Enville 6.2.18

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The forecast on Monday night was for a sharp frost and minus 5.  Heather Mulley, the highly efficient and very supportive secretary at Enville rang to tell me they had switched us to the Lodge  course, which is better protected, so that we would be on full greens.

When I left Willington on Tuesday morning at 6.30am, there was a dusting of snow and messages were starting to come in from players seeking assurance that the event would be on. At 7.45 I arrived at the wine merchants in Telford; there was no snow, no frost, the sky was lightening with shards of early sunlight trying to get through.  I rang Richard in the Enville Proshop who assured me the course was fully open.

I arrived at the club at 8.45 and things looked bright. I set up in the lounge and lit the wood burner, this time without causing enough smoke to raise the attention of the Wolverhampton fire brigade!

At 11am the first balls were struck and a very happily surprised contingent of players enjoyed the sunshine, the dry playing course and the greens which were receptive and, despite recent winter tining work, very true. 

Some light flurries of snow descended about 1.30pm but it did not settle of effect play.

The Leisure boys like to pose themselves for their photo; at the side of the par-3 8th, they duly got into their preferred stance, adjusted clothing, checked makeup and just at the crucial moment, a loud shout of FORE pierced the composure as Dave Yarranton’s tee shot veered towards the assembled - fortunately I was able to capture Tim Worley in the classic golfers “Mum - Help” position.

Tim had the last laugh as he struck the very last tee shot on their finishing hole and secured the nearest the pin prize on the first.

Sandy Johnston looked slightly bewildered when I saw him in the middle of the 18th fairway 

“Do they know something I don’t?” he asked me as he pointed to his three playing partners, Jim Clarkson, Alan Pratt and Dave Sheppard who’s balls were all within a foot of each other in the fairway bunker. The ensuing debate about who should mark what, where and how was worthy of Faulty Towers. The bunker was left expertly raked and in pristine condition and no one would have been any the wiser had I not mentioned it.

With 42 points, 4th and 5th place went to a back 6 count, with Alex Scott & Barrie Hope narrowly beating Will Thompson & Dave Willmore.

43 points secured a podium finish for Matin Hatt and Peter Watson.

44 gave 2nd to Lee Jeniec & Martin Jenkinson and the winners were Brian Ahmed & Peter Romyn with 47

Although cold (something not felt by Malcolm Jeffs, Terry Clark, Gordon Bailey and Andrew Baker due to an abundance of sloe gin, brandy and whiskey Mac taken every forth hole) the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Pos 

Player Pairings 

Points 

OOM

Prize 

1

Brian Ahmed & Peter Romyn

47

12

Siegel Single Vineyard Cab Sauv 2012

2

Lee Jeniec & Martin Jenkinson

44

10

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 

3

Martin Hatt & Peter Watson

43

8

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 

4

Alex Scott & Barrie Hope

42

6

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 

5

Will Thompson & Dave Willmore

42

4

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 

6

Gordon Bailey & Andrew Baker

41

2

7=

Dave Broad & Dave Lamb

41

7=

Phil Beswick & Tim Worley

41

7=

Steve Jennings & Steve Hughs

41

7=

Mike Williams & David Sandilands

41

11=

Kim Hughes & Nick Harrold.

40

11=

Chris Bates and John Gazzard.

40

11=

Tony Davis & Alan Holmes

40

11=

Peter Christoforou & Paul Dudley

40

11=

Jim Clarkson & Alan Pratt

40

11=

Scott Henderson & Mark Wooton

40

17=

Tony Young & Terry Webb

39

17=

Dave Sheppard & Sandy Johnson

39

17=

MalcolmJeffs & Terry Clark

39

20=

Allan Simmonds & Phil Harbord

38

20=

Scott Antcliff & Mike Homfray.

38

20=

Dave Hewitt & Martin Davis

38

23=

Ken Storey & Alan Kyte

37

23=

Adrian Gracey & James Busby

37

25=

Tony Boyer & John Poole

36

25=

Jon Lucas & Ron East

36

25=

Wayne Moore, & Ian Needham,

36

25=

Alan Reade & Mil Petkovic

36

29=

Grahaeme Dodge & Derek Skett

35

29=

David Aagaard & Phil McTiffin

35

29=

Nigel Truepenny & Andy Smith

35

32=

Dave Farrell and Rob Stokes

34

32=

Dave Love & Paul Littlehales

34

32=

Mike Webb & Phil Evans

34

35

David Yarranton & Nigel Taylor

33

36=

Terry Lawson & Ian Hinley

NR

36=

Lee Nightingale & Ken Sheridan

NR

Tim Worley

Nearest pin 1

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 

Scott Antcliff

Nearest pin 17

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 

Chris Bates

Longest Drive 15

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 

Two’s - Paid in  Harvest Pale 500cl bottles; red or white wine

Andrew Baker; Dave Yarranton; Ken Sheridan; Steve Jennings; Peter Christoforou; Tim Worley; Mil Petrovic