The winter weather kicked in with a vengeance with a hard overnight frost forcing the competition to be played on temporary tees and greens. Conditions deteriorated further with the introduction of a 20 minute snowstorm that blew across the course during play.
Such is the determination of the weekend golfer to play that most of the field battled through these conditions producing some spectacular and remarkable results.
Division 1 was won by Peter Egan with 43 points closely followed by a pair of 42s from Chris Bullimore and Andrew Lincoln. Excellent scoring given the conditions.
However these were made to look positively ordinary by the trio of Andrew Carty, Gavin Martin , and ChrisThorman who all recorded 46 points apiece in Division 2. But we are not finished there! It was left to that bad weather specialist, Paul Mckerell, to surpass these by another 3 points to register a magnificent 49 points and to win the stableford. Congratulations Paul – that was some score!
Junior Texas Scramble & AGM
Six teams played in last Saturday’s texas scramble on a cold and windy day; the winning team was Alex Beckett, Harry Bradfield, Chris Devonport and Sam Devonport scoring 35.4. Second place with 37.4 was Will Farley, Olli Underhill-Smith, Gus Underhill-Smith and Garry Davis.
The event was followed by their AGM and prize giving with 39 people attending.
2014 prize winners.
2015 Junior Club Captain
Pictured with Elli Brown is Tara Davis who takes over the role of junior captain from Will Farley.
Freezing temperatures and a widespread frost greeted the entrants for the first competition of the year. The regular greens were replaced with 18 temporary ones which provided the players with some additional challenges albeit offset by those generous ‘Frost Cups’.
Given the conditions, the expectation was that scoring could be on the low side and the results did not disappoint. There were numerous net scores under par with Division 1 having Robbie Watts, Shaun Friend , and Gary Lutkin sharing net 66s, with Gary running out the winner on countback.
Scoring in Division2 was even more dramatic with Chris Thorman despite recording a net 63 only being good enough for third place. Leading the way with impressive net 62s were Kevin Turner and the overall medal winner on countback, Paul McKerrel.
Cool blustery conditions greeted the 20 teams dressed in a variety of christmas outfits that included santas, elves and reindeer. Not sure what the local wildlife would have made of it all!
The stableford format of 2 scores from 4 saw some impressive totals being posted with the top 2 teams posting an impressive 85 points a piece. A last 3 hole countback saw the team of Alex Cowie, Dan Jones, Andrew Tuna, and Andrew Lincoln being just pipped by the winners – Tania Aiken, Nigel Render, Peter Hall, and Roger Human.
With guests we had 100 people supporting the event which helped to raise a fantastic £300 for the British Heart Foundation .
Captains Mark and Sheena would like to thank everyone who took part and all those that helped to make it such an excellent event.
The December Medal was played in windy conditions which made scoring very difficult and the scores posted higher than we are accustomed to seeing. However, Kevin Turner playing off a 24 handicap, shot a very commendable net 66 to be the overall winner. Kevin was closely followed by David Goulding (net 68) and Shaun Friend (net 69).
The Category 1 winner was Gary Lutkin with a net 75.
Those of you that were expecting your handicaps to go up 0.1 will be disappointed. The Competition Standard Scratch Score (CSS), which is calculated on the scores posted by the whole field and determines the size of handicap adjustments, came out at 74 reflecting the tough playing conditions. As this is 3 shots more than the normal CSS of 71 the handicap regulators only allow reductions to be made.
Congratulations to Kevin – a remarkable score considering the conditions.
All the results are available on Howdidido.co.uk
Barnham Broom Golf Club
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 26th November 2014 – 7.30pm
Colton Room – Open to ALL members
6.30pm – 7.30pm “Happy Hour’ – The hotel management have kindly reduced all drinks by 50%
7.30pm – 8.15pm Barnham Broom Golf Club AGM to include:
- Presentation of charity monies raised to JDRF representative
- Recap of the past year by 2014 Ladies Captain Avril and Seniors Captain Andrew
- 2014 Juniors Report and Presentation of Mixed Trophies.
- Report from Hotel and Golf Management.
- Outgoing Report from Men’s Captain Dan Jones with handover to incoming Captain Mark Leeds
- A.O.B – This will be your chance to ask the Hotel General Manager Jonathan Ellse any questions or make any suggestions relating to hotel / course matters.
8.15pm – 8.30pm Break
A complimentary drink from the Men’s Committee for everyone who attends
8.30pm – Close Men’s Section AGM to include:
- Treasurer’s Report and Election of new Committee Members
- Presentation of prizes to the Top 30 in the Road to Barnham Order Of Merit
- Celebrate the winners of 2014 with the presentation of all Cups and Medals.
Please fine below the breakdown of all the prizes for the top 30 golfers in this years R2B.
All prizes will be awarded at the AGM on Wednesday 26th November from 7.30pm onwards.
Congratulations to you all.
The October Stableford was the final comp of the 2014 R2B season and saw the closest finish to date. The stableford was played in perfect conditions and with high scoring on the day you needed 35 points just to be in the top 25 places!
Despite late charges from Andrew Fish and Jamie Black over the last month, Chris Bullimore held on to claim top stop by only 27000 points. Congratulations Chris.
Please see below the October Stableford results and for the final standings for the 2014 season.
OOM 12 Oct CR 12 Oct
Congratulations goes to Alex Field, James Lambert, Jamie Black and Megan Mann for winning the Bass League. They defeated Royal Norwich which was played at Weston Park on the first extra hole after the match finished 2-2. Also pictured is Garry Davis who is Barnham Broom’s junior organiser.
The October Medal was the final Major of the season and with only one competition left (October Stableford) the 2014 Road to Barnham is still wide open. With 270000 points on offer to the outright winner of the Stableford, potentially anybody in the top 10 can mathamatically still win the title of 2014 R2B Order or Merit Champion!!
Good luck to everybody going in to the final event.
Please click below for full results and the updated R2B leaderboard.
OOM 4 oct CR 4 Oct