Edgbaston 21.4.21 - Results

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Amazingly, the last event I reported on was at Edgbaston on 26th October 2020 - Five months ago!

It is so good to be back!! I have so missed the banter, the fun and the atmosphere of a Teetours day.  
So good to see familiar faces - and some new ones too.
One or two needed a double take, especially those who have not managed a trip to the barber's shop yet; I was particularly impressed with Hugh McClean's very believable impression of Doc Brown from Back To The Future.
 

On Tuesday, I called at Edgbaston to collect the cards. It was glorious; I sat on the terrace with a coffee in the sunshine wearing only a polo shirt and shorts.
Unfortunately the temperature had dropped dramatically by Wednesday morning and I sat at the outdoor registration table with 5 layers on.

Some. of the hardy souls arrived in shorts and braved it out - they were rewarded with some afternoon sunshine on the terrace for a post-round beer.

Columb Harrington's team always take their golf seriously - well, that is until they find a pretty girl and a big tub of beer at the half way house:


The course looked magnificent. The fairways were in very good condition and no placing was needed.  
The greens were tricky. But many are at the moment; we have had a most unusual period of weather - virtually no rain for a month and, despite some warm, sunny days, night time temperatures around or below zero.  This means the soil temperature is not getting up to a level that promotes root growth in fine grasses.
The pin positions were a bit savage on some holes, which prompted a few players to speculate that the head green-keeper is a single man who has been deprived of female company during the five months of lockdown. There is no truth in this rumour!

Scoring was not exceptionally high but the top 5 teams all made it to 80.

  • Steve Champion's team in 5th
  • Dave Broad's team in 4th on a countback to Charlie Insley's team with 84.
  • Second and first was a count back on 88 with Peter Douglas losing top slot to Chris Johnson's team by one point on the back nine.


However - TEETOURS PLAYER OF THE DAY AWARD went to Charlie Spear.  
25 handicap Charlie from King's Norton G.C. plays with a very distinctive pink "Bubba Watson" stye driver.
On the 7th, Charlie hit a shot that Bubba would have been proud of and was rewarded with his first ever Hole-in-One.  We found Charlie a new hat and a leather head cover that will hopefully compliment his driver.
Very magnanimously, Charlie bought a whiskey for all those who wanted one - well done Charlie; a true gentleman.


Pos 

Team

Score

O.O.M. 

1

Chris Johnson 12.8 Ian  Martin 14.8 Luke Felton 15 Liam Green 21

88

12

2

Peter Douglas 17.2 Glyn Douglas 15.7 Mark Geal 16.8 Robert Maxwell 27.0

88

10

3

Charlie Insley 14.5 Gary Haslam 13.6 Craig Tilke 13.8 Jon Naseby 23.9

84

8

4

Dave Broad 18.3 Dave Lamb 7.8 R Young 15.3 S Johnston 16.6

84

6

5

Steve Champion 12.7 Russ Tatton 9.3 Kevin Bryan 10.6 Les Lawrence 9.9

80

4

6

Mark Homer 15.5 Simon Heathfield 12.4 Kevin Weston 14.5 John Penrose 8.6

79

2

7=

Chris Bartlett 4.6 John Poole 10.5 Hugh Mclean 13.7 Allan Tubb 9.4

78

7=

Neil Barnfield 13 Danny Butler 6 Adrian McCart 15 Daniel Elwell 21

78

9

Richard Manning 6.7 Louise 8.1 Rich Deaville 11.2 Adam Redpath 13.6

77

10=

Kevin Evans 16.3 John Conlon 18.7 Martin Hale 13.9 Spencer Shaw 16.1

75

10=

Matt Harrison 11.5 Mark Reynolds 0.8 Malcolm Brown 12.1 Mick Deeley 15.0

75

12=

Ray Ebberley 15.8 Tony Butler 13.9 Gerry Paton 16.2 Robin Fenn  5.9

74

12=

Charlie Spear 25.0 Antony Omo Dare 17.8 Martin Furber 15.5 John Ward 8.9

74

12=

Rob Burke 16.8 Merv Hopton 18.3 Brian Preece 15.4 Mike Whitehouse 14.1

74

15

Nigel Truepenny 13.8 JKeith Southall 19 Alan Pratt 22.1 Lee Jeniec 9.3

73

16

Columb Harrington 2.6 Graham Hoult 8.1 Martin Hunter 14.2 Eddie Greenaway 11.0

72

17=

Alan Topping 18.5 Jon Topping 6.4 Sharon Butler 7.1 Roger Price 30.0

71

17=

Mark Millage 21.4 Colin Barnard 15.2 Geoff Charlton 18.7 Mark Stokes 10.6

71

17=

Dave Rogers 8.9 Ade Harris 9.4 James Rogers 16.5 Lew Bull 11.2

71

20

Dave Benbow 17.3 Simon Woolley 12.5 Steve Turner 8.1 Paul Lester 9.6

66

21

John Cocker 18.1 Nigel Turner 17.6 Paul Broadbank 18.9 Mike Parker 15.0

63

Mark Reynolds

Nearest pin 16

Robin Fenn

Nearest pin 14

Luke Felton

Longest Drive 9

Two’s

Sean Johnston; Alan Pratt; John Conlon; Ade Harris; Robin Fenn.