WHITTINGTON 15.2.18 - RESULTS

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On Monday I called at the Proshop to collect the cards. Following Sunday night’s snow, the course was white over. On Tuesday and Wednesday, incessant rain forced the club to take a most unusual decision and put the whole course on temporary greens - very rare.

Fortunately Wednesday night was dry and that was enough to ensure we were on all 18 full greens on Thursday and, although a brisk eighteen to twenty m.p.h. wind depressed temperatures, the sun shone all day. 

Not a puddle was to be found and for those who were visiting Whittington for the first time it was truly a revelation; their trolleys were cleaner after playing than before! Such is the quality of this natural heathland and, in my humble opinion, whichever numpty decided to drive the HS2 line through the middle of it wants shafting. 

We should have had two Teetours Totty members playing but Sue Maine was left as the sole representative; Anthony Plumber was drafted in as a last minute injury replacement for Louise Manning who was due to play with her husband Richard.

Wednesday was Valentine’s Day and devoted hubby Richard treated Louise to a romantic M & S dinner for two. I jumped to the wrong conclusion assuming that, as a consequence of Richard’s culinary cock-up,  Louise was in bed with food poisoning - Wrong!  Louise had badly sprained her ankle following a return to netball. Although Louise has been an accomplished international netball player, that was some twenty years ago and it is always wise to remember that,  when you get to a certain age, your mind makes appointments that your body can’t keep!  Get well soon.

Although they are twenty years old, Dave Evans loves his ping ISI Borillium headed irons.  Sadly and on a serious note, he lost the head from the 7 iron on the 5th hole so if it has been found, please let me know by email.

Competition for nearest the pin was tight on both the 4th and the 13th. On the 4th Clive Musgrave narrowly beat his playing partners Bill Angus and Paul Sidwell who all peppered the hole. 

Longest drive went again to James Bishop whose urine sample revealed no performance enhancers.

Two’s were in abundance despite some very inventive pin positions on Whittington’s links-like undulating greens.

The good news is that we are already booked in again for next year and by then, we should still be on the original course and with any luck, somebody in Whitehall will have come to their senses and scrapped the nonsense that is HS2.

Pos 

Player Pairings 

Points 

OOM

Prize 

1

Tony Boyer; Chris Bartlett; Neville Townsend; Martyn Walker

88

12

Siegel Single Vineyard Cab Sauv 2012

2

Chris Wormleighton; Hugh McClean; Peter Gemmell; Steve Smith

87

10

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 

3

Grahaeme Dodge; Derek Skett; Dick Clifton; Dean Haines

85

8

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 

4

Charlie Insley; Gary Haslam; Richard Manning; Anthony Plumber

83

6

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 

5

Alan Pratt; Jim Clarkson; Pete Cobham; Robin Jones

82

4

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 

6

Dean Pointon; Roy Everett; Les Stallard; Dave Brierley

81

2

Lee Hill; Andy Page; Iain Needham; Wayne Moore

81

Bill Angus; Clive Musgrave;  Paul Sidwell;  John Broadley

81

Dave Willmore; Will Thompson; Chris Johnson; Peter Rhodes

80

Dave Hewitt, Martin Davis, Pete Romyn, Brian Ahmed

79

Mike Cleaver; Robin Upton; Frankie Rowe; Alan Kyte

79

Tony Fearing; Stuart Bond; Bruce Hendry; Tom Lowe

78

Alan Morley; Trevor Heath; Mikey Smith; Tony Clements

78

James Bishop; Peter Stamps; Alan Copestake; Spencer Andrews

78

Mike Perry; Alex Scot; Allan Simmonds; Phil Harbord

77

Jonathan Hart; Tim Flight; Jon Cunney; Stephen Manners

77

Mick O'Neill; Dave Cranmer; Stuart Haines; Dave Evans

76

Nick Harold, Tim Worley, Geoff Brown, Fred Horton

75

David Titchmarsh; Harry Adair; Paul Rose; Chris Titchmarsh

74

Steve Pidcock; Sue Maine; Ian Mahon; Ian Storer.

73

Graham Swinney; Chris Doherty; Rob Burke; Tam Redpath

72

Steve Hawke; Allan Grant; Graham Lewis; Damien McGill.

71

Mike Carver, David Goss, Robert Smalley, Terry Farmer

69

John Quinn; Phil Quinn; Derek Cooper; Roger Partridge

67

Clive Musgrave

Nearest pin 4

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 

Chris Titchmarsh

Nearest pin 13

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 

James Bishop

Longest Drive 18 

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 

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

Alan Kyte; Steve Hawke x 2; Hugh McClean; Chris Wormleighton; Tony Boyer; Graham Swinney; Chris Doherty; Paul Sidwell; Clive Musgrave; Charlie Insley; Chris Johnson; Jon Cunney;