Edgbaston 16.8.21 Results

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Edgbaston 16.8.21

I called at the club on Sunday evening to collect the cards.  Rain bedraggled groups of husbands, wives and partners were loading sodden golf gear into their cars following a mixed greensome event.  With further showers forecast on Sunday night,  the course would not provide any mid-summer run and the yellow tees would be preferable.

Thankfully, Monday was a dry day.  Somewhat cooler than late, with a constant breeze about one and a half clubs strong.  Some early morning members,  playing before us,  clad in their now customary summer shorts were clearly questioning their wardrobe decision.

At 7am I got a message from Tony Stacey who’s mum was receiving urgent medical assistance.  Clearly he was not going to make his team’s 9.39 start.  I later learned that the condition was not as serious as first thought and that thankfully she was comfortable in the hospital.  Tony Fearing was on standby and looking for a late call-up.  He stepped in to Phill Adcock’s team with great effect.

At 8.20, as I was coming out of the Proshop armed with a buggy key,  intent on taking out the special hole prize markers,  I was greeted warmly by Martin Gadsby and Mark Geal.  

“We will take those out with us Tony, no problem!”  - my first mistake of the day!

But why wouldn’t you trust a partner, in a well known large accountancy firm, with a job that involved remembering two, single-digit numbers and the two simple actions that were clearly marked and explained to him.  Because, like all partners in well known accountancy firms, they delegate the job to a junior,  who can then be blamed when the job goes wrong.  Hence we ended up with the longest drive marker on the par three 5th, and the nearest-the-pin maker on the long par four 9th.

Additionally, another accounting error; they forgot it was all four to count on the 18th! Qualifying them for the “Chumps of the Day” award.

I’m still wondering if asking Martin to do your tax return would be a fantastic decision or one that carried a custodial outcome.  Never mind, he’s a lovely fella on the golf course and, as he’s invited me as his guest to play the JCB course, I’ll forgive him.  

Martin Dunn was clearly chuffed to have Eamon Revill’s son Greg in the team; making his second Teetours appearance. The 1.3 handicapper scooped up the nearest-in-two prize on 15 after his gigrombulous drive left a wedge to the green.  He decided on a bottle of red for his dad, who had paid his entry fee.

The course and the greens were in good condition but playing long for the time of year, meaning lower than average scores picked up prizes.

  • Nearest the pin on 5 was Steve Maud
  • Longest drive on 9 was Darren McCall
  • Martin Gadsby’s team edged to the top of the 83’s for fifth
  • Allan Tubb’s team were 4th with a creditable 85
  • The amalgamated team of Hanif Bhula, Stewart Wardrop, Scott Antcliff and Mike Homfray had their first ever podium finish with 88.
  • A better back nine 88 gave Carl Mander’s team second place.
  • 89 was the winning score and Phil Adcock’s team were worthy given that Steve Coates, Gerry Latter and last-minute stand-in Tony Fearing have a combined handicap of 20.3 for all four of them!

A good number of players were at Edgbaston for the first time and were amazed to find such a golfing sanctuary one and a half miles from the Bullring.

No doubt we will be back in 2022.

Pos 

Team

Score

O.O.M. 

1

Phill Adcock 3.3 Tony Fearing 9.5 Steve Coates 4.7 Gerry Latter 2.8

89

12

2

Carl Mander 2.1 Geoff Davies 18.8 Martin Pearce 7.0 Stewart Murray 11.4

88

10

3

Stewart Wardrop 19 Hanif Bhula 13 Scott Antcliff 22.2 & Mike Homfray 18.3

88

8

4

Allan Tubb 10.5 Paul Bartram 9.6 Les Hopewell 7.5 Jeff Aston 13.3

85

6

5

Martin Gadsby 7.5 Peter Douglas 15.2 Mark Geal 15.7 Andrew Startin 12.2

83

4

6

Chris Hobbs 11.9 Darron Henn 4.3 Dave Brierley 7.6 Dean Pointon 10.6

83

2

7

Martin Dunn 15.7 Richard Tart 7.2 Greg Revill 1.3 Kevin Rhodes 9.8

83

8

Ade Spencer 10.5 Rob Morgan 10.7 Peter Williams 7.5 Roger Crisp 9.0

81

9

Martin Dickinson 5.9 Martyn Walker 1.6 David Middleton 7.9 John Poole 10.4

79

10

Andy Reaney 20.5 Ian Fenn 13.1 Philip Jackson 12.4 Carlo Longhi 18.4

78

11=

Nigel Truepenny 13.1 Steve Dingley 9.3 Jim Clarkson 13.3 Alan Pratt. 23.6

77

11=

John Kenny 9 Ray McLean 10.7 Andrew Milner 10 Rob Bray 17.3

77

11=

Nick Gould 16.1 Warren Taylor 16.2 Dave Kimberley 25.4 Darren McCall 4.4

77

14

Alan Topping 21.0 Steve Cooper 18.1 Richard Minor 13.5 Michael Parker 15.1

76

15=

Pete Day 17.6 Brian Preece 16.1 Merv Hopton 17.8 Rob Burke 16.8

75

15=

Charlie Spear 22.7 Anthony Omo Dare 17 John Ward 10.2 Martin Furber 15.5

75

17

Stephen Morley 24.3 David Long 19.5 Mark Simmonds 15.0 John Forde 19.6

74

18=

Russ Moore 15.0 Martin Lippitt 15.2 Mark Moran 10.7 Mike Brennan 10.8

73

18=

Ian Cairns 17.1 Ed Wilson 19.1 Gordon Booth 17.0 Phil Brian 22.8

73

20

Tirin Gosrani 11.1 Andy Vernon 3.6 Duncan Spalding 4.9 David Drury 14.0

69

21

Duncan Barclay 8.7 Steve Maud 17.4 Allister Smith 7.4 Martin Gummerry 14.9

67

Darren McCall

Longest Drive 9

Steve Maud

Nearest pin 5

Greg Revill

Nearest pin 15

Two’s

Pete Douglas; Tony Fearing; Gerry Latter; John Ward; Martin Pearce; John Forde; Jim Clarkson; Roger Crisp; Andy Vernon; Alan Topping; Alan Tubb; Jeff Aston; Steve Maud.