Little Aston 31.1.18

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I played both Sunningdale courses last Friday and Saturday; Little Aston was in better condition on Wednesday than either the New or the Old.  The green keeping team are really on top form at the moment and it is a joy to be member.

Only one hole, the par-3 5th was not on the main green.  Extensive work this winter has meant that a temporary was in play. Little Aston’s version of a temporary green is a Flog, which is a log with the flag stuck in it. 

The log is 2 feet in diameter and hitting it counts as holing out. I had already decided to put a nearest the pin on the fifth hole and include it in the 2’s. (BIG MISTAKE! - HUGE!!) Teetours players took to the Flog like ducks to water. 

The average number of 2’s recorded on a Teetours day is about 12. In order to make sure that I have sufficient prizes and everyone has a choice, I always take 12 bottles of red, six bottles of white and six packs of beer,.  As you can see from the results, the prize table was completely cleared out by a record number of twos. Additionally Sue Maine and Julian Gibbon managed to hit the log with their tee shots, effectively scoring a hole-in-one. They will come back to the Little Aston as my guest.

Danny Alvarez took nearest the pin prize on 13. The longest drive on 18 was won easily by Little Aston member James Bishop (no relation); as a +1 handicapper and past club champion, James is a worthy winner, despite his playing partners inferring that the distance he had hit the ball justified a request for a urine sample!

Although a brisk westerly wind made for a cold day, the sun shone and the course played dry. At six o’clock I sat in the clubhouse, analysing the day over a convivial beer with Chris Wormleighton and Hugh McClean, who took fifth place was 43 points. 13 handicap Hugh set off like a train and carded 15 points on the first five holes played which, for those blessed with better mathematical skills than me will know, promised 54 point total.

Hugh and Chris were beaten by Mike Smith and Trevor Heath, also with 43 points, but a back nine of 25 points. 

Mike Myers and Nick Chauhan took third place with 44 points, Will Rawbon and Gary Haslam came second with 47 but first place was taken by Frankie Roe and Andy page.

Frankie is off 15 and Andy is off 11. They both came in on nine holes, Frankie had one birdie, Andy had three. The card looks unremarkable but they both gelled together perfectly to produce 50 points - 25 out and 25 back. A great testament to a super winter golf course.  

Sometimes in sport it is your day. Wednesday was Frankie and Andy’s; today was Lee Halfpenny’s as he scored his first try for Wales in seven years against Scotland - not once but twice, and split the posts with every kick.

Pos 

Player Pairings 

Points 

OOM

Prize 

1

Frankie Rowe & Andy Page

50

12

Seigel Special Reserve Cab Sauvinon

2

Will Rawbon  & Gary Haslam

47

10

Crucero Carmenere Vina Siegel

3

Mike Myers & Nick Chauhan

44

8

Crucero Carmenere Vina Siegel

4

Mike Smith & Trevor Heath

43

6

Crucero Carmenere Vina Siegel

5

Chris Wormleighton & Hugh McClean

43

4

Crucero Carmenere Vina Siegel

6

Phil Harbord & Mike Perry

43

2

7

Peter Christoforou & Roger Kent

43

8=

Peter Aldridge & Alan Gummery

42

8=

Phil Beswick & Tim Worley

42

8=

Peter Stamps & Alan Copestake

42

8=

James Howell & Steve Graham

42

12=

Robin Upton & Alan McPeake

41

12=

Charlie Insley & Robin Fenn

41

12=

Dave Parker & Marc Pigott

41

12=

Julian Gibbon & David Aagaard

41

16=

Alan Holmes & Gary Dorricott

40

16=

Chris Johnson & Peter Rhodes

40

16=

Andy Trott & Paul Bailey

40

16=

Tony Stacey & Phill Adcock

40

16=

Ian Williams & Matt Harrison

40

21=

Richard Wheale & Kevin Cooper

39

21=

James Bishop & Richard Wileman

39

21=

Mark Homer & Martin Dunn

39

21=

Steve Andrews & Alan Syme

39

21=

Paul Dudley & Alan Lewis

39

21=

Paul Sidwell & Barrie Hope

39

21=

Danny Alvarez & Dave Yarranton

39

28=

Richard & Dave Manning

38

28=

Alan Shimmon & Andy Peach

38

28=

Peter Bryant & Gary Ferrar

38

28=

Sandy Johnston & Dave Humphreys.

38

28=

Sue Maine & Ian Storer.

38

33=

Tony Fearing & Jeremy Perry

37

33=

Steve Silk & Richard Elliott

37

35=

Allan Simmonds & Alex Scott

36

35=

David Titchmarsh & Harry Adair

36

35=

Grahaeme Dodge & Steve Upton;

36

38=

Paul Rose & Mark Lintin

35

38=

Andrew Naylor & Mick Cartwright

35

38=

Dave Sheppard & Mike Rooke

35

41=

Martin Davis & Dave Hewitt

34

41=

Louise Manning & Glenn Joss

34

41=

Phil Holmes & Tony Davis

34

44=

Steve Jennings & Maurice Bishton

33

44=

Jonathan Avill & John Avill

33

44=

Lee Hill & Graham Gill

33

44=

Dave Rogers & Lewis Bull

33

48

Steve Pidcock & Phil Arnold

31

Sue Maine & Julian Gibbon Hole in 1

Nearest pin 5

T.B’s special invitation.

Danny Alvarez

Nearest pin 13

Crucero Carmenere Vina Siegel

James Bishop

Longest Drive 18

Crucero Carmenere Vina Siegel

Two’s - Paid in  Harvest Pale 500cl bottles.

Tony Stacey; Phil Adcock; Steve Jennings; Maurice Bishton; Peter Stamps; Peter Rhodes; Tim Worley; Ian Williams; Matt Harrison; Peter Christoforou; Roger Kent; Phil Harbord; Mike Perry; Dave Sheppard; Dave Humphries; Andy Page x 2; Lewis Bull; James Bishop; Richard Wileman; Robin Upton; x 2; Steve Graham; Chris Wormleighton; Hugh McClean; Danny Alvarez; Old Uncle Tom Cobbley and All!!