 8
29 Tim McDonald Peter Manger 45 23 11
30 John D  Woodwood Robin Whitehouse 45 23 11
31 Terry Wing Dick  Brown 44 23 9
32 Aubrey  Brown John Hayward 44 23 11
33 Derek Ridley Colin Yapp 44 21 10
34 Mike Lovie Ann Lloyd 43 23 11
35 Nev Burton Brian Churchill 43 23 10
36 Norman Powell John Thacker 42 20 8
37 Rod Pickering Don  Gabbitas 32 16 6
38 Clive  Stone     31 18 9


1 Longest Drive Steve Hyland
2 Longest Drive Bernie Ray
3 Longest drive Jeff Goddard
5 Longest drive Alan Brushett
6 Nearest the Pin Steve Hyland
7 Longest Drive (Ladies) Ann Lloyd
9 Nearest the Pin Graham Miles
9 Nearest the Pin(Ladies) Sandra Curtis
10 Longest Drive Steve Hyland
11 Nearest the Pin Alan Brushett
11 Nearest the Pin(Ladies) Ann Lloyd
13 Nearest the Pin Roy Walker
14 Longest Drive Bill Griffin
15 Nearest the Pin Jim Jobson
16 Longest Drive Steve Hyland
17 Nearest the Pin Frank Rounthwaire
18 Longest Drive Martin Darby


Competitors Raffle

Four Ball at Coventry Golf Club - Ann Lloyd

Bottle of Champagne - Norman Powell


Main Raffle

Four Ball at Moor Hall - Richard Parham

£100.00 Meal Voucher - Dave Lawrence


Created: 15-Jun-18 10:26

Stags Stableford

Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th June


The Stableford this week was extremely close with all top 4 players coming in with 41 points, therefore positions were awarded after count back as follows:

1st - Jeff Goddard

2nd - Alan Brushett

3rd - Tony Britton

Just missing out on the prizes was Gordan Mathias


Well done to all the winners!

Created: 13-Jun-18 13:39

Spring Seniors Away Day

Well we had a real problem getting enough Stags to play in the first Away Day of the season and this was a pity as we were playing at Robin Hood Golf Club in Solihull and it is a really nice parkland course in superb condition promising a stiff test of golf and the prospect of balls being lost only in the water or over the fences or in the odd patches of long rough a fair way from the fairway(good alliteration?) In total 34 Stags, Ron's "son" and the Bard turned up. There was some talk that a rival group from Stoneleigh had played the course recently at a cheaper price so maybe the organiser of that group should volunteer to do a bit for the Stags organisation. I can only dream.

 Charles the Bard made a welcome reappearance, after his cameo role in the Captain's Day by coming all the way from darkest Wales to play with us. He must have realised that all the big hitters were elsewhere and the big longest drive prize would be his. He duly won it .

By the way I thought it was probably time to update you non readers about the Stags referendum, it is after all nearly two years ago but I am so bored by it that I cannot be bothered. This is mainly because tragic though  these traumatic and worrying events within the Stags are, they pale into significance against what is happening in the "real" world which beggars belief, and you have to wonder if it is really happening because you surely could not make it up.

What I did not realise is that it could affect the future of golf itself illustrated by this dark tale of the future.

"David Davis had had many difficult years. He had finally finished his task and was duly fired for incompetence but although he frequently did not know what he had been doing or understand all the complexities of his work, good old British bluff had got him through and now he deserved some rest and relaxation, so he thought a game of golf would be just the job.

When he arrived at the golf club, to his dismay it was closed down, but he saw the old club secretary sitting morosely looking out to the once pristine fairways. “Hello old chap , I was hoping for a game, what’s happened “ said David.

“Ah Mr Davis, I haven’t seen you for some years, ever since you wanted to leave but retain all the advantages of membership. I remember we had to be very firm with you and you just walked out without settling your bills “

“Oh I have a vague recollection of that but it’s water under the bridge now surely, what’s happened here?” replied David.

“Well” replied the secretary, “ you really should have read those 58 sectoral analyses your staff wrote for you instead of redacting all the bits you didn’t want Parliament or the British public to see. You may then have understood some of the implications of your actions.”

“I don’t understand, you mean there were things in there that have affected my golf club” said David.

“Well, Mr Davis, the warnings were there, if you had read them.” said the Secretary.

“ But my dear old chap, I wasn’t interested in the details, I had a greater role, you know. So what happened here. Where are the greens staff?”

 “Oh, they were the first to go, the edict of the government that all those who had knowledge of the land were drafted on to the farms to try to harvest all the produce that used to be picked by immigrants. But at least they have a job.

"Well we have to grow more food to become self sufficient but I had not thought this through, but what about the catering staff" said David.  

"Oh Mr Davis they were the next to go, you did know, of course that 38% of the jobs in the catering and food preparation sector were held by Europeans and as soon as the deal was done most of them returned home. Many hotels and restaurants of course closed down but the others attracted with higher wages those that remained and the few Brits that were engaged in this business. We couldn't compete with these wages so we had to close the catering and the bar ."

"Oh dear" said Mr Davis, " I had not thought this one through either but in a market economy the strong grow stronger and the weak have to go." 

"Yes I suppose your experience must validate that" replied the old Secretary.

"But what about the shop" said  David. 

" Oh that was a severe blow" replied the Secretary, " as you might know all  golfing goods are made overseas and  imported and following the collapse of the pound , all went up in price and became less attractive to our members; we could have managed this but a large consignment was held up in the customs log jam after the exit and gave us a massive cash flow problem, this nearly took us down"

"It seems like one misfortune after another but what about the members, they are the backbone of the club after all" said David.

"Well" said the Secretary " this is another series of unfortunate events. Firstly 20% of the membership, the younger ones, were conscripted into the army when the troubles in Ireland erupted again, after the establishment of the hard border, and next a further 20% had to leave when their employer, Land Rover, closed its doors and transferred production to Slovakia and we were then down to just a few Ladies and the Seniors.

" But surely the Seniors stayed with you, after all most of them supported our exit" said David.

 "Indeed they did" said the Secretary, " but since the exit 25% of them succumbed to the food poisoning epidemic that was caused by over chlorinated chickens imported as part of the new trade deal with the Trump states, a further 10% to the excessive use of growth hormones in imported beef and to cap it all, as they use the health service more often than others, they now have to travel many more miles to the few hospitals that remain staffed for as you know, Mr Davis, when the European staff left our health service on the exit day, we had to contract the number of hospitals to continue to provide a safe, but severely restricted service. The Seniors now have no time to play golf."

"So what is going to happen here now" said Mr Davis. " Well as you should  know Mr Davis," replied the old Secretary, "The latest edict from your government is that all spare land must be turned over to agriculture so that we can grow the potatoes , parsnips, turnips and carrots as they are the only vegetables which will grow in this country. And we are turning the clubhouse into a training and innovation centre in ways of making these vegetables more appealing and attractive to the public. As you may know they were always a staple of the Golf Club menu and now we have to educate the public's taste buds and find enticing new ways of serving them as otherwise our diet would be bland indeed."

"Oh" said David "it does seem as if I have messed a few things up, I wish I had been told about this before"

"If only you hadn't walked out of the Club " replied the old secretary, " then we would both still have jobs, so why don't YOU just piss off"

 Well I suppose it might not happen so back to the golf and the Away day.

 Scoring was, as usual, patchy and low. There was a 14 and a 15  and many in the twenties. Bill the bandit got a decent score, or his handicap did, and the past Captain was up there and Derek of the groves did well along with "smokin" Rick. but the look of amazement on the winners face told it all. Nev scored 34 points and did not think he had a chance.  But we all had a super day and the meal was very good, Gammon and chips , how it should be served.

One final winner was Ron McNally taking a break from all his holidays who was nearest the pin. Well done to Paul (Eliza) for standing in again.

 Finally it was whispered that there was rebellious talk about the next Away day venue but I discount such nonsense. Let them eat cake I say.

 Scores were as follows

POS Player Total Back 9 Back3 POS Player Total Back 9
1 N Burton 34 17    19 JD Woodward 27 15
2 B Griffin 33 18  8      20 M Lovie 27 13
3 D Grover 33 18 3      21 R McNally 27 13
4 R Pedrick 33 16   22 P Jamieson 27 11
5 M Gilbey 32 18   23 R Parham 26 16
6 D Ridley 32 16   24 M Lloyd 26 14
7 T Britton 31 16   25 N Kirby 25 14
8 Pearson 31 15   26 N Palmer 25 12
9 B Churchill 31 14   27 R Hamilton 25 10
10 C Langbridge 30 17   28 A Heatley 24 14
11 M Jephcott 30 15   29 D Brown 24 13
12 C McTear 30 15   30 C Yapp 24 12
13 R Maudlin 29 15   31 R Cathcart 23 11
14 K James 29 14   32 M Lunn 23 10
15 J Jobson 28 13   33 R Duxbury 21 11
16 P Steward 28 13   34 G Mexson 20 11
17 R Burton 28 12   35 T Wing 15 7
18 JF Woodward 28 10   36 R Whitehouse 14 10
Created: 25-May-18 12:46

Little Aston Seniors Open AM/AM

Friday 4th May

Today Mike Lovie, Charles McTear, Richard Parham and Paul Turner won the Little Aston AM/AM Seniors Open.

19 teams entered from as far afield as Bristol, Bridgenorth, Tadmarten, Moor Hall and Nottingham.

Fantastic result, many congratulations on your win!

Created: 22-May-18 09:41

Directors Cup

Due to a couple of holes on the course being closed, the Directors Cup has been postponed and won't take place as planned this weekend.


Apologies for any inconvenience, a new date will be arranged next week and communicated.



Created: 06-Apr-18 13:57
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