Men: November ‘Snow’ Stableford

First bad weather of the ‘winter’ season with the Hill course covered in a thin layer of snow. Coupled with the need to play on temporary greens,  the number of entrants (or some would say slightly foolhardy golfers) that chose to brave the conditions was much reduced to what we are accustomed to see. Those that played with yellow balls were clearly at an advantage and if you didn’t have any in your bag you know what to put on your Xmas lists!

So, who made the most of the conditions and slide to success?

In Division 1 the results were as follows:

1st: Gary  Lutkin – 39 points. Well done Gary!
2nd: Paula Greaves - 38 points                                                                                3rd: Jongho Sun – 37 points

The Division 2 players really showed what was possible in the conditions with some hefty scoring:

Division 2 Result
1st: James Ducker – 46 points.  That is some score!
2nd:Tony Hampson - 41 points
3rd: Mark Bradfield – 38 points

Congratulations to James who takes the overall Stableford prize

Just a reminder  that the AGM is Thursday night. Kick off is at 7.30


Lady Captains Final Fling

36 ladies had a very enjoyable fun game on Tuesday 17th Nov.  This was Sheena’s Final Fling, and we started with a cold but dry day, but unfortunately some light rain later.  Play was followed by Jacket Potatoes. Prizes were provided by Sheena.  The winning team with and excellent score of 64 points was Jill Devlin, Chris Head, and Bev Dennett.  Thank you Sheena for your hard work as Captain this year and for a very enjoyable final fling.

Night Golf – Friday the 13th November

Golf in the dark and on Friday the 13th – what were we thinking of letting this go ahead?

That said, 40 players took to the moonlit fairways and 40 players returned uninjured and dry. However, the Captain’s pride was a little dented after shouting about the merits of his torch only to walk straight into a bunker complete with bag and trolley!

Before we get to who won what a massive thank you must go to Corey, Alan , and Matt for sourcing all the materials for the event and then putting out all the glow sticks on the fairways, flags, and holes.

The nearest the pins on the 2nd and 11th were won by Andy Tuna and Captain Mark.

Navigating their into the runner-up spot was the team of Simon Morris, Ross Bilham, Bryan Turner andGary Lutkin. Out in front and showing everyone the way was the winning team of Richard Severn, Martin Tinsey, Josh Bartlett, and Aaron Tillett. Well played gents!

A big thank you to everyone who supported the event.



Men: Greensomes Cup

A blanket of fog caused the original date of this competition to be postponed to the 14th November.

10 pairs took to the Valley Course with some entrants handicapping themselves even before they set foot on the first tee. How anyone was going to play 18 holes armed with just a woolly hat (having left trolley, bag, shoes and clubs at home) was an interesting approach!

Scoring has traditionally been high in this event over the years and so it proved to be the case again. Securing third spot with 39 points was that established pair of Peter Hall and Nigel Render. In the runner-up spot was the Bradfield family combo of Dad - Mark, and son – Harry with a fine total of 41 points. Taking the cup with 42 points was Captain Mark and the Hotel’s Golf and Leisure Manager Corey Pavin Knoop. That makes 3 pots this year for Corey – all with different partners which is some feat (or one round is enough for him with each one :) )


Men: November Medal

The wet and windy weather was the key factor for the 49 competitors to contend with in this month’s medal.

Scoring was adversely affected with the 1st, 14th, and 15th holes displaying their teeth in some very tough conditions with a total of just 2 pars  registered across the 3 holes.  Consequently the CSS climbed from 71 to 74.

So who remained patient and coped best with the challenges thrown at them by the weather? In Division 2, Gavin Martin secured third spot with a net 77 with Andrew Philip beating him to the runner-up position by one shot. The winner, with a fine net 74 was Ben  Tuckett – congratulations!

Over in Division 1, Andrew Felice continued his good run of form by taking 3rd place with a net 73, with Gary Lutkin squeezing into second with a net 71. Continuing this excellent scoring and winner of the overall medal was Ben Everitt with a net 70.

Congratulations Ben – that was some score in the conditions.


Norfolk Junior Player of the Year

Barnham Broom congratulates Oli Underhill-Smith for being selected as junior player of the year by Norfolk County golf Union. Oli has reduced his handicap from 22 to 13 this season and is junior Winter and Summer Order of Merit winner for 2015.  Alan said we are pleased to have yet another successful  junior coming out of Barnham’s junior academy. Oli U_Smith image1

Updated Final RTB Standings after October Medal

Updated Road to Barnham Order of Merit Standings

Updated Oct 17 OOM Final

It started at the end of March and has ebbed and flowed for the last 7 months with each Midweek, Stableford and Medal. Now RTB 2015 is complete.

Congratulations to the winner Jamie Black who has been out in front for some time now courtesy of winning 2 ‘Majors’ which was an excellent achievement. In addition to having the first pick of prizes he will receive the RTB Trophy. He may need to bring a shopping trolley to the AGM to carry everything away! 

Jamie along with the competitors that finished up to and including 15th position will be able to choose their prize at the AGM on the 26th November. So, if you can’t make it make sure you instruct someone who can choose for you.  (The prize list is detailed below). In addition the players that finished in the places 16th to 30th will receive a ‘goody’ bag worth £40.

A huge thank you as always goes to Nigel Render who diligently calculates all the points and standings every week complete with the odd challenge – a ‘fried’ hard drive being one.

Another big thank you goes to everyone who took part in the RTB competitions this year – without you none of this would be possible.

This feels like the end of the golfing year but the monthly medals and stablefords will continue through the Winter months so plenty of opportunity to keep your game ticking over.

 RTB 2016 will start on the 20th March next year so,  if you haven’t played your best golf this year, you have 5 months to get it sorted – no excuses!

RTB 2015 Prize List – Places 1 to 15

Motacaddy S1 (18H Lead Acid battery)

Cobra tour bag

 3 Titleist Vokey wedges 

 Bushnell V3 Range Finder 

 Scotty Cameron putter

 Golf Buddy Sat Nav 

 Bushnell Sat Nav watch 

 3 Wilson Wedges 

 Footjoy Sport tour shoes 

 Cobra Fly Z Cart Bag

 Motocaddy s1 lite 3 wheel push trolley

 Wilson 5 Wood

 Under Armour jacket

 Puma Items

 Adidas Golf shoes

 16th to 30th Places

Goody bags – Glove/Balls/Tees/Pitchfork for players coming in 16th to 30th place.

Annual General Meeting – 26th November – Open to all members

Annual General Meeting

Thursday 26th November 2015 – 7.30pm

Colton Room – Open to ALL members


7.00pm – 7.30pm             Happy ½ Hour’ – The hotel have kindly reduced all drinks by 50%

7.30pm – 8.15pm       Barnham Broom Golf Club AGM to include:

  • Recap of the past year by Ladies’ Captain Sheena and Seniors’ Captain Colin
  • Presentation of Mixed Trophies
  • 2015 Juniors Report
  • Report from Hotel and Golf Management.
  • Outgoing Report from Men’s Captain Mark Leeds with handover to incoming Captain – Roger Human
  • A.O.B – This will be your chance to ask the Hotel General Manager Janey Sheehy any questions or make any suggestions relating to Hotel / course

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 2015 with the presentation of all Cups and Medals.

 A.O.B – This is your opportunity as a member to submit any questions or suggestions to the Committee. All questions must be submitted in writing or via e-mail to the Secretary or a Committee member by Tuesday 11th November.