Wollaton Park 23.10.20

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This event was originally scheduled for February but postponed; so on Friday, it was a joy to finally return to this most picturesque parkland delight in the middle of Nottingham.

A couple of sharp showers rendered this a typical autumn golfing day but didn’t dampen the enjoyment of the players.  By the time we finished, the warm evening sun bathed the back of the clubhouse and several groups partook of a well deserved beer overlooking the course.

Steve Sayers and his team had Covid compliance well thought out and, to avoid a crush of humanity before the start, excellent breakfast rolls and coffee were served on the terrace, outside the club, after the front nine.

The bonus of an October visit to Wollaton is the magnificent trees in their many hues of green and brown as captured by some stunning photos taken by Martin Truman.

The concern of an October visit to Wollaton is the rutting season.  

A large herd of deer have inhabited Wollaton Park for as long as the park has been here.  They would have originally been hunted to provide food for the inhabitants of Wollaton Hall.  However, the tables have now turned firmly in favour of the deer.  

The stags are fighting for territory, supremacy and the right to bed all the available females (It’s a bit like the centre of most cities on a pre-Covid Saturday night).  

Unfortunately the stags can occasionally view golfers, who get too close, as a threat to their supremacy and turn nasty.  Which prompted me to implement a rule of the day allowing players to drop another ball, without penalty, if a shot finished close to one big lads.  (I also informed everyone that if attacked in a sexual way I was not prepared to dress the wound or kiss it better!)

Fortunately, no one was injured - apart from Kevin Bryan, who limped back into the clubhouse after being run over by team mate Dave Hornblow in a buggy.

Jerry Casper from Lutterworth, had a Hole in One on the 17th with a perfectly struck shot.  For those who don’t know Jerry he is pictured above.

The greens must have been good because 15 two’s were recorded; four of which were on Matt Harrison’s team card helping them to a podium finish with 87.

It was good to see Charlie Insley’s team again and they clearly haven’t lost their touch as they also carded 87.

Second place with 88 went to Ray Ebberley’s team and top spot was narrowly taken by Martin Gadsby’s boys on 89.

For those who want to come back in the spring of next year, Wollaton is now on the calendar for February 19th.

Many thanks for your support.

Tony.

Pos 

Team

Score

O.O.M. 

1

Martin Gadsby 15 Peter Douglas 17 Glyn Douglas 16 Mark Geal 18

89

12

2

Ray Ebberley 18 Robin Fenn 9 Phil Shelton 14 Kevin Doherty 13

88

10

3

Chris Wormleighton 6 Jerry Casper 12 Bill Stubbins 7 Garry Poole 12

87

8

4

Charlie Insley 14 John Naseby 26 Andy Bates 12 Gary Haslam 13

87

6

5

Matt Harrison 11 Angie 19 Mark Reynolds 4 Debbie Reynolds 11

87

4

6

Richard Manning 8 Louise Manning 10 Richard Deaville 12 Adam Redpath 16

87

2

7

Michael Archer 11 Lee wheeler 16 Richard Stevenson 15 Kevin Shakesheff 5

86

8

Kevin Bryan 12 Dave Hornblow 12 Paul Stewart 10 Mick Jones 20

85

9=

Alan Mcpeake 19 Lee Hill 18 Robin Upton 17 Andy Page 11

84

9=

Mark Newbold 8 John Close 5 Tom Murray 13 Lee Turner 17

84

11=

Dave Barnett 9 Greg Shelton 0 Andy Kind 12 Simon Roff 9

83

11=

Tony Stacey 9 Steve Coates 7 Keith Groom 10 Gilbert Scoular 4

83

13=

Tirin Gosrani 13 Duncan Spalding 7 Andy Vernon 6 Chris Frake 24

82

13=

John Kidney 12 Proscore Allan Tubb 9 Russell Embery 10

82

13=

John Langley 8 Jim Oswald 14 Steve Clay 11 Chris Whelan 22

82

16

Dean Pointon 11 Roy Everett 9 Dave Brierley 9 John Miles 14

81

17=

John Quinn 17 Phil Quinn  4 Andy Gibbens  22 Steve Quinn 24

80

17=

Colin Barnard 18 Geoff Charlton 18 Stuart Bond 10 Chris Bartlett 6

80

17=

Richard Tart 6 Martin Dunn 14 Eamonn Revill 16 Charlie Spear 25

80

20=

Steve Hawke 6 David Clibborn 6 Neil Mallett 7 Martin Kerr 9

78

20=

Chris Johnson 14 Phil Terry 12 Steve Terry 15 Pat Palmer 17

78

20=

Liz Blake 14 Steve Blake 21 Sharon Brown 21 Malcolm Brown 14

78

23=

Roger Hanks 14 Peter Smith 18 Rob Grace 23 Rich Cooper 13

75

23=

Paul Jones 17 Steve Pidcock 8 Adam Grundy 11 Martin Truman 9

75

23=

Tony Davis 15 Alan Holmes 14 Gary Dorricott 15 Pete Poterajko 14

75

26

Martin Stanley 20 Brian Johnson 26 Peter Bingham 19 Duncan Barclay 12

74

27

Dave Yarranton 9 Grahaeme Dodge 6 Nigel Taylor 19 Steve Payne 17

72

Andy Vernon

Longest Drive 9

Greg Shelton

Nearest pin 2

Jerry Casper - Hole in One

Nearest pin 18

Two’s

Andy Gibbens; Colin Barnard; Gary Dorricott; Greg Shelton; Martin Dunn; Eamon Revill; Richard Tart; Steve Faulkner; Andy Vernon; Matt Harrison x 2; Debbie Reynolds; Mike Reynolds; Roy Everett; Paul Jones;