Myhill and Cullington Results

The Cullington team of Geoff Hardy,Roger Human, Peter Whitbread Mike Stolady, Richard Severn, Harry Bradfield, Gary Lutkin and Jamie Black faced a difficult away tie at Mattishall. Home advantage is always a big factor in these matches and with the away team having to give lots of shots the odds were stacked firmly in favour of the Mattishall.

However a superb effort by the team saw Barnham win by 12 holes on the day – a fantastic achievement. Congatulations to Roger and his team. They now have a quarter final tie at home on the 26th July.

Turning to the Myhill team they also had an away fixture at Dunston Hall. The team of Adam Sims, James Phillips, Andy Fish, Anthony Gravestock, Aaron Tillett, James Tinsey, Steve Large, and Mark Leeds sadly came second, losing by 21 holes. A big thank you to the team for their commitment and support. Bring on 2016!

  Overall won by 12 holes. No finer compliment can be paid by me than by their Captain who said ” well we thought to beat Cromer in the last round we did extremely well, but your side were streets ahead of them, you played some wonderful golf, have a great team and are a great advert for Barnham Broom Golf Club” regards Roger

Early Risers – Texas Scramble – 21st June

Thirteen teams celebrated the longest day of the year by getting up at ‘OMG it’s early’ for a shotgun start at 06.00.

Additional twists (and pressure) to the Scramble format were added in the shape of a minimum of 4 drives for each player with one to be on Par 3 and one on a Par 5. Despite these factors scoring continues to improve and impress with each event.

Taking the top spots were:

3rd: D Barnard, A Gravestock, N Norton, J Hattam – Net 59.9

2nd: N Render, P Hall, C Bullimore – Net 59.5

Winners: S Black, J Black, A Lincoln, A Tuna – Net 59.1

The nearest the pins were won by:

4th: T Lynne

7th: N Render

15th: S Black

17th: D Giddings

Straightest drive on the 3rd was won by…. that man S Black again!

A big thank you to Brian and his team – the course was in excellent condition and to everyone who supported the event.

Mark

Men – Captain’s Stableford – June 14th

First a couple of plugs before we get to the winners:

 Men’s Early Risers is on the 21st June so if you fancy a early start – 06.00 shotgun, a  Texas Scramble, followed by a bacon roll and coffee there are still spaces available on the noticeboard.

Also the Family Trophy is on Sunday 12th July for any combination of family members. It will  be a pairs competition for all sections where at least one player needs to be a member. If you want to invite someone along who is not a member, if they have a handicap they are welcome to play – a reduced green fee of £10 will be payable. Entry sheet is between the changing rooms.

Okay – down to the serious stuff. 

The Hill course was the venue for the first Captain’s Stableford where I wanted to add a bit of variety to our traditional strokeplay competitions with some different prizes, nearest the pins, and putting and pitching competitions. The feedback from those who I have spoken to has been very positive so I am sure Roger will continue the same next year.

Conditions whilst being a little wet for some were favourable for a change and this was reflected in the scoring although the hardest hole on the course was surprisingly……. the1st where the average score was nearly 6. 

In Division 2, the 3rd and runner-up spots were contested between Scott Grear-Hardy and Stephen Lane who both scored 39 points with the latter squeezing it on count back. Well played gents – a pair of Adidas shoes (2nd)  and a Puma shirt (3rd)  are your rewards.  Recording an excellent 41 points and taking the Division’s first prize was David Littlechild who wins a Puma cart bag. Congratulations David.

Over in Division 1 , Steve Freestone grabbed 3rd place with a well constructed 40 points, with Matt Firman securing 2nd place with an excellent 41 points.  A Puma shirt (3rd) and Adidas shoes (2nd) are well deserved gents.

Out in front with a superb score of 42 points was the overall winner -Andrew Felice who wins a Motocaddy S1 Electric trolley. Congratulations Andrew – well played.

The other winners on the day and taking home a dozen balls each were:

Nearest the pin on the 2nd - Paul Dodman

Nearest the pin on the 6th – Mark Bradfield

Nearest the pin on the 11th – that man Felice again!

Nearest the pin on the 17th – Robbie Watts

Putting Competition – Aaron Tillett (14 putts)

Pitching Competition – Steve Large (35 points)

With regard to the longest drive, it was meant to be on the 13th hole and not placed out on the 12th. These things happen. So in the circumstances given everyone was gearing up for ‘opening their shoulders’ on the 13th  I have reduced the size of the prize. So congratulations to Andrew Fish – 3 balls are yours :)

All prizes are in the Golfshop ready for collection.

Lastly, a huge thank you to everyone who supported the event and made it such a success.

Mark